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How long would you wait before claiming your prize?

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socalgal's avatar - bobblecars3
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Posted: January 8, 2011, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

Hi all!  I was just curious what everyone thinks.  For me, I would probably wait 1 month before coming forward.  I'll just act like it's any other day.

In the news, people in Idaho are getting anxious because the winner hasn't come forward yet.  I think it's great.  Make everybody wait.  Big Smile

    rukiafae's avatar - box
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    Posted: January 8, 2011, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

    well, since hubby and i believe in being prepared, we already have selected the tax, legal, etc professionals we want to use. So, after calling them and having a meeting to discuss 'next steps', we're ready to go. I would say a week, tops...

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      Posted: January 8, 2011, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

      next day.

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        Posted: January 8, 2011, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

        well, since hubby and i believe in being prepared, we already have selected the tax, legal, etc professionals we want to use. So, after calling them and having a meeting to discuss 'next steps', we're ready to go. I would say a week, tops...

        Oh I like this and you'll probably win cause your good to go : )

        As soon as I worked it out with whoever I decided to contact (lawyer, advisor etc) then I'd turn in the ticket. The sooner the money's in the bank the sooner I kiss my job good bye.

        Just get me thru this so called life......

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          Posted: January 8, 2011, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

          Many state lottery websites offer a "Winners Handbook" . . California example.

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            Posted: January 8, 2011, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

            It'd take me at least 10, maybe even 15 ...

            ... minutes. Clown

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              Posted: January 8, 2011, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

              Unless someone wants to complicate their winnings by hiring a team of lawyers that probably have no experience, there is no reason to wait. It's a multi-million piece of paper, but it's worthless until the ticket is validated. I'd probably tell one person and we'll be at the lottery headquarters when it opens. It takes two or three weeks to get the check at that's plenty of time to get one's affairs in order.

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                Posted: January 8, 2011, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                I would wait long enough for the lottery office to open.

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                  Posted: January 9, 2011, 3:37 am - IP Logged

                  As soon as the lottery office doors open. 

                   

                  Why wait? I'd shop for a lawyer after the fact.

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                    Posted: January 9, 2011, 7:54 am - IP Logged

                    Oh I like this and you'll probably win cause your good to go : )

                    As soon as I worked it out with whoever I decided to contact (lawyer, advisor etc) then I'd turn in the ticket. The sooner the money's in the bank the sooner I kiss my job good bye.

                    we're betting on it (ummm... literally...LOL)

                     

                    I'd quit one of my jobs immediatly (the one i hate), the other one I would wait until we had the money.

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                      Posted: January 9, 2011, 9:02 am - IP Logged

                      next business day, id be at their door, not traveling during peek hour traffic, thats when accidents happen so maybe  11 am, then off to the bentley show room, to pick out my colours for my 2.5 ton crumple zone projector car.

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                        Posted: January 9, 2011, 10:42 am - IP Logged

                        Next day most likely, since I can remain anonymous in Delaware, and 2 weeks is plenty of time to talk it over with my financial people.

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                          Posted: January 9, 2011, 11:39 am - IP Logged

                          On the one hand, I want to think I can wait at least a couple of weeks to let my head and emotions come down and so I can think clearly. But on the other hand, and more realistically, I think I'll be paranoid that something bad will happen to the winning ticket, that I'll lose it or it'll get stolen, the house will burn down with it, the cats will eat it, or some wierd crap like that.

                          Yeah, that's it, I'll most likely go claim it as soon as possible so that I am absolutely positive that the money is in my (our) name. Probably the next day or two.

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                            Posted: January 9, 2011, 11:45 am - IP Logged

                            There's no time better than the present.

                             "You can't handle the truth!" Nicholson.

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                              Posted: January 9, 2011, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

                              Unless maybe you're already a millionaire with no financial worries, I can't imagine why anyone would wait any longer than it takes to arrive at the state lottery headquarters. "Laying aside all other business" would be the order of the day if I ever found myself with the winning numbers!