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savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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Posted: January 21, 2011, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

wow i ve never heard winning compared to looking down the barel of a gun. if thats how i felt i would reconsider buying tickets. we just moved over to thermal paper here in my state from old dot matrix type printers. i cant say im happy with it, always gotta remeber to take them out of the car or they'll be blank  after the next hot day.

that about the scan not showing  wins is pretty bad makes me even more paranoid now with this new thermal print

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    ameriken's avatar - 33ojew2
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    Posted: January 21, 2011, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

    "wow i ve never heard winning compared to looking down the barel of a gun."

    Think of it, not everyone is going to share in the joy of you winning a huge amount of money. You get your hands on $100 million dollars, there are going to be folks who think you don't deserve it, who think they do deserve it, and think they deserve some of all of your winnings...legally or not.

    My wife and I have agreed that if we win the big one (or a substantial amount) that we will never tell a soul, not even our parents or closest family members. It's not that we don't trust our parents with the money, it's just we don't trust that they won't go blabbing to other people who may not be as understanding and trustworthy.

    I realize we probably won't be able to become anonymous winners, but we're going to do our best to keep it between the two of us and no one else (other than lawyers, financial planner, etc).

    As has been said, everyone and their brother will be at your door with their hands out. You'll find you've got friends and family whom you never realized you had, if you know what I mean.

    So, mums the word if we win.

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      Posted: January 21, 2011, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

      For Mega and Super, I always check my tickets at home online.  If I have a winning scratch ticket, then I use the scanner....just to make sure there's nothing wrong with my eyes and make me see double. Crazy

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        Posted: January 21, 2011, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

        Jackpot dangers, If you owe anybody there money come off the top first. If you are seperated and you win your Partner will get half of it. Like the Lady that won the Mega Million I think she was seperated from Husband and she had to share her winning with her Husband from her winnings that is why it took her so long to come forward.

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          savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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          Posted: January 21, 2011, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

          yeah people are nosey, go to a bank and they want to know how much you have in there,  pull out a credit card they want to know how much credit you have. and its onyl for one reason to see if its worth trying to get some.

          im prob too naive and trusting to survive winning a big jackpot. ill be bitter and hateful in no time. if only i could havce kept my big trap shut ill say to myself. you have the right idea.

          maybe if i win ill have to still here and read the posts, remind me to stay grounded.

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          keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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            Posted: January 21, 2011, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

            The one of many things to do is no interviews just release a statement . Change you cell number get ride of home phone . A P.O. box for all the letters of people asking for money. Move just live you're Life . This is just a few things to do...

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              Posted: January 22, 2011, 11:33 am - IP Logged

              From the Misouri lotteey website FAQ page, If You Win A Jackpot:

              Some other things to consider.

              You may want to change your telephone number, or get an answering machine and caller ID so you can screen your calls. After people hear that you've won, you may receive calls from friends who want to congratulate you or sales people who have heard about your good fortune. Remember to give any new telephone numbers to the Missouri Lottery, so staff members can contact you about any tax or law changes, upcoming Millionaires Reunions, etc. Depending on the amount of your jackpot, you may want to stay away from your home for a few days. If you've won a significant amount that has drawn national attention, the media may try to track you down at home for the story. Amounts of $50 million or less probably won't cause a great deal of media frenzy.

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              I still say, all in all, the less you "flash" the more you'll keep of the cash.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

                ameriken's avatar - 33ojew2
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                Posted: January 22, 2011, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

                "Amounts of $50 million or less probably won't cause a great deal of media frenzy."

                 

                Well, in that case Coin Toss, I have no problem if I won something under $50,000,000.

                In fact, I wouldn't mind one bit if I had to split tonites PB with 2 other people. Banana

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                  Posted: January 22, 2011, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

                  I am going to be 36 this year so I doubt I will have a heart attack but you never know with being overweight.  I check my tickets at the terminal with a trusted store owner.  He has never cheated me of anything in the many years of service that I have gone to him and his wife.  So all I have to do is just win one time.   Good luck to everyone.-weshar75

                   

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                    Posted: January 22, 2011, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

                    "Amounts of $50 million or less probably won't cause a great deal of media frenzy."

                     

                    Well, in that case Coin Toss, I have no problem if I won something under $50,000,000.

                    In fact, I wouldn't mind one bit if I had to split tonites PB with 2 other people. Banana

                    That wasn't me, that was copied from the Missouri lottery website. They're probably right as far as national media is concerned, it takes a bigger and bigger jackpot to attract that kind of attention.

                    But as far as locally, $50,000,000, GOOD LUCK staying low!

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: January 22, 2011, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

                      Speaking of dangers, every once in a while I'll do a search of the cable channels for any lottery-related shows, and found this one...Weds 1/26 @ 6 am on E! (channel 114 on Dish Network): a two-hour show called "Curse of the Lottery". The description is 'Some lottery winners discover that the windfall can promote bad results, like bankruptcy, drug addiction, and even murder'.

                      I've got it set to record to see what it's about.

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                        Posted: January 22, 2011, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                        Speaking of dangers, every once in a while I'll do a search of the cable channels for any lottery-related shows, and found this one...Weds 1/26 @ 6 am on E! (channel 114 on Dish Network): a two-hour show called "Curse of the Lottery". The description is 'Some lottery winners discover that the windfall can promote bad results, like bankruptcy, drug addiction, and even murder'.

                        I've got it set to record to see what it's about.

                        Thanks for the heads up! Usually these are on TLC, I wonder of it's one of those already shown or something different by E!

                        The ones on TLC are usually one hour episodes so I'll be looking for this too.

                        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                        Lep

                        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

                          ameriken's avatar - 33ojew2
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                          Posted: January 22, 2011, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                          Thanks for the heads up! Usually these are on TLC, I wonder of it's one of those already shown or something different by E!

                          The ones on TLC are usually one hour episodes so I'll be looking for this too.

                          Yeah, TLC has a bunch of 'Lottery Changed my Life' shows next Sunday (30th), however this one popped up during my search. Probably a repeat, considering they're running it at 6am.

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                            Perdue, I agree, there are always going to be some bottom feeders. I really do not think that lottery winners are the only ones who get requests for money.  Think about it.  I am certain Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, The Rockerfellers, the legions of the Wal-Mart family, and many Hollywood superstars receive requests all the time. However, some of the above have the sense to say, "no." However, Bill Gates donates to charitable causes -- and people, for the most part -- seem to like thatLet us not forget Oprah's contributions, too. When people are that generous, their generosity takes the heat off of them from the general public: at least they are giving some of their money away.

                            Finally, I do not know what it is with some of the general public to think that lottery winners are fair game, and for some of them, the general public will never ask some of the Wall Street executives who make six figures or more for money, too.  Why are they exempted with their big, fat salaries?

                            See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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                              "Finally, I do not know what it is with some of the general public to think that lottery winners are fair game, and for some of them, the general public will never ask some of the Wall Street executives who make six figures or more for money, too.  Why are they exempted with their big, fat salaries?"

                              I would guess that even though those execs are fat, people may see them as having earned it in one way or another, that maybe they are using some kind of skill or expertise to gain that money, and therefore they deserve it.

                              Whereas the lotto winner, who did absolutely nothing other than buy a $1 ticket to reap millions of dollars, is looked down upon, kind alike "who the heck do you think you are to get all that money, what makes you so special? What makes you think you deserve it any more than I do?"