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Posted: February 14, 2011, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

I Agree!

After all the posts on this subject, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to finally realize that.

It's about a "dollar and a dream" right? Part of the dreaming about winning big for a lot of people is planning how to keep the dream from turning into a nightmare. Remaining anon, if possible in your state, is a good way to keep scam artists and gold diggers from finding you. They might still find you eventually but that should keep most of them away.

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    Posted: February 15, 2011, 2:28 am - IP Logged

    impossible for most. unless you could claim in trust and disappear and never speak to anyone about your money..

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      Posted: February 15, 2011, 10:32 am - IP Logged

      There are some Jackpot winners that want to be known they want the attention and the notoriety.....unfortunately it will be very hard stay anonymous because like someone stated someone in your family will know and tell their friends.........my hubby comes from a large family he said he was going to tell his family that he got a settlement whether they believe it or not that's on them but that's our story and we are sticking to it...LOL.....Wink

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        Posted: February 15, 2011, 11:22 am - IP Logged

        I Agree!

        After all the posts on this subject, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to finally realize that.

        Quite often the Winners don't Play on a regular basis: They buy a ticket on a whim while they are in a store buying something else.

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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          Posted: February 15, 2011, 11:32 am - IP Logged

          Im going to say that even if you could keep it quiet, it  would be the one you trusted to not say anything letting the cat out of the bag. lol  Gotta go with Tiggs- I welcome the chance to try  !

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            Posted: February 15, 2011, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

            Sometimes You Just have to Ask Yourself: Why are so many Non-Jackpot Lottery Winners so preocupied with anonymously claiming a prize that they will never Win in an entire Life of Lottery Playing! Thud

            I've been saying this since I joined LP.

            About every 2 months someone comes here asking the same question. I said it before and I'll say it again. 99.9% of people who play for a JP will never win in their lifetime.

            So my suggestion is to first worry about beating the astronomical odds.......Disapprove

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              Posted: February 15, 2011, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

              I've been saying this since I joined LP.

              About every 2 months someone comes here asking the same question. I said it before and I'll say it again. 99.9% of people who play for a JP will never win in their lifetime.

              So my suggestion is to first worry about beating the astronomical odds.......Disapprove

              "So my suggestion is to first worry about beating the astronomical odds.......Disapprove"

               

              Yep, already worrying about that day after day after day.

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                Posted: February 15, 2011, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                I think the biggest problem with instant wealth is how a person handles themselves and who they chose to associate with.

                I know someone who won a jackpot 20 years ago and they never had a problem, except with their own kids.

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                  Posted: February 15, 2011, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                  I think the biggest problem with instant wealth is how a person handles themselves and who they chose to associate with.

                  I know someone who won a jackpot 20 years ago and they never had a problem, except with their own kids.

                  I too have a friend at work who won the JP over 20 years ago. he's 72 years old now. Actually it was his wife who bought the tickets. Back then, annuity was the only choice and it ended a few years ago. the ticket was worth 1.3 million...

                  He did have one problem, but not related to this topic. I don't remember the details, but I believe one of his yearly payments was given without taxes being taken out. I guess someone screwed up and my co-worker didn't say anything. So ever since he's been walking on eggshells wondering when they're going to realize this....

                  I told him that personally, i would've contacted the IRS or whoever was responsible for the mistake because i couldn't live the rest of my life in anticipation of receiving a letter in the mail telling me I owe so and so...He agreed.....

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                    Posted: February 15, 2011, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                    While it's true that most players will never win a jackpot statistically over 50% of jackpot winners are bankrupt within five years (that stat must be for those who opt for cash).

                    I'm wondering if that stat would be different if more people did think a little bit in advance of what they would do if they win a jackpopt.

                    I remember reading about one winner who said he had bought multiple houses and cars and jewellery and other things all the while telling himself, "Hey, I've got millions." Then he said, "And then one day I didn't anymore."

                    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: February 15, 2011, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

                      I too have a friend at work who won the JP over 20 years ago. he's 72 years old now. Actually it was his wife who bought the tickets. Back then, annuity was the only choice and it ended a few years ago. the ticket was worth 1.3 million...

                      He did have one problem, but not related to this topic. I don't remember the details, but I believe one of his yearly payments was given without taxes being taken out. I guess someone screwed up and my co-worker didn't say anything. So ever since he's been walking on eggshells wondering when they're going to realize this....

                      I told him that personally, i would've contacted the IRS or whoever was responsible for the mistake because i couldn't live the rest of my life in anticipation of receiving a letter in the mail telling me I owe so and so...He agreed.....

                      If you only knew the IRS can only go back 3 years! As long as no other years before or now show any fraud in their filings! And since the money wasn't withheld at the time of disbursement to no fault of their own the 3 year limitation for an audit for that year will hold up in a court of law! The IRS is SOL and if you have any doubts just as your accountant or the IRS if you like!

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                        Posted: February 15, 2011, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                        I too have a friend at work who won the JP over 20 years ago. he's 72 years old now. Actually it was his wife who bought the tickets. Back then, annuity was the only choice and it ended a few years ago. the ticket was worth 1.3 million...

                        He did have one problem, but not related to this topic. I don't remember the details, but I believe one of his yearly payments was given without taxes being taken out. I guess someone screwed up and my co-worker didn't say anything. So ever since he's been walking on eggshells wondering when they're going to realize this....

                        I told him that personally, i would've contacted the IRS or whoever was responsible for the mistake because i couldn't live the rest of my life in anticipation of receiving a letter in the mail telling me I owe so and so...He agreed.....

                        Now wouldn't that show up in the tax return? Or did he do tax fraud?


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                          Posted: February 16, 2011, 6:58 am - IP Logged

                          If you only knew the IRS can only go back 3 years! As long as no other years before or now show any fraud in their filings! And since the money wasn't withheld at the time of disbursement to no fault of their own the 3 year limitation for an audit for that year will hold up in a court of law! The IRS is SOL and if you have any doubts just as your accountant or the IRS if you like!

                          That's good to know. I'll tell him this. Thanx for the heads up.


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                            Posted: February 16, 2011, 6:59 am - IP Logged

                            Now wouldn't that show up in the tax return? Or did he do tax fraud?

                            Good question. I doubt he was involved in any kind of tax frog, but you never know....

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                              Posted: February 16, 2011, 7:42 am - IP Logged

                              Good question. I doubt he was involved in any kind of tax frog, but you never know....

                              The proceeds from the Annuity should have been declared as Income or didn't they supply a 1099-G?

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