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How long do people wait before cashing in a big win?

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Posted: August 8, 2012, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

The  people  that win a large amount of money, like $ 1000 or more, how long do they wait before going to get their winnings?

 

Are people anxious to get their money, or do they hold off on it?

 

i have read about people  doing that in the newspaper and on television..

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    Posted: August 8, 2012, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

    Depends on the person, some go right away and some are in no hurry at all.

    If its a really big jackpot win, some want to get things in order with a lawyer ect.. before turning in the ticket.

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      Posted: August 9, 2012, 12:03 am - IP Logged

      I guess it depends on the individual.

       

      If I won any life changing amount, I hope I'd have the patience to wait untill I had my ducks in a row.

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        Posted: August 9, 2012, 12:22 am - IP Logged

        A few years ago a woman won a jackpot sometime in the summer.

        She kep the ticket until Chritmas, wrapped it up, gave it to her husband and said, "This is the best I could do this year."

        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: August 9, 2012, 12:42 am - IP Logged

          The  people  that win a large amount of money, like $ 1000 or more, how long do they wait before going to get their winnings?

           

          Are people anxious to get their money, or do they hold off on it?

           

          i have read about people  doing that in the newspaper and on television..

          When mom won $5000 this year she won on a friday and we were at the lottery headquarters on that next monday.  So not very long at all.-weshar75

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            Posted: August 9, 2012, 6:10 am - IP Logged

            There are times that I'm so confident that my numbers are going to come up, that I show up at the lottery office the day before the drawing to cash

            in my winnings. Sometimes they give me a hard time, insisting that the numbers haven't been drawn yet!  Argue

             

            What's up with that.   Angry    Don't they believe anyone now days.  What?


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              Posted: August 9, 2012, 6:12 am - IP Logged

              A few years ago a woman won a jackpot sometime in the summer.

              She kep the ticket until Chritmas, wrapped it up, gave it to her husband and said, "This is the best I could do this year."

              That was a classy move!  Thumbs Up

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                Posted: August 9, 2012, 6:33 am - IP Logged

                I wouldn't be able to wait... I'd cash it in as soon as possible

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                  Posted: August 9, 2012, 7:16 am - IP Logged

                  I wouldn't be able to wait... I'd cash it in as soon as possible

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                    Posted: August 9, 2012, 7:42 am - IP Logged

                    The  people  that win a large amount of money, like $ 1000 or more, how long do they wait before going to get their winnings?

                     

                    Are people anxious to get their money, or do they hold off on it?

                     

                    i have read about people  doing that in the newspaper and on television..

                    They are crazy or they are afraid to pay taxes on the winning.They might have some funny stuff goon on.

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                      Posted: August 9, 2012, 7:45 am - IP Logged

                      A few years ago a woman won a jackpot sometime in the summer.

                      She kep the ticket until Chritmas, wrapped it up, gave it to her husband and said, "This is the best I could do this year."

                      What a nut job. She was trying to make up for something bad. Money do not solve all life problems.

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                        Posted: August 9, 2012, 7:52 am - IP Logged

                        I wouldn't be able to wait... I'd cash it in as soon as possible

                        I agree people tend not to see a fast moving target very easy. The faster the better. I will claim it right away if I win a jackpot and disappear from the press.

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                          Posted: August 9, 2012, 7:54 am - IP Logged

                          When mom won $5000 this year she won on a friday and we were at the lottery headquarters on that next monday.  So not very long at all.-weshar75

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                          She needed the money, why wait.

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                            Posted: August 9, 2012, 7:59 am - IP Logged

                            There are times that I'm so confident that my numbers are going to come up, that I show up at the lottery office the day before the drawing to cash

                            in my winnings. Sometimes they give me a hard time, insisting that the numbers haven't been drawn yet!  Argue

                             

                            What's up with that.   Angry    Don't they believe anyone now days.  What?

                            Weren't your numbers drawn when you won $200k in 2007? You might not win again.

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                              Posted: August 9, 2012, 8:57 am - IP Logged

                              Weren't your numbers drawn when you won $200k in 2007? You might not win again.

                              My QP numbers were drawn in 2007, and it absolutely will happen again. Not a matter of if, but when.  Dance

                              I am as confident of that, as you are about your wealth re-distrubition theory!     Stretch