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What would you say if anything to a lottery winner you run into on the street/store by chance??

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Posted: February 28, 2013, 8:27 am - IP Logged

What would you do or say if you ran into a big lotto winner on the street or in a store?? I met a guy who won $250,000 one time....It was fun talking to him about how good it felt for him to win and what he bought....but what about you what would you ask if you met a big winner or would you not say a word??

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    Posted: February 28, 2013, 9:13 am - IP Logged

    I wouldn't say anthing other than Congratulations.

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      Posted: February 28, 2013, 9:19 am - IP Logged

      Like DCBF said, yes....I'd definitley CONGRATULATE them!!

      I have some friends (not close anymore but were close at the time) who won 19 million in a lottery many years ago...I think around '97 or '98...It was a big thing that happened to them during that time and billboards were up all around town congratulating them, but the money changed them....I think to the state of paranoia.....the wife as become distant and secluded...I think winning THAT kind of money can change people in some ways....Even though I'd love to win a nice amount of money, I don't want it to be so much that I change who I am...

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        Posted: February 28, 2013, 9:41 am - IP Logged

        Like DCBF said, yes....I'd definitley CONGRATULATE them!!

        I have some friends (not close anymore but were close at the time) who won 19 million in a lottery many years ago...I think around '97 or '98...It was a big thing that happened to them during that time and billboards were up all around town congratulating them, but the money changed them....I think to the state of paranoia.....the wife as become distant and secluded...I think winning THAT kind of money can change people in some ways....Even though I'd love to win a nice amount of money, I don't want it to be so much that I change who I am...

        How sad that your friends had to go in seclusion they probably had so many people begging for money & threatening their lives. That's why I don't get why people go on LCML.

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          Posted: February 28, 2013, 10:07 am - IP Logged

          I don't pay attention to who wins, so I wouldn't reconize them anyway.

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            Posted: February 28, 2013, 11:37 am - IP Logged

            When I went into the store with my 5of6 Classic Lotto winner last Tuesday, the only person I wanted to talk to was the one that filled out the claim form and verified my ticket for me to pick up my money at the bank.  Had I matched 6of6 they wouldn't have ever seen me in that store as I would have called a regional office and made an appointment to verify my ticket and pick up the money directly from the state.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: February 28, 2013, 11:46 am - IP Logged

              Like DCBF said, yes....I'd definitley CONGRATULATE them!!

              I have some friends (not close anymore but were close at the time) who won 19 million in a lottery many years ago...I think around '97 or '98...It was a big thing that happened to them during that time and billboards were up all around town congratulating them, but the money changed them....I think to the state of paranoia.....the wife as become distant and secluded...I think winning THAT kind of money can change people in some ways....Even though I'd love to win a nice amount of money, I don't want it to be so much that I change who I am...

              It didn't change them, it changed the people they know....into a pack of wolves...and of course once the word got out to the piggery the piggery probably started harassing them too.

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                Posted: February 28, 2013, 11:50 am - IP Logged

                I met a guy who won $250,000 one time....It was fun talking to him about how good it felt for him to win

                 

                maybe we can get mcginnin56 to weigh in on how good he felt when he was a BIG WINNER! Guitar

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                  Posted: February 28, 2013, 11:55 am - IP Logged

                  How sad that your friends had to go in seclusion they probably had so many people begging for money & threatening their lives. That's why I don't get why people go on LCML.

                  seclusion, people asking me for money & threatening my life.

                   

                   

                  this sounds like my life now LOL

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                    Posted: February 28, 2013, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

                    I wouldn't say anthing other than Congratulations.

                    I Agree!

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                      Posted: February 28, 2013, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

                      I don't pay attention to who wins, so I wouldn't reconize them anyway.

                      I Agree!

                      Let it Snow Snowman

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                        Posted: February 28, 2013, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                        Several people were I usually play have hit. 1 person, $10,000, 2 people, $100,000 and 1 person $250,000. They are regulars in  the store. People congratulated them at the time of their wins. Nothing else said since. They don't talk about it, and no one brings it up to them. When people who aren't regulars come in and see the signs that indicate winnings sold in the store, people just indicate, it was a man or a woman.

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                          Posted: February 28, 2013, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                          I would try to sell him/her my latest system and philosophy, of buying one single QP number.   Cussing Face  (which has a suggested MSRP of $2500).

                          Furthermore I would ask for just a little personal information, such as SS#, home address, cell phone #, credit card # and the names of all children.

                          After that I would offer to carry their grocery bags, mow their lawn and do their taxes, strictly as gesture of kindness and goodwill.  Embarassed


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                            Posted: February 28, 2013, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                            I met a guy who won $250,000 one time....It was fun talking to him about how good it felt for him to win

                             

                            maybe we can get mcginnin56 to weigh in on how good he felt when he was a BIG WINNER! Guitar

                            My $200k win on Powerball five years ago (only $150k after taxes), is pretty much spent.

                            In the scheme of things, compared to the thousands of jackpot winners, this was merely a few drops in the lottery bucket.

                            Still a very nice surprise if your not expecting it.   Yes Nod

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                              Posted: February 28, 2013, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

                              About five years ago, I ran into a guy I grew up with ( small town ) who won the six pick lottery,( I think 5 million, not sure, but, I know it was over 3 million), actually ran into him pumping gas at the same conv. store he bought the winning ticket. It was just a few months after he won it. Yes, he is still buying tickets, too.

                              I did ask him what he was going to do with the money, and, congratulated him on his big win.

                               He told me that he sold his small business, and, made plans to build a really nice home and retire. I've since been in the home he had built,  when I ran into one of his close friends just two years ago. His friend drove me over there to visit with him.

                              There is more to the story, but, I will save that for another time and post.