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if you won either jackpot: Who would you tell about your good fortune?

Topic closed. 20 replies. Last post 4 years ago by Piaceri.

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Posted: May 10, 2013, 11:45 am - IP Logged

I might not even tell myself, let alone anyone else.

Scared

Seriously though, it's said that everyone knows 20 people, combine that with loose lips sink ships and you have the less said the better. There are plenty of people out there who try to 'play hero' using other people's time, efforts and resources.

"Oh, you're in a bind? I know someone who won the lottery, I'm sure they'd be glad to help". Or worse yet, "I can get you the money you need."

Wink

I can get you the money you need.

You can? Oh thanks, someones life is depending on it. LOL

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    Posted: May 10, 2013, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

    That would be a need to know basis, lawyer, accountant, bank.

    I agree!!!

    ...And the couple of family members that I want to share with.  I would also be giving them instructions that they cannot be telling people!

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      Posted: May 10, 2013, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

      I love the line" l can get you the money you need"...meaning l know someone who has money to spare, it's not me but this person is the definition of kindness & goodness and won't hesitate to help you in your moment of crisis.
      Iol.
      Thud

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        Posted: May 10, 2013, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

        I hate the prospect of telling a lawyer and having to witness them start undulating and writhing in orgasmic splendor at the thought of all that money that they're going to try to screw you out of.

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          Joplin MO
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          Posted: May 13, 2013, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

          I hate the prospect of telling a lawyer and having to witness them start undulating and writhing in orgasmic splendor at the thought of all that money that they're going to try to screw you out of.

          I would be fearing that the whole time they're supposed to be helping me ... not just the lawyers, but also the tax people, accountants, etc.

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            Posted: May 13, 2013, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

            That would be a need to know basis, lawyer, accountant, bank.

            Ditto, but replace bank with wealth management firm for a larger jackpot (over $20m cash). Some won't accept you as a client unless you have a certain amount to invest. They will make the arrangements for what accounts and where to have the funds transferred from the lottery. 

            Instant trifecta. Lawyer - CPA - Wealth Mangement Firm.

            Family will know after I've discussed options with the estate lawyer. I'm sure I'd tell them before I collect, too. I would want to give to my family, but not so that I pay so much in gift tax that I wind up with less than they.

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