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Who would you tell first and why?

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Posted: May 14, 2013, 5:27 am - IP Logged

Hey, this is my first post! W00T!

 

Anyway, my question to you is if you won the lottery (PB/MM) who would you tell about it first and why?

(This is obviously before cashing the ticket in)

 

I'm looking forward to some good responses!


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    Posted: May 14, 2013, 5:36 am - IP Logged

    Lawyer first. Figure out the best way to handle the legal, tax, privacy and security issues. Then the night before claiming the ticket I would need to tell the rest of my immediate family. I couldn't let them be blindsided by the press or wierdos after my name goes public. Before the meeting with my family I would have figured out my budget, with the help of an advisor, and how I planned to "share" with them.

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      Lawyer first. Figure out the best way to handle the legal, tax, privacy and security issues. Then the night before claiming the ticket I would need to tell the rest of my immediate family. I couldn't let them be blindsided by the press or wierdos after my name goes public. Before the meeting with my family I would have figured out my budget, with the help of an advisor, and how I planned to "share" with them.

      Very good answer. Playing it smart and safe. I feel like I would probably tell my girlfriend and sisters first and then I'd go straight to a lawyer myself also.

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        Posted: May 14, 2013, 6:19 am - IP Logged

        I have a written plan dealing with winning a large jackpot.  The very first line says, Tell NO ONE!! Keep mouth SHUT!!

        With that said I would also contact an attorney first. 

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          Posted: May 14, 2013, 6:28 am - IP Logged

          I have a written plan dealing with winning a large jackpot.  The very first line says, Tell NO ONE!! Keep mouth SHUT!!

          With that said I would also contact an attorney first. 

          DITTO :)

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            Posted: May 14, 2013, 6:40 am - IP Logged

            My soulmate, my wife.

            Play to win!

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              Posted: May 14, 2013, 6:48 am - IP Logged

              Welcome to the LP Kordman,

               

              The first person I would tell is my hubby.

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                Posted: May 14, 2013, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

                Hey, this is my first post! W00T!

                 

                Anyway, my question to you is if you won the lottery (PB/MM) who would you tell about it first and why?

                (This is obviously before cashing the ticket in)

                 

                I'm looking forward to some good responses!

                You will know when it happens to you.

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                  Posted: May 14, 2013, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                  Hey, this is my first post! W00T!

                   

                  Anyway, my question to you is if you won the lottery (PB/MM) who would you tell about it first and why?

                  (This is obviously before cashing the ticket in)

                   

                  I'm looking forward to some good responses!

                  1st thing i would do is Tell God Thank you.

                   thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee
                  power to get wealth. Blue Angel

                  Let it Snow Snowman

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                    Posted: May 14, 2013, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

                    Maybe you should tell it to the hairdresser. He won't tell anyone!

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                      Posted: May 14, 2013, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                      Hey, this is my first post! W00T!

                       

                      Anyway, my question to you is if you won the lottery (PB/MM) who would you tell about it first and why?

                      (This is obviously before cashing the ticket in)

                       

                      I'm looking forward to some good responses!

                      Welcome back Hurray!

                      Let it Snow Snowman

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                        Posted: May 14, 2013, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

                        Aside from telling my lawyer and the lotto people, I would tell my whole immediate family all at once. I've dreamed of the moment when I get to tell them and how it would all go down. Tell them to all meet up at my house for a BBQ, and then show up in a Ferrari. Act nonchalant toward the fact that I just drove up in a 250K+ car and then go inside and eat. Let them wonder the whole night about what was going on. Then at the end I'd let them know.

                        Scenario 2: I round them all up in an Escalade and take them to this house, which of course would be a mansion. I'd just casually drive into the driveway and walk into the house like nothing was out of the ordinary. The house would be fully furnished and whatnot, then I'd tell them it was my house and I had been living there for years and was just now telling them of the fortune I had amassed years ago. They of course wouldn't believe it, then I'd just tell them the truth, that I had just won the lotto.

                        Scenario 3: I once again have them all meet up at my house. Then I'd walk in with a bag and a briefcase full of money and a ski mask on(they would know it was me), then I'd purposely drop them open and have all the money spill all over the floor so they could see it. Then I would act all skittish and not tell why I had all that money. Let them sweat for a couple hours and then give them the good news.

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                          Posted: May 14, 2013, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                          Well, I guess it would be my Mum. I would probably be passed out in shock so she would be the one finding me lol.

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                          EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                          UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                          2016 Total: -£24

                          Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                           

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                            Posted: May 14, 2013, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

                            1st thing i would do is Tell God Thank you.

                             thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee
                            power to get wealth. Blue Angel

                            Amen!!!!Blue Angel

                            I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                              Posted: May 14, 2013, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

                              1st thing i would do is Tell God Thank you.

                               thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee
                              power to get wealth. Blue Angel

                              God already knows you won. God also hopes you show your appreciation by not making the same mistakes as others who blow it all on cars, boats, shoes, mansions etc.
                              God  told me to tell you so.