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Poll: First person to win a $1 Billion JP

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Would you really want to be that person?

Yes [ 31 ]  [58.49%]
No [ 5 ]  [9.43%]
You'd be famous, right? [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
That person would never have a moment's peace [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
There are mooches already waiting for that person [ 2 ]  [3.77%]
Yes but then I'd join the French Foreign Legion [ 1 ]  [1.89%]
Only in an anonymous state! [ 12 ]  [22.64%]
The NSA already knows who it will be! [ 2 ]  [3.77%]
Other [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 53 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 0 ]  
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Posted: August 4, 2013, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

Would you really want to be the first person to win a $1 Billion jackpot?

Ideally you'd win in an anonymous state, but since there are only four of them if yours isn't one, would you really want to be the first billion dollar winner?

What is the big deal about being anonymous? What about Tiger Woods, Oprah, Brad Pitt, Gene Simmons, Donald Trump, Merly Streep, ect?  These celebs and many others are worth millions and you don't see them being attacked or their family being held for ransom.  And no the majority of these people don't have or need bodyguards.  Surely the average criminal doesn't think they can get money out of us quicker than they could them if we won it.  You just do what they do.  Move to a gated community enclave and get great security.

Second who wants to be anonymous?  Besides the money appearing at the press conference as a single winner to gloat and rub the envious people who think the money should have been split 100 ways would be all the fun!  Also, after doing a press conference "the right way" no one would try to contact you for money.  Tell them that your only charity is yourself and close family and anyone else contacting you for money will trigger calling  the police and your attorneys to have them all arrested and sued for harassment.  Tell them your money won't be going to pay off another lakehouse for the wife or girlfriend of a preacher or red cross executive.  The sooner they know your a road savvy mf and not some ignorant smuck the better.  E Z!

By the way... When i set up a charitable trust to protect from frivolous lawsuits deposit it all in Goldman Sacks because they will be the last bank bailed out by the federal reserve when the fed quits buying the politicians bonds to avoid hyperinflation soon.  In deflation cash is strong but only if your in a bank that was bailed out.  Any Questions?Big Grin

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    Posted: August 4, 2013, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

    Nice little fantasy you've set up there, veganlife125, but if you read some of the threads here on LP about big winners you'll see that some gated communities are high crine areas, for one thing.

    As far as celebrities, mostly they run with other celebrities, not long lost relatives of those who come into sudden wealth.

    PS,

    A lot of celebrities do indeeded have body guards, and entourages that they travel with, the public just doesn't see them or is aware of them.

    Cheers.

    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 4, 2013, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

      Would you really want to be the first person to win a $1 Billion jackpot?

      Ideally you'd win in an anonymous state, but since there are only four of them if yours isn't one, would you really want to be the first billion dollar winner?

      Nice Poll

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        Posted: August 4, 2013, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

        Nice Poll

        that's what she said! Big Grin

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          Posted: August 4, 2013, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

          What is the big deal about being anonymous? What about Tiger Woods, Oprah, Brad Pitt, Gene Simmons, Donald Trump, Merly Streep, ect?  These celebs and many others are worth millions and you don't see them being attacked or their family being held for ransom.  And no the majority of these people don't have or need bodyguards.  Surely the average criminal doesn't think they can get money out of us quicker than they could them if we won it.  You just do what they do.  Move to a gated community enclave and get great security.

          Second who wants to be anonymous?  Besides the money appearing at the press conference as a single winner to gloat and rub the envious people who think the money should have been split 100 ways would be all the fun!  Also, after doing a press conference "the right way" no one would try to contact you for money.  Tell them that your only charity is yourself and close family and anyone else contacting you for money will trigger calling  the police and your attorneys to have them all arrested and sued for harassment.  Tell them your money won't be going to pay off another lakehouse for the wife or girlfriend of a preacher or red cross executive.  The sooner they know your a road savvy mf and not some ignorant smuck the better.  E Z!

          By the way... When i set up a charitable trust to protect from frivolous lawsuits deposit it all in Goldman Sacks because they will be the last bank bailed out by the federal reserve when the fed quits buying the politicians bonds to avoid hyperinflation soon.  In deflation cash is strong but only if your in a bank that was bailed out.  Any Questions?Big Grin

          While kidnapping for cash ransom Is rare It does happen, back in 73 J.Paul Getty 3rd, grandson of the oil baron was kidnapped.

          When they refused to pay the ransom the kidnappers mailed 1 of his ears to show they were serious,

          If I remember right they paid after that, I don't remember the final outcome I'd have to look It up.

          There have been other Instances, another one I think was an oil company exec. dragged out of his car right at the end of his driveway.

          My point Is why take a chance If you don't have to ?

          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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            Posted: August 4, 2013, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

            Just a few years ago, some guys were plotting to kidnap David Letterman's son.  Luckily they were found out before it actually happened and are spending a few decades in prison.

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              Posted: August 4, 2013, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

              Just a few years ago, some guys were plotting to kidnap David Letterman's son.  Luckily they were found out before it actually happened and are spending a few decades in prison.

              A jerkoff like Letterman has so much bad karma built up he can't avoid stuff like that.

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                Posted: August 5, 2013, 12:37 am - IP Logged

                Winning a Billion Dollars in America is not an issue if you are a Sikh- which l am not. ALL of the Men are named Singh. How's that for anonymity?

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                  Posted: August 5, 2013, 2:07 am - IP Logged

                  Winning a Billion Dollars in America is not an issue if you are a Sikh- which l am not. ALL of the Men are named Singh. How's that for anonymity?

                  Do their women folks have the same anonymity with their names?  Not every jackpot winner is a man.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: August 5, 2013, 2:15 am - IP Logged

                    a billion dollars and you're sure to make forbes richest list for a couple years to come.

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                      Posted: August 5, 2013, 2:39 am - IP Logged

                       Even if I win, I'd hesitate to give away portions of it. I am not a selfish guy and I don't believe that everyone's disconnected from each other. But my life experience taught me that I should be really careful and skeptical when it comes to helping needy people.

                       I might EVENTUALLY help people, starting from veterans. But I would just end up becoming a major landlord and build up the cash reserve for years to come, not spending most of it.

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                        Posted: August 5, 2013, 2:40 am - IP Logged

                        Do their women folks have the same anonymity with their names?  Not every jackpot winner is a man.

                         Seems like Sikh women has same kind of common name. 

                         BTW, as far as I know some of the elite fighter pilots in India are Sikhs.

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                          Posted: August 5, 2013, 9:59 am - IP Logged

                          A billion dollar jackpot would be little over $350,000,000.00 after taxes if taken cash value.

                           

                          Love to win it!!!

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                            Posted: August 5, 2013, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

                            Winning a Billion Dollars in America is not an issue if you are a Sikh- which l am not. ALL of the Men are named Singh. How's that for anonymity?

                            Sounds like a good strategy for a winner would be to share the prize with Sikh, and have them claim it.  After they show up with a turban, sunglasses, and a beard nobody is going to recognize them on the street.

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                              Posted: August 5, 2013, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

                              A jerkoff like Letterman has so much bad karma built up he can't avoid stuff like that.

                              Jerkoff?  That's harsh.

                              Not harsh enough, though. Wink