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How would you react seeing your numbers on the screen?

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Posted: September 18, 2013, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

You're sitting at home and it's time for the powerball drawing with a whopping jackpot of $400 million. (Or you check it on the computer later, doesn't matter)

 

Anyway, how would you feel as you see your numbers roll on the screen or see them later on the computer? How would you react? Who would you call? Who would you tell? What is going to go on through your mind as you see those numbers on the screen match your ticket? And you see that the glorious jackpot belongs to you? Would you even be able to sleep?

 

 

How would you feel the next day? How protective of the ticket will you be? Will you feel paranoid of losing the ticket?

 

Discuss.


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    Posted: September 18, 2013, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

    You're sitting at home and it's time for the powerball drawing with a whopping jackpot of $400 million. (Or you check it on the computer later, doesn't matter)

     

    Anyway, how would you feel as you see your numbers roll on the screen or see them later on the computer? How would you react? Who would you call? Who would you tell? What is going to go on through your mind as you see those numbers on the screen match your ticket? And you see that the glorious jackpot belongs to you? Would you even be able to sleep?

     

     

    How would you feel the next day? How protective of the ticket will you be? Will you feel paranoid of losing the ticket?

     

    Discuss.

    first off id do a little jig lol...then comes the seriousness, id get my advisors together and then go from there

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      Posted: September 18, 2013, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

      First, I would cry and say THANK YOU DEAR GOD I I then will call my lawyer and tell him get the best advisors on this. I will tell no one not even family until I know what I must do .

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        Posted: September 18, 2013, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

        I would cry and laugh and then jump up and down and tell my mother so she could do the same.-weshar75

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          Posted: September 18, 2013, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

          I once made a mistake when checking my numbers on my computer and thought I had matched 6of6 in the local 6/49 game winning the jackpot so the first thing I would do now is recheck everything including several websites to make sure I hadn't made a mistake.

          I've seen 5of6 of my numbers on my computer screen and after double checking everything I signed the ticket and went to the retailer the next morning to verify my ticket and fill out the claim form to take to the closest authorized bank to collect my winnings.

          Matching 5+0 or 5+1 in one of the multi-state games would require even more caution since such a winning ticket would have to be verified at a regional office and the closest one is sixty miles away.  Being single, I wouldn't tell anyone, I would sign my winning ticket and try to get a good night sleep and maybe head to the regional office after I had spent a few days thinking about my options or maybe even seeking some professional advice.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: September 18, 2013, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

            I think I would react the same way as the first time I won $50 on a ticket in a lotto drawing. I just laughed.

            I definitely wouldn't tell anyone, because then I might start feeling paranoid. I would probably not sleep that night, but I have insomnia anyways Big Grin

            I would go to the bank as soon as it opens the next morning and put the ticket in a safe deposit box. I think I would wait to claim it for at least a month, or until the excitement dies down. That would also give me time to plan my getaway.

            If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
            If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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              Posted: September 18, 2013, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

              It was the strangest feeling to watch thby numbers come up on the cs careen the night I matched the first 4 numbers out f the six.   Number 5 was off by one digit.   Powerball was nowhere near the number.   My mouth dropped open and was stunned for a moment.   For all six numbers, would be very overwhelmed, and would have to sit down. 

              May your dreams come true!

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                Posted: September 18, 2013, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                I always check my numbers online.  Several years ago my connection was down on a Saturday night and I went to a nearby convenience store to get the winning numbers.  They printed out a slip for me and I brought it home, sat down at the computer and saw the connection was back up.  I navigated to the official lottery site, grabbed my playslip and checked the numbers....got one, got two...three, four, five and the sixth!  I was rich!  Best feeling in the world! (well, except for that time when I was 17 yrs. old....) Then....

                Yep, you guessed it.  I was checking the winning number slip I had got at the store.


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                  Posted: September 18, 2013, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                  i would grab my chest and fall to my knees and thank god then i would check the number and recheck the number before i tell a family member so i want look crazy if wrong....

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                    Posted: September 18, 2013, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

                    I think I would be in shock and would keep checking the numbers over and over.

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                      Posted: September 18, 2013, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                      Count me in for checking and rechecking, but I had a teacher in high school whose wife hit 4+1 on Lotto America, winning $10k (I think it was something like that, but it was 20 years ago) and the first thing she did was tell him he was stupid because he said she'd never win a thing and look! She won!

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                        Posted: September 18, 2013, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                        Yes, I would check several sites to make sure the numbers were right. Never hurts!

                        Before putting it in a safe deposit box, I would make 2 copies of the ticket - and put one of the copies in a safe deposit box in a different bank. 

                        I'd assemble my financial planner, my accountant, and my tax preparer to start my LLC so I can claim anonymously. 

                        Then I'd claim it probably a couple months later since it takes a while for the LLC to go through.

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                          Posted: September 19, 2013, 6:54 am - IP Logged

                          I would Thudfaint.

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                            Posted: September 19, 2013, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                            I wouldn't be able to sleep haha,

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                              Posted: September 19, 2013, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                              I always check my numbers online.  Several years ago my connection was down on a Saturday night and I went to a nearby convenience store to get the winning numbers.  They printed out a slip for me and I brought it home, sat down at the computer and saw the connection was back up.  I navigated to the official lottery site, grabbed my playslip and checked the numbers....got one, got two...three, four, five and the sixth!  I was rich!  Best feeling in the world! (well, except for that time when I was 17 yrs. old....) Then....

                              Yep, you guessed it.  I was checking the winning number slip I had got at the store.

                              Mike,

                              I did the same thing way back when I first started playing the lottery.  I accidently cross-checked the winning numbers from the newspaper against the winning number slip and went through that exact same procedure: "One number, cool; two numbers, wow; three numbers, holy cow..."

                              And though it happened 25 years ago, I still remember the feeling, which I imagine would be the way I'd feel if I actually did win.  It was a mixture of happiness, shock, and disbelief.

                              To that last point, Sully, I did what you described: I kept checking the numbers over and over, and of course they matched, but I couldn't check them enough times because it seemed so unreal.  Now I know why.

                              Thankfully, I realized what I had done before I announced it to anybody ("Mr, Marshall, I quit this job, and you are a bum!") and I've never brought a winning number slip home again.

                              Like you said, it's the best (or close second) feeling in the world.

                              I'd like to get back, Jack, do it again.  But for real next time.  As Chris Cooper said to Matt Damon in a key "Bourne Identity" scene, "This isn't a drill, soldier; this is real-time."