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Just a curiosity.. would you tell your family if you won the lottery?

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: April 2, 2014, 1:05 am - IP Logged

Yeah, I'd share with everybody in my family and a few people I know who really need help.

And if I give it all away?

Oh well, maybe I'll just win it again.


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    Posted: April 2, 2014, 2:39 am - IP Logged

    Off the wall question I know.. but will be interesting to see the responses..

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    Nope, I'd let them keep struggling cause it's funny to watch. C'mon.

    What a stupid question. Chair

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      Nope, I'd let them keep struggling cause it's funny to watch. C'mon.

      What a stupid question. Chair

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        Posted: April 4, 2014, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

        Big Grin  NO ,  NO ,   NO , tELL no One.. But sence I post my numbers on the predicions page everyone would know.

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          Big Grin  NO ,  NO ,   NO , tELL no One.. But sence I post my numbers on the predicions page everyone would know.

          Thanks for posting the Numbers Naughty

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            Posted: April 4, 2014, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

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              Posted: April 4, 2014, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

              I don't have any family left, other than a adoptive adult nephew who is too greedy. So I do not have any interest in telling him my business..

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                Posted: April 4, 2014, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                I don't have any family left, other than a adoptive adult nephew who is too greedy. So I do not have any interest in telling him my business..

                I Agree!

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                  Blue Angel     Your Are Welcome..

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                    Posted: April 5, 2014, 12:53 am - IP Logged

                    I hope I never become such a narcissistic, paranoid, and small-minded person that I would not tell my family. In my view, such a person does not deserve to win.

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                      Posted: April 5, 2014, 1:11 am - IP Logged

                      I hope I never become such a narcissistic, paranoid, and small-minded person that I would not tell my family. In my view, such a person does not deserve to win.

                      I understand your sentiment, but not all of us are blessed to have a good, loving family.  I have one sister I'd crawl on broken glass for the 300 miles to her if she needed my help.  The other?  Well, if she caught on fire, she'd better hope I had just finished off a Big Gulp.  I have online friends I'd help out - if they needed it - before I would *some* of the rest of my family.  I have a great-niece I'd love to be able to put through school, buy her a car, etc.  My ex-wife is going through some hard times right now and I would help her, too, same for an old h.s. friend who just had a stroke.


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                        Posted: April 5, 2014, 1:19 am - IP Logged

                        Tell the good sister about your good fortune so you can share it with her. Tell the bad sister about it so you can rub it in when you don't. Smiley

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                          Posted: April 5, 2014, 10:51 am - IP Logged

                          My adult nephew  is into the drug's ; and somebody that I do not trust. So therefore, I wouldn't want to give him any money, so that he can just waste it. And spend it on more of his bad habit's..When there are people out there, that would need my help, and legitimately would spend the money wisely..Rant

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                            Posted: April 11, 2014, 9:07 am - IP Logged

                            i would not tell my family.  my wife and i have discussed this already and we are both in agreement.  i love my family (and my wifes family), but there are many "issues" in both families that would need to be considered before telling or helping any of them.  its not that we do not want to share, i would love nothing more than to buy them all a house and a car and tell them they dont have to worry about a mortgage anymore - but it wouldnt stop there with many of them.

                            i would wait a few months (perhaps longer if its a very large jackpot) and do everything correctly.  i do not have aninimity in my state, so i would figure out how to best go about claiming this as quietly as possible.

                            i would set up a business and use that as my front for the income.  i dont see us going out and buying a new house and a bunch of new cars (right away :) so i think we could pull it off.  its not like people know exactly how much you have - unless of course you do go out and spend 2 million on a home, and buy a mercedes and a porsche in the first 30 days.

                            our kids are still very young so they wouldnt know a thing - they would have trusts set up for them that they wouldnt even know about.  i would have stipulations that they cannot receive said trusts until they are at least 25 years of age and have a college degree.

                            other than that, i am looking forward to one day being able to put this plan (dream) in place.  i have charities that i want to help, charities that i want to start, and life to enjoy.  work consumes so much of our time, its amazing just how little time we actually get with our families (mainly our kids) when you think about it.  it would be nice to take something that consumes more than half of each waking day (work) out of the equation, and live a comfortable life while enjoying my kids while they (and myself) are still young.

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                              Posted: April 11, 2014, 9:20 am - IP Logged

                              Depends on the amount. 20 million and below, no. It's not enough to justify telling anyone. But anything over that, I would tell members i'm cool with and want to assist. I would let everyone know, I'm not going broke giving out handouts, and any amount giving depends on what I won.  Since the gift tax  comes into play after 5 million dollars, I won't be giving out that many handouts. But like I said it depends on what I won.