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Career cover story after winning the lottery?

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Posted: August 4, 2014, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

After winning the jackpot maintaining a low profile is a huge concern for some people. And after telling the few select people you trust you're probably not going to want to tell anyone else. But if you decide you want to quit your job, buy a new house, a new car (or a few) and take vacations...people may start to take notice. So comes my question, what would you tell people when they ask what you do for a living? I think that is a question I would have a hard time answering. I think people would notice that you are not working yet seem to be maintaining a certain style of living and I think they would start to ask a lot of questions. They would want to know the secrets to your success, they would want details, they would want to know how you got to where you are.... So what would you tell them? What would your cover story be?

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    Posted: August 4, 2014, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

    I made an investment that paid-off.

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      Posted: August 4, 2014, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

      After winning the jackpot maintaining a low profile is a huge concern for some people. And after telling the few select people you trust you're probably not going to want to tell anyone else. But if you decide you want to quit your job, buy a new house, a new car (or a few) and take vacations...people may start to take notice. So comes my question, what would you tell people when they ask what you do for a living? I think that is a question I would have a hard time answering. I think people would notice that you are not working yet seem to be maintaining a certain style of living and I think they would start to ask a lot of questions. They would want to know the secrets to your success, they would want details, they would want to know how you got to where you are.... So what would you tell them? What would your cover story be?

      ..people may start to take notice.. Which people? where l live people pretty much mind their own business.

       

      what would you tell people when they ask what you do for a living?..Once again- people in this neck of the woods don't go about asking personal questions about how much you worth or how did you got to where you are at present.If people ask to many questions simple tell them that discussing money is a private matter... and just walk away. 

       

      * What l am saying is : You don't have to tell anyone a darn thing. Man Up, grow a pair!

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        Posted: August 4, 2014, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

        "I don't do anything." Learn from the idle heirs and heiresses, come to terms with your wealth. You don't owe anyone anything, not even an explanation.

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          Posted: August 4, 2014, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

          After winning the jackpot maintaining a low profile is a huge concern for some people. And after telling the few select people you trust you're probably not going to want to tell anyone else. But if you decide you want to quit your job, buy a new house, a new car (or a few) and take vacations...people may start to take notice. So comes my question, what would you tell people when they ask what you do for a living? I think that is a question I would have a hard time answering. I think people would notice that you are not working yet seem to be maintaining a certain style of living and I think they would start to ask a lot of questions. They would want to know the secrets to your success, they would want details, they would want to know how you got to where you are.... So what would you tell them? What would your cover story be?

          "What would your cover story be?"

          Even the states that give anonymity usually publish the name and location of the store where the ticket was purchased and in the other states the winner's name is shown on a giant check they are holding. It would be very difficult hiding a change in life style to family and friends so even if they're not told, some of them will figure it out.

          "So comes my question, what would you tell people when they ask what you do for a living?"

          I can't remember the last time someone asked me that and I can't think of any reason other than professionally for asking. Sounds more like you're assuming most jackpot winners want to hide that fact from their family and friends.

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            Posted: August 4, 2014, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

            ..people may start to take notice.. Which people? where l live people pretty much mind their own business.

             

            what would you tell people when they ask what you do for a living?..Once again- people in this neck of the woods don't go about asking personal questions about how much you worth or how did you got to where you are at present.If people ask to many questions simple tell them that discussing money is a private matter... and just walk away. 

             

            * What l am saying is : You don't have to tell anyone a darn thing. Man Up, grow a pair!

            I Agree!

            It's the same as asking "career cover story after stealing a large amount of money".

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              Posted: August 4, 2014, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

              "I operate a chain of successful laundromats."

              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: August 4, 2014, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

                I can see some people asking questions about you.  My be at a dinner, you meet a new friend or a neighbor in your new neighborhood.

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                  Posted: August 4, 2014, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

                  I would just tell them I am a importer/exporter with Vanderlay Induststries.

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                    I would just tell them I am a importer/exporter with Vanderlay Induststries.

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                    Good one Poo Nanny.

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                    I would tell them that I finally got a patent on my prescription windshield invention for drivers who don't want to wear glasses or contacts.

                    I would add to that the auto insurance companies are paying me bonuses because the prescription windshields really cut down on auto theft!

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                      Posted: August 5, 2014, 6:15 am - IP Logged

                      Type if asked .......

                      I think I'd tell them I work as a coffin salesman and give them a link to my friend's coffin werks LOL

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                        Posted: August 5, 2014, 7:31 am - IP Logged

                        The $ is from a legal settlement. The terms of that settlement are sealed by the court and I cannot discuss it.

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                          I'd say what money? I abuse credit cards, lol

                          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                          For a lead role in a cage?

                           

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                            I'd say what money? I abuse credit cards, lol

                            Green laughthat would work ........ 

                            but then you'd have to hire some tough guys to act as repo men after a few years

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                              Green laughthat would work ........ 

                              but then you'd have to hire some tough guys to act as repo men after a few years

                              My brother in law has a towing company, lol I'm all set.

                              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                              For a lead role in a cage?

                               

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