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Most lottery winners live quiet lives.

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Posted: November 22, 2014, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

Smile After following lottery winners who make it into the headlines , "If it bleeds it leads", I think that the vast majority of winners live below the radar . They are safe and sound.   Maybe it is the Holiday Season here now that is affecting my feelings. Lurking

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    Posted: November 22, 2014, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

    Smile After following lottery winners who make it into the headlines , "If it bleeds it leads", I think that the vast majority of winners live below the radar . They are safe and sound.   Maybe it is the Holiday Season here now that is affecting my feelings. Lurking

    I Agree!..unless you a David Edwards or that character from Florida * Richard Lustig, who is considered a media whore when the jackpot climbs into the $300mil plus range.

    For the most part, winners will have their say before the cameras or claim anonymously and go about their business.. Minding their own business unless you want to draw attention to yourself as the above  mentioned characters..** this of course is just my opinion.

    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      Posted: November 23, 2014, 12:48 am - IP Logged

      I Agree! Points well taken.   Good Luck to you noise-gate next Tuesday & Wednesday nights !

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        Posted: November 23, 2014, 3:01 am - IP Logged

        Some of the UK winners stay in the headlines, but often for good reasons. Take Colin and Chris Weir for example, who are always making donations and helping good causes. In that sense, the public eye isn't a bad thing because they are doing good things :)

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          Posted: November 23, 2014, 7:58 am - IP Logged

          Smile After following lottery winners who make it into the headlines , "If it bleeds it leads", I think that the vast majority of winners live below the radar . They are safe and sound.   Maybe it is the Holiday Season here now that is affecting my feelings. Lurking

          Hi music*,

          People who as you say "live below the radar" are smart to do so. When a person wins a life changing jackpot everyone is coming out  of the woodwork to reach that person.  Think it's a shame that all states do not have the option of claiming anonymously. I think there are only 5 states that allow it. Unfortunately my state is not one of them. I would be happy to win a jackpot that isn't even very high because it would be easier to just go about my life, when you win a jackpot in the millions people will remember you more.

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            Posted: November 23, 2014, 10:09 am - IP Logged

            There's so many winners these days it's easy to stay under the radar.

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              Posted: November 23, 2014, 10:17 am - IP Logged

              Some of the UK winners stay in the headlines, but often for good reasons. Take Colin and Chris Weir for example, who are always making donations and helping good causes. In that sense, the public eye isn't a bad thing because they are doing good things :)

              Yes, it is good that they are helping the less-fortunate.  But they seek that attention.  They could always make an anonymous donation or ask the organization not to publicize the donation. 

              Not saying they are not good people, but they like the positive attention and the "philanthropist" reputation.

              "There is no such thing as luck; only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe."

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                Posted: November 23, 2014, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                May-be I'm reading in too much of your post, but I just want to say that holidays are just days with titles.  Stay happy and positive.

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                  Posted: November 23, 2014, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

                  May-be I'm reading in too much of your post, but I just want to say that holidays are just days with titles.  Stay happy and positive.

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                    Posted: November 23, 2014, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                    Somebody sounds angry, did not win the jackpot?

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                      Posted: November 23, 2014, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                      Embarassed Thanks bigbear29 ,  Good Luck to you this Thanksgiving Day "week". Enjoy your days off.  A win for any LP member would be great.Sleep

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                        Posted: November 23, 2014, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

                        You to music, have a great holiday.


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                          Posted: November 23, 2014, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

                          There's so many winners these days it's easy to stay under the radar.

                          Exactly!  Winners are a dime a dozen.

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                            Posted: November 27, 2014, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

                            music*,

                            This thread title made me think of a paraphrase -

                            Most lottery players live quiet lives of desperation.

                            Scared

                            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: November 28, 2014, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

                              Hi music*,

                              People who as you say "live below the radar" are smart to do so. When a person wins a life changing jackpot everyone is coming out  of the woodwork to reach that person.  Think it's a shame that all states do not have the option of claiming anonymously. I think there are only 5 states that allow it. Unfortunately my state is not one of them. I would be happy to win a jackpot that isn't even very high because it would be easier to just go about my life, when you win a jackpot in the millions people will remember you more.

                              Which 5 states allow you to claim lottery winnings anonymously ???