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After your big win, would you...??

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Would you go on "Lottery Changed My Life?"

Yes [ 2 ]  [3.57%]
No [ 51 ]  [91.07%]
Undecided [ 3 ]  [5.36%]
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Posted: December 5, 2015, 7:49 am - IP Logged

I was thinking about this while I was driving over night. Also, what do you think of the winners that go on that show? A lot of them I've never heard of. It seems to me that they are asking for people to come after their windfall.

May the balls bounce in your favor!

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    Posted: December 5, 2015, 7:53 am - IP Logged

    NO WAY, I would lay very low for a very long time.

     HyperBe Happy.

      Tialuvslotto's avatar - Jailin
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      Posted: December 5, 2015, 8:15 am - IP Logged

      ABSOLUTELY NOT! 

      I can't understand why people would want to be on that show (or more generally, be on TV).  They must be extremely needy or attention-seekers. 

      It is especially hard to understand when some of them have had death threats or have had to move to a larger town to avoid attention.  And then they go on TV and ignite the attention all over again???

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

      ~Robert A. Heinlein

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        Posted: December 5, 2015, 8:22 am - IP Logged

        I agree. No way!!!

        J'aime La France.

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          Posted: December 5, 2015, 10:53 am - IP Logged

          Like author and journalist Don McNay says, "Do not flash your cash in public". Most wealthy people are not in the news talking about their money. They value privacy.

           I will stay here on LP when I win. I will play different lottery games.

           I know that LP founder and our fearless leader Todd Northrop recommends to winners that they should mention www.lotterypost.com and www.usamega.com.  I plan to give the Lottery office a written statement with those websites on it. I will contact Todd before cashing in my winning ticket.

           I will take a few weeks to get my ducks in order before I cash in. I will wait until the new year.Smile

           Chi ha danari, trova cugini. (He who has money finds many cousins.) Italian proverb

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            Posted: December 5, 2015, 11:40 am - IP Logged

            Like author and journalist Don McNay says, "Do not flash your cash in public". Most wealthy people are not in the news talking about their money. They value privacy.

             I will stay here on LP when I win. I will play different lottery games.

             I know that LP founder and our fearless leader Todd Northrop recommends to winners that they should mention www.lotterypost.com and www.usamega.com.  I plan to give the Lottery office a written statement with those websites on it. I will contact Todd before cashing in my winning ticket.

             I will take a few weeks to get my ducks in order before I cash in. I will wait until the new year.Smile

            I will contact Todd before cashing in my winning ticket.

            'Hey Todd, I just won $312 million in the lottery, but I don't want you to tell anyone.  I know it would be great for your LP site and all, a member winning the big one, but I would appreciate you keeping this on the low down. '  Poke

            We would know if you won, music, because your avatar would have a flashy gold tooth!

              I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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              Posted: December 5, 2015, 11:40 am - IP Logged

              Like author and journalist Don McNay says, "Do not flash your cash in public". Most wealthy people are not in the news talking about their money. They value privacy.

               I will stay here on LP when I win. I will play different lottery games.

               I know that LP founder and our fearless leader Todd Northrop recommends to winners that they should mention www.lotterypost.com and www.usamega.com.  I plan to give the Lottery office a written statement with those websites on it. I will contact Todd before cashing in my winning ticket.

               I will take a few weeks to get my ducks in order before I cash in. I will wait until the new year.Smile

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                Posted: December 5, 2015, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                Step 1: crap pants

                Step 2: tell no one

                Step 3: form LLC

                Step 4: get paid anonymously

                Step 5: repeat step 2 or get used to telling one "no"

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                  Posted: December 5, 2015, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

                  ABSOLUTELY NOT! 

                  I can't understand why people would want to be on that show (or more generally, be on TV).  They must be extremely needy or attention-seekers. 

                  It is especially hard to understand when some of them have had death threats or have had to move to a larger town to avoid attention.  And then they go on TV and ignite the attention all over again???

                  I agree. It makes as much sense as those people who've won and have then publicly claimed that winning was a curse, but who then still buy tickets. 

                  On the one hand, I can't stand those who say they've had to move or hire security because they are in fear for their lives, but then do everything they can to keep themselves in the limelight. On the other hand, I'm glad they love the attention that much because it allows us to learn from their mistakes.

                  When I win, I'd probably do a blog under an assumed name. I won't disclose where I reside or anything that would be identifiable, but I would like to put information out there re each step I took and advice I received. Tell candidly about the good and the bad and answer questions for others.

                  I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                  The odds are about the same.

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                    Posted: December 5, 2015, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                    NO WAY, I would lay very low for a very long time.

                    I'd do the same thing. I'd probably claim the prize as a trust and then basically not do anything for a while until the excitement has died down. Then I'd make changes like quitting my job, moving, and starting a new life. I never seek the limelight, I just want to mind my own business and live my life in peace.

                    Prisoner Six

                    "I am not a number, I am a free man!"

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                      Posted: December 6, 2015, 7:25 am - IP Logged

                      Very interesting poll.  You rarely see unanimity on any issue on LP, but we all seem to be united on this one!

                      Teddi,

                      Very sweet of you to plan to offer your experience and advice to other future winners.  I have often thought that I would grant an interview to Todd, under guarantee of anonymity, of course.  LP'ers would like to know that one of their own is a winner.

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

                      ~Robert A. Heinlein

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                        Posted: December 6, 2015, 7:37 pm - IP Logged
                        No way. Let me fade away into obscurity.
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                          Posted: December 6, 2015, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                          I definitely would not appear on the show, wouldn't want the attention after winning any sum of money.

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                            Posted: December 6, 2015, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                            No way.  I love to watch other winners on the show just to see how their lives have changed.  What their lives were like before the win.  I am also nosey in seeing what they are doing with their good fortune in who and how they help.  Some of the shows are mild to wild. 

                            I am already rethinking that big nice house.  Although acreage and property i wont give up on, but with the big house comes extra heating, cooling, cleaning, etc. the jury is still out on that but at least I am giving it thought. 

                            My wants and needs have changed dramatically as I get older.  Security and privacy are at the top of my list now.

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                              Posted: December 6, 2015, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                              Sure why not! Nothing like exposing yourself to every con man, grifter & snake oil salesmen.What harm could that do?

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