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If you won a huge jackpot, who would you tell...

Topic closed. 23 replies. Last post 10 months ago by Guru101.

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Spouse [ 8 ]  [24.24%]
Childhood friends [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
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Work associates [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
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Person who sold you the ticket [ 1 ]  [3.03%]
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Posted: February 5, 2016, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

I'd tell my wife.  Now who'd she tell is a different story.  LOL!

Never give up.  Banana

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    Posted: February 5, 2016, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

    Lottery commission

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      Posted: February 5, 2016, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

      Nobody. You can bet your butt if I win on a Wednesday, I'll be standing at the front door of Hoosier Lottery headquarters the next morning at 9AM. Now, if I win on a Saturday, I'll probably spend all day window shopping/screen shopping on Sunday, then be at Hoosier Lottery headquarters 9AM Monday morning.

      Gonna win.Big Smile

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        Posted: February 5, 2016, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

        When I win, I won't go around telling everyone.

        The first thing I do (after placing the ticket in a secure location), is secure legal counsel and a financial adviser.

        While my LLC was being formed, I would continue working until it was time to submit my 2 week notice.

        Then and only then, I would tell a few close friends and family members.

        The Meatman

        “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

        Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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          Posted: February 5, 2016, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

          Nobody. You can bet your butt if I win on a Wednesday, I'll be standing at the front door of Hoosier Lottery headquarters the next morning at 9AM. Now, if I win on a Saturday, I'll probably spend all day window shopping/screen shopping on Sunday, then be at Hoosier Lottery headquarters 9AM Monday morning.

          Guru101, I am assuming that you have all your ducks lined up in a row. Do you have your Last Will & Testament, Living Revocable Trust? Life insurance to cover the Estate tax on the remaining amount of your win that your heirs can use to help them pay the death tax.

           You must already have a plan to invest it. Are you thinking long term? 20 or 30 years or more? This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

           By going to your Lottery Office the next business day, you will save the cost of a Safe Box at your bank.

           I hope that you have read here on Lottery Post the rags to riches to rags stories.

           Some are still alive and regretting their poor financial decisions.

           As the Former Quarterback, Bernie Kozar said, "The one advantage of declaring bankruptcy is that all those relatives, friends, strangers stop coming around when you have no money left".

           I think that Bernie played for the Cleveland Browns.?.

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           I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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            Posted: February 5, 2016, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

            When I win, I won't go around telling everyone.

            The first thing I do (after placing the ticket in a secure location), is secure legal counsel and a financial adviser.

            While my LLC was being formed, I would continue working until it was time to submit my 2 week notice.

            Then and only then, I would tell a few close friends and family members.

            TheMeatman2005, Please check this YouTube video. YouTube Financial Advisors Hidden camera investigation (CBC Marketplace) CBC news

             It appears that getting a license or certificate for giving financial advice is too easy. 

             Beware of the sharks and learn about them.

             Securing legal counsel is wise. Interview three attorneys before deciding on the one you want to employ.

             I am planning on telling family on the Sunday before the next business day.

            Blush

             I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

             Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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              Posted: February 5, 2016, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

              I would be meeting with a financial adviser, and an appropriate lawyer (That encourages no nonsense of talk shows!)

              If I felt like I REALLY needed to tell anyone, it would be my mother. She would keep me from getting too scatterbrained and overwhelmed.

              I don't think I would disclose the actual amount though. To keeper her from getting too scatterbrained and overwhelmed haha

              If I did, it would probably a big fat fib. $50,000.... $50,000,000... ehh same thing right? Ill make up for it later when her mortgage goes away!

               

              MM draw tonight... I wonder how long it will take to interview, and round up my $-Team... Think it can be done by next Friday?

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                Posted: February 5, 2016, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

                How about telling nobody and selling the ticket to somebody of the laundrette? Big Grin Angel

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                  Posted: February 5, 2016, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

                  I'd tell my wife.  Now who'd she tell is a different story.  LOL!

                  Good point!

                  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: February 5, 2016, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                    TheMeatman2005, Please check this YouTube video. YouTube Financial Advisors Hidden camera investigation (CBC Marketplace) CBC news

                     It appears that getting a license or certificate for giving financial advice is too easy. 

                     Beware of the sharks and learn about them.

                     Securing legal counsel is wise. Interview three attorneys before deciding on the one you want to employ.

                     I am planning on telling family on the Sunday before the next business day.

                    Blush

                    They didn't know their rumps from their elbows.

                    The Meatman

                    “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

                    Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot


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                      Posted: February 5, 2016, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

                      Only my attorney who would be helping me setup a trust or LLC to try and stay as anonymous as possible.

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                        Posted: February 5, 2016, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                        I would tell no one and go into hiding.

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                          Posted: February 6, 2016, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

                          You don't have an option on your poll for communicating with GOD !!! 

                          I would THANK GOD First !!! 

                          Then ASK the DIVINE what is the WISEST STRATEGY for handling the winning Jackpot $$$, b/c sometimes, it's not the logical procedure that We think it should be.

                          PRAY ABOUT IT !!!  If you don't normally bow your head inwardly to commune with the HIGHER POWER that DOES EXIST [whether you Believe it or Not], TRY IT !!! - LEARN HOW TO !!!

                           

                          There is a LIVE ENERGY DIVINE FABRIC that is woven throughout the Entire Universal Cosmos !!!  Its Existence has nothing whatsoever to do with our Belief !!! IT simply IS !!!

                          Here's a Novel Idea - Make FRIENDS with IT, so IT can PROTECT ITS MONEY, b/c the Money belongs to IT, in the first place !!!  CONTEMPLATE this FACT, until you Realize this TRUTH !!!

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                            Posted: February 6, 2016, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

                            My hubby and that's it.

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                              Posted: February 6, 2016, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

                              I would say person who sold the ticket as my vote because if I bought the ticket, then I would been happy.