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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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Posted: February 6, 2016, 4:08 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 !!!

No disrespect DC- but thanking God for your win is a personal thing. Millions of lottery players have been requesting " help " from their deity for decades &  have come up empty.. As for asking" advice"  from God, how do you expect to receive a response? If given bad advice with your investments- do you turn around and blame God?

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

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    Posted: February 7, 2016, 12:37 am - IP Logged

    I'd tell my fiance who's head would explode instantly haha. It would be very hard to continue to go to work and deal with bs knowing that in two weeks I was going to be a millionaire but I'd do my best to not tell a soul. I'd simply bless a few ppl who deserve it and disappear. Anyone asks I, "came into some unexpected money but I have to go away for a while." :)

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      Posted: February 7, 2016, 1:46 am - IP Logged

      My husband (god rest his soul) always said, "If you win, DON'T TELL ANYONE!!!"  And then he'd follow up with, "But of course, you will, right?  How am I going to protect you? Us!" 

      haha 

      But after seeing those screwball Robinsons on the talk show, my late husband's words have come back to me lately.  Yes, I would be very careful.  I would see an attorney and a financial advisor, then take it from there.  At work I would not even tell them.  I'd just give notice and say I am moving on to another job.  (You know, the job of better living.)

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        Posted: February 7, 2016, 6:47 am - IP Logged

        My attorney and my accountant for sure.    On their advice, I may speak with a financial adviser.   Although with where PB is right now, most of that money would be going into US bonds to be used over the next 40 years.   I feel that money like that you need to protect, not grow.   I'd also tell my dog.   He'd be excited, but then again he's always excited.

        - Wanna win at least a couple commas

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          Posted: February 7, 2016, 8:02 am - IP Logged

          I ticked no one. but i doubt i could keep my mouth shut.  I do usually play with my family,. and that measn 1/5th each. guess i have to tell them. but i will be saying if you want to tell anyone, tell em  " you won, and dont mention the rest of us "

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            Posted: February 7, 2016, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

            Do yourself a big favor and don't tell anyone.

            Just remember to do good things for people who deserve it. You will know the difference.

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              Posted: February 8, 2016, 2:39 am - IP Logged

              I'm definitely telling my husband that I won since 1) he's my best friend and the only person I completely trust, 2) he doesn't play the lottery but fully supports my love of "chasing the dream" and 3) if I win it is going to be our money either way so there's no point in hiding it from him. Everyone else can find out IF I decide to tell them in the future.

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                Posted: February 8, 2016, 3:37 am - IP Logged

                Who would I tell - I wouldnt have to choose as you cant stay anonymous in RI.  Just woudnt talk about it much and let time and other winners take the lime-light.

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                  Posted: February 8, 2016, 5:54 am - IP Logged

                  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'm going to sort everything out after I got the money in the bank. People might think keeping tens of millions of dollars in a single bank account is risky, but it's even more risky holding on to a lottery ticket for a long period of time. After I get my money, I'm taking a 6 month vacation. I'm not going to worry about how I should invest it or share it with anybody. When I get back from vacation, then I will look at my investment options and figure out how I can split it up.

                  Gonna win.Big Smile