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If you won a really huge jackpot... Millions.

Topic closed. 52 replies. Last post 4 months ago by LiveInGreenBay.

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How would you safeguard that ticket until you turned it in?

Put it into a safe deposit box at the local bank. [ 20 ]  [44.44%]
Keep it in my fire safe at home. [ 5 ]  [11.11%]
Keep it my wallet/purse, it will be safe there. [ 8 ]  [17.78%]
Hide it somewhere in the house. [ 2 ]  [4.44%]
Give it my ex-spouse to hold for me. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I'd turn it in the same day. [ 2 ]  [4.44%]
Other. [ 8 ]  [17.78%]
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Posted: August 3, 2016, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

This recent California couple held the winning ticket for 6 months.  Where did they keep it all that time?  Without the actual ticket, you don't get paid.  Photocopies won't help you.

Never give up.  Banana

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    Posted: August 3, 2016, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

    Most likely my choice would be to put it into a safe deposit box at the bank. I would definitely make a photo copy of it. At least it would be safe while getting my ducks in a row. 

    I have read stories about people that had kept a multi-million dollar ticket in their wallet / purse, but that's not a wise choice.

    I wouldn't hide it anywhere in the house or give it to anyone, especially the ex to hold for me. And, unless I already had everything in order financially, I wouldn't hand it in the same / next day except if it was a smaller jackpot. Then I would go the next day.

    I want my money and I want it NOW!

    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: August 3, 2016, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

      Good Questions: I Think i would keep it in my Car seems like the safest place for now. Yes Nod

      Let it Snow Snowman

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        Posted: August 3, 2016, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

        Trust attorney, accountant, financial planner. It takes time to hire these people and set up everything. The next big jackpots will happen around October/November so if I win I'll claim it on the Friday before the new president takes office. In the meantime, I'll keep it in a hiding place in my room until then.

          TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
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          Posted: August 3, 2016, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

          Trust attorney, accountant, financial planner. It takes time to hire these people and set up everything. The next big jackpots will happen around October/November so if I win I'll claim it on the Friday before the new president takes office. In the meantime, I'll keep it in a hiding place in my room until then.

          Now we all know where to look for it!

          BedSmash

          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: August 3, 2016, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

            Trust attorney, accountant, financial planner. It takes time to hire these people and set up everything. The next big jackpots will happen around October/November so if I win I'll claim it on the Friday before the new president takes office. In the meantime, I'll keep it in a hiding place in my room until then.

            I always thought that to, but someone keeps going in my house so i can't do that anymore the Door Locks keep getting Broke why fix them.No Nod

            Let it Snow Snowman

              LiveInGreenBay's avatar - driver
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              Posted: August 3, 2016, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

              Trust attorney, accountant, financial planner. It takes time to hire these people and set up everything. The next big jackpots will happen around October/November so if I win I'll claim it on the Friday before the new president takes office. In the meantime, I'll keep it in a hiding place in my room until then.

              What if there's a fire where you live?  Those things happen.

              Never give up.  Banana

                LiveInGreenBay's avatar - driver
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                Posted: August 3, 2016, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

                Most likely my choice would be to put it into a safe deposit box at the bank. I would definitely make a photo copy of it. At least it would be safe while getting my ducks in a row. 

                I have read stories about people that had kept a multi-million dollar ticket in their wallet / purse, but that's not a wise choice.

                I wouldn't hide it anywhere in the house or give it to anyone, especially the ex to hold for me. And, unless I already had everything in order financially, I wouldn't hand it in the same / next day except if it was a smaller jackpot. Then I would go the next day.

                I want my money and I want it NOW!

                Yea thats for sure meatman...A smaller amount I be there the next day.  For sure.

                Never give up.  Banana

                  helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                  Posted: August 3, 2016, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

                  Now we all know where to look for it!

                  BedSmash

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                  Let it Snow Snowman

                    LiveInGreenBay's avatar - driver
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                    Posted: August 3, 2016, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

                    I always thought that to, but someone keeps going in my house so i can't do that anymore the Door Locks keep getting Broke why fix them.No Nod

                    Hope you win something.  If I were you, I'd sure try to move.

                    Never give up.  Banana

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                      Posted: August 3, 2016, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

                      Yea thats for sure meatman...A smaller amount I be there the next day.  For sure.

                      The Drawing is Friday or Saturday night What then you Win.

                      Let it Snow Snowman

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                        Posted: August 3, 2016, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

                        Good Questions: I Think i would keep it in my Car seems like the safest place for now. Yes Nod

                        I placed some losing tickets in a plastic play slip holder under the visor and when I noticed them two days later, the tickets were unreadable. IMO, the safest place is to have them validated asap.

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                          Posted: August 3, 2016, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

                          Lol have to get my brother and sisters together and formulate a plan of action going 

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                            Posted: August 3, 2016, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                            Validate next business day. It will take two weeks minimum before the funds hits my account. I can use that time to tweak my plan.

                            "Everything works  ONCE!"

                              TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
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                              Posted: August 3, 2016, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

                              Good Questions: I Think i would keep it in my Car seems like the safest place for now. Yes Nod

                              Most lottery tickets are printed on laser paper. If you put them in your car, the heat would turn the whole ticket black and unreadable.

                              Not a wise choice, especially during the summertime. No No Thumbs Down No Nod

                              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