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The minutes following a big jackpot win.

Topic closed. 33 replies. Last post 12 years ago by CASH Only.

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What would be the first thing you would do after finding out you won the jackpot?

Scream. [ 12 ]  [19.35%]
Go to the bathroom in your pants. [ 1 ]  [1.61%]
Jump up and down. [ 3 ]  [4.84%]
Call your boss and tell them off. [ 1 ]  [1.61%]
Wake up family/roommates. [ 4 ]  [6.45%]
Double-check your ticket to make sure. [ 38 ]  [61.29%]
Other (please state). [ 3 ]  [4.84%]
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Posted: August 14, 2004, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

Ok.  I've heard stories about what people have done once they found out they won the lottery.  What would any of you do if you won the big jackpot?

I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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    Posted: August 14, 2004, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

    Personally, I'd call my boss and let him know what I REALLY think of him.

    I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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      Posted: August 15, 2004, 12:14 am - IP Logged

      &

                  "i am .........."meant to"       

      P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

               until further notice,  it's  france everyday

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        Posted: August 15, 2004, 12:25 am - IP Logged

        would you donate some of the jackpot to your church or to a religious charity?

        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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          Posted: August 15, 2004, 12:49 am - IP Logged

            "most" go by the 10% rule,  or whatever "amount" appeases thier conscious (lol).

            i believe 100% of everything that is given me .....belongs to HIM.    not just a "percentage".

              so after HE and i work that part out first  (i already know partially),  then it's "play-time"

               waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaANDAhhhhooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

              but one thing i am sure of,  it wouldn't be just about,  or for ....me.    it's benefit is intended way beyond just me.

              waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaANDAhhhooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo x2

           

                20/20

             

                      "i am .........."meant to"       

          P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                   until further notice,  it's  france everyday

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            Posted: August 15, 2004, 10:36 am - IP Logged

            Yes to all the above if I won.    And thanks Todd and Lottery Post......win or loose.

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              Posted: August 15, 2004, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

              And thanks to all those that have paved the road before we even got here.

              7654321 times!

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                Posted: August 17, 2004, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

                i would definitly thank God first (out of breath of course), because something like that can't be real luck, luck is winning 3000 bucks, not 300 million....at some point u must relize that God was in on it somehow

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                  Posted: August 17, 2004, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

                  Actua

                  ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                    Posted: August 17, 2004, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

                    i think i've given up on the idea of winning anymore so i have no idea of what i'd do. I do know the first thing i'd do is to get a minimum $5 million umbrella on my car insurance. other than that i've got no idea.

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                      Posted: August 17, 2004, 4:35 pm - IP Logged
                      Quote: O
                      ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                        Posted: August 17, 2004, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

                        well i wouldn't want to brake

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                          Posted: August 17, 2004, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

                          You don't have to win to know what it might feel like to win, a simply mistake can give you the same feeling for a short while.  I know because it happen to me once.  I pick my numbers using my computer so my picks and lottery drawing files are all in the same directory on my computer.  The only time I don't use the computer is to make out my cards.  I usually update the lottery drawing file after each drawing and then check my pick file with the draw file to see if I have any winners.  There been times when I've made out the cards wrong or used the wrong picks file to make out my cards, but one time I updated the draws file and added the same numbers to the pick file by mistake and when I check the two files, it showed I had won and I thought so too.  So now I double check both files and high-lite the numbers on the actual tickets before I get too excited.  Two years ago when I matched 5 of 6 in Ohio649, I rechecked everything several times just to be sure.  I would check everything even more if I thought I had won a jackpot.

                          RJOh

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: August 17, 2004, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                            In the world of the stockmarket you occasionally hear an analyst or tv business guru being interviewed mention the word capitulation. This word is sometimes used to indicate in a 'bear market' when the participants have kind of 'thrown in the towel'. I love to think of that word 'capitulation' when I play lotto, because in the past, it's the times when I just can't seem get anything to happen for the longest time and I almost don't even get a ticket that I've gotten my most memorable hits. On December 20, 2003 this is exactly what happened to me, as I was on the biggest never ending loosing streak that I could remember. I almost didn't get my quick-pick that evening (but I did at the last moment). My quick pick had the numbers 12,20,24,25,42 +01 and the drawn numbers for the $116Million jackpot were 12,20,24,25,48 +37 with Powerplay of 4. Even though I got only $100 that evening and the jackpot rolled over to $137Million, I was stunned how quickly it potentially could have happened. I still keep a photocopy of that little quick-pick on the wall to remind me to keep playing.

                            ... the lottery never fails to surprise!

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                              Posted: August 18, 2004, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                              I'd keep it to myself.