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Twelve things not to do if you win the lottery

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Good points I think they covered everything, I cant think of anything to add to that list. Great info

helpmewin's avatar - dandy

i gonna write some these thangs down

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Your drinking buddy might not be the best choice either. 

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what an amazing article,this one of the article worth paying a platinum member fees for 1 month,because it could safe you $ 640 million jackpot! that you will win !

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Todd should safe this article under the platinum members features and give me one month free subscription for platinum membership for suggesting this! or what do other members suggest? is this article worth paying for it?

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Its your money, and you can spend it anyway you want. If you go broke, then you can wallow in despair, and have nobody to blame, because you did all by yourself. Better to squander your money, than have somebody else do it for you. There are lots of people out there, who are willing to do it for you. Different strokes for different folks.

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I'd like the opportunity to test these out. Please. Thank you. White Bounce

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In response to mypiemaster

"wallow in despair" is a state of mind..... Anyone can do it.

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Very good points thanks for the info ToddThumbs Up

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In response to billionaire2bee

This whole story is just plain stupid. Take number one for example that says lottery tickets are barer instruments.... WRONG. If the lottery's even get a sniff that the person presenting it is not the purchaser of the ticket they waltz it through the (state) court system to see who the "rightful owner" is.

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In response to Piaceri

Same here Mrs. P Thumbs Up Let's win one of these JackpotsWink

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I Agree! Thumbs Up

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In response to Ronnie316

Well, you're wrong.  Lottery tickets are bearer instruments.  If someone were to obtain a lottery ticket illegally, like through theft, and that theft could be proven, then most certainly the person could be arrested and they would not be paid the jackpot.  But that's because theft is a crime, and has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that lottery tickets are bearer instruments, which they are.

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I would keep 5 million and give the rest to the 'Make a Wish' foundation. Get the 5 million in annual payments deposited in my checking account. I have no one but me so this would work just fine.

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In response to Stack47

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In response to Artist77

Did I go viral yet?

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In response to Ronnie316

Can Winning be InfectiousSmash

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In response to Stack47

Hey, hey, look out for the keyboard, PukePukePuke. YIKES! you did it again. Never try to post, with an empty bottle of bourbon by your side.

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In response to mypiemaster

Which part of "I don't care what your opinion is about how jackpot winners spend their money and your very childish comments " is causing your brain to malfunction this time?

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In response to Stack47

Wanting a "jp winner to tell you what questions they were asked" is idiotic at best. How many jp winners have you talked to, since you came to LP? Like I told you before, most lotteries have claim forms available for download at their website, or you can take a trip to their offices and they will gladly accomodate you, with any legitimate questions you have.  Having your diaper twisted into knots in conjunction with your already depleted brain cells, is not going to change the facts. Following your logic, which is moronic at best, the next time you want to know about cars, find somebody who was hit and dragged by a car. Put down that bottle of bourbon, and that is an order. Smash

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In response to mypiemaster

Taking my comment out of context and twisting them so you can continue your very childish banter doesn't change what is required on claims forms or what I said. 

True, but the small print at the bottom of form tells a slightly different story. The signer must declare under the penalty of perjury that no other party is entitled to any part of the payment. State lotteries have different rules and security methods and the News Forum is full of stories about winners who didn't buy the ticket and declared "that no other party is entitled to any part of the payment".

A real jackpot winner could tells us whether or not they were asked if they purchased ticket so we wouldn't have to just guess if because the ticket is bearer instrument, the lottery will pay the prize money to the bearer regardless even if they found it in the trash.

Nobody else had any problems understanding I was offering evidence showing not all jackpot winning tickets are treated as bearer instruments (the bearer is paid regardless) or my simple solution that lottery officials asks the bearer when and where they purchased the ticket. Your "know-it-all" opinions of how a jackpot winner should spend their winning are baseless because it's not your money they are spending. Which part of "only a real jackpot winner knows if they were asked when and where they purchased their ticket" is causing your brain to malfunction?

"Following your logic, which is moronic at best, the next time you want to know about cars, find somebody who was hit and dragged by a car."

My logic was about determining the true ownership of something, specifically a bearer instrument, and what, if any thing the lottery officials use to make that determination. I don't care how you "follow my logic" or what you think about it. You have zero credibility, but that won't stop you from pretending you're a "know-it-all".

"You got it right Homie. No medication needed. They are the "Masters of the universe", at least , their universe."

On the back of every lottery ticket it says something like "lottery game rules and regulations and state law apply to all tickets, transactions, drawings, and prizes". Good luck in suing the lottery because you don't like their rules and regulations after signing the back of the ticket to claim your prize. What other universe is there where you get paid lottery winnings for not following rules and regulations and the state law, "know-it-all"?

Is one of the frequently asked questions in your universe, "will a ticket thief be paid the jackpot prize after serving his sentence"?

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In response to Stack47

Everytime you do your copy and paste, you take things out of context. If the whole post, is hard for you to comprehend, ask for help.  You had to troll all over to find lines that you think might suit or support  your level of comprehention, and you still failed woefully. You are slowly making yourself, appear like a mental midget. Call the lottery with any legitimate question you might have, and they will gladly accomodate you. They are the ones that  ask the questions, so they should know better than anybody else, what questions they ask and why...KEEP WAITING,FOR YOUR IMAGINARY JP WINNER TO TELL YOU WHAT THEY WERE ASKED. I'm now begining to wonder if 12 steps will be of any help to you . Poor baby, hope you get some help soon, or just keep crying as usual.Agree with stupid

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Thanks for the good advice. Usually select the annuity option and was surprised when my accountant suggested that I take it as a lump sum, to avoid having to file returns every year for this windfall.

Did not think this was good advice. Still believe that smart folks would rather have an annuity payment over 20 years, than to have a lump sum" burning a hole in your pocket".

Since I have not won anything big to worry about at this time,still like to remember the authur of this article's good counsel.

About 10 years ago a lady in NJ gave her 6 Million dollar winnings to her church. Nice jesture and surmise she had little, if any, experience with money management. Of course she may have had other factors that affected her decision.  US Flag

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If you win this much money, chances are high that you will to want to brag about it. How could you not?

No, I won't. I would be very happy but I won't brag about it because it's money I don't earn. If anything, I would be a bit embarrassed.

Everyone who has ever done anything for you now may come with their hands out asking for something, or worse.

I agree. Some people would say: Hei, remember me, remember me, remember what I did to you? If it weren't for me doing you a favor, you wouldn't FILL IN THE BLANKS. Now, it is time to return the favor. Gimme your money, gimme your money!

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In response to mypiemaster

"Everytime you do your copy and paste, you take things out of context."

The topic is suggestions for IF YOU WIN A JACKPOTbased on hypothetically beating huge odds. There are several opinions pro and con on all of the 12 suggestions and at the end of the day, they are still just opinions baseless or not and will never change the odds. How was I out of context or off topic by replying to the first of 12 things not to do if you win the lottery?

"If the whole post, is hard for you to comprehend, ask for help."

Why is it so difficult for you to understand I copy and paste a specific comment because that is the only part of a post I'm commenting on?

Did I miss where a new LP rule was created requiring us to respond to the entire post?

There is no rule preventing me from commenting on either of your threads in the Discussion forum or any specific remarks. I won't because they are based on hypothetically winning $1 million. And it's no skin off my nose if you believe it's intellectually stimulating asking for and commenting on opinions from people who never won $1 million and probably never will because of the huge odds.

"KEEP WAITING,FOR YOUR IMAGINARY JP WINNER TO TELL YOU WHAT THEY WERE ASKED."

I suggested only a real winner could explain the process determining if they were the rightful winner. We know for a fact Andy Ashkar was not the rightful owner or winner of the $9 million NY Extravaganza jackpot, the trust claiming the Hot Lotto jackpot, and several other people claiming the were the rightful owners of the winning ticket they signed.

Should I start a hypothetical thread like yours to get imaginary opinions?

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In response to helpmewin

Looks like losing was infectious for your pal.

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In response to Ronnie316

I don't know, but it looks like you went somewhere !

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In response to Gleno

I don't recall that, any more details ?

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