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The 8 ConAgra meat workers in Nebraska held a nationwide news conference when they won the $365 million Powerball jackpot.  But the general public now knows what they look like.  Did they make the right move?  What would you do?  What are your thoughts?

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If I could get away with no, not in any way, shape, or form.

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If I could avoid it, I would.  If it is an extremely large jackpot, near a record setting amount I would do it asap to get that past me.  But if it is a relatively small one in comparison, I would avoid it like the plague.

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How big of a picture can I have in the newspapers and televisions?  As long as it can be used for a gain, like helping me get an advance, Chewie would be referred to as SmileyFace!  I've had my name and picture in magazines, television, and newspapers already, and got zilch for it.  A $100M or $200M win wouldn't stop me.  Its like that cardboard check,  I WANT IT!  It would look so cool over my fireplace.  That bear head would be transported to the dump!

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Dude.. its Nebraska.. I would get the hell out of Dodge, regardless!!

I would move to a different country.

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no.

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\no. I know too many po folk.

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NO WAY!!!! I would definetely stay out of the limelight; I don't want anyone to know if I won any jackpot!  I know too many leeches...........

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I say yes. I could disappear real quick, but those that know me know that I would be at Caesars so fast it would make your head spin like a slot machine... 

I know way too many people that would suddenly try to get friendly- So, I Just got to say one thing:

 

Try to find me.          Surrender

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Sure, may as well get it over with as opposed to being hunted for the rest of my life. My goal would be to bore people to death with my story...

justxploring's avatar - villiarna

I didn't think a winner had a choice. If so, my answer would definitely be "NO" because I'm afraid that people from my past would suddenly appear at my door, and relatives who haven't called me in a long time would start to invite me over for dinner.  I've already said that if I win, the first thing I'll do is move. I'll never forget the time a man from the Hitching Post, a trailer park in Naples, won the FL lottery. His neighbors were being interviewed on the 11:00 news and the only thing they could say was "One day he was here and the next he was gone. Don't know where he went."  I decided that was a good plan! 

 

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I would not mind winning a smaller jackpot a few weeks after a record jackpot win. Then I would remain invisible. I say a few weeks because I would not want to make the news for a 'back to back' jackpot win. While the media is interviewing the $400 million dollar winners, I sneak quietly out the back door with my mere $50 million.

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Chewie

" As long as it can be used for a gain, like helping me get an advance,"

I'm just curious, in several threads you've mentioned taking out loans if you won a jackpot. If you came into multi-millions, why, oh why, would you take out loans?

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No loans for me, I have a lot of patience and could wait for my loot. Once the money has been deposited, then the fun begins. No hurry, good things come to those who wait.

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Chewie

" As long as it can be used for a gain, like helping me get an advance,"

I'm just curious, in several threads you've mentioned taking out loans if you won a jackpot. If you came into multi-millions, why, oh why, would you take out loans?

For the same reason I would not sit on a winning ticket and let the world go around another hundred revolutions.  Get the money, have the money.  Get an advance of a few million, and bail for pleasure-dome.  I inter-mix the term loan and advance.  It matters not to me.  Get the money, have the money.  The sooner it is MINE, the sooner I can start the care-free life.  Money is POWER.  Money in your name is your power.  Money not in your name is not your power.  Every one in the services business bends to the power of money.  The sooner I have the money, the sooner everything in my life is done my way.

Chauffers cost money. Tailored suits from Italy cost money.  Hand made shoes from Spain cost money.  Fitted underwear from London cost money.  Hand made shirts from Ireland cost money.  Leased Boeing 737 Business Jets cost money.  Luxury hotels and unimaginable meals in Monte Carlo cost money.  Limo's on standby 24-7 cost money. Satellite Video Conference Systems for all your friends cost money.  Lawyers, accountants, advisers, and beautiful woman hanging around to pleasure me and my friends cost money.  Getting my daughter and her children out of the house they are in, and into a Montana horse ranch cost money.  Private tutors and security for them cost money.  A Condo in Honolulu, for my best friend, and her children, cost money.  Do it now, or wait 30 days?  I see zero logic in waiting 30 days!  Doers do, waiters, wait.

If I hit the jackpot, I have no intention of sitting around continuing the dream of "what would I do" - I want to start doing it immediately, if not sooner.  The quickest way to start that achievement, is to get the money.  A loan, or advance, or whatever phrase that works, is the first step towards unrestricted  fun.  Get money, have money.  Waiting for 30 days to pass, is NOT having the money for 30 days, is not have unrestricted fun for 30 days.  I only want a couple of million to hold me over, until the lottery transfer the funds.  That is not asking a lot!  How much can an advance cost, 3%, 4%, 6%?  Who cares.  It is only money.  If you're afraid to spend it, don't wish for it!

 

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No loans for me, I have a lot of patience and could wait for my loot. Once the money has been deposited, then the fun begins. No hurry, good things come to those who wait.

Good things come to those who can afford to pay for them!  The sooner you have the oney the sooner you could have those good things. Get money, have money.  Never fails to be 100% accurate.  Wait?  Then later, ask yourself, why did I wait!  Not my style!

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When I win the Powerball jackpot on saturday I will be at the lottery headquarters in Salem at 9:00 a.m. sharp monday morning.  Since I have all the numbers I will tell them were they can stick their press conference.  I will sign all the paper work and leave to wait for my check to arrive in the mail however long that takes.-weshar75

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When I win the Powerball jackpot on saturday I will be at the lottery headquarters in Salem at 9:00 a.m. sharp monday morning.  Since I have all the numbers I will tell them were they can stick their press conference.  I will sign all the paper work and leave to wait for my check to arrive in the mail however long that takes.-weshar75

The great-great granchildren of your great-great grandchildren will still be waiting for that check to arrive in the mail.  Meanwhile, the great-great grandchild of the great-great grandchild of the Lottery Director of the state you won in, would be watching all that interest accumilate in the states name, and not a penny of interest in your name.  A zillion years from now, you would have what you had the day before the Powerball lottery drawing.

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[They don't mail a check!]

st.germain's avatar - Tarlor

In Illinois...they do mail a check.  I cashed mine as soon as it arrived.  If it were for millions and millions..I would just go down to springfield,the capitol, with my lawyer and a few bodyguards and  pick it up myself, in person. That is,even, if they would let me.

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A Tale of Two Winners

One held a press conference and one didn't...

(keep the story going...) 

 

dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

Put the lawyers in front and wear sunglasses. It also depends on how much you win. If it's a small (50-10 million) and you don't make a scene than you will just drift into obscurity.

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I'll tell you, if I hit and had to appear on a news conference, I'm putting on an astronaut suit or something like it, calling myself John Titor (of time travel fame- the guy from 2036), thanking the lottery folks that I can buy an X-203 M convertor for my time travel device, and going back to 2036.

As far as everyone who sees it will be concerned, anyway.

Wink 

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Heck yeah. Oh how I would love to rub it in the face of all who have doubted me, been mean to me, or who I just don't like.

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I'll tell you, if I hit and had to appear on a news conference, I'm putting on an astronaut suit or something like it, calling myself John Titor (of time travel fame- the guy from 2036), thanking the lottery folks that I can buy an X-203 M convertor for my time travel device, and going back to 2036.

As far as everyone who sees it will be concerned, anyway.

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You will definitely be remembered!  and you will generate more income for yourself.  Everybody will be buying X-203 M convertor memorabalia!Jester Laugh

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