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What are some of the changes you expect to make after winning the lottery?

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Personally: Changing my cell phone number. Changing my address..for starters.

For those who are asking-thinking- You won well over $ 200 mil.

Have a Great rest of the week you fine people & be healthy while you at it. 

LiveInGreenBay's avatar - driver

I wouldn't change my cell number but I would only answer calls from people I know.  And I would definitely move to a nice home in the country.  I really wouldn't try to hide my identity, I don't care if people know I won.  Like Nancy Regan once said... Just say no.

Theox-'s avatar - DAylUYw

I wouldn't work at my soul sucking job any longer. The day that I learn of my win is the same day that I'm quitting. Also I'll travel a lot. I go on a real vacation every few years. If I ever win I'll take a few vacations a year.

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I would gladly change my cell number, address, and vehicle.

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Well tailored wardrobe.

music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing

 I will form a team of advisers. Financial Adviser, Certified Financial Planner, Tax Attorney or CPA or an Enrolled agent, Money manager, more insurance like Umbrella and Life, a money psychologist, Trust and Estate Attorney, 

Dance

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In response to LiveInGreenBay

A new cell phone number is a must for me. I presently get calls from area codes 213, 617 among others and l know absolutely no one there, never set foot in those States either, although I hear they beautiful.So call me shy- but the cell phone number goes . it's a fresh start all round GB.

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In response to Theox-

Now you talking. 

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In response to lulu1feather

Ah- a woman after my own heart. ..As the saying goes. 

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In response to MaximumMillions

l gather then that your present wardrobe leaves much to be desired MM.

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In response to music*

That's a prerequisite going in Music. What other Changes will Be forthcoming besides the obvious?  New car, new gf, new alligator sneakers. .what?

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New car to travel to scope out new addresses, maybe a trip to Tahiti and other islands.

mikeintexas's avatar - h87TsB4
In response to noise-gate

While those could be legitimate telemarketing calls - or shady ones - they could also be spoofed numbers.  I got a call yesterday from an Amarillo roofing company, but when I called the number (to tell them to leave me the hell alone) I got a "this number is no longer in service" recording.

Caller ID spoofing

I bought a call blocker unit during the last election cycle and love it and it's coming in handy for this one as well.

If I ever win the lottery, I think I'd only give out my cell phone # to friends, family and the financial institutions I use.  I'd buy a "burner" phone to use for everything else and if I started getting unwanted calls on it, I'd give it a pitch and get another.   I'd have a land line phone most likely, usually required for DSL/Uverse, security alarms, etc. and keep the ringer turned off and an answering machine hooked up to it.

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In response to mikeintexas

Great Mike. Your response got me thinking about an app my wife has on her phone, it's called " WhitePages ID." She has been singing it's praises for quite some time now & l have been ignoring her on that front until your suggestion right now has me leaning towards installing it on my phone.  Us men hate getting directions until " the rubber band breaks"..so to speak. You have my thanks. 

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In response to noise-gate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_213

You've never set foot in California?

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In response to Kingofearth

l stand corrected. I looked up my past phone logs and it was area code 210. I humbly ask for your forgiveness on bended knee. Last thing l need is to upset the King Of the Earth. It's downright comforting to know that the King pays attention to little things,* cough, cough, like my post .You are wise & Powerful.

TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening

Like most, the first thing I do when I find out I won is to quit my job.

Then I would buy a new vehicle (not sure what yet, but it would have to be one that is brand new.)

Next, there are a lot of nexts.

  1. New wardrobe (tailor made mostly, not store bought),
  2. A new house with unlisted number (I live in an apartment now), with a wine cellar
  3. New furnishings (including wide screen TV with super deluxe cable package and a nice big freezer to hold only the best of food items),
  4. A nice long vacation (not sure where but haven't been on one in a while)
  5. I like jewellery (but had to sell all of mine a few years ago to pay bills). So new rings, a nice gold bracelet and a gold necklace with a pendant
  6. Whatever I want...within reason since now I can afford to buy it!
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lejardin's avatar - Lottery-014.jpg
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OH MY, LOL, THAT is funny, certainly not what I was expecting hahahaha.

weshar75's avatar - Lottery-042.jpg

I would like a mid sized sedan like a sonata from hyundia the new one with V6 engine and leather interior and moonroof.  That would be my getting around car here in town and to the casinos.-weshar75

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I'll be adding a significant number of names to the List Of People Who Can Kiss My Ass. :)

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In response to Rexer90

Lol..

savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho

I dont think " just say no. " works too well with lawyers. anonymous all the way, as much as possible

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In response to Rexer90

Green laugh

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Easy list, boss would get a "I quit" text. I would get a new number but keep old one for solicitor, reporter bait. Travel a few months  for for the media to die down. Do the recommended hiring estate/tax attorney, CFP, CPA. before I left.

TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
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I have an app like that on my phone. It's called "HIYA"

It identifies callers that I don't have stored in my phone and it is programmed to pick-up and disconnect callers that are suspected "SPAM"

I hate the calls that tell me I won a cruise or want to lower my credit card rates.

IPlayWeekly's avatar - avatarmoney

I would quit the new job I'm going to start and focus on web stuff and rentals.

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In response to IPlayWeekly

They would miss you at this new job seeing that they did not get a chance to know you.

Rentals?- like what, tuxedos? 

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In response to TheMeatman2005

Just for fun, I'd probably set up my home phone with a Music On Hold system, loaded with hours of bad bagpipe music.

LottoAce's avatar - WWI Flying_Ace.gif

everyone on this post seems to have thought it through. great things to do list. some very good points. I commend you all.

for me though, its not the changes that I expect to make...its the unknown changes that come along with a life altering event.

I believe my circumstances, persona,ideals, thought process, sense of self, my reality even my life would change. I don't know how much or in what ways. One thing is for sure I would love to find out.

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