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Old 02-23-2008, 06:11 AM
 
Location: right here
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So I'm not the winner darn. Somebody out there is though, wanna share?
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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I won only $7.00 = 3 numbers.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Walker County, GA
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Whew! That's a lot of $$$. Too bad we were not there to buy tickets. I'll have to put lottery tickets in my budget.
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:00 PM
 
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I saw the winners on the news today. It doesn't look like they are the brightest bulbs on the Christmas tree. They were outside of their house showing the reporters the winning ticket (yes the actual ticket, not a photocopy). Wouldn't it be something if they accidently dropped it and a big gust of wind came by and blew it away? Clearly they haven't thought things through and have no idea how to handle large sums of money. They are sitting ducks to all the gold-diggers and people will take advantage of them. I hope things turn out ok but I suspect that within 10 years they will be divorced, broke, and miserable.

If I won I would make copies of the ticket. Then I would place it in a safe deposit box at my bank. I would consult an attorney and accountant. No one else would know till the press conference when I file the claim. Immediately after the press conference I would leave the country for about 3 months till things cooled down a bit.
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:17 AM
 
Location: right here
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I saw the winners on the news today. It doesn't look like they are the brightest bulbs on the Christmas tree. They were outside of their house showing the reporters the winning ticket (yes the actual ticket, not a photocopy). Wouldn't it be something if they accidently dropped it and a big gust of wind came by and blew it away? Clearly they haven't thought things through and have no idea how to handle large sums of money. They are sitting ducks to all the gold-diggers and people will take advantage of them. I hope things turn out ok but I suspect that within 10 years they will be divorced, broke, and miserable.

If I won I would make copies of the ticket. Then I would place it in a safe deposit box at my bank. I would consult an attorney and accountant. No one else would know till the press conference when I file the claim. Immediately after the press conference I would leave the country for about 3 months till things cooled down a bit.
OMG they actually came forward already? No attorney or planning on their part I see. Well there ya go ....Georgia's stimulus package
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Walker County, GA
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Bless their hearts. I sure hope someone does the right thing and helps them out with some honest assistance. I am glad to see maybe it was someone who could actually use it that won it.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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I saw on TV they are taking a lump sum. I hope they find someone honest to help them out, if not they will be broke before a year. There are very few ppl in FL who won big money that ended up very happy when all was said and done. Most divorced and gave away and/or spent all the money within a couple of years.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: The Great City of Macon
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Congraulations to the couple that won, hope you all are happy with the money
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Congrats to the couple that won, but holy geez, was what they did a real "DUHHHH"
http://bestsmileys.com/freak/3.gif (broken link)

I can't count how many talk shows and news shows that have been on over the years that go over the steps folks should take if you win a lottery. Contact a lawyer first - if it's a huge amount set up an anonymous trust to collect the money - change phone number - leave your house and go elsewhere for a while - etc etc.

And they did... "none of the above" - on TOP OF winning one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history.

Once again - http://bestsmileys.com/freak/3.gif (broken link)

I wish them the best, but I hope they got out of dodge. When you're talking about that much money, you're not just talking about strange Uncle Bobs coming out of the woodwork, you're talking about potentially dangerous nutjobs coming at you. It takes a few weeks before you get your money too, so it's not like they can run to Bermuda immediately to get away from it all.

Oh, but can I have this problem? Nooooo. (I'm not bitter).
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
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Well, I have mixed opinions on these posts. Either they were not thinking ahead and being as smart as perhaps they could, OR (and I am just saying it's possible) they could be those folks that are so mean that NOBODY messes with! LOL You know what I'm talking about!!! OR (and I am just saying MAYBE) they have a doberman, pitbull AND a .357 or two?

Seriously, I agree with luvsthebeach in the hope that someone helps them to be safe AND happy with their newfound good luck! Who knows? Maybe they will be the exception to the rule, and stay happy, married, and sane!

Anyhow - WOO-HOO TO YOU! CONGRATS!
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