Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Usa Local News

What would you do if you won the BIG Lottery? :)


Quick Links

USA MegaLottery Places

You last visited July 10, 2021, 7:32 pm

All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Avatar

Thread Starter

Miami Florida
United States
Member #191036
July 13, 2018
274 Posts
Offline

📄

It’s an age old question regarding the Lottery. put “Big,” at the last second because I know there might be smart alecks who might answer something like,”I bought a scratch off ticket for $2, and won $5, and took that $5 and bought a fast food meal with it!”  LMAO! 😀 

 

If I won the BIG Lottery such as Jackpot Triple Play, Powerball, Megamillions, Lotto, I would help out my Family, donate to Charities I actually believe in, work part time (Lots of People make the HUGE mistake of quitting their jobs entirely when Winning the BIG Lottery, and forget there’s no more money coming IN after winning the BIG Lottery. A part time job would still bring money IN),buy modest cars like Toyotas.

 

I’d probably keep my modest house as it’s a REALLY good house. I’d travel to exotic places as a way to have extra fun, buy fancy food. I REALLY doubt I’d go out and buy flashy things like expensive jewelry as I am not like that today and jewelry never really appealed to me. I’d make sure there was money to last me my whole life and at least two Generations after me. 🙂

 

What about you? 🙂

Avatar

Belgium
Member #214858
April 17, 2021
306 Posts
Offline

📄

From time to time I’d go eat in 2 michelin stars restaurants. Maybe try some 3 stars … I’d do a big tour in France and enjoy the food. I’d have espressos in Italia and paëlla with turbot in Espana. … salmon in Sweden? Hering in Hamburg? Cheese in A’dam? … Cheesepie in Manhattan?

For a Fistful of Dollars – Per un pugno di dollari

Avatar

Belgium
Member #214858
April 17, 2021
306 Posts
Offline

📄

Oh I know. You could go on Safari in Africa. Watch elephants and lions.

Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg

100

Zeta Reticuli Star System
United States
Member #30469
January 17, 2006
11571 Posts
Offline

📄

To quote a guy I was in the Army with

Buy a Harley

Never spend another day working for someone else

Look up everyone I did work for!

/////////////////////////////////////

Not sure about not quitting work or seeking part time work, once word got out that you won a lottery…………

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that’s designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

Lep

There is one and only one ‘proven’ system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

Avatar

Thread Starter

Miami Florida
United States
Member #191036
July 13, 2018
274 Posts
Offline

📄

To quote a guy I was in the Army with

Buy a Harley

Never spend another day working for someone else

Look up everyone I did work for!

/////////////////////////////////////

Not sure about not quitting work or seeking part time work, once word got out that you won a lottery…………

Quitting your job after winning the BIG Lottery is a bad idea IMHO. Just ask the guy who quit his job after winning the BIG Lottery…. Just about one year later, he was broke and begging his old Boss for his job back….

“What’s your ADDRESS?” May be the CREEPIEST question EVER asked to a Lottery Winner! O.O WTF?

grwurston's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg

Same #’s, different games.

Here
United States
Member #90247
April 24, 2010
10317 Posts
Offline

📄

Quitting your job after winning the BIG Lottery is a bad idea IMHO. Just ask the guy who quit his job after winning the BIG Lottery…. Just about one year later, he was broke and begging his old Boss for his job back….

A few rules if you do win big.

1) If you quit your job, leave on good terms.

2) If you win big, don’t tell the whole world.

3) Don’t spend it all at once. 

4) If you ignore #2 & #3, you better hope you did #1.

CDanaT's avatar - Nolz june15.jpg

Central TN
United States
Member #121187
January 4, 2012
5268 Posts
Online

📄

Guess that would depend on if you were talking immediately after I won or after I collected the big win.

Before Aspect:

Silence is golden. Period

Get new cell phones/cell #s, computers & email addresses. 

Assemble representatives – Attys, tax accountants, investment specialists,healthcare 

Tell nobody(spouse exception – of course) Not on social media so that’s a non factor

Get 1-2 weeks of vacation approved from work just before the estimated collection date. Use any sick leave, PTO, etc

Have the excuse of ” I am doing consulting from home for a private firm” based on current or past career, in case you see someone who you work with or you know, that asks what you are up to just before/after you leave. No other details because people are nosey.

Consider search for a new residence/new area to live and/or property to build on. 

After Collection:

Establish new residency as soon as reasonably possibly if you haven’t already.

Ensure wills, trusts, etc etc are in place.

Take a vacation and relax. Maybe consider your next luxury purchase.

Integrity: There is just no substitute.

Stat$talker's avatar - animated sphere.gif

700 light yrs West of Milky Way Galaxy’s Center
United States
Member #200642
September 1, 2019
1126 Posts
Offline

📄

Guess that would depend on if you were talking immediately after I won or after I collected the big win.

Before Aspect:

Silence is golden. Period

Get new cell phones/cell #s, computers & email addresses. 

Assemble representatives – Attys, tax accountants, investment specialists,healthcare 

Tell nobody(spouse exception – of course) Not on social media so that’s a non factor

Get 1-2 weeks of vacation approved from work just before the estimated collection date. Use any sick leave, PTO, etc

Have the excuse of ” I am doing consulting from home for a private firm” based on current or past career, in case you see someone who you work with or you know, that asks what you are up to just before/after you leave. No other details because people are nosey.

Consider search for a new residence/new area to live and/or property to build on. 

After Collection:

Establish new residency as soon as reasonably possibly if you haven’t already.

Ensure wills, trusts, etc etc are in place.

Take a vacation and relax. Maybe consider your next luxury purchase.

I Agree!…Then… Dissa-daammn-appear…!!  You would have better luck in contacting Voyager1, than ME…!!  LOL

MATH… The final Stochastic frontier…

These are the Lottery Voyages of Stat$talker..!!

The ongoing Mission,..to seek out the Laws of “Probability Math“…

 to master its rules to invoke…to Conquer ALL Major Jackpots..!!

…To boldly go,… Where NO Player has gone before…!!

Avatar

NY
United States
Member #23834
October 16, 2005
4421 Posts
Offline

📄

“Just about one year later, he was broke and begging his old Boss for his job back….”

Winning the lottery can do a lot to change your life, but it can’t stop you from being a loser and that guy was very obviously a loser.

How much money you need to retire depends on a lot of things, but AFAIC if you don’t take home enough to retire then you didn’t win a big lottery. If you don’t need income from a job but still feel that you need a job you may not be a loser but I’d say you’ve got issues to sort out.  Money is a tool, and one of the most useful things it can do is give you free time. A job, no matter how much you like it, is obligations you’re chained to. No matter what the job is there are going to be times that you’d rather do something else. Not having a job can’t free you from every obligation, but it gives you far more power to decide which obligations you’ll have.

Avatar

Thread Starter

Miami Florida
United States
Member #191036
July 13, 2018
274 Posts
Offline

📄

“Just about one year later, he was broke and begging his old Boss for his job back….”

Winning the lottery can do a lot to change your life, but it can’t stop you from being a loser and that guy was very obviously a loser.

How much money you need to retire depends on a lot of things, but AFAIC if you don’t take home enough to retire then you didn’t win a big lottery. If you don’t need income from a job but still feel that you need a job you may not be a loser but I’d say you’ve got issues to sort out.  Money is a tool, and one of the most useful things it can do is give you free time. A job, no matter how much you like it, is obligations you’re chained to. No matter what the job is there are going to be times that you’d rather do something else. Not having a job can’t free you from every obligation, but it gives you far more power to decide which obligations you’ll have.

I remember someone saying something like,”If I won The BIG Lottery, and quit my job,  there’s no way in hell I’d be begging my old Boss for my old job back in a year. That guy was just an IDIOT!”

“What’s your ADDRESS?” May be the CREEPIEST question EVER asked to a Lottery Winner! O.O WTF?

Avatar

New York, NY
United States
Member #140628
March 23, 2013
11184 Posts
Offline

📄

Pay taxes

Sometimes you do the right thing just because it’s right.

Avatar

United States
Member #139773
March 3, 2013
350 Posts
Offline

📄

It’s an age old question regarding the Lottery. put “Big,” at the last second because I know there might be smart alecks who might answer something like,”I bought a scratch off ticket for $2, and won $5, and took that $5 and bought a fast food meal with it!”  LMAO! 😀 

 

If I won the BIG Lottery such as Jackpot Triple Play, Powerball, Megamillions, Lotto, I would help out my Family, donate to Charities I actually believe in, work part time (Lots of People make the HUGE mistake of quitting their jobs entirely when Winning the BIG Lottery, and forget there’s no more money coming IN after winning the BIG Lottery. A part time job would still bring money IN),buy modest cars like Toyotas.

 

I’d probably keep my modest house as it’s a REALLY good house. I’d travel to exotic places as a way to have extra fun, buy fancy food. I REALLY doubt I’d go out and buy flashy things like expensive jewelry as I am not like that today and jewelry never really appealed to me. I’d make sure there was money to last me my whole life and at least two Generations after me. 🙂

 

What about you? 🙂

First things first… Ask for the entire amount in unwrapped hand counted pennies… After that goes off the deep end… Buy enough lottery tickets that anyone who wins with me curses out the people they dont like in their life, quit their job… Just to findout their winning ticket is only worth 5 bucks… That meltdown = priceless 🙂

Stat$talker's avatar - animated sphere.gif

700 light yrs West of Milky Way Galaxy’s Center
United States
Member #200642
September 1, 2019
1126 Posts
Offline

📄

I remember someone saying something like,”If I won The BIG Lottery, and quit my job,  there’s no way in hell I’d be begging my old Boss for my old job back in a year. That guy was just an IDIOT!”

I Agree!

MATH… The final Stochastic frontier…

These are the Lottery Voyages of Stat$talker..!!

The ongoing Mission,..to seek out the Laws of “Probability Math“…

 to master its rules to invoke…to Conquer ALL Major Jackpots..!!

…To boldly go,… Where NO Player has gone before…!!

Avatar

Kentucky
United States
Member #32651
February 14, 2006
9199 Posts
Offline

📄

“Just about one year later, he was broke and begging his old Boss for his job back….”

Winning the lottery can do a lot to change your life, but it can’t stop you from being a loser and that guy was very obviously a loser.

How much money you need to retire depends on a lot of things, but AFAIC if you don’t take home enough to retire then you didn’t win a big lottery. If you don’t need income from a job but still feel that you need a job you may not be a loser but I’d say you’ve got issues to sort out.  Money is a tool, and one of the most useful things it can do is give you free time. A job, no matter how much you like it, is obligations you’re chained to. No matter what the job is there are going to be times that you’d rather do something else. Not having a job can’t free you from every obligation, but it gives you far more power to decide which obligations you’ll have.

I know it sounds terrible when someone spent $2 and blew millions knowing we “could do much better had we won that money”, but life doesn’t work like that.

It’s not my fault! I voted for Amy.

GiveFive's avatar - Lottery-026.jpg

Florida – West Coast
United States
Member #92605
June 10, 2010
5055 Posts
Offline

📄

For me personally, wining a large amount of money means freedom.

I’m already retired so I wouldn’t be free from a tyrannical boss, but I’d be free to do what I want, with who I want, when I want, where I want etc.  I can do that now to a limited extent, but not to the extent I’d like to.

We’d be free of any type of debt we currently have, and so would my immediate family. That alone would considerably raise our quality of life and also my immediate family’s. (Our kids are burdened by what I consider to be too much student loan debt because they wanted to go to college)

But there is one thing I wouldn’t ever want to be free of.  I wouldn’t ever want to be free of being a responsible steward of my new found wealth. I’d hire all of the different types of necessary money management professionals to preserve my wealth for the benefit of future generations. Sudden wealth rarely lasts beyond someone’s grandchildren. Inherited money usually doesn’t make it past two generations. Great grandchildren typically have no idea how much money their great-grandpa had, nor do they know how much money their grandparents and parents recklessly blew. G5

Players who’ve won large lottery jackpots have something in common. Many of them say “I’ve played the lottery for years, but I never won anything but small prizes.”   That’s normal or typical, but it’s also why you should not get discouraged and stop playing.  Who knows?  Maybe someday you’ll say “I’ve played the lottery for years….”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

San Francisco Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against three of the country’s largest technology companies, claiming that he and other...

San Francisco Local News

(CBS Baltimore) — Millions of Americans have relied on stimulus checks to boost their finances during COVID. The pandemic seems to be nearing its...

Entertainment

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

San Francisco Local News

SANTA CRUZ (BCN / CBS SF) – A woman who died in a homicide last week in Santa Cruz has been involved in a...