Friday, March 30, 2012

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78 KB Anonymous (ID: InUOL3JN) 03/30/12(Fri)19:01:35 No.390131751  
I am going to buy 10 tickets for the mega millions tonight.

if your post is

and you leave an email address, i will give you a million dollars if your number is on my winning ticket.
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:02:30 No.390131968
first number 51
>> Anonymous (ID: gAMED687) 03/30/12(Fri)19:05:59 No.390132638
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:08:23 No.390133121
next number 38 faggot read the rules. i dont need a number i just need ur post number.
>> Anonymous (ID: O4TX+fTd) 03/30/12(Fri)19:10:26 No.390133484
wish you the best of luck
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:12:19 No.390133851
roll again newfriend
>> Anonymous (ID: hPCspQtv) 03/30/12(Fri)19:14:42 No.390134240
>> Anonymous (ID: L8J4QIpQ) 03/30/12(Fri)19:15:28 No.390134360
>> Anonymous (ID: tLl5cSv7) 03/30/12(Fri)19:17:14 No.390134649
i bought 10 yesterday, i use congalotto online since im in a fucking no where state
>> Anonymous (ID: Jv16bPdv) 03/30/12(Fri)19:18:25 No.390134868
If I win, give the money to Warren Buffet.
>> Anonymous (ID: tLl5cSv7) 03/30/12(Fri)19:20:55 No.390135353
im gunna win actually so when i do ill give you a couple million for being a cool bro

is ther a way to contact someone via a post? or its all fully anon? just curious cuz i dont know

but yea im totally gunna win, and then im gunna buy a massive sailboat (fat catamaran on coast of florida).. and spearfish the rest of my life around caribean and bahamas

what would you guys do?
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:21:05 No.390135381
will doo man.. but ur number is 68 roll again
>> Anonymous (ID: 2tjpL/ZE) 03/30/12(Fri)19:22:15 No.390135590
Roll roll for the troll lol
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:22:41 No.390135665
im serious as fuck bro.

i dont bullshit. im beyond that.
>> Anonymous (ID: moLp05ak) 03/30/12(Fri)19:23:13 No.390135758
Why don't we all work together to post our numbers so we don't repeat any at all?
If someone wins, anon shall give 1 million to all who participated.
It's a great idea that can work beautifully if we all get together because no one in the world but us can actually do shit like this.
>> Anonymous (ID: tLl5cSv7) 03/30/12(Fri)19:23:26 No.390135801
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rolling with lucky cat photo
>> Anonymous (ID: QyMiwa7d) 03/30/12(Fri)19:23:37 No.390135834
You won't win. At least 7 other people will win. 3.5 of those people will be butt hurt about the split. The other 3.5 will be Mexicans.
>> Anonymous (ID: 2tjpL/ZE) 03/30/12(Fri)19:24:31 No.390135986
I apologize master

>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:25:01 No.390136074

ticket 1
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:25:33 No.390136148
>> Anonymous (ID: tLl5cSv7) 03/30/12(Fri)19:25:41 No.390136171
id be all for it, i wonder if we could do that and write up a contract so that the winner would have to split with everyone in the group after tax? that would be cool, everyone buy 10 tickets, out of 540 mil, just put a cap on the group at 70%of 540 so we each get a million, make the site and i will be there :)
>> Anonymous (ID: 2tjpL/ZE) 03/30/12(Fri)19:25:45 No.390136179
Rolling. Daddy needs a new pair of whores.
>> Anonymous (ID: gbX3vSHH) 03/30/12(Fri)19:26:06 No.390136223
>faggot trying to do probabilities
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:26:36 No.390136308
So, what the hell DO you do if you are unlucky enough to win the lottery?

This is the absolutely most important thing you can do right away: NOTHING.

Yes. Nothing.


Do NOT tell anyone. The urge is going to be nearly irresistible. Resist it. Trust me.

1. IMMEDIATELY retain an attorney. Get a partner from a larger, NATIONAL firm. Don't let them pawn off junior partners or associates on you. They might try, all law firms might, but insist instead that your lead be a partner who has been with the firm for awhile. Do NOT use your local attorney. Yes, I mean your long-standing family attorney who did your mother's will. Do not use the guy who fought your dry-cleaner bill. Do not use the guy you have trusted your entire life because of his long and faithful service to your family. In fact, do not use any firm that has any connection to family or friends or community. TRUST me. This is bad. You want someone who has never heard of you, any of your friends, or any member of your family. Go the the closest big city and walk into one of the national firms asking for one of the "Trust and Estates" partners you have previously looked up on Lawyers Find A Lawyer, Law Firm, Attorney & Legal Services: martindale from one of the largest 50 firms in the United States which has an office near you. You can look up attornies by practice area and firm on Martindale.
>> Anonymous (ID: moLp05ak) 03/30/12(Fri)19:26:38 No.390136316
i shall post my numbers because idgaf

4, 26, 30, 39, 42 (34)
>> Anonymous (ID: 2tjpL/ZE) 03/30/12(Fri)19:27:09 No.390136404
>> Anonymous (ID: tLl5cSv7) 03/30/12(Fri)19:27:26 No.390136449
my tickets:
2 6 9 10 29 13
7 8 9 13 35 34
5 8 34 48 53 38
6 34 35 48 53 29
2 8 29 34 35 4
17 22 26 29 31 12
15 23 48 51 53 45
33 36 37 47 49 20
3 12 13 23 25 5
1 9 11 16 37 42
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:27:57 No.390136537
2. Decide to take the lump sum. Most lotteries pay a really pathetic rate for the annuity. It usually hovers around 4.5% annual return or less, depending. It doesn't take much to do better than this, and if you have the money already in cash, rather than leaving it in the hands of the state, you can pull from the capital whenever you like. If you take the annuity you won't have access to that cash. That could be good. It could be bad. It's probably bad unless you have a very addictive personality. If you need an allowance managed by the state, it is because you didn't listen to point #1 above.

Why not let the state just handle it for you and give you your allowance?

Many state lotteries pay you your "allowence" (the annuity option) by buying U.S. treasury instruments and running the interest payments through their bureaucracy before sending it to you along with a hunk of the principal every month. You will not be beating inflation by much, if at all. There is no reason you couldn't do this yourself, if a low single-digit return is acceptable to you.
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:28:31 No.390136626
You aren't going to get even remotely the amount of the actual jackpot. Take our old friend Mr. Whittaker. Using Whittaker is a good model both because of the reminder of his ignominious decline, and the fact that his winning ticket was one of the larger ones on record. If his situation looks less than stellar to you, you might have a better perspective on how "large" your winnings aren't. Whittaker's "jackpot" was $315 million. He selected the lump-sum cash up-front option, which knocked off $145 million (or 46% of the total) leaving him with $170 million. That was then subject to withholding for taxes of $56 million (33%) leaving him with $114 million.

In general, you should expect to get about half of the original jackpot if you elect a lump sum (maybe better, it depends). After that, you should expect to lose around 33% of your already pruned figure to state and federal taxes. (Your mileage may vary, particularly if you live in a state with aggressive taxation schemes).
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:28:37 No.390136643
thanks man for the reminder, but you are so right.
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:29:23 No.390136763
3. Decide right now, how much you plan to give to family and friends. This really shouldn't be more than 20% or so. Figure it out right now. Pick your number. Tell your lawyer. That's it. Don't change it. 20% of $114 million is $22.8 million. That leaves you with $91.2 million. DO NOT CONSULT WITH FAMILY when deciding how much to give to family. You are going to get advice that is badly tainted by conflict of interest, and if other family members find out that Aunt Flo was consulted and they weren't you will never hear the end of it. Neither will Aunt Flo. This might later form the basis for an allegation that Aunt Flo unduly influenced you and a lawsuit might magically appear on this basis. No, I'm not kidding. I know of one circumstance (related to a business windfall, not a lottery) where the plaintiffs WON this case.

Do NOT give anyone cash. Ever. Period. Just don't. Do not buy them houses. Do not buy them cars. Tell your attorney that you want to provide for your family, and that you want to set up a series of trusts for them that will total 20% of your after tax winnings. Tell him you want the trust empowered to fund higher education, some help (not a total) purchase of their first home, some provision for weddings and the like, whatever. Do NOT put yourself in the position of handing out cash. Once you do, if you stop, you will be accused of being a heartless bastard (or bitch). Trust me. It won't go well.
>> Anonymous (ID: QsrjPSaK) 03/30/12(Fri)19:29:34 No.390136801
>> Anonymous (ID: ugcvwZcl) 03/30/12(Fri)19:29:41 No.390136820
Rolling, miracles can happen.
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:30:03 No.390136878
It will be easy to lose perspective. It is now the duty of your friends, family, relatives, hangers-on and their inner circle to skew your perspective, and they take this job quite seriously. Setting up a trust, a managed fund for your family that is in the double digit millions is AMAZINGLY generous. You need never have trouble sleeping because you didn't lend Uncle Jerry $20,000 in small denomination unmarked bills to start his chain of deep-fried peanut butter pancake restaurants. ("Deep'n 'nutter Restaurants") Your attorney will have a number of good ideas how to parse this wealth out without turning your siblings/spouse/children/grandchildren/cousins/waitresses into the latest Paris Hilton.
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:30:12 No.390136904
i was thinking lump sum then investing 90% in rare metals, gold, and silver.
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:30:43 No.390136984
4. You will be encouraged to hire an investment manager. Considerable pressure will be applied. Don't.

Investment managers charge fees, usually a percentage of assets. Consider this: If they charge 1% (which is low, I doubt you could find this deal, actually) they have to beat the market by 1% every year just to break even with a general market index fund. It is not worth it, and you don't need the extra return or the extra risk. Go for the index fund instead if you must invest in stocks. This is a hard rule to follow. They will come recommended by friends. They will come recommended by family. They will be your second cousin on your mother's side. Investment managers will sound smart. They will have lots of cool acronyms. They will have nice PowerPoint presentations. They might (MIGHT) pay for your shrimp cocktail lunch at TGI Friday's while reminding you how poor their side of the family is. They live for this stuff.

You should smile, thank them for their time, and then tell them you will get back to them next week. Don't sign ANYTHING. Don't write it on a cocktail napkin (lottery lawsuit cases have been won and lost over drunkenly scrawled cocktail napkin addition and subtraction figures with lots of zeros on them). Never call them back. Trust me. You will thank me later. This tactic, smiling, thanking people for their time, and promising to get back to people, is going to have to become familiar. You will have to learn to say no gently, without saying the word "no." It sounds underhanded. Sneaky. It is. And its part of your new survival strategy. I mean the word "survival" quite literally.

Get all this figured out BEFORE you claim your winnings. They aren't going anywhere. Just relax.
>> Anonymous (ID: zutAB1tF) 03/30/12(Fri)19:30:47 No.390136993
whats the age required to buy lotto tickets, 18 or 21?
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:31:28 No.390137107
you are the man
>> Anonymous (ID: CvGFmWKP) 03/30/12(Fri)19:31:35 No.390137127
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I'd post mine, but I don't want to split the pot.
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:31:45 No.390137158
5. If you elect to be more global about your paranoia, use between 20.00% and 33.00% of what you have not decided to commit to a family fund IMMEDIATELY to purchase a combination of longer term U.S. treasuries (5 or 10 year are a good idea) and perhaps even another G7 treasury instrument. This is your safety net. You will be protected... from yourself.

You are going to be really tempted to starting being a big investor. You are going to be convinced that you can double your money in Vegas with your awesome Roulette system/by funding your friend's amazing idea to sell Lemming dung/buying land for oil drilling/by shorting the North Pole Ice market (global warming, you know). This all sounds tempting because "Even if I lose it all I still have $XX million left! Anyone could live on that comfortably for the rest of their life." Yeah, except for 33% of everyone who won the lottery.
>> Anonymous (ID: alm0ddzn) 03/30/12(Fri)19:31:53 No.390137184
eh why the hell not?
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:32:26 No.390137267
You're not going to double your money, so cool it. Let me say that again. You're not going to double your money, so cool it. Right now, you'll get around 3.5% on the 10 year U.S. treasury. With $18.2 million (20% of $91.2 mil after your absurdly generous family gift) invested in those you will pull down $638,400 per year. If everything else blows up, you still have that, and you will be in the top 1% of income in the United States. So how about you not fuck with it. Eh? And that's income that is damn safe. If we get to the point where the United States defaults on those instruments, we are in far worse shape than worrying about money.

If you are really paranoid, you might consider picking another G7 or otherwise mainstream country other than the U.S. according to where you want to live if the United States dissolves into anarchy or Britney Spears is elected to the United States Senate. Put some fraction in something like Swiss Government Bonds at 3%. If the Swiss stop paying on their government debt, well, then you know money really means nothing anywhere on the globe anymore. I'd study small field sustainable agriculture if you think this is a possibility. You might have to start feeding yourself.
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:32:34 No.390137285
thanks man
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:33:00 No.390137338
6. (There are Seven btw) That leaves, say, 80% of $91.2 million or $72.9 million. Here is where things start to get less clear. Personally, I think you should dump half of this, or $36.4 million, into a boring S&P 500 index fund. Find something with low fees. You are going to be constantly tempted to retain "sophisticated" advisers who charge "nominal fees." Don't. Period. Even if you lose every other dime, you have $638,400 per year you didn't have before that will keep coming in until the United States falls into chaos. Fuck advisers and their fees. Instead, drop your $36.4 million in the market in a low fee vehicle. Unless we have an unprecedented downturn the likes of which the United States has never seen, should return around 7.00% or so over the next 10 years. You should expect to touch not even a dime of this money for 10 or 15 or even 20 years. In 20 years $36.4 million could easily become $115 million.
>> Anonymous (ID: vYwtSy22) 03/30/12(Fri)19:33:11 No.390137373
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:33:35 No.390137426
7. So you have put a safety net in place. You have provided for your family beyond your wildest dreams. And you still have $36.4 million in "cash." You know you will be getting $638,400 per year unless the capital building is burning, you don't ever need to give anyone you care about cash, since they are provided for generously and responsibly (and can't blow it in Vegas) and you have a HUGE nest egg that is growing at market rates. (Given the recent dip, you'll be buying in at great prices for the market). What now? Whatever you want. Go ahead and burn through $36.4 million in hookers and blow if you want. You've got more security than 99% of the country. A lot of it is in trusts so even if you are sued your family will live well, and progress across generations. If your lawyer is worth his salt (I bet he is) then you will be insulated from most lawsuits anyhow. Buy a nice house or two, make sure they aren't stupid investments though. Go ahead and be an angel investor and fund some startups, but REFUSE to do it for anyone you know. (Friends and money, oil and water - Michael Corleone) Play. Have fun. You earned it by putting together the shoe sizes of your whole family on one ticket and winning the jackpot.
>> Anonymous (ID: w+nok/23) 03/30/12(Fri)19:33:50 No.390137464
make me rich OP
>> Anonymous (ID: BcRhEuVm) 03/30/12(Fri)19:33:58 No.390137485
>> Anonymous (ID: moLp05ak) 03/30/12(Fri)19:34:08 No.390137513
18 and over

but you can ask someone to buy your shit if youre underage and its better if you keep it to yourself if you win because then they try to consult you for money cause if it wasnt for them, you wouldnt have won.
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:34:09 No.390137516
yea dude i was thinking metals, not to double my money, but to just solidify what i actually have, i mean the dollar is fiat, no real value, gold and silver have actual value. I just want to retain my winnings.
>> Anonymous (ID: tVqOXuw+) 03/30/12(Fri)19:34:29 No.390137572
56 get
>> Anonymous (ID: LFxEG6TA) 03/30/12(Fri)19:35:28 No.390137724

aka rolling
>> Anonymous (ID: w+nok/23) 03/30/12(Fri)19:35:52 No.390137790
If I had a million dollars ..
>> Anonymous (ID: nEgIH8+q) 03/30/12(Fri)19:35:53 No.390137794
i got one, too!
>> Anonymous (ID: dfhnvbec) 03/30/12(Fri)19:36:03 No.390137819
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:36:24 No.390137886
bro, what u need to do, is copy and past all of your fuckin post, make this an ebook. because it is godamn brilliant. u are whiteknight of the year.
>> Anonymous (ID: w+nok/23) 03/30/12(Fri)19:37:01 No.390137989
>> Anonymous (ID: ugcvwZcl) 03/30/12(Fri)19:37:16 No.390138036
>> Anonymous (ID: YxtB/slV) 03/30/12(Fri)19:37:38 No.390138114
I just bought ten of them a while ago. If I win, fuck you all!
>> Anonymous (ID: 7t5m6CCo) 03/30/12(Fri)19:37:42 No.390138135
>> Anonymous (ID: tLl5cSv7) 03/30/12(Fri)19:38:13 No.390138221
cheeseburgers for life!
>> Anonymous (ID: w+nok/23) 03/30/12(Fri)19:39:10 No.390138390
whens the draw even?
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:39:28 No.390138443
only 5 more tickets left faggots
>> Anonymous (ID: QW8y38PP) 03/30/12(Fri)19:39:38 No.390138471
<3 you
>> Anonymous (ID: 3kYsJT49) 03/30/12(Fri)19:40:15 No.390138580
> 44
>> Anonymous (ID: tLl5cSv7) 03/30/12(Fri)19:40:25 No.390138619
in 4 hours or so
>> Anonymous (ID: QW8y38PP) 03/30/12(Fri)19:40:29 No.390138632
>> Anonymous (ID: oFxUjzrK) 03/30/12(Fri)19:40:34 No.390138649
Bump for the hella good advice ITT.
>> Anonymous (ID: w+nok/23) 03/30/12(Fri)19:40:42 No.390138676
>> Anonymous (ID: HPMmDU9m) 03/30/12(Fri)19:41:05 No.390138723
>> Anonymous (ID: Heaven) 03/30/12(Fri)19:41:27 No.390138783
the lottery is a tax on the stupid
>> Anonymous (ID: w+nok/23) 03/30/12(Fri)19:42:14 No.390138906
if this isn't 56 ima fuck my pillow.
>> Anonymous (ID: tLl5cSv7) 03/30/12(Fri)19:43:03 No.390139049
whos really gunna play the same numbers lol??

theres millions of combinations mines gunna win but..
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:44:20 No.390139271
i have been writing all the numbers down dude, im really fucking playing them
>> Anonymous (ID: bKs/8Dcg) 03/30/12(Fri)19:44:41 No.390139315
Under 57 get!

its a jins f @ gmail
>> Anonymous (ID: jYzhng5D) 03/30/12(Fri)19:45:18 No.390139397
>> Anonymous (ID: G8b9MNIG) 03/30/12(Fri)19:45:54 No.390139508
>If I win, give the money to Warren Buffet.

You will de facto end up giving it to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation then. That's because Warren Buffett will be giving most of his wealth away when he dies to be managed by that philanthropic foundation.

The Gates Foundation is basically like a giant hybrid holding corporation and mutual fund. It owns properties, companies, funds, positions, and debentures and uses the generated wealth to perform charitable actions. Thus, most of the principal will be kept intact and the philanthropy can continue. But unlike a purely profit seeking institution, it's okay if the investment returns zero or negative interest if it is a worthwhile major mission. In this way, the Gates Foundation takes on a lot of projects other charities either refuse to, cannot do because of either scale or inability to manage a huge project, or things that a charity cannot be "created" for as a result of a singular item of focus.

If you disbelieve in global warming, you should not give to Warren Buffett or Gates Foundation.
>> Anonymous (ID: w+nok/23) 03/30/12(Fri)19:46:11 No.390139556
56 get
>> Anonymous (ID: dfhnvbec) 03/30/12(Fri)19:46:38 No.390139615

>> Anonymous (ID: w+nok/23) 03/30/12(Fri)19:47:50 No.390139776

^______________^ email:

hit me up OP
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:47:55 No.390139793
inb4 shitstorm
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:48:18 No.390139848
Going to be bumping with some more lottery related info. I hope this is okay OP.
>> Anonymous (ID: tLl5cSv7) 03/30/12(Fri)19:48:28 No.390139881
well you and me are winning dude.. how bout some expensive bourbon on a sailboat? even splitting the pot 20 ways im gunna shit myself blind with joy

realistically to make my lotto dream come true i only need $300,000 after tax if that..
>> Anonymous (ID: cvsavwLj) 03/30/12(Fri)19:49:00 No.390139958
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Yay a lottery within lottery

if I win, donate my million to the
>> Anonymous (ID: LNPjCtWw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:49:00 No.390139959
I've bought 3 tickets.

If this post get quads, I will win the mega millions jackpot.
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:49:20 No.390140008
yea bro im cool with that shit.
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:49:54 No.390140096
It's something of an open secret that winners of obnoxiously large jackpots tend to end up badly with alarming regularity. Not the $1 million dollar winners. But anyone in the nine-figure range is at high risk. Eight-figures? Pretty likely to be screwed. Seven-figures? Yep. Painful. Perhaps this is a consequence of the sample. The demographics of lottery players might be exactly the wrong people to win large sums of money. Or perhaps money is the root of all evil. Either way, you are going to have to be careful. Don't believe me? Consider this:

Large jackpot winners face double digit multiples of probability versus the general population to be the victim of:

Homicide (something like 20x more likely)
Drug overdose
Bankruptcy (how's that for irony?)

And triple digit multiples of probability versus the general population rate to be:

Convicted of drunk driving
The victim of Homicide (at the hands of a family member) 120x more likely in this case, ain't love grand?
A defendant in a civil lawsuit
A defendant in felony criminal proceedings
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:50:52 No.390140254
Believe it or not, your biggest enemy if you suddenly become possessed of large sums of money is... you. At least you will have the consolation of meeting your fate by your own hand. But if you can't manage it on your own, don't worry. There are any number of willing participants ready to help you start your vicious downward spiral for you. Mind you, many of these will be "friends," "friendly neighbors," or "family." Often, they won't even have evil intentions. But, as I'm sure you know, that makes little difference in the end. Most aren't evil. Most aren't malicious. Some are. None are good for you.

Jack Whittaker, a Johnny Cash attired, West Virginia native, is the poster boy for the dangers of a lump sum award. In 2002 Mr. Whittaker (55 years old at the time) won what was, also at the time, the largest single award jackpot in U.S. history. $315 million. At the time, he planned to live as if nothing had changed, or so he said. He was remarkably modest and decent before the jackpot, and his ship sure came in, right? Wrong.

Mr. Whittaker became the subject of a number of personal challenges, escalating into personal tragedies, complicated by a number of legal troubles.
>> Anonymous (ID: EBbBRhMF) 03/30/12(Fri)19:51:20 No.390140338
that's awesome
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:51:29 No.390140357
Whittaker wasn't a typical lottery winner either. His net worth at the time of his winnings was in excess of $15 million, owing to his ownership of a successful contracting firm in West Virginia. His claim to want to live "as if nothing had changed" actually seemed plausible. He should have been well equipped for wealth. He was already quite wealthy, after all. By all accounts he was somewhat modest, low profile, generous and good natured. He should have coasted off into the sunset. Yeah. Not exactly.

Whittaker took the all-cash option, $170 million, instead of the annuity option, and took possession of $114 million in cash after $56 million in taxes. After that, things went south.

Whittaker quickly became the subject of a number of financial stalkers, who would lurk at his regular breakfast hideout and accost him with suggestions for how to spend his money. They were unemployed. No, an interview tomorrow morning wasn't good enough. They needed cash NOW. Perhaps they had a sure-fire business plan. Their daughter had cancer. A niece needed dialysis. Needless to say, Whittaker stopped going to his breakfast haunt. Eventually, they began ringing his doorbell. Sometimes in the early morning. Before long he was paying off-duty deputies to protect his family. He was accused of being heartless. Cold. Stingy.
>> Anonymous (ID: nqxYH3VD) 03/30/12(Fri)19:52:04 No.390140431
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Well shiiiiit it'd be neat to win money.
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:52:06 No.390140440
Letters poured in. Children with cancer. Diabetes. MS. You name it. He hired three people to sort the mail. A detective to filter out the false claims and the con men (and women) was retained.

Brenda, the clerk who had sold Whittaker the ticket, was a victim of collateral damage. Whittaker had written her a check for $44,000 and bought her house, but she was by no means a millionaire. Rumors that the state routinely paid the clerk who had sold the ticket 10% of the jackpot winnings hounded her. She was followed home from work. Threatened. Assaulted.

Whittaker's car was twice broken into, by trusted acquaintances who watched him leave large amounts of cash in it. $500,000 and $200,000 were stolen in two separate instances. The thieves attempted to spiked Whittaker's drink with prescription drugs in the first instance. Whittaker was violently allergic to the drug used, and likely would have died given the distance to the nearest emergency room, and the lateness of the hour, but, unfortunately he did not consumed the drink containing the narcotics. The second incident was the handiwork of his granddaughter's friends, who had been probing the girl for details on Whittaker's cash for weeks.

Even Whittaker's good-faith generosity was questioned. When he offered $10,000 to improve the city's water park so that it was more handicap accessible, locals complained that he spent more money at the strip club. (Amusingly this was true).
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:52:42 No.390140545
Whittaker invested quite a bit in his own businesses, tripled the number of people his businesses employed (making him one of the larger employers in the area) and eventually had given away $14 million to charity through a foundation he set up for the purpose. This is, of course, what you are "supposed" to do. Set up a foundation. Be careful about your charity giving. It made no difference in the end.

To top it all off, Whittaker had been accused of ruining a number of marriages. His money made other men look inferior, they said, wherever he went in the small West Virginia town he called home. Resentment grew quickly. And festered. Whittaker paid four settlements related to this sort of claim. Yes, you read that right. Four.

His family and their immediate circle were quickly the victims of odds-defying numbers of overdoses, emergency room visits and even fatalities. His granddaughter, the eighteen year old "Brandi" (who Whittaker had been giving a $2100.00 per week allowance) was found dead after having been missing for several weeks. Her death was, apparently, from a drug overdose, but Whittaker suspected foul play. Her body had been wrapped in a tarp and hidden behind a rusted-out van. Her seventeen year old boyfriend had expired three months earlier in Whittaker's vacation house, also from an overdose. Some of his friends had robbed the house after his overdose, stepping over his body to make their escape and then returning for more before stepping over his body again to leave. His parents sued for wrongful death claiming that Whittaker's loose purse strings contributed to their son's death. Amazingly, juries are prone to award damages in cases such as these. Whittaker settled. Again.
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:55:17 No.390140573
Even before the deaths, the local and state police had taken a special interest in Whittaker after his new-found fame. He was arrested for minor and less minor offenses many times after his winnings, despite having had a nearly spotless record before the award. Whittaker's high profile couldn't have helped him much in this regard.

In 18 months Whittaker had been cited for over 250 violations ranging from broken tail lights on every one of his five new cars, to improper display of renewal stickers. A lawsuit charging various police organizations with harassment went nowhere and Whittaker was hit with court costs instead.

Whittaker's wife filed for divorce, and in the process froze a number of his assets and the accounts of his operating companies. Caesars in Atlantic City sued him for $1.5 million to cover bounced checks, caused by the asset freeze.

Today Whittaker is badly in debt, and bankruptcy looms large in his future.

But, hey, that's just one example, right?
>> Anonymous (ID: BSQu8VIH) 03/30/12(Fri)19:55:18 No.390140593
>> Anonymous (ID: sofSLWGh) 03/30/12(Fri)19:55:22 No.390140625
I am curious.
When a person in the U.S. wins the lottery, do they have a genuine choice of remaining anonymous? Because where I come from, that remains confidential unless the winner him/herself comes public.
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:55:52 No.390140728
damn near 8 sets of numbers set. lets go faggots. win money.
>> Anonymous (ID: w+nok/23) 03/30/12(Fri)19:55:53 No.390140735
>> Anonymous (ID: F9zL4taB) 03/30/12(Fri)19:56:19 No.390140814
56 get
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:56:20 No.390140819

Nearly one third of multi-million dollar jackpot winners eventually declare bankruptcy. Some end up worse. To give you just a taste of the possibilities, consider the fates of:

Billie Bob Harrell, Jr.: $31 million. Texas, 1997. As of 1999: Committed suicide in the wake of incessant requests for money from friends and family. “Winning the lottery is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”

William “Bud” Post: $16.2 million. Pennsylvania. 1988. In 1989: Brother hires a contract murderer to kill him and his sixth wife. Landlady sued for portion of the jackpot. Convicted of assault for firing a gun at a debt collector. Declared bankruptcy. Dead in 2006.

Evelyn Adams: $5.4 million (won TWICE 1985, 1986). As of 2001: Poor and living in a trailer gave away and gambled most of her fortune.

Suzanne Mullins: $4.2 million. Virginia. 1993. As of 2004: No assets left.

Shefik Tallmadge: $6.7 million. Arizona. 1988. As of 2005: Declared bankruptcy.

Thomas Strong: $3 million. Texas. 1993. As of 2006: Died in a shoot-out with police.

Victoria Zell: $11 million. 2001. Minnesota. As of 2006: Broke. Serving seven year sentence for vehicular manslaughter.
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)19:56:32 No.390140858
only two more sets left.
>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)19:57:00 No.390140949
Karen Cohen: $1 million. Illinois. 1984. As of 2000: Filed for bankruptcy. As of 2006: Sentenced to 22 months for lying to federal bankruptcy court.

Jeffrey Dampier: $20 million. Illinois. 1996. As of 2006: Kidnapped and murdered by own sister-in-law.

Ed Gildein: $8.8 million. Texas. 1993. As of 2003: Dead. Wife saddled with his debts. As of 2005: Wife sued by her own daughter who claimed that she was taking money from a trust fund and squandering cash in Las Vegas.

Willie Hurt: $3.1 million. Michigan. 1989. As of 1991: Addicted to cocaine. Divorced. Broke. Indicted for murder.

Michael Klingebiel: $2 million. As of 1998 sued by own mother claiming he failed to share the jackpot with her.

Janite Lee: $18 million. 1993. Missouri. As of 2001: Filed for bankruptcy with $700 in assets.

Mack Metcalf: $65 million. Kentucky. 2000. As of 2001: Divorced. As of 2002: Sued girlfriend for $500,000 claiming he was drunk when he gave it to her. Sued by wife for child support. As of 2003: Died of alcoholism. As of a few months later in 2003: Second wife bought a mansion with the money, collected dozens of stray cats and died of a drug overdose immediately after moving in.
>> Anonymous (ID: PgxK4R9H) 03/30/12(Fri)19:59:15 No.390141341
Why not?
>> Anonymous (ID: a6+0ED55) 03/30/12(Fri)20:00:29 No.390141570


[Only need 10,000, no need for million. Thanks :)]
>> Anonymous (ID: uC1uV9GY) 03/30/12(Fri)20:01:49 No.390141785
Ill take it.
>> Anonymous (ID: BSQu8VIH) 03/30/12(Fri)20:02:24 No.390141891
Rerolling? This is the stuff dreams are made of
>> Anonymous (ID: oQ51N0a0) 03/30/12(Fri)20:03:20 No.390142047
>> Anonymous (ID: BSQu8VIH) 03/30/12(Fri)20:03:35 No.390142093
Rerolling? This is the stuff dreams are made of. And mine is nightmare, the fuck. Last roll.
>> Anonymous (ID: tLl5cSv7) 03/30/12(Fri)20:03:38 No.390142106
im curious too if you can be anonymous

luckily for me i have the most common name on the face of the planet, i went to school with four other individuals with the exact same first/last name.

but if i won i wouldnt fuckin tell anyone, id just try to be casual and spend all my time doing what i do now except without working haha (im a huge outdoor sports fan)
>> Anonymous (ID: /lFD8h4R) 03/30/12(Fri)20:04:00 No.390142161

yes please
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)20:04:40 No.390142272
7 more numbers and im going to the store will be back with timestamp proof. then i will ctrl+a then put in on my blog, ive already got two post up now posting progress. im completely serious, if your number is on the winning ticket, i will fuckin find you. and i will force you to take a million dollars.
>> Anonymous (ID: uC1uV9GY) 03/30/12(Fri)20:05:25 No.390142398
Not sure if you are sending one to everyone who gets 56 or just the first person, so im gonna keep rollin.
>> Anonymous (ID: PolMtHNe) 03/30/12(Fri)20:05:26 No.390142402
lol, i bet they are all black
>> Anonymous (ID: F6bB007g) 03/30/12(Fri)20:05:35 No.390142426
>> Anonymous (ID: WU102DJO) 03/30/12(Fri)20:06:35 No.390142591
also the way im ordering numbers is FIFO.
first come first serve, from top to bottom.
>> Anonymous (ID: F6bB007g) 03/30/12(Fri)20:07:21 No.390142724

>> Anonymous (ID: UNCse5nw) 03/30/12(Fri)20:07:26 No.390142730

With this big of a jackpot there is really no way you could remain anonymous. You can set up some kind of trust or corporation to claim the winnings for you, but through public record you will still be found out. Some states actually require you to show up and get your picture taken with the giant check and MegaMillions will put you on their website.
>> Anonymous (ID: PolMtHNe) 03/30/12(Fri)20:08:41 No.390142929
know what, how about you fucking fags get jobs, you fucking ocupy wall street losers, you make me sick.
>> Anonymous (ID: zcIsEsLR) 03/30/12(Fri)20:08:51 No.390142942
>> Anonymous (ID: PolMtHNe) 03/30/12(Fri)20:09:43 No.390143089
no one needs to make more then 40 grand a year if you have a lot, if you are some loser who loves with his parents, you don't need to make more then, maybe 10 bucks an hour, deal with it.
>> Anonymous (ID: uC1uV9GY) 03/30/12(Fri)20:09:51 No.390143116
>> Anonymous (ID: fh0mt6/v) 03/30/12(Fri)20:10:15 No.390143178
never realyl done anyhting but a few loosing scratchers but might aswell try
when is the drawing and how long b4 do they stop selling?
>> Anonymous (ID: PolMtHNe) 03/30/12(Fri)20:10:18 No.390143189
get a job
>> Anonymous (ID: bYEy6WGS) 03/30/12(Fri)20:11:29 No.390143375
>> Anonymous (ID: PolMtHNe) 03/30/12(Fri)20:11:33 No.390143383
McDonalds is hiring, get a job
>> Anonymous (ID: bYEy6WGS) 03/30/12(Fri)20:12:22 No.390143502
>> Anonymous (ID: DkyNnn4W) 03/30/12(Fri)20:12:27 No.390143515
If any of you win.
>> Anonymous (ID: Heaven) 03/30/12(Fri)20:13:19 No.390143668
Retail jobs usually suck...

the truth