If you win the lottery, do you have to go on TV and take pictures for the media?

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  1. Tommy2000GT

    Tommy2000GT Golden Member

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    If I win I want to keep it a secret and not let friends and relatives know.
     
  2. lxskllr

    lxskllr Lifer

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    It's public information. Everyone will know, especially your 6,000 favorite charities that'll write you every week to find out how you're doing.

    Once I lived the life
    Of a millionaire
    Spent all my money
    I just did not care
    Took all my friends out
    For a good time
    Bought bootleg whiskey
    Champagne and wine

    Then I began
    To fall so low
    Lost all
    My good friends
    I did not have
    Nowhere to go
    I get my hands
    On a dollar again
    I'm gonna hang on
    To it
    Till that eagle grins

    Nobody knows you
    When you're down
    And out
    In your pocket
    Not one penny
    And as for friends
    You don't have any

    When you finally
    Get back up
    On your feet again
    Everybody wants
    To be your old
    Long-lost friend
    Said
    It's mighty strange
    Without a doubt
    Nobody knows you
    When you're down
    And out

    When you finally
    Get back upon
    Your feet again
    Everybody wants to be
    Your good old
    Long-lost friend
    Said
    It's mighty strange
    Nobody knows you
    Nobody knows you
    Nobody knows you
    When you're down
    And out
     
  3. BoomerD

    BoomerD Lifer

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhiEtSqlDkA
     
  4. Gibson486

    Gibson486 Lifer

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    it's impossible to do that....unless you pay some guy to act like the winner.
     
  5. FoBoT

    FoBoT No Lifer

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    i don't see why people are so worried about this when all they have to do to not worry is don't buy any tickets so i can be the winner who will be very very happy to go on TV and you can take pictures of me in my underwear accepting the check or anything you want because if i win $640 million i want everybody to know and will be able to get the good body guards, i'll hire that guy "Big Rob" away from the Jonas Brothers and besides, i'll be doing a reality show to show all you all the right way to spend $640 millions of dollars

    yo
     
  6. IndyColtsFan

    IndyColtsFan Lifer

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    For $640 million, I'd get down on my hands and knees and bark like a dog on national TV.
     
  7. sixone

    sixone Lifer

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    OP, it depends on what state you live in. Some states require that your name be published, in case any creditors want to come after you. Other states respect your right to privacy.

    In either case, you may be able to hire a lawyer to set up a trust to claim the prize, so that you can retain your privacy.
     
  8. SearchMaster

    SearchMaster Diamond Member

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    Nothing worse than a sellout.
     
  9. sixone

    sixone Lifer

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    OR for a cool $10 million, I'll pretend I won, and give you the rest of the money. :p
     
  10. IndyColtsFan

    IndyColtsFan Lifer

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    My dignity has a price, and it just so happens to be $640 million. :D
     
  11. FoBoT

    FoBoT No Lifer

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    i'd let them rub peanut butter on me in an arena filled with puppies and get down on my hands and knees and bark like a dog on national TV for $639 million :colbert:
     
  12. MetalMat

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    What if George Zimmerman wins the lottery :eek:
     
  13. JEDI

    JEDI Lifer

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    yes.
    form a trust or a corporation and have your lawyer accept the $ on your behalf
     
  14. IndyColtsFan

    IndyColtsFan Lifer

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    For $638 million, I'd let them do that to you and I'd sit back and laugh. :cool:
     
  15. FoBoT

    FoBoT No Lifer

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    Then we r screwed lol
     
  17. GagHalfrunt

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    The privacy would be worth the investment, but I could find somebody to do it for a lot less.
     
  18. sixone

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    But not better. :D
     
  19. Exterous

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    Not where I thought you were going...

    In any case I wouldn't want people to know either but its not like I would turn down the money to have my privacy
     
  20. Exterous

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    I don't know. I think I could do an acceptable job for $5 million
     
  21. IndyColtsFan

    IndyColtsFan Lifer

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    Don't you guys remember the SNL skit in the early 90s where Dana Carvey played Ross Perot and he went to a shopping mall and was paying people to humiliate themselves? A guy got down on all fours and was barking like a dog and it was hilarious.
     
  22. RavenSEAL

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    If I win this lotto, I'm fucking cashing it in and leaving the country ASAP.
     
  23. SZLiao214

    SZLiao214 Diamond Member

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    I would do a lot more then that for that kind of money. Including :eek:
     
  24. sdifox

    sdifox No Lifer

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    it would be funny if they print the entire atot list
     
  25. Exterous

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    Early 90s? I wasn't old enough to be up that late :p