Seequinn: 1. Don't do anything outside your normal routine, until (at least) the first check clears.
mjohnson71: They don't allow anonymous wins in my state. I always wondered if getting my name changed to "John Doe" should be the first move?
forgotmydamnusername: Otherwise, the gift taxes can kill you.
Baz744: then moved so far away that your coworkers don't even remember what you looked likeI'd like to see more research on this link between physical distance and memory. It raises some questions. For example, does memory lost over physical distance recover when physical proximity returns?I'm going to DC for three days next week. Will my girlfriend forget what I look like while I'm gone? Will she recognize me when I return?Answers. I seek them.
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Call all your friends and family, tell them you won, and you'll be happy to loan them money to help get their dreams off the ground.
forgotmydamnusername: Spend as little as possible on things you won't still have in the morning. So hookers and blow are out. Don't aspire to more than an upper-middle class lifestyle. So no Rolls Royce or Lambo for you. Hire a good accountant. Keep a lawyer on retainer. Invest very conservatively. If you give any away, make sure it's to an entity the IRS recognizes as a charity. Otherwise, the gift taxes can kill you. Pay the Feds and the state their due, the minute it comes due. Make sure you get all your kids through college with no debt. After that, no more farking money. You don't want them to be lazy, useless shiatheads just hanging around like vultures waiting for you to die, do you? That would probably keep a big lottery winner out of bankruptcy court in the next 5-10 years after the win. Will any of them do any of those things? Probably not.
Active introvert: Seequinn: 1. Don't do anything outside your normal routine, until (at least) the first check clears.And get a lawyer. And if you can, remain anonymous. Don't stand up in front of the cameras and get the big fake check. Every long lost cousin, ex-lover, childhood friend and freeloader will be at your door.
skinink: I would want to go to every bad boss I've had and tell them to fark off. The I thought I'd rather send them a postcard from an exotic location to taunt them. Now I feel like I'd rather put the past behind me and start fresh, knowing I'll never have to see any of them again anyways.
rkiller1: Here is the BEST advice you'll read and this lady followed it. Long but worth it http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=749519
Spanky McStupid: rkiller1: Here is the BEST advice you'll read and this lady followed it. Long but worth it http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=749519Wow, excellent advice! Saved for future reference.
Chronomorte: Spanky McStupid: rkiller1: Here is the BEST advice you'll read and this lady followed it. Long but worth it http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=749519Wow, excellent advice! Saved for future reference.seconded - that was one of the most informative and logical posts about money and human nature that I've read in a long time.
jayphat: Keep my job for a while(however no extra work for the company). Tell no-one, including my wife, until I have the first check in the bank and cleared. 10% goes to leukemia and lymphoma society . I would do it on that day Limbaugh does it once a year too just to watch Farkers heads explode. Buy a house somewhere where I have access to broadband and still have enough land to install full solar panels between the house and the edge of the property to fully run the property. Freshwater well on property as well, with filtering system built into house. Help SOME of the family. Save the rest and invest as seems appropriate.
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