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2020-06-30 7:01:30 AM  

FriarReb98: Omnivorous: At the time of Whittaker's win, it was required for winners to come forward and accept the money during a press conference.

Jesus, I'd have sent my dog to claim the money for the LLC.

But thanks to you who sent along some context.  You'll know that I've won a lottery by my perpetual absence (thought my dog might still post).

I have a fiendishly clever plan if it ever comes to that: one of my best friends is a theater chick, so we will have a little get together before that ceremony. Possible clothes padding and a good wig/beard combo would happen.


It seems odd to me that that doesn't happen more often. Why wouldn't the trend be to accept it in disguise?
 
2020-06-30 7:03:41 AM  

khatores: FriarReb98: Omnivorous: At the time of Whittaker's win, it was required for winners to come forward and accept the money during a press conference.

Jesus, I'd have sent my dog to claim the money for the LLC.

But thanks to you who sent along some context.  You'll know that I've won a lottery by my perpetual absence (thought my dog might still post).

I have a fiendishly clever plan if it ever comes to that: one of my best friends is a theater chick, so we will have a little get together before that ceremony. Possible clothes padding and a good wig/beard combo would happen.

It seems odd to me that that doesn't happen more often. Why wouldn't the trend be to accept it in disguise?


Because they check out your identity. Because if you owe child support they want to make sure the stupid ex gets her blood money.
Because the government should help people who chose lame mates.
 
2020-06-30 7:13:37 AM  

waxbeans: khatores: FriarReb98: Omnivorous: At the time of Whittaker's win, it was required for winners to come forward and accept the money during a press conference.

Jesus, I'd have sent my dog to claim the money for the LLC.

But thanks to you who sent along some context.  You'll know that I've won a lottery by my perpetual absence (thought my dog might still post).

I have a fiendishly clever plan if it ever comes to that: one of my best friends is a theater chick, so we will have a little get together before that ceremony. Possible clothes padding and a good wig/beard combo would happen.

It seems odd to me that that doesn't happen more often. Why wouldn't the trend be to accept it in disguise?

Because they check out your identity. Because if you owe child support they want to make sure the stupid ex gets her blood money.
Because the government should help people who chose lame mates.


But see, that's the point: If someone knows you enough to need all that, the name should be enough. (I'm hopelessly single, so big pass for me on all of it.) The disguise isn't for people who already know you by name, it's for people who know you by face, or will try to remember your details from the ceremony. I'd literally rent an apartment long enough to get my bills and license changed over before accepting the money - and then abandon the farker.

Quite literally I'd be Keyzer Soze'ing everything until I got the money and then I'd be moving the fark on.
 
2020-06-30 7:37:08 AM  
Who got the Viper full of cash?
 
2020-06-30 7:37:46 AM  

waxbeans: khatores: FriarReb98: Omnivorous: At the time of Whittaker's win, it was required for winners to come forward and accept the money during a press conference.

Jesus, I'd have sent my dog to claim the money for the LLC.

But thanks to you who sent along some context.  You'll know that I've won a lottery by my perpetual absence (thought my dog might still post).

I have a fiendishly clever plan if it ever comes to that: one of my best friends is a theater chick, so we will have a little get together before that ceremony. Possible clothes padding and a good wig/beard combo would happen.

It seems odd to me that that doesn't happen more often. Why wouldn't the trend be to accept it in disguise?

Because they check out your identity. Because if you owe child support they want to make sure the stupid ex gets her blood money.
Because the government should help people who chose lame mates.


Well they could check your ID and have you fill out paperwork and all to make sure that liens and child support get satisfied. But I mean as far as the media portion that gets shown on TV...seems like you could at least show up for that with a wig on so that your neighbors don't recognize you.
 
2020-06-30 7:52:55 AM  

FriarReb98: waxbeans: khatores: FriarReb98: Omnivorous: At the time of Whittaker's win, it was required for winners to come forward and accept the money during a press conference.

Jesus, I'd have sent my dog to claim the money for the LLC.

But thanks to you who sent along some context.  You'll know that I've won a lottery by my perpetual absence (thought my dog might still post).

I have a fiendishly clever plan if it ever comes to that: one of my best friends is a theater chick, so we will have a little get together before that ceremony. Possible clothes padding and a good wig/beard combo would happen.

It seems odd to me that that doesn't happen more often. Why wouldn't the trend be to accept it in disguise?

Because they check out your identity. Because if you owe child support they want to make sure the stupid ex gets her blood money.
Because the government should help people who chose lame mates.

But see, that's the point: If someone knows you enough to need all that, the name should be enough. (I'm hopelessly single, so big pass for me on all of it.) The disguise isn't for people who already know you by name, it's for people who know you by face, or will try to remember your details from the ceremony. I'd literally rent an apartment long enough to get my bills and license changed over before accepting the money - and then abandon the farker.

Quite literally I'd be Keyzer Soze'ing everything until I got the money and then I'd be moving the fark on.


Hum. Awesome point. Damn. WTF?
Now I have damn questions. Wow.
 
2020-06-30 8:12:29 AM  

waxbeans: khatores: FriarReb98: Omnivorous: At the time of Whittaker's win, it was required for winners to come forward and accept the money during a press conference.

Jesus, I'd have sent my dog to claim the money for the LLC.

But thanks to you who sent along some context.  You'll know that I've won a lottery by my perpetual absence (thought my dog might still post).

I have a fiendishly clever plan if it ever comes to that: one of my best friends is a theater chick, so we will have a little get together before that ceremony. Possible clothes padding and a good wig/beard combo would happen.

It seems odd to me that that doesn't happen more often. Why wouldn't the trend be to accept it in disguise?

Because they check out your identity. Because if you owe child support they want to make sure the child you helped create and owe monetary, if not emotional support to gets her money.
Because the government should help people who chose lame mates.


FTFY

/16 years of child support paid
//I helped create a child
///children aren't a bill
 
2020-06-30 8:37:36 AM  

MythDragon: I'd hire a lawyer to create a trust and claim it for said trust. I wouldn't tell anyone a damn thing.  A few people would have their houses paid off anonymously and be given some cash from a mysterious benefactor. But no parties. No announcements. Just me finally building a nice, but modest (no more than 2500 sqf ) house and buying (with a loan as far as everyone knows)  slightly nicer car with the money I've been saving.


That wasn't an option when Whitaker won his prize.
 
2020-06-30 8:41:52 AM  

GreenSun: I hate how in the US, your identity has to be revealed to the public when you win the lotto. That's like telling all the criminals "Here's a ripe juicy target for you, now fark 'em up!" If I ever win, I'd go wear make-up and put fake deformities before going to their office.


I hate how people talk out their ass.

Some states require the winner to be public, some don't.  It might even be "some used to."  I live in Georgia and we can claim anonymously.

I buy tickets maybe 10 times a year and then it's only to text a pic of them to my boss to fark with her.  If I somehow win a big huge prize I'll ask my boss and her boss how much they need to retire.
 
2020-06-30 8:51:45 AM  

kendelrio: /16 years of child support paid
//I helped create a child
///children aren't a bill


What does your responsibility have to do with the State?
The State doesn't go to families that are intact and tell them spend X on you child.

Would you support giving kids a bank account they control, and that married parents must pay into ?

Child spending is highs and lows. My mom didn't spend the same amount of money on me every month for 18 years.  Also, we don't make couples pay rent on two homes. We only so that to separated family units.
Child support is a racket.
Packaged as feel good b.s.
Hell, I suspect, my kid is dead. And yet I paid support for decades.
 
2020-06-30 9:07:07 AM  

waxbeans: kendelrio: /16 years of child support paid
//I helped create a child
///children aren't a bill

What does your responsibility have to do with the State?
The State doesn't go to families that are intact and tell them spend X on you child.

Would you support giving kids a bank account they control, and that married parents must pay into ?

Child spending is highs and lows. My mom didn't spend the same amount of money on me every month for 18 years.  Also, we don't make couples pay rent on two homes. We only so that to separated family units.
Child support is a racket.
Packaged as feel good b.s.
Hell, I suspect, my kid is dead. And yet I paid support for decades.


The state gets involved when one of two things happen: a parent doesn't want to pay for a child or a parent asks them to create a garnishment for the purpose of ensuring the money is paid.

Is it calculated fairly? No. Does it seem arbitrary? Yes.

If the mother and I could agree on what to give the child, the state wouldn't get involved amd an account could be created.

That said, how does and infant or child control an account?

I haven't seen mybdaughter in 10 years. Custody and visitation has nothing to do with support. The child needs to eat and have clothes regardless of how often you do or don't see them.

You're bitter because your ex screwed you on visitation and you feel a certain amount of money entitles you to visitation.

Get a lawyer and sue for custody and/or visitation.

Done with this.
 
2020-06-30 2:06:09 PM  
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2020-06-30 8:47:30 PM  

Unscratchable_Itch: Rule number one about winning the lottery: Don't tell anyone you won the lottery.


Problem with that is only a handful of states allow you to remain anonymous.
 
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