Are you aware of the consequences if you might win the LOTTO JACKPOT PRICE?

@syoti20 (5295)
Philippines
December 2, 2010 6:03pm CST
Until now the 741 Million Jackpot price is not yet claimed by the winner. I guess he/she might claimed this if price after a month or so. To let the mass slow down a bit. How ready the winner could be in such incident/moment of his/her life. He/she need guidance or counseling? Many speculation are roaming around, the winner lose his/her sanity after knowing his/her the winner. The winner is hiding his/her identity for some reason. He/she has now tons of bodyguard. he/she will giving the half of the money to the charity. How about you? Are ready for the consequences it may bring if ever you are the winner of 741 Million?
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
3 Dec 10
NO WAY! I don't think anyone could be ready for such a windfall. I would think they are waiting for the excitment to go down, get in touch with a good and honest accountant. Then come forward after they decide what they are going to do with all that money. I would have to for sure divide among my immediate family members and special friends. We would all show up together to claim it. I don't need 741 million dollars for myself. I would love to win that much to make others happy that has always been a dream of mine.
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@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
I agree with you.
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• Pasay, Philippines
6 Dec 10
Hi Lelin The currency lottery jackpot is in Philippine Peso. When I tried to multiply the $741 million for Philippine Peso that is 32,328214620 Billion . I could really imagine if that is the jackpot price here in the Philippines. And what will the winner do especially if he/she is only one if won this price.
• United States
3 Dec 10
I'm ready! Bring it on Lottery!!! In all seriousness though, I don't think I would loose my sanity or priorities... or need counseling if I won any amount of money. When it comes down to it life isn't about wealth. Here is my philosophy: Money cant by happiness, but it can rent it for a couple of hours.
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@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
Nice philosophy! I liked it.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 Dec 10
I do not play the lotto, but know the consequences of those who suddenly come into a large sum of money when they were poor before. They do not know how to handle it. Now since I will never play the lotto, I will think of the next best thing - my uncle was really a rich millionaire and left me all his money," He was not by the way Now we had a family who won a lot of money the lotto, and they were smart they invested it, but they already were relatively well off so they knew how to manage it they moved to another house, and invested most of it. But someone who never has much would never do that, they would spend it all and give it to their relatives and instead of giving to the charities they wold have helped had they had the money before, they would give it to anyone who comes out of the woodwork, the kinds who beg and beg until there is nothing left. Now I would give so much to my favorite charity but only a small percentage, would insulate the basement of my house, get the printer, camera, and the Apple Express or Time Machine, and put most of the money into investment. Oh if my supposed rich uncle gave me a large jackpot, maybe I will invest in a business or help start one.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
Nice thinking.. I will do that too.. If ever I am the winner
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Dec 10
That works. It is something about being a cheerful giver. No one can force you to give through making you feel guilty. And sometimes a person has money and has no idea how to invent things or has no business sense, so it is usually better for that person to invest after doing some research. And I do not like being forced to give to charity, but I like deciding on a charity that I can do some good and has nothing to do with that person's race or color. That is why there is a charity in our city that helps the handicapped and I help that out.
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
Good question. Hmmmm..i think im not ready for the consequences if ever i win the jackpot. I am so used to having a simple life with no worries of the safety of my life and just contented to work to earn money and happy with it somehow. For sure i will be happy if i win the jackpot, i mean who wouldn't 741Million is a very quite big amount already. I won't be working my whole life for having that amount. But if my life is at risk, then i'd better be happy just winning and earning cents in myLot
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
people will always ask where i got many money to buy a house or even not work and just stay home but be spending a lot money..you know what i mean. So it's as if risking my life from the robbers and thieves and even kidnappers..
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
3 Dec 10
There is no lottery winner support groups are there? I know I would shut down my home phone as it is available to everyone. I would run to the nearest reputable tax attorney. I would find a good security company and consult with them. Then I would spend a ton of time trying to figure out my new life style with those who are already there.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
Indeed we could recommend that to them
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
Whoever the lucky winner I congratulate him/her. Honestly I’m trying my luck in lotto too bad that I didn’t win. Well if I’m the winner maybe at this time I can’t think of something on how to claim my prize. The money was really huge. The winner will surely change his/her lifestyle and must also consider the consequences of being a winner. First of all, how to get the money without many people knew it. Next thing is how to live safely because for sure people who have bad consent can make something bad. Being a winner is a big blessing but we should also consider how to give to other people. I mean part of the money should be give to people who are poor. And I’m sure more blessings will come. Well, I hope this winner will use the money in the right way.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
It will really change his/her life.
@pogi253 (1587)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
If you come about to be one of the lucky few who have experienced a large windfall through the lottery, you should know that there are hazard associated with obtaining a large chunk of cash, and that you should be careful how and where you spend your money. Score of lottery winners have lost big over the years after they made big mistakes with their winnings. Be careful in how you deal with your newfound wealth, and be careful not to squander it away. Sadly, money often creates problems between people who love each other, even when it isn’t on purpose. No matter your financial status five minutes ago; now you can buy whatever you want, and it is an incredible feeling. Of course, your friends and family might now see you as one big cash cow, and create problems for you in the future.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
I agree with you.. Thank you for responding.
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
if i am the winner of lotto jackpot price, i will claim my price after 2 months or 3 ehehe..
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
I agree with you. We have to calm the excitement of the masses.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
3 Dec 10
To say that winning a sum like that would be life changing is an understatement! 741 million is an amount that is pretty hard to get your mind around but I wonder if the feeling would be the same if one won say, 20 million? Either way one could give up work forever and buy whatever his or her heart desires. I have heard of people who have won such lotteries and regretted it. Personally I can’t imagine it because, like so many others, I would welcome any winnings (LOL)! I think it would be a case of getting over the shock of winning and making sure you’ve calmed down before making any decisions as how to handle all that money.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
Thank you for responding..
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@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
3 Dec 10
Winning a large amount of money in any lottery is nice and all but it can be very scary too. I remember this really tragic story from some years back. This man won a multi-million dollar lottery and the news was plastered everywhere. Things looked like it was looking up for this family since they won the money. But someone ended up kidnapping his only child for ransom because they saw on the news that he was a lottery winner and therefore rich. They ended up killing the man's daughter. The family was devastated. I could never forget the story because it was so tragic and I couldn't help but think that none of this would happen to that family if the dad didn't win the lottery. So, I really don't blame that person for hiding and not wanting their identity to be known. I would be doing the same thing. Who knows what some people out there would do for a piece of that large stash. I think it's good to dream about winning the lottery one day but if it were to actually happen to me I would not know what to do. It would be a life changing experience be it good or bad.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
This is so tragic indeed.
@Metatronik (5911)
• Pasay, Philippines
3 Dec 10
Yes I am ready for the consequences. But then if in case I was the winner of course I would let my parents know and they should be quite about it because even if they tell it to our very close friends and relatives I believe that the domino just started. As much as possible I don't want it to be obvious by other people especially to my neighbors. Maybe the winner needs guidance or counseling as well and of course it depends upon the person on how he/she going to handle it but there are some instances that they need to have financial advisers.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
I agree with you. Domino effect will definitely starts the rumor
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
I guess you have to be aware of the consequences of having that big amount of money. There could be syndicates planning around on how to get their hands on that sum, you'll never know. The winner should be careful on how he retrieves it.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
I agree expect the unexpected.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
3 Dec 10
Winning that amount of money is a life changing event and one I'm not ready to deal with which is why my husband and I never play the lottery. Money changes people, it changes relationships and it interrupts your life. If you're unhappy in your life it might be a good thing but it's not for everyone.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
I agree with you..
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
3 Dec 10
I did not know, or was not aware that the jackpot was so high. What a huge winning that would be. If I won that amount of money, I would definitely be giving more than half to chairty. That's a lot of money!! Some of the charities I would support: March Of Dimes, Cancer, stem cell research, Good Will and local homeless shelters. Hopefully, the winner is aware of their good fortune and will be able to use it wisely.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
Nice decision my friend.
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
I will definitely will have the difficulty of sleeping because there are so many things entering in my mind, like plans about how to keep the money and what are the important things to do with it, but to lose my sanity because i was happy and without specific plans is impossible. Maybe this person is only thinking on how huge amount he had won, he is maybe thinking money as a material thing or maybe on his own safety and with his family but if you think of money as the material that can solve your poverty, that can help people, then it will be much easier. Anyway, it is easy to say it, but it is hard to do. Hopefully, whom ever he/she is he/she is safe with his/her family and God guide him on the right path with the huge amount of money.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
6 Dec 10
I agree with you losing sanity will end up all dreams and etc.
@pokumon (647)
• United States
4 Dec 10
I will never win the lottery because I will never enter the lottery. You're just throwing your money away. My mom is a compulsive gambler and spends 2000 a month on the lotto. She hasn't won and I don't think she ever will. That's money that should be going into my tuition!
@gdesjardin (1938)
• United States
3 Dec 10
Ready or not, I sure will make a good attempt at trying to be. I have a pretty good shoulder on my head, and I am sure I will be able to make sound financial decisions. I would definitely make sure that I have some sense of protection, however, I would invest the major and not just have it floating around. I think the problem is with people that win the lottery is they end up getting contacted from all kinds of charities and funds that it would drive someone crazy. I think you just have to make sure that you have some filter through all the calls.
@mhypie03 (684)
• Philippines
3 Dec 10
I don't think that should be the problem. It's harder to live life without money and can't buy anything even while working so hard so why think that way. But I'd request for my anonymity to keep myself safe. Afterall why bother announcing it to everyone when you could lose it in an instant if you do so. If the person is on a state of shock then let a few days sink in so he could plan things accordingly. The heavens blessed him much so why return it anyways when it's been given.