If you won the lotto, would you tell your family and friends?

@emisle (3823)
Ireland
November 28, 2006 7:39am CST
I'm not saying that you're being selfish by not telling them, but money doesn't always bring out the best in people!
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@tihomir23 (231)
• Romania
28 Nov 06
I would, but afther i will spend the money lol.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
and since it's your money to have spent, they can't really be mad at you now can they! haha!
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Everyone would know anyway. You think you can win millions and nobody hears about it? From where I sit, my life style would change to some degree. I would not be extravagant, but I would be more comfortable. And I would certainly bring some people along with me. We would not just buy things. I would help those that can’t help themselves – the old and the sick. The ones that can work, I would form a partnership with them in a business so they can build themselves up. No handouts. People hate handouts. I am talking about true friends – the ones that were there for me. If you are not smart enough and strong enough to handle your millions, you will be broke in a very short time. Then maybe you had better not tell anybody about your money. In fact, maybe you are better off not ever winning the lottery. If you only look out for yourself, that money is not going to make you very happy. Your entourage will not include any loved ones and you will be so paranoid you won’t be able to sleep at night.
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
good answer, there's a woman in limerick where i go to college and she won something like 150m in the euro lottery, but she's put it into trust and can't touch it for 6 months, sensible head on her shoulders i think..:)
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• Brazil
28 Nov 06
Why shouldnt I? I would put half of it in an investment fund, then tell them. Have a nice day!
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
and the same to you..:)
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@pooja_cg (1735)
• India
28 Nov 06
i will tell my family and share my money with them.becoz if they were in my place they would have done that.but i know they wont take it from me.i luv them more than money.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
aww, that's so sweet..:) I would definitely give some to my parents cos me and my sisters have never wanted for anything and my dad is even building us houses so we can sell them when we want to buy our own houses...getting on the property ladder here is not easy...and i'm always grateful..:)
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@haxor111 (2232)
• India
28 Nov 06
yess
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
everyone has different opinions on this, it's great!
@akotalagato (1335)
• Philippines
28 Nov 06
if i won the lottery i probably wouldnt tell anyone. its very dangerous. if your friends and family find out, theres a chance that other people with bad intentions will find out too. its best that you keep it a secret and just do good things for your family and friends. like give them lots of gifts this christmas.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
yah, they'd wake up xmas morning to find the living room packed with gifts!
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@cyby22 (1208)
• Romania
28 Nov 06
yeah i will tell to everibody.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
well i'd invest in some good security if i were you!
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov 06
Yes I would certain Friends that I trust 100% and definatly my Kids and my Mum
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@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
28 Nov 06
We have discussed this and no we wouldn't. Any idiot can win lotto, let them think we earned it :) You are right, money brings out the worst in people. I would rather them think we were being generous with our hard earned cash, than mean with winnings.
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
i'd just tell people i was a successful...hmmm...astronaut or somethin! lol!
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
LOL I think they might notice if you were an astronaut. I would tell them I was a secret spy and had just completed a very successful mission. Got to keep them guessing!
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
29 Nov 06
o i like it! and you could say (robbed from friends),'what i do, i cannot say, where i go i cannot tell you, what i earn, you cannot know etc!...and the reason?,'cos than i'd have to kill u'...dat should stop em right there! lol!
@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
29 Nov 06
That is true but i trust my family enough to tell them... And that my money also will please them!
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
29 Nov 06
I'm in college so at least if they turned into horrible money grabbing people, i could just leave! lol!
@dave_lie (1476)
• Indonesia
29 Nov 06
i won $1000000 from lotto last month. they keep notifying me until today. but i don't hink it is real. what do you think?
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
29 Nov 06
if you've been notified by email ignore it, those people just want all your details which could result in identity theft.
@massaj03 (4372)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Sure, I would tell them.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
29 Nov 06
I'd take everyone on a big family hol..:)
@rash219 (808)
• United States
28 Nov 06
i think i would jus say it my immediate familiy members and no1 else jus be happy n grining at every1
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• Canada
28 Nov 06
why not... They would find out anyway
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
ah, but if you're crafty..;)
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
28 Nov 06
i'll make a safe and healthy disposition first, then start sharing it with people starting with my loved ones and friends.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
I wouldn't lend them money, but if they needed something i'd hear them out..
• United States
28 Nov 06
Well I would have no choice but to tell my family. They would know something happened when I started buying all the things that I want. And the things that I would want they know I could only purchase if I won the lotto. If they were having problems I would help them out and not be greedy.
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
i was sayin that questions WOULD be asked when i'd turn up in my brand new car with new clothes etc!....no pullin the wool over their eyes there!
• United States
28 Nov 06
no i won't, i'll just suprise them
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
with a big money shower?! lol!
@JoeyCa (1810)
• Belgium
28 Nov 06
I would try to keep it a secret but that's not easy I guess a big hug! and of course sweet kisses from Jo! xxxx
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
Well i suppose if i did turn up in my new fancy car there would be quesions! lol! and thanks for spreading the love on mylot..:)
@Ynefz0r (834)
• Finland
28 Nov 06
i would only tell one person at first... later when i spend alot i would tell others lol
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
lol! good idea, tell everyone when it's nearly all gone!...and since it's your money they have no right to be angry with u!
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I would tell my mother and sister Kim because they are the closest to me. But I would not tell the rest of my family or siblings. I couldn't careless what their opinion would be...they don't have anything to do with me before, why if I win money?
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
28 Nov 06
yah, i bet they'd come knocking on your door if they found out!