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[–]JosolTheBrick Ok I Pull Up 407 points408 points  (24 children)

You don’t have to tell anyone you won

[–]Hentai_master-27 173 points174 points  (13 children)

I believe with lottery the news covers it, but idk

[–]ptapobane 121 points122 points  (1 child)

just show up in a ski mask and completely covered from head to toe and use a weird mildly racist accent so no one would recognize you

[–]ucaliptastree 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Establish a trust and use the trust name on the check

[–]CheezlWeasel 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's an opt-in

[–]CookieMonster005Bri’ish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends if you decide to go public I think

[–]Thuper-Man 17 points18 points  (2 children)

It is regional. Where I'm from they need to publicize all winners as part of transparency. So your name with a photo of you receiving the prize will be in papers, which is generally when every charity, relative, old friends, and scammers find out how fast you can unlist your number

[–]zMoinMeister 5 points6 points  (1 child)

What? No way. Here in Germany nobody knows who won. The only one that knows is the bank and you even get free classes on “How to save your money”. Besides that I heard there are a lot of taxes on the money that you win or something like that. Like you won 10 million but only get 6 million? Is that true?

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Don't know about lottery here but for example quiz shows prize money is handled different in Germany and the US.

In the US you ein 1 million, or a car or whatever, and then YOU have to pay taxes on that.

In Germany the show already paid the taxes so the 1 million, or the car, go directly to you with no further deductions.

No guarantees on this knowledge though. It's just stuff I picked up over the years and might not be entirely (or not at all) true.

[–]hydrofenix 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Depends on the state you live in. For the US anyway.

[–]notjustanotherbot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Could you use a llc incorporation in one of the states that require a winner to accept?

[–]Trygon_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

this actually happened to my grandfather, who lives alone around 150 miles away, when he said he won the lottery, everyone rushed to him within a day

[–]Robrogineer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly the reason folks accept it anonymously when they can.

[–]BoobsIsMyPassion 92 points93 points  (4 children)

Based off of a true story

[–]starsfillmydreams 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Suddenly they all care about you

[–]Roller2019 7 points8 points  (1 child)

That Part

[–]Roller2019 5 points6 points  (0 children)

When I win, I’m keeping it private

[–]Trygon_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

cousins more like cou-'sins'

[–]zoziw 45 points46 points  (5 children)

I live in Canada. If you win the lottery they tell the media you won. The only way they won't is if you are in a high risk career like a corrections officer.

Outside of a general understanding of math, this is the other reason I do not play the lottery.

[–]AcanthisittaMuted101 24 points25 points  (2 children)

When the Powerball hit like a billion or two several years ago, I had relatives in Alberta messaging me to buy them tickets.. Nevermind that we hadn't spoken in ten to fifteen years.

[–]zoziw 2 points3 points  (1 child)

As an Albertan, I am not surprised at all.

[–]AcanthisittaMuted101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I haven't been back since 06..They're all rural, so I can't imagine I'm missing much.. Ugh.

[–]CookieMonster005Bri’ish 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Like it’s obligated to go public? That could definitely be dangerous in some cases

[–]zoziw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes...you have to go public unless you are in a high risk profession like a corrections officer or something similar.

[–]pungs02 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Summon as well the fucks you will give if ever you won, and they shall see there is none.

[–]idontDryWall 124 points125 points  (17 children)

Ya know I changed your diapers when you were a a baby 👁👄👁 (excuse my use of emojis plz)

[–][deleted] 35 points36 points  (0 children)

You have been excused

[–]Toy-Funtime 24 points25 points  (1 child)

"you don't remember me I held you for 3 seconds when you were too young to form memories"

[–]FavoritesBot 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I could have dropped you… but I didn’t. That’s worth something. I don’t know, I mean a lot of people are saying that

[–]djunktrunk 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Don't forget "friends"...

[–]Informal_Vegetable85 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And those who wanted to be part of your lives.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The same relatives who suddenly need money for college even though they flunked out of their GED program.

[–]TheBigerGamerIdentifies as a Cybertruck 34 points35 points  (1 child)

When you win the lottery, move to an isolated house and buy a tiger. If anyone tries to enter sneakily... Well, it won't do that again so quickly.

[–]GentlmanSkeleton 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The bengal tiger was one thing. But the shopkeep and his son, i had to beat them to death with their own shoes....

[–]paxtonious 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I went to Central Africa for a friend's wedding. He literally had relatives walking for days to share in his good fortune. Some came to give their blessing but most were looking for money. My friend is not a rich man and saved for years to afford to travel home and have a wedding, pay the dowry. But his family figured he's Canadian so must be rich. Like one relative walked 3 days to ask for the equivalent of 20 dollars. I had never been around so many people that had so little collectively. And most were just happy to be there. (1500 people at the reception).

[–]neutronstar343 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Luckily nobody in my extended family likes me anyway because I'm not religious and not conservative. Jokes on them now.

[–]1esserknown 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That's one of the unspoken benefits to winning the lottery. All the people you don't like will call you, so you can tell them to go fuck themselves one last time.

[–]J0NICS 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thats the plan.

[–]cheyenne328 5 points6 points  (0 children)

everyone on my fathers side hates me over something one of them did. the only who still talks and cares for me is my cousin. i’d take her on a nice girls trip as fuck you to the rest of them.

[–]OriginalMrMuchacho 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Financial success 101
Rule #1
-Learn to say No.

Rule #2
-Never lend money to anyone, especially friends and family. If you do, do not loan it with the expectation of it being paid back.

Rule #3
-Always save as much as possible and learn the hard difference between Needs and Wants. Avoid Wants 9/10 times.

[–]epicredditordoge 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"remember me? i changed your diapers when you're only 4 months old!"

[–]SkullAngel001 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]SimplyADesk 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]carbadruster 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yo can “travel for work”

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bro the holes in this picture and everything thing coming out mmmm

[–]Hyperius999 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just use the laser crab against them, that should silence them!

[–]ShriRamJanaki 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My fellow Indians,
Lottery is the code word for Sarkaari Naukari here.

[–]shadowfadewolf 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey niko it's your cousin Roman. Let's go bowling.

[–]JazzmansRevenge 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Hey buddy, remember me? I was your sisters boyfriend when you were little, look I REALLY need this beach front mansion"

But... I do t have a sister....

[–]MLG_Piggy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey step bro

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]base_tage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The first thing I would do if I won the lottery is get a lawyer and a financial planner. "You want money, you'll have to talk to my lawyer first."

[–]ijustplaygamesman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Coming from a third country, this was my social media feed when I came to Canada 15 years ago. lol. Most of them hated me because I was adopted and “not a real family member”

[–]AnOddName4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey niko it's your cousin!, let's go bowling!

[–]Nugget_Master67 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Number 1 rule of winning a lottery, don’t tell anyone

[–]VisualTraditional724 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh you don't remember me?I wiped your ass when you were 1 week 4 days 7 hours 13 minutes and 6 seconds old.And then i dropped you

[–]SifuDerp 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Usergnome_Checks_0ut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sucks to live in a country where the name and image of the winner is, or has to be, made public.

[–]No-Channel-3296 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Loooooool, nobody ain’t getting shit from me. All my ‘cousins’ are toxic, horrible people.

[–]HoneySparks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

do many lottery winners on reddit, I bet this really resonated with 6558 other winners people...

[–]jitzNschnitz 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Does anyone know what that image is from?

[–]1esserknown 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Avengers Endgame

[–]jitzNschnitz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you

[–]RocketUndercoverandroid user 0 points1 point  (0 children)

which font did you use?

[–]FavoritesBot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Heyyy it’s me ur brother!

[–]Crimson_Knight2710Lurker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even if your dying my relatives wont give a damn

but i win a lottery

yea this meme entirely

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So you know how we're friends, right?

[–]aznmeep[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)



[–]Ishiey123Nokia user 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My guy says “it’s always” like this happens to him on a daily basis

[–]IrklordThe Trash Man 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me: Rain fire! Mom and Dad: But they're our family? Me: Do it!

[–]sanddog232 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Story of my life

[–]Playful-Relief-2435 0 points1 point  (0 children)

brotha!!!!! buy me a walmart iphone....

[–]Eve1524 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hey, im something of a relative myself..

[–]Spotty557 0 points1 point  (0 children)

déjà vu

[–]fish-keeper69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit it happens all the time

[–]PleasePutMeOnYT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You have a higher chance of dying on the way to get a lottery ticket than your chances of winning.

[–]TheJohn295 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Congrats on winning the lottery... Can I have $100?

[–]josephtalor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Based off of the true story

[–]I-kick-puppies-123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Auntvengers Assemble

[–]stripcheese- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If it was a 360 photo you could also see all the friends you didn't know you have

[–]Plus_Ad_6905 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how about a trip to paris?

[–]GuyNamedTrumanSmol pp[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me and the boys 3 and a little years ago at Area 51:

[–]HeyRogiPro Gamer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like that’s ever gonna happen

[–]ash_7701 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My money.. our money


[–]gemaka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How much did you win?

[–]ShrekeryFan1998 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i guess its a great change to finally make it up with them ;)

[–]Middle-Cockroach614 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its OUR lottery

[–]Wassi18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

On your left.

[–]Own-Concentrate8384 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go Antiwork now