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What if you won a multi-million Dollar lottery


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  1. 1. If you won a multi-million dollar lottery would you prefer to

    • Go public
    • Remain Anonymous
    • Either one is fine
    • I don't play, so I won't win

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I was just wondering, because the MEga-Millions winner did not come forward yet.

I would want to remain anonymous...I don't want to be on the evening news holding one of those Super Huge checks with a cheesy smile on my face.

I would just like my money, privately. No pictures, stories, or appearances on the news.

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01/22/2007: Sent to The Lockbox.....let the games begin.....again

02/02/2007: NOA1's for both....the waiting game officially begins

02/15/2007: Biometrics appt.

04/11/2007: EAD APPROVED!! YI-HAW

04/21/2007: Received SSN#

05/23/2007: AOS Interview -------> APPROOOOOOVED!!!!!!

05/29/2007: Received Welcome letter

06/04/2007: Green Card in Hand!!!

122 Days from filing AOS to Green Card in Hand!!!


05/21/2009: Filed to Remove Conditions

6/18/2009: Biometrics Done

09/14/2009: Approved!!!


2/15/2011: Filed N-400

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I don't think being anonymous is an option, the press would be all over you, but I'd definitely choose that if I played the lottery :thumbs:

* K1 Timeline *
* 04/07/06: I-129F Sent to NSC
* 10/02/06: Interview date - APPROVED!
* 10/10/06: POE Houston
* 11/25/06: Wedding day!!!

* AOS/EAD/AP Timeline *
*01/05/07: AOS/EAD/AP sent
*02/19/08: AOS approved
*02/27/08: Permanent Resident Card received

* LOC Timeline *
*12/31/09: Applied Lifting of Condition
*01/04/10: NOA
*02/12/10: Biometrics
*03/03/10: LOC approved
*03/11/10: 10 years green card received

* Naturalization Timeline *
*12/17/10: package sent
*12/29/10: NOA date
*01/19/11: biometrics
*04/12/11: interview
*04/15/11: approval letter
*05/13/11: Oath Ceremony - Officially done with Immigration.

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I'd prefer remaining anonymous; however, since that's probably not a likely choice (as Nessa said, the media would cover the story), then I probably wouldn't mind too much. I wouldn't want to be the sole focus of attention for too long, but if I was mentioned in a short blurb, it wouldn't bother me.

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I don't think being anonymous is an option, the press would be all over you, but I'd definitely choose that if I played the lottery :thumbs:

and after one of us won, we'd move to brazil and buy an army to invade argentina :D

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If the lotteries here are anything like the ones at home, if you want the prize you can't remain anonymous, part of the deal is press coverage.

With that being said, I'd sure as heck would wish it to keep it quiet!

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Grab the check, smile for the camera, and run.

My strategy as well.

Retire young and live off the interest after buying a home in major cities all over the world.

*** My Mom's N-400 Journey ***

05/09/2015 - Mailed N-400 application packet to the Phoenix, AZ lockbox

05/11/2015 - Delivered per USPS tracking

05/14/2015 - Check cashed

05/19/2015 - Received NOA

06/02/2015 - Biometrics Appointment

06/04/2015 - In line

08/06/2015 - Interview scheduled per USCIS website

09/11/2015 - Interview - PASSED!

09/18/2015 - Received oath letter

09/22/2015 - Oath Ceremony

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Remain anonymous. However, with this country's addiction to living vicariously through the lives of others via the media, there's no way that would happen.

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I'd definitely go public. I'd make the big announcement right here on VJ, as I'm calling the travel agent to arrange my monthly 21 day trips to the Philippines until the Visa process is completed.

If it's going to be, it's up to me!

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February 14th 2006 - Proved I was really serious, proposed to Annie - She said "Yes"

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January 22, 2007 - February 4th, 2007 - Together again in Philippines, working on paperwork, visiting family.

February 27th 2007 - I-129F Mailed to Nebraska

March 6th - NOA1 Received.

May 23rd - NOA2, Received Approval Email

June 14th - Receive letter from NVC, packet on the way to Manila Embassy

July 30th - Annie receives packet from Embassy, appointment scheduled for September.

August 29th - Annie survives Blood Draw, Injections, and successfully completes Medical at St. Lukes.

September 13th - Annie is a huge success at the Embassy, SHE IS APPROVED!

September 20th - Visa in Hand, tickets purchased..

December 18th - Jumped on Airplane, Philippines for Christmas and New Year's.

December 27th - CFO Seminar Succesfully Completed

January 8th - Jumped on Airplane to USA together, Seattle POE, arrived home to Kansas.

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I never play so I would never have a problem.

Met Jan 1998, vows on 2006, Jay Jay born 2008, baby 2 - 2011

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