If you won the Powerball, would you tell the public?

Contributor: Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I just seen on the news that ABC has been trying to track down the man who won the other half of the Powerball this week. It was freaky and awkward to watch as the reporter tracked down everyone he could from a video they recieved from the gas station the man checked his ticket at in Maryland. It was messed up, almost stalkerish.
My question is, if you won, would you tell the public, or keep it as silent as possiable?
Also, would you be pissed if a news company was stalking you and your friends down to find out your name when your obviously trying to stay out of the public eye?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I would not tell the public.
96
I would tell the public
1
I would be upset if news crews and etc. would noyt leave me alone.
43
I would enjoy my moment in the lime light. Bring them all on.
Total votes: 140 (102 voters)
Poll is closed
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Contributor: Gracie Gracie
If it was possible to remain anonymous I would!
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Contributor: Incendiaire Incendiaire
Personally I wouldn't enjoy the attention.
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Contributor: Kirill1171 Kirill1171
I would not tell the public.
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Contributor: Trysexual Trysexual
I wouldn't seek out attention, but give me the damn money and I'll tolerate the press for a bit.
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Contributor: Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
There's some level of public record, so I know I'd have to deal with a bit of it, but overall I'd like to lay low. I think that the reporters stalking the guy and his friends are really creepy.
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Contributor: brevado brevado
I generally don't think about it
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Contributor: roskat roskat
I'd try to keep it under wraps. There's so many issues that could come up with it.
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Contributor: Kitka Kitka
Quote:
Originally posted by Incendiaire
Personally I wouldn't enjoy the attention.
Same here
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Contributor: edenguy edenguy
No way. That would be a nightmare
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Contributor: Cat E. Cat E.
Why would anyone tell the public?
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Contributor: sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I just seen on the news that ABC has been trying to track down the man who won the other half of the Powerball this week. It was freaky and awkward to watch as the reporter tracked down everyone he could from a video they recieved from the gas ... more
I wouldn't tell anyone
12/01/2012
Contributor: JennSenn JennSenn
If I could get away with remaining anonymous I would. I would be really pissed if the press started stalking me.
12/01/2012
Contributor: Martiniman Martiniman
Nope
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Contributor: Harpina is gone Harpina is gone
I wouldn't tell the public and and I would be very pissed if some news station tracked me down. I live in a very small town, everyone already knows everyone else's business...that sucks for most people, but it's awesome for the thieves that want to break into your house when they know you're not home. I don't want people knowing I won the lottery because that would give those bad apples the incentive to break into my house (or relatives I haven't seen in forever showing up out of the blue just because I won).
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Contributor: married with children married with children
I would keep it secret.
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Contributor: Inkkythesquid Inkkythesquid
I would be pretty pissed. if i wanted people to know, i would have came to the news myself. i wouldn't be happy at all if they stalked me
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Contributor: MissCandyland MissCandyland
Oh heck no. I enjoy my privacy too much!
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Contributor: Ex-prude Ex-prude
I'd tell my family, but that's all.
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Contributor: kev kev
Definitely not!
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Contributor: BlooJay BlooJay
It would probably get out either way, but the attention would annoy me.
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Contributor: PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I would not tell the public my family is money hungry and I barely hear from them as is. If I won they be calling me like crazy. I like to keep it to myself and tell who I want too.
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Contributor: AliMc AliMc
I wouldn't even tell my family or friends. Just my parents and my boyfriend. Money brings a lot of opportunities but complicates relationships.
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Contributor: lovebites lovebites
no way
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Contributor: Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I just seen on the news that ABC has been trying to track down the man who won the other half of the Powerball this week. It was freaky and awkward to watch as the reporter tracked down everyone he could from a video they recieved from the gas ... more
It'd be impossible to be anonymous I think
12/01/2012
Contributor: Vaginas Vaginas
no one gets to know
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Contributor: gsfanatic gsfanatic
I don't see why the public needs to know anything about my financial situation, so heck no
12/01/2012
Contributor: AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
I would tellhe public, because i would want to know who won, that a real person won ETC, however, i would also be mad if the media was stalking me and harrassing me. There are still limits on what is ok to do to people, even if they do announce themselves to the public.
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