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Man refuses $4 million lottery win

InternationalInternational: Man refuses $4 million lottery win

According to the Ananova news service, a German pensioner who won £2 million (US$4 million) playing the lottery refused the cash because he didn't know what to do with it.

The 70-year-old man from Hameln, Lower Saxony, went to the HQ of the German lottery association in Hanover after finding out about his win and told them he did not want the money.

He reportedly said: "What would I do with so much money? My wife has already passed away, my parents are dead, I have no children and no other relatives. I don't want it."

He said he had only bought the lottery ticket out of a habit because his late wife had been a passionate player.

Lottery officials said they were trying to persuade him to keep the money.

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Posted: September 19, 2007, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

According to the Ananova news service, a German pensioner who won £2 million (US$4 million) playing the lottery refused the cash because he didn't know what to do with it.

The 70-year-old man from Hameln, Lower Saxony, went to the HQ of the German lottery association in Hanover after finding out about his win and told them he did not want the money.

He reportedly said: "What would I do with so much money? My wife has already passed away, my parents are dead, I have no children and no other relatives. I don't want it."

He said he had only bought the lottery ticket out of a habit because his late wife had been a passionate player.

Lottery officials said they were trying to persuade him to keep the money.

Sir- Would you be interested in adopting me ?

 

                               

              

 

 

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: September 19, 2007, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

    Now that he has $4M to dispose of there will be family showing up that he didn't know he had.

    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
    * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
         Wink 

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      Qabloc!zewana
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      Posted: September 19, 2007, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

      I personally know what to do with the money.  I'll send him my address...

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        Posted: September 19, 2007, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

        I'll take it.Big Grin

        Gonna win.Big Smile

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          Posted: September 19, 2007, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

          Sir- Would you be interested in adopting me ?

          Exactly what I was going to write.  You beat me to it, DD!  Smiley

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            Posted: September 19, 2007, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

            WHAT!!!!!!

            someone need to check about this man!

            Hit With Stick

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              Posted: September 19, 2007, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

              HAHA!! These idiots sicken me. Send it to me so I can turn it into $20 million or more in about 10 years. I will then send you a couple of hundred that you will know what to do with. So what will they do with the money? How on earth can you possibly beat those odds and not want, nor know what to do with it? I think many people do just play for something to do, and never expect to win.

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                Posted: September 19, 2007, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                He won't be a widower for very long.

                  Litebets27's avatar - power
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                  Posted: September 19, 2007, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                  Could somebody please tell please tell me, why would you play the lottery if you don't expect to win? I think most people are playing to win. Maybe I'm wrong.  Or, maybe they do it alittle different in Germany.

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                    Posted: September 19, 2007, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

                    Is he DAFT???

                    He could easily live another 20 years.  Has he decided to just sit around doing nothing waiting for death?  What if he has some large medical bills?  What if he needs a nursing home?  Germany must have a much better health care program than the US if he's not worried about that stuff. 

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                      Posted: September 19, 2007, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                      I can see someone, especially in the small villages in Germany being satisfied with life as they live it and/or not wanting for anything. My question is, why play in the first place. I mean, I can understand how playing is a challenge and exciting and all of that. But..... the main purpose for most people...IS TO WIN SOME MONEY....and hopefully.....THE TOP PRIZE!!!!!

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                        Posted: September 19, 2007, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                        Come ON, don't they have a Pink Pony in Germany??? Maybe he could buy a brewery, or a chocolate factory, or something!

                        As the Deep Purple song goes, "It's not the kill, it's the thrill of the chase!"

                        This is also a theory why people get depressed after they win, because they are so used to buying and hoping that once they get their wish they don't need to keep playing and that was what they really enjoyed.


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                          Posted: September 19, 2007, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                          Give it to the Darfur project.....charities need money

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                            Posted: September 19, 2007, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

                            I think he will wise up and take the money after all.

                            No one is that stupid.