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Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:33 am - IP Logged

If you win the jackpot will you donate to any causes? Help any good friends and family out? Help out any strangers? What would you do to pay it forward?

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    Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:47 am - IP Logged

    I would definitely help my family and best friends. I would also help others but on my own terms.... Smile

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      Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:55 am - IP Logged

      Yup, all the above. The details are just to boring to go into. Besides donating anonymously is the truest form of giving.   Blue Angel

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        Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:04 am - IP Logged

        Thought of starting a non profit org. for people who have freak accidents and need assistance in getting special therapy/medical procedures. For example, there was an article about a gal who was having her bachelorette party and was pushed into the pool by a friend, caused spinal injuries, now she can't walk. There was a firefighter who was badly burned out west someplace and needs help with medical issues....We had some local young kids who lost their parents in a fire, making a contribution to help raising them...

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          Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:25 am - IP Logged

          If you win the jackpot will you donate to any causes? Help any good friends and family out? Help out any strangers? What would you do to pay it forward?

          Yes.

          1.  church gets 10% of gross as soon as I get control of funds (as close to immediately as possible). 

          2.  family that I have been working with (mediation) for the last 2 years, I will get them out of debt (investing in their company - let them figure out how to parce out the funds). 

          3.  Immediate family gets all school debts paid off. 

          Then I rest for a year and consider what to do for year 2.

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            Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:27 am - IP Logged

            If you win the jackpot will you donate to any causes? Help any good friends and family out? Help out any strangers? What would you do to pay it forward?

            With all the publicity of this record jackpot, the causes will be lined up for miles around the winner's house. Their phones will never stop ringing. The opponents of lotteries and gambling in general will tell us to donate the money we spend on tickets to strangers and/or causes and a pessimist will say because we probably won't win anything.

            Most winners probably share some of their much smaller winnings with family and friends and maybe that's what they are thinking when they buy a straight pick 3 number. Nothing wrong with promoting good karma by thinking about sharing some of the winning with others, but I'll bet most of the MM players are first dreaming about how they will spend the money on their self.

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              Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:04 am - IP Logged

              "Besides donating anonymously is the truest form of giving."   Blue Angel I Agree!

              Matthew 6:3 says "But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing."

              I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:20 am - IP Logged

                With any jackpot, I'd help relatives and donate to charities.  With a huge jackpot, the charitable gifts would be up to 50% of the jackpot.  Among the causes I'd support in a big way would be scolarships, libraries, food banks and local animal shelters in the communities in which I've lived over the years.

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                  Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                  If you win the jackpot will you donate to any causes? Help any good friends and family out? Help out any strangers? What would you do to pay it forward?

                                                           ALL THE ABOVE AND THEN SOME!

                   I would just be discrete about it. There is no need in being on front street about it! Then I would make a nice contribution to my endowment fund for Better Living!               

                                                                                               Big Grin Angel

                  "We make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

                                                                                 Sir Winston ChurchillSun Smiley

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                    Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                    I would pay off some layaways at Christmas time, sometimes I think the small donations help the most. I would donate to larger charities as well, I would pay off my dad's home, buy my sister a house, give my inlaws money to do what they want with. I have a few close friends I would give cars to and maybe send them on a vaction.  I would love to buy forclosed homes in FL and give them away to people who need it! my mom lives in FL and she said the forclosure rate is extremely high there. I do believe in paying it forward! Right before I won the grand prize in the raffles that I won over the past year I gave a friend of mine a bunch of baby stuff that we are done using, toys and clothes. I gave it away the night before and won and it happened three times that way.

                    Lucky Lady O-H-I-O

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                      Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:50 am - IP Logged

                      Thought of starting a non profit org. for people who have freak accidents and need assistance in getting special therapy/medical procedures. For example, there was an article about a gal who was having her bachelorette party and was pushed into the pool by a friend, caused spinal injuries, now she can't walk. There was a firefighter who was badly burned out west someplace and needs help with medical issues....We had some local young kids who lost their parents in a fire, making a contribution to help raising them...

                      What a fantastic idea!!!!!!

                      Lucky Lady O-H-I-O

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                        Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:54 am - IP Logged

                        Did anyone see the the one show on TLC about how the lottery changed their life where the guy wins at the casino all the time?  He would hand out a part of his winnings to strangers before he leaves and he keeps on winning!

                        Lucky Lady O-H-I-O

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                          Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

                          I will do several things to pay it forward but the first one would be to gather my family members with credit cards and go to several gas stations around the city.  Determine the maximum number of cars and $ amount/car to help at each station, print that many vouchers, give cars vouchers as they come into lot.  They turn in the voucher at the pump and get free  gas.  Complete the service at each station before a riot can develope or recipients can call their friends and family to come down and join in.

                          Gas by my home is $3.89/gal and I drive an SUV with a 28 gallon tank so I know well the pain at the pump.  As a matter of fact I'll be feeling it tonight 'cause I have to fill up from a 1/4 tank on my way home.  SIGH.

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