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Lottery winners giving away money.

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Do you think lottery winners should give away a large portion of their winnings?

Yes, Didn't they teach you to share in school? [ 20 ]  [29.85%]
Maybe a little, for tax purposes [ 22 ]  [32.84%]
No, finders keepers, what's mine is mine [ 25 ]  [37.31%]
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Thomas Covenant's avatar - money
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Posted: November 13, 2003, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

Most people think lottery winners should give away tons of money to charities, churches, friends, family, etc, what do you think?


Okay, now I believe you can predict lottery numbers

    twisted's avatar - underground
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    Posted: November 13, 2003, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

    Yeah "most people" who are jealous that you have money and they dont.  I wonder what those "most people" would do if they win it themselves.  Most probably KEEP IT TO THEMSELVES.

     

    I would most probably donate alot of money over time if I won.  But definitely not because "most people" think I should.

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      Posted: November 13, 2003, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

       

      Watch the movie with Steve Martin I think it was [The Jerk]. He came into money and had people standing in line to get some. What happen in the end?

      PS I have worked for a lot of people with money and 99% of them will nickle and dime you on your price quotes. Then try to beat you out of more when you give them the bill.

      Stats hunting: Type

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        Posted: November 13, 2003, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

        John,

        I think that's because when you have money, you think everyone's trying to take it.

         

        Check the State Lottery Report Card
        What grade did your lottery earn?

         

        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
        Help eliminate computerized drawings!

          four4me's avatar - gate1
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          Posted: November 13, 2003, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

           

           

          As my rich uncle once said. I didn't get rich giving my money away. He wore holy pants and bought second hand clothes. The guy was a real piece of work. All I have to say is the rich will never need there money when there gone. What good is it if they have all this money and don't spread it around. Sure if you have a large family by all means take care of them. But who is going to need 100 mil when your retired with no family.

            kbcherokee's avatar - buffalo2
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            Posted: November 13, 2003, 5:23 pm - IP Logged


            Tso-gali-I:


            I think you have to search you're own mind and do what is right in your heart. The Great Spirit does say to help those who are in need. Eph. 4:28


            Chief


             

            May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house. May  the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your mocassins make happy tracks in many snows. And may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.

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              Posted: November 13, 2003, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

                  JESUS SAID:

              IT IS HARDER FOR A RICH MAN-TO GET INTO HEAVEN- THEN IT IS FOR A CAMEL TO GET THRU AN EYE OF A NEEDLE: unquote.

              percy ross was a great rich man. he knew the wisdom of giving.

               

              ( IF i WON millions/ surely I would hunt down and give to the poor.not just on thanksgiving/ or chrismass/ but every day food and shelter.)  someday maybe I will be able to show you.

               

                  luckycat        >>>>>>>    purr-purr--purrfect                           

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                Posted: November 14, 2003, 7:53 am - IP Logged

                what's the point of winning if you should be expected to give most of it away?

                Outside of a nice gift to the Shriners Children's Hospitals

                http://www.shrinershq.org/

                I think that given the 35% taxes that will mostly go to entitlements I'm not "demographically" entitled to... I'd say that's enough.... now a whittaker jackpot would be quite a different story...

                Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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                  Posted: November 14, 2003, 8:27 am - IP Logged

                  since a gift like that is not given to me JUST for me.......i would.

                  BUT.......on my terms and not the terms of others.  i have already graduated suma - cum - laude from the school of "thick skin"

                  i think it is a crime that people hoard money/things to themselves and dis-regard the needs of others in favor of "accumulating".  i also think it is a crime for people to expect someone to give them something for nothing.       

                   so i advocate a balance from both sides of that coin.  unfortuntely alot of people do not play "fair" with lottery winners.

                  since i cannot take it with me when i go,  the only thing that i will take with me is how i handled it.  i will have alot of fun,  invest wisely, set up an inheritance for my kids and give the correct amounts away that will insure that my good name stays intact.  thats how i will play the game.

                                            "a good name is better than great riches"....

                   noonecanpossiblydetourmefrommyvision

                              "i am .........."meant to"       

                  P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                           until further notice,  it's  france everyday

                    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                    Posted: November 14, 2003, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

                    Quote: Originally posted by Thomas Covenant on November 13, 2003






                    Most people think lottery winners should give away tons of money to charities, churches, friends, family, etc, what do you think?







                    The only people that think that are losers who are looking for something for nothing. If they ever won a lottery jackpot,giving their winnings away would be the last thing on their mind. People who share what they have with others don't need to win a lottery to do so.  There are lots of people out there asking for money and some of them even post their requests on this website.

                    http://donatemoney2me.com/

                    Winning a lottery jackpot shouldn't require a person to be responsible for for a whole new bunch of friends and strangers who want some money. There will always people asking for money regardless, I see some of them everyday and some even call me on the phone.

                    RJOh

                    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                    * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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                      Posted: November 14, 2003, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                      I will give to the POOR.But I do live in a poor state...But again you may call me a softy.

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                        Posted: November 15, 2003, 8:29 am - IP Logged

                        when you give - you get.

                        love to nibble those micey feet.

                         

                                                     

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                          Quote:

                                      "i am .........."meant to"       

                          P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                                   until further notice,  it's  france everyday

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                            Posted: November 15, 2003, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

                            What's with the finders keepers. You didn't find it, you paid for it by buying a tidket. Many of us have been playing for years like the retired police chief who had been playing his own numbers for 20 years and won the first time he bought a quick pick. Who knows how much he spent in the first 20 years.  Ergo, if you win it's because you played.

                            Have you all read the news item about the couple who won the 50 million (before taxes) who said they have had people asking them for money to pay off their homes, pay off business debts, add a wing to a church etc. etc. etc. I said if once before in a similar topic I never give to those who ask for something and the first folks who will see a penny from me are my immediate family and that's After I have taken care of my needs (not desires).

                            So if you win curb your desires to help or save the world and give because you wish to and not out of guilt because every time you didn't win someone esle did and some of the money they won came out of your pocket.

                             

                            Megamillionaire

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                            A man must consider what a rich realm he leaves when he becomes a conformist.

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                              Posted: November 16, 2003, 1:37 pm - IP Logged
                              Quote: Originally posted by megamillionaire on November 15, 2003



                              What's with the finders keepers. You didn't find it, you paid for it by buying a ticket. 




                              You do make a point.  Buying a lottery ticket and winning is kinda like going to work and finding a pay check in the mail later, you feel you've earned it and you don't feel like sharing it with the world when you got own problems. 

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