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Millionaire senator wins $853K in lottery

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Posted: October 21, 2005, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

Oh? Seems to me that it favors the rich about 90% of the time. If that is not discrimination I don't know what is. Perhaps 'favoritism of the least needy' is another term for it.

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    Posted: October 22, 2005, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

    Having more money already means one can buy more tickets. Having more money also means being less likely to want to win anything less than hundreds of millions. Big jackpots like that one are more likely won by the already rich because they otherwise wouldn't play.

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      Posted: October 22, 2005, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

      Having more money already means one can buy more tickets. Having more money also means being less likely to want to win anything less than hundreds of millions. Big jackpots like that one are more likely won by the already rich because they otherwise wouldn't play.

      I kinda doubt those in the Fortune 500 sent their crews out to spend a few thousand on tickets. They're making too much money to get involved in something with horrible odds. The lottery is for the lower tier of hummanity, not the upper tier. You really think the Queen of England is contributing to UK Lotto? Or are you letting emotion over rule logic?

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        Posted: October 22, 2005, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

        LckyLary,

        Sounds like you're saying rich people don't play games like pick3 hoping to get a box hit for $40, so in those type games, poor people are competing with other poor people, but when the jackpot is $200M or more, the poor people are going to be competing with the rich people so it should be expected a few rich people are going to win once in a while.  It's just a matter of who's playing the game.

        I Agree! RJOh

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          Posted: October 22, 2005, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

          It would have been VERY interesting if he hit the jackpot. How much of his winnings would he have donated?

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            Posted: October 22, 2005, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

            It would have been VERY interesting if he hit the jackpot. How much of his winnings would he have donated?

            So he's worth $7 million now.  $115 million after hitting the jackpot.

            You would be worth $105 million after hitting the jackpot.

            He shouldn't donate any more money than you should.

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              Posted: October 22, 2005, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

              If he is like most people with money, they have an accountant that tells them the exact amount to donate.  Nothing more, nothing less. If you gave a bunch every time you saw a battered wife, and child with cancer, a starving Ethiopian, or a hurricane victum, you would soon be broke.  If every person above the poverty level gave away everything they had above the poverty level, it would not even make a dent in the suffering in the world.  The bleeding hearts want you to think it would, but it won't.  Tomorrow there will still be suffering.  There will never be a shortage of people who have less than you; intentionally or otherwise. The answer? Smile! Convince yourself to be happy! Donate your five dollars to the local church, then take the family out for pizza. Be happy. Those kids in Uganda that are having their heads chopped off will never know. But you will be happy. In the end, isn't that what counts? Convincing yourself things are sunny - not gloomy!

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                Posted: October 22, 2005, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

                Congratulations to Senator Gregg for getting 5 numbers, but missed the PB. How off did Gregg's PB was when the PB was 29?

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                  Posted: October 22, 2005, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                  He should just donate as much as he wants. I don't think he should give up half or more of his winnings just because others believe he should. But if he wants to give up half that's fine to.

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                    Posted: October 23, 2005, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                    forgive me, but, who spends 20 dollars on a whim?

                     

                    i hope that's not indicative of how our tax money is being spent.... ;)

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                      Posted: October 23, 2005, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                      Well if he is a millionaire then $20 is like $.50 to normal people.  And he is entitled to that money.  He works for it.  Just like the money we spend at WalMart goes to there employees....we don't care how they spend it.  Just because there salaries come from some of our taxes should give us the right to say how they can spend it.

                      Brad

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                        Posted: October 23, 2005, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

                        anyone can play but it takes somebody lucky to win! thats all it is.

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                          Posted: October 23, 2005, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

                          forgive me, but, who spends 20 dollars on a whim?

                           

                          i hope that's not indicative of how our tax money is being spent.... ;)

                          Almost everyone in America. 

                          A couple of hamburgers, cold drinks for two.

                          A movie for two with popcorn.

                          A leisurely drive somewhere burning seven or eight gallons of gas.

                          Roses for the wife.

                          A bit of fishing tackle.

                          A carton of smokes.

                          A CD of a favorite musician.

                          A concert (for one)

                          A new shirt, tie, blouse, pair of sneakers.

                          And so on.

                          Anyone in America who doesn't spend $20 on a whim is a rare piece of work.

                          Of course that's how tax money's being spent.  Take a look at the cars wearing government tags, the offices the employees occupy, the computers they use.

                          But, of course, you already know all that.

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                            Posted: October 23, 2005, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                            forgive me, but, who spends 20 dollars on a whim?

                             

                            i hope that's not indicative of how our tax money is being spent.... ;)

                            Women call that "spontaneity" – they crave that in men all the time. I bet every married woman on this site would be elated if their husband spent $20.00 on flowers once in a while. How about a quick dinner out, instead of the left-over meat loaf scheduled? A $20.00 splurge on a chance on millions, should be any different?

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                              Posted: October 23, 2005, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                              Sneakers cost more than $20 a pair. My Skechers "Superman Sneakers" were given to me.