Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 8, 2016, 12:55 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Rumors of minor’s lottery buy unfounded

Topic closed. 39 replies. Last post 11 years ago by fja.

Page 2 of 3
PrintE-mailLink
Avatar
Bethesda, Maryland
United States
Member #16901
June 6, 2005
446 Posts
Offline
Posted: November 2, 2005, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

NOVEMBER....2ND......

OOOHHHHH BOY..I'M LOVIN THIS......LOL.OLOLOLOL  Lurking

1) Yes Rock......In an interview for Good Morning America, West told them that his wife said to him that,  because winning would change their lives, perhaps they shouldn't have purchased the tickets at all. That statement bothered me as well, as I expressed in another Blog. Let's face it, nobody ever played the Lottery, either 1st time or 100th time, for the purpose of NOT WINNING.

2) CHEWIE:  AS usual your statements are toooooo goooood for me....I can't stop.LOLOLOLOLOLL

Pleeesssse, can we finally leave Jack Whittaker alone....as I've stated in another Blog....Whoever wins is intended to win, and as for his troubles, we all have issues and concerns, and millions of Americans rich and poor have Alcohol problems....not just him....let him live his life in peace.

    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

    United States
    Member #12618
    March 18, 2005
    2060 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: November 2, 2005, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

    i don't know whether this is true or not,but a friend at work told me that Mr. West had said on Good Morning America, that he wished he had never bought that lottery ticket, did anyone of you hear that...

    Well if it's true, I think it's kind of strange. I mean he hasn't even validated his ticket yet and he is already wishing that he hadn't won. That is of course if he really did say that on the news this morning.

    Dance like no one is watching.

      Avatar

      United States
      Member #9639
      December 14, 2004
      18 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: November 2, 2005, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

      It is annoying, but so what, it's his money and his spotlight to do and say whatever he wants. If it was me or you we would do something different.  As for charity, Matthew 6:1 says that announcing your good works is personal vanity and will not be rewarded in heaven, so I hope that the wealthy help people quietly.  I like to think not all charity is announced at a press conference.

      >You just cannot convince me that this guy has never even had a plan enter his lucky little head. And then to say because he doesn't want it to change his life at all, he's investing something like 99% of it. Well, nothing wrong with the investing part because that sounds responsible to me. However, if he doesn't want HIS life to change at all so much, how's about changing someone else's life then (for the good) with it.

      Here here. The bottom line is, it's nobody's business but his what he does with the money. He might very well be planning to give to charity but is heeding the words of Jesus quoted above. Or maybe he feels like it's best not to make too many public promises. Or both. But the bottom line is he doesn't owe the public a report of what he is going to do with the money.

        Avatar
        Sparta, NJ
        United States
        Member #18331
        July 9, 2005
        1977 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: November 2, 2005, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

        Here here. The bottom line is, it's nobody's business but his what he does with the money. He might very well be planning to give to charity but is heeding the words of Jesus quoted above. Or maybe he feels like it's best not to make too many public promises. Or both. But the bottom line is he doesn't owe the public a report of what he is going to do with the money.

        Exactly. No matter whether he won, or some one else won, its their money and they have no obligation outside of their  circle.  Mankind didn't come knocking before they were rich, and mankind should keep up the precidence they established. I'm still waiting for my neighborhood church to come around and contribute 10% of what I make to me! They want a chance at my winnings, they better hurry with the donation.

        Cheers

        |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

        I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

          konane's avatar - wallace
          Atlanta, GA
          United States
          Member #1265
          March 13, 2003
          3333 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: November 2, 2005, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

          Here here. The bottom line is, it's nobody's business but his what he does with the money. He might very well be planning to give to charity but is heeding the words of Jesus quoted above. Or maybe he feels like it's best not to make too many public promises. Or both. But the bottom line is he doesn't owe the public a report of what he is going to do with the money.

          Exactly. No matter whether he won, or some one else won, its their money and they have no obligation outside of their  circle.  Mankind didn't come knocking before they were rich, and mankind should keep up the precidence they established. I'm still waiting for my neighborhood church to come around and contribute 10% of what I make to me! They want a chance at my winnings, they better hurry with the donation.

          Chewie .... can tell you're a real push over for a hard luck story ..... Not!!!!             Green laugh  Green laugh  Green laugh

          Good luck to everyone!

            Avatar
            New Member
            Harrisburg, PA
            United States
            Member #25116
            November 1, 2005
            4 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: November 2, 2005, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

            No, you're correct..............there isn't anything legally written anywhere stating you have to "do good things" with the winnings and yes, no one can tell the winner what to do with it all. However, in a way, technically it isn't all Mr. West's (presumed) money............everyone who purchased a Powerball ticket owns a piece of that jackpot in some way or another if you really stop to think about it.............he just happens to be the lucky bugger whose numbers got picked allowing him to win it all. Therefore, my opinion was based upon hoping that my "donation" was well spent and hoping that good things are done with it.

            Lotteries could sort of be looked upon like tax dollars............we all put something in Uncle Sam's kitty, except it isn't with the voluntary enthusiasm as purchasing a lottery ticket. Taxpayers are always hoping (or complaining) that their portion of tax dollars would be or are spent wisely and "have good things done with them".

            Oh well...............to each his/her own opinion and that was just mine................no worries here...................it was fun yet interesting reading everyone's comments and opinions.

            Best Wishes! Smile

              konane's avatar - wallace
              Atlanta, GA
              United States
              Member #1265
              March 13, 2003
              3333 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: November 3, 2005, 9:55 am - IP Logged

              No, you're correct..............there isn't anything legally written anywhere stating you have to "do good things" with the winnings and yes, no one can tell the winner what to do with it all. However, in a way, technically it isn't all Mr. West's (presumed) money............everyone who purchased a Powerball ticket owns a piece of that jackpot in some way or another if you really stop to think about it.............he just happens to be the lucky bugger whose numbers got picked allowing him to win it all. Therefore, my opinion was based upon hoping that my "donation" was well spent and hoping that good things are done with it.

              Lotteries could sort of be looked upon like tax dollars............we all put something in Uncle Sam's kitty, except it isn't with the voluntary enthusiasm as purchasing a lottery ticket. Taxpayers are always hoping (or complaining) that their portion of tax dollars would be or are spent wisely and "have good things done with them".

              Oh well...............to each his/her own opinion and that was just mine................no worries here...................it was fun yet interesting reading everyone's comments and opinions.

              Best Wishes! Smile

              everyone who purchased a Powerball ticket owns a piece of that jackpot in some way or another if you really stop to think about it"

              Everyone who purchases a ticket purchases a chance to win but the actual winning or owning of the  jackpot is not guaranteed to any specific one of that group.

              No one owns any portion of the "jackpot" until numbers are drawn to see if or how many numbers were matched.

              Buying a chance to win is buying an intangible until the fat lady sings and any potential winning tickets are paid to ticket holders.  Banana

               

              Good luck to everyone!

                Avatar
                Sparta, NJ
                United States
                Member #18331
                July 9, 2005
                1977 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: November 3, 2005, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                Konane, you're trying to confuse him with facts. Facts require an understanding of the principle. Not easily acceptable when the term opinion is not understood.

                Cheers

                |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

                I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

                  konane's avatar - wallace
                  Atlanta, GA
                  United States
                  Member #1265
                  March 13, 2003
                  3333 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: November 3, 2005, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                  Konane, you're trying to confuse him with facts. Facts require an understanding of the principle. Not easily acceptable when the term opinion is not understood.

                  I yield to your wisdom!!!  Jester   

                  Private property ownership plus when you actually legally own it seems to be very hazy area of understanding nowadays. 

                  Must be some lapses in the education systemDead

                  Good luck to everyone!

                    BabyJC's avatar - Lottery-031.jpg

                    United States
                    Member #3271
                    January 7, 2004
                    148 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: November 3, 2005, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

                    I wish this alleged winner never played since there has been such a letdown afterwards instead of the usual excitement.  Plus, the jackpot would have rolled over to $400 million Big Grin

                    Also, if this kid did wait until next year when he turns 18 to claim the jackpot, I don't think it would matter as they would go by his birth date anyhow and see he was a minor when he purchased the ticket (which is the determining factor).

                     

                     

                      bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

                      United States
                      Member #12618
                      March 18, 2005
                      2060 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: November 3, 2005, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                      No, you're correct..............there isn't anything legally written anywhere stating you have to "do good things" with the winnings and yes, no one can tell the winner what to do with it all. However, in a way, technically it isn't all Mr. West's (presumed) money............everyone who purchased a Powerball ticket owns a piece of that jackpot in some way or another if you really stop to think about it.............he just happens to be the lucky bugger whose numbers got picked allowing him to win it all. Therefore, my opinion was based upon hoping that my "donation" was well spent and hoping that good things are done with it.

                      Lotteries could sort of be looked upon like tax dollars............we all put something in Uncle Sam's kitty, except it isn't with the voluntary enthusiasm as purchasing a lottery ticket. Taxpayers are always hoping (or complaining) that their portion of tax dollars would be or are spent wisely and "have good things done with them".

                      Oh well...............to each his/her own opinion and that was just mine................no worries here...................it was fun yet interesting reading everyone's comments and opinions.

                      Best Wishes! Smile

                      Ummm...no the money doesn't "technically" belong to everyone who purchased a ticket. The money belongs to the person who won the jackpot. He/she who wins a jackpot, is free to do what they want with the money. Whether they feel like opening their heart and donating or keeping all the money to themselves it's their choice.

                      Dance like no one is watching.

                        Avatar
                        New Member

                        United States
                        Member #25214
                        November 3, 2005
                        1 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: November 3, 2005, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

                        nebie,

                         

                        If you wished that you had never won the darn ticket, then why do you call every media station in the world to tell them about it?Poke

                          Avatar
                          Sparta, NJ
                          United States
                          Member #18331
                          July 9, 2005
                          1977 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: November 3, 2005, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                          The spotlight does strange things to strange people. No one knows how they will react until the light is on them.

                          Cheers

                          |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

                          I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

                            Avatar
                            Bethesda, Maryland
                            United States
                            Member #16901
                            June 6, 2005
                            446 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: November 3, 2005, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

                            MY POSITION STANDS FROM WEDNESDAY...........Patriot

                            "NOVEMBER....2ND...... OOOHHHHH BOY..I'M LOVIN THIS......LOL.OLOLOLOL

                            1) Yes Rock......In an interview for Good Morning America, West told them that his wife said to him that, because winning would change their lives, perhaps they shouldn't have purchased the tickets at all. That statement bothered me as well, as I expressed in another Blog. Let's face it, nobody ever played the Lottery, either 1st time or 100th time, for the purpose of NOT WINNING. "

                              Avatar
                              Coastal Georgia
                              United States
                              Member #2653
                              October 30, 2003
                              1866 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: November 3, 2005, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                              Why won't the winner come forward and get the $$$ ?

                              99% of us would have by now- make that 100% !

                              DD