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Winning a lottery jackpot can't guarantee happiness

Topic closed. 20 replies. Last post 11 years ago by SassyOhio.

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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: April 10, 2006, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

5: No I will not tempt fate by letting a person get in front of me in the lottery line! It could mean the difference in a winning ticket!

LOL!!  I went through this last week. I wanted to stomp on the guy's foot!

    dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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    Posted: April 10, 2006, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

    You can tell yourself that the ticket won't loose but odds are it will. The reason all the stories are about failures winning the lottery is that they are more entertaining and it fits the presses preconcieved notions about lottery winners. Stories of anonymous winners living quietly off interest don't sell or fit the presses agenda.

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      Posted: April 10, 2006, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

      Score one for the Diva! 

      @justxploring: 

      I guess I was responding to you and my overall point is that regardless of the amount you win...the tag of lottery winner carries with it certain connotaions.  It's like used car salesman...it conveys a certain pre-conceived notion that sticks to you for the rest of your life.

      And while the public may not peruse the various state lottery websites looking for information on winners you can rest assured that every charity in the country (and many out of the country) do.  The same is true of people selling everything from off shore investment schemes to internet snake oil.  And the same goes for the con artists...identity thieves...get rich quick schemers and probably some plain old every day regular mooches as well.

      The bottom line is whether you win $1 million or $100 million you are a lottery winner and that makes you a target for certain groups.

      @Floyd:

      I agree.  If you can claim as a trust you can escape some of it.  But I do think even then you'd always have to be wary of the (as you so eloquently put it) natural parasites.  Once somebody outside your "circle" knows (or even suspects) it would be hard to keep it a secret.  And these parasites will seek you out and try to find you because that's what they do.

      Jim 


      Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx


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        Posted: April 11, 2006, 12:38 am - IP Logged

        This case shows why anonymity is very important. When people know you have come in to sudden wealth, at the very least they treat you differently, at worst they sue you.

          justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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          Posted: April 11, 2006, 2:09 am - IP Logged

          I guess I was responding to you and my overall point is that regardless of the amount you win...the tag of lottery winner carries with it certain connotaions.  It's like used car salesman...it conveys a certain pre-conceived notion that sticks to you for the rest of your life.

          OMG! I hope not. I was a used car salesperson. LOL 

            SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012
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            Posted: April 11, 2006, 9:11 am - IP Logged

            This case shows why anonymity is very important. When people know you have come in to sudden wealth, at the very least they treat you differently, at worst they sue you.

            LMAO ... I think that is the benefit for me and my family keeping to ourselves and ONLY socializing with a hand full of people, In all reality because its hard these days to find someone that is staying around that doesnt have a "hidden agenda" what ever their reasoning may be. LET SOME ONE TRYYYYY to sue me LMAO I would fight that clear to the bank, becuase of Shady People I have met I proofed my life to NOT have that type of situation ... some people are scandalous we all know that and its a shame that you struggle and hope to hit the big one for  a lifetime and then one day you do and then all of a suddent they THINK they deserve something from you. CALL THE Psyc Doc in Please Jester Laugh

            Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

            COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

             

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