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Male nurse wins record German lottery jackpot

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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: October 13, 2006, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

    congratulations to the nurse.  period.

Yes!!  Gee, why didn't I think of that?  Big Grin Angel Someday I'll learn. LOL

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    Posted: October 13, 2006, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

     Agreed, congrats to the nurse.

    This thread brings to mind (to lighten things up) a scene in Bruce Almighty when he was looking at all the e-mail prayer requests to win the lottery - and let everyone who has asked to hit, hit.

    The next morning people were saying, "The lottery is bad! I finally hit and won $17!" (implying they all did)

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      Posted: October 13, 2006, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

       Agreed, congrats to the nurse.

      This thread brings to mind (to lighten things up) a scene in Bruce Almighty when he was looking at all the e-mail prayer requests to win the lottery - and let everyone who has asked to hit, hit.

      The next morning people were saying, "The lottery is bad! I finally hit and won $17!" (implying they all did)

      I think you just hit the proverbial nail on the head!LOL

       

      I didn't see that movie.  Funny!!

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        Posted: October 13, 2006, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

        Yes congrats on the win that you will be doing nothing with...

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          Posted: October 14, 2006, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

           Agreed, congrats to the nurse.

          This thread brings to mind (to lighten things up) a scene in Bruce Almighty when he was looking at all the e-mail prayer requests to win the lottery - and let everyone who has asked to hit, hit.

          The next morning people were saying, "The lottery is bad! I finally hit and won $17!" (implying they all did)

          That all come down to human terms, "be specific". 

          I pray every night for health, protection and happiness. Sometimes, I include the lottery subject in my pray when I buy lottery. And praying for winning lottery jackpot seemingly still stay within the context of health, protection, and happiness.

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            Posted: October 14, 2006, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

            "planned to change very little"

            Knowing that you have that jackpot money there when you need it, I think, would give one a sence of security that is just not there when you live from check to check.

            Sure, you could win the jackpot, go out the next day, buy a Mansion, hundreds of acres of land, a slew of expensive cars for yourself and everyone you know, end up on a TV show about how Lottery winners are cursed. Those are the kind of winners that I would label as "idiots".

            I don't think that this person willnot buy anything. The story seems to imply that he's going to continue working, and doesn't want to draw attention to himself or his family by going crazy with the money that he just won.

            He sounds like a sensible family man. Hopefully in afew years that money won't start burning a hole in his pocket or mind.

            litebets

            I agree with you Litebets27.   

            I think this guy is being sensible.   All I would want is the security of not having to worry about money.  

            Some people are blessed by winning the lottery, but some people are destroyed by winning the lottery.

            I would no more make giant changes to my lifestyle than I would start skiing the double diamond most difficult slopes when I started skiing.   It is best I think to take a slow conservative approach and to learn the ropes of being wealthy.

             I'm betting this guy will have a wonderful and rewarding life.    He seems to deserve it.

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              Posted: October 14, 2006, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

              I think the only sensible thing he is doing is lying to the press. However I don't buy it. Saying that "things won't be changing" is just a way to induce boredom, and decrease the spotlight on him hopefully. It does make for a boring debate as well, just what he wants.

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                Posted: October 15, 2006, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

                I think the only sensible thing he is doing is lying to the press. However I don't buy it. Saying that "things won't be changing" is just a way to induce boredom, and decrease the spotlight on him hopefully. It does make for a boring debate as well, just what he wants.

                I Agree!  Also, many people aren't prepared for a big win and then after the shock is over, they change quickly.  Seriously, like Prob 988 wrote, I don't think I would change much as a person, but I definitely would live a better lifestyle..so that would be a big change for me. Still, I would live in a moderate home and drive a sensible car, etc.