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Man refuses $4 million lottery win

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dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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Posted: September 19, 2007, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

Has he gone mad?  Is he on crack -- or what?  Gee, I wonder if he were, say, 40 or 50, and a widower -- would he take the money?  I guess one will never know.  Poor fella!

See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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    Posted: September 19, 2007, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

    Come ON, don't they have a Pink Pony in Germany??? Maybe he could buy a brewery, or a chocolate factory, or something!

    As the Deep Purple song goes, "It's not the kill, it's the thrill of the chase!"

    This is also a theory why people get depressed after they win, because they are so used to buying and hoping that once they get their wish they don't need to keep playing and that was what they really enjoyed.

     As the Deep Purple song goes, "It's not the kill, it's the thrill of the chase!"

    Ronald Reagan inspired hard rock circa. 1984 apocalyptic vision video.  The music on the other hand is much better, Ritchie Blackmore is one of the best  guitar players that will ever be. The lead solo on this song after the second verse is a work of art, if you like that sort of thing, the words very innuendo-ish.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIZpF111Ojw 

     KNOCKING AT YOUR BACK DOOR
    (Ian Gillan / Ritchie Blackmore / Roger Glover)
    Deep Purple - 1984


    Sweet Lucy was a dancer
    But none of us would chance her
    Because she was a samurai
    She made electric shadows
    Beyond our fingertips
    And none of us could reach that high
    She came on like a teaser
    I had to touch and please her
    Enjoy a little paradise
    The log was in my pocket
    When Lucy met the rockett
    She never knew the reason why

    I can't deny it
    With that smile on her face
    Oh it's not the kill,
    It's the thrill of the chase

    Feel it coming,
    It's knocking at the door
    You know it's no good running,
    It's not against the law
    The point of no return
    An' now you know the score
    An' now you're learning,
    Aha, what's knockin' at your back door

    Sweet Nancy was so fancy
    To get into her pantry
    We had to be the aristocracy
    The members that she toyed with
    At her city club
    Were something in diplomacy
    So we put her on the hit list
    Of a common cunning linguist
    A master of many tongues
    And now she eases gently
    From her Austin to her Bentley
    Suddenly she feels so young

    I can't deny it
    With that smile on her face
    Oh it's not the kill,
    It's the thrill of the chase

    Feel it coming,
    It's knocking at the door
    You know it's no good running,
    No it's not against the law
    The point of no return,
    Now you know the score
    An' now you're learning,
    Aha, what's knockin' at your back door

    Sweet Lucy was a dancer
    But none of us would chance her
    Because she was a samurai
    She made electric shadows
    Beyond our fingertips
    And one of us could reach that high

    I can't deny it
    With that smile on my face
    Oh it's not the kill,
    It's the thrill of the chase

    Feel it coming, knocking at the door
    You know it's no good running
    Now it's knockin' at your door
    Aha, knockin' at your back door



      fwlawrence's avatar - Yavill
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      Posted: September 20, 2007, 1:05 am - IP Logged

      I can see someone, especially in the small villages in Germany being satisfied with life as they live it and/or not wanting for anything. My question is, why play in the first place. I mean, I can understand how playing is a challenge and exciting and all of that. But..... the main purpose for most people...IS TO WIN SOME MONEY....and hopefully.....THE TOP PRIZE!!!!!

      litebets

      Maybe playing the lottery is just a way of " connecting " with his late wife.

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        Posted: September 20, 2007, 1:07 am - IP Logged

        I feel so sorry for that poor man's dead wife.  She must have been thrilled looking down from heaven and seeing her good sense pay off in a lottery win that will take care of her husband's needs for the rest of his life only to see him go stupid and want to give the money away. There's no cure for stupid. BobP

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          Posted: September 20, 2007, 10:11 am - IP Logged

          I have heard it all, now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Fainting

          I am a money magnet. 

          12062016

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            Posted: September 20, 2007, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

            Someone on crack would have definitely taken the money.

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              Posted: September 20, 2007, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

              This man is probably happy, healthy, has enough money to live good, have embracing friends and family, and have lived a good and satisfying life of 70.  He knows the problems too much money brings.  If that is the case: He's already rich. 

              takeemtothebank

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                Posted: September 20, 2007, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                Maybe he just doesn't want the hassle.  But if he wants to give it away, there are plenty of good places that could use the donation.  That could bring great joy... I'm thinking of the secret Santa from K.C. who used to go to local discount stores at Christmas and hand out $100 bills to people who looked like the needed the money.  What a great way to spend your retirement! 

                Captain Lotto

                "Every day is a good day!"

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                  Posted: September 20, 2007, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

                  Oh My God. That's my uncle 

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                    dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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                    Posted: September 20, 2007, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

                    Sirbrad, I left myself wide open for the crack comment -- your reply was on the money! Come to think of it, a crack addict would have definitely taken the money, spent it foolishly (hopefully, wisely), and died with a smile on his or her face.

                    See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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                      Posted: September 20, 2007, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

                      Sir- Would you be interested in adopting me ?

                      Hey!  Watch how you talk to my adopted grandpa ! LOL

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                        Posted: September 20, 2007, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

                        Could somebody please tell please tell me, why would you play the lottery if you don't expect to win? I think most people are playing to win. Maybe I'm wrong.  Or, maybe they do it alittle different in Germany.

                        litebets

                        I don't remember exactly (again i said i don't remember) but i think in Germany they don't play the lottery like us in the States, in Germany they select the least number..In here you have to match all 6 numbers but i think in Germany they select the 6 numbers that do not match...Or something like that i read...

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                          Posted: September 21, 2007, 12:07 am - IP Logged

                          There have been people in this country who has won a lottery jackpot and didn't want the hassle of dealing with a bunch of greedy people they didn't know hounding them about it.  They just never showed up to claim it and allowed the state to keep it or gave the winning ticket anonymously to a charity. 

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: September 21, 2007, 12:52 am - IP Logged

                            I don't remember exactly (again i said i don't remember) but i think in Germany they don't play the lottery like us in the States, in Germany they select the least number..In here you have to match all 6 numbers but i think in Germany they select the 6 numbers that do not match...Or something like that i read...

                            i believe the German lottery is a 6/49 game with a bonus ball

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                              Posted: September 21, 2007, 12:55 am - IP Logged

                              i believe the German lottery is a 6/49 game with a bonus ball

                              Yes i believe it is...