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Couple hits lottery bigger than thought

Topic closed. 21 replies. Last post 9 years ago by sirbrad.

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Posted: January 14, 2008, 5:57 am - IP Logged

I hope you are right. A friend told me I am stupid for playing the lottery.

Hahaha Big Smile

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    Posted: January 14, 2008, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

    When I 1st came to this site , I'll always remember the story about how someones number was guaranteed to come out.

      He stated... ' I write my number down on a small piece of paper, roll it into a small ball, eat it, and in a few days, my number comes out'   .. I'll never forget it ... I guess he learned how to crack the code. lol ROFL

    Congratz to the winners!

    Omniscient

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     Don't Play more, Play Smarter!

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      Posted: January 14, 2008, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

      When I 1st came to this site , I'll always remember the story about how someones number was guaranteed to come out.

        He stated... ' I write my number down on a small piece of paper, roll it into a small ball, eat it, and in a few days, my number comes out'   .. I'll never forget it ... I guess he learned how to crack the code. lol ROFL

      Congratz to the winners!

      Omniscient

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      That's a riot - disgusting, but funny nonetheless!  Maybe it's the only way my numbers will finally come out and help me move!

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        Posted: January 14, 2008, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

        When I 1st came to this site , I'll always remember the story about how someones number was guaranteed to come out.

          He stated... ' I write my number down on a small piece of paper, roll it into a small ball, eat it, and in a few days, my number comes out'   .. I'll never forget it ... I guess he learned how to crack the code. lol ROFL

        Congratz to the winners!

        Omniscient

        Now, THAT was funny! ROFL

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          Posted: January 14, 2008, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

          I won't argue about it. We both have a right to our personal viewpoints about what is or is not a lot of money. I don't think that's a lot of money, although I'd be happy to win it.  Except for contacting an accountant regarding additional taxes that might be due, I don't see why anyone would need a financial professional who is just going to convince them to invest it so he/she can make a commission. 

           undoubtedly more than they've ever seen in their lives

          Why? The age of this couple wasn't mentioned.  Many people have more than that in a 401K so that might not be a valid statement.  Right now CD rates are down (and expected to drop even further) but there is no reason they can't just go to a bank and deposit the money and make 5%.  If they are as broke as you indicate, they won't want to buy stocks or gold, because they'll need the interest to pay bills.   All money should be handled carefully, even $10 bucks.  You just don't always need someone to tell you what to do with it.   

          While you both have a right to your personal viewpoints, in this instance I'm in agreement with justxploring. Most people owe more than 170 grand, so that much money wouldn't even get a lot of people out of debt.

          With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                            In futility.


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            Posted: January 15, 2008, 4:48 am - IP Logged

            $170,000? That's nothing!

            I can make that much in 17 years.

            With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                              In futility.


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              Posted: January 18, 2008, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

              $170,000? That's nothing!

              I can make that much in 17 years.

              Not with inflation, more like about $80,000 by then. However it is the time that is a killer. Nothing beats having a lot of money, time, and youth...and the intelligence to manage it all well.