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Powerball lottery winner shares $42.5M with relatives

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Posted: August 11, 2008, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

sirbrad...you really are an ANGRY person, aren't you? I feel sorry for people that have to be around your negativity in your day to day life. I don't come on here much nor post much, but when I do, I can count on a negative sirbrad comment somewhere. Sheesh!

Not really, I just call stupidity when I see it. In "real life" I actually am pretty happy overall.

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    Posted: August 11, 2008, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

    I can certainly understand your frustration.  So many people NEED this kind of $$$, their homes are in foreclosure or struggling to feed their families and this granny acts like she just won a quilt from the Senior Citizen Center.  Oh how nice to win...it won't change me.   i seriously hope she knows how incredibly fortuante she is to not even seriously need the $$$ 

    Thanks, somebody who actually gets it.

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      Posted: August 12, 2008, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

      I can certainly understand your frustration.  So many people NEED this kind of $$$, their homes are in foreclosure or struggling to feed their families and this granny acts like she just won a quilt from the Senior Citizen Center.  Oh how nice to win...it won't change me.   i seriously hope she knows how incredibly fortuante she is to not even seriously need the $$$ 

      How do you know she doesn't and hasn't suffered more than you can possibly imagine? 

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        Posted: August 12, 2008, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

        I can certainly understand your frustration.  So many people NEED this kind of $$$, their homes are in foreclosure or struggling to feed their families and this granny acts like she just won a quilt from the Senior Citizen Center.  Oh how nice to win...it won't change me.   i seriously hope she knows how incredibly fortuante she is to not even seriously need the $$$ 

        GamerMom

        At one of the seminars I went to, the speaker told the audience he as looking for someone who needed $2,000,000 and asked different people to prove they needed that much.

        It went something like this:

        Speaker:

        OK, someone prove to me they need $2 million. If I walked up to you and gave you that much, what would you do?

        Most common answer:

        "I'd buy a house (this ws 1980s), pay my bills, but a new car!"

        Speaker:

        "You don't need $2 million, you donlt need $1 million, you need about $300,000.......I'm looking for the person with a valid need of $2,000,000."

        One guy thought he'd be the one when he mentioned starting a business, etc...but the speaker hit him with a few things he hadn't thought of; did he have a passion for that business, was he looking at going into it only because it might be a money maker, and would he really want to come into $2 million and yet be tied to something that demanded most of his time.

        ________________________________

        I think the stats are 50% of jackpot winners are broke within five years of hitting the jackpot. Maybe something mystical kicks in and the cosmos prevents some people from hitting until they're older- knowing that would have piddled it all away on things like cars and trying to impress people.

        Just my $.02

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.