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Should lottery winners share with colleagues?

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beaudad's avatar - animaniacs26
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Posted: April 3, 2011, 11:36 am - IP Logged

you know the 7 who won..........could probably buy the company ........take the people who didn't win  (give them management

positions)  they had to play in the pool to qualify to get anything........and be done with it !!!!! making it a win win ............

beaudad !!!

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    md
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    Posted: April 3, 2011, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

    I'd evaluate on a case by case basis.  Im certainly not a greedy nor mean spirited person.  On the other hand Im not a fool either.  So, for me to share, Id evaluate each case on its own merit.  I can tell you this, if the person(s) are jack-assess, they'd get "NOTHING."

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      Posted: April 3, 2011, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

      Hell no

      my Opinion if your Not My Children, or the parents who taken care of me

      no one has a right to my time/effort/money

      there's a growing body of evidence that people feel a genuine boost of pleasure and happiness when they give to others

      ya i got a charity, its called i have some Kids in near future

      and make sure am doing my part to make sure the Human race lives ON forever, that's my only duty i feel as a lottery winner to make sure i do my part for human race lives on forever LOL

      ,   i rather have kids and give them ever thing they need then give 1 peny to anyone else on earth!

      i also have a  deeply rooted sense of fairness too, but a fairness of whats your's is yours, and i have no right to it,  same goes for my stuff, can't touch, 

      i have seen many so called happyness study's, and 1 point is duh moment for ever study,  If you Spend time doing what you enjoy, you are happy

      i don't enjoy giving handouts to people who Waste it,     

       

      their 1 friend i  have had sense i was just  a kid, sure hang out with him!.  if i had that much money, i would must likly just offer him a job as my personal assistance, he knows me to will , all my likes and dislikes, and my need  for prefection.

      he be perfect for the job

        plus am going to need one anyway with so much shoping and traveling to do, but he be Highly over paid for what work he does do rofl, 

      he sure earn it thro!   even if its the point of spoiling him

        ,   plus i refuse to tell him to hes face i plan to do this if i ever had that much money, sense i don't want to send the msg i would want him to do the same thing to me, 

      not at all,     hell am a leader , not a follower, even if i was paid a lot of money,  i sure do my own thing and refuse to do anything i don't want to do,

        i work with people, that is teamwork for a goal,  but i refuse to be under people. its my way or highway people       , if you want to team up, sure, and the few true friends i got, love me for who i really am,

       am not someone friend cease of the amount of money he has,  am hes friend cease i love hes company!

      and i don't want any friends who are with me for anything but fun/company we bring to each other.     

       

      so ya, doing what you Enjoy makes you happy great,  just not everyone the same, and enjoys giving money away,   i enjoy giving money to people I love to death, thats about it thro, i also enjoy giving money to stores to buy whatever i want LOL

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        Posted: April 3, 2011, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

        NO !

        They DID NOT PLAY !

        If they wanted to win, they should have played !

        No No

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          Posted: April 3, 2011, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

          Wise people don't share their wife and lottery winnings with nobody.

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            Posted: April 3, 2011, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

            When I read the article promoting sharing with colleagues it kind of made just a little bit of sense, though in a touchy-feely kinda way.

            Then at the end I saw it was written by a professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

            So I knew immediately that the whole thing was a bad idea.

             

            It's the same way with legal issues.

            If the ACLU is backing or defending something, you know it's not in the best interests of the country, the Constitution or common sense.

            I'm glad we have little red flags like that to use as wake up calls.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                        --Edmund Burke

             

             

              nickey t's avatar - necros
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              Posted: April 3, 2011, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

              This story again! Bang Head  now it's FIVE [5] and not just the one guy? .. c'mon!!!! UNLESS SOMEONE WHO REGULARY PLAYS WAS NOT AT WORK AND WAS CALLED AND TOLD OF THE POOL BEFOREHAND AND THEY SAID, 'PLEASE INCLUDE ME, I WILL GIVE MY MONEY WHEN I COME BACK' - THEY ARE NOT PART OF THE POOL - i've played with pools, then ditched them to do my own thing, then joined another group, then left and went somewhere else .. just because you played with certain people, once, twice, hell even 432,309 times DOES NOT mean that you are owed a gotdayum piece of that pie!!! colleagues borrow money ALL THE TIME from each other for lunch or snacks or whatever .. you mean, none of the FIVE could have said 'hold on, let me go to the atm or let me borrow $2 so i can get in on this'?? ... NOW they want to be a part ... this has nothing to being selfish or being greedy .. we all take chances .. this dollar may be the one .. that dollar may not .. but you have to PUT IN THE DOLLAR TO MAKE IT COUNT!!! some of you are being super generous trying to offer them $10K - $13K gift allowed ... NO NO NO .. they get my stapler and my binder because i'm not coming back .. whatever is in my cubicle, they can have but not a RED CENT of my lottery winnings ... only the person that was NOT IN THE OFFICE AND AGREED TO PAY BACK .. otherwise, there's always a way and CLOSED MOUTHS DON'T GET FED - IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE $2 THEY COULD SIMPLY HAVE SIGNED AN I.O.U [which i've done dozens of times] ... sorry ... that's how the cookie crumbles ..

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                Posted: April 3, 2011, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                Has anyone thought that maybe this guy actually played alone. Brought his own tickets and maybe thats why he chose not to play with the group. Because he felt he had already purchased his ticket(s) and if it is the winner he wasn't going to share with the rest of the office.

                Something to think about....

                If that's the case them Mrs. Karma just kicked another hole in his rump.....Selfishness is what it was if this was the case and it did not work in his favor.

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                  Posted: April 3, 2011, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                  Hell no

                  my Opinion if your Not My Children, or the parents who taken care of me

                  no one has a right to my time/effort/money

                  there's a growing body of evidence that people feel a genuine boost of pleasure and happiness when they give to others

                  ya i got a charity, its called i have some Kids in near future

                  and make sure am doing my part to make sure the Human race lives ON forever, that's my only duty i feel as a lottery winner to make sure i do my part for human race lives on forever LOL

                  ,   i rather have kids and give them ever thing they need then give 1 peny to anyone else on earth!

                  i also have a  deeply rooted sense of fairness too, but a fairness of whats your's is yours, and i have no right to it,  same goes for my stuff, can't touch, 

                  i have seen many so called happyness study's, and 1 point is duh moment for ever study,  If you Spend time doing what you enjoy, you are happy

                  i don't enjoy giving handouts to people who Waste it,     

                   

                  their 1 friend i  have had sense i was just  a kid, sure hang out with him!.  if i had that much money, i would must likly just offer him a job as my personal assistance, he knows me to will , all my likes and dislikes, and my need  for prefection.

                  he be perfect for the job

                    plus am going to need one anyway with so much shoping and traveling to do, but he be Highly over paid for what work he does do rofl, 

                  he sure earn it thro!   even if its the point of spoiling him

                    ,   plus i refuse to tell him to hes face i plan to do this if i ever had that much money, sense i don't want to send the msg i would want him to do the same thing to me, 

                  not at all,     hell am a leader , not a follower, even if i was paid a lot of money,  i sure do my own thing and refuse to do anything i don't want to do,

                    i work with people, that is teamwork for a goal,  but i refuse to be under people. its my way or highway people       , if you want to team up, sure, and the few true friends i got, love me for who i really am,

                   am not someone friend cease of the amount of money he has,  am hes friend cease i love hes company!

                  and i don't want any friends who are with me for anything but fun/company we bring to each other.     

                   

                  so ya, doing what you Enjoy makes you happy great,  just not everyone the same, and enjoys giving money away,   i enjoy giving money to people I love to death, thats about it thro, i also enjoy giving money to stores to buy whatever i want LOL

                  LOL, joshuacloak, there is NO WAY that you could possibly be currently engaging as a perfectionist.  You are such a funny commedian.  Because a perfectionist would insist on running SPELLCHECK after everything they type, PLUS they would insist on proof reading what they wrote for grammar mistakes before selecting post reply ... even when text isn't in their native language.

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                    Posted: April 3, 2011, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

                    Would I share my winnings? depends on many different variables.
                    first let me start by saying; we don't let just anyone in our pool to begin with.
                    a history of not paying on time, or not having your numbers ready will get you kicked out
                    we have had many people come and go in our pool, and we get asked on a regular basis
                    by an outsider if they can join our team. in most cases the answer is NO!... the main group has stayed together
                    for 10 years. We don't have have a written contract. but before you going flipping out....
                    We do have a logbook. (contracts; unless they are notarized are not considered admissible evidence in court
                    in some states. logbooks on the other hand are.
                    Now, I know these people well, they are not flakes, or Slackers, they have proved themselves worth their salt
                    time and time and time again. there in it for the long haul and unless a family member has passed
                    or they were hospitalized, (God forbid) they would be in the draw.
                    So Yes I would share my winnings with those individuals

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                      Posted: April 3, 2011, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                      Well, this is merely ANOTHER journalist writing an article to broadcast their deep seated notions about how net multi-million dollar jackpots should be distributed. 

                      Regardless, as far as we know, NONE of these five co-workers have said anything to anyone other than "congratulations" towards their current/former lottery pool playing coworkers who won.  If this is true, than that is the right attitude and I respect that!!!  After all, their lottery winning coworkers probably asked EACH of them twice (and even offered to lend) to purchase a $2 drawing ticket.  After their decline the pool was hopefully courteous in respecting their wishes to not join the pool.

                      Plus, if each jackpot winner does quit their job this month or next, that will mean that the city won't have to lay-off someone else, due to their prior budgeting/spending mistakes.  Anyhow, this resigning should be viewed as BIG charity from the net multi-million dollar lottery jackpot winner to their community ON A BIG SCALE!  Each of these 7 city government workers were probably paid a lot in salary and benefits.

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                        Posted: April 3, 2011, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

                        I would share if my colleague or colleagues played. If not, no dice. I am not a Savings & Loan Bank!

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                          Posted: April 3, 2011, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                          I don't know what was being smoked when this article was being written, but I don't want any.....

                          If these people or anyone who has a large volume of money decide to give it away or share with anyone it is their business not ours.

                          I would call this a "guilt" article. One of those articles that tries to make you feel guilty for "having" when there are so many that "have not."

                          This article also goes so far to hint at how the money could be used and what a person may be experiencing and why.

                          I wish these people lots of peace, privacy, and the utmost best with their lives.

                          May GOD continue to bless them with perfect health and keep them and their familes wrapped in HIS protection.

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                            Posted: April 3, 2011, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

                            My take on it and to answer in as few a words as possible.....HELL NO!

                            You got to be in it to win it, he was not in it so he gets ziltch, nada, nothing....NUFF SAID!

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                              Posted: April 3, 2011, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

                              Has anyone thought that maybe this guy actually played alone. Brought his own tickets and maybe thats why he chose not to play with the group. Because he felt he had already purchased his ticket(s) and if it is the winner he wasn't going to share with the rest of the office.

                              Something to think about....

                              If that's the case them Mrs. Karma just kicked another hole in his rump.....Selfishness is what it was if this was the case and it did not work in his favor.

                              IF YOU DID NOT PLAY...YOU DO NOT GET PAID!!!!

                              I give you credit for a very interesting consideration.