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Should lottery winners share with colleagues?

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Posted: April 3, 2011, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

for me, it matters how much i win. i know how much i need for the stuff I want, and how much i want to give to family. if there's enough left, i'd be happy to give it away.

 

as for the office pool, if the guy just said "i don't feel lucky today" well, i guess he sure wasn't ,huh.

LOL

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    Posted: April 3, 2011, 9:40 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.

    HAPPY SUNDAY ......4/2/2011

    PERDUE.....

    All I can say is U have me laughing soooooooo haaarrrd  that the tears are welling up in my eyes.......lovin every minute of it.....lololololol

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      Posted: April 3, 2011, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

      for me, it matters how much i win. i know how much i need for the stuff I want, and how much i want to give to family. if there's enough left, i'd be happy to give it away.

       

      as for the office pool, if the guy just said "i don't feel lucky today" well, i guess he sure wasn't ,huh.

      LOL

      Since he wasn't feeling lucky, maybe if he had played the group would not have won.

      So maybe they should be glad he didn't. His negative energy, bad feeling, vibes etc didn't rub off on to the group.   Bang Head

      "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

      The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

      Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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        Posted: April 4, 2011, 3:01 am - IP Logged

        There is no greater good than providing for oneself through hard work and effort and maybe a little luck.  If I was lucky enough to win a lottery jackpot, the last thing I would want to do is deny another of the experience of "providing for themselves through hard work and effort and maybe a little luck" as I had.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: April 4, 2011, 10:49 am - IP Logged

          There is no greater good than providing for oneself through hard work and effort and maybe a little luck.  If I was lucky enough to win a lottery jackpot, the last thing I would want to do is deny another of the experience of "providing for themselves through hard work and effort and maybe a little luck" as I had.

          You are too kind, RJOh.    LOL


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

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            Posted: April 4, 2011, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

            I would consider sharing. It all depends upon certain criteria. Do they play every week and just not this one? Were they out sick, but would have given money if had been at work? And finally, if we do share it with this schlub, how many others will come out of the woodwork demanding payment?

            So I do feel I would want to share it with him (and others that fit the criteria) but I would also feel that I might be setting myself up for "doing something nice and getting bitten in the butt" for it.

            "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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              Posted: April 4, 2011, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

              You're a good hearted woman dk.

              (and I'm a good timin' man)


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               

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                Posted: April 5, 2011, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                I say no way.If you give him money then everyone else who played in the past
                but missed this chance
                Will lawyer up to get a peice of the pie. thats
                just human nature.DOG EAT DOG

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                  Posted: April 5, 2011, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

                  You are too kind, RJOh.    LOL

                  Jack Whittaker is usually the poster child for "what not to do when you win a large lottery jackpot"

                  People forget right after claiming his money, Jack set up a charity to be run by four local pastors and funded by 10% of his winnings to help the poor but many complained they had to jump through too many hoops to get any of the money and it was only enough to help the very poorest.  He also brought a house for a waitress that served him coffee every morning who was living in a trailer who complained he didn't include extra money to help with the increase cost of maintaining a house and paying the real estate taxes.  Facts are, once you start giving money away, you can't give enough of it away to even please the people you are giving it to and chances are you don't want them around you if they're not part of your family.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                    Posted: April 5, 2011, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

                    Jack Whittaker is usually the poster child for "what not to do when you win a large lottery jackpot"

                    People forget right after claiming his money, Jack set up a charity to be run by four local pastors and funded by 10% of his winnings to help the poor but many complained they had to jump through too many hoops to get any of the money and it was only enough to help the very poorest.  He also brought a house for a waitress that served him coffee every morning who was living in a trailer who complained he didn't include extra money to help with the increase cost of maintaining a house and paying the real estate taxes.  Facts are, once you start giving money away, you can't give enough of it away to even please the people you are giving it to and chances are you don't want them around you if they're not part of your family.

                    I guess that would be a prime example of: "No good deed, no matter how small, ever goes unpunished"

                    On a personal level though, I always feel better going into anything and everything with a positive attitude and outlook. That perspective may cause an occasional regret or a tale of woe but it just goes against my nature to see life in its totality through a jaundiced eye.

                    Being as such that there ain't a dam thing I can do about it anyway (I don't go against my nature), then it's: C'mon baby, let the good times roll!


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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

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                      Posted: April 5, 2011, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

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

                      Green laugh

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                      Come on Jackpot!!!

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                        Posted: April 5, 2011, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

                        My sentiments exactly! He probably did play by himself as it doesn't make any sense as to why he wouldn't contribute with his colleagues.

                        If this group decides to help him, there will be many others from the past that had also played in the pool looking for handout as well.

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                          My sentiments exactly! He probably did play by himself as it doesn't make any sense as to why he wouldn't contribute with his colleagues.

                          If this group decides to help him, there will be many others from the past that had also played in the pool looking for handout as well.

                          C'mon Jill! The President said we should spread the wealth around!


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

                           

                           

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                            Posted: April 6, 2011, 12:09 am - IP Logged

                            I would consider sharing. It all depends upon certain criteria. Do they play every week and just not this one? Were they out sick, but would have given money if had been at work? And finally, if we do share it with this schlub, how many others will come out of the woodwork demanding payment?

                            So I do feel I would want to share it with him (and others that fit the criteria) but I would also feel that I might be setting myself up for "doing something nice and getting bitten in the butt" for it.

                            You know--when I worked, I was a registered nurse in a very high intensity cardiac intensive care--we had a lottery pool and were fortunate to not have any consistent slackers.  Just think--if you were in a situation where lives were at stake in a code red (commonly called a triple in most larger institutions), adrenaline is pumping,  meds are being administered quickly, CPR is being performed, defib paddles are being readied and you are constantly hyperaware of how closely this team has to work together to save the patient's life, would you really feel good about telling one of the members of the team--"That was a GREAT save of Mr. R--by the way--I just caught the lottery numbers and the ICU's numbers hit--too bad you forgot to play or were too broke to play, or were MIA due to a home emergency and didn't play."   

                             

                            Greed--with apologies to Gordon Gheko in 'Wallstreet'--is NOT good.

                             

                            Greedy people suck and have earned the bad karma that is returned to them.

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                              Posted: April 7, 2011, 1:54 am - IP Logged

                              If I won 19 million, I would share a portion with my co-workers.  It is great to have financial success; but money does  not take the place of a person or persons. If one of my co-workers had helped me before my money success,  I would certainly give them more than those whom had not helped me.