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Lotto-winning coworkers' advice for $400M Mega Millions jackpot

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Posted: December 12, 2013, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

Getting tired of settling for inexpensive prostitues?

Actually i don't settle for that. The last time a prostitue walked up to me at a gas station i actually declined her offer but i did pay for her beer because i was grabbing some beer too .I didn't want her to feel too bad and then she said i need $10 for gas too and i said ok i will give you $10 too and she was happy. l was happy i finally got rid of that B.tch and her pimp shows up saying he needs $10 for gas too WTF . All this happening just because i drove thru dallas texas maybe next time i use a detour route lol  Type

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    Why the heck is someone who made only $60k after all that effort, immediately going to 'help others' or whatever? YOU JUST HELPED YOURSELF. That's fine. Help yourself. Look, if I win the $400 million (I won't) I'm not gonna be incredibly stingy with it, but at the same time, why must someone who is a lottery winner become a one-person charity? Notice how celebrities do it. They put in a few thousand of their own money, then challenge their fans to match the donation cumulatively or something. Because if every multi-millioniare was REQUIRED to 'give back' then nobody would ever keep their money. 

     

    Charity is a wonderful thing if it comes from you out of pure desire to help others, but I get the sense that massive charitable donations are an unofficial but assumed 'tax' on people who collect major windfalls. Like if they don't state they're gonna give a big chunk of the money away, then they're greedy. When I first did a 'lottery budget' I realized I put everybody I could think of before myself. Before I even began to label stuff "$X for ME" I'd earmarked 55% to give away to family, friends, relatives and charitable causes. The harsh truth is I did this because I anticipated the resentment and the constant nagging of me to do something 'more' i.e. not for myself with the cash. In fact, the thought of buying anything for myself seems like it'd illicit disapproval from others.

     

    This is another reason the lottery needs to go anonymous. If you win anonymously and if you can keep the information to yourself, then your charirtable expenditures will be at your whim alone, not because of societal pressure claiming you're "obligated" to be generous.

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      Posted: December 12, 2013, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

      I don't know why but this story reeks of desperation on the source's part. No offense to them but if I wanted advice from a lottery winner for the current MM jackpot I'd be looking to past winners who won similar prizes or at least part of actual JPs and not the second tier prize winning group that after taxes and splitting it nine ways makes their win look like loose change found under a couch cushion.

      You can't predict random.

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        Posted: December 12, 2013, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

        The thing with advice is : you should make a determination whether it's good or bad for you. Its one of those things that you could live with or without depending whether it makes an impact in your life.
        For instance- any advice related to the lottery from that character who shows up on tv telling people not to buy QP's should be wholeheartedly ignored..Supposedly he won 7 times.
        * Can't recall his name but he has a beard and wears polyester suits.

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          Posted: December 12, 2013, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

          The thing with advice is : you should make a determination whether it's good or bad for you. Its one of those things that you could live with or without depending whether it makes an impact in your life.
          For instance- any advice related to the lottery from that character who shows up on tv telling people not to buy QP's should be wholeheartedly ignored..Supposedly he won 7 times.
          * Can't recall his name but he has a beard and wears polyester suits.

          You mean the infamous Richard Lustig. The guy who went on GMA saying never buy QPs while sitting next to a huge JP winner by QP. Whoops! ROFL

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

          Please don't put him on TV again during this MM run, please!

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            Posted: December 12, 2013, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

            Why the heck is someone who made only $60k after all that effort, immediately going to 'help others' or whatever? YOU JUST HELPED YOURSELF. That's fine. Help yourself. Look, if I win the $400 million (I won't) I'm not gonna be incredibly stingy with it, but at the same time, why must someone who is a lottery winner become a one-person charity? Notice how celebrities do it. They put in a few thousand of their own money, then challenge their fans to match the donation cumulatively or something. Because if every multi-millioniare was REQUIRED to 'give back' then nobody would ever keep their money. 

             

            Charity is a wonderful thing if it comes from you out of pure desire to help others, but I get the sense that massive charitable donations are an unofficial but assumed 'tax' on people who collect major windfalls. Like if they don't state they're gonna give a big chunk of the money away, then they're greedy. When I first did a 'lottery budget' I realized I put everybody I could think of before myself. Before I even began to label stuff "$X for ME" I'd earmarked 55% to give away to family, friends, relatives and charitable causes. The harsh truth is I did this because I anticipated the resentment and the constant nagging of me to do something 'more' i.e. not for myself with the cash. In fact, the thought of buying anything for myself seems like it'd illicit disapproval from others.

             

            This is another reason the lottery needs to go anonymous. If you win anonymously and if you can keep the information to yourself, then your charirtable expenditures will be at your whim alone, not because of societal pressure claiming you're "obligated" to be generous.

            Yeah, I get your drift on the 'helping' with the circumstances here.

            Look, I'm not knocking 60 grand. But...it's 60 grand. It's not getting stretched all that far.

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              Posted: December 12, 2013, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

              I am surprised someone did not say this already....instead of "play play play", the advice should have been "PowerPLAY play play." lol

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                Posted: December 12, 2013, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

                You mean the infamous Richard Lustig. The guy who went on GMA saying never buy QPs while sitting next to a huge JP winner by QP. Whoops! ROFL

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

                Please don't put him on TV again during this MM run, please!

                Yeah JonD- that's the guy. His statement on " Dont buy QP's" makes him a certified Clown.

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                  Posted: December 12, 2013, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Yeah JonD- that's the guy. His statement on " Dont buy QP's" makes him a certified Clown.

                  I Agree!

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                    Posted: December 12, 2013, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

                    You mean the infamous Richard Lustig. The guy who went on GMA saying never buy QPs while sitting next to a huge JP winner by QP. Whoops! ROFL

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

                    Please don't put him on TV again during this MM run, please!

                    Yeah JonD- that's the guy. His statement on " Dont buy QP's" makes him a certified Clown.

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                      Posted: December 12, 2013, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                      You mean the infamous Richard Lustig. The guy who went on GMA saying never buy QPs while sitting next to a huge JP winner by QP. Whoops! ROFL

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

                      Please don't put him on TV again during this MM run, please!

                      Is that the same guy who tries to hawk his books at every available opportunity and who says he has the proven winning formula but refuses to say exactly how much he's won or how much he spent on tickets to win whatever it is he's won?

                      If that's the same guy he really needs to just go away. Seems like a scam artist to me.

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                        Posted: December 12, 2013, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                        Is that the same guy who tries to hawk his books at every available opportunity and who says he has the proven winning formula but refuses to say exactly how much he's won or how much he spent on tickets to win whatever it is he's won?

                        If that's the same guy he really needs to just go away. Seems like a scam artist to me.

                        He's not a scam artist, he's just an idiot! Green laugh

                        Did you see the video? As he says, "Never buy Quick Picks....Have you won yet?" (awkward pause) Yeah, the lady next to him won $112M Mega Millions JP with a Quick Pick! Whoops!

                        OMG!!! That stuff never gets old. Even the guys on set are laughing! ROFL

                        If you ever have a bad day, just watch that clip.

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                          Well they said fabulous nine but i only see eight in the picture all looking cute. But the first lady in that pic is extremly hot so this is my offer for her am going to win the next $400,000,000 and am going to offer her half of it $200,000,000 for a 30yr marriage prenup with no divorce option and she has to quit her job because i need a full undivided attention and if she is still married well we will pay her husband $1million dollars to sign all divorce papers within 7days. And with her nursing experience it means am always going to be in good hands 24/7 ye i think it's a good deal for both of us even if she is a gold digger its ok am digging for treasures too but maybe not exactly gold but better .lolHippy

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                            You don't get out much, do ya?

                            LOL

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                              Posted: December 12, 2013, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

                              I've been running a lottery pool in my office for around 10 years now so this story gives me hope. The best we've done is around $100 in one round, but never a jackpot level prize. We have 11 people and we buy a mix of Powerball, Lotto, and MegaMillions tickets, with the occasional Millionaire Raffle ticket when that game is on. Maybe tomorrow will will be our night.

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