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Would you quit your job if you won the lottery?

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IPlayWeekly's avatar - avatarmoney
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Posted: July 19, 2014, 10:33 am - IP Logged

Yes, I would quit asap... in the past similar thread I said I would give 2 weeks notice, now I wouldn't.  I would walk into work and say "I quit" in a bullhorn.  Matching 5 white numbers (MM/PB with megaplier or powerplay) would be 2 million minimum.  Once I'm 100% self employed again, I would buy more single family rental houses having 10 total and manage those full time.  Of course, I would travel, pay off bills and invest for the future.

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    Posted: July 19, 2014, 10:38 am - IP Logged

    Lots of factors, mainly, as others have noted, size of JP and winners' age.

    Other than those who absolutely detest their employer, betting most stay on through a short period, maybe to see a project through or otherwise not leave co-workers in a lurch during vacations, etc. They'll understand better than you you'll likely be moving on soon enough.

    I agree depends on the size.

    $50,00 - $1,000,000 keep your job and I don't think your co-workers would have

    a problem with you still being there or you keeping a job that someone else might need.

    After all it's not a million after taxes.

     

    I think on an episode of Lottery Changed My Life a big lotto winner kept her job but she was a doctor

    so I can understand. But I think she had to switch hospitals or something like that because someone cut the

    brake lines on her car. That's crazyCrazy

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      Posted: July 19, 2014, 10:48 am - IP Logged

      As soon as the moneeeey hit my account see ya!

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        Posted: July 19, 2014, 11:11 am - IP Logged

        One of the BIGGEST factors being ignored here is the same one that most lottery winners fail to fully take into account after winning. That is: its not only how you are after you a jackpot that matters, its how others see you. We all would like to think the people around us would just be happy for us and wish us the best. Truth is, I'd be quite leery being at work simply because "i want to keep working". There will be resentment on multiple levels. Questions and issues may arise from fellow co-workers such as: "Why take someone Else's job"?  "I could get a promotion if he/she weren't here." "Let him/her do this or that after all they don't need the money." Just to name a few.

        People are strange creatures, and though we may hope most would just be happy us, we all know that wouldn't be the case.

        Unless like someone pointed out in a previous post, that I'm a doctor, an engineer attached to a project that needs me for completion, a lawyer with cases, a teacher in the middle of a semester or something of that nature. I'M OUTTA THERE PRONTO!!!!!!

        "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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          Posted: July 19, 2014, 11:29 am - IP Logged

          DDOH937,

          "One of the BIGGEST factors being ignored here is the same one that most lottery winners fail to fully take into account after winning. That is: its not only how you are after you a jackpot that matters, its how others see you....."

          That's already ben mentioned.

          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.

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            Posted: July 19, 2014, 11:49 am - IP Logged

            DDOH937,

            "One of the BIGGEST factors being ignored here is the same one that most lottery winners fail to fully take into account after winning. That is: its not only how you are after you a jackpot that matters, its how others see you....."

            That's already ben mentioned.

            I'm not sure what your point is. Oh, ok, tell you what, next time ill make sure to read through EVERY single post on here before sharing MY opinion...would that make you happy Sir/Madam?????? Or rather, even if i had noticed that it was already mentioned, I guess there's a problem with restating such???????

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              Posted: July 19, 2014, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

              Going back to your old job, after winning a major jackpot, is tantamount to making love to yourself. It is profoundly unproductive and  unnecessary to boot. If you find yourself on your knees, dead, with no pants on and crap on your face{figuratively speaking}, you have nobody but yourself to blame. Jealousy is a very strong "emotion". Do no fan its flame, for it will definitely consume you. If you happen to be one of the very few people, that will ever win a major jackpot, take your money and run. There will be plenty of time for sentiments, in the future, if you so please.

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                Posted: July 19, 2014, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

                It is a shame that people are brain washed in to thinking that they HAVE to work. 

                If I had the means not to stay on the mouse wheel I would quit, see the world, do more of my art work, and enjoy life.  Build a log cabin house, a BIG one close to water, have four more dogs, cook more, garden. 

                 

                There are plenty of things to do in life beside work. 

                 

                The saying goes:   Life is a Banquet and more poor suckers are staving to death!

                 

                I should hit the lottery!   I KNOW how to enjoy life!

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                  Posted: July 19, 2014, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

                  If I won the lottery, I'd setup a Motorist Rights/ Lobby group for the state of Wisconsin,  motorists need someone looking out for them, since the bicycle advocacy groups, and their numb skull followers need to be reined in with their stupidity.

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                    Posted: July 19, 2014, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

                    Size of the payout, taxes and future tax requirements, essential cost that will be required to sustain a certain level of desired lifestyle would all factor in the decision.

                    Believe me, blowing through a large sum of money is not hard. You can dream and plan all you want to, but there has to be a level of financial steadfastness and keeping outside influences away to maintain that lifestyle that would not require you to continue to..WORK FOR THE MAN!!

                    But yes, I would quit. 

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                      Posted: July 19, 2014, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

                      If I won a lot, it would be a requirement that I quit my job. I work as a cashier and it's a small town lol

                       

                      I would move to my hometown which is in a different state.

                       

                      I won't be one of them 90% margins who go bankrupt within 5 years.

                       

                      If I got a million, I would budget.

                       

                      I currently live on around $19,000 a year after taxes.

                       

                      $1,000,000 / 45 years would be a yearly budget of $22,222. That'll work for me.

                       

                      Plus I will still try and work part time, maybe 2 or 3 days a week, just to get out and meet new faces. This will be purely FUN MONEY.

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                        Posted: July 19, 2014, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

                        Heck yeah in a New York Minute......Big Grin

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                            Posted: July 19, 2014, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                            Going back to your old job, after winning a major jackpot, is tantamount to making love to yourself. It is profoundly unproductive and  unnecessary to boot. If you find yourself on your knees, dead, with no pants on and crap on your face{figuratively speaking}, you have nobody but yourself to blame. Jealousy is a very strong "emotion". Do no fan its flame, for it will definitely consume you. If you happen to be one of the very few people, that will ever win a major jackpot, take your money and run. There will be plenty of time for sentiments, in the future, if you so please.

                            "Tantamount to making love to yourself"----

                             

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                              Posted: July 19, 2014, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                              I'm not sure what your point is. Oh, ok, tell you what, next time ill make sure to read through EVERY single post on here before sharing MY opinion...would that make you happy Sir/Madam?????? Or rather, even if i had noticed that it was already mentioned, I guess there's a problem with restating such???????

                              Ain't  no thing but if it's already been mentioned it's hardly been ignored.

                              There really weren't all that many previous posts to read through before you shared your jump to a conclusion opinion with everyone, Sir, Madam, Shizekopf, Bagatadi.

                              Have a lucky day!

                              Lep

                              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.