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Man to donate $14 million casino jackpot to church

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Posted: December 2, 2014, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

What an idiot. Hope he isn't surprised when his pastor builds himself a nice new million dollar home, buys a couple $100,000 cars and maybe a plane and a boat too.

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    Posted: December 3, 2014, 12:12 am - IP Logged

    I have to commend this gentlemen, he does not need the money, and money is not his lord and savior, when we all learn that this world will be a better place!!!!!

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      OldSchoolPa,

      Good points but most Christians are 'hypnotized' when it comes to tithing and unfortunately far too many churches put the business if being a church way ahead of being a church.

      I saw a pretty heated thread on a Christian board where not only was it a battle of gross vs net but also of cash vs checks. One guy said that those giving by check were only interested in a tax write off. Finally someone told him they didn't know what he gave in cash but some people giving by check give thousands over the course of a year.

      Then of course there was a lottery winner who tried to give $1M to the Salvation Army and they refused it.

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

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      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: December 3, 2014, 1:19 am - IP Logged

        OldSchoolPa,

        Good points but most Christians are 'hypnotized' when it comes to tithing and unfortunately far too many churches put the business if being a church way ahead of being a church.

        I saw a pretty heated thread on a Christian board where not only was it a battle of gross vs net but also of cash vs checks. One guy said that those giving by check were only interested in a tax write off. Finally someone told him they didn't know what he gave in cash but some people giving by check give thousands over the course of a year.

        Then of course there was a lottery winner who tried to give $1M to the Salvation Army and they refused it.

        ..Which reminds me CT- whatever happened to Brother Roy or someone to that effect who " swore an oath of poverty" and ended up winning Millions- if l am not mistaken, he too said that he was donating to the " Order",,, l doubt he was going to give them the entire enchilada though.Seemed like a nice guy though....

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          Posted: December 3, 2014, 1:48 am - IP Logged

          I would of donated to John Jacobs so we can rip up telephone books together.

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            Posted: December 3, 2014, 7:37 am - IP Logged

            Meeting in a gymnasium ,sounds like another start up church. Ever notice how some are just family businesses?
            Another church building may help those in the building trades, so guess that will help in an indirect way.

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              Posted: December 3, 2014, 8:20 am - IP Logged

              That was nice of him, Congrats lucky Church.

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                Posted: December 3, 2014, 9:26 am - IP Logged

                Congratulations to the winner Hurray! good for him for donating to his Church and Charity. Blue Angel

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                  Posted: December 3, 2014, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                  He better pay the taxes first!

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                  He forgot all about the taxes.

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                    Posted: December 3, 2014, 11:28 am - IP Logged

                    What an idiot. Hope he isn't surprised when his pastor builds himself a nice new million dollar home, buys a couple $100,000 cars and maybe a plane and a boat too.

                    Yep, I agree... He will also have a major tax bill.  I also wonder how he'll feel going back to work knowing he could have retired himself and set up the next generation.

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                      Posted: December 3, 2014, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                      There is zero percent chance the winner is not already set for life financially.

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                        Posted: December 3, 2014, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                        THRIFTY ,  I like your avatar - May the Force be with you Darth Vader. Beware of the Dark side.

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                          Posted: December 3, 2014, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

                          There is zero percent chance the winner is not already set for life financially.

                          There are people out there who have big hearts and are content with the lives they currently live. It says on the article that the guy isn't a regular gambler and might have only gone there to accompany his friend. His generosity shows there's hope in humanity and that blessed is the one that giveth...

                          That money's gone fo ever

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                            Posted: December 3, 2014, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

                            What a beautiful heart.Blue Angel

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                              Posted: December 3, 2014, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

                              I think he knows he can win that much or even more again many times over.  That's probably why he gave it away.