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20 co-workers share largest Lotto Max jackpot ever

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Posted: July 22, 2015, 1:06 am - IP Logged

most indicated they will keep working

I wonder if their going to stay at the same job. The morale at that place must be horrible.


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    Posted: July 22, 2015, 10:34 am - IP Logged

    most indicated they will keep working

    I wonder if their going to stay at the same job. The morale at that place must be horrible.

    anyone who stays will be detested by the others for sure. especially the ones who play but failed to get into the first 20 in. winning office pools destroys small businesses. even losing ones distract employees from performing their duties 100%. the only incentive for the ones that stay will be to have someplace to go everyday rather than sit at home counting their money. i would immediately fire all the winners in order to give a job to someone who needs it. these winning employees production will tail off, will take more time off, be resented. not a good situation.

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      Posted: July 22, 2015, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

      Although I hate lottery pools, I think this cap on number signing up was an excellent idea. At least those in the pool became actual millionaires instead of how it played out for the 100 Wisconsin Sargento Powerball winners of that $208 million jackpot who only walked away with at most $700,000 after taxes.  Anything less than a million is not enough to retire on...not for me at least since I would plan to travel internationally a lot and be active. If one only plans to take road trips, sit out on porch half of the day, and say "NO" to everyone who asks them for anything, then maybe that might be enough to retire on.

      Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

      The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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        Posted: July 23, 2015, 11:14 am - IP Logged

        "Each week it's the first 20 people who get their name down on the sheet, meaning it is not always the same 20"

        Canadians may be less litigious than their southern neighbors, but I can still imagine a lawsuit claiming that the lottery to be in the lottery pool was rigged or unfair.


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          Posted: July 24, 2015, 7:48 am - IP Logged

          Yep, only in the U.S. is the government the big "winner" with rapacious taxes for people who win.  It's not right.

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            Posted: July 24, 2015, 11:26 am - IP Logged

            anyone who stays will be detested by the others for sure. especially the ones who play but failed to get into the first 20 in. winning office pools destroys small businesses. even losing ones distract employees from performing their duties 100%. the only incentive for the ones that stay will be to have someplace to go everyday rather than sit at home counting their money. i would immediately fire all the winners in order to give a job to someone who needs it. these winning employees production will tail off, will take more time off, be resented. not a good situation.

            As far as being detested by others, this is something I think about with any win.  Whether it be millions, half mill a few thousand, I just believe it would bring out the worse in people.  Other than the winner.

            Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...


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              Posted: July 25, 2015, 10:56 am - IP Logged

              As far as being detested by others, this is something I think about with any win.  Whether it be millions, half mill a few thousand, I just believe it would bring out the worse in people.  Other than the winner.

              it's just human nature. some of them (employees who didnt' get into the pool that day) will put on a good front but will do the eye roll when one of the winning stayers are guffawing at their desks. not really being concerned about the company's welfare. if they still want to work they should go somewhere else to do it.

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                Posted: July 25, 2015, 11:11 am - IP Logged

                it's just human nature. some of them (employees who didnt' get into the pool that day) will put on a good front but will do the eye roll when one of the winning stayers are guffawing at their desks. not really being concerned about the company's welfare. if they still want to work they should go somewhere else to do it.

                I will move onto another job...when I win...Wink

                Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...