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Why you might go bankrupt if your next-door neighbor wins the lottery

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OneTrickpony's avatar - thought

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July 25, 2015
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Posted: February 16, 2016, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

A few years ago a friend and I pretended we won $50.000 on a two dollar JUMBO buck scratch off. We changed the 13 to a 18. We went up to the lottery district office and we did a selfie of us holding the ticket. We then posted the video on Facebook and we were yelling and screaming woohoo we won. Well I had 2 people call me and at least 5 or 6 people send me a message begging me for money. I told them it was just a joke well im sure that embrassed the heck out of them. It was really funny and I still have the video of it...it's priceless.

Now that IS funny.  Not only will they be too embarrassed to ever ask you for money again (now would be a good time to win the lottery for real...), you found out their true character.  Are you still friends with those people, or did they slowly fade away from your circle?  If you uploaded the video to YouTube, you have to give us the link!

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    Posted: February 16, 2016, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

    Yes, I would too.

    • Don't chase the numbers you play.
    • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
    • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
              (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
      TheGameGrl's avatar - character catafly.jpg
      A long and winding road
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      Posted: February 16, 2016, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

      Don't try to keep up with the Jones.....Crazy

      Success isn't in Having money...it's in Handling it

      I Agree!


      Some folks can appreciate blessings.

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        Posted: February 16, 2016, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

        that's right who would stay in the same house the first thing is move where they don't know you

          Seattle, Washington
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          Posted: February 16, 2016, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

          Keeping up with the Jones's... even if the Jones's are now bazillionaires...

            mypiemaster's avatar - 2015021003pileofcash
            JACKPOT HUNTER

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            April 2, 2013
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            Posted: February 16, 2016, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

            If you can't manage your money, you might still go bankrupt whether you are surrounded by hoodrats or lottery winners.

            Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

            Having Money Solves Problems That Not Having Money Creates Yes Nod ****John Carlton****

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              Posted: February 16, 2016, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

              Don't most lottery winners move to a more affluent neighborhood after winning?

              I don't think I would be living in my current residence after I win a significant prize amount.

              It's worth noting that this study does not deal with what most people here would consider large jackpots. It looks at Canadian provincial lotteries, with prizes ranging from C$1,000 to C$150,000. It deliberately excludes the big winners.

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                Gurnee, Illinois
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                February 12, 2007
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                Posted: February 16, 2016, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

                Sometimes lottery winners go bankrupt too acting as rich as others think they are or should be.

                I Agree! Just ask Cynthia Stafford....

                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!

                  lulu1feather's avatar - 2uehclf
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                  Posted: February 17, 2016, 12:46 am - IP Logged

                  I don't know how I feel about this. To me, it sounds kind of like blaming a spoon for making someone obese.

                  When I win, I'll be leaving my neighbors behind in a jiffy! So, they can just go about their normal lives without having to spend the last of their retirement funds to compete with 'Ol Moneybags next door.Roll Eyes

                    JAMORA's avatar - ladyclover
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                    Posted: February 17, 2016, 2:28 am - IP Logged

                    I think they probably feel like it could have been them, and then outspend their expendable income in hopes that lightening will strike twice....imagine the increase in lottery sales at the neighborhood store where a $$$$million dollar ticket was sold...

                    "Don't waste time, it's the stuff life's made of..."

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                      Posted: February 17, 2016, 7:17 am - IP Logged

                      Midweek will surely paid us today kindly call me right now to verify your name 08053758492

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                        Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
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                        Posted: February 17, 2016, 8:29 am - IP Logged

                        Midweek will surely paid us today kindly call me right now to verify your name 08053758492

                        I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today !

                        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

                          sully16's avatar - sharan
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                          Posted: February 17, 2016, 8:34 am - IP Logged

                          The Federal Reserve is hazardous to our health.


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                            Eatontown, NJ
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                            November 29, 2011
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                            Posted: February 17, 2016, 9:44 am - IP Logged

                            This article is full of crap!

                            This type of garbage is designed to get people not to play the lottery.

                            Look at what they wrote: They analyzed lottery prizes and bankruptcy filings over 10 years, sorted down to six-digit postal codes that on average contained only 13 households, revealing financial ripple effects on a lottery winner's closest neighbors. They limited their analysis to neighborhoods with a single lottery win and excluded cases when lottery winners themselves filed for bankruptcy. They also omitted fixed-payout lottery prizes and very large jackpots.

                            The analysis only contained postal codes with 13 households? That's pretty small isn't it?

                            They limited the analysis to neighborhoods with a "single lottery win" that "omitted fixed-payout lottery prizes and very large jackpots". So if you don't have data from fixed payout lottery prizes (scratch offs) and very large jackpots (Mega Millions and Powerball), what is there left to analyze?

                            Also what is the reason for the bankruptcies? Job closures? Divorce?

                            The underlying cause of the bankruptcies is not cited nor are the amount of bankruptcies noted as abnormal.

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                              Posted: February 17, 2016, 10:58 am - IP Logged

                              Keeping up with your neighbors is a losing philosophy.  Wink