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Would you quit your job if you won the lottery? Many say no

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Posted: May 25, 2016, 5:43 am - IP Logged

I Agree!

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    Posted: May 25, 2016, 5:57 am - IP Logged

    Would definitely quit the job that I am working now, even if it was a One Million dollar win.  The only debt I have are a mortgage and a car payment for a 2016 car.  Those could easily be paid off with a One Million win.  I would certainly consider going back into the workforce but definitely with a job that I WANT to do...

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

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      Posted: May 25, 2016, 6:56 am - IP Logged

      Yes!

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?

       

                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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        Posted: May 25, 2016, 8:24 am - IP Logged

        If it was a big win ,I'd pay off family,... including kids debt.Quit job ,sell house,have no permanent address .Try and find me I'm off the grid ,leave me alone you'll scare the fish.As I set on a river bank,or on a dock fishing and getting a good buzz on.^5

        cashbuckets of cash

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          Posted: May 25, 2016, 8:56 am - IP Logged

          MM with the megaplier 5 would be just fine. $5 million, about $3 million after taxes, and I could make that last 20 or 25 years. Then I'm 87 years old and probably pushing up daisies.

          You can afford to push up any type of flower you want!

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            Posted: May 25, 2016, 10:31 am - IP Logged

            I would quit without hesitation if I won a jackpot or even something large enough to sit on for a while (Say 600-800k post taxes) while I figure things out

            I hate my job ,, If I won a jackpot I would pick up a hobby to pass my time (Probably since I would have a ton of $$$ I would collect sports cards again as I loved that as a kid but was priced out as collector thru years when cards became too expensive a hobby)


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              Posted: May 25, 2016, 10:38 am - IP Logged

              I never worked in my life so how can I quit lmao


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                Posted: May 25, 2016, 10:44 am - IP Logged

                I would for sure quit.  Anyone that wouldn't quit working is likely mentally ill or bases their entire self worth on their occupation.

                I can think of 1,000,000 other things I'd rather be doing than working.  Believe me, with travel, spending time with family, working on hobbies, and some philanthropy, I'd never get bored and would have plenty to do.  I'm only 40, so I wouldn't quit working unless I had at minimum $40 million after taxes to work with.

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                  Posted: May 25, 2016, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

                  IF its $10M+ after taxes, I just dont show up to work after the check clears the bank.

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                    Posted: May 25, 2016, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

                    .

                    I can't agree with the people who say they'll continue working, unless their jobs pay better than a lotto jp.

                    If I won the jackpot, I'd set myself up with either a shop where I hop up/fix up older Harleys and cars OR, something else that would
                    help at least the local community, for a bit.    For instance, if I won the 203 million, I'll go so far as to
                    earmark money for the following:

                    • Childrens' hospitals
                    • Mercy ship hospital
                    • Experimental gas station where I'd sell gas for $1.50 per gallon, for premium gas, until the sustained earmarked money
                      is totally used up, for that venture.

                    Groppo, why the experimental gas?

                    say what

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                      Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                       Anything above $5 million (well after taxes, around $3 million+). Yes, I'll quit. After all my debt's paid (student loans, medical bills). I will still be in the $3 million bracket. Go back to school, get a graduate degree, take business courses, investment courses and start my own company. No matter how much any employer pays you, you are always replaceable. Being your boss is a gratifying experience. Most importantly, the experience gives you an accomplishment of some sorts. I am decades from retirement but sooner rather than later, I envision myself being my own boss.

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                        Posted: May 25, 2016, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

                        Over time the JP Winner will come to realize that working less or not at all has many benefits: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/work/11-reasons-why-you-should-never-get-full-time-job.html

                        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                          Winning makes me smile.
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                          Posted: May 25, 2016, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

                          For all those that want to quit their job and open their own business remember this...

                          "By working faithfully 8 hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work 12 hours a day. "

                                                                                                                                                       Robert Frost

                          "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                          The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                          Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                            Posted: May 25, 2016, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                            Another good day shot to hell working

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                              Posted: May 25, 2016, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

                              But some people just like getting up and dressed for work and going to work. Although I would go part time maybe. I like the hustle and bustle. I lIke challenges.. Lol

                              J'aime La France.