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Australian man who won nearly $1 million in lottery gave it all away

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/storythreads/2021-06-01/billionaires-are-giving-away-their-money-here-s-where-it-s-going

https://listverse.com/2013/12/24/10-refreshing-stories-rich-people-who-gave-their-fortunes-away/

Greedy people are first in line to ask for more but last in line to make the effort required to earn the rewards. Instead of adopting the view that everyone benefits as the pie gets larger, they view the pie as a constant — there’s only so much to go around. They feel they deserve a larger piece, even at someone else’s expense, and they’re going to take it.

"Yes, most narcissists are relatively stingy and protective over their money. They don’t willingly hand over what they have. However, this greed extends beyond self-preservation. Because narcissists lack empathy for others, they don’t necessarily understand the benefits of sharing their resources. To them, the world may already feel like a cruel and unfair place, but it’s not their job to help anyone else. Likewise, they feel highly driven by competition. The narcissist constantly compares themselves to others, even if it seems like they only focus on their accomplishments. As a result, the notion of “giving something away” may feel threatening. They don’t want to face any possible chance that someone else could take advantage of them. " 

"The Cerebral Narcissist and Money Cerebral narcissists value coming across as wise and intellectually superior over everyone else. They like being in the center of attention, but they tend to be pretentious about their skills and preferences. Cerebral narcissists may pretend that money doesn’t matter to them. They might even seem to detest wealthy people or high-earning professions. Often, this is due to their own jealousy. But instead of recognizing this feeling, they just tend to put other people down. Reading Suggestions: 15 Narcissist Hoovering Examples How to Respond to the Narcissist Fake Apology? What is Gaslighting in Narcissism? Cerebral narcissists can also be highly critical about how other people spend their money. For instance, they may criticize someone for buying a nice home or fancy car. That’s because they might perceive these purchases as vain or silly."

Alexander Burgemeester 

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    While the messaging Falsebook for peoples bank accounts wasn't too bright, the intentions were noble.

    His trying to help others is very admirable. As we know today, $896K doesn't go very far. 

    Being debt free and satisfied with what you have is rewarding in itself. Peter is just one of those people that has a desire to give as opposed willingness to take. It is his life/money and he has to live with the choices he makes.

    "There's such a pleasure in being kind and being able to help people, and if you're in a position where you've got the money to do it, I think you're mad if you don't," Charleton remarked. "Do what you can to make somebody else's day a little bit brighter." Patriot

    Good for you Peter

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      That's OK, let them beat on their drums or go swinging through the trees.

      On a side note I think music*, Marty, from Fresno is no longer with us.   Last post in November and had sent him a few PM with no reply.  Miss talking with him, he Navy and me Army.

      • Have not heard from *Music in ages as well Jeff. I know he had huge dreams on what he would do with millions of dollars, had a " lottery dream home" segment as well.
      • I Hope he is safe, wherever he is.

       * Voice of Reason *   

      * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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        off topic: The Powerball is $432 million and no one is talking about it. How big does the jackpot have to be for people to get excited?

        The buying frenzy starts at 400M. But Todd is slow to put up a Top 25 until there's a juicy headline he can tag to it. I suspect a jackpot of half a billion before it becomes a hot topic on the forums.

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          What works for an Aussie wouldn't work here in the United States.

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            The buying frenzy starts at 400M. But Todd is slow to put up a Top 25 until there's a juicy headline he can tag to it. I suspect a jackpot of half a billion before it becomes a hot topic on the forums.

            https://www.lotterypost.com/news/335154

             

            Looks like the ole PB moved into the #24 position for annuity value and #20 on the cash value.

            MM Hasn't cracked the top 25 for annuity....BUT.. is #21 on the list behind this new PB run....

            Not too shabby  Naughty

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              "Todd is slow to put up a Top 25 until there's a juicy headline"

              I suppose a bump partway through the drawing cycle is usually newsworthy, and a headline that writes itself, but I'd figure it's the size of the jackpot that really matters. A current jackpot pushing an older one off of the top 25 list seems like a good time to write the headline if it hasn't been written already. When simultaneous jackpots in both of the big games have pushed the old 24 and 25 spots off of the list I'd figure the headline is overdue. Big jackpots are more common now, but even if they both hadn't made it into one of the top 25 lists I'd also think that when both of them made it past $400 million at the same time it's still newsworthy.

              We all know that when the winners make announce their choices the annuity values won't matter, but PB is now #20 on that list. On the list with the amounts that really count PB is #18 and MM is #22.

              1. Powerball: $983.5 million cash, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.5864 billion annuity) - California, Florida, Tennessee
              2. Mega Millions: $877.8 million cash, Oct. 23, 2018 ($1.537 billion annuity) - South Carolina
              3. Mega Millions: $776.6 million cash, Jan. 22, 2021 ($1.05 billion annuity) - Michigan
              4. Powerball: $546.8 million cash, Jan. 20, 2021 ($731.1 million annuity) - Maryland
              5. Powerball: $480.5 million cash, Aug. 23, 2017 ($758.7 million annuity) - Massachusetts
              6. Powerball: $476.9 million cash, Mar. 27, 2019 ($768.4 million annuity) - Wisconsin
              7. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
              8. Powerball: $396.2 million cash, Oct. 27, 2018 ($687.8 million annuity) - Iowa, New York
              9. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
              10. Powerball: $381.1 million cash, Feb. 11, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
              11. Mega Millions: $378 million cash, Jul. 8, 2016 ($536 million annuity) - Indiana
              12. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
              13. Powerball: $352 million cash, Jan. 6, 2018 ($559.7 million annuity) - New Hampshire
              14. Mega Millions: $347.6 million cash, Dec. 17, 2013 ($636 million annuity) - California, Georgia
              15. Mega Millions: $349.3 million cash, May 21, 2021 ($516 million annuity) - Pennsylvania
              16. Mega Millions: $340 million cash, Jun. 7, 2019 ($522 million annuity) - California
              17. Powerball: $336.8 million cash, Jul. 30, 2016 ($487 million annuity) - New Hampshire
              18. Powerball: $331.6 Million cash Sat, Sep. 18, 2021 ($457 million annuity) Preliminary estimate, not won yet
              19. Mega Millions: $324 million cash, Mar. 30, 2018 ($533 million annuity) - New Jersey
              20. Mega Millions: $320.5 million cash, Jul. 24, 2018 ($543 million annuity) - California
              21. Mega Millions: $319.9 million cash, Jun. 9, 2020 ($414 million annuity) - Arizona
              22. Mega Millions: $294.7 Million  Fri, Sep. 17, 2021 ($405 million annuity) Preliminary estimate, not won yet
              23. Powerball: $284 million cash, May 7, 2016 ($429.6 million annuity) - New Jersey
              24. Mega Millions: $281.9 million cash, Jan. 5, 2018 ($451 million annuity) - Florida
              25. Powerball: $279.1 million cash, Jun. 10, 2017 ($447.8 million annuity) - California
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                Gee, aren't you a shining light in a dark world.

                Personally, I think he is a tremendous human being. He found happiness for himself being kind to others.

                Still not buying it. He had a whole different attitude playing,winning, the way he checked the numbers, his response that he didn't know what big winner or grand prize or something meant. His waiting 17 days for the money anxiously. For what to start giving it away. Either he is mental and I would be on board with that assessment or he is deflecting to avoid leeches. He did not win that much to give it away or even be concerned about someone trying to get it. I'm leaning toward mental issues actually. But this one is bizarre because of the small amount of the hit. The second hand car really did it. I hope it was a recent model.