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winning a jackpot

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after winning a jackpot what would you buy first?

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Posted: June 9, 2005, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

Some years ago I heard it said in answering the question of how he (she) spend their money:

"Some of my money I spend on women, some I spend on cigarettes and booze, and some I spend on gambling.

The rest I throw away foolishly."

Does any lottery winner come to mind?

jack whittaker comes to mind.....

Was Jack Whittaker allready a millionaire before he won the lottery?

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    Posted: June 10, 2005, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

    Some years ago I heard it said in answering the question of how he (she) spend their money:

    "Some of my money I spend on women, some I spend on cigarettes and booze, and some I spend on gambling.

    The rest I throw away foolishly."

    Does any lottery winner come to mind?

    jack whittaker comes to mind.....

    Was Jack Whittaker allready a millionaire before he won the lottery?

    if i remember correctly jack was already wealthy when he won.the guy might've bought 10,000 tickets when he won for all we know....

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      Posted: June 10, 2005, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

      I think it was only $100. Less than what I spent and lost.

      I plan on giving 20-40% to my family and very close friends. Really depends on how much I win.  0% to charity however. Since I'm an athiest I don't really have to worry about a church.

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        Posted: June 11, 2005, 9:03 am - IP Logged

        Cool A new house and car

        Then invest and make the money grow.Sun Smiley

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          Posted: June 11, 2005, 10:43 am - IP Logged
          Hire a typist to type my resignation for work, four pages long with what I think is wrong with the company. Then start handing out c-notes to my former co-drivers.
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            Hire a typist to type my resignation for work, four pages long with what I think is wrong with the company. Then start handing out c-notes to my former co-drivers.
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              Posted: June 13, 2005, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

              i think maybe i'd just keep on working long enough for someone to piss me off and then i'd tell em to stick it where the sun don't shine,lol

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                Posted: June 13, 2005, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                After being blessed with winning, its without questions that:

                1: I'd maintain my current job for the first year. That will give time to have the house built and my immediate family taken care of.

                2: I'd seriously get some medical matters tended to that will enable my life to be more productive.

                3: I'd quietly resign from my job after a year. And not because I don't like it. My job is awesome! But given the fact that there is such unemployment and single parents seeking a well paid job in a healthy work environment.  I'd feel selfish keeping it knowing that someone else could flourish from the career.

                4: Traveling would definitely take a forefront.  Their are plenty of friends overseas whom I dearly have not had the chance to re-connect with. The money would serve that purpose well.

                 

                ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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                  Posted: June 14, 2005, 10:56 am - IP Logged

                  I would buy a car, since I have never owned one a jag Stype since that is my dream car and just pay off my bills, and finish school... and try not to let that much money overwhelm me


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                    Posted: June 15, 2005, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                    What would I buy?

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                      Posted: June 15, 2005, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

                      i see no reason to keep working after hitting a jackpot.

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                        Posted: June 15, 2005, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                        i see no reason to keep working after hitting a jackpot.

                        Intrigueing comment. Care to elaborate on the class of workers ( or career driven folks) who do consider there work an asset to the community or healthfield? To just drop the years of training and dedication to live vicariously seems to reduce the career choice down to the mentality that the field was chosen for the almighty dollar, There are far too many folks who actually DO enjoy their career or part time work. Who actually enjoy helping others or being productive in a community sort of way. Former President Jimmy Carter voluntarily works for HABITAT. Here is a man who is well protected and has investment beyond the average man, out there contributing to society... He doesnt NEED to work, but instead chooses too. Nothing wrong with that I hope...

                         

                        (Gently gets off soap box in hopes of not getting egg on the face for such a commentary.)

                        ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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                          Posted: June 15, 2005, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                          i see no reason to keep working after hitting a jackpot.

                          Intrigueing comment. Care to elaborate on the class of workers ( or career driven folks) who do consider there work an asset to the community or healthfield? To just drop the years of training and dedication to live vicariously seems to reduce the career choice down to the mentality that the field was chosen for the almighty dollar, There are far too many folks who actually DO enjoy their career or part time work. Who actually enjoy helping others or being productive in a community sort of way. Former President Jimmy Carter voluntarily works for HABITAT. Here is a man who is well protected and has investment beyond the average man, out there contributing to society... He doesnt NEED to work, but instead chooses too. Nothing wrong with that I hope...

                           

                          (Gently gets off soap box in hopes of not getting egg on the face for such a commentary.)

                          Carter's a lot better man these days, what with not being prez and all.  But what he does is his own business.  If you like your own job, stick with it.  If I want to lie under a tree picking my nose and eating pickled pigs feet, it's no hair off the backside of anyone else.

                          I'm willing to tip my hat to Jimmy Carter and what he sees as what he ought to be doing, because I believe he believes he's doing right.  But I'm not tipping my hat to anyone who tries to soapbox me into thinking that what Jimmy Carter happens to think is right is also right for me. 

                          You wanna go do health, go do health.  You wanna work habitat, work habitat.  But don't kid yourself that what you do is any purer, more virtuous than the guy under the tree picking his nose, simply because that's what you want to do.

                          (Gently gets off soap box in hopes of not getting egg on the face for such a commentary.)

                          Jack

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                            Posted: June 15, 2005, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

                            there are people in this world who really enjoy working.  no amount of money would make them stop.

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                            love to nibble those micey feet.

                             

                                                         


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                              Posted: June 15, 2005, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                              there are people in this world who really enjoy working.  no amount of money would make them stop.

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                              are u sure about it . The money talks

                                 
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