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What do you fear upon winning?

Topic closed. 41 replies. Last post 12 years ago by rundown99.

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fast eddie's avatar - lasvegas2
United States
Member #2902
November 29, 2003
1426 Posts
Posted: March 22, 2005, 7:03 pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by Litebets27 on March 6, 2005

I'm afraid that someone will hassle me to help rebuild Detroit.  ( Oops, I didn't say that, did I)




I got it, that's funny!

"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"

    emilyg's avatar - cat anm.gif

    United States
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    November 9, 2001
    31360 Posts
    Posted: March 22, 2005, 7:23 pm - IP Logged




    love to nibble those micey feet.



      SirMetro's avatar - center
      East of Atlanta
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      Member #6191
      August 11, 2004
      1389 Posts
      Posted: March 22, 2005, 8:01 pm - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by Sleepingdogslie on March 4, 2005

      1. Requests for money from relatives that I have no relationship with.

      Most of my relatives already think I am an a**hole...so it would not be a shock to em if I never returned their calls.

      2. Blackmail and Extortion plots.

      Gotta have compassion for that to work and my wife will be the first to tell you how cold I can be.

      3. Kidnapping

      Once they got me in the light...they would pay someone to take me.

      4. Requests for money from persons you only know casually.

      More of the same huh?

      5. Being Murdered. Or constantly threatened with it.

      My gun is bigger then their gun.

      6. Arson

      Weiner roast folks

      7. Home invasion target

      My attack cats will protect me.

      8. Being diagnosed with inoperable brain tumor  a week after winning.

      Heck of an assumption to assume I actually have a brain.

      9. Being struck by a car soon after winning. (This happened to an old man in Indiana some time ago.) 

      I can drive faster then they can.

      What else?

      Sir Metro
      Just because they ask how you are doesn't mean they really want to know.
        DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
        Yinzer Country, PA
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        March 18, 2004
        2741 Posts
        Posted: March 23, 2005, 1:21 am - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by Maverick on March 4, 2005

        I was gonna say dying, but then I realized the after-life is much better than any amount of $$$ on Earth. Plus my family would get the $$$ afterwards. I would have the wills, etc... set up rather quickly after the win.

        PS. Y'all anti-spiritual and anti/religious people, please do not attempt to rant about the above (not to me at least). Thank you.

        actually, if i were to win and then die before recievng it all/letting it sink in, i would die happier knowing i set someone else who may not have had the opportunity.

        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

          New Mexico
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          March 10, 2005
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          Posted: March 23, 2005, 8:38 am - IP Logged

          Most of the rip-roaring wildness I experienced as a younger man began to drift out of my vision during my late 50s. 

          Today, it's mostly just there as a mild background noise of my past life whispering occasionally.  It's a bit like the Leonard Cohen lyrics:  "My voice is gone and my hair is gray.  I ache in the places where I used to play."  Knees too many times over the handlebars to dance much, hangovers too much worse than they used to be to make drinking much fun, hormones settled down to a pace that allows the thought of women to remain quietly subsurface instead of constantly breaking the surface of my thoughts in the form of curvatures and tinglings here and there.

          I'm happy with all that, but have a nagging suspicion there's some of it that would sneak back into my consciousness manifested as renewed desire for a lot of things I thought I didn't want anymore.

          I don't want to want anymore motorcycles, airplanes, women, booze.  Seems a worthy fear to me, if I have to fear something.


            four4me's avatar - gate1
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            June 18, 2003
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            Posted: March 23, 2005, 9:40 am - IP Logged

            Heart attack. I know that if i were to check my ticket and found that i won a big jackpot the my heart would beat faster than if i had ran the 100 yr dash. I have been thinking it might be a good idea to get one of those small bottles of O2 just in case.


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              December 30, 2002
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              Posted: March 23, 2005, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

              That if I won $40 million and gave family and friends a one time only gift of $11,000 each (the most you can give before recipient has to pay taxes on the money) they would think I was a cheap bastard for not giving them a handout every year. Other than that, should I fear I will have too many meals in fancy restaurants? That I will see too much incredible scenery on my world travels? That my days will be too empty without a regular job? That I will miss the snow & brutal cold too much when I move to someplace warm?

              If I die, I die. Oh well, we all have to go sometime. At least my wife & baby will be well taken care of. Now I just have to win.


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                March 15, 2005
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                Posted: March 23, 2005, 2:52 pm - IP Logged
                Quote: Originally posted by tg636 on March 23, 2005

                ...... At least my wife & baby will be well taken care of. 

                I think for that part you don't have to win lottery. You just need to buy life insurance.

                If I win lottery, it will not make me fear anything, but will make me worry. Since win couple of million is still not enough for me to build a dream school. I guess that means I should only bet when the jackpot is over 100M. :)

                Build a school used to be so easy. but now... :(

                  New York, NY
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                  April 7, 2005
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                  Posted: April 8, 2005, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

                  I worry about the relatives, and exboyfriends that will come out of the woodwork with their hands out.  I've already decided if I'm ever lucky to win, I'm only telling my mom.  I would hook up immediate family (sister, brother, niece), then I would give some money to my grandpa, because he still sends me money for xmas every year.  The rest of my family can keep their jobs!!!!  As for exboyfriends.........pucker up and kiss me where the sun does not shine buddy!!! 

                    MillionsWanted's avatar - 24Qa6LT

                    Member #9517
                    December 10, 2004
                    1272 Posts
                    Posted: April 8, 2005, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

                    Why can't winners in USA chose to be anonymous? Is this a federal rule or is it like this because the lottery commisions want the publicity the lottery and the winners get?

                    In Norway you got the possibility of being anonymous if you want.

                      Blackie's avatar - Norfolk 20Sunrise%20Nov%2016.jpg
                      Norfolk , Va
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                      May 2, 2004
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                      Posted: April 8, 2005, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                       Like some others on here I fear the Taxman. Or Taxwoman.

                      They like to have their fingers into everybody's pie.


                       Good Luck,


                        rundown99's avatar - cigar

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                        August 14, 2002
                        484 Posts
                        Posted: April 8, 2005, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                        Finding out that I can't be anonymous.

                        Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

                        If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!