|Posted: August 31, 2005, 8:48 pm - IP Logged|
Lottery players, including some victims of Katrina, will spent more than that playing the lotteries this week alone. Lottery players who are interested in contributing to victims of Katrina can contribute their lottery funds directly instead of buying lotteries tickets until the crisis is over. Also maybe the winners of those jackpots can request that the government gives all the taxes they will have to pay to the victims of Katrina. Good luck to you.
Already made a trip to the red cross and gave a hundred. I agree if you want to give your lotto money to the red cross do so otherwise leave the jackpots alone. It'll set up lawsuits and overall bad mojo all around for now and the future. If they take it this time what would prevent them from taking it for something that most players would find lame in the future.
Notice I said lame in the future I lived thru Frances and Jeannie last year I have a GREAT respect for the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Florida National Guard and FEMA. I feel that it's got to come from my pocket and your's along with our hearts. If we want to give fine just not from a sitting jackpot that will affect tax collection in many states for now and the future.
I have no problem with mega and powerball getting together and running a special hurricane lottery say from Nov of this year till say 4 july 2006 with truly astronomical odds 1billion to 1 with say 50 cents on the dollar going to help the stricken with the understanding that on 4 july there will be a roll down with all the previous 5 number winners splitting the the rolldown if no one wins before the 4th.
I hope I don't sound calious I'm not trying to be it is that I just think that to grab the current jackpots would end up hurting more in the short term and the long term. How tough would it be to have someone keep getting judical orders to prevent the money to be turned over to the red cross etc? Then what happens? It sits in banks not doing much of anything in the short term or longer?
My prayers are with all of the gulf coast and if possible maybe more cash will be with them...............................................