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Posted: August 31, 2005, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

That's the total of mega million and powerball.

If there could only be a way to get the organizers of these two jackpots to

DONATE them to the victims of Katrina.  I'm sure the lottery players wouldn't mind starting over at the minimum jackpots compared to what all those people lost.  Any ideas on how to go about this or even suggest it to them????  I'm leaving in a few minutes...so this discussion can carry on without me.  But hey!  Isn't it a good idea!

This is a National crisis...we all have to pull together.

mysticwomyn

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    Posted: August 31, 2005, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

    Good idea but they can find money somewhere else. Like Bill gates he's got enough to cover 175 million 200 times or so.

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      Posted: August 31, 2005, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

      That's never going to happen. The lottery officials aren't just going to hand over two big jackpots. Why should they? Maybe the government should do something instead.

      Dance like no one is watching.

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        Posted: August 31, 2005, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

        That "government" you're talking about is bought and paid for by the taxpayer. The good old fix all, cure all, is paid for by those who pay taxes all year long. And yes, the "government" is going to provide aid and monies to those impacted; even to the thieves.

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          Posted: August 31, 2005, 3:27 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.

          RJOh

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            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.

            RJOh

            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...............................................

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              Posted: August 31, 2005, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

              "WHAT" I can't believe I just saw that! All that needs to be said here is, "Our Government" has too many times, again and again, ran like heck to the "aid of many foreign countries" (with interest free loans that we the people here end up paying for when they don't pay it back) when disasters have hit them! "Now" it's their turn to step up to the plate and do their part when our country has been hit with a disaster of this magnitude! We the people here in the US have been more than generous over many decades to all these other countries that are less than fortunate than the US. But yet has any of them "Ever Stepped Up" with any kind of assistance of any kind? I Don't Think So! 

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                Posted: August 31, 2005, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

                That's the total of mega million and powerball.

                If there could only be a way to get the organizers of these two jackpots to

                DONATE them to the victims of Katrina.  I'm sure the lottery players wouldn't mind starting over at the minimum jackpots compared to what all those people lost.  Any ideas on how to go about this or even suggest it to them????  I'm leaving in a few minutes...so this discussion can carry on without me.  But hey!  Isn't it a good idea!

                This is a National crisis...we all have to pull together.

                mysticwomyn

                My response above was to this posting only!

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                  Posted: September 1, 2005, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                  i truly feel for the victims of the hurricane

                  and am confident our government backed by our tax dollars will make thos poor folks whole or near to it.

                  how-ever if they allow rebuilding in the same area is just asking for more of the same

                  i think the area should be vacated and restored for the use of natural waterside estuary environment.

                  the odds do not mean much to those who win the jackpot