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Posted: September 18, 2005, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

you hear about what people would do if they won a big lottery jackpot...buy a house, new car, go on vacation etc. and you hear about what they are going to do with their money, But if you think about it, do you think you or anyone else is really prepared to win that much money? the way i look at it is winning the lottery would be nice but i think its too much money too soon.  i just want to know what you guys think


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    Posted: September 18, 2005, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

    Whenever you get that overwhelming feeling of having too much money in your hands, too soon, feel free to send the difference that makes you uncomfortable to this address.

    Pacattack05....money lover

    72531 money avenue

    Greensville, Florida 34956

    Thanx. LOL

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      Posted: September 18, 2005, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

      Whenever you get that overwhelming feeling of having too much money in your hands, too soon, feel free to send the difference that makes you uncomfortable to this address.

      Pacattack05....money lover

      72531 money avenue

      Greensville, Florida 34956

      Thanx. LOL

                          I Agree!

      You took the words right out of my mouth.

      litebets

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        Posted: September 18, 2005, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

        Winning the big one wouldn't change a thing for me.. except my hubby says he will quit work... lol

        I love my career.. so I will continue to go to school each day and pray I dont see a parent's face...

         

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          Posted: September 18, 2005, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

          Winning the big one wouldn't change a thing for me.. except my hubby says he will quit work... lol

          I love my career.. so I will continue to go to school each day and pray I dont see a parent's face...

           

          Are you a caregiver? Is that why you love what you're doing? I'm guessing you're a teacher?

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            Posted: September 19, 2005, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

            Now, that would depend upon the age of the winner.  For example, if the winner is in the 20-30s range, he or she might be somewhat frivilous with the windfall.  However, if the winner is in the 40s+ range...the winner might stray on the side of economic caution: saving for a rainy day --(retirement; kids' education; tax-free annuities; timely and cautious investments; making more $$$ for the future, and possibly,charities.)

            For me, I tend to err on the side of economic conservatism: how can I make my money work for me and not for Uncle Sam. I do not mind paying my fair share of taxes, but I do not want to become a tax martyr -- sort of a volunteer cruicified sacrifice for the tax gods (IRS). 

            Finally, if LP prospective winners have not taken pen and paper in hand, drawing up a blueprint of various economic scenarios, then there may be a possibility of rigor mortis, a stiffening of the muscles occurring after death: the winner could not stand the shock of all that $$$. 

             

             

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              Posted: September 20, 2005, 2:15 am - IP Logged

              If the jackpot winner is stable and has a working brain there shouldn't be a problem.  When you are broke, you want everything you see.  When you win and have one of everything, that's generally enough.  How many plasma screens do you need anyway and the movies aren't getting better no matter how much you have to spend on entertainment.  One thing I've learned, the more money you have the more ways you can afford to do something stupid that gets you killed, like the Wal-mart heir crashing an ulra-light, etc.  BobP

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                Posted: September 20, 2005, 2:47 am - IP Logged

                Now, that would depend upon the age of the winner.  For example, if the winner is in the 20-30s range, he or she might be somewhat frivilous with the windfall.  However, if the winner is in the 40s+ range...the winner might stray on the side of economic caution: saving for a rainy day --(retirement; kids' education; tax-free annuities; timely and cautious investments; making more $$$ for the future, and possibly,charities.)

                For me, I tend to err on the side of economic conservatism: how can I make my money work for me and not for Uncle Sam. I do not mind paying my fair share of taxes, but I do not want to become a tax martyr -- sort of a volunteer cruicified sacrifice for the tax gods (IRS). 

                Finally, if LP prospective winners have not taken pen and paper in hand, drawing up a blueprint of various economic scenarios, then there may be a possibility of rigor mortis, a stiffening of the muscles occurring after death: the winner could not stand the shock of all that $$$. 

                 

                 

                Look at how wonderfull the current record holder has been doing and he was in his 50's or 60's when he won and was worth more than a million when he bought the ticket. Maturity is not something that comes with age or income at time of purchase.

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                  Posted: September 20, 2005, 3:11 am - IP Logged

                  Now, that would depend upon the age of the winner.  For example, if the winner is in the 20-30s range, he or she might be somewhat frivilous with the windfall.  However, if the winner is in the 40s+ range...the winner might stray on the side of economic caution: saving for a rainy day --(retirement; kids' education; tax-free annuities; timely and cautious investments; making more $$$ for the future, and possibly,charities.)

                  For me, I tend to err on the side of economic conservatism: how can I make my money work for me and not for Uncle Sam. I do not mind paying my fair share of taxes, but I do not want to become a tax martyr -- sort of a volunteer cruicified sacrifice for the tax gods (IRS). 

                  Finally, if LP prospective winners have not taken pen and paper in hand, drawing up a blueprint of various economic scenarios, then there may be a possibility of rigor mortis, a stiffening of the muscles occurring after death: the winner could not stand the shock of all that $$$. 

                   

                   

                  Look at how wonderfull the current record holder has been doing and he was in his 50's or 60's when he won and was worth more than a million when he bought the ticket. Maturity is not something that comes with age or income at time of purchase.

                  I agree. Sometime maturity comes at an early age, and sometimes it never comes at all. Just compare lil' 18-year old me when I when a jackpot with Jack Whittaker, and you'll see age isn't as accurate of a maturity barometer as we all think.

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                    Posted: September 20, 2005, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                    People adjust to being poor and they can adjust to being rich too as long as they don't confuse the two.

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