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konane's avatar - wallace
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Posted: December 5, 2005, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

I've often wondered why the lottery doesn't form some sort of central group which can help people handle the process.  It's as if they wash their hands with you if you win.  You'd think it would be good PR to have some mechanism to advise folks and help them out.

The average Joe or Jane who win, and not just the big jackpots, will need help to handle it.  And the rules which require you go public with a win are silly.  If you want to, fine, go ahead.  But, I believe most folks would prefer to remain unknown.

Many winners panic when they win, for fear of doing the wrong thing.  Who can you trust?  Most don't have lawyers and on staff financial advisors.  Yet, the lottery people offer little, if any aid or assistance.  Just hold up this big check, and your on your own.

Ole' Jack Whittaker is a good case in point.  I can't see how his example, other than showing all of us what not to do, can be of any benefit to those who run the lottery.

I recall reading a few years back about a winner in, I think, Illinois, who freaked out when he won.  He was afraid to move, let alone turn in his ticket.  He finally called the local cops, who had the state police come to his house and drive him to the lottery office.  After that, he left the state.

Maybe the lottery could attempt to do something to help people out.  Putting info, in English, on their websites would be a good start.

 

 

Generally, people who aren't smart enought to handle a big lottery win aren't smart enough to realize they need help handling a big lottery win. You can't force people to take financial advice.

Fwup-

You are so right. What we need are some more lottery rules & regulations. I think everyone who wins a major jackpot must take a IQ test. People with below average intelligence should not be eligible to receive their money.

I also think these winners need to be checked out by the FBI to make sure they aren't sleeper agents for some terrorist regime. We wouldn't want them using the winnings for terrorist activities and such.

We also need to run a criminal background check on all the winners to make certain convicted felons do not receive any money. That goes for drinkers, smokers, and illegal drug users.

Last, but not least, all jackpot winners need to have a psychological profile done to make sure that they are able to handle a big win in a responsible manner.

Sounds like those should be requirements for voter elegibility not lottery wins!!  Green laugh  Green laugh  Green laugh  Green laugh

Good luck to everyone!

    DirtyWrat's avatar - dirty rat_3051bs_mor.jpg
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    Posted: December 5, 2005, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

    Ever Since this infamous thread ran it's course and fizzled out Chewie has went AWOL.

    I wonder if all the Chewie bashing scared him off or if Todd kicked him out?

    I've missed him too and hope he comes back soon.  He has some very down to earth observations that cut through PC really well which doesn't set well with some.  BTDT  Big Grin Santa

    I haven't gone any where.  I have been quite busy since before Thanksgiving.  Besides, I had said my peice, and stated so.  Sometimes it fun watching Christians be Christians.

    Good to have you back!!    Big Grin  Banana

    Welcome back, Chewie.

    I didn't really think Todd had kicked you out or you were scared off. I was just hoping to get a response from you!

    With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                      In futility.


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      Posted: December 5, 2005, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

      Ever Since this infamous thread ran it's course and fizzled out Chewie has went AWOL.

      I wonder if all the Chewie bashing scared him off or if Todd kicked him out?

      I've missed him too and hope he comes back soon.  He has some very down to earth observations that cut through PC really well which doesn't set well with some.  BTDT  Big Grin Santa

      I haven't gone any where.  I have been quite busy since before Thanksgiving.  Besides, I had said my peice, and stated so.  Sometimes it fun watching Christians be Christians.

      I find it disgusting when people try to force their religious bigotry/mentality on others and enjoy creating hatred among human beings.

        DirtyWrat's avatar - dirty rat_3051bs_mor.jpg
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        Posted: December 5, 2005, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

        Ever Since this infamous thread ran it's course and fizzled out Chewie has went AWOL.

        I wonder if all the Chewie bashing scared him off or if Todd kicked him out?

        I've missed him too and hope he comes back soon.  He has some very down to earth observations that cut through PC really well which doesn't set well with some.  BTDT  Big Grin Santa

        I haven't gone any where.  I have been quite busy since before Thanksgiving.  Besides, I had said my peice, and stated so.  Sometimes it fun watching Christians be Christians.

        I find it disgusting when people try to force their religious bigotry/mentality on others and enjoy creating hatred among human beings.

        Rlevins-

        You posted all of these statements in this thread:
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        Did you appoint yourself spokesperson of this forum who will speak on behalf on others? Only idiots do that and you are one of them. Speak for yourself loser.

        Losers, Fools, idiots and scums of society are still trying to justify, why it happened and they do not realise or accept the simple and basic rules of this forum, which have been repeteadly pointed out by various resposnible and upright members in this thread.

        Comedian, Joker & loser who got popularity by saying jokes and now showing true colors of dirty old man

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        Now to me some of the things that you posted sound kind of hateful.

        The pot calling the kettle black?

        With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                          In futility.


          BaristaExpress's avatar - BaristaExpressMX zpsfb0d8b5d.png
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          Posted: December 5, 2005, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

          Sounds like those should be requirements for voter elegibility not lottery wins!!  Green laugh  Green laugh  Green laugh  Green laugh

          I Agree! Whole Heartedly! But I see some problems with it. Isn't that call discrimination? And since it discriminates against smokers (which I am one, besides it's legal to do), drinkers (which is also legal to do) who'll be next to be discriminated against? That's what I would want to know!

          I can see not letting the illegal drug users collect their money, if they test positive at the time of turning their ticket in for validation. I can also see not letting a convicted felon collect their money as long as they are on parole. But once either of the two above are clean/off parole, I see no reason to hold/keep their winnings from them! 

          Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

            DirtyWrat's avatar - dirty rat_3051bs_mor.jpg
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            Posted: December 5, 2005, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

            Sounds like those should be requirements for voter elegibility not lottery wins!!  Green laugh  Green laugh  Green laugh  Green laugh

            I Agree! Whole Heartedly! But I see some problems with it. Isn't that call discrimination? And since it discriminates against smokers (which I am one, besides it's legal to do), drinkers (which is also legal to do) who'll be next to be discriminated against? That's what I would want to know!

            I can see not letting the illegal drug users collect their money, if they test positive at the time of turning their ticket in for validation. I can also see not letting a convicted felon collect their money as long as they are on parole. But once either of the two above are clean/off parole, I see no reason to hold/keep their winnings from them! 

            I meant to include gamblers with the smokers and drinkers.

            With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                              In futility.


              BaristaExpress's avatar - BaristaExpressMX zpsfb0d8b5d.png
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              Posted: December 5, 2005, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

              I meant to include gamblers with the smokers and drinkers.

              Mmmm, if gamblers were to be discriminated against, then I guess we wouldn't have lotteries! Lotteries are a form of gambling and that's a "FACT". There is no-way around it, no matter how you try to slice it!

              Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

                DirtyWrat's avatar - dirty rat_3051bs_mor.jpg
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                Posted: December 5, 2005, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                I meant to include gamblers with the smokers and drinkers.

                Mmmm, if gamblers were to be discriminated against, then I guess we wouldn't have lotteries! Lotteries are a form of gambling and that's a "FACT". There is no-way around it, no matter how you try to slice it!

                You have absolutely no sense of humor.

                With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                                  In futility.


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                  Posted: December 5, 2005, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                  Ever Since this infamous thread ran it's course and fizzled out Chewie has went AWOL.

                  I wonder if all the Chewie bashing scared him off or if Todd kicked him out?

                  I've missed him too and hope he comes back soon.  He has some very down to earth observations that cut through PC really well which doesn't set well with some.  BTDT  Big Grin Santa

                  I haven't gone any where.  I have been quite busy since before Thanksgiving.  Besides, I had said my peice, and stated so.  Sometimes it fun watching Christians be Christians.

                  I find it disgusting when people try to force their religious bigotry/mentality on others and enjoy creating hatred among human beings.

                  I find it disgusting when people try to force their NON-religious bigotry/mentality on others and enjoy creating hatred among human beings.

                    DirtyWrat's avatar - dirty rat_3051bs_mor.jpg
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                    Posted: December 6, 2005, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

                    Ever Since this infamous thread ran it's course and fizzled out Chewie has went AWOL.

                    I wonder if all the Chewie bashing scared him off or if Todd kicked him out?

                    I've missed him too and hope he comes back soon.  He has some very down to earth observations that cut through PC really well which doesn't set well with some.  BTDT  Big Grin Santa

                    I haven't gone any where.  I have been quite busy since before Thanksgiving.  Besides, I had said my peice, and stated so.  Sometimes it fun watching Christians be Christians.

                    I find it disgusting when people try to force their religious bigotry/mentality on others and enjoy creating hatred among human beings.

                    I find it disgusting when people try to force their NON-religious bigotry/mentality on others and enjoy creating hatred among human beings.

                    I Agree!

                    With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                                      In futility.


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                      Posted: December 6, 2005, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                      Ever Since this infamous thread ran it's course and fizzled out Chewie has went AWOL.

                      I wonder if all the Chewie bashing scared him off or if Todd kicked him out?

                      I've missed him too and hope he comes back soon.  He has some very down to earth observations that cut through PC really well which doesn't set well with some.  BTDT  Big Grin Santa

                      I haven't gone any where.  I have been quite busy since before Thanksgiving.  Besides, I had said my peice, and stated so.  Sometimes it fun watching Christians be Christians.

                      I find it disgusting when people try to force their religious bigotry/mentality on others and enjoy creating hatred among human beings.

                      I find it disgusting when people try to force their NON-religious bigotry/mentality on others and enjoy creating hatred among human beings.

                      I Agree!

                      Thanks to dirty and fwup for agreeing with me. I think that no one should try to force his religious or no religious views on others. People should be able to do whatever they feel as long as it does not clash with rights of others. And also no one should try to create hatred among people.

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                        toms river
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                        Posted: December 6, 2005, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                        you  are  a  stupid  man

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                          Posted: December 6, 2005, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                          you  are  a  stupid  man

                          Amazing!!! A person is born (first post) with trash in his mouth.

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                            Posted: December 6, 2005, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

                            you  are  a  stupid  man

                            Now this, I would think, would be the very definition of trolling.

                            With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                                              In futility.


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                              Posted: December 9, 2005, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                              you  are  a  stupid  man

                              Amazing!!! A person is born (first post) with trash in his mouth.

                              • No trolling. Don't make posts that are inflammatory just to annoy people.
                              • No personal attacks. Criticize ideas, not people. Flaming will not be tolerated. This includes any material which is vulgar, defamatory, inaccurate, harassing, hateful, threatening, invading of others privacy, sexually oriented, or violates any laws.

                              DirtyWrat, I see two people that are guilty of trolling! 

                              Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

                                 
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