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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: April 23, 2006, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

"At the end though, health is the number one on the list, way before riches. All the money in the world, won't do anybody good if they're lying on a hospital bed."

Pac, we were posting at the same time so I didn't see your post. Look at the time logged on both and the fact that we are strangers on the same board posting exactly at the same second in Bonita Springs, FL!! 

Anyway, I sort of agree and disagree with your statement about health. It's true that money cannot cure AIDS or cancer and it won't stop Alzheimer's, but it will certainly make being ill a lot more comfortable for the afflicted.  Have you ever been a patient in a hospital ward? Not a pretty sight. What about all those people who died in those Nursing Homes in New Orleans? Had they been living in a nice home with private care, the people in Saint Rita's probably wouldn't have drowned in their beds.

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    Here's the basic rule:

    If you are dysfunctional before you win the lottery you will be dysfunctional after you win the lottery.

    Here's the next rule...the so-called Whittaker rule:

    If you are not dysfunctional before you win the lottery...you may become dysfunctional after you win the lottery.

    Then of course there's the Universal rule:

    If you are not dysfunctional before you win the lottery...and you are not dysfunctional after you win the lottery...rest assured...dysfunctional people will find you after you win the lottery.

    And finally there's the Media rule:

    If we can't make you appear dysfunctional after winning the lottery...you are of no value even after winning the lottery.

    Jim 

                                          I Agree!

    Oh, so true.

    litebets

    That's the best quote of the year so far...

      lotterybraker's avatar - pyramid
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      Posted: April 23, 2006, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

      I have to agree with the Unclejim Quote..that is just to funny..I am still laughing about it..and whats even worse..its true..lol ...Best quote gets my vote..lol

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        Posted: April 23, 2006, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

        Someone in this thread said rich people won't respect lottery winners because they didn't have to earn it. While that is true, then how are lottery winners different from a lot of those rich people who inherited their wealth? Coming across great wealth by inheritance or luck are both referred to as "easy money." I do suppose that a lot of people who have inherited their riches work to keep it that way so they can pass it to the next generation though, and I guess as another example Paris Hilton continues to make herself even richer by working to gain the respect of her fellow richies as well (as opposed to the former image of her living off her "daddy's money").

          dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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          Posted: April 24, 2006, 1:56 am - IP Logged

          Remember, you can't fix stupid...

          No amount of money can fix stupid. You can fix ignorance, but not stupidity.

          DD

          Well at least you can fix as in neuter and spay so as to prevent the continuation of stupidity. Unfortunately breeding like rabbits goes with stupidy in too many cases.

            dnroth's avatar - pryd

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            Posted: April 24, 2006, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

            Someone in this thread said rich people won't respect lottery winners because they didn't have to earn it. While that is true, then how are lottery winners different from a lot of those rich people who inherited their wealth? Coming across great wealth by inheritance or luck are both referred to as "easy money." I do suppose that a lot of people who have inherited their riches work to keep it that way so they can pass it to the next generation though, and I guess as another example Paris Hilton continues to make herself even richer by working to gain the respect of her fellow richies as well (as opposed to the former image of her living off her "daddy's money").

            There is a culture specific to the rich, especially the old rich, where money is simply inherited (i.e. the coupon clippers).  Suddenly rich people like lottery winners simply do not know the cultural protocols to fit in with the coupon clippers.

             Then again, who would want the respect of a bunch of stuck-up spoon-fed morons, anyhow?

             If you're that desperate to fit in with the coupon clippers, there are those that offer classes so you can learn the behavior.  Once rich, I'm sure you could afford them.

             To each their own.

              savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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              Posted: April 25, 2006, 12:00 am - IP Logged

              a good response to the topic start, is how many lottery players end up rich and miserable?

               

              how many end up rich at all?

              the odds are against u ever winning, but if u do it looks like there are prob only 20% or so that end up wishing they had never won. 

              buying the old slum i used to live in, if i ever win , if ever i feel misserable, emptying out my wallet, and staying there for a week would clear my soul.

               

                fja's avatar - gnome1

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                Posted: April 25, 2006, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                Better to have "won and lost" a lottery than never to have won at all !!!

                 

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                  Posted: April 25, 2006, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

                  I read someplace awhile back that several of the lottery winners stay in touch, and have their own networking scheme to assist each other.  I'd imagine they would know and understand the problems of sudden jackpot wealth better than most. 

                  It's also wise for them to remain underground to some extent.  One big winner said that people assume all lottery winners are more accessible than regular rich people, and are easier to reach and bother.  He said that, at first, especially where he lived (in a regular middle class area) his family was just overwhelmed with money seekers, some of them not very nice.  They decided to move, far away, and stay connected only with close friends or family.

                  That same winner also said he had to use security at times to protect his family.

                  It seems that most winners, althought changed a bit, live rather normal lives and stay out of trouble.  Some don't.  There are no tests required to play, so, hence, any legal adult with a buck can win.  Given that, and that fact that winning itself can bring on many problems, its amazing so few end up like Big Jack in WV.

                    dnroth's avatar - pryd

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                    Posted: April 25, 2006, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                    I read someplace awhile back that several of the lottery winners stay in touch, and have their own networking scheme to assist each other. I'd imagine they would know and understand the problems of sudden jackpot wealth better than most.

                     

                    Ah yes, a special club for the lottery winners.  Reminds me of the Stonecutters on the Simpsons...