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My brother won 35 million

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Posted: February 26, 2007, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

Sorry, but what a bunch of BS is that?
As if he had to work for it himself...

As if with 35 mil in the bank his brother is going to go bankrupt, "the source is going to be dried up", if he would put up $120,000 instead of $12,000...!!! Confused

If i would win that amount of money my sister would not have to work another day in her life.
That is, if she would not throw out the money i would put in her account.

"Tax-reasons", has one ever.... Disapprove
Surely this brother will most likely end up on wellfare if he would donate more than $12,000... sure, for "tax reasons",

sounds very selfish to me...

Or not ofcourse, since they seem to be buying a $5,000,000 "dump"...

If anyone should grow a braintumor and suddenly feel like calling out for me, i'll be in the 'restroom', throwing up!!!! 

What BS ?

HE won it, HE acquired it, HE plunked down the money to play the game, why should HE be expected to dole it out ?

I parlayed $70,000 into over 1.4 million in 1998, and I don't feel I owe anyone anything. Yeah, I know that's not 35 mill, but I am still looking very hard for any kind of writing that says anybody owes anybody anything, and I'm just not seeing it.

I have a brother I would not give a penny to, we have not talked in 14 years, and that's by HIS choice, and oh yeah, he lives 2 miles from me. I have a sister I would help out a bit if I could, and I have another brother who is worth multi-millions, he doesn't talk to any of us, oh well, life goes on. 

I guess I am biased, because if I had a family member that won a large jackpot, all I would want is for them to treat me the same way they do now.

Man, you folks are sooo quick to judge people that *I* might have to head to the restroom and throw up.... 

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    Posted: February 26, 2007, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

    I think you better ask your brother to give you the 12 grand in two different check's..I was told if someone gives you 11 thou that you would have to pay a gift tax so ask your brother to split the check into two check's..If he wont do that I don't know what to tell you except pay the gift tax....Good luck..


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      Posted: February 26, 2007, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

      This is a downright ignorant thread.

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        Posted: February 26, 2007, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

        This is a downright ignorant thread.

        you think????

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          Posted: February 26, 2007, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

          The only detail that I read was that the brother offered to give her $12,000 a year but apparently she wants more because SHE needs it.

          It doesn't say how many other brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, parents, grandparents or friends "that need money too" the brother has.  Does the state pay a lump sum or a 30 year annuity?

          Maybe tomorrow another new LP member will start a tread saying he won $35 Million and complain about how all his friends and relatives expect him to share it with them.


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            Posted: February 26, 2007, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

            He's not accountable for her no matter what...  Suddenly her/his poor choices is his void to fill?    IDIOTIC!!

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              Posted: February 26, 2007, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

              From what I've read, trying to take care of everyone who thinks they deserve it is a number one reason lottery winners do go bankrupt.

              And what's this BS about "as if he had to work for it himself"??   I'll bet he's spent many hours and hundreds if not thousands of dollars to win that money.  It's HIS money and nobody else should expect any of it.  I enter sweepstakes and have won a few small things and am absolutely flabbergasted at the idea many people have that since it was "free" to me, that I owe them part of it or else I'm selfish.  Bull! 

              If the sister's situation is entirely due to health problems, then I'd probably help her a little more.  But to be perfectly honest, when I win the Powerball I won't give my family a dime.  First off, I won't even tell them because I know they'd be there with their grubby hands out.  Plus there would never be enough for them, give 'em a little and they'd always be crying for more.  They can't manage the money they have, if they had more it would only compound the problem.

              It's the brother's money, and it's entirely up to him how he wants to manage it.  I think anyone who he gives ANYTHING to should be grateful.  $12,000 can do alot of good if it's well spent, and I wonder how responsible a person could be who complains and can't see how that amount of money could be put to good use.  I think maybe the brother knows something we don't. 


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                Posted: February 26, 2007, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                Totally, how liberal is this forum?  Can you call somebody a dumba$$?


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                  Posted: February 26, 2007, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                  Also how do you quote and reply underneath?  Most forums have a quote tab.


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                    Posted: February 26, 2007, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                    Also how do you quote and reply underneath?  Most forums have a quote tab.

                    Nevermind.  Got it.

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                      Posted: February 26, 2007, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

                      If the 12,000 dollars he is giving you doesn't help it wouldn't make any difference how much he did give you.  (like others have told you) also you need to scrap your credit cards and sell some of your junk. You may not like it but you could get rid of your Internet, sell phone, sell one of your cars, get basic phone service you get the idea. Now stand up and be responsible.

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                        Posted: February 26, 2007, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                        As PT Barnum said "There is a sucker born every day".  Unless this poster has proof of this alledged winning (which has anyone even questioned if it was won in the US or not?) , then I dont buy this thread in the least. Its not about being skeptical so much as a person looking for controversy.

                        If by the far fetch of the imagination this poster is speaking a drop of truth, the bottom line is simple. To each their own , and this sibling has their own life to contend with however they so please.

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                          Posted: February 26, 2007, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                          As PT Barnum said "There is a sucker born every day".  Unless this poster has proof of this alledged winning (which has anyone even questioned if it was won in the US or not?) , then I dont buy this thread in the least. Its not about being skeptical so much as a person looking for controversy.

                          If by the far fetch of the imagination this poster is speaking a drop of truth, the bottom line is simple. To each their own , and this sibling has their own life to contend with however they so please.

                          So if she is lying; then PT Barnum would agree she is the same ole dumba$$ as if she hadn't lied!  Your point is dumb.  Not trying to come across as a troll, but...  Your point is just dumb.

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                            Posted: February 26, 2007, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                            I guess the biggest fear i have is them changing and becoming distant, I know i will make it out of my situation. if i won i would be the one to go broke because i would give everyone money, i know what its like to be without.

                            I would think one way to keep them from becoming distant is to avoid asking for money, avoid acting as though you resent their success and/or possessions, and avoid trying to make them feel guilty for not helping you more.

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                              Posted: February 26, 2007, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

                              You have "been in and out of bad situations as far as money goes," and freely admit that you would probably give the money all away if you had won. This would lead any logical person to assume that your brother would be pissing the money away by giving it to you. You would just end up in a "bad situation" because of your admittedly poor money management habits. As far as the windfall changing your brother, it more than likely won't change him as much as you. You are just looking to shift the onus of "change" on to him to make him the bad guy rather than admit that you are going to change by being jealous. As far as the rest of you go, how can you judge this guy without knowing all of the facts or knowing any of his side of the story? Maybe her health problems are due to her being a drunk or drug addict, or fat and lazy. She inferred that another sibling is also in trouble so you can bet there is another ready made leech, I'm sorry, I mean sibling in need. And to that one dude, just because you have an unatural devotion to your sister don't assume that everybody's relationships should be the same.