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You got your jackpot money. Would you change/do things differently?

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You got your jackpot money. Would you change/do things differently?

Nope, i'd do most things the same as always. [ 1 ]  [2.50%]
Heck yeah! Im gonna do almost EVERYTHING different [ 18 ]  [45.00%]
Just a few minor changes to my lifestyle. [ 20 ]  [50.00%]
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dphillips's avatar - littleuns
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Posted: March 20, 2007, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

These are the things I have dreamed about:

1.  Resign, oops, retire immediately. My last words, "goodbye and good luck!"

2. Sleep in as late as I wanted.

3  Travel by train and enjoy the sites. Since I will not be in a hurry, I would order a "sleeper," lie back, and enjoy the ride.

3. Relocate from New Mexico to possibly Tennessee or Florida (Orlando).

4.  Take time to smell the flowers!

See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: March 20, 2007, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

    If I won a lottery jackpot I would play the lottery a lot differently in the future.  I wouldn't be nickle and dimeing my system when I had a hunch, I would buy a $75-$100 worth of tickets.  I believe in giving back and continuing to play the lottery would be one way of doing that.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg
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      Posted: March 21, 2007, 2:38 am - IP Logged

      If I won a lottery jackpot I would play the lottery a lot differently in the future.  I wouldn't be nickle and dimeing my system when I had a hunch, I would buy a $75-$100 worth of tickets.  I believe in giving back and continuing to play the lottery would be one way of doing that.

      If you hit a jackpot the point would have been to play heavier? To each their own but that sounds a little strange. People have won twice but I think that wsa just "double blind luck", not a thing to do with systems or "volume" play.

      Giving back to the lottery? They'll do fine without giving back! 

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: March 21, 2007, 10:35 am - IP Logged

        Give directly to a charity and get the tax deduction.

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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          Posted: March 21, 2007, 11:17 am - IP Logged

          If you hit a jackpot the point would have been to play heavier? To each their own but that sounds a little strange. People have won twice but I think that wsa just "double blind luck", not a thing to do with systems or "volume" play.

          Giving back to the lottery? They'll do fine without giving back! 

          I give to the lottery now when I play,only it money I've earn.  If I won a jackpot and continued to play I would still be giving but with money I won so it would be giving back.  I wouldn't play any more than I do now except when the jackpot was big because I could afford to spend a little extra on tickets.  I do that now when I win a small prize.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: March 21, 2007, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

            I give to the lottery now when I play,only it money I've earn.  If I won a jackpot and continued to play I would still be giving but with money I won so it would be giving back.  I wouldn't play any more than I do now except when the jackpot was big because I could afford to spend a little extra on tickets.  I do that now when I win a small prize.

            Rather than giving back, I prefer to pay forward.  If I wanted to give money away, I'd give to charity or to an acquaintance I knew to be struggling, or put it in a fund for injured police/fire.

              RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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              Posted: March 21, 2007, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

              Rather than giving back, I prefer to pay forward.  If I wanted to give money away, I'd give to charity or to an acquaintance I knew to be struggling, or put it in a fund for injured police/fire.

              I would only call giving to charity or to someone struggling "giving back" if I had received something from them to give back.

              I call playing the lottery with money won "giving back" because that's what it is.  I won $150 last week on MM and I'll probably spend it all on lottery tickets over time, if that not "giving back", I don't know what is.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: March 21, 2007, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                I would only call giving to charity or to someone struggling "giving back" if I had received something from them to give back.

                I call playing the lottery with money won "giving back" because that's what it is.  I won $150 last week on MM and I'll probably spend it all on lottery tickets over time, if that not "giving back", I don't know what is.

                Luck never gives, only lends

                -Swedish proverb 

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.