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Curse of the Lottery

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Posted: April 17, 2007, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

"I wish they had a show on all of the winners who are living their lives without problems. Wow...what a concept."

One of the reasons that some lottery winners do well and don't end up broke or in the news is because they don't have ego problems and aren't stupid enough  to cooperate with somebody who might want to do a TV show about them. If somebody wants to make money by producing a show about people who came into a lot of money and handled it well they have better choices than doing one about lottery winners who didn't (continue to) have  problems. There are plenty of celebrities who have more money than all but a few lottery winners, and since they're considered public figures their permission isn't required.


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    Posted: April 17, 2007, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

    "I wish they had a show on all of the winners who are living their lives without problems. Wow...what a concept."

    One of the reasons that some lottery winners do well and don't end up broke or in the news is because they don't have ego problems and aren't stupid enough  to cooperate with somebody who might want to do a TV show about them. If somebody wants to make money by producing a show about people who came into a lot of money and handled it well they have better choices than doing one about lottery winners who didn't (continue to) have  problems. There are plenty of celebrities who have more money than all but a few lottery winners, and since they're considered public figures their permission isn't required.

    I know that there won't be a show about happy lives, and I wouldn't even watch it if there was. It'd be too boring.

    I was just trying to make a point of how so many people are always telling me that money doesen't buy you happiness. If it wasn't bad enough that people around me say this, now we have shows about how a bunch of irresponsible people making really bad decisions, bring themselves down. The producers love the dirty laundry aspect of it, and that's how they make their money.

    "Just say no", is not just for drug use, and comes in very handy after a major win.....LOL

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      Posted: April 19, 2007, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

      I would not mind doing a TV Show if I won, but I would produce it, I would direct it, I would write it, I would edit it, and somebody else would pay for it.  But I would have 100% control over it or I would not do it.  Period.

      With all of my requirements, I'd say it would never get done because nobody would ever agree to my requirements. 

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        Posted: April 20, 2007, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

        I would not mind doing a TV Show if I won, but I would produce it, I would direct it, I would write it, I would edit it, and somebody else would pay for it.  But I would have 100% control over it or I would not do it.  Period.

        With all of my requirements, I'd say it would never get done because nobody would ever agree to my requirements. 

        i think i would do a show it just depends on when they wanted to do it because i would want to be able to pick when they start filming the movie.

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          Posted: April 25, 2007, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

          I missed it again... This is bad...

          Sun Smiley I got my fingers crossed ready to win!!! Sun Smiley

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            Posted: April 26, 2007, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

            I missed it again... This is bad...

            Damn it... I missed it too.. A day late too

            If I were to win a large some of money, I wouldnt say,do or promise anything until I spoke to an attorney,CFA and CPA and had all my finances in order. That alone will keep the wolves away. I would just say to anyone who was asking for money... "If your idea appeals to me, my people will contact you." ..keeping it professional.

            The fact is, if you didn't earn a large sum of money, people will think you dont deserve it. If you earned it, no one will hound you for any money.

            If you win, you're not obligated to give anyone 1 red cent! When you were having hard times, did anyone offer you money? Think back ...and the ones that helped are your true family/friends.

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              Posted: April 26, 2007, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

              Damn it... I missed it too.. A day late too

              If I were to win a large some of money, I wouldnt say,do or promise anything until I spoke to an attorney,CFA and CPA and had all my finances in order. That alone will keep the wolves away. I would just say to anyone who was asking for money... "If your idea appeals to me, my people will contact you." ..keeping it professional.

              The fact is, if you didn't earn a large sum of money, people will think you dont deserve it. If you earned it, no one will hound you for any money.

              If you win, you're not obligated to give anyone 1 red cent! When you were having hard times, did anyone offer you money? Think back ...and the ones that helped are your true family/friends.

              I wouldn't even say that.  I'd say no thank you and i'd move on.  People think just because you won the lottery, its your responsibilty to give them some money.  Well I have news for them and anyone trying to part with my dough.  If you didn't give me any money to play or help with my system prior to winning, don't expect me to give you anything because I am not giving it.  I have 6 people on my share list if I win the small $12m or 15m MM or PB JP, and it grows to 12 as the JP gets larger.  If your name is not on that list, you won't get one red cent.

              Sounds harsh but thats how it has to be.

              Sun Smiley I got my fingers crossed ready to win!!! Sun Smiley

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                Posted: April 26, 2007, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

                I wouldn't even say that.  I'd say no thank you and i'd move on.  People think just because you won the lottery, its your responsibilty to give them some money.  Well I have news for them and anyone trying to part with my dough.  If you didn't give me any money to play or help with my system prior to winning, don't expect me to give you anything because I am not giving it.  I have 6 people on my share list if I win the small $12m or 15m MM or PB JP, and it grows to 12 as the JP gets larger.  If your name is not on that list, you won't get one red cent.

                Sounds harsh but thats how it has to be.

                I hear ya ... It can cost alot of money to backtest new systems, not to mention your time and efforts ...and to just freely hand over your reward to others when you finally win isnt fair at all.... its disgraceful on their part to even ask.... if they have the (CENSORED) to ask, then you should have the (CENSORED) to say "Go to hell!" No No

                Just my opinion...

                Omni 

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                  Posted: April 26, 2007, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

                  I hear ya ... It can cost alot of money to backtest new systems, not to mention your time and efforts ...and to just freely hand over your reward to others when you finally win isnt fair at all.... its disgraceful on their part to even ask.... if they have the (CENSORED) to ask, then you should have the (CENSORED) to say "Go to hell!" No No

                  Just my opinion...

                  Omni 

                  some people look down on lottery players and wont give them money to play in a pool but if they ever win  they will be the first ones with their hands out like they deserve money or you owe them just because you didnt work 50 years at a regular job to earn the millions you won in a lottery. i wont have a problem saying no to most people when my jackpot time comes around...Confused

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                    Posted: April 26, 2007, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

                    I don't even have a share list.  Me no share now, Me no share then!  Oh Omniscient, the smart way to play is to buy QP's...one per draw will do.  That's what you call playing smart and responsibly.

                    Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                    The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                      Posted: April 29, 2007, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                      I missed it again... This is bad...

                      I Think E! channel will Air this again on 05/06/07 @ 3:00pm EST

                      You might want to check the listings.

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