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What Will You Give Back?

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What will you donate if you win big?

10 percent to charity [ 7 ]  [15.22%]
help family &/or friends [ 22 ]  [47.83%]
certain charities I like [ 12 ]  [26.09%]
"let 'em eat cake" [ 5 ]  [10.87%]
Total Valid Votes [ 46 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
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Posted: June 9, 2007, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

If I win big the first charities I want to give to I heard about on TV shows. Both are for women in Africa.

A goat as a gift can sustain a family . .

A sewing machine to a woman in Africa can put her in business and sustain her family..

So my answer is lots of goats and sewing machines to women in AFRICA!!!

Blue Angel  "if you can hold it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand"

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    Posted: June 9, 2007, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

    When I win the lottery tonight I plan on donating the entire cash option sum what ever it is after taxes to the Bank of America bank account with my name on it.-weshar75

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      Posted: June 9, 2007, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

      I plan to do the first 3 so I'm not quite sure how to vote.  Since I'll have to give my tithes first and foremost, I will select choice 1.

      Happily embracing my abundance daily! Big Smile

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        Posted: June 9, 2007, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

        Family and friends would be my choice. But I'd also help those here at LP too, because to me they're family also.

        Also, I know there would be one hell-of-a-party here at LP. 

                                                     

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          Posted: June 10, 2007, 12:55 am - IP Logged

          Me and my family comes first everyone after is a plus for them especialy if they're cool and not fools.

          Second I would visit one of those Childrens Hospital like Share the Power of the Wish.

          Then I'm off to Tahati to sip pina coladas and mai tais and watch the women dance with no tops.

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            Posted: June 11, 2007, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

            To answer the question that's the thread title:

             What Will You Give Back?

             Ah, the winning ticket! Have to turn it on to get paid.

            Smile

            Seriously though, I don;t think you can really plan that. Actually hitting a jackpot would probably put you in such a menatal tizzyy for a few days you wouldn't know up or down, let alone how much you're going to give out to charities and what have you.  

            You also would probably be solicitied like you would not believe.  

            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: June 11, 2007, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

              I will donate to a few colleges, offer two-year and some four-year college scholarships to low and middle income families.  Hopefully, start a recreational center that will offer job training for people coming off of Public Assistance.

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                Posted: June 11, 2007, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                Squaring away my immediate family will be top of the list.

                Then the friends and family that could use the help.

                After that, perhaps the Shriner's Children's hospitals.

                As for solicitations, NO WAY... Even if it is a charity/relative/friend I may have given to otherwise... They will just fuel my "Winners should remain anonymous" fire.

                Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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                  Posted: June 12, 2007, 8:59 am - IP Logged

                  Squaring away my immediate family will be top of the list.

                  Then the friends and family that could use the help.

                  After that, perhaps the Shriner's Children's hospitals.

                  As for solicitations, NO WAY... Even if it is a charity/relative/friend I may have given to otherwise... They will just fuel my "Winners should remain anonymous" fire.

                  Type  well personally give nothing away for free even to family and your most trusted friends 

                   

                  as for solicitations send them all a penny with the following note "add 99 more and pray like the Red Devil was @ the door"

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                    Posted: June 12, 2007, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

                    Charities and mostly family.

                    Party

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                      Posted: June 12, 2007, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                      Rather then donate to a charity, I'd like to start my own foundation. Something for our four legged friends. Maybe a sanctuary for abused or mistreated pets or retired circus animals.

                                   

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                        Posted: June 12, 2007, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                        Lottolaughs- Thanks for mentioning the four legged friends! So often we read the stories yet rarely consider their strife.

                        I couldnt pick just one. As family is on the list along with three funds that I beleive in. St Judes Hospital, Hershey Medical Center( For Children with Cancer), A college fund for Teachers of Inner City kids named after one of my beloved school teachers in grade school.

                        Thru out the years I would give to charities based on the current circumstances of that area.

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                          Posted: June 12, 2007, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                          Those four legged friends keep us in check. They represent innocence at it's true form!

                          I love animals.


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                            Posted: June 12, 2007, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                            Those four legged friends keep us in check. They represent innocence at it's true form!

                            I love animals.

                            It'll be hard to give up a succulant steak>>>>.....LOL

                            A cow steak EQUAlas a nice barbecue.....among friends...LOL

                            OK! I''ll try vegetarian, as long I can eat some beef...LOL

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                              Posted: June 12, 2007, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                              I've often written that, but after watching several shows on Animal Planet, I realize it takes a lot more money and effort than most of us imagine.  Has anyone here ever been to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo? 

                              Also, there are already a lot of kind people doing this on a smaller scale, like taking in stray cats and dogs.  Maybe even people you know.  That can also get way out of control.   One of my dreams about winning the lottery includes buying horses they use for breeding to make a profit.  The mares cry and kick when their babies are torn away from them and they mourn for a long time.  It's cruel.  (But I admit I don't have the strength or the energy.)

                              Although we wouldn't be billionaires, I remember an interview with J. Paul Getty Jr where he said he has his secretary take care of the philanthropies and he won't answer letters from people asking for money.  His comment was (this was to Barbara Walters I believe)  "I can't play God."  It's just a line I remember, because he's right.  Even a billionaire needs to know when to say no and be organized about it.  Bill & Melissa Gates give quite a lot, more than any other foundation in the world AFAIK. But I doubt if they send money to Mrs. Jones who needs money to pay the rent or Mr. Smith who needs a kidney transplant.  When you are very wealthy, you need to set boundaries too.