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does age play a factor when winning the jackpot?

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does age play a factor when winning the jackpot?

yes [ 32 ]  [43.24%]
no [ 42 ]  [56.76%]
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Posted: August 25, 2007, 7:21 am - IP Logged

NO....lm.......!!!!!!

NOT when it is connected to money & the LOTTERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what's age got to do........with'it

what's LUV got to do.......with'it

..............got to do.......with'it

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LUV.........(that is) lottery ????

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    DC81's avatar - batman39
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    Posted: August 31, 2007, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

    Hi, I first browsed these forums lastnight and tonight felt compelled to join and respond after reading this topic.

    Like others have said, I don't think age has anything to do with it either and I believe that it largely depends on the person, people who don't either learn from past mistakes, their own or others. That or they just can't handle the it. If I were to win, say 100 million dollars after taxes I'd not give a nickle to anyone aside my mother and grandmother and the amount I'd give either of them would only be what I'd think they could handle. I don't really like most of my family/relatives so I don't feel complelled to "share the wealth" with any of them, especially after witnessing what they did over the years with my grandmother after my grandfather had an accident and she gained control of the finances, which was a bad thing since she had little to no experience with handling it and they all got in her ear and bled her nearly dry. Same goes to charities from my experineces of witnessing how vulture like many of them can be.

    From my own previous experiences, I'd try my damnedest to fight that impulse to buy junk I don't need at least to an extent, much of which I really don't have an interest in in the first place so it wouldn't be a problem and I'm not going to develop new, stupid ones. There's no reason why I couldn't live off a fraction of the interest 100 million dollars would generate. I have no interest in a excessively large home or at this point in my life, buying a home period nor do I have interest in expensive cars or a number of other things. When I invest I wouldn't get over my head and would try to keep it simple. Though there is a part of me that has this idea of a vault filled with gold and platinum... Which would just be asking for robbers if anyone found out about it.  I would certainly leave Michigan though and go to one of the states with no state income tax where I'd try to live as anonymous of a life as possible, after getting out of Michigan and being likely exposed as winning.

    I can see myself staying pretty much the same, just being able to chase those dreams a little easier and probably being a even bigger nerd. Of course now with saying that, I'd probably end up losing it mentally and financially within five years. Rant 

    You can't predict random.

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      Posted: August 31, 2007, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

      "I don't really like most of my family/relatives so I don't feel complelled to "share the wealth" with any of them"
        by DC81

      When it comes to sharing their money, there's not too many people that most people like.  Asking someone for their money is usually the end of a good relationship or the start of a robbery.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: August 31, 2007, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

        age plays a factor in how you spend the money not how you win it...but it seems like older people win the lottery more then younger people.

          DC81's avatar - batman39
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          Posted: August 31, 2007, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

          "I don't really like most of my family/relatives so I don't feel complelled to "share the wealth" with any of them"
            by DC81

          When it comes to sharing their money, there's not too many people that most people like.  Asking someone for their money is usually the end of a good relationship or the start of a robbery.

          Heh, when it comes to certain relatives of mine, robbery or worse is almost certain. So I'd have to move fast.Big Smile I just see how many big lottery winners end up spreading it around and in the end have the typical lotto winner/loser story. I can just see what would happen if it were I who won, if I were to share or whatever, they'd just end up screwing up their own lives and then wanting more to "fix" their problems. Best way to stop that is not give them anything, they don't deserve it anyway. Of course then yeah, robbery is a very possible issue, thankfully not something I'll really have to worry about when it comes to the lottery. ;)

          I haven't played that often, only a couple tickets on the big jackpots, most I've ever won was in Florida back in early 2002 when I won ten bucks back to back. Might have been 15, can't remember.

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            Posted: September 1, 2007, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

            does age play a factor when winning the jackpot?

            for instance.is a 40 or 50 year old person better off in handling their money than a 20 or maybe 30 year old would be.the younger you are the more likely you are to blow it all foolishly?

            Yes Nod

            Tis the same as sex Lotto Mike........Don't 40 or 50 year olds handle things better? Its called experience LOL!

              DC81's avatar - batman39
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              Posted: September 2, 2007, 1:53 am - IP Logged

              I believe experience comes from practice, not age. Not to mention one's natural ability to handle rising to the occasion when oppertunity exposes itself.

              You can't predict random.

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                Posted: September 8, 2007, 12:17 am - IP Logged

                I don't think so at all. I think in any case, young or old, it depends on the individual person, NOT how old they are. I can think of plenty of 40 something year olds that would be very foolish with money, while I can think of plenty of 20 something year olds who would probably make it double.

                After thinking about this question for a long time, I decided to vote yes for several reasons. However, I would have to agree with this response wholeheartedly. Everyone would answer this differently.

                "Greed makes people do strange things."

                -classic Peanuts cartoon strip

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                  Posted: September 8, 2007, 12:19 am - IP Logged

                  Yes Nod

                  Tis the same as sex Lotto Mike........Don't 40 or 50 year olds handle things better? Its called experience LOL!

                  And that is why I prefer a more sophisticated woman. Amen!

                  Big Smile

                  "Greed makes people do strange things."

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                    Posted: September 9, 2007, 1:08 am - IP Logged

                    I think anyone with crappy money management skills at any age would blow their winnings in a heart beat. Though, being younger may have a higher chance of blowing it all. I know if I won a large, life changing amount of money, I would want to make damn sure I never ran out of money and invest it wisely.

                      DC81's avatar - batman39
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                      Posted: September 9, 2007, 8:36 am - IP Logged

                      To me, there are more ways to blow it as you get older, especially when it comes to family if you have kids/grandkids/whatever. You also have a lot more time to think about all the things you've always wanted to do. But I do think it primarily come down to the person and not their age so much.

                      You can't predict random.

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                        Posted: September 12, 2007, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

                        I believe experience comes from practice, not age. Not to mention one's natural ability to handle rising to the occasion when oppertunity exposes itself.

                        Thumbs UpDC81

                        Well you have a good "POINT" there.....pun intended! LOL!

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                          Posted: September 12, 2007, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

                          And that is why I prefer a more sophisticated woman. Amen!

                          Big Smile

                          BananaSophisticated or Just Older? I have heard good things about older men!