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Can you tell which winners will blow or invest their jackpots

Yes [ 7 ]  [14.29%]
No [ 14 ]  [28.57%]
Not Sure, But My Guess Is Usually Right Over 50% [ 3 ]  [6.12%]
Never Tried to Determine [ 25 ]  [51.02%]
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Posted: August 27, 2007, 1:26 am - IP Logged

Have you ever looked at a jackpot winner and thought to yourself, yeah, there goes a person who will be broke in a few years, or there goes a person who will be worse off than before the win.  Can you also look at a person and tell whether they will likely make wise investments/decisions with their new found wealth?  Sometimes you can just look at the press conference and spot the ones that will surely head down the path of lottery win disaster.

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    Posted: August 27, 2007, 2:20 am - IP Logged

    No, you can't (spot 'em) 

    I don't judge people because I've been on the other side of that coin.

    In college some of the guys didn't much care for me because daddy didn't buy me a new car, pay my way into the most exclusive frat house, or give me an unlimited Mastercard. 

    You can call it 'financial profiling', and some of the 'richest' people I know shop bargain-basement - this is how they KEEP their money, and I also knew two guys that would spend upwards of $125 on a SHIRT - ONE SHIRT - and this was 25 years ago when $125 was like $250-350 in today's dollars. 

    Today, one of these guys basically lives out of his Toyota and is a cook in a restaurant, the other one daddy still gives him everything.  Nothing wrong with being a cook in a restaurant, but that's not where most people thought he would end up.

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      Posted: August 27, 2007, 2:27 am - IP Logged

      It's none of my business, since I don't know the people who win and what they do with their money has no effect on my life. 

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        Posted: August 27, 2007, 11:22 am - IP Logged

        No, I cannot tell on appearance ALONE

         

        But let me read a few paragraphs about them and their habits and I can pretty much tell whether they're going to be on the latest round of "(Tragic) Sotries of the Lottery Winners" or not.  Might come from having worked in a Drug Rehab Center as a Treatment Tech during my nurse's training and now having reached the age where I've met plenty of people like Jack W. and David Lee E.  Bud P. et al.

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          Posted: August 27, 2007, 11:28 am - IP Logged

          No. If all someone has to do is look at someone and judge them, then I think that person would be pretty shallow.

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            Posted: August 27, 2007, 11:33 am - IP Logged

            It depends on what kind of hat they have on, and if they are wearing sunglasses or not.

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              Posted: August 27, 2007, 11:58 am - IP Logged

              my vote was for never tried to determine. i like to see the winners and hear the interviews if they do one but i dont try to predict their future

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                Posted: August 27, 2007, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                Have you ever looked at a jackpot winner and thought to yourself, yeah, there goes a person who will be broke in a few years, or there goes a person who will be worse off than before the win.  Can you also look at a person and tell whether they will likely make wise investments/decisions with their new found wealth?  Sometimes you can just look at the press conference and spot the ones that will surely head down the path of lottery win disaster.

                How about looking at the millions of people that buy lottery tickets every week. Can you spot which one if they won, would come forward and take the cash option and have financial problems in the future?

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                  Posted: August 27, 2007, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                  The best interview I ever saw with a winner was the a press conference with a Powerball winner. They asked him what he was going to do with the money and he said something like,

                  "Are you kidding, I can't answer a question like that right now. I'm lucky to know my own name at this moment."

                  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: August 28, 2007, 11:12 am - IP Logged

                    The best interview I ever saw with a winner was the a press conference with a Powerball winner. They asked him what he was going to do with the money and he said something like,

                    "Are you kidding, I can't answer a question like that right now. I'm lucky to know my own name at this moment."

                    I Agree! 

                     heck I'd probably feel the same way if I got that lucky

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                      Posted: August 30, 2007, 8:01 am - IP Logged

                      No, I can't spot 'em.  Though profiling is a habit of mine.  I usually profile people that I meet, or talk to on the phone, or correspond with, or read about based on their accent, choice of words, choice of clothes, choice of car, choice of drink, etc.  Sometimes, I am correct;  sometimes not.

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                        Posted: August 30, 2007, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

                        My vote is yes. I hope the winners step forward and take cash option.

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                          Posted: August 30, 2007, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

                          My vote is yes. I hope the winners step forward and take cash option.

                          Don't forget to hope they do not have financial problems later in life, since that is the topic here.

                           

                                                         

                                        

                           

                           

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                            Posted: September 1, 2007, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

                            No, I can't spot 'em.  Though profiling is a habit of mine.  I usually profile people that I meet, or talk to on the phone, or correspond with, or read about based on their accent, choice of words, choice of clothes, choice of car, choice of drink, etc.  Sometimes, I am correct;  sometimes not.

                            The only thing I can even remotely say I 'stereotype' people to is, if they drive a trashy car, they usually live in a trashy house.

                            I don't mean the car itself: I mean how clean it is kept up inside: trash piling up in the car, then the interior of their house is usually the same way.

                            Immaculate interior of a car: immaculate interior of their home.

                            Not always, but 95% of the time. 

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                              Posted: September 8, 2007, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

                              The only thing I can even remotely say I 'stereotype' people to is, if they drive a trashy car, they usually live in a trashy house.

                              I don't mean the car itself: I mean how clean it is kept up inside: trash piling up in the car, then the interior of their house is usually the same way.

                              Immaculate interior of a car: immaculate interior of their home.

                              Not always, but 95% of the time. 

                              I agree.  Clean car, clean house.  One of the factors I consider when  profiling a prospective tenant is how clean his car is.  If he keeps his car clean, more likely than not, he'll keep my house clean.

                              The big difference between profiling and stereotyping is that in profiling, one gathers information first BEFORE creating a profile; whereas in stereotyping, a profile is created first (based on pre-conceived notions) before gathering the facts.

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