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Posted: November 16, 2007, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

I play lottery from all over the United states because I travel alot by car.  I promised myself that If I win the lottery in that state, I'm going to live there, get married there and retire there.

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    Posted: November 16, 2007, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

    Not the craziest thing I have heard...

    Technically you can do all those things and maintain your residency while visiting other parts of the world for years at a time..Technically!!

    "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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      Posted: November 16, 2007, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

      I play lottery from all over the United states because I travel alot by car.  I promised myself that If I win the lottery in that state, I'm going to live there, get married there and retire there.

      I haven't promised myself that, but have had the very same thought - if you ever hit a jackpot, move to the state that paid it to you (within reason, Louisiana, Florida or anywhere with year round summer is out for me!)

      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: November 17, 2007, 1:53 am - IP Logged

        It may be a dumb thing to do. Suppose you made a list of all 50 states and put them in order from the state you'd most like to live in to the state you'd least like to live in. What is it about winning the lottery that would change the order? I think it would be pretty stupid to move the the last one on the list if you had 5 or 10 million bucks in the bank and could live anywhere you wanted to.

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          Posted: November 18, 2007, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

          Gee, I don't know, Floyd- I can see someone enjoing themselves in a state they thought they didn't want to live in, with 5 or 10 million, better than not having 5 or 10 million living in a state they like. 

          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: November 18, 2007, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

            I would say if you win the Lottery, you could do anything you wanted. So if thats what you feel like, go for it...!

                                                         

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              Posted: November 19, 2007, 2:31 am - IP Logged

              It may be a dumb thing to do. Suppose you made a list of all 50 states and put them in order from the state you'd most like to live in to the state you'd least like to live in. What is it about winning the lottery that would change the order? I think it would be pretty stupid to move the the last one on the list if you had 5 or 10 million bucks in the bank and could live anywhere you wanted to.

              I agree with you.  I'm surprised so far nobody has commented on the "get married" part.  What does that have to do with winning the lottery?

              Dear Bill,

              I know you and I have been together for 3 years and I promised that some day we'd get married and spend our lives together forever.  However, I've got some disturbing news for you.  I won $20 million in Mayberry NC at my last sales meeting and you live in Omaha.  So I decided to marry Goober at the gas station, since he's the guy who sold me the winning ticket and I feel sort of obligated.  I hope you can understand and forgive me.

              With loving memories,

              Mary

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                Posted: November 19, 2007, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                Dearest Mary,

                This is so unfair. When we met I was living in Asheville and you talked me into moving to Omaha with you right after you had that dream about hitting the Nebraska lottery.

                I taught you how to use numerology to work the dream symbols into numbers and you claimed them as "your numbers" and I'll bet that's the one you won with, right?

                Hope you and Goober live happily everafter, dining on RCs and Moon Pies.

                Sincerely,

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                Bill

                PS

                You did see the news item about the NC lottery paying jackpots in Confederate money, right?

                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: November 19, 2007, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                  Dear Bill,

                  Thanks for dragging your feet on setting a wedding date to get married to this rich i mean wonderful woman Mary. We will be married today by our towns sheriff Andy Taylor during my lunch break from wally's filling station. my cousin Gomer will be my best man. ill send you a case of RC and Moon Pies. We plan to start our family right away.

                  Thanks again,

                  Goober

                  PS as long as we only try to spend the confederate money in NC we should be fine.

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                    Posted: November 19, 2007, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                    Will there be any of Aunt Bee's apple pies at the reception?

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                      Posted: November 20, 2007, 2:07 am - IP Logged

                      Gee, I don't know, Floyd- I can see someone enjoing themselves in a state they thought they didn't want to live in, with 5 or 10 million, better than not having 5 or 10 million living in a state they like. 

                      I'm sure Saddam Hussein liked Baghdad just fine for a while, but I don't think having a billion dollars would make it a good place for most of us. I'm sure you could enjoy yourself, but there are probably better choices.  The point is that finding enjoyment in a place you didn't already want to live in is probably a poor substitute for enjoying yourself in a place that would have been one of your first choices. The freedom to choose your home for reasons other than your ability to earn a living is one of the things that money can buy.

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                        Posted: December 10, 2007, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

                        I play lottery from all over the United states because I travel alot by car.  I promised myself that If I win the lottery in that state, I'm going to live there, get married there and retire there.

                        I don't think it is dumb, but it's not something I would do. I've played the lottery in a few different states, but I wouldn't live there just because I won. Sometimes I am just passing somewhere and I buy a ticket. I have no desire to set up residency every where I have traveled.

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                          Posted: December 10, 2007, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                          I don't think it is dumb at all.   

                          When I speak of working after winning a jackpot, people look at me like I am crazy.   I love my career.   Seeing lightbulbs go off in the children's eyes as they comprehend a math problem or learn to pronounce/spell a new word is priceless..

                          My hubby says he wants to travel after a big win... He promises to wave as he passes by.. lol

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                            Posted: December 11, 2007, 10:20 am - IP Logged

                            Be careful if it's Indiana.  Or the Calumet Region.