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If someone winning the amount of 200,000,000 gave every penny away, how would you feel?

His or hers money..their business. [ 28 ]  [84.85%]
Furious [ 1 ]  [3.03%]
Switzerland.... [ 1 ]  [3.03%]
Hope I never hear this actually occuring. [ 2 ]  [6.06%]
I would attend a rally. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I would have an item in my op-ed section my newspa [ 1 ]  [3.03%]
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Posted: December 14, 2007, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

In today' society, it's not too absurd to see a poll about someone who has a lot of money suddenly from a JP windfall, and decides to give every penny away.

If you feel like it, please explain  why you feel this way about the whole idea. Would it furiate you, or just cavalier about the whole thing.

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    There must be something very wrong with me if I answer "furious". There are so many reasons in the world to be furious about (injustice, abuse, corruption, etc), but to be furious at someone who decides to play the lottery (and wins) in order to be able to give more? Naah. I'll just hope that she/he will be wise in her/his giving, that it will bring good to the recipients and not bad.

    My answer- the first option.

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      Even though i said i would burn 250 million dolllar lolttery ticket and place it on youtube, this is what i will do the most with it......If i get 200 million dollars I will talk to lottery officials, try to persuade them into placing at least 4 lotteries like West Virginia Cash25 into some 4 to 5 states spread acrous the country (like an extra lottery)...I will then use the money to talk and lobby lottery officials from 4 differnt asian countries into making having West Virginia Cash25 lottery...Then i'll go to South America and lobby lotter officials there into placing 4 more lotteries like WestVigiania's Cash25 espread out except in Brazil and except in Central america, they have 2 lotteries that are Pick6/32..And Brazil has 31 kind of lotteries...AFter than i;ll go to the Eastern Part of Europe and spread 5 different kinds of West Virginia's State lottery in each different country by lobbying lawmakers or lobbying lottery officials......

      All my money should go out/be wasted in there....

      if you notice i want to put his lottery in strategic areas in the world....

      i am only staying with 1 million dollars left, if not 3 millions for myselft.......

      the states i will put this would be: Arizona, Mississippi, MInnessota, Washingon State or Idaho; and one in New Hampshire...

      My entire 200,000,000 Milllion dollar after the enterprise will be gone only leaving me with 3 million dollars that i will take for me....

       

       

      "More important than winning all of the states' lotteries is the movie "Red Planet"......"

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        Posted: December 15, 2007, 7:32 am - IP Logged

        if any of that money left back, then i'll give as donation or i will do whatever is possible to rally more suppor to putting those West Virginia Cash25 games in differet parts of the world...As i am saying and doing this i am thinking of women, all kinds of woman women in other parts of the world that have to go through hard times to make ends meet...what will become of them...will their dreams be shattered....and i know i am correct...

         

         

        "More important than winning the states' lotteries is the movie "REd Planet"......"

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          Posted: December 15, 2007, 7:56 am - IP Logged

          if any of that money left back, then i'll give as donation or i will do whatever is possible to rally more suppor to putting those West Virginia Cash25 games in differet parts of the world...As i am saying and doing this i am thinking of women, all kinds of woman women in other parts of the world that have to go through hard times to make ends meet...what will become of them...will their dreams be shattered....and i know i am correct...

           

           

          "More important than winning the states' lotteries is the movie "REd Planet"......"

          and to think of the overweighted people too, how they have to suffer and make ends meet.....

          I hate the expression:  We all have to suffer because of the wims &  fancy of one man...."

           

           

          "More impotant than winning the states' lotteries is the movie "Red Planet"...."

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            Posted: December 15, 2007, 8:11 am - IP Logged

            I know it would be a conversation piece with family and friends.  To me I would laugh about it.-weshar75

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              Posted: December 15, 2007, 9:15 am - IP Logged

              It's his money.  He can do what he wants. 

              Sometimes an additional income, whether it came from a lottery winning or from any other source, will just increase your income tax more than what the winning is worth.  To the winner, it is more prudent to give the money away.

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                Posted: December 15, 2007, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                                                       switzerland   

                 

                                                 

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                  Posted: December 15, 2007, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                  I say it's his/her money, so they can do what they want. It's none of mine or anyones elses business how one chooses to spend their money.

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                    Posted: December 15, 2007, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                    You didn't offer a choice "I'd be elated!"  Actually, while I believe it is the person's money to do with as he/she chooses, whether or not I'd actually be pleased if someone gave it all away would depend upon the extent to which or the organizations or types of individuals to whom the gifts were made reflect my own values.   If they gave it to medical research or to local no-kill animal shelters or to organizations which meet what I believe are genuine human needs, I'd be pleased.  If they gave it to PETA or to some wild religious cult, I would not be at all happy.

                    If they gave it "all" away to individuals, I would hope to hear that they had kept enough to pay the extra income tax beyond the withholding and the millions more they would owe in gift taxes.  Otherwise, I'd likely just consider them stupid.

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                      Posted: December 15, 2007, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                      Stretching for polls, too hypothetical, JMO.

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                        Posted: December 16, 2007, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                        In today' society, it's not too absurd to see a poll about someone who has a lot of money suddenly from a JP windfall, and decides to give every penny away.

                        If you feel like it, please explain  why you feel this way about the whole idea. Would it furiate you, or just cavalier about the whole thing.

                        It's their money.  They can do whatever they want with it, including giving it all away.

                        I think that most jp winners are obviously not members of LP.  In fact, most of them are probably only interested in the lotteries for the fun of getting a ticket and seeing if they win anything, rather than being so terribly serious about "cracking the jackpots".  While its true that most tickets purchased are quickpicks, and therefore most winners of jps are those people holding quickpicks, I think most players are not at all as serious about winning the jps as are most of us here on LP.  Otherwise why would we spend the time we do here looking for any "edge" we can?  We would just buy a quickpick and go about the rest of our day.

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                          Posted: December 16, 2007, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

                          It's their money.  They can do whatever they want with it, including giving it all away.

                          I think that most jp winners are obviously not members of LP.  In fact, most of them are probably only interested in the lotteries for the fun of getting a ticket and seeing if they win anything, rather than being so terribly serious about "cracking the jackpots".  While its true that most tickets purchased are quickpicks, and therefore most winners of jps are those people holding quickpicks, I think most players are not at all as serious about winning the jps as are most of us here on LP.  Otherwise why would we spend the time we do here looking for any "edge" we can?  We would just buy a quickpick and go about the rest of our day.

                          I agree... It isn't all about the money, it is about the challenge...

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                            If someone gave that kind of money away i would think i will attend a march rally...

                            But if you think about it myspace is doing that...This is how i see it..Myspace.com has 90 million members world wide so i heard on TV...If they were to charge each member 1 dollar a month they would make like 70 million dollars monthly...If they were to charge 1 dollar each year they would make like 70 million dollars a year....If they were to charge 1 dollar to all its member for let's put "entering the premises" they will make a one time ton of 70 or 60 million dollars...They could use that money to fix my space and make it better, such as a better customer service, more graphics les spam and add more stuff...But they are not; they get their money from advertisers and i think they only get like 1-3 million dollar a year from the advertisers...Facebook may one day catch up to Myspace.com because myspace is sort of abandoning their own website...I've heard customers saying they are switching over to facebook because they get too much spam on myspace.com...Myspace could charge all its members 1 dollar a month or 1 dollar a year and then take that money and donate to charity...Do you know what is 70 millions Times 12? Is 840 million dollars....If they take 40 million for themseves or for the bussiness and donate those 800 millions ANNUALY to Cancer or Aids research...Just imagine...But if they are going to go ahead and charge 1 dollar to people and donate everything to charity i feel they should reveal their plans to the public...

                            I don't know how things is working but all i am saying myspace could make tons of money but they are wasting it away...

                             

                             

                             

                             

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                              I agree... It isn't all about the money, it is about the challenge...

                              First of all I voted that it's none of my business.  After all, people give millions of dollars away all the time, whether it's to family members, charities or they blow it on toys.  Just read the celebrity gossip. I would care if the money was donated to a terrorist group however!  What about an organization like the Ku Klux Klan or a hate group?  What about $200 million to a drug dealer or child porn distributor?  

                              Badger writes:  most of them are probably only interested in the lotteries for the fun of getting a ticket and seeing if they win anything, rather than being so terribly serious about "cracking the jackpots"

                              Badger, I totally agree that most people aren't as serious as the LP members who talk about systems, but there aren't hotlines for gambling addiction set up in every state for nothing.  So I also disagree that most people just play for the challenge.  If that were the case, everyone would be playing pick-3 or pick-4 games. Look at how many people line up when the PB or MM is $300 million. 

                              Tntea, I had to chuckle when I read your statement.  Someone is on his way home from a grueling day's work at the coal mine and suddenly thinks "gee I want to be challenged, so I think I'll stop at 7-11 and get a ticket tonight."  There are a lot more challenging things in life than going up to a counter and buying a stupid ticket for a buck and hoping you beat astronomical odds. 

                              Also, what challenge is there is saying "I want a Quick Pick?"  That's what around 80% of people do.  In fact, most people don't even know what to call it.  They say "give me a lottery ticket for tonight."   Of course it's about the money.  A cashier at Publix was on her break and bought 5 scratchers when I was at the counter.  She said "I hope I can win so I can go Christmas shopping."  Why else would you buy a scratch ticket except to win?  Challenge?  Is there a college course or maybe an award from a philanthropy for learning how to use a quarter and jiggle it back & forth? 

                              Puhleeze!!