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Yes [ 11 ]  [25.00%]
No [ 12 ]  [27.27%]
Maybe [ 5 ]  [11.36%]
If they kissed some butt first [ 4 ]  [9.09%]
Only if it was an emergency [ 9 ]  [20.45%]
other [ 3 ]  [6.82%]
Total Valid Votes [ 44 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 0 ]  

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Posted: March 7, 2008, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

Hey Pac,

I have to pick "other"  remember I'm the one with the family members who can in no way know that I have had any kind of lottery winfall.  Only one family member knows that I play anyway but  she never really made any comment at all because she would rather go to the casino.  I hate gambling in the casinoes.  So I don't comment on the way she "spends" her money and she doesn't comment on mine.  But If i won, yes I would  give her a bit, but she would NOT know where it came from.  Blind Trust-  "You gotta find me first".

Yup...The nay sayers will come out of the woodwork.


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    Posted: March 7, 2008, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

    Pac said  "consistently put you down because of your enthusiasm concerning the lottery"

     

    They didn't believe it was possible for you to win taking every opportunity to tell you that, so why should you reward them for undermining your dream?

    Good point Konane.

    In order to reap, you must first sow the seed.

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      Posted: March 7, 2008, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

      I voted "other" as I'm not quite sure how the question applies in my situation.  I've gifted a share in any Mega Millions tickets I buy to a large number of relatives in a notorized statement.  Most of them think that playing the lottery is foolish or in some cases, immoral.  But most of them don't even know that I play the lottery.  Most of them live across the  country and we have little reason to discuss it, so I certainly don't consider their disagreement with playing as an insult or put-down.  But I doubt if "we" won the jackpot and they could receive their 1%, 2%, 5% or whatever, that any of them would turn it down.  I'm quite certain that those who view it as immoral would change their viewpoint!  Wink 

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        Posted: March 7, 2008, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

        KY Floyd said "What I wouldn't do is share with anybody who treats me poorly,regardless of why they treat me poorly. In my case I don't have anyfamily that treats me poorly, and I can't understand why anybody wouldconsider somebody who treats them poorly to be a friend."

        Exactly. Better alone than in bad company. Why do people stay in these dysfunctional relationships? What?

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          Posted: March 8, 2008, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

          When I hit the big one,   I will be sending Pacattack a chunk... and a few others on here.

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            Posted: March 8, 2008, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

            I have no intention of giving money to anyone if I win.  If someone asks me for money for ANY reason, even if it's a legitimate charity, they've blown their chance of getting anything.  I will decide where the money goes.

            I don't want to deal with a bunch of phonies who wouldn't have given me the time of day when I didn't have the money, became my best friends when I did, and if I lost all the money, would be gone again.  I prefer real friends if there is such a thing.

            My wife doesn't necessarily agree with me on this as she says she has a few people she'd like to give money to.  If I do win, I may have to do like another poster suggested and spilt it in half so she can do what she wants with her half, and I can do what I want with mine.

            If my personal ticket wins, I plan to use an anonymous method to get my prize such as going through a trust or a corporation.  I also participate in a Powerball pool with 7 other people.  Whether or not the group claims anonymously depends on the membership.  If I get outvoted on anonymous, I'll have no choice but to not be anonymous.

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              Posted: March 8, 2008, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

              People who were there for me before a big win would be most likely to benefit somehow after a big win. Putting down my program beforehand would lessen their chances but it will depend mainly on whether those people made my life better beforehand, even if not monetarily. Certain family members never invite us for Christmas because they're busy "spackling the ceiling" or whatever and I don't think they need my help anyway. Others are there for me nearly every day and help me despite their limited resources or would be there for me if they didn't live far away. If and when I win I will come off like a stingy pennypincher and appear like a jerk before the media and thus no one will think of daring asking me for anything.

              One way to generate support for your system beforehand is to show that it can make a profit via backtesting. Show that on a given day in the past, without any future information, that it will win enough to pay back more than was spent.

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                Posted: March 9, 2008, 10:55 am - IP Logged

                Hubby has named 15 friends he plans to share the jackpot with when he wins.  Geeh, he really needs to buy a ticket.  Oh he must mean when my numbers win.. lol

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                  Posted: March 9, 2008, 10:57 am - IP Logged

                  People who were there for me before a big win would be most likely to benefit somehow after a big win. Putting down my program beforehand would lessen their chances but it will depend mainly on whether those people made my life better beforehand, even if not monetarily. Certain family members never invite us for Christmas because they're busy "spackling the ceiling" or whatever and I don't think they need my help anyway. Others are there for me nearly every day and help me despite their limited resources or would be there for me if they didn't live far away. If and when I win I will come off like a stingy pennypincher and appear like a jerk before the media and thus no one will think of daring asking me for anything.

                  One way to generate support for your system beforehand is to show that it can make a profit via backtesting. Show that on a given day in the past, without any future information, that it will win enough to pay back more than was spent.

                  Certain family members never invite us for Christmas because they're busy "spackling the ceiling" or whatever and I don't think they need my help anyway

                   

                  That is so sad.   Maybe once you hit, you can send them a roasted turkey each Christmas with your regrets that you cannot make it.

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                    Posted: March 9, 2008, 10:59 am - IP Logged

                    I have no intention of giving money to anyone if I win.  If someone asks me for money for ANY reason, even if it's a legitimate charity, they've blown their chance of getting anything.  I will decide where the money goes.

                    I don't want to deal with a bunch of phonies who wouldn't have given me the time of day when I didn't have the money, became my best friends when I did, and if I lost all the money, would be gone again.  I prefer real friends if there is such a thing.

                    My wife doesn't necessarily agree with me on this as she says she has a few people she'd like to give money to.  If I do win, I may have to do like another poster suggested and spilt it in half so she can do what she wants with her half, and I can do what I want with mine.

                    If my personal ticket wins, I plan to use an anonymous method to get my prize such as going through a trust or a corporation.  I also participate in a Powerball pool with 7 other people.  Whether or not the group claims anonymously depends on the membership.  If I get outvoted on anonymous, I'll have no choice but to not be anonymous.

                    If someone ask for money,   always have a couple dollars in your pocket and pull it out.  Tell them that the big stuff is tied up in stocks/bonds and investments, but you will be happy to share a cup coffee with them, if they agree to pick up the tab the next time.

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                      Posted: March 9, 2008, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

                      It's tough to be put down and  teased for something you believe in.

                      exactly...I don't know what I would do. depends on the situation I guess.

                      "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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                        Posted: March 9, 2008, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

                        For the most part i take what people say with a grain of salt i could care less what they think of me or my playing habits when i win so what big deal. When they get frustrated because i win so what. The jokes on them not me.

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                          Posted: March 11, 2008, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

                          My family teases me lovingly which is good as I have started a lottery group and, on our next family holiday, will be getting signatures on the Federal Tax form "59-whatever"

                          which allows you to SPECIFY the %amount that each person will receive in a shared jackpot lottery win.  This is because winning a large amount of money means little to me if I think my family and friends are fawning over me to get money that I would be willing to leave to them upon my death.  This is a way of seeing their pleasure before I die--they're pretty level headed--businessmen, attorneys, managers etc.  and I would like to see the difference that the money makes in their lives now--not later. 

                          Of course, this is all moot since I haven't won anything recently!!

                          But people who are cruel or derisive in their teasing or commenting--well all I can say is "MEAN PEOPLE SUCK" and I would not give any of them anything. Good luck to all on this board as someone here surely DESERVES to win a big jackpot someday.