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POLL: Best reason for cash

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What's the best reason to opt for cash vs annuity?

Have to get past Dec 21, 2012 [ 2 ]  [6.45%]
Possible Martian invasion [ 1 ]  [3.23%]
The last annuity payment might be chump change [ 2 ]  [6.45%]
What if the world ends? [ 3 ]  [9.68%]
Concern over the amero or euros [ 2 ]  [6.45%]
I want to blow it all at once! [ 4 ]  [12.90%]
All the above [ 10 ]  [32.26%]
Other [ 7 ]  [22.58%]
Total Valid Votes [ 31 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
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Posted: March 8, 2008, 12:04 am - IP Logged

I know this has been pounded but THIS ONE IS FOR FUN.

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What's the best (fun) reason for cash instead of an annuity? 

I mean, there is the Mayan prophecy about 2012 (The Mayan calendar just stops at 12-21-2012), the world is indeed a powderkeg, no one can really foresee the future, etc...

So pick a choice above or add another one to the discussion.

Enjoy

-Coin Toss 

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: March 8, 2008, 12:55 am - IP Logged

    I just want to win something, Coin Toss!  Anyway, since you asked, maybe one reason is that eventually Mars will be colonized and I'm not sure what the intergalactic banks will accept.


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      Posted: March 8, 2008, 9:03 am - IP Logged

      I voted all of the above, but mainly 2012. Coin toss must know something. This poll came out with good timing. Coincidence?

      Secret U.N. meeting.

      http://www.lotterypost.com/blog/19041

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        I still don't trust the concept of an annuity.  We don't know what kind of thing the gov could pull 10 years down the road.  I'd rather take 1/2 of a gaurantee than 100% of an unknown.

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          Posted: March 8, 2008, 11:07 am - IP Logged

          The Gregorian calendar stops at 12-31 ... then, it resets. Roll Eyes

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            Posted: March 8, 2008, 11:10 am - IP Logged

            You can't roll around naked in a big pile of annuity.

             BTW, the Mayan calendar doesn't stop at 12/21/12 any more than the Gregorian calendar  stops at 21/31/12. OTOH, my 2007 calendar did stop on 1/31/08. Strangely, the world is still here, and appears to be relatively unchanged.


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              Posted: March 8, 2008, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

              http://www.saxakali.com/historymam7.htm

              Excerpt:

              My research into the nature of this date reveals that a rare celestial alignment culminates on it. Generally speaking, what occurs is an alignment between the galactic and solar planes. Specifically, the winter solstice sun will conjunct the Milky Way, which is the edge of our spinning galaxy as viewed from earth.  Furthermore, the place where the sun meets the Milky Way is where the  "dark-rift" in the Milky Way is -  a black ridge along the Milky Way caused by interstellar dust clouds (See Diagram 1).

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                Posted: March 8, 2008, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

                If I get my money all at once, I reduce the chances that someone else has been rolling around naked in any of it.

                In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
                Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                  Posted: March 8, 2008, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

                  http://www.saxakali.com/historymam7.htm

                  Excerpt:

                  My research into the nature of this date reveals that a rare celestial alignment culminates on it. Generally speaking, what occurs is an alignment between the galactic and solar planes. Specifically, the winter solstice sun will conjunct the Milky Way, which is the edge of our spinning galaxy as viewed from earth.  Furthermore, the place where the sun meets the Milky Way is where the  "dark-rift" in the Milky Way is -  a black ridge along the Milky Way caused by interstellar dust clouds (See Diagram 1).

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                  Oh, pacattack... That was so touching!

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                    Posted: March 8, 2008, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

                    If I get my money all at once, I reduce the chances that someone else has been rolling around naked in any of it.

                    Good point..

                      I would just want to manage my own.. Or have hubby to do it.

                    He would probably say I had too many Shoes...  Can you believe that?

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                      Posted: March 8, 2008, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                      I think the world may end by 2012 because a Martian invasion will take over the world. Red Devil

                      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                        Posted: March 8, 2008, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                        I still don't trust the concept of an annuity.  We don't know what kind of thing the gov could pull 10 years down the road.  I'd rather take 1/2 of a gaurantee than 100% of an unknown.

                        Excellent points!

                        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: March 8, 2008, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

                          You never know what the tax system is going to do over the next 10 years, same with the value of the dollar.  I'd put some of it in Euros and perhaps gold and silver coins in order to hedge inflation.

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                            Posted: March 8, 2008, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                            I think the world may end by 2012 because a Martian invasion will take over the world. Red Devil

                            I read where the Martian Lottery Commission discontinued the annuity option when they discovered NASA's Mars rovers.

                            It didn't say if they have live or computer drawings.

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                              Posted: March 8, 2008, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

                              I read where the Martian Lottery Commission discontinued the annuity option when they discovered NASA's Mars rovers.

                              It didn't say if they have live or computer drawings.

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                              I thought they dropped the annuity option because too many Martians were complaining about having to wait almost 2 Earth years for each payment (one Martian year = 687 days according to Wikipedia).