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A promise is a promise

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dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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Posted: April 8, 2008, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

Since he made the promise (and they are still alive), he should, in good faith, keep his promise to his friends. I am wondering if any of his friends ever give him -- from time-to-time -- a $1.00 toward his dream.

Finally, I don't think people should make promises to family, friends, or coworkers -- if they should win. There are too many jealous, envious people who think you, the winner, owe them something. If these people become hostile, beligerent...just say to them: all you need is a dollar and a dream (this saying used to be New York State's Lottery headliner).

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    Posted: April 8, 2008, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

    Could you clarify who "he" is?Confused

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      Posted: April 8, 2008, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

      A promise is "your word".  One without "a word" that is worth something, is nothing.

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        dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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        Posted: April 8, 2008, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

        I am sorry for the lack of clarification. However, my response was not supposed to have been a new topic -- I hit the wrong button! 

        The he is the latest Illinois MEGA Lottey winner who is going to give $1 million dollars to his closest friends.

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          dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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          Posted: April 8, 2008, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

          Guru101

          Please see my response at the bottom of the page (1).

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            Posted: April 8, 2008, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

            Your talking about the Michigan auto worker right?

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              dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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              Posted: April 8, 2008, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

              Yes, I am talking about the Michigan auto worker.

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                Posted: April 9, 2008, 9:42 am - IP Logged

                I am sorry for the lack of clarification. However, my response was not supposed to have been a new topic -- I hit the wrong button! 

                The he is the latest Illinois MEGA Lottey winner who is going to give $1 million dollars to his closest friends.

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                  Posted: April 9, 2008, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

                  Since he made the promise (and they are still alive), he should, in good faith, keep his promise to his friends. I am wondering if any of his friends ever give him -- from time-to-time -- a $1.00 toward his dream.

                  Finally, I don't think people should make promises to family, friends, or coworkers -- if they should win. There are too many jealous, envious people who think you, the winner, owe them something. If these people become hostile, beligerent...just say to them: all you need is a dollar and a dream (this saying used to be New York State's Lottery headliner).

                  dphillips

                  I agree with the bottom paragraph of your post -  but not the top one - it's not like these people he promised were unable to play the lottery for themselves.

                  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: April 9, 2008, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                    I agree with tntea.  I was brought up that giving your word and a handshake meant everything.  However, people say all sorts of crazy things in the heat of the moment, whether it's out of excitement or anger.  How many times has someone here said "I just want to kill that %$#@!"  You really don't want to kill anyone --  at least I hope not!  Millions of people also promise to love, honor and obey 'til death...well you know!  LOL

                    Yes, he has so much money now that maybe he should honor his promise, since he publicly announced it.  A few million won't make that much of a dent in his fortune.  But I hope he understands the taxes and speaks to a good attorney before writing any checks.  Giving money to a coworker from a pool might somehow infer the existence of a verbal contract as if they had an agreement to share whatever jackpot they won.

                      dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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                      Posted: April 9, 2008, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Raven62

                      Since I didn't know this, thanks for the info.

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                        dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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                        Posted: April 9, 2008, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                        Coin Toss, you are absolutely correct. Thanks for opening up another line for critical thinking!

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                          Posted: April 10, 2008, 2:24 am - IP Logged

                          dphillips

                          I agree with the bottom paragraph of your post -  but not the top one - it's not like these people he promised were unable to play the lottery for themselves.

                          You don't think people should keep the promises they make?

                          The people to whom he made this "promise" (the article in the news forum actually says that he "plans" to give them each a share) were people with whom he routinely played in a pool. He certainly isn't required to give them anything, but that he is offering shares to them from a prize won with a ticket bought independently is a nice and honorable gesture. Despite the conjecture of some people here there doesn't appear to be any indication that he has changed his mind or is trying to weasel out of any promise.

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                            Posted: April 10, 2008, 11:02 am - IP Logged

                            Interestingly, floyd, I recently started a thread about if you play a ticket with someone (you both plat the same ticket) and then you played a ticket independently of that one, would you feel you'd have to cut them in if the secoind ticket hit.

                            The conscensus was no.

                            Making promises is nice, but making promises that are going to cost you mega bucks to give to others is a bit much.

                            And has been stated before, in one of the lotto documentaries aired on TV, one winner said that he had given several people a million dollars each - and every one of them, bar none, came back asking for more.

                            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.