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Sensitive Subject...Could you live with yourself if you lost the winning ticket?

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Posted: September 16, 2008, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

Honestly, if I lost a ticket which was worth millions, I can guarantee that I would go into bout of depression. Other then that, I don't know how I would react to losing something like that. But really, I don't lose my tickets. Once they are bought, I put them on my desk where they remain until I check them. If I find out that I have won a large jackpot. I plan on putting in a safe place.

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

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    Posted: September 18, 2008, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

    I would say to myself: "WTF, that sucks" and move on. Not a real problem for me since I play registered through the lottery company's website.

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      Don't think that because i said that if you lose 100 million dollars ticket that if i get it back that i am going to take those 100 million dollars for me...Really i don't need 100 million dollars...If i had 100 million dollars ticket, i will take 10 million (enough to help all of my family) and burn the rest...I've said this before, that if i had a 200 million dollar ticket, i will take from 5 to 10 and burn the rest, and God knows i will do it...But again i couldn't do it because all that money could help the poor...

      It all depends on which standpoint you are....Is just the idea that you one day had all that money in your hands and you blew it...

      This is how i see it, like 1 year ago i was at a mall and i saw the most hottest chick wearing a celeste shorts..Celeste is spanish for light blue...I could go through a beach and not find a chick with the body like that of the girl in celeste shorts, she was beautiful too...And this is how i see it...What's the point of having 500 million dollars or 1 billion dollars if you CAN NOT HAVE THE GIRL IN CELESTE SHORTS and only her not nobody else...What's the point...If you have 500 million in your account but you are not married to the girl in celeste shorts life becomes INSIPID...Yeah you always want to accomodate your all your family and give them a good standard of living...Same thing is with that girl i saw in the bank who has to be the most beautiful woman in the world...What's the point of having all that money and not having her...And please believe me there is no other girl like the girl in celeste shorts...

      This is why it will really depress me to the point of who knows what if i know i had the 100 million dollar ticket and them lost it, my gosh...You see with 100 million dollars i may have a chance of getting that girl in celeste shorts...With those 100 million dollars i could have a chance of bribing that girl in celeste shorts into been my girlfriend...Not saying i will succeed, just saying i may have a chance....And a lot of people say, "oh you may find another girl like her someday, the truth is i wouldn't find any like her....If i was younger i would really try to clone her clandestinely, it might be wrong but is the only way...

      Anyways this is what would depress me, if i lost the 100 million dollar ticket, the knowledge knowing that i one day had a chance at that girl with celeste shorts and the girl in the bank and i lost it, that and knowing how much i could have helped all of my family....

      But on the other hand, if i was to recover the 100 million dollar ticket and couldn't get the girl in celeste shorts and i got my 10 million to help all of my family, life would become INSIPID to the point that i would have to give that money away....

      The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


       


       


       

       


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        Posted: September 18, 2008, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

        Don't think that because i said that if you lose 100 million dollars ticket that if i get it back that i am going to take those 100 million dollars for me...Really i don't need 100 million dollars...If i had 100 million dollars ticket, i will take 10 million (enough to help all of my family) and burn the rest...I've said this before, that if i had a 200 million dollar ticket, i will take from 5 to 10 and burn the rest, and God knows i will do it...But again i couldn't do it because all that money could help the poor...

        It all depends on which standpoint you are....Is just the idea that you one day had all that money in your hands and you blew it...

        This is how i see it, like 1 year ago i was at a mall and i saw the most hottest chick wearing a celeste shorts..Celeste is spanish for light blue...I could go through a beach and not find a chick with the body like that of the girl in celeste shorts, she was beautiful too...And this is how i see it...What's the point of having 500 million dollars or 1 billion dollars if you CAN NOT HAVE THE GIRL IN CELESTE SHORTS and only her not nobody else...What's the point...If you have 500 million in your account but you are not married to the girl in celeste shorts life becomes INSIPID...Yeah you always want to accomodate your all your family and give them a good standard of living...Same thing is with that girl i saw in the bank who has to be the most beautiful woman in the world...What's the point of having all that money and not having her...And please believe me there is no other girl like the girl in celeste shorts...

        This is why it will really depress me to the point of who knows what if i know i had the 100 million dollar ticket and them lost it, my gosh...You see with 100 million dollars i may have a chance of getting that girl in celeste shorts...With those 100 million dollars i could have a chance of bribing that girl in celeste shorts into been my girlfriend...Not saying i will succeed, just saying i may have a chance....And a lot of people say, "oh you may find another girl like her someday, the truth is i wouldn't find any like her....If i was younger i would really try to clone her clandestinely, it might be wrong but is the only way...

        Anyways this is what would depress me, if i lost the 100 million dollar ticket, the knowledge knowing that i one day had a chance at that girl with celeste shorts and the girl in the bank and i lost it, that and knowing how much i could have helped all of my family....

        But on the other hand, if i was to recover the 100 million dollar ticket and couldn't get the girl in celeste shorts and i got my 10 million to help all of my family, life would become INSIPID to the point that i would have to give that money away....

        The only thing that will keep me going and will not cause me to give away the 100 million dollars if i don't have the girl in celeste shorts or the woman from the bank is my pursue of science, my science experiments and help better this world so that the entire world enjoys a better quality of life and becomes advanced...Which is worth pursuing...

        The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


         


         


         

         


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          Posted: September 21, 2008, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

          It would be hard to deal with at first being so close to have it gone in an instant.  Luck can turn on a dime.  Sometimes as stupid as it sounds you've got to "Roll with the punches".   Ok so I lost a ticket I wouldn't feel great about it, but life can hand you much worse disasters.   I would have to deal with it like any other dumb mistake I've made..don't make a big deal out of it.  Other people will just offer you false sympathy or call you an idiot.   Same as turning down a job offer than turned out to be a GREAT job or not asking out that girl or guy to find out she or he was wonderfull.   No reason to ask why me.... just deal with the situation and try and be happy with what you've got.  Still would be AWFUL going to work thinking everytime boss yells at you...DANG I could be in Hawaii right now!!!

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            Don't think that because i said that if you lose 100 million dollars ticket that if i get it back that i am going to take those 100 million dollars for me...Really i don't need 100 million dollars...If i had 100 million dollars ticket, i will take 10 million (enough to help all of my family) and burn the rest...I've said this before, that if i had a 200 million dollar ticket, i will take from 5 to 10 and burn the rest, and God knows i will do it...But again i couldn't do it because all that money could help the poor...

            It all depends on which standpoint you are....Is just the idea that you one day had all that money in your hands and you blew it...

            This is how i see it, like 1 year ago i was at a mall and i saw the most hottest chick wearing a celeste shorts..Celeste is spanish for light blue...I could go through a beach and not find a chick with the body like that of the girl in celeste shorts, she was beautiful too...And this is how i see it...What's the point of having 500 million dollars or 1 billion dollars if you CAN NOT HAVE THE GIRL IN CELESTE SHORTS and only her not nobody else...What's the point...If you have 500 million in your account but you are not married to the girl in celeste shorts life becomes INSIPID...Yeah you always want to accomodate your all your family and give them a good standard of living...Same thing is with that girl i saw in the bank who has to be the most beautiful woman in the world...What's the point of having all that money and not having her...And please believe me there is no other girl like the girl in celeste shorts...

            This is why it will really depress me to the point of who knows what if i know i had the 100 million dollar ticket and them lost it, my gosh...You see with 100 million dollars i may have a chance of getting that girl in celeste shorts...With those 100 million dollars i could have a chance of bribing that girl in celeste shorts into been my girlfriend...Not saying i will succeed, just saying i may have a chance....And a lot of people say, "oh you may find another girl like her someday, the truth is i wouldn't find any like her....If i was younger i would really try to clone her clandestinely, it might be wrong but is the only way...

            Anyways this is what would depress me, if i lost the 100 million dollar ticket, the knowledge knowing that i one day had a chance at that girl with celeste shorts and the girl in the bank and i lost it, that and knowing how much i could have helped all of my family....

            But on the other hand, if i was to recover the 100 million dollar ticket and couldn't get the girl in celeste shorts and i got my 10 million to help all of my family, life would become INSIPID to the point that i would have to give that money away....

            I don't know...I just don't think of it like that.  You do know the saying "money don't buy happiness." BUT I always thought they just wern't shoppin in the right place lol. 

            I take it as "money" won't save the ones you love from dying in a car accident...."money" won't stop terminal cancer from taking the one you love.........it means money can't buy everything...not even life.

            I take that and I totally understand it.  Money buys all other happiness, but you will never be 100% happy unless your 100% lucky for the 80+ years your alive.

            As for the girl in the shorts?...and the babe at the bank?  To say you would have a better chance with girls like that based on your bank account would make those girls money hungry blood suckers....which may not be the case and might be insulting.....I am NOT a beauty at all, but if I were and a guy said he wouldn't have a chance with me because he's not rich...I'd be like "wth?! What kind of girl do you think I am?!"  How many girls on LP agree with me?

            If you are a nice guy, which you seem to be........they would like you for you and not the money.  And if they did want money......then your too good for them and  they are NOT worth having.  For me, as long as he says he loves me and remembers my birthday, he's as good as 100M.  Always think of youself as that!!!!! I prefer a sweet guy, not a rich guy.

            Looks like no one took my PB win from me last night...which is good because I was just about to open up a can of whoop-a$$ on my husband for forgetting to buy my tickets yesterday in Idaho.  He better feel lucky..very lucky.  Anyone else have any luck with winning a few bucks?  I FOUND OUT SOMETHING! If you say "I'm going to win something tonight! It's mine tonight!" you may have a better chance of winning. LOL Last night, after losing over and over again on all lotto games I play both scratchers and tickets...I bought a $1 scratch ticket where you can win up to a (woo-hoo) $100! I was sooooooooo tired of losing and was already in a bad mood so when I scratched it I was yelling out loud "I've had a bad day! And now your gonna pay up cuz I'm tired of losing damnit!"  And wouldn't ya know? I won $2! I didn't lose! Only made a $1 profit..but I DIDN"T LOSE!  So now..I'm going to demand that I am going to win with any lottery I buy.  Maybe thinking positive will help me.

            Surrender You can run, but you can't hide mighty Jackpot...surrender to me at once!

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              oh, as for losing the ticket or money..Ya..just call me looney..and lock me in a bin. lol.  I don't think I would lose the money because I don't have big dreams..just want to life without stress of paying bills and everthing else. I wouldn't stay on my booty either.  I'd start some kind of business.

              Now losing the ticket? OH YA thats me.  I'd lose my head if it wern't attached to my shoulders.  I can never find a dang thing around here.  If I set it down, its as good as lost.  Thats why I'm really scared if and when I win the big one.  They say to sign it and put it some place safe.  But really think about it?!

              Its Friday night, and you found you just won MM..all of it!  Now the office isn't open till Monday, the banks are not open till Monday......and you have to think of what to do.  See an advisor etc before coming forward..starting the works to calim anonymously? Tick Toc...Tic Toc....theres time for me to lose the damn ticket!  I'd be up alllllllll night holding the ticket.  Would you want to run to the Lotto Office first thing Monday so you wouldn't lose it? I would....lol  Thats to say I do NOT want to take a chance at all of losing it!

              Surrender You can run, but you can't hide mighty Jackpot...surrender to me at once!

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                I am afraid Rjoh-i dont a gree with you-Know lottery win comes easily,it requires lots of sacrifice,patience and tolerance

                I don't consider buying a lottery ticket a sacrifice any more than buying a ticket to see a movie, both are for entertainment.  I might feel stupid if I lost a lottery ticket that I thought might have been a winner because if I checked it and knew it was a winner I would have put it in a safe place where I could find it when I wanted it.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  I think this is a very good question...And the subject is very sensitive...Lots of us don't think about it, but what will happen if let's say you had the the 100 million or 200 million winning Powerball ticket...And let's say you lost it forever?

                  or let's say you bought it and won but then someone stole it from you or something...Could you live with yourself in the future...This is something we have never thought about and i think you need to be sincere when responding to this for your own good...That's why they say that money is very powerful and so are women....Both things are like a drug...

                  If such thing was to happened to me, sincerely, in the future i know that the thought of shooting myself will cross my mind, would i do it i don't know i don't think so...Anyways this is something we all should think about...Just the thought of knowing that you had all this in your hand and you blew it...Is indeed creepy...

                  This reminds me of a very beautiful women i saw on a bank ontime, she was so beautiful i think she might have been the most beautiful women in the world...i've thought to myself having such a woman in your hands and then losing her (divorce, death, cheating etc) have to have been catastrophic to the point of you contemplating suicide...

                  Anyways what i am trying to say is knowing that you had the winning ticket, not to 1 million, not to 3 million but to 100 million or 200 million and then you lost it has to be mind devastating...Don't you think?

                  your thoughts are welcome...If you lie you are only kidding yourself...Comments welcome...

                  You seem to have a fixation on women, I suggest professional help, SOON.   Women - ANYTHING - is not that powerful as to control a persons' every move, every thought.   Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.   And beauty IS only skin-deep: you find one that is 'a complete package' - THEN you might have something, but then again, there are TONS of 'fish in the sea', there will always be others...

                  And yes, if I had the winning ticket and lost it, I probably would be VERY psychologically screwed up for a few years... if not forever.

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                    If I was to lost the winning lottery ticket or someone stole it from me, yes I would feel bad but after a few days I will get over it because winning the lottery is a 50/50 chance either you win or you loose I would just consider it that I lost and maybe try and play to win again. Money is something you can get if you work for it, it isn't like the money you won was something you always had.  I don't think that anyone should be so much into money that they would commit suicide if they lost the winning ticket, that's rediculous.

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                      You seem to have a fixation on women, I suggest professional help, SOON.   Women - ANYTHING - is not that powerful as to control a persons' every move, every thought.   Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.   And beauty IS only skin-deep: you find one that is 'a complete package' - THEN you might have something, but then again, there are TONS of 'fish in the sea', there will always be others...

                      And yes, if I had the winning ticket and lost it, I probably would be VERY psychologically screwed up for a few years... if not forever.

                      Is there anything wrong with been fixated with women? There is nothing wrong with it...I can't fathom you not been fixated with women....i mean if you are not fixated with women there is something wrong with you, you probably have more of extra "x" chromosome OR too much testosterone on you...In a bar i honestly don't see the point of looking at man, what am i doing been fixated with man...Even if i wasn't fixated with women but was obssess with them i still don't find anything wrong with that...

                      99.9% of men in the world are obssessed with beautiful women...Beauty is just so enbeded in our brains...Even though part of beauty is inside a person...

                      I have to admitt if you don't watch it women can be like a drug...Anyways enough with talking about women and more about talking about lottery...

                      The lottery is still killing humans one at a time every day they draw numbers...

                      The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


                       


                       


                       

                       


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                        Life is not all about money and it should not end due to loss of money.  Money is not to manage you but you are to manage money.  There are lot more things in life that holds much more importance than money.  With money you can only do so much in this life, what about after life, does it go with you, is it gonna help you in the after life?  Is ending life due to not having money worth it?  Common people its a dumb thing to do.  I know its a nightmare to go through but hey do we thing about our afterlife.  What would help us there too?  And we can only achieve that in this life if we maintain it because afterlife there is no more chance only results and destination forever.

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                          My sister rubbed out a 5 million dollar instant Lifetime Riches game 540 in Aug 2006.  We thought we misplaced it in home or tossed.  It was stolen.  How?.  Someone had a monitor in our home as Sis became left side paralyzed from brain surgery in 2002 and stakes were high.  We did not secure it as I was going to take it to be check, but sis had a medical emergency. Woodbridge Police got hold of our ticket, would not take a report as we could not say our home was entered although we later found our alarm system was compromised.  When we started pointing the finger our home was arsoned and the firemen enhanced the fire.  A false report covered up a wire and solvent.  We were robbed, and our home sat undone while we were in a temporary home in another city for 7 months.  Our phone was put on a dialer and dialed into 911 for over a month.  6 repair attempt failed but someone in the phone co put our phone on a trunk line used for test calls.  We were taken from our temp home almost in handcuffs and given evals and both deemed paranoid with our story and given psych evals.  The plan was to commit me and to put her away in long term.  I was held illegally for 5 nights while Sis was in the hospital on a one-to-one after suffering a stroke again.  Foiled attempts were made to take away our permanent home.  Our doors were often left open at night in a vacant home by the contracting co. They left things in our basement.  When we returned to it, we were put in without a certif. of occupancy, and over 300 articles were gone including a valuable coin collection.  After the fire was out the firemen led me in house without hard hat and ceiling collapsed on my head fracturing my shoulder and I now wear a collar on bad days for a herniated neck disk.  The house is still unone and Sis has nightmares.  We finally got NJL to admit the ticket existed but after a coverup they refuse to pay us.  It was paid out to Woodbridge Police, Sen J F Vitale, whom we had gone to for help, the firemen, post office, sanitation and public works department and to the building department along with neighbors and some relatives and clerks in stores we frequented to give information on us.  All 5 million went into a tax sheltered account with some phony names and cash payments.  I understand QuickChek tapped danced with them on this.  We bought our ticket there and photos of my purchasing tickets were confiscated by police.  We are bucking NJL and OPRA records as they covered up.  Ours was said never to exist and number of tickets printed and sold were downplayed.  However I understand IRS is auditing and investigating this.  I was sent a big check unknown to me, less than the $1,750,000 under a settlement less taxes,  but police and post office confiscated it fall 2006 before it hit my mail box and gave it to an ex-beau I have not seen in 8 years in NY to cash underground and he was put on the ticket and I understand received a year's payout.   Now they are saying I got money and was involved in this lottery fraud.  My son chose a quick fix for himself and I understand he also got money instead of going with us to fight it.  He was one of original payouts on ticket.  I never knew it. He said it was my fire, handle it myself.  One of the doctors was on the list to go against my sister if need be.  The cops put the good senator on the payout for some clout.  Now from the Postal Investigations Unit, I was involved in a mail fraud unknown to me when our home was vacant and mail, checks or whatever were again rerouted though a clearing house set up by a third party.  The police admitted unofficially to this and were pressing for a conviction they originated.  The PO Investigations Unit said it looked like an organized effort to keep me away from the ticket.  My laptop tech dept said someone hacked/seized my computer and all my data was being directed to another computer.  I asked the AG's office and the FBI to look into this.   NJL does not want to give us the ticket back; save it for the County.  We are just two women on SS.  Even our furniture was stolen from the warehouse as they wanted to leave us without anything.  All we did was rub out a winner.  And, almost a million dollars went into an IRA,  When I found out about it I asked company to call the Attny Gen's office who trickled it to the Boys and it was promptly removed saying I was under investigation for laundering this money.  The police denied knowing where this money was from.   Lottery. 

                          We even paid a lawyer a retainer.   He made some calls, said we were the winners in their computer, should get the money and it was too big for him. Most lawyers did not want to put their efforts against the police and a state official. The police now even have their own bar where they can go and drink.  Most everyone got new cars out of it and we need a handicap van.  No justice.  Why would the police give us back something they stole 2 years ago?    Get on with our lives.  We are trying.  Everything is gone.  Our home is ruined.  Even our old photos are missing.  Our clothing was burned and we paid for a collapsed roof the ins. co. would not replace after the fire.  I still have my sister but we are shadows of ourselves.  I could have died when the ceiling collapsed and sis's stroke post fire could have left her worse.  We still rub out tickets nightly but the most we have won at one clip is $100.00.  The police wish were were out of the way and our neighbors put down their heads.  No one wants to return any money.  Why would they?  Finders (Stealers) Keepers, Losers Weepers.  Someone left my sister sitting in her wheelchiar in the rain.

                          If anyone knows of any printed newspaper articles on this, please contact me.  I need them for my plight. 

                          Sorry for any typo's.  I need to give Sis her dinner.

                           

                          Lorraine and Marilyn

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                            That's why it's a good idea to play online! I have registed with the English National Lottery site. That way, no chance of losing anything.

                            I would have to move on fairly quickly if I lost the winning ticket. Thinking about could have been would depress me something chronic.

                            "Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit." - R. E. Shay.