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The Big Win

Topic closed. 9 replies. Last post 8 years ago by Piaceri.

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Who unrelated to you would you give money to if you won a large jackpot?

Favorite waiter/waitress [ 1 ]  [3.23%]
Clerk who sold you the ticket [ 5 ]  [16.13%]
barber/hairdresser [ 1 ]  [3.23%]
random strangers [ 2 ]  [6.45%]
people in the news who need help [ 4 ]  [12.90%]
other [ 18 ]  [58.06%]
Total Valid Votes [ 31 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
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Posted: February 17, 2009, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

I would probably give like $1000.00 to the clerk who sold me the ticket and to my favorite waiter/waitresses.  After that I'm not sure but I know I will be generous and help others.

 

What about you?

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    Posted: February 17, 2009, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

    I'd probably give  something to a homeless person or persons that has a legit reason that put them in the street.
    I'm not talking about in a poor nation but more like in our own backyards.
    Not talking about a lazy wino either, more like someone that was dealt a lousy hand in life.

     

     Good Luck,

    Blackie.                           


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      Posted: February 18, 2009, 10:50 am - IP Logged

      People don't just wake up some morning and say to themselves "I think I'll become a lazy wino".Becoming lazy winos is the way they deal with the lousy hands that life dealt them.

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        Posted: February 18, 2009, 11:42 am - IP Logged

        I agree , they don't just wake up one day and say I think I will be a lazy wino but they can deal with the lousy hands in other ways than self-pity. There places to get help unless they don't want help.

        Back to this thread,  if I were to win a good amount,  thats who I would be willing to help out, those that need help and seek help.

         

         Good Luck,

        Blackie.                           

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          Posted: February 18, 2009, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

          With a substantial win, I'd give a tidy sum to my BF and a one-time gift of perhaps $10,000 to $13,000 to three of my long-time friends.  Other than that, I'd help people primarily through recognized charities, where I could get a deduction for my donations.  I'd prefer to let an organization that's already set up to do the screening determine who is really needy rather than to try to do that myself.  I'd definitely set up scholarships and donate to food banks and utility funds for the needy in my local area, which has been hard hit economically.

          Several years ago my nephew was going blind.  It was going to cost $100,000 for surgery to save his sight.  He had no insurance as he had lost his job due to disability.  He applied for disability but was told he didn't qualify as he had made too much money earlier in the year.  With no income, he was soon evicted, so he became homeless.  Some private individual learned of his plight and paid for his surgery, so he can now see.  If I won a sizable jackpot, I'd like to pass on the gift of sight to another individual who found himself in a similar predicament, but would do so through a recognized charity.

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            Posted: February 21, 2009, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

            To my best friends and childhood friends, they're always there.

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              Posted: February 21, 2009, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

              I would probably give like $1000.00 to the clerk who sold me the ticket and to my favorite waiter/waitresses.  After that I'm not sure but I know I will be generous and help others.

               

              What about you?

              Buylow:

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                Posted: February 21, 2009, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                I don't know if it's considered "giving" money but I would directly pay medical bills for certain people.  tax deductible!

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                  Posted: February 22, 2009, 11:33 am - IP Logged

                  I would give some money to my best friends.

                  I would anonymously give money to the clerk. I would not want him/her going on these news saying how much of a jerk I was, because I only gave a certain amount.

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                    Posted: February 22, 2009, 11:48 am - IP Logged

                    I would give anonymously to those who needed assistance most - people hard hit by circumstances not under their control. I also have a few particular pet charities now that I would give more - food banks, children's grief organizations, thoroughbred rescues.

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