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Do you feel is right to ask lottery winners for some money?

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Posted: July 16, 2009, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

Do you think it is right for anonymous persons to ask a lottery winner for money?

I think of lottery as willful choice. You chose to play and you might win.

It is almost an agreement between everyone that you put your money in the pot, if I beat you, I take all your money.

Do you feel it is right for people you don't know to come an ask you for some money if you won a jackpot?

That is even if you receive a letter in the mail and somebody saying that their rent is due or their child is sick.

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    Posted: July 17, 2009, 12:47 am - IP Logged

    "Do you think it is right for anonymous persons to ask a lottery winner for money?"

    No.

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

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      Posted: July 17, 2009, 1:38 am - IP Logged

      No, most of those "my rent is due" or "my child is sick" already have places in place to help them.  No, don't start because then you make yourself a target for real. If you just have to  -make a legal donation to one of the organizations that help folks..besides they may be scamming the winner.

      If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

      You never know when you will get another hit.

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        Posted: July 17, 2009, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

        I Agree!

        Good luck to everyone!

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          Posted: July 25, 2009, 11:51 am - IP Logged

          Its impolite yet I do understand desparate measures can lead a person to humble themselves and ask for a contribution.

          One can ask, its up to person to repond, yes, no or maybe in another life.

          A friend argued once that since they contributed to the jackpot amount it wasnt unhurd of to ask the winner for some monies.

          My response: And its not unhurd of for them to decline :)

          ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

           Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

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            Posted: July 26, 2009, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

            No. A mooch is a mooch.

            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: July 26, 2009, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

              I gave money to a friend once and it was a lot..Have never seen it..Anyone can ask but the answer will be NOOOOO!!!!!..

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                Posted: July 26, 2009, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

                Some people will ask other people for money even if they have more than the people they're asking and follow with that famous lie "You know I wouldn't ask if I didn't really needed it".  These types of people will alway has a need for any money they can convince someone to give them.  Any one who want to hang on to their money should say "NO" in the most unpleasant way they can so that these beggars don't come back with "I'm willing to take anything you can afford" as if you're obligated to budget what you have so you can afford to give some of it to anyone who asks.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: July 27, 2009, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                  No No My answer to that is " I don't know you!

                   

                   

                   

                  Winning is Funtastic!

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                    Posted: July 27, 2009, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Some people will ask other people for money even if they have more than the people they're asking and follow with that famous lie "You know I wouldn't ask if I didn't really needed it".  These types of people will alway has a need for any money they can convince someone to give them.  Any one who want to hang on to their money should say "NO" in the most unpleasant way they can so that these beggars don't come back with "I'm willing to take anything you can afford" as if you're obligated to budget what you have so you can afford to give some of it to anyone who asks.

                    SO TRUE!

                    The day I win the lottery I would love to share the money.....but with people I choose for my own reasons.

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                      Posted: August 19, 2009, 4:16 am - IP Logged

                      The answer is no.

                      The only requests for money i will entertaine will be my creditors, and bills that i pay monthly, bob

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                        Posted: August 19, 2009, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                        In a short answer, No, I don't think it is right for a complete stranger to ask for money.  BUT, in today's economy, I do understand why someone would ask.  Again, desperate times--blah blah blah.

                        When we win, I don't even plan on telling my in-laws.  They are currently going through bankruptcy, which is ironic because we went through it last year and got the disapproving remarks made about us when we went through it.  I know they'd be here in a second for a handout, so it's always been our plan to not tell them. 

                        I would tell my parents and help them out anyway I could.  They have always been here for us to help us out, so I would love to be able to pay them back---10 fold! 

                        I would definitely donate a large sum to a children's charity, but that would be about it!

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                          Posted: August 19, 2009, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                          I believe it is very presumptuous of people to expect to capitalize on your winfall. Relatives-friends-strangers it doesn't matter. It is very disrespectful.

                          No Pity!

                          When I win I will have no problem letting relatives-friends-strangers know that their sob story does not move me. I don't care if you are about to lose your home, I don't care if your kid is dying and needs a transplant, I don't care if your whole family is being put out on the street tomorrow. Why, not because I am a heartless S.O.B. but because someone actually had the nerve to expect me to bail them out of a situation that has nothing to do with me only with my money.

                          No Pity!

                          These same people would not spit on me if I was on fire and now they have the nerve to stand before me and expect me to hand over something I worked my butt off to obtain!! No way!! And yes I did work my butt off by spending all of MY time working the numbers until I won a jackpot!!

                          My intention is to do what I do now. I will wait until the spirit of God direct me to who HE wants me to help. So beggars beware. NO! NO! NO!

                          I feel your pain but I can't help ya.

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                            Posted: August 19, 2009, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

                            i admit am in almust a hypocrite when i think of this question,

                             

                            if this was a small jackpot, and they won, i would not even dare call them to congrats them

                            say a 200+ pb or mm thro

                            if my parents won, i be their with my puppy dog eyes  with no shame

                             

                            if my cousins won/extended family, i call and congrats them,

                            hoping to god they offer a gift, i won't ask first thro LOL,

                            and no hard feelings if they didn't, plus to be turthful

                             

                            now if i won, ever one in my family would get a big fat No,

                            hance why i said am such a hypocrite

                            i would however start a company be it in farming related or whatever

                            , and i have no issues with hiring "highly over paid workers" if you get my draft, but no free rides for them, i want something in return for my "kindness" ,am such a jerk LOL

                             

                            and that only applyes to about 30% of my family, i cant stand some of the people"to many old people" in my family, why everyone  my age or younger i can stand to be around

                             

                            and to anyone who not blood related,god help their souls, sense i wont,  i be ruthless about it

                            their be penny sent in the mail to their mail replys, saying to the effect

                            , its such a shame you cant pay your rent, and your dieing

                            here a peny, hope it helps :D

                             

                            or better, load a walmart card that 50 or 100 bucks, , spend 99% of it before sending them it, so all thats left is like a few cents

                            they load up their cart thinking they got 100 bucks, then BAM its only worth a few cents, LMAO

                            i can have fun with things you know, being a evil ruthless person

                            or i could say am giving money to my fav  charity,  guns to fight back charity!

                             

                            if i don't like crime in my area, just offer to buy over 1000 hand guns,  and hand them out,

                            i want any crime person to know  this is not a safe area for them, try a few blocks over

                              hell i just offer to give everyone i know in real life guns at that point,  i want to send a msg to the govt and people who do crime, , we are armed and will not put up with your carp

                             

                            besides that, a charity farm setup maybe

                            , buy land, build a green house for everyone else in the area to use, and let people have their own shared  green house for the block

                            each getting a growing area year round for fresh food they plant,   or what i call, you want something free, fine, just take care of the plants in the green house and you be rewarded LOL!

                            ,   i don't ever give out free stuff for none thing onless am in love with you duh LOL

                            , their must be some indirect helping of my self or making them work for it even a little bit

                             

                            take say this 1 friend i play a ton of video games with for years,   i would buy hi9m a major over 5k pc hardware setup, long it with ever fps,rts game i can find, that way  hes get ms kickass gifdt, and i get a gaming patner in all the fops rts games out their, lol

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                              Posted: August 24, 2009, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

                              My personal feeling, I already know I'm not going to give money directly to strangers in need. I would no doubt give money to charities (and even then, it's not going to be much...just enough where I'd enjoy a tax benefit. Probably give a few bucks to my fraternity's education fund, since that's a charity. Pay my sister's mortgage off (she doesn't even have to ask...that's what and how we do things in my family) under the strict condition (contract) that she does not use her paid off house to finance a cash out option (unless she's getting a investment property or something...even then, she'd have to clear it with me...it would be in my contract. I am all for her living in a house free and clear so she can use the money to properly care for her daughter, but not when she wants to get back into debt for her to look at me again. I will do it once, but not twice). My parents live in a paid off house, and if they needed a hook up, that's also no questions asked. They would probably want flat screen TV and some decorative items. If I had to spend a certain amount, I would make sure there is some security system in place. Their neighbors are good people, but I don't trust anyone if they found out they're living next to a millionaire's parents. Which is why I considered getting a compound and having all of us live there in seperate houses. LOL. I love my family, but not enough to deal with them under one roof. But at least a 1/4 mile away.

                               

                              Bottom line though is I would take care of my needs before I took care of anyone else's and after I see how much I would need to spend, I would definitely make sure that my money would last me for several generations. Woe to the stranger who asks me for a handout or even a reputable organization unsolicited. LOL.