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If you won a $10 million lottery or more, would you still work?

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Harve$t Moon's avatar - 5str

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Posted: December 27, 2009, 2:24 am - IP Logged

If you won a $10 million lottery or more, would you still work?

 

It seems that many wealthy people choose purposeful work to be and feel happy.

How about you?  Would you still work after your BIG win?  Cool

If you didn't work, what would you do with your time and your life?  Coffee

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    Well, I don't work now. lol  When I won, I would pursue my other hobbies, sewing and crafting, at my leisure and sell some of my items, as well as donate some (like clothing and blankets to the needy, and baby blankets to hospitals). I also have lots of other plans, but the idea is all the same, work from home, doing something I really enjoy (finally), and it wouldn't be crucial if you were sick, wanted to take a vacation, or didn't make enough at what you love, to pay your bills...that worry would be gone.

    My husband is on unemployment, due to being laid off, and losing the career he LOVED, and worked so hard at...and there's not any chance of getting it back, either. It would sure lift his spirits, to know that he could have the freedom to do anything that he enjoyed, and we could make some money here and there. As far as starting a brand new type of career, he has NO interest in that, and I can't say I blame him (but he is in school now, training for something else, despite his lack of interest). We have both lived very tragic lives, and we met and married, and were finally getting somewhere in our lives, until we were dealt the job loss, so we are both very down. I would have to say that neither one of us would ever want to work a REAL job again, but only for ourselves at something we enjoy, when I win..... and I WILL win!!! lol

    I also spend much of my spare time, trying to educate people about alternative health cures, toxins, and mercury poisoning. It is my passion, since I nearly died from being poisoned by the mercury dental fillings in my mouth. There was a foundation that existed for a short time, to help assist people in having these dangerous fillings removed from their mouths, and replaced with something safer, and they didn't have the funds to keep it going. I would start a foundation of my own like that, to help people remove them, and improve their health.

    I also would follow the dream that I've had since I was young, and donate to REAL needy people. I have been down and out, and I know what it's like. I always said if anyone should win the lottery, it should be me, because I would REALLY physically go out and help people. Not just go to some charity and offer them a donation. I, for one, do not like "charities". There is so much red tape to get help to the people that need it, and many fall through the cracks, and I speak from personal past experiences, and stories told to me by others. I want to go out and find people myself that need help...cars, a place to live, a job...and use my money to help them get back on their feet, again. A few hundred dollars, can make a world of difference to someone that has hit rock bottom. It can help them get a new start, or give them hope to continue on. By simply showing someone less fortunate, that there are still good, and giving people left in the world....that could be enough to change someone's life forever. 

    This is all after I help my family first, of course. You can't help others, if you can't help yourself. I'd help my parents out, and give my kids the life they deserve, with a stress-free Mommy and Daddy. Yes, I know there is stress with winning money, but it pales in comparison to the stress of the lack thereof, and I manage large sums of money very well, am not very materialistic, and very frugal...so I am not worried.

    So many people have no clue what they would do with their jackpot win. I read awhile back, that if you really think you deserve the big win, then you must already KNOW everything that you want to do with it, and have a plan....and I said to myself, "Yes, I do!" 

    I am very passionate, and have a bunch of plans and ideas...sorry for rambling on so long. Dead

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    Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving.  ~ Dan Millman


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      Posted: December 27, 2009, 8:58 am - IP Logged

      If you won a $10 million lottery or more, would you still work?

       

      It seems that many wealthy people choose purposeful work to be and feel happy.

      How about you?  Would you still work after your BIG win?  Cool

      If you didn't work, what would you do with your time and your life?  Coffee

      We've read many interviews with jackpot winners of $10 million or more and some say they will continue to work at the same job. While that might be the initial response, we're talking about people that never experienced going to work with that kind of money in the bank where they could virtually go any place and do anything. I would be very surprised if anyone with a 40 hour work week would last two months without taking time off or experiencing a significant drop off in their work.  I couldn't answer "yes" because I've never went to work with $10 million in my bank account.

      As for "what would you do with your time", when we buy a ticket in multi-million dollar jackpot game those thoughts enter our minds, but again since we've never had that kind of money before or know when (if ever) it might happen, circumstances and priorities will change so at best we can only make a "wish list".

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        Posted: December 27, 2009, 9:05 am - IP Logged

        I worked all my life, had enough of that. I would delegate.

        I have many ideas about helping people, animals and the country depending on the size of the jackpot.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: December 27, 2009, 9:32 am - IP Logged

          I have a few ideas, like traveling, seeing the USA, helping those in need, but never sat down and planned it because I don't know what it's like to have that kind of money.

          I do have a very clear plan of what I would not be doing....I would not sell another stick of furniture ever ever again. LOL.

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            Posted: December 27, 2009, 10:00 am - IP Logged

            If you won a $10 million lottery or more, would you still work?

             

            It seems that many wealthy people choose purposeful work to be and feel happy.

            How about you?  Would you still work after your BIG win?  Cool

            If you didn't work, what would you do with your time and your life?  Coffee

            Thanks for this question, possibly, again. I had posed a similar question to my husband yesterday while we were sitting in a restaurant, here in Maryland, which reminded me of a restaurant we had visited in Florida. I wondered If those who have already won a large Jackpot and actually stopped working actually felt like returning to work. I know "Bunky" has tried to start several businesses since his big win.

            I think, if you are use to working, you will eventually feel that something is missing from your life. You may feel incomplete. I believe that fun can take you so far in life, but the structure of being a productive individual is a big draw that would leave you feeling empty once you have left work behind.

            Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

            Come on Jackpot!!!

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              Posted: December 27, 2009, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

              "If you won a $10 million lottery or more, would you still work?"

              My answer is no.

              We did a thread on this once and I asked if you hit a jakcpot are you obligated to bow out and open the job up to someone who needs one. Well, I found out that just the word "obligated" stris up an awful lot of reactions from people, most of it not nice.

              As for wealthy people cjhoosing purposefiul work, granted there are some philanthropists out there but quite a few wealthy people just let their money work for them.

              Let's also factor in that quite a large percentage of people hate their jobs and most are just working for the paycheck.

              This is something from a book I read, financial needs not a factor for this question;

              Whatever you do for a living, if you were told you only had a short time to live, would you keep doing it?

              If your answer is yes, good for you, you are doing something you truly like.

              If your answer is no, do you think you are going to live forever?

              If somoen wins a jackpot and keeps working in a job that has them punching a time clock, what good is it having all that money but not time to enjoy it?

              You can't really be financially independent if you're not independent, can you?

              Lep


               

               



              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: December 27, 2009, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

                "If you won a $10 million lottery or more, would you still work?"

                My answer is no.

                We did a thread on this once and I asked if you hit a jakcpot are you obligated to bow out and open the job up to someone who needs one. Well, I found out that just the word "obligated" stris up an awful lot of reactions from people, most of it not nice.

                As for wealthy people cjhoosing purposefiul work, granted there are some philanthropists out there but quite a few wealthy people just let their money work for them.

                Let's also factor in that quite a large percentage of people hate their jobs and most are just working for the paycheck.

                This is something from a book I read, financial needs not a factor for this question;

                Whatever you do for a living, if you were told you only had a short time to live, would you keep doing it?

                If your answer is yes, good for you, you are doing something you truly like.

                If your answer is no, do you think you are going to live forever?

                If somoen wins a jackpot and keeps working in a job that has them punching a time clock, what good is it having all that money but not time to enjoy it?

                You can't really be financially independent if you're not independent, can you?

                Lep


                 

                 



                Good points Coin Toss. I Agree!

                Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                Come on Jackpot!!!

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                  Posted: December 27, 2009, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                  If you won a $10 million lottery or more, would you still work?

                   

                  It seems that many wealthy people choose purposeful work to be and feel happy.

                  How about you?  Would you still work after your BIG win?  Cool

                  If you didn't work, what would you do with your time and your life?  Coffee

                  I will continue to work on my numbers until I get my $342 Million. After that I would spend my time with my significant family members and touring America in a kick butt RV and reading the posts on Lottery Post.

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                     No No  NO I would move over and let someone that really need a job have it. My husband say that he

                    would keep working, Well I would let him while I'm traveling, helping people, living my life with less stress. I could play in  my garden. I just never understand people who don't need money stay at a job that they don't need. You're helping someone just by giving it to someone that need it. If you don't enjoy it you're kids and family will.

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                      Thanks for your responses on this topic!!!

                      Sending everyone Money Ble$$ing$ 

                      and wishes for continous  good health,  prosperity, and peace  in the coming new year!!!

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                        I will continue to work on my numbers until I get my $342 Million. After that I would spend my time with my significant family members and touring America in a kick butt RV and reading the posts on Lottery Post.

                        PERDUE,

                        Just out of curiosity, why do you want that much?

                        When I lived in Vegas I went to a lot of seminars. The people that put them on love coming to Vegas so when you live there you can get a lot of free entertainment, and I always learned something.

                        At one of them on real estate and investing, the speaker said he was looking for someone who needed 1 million dollars. Then he picked out different people and said, "You just came into 1 million, what would you do?" The person he picked would invariably say they would pay off their car, pay the mortgage, get out of debt, etc...

                        He would tell that person (this was mid 1980s), "You don't need a million, you need about $200,000, I'm looking for the person that needs one million."

                        But $342,000,000? Are you just out for a record jackpot or something?

                        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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                          @ LadyMylena......I was really touched by your post! May ALL your dreams come true : )

                          If I won $10 Million would I still work? HAHAHA not at my current job.

                          When I was younger there was a period of time that I was at home with my 2 older kids. I had no money and no real interests and I was bored to death. Now that I'm older with a full time job I have so many interests I can't pursue them all and the ones I do it's not to the extent I would like. And I don't even watch TV. I don't think I would run out of interests because I have so many but if I got to the point of being bored I would find or create my own part time job.


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                            Work?

                            If you consider lifting 12oz bottles of Heineken work. Or exerting all that pressure fighting off a harem of 18 year old brunettes trying to get a piece of me.

                            Yup....I'll be working.....

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                              i used to own my own business..a bingo hall ,i lost out to the casinos in detroit. now i have an exciting job as a cashier. i have an over whelming desire to drop kick most of the customers right thru the window, i've been coughed on , sneezed on, banged, bruised , people complain to me about the price of the food. dirty old men want to hug me , yuck ! i put up with crying , yelling screaming unruly children. all of this i do with a smile.  what would i do with a million? run and run fast , everyone in my family would benefit. first stop would be punta gorda florida. i'd watch dolphins and manatees all day while i was sipping a giant margarita.

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