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So more than 50% of jackpot winners go back to work...

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Posted: January 11, 2010, 12:06 am - IP Logged

 Well, that reminds me of my past back in 1993. I passed the dreadful college entrance exam and got admitted to a rather prestigious university in Seoul. I was literally sitting on my butt and doing nothing until March 2004 when I started going to the university. Since I passed a hellish phase of 12th grade, nobody pushed me to do anything. Well, doing nothing for four months drove me crazy. All I did was going to bookstores and skipping throuhg nudie books and watching illegal American porn with my friends on VHS at the tender age of 18. :D

 Yeah so...you gotta do sumthin' even if you are set for life. Even I want to do something meaningful if I win. Maybe I will study painting to become a master painter doing hundreds of nude portraits. Well, that's not a bad idea. So how about you guys?

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    Posted: January 11, 2010, 6:52 am - IP Logged

    It depended upon how much I won.  Under 20 million yes I would still work at the bare minimum (i work production) for insurance and peace of mind until 65 when I could get Medicare. 

     

    If over 20 million no i would not work.  I would get involved with animal groups and volunteer my time.

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      Posted: January 11, 2010, 8:24 am - IP Logged

      If I won now I woudn't go back to work...mainly because I don't have a job. LOL

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        Posted: January 11, 2010, 8:34 am - IP Logged

        It does depend on how much I won, but assuming it is enough that I would not have to work, I can promise that I would not sell another stick of furniture. Everyday I hope to hit so I can get out of retail, and I work at a place where the hours are the best you can have in retail. I'm old enough that I would like to enjoy life without going thru the daily grind of going to work.

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          Posted: January 11, 2010, 8:41 am - IP Logged

          If you're doing something you like then it's not really work.

          That's what I would do, something I like.

          I've had enough of work. I just wanna have fun and let the good times roll.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: January 11, 2010, 8:56 am - IP Logged

            If you're doing something you like then it's not really work.

            That's what I would do, something I like.

            I've had enough of work. I just wanna have fun and let the good times roll.

            I just thought of the perfect job for you rdgrnr. Taste testing whiskey at Jack Daniels. LOL.

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              LottoPools's avatar - bee
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              Posted: January 12, 2010, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

              It all depends on the amount I win.  I will continue to work unless I hit a huge jackpot.  If I win enough, there are a few ideas I have for businesses I would like to start;  fun things I think I would be excited enough about to do daily.  I still don't know what I want to be "when I grow up" so a win would give me some freedom to explore options.  My volunteer activities and hobbies tell me what I love so much I do for free but none of them pay very well.

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                Bagent's avatar - avatar 10424.gif
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                Posted: January 13, 2010, 8:03 am - IP Logged

                For me, I would very much like to NOT work again.  I have been in the work force for over 40 years and think it is time for a rest.  Hurray!  However, it would depend on the amount of the JP.  It is time to relax and have a long needed vacation with the wife and kids.

                The wife even wants to quit working so that she can be a stay at home mom for a change.  As it stands, with the current MM JP being $73M with a $2.1 M a year payment, I think we would be able to handle life pretty well.