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THRUST's avatar - f35l

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Posted: April 4, 2010, 5:18 am - IP Logged

After hitting the big one, a major jackpot...how much would you give to charities, churches...etc?

I have about 12 right now I would give 20% of a advertised jackpot...I say that because I go by gross amount...not net...that may not make sense to most of you...but I consider the advertised amount the gross amount. I know there are more than 12 charities I would give to...just need to look into it more.

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    Posted: April 4, 2010, 7:25 am - IP Logged

    I would give to childrens hospitals. St. Judes does incredible work for kids with cancer.I'd also help families with sick children.

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      Posted: April 4, 2010, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

      After hitting the big one, a major jackpot...how much would you give to charities, churches...etc?

      I have about 12 right now I would give 20% of a advertised jackpot...I say that because I go by gross amount...not net...that may not make sense to most of you...but I consider the advertised amount the gross amount. I know there are more than 12 charities I would give to...just need to look into it more.

      THRUST,

      For the amount of money lottery jackpots entail no one is doing themself any favor basing things on gross vs net.

      Say you won $20 million, pre-cash option, pre-tax. If you "pledge" 10% on gross that's $2 million right off the top. After cash amount and taxes let's say you net $4.8 million. Are you really going to give away almost half of it?

      Also, just my personal quirk here, but far better to give now, amything, than discussions about how much any one would give out of yet-to-be-won jackpopts.

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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        Posted: April 4, 2010, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

        i dont trust the church or charities.  Your better off going to a place that needs the money and do it yourself

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          Posted: April 4, 2010, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

          i dont trust the church or charities.  Your better off going to a place that needs the money and do it yourself

          I really don't trust them either. If I chose to donate to charities I would choose from my Combined Federal Campaign book.

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            Posted: April 4, 2010, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

            I would donate to the ASPCA.

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              Posted: April 4, 2010, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

              I really don't trust them either. If I chose to donate to charities I would choose from my Combined Federal Campaign book.

              Com'on ca- your loaded..You should donate to the Postal retiree's fund..You can send tiggs check direct to him..Thanks ca- your a doll......

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                Posted: April 4, 2010, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                THRUST,

                For the amount of money lottery jackpots entail no one is doing themself any favor basing things on gross vs net.

                Say you won $20 million, pre-cash option, pre-tax. If you "pledge" 10% on gross that's $2 million right off the top. After cash amount and taxes let's say you net $4.8 million. Are you really going to give away almost half of it?

                Also, just my personal quirk here, but far better to give now, amything, than discussions about how much any one would give out of yet-to-be-won jackpopts.

                Yes I would give half of it...it's just money and if someone else can be helped with it then absolutely yes. I do give now.

                 

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                  Posted: April 5, 2010, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                  The more money won, maybe the higher percent that might be given.

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                    Posted: April 5, 2010, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                    i dont trust the church or charities.  Your better off going to a place that needs the money and do it yourself

                    Hey, now you're talkin'!! Take it upon yourself to do some research and find out who or what organizations need the real help. Helping the "not so big" guys would benefit one so much more as opposed to the "run of the mill" charities. Hell, they might even name the charity after you or actually "start" some sort of charity after you...not that this is the point.

                    I'd feel better if I went out and built a shelter and organized a program to feed/clothe the homeless/hungry people "HERE" rather than to just hand over a bunch of $$$  to the big boys. Just my.02.

                     

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                      Posted: April 5, 2010, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes I would give half of it...it's just money and if someone else can be helped with it then absolutely yes. I do give now.

                       

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                      I could be helped beyond measure by half of your winnings, THRUST.

                      Thanks for the offer.

                      I accept.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        Posted: April 5, 2010, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

                        I could be helped beyond measure by half of your winnings, THRUST.

                        Thanks for the offer.

                        I accept.

                        If tiggs was to give any to ridge he'd have to come to Ky and get it..Money saved..hehehe..

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                          Posted: April 5, 2010, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                          I would give to childrens charities.....particularly  the sunshine foundation.

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                            If tiggs was to give any to ridge he'd have to come to Ky and get it..Money saved..hehehe..

                            I'll meetcha in the tunnel under the mountain at Middlesboro tiggs. Half way.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Posted: April 5, 2010, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

                              Com'on ca- your loaded..You should donate to the Postal retiree's fund..You can send tiggs check direct to him..Thanks ca- your a doll......

                              LOL only that's not funny! I heard the fund was in trouble?   I may need to send checks to myself!