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Sharing winnnings w/ family members?

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Posted: June 2, 2011, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

Say if you were to buy a ticket for yourself and it was a winner, how much of it would you give to family if you had a decent relationship with them?  How much would you give to whom?  And how much would go to relatives you live with?  Would you give to relatives living in your area or outside of it?

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: June 2, 2011, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

    The fact that you would have to think about it probably means you wouldn't give them a thing or at least feel you have no good reason for doing so.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: June 2, 2011, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

      you would give the ones first that needs it and will make it usefull  and the amount would be also determined how and where they could have use it to make their life better . beside that your part should come first to settle down and after that should be the sharing part

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        Posted: June 2, 2011, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

        Say if you were to buy a ticket for yourself and it was a winner, how much of it would you give to family if you had a decent relationship with them?  How much would you give to whom?  And how much would go to relatives you live with?  Would you give to relatives living in your area or outside of it?

        I'd give it all to em without a second thought.

        My only regret would be that some of them are no longer here to receive it.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: June 2, 2011, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

          well i'm not that close with my family but i would share with my children and grandchildren, my uncle and three friends that have been their when i needed thems.

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            Posted: June 2, 2011, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

            "My only regret would be that some of them are no longer here to receive it." Thumbs Up Amen brother Ridge.......

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              Posted: June 2, 2011, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

              I'd give it all to em without a second thought.

              My only regret would be that some of them are no longer here to receive it.

              yes, I agree,

              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

              For a lead role in a cage?

               

                                                          From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                Posted: June 2, 2011, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                Say if you were to buy a ticket for yourself and it was a winner, how much of it would you give to family if you had a decent relationship with them?  How much would you give to whom?  And how much would go to relatives you live with?  Would you give to relatives living in your area or outside of it?

                Most of my relatives are doing okay for themselves but it also depends on how much I won. I figure the minimum I'd need to win is about $3 million after taxes, to have a pretty comfortable lifestyle for the rest of my life and I'm in my early 30's with no kids. If I win more than that, I'd definately share it with relatives just cause I won't know what else to do with the money but I don't owe anyone anything so it would be my choice.

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                  Posted: June 2, 2011, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

                  As lame as it may sound, I have already made a list of who I will give to, and how much, etc. 

                  It would be worth it to me, just to see the looks on their faces when I ask "So, what color car would you like"? Party

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                    Posted: June 3, 2011, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                    How much I would give would obviously depend on how much I've won, but there's definitely family members I would share the winnings with and those that I wouldn't even want to know that I had won.

                     

                    If I had won the recent Powerball I was planning on keeping a percentage of about 40% while spreading around the rest between family (where all immediate family members would receive a good amount), friends (five of my closest ones with my long time friend receiving the most) and donations to other places.

                    But now with the lower jackpots I would be giving parents a little bit so they can have enough to pay off home/car/other bills and some extra, then money for my younger brothers schooling and that's about it. With close friends on a smaller win I would probably just treat them to something like a few days in Vegas with some gambling money, since we're all on the younger side and we've all enjoyed it the times we've been there before.

                     

                    With the lower jackpot, I would actually make it a point to let my parents know not to tell anyone else in the family about the win, since there are some members of our family that are known to be manipulative and are the last people I would want to know I had won. Others in the family would benefit like my older brother, we would take more trips to nice lakes or rivers to go fishing since that's something we used to always do before things started getting in the way, but only my parents would get a decent amount of money and the knowledge I won.

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                      Posted: June 3, 2011, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

                      my grandparents could have anything they wanted.

                      same for my dad and I would pay for my brothers college. 

                      everyone else is out of luck, other than possibly a small gift of maybe $10,000 and that would be a case by case basis and one time only gift.

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                        Posted: June 6, 2011, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

                        In many cases the amount you give almost always will never be enough. Money does strange things to even the closest of families. Sometimes I think just handing people money creates more problems than helps. I remember reading something about the young guy who worked for Gold's gym years ago who won many many millions and he made it very clear to this immediate family that they were to recieve a one time gift of like 10 or 12gs and that was it no matter what.

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                          Posted: June 6, 2011, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

                          In many cases the amount you give almost always will never be enough. Money does strange things to even the closest of families. Sometimes I think just handing people money creates more problems than helps. I remember reading something about the young guy who worked for Gold's gym years ago who won many many millions and he made it very clear to this immediate family that they were to recieve a one time gift of like 10 or 12gs and that was it no matter what.

                          It was most probably $12,000 as I believe that was the max amount you could gift tax free back then.

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                            Posted: June 7, 2011, 8:54 am - IP Logged

                            It really depends on how much I won.

                             

                            I think 500.000 dollars would give them a headache-free life - at least in Hungary, where I live.

                            The rest I would keep and support useful stuff I also enjoy ...

                            education of children,Troll

                            vacation for poor children, Hyper

                            a commando to scare the sh*t out of child and wife abusers Smash

                            and so forth

                            I always play random numbers

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                              Posted: June 7, 2011, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

                              I would definitely give some to my parents and siblings. I hope someday (though a big win or through my hard work making a living) I can help my dad retire early. He's done a lot for me in my life so I'd like to help him take it easy. :)