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The Lottery and Marriage Poll

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If you were single and won a lottery jackpot, would you marry someone after winning the prize?

YES [ 13 ]  [26.53%]
NO [ 36 ]  [73.47%]
Total Valid Votes [ 49 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 5 ]  
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Posted: June 30, 2011, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

Lottery winners face numerous problems including divorce, lawsuits, news media, and greedy relatives.  For a single person who wins the lottery prize, marriage is a compromise to the control that winner has over the prize.  Not only that, but how do you know that the legions of men or women who run toward you are actually interested in you out of true love and not because of the money?  Not only that, but how do you know that the person would still be interested in you if you lost it all?

 

I thought about this topic about "The Lottery and Marriage" this morning.  What would you do in this situation?  Would you remain permanently single (a lifelong bachelor/bachelorette) or would you marry later in life after winning a lottery jackpot grand prize?  What are your thoughts on this situation?

Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!


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    Posted: June 30, 2011, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

    I wouldn't get married whether I won or not. I have enough problems already. I don't need a nagging whining woman ordering me around. Especially one that's attached to me in marriage. 

    I want Hugh Hefner's lifestyle. Surrounded by 20 year olds, like a harem, in a Mansion and on my private plane or Yacht. Now he's the got the right idea. No arguing, no backtalk, no aggravation, just plenty of bottles of Bollinger Blanc de Noirs Vieilles Vignes Francaises 1997....(at 650 bucks a bottle) and lots of fun  with the wimins....Wink

      B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
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      Posted: June 30, 2011, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

      Best to keep a secret until you know it's for the right reasons. Just like Eddie Murphy did in "Coming to America"...He didnt say sh*t till the end.

       

      But I also like Jokers response. Hefner is the man

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        Posted: June 30, 2011, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

        NOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!! but I won't have that problem because I am happily marriedSmile

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          Posted: June 30, 2011, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

          I am Happily married, but if I was single I would marry, I would also remind my betrothed that I have 3 brothers and 2 of them are Green Berets.

          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 30, 2011, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

            Chances are you can tell if someone want to be with you just because you won a lot of money.  If no one wanted to be with you before you won the money and winning the money didn't change you, then you shouldn't have to be told what's attracting them now.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: June 30, 2011, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

              Well you could always do what this man did:

              http://www.lotterypost.com/news/196888

               

              For me, I don't see a huge interest in marriage and isn't something I want anyways, so I would probably say no. But it wouldn't be because I'd be scared of them using me simply for my money, but rather because that's my marriage plan as of now.

              If I did meet someone that I cared that way about, chances are between the time we met and the time I wanted marriage it would be obvious about whether or not they wanted me for me or my money.

               

              I think I'm gonna have to discard my vote on this one.

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                Posted: June 30, 2011, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

                No.

                When I wanna slip out the back door, I don't need any kind of "paperwork" slowin' me down. Wink

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                  Posted: June 30, 2011, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                  I wouldn't get married whether I won or not. I have enough problems already. I don't need a nagging whining woman ordering me around. Especially one that's attached to me in marriage. 

                  I want Hugh Hefner's lifestyle. Surrounded by 20 year olds, like a harem, in a Mansion and on my private plane or Yacht. Now he's the got the right idea. No arguing, no backtalk, no aggravation, just plenty of bottles of Bollinger Blanc de Noirs Vieilles Vignes Francaises 1997....(at 650 bucks a bottle) and lots of fun  with the wimins....Wink

                  It's all fun and games until someone's belly starts swelling. No No

                  LOL

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                    It's all fun and games until someone's belly starts swelling. No No

                    LOL

                    Ha ha....

                    There's an easy cure for that...

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                      Posted: June 30, 2011, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

                      Absolutely 1000% no way in H E Double L will I marry again. 

                      I told my ex he ruined me for men for the rest of my life, and I did not mean that in a nice way.

                      My kids are grown and out of the house. I like life just the way it is. I come and go as I please, and the only one I have to consider is my dog. And she loves me no matter what. Lovies  If some gentleman wants the pleasure of my company, that's one thing. But he can keep his paws off my life and my bank accounts.

                       

                      Winning a lottery is not going to change any of that or make marriage more appealing.

                       

                      On the other hand, having a boy-toy around would not be out of the question.   Blue Angel

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                      singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                        Posted: July 1, 2011, 8:24 am - IP Logged

                        Lottery winners face numerous problems including divorce, lawsuits, news media, and greedy relatives.  For a single person who wins the lottery prize, marriage is a compromise to the control that winner has over the prize.  Not only that, but how do you know that the legions of men or women who run toward you are actually interested in you out of true love and not because of the money?  Not only that, but how do you know that the person would still be interested in you if you lost it all?

                         

                        I thought about this topic about "The Lottery and Marriage" this morning.  What would you do in this situation?  Would you remain permanently single (a lifelong bachelor/bachelorette) or would you marry later in life after winning a lottery jackpot grand prize?  What are your thoughts on this situation?

                        Not To Worry: You'll never be in that situation! Thud

                        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                          Posted: July 1, 2011, 8:33 am - IP Logged

                          It's all fun and games until someone's belly starts swelling. No No

                          LOL

                          Green laughWhay would we call baby JOKERS, ...JOKLETS?

                          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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                            Green laughWhay would we call baby JOKERS, ...JOKLETS?

                            I believe the baby-mamas would call them ... "Ca$h 4 Life". Wink

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                              Posted: July 1, 2011, 9:47 am - IP Logged

                              Prenuptial.