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If you won the lottery, would YOU go on The Lottery Changed My Life?

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If you won, would you go on the TV show The Lottery Changed My Life?

You betcha [ 12 ]  [14.81%]
Only if a positive outcome [ 3 ]  [3.70%]
Only if a negative outcome [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
No way, jose' [ 52 ]  [64.20%]
Only if I could wear a bag over my head [ 4 ]  [4.94%]
I'll think about it [ 10 ]  [12.35%]
Total Valid Votes [ 81 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: August 14, 2011, 12:27 am - IP Logged

LOL@honky tonkin' Does that mean I get to quit my day job???? LMAO @ me yelling yeeeeeeehaaaaaa!!!!!!!

No dancin for me. Least not now.  I have plantar faciitis as well as tendonitis in my foot.  Makes doin' my job lots of fun : )

We'll just do the Texas Two Step then.

That should be easy on your pasta fagioli.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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    ChaosX's avatar - dnf
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    Posted: August 14, 2011, 12:27 am - IP Logged

    The message from the program is, stay anonymous if you can!

    I Agree!

    I would try to stay as anonymous as possible.  Maybe tell my mom and that's about it.

    Low key is the key.

     

    Of course this would only apply to millions of dollars.  I don't mind when people find out I hit the pick 3 or pick 4.

    Even if I ever played and hit the Cash 5, and especially the Pick 6, I wouldn't tell anyone.

    Basically I would narrow it down to over $5,000 I wouldn't tell anyone, lol.

      larry3100's avatar - larry icon2.jpg
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      Posted: August 15, 2011, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

      Absolutely.I always wanted to be a movie star.This would be as close as I'll ever get. Cool

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: August 15, 2011, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

        Absolutely.I always wanted to be a movie star.This would be as close as I'll ever get. Cool

        I never looked at it that way, Larry. That's a novel idea.

        And it would be a good way for me to showcase some of my interpretive dance talents.

        I've always wanted someone to film my Insane Pelican Dance so I can see what it is.

        I'm told I only do it when I'm hammered out of my skull, pukin' through the nose, drunk.

        They tell me it's really something to see though.

        This one drinkin' buddy of mine, Juicy Lucy, says it's a thing of beauty and even makes her cry when she's blasted out of her mind.

        So yeah, I think that's a good idea.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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          Posted: August 15, 2011, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

          If I took you out honky tonkin' you'd never think about Californy again lil darlin.

          And you'd know how to Texas Two Step, Flatfoot, Tennessee Waltz and shoot street signs with a 12 gauge shotgun hangin' out a pickup doin' 90 miles an hour on winding mountain roads while yellin' yeeeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaaaaaa!

          It does tiggs heart good to see ridge talking to a MAIL PERSON and not telling them they can't read or keep putting his mail in the wrong box...ooooh oooh wait he's talking to a FEMALE MAIL PESON...tiggs understands now...carry on old man times ah wasting at your age you need to move fast!!..

                                                                    Pure luck

            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: August 16, 2011, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

            It does tiggs heart good to see ridge talking to a MAIL PERSON and not telling them they can't read or keep putting his mail in the wrong box...ooooh oooh wait he's talking to a FEMALE MAIL PESON...tiggs understands now...carry on old man times ah wasting at your age you need to move fast!!..

            They jest ain't no tellin' what could happen when the US Mail meets the US Male, tiggers.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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              Posted: September 7, 2011, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

              I am in the minority who said "I'll think about it".  Of course, my wiser side of me is telling me to just keep it quiet and on the downlow so I can have peace in my life.  But since I plan to travel extensively when I win, I wouldn't mind sharing that aspect with the world.  Of course, I would shoot it in public places...like the airport.  I would even see if I could commandeer the use of a frequent flyer lounge before normal operating hours so as to provide a nice backdrop.  Since I would not have my residence shown, I would not worry about unwelcome visitors.  I might have rented a luxury apartment by that time, so if they insist on seeing where I live, then that would be the place.  There that day, gone sometime in the near future.  Delta also has a private jet program that I might allow the show to shoot me on a flight to one of my favorite destinations (anywhere outside of the US where there are not a preponderance of crazy fanatics could be one of my favorite destinations...so Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, etc would not be on that list).  That would show people just how a jackpot winner rolls.  I would also reveal how I budget my yearly expenses.  I think that would be fair and balanced as I think some of the shows focused on the opulent lifestyles and subsequent downfalls of a number of jackpot winners like one JW of WV, that drug using dude from KY who died a few years ago, and the other guy in PA who won 16M but found himself broke less than 5 years later.  The key for any person with wealth is possessing the ability to say, "NO".  Sorry, but No!  I am afraid I WILL NOT do that.  But I wouldn't be a crass and cruel rejector.  I would offer anyone coming to me for a loan that if they truly believed in their business idea and that it is a sure money maker to go out and pitch their idea to 100 banks, 100 OTHER individuals, and a few licensed venture capitalists.  After they have documented proof they have canvassed 90 percent of those numbers, they could come back to my lawyer and report their progress.  If they are on the 5 yard line, so to speak, I might be willing to become a minor investor (i.e. investing a fractional number of what others would invest.  Say if the person is trying to raise 200K for a certain business venture and has presented a compelling case that is in writing (verbal presentation is no good...that is just the same as begging), then I might be willing to invest upwards of 2K).  But the key is that the person would have to present information that any publicly traded company has to provide to investors, so that right there would cut out 95 percent of beggars.  Also, I would not be interested in any venture that is not up and running.  I would want to see proven track record and demand...that basically person has a profitable venture already and is looking for additional capital to meet increased demand.  Basically, I would become an investor...I don't believe in personal loans or business gifts.  Anything I would do would always be handled in the presence of my lawyers.  I would have them go over the particulars and I would even hire private investigators to ascertain legitimacy of any business venture presented (would only do this once person has provided business documents so it is not like I would be doing this that frequently).  I surmise I would get to this point maybe once a year as I would be a professional traveler.  So during the short times I would be back home would be the window I would look at anything like this.  Otherwise, I would be away enjoying my winnings.  Basically, the hoops one would have to jump through to get me to even look at their business venture would discourage casual beggars from even approaching me.  PSYCHE!!!  I would make it clear when I win that I am not interested in anyone's charity or business venture.  I have my own charitable organizations identified...I go to them and not the other way around.  And I am not in the banking business so I am not interested in loaning ANYONE anything...no matter how brilliant your idea may seem.

              Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

              The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                Posted: September 7, 2011, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

                I am in the minority who said "I'll think about it".  Of course, my wiser side of me is telling me to just keep it quiet and on the downlow so I can have peace in my life.  But since I plan to travel extensively when I win, I wouldn't mind sharing that aspect with the world.  Of course, I would shoot it in public places...like the airport.  I would even see if I could commandeer the use of a frequent flyer lounge before normal operating hours so as to provide a nice backdrop.  Since I would not have my residence shown, I would not worry about unwelcome visitors.  I might have rented a luxury apartment by that time, so if they insist on seeing where I live, then that would be the place.  There that day, gone sometime in the near future.  Delta also has a private jet program that I might allow the show to shoot me on a flight to one of my favorite destinations (anywhere outside of the US where there are not a preponderance of crazy fanatics could be one of my favorite destinations...so Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, etc would not be on that list).  That would show people just how a jackpot winner rolls.  I would also reveal how I budget my yearly expenses.  I think that would be fair and balanced as I think some of the shows focused on the opulent lifestyles and subsequent downfalls of a number of jackpot winners like one JW of WV, that drug using dude from KY who died a few years ago, and the other guy in PA who won 16M but found himself broke less than 5 years later.  The key for any person with wealth is possessing the ability to say, "NO".  Sorry, but No!  I am afraid I WILL NOT do that.  But I wouldn't be a crass and cruel rejector.  I would offer anyone coming to me for a loan that if they truly believed in their business idea and that it is a sure money maker to go out and pitch their idea to 100 banks, 100 OTHER individuals, and a few licensed venture capitalists.  After they have documented proof they have canvassed 90 percent of those numbers, they could come back to my lawyer and report their progress.  If they are on the 5 yard line, so to speak, I might be willing to become a minor investor (i.e. investing a fractional number of what others would invest.  Say if the person is trying to raise 200K for a certain business venture and has presented a compelling case that is in writing (verbal presentation is no good...that is just the same as begging), then I might be willing to invest upwards of 2K).  But the key is that the person would have to present information that any publicly traded company has to provide to investors, so that right there would cut out 95 percent of beggars.  Also, I would not be interested in any venture that is not up and running.  I would want to see proven track record and demand...that basically person has a profitable venture already and is looking for additional capital to meet increased demand.  Basically, I would become an investor...I don't believe in personal loans or business gifts.  Anything I would do would always be handled in the presence of my lawyers.  I would have them go over the particulars and I would even hire private investigators to ascertain legitimacy of any business venture presented (would only do this once person has provided business documents so it is not like I would be doing this that frequently).  I surmise I would get to this point maybe once a year as I would be a professional traveler.  So during the short times I would be back home would be the window I would look at anything like this.  Otherwise, I would be away enjoying my winnings.  Basically, the hoops one would have to jump through to get me to even look at their business venture would discourage casual beggars from even approaching me.  PSYCHE!!!  I would make it clear when I win that I am not interested in anyone's charity or business venture.  I have my own charitable organizations identified...I go to them and not the other way around.  And I am not in the banking business so I am not interested in loaning ANYONE anything...no matter how brilliant your idea may seem.

                oldschoolpa, listen harder to your wiser side,your business ideas sound good,but why deal w/ ag.there has to be ways that will not take as much of your time

                Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

                  rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                  Posted: September 8, 2011, 12:26 am - IP Logged

                  I am in the minority who said "I'll think about it".  Of course, my wiser side of me is telling me to just keep it quiet and on the downlow so I can have peace in my life.  But since I plan to travel extensively when I win, I wouldn't mind sharing that aspect with the world.  Of course, I would shoot it in public places...like the airport.  I would even see if I could commandeer the use of a frequent flyer lounge before normal operating hours so as to provide a nice backdrop.  Since I would not have my residence shown, I would not worry about unwelcome visitors.  I might have rented a luxury apartment by that time, so if they insist on seeing where I live, then that would be the place.  There that day, gone sometime in the near future.  Delta also has a private jet program that I might allow the show to shoot me on a flight to one of my favorite destinations (anywhere outside of the US where there are not a preponderance of crazy fanatics could be one of my favorite destinations...so Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, etc would not be on that list).  That would show people just how a jackpot winner rolls.  I would also reveal how I budget my yearly expenses.  I think that would be fair and balanced as I think some of the shows focused on the opulent lifestyles and subsequent downfalls of a number of jackpot winners like one JW of WV, that drug using dude from KY who died a few years ago, and the other guy in PA who won 16M but found himself broke less than 5 years later.  The key for any person with wealth is possessing the ability to say, "NO".  Sorry, but No!  I am afraid I WILL NOT do that.  But I wouldn't be a crass and cruel rejector.  I would offer anyone coming to me for a loan that if they truly believed in their business idea and that it is a sure money maker to go out and pitch their idea to 100 banks, 100 OTHER individuals, and a few licensed venture capitalists.  After they have documented proof they have canvassed 90 percent of those numbers, they could come back to my lawyer and report their progress.  If they are on the 5 yard line, so to speak, I might be willing to become a minor investor (i.e. investing a fractional number of what others would invest.  Say if the person is trying to raise 200K for a certain business venture and has presented a compelling case that is in writing (verbal presentation is no good...that is just the same as begging), then I might be willing to invest upwards of 2K).  But the key is that the person would have to present information that any publicly traded company has to provide to investors, so that right there would cut out 95 percent of beggars.  Also, I would not be interested in any venture that is not up and running.  I would want to see proven track record and demand...that basically person has a profitable venture already and is looking for additional capital to meet increased demand.  Basically, I would become an investor...I don't believe in personal loans or business gifts.  Anything I would do would always be handled in the presence of my lawyers.  I would have them go over the particulars and I would even hire private investigators to ascertain legitimacy of any business venture presented (would only do this once person has provided business documents so it is not like I would be doing this that frequently).  I surmise I would get to this point maybe once a year as I would be a professional traveler.  So during the short times I would be back home would be the window I would look at anything like this.  Otherwise, I would be away enjoying my winnings.  Basically, the hoops one would have to jump through to get me to even look at their business venture would discourage casual beggars from even approaching me.  PSYCHE!!!  I would make it clear when I win that I am not interested in anyone's charity or business venture.  I have my own charitable organizations identified...I go to them and not the other way around.  And I am not in the banking business so I am not interested in loaning ANYONE anything...no matter how brilliant your idea may seem.

                  Yeah, but wait til you hear about the investment opportunities in Chicken Soup In A Sponge!

                  "No Need to Buy a Bowl - Just Squeeze in Your Pie Hole!"

                  Think about it.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

                  "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                              --Edmund Burke