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If YOU win the lottery, will the money buy you happiness?

Yes [ 53 ]  [61.63%]
No [ 33 ]  [38.37%]
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Posted: August 13, 2011, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

If YOU win the lottery, will the money buy you happiness?


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    Posted: August 13, 2011, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

    I'll still have problems, but I can better deal with those problems If I had plenty of money.

    On the other hand, If money doesn't buy me happiness, I'd rather be rich and miserable, than poor and miserable...lol

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      Posted: August 13, 2011, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

      Someone once posted that when you win a jackpot you trade one set of problems for another.

      I don't think winning a jackpot would make a miserable person happy, they would just become a very wealthy miserable person.

      Such a win could also make an already happy person not as happy when they started getting hounded by other people (consider the News thread about the couple in Scotland that went into hiding.)

      But winning a jackpot would certainly enable you to have a lot of freedoms that you didn't have prior to the win.

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

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: August 13, 2011, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

        it might not buy happiness but it can buy a lot of fun and peace of mind for a while*****

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          Posted: August 13, 2011, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

          All I want is the chance to prove money won't make me happy.  Wink

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            Posted: August 13, 2011, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

            Money makes me happy, but wealth does not necessarily make me happy.

            Each month, hoping to find older bills or bills with strange serial numbers, I get a strap of 100 $1 bills out of the bank. Then, I run statistics on them. I also like getting old-style bills back in change (before they redesigned the currency back in 1996). 

            Being wealthy does not matter that much to me, and I do not play the lottery for purposes of becoming wealthy. After all, I play only the Pick-3 and Pick-4, and I seldom put more than $1 on the same numbers, so I am not going to get rich playing the lottery.

            Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

            In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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              Posted: August 13, 2011, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

              If YOU win the lottery, will the money buy you happiness?

              I'm already happy.

              All that dadgum money'll buy me a helluva lot more fun though - whiskey, wimmins and nothin' but good times 24/7/365 fer me and all my rowdy friends.

              Leastways fer a couple years or so.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               

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                Posted: August 13, 2011, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

                If I win, it just means I can stop working at my present job, the only real source of my unhappiness. Everything else in my life is just fine.

                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: August 13, 2011, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

                  If YOU win the lottery, will the money buy you happiness?

                  if your happy or not that will not change,just be magnified.

                  for me magnified means, what to do now w/ a newly aqquired 44 hours per week.

                  thats what i daydream abt. on the 44.

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

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                    Posted: August 13, 2011, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

                    If I win, it just means I can stop working at my present job, the only real source of my unhappiness. Everything else in my life is just fine.

                    same here, my present job or any job.

                    altho if i get bored i may take temp.jobs if something i like to do,just to get out of the house.

                    can't say for sure cause i'd be in new territory.

                    the freedom to choose is the best part.IMHO.

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

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                      Posted: August 13, 2011, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

                      I'm already happy.

                      All that dadgum money'll buy me a helluva lot more fun though - whiskey, wimmins and nothin' but good times 24/7/365 fer me and all my rowdy friends.

                      Leastways fer a couple years or so.

                      already happy! that won't change, just be magnified,but then you already know that.

                      try to make it for more than a couple years or so.

                      some on here would like to hear more. HA-HA

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

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                        Posted: August 13, 2011, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

                        Yes.

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                          Posted: August 13, 2011, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                          If YOU win the lottery, will the money buy you happiness?

                          Nope. Can't buy what I already have. However, it will make things easier, move my kids closer to me, and therefore making me happier. But that wasn't an option on your poll. White Bounce

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                            Posted: August 13, 2011, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

                            Someone once posted that when you win a jackpot you trade one set of problems for another.

                            I don't think winning a jackpot would make a miserable person happy, they would just become a very wealthy miserable person.

                            Such a win could also make an already happy person not as happy when they started getting hounded by other people (consider the News thread about the couple in Scotland that went into hiding.)

                            But winning a jackpot would certainly enable you to have a lot of freedoms that you didn't have prior to the win.

                            coin toss,i'm long past the point where i'm more than willing to "trade one set the problems for another"

                            maybe i'll do better w/ the new set.

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

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                              Posted: August 13, 2011, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                              I'll still have problems, but I can better deal with those problems If I had plenty of money.

                              On the other hand, If money doesn't buy me happiness, I'd rather be rich and miserable, than poor and miserable...lol

                              maybe you would become self employed ?

                              thats the only way i'd go back to so cal.

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

                                 
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