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Would you quit your JOB if you won the lottery!

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If you won the lottery, would you still work?

In a heartbeat! [ 35 ]  [38.04%]
I'd think about it seriousy [ 5 ]  [5.43%]
No way! I love my job! [ 6 ]  [6.52%]
I'd quit my job yet start a new business of my own [ 15 ]  [16.30%]
I'd quit & seriously invest in the stock market [ 3 ]  [3.26%]
I'd start a dream foundation for others [ 3 ]  [3.26%]
Winning the lottery is my job! LOL [ 25 ]  [27.17%]
Total Valid Votes [ 92 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
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Posted: February 29, 2012, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

I discarded my vote because it depends on the amount of the prize after taxes. In order for me to quit my job it would have to be at least 2 million after taxes. I like that ING commercial where two guys are talking about what is your "number". In other words what is your number that you need to retire. One of the guys holds a big number with a little over 1 million dollars and the other guy says "I dont know I just throw money blindly at it and hope it sticks!" while holding a gazillion dollar number. That commercial cracks me up everytime I watch it.

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Well yeah but who thinks of 100 or 10,000 dollars when they hear lottery win? 500,000? no

1-1.5 million semi retired  5+ million? yep

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    Posted: March 1, 2012, 9:27 am - IP Logged

    4 - 5 Million after taxes would be the perfect figure to start with......but not at just a million at my age...besides, I have larger jackpots to win, so I want to work and play !!!!!   Thumbs Up

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      Posted: March 1, 2012, 10:11 am - IP Logged

      Since my job is not a career but just a job I would love to be able to just quit but also know that I would need to win a good amount in the lottery to do that.  It would be fantastic to not have to worry about the daily quotas I have to deal with at work and the low pay.


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        Posted: March 1, 2012, 10:17 am - IP Logged

        I don't know. My family doesn't support my hobby either. I mainly play the pick 4 and from the time I wake up to the time I go to bed, I'm crunching numbers all day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to be exact. 

        Pick 4 is much easier since there are only 10,000 combinations but I really don't know. 

        "Why should I take up so much time trying to come up with the right ones?" 

        Because it's worth it in the end. All of your hard work paid off. Thumbs Up

        i was watching the godfather last night and in one of the scenes micheal corleone is being chauffered around to his girlfriend...and the car makes a turn down a park ave tunnel...

        i catch the license plate....its 4715

        the tough part about the win four is that to ever get ahead in the game...you have to up your bet.

        there is a guy around here, i think i seen him a couple of times, never spoke to one another...but we looked at eachother for a while...i could tell it was him buy the way he made his bet...$5 straight in the pick 3...not even +/- 1 coverage.

         

        but he has won $100,000 in the pick 4 because they put up those stupid signs...like the store had something to do with the win.  most patels in the store annoy me...some are more efficient than others...some try to rob your tickets...some are on point.

        i subscripbe to a magazine that makes picks...

         i was playing 33xx front pair...the day i bought the magazine...i didnt read it because i had trouble with the pdf...that night 3355 come out straight...gh writes a column for that magazine...they have a super club, twice a year...about 500 games run in the powerball when the jackpot hits a 100 million (so how about that for an answer as to why new york has more winners)...i used to get excited about it...but they never win...and they dont take my advice...so i dont really care about it anymore.  i am not in the super club to win 12 bucks, i won 7 dollars in mega million the other day by myself...i dont really need them...although they do have a kick ass website.

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          Posted: March 20, 2012, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

          If I had a job, hell yeah I would quit in a heartbeat.

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            Posted: March 20, 2012, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

            What Job ?? Have not had one in Years !!!!!

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              Posted: March 20, 2012, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

               @cajunwin4  & Poeticjustice32,

              after you win, apply for a job and take the interveiw,

              when the HR mgr says "sorry we can't use you"

              you say "thats OK i researched your co. and my net worth is higher anyway" LOL

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

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                Posted: March 20, 2012, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

                 @cajunwin4  & Poeticjustice32,

                after you win, apply for a job and take the interveiw,

                when the HR mgr says "sorry we can't use you"

                you say "thats OK i researched your co. and my net worth is higher anyway" LOL

                 Not a Bad Idea !!   When I win , I will do just that ...

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                  Posted: March 20, 2012, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

                  5 years ago I gave the place my middle finger.  Best decision of my life!

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                    Posted: March 20, 2012, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

                    Oops - I might've screwed up.  I thought the question was, "Would you quit your job?"  I marked the top one, "In a heartbeat." 

                    I've been overworked for years and have many hobbies/ interests I'd like to pursue so yes, I would quit.  And I'm sure everyone else in our lotto pool at work would do the same!

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                      Posted: March 21, 2012, 10:07 am - IP Logged

                      the only way I will quit my job if I hit 5,000,000 after taxes, that would be enough for me to invest, startup business ect...

                      Working hard, waiting for that one lucky ticket so I could retire and have a better life with my family!,

                      -Best of luck, Pete.


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                        Posted: March 21, 2012, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                        the only way I will quit my job if I hit 5,000,000 after taxes, that would be enough for me to invest, startup business ect...

                        I'm self-employed, love what I do. Naaa.....I'll keep on keeping on.   Lovies   Lep

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                          Posted: March 22, 2012, 2:29 am - IP Logged

                           No, I will go back to school and find a new job. I want to be the next Ryan Meinerding.

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                            Posted: March 22, 2012, 9:05 am - IP Logged

                            Since the two states that I occasionaly play in, won't allow you to claim as a blind trust, I would be forced to quit my job.   My work keeps me in the public eye.

                             

                            But that doesn;t mean, I won't turn around and create my own company.   A nice little cookie shop would do the trick....

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                              Posted: March 22, 2012, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                              Since the two states that I occasionaly play in, won't allow you to claim as a blind trust, I would be forced to quit my job.   My work keeps me in the public eye.

                               

                              But that doesn;t mean, I won't turn around and create my own company.   A nice little cookie shop would do the trick....

                              Alright, come clean now, zinniagirl, are you a tv personality or a politician?

                              Tell the truth now, I'm an Oracle and I'll know.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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