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Letter in Dear Abby - Re: If I Win The Lottery

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Posted: February 13, 2013, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

This was in Dear Abby today- 2-13-2013:

Dear Abby: The other day at work, my girlfriend heard a group of people in the break room talking about what they'd do first if they won the lottery. Without exception, everyone in the room said the first thing they would do is get a divorce. My girlfriend was stunned.

Have you ever done an informal survey on this subject? I'm also curious if answers would differ along gender lines. Let me know what you think, and thanks.

- Happily Single But still A Believer In Marriage

Dear Happily Single: No, I never have done a reader survey on this subject. But I'm glad you asked, because I think what your girlfriend heard is a sad commentary on the state of the marriages of her coworkers. Readers, if you'd care to chime in on this, I'm sure it swould be enlightening.

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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: February 13, 2013, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

    Do you think those people realize it would probably mean giving up half the jackpot?

    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: February 13, 2013, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

      Interesting. I have heard several people say the same thing!

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        Posted: February 13, 2013, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

        If your husband or wife would leave you because of winning the lottery, that wasn't the one you'd want to grow old with anyway.

        No loss, good riddance.

        Consider it a blessing.

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          Posted: February 13, 2013, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

          Have you ever done an informal survey on this subject? I'm also curious if answers would differ along gender lines. Let me know what you think, and thanks.

          - Happily Single But still A Believer In Marriage

          That explains alot..... LOL

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            Posted: February 13, 2013, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

            Do you think those people realize it would probably mean giving up half the jackpot?

            no. Believe it or not most people who play the lottery are casual players and are pretty much clueless about how the lottery works or what would happen if they actually won.

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              Posted: February 13, 2013, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

              If your husband or wife would leave you because of winning the lottery, that wasn't the one you'd want to grow old with anyway.

              No loss, good riddance.

              Consider it a blessing.

              Yeah, rdgrnr. Somewhere between "cheaper to keep her" (or him if the winner was female) and "gods of fredom I'm yours" lies the answer!

              Scared

              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: February 13, 2013, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

                If your husband or wife would leave you because of winning the lottery, that wasn't the one you'd want to grow old with anyway.

                No loss, good riddance.

                Consider it a blessing.

                Yep, growing old together is a blessing, should not be viewed as a curse.

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                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

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                  Posted: February 13, 2013, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                  If your husband or wife would leave you because of winning the lottery, that wasn't the one you'd want to grow old with anyway.

                  No loss, good riddance.

                  Consider it a blessing.

                  Amen brother I Agree!....

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                    Posted: February 13, 2013, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                    If your husband or wife would leave you because of winning the lottery, that wasn't the one you'd want to grow old with anyway.

                    No loss, good riddance.

                    Consider it a blessing.

                    I agree!

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                      Posted: February 13, 2013, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                      Do you think those people realize it would probably mean giving up half the jackpot?

                      These days few people are getting married and even fewer staying married. I know a girl who told me she got married only because her boyfriend had health insurance lol

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                        Posted: February 13, 2013, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                        These days few people are getting married and even fewer staying married. I know a girl who told me she got married only because her boyfriend had health insurance lol

                        I think so many people feel if they are not married by a certain age, they panic and "settle." So they win a lottery and want to trade up for a better house, a better car and a "better" spouse.  The "for richer" in richer or poorer does not apply.

                        J'aime La France.

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                          Posted: February 13, 2013, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

                          I think so many people feel if they are not married by a certain age, they panic and "settle." So they win a lottery and want to trade up for a better house, a better car and a "better" spouse.  The "for richer" in richer or poorer does not apply.

                          Yes. As soon as you hit your 20's the pressure starts. Both from internal and external. Then you go for Bertha because you convince yourself that Tiffany is out of reach lmao

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                            Posted: February 13, 2013, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

                            These days few people are getting married and even fewer staying married. I know a girl who told me she got married only because her boyfriend had health insurance lol

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                              Posted: February 13, 2013, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

                              I'd ask her for a 1099.

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