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Do you need to win THAT much?

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Posted: February 25, 2013, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

Perhaps if you think the winnings are more than you can handle the states could be convinced to allow you to take only a potion of your winnings and give the rest to them.

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    Posted: February 25, 2013, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

    Perhaps if you think the winnings are more than you can handle the states could be convinced to allow you to take only a potion of your winnings and give the rest to them.

    Yes Nod   Like tithing to a church in reverse.  Simply give back 90% of the jackpot to the state.   Embarassed

      Robinhood's avatar - Robin
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      Posted: February 25, 2013, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

      Do I need to win that much??? Hmmm think about this...Do you really need a car?? God gave you to feet you can walk whever you want to go...Do I need a television?? Well you could sit around and listen to the radio like they did in the 30's and 40's or talk to your family better yet....People don't need to win that much...but like everything else it would make life easier and more comfortable....For me I say bigger is always better and more is better than less....Im sorry Im a huge capitalist....I just love money...which is probaly wh I can't get enough of it LOL LOL

          I'd want to win more so to give it away than to keep/hoard it.  Of course, I would first secure my family and myself financially - but after that, I aim to give every last nickle away.  I see so much suffering going on due to financial lack, that it is hurtful and I would like to fix as much of those "financial lack" problems for those people who live lives of quiet desperation dealing with economic hardship. 

         As far as billionaire2bee's "more is better than less" remark - I would agree in terms of having more money being better than having less money.  However I disagree with this statement when it comes to material "things" as I subcribe to the minimalist approach where "less is best" and wasteful extravagance is shunned. I think Matthew E. May makes a lost of sense when he says in his Blogpost: "In our world of excess everything, savvy innovators realize that less is actually best". (italics my own).

       We all Luv to win ..... at least now 'n again!

        Matt. 22: 21 -  Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's,

                                but unto the Heavenly Father, the things that are His.

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        Posted: February 25, 2013, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

        Yes Nod   Like tithing to a church in reverse.  Simply give back 90% of the jackpot to the state.   Embarassed

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          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: February 25, 2013, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

              I'd want to win more so to give it away than to keep/hoard it.  Of course, I would first secure my family and myself financially - but after that, I aim to give every last nickle away.  I see so much suffering going on due to financial lack, that it is hurtful and I would like to fix as much of those "financial lack" problems for those people who live lives of quiet desperation dealing with economic hardship. 

             As far as billionaire2bee's "more is better than less" remark - I would agree in terms of having more money being better than having less money.  However I disagree with this statement when it comes to material "things" as I subcribe to the minimalist approach where "less is best" and wasteful extravagance is shunned. I think Matthew E. May makes a lost of sense when he says in his Blogpost: "In our world of excess everything, savvy innovators realize that less is actually best". (italics my own).

          "...lives of quiet desperation..."

          I do believe that's the first time I've seen someone on Lottery Post quote Thoreau or expound on his minimalist philosophy in regards to the lottery.

          We need more of that.

           

          "A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone."  - Henry David Thoreau


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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

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            Robinhood's avatar - Robin
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            Posted: February 25, 2013, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

            "...lives of quiet desperation..."

            I do believe that's the first time I've seen someone on Lottery Post quote Thoreau or expound on his minimalist philosophy in regards to the lottery.

            We need more of that.

             

            "A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone."  - Henry David Thoreau

             @ rdgrnr: I guess it goes to prove that old adage: "Great minds think alike" ?  Not to 'big maself up', you know, but the honest truth is I don't know who Henry David Thoreau is - never read him and it's the first I've ever heard of him.  Certainly agree with him, though.

             We all Luv to win ..... at least now 'n again!

              Matt. 22: 21 -  Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's,

                                      but unto the Heavenly Father, the things that are His.

              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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              Posted: February 25, 2013, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

               @ rdgrnr: I guess it goes to prove that old adage: "Great minds think alike" ?  Not to 'big maself up', you know, but the honest truth is I don't know who Henry David Thoreau is - never read him and it's the first I've ever heard of him.  Certainly agree with him, though.

              Whoa... that's one of his more well known quotes - "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."

              And he was one of the originators of minimalism.

              You must have been reading somebody who was referencing him or had been influenced by his writings then.

              Check him out for some good reading.

              Good luck!


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: February 25, 2013, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

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                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

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                  Posted: February 25, 2013, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                         Yes Nod

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                    Posted: February 25, 2013, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

                    Do I need to win that much??? Hmmm think about this...Do you really need a car?? God gave you to feet you can walk whever you want to go...Do I need a television?? Well you could sit around and listen to the radio like they did in the 30's and 40's or talk to your family better yet....People don't need to win that much...but like everything else it would make life easier and more comfortable....For me I say bigger is always better and more is better than less....Im sorry Im a huge capitalist....I just love money...which is probaly wh I can't get enough of it LOL LOL

                    when is the next Lottery shows gonna be on What?

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                      Posted: February 25, 2013, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

                      Perhaps if you think the winnings are more than you can handle the states could be convinced to allow you to take only a potion of your winnings and give the rest to them.

                      They already allow us to take a portion while they take the rest. Their portion is called taxes.

                      "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

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                        Posted: February 26, 2013, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

                         If I win real big then I would set up a nest egg with a small portion of it and use the rest of the winning to set up some scholarship/charity.

                         If you believe that colleges are tools of Satan, well, I won't argue with you. Satan just has to sit back and laugh at us messing things up. He doesn't have to lift his finger.

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                          Posted: February 26, 2013, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

                           If I win real big then I would set up a nest egg with a small portion of it and use the rest of the winning to set up some scholarship/charity.

                           If you believe that colleges are tools of Satan, well, I won't argue with you. Satan just has to sit back and laugh at us messing things up. He doesn't have to lift his finger.

                          Satan?

                          Heh,heh,heh,heh,heh...

                          I'd spit a wad o' Beech-Nut in that dude's eye,

                          And shoot him with my ol' 45.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

                           

                           

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                            Posted: February 26, 2013, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                            I'd love to win enough to make the life I had left filled with days of no financial burdens..I'd love to win enough to be able to do that for my kids and future grandkids too if possible...I really don't wont to win so much that I'd have to change my life , such as relocate, but I sure wouldn't complain about winning that kind of money...It's just not my "ideal" win..my ideal win would allow me to keep as much of my life the same, just minus financial burdens..

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                              I'd love to win enough to make the life I had left filled with days of no financial burdens..I'd love to win enough to be able to do that for my kids and future grandkids too if possible...I really don't wont to win so much that I'd have to change my life , such as relocate, but I sure wouldn't complain about winning that kind of money...It's just not my "ideal" win..my ideal win would allow me to keep as much of my life the same, just minus financial burdens..

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                              You look like a kid your ownself!


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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

                                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke