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Lottery Winners should build/sustain common charity fund

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Posted: March 28, 2013, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

Jack Whittaker, a PB jackpot winner set up a charity like that with a board of three local ministers and contributed $20M of his winnings to it and the only stories I ever read about it were from people complaining about it.  When ever his name comes up, no body ever thinks of the money he gave to charities.

20M is loads, good on him.

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EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

2016 Total: -£24

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    Posted: March 28, 2013, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

    Anybody remember the United Way scandal?

    A mandatory jackpot winners charity would make that look like peanuts.

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

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      Posted: March 28, 2013, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

      Is Pumpi back?

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        Posted: March 28, 2013, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

        Is Pumpi back?

        lol

         

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          Posted: March 28, 2013, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

          The NJ PB Winner said he will help his family. I applaud him for that. I also wish he will be the first one to start a single charity fund that other lottery winners, past and future, can contribute to.

          I think this fund can grow very easily and make a huge impact on the lives of many.

           Exactly who would this charity benefit ?, The big winner in Jersey, also has 29 k in back child support to pay.

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            Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

             Exactly who would this charity benefit ?, The big winner in Jersey, also has 29 k in back child support to pay.

            The Nobel Prize was started by a man whose invention caused the untimely death of lots and lots of people. Making amends, his charity is causing a lot of good to the world his invention continous to destroy and wreck havoc upon.

            The Lotteries by its mandate already benefits our society as a whole. Surely, another charity started by people fortunate enough to be chosen by fate to benefit most can go a long a way to building upon what the Lotteries have started.

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              Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

              The Nobel Prize was started by a man whose invention caused the untimely death of lots and lots of people. Making amends, his charity is causing a lot of good to the world his invention continous to destroy and wreck havoc upon.

              The Lotteries by its mandate already benefits our society as a whole. Surely, another charity started by people fortunate enough to be chosen by fate to benefit most can go a long a way to building upon what the Lotteries have started.

              To make amends, that statement speaks volumes, so the lottery winners, SHOULD, start a charity, Should that also be made a law? Do they need to make amends ? Who should benefit ?

              All the people who lost playing the lottery ?

              Animal shelter ?

              What kind of charity should lottery winners form?

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                Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

                To make amends, that statement speaks volumes, so the lottery winners, SHOULD, start a charity, Should that also be made a law? Do they need to make amends ? Who should benefit ?

                All the people who lost playing the lottery ?

                Animal shelter ?

                What kind of charity should lottery winners form?

                Making amends was specific to Alfred Nobel. Winning a lottery is a joyous event. If there can be any guilt about it is that the millions the winner is awarded from came from the millions who lost. Its the biggest wealth redistribution scheme ever invented. It makes Obama look like a wimp.

                The good thing about a Charity like the Nobel Prize and every other charity that does good works, is the multiplier effect. The little seed you plant will yield fruits many, many times over and for many, many years to come.

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                  Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                  Making amends was specific to Alfred Nobel. Winning a lottery is a joyous event. If there can be any guilt about it is that the millions the winner is awarded from came from the millions who lost. Its the biggest wealth redistribution scheme ever invented. It makes Obama look like a wimp.

                  The good thing about a Charity like the Nobel Prize and every other charity that does good works, is the multiplier effect. The little seed you plant will yield fruits many, many times over and for many, many years to come.

                  Wealth redistribution through taxes and playing the lottery are not the samething. Playing the lottery is 100 percent voluntary. You have to make a choice to play the lottery. You can always opt out of playing the lottery anytime you want. You can not opt out of paying taxes.

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                    Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

                    Making amends was specific to Alfred Nobel. Winning a lottery is a joyous event. If there can be any guilt about it is that the millions the winner is awarded from came from the millions who lost. Its the biggest wealth redistribution scheme ever invented. It makes Obama look like a wimp.

                    The good thing about a Charity like the Nobel Prize and every other charity that does good works, is the multiplier effect. The little seed you plant will yield fruits many, many times over and for many, many years to come.

                    Okay, your avoiding my questions, go away.

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                      Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

                      Okay, your avoiding my questions, go away.

                      So glad we can agree to disagree.

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                        Posted: March 29, 2013, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                        The NJ PB Winner said he will help his family. I applaud him for that. I also wish he will be the first one to start a single charity fund that other lottery winners, past and future, can contribute to.

                        I think this fund can grow very easily and make a huge impact on the lives of many.

                        "The NJ PB Winner said he will help his family."

                        I read where he was $29,000 behind on child support and apparently not interested in helping them before.

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                          Posted: March 29, 2013, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                          "The NJ PB Winner said he will help his family."

                          I read where he was $29,000 behind on child support and apparently not interested in helping them before.

                          Yes I too struggle with that. But there is redemption for everyone, especially for him now that he has so much.

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                            Posted: March 29, 2013, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                            "The NJ PB Winner said he will help his family."

                            I read where he was $29,000 behind on child support and apparently not interested in helping them before.

                            Now that the states knows he has the funds to pay, it doesn't matter weather he's interested in helping his family if the state has been doing it for him.  He'll probably be paying a lot more than that $29,000.

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                              Posted: March 29, 2013, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                              Yes I too struggle with that. But there is redemption for everyone, especially for him now that he has so much.

                              Not everyone avoid supporting their family so that kind of redemption isn't needed for everyone.  Why do people who avoid their responsibilities assume every one is doing the same?

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