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Is it a blessing or a curse winning the lottery really late in life??

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Posted: June 6, 2013, 11:44 am - IP Logged

I'd be happy winning it the day before I die, just for the fact I won it. I'd make sure it went to a good cause or very close family members

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    Posted: June 6, 2013, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

    Age is no barrier on what can happen in your life.

    yeah.....

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      Posted: June 6, 2013, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

      I don't get this question B2B.

      Let me ask you this question. If you are in your 80s and win the lottery, will you think it's a curse? Well?

      "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it!"- Walt Disney


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        Posted: June 6, 2013, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

        It seems like stories of senior citizens winning are very common, however stories of 18-21 yr. olds that win are exceptionally rare.  I wonder why that is?


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          Posted: June 6, 2013, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

          It seems like stories of senior citizens winning are very common, however stories of 18-21 yr. olds that win are exceptionally rare.  I wonder why that is?

          Most likely reason is that senior citizens buy more tickets. It's really that simple.

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            Posted: June 6, 2013, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

            It seems like stories of senior citizens winning are very common, however stories of 18-21 yr. olds that win are exceptionally rare.  I wonder why that is?

            Hmmm..well...when I was 21, I was going to college and working part time...what little bit of money made back then was mostly spent on gas, food, clothes, and going out...We didn't have the lottery around here back then, and even though I still have to budget what I spend , I don't think I'd would've had as much to invest as I do now.

            "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it!"- Walt Disney


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              Posted: June 6, 2013, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

              That very well could be now that you mention it.  My family knew of an elderly guy that spent about $2,000 a month on MM and PB tickets before he died.  I'm not sure why, I guess he was REALLY determined to win before he died.  The tragic part is that someone could spend $1,000,000 a month for 10 years on these games & it would still be highly unlikely they'd ever win lol.

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                Posted: June 6, 2013, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                It seems like stories of senior citizens winning are very common, however stories of 18-21 yr. olds that win are exceptionally rare.  I wonder why that is?

                there are alot of young winners

                she only was noticed because of the size of the jackpot the whole world wanted to know who won age really had no factor

                give it a week or so no one will even remember her name LOL

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                  Posted: June 6, 2013, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                  p.s. she probably don't even remember her nameGreen laugh

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                    Posted: June 6, 2013, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                    p.s. she probably don't even remember her nameGreen laugh

                    I Agree!          Green laugh

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                      Posted: June 6, 2013, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

                      Blessing.

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                        Posted: June 7, 2013, 12:01 am - IP Logged

                        As Adrian Monk would say: "It's a blessing ... and a curse"

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                          Posted: June 7, 2013, 12:13 am - IP Logged

                          Winning the lottery at 84 might depress me to the point of death.  I've worked my whole life, and now at 84, and possibly can't do a lot of the things that I've hoped to do through my life due to health concerns I win the money to allow me to go on an adventure. 

                          Being that I don't have any kids it would be kind of pointless.  My wife would of course benefit if I died, but she's 3 years older, and would be in the same end of life perdicament I found myself in.  I think at that point in my life "money doesn't bring true happiness" would really make sense.

                          How depressing!  My father was 90 when he was hospitalized and we were told he wasn't going to make it through the week.   He recovered and went on a cruise with his girlfriend.   The next year he visited my sister and her family on Thanksgiving.  He died a couple of years later because, by that point, his health was deteriorating quickly. 

                          Last week my neighbor had a birthday party.  It was his 98th.   He even tried to kiss me on the lips. Eek  "It ain't over 'til it's over."

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                            Posted: June 7, 2013, 12:28 am - IP Logged

                            I would be happy to win the lottery at any age.  It would just mean that I would have to take the cash option and not the annuity.-weshar75

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                              Posted: June 7, 2013, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                              I don't get this question B2B.

                              Let me ask you this question. If you are in your 80s and win the lottery, will you think it's a curse? Well?

                              I would think it would a curse or a blessing...now back to the question....What do you think it would be??