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If you won either of the Big Ones: How much would you set aside for Charity?

Topic closed. 65 replies. Last post 3 years ago by jackpotismine.

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Posted: August 11, 2013, 9:18 am - IP Logged

I would split it 3 ways, my three favorite are me, myself and I

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    Posted: August 11, 2013, 10:28 am - IP Logged

    If over 20 million, a third. If less, 10-25%.

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      Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:15 am - IP Logged

      I did say "ZERO cash" Also in the UK I think the NHS might appreciate a machine or two.

      In America the government runs our health care system.

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        Posted: August 11, 2013, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

        I'd rather not hand large chunks of cash over to a big charity because so much of it goes to administration. I'd rather play Fairy Godmother and give to those I see as needing a helping hand, i.e., paying for college so someone can get ahead in life, fixing someone's house when they can't afford to, medical care for someone, etc.

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          Posted: August 12, 2013, 1:45 am - IP Logged

          "Giving to charities, churches or any other organization is a personal choice."

          Nope, bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzttt!!!  Wrong, wrong, wrong.

          When you pay the bucket load of taxes on your win you are mandated by the government to give money to charities that they decide to give your money to.  Thus it is not a "personal choice" it is charity by government mandate.

          You are, in effect, outsourcing a good share of your charitable giving to the government whether you like it or not!

          Whether you realize it or not a good portion of the taxes get spent on charity (foreign aid, farm subsidies, oil company subsidies, etc...etc...etc...).

          "Think" understood the question.  The government is taking 2/3's of the lottery winnings and no one here mentioned that forced charity{Medicare, Social Security, Wars, & Pension Checks.}  Just wait till the next president runs into 20%+ interest rates & inflation.  They will pass laws to take 90% of the lottery winnings then and yall will still be talking charity! LOL

          Don't forget to visit the Lottery Post Gift Shop!

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            Kunming
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            Posted: August 12, 2013, 1:49 am - IP Logged

            I would give on a case by case basis. Too many scammers out there. Charity begins at home.

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