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Poll: First person to win a $1 Billion JP

Topic closed. 51 replies. Last post 3 years ago by Coin Toss.

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Would you really want to be that person?

Yes [ 31 ]  [58.49%]
No [ 5 ]  [9.43%]
You'd be famous, right? [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
That person would never have a moment's peace [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
There are mooches already waiting for that person [ 2 ]  [3.77%]
Yes but then I'd join the French Foreign Legion [ 1 ]  [1.89%]
Only in an anonymous state! [ 12 ]  [22.64%]
The NSA already knows who it will be! [ 2 ]  [3.77%]
Other [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 53 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 0 ]  
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Posted: August 3, 2013, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

Would you really want to be the first person to win a $1 Billion jackpot?

Ideally you'd win in an anonymous state, but since there are only four of them if yours isn't one, would you really want to be the first billion dollar winner?

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.

    ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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    Posted: August 3, 2013, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

    I would take a billion dollar jackpot in a heart-beat. Smile

    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."


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      Posted: August 3, 2013, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

      Would you really want to be the first person to win a $1 Billion jackpot?

      Ideally you'd win in an anonymous state, but since there are only four of them if yours isn't one, would you really want to be the first billion dollar winner?

      I don't even have to think about it...I'd certainly take it without a second thought LOL....And I wouldnt want to be in an anonymous state either cause..........I HAVE NO PROBLEM SAYING NO!!!!!

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        Posted: August 3, 2013, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

        I would love to win ANY Powerball jackpot regardless of size even if it means my name ends up in the newspapers. As annoying as strangers begging me for money would be, I want to live debt free and pay off all of my bills.

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          Posted: August 3, 2013, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

          I would not want to be the first to win a Billion dollars- l can tell the difference between my needs & my  wants because my needs are a heck of a lot less than that amount.

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            Posted: August 3, 2013, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

            if you beleive the hyper inflation crowd, we should have a $1 billion draw in about 5 years time.

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              Posted: August 3, 2013, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

              That's right! Buy all of the houses within 1000 feet and bulldose them down.

              Build a Bunker, Buy a Liberty Safe and hire some pros to keep the Zombies OUT !!

              Party

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                Posted: August 3, 2013, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                I would take the annuity too.  So it is spread out over 30 years.  That would be awesome except for the mouchers coming round.-weshar75

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                  Posted: August 3, 2013, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

                  I'd take it, in cash!

                  This whole malarkey about people worrying about, "oh no, what will I do if I win, and people will know my name, oh the humanity!"

                  Get a grip! You don't see Mark Zuckerberg whining about, "oh no, people know my name, and where I work, and where I live, I, I just can't go on like this..."

                  There's people with a lot more money and a lot more famous than lottery winners, and they somehow seem to manage. The biggest difference is that money easily won is money easily lost. People know that and prey on lottery winners. Just change your home, change your phone, and learn to say NO.

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                    Posted: August 3, 2013, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                    Awww mann... I dunno know... that's a lot of cabbage... the entire world would be watching your every move for quite sometime... that kinda spotlight might be too harsh.  Maybe somebody else can break that barrier first... then me next- ha ha thanksYes Nod

                    -RC

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                      Posted: August 3, 2013, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                      Awww mann... I dunno know... that's a lot of cabbage... the entire world would be watching your every move for quite sometime... that kinda spotlight might be too harsh.  Maybe somebody else can break that barrier first... then me next- ha ha thanksYes Nod

                      If you really felt that strongly, then you can always give half away to some poor schmuck like Mindy Crandell and let the paparazzi chase them around instead! Green laugh

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                        Posted: August 3, 2013, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                        If you really felt that strongly, then you can always give half away to some poor schmuck like Mindy Crandell and let the paparazzi chase them around instead! Green laugh

                        A decoy!  I like the way you think LOL

                        -RC

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                          Posted: August 3, 2013, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                          I would take the annuity too.  So it is spread out over 30 years.  That would be awesome except for the mouchers coming round.-weshar75

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                            Posted: August 3, 2013, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

                                 Of course, I'd want to win a billion dollars - whether I'm the first to do so or not.  However I'd probably only utilize maybe a tenth of that to ensure financial independence and security for my immediate family and myself.

                                 The remainder of this filthy stuff I'd would gladly give away to those who most need it, in some hope that I could at least help those who may otherwise not get the financial assistance they may desperately need.

                                 For me, money is simply a tool.  If I needed to chop down a tree, I'd require a tool as I couldn't chop it down with my bare hands.  If I needed to build a shed, let's say,  I would require tools to do so effectively.  That's how I see money and it's use in this world in which I live - simply as a tool to achieve a certain goal or as a hedge to protect as Job had been given.

                                Otherwise, for what I see human beings do for money - it mays me sick.  Some will kill for it, some will sell their souls for it, women whore for it, men too - others steal, lie, scam, jive, connive and commit any number of lesser crimes to obtain this filthy stuff that has been handled by some many hands - only heaven knows what kind of germs are transferred on it - you should use gloves just to handle the dirty thing. 

                                And all for what? Money is simply paper, paper that can burn.  At the end of the day - NOBODY can take it with them, nor the things that money can buy!  Can't take the houses, can't take the cars, can't take the furniture, can't take shiat with them.  All they can take with them is the essence of who they are - the true treasure is stored up where moth nor rust is able to decay it - it's stored up in the heart (mind) - the treasure of doing good to others, of kindness, of love for your fellowman, of helping them up when they have fallen and giving with a loving heart when the need is there.

                             

                                Like everyone else, I certainly need money to survive in this life, but it is not the be all and the end all of my life - the Heavenly Father is - that is what is important!

                             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: August 3, 2013, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                              Sorry Cointoss... tried to rate this as an excellent post... but those darn stars are slippery!

                              -RC