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Posted: December 30, 2013, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

HippyHi my Family, if a genie came and said to you I will give you back all the money you spent so far on the Lottery, but you are going to forfeit a Big win you'll have in the future; only he doesn't tell you when that future win will be; one month 2 years, 5, years or 10 years from now!.

Would you take the money or let it ride? 

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    Posted: December 30, 2013, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

    Let it ride.  I've spent quite a bit, enough to get a few things done that would be nice to have done. But it's not a life changing amount. If the genie could guarantee that future win would be at least a million bucks, I'd take a gamble on it happening sooner rather than later and just keep playing.

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      Hi jrosina HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

      I'd let it ride. I spent it - it's gone. I won some, I lost some...I don't want it back. It was the cost of playing.

      Just the fact that Genie says I'm going to forfeit a big win in the future IF I take it now actually means I have

      a future and will be alive to collect it. I can wait and in the meantime, whenever it decides to show up, I'll

      have fun playing waiting for it.

      Win tons and have a GREAT 2014!

      (btw, someone better play that 3402 - your current post number - I'm waiting on it here in PA and it may

      go somewhere else too)

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        Hi jrosina HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

        I'd let it ride. I spent it - it's gone. I won some, I lost some...I don't want it back. It was the cost of playing.

        Just the fact that Genie says I'm going to forfeit a big win in the future IF I take it now actually means I have

        a future and will be alive to collect it. I can wait and in the meantime, whenever it decides to show up, I'll

        have fun playing waiting for it.

        Win tons and have a GREAT 2014!

        (btw, someone better play that 3402 - your current post number - I'm waiting on it here in PA and it may

        go somewhere else too)

        Hi dr65, Have a Very Happy Holidays!!  and I Love the way you are loking at this!

        forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

        Now, does it count??

         

         

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          Posted: December 30, 2013, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

          Let it ride.  I've spent quite a bit, enough to get a few things done that would be nice to have done. But it's not a life changing amount. If the genie could guarantee that future win would be at least a million bucks, I'd take a gamble on it happening sooner rather than later and just keep playing.

          ok Holeekau, I hear you; but remember we don't know how soon...

          genie only said you will win!

          forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

          Now, does it count??

           

           

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            Posted: December 30, 2013, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

            Let it ride.  I've spent quite a bit, enough to get a few things done that would be nice to have done. But it's not a life changing amount. If the genie could guarantee that future win would be at least a million bucks, I'd take a gamble on it happening sooner rather than later and just keep playing.

            coming to think about it..we would all rather it be sooner! Ha,ha,ha

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              Posted: December 30, 2013, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

              I would let it ride

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                Posted: December 30, 2013, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

                Man, even if I don't win until I am 44, I would still let it ride! Note that I did not say something like nursing home age since I don't see any fun in winning huge money at that age...basically all others would merely be circling you like vultures, knowing that someday soon you will be 6 feet under and that cash can be theirs! I want at least another 44 years to spend that money myself Big Smile

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                  Posted: December 30, 2013, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                  I'd get the cash back and retire.

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

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                    Posted: December 30, 2013, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

                    Man, even if I don't win until I am 44, I would still let it ride! Note that I did not say something like nursing home age since I don't see any fun in winning huge money at that age...basically all others would merely be circling you like vultures, knowing that someday soon you will be 6 feet under and that cash can be theirs! I want at least another 44 years to spend that money myself Big Smile

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                      Posted: December 30, 2013, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

                      I would let it ride

                      Good things come to those who waitBanana

                      Candlelight777, I am inclined to let it ride..White Bounce.

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                      Now, does it count??

                       

                       

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                        Posted: December 30, 2013, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                        I'd get the cash back and retire.

                        Confused

                        My Sully16 have you Invested so much!!!...Well so have I; and when you put it like this, it is something to consider...Now I'm confused...never been wishy-washy so I really have to think gthis out..LOL..

                        oh, boy!!have to think on my choice here ok..!

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                          Posted: December 30, 2013, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

                          I've been playing for 30 years, thats a lot of moolah...would be nice to get some back.

                          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                          For a lead role in a cage?

                           

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                            Posted: December 30, 2013, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                            Smileymy Sully16, That is a lot of moolah, think what  the Genie said you will win BiG!!

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                              HippyHi my Family, if a genie came and said to you I will give you back all the money you spent so far on the Lottery, but you are going to forfeit a Big win you'll have in the future; only he doesn't tell you when that future win will be; one month 2 years, 5, years or 10 years from now!.

                              Would you take the money or let it ride? 

                              Let it ride, not sure what I've spent over the years, but doubt it's anywhere north of $15000.

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