|Posted: April 2, 2014, 1:03 am - IP Logged|
hI, Fellow Lottery Posters.
Thanks for taking the time to respond to my post. It was a curiosity and mainly meant for immediate family. And in a state where you could remain anonymous of course, I should have mentioned since in a state other that, there would be no secret would there! LOL I mean how many distant relatives would expect to make claim do you think? But then again every family is different I know. Some closer than others and like one poster said.. some would expect something and/or maybe more than they should be entitled too.
I guess to alot would depend on how much you won, how big your immediate family andor how close your family is and would the funds alone get consumed with them and nothing left for you? Lets face it sometimes when money is involved people you never knew can come out of the woodwork! LOL
I have known several people who have won the lottery and I saw with each how things went. One family it ruined the kids, they wanted for nothing, become spoiled brats and the money was just p----ed away on junk, waste and trivets. They had no idea the meaning of a dollar and how hard you have to work to make one.
Another didn't tell anyone other than their spouse but anonymously helped out Mom and Dad and sister and brother as they saw fit without them becoming the wiser.. small loans not overdone to give any indication they had "come in to money".
Another has won our state lottery 3x and kept it soley between themselves.
Another quit work to concentrate on winning again and enjoying the good life while another bought a business to keep themselves busy and then made investments.
I have visions of winning so I could be some kind of philanthropist. I want to help the ASPCA, Wounded Warriors, Save the children, the humane society. Those commercials with the kittens in the cast and the sad puppies just KILL ME! Just to have that ability would be rewarding and empowering! I do so now as I can but on such a small scale as compared to what I would love to be able to do. You have to give in order receive I believe.. pay it forward.
We had a cool thing happen in our town one day.. going through the drive thru at mcdonalds..the car ahead started paying for the car behinds order.. it was a pretty neat thing and went on for the whole day I heard.. and it was started by one of our local policemen. He just had an idea. (I live in a small town)
So, sometimes I just brainstorm on some things.. what if? No matter how dumb it sounds. and I have seen before where some read my post and never respond and I know they probably think.. "now she is a dumb bunny" and I have even been called a drama queen.. which was flattering since I have never caled a queen before! LOL
But, it's okay, not all of us have the wonderful mathematical minds that I read some guys have here on the post and sometimes they are so "out there" I think someone has to be on drugs to think of where they go... I mean how do they get there, I just wish I could! LOL
So, we all enjoy the post in diff ways and some not in the way it is intended. I see some posters spar back and forth for some reason and others just bash to bash, which makes interesting reading for sure! I come to learn, enjoy, laugh, some of you make me bust a gut with some of the stuff you post.
It is a family I enjoy belonging to and I enjoy the way so many are so willing to share unselfishly anything they can to contribute. l I have learned so much from so many. And I love to come each day to see what'sup! But, I especially thank Todd for creating the post.. as I think it is a wonderful thing!
So, thanks to all that posted and for accepting my silly posts at times!