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Do you get mad when others win the lottery?

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MillionsWanted's avatar - 24Qa6LT

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Posted: June 19, 2014, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

I wish that everybody in the world become filthy rich.

How very naive.

If everybody became rich, what would happen? Ever heard of inflation?

Prices on everything would increase astronomically and people would be just as poor.

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    Posted: June 19, 2014, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

    Holy cow, I had no idea it was that bad.  How disgusting.......can only imagine where that money goes.  The government and IRS is so out of control.  $224 million is still such a huge amount but good grief.  Didnt she win an original amount of over $600 million?  That net is SICKENING.

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      Posted: June 19, 2014, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

      Geeeeee.... all these haters of the elderly. An 84 year old can still have dreams and I'd a rather see an 84 year old win vs a 19 year old. Some people need to learn respect for the elderly.

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        Posted: June 19, 2014, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

        Holy cow, I had no idea it was that bad.  How disgusting.......can only imagine where that money goes.  The government and IRS is so out of control.  $224 million is still such a huge amount but good grief.  Didnt she win an original amount of over $600 million?  That net is SICKENING.

        On the flipside lejardin- if Gloria put up $1.00 to bag $224 million, l think anyone of us would be more than happy to look forward to a fulfilling life.

        l doubt Gloria thinks about what they " sliced off" before handing her the check.

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          Posted: June 19, 2014, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

          Geeeeee.... all these haters of the elderly. An 84 year old can still have dreams and I'd a rather see an 84 year old win vs a 19 year old. Some people need to learn respect for the elderly.

          Absolutely agree.  Our elderly are treated with disrespect and disregard as throwaways, makes me sick.    There is something to be said of life experience and knowledge of age, so yes, I agree seeing an 84 year old over a 19 year old winning any day.

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            Posted: June 20, 2014, 5:52 am - IP Logged

            Hmm, I guess I'll pretend to be happy for the winners.

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              Posted: June 20, 2014, 7:16 am - IP Logged

              Geeeeee.... all these haters of the elderly. An 84 year old can still have dreams and I'd a rather see an 84 year old win vs a 19 year old. Some people need to learn respect for the elderly.

              I agree!  Perhaps she waited for years to win the lottery and bought her tickets like the rest of us for every draw.  Should she not enjoy it because she is in her 80's?  I am sure she still had dreams on what to do with the money.

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                Posted: June 20, 2014, 7:41 am - IP Logged

                I don't understand why anyone would get mad if someone other than themselves win the lottery.  They pay their money to play just like the next person.  I'm happy for anyone that can win.  But I do say "I wish I could have gotten a piece of that" especially if it's a huge jackpot.  Don't be grudge hearted because your chances went from nil to none for sure.

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                  Posted: June 20, 2014, 11:01 am - IP Logged

                  Only mad that it wasn't me.


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                    Posted: June 20, 2014, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                    Unless Gloria has set up a trust and well thought out estate plan, it will be Uncle Sam who will prosper when she passes. 

                    Gloria actually collected $278 million but owed another $54 million when she filed her taxes earlier this year so her true after tax amount was roughly $224 million.

                    And what if Gloria doesn't pass on?

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                      Posted: June 20, 2014, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

                      And what if Gloria doesn't pass on?

                      Then she can keep wiping her butt with $100 bills! Green laugh


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                        Posted: June 20, 2014, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

                        Then she can keep wiping her butt with $100 bills! Green laugh

                        lol

                        I meant what if she never passes?

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                          Posted: June 20, 2014, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                          LOL! I dunno. I find it odd that she split the jackpot with her son Scott when she has three other adult children. I can imagine the other kids are resentful. Rich people problems..........

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                            Posted: June 20, 2014, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

                            And what if Gloria doesn't pass on?

                            Then she can enjoy all her wealth for eternity. It would be nice if she could live forever but that would be as delusional as someone who feels they are due to win a big jackpot.

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                              Posted: June 21, 2014, 10:03 am - IP Logged

                              I agree

                              This question reminds me of the episode on King of Queen's When Doug Heffernan blames his wife, Carrie, and her anger about his over eating and weight problem, His response was she needs anger management.  One example of the  blame transference syndrome, that was funny to watch, but is very real in all walks of life. 

                              If you get mad about not winning the lottery, you may need to address something deeper than not wining a game. 

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