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Would you beg from a lottery winner?

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Tialuvslotto's avatar - Jailin
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Posted: July 19, 2014, 8:08 am - IP Logged

Been watching some "Lottery Changed my Life" shows lately, and one common theme that runs through all the shows is how the winners have been inundated by requests for money.  One guy even showed a big brown paper grocery bag full (and I mean FULL!) of begging letters.

So, would you beg from a lottery winner?

If they lived in your town would you track them down and ask them in person?  Or leave a note on their car or at their house?

Would you go to the trouble to find an address for lottery winners, so that you could mail them a letter with some sort of hard luck story and a request for money?

Just curious...

"There is no such thing as luck; only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe."

~Robert A. Heinlein

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    Posted: July 19, 2014, 8:14 am - IP Logged

    Been watching some "Lottery Changed my Life" shows lately, and one common theme that runs through all the shows is how the winners have been inundated by requests for money.  One guy even showed a big brown paper grocery bag full (and I mean FULL!) of begging letters.

    So, would you beg from a lottery winner?

    If they lived in your town would you track them down and ask them in person?  Or leave a note on their car or at their house?

    Would you go to the trouble to find an address for lottery winners, so that you could mail them a letter with some sort of hard luck story and a request for money?

    Just curious...

    NO!

      HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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      Posted: July 19, 2014, 8:21 am - IP Logged

      No.  And I can say that with assurance because we've had a few big winners in the Boise area, the latest being Brad Duke, and I did not beg from any of them.


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        Posted: July 19, 2014, 8:43 am - IP Logged

        BEGGERS  ARE  BEGGERS,  THEY  ARE  LAZY  AND  DONT  WANT TO  FEND  FOR THEMSELVES

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          Posted: July 19, 2014, 10:21 am - IP Logged

          NO. No one is entitled to a dime of another person's lottery win or any windfall. That sort of a "give me" attitude from people (and I am referring to ones they are not down on their luck and often have good jobs but just want something for nothing) annoys me. If you gave those people $, they would waste it and come to you for more money.

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            Posted: July 19, 2014, 11:10 am - IP Logged

            NO!

            For reasons already posted and the winners have enough people begging them as is.

            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.

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              Posted: July 19, 2014, 11:23 am - IP Logged

              Begging ?? Me ?? never !!!
              Now...would I offer a congrats  ???   ABSOLUTELY, if I knew them personally..might even ask what they did do or would do differently, up through the time they collected....just to get advise from an experienced winner.
              ....after all, doesn't BEG stand for Begin Expecting Gifts ???..just sayin

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                Posted: July 19, 2014, 11:40 am - IP Logged

                I have done it before, begging that is for a parking spot in Downtown San Francisco where the meter maids circle the block every 5-10 minutes seeking to increase the city's revenue.

                Ooops- wrong topic.

                  ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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                  Posted: July 19, 2014, 11:52 am - IP Logged

                  No, I wouldn't beg for someone's money.

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

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                    Posted: July 19, 2014, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                    BEG is a very strong and demeaning word. NEVER!!!

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                      Posted: July 19, 2014, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                      I try to follow the golden rule "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you".

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: July 19, 2014, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

                        No I would not.

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                          Tialuvslotto's avatar - Jailin
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                          Posted: July 20, 2014, 7:31 am - IP Logged

                          Wow!  Answer is a resounding "NO" from the fine, upstanding folks at lottery post. 

                          Here's another twist... IF you were the lottery winner and you received a begging letter, how would you react?

                          Personally, I don't even think that I would read them, 'cause you can't help everybody, so why bring yourself down by reading a bunch of sob stories every day.

                          "There is no such thing as luck; only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe."

                          ~Robert A. Heinlein

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                            Posted: July 20, 2014, 9:02 am - IP Logged

                            Wow!  Answer is a resounding "NO" from the fine, upstanding folks at lottery post. 

                            Here's another twist... IF you were the lottery winner and you received a begging letter, how would you react?

                            Personally, I don't even think that I would read them, 'cause you can't help everybody, so why bring yourself down by reading a bunch of sob stories every day.

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                            I wouldn't beg nore ask even if I knew the winner personally for over 30yrs , of course if they feel like being generous

                             

                            as for how I'd respond to such sob stories and others looking for a hand out

                            I think for a laugh I'd respond with a carefully worded form letter attach a penny and tell them to add 99 more and wish them luck  Stooges

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                              Posted: July 20, 2014, 9:53 am - IP Logged

                              No. If i won the Lottery Jackpot i would like letters for ideas of what i could do with some of the money. Blue Angel

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