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If a young person won a HUGE pot how would you feel?

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Posted: August 20, 2014, 2:03 am - IP Logged

So in the past we've seen many older members of society like Gloria win insanely huge lottery pots.

What if it flipped and someone between the ages 18 - 21 won a huge pot? (200 - ??? Million)

Would you have any predictions on how they would end up?

Would you feel as though they don't deserve it because they're new to the game?

Etc....?

I'm looking forward to some interesting responses.

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    Posted: August 20, 2014, 2:43 am - IP Logged

    Youth is wasted on the young. - George Bernard Shaw

    I don't think they wouldn't deserve it if they were "new to the game."   IMHO, that has no bearing on their winning;  if they won on the first ticket they ever bought on the day they turned 18, then more power to 'em.  There was a young man on TLCML who won a large jackpot and while I can't remember all the particulars, he had a plan for his money, investing a large chunk and funding his dream of making movies. (or maybe it was music, I just don't remember) I'd love to see a follow-up on him to see how he's been doing.

    That said, I think he's the exception to the rule.  Younger people are generally more impulsive and I don't know what I would have done w/ the money at that young age.  (when I was 18, I was ten feet tall, indestructible and smarter than just about everyone, particularly my parents)  Knowing what I know now, I'd take the lump sum but it would probably be best to take the annuity if the young person was as idiotic as I was at that age.   Never having a significant amt. of money and suddenly being rich isn't a good combination....as has been proved by so many athletes in pro sports.

    There was a young man who used to participate in this forum who once replied on one of the ubiquitous "What would you do with your money if you won?" threads - he posted pictures of everything he'd buy, from a huge home with a recreation room full of every video game possible, an Olympic sized pool, a garage with very expensive sports cars - a young man's fantasy.  It made me laugh because when I was that age, I probably would've wanted the same things.   Me?  I will be satisfied with not ever having money worries ever again - except for what stock to buy and if I should rollover my jumbo CD or invest the money in something else for a change.


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      Posted: August 20, 2014, 3:34 am - IP Logged

      I'd wish them more luck than an older person, as they have a higher chance of spending it all before they die. Though, I really don't put much thought into how young or old winners are. In the end I'm happy for them and wish them luck.

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        Posted: August 20, 2014, 4:45 am - IP Logged

        I Agree!

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          Posted: August 20, 2014, 5:02 am - IP Logged

          They paid the lottery ticket and win, of course they deserve it. Besides, what's the point winning millions when you are 90+? and wont live to spend it? Personaly I believe I will quit playing lottery when I'm older.

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            Posted: August 20, 2014, 5:39 am - IP Logged

            They paid the lottery ticket and win, of course they deserve it. Besides, what's the point winning millions when you are 90+? and wont live to spend it? Personaly I believe I will quit playing lottery when I'm older.

            Besides, what's the point winning millions when you are 90+?

             

            I've been saying that for a long time but many times people that age will just give it to their children or childrens childrens.

            "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

            for always sticking up for me.."

             


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              Posted: August 20, 2014, 6:01 am - IP Logged

              Destiny chooses who it chooses. Young or old.

              Play to win!

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                Posted: August 20, 2014, 9:38 am - IP Logged

                I would congratulate them like I do all winners...

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                  Posted: August 20, 2014, 9:59 am - IP Logged

                  There are some pretty savvy youth out there, not all want to spend it on fancy cars & mansions.

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                    Posted: August 20, 2014, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                    I started playing the lottery when I turned 18, and I know the last thing on my mind were Olympic swimming pools or mansions. I was more looking forward to launching companies, making a difference in the world, and being able to retire at an early age.

                    Generally people throw a fit when anybody but them wins, but it seems to me that they do it the most when the winner is either very young or very old. To me there is no such thing as "deserving" a jackpot win, I don't care how charitable, poor, or sweet you are. If you manage to overcome overwhelming odds and get the winning ticket then that is all the qualifications you need. I could also care less how they spend their winnings...after all, it's their money!

                    If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                    If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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                      Posted: August 20, 2014, 11:16 am - IP Logged

                      Hey there Kordman916! For me, it kinda depends on how young they are and I'd be curious to know what their maturity level is. Some 'youngins'

                      are actually reasonably mature for a given age while others still act almost pre-schoolish. Either way, I believe they'd still need lots of guidance on how to handle so much money. Here's a link on a story about exactly what you're asking:

                      http://www.lotterypost.com/news/199858

                       

                      It was actually sad because they could've really used that money in the aftermath of things.

                       

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                        Posted: August 20, 2014, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

                        I would congratulate them like I do all winners...

                        So would I. Age doesn't determine who should or shouldn't win. If you buy a ticket and all your numbers come out, it doesn't matter how old you are as long as you are legally allowed to play.

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                          Posted: August 20, 2014, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

                          If a young woman hit a huge lottery jackpot. I probably would say hey baby, single?!!Big Grin To the women reading this, I know, I  know.Bash

                          Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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                            Posted: August 20, 2014, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

                            I would hope they wouldn't blow it on fleets of cars and other things they don't need.

                            One of the smartest winners I ever saw was a very young guy on The Lottery Changed My Life. He was in the Navy, his wife asked him to get out so he did.

                            On an interview he said when he saw a Porsche or some other hot car going down the street he's think to himself that he likes it, he could buy one, but he's not going to.

                            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: August 20, 2014, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                              So would I. Age doesn't determine who should or shouldn't win. If you buy a ticket and all your numbers come out, it doesn't matter how old you are as long as you are legally allowed to play.

                              I Agree!

                              But there are millions of lottery players with millions of opinions on how winners should handle their new found wealth.