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If you won either the MM/PB: Would you tell your friends, especially close ones?

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Posted: October 7, 2015, 12:07 am - IP Logged

It would depend on how much I won.  Under $10 million I don't think we would tell anyone.  I think we could keep any lifestyle change underwraps.  Over $10 million I would probably tell immediate family and one close friend.  I think people might notice the slightly more lavish living.  I probably would pay for some travel if they knew.

Yeah LL- l purposely left out the amount " Won" because l think it would be up to each individual to take measure of the situation and see whether they would want to do it or not. The other thing is how many of these folk can be counted as " True Friends?"
..therein lies the rub.

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    Posted: October 7, 2015, 12:15 am - IP Logged

    Yes, I would. Because I would offer to help them with student loans if they wanted to and I would not be able to enjoy it without buying a nice car (I'm thinking Tesla), so the question of how could I afford that would come up.

    an all expense paid trip to Hawaii or New Zealand would be in order.

     

    Maybe I'd white lie and tell them I won 3M if I won ten times that.

    This says it all.....

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    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      Posted: October 7, 2015, 1:32 am - IP Logged

      Unless your friends are morons they're going to notice if you move into a much more expensive house or start spending 50, 100, or 250k per year more than you used to. That leaves you the choice of telling them the truth or telling them a lie that they'll probably recognize as a lie.

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        Posted: October 7, 2015, 2:35 am - IP Logged

        Image result for gollum no friends gif..Ok!

        its my choice not theirs.

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          Posted: October 7, 2015, 3:05 am - IP Logged

          If you did, would you also take them on an " all expenses paid " trip to Europe for good measure? We talking friends who have been with you through thick and thin.

          ** Have a Great rest of the week People- Above all else,  Stay Healthy! 

          No and no.  I already take close friends on vacations, so that would not be any different.  But tell about my win?  no sir/ma'am!

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            Posted: October 7, 2015, 9:26 am - IP Logged

            Only if they would find out amyway, like winning in the state I live in.

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              Posted: October 7, 2015, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

              No. That doesn't mean I wouldn't help them financially because I would once I settled down in a different with my family.

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                Posted: October 7, 2015, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
                 - Thomas A. Edison

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                  Posted: October 7, 2015, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                  its my choice not theirs.

                  Fair enough. 

                  People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                    Posted: October 7, 2015, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                    Pickone4me- Hey Mr Cheesehead, could you do me a favor?  How about re installing your "Hater" List? There was a silent groan when you removed it from the Forum.Many were begging to be added to that distinguished List & l know for a fact that you will be winning hearts & minds if you go through with it. Just in case you forgot, you had me at #5 on that prestigious list, l would have liked to be in the top 3, but you added Sully ahead of me for goodness sake..

                     Sincerely Noise-gate. 

                    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                      Posted: October 7, 2015, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

                      Pickone4me- Hey Mr Cheesehead, could you do me a favor?  How about re installing your "Hater" List? There was a silent groan when you removed it from the Forum.Many were begging to be added to that distinguished List & l know for a fact that you will be winning hearts & minds if you go through with it. Just in case you forgot, you had me at #5 on that prestigious list, l would have liked to be in the top 3, but you added Sully ahead of me for goodness sake..

                       Sincerely Noise-gate. 

                      Green laugh

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                        Posted: October 7, 2015, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

                        Nope!!!

                        And that is the beauty of living in a State that allows you to claim anonymously.

                        Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                        Come on Jackpot!!!

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                          Posted: October 7, 2015, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                          Pickone4me- Hey Mr Cheesehead, could you do me a favor?  How about re installing your "Hater" List? There was a silent groan when you removed it from the Forum.Many were begging to be added to that distinguished List & l know for a fact that you will be winning hearts & minds if you go through with it. Just in case you forgot, you had me at #5 on that prestigious list, l would have liked to be in the top 3, but you added Sully ahead of me for goodness sake..

                           Sincerely Noise-gate. 

                          Lol I missed this list! Did I make it?  I keep trying to beat Sully in the pb and mm rankings so I will settle for this list for now.

                          J'aime La France.

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                            Posted: October 7, 2015, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                            i  have  one  good friend  me,  myself , and  I

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                              Posted: October 7, 2015, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

                              river26,  You sound like a trinity to me.  LOL

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