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How many marriages did the lottery destroy?

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Would you leave your spouse if you won?

Yes [ 7 ]  [15.22%]
No [ 33 ]  [71.74%]
Not sure [ 6 ]  [13.04%]
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Posted: December 6, 2015, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

I remember a story about a lottery winner years ago.  They were a married couple and after they won millions in the lottery they separated.

Never give up.  Banana

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    Posted: December 6, 2015, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

    I remember a story about a lottery winner years ago.  They were a married couple and after they won millions in the lottery they separated.

    Marriages and friendships are sometimes negatively impacted, when people know that you have suddenly come into a financial windfall. Attitudes change, and some people even think that they are entitled to your windfall. As for marriages, if a major windfall breaks you apart, instead of making your marriage stronger, then that marriage must have been on a shaky foundation to start with.

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      Posted: December 6, 2015, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

      I remember a story about a lottery winner years ago.  They were a married couple and after they won millions in the lottery they separated.

      I really doubt the lottery destroyed that marriage.  It was probably already gone.

      I personally know 2 couples who only stay together because they can't afford to divorce.  Staying together in spite of being miserable is NOT a good thing.  None of the 4 parties are happy.  All are miserable knowing they are going home to someone they don't like and who doesn't like them either.

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        Posted: December 6, 2015, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

        I'm currently single. It would depend on if I was happy with the person I'm with. I wouldn't show signs of wealth to new applicants. I thought about Julie Leach (the last Powerball winner before the matrix change). There was a piece in the news that she may leave her long-time boyfriend.

        May the balls bounce in your favor!

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          Posted: December 6, 2015, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

          My wife and I have been married for 14 years and we have a strong marriage. We are always truthful with each other and we keep no secrets. We've been through some things together that have tested our marriage, and it has survived. If I were to win, I'd look forward to the two of us having a happy life together, but of course, it will be that way even if I don't ever win.

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            Posted: December 6, 2015, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

            I remember a story about a lottery winner years ago.  They were a married couple and after they won millions in the lottery they separated.

            I read a statistic where over 50% of all marriages will end in divorce and lots of them ended because of some type of problem gambling. But compared to other forms of gambling, lottery games causing divorces are probably a very low percentage.

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              Posted: December 7, 2015, 7:39 am - IP Logged

              I think winning the lottery could introduce stresses that might crack a stable marriage.  Maybe one partner wants fame/publicity while the other wants privacy or one wants to spend, spend, spend and the other wants to preserve the money to last for future generations. Could lead to some heated "discussions".

              Maybe they would work it out, or maybe it is easier to split the money and go their separate ways.

              "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: December 7, 2015, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                How many did it destroy? Don't know, don't care.  Conventional wisdom tells us that it's " best to date" for as long as possible before turning pro, if during those dating years your better half sticks around through good & bad times- you can rest assured that he/ she would still be at your side when you win the jackpot. A good relationship can withstand any physical or mental onslaught that is brought to bear on it.

                Point being- when you look to your side with only pennies in your pocket, he or she ought to be there.Big Smile

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


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                  Posted: December 7, 2015, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                  A divorce would definitely be in my best interests if I ever won.  The main reason is that NO ONE is going to ever tell me what to do again, or how to spend my money.

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                    Posted: December 7, 2015, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                    A divorce would definitely be in my best interests if I ever won.  The main reason is that NO ONE is going to ever tell me what to do again, or how to spend my money.

                    Are you kidding, the spouse is the only one who I could really trust.  Anyone else, probably just after the $$$$.  I'd rather have someone telling me what to do while keeping my cash, than some bombshell snatching my cash till I was broke then high tailing it.  Keep in mind I am quite adept at being able to manage a huge amount of cash, but I also know all common sense can have a way of bypassing the logic highway when it comes to women. 

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                      Posted: December 7, 2015, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

                      "I really doubt the lottery destroyed that marriage."

                      Amen. I'm sure that plenty of marriages have been destroyed (at least in part) by losers trying to win th lottery. If a marriage ends because somebody actually wins the lottery it's probably because the money gives one of them the courage to pull the trigger after wishing they had the nerve for a long time.

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                        Posted: December 7, 2015, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

                        A divorce would definitely be in my best interests if I ever won.  The main reason is that NO ONE is going to ever tell me what to do again, or how to spend my money.

                        It sounds like Paradise by the dashboard light by Meatloaf should be your theme song jj;

                        I swore I would love you to the end of time
                        So now I'm praying for the end of time
                        To hurry up and arrive
                        'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
                        I don't think that I can really survive
                        I'll never break my promise or forget my vow
                        But God only knows what I can do right now
                        I'm praying for the end of time

                          I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                          Posted: December 7, 2015, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                          A divorce would definitely be in my best interests if I ever won.  The main reason is that NO ONE is going to ever tell me what to do again, or how to spend my money.

                          Does she cook your meals ?

                          Does she clean your house ?

                          Does she wash your clothes ?

                          Does she put out ?

                          Does she have your babies ?

                          Does she put up with your family ?

                          Is she there when your sad ?

                          Does she share hopes, dreams, thoughts and ideas with you?

                          Does she lay in your arms at night just because she knows that's a really good place to be ?

                          Did you ever consider that it is you who doesn't understand the meaning of sharing a life together?

                          Would she be heartbroken to read such unkind words.?

                          Maybe you need to do some soul searching, why did you marry her?

                          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                          For a lead role in a cage?

                           

                                                                      From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                            Posted: December 7, 2015, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

                            Don't get sucked into his vortex of despair. Notice how he always says things like " these jackpots are so easy, they need to be made harder".. now its " A divorce would definitely be in my best interests if I ever won.".. 

                            You letting him into your head. 

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

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                              Posted: December 8, 2015, 1:40 am - IP Logged

                              I dont recall reading any divorce filing where one of the compelling reasons was a lottery win or a lottery loss.  I've read some pretty odd things listed as reasons for"divorce a mensa et thoro" but maybe its time we have a "lottery" reason as standard.  It sure would make me chuckle.