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Whats more important to you?

Winning a huge jackpot. [ 11 ]  [22.92%]
Good health. [ 16 ]  [33.33%]
A loving family. [ 1 ]  [2.08%]
All of the above. [ 20 ]  [41.67%]
Total Valid Votes [ 48 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  
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Posted: December 24, 2015, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

I'm guessing #4 wins.  LOL!  A Merry Christmas to all LP posters.

Never give up.  Banana

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    Posted: December 24, 2015, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

    I'm guessing #4 wins.  LOL!  A Merry Christmas to all LP posters.

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      Posted: December 24, 2015, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

      As I get older my health is staring to fail. Not in a big massive way. But little by little, things are starting to go downhill.

      As much as I would like to win a jackpot, staying healthy is most important. If you don't have good health, you have nothing.

      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

      A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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        Posted: December 24, 2015, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

        As I get older my health is staring to fail. Not in a big massive way. But little by little, things are starting to go downhill.

        As much as I would like to win a jackpot, staying healthy is most important. If you don't have good health, you have nothing.

        Yes rc, I am inclined to agree.  Staying healthy is mo... um, how much is that jackpot?

          I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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          Posted: December 24, 2015, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

          Yes rc, I am inclined to agree.  Staying healthy is mo... um, how much is that jackpot?

          Realtorjim you are too funny......and i like that $312 million dollar figure.

          All of the above for me as well.

          Merry Christmas all....oh and good luck for those playing the big games this holiday .... Maybe we will be lucky for a Mega win on Christmas Day?  I wouldnt mind.....

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            Posted: December 25, 2015, 12:20 am - IP Logged

            Health was my vote. If you don't have it you become painfully aware you don't have it.

            I didn't vote for all of the above because if winning a jackpot is as important to you as health you're setting yourself up for a life of disappointment and obsession.

            How many people win a jackpot? It would be nice, sure but winning one being important?

            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: December 25, 2015, 1:05 am - IP Logged

              I like all the options.  All the options are potentially intimately related.  I have to admit I kind of tend towards a nice, sweet, tender girl with nice set of t & a to

              make me happy.EmbarassedNaughty  I can forgo the T&A as long as kisses so sweet, make my heart complete. Love

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                Posted: December 25, 2015, 1:10 am - IP Logged

                Health was my vote. If you don't have it you become painfully aware you don't have it.

                I didn't vote for all of the above because if winning a jackpot is as important to you as health you're setting yourself up for a life of disappointment and obsession.

                How many people win a jackpot? It would be nice, sure but winning one being important?

                Definitely, health.  I just had lung surgery in November, and it was very painful.  I'm a non-smoker but had a nodule on one lung and a tumor on my thymus gland.  I'd been coughing for years.  Now I will tell everyone:  Take care of your lungs.  They are so vital to our life.  Luckily, there was no malignancy so I can go into 2016 with a new lease on life. 

                This time at home on medical leave has been great, though.  I've not had a break from the work schedule in years, so I've spent all this valuable time working on my number system for... 5 games?  It's been like building a city.  I could never have gotten this much done with holding down "the job".

                Feeling gratitude!  Smiley Santa

                La Maga Della Spaziometria

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                  Posted: December 25, 2015, 8:34 am - IP Logged

                  I'm guessing #4 wins.  LOL!  A Merry Christmas to all LP posters.

                  If you Won #1 You could Buy #2 & #3! LOL!

                  A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                    Posted: December 25, 2015, 8:48 am - IP Logged

                    If you Won #1 You could Buy #2 & #3! LOL!

                    Don't know about that one Raven...All the money in the world didn't help Steve Jobs much.

                    Never give up.  Banana

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                      Posted: December 25, 2015, 9:09 am - IP Logged

                      As I get older my health is staring to fail. Not in a big massive way. But little by little, things are starting to go downhill.

                      As much as I would like to win a jackpot, staying healthy is most important. If you don't have good health, you have nothing.

                      I could understand your option if you could only choose one or the other. But since you have the option of winning a large jackpot AND having good health no need to separate them. 

                      Even if you had the option of staying healthy forever, in my opinion, it is a kind of curse to witness someone you love go through a medical situation and also see them have to worry about paying for their health care needs. To me it matters less if I am 100% healthy up to the time of death if those around me are made to suffer through illness with absolutely no chance of financial relief. 

                      Health markers have not changed much in the US in the last few decades. Study after study still show that those with wealth have better access to and receive better treatments than those without. We love to make a lot of claims about our system, but peek behind the curtain and the truth is revealed. Add to the mix that we have people like Martin Shkreli making decisions about what the cost of lifesaving drugs should be, give me the money. Being ill and rich is worlds apart than being ill and poor. When you have access to the best care money can buy, things are a bit different.

                      I'm not saying I want to be rich in exchange for getting Parkinson's or Alzheimer's or something along those lines. I doubt I'm one of those who could handle that type of degeneration with grace and humor, but if it's a curable illness, I'll take the brief discomfort in exchange for some serious money.

                      I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                      The odds are about the same.

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                        Posted: December 25, 2015, 9:13 am - IP Logged

                        Don't know about that one Raven...All the money in the world didn't help Steve Jobs much.

                        Agreed.

                        Money can help, sure. But if you get really sick....

                        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                          Posted: December 25, 2015, 9:34 am - IP Logged

                          Don't know about that one Raven...All the money in the world didn't help Steve Jobs much.

                          Razz Steve Jobs was one of those nature boy/alt meds idiots and thats what killed him

                           

                          he never tried modern meds nor tried chemo etc etc etc

                          http://gawker.com/5849543/harvard-cancer-expert-steve-jobs-probably-doomed-himself-with-alternative-medicine

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                            Posted: December 25, 2015, 10:26 am - IP Logged

                            Don't know about that one Raven...All the money in the world didn't help Steve Jobs much.

                            I would be willing to suffer through some illnesses if I were super wealthy while I would rather be broke than have to suffer through others. No doubt what one person would be willing to endure would be a no-no for someone else. In other situations you could actually buy your way out of the illness or prevent yourself from getting it altogether. So it's not such an easy yes or no answer. The devil is in the details with that one. 

                             

                            I had a medical issue back in June/July, which had only become an issue because I'd put off getting it treated due to a new job (so taking time off wouldn't have been good) and no insurance. The treatment actually caused a secondary illness which led to needing a specialist and many many many visits, lab tests and prescriptions. Just one of those drugs has a price tag of ~$12,000 for a 20 day course. 

                            Had I not been worried about money and work, the 1st issue wouldn't have been, but even if it had, I would have been able to afford to get a second opinion and avoided all the rest. As it happened, though the doctor told me the side effects were normal and would go away in time, it was the pharmacist who told me they were life threatening and to go straight to a specialist. Thank God something told me to ask the pharmacist.

                            Having tons of money while going through that would have been an entirely different experience. Or I wouldn't have gone through any of it. So I agree with Raven. I could have bought my option 2 if I'd won a major jackpot prior.

                            I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                            The odds are about the same.

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                              Posted: December 25, 2015, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                              Don't know about that one Raven...All the money in the world didn't help Steve Jobs much.

                              He waited until it was too late for him to save himself with his riches.

                              A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!