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When you win, what GOOD things will you do with the money?

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Posted: July 27, 2016, 9:46 am - IP Logged

The latest Lottery Post news story  https://www.lotterypost.com/news/305371 is about a GA man (Ronnie Music Jr) who won $3 million in the GA Lottery and invested wasted the money in a crystal meth ring.

This got me to thinking about what I would do when I win the lottery. 

Besides paying off my debts, helping my family and buying all of the things I would want (within reason), I would want to do some good with the money that would benefit those that are less fortunate.

Well...my brother and I both play and have agreed that whoever wins will split 50/50 with the other.

He has always said that he would like to start and run a puppy farm to raise service dogs as well as donate to the children's hospital.

As for me, besides donating to worthwhile charities, I would like to take over abandoned or dilapidated apartment buildings, fix them up and create affordable housing for the working poor. It would be for people who are hard working people that work at low paying jobs and can't afford the high rents that most places are currently charging. Everyone deserves a nice affordable place to live!

So...my fellow LOTTERY POST members, what good would you do if and when you won the lottery?

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    Posted: July 27, 2016, 9:58 am - IP Logged

    The latest Lottery Post news story  https://www.lotterypost.com/news/305371 is about a GA man (Ronnie Music Jr) who won $3 million in the GA Lottery and invested wasted the money in a crystal meth ring.

    This got me to thinking about what I would do when I win the lottery. 

    Besides paying off my debts, helping my family and buying all of the things I would want (within reason), I would want to do some good with the money that would benefit those that are less fortunate.

    Well...my brother and I both play and have agreed that whoever wins will split 50/50 with the other.

    He has always said that he would like to start and run a puppy farm to raise service dogs as well as donate to the children's hospital.

    As for me, besides donating to worthwhile charities, I would like to take over abandoned or dilapidated apartment buildings, fix them up and create affordable housing for the working poor. It would be for people who are hard working people that work at low paying jobs and can't afford the high rents that most places are currently charging. Everyone deserves a nice affordable place to live!

    So...my fellow LOTTERY POST members, what good would you do if and when you won the lottery?

    There are a couple ladies at work who had breast cancer, in fact one is having to under go treatments again after treatment last year. I know the med bills have to be outrageous, so I would pay off their med bills.

    There are other things, depending on the amount won, but my 2 friends would be at the top.

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

    A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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      Posted: July 27, 2016, 10:05 am - IP Logged

      I have a few older relatives who need their homes fixed up better.  I would help them first.  Homeless shelter and food pantries here always need things.  A  PB winner in SC set up scholarships for kids who don't qualify for the one the lottery funds.  That's a thought too--to help kids get a better start.

      Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.-Rocky Balboa

      “Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.” – Zig Ziglar

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        Posted: July 27, 2016, 10:10 am - IP Logged

        I'd buy whatever college Kingofearth goes to and turn it into a homeless shelter.

        Never give up.  Banana

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          Posted: July 27, 2016, 10:30 am - IP Logged

          May-be 3 times a week, go to a supermarket in a low income areas and pick people to pay for their groceries.  And if they don't have enough items in their cart, tell them to get more.  The other thought was to pay a food truck to go to where I saw a lot of vets/homeless people and feed them, not sure of what meal: breakfast, lunch or dinner.  I do not trust charities just to give them money.

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            Posted: July 27, 2016, 10:44 am - IP Logged

            Skeptical well as I said in another thread :

            "I'd like to donate the even dozen "purpose built" Crown Vics to the local PD here in VA

             

            also I'd be keeping a few friends busy working on my dream house and help one of them with her medical bills

            and it'd be fun to be someone's Secret Santa one year,just 4 the grins of it

             

            beyond that  We shall see

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              Posted: July 27, 2016, 10:48 am - IP Logged

              I'd buy whatever college Kingofearth goes to and turn it into a homeless shelter.

              that or a hostel Yes Nod

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                Posted: July 27, 2016, 10:54 am - IP Logged

                Going to Help People.  Enough said! 

                Being too specific  & not living up to my word would be a betrayal. 

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

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                  Posted: July 27, 2016, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                  I'd buy whatever college Kingofearth goes to and turn it into a homeless shelter.

                  Green laugh

                  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 27, 2016, 11:10 am - IP Logged

                    I'd buy whatever college Kingofearth goes to and turn it into a homeless shelter.

                    Or pay for his airfare to whatever country he wants to live in with the condition that he doesn't come back.

                    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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                      Posted: July 27, 2016, 11:12 am - IP Logged

                      Food pantries in my area and where I used to live would definitely get money from me. I like the food truck idea mentioned earlier. Christmas would be my shining time for giving, for sure. The most fun for me would be giving anonymously to people, then seeing the glowing look on their face when they see someone cares.

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                        Posted: July 27, 2016, 11:56 am - IP Logged

                        I'd buy whatever college Kingofearth goes to and turn it into a homeless shelter.

                        You support Socialism after all!

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                          Posted: July 27, 2016, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

                          I would support the local economy buy shopping my little heart out and lil Daryll would get some milk.

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                          For a lead role in a cage?

                           

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                            Posted: July 27, 2016, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                             With the $175 million that I will win tonight, I could support our local police, sheriff, and fire department by paying for the gifts for the innocent children they encounter. Gifts like teddy bears, blankets, dolls or action figures,bicycles, and more. 

                             Supporting our local red cross will also benefit the children who are victims of fires, floods, or other major disasters. 

                             All of the above will be done anonymously. If word got out that I did this then the beggars would be at my door again.Shocked

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                              Posted: July 27, 2016, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

                               With the $175 million that I will win tonight, I could support our local police, sheriff, and fire department by paying for the gifts for the innocent children they encounter. Gifts like teddy bears, blankets, dolls or action figures,bicycles, and more. 

                               Supporting our local red cross will also benefit the children who are victims of fires, floods, or other major disasters. 

                               All of the above will be done anonymously. If word got out that I did this then the beggars would be at my door again.Shocked

                              Very nice.Blue Angel

                              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"