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Old 09-30-2007, 03:45 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by dex View Post
I'm too lazy to do this but here is an idea. Make up a story that the IRS is going to put you in jail if you don't come up with $X; they took all your liquid assets so far. Send out a letter to all your relatives asking for whatever they can give by Y date in a check made out to the US Treasury Dept. Let them know you might need a place to stay for awhile after you sell your house.

See who gives you what. Then think about telling everyone that you won the lottery and be generous with those who gave you something and/or offered you a place to stay.
Originally Posted by dex View Post
PS - I think someone said that lotteries are a form of a stupid tax - the dumber you are the more you are taxed.

Having said that - I do by one about once a month or less - I like to dream.
Dex, I agree with go all the way; especially like your letter to relatives/friends requesting help. Have not broken down and bought even 1 lottery ticket yet. My DW has spent about $5 over her life time. I give enough directly to the State through taxes.

Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. That's my story and I am sticking to it.
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