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Old 09-02-2009, 06:19 PM   #21
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A/C is not an option for me...it's a necessity.........especially when I have a glass of wine.


IP...those implants look a bit cattywompus to me.....

heh...just realized they are two different sizes. I am having a glass of wine right now...so....

I thought they were eggs...
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:48 PM   #22
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Jim Hall from Troy, New York says he's the same man he was before he hit the New York Lottery for $65 million five years ago.
In that town, he doesn't need air conditioning...
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:55 PM   #23
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In that town, he doesn't need air conditioning...
Maybe not...but he's not a 51 year old woman that enjoys a glass of wine now and then either.........don't make me go into further details.....
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If I won the lottery, I'd definitely be poormouthing in a couple of years that I'd spent it all, to make all the "well-wishers" go back into the woodwork.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:35 AM   #25
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The first $6M I spent on drinking, fast women, and hard partying.

The rest of it I just blew.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:42 AM   #26
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Before we get too self-righteous we might want to re-visit this thread.

Who had more fun losing their money?
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:39 PM   #27
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Way at the bottom of this article, it says:
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As you can see, the Halls didn't make the same mistakes other lottery winners have. They didn't take the much reduced "lump sum." ...
I wonder how many of the posters here would agree that it's a mistake to "take the much reduced lump sum"?
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:18 PM   #28
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It seems like the people who win lotteries (the ones we hear about) some how lose a screw and go nuts buying things they don't really need. Buying things they didn't get as a kid for Christmas or something. It seems to me they would try to make themselves and their families secure first Then spend a little on the "extras". That's what I would do, of course maybe that's why I'm here almost fully retired and they're still buying lottery tickets
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I saw that mistake to take the lump sum, too, and it is mostly because the writer is breathtakingly ignorant of math. And the fact that the article is on a very pro-lottery website and is written to a very pro-lottery audience (ie, stupid people).
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Way at the bottom of this article, it says:

I wonder how many of the posters here would agree that it's a mistake to "take the much reduced lump sum"?
I dont know about others, but in Illinois I would definitely take the lump sum
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:39 AM   #31
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Two votes for lump sum. I was skeptical of the site's bias, too.
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Hey- I just got 2 emails last week informing me that I've won 2 different lotteries in the UK for megamillions twice! And I didn't even buy a ticket or know of their existence!
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The breast implants should pay dividends for many years to come.
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:53 PM   #34
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Definitely set yourself up securely first, then go playing. Not that I'd ever win any appreciable amount of money, but I can still dream. I blow $40 per month in any manner I want, that is where my $8 per month for lottery comes from. If I win awesome. If I lose, that's fine too, I'll still retire when I'm 58 and I'll still be financially well off.
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:12 PM   #35
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"I honestly wish I'd never won the lottery money — and knowing what I know now I should have just given it all back to them." She's currently left with around $32,000.
If she "honestly" feels that way, what's stopping her from returning the last $32,000?

As Bugs would say, what a maroon.
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I am 120% sure that I wouldn't go nutty like she did, even if I won a lot of money. I might become rich, but I would always be cheap!

Give me a few million and I will prove it to ya.
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The breast implants should pay dividends for many years to come.
But eventually she'll have to pay "back taxes".
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I always wonder if the vows to not change a thing you always hear in interviews of lottery winners really stick.

It seems like it's often some 63 year old school janitor or something who's saying he'll give some to his kids and the church but has no plans to quit working or move from his doublewide.

I also don't get the ones who lose so much in business ventures. Hello you have 30 million dollars you don't need to improve your financial situation, which is what owning a business is for. Are they hoping that whatever car dealership they bought will turn it into 40 million so they can buy something nicer? The ones who open a bar I'll grant an exception to, everyone has had that dream at one point.
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I always wonder if the vows to not change a thing you always hear in interviews of lottery winners really stick.

It seems like it's often some 63 year old school janitor or something who's saying he'll give some to his kids and the church but has no plans to quit working or move from his doublewide.

I also don't get the ones who lose so much in business ventures. Hello you have 30 million dollars you don't need to improve your financial situation, which is what owning a business is for.
Right around the time I retired, I came across a statistics (God knows if it is true) that 75% of multi-millionaire lottery say they intended to keep work, one year latter when they did a follow up study that found that 75% had quit working.

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I don't think taking a lump sum is necessarily a mistake, as long as you don't do it from one of those annuity companies. I'd want to run the numbers on a spreadsheet and factor in a few things, but due to inflation, it is usually the case that a dollar today is better than 10 dollars ten years from now.
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