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Old 01-17-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I feel sorry for her. She sounds like the kind of person who will use the winnings wisely, and to help others and not just herself, but her guilt over committing a small "sin" is preventing her from taking any joy in her good fortune.
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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Makes me rethink my theory the the Megaplier is not worth it.
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Old 01-17-2015, 03:56 PM
 
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I feel sorry for her. She sounds like the kind of person who will use the winnings wisely, and to help others and not just herself, but her guilt over committing a small "sin" is preventing her from taking any joy in her good fortune.
What is a small sin?
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:24 PM
 
Location: H-Tine, Texas
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What is a small sin?
Oh, you didn't know?

There's a "power ranking" of sins in the church, where some sins are more important and talked about than others.

(And I'm Christian, too, sometimes the truth hurts.)
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Oh, good grief. She doesn't sound like she was taking money out of her children's mouths to gamble with. It was a quick lark - cost less than a cup of Starbucks coffee, and I doubt her pastor would have castigated her for that. To be eaten up with guilt over such a small thing seems a bit like self-flagelation. I suspect she would find herself quickly forgiven and lauded if she threw the money at the church, instead -- I'm sure she'll be teased/reminded about tithing . . . :-)

Meanwhile, she can keep living her life just the way she wants to - she doesn't have to change a thing. And if she wants to contribute to making her little slice of the world a better place by donating to worthy causes, or helping people in need, or even building a new shelter for dogs -- if it gives her joy, have at it. And if she wants to invest it and create a secure retirement for herself and a small legacy for her family's future -- nothing wrong with that, either.

It's the people AROUND her that are going to go crazy with their opinions on how the money should be used.
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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If she felt guilty, she should've given away the ticket when she found out that it was a winning one.
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:16 PM
 
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Opening a new business is a gamble. Buying a new car is a gamble - if it gets totaled in a crash a couple of years later, you lose money. Moving to a new location is a gamble. Gambling is inherent in everything we do - only the degree of risk is different from case to case. These religious freakjobs and their black-or-white approach to everything make life miserable for themselves and everyone else.
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Give it away so she can sleep at night. What a waste of a lottery win. WTF
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:41 PM
 
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I would love to hear the results of a single question asked her under hypnosis:

"How much have you spent over the last 5 years on all forms of gambling?"
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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This why I actually like Arizona's stance, you can remain anonymous if you win unless you chose to be open about it.
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