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Old 12-17-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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I thought he asked "why would you do that if you won $40 million?".

I would like to think I would give most, if not all, of it away. I truly couldn't say though.
I would create a non profit organization, and then donate 100% of it to the non profit, then give myself, and my family all jobs, thus avoiding any tax liabilities.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Where they serve real ale.
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I put $1 in but that's my limit and I'll only play 1-2 times per year. Anything more is just a waste.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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As a young Adult I worked at a 7/11 and I've seen people literally spend half their paycheck on tickets for nothing. What a waste.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:50 PM
Status: "Biden 2020, because Bernie Bros are stupid." (set 29 days ago)
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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I very seldom even bother to purchase a lottery ticket, but does anyone else agree that if the jackpot goes above a certain amount, there should be more than one set of winning numbers chosen? Has the greed virus gotten to the point that winning a million or a few million is not good enough? The odds of winning are so small that picking more than one set of numbers at least gives more people a chance to win and makes the terrible odds a bit more reachable.
meh, my state doesnt have it.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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I put $1 in but that's my limit and I'll only play 1-2 times per year. Anything more is just a waste.
It is a waste, but what I do is I don't play for less than around half a billion. There's no point in it otherwise. If I don't win at least $500M, then I wait until it's $600M to play again. Then I go a month or two without playing because it takes about that long to get that high
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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This only proves how stupid people are in America
I rather save my money and use it on something useful
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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This only proves how stupid people are in America
I rather save my money and use it on something useful
I know right? Like liquor!
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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There was an elderly couple in Halifax who donated their entire $11.3 million lottery winnings to charity, as well.
Elderly Couple Wins Lottery and Donate Almost All of it to Charity
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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I know right? Like liquor!
I know lol. If you're gonna waste money, at least give your money a chance to become several hundred million, instead of blurry vision
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:05 PM
 
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I know lol. If you're gonna waste money, at least give your money a chance to become several hundred million, instead of blurry vision
Lol, I was voting for the blurry vision.
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