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Well, I was thinking last night.. I am 23 and I play the Lotto. If I would win the Powerball or Mega Millions. .... that would leave out the Older players who have been playing for a long time. By older players i mean... players over the age of 50.  I don't know.. do some of you young players feel bad playing the lotto when the Older players should be winning?

I definitly will give 50% of my winning to my parents because they didn't have the life like I am having now in the awesome USA. They had to give up their dreams so I can achieve my dreams. Mum's 55 and my dad's 63....

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Argue,guy wins on first ever try at lottery a cool 375 million on his 21st birthday and argues with an old man at store.....

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No matter who wins young or old, there'll probably be some who will think they deserved to win more because they're poorer, kinder, most honest or just a better person.  Unfortunately the person holding the winning ticket is the winner regardless.

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That's an admirable thought.   You can form a partnership with your parents and legally split it 3 ways.

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Older people are a big reason why annuity prizes and lifetime payouts-ALL of them-need cash options. BTW I'm 42 (43 in July).

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No matter who wins young or old, there'll probably be some who will think they deserved to win more because they're poorer, kinder, most honest or just a better person.  Unfortunately the person holding the winning ticket is the winner regardless.

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Isn't that the truth!

The person with the Ticket is the: WINNER!

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Lottery games are available to all ages above the set state laws for gambling so I do not feel sympathy for older lottery players.  Everyone who buys Lottery has a chance at winning.  Lady Luck visits all different lottery player age groups.-weshar75

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No guilt whatsoever. The lottery is open to all. Everyone will always have a chance, regardless of how small it may be. You are not taking anything from anyone. With that type of mentality you are destined for failure from day one.

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In fact by playing the lotto I am benefitting seniors daily. Good ole PA slogan.

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My Dad played Minnesota Gopher 5 religiously since its inception.  When it first came out, he was still working and thought it would help him and my Mom in retirement.  He later retired and still played religiously.  He soon noticed that they did not need to win the lottery to be doing ok in retirement.

And then ............... soon after this revelation .................... he ends up winning a Gopher 5 jackpot.

 

Moral of the story:  The more that you play to win, the more that you will fail.  Start playing for the fun of it and you'll begin winning.

 

Good Luck,

John

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I want to say the younger a person is when they hit a jackpot the more likely they'd be to spend it foolishly, but then there's Jack Whitaker.  

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The more younger the player, and the already responsible and intelligent, will maximize it to their fullest potential. Not all young people are stupid, or foolish. Most maybe, but not all. I would have no problem spending not even 5% of my jackpot and being happy.

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The more younger the player, and the already responsible and intelligent, will maximize it to their fullest potential. Not all young people are stupid, or foolish. Most maybe, but not all. I would have no problem spending not even 5% of my jackpot and being happy.

this is NOT always true!!

also i would have no problem spending not even 2 percent of my jackpot and being happy.......

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sirbad

I was thinking more along the lines of the younger a person was the more likely they are to think that something like a "hot car" would be a must for someone who suddenly came into a lot of $$$$$$. They'd be less likely to be like the late Sam Walton (Wal-Mart founver) who, while worth many millions, drove around in the same 9 year old pick-up truck.

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I'm one of the older players you are talking about,will be 70 soon and I have won a couple of pretty good ones, MI's Roll over a few yrs back and the Ga Fantasy 5,both were deceint amounts, So don't feel bad about the older people like me,We will survive  and I have plans for one or two more,And I guarantee I will hit again. 

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