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Should you win either jackpot: would you hesitate to write a check to fellow forumites?

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If they faced hard times, l would not hesitate providing that assistance-providing they did not run off at the mouth to others given that the help is private. .how about you?

** Have a Great Weekend People.

Party

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How would you know that they really need help. And once word gets out that you are giving away money, people will be coming out from every crevices. 

Of course if they can prove that they need help, then I would provide them with some money and have them sign some sort of a confidential agreement.

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In response to noise-gate

I never heard of a formulamite. Is that the pick 3 players?

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What?

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In response to Greg2117

How  would you know? How do we know Mike Tyson is near bankruptcy, if someone were going through tough times do people not seek help- we venturing into the realm of conjecture.
Your 2nd paragraph speaks volumes.

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In response to Ronnie316

Do you by any chance have vision issues Ronnie?  I have no idea where you read formulamite,but why am l not surprised. Stay on course Ronnie.

helpmewin's avatar - dandy
In response to noise-gate

maybe the winners can make a thread offering to the needy folks but be sure to be specific for THOSE THAT Seriously NEED THE HELP!Smiley

helpmewin's avatar - dandy
In response to Greg2117

How would you know that they really need help.

sometimes you just know you can Visualize it Eek

RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
In response to noise-gate

You have as much chance of getting a check from a fellow forumites(LP member) if one of them won a jackpot as the bums that hang out at local lottery retailers wishing everyone who buys a lottery ticket good luck.   Evil Looking

Why would anyone here ever expect such a response even  if they were a personal friend of the winner?

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In response to helpmewin

I can sense some of the sarcasm in your replys. But that's alright, it doesn't bother me. Cause in a short while I will be too busy spending my millions while...

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In response to Greg2117

I think those replies you speak of do bother you or you would not have made mention of it. This is a discussion forum and opinions are like noses, everybody has one. But don't let us stop you counting your millions Buddhist one.

Hyper

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In response to RJOh

No one is discussing " expecting a response"  from fellow LP members. Those folk who stand at street corners with placards saying " Help- Homeless, need food"- do you think they expect no one to give them a handout? Why venture out their  doors if they  felt that way? You would have us believe that all members of LP are coldhearted, callous & immature.
You need to broaden your mental horizons.

RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
In response to noise-gate

I wouldn't have you believe anything, I just thought the word forumites was referring to fellow LP posters and was just asking why anyone here would expect such a response. 

I've never felt posting at LP entitled me to any special considerations from lottery winners and wanted know why some others might feel different.

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In response to noise-gate

Could you make me out a check for ten grand now?

I won't cash it until you win.

That way I won't bother you when you get swamped with all the lowdown scammers who will be clamoring for money.

They got a lotta nerve.

We should tell them to go get a job like we did.

Dirty scammers...

 

**You have a great weekend too, partner!

Party

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In response to rdgrnr

lol lol

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
In response to noise-gate

I don't think anyone would care or complain if you or any other LP member won a lottery jackpot and decided to share it with LP members, some are just saying there's no way in hell they would even think about doing something like that in response to the question you asked at the beginning of this thread.

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" some are just saying there's no way in hell they would even think about doing something like that in response to the question you asked at the beginning of this thread."

......Yet some will go to a party, see this person for the first time and decide to sleep with them- balls to bone! Right.

Reading your response RJOH - " Half of me is like, "No freakin' way. This is bogus." And then the other half of me, who has seen enough bad cinema says, "Oh, yes way."

Thanks for your imput.

Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
In response to noise-gate

In truth, this topic went off the road when you lashed out at others for daring to disagree with you. Everyone else immediately saw the foolishness of your proposal. But that does not make them "coldhearted" as you put it, just realistic. But I'll believe you had "good intentions" with the hypothetical.

The_road_to_hell_is_paved_with_good_intentions

Artist77's avatar - batman14
In response to Coin Toss

I hope I get a chance to write that book Coin toss!  And I know you got the parameters of the book but apparently someone else did not. I did not ever suggest that the JP winner meet with people asking for money and that would be dangerous and it would not be needed for a marketable book. I was referring more to what happens in their daily life...kind of like the new drama lottery series is going to focus on (family drama, people tracking them down asking for money, etc.). Based on my research, it would be unique and if the lottery winner won quite a bit (200 million plus), the market would be there for such a book.

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In response to noise-gate

Yes, I would hesitate. There is no way I would write a check to a stranger that I have not met, and only "talked" with on a forum. Where money is involved, people get weird ideas. Like, "hey I deserve a piece of that".

I came into a little inheritance a few years ago, and the neighbor behind me got wind of it and came knocking on the door. Really. They didn't know how much I got, but it didn't matter. They felt they were entitled to some. My wife told the neighbor not to ever knock on our door again. If I ever win the lottery they would be all over that.

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In response to rdgrnr

If we wait long enough those will be imported from China too.

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In response to Jon D

The so called " foolishness of my proposal" was based on a passage of scripture from the bible l had read the night before- " James 2:15, 16"- l guess l was wrong to have injected that idea into my question since not everyone is Christian & not everyone reads or has read the bible.
My intentions were well meaning and not written to offend anyone or to elevate myself above others.
Lets put this baby to bed.

RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
In response to noise-gate

One thing I would consider doing and that is buying a premium membership for some of the members.  Over the years several members whom I never corresponded with did that for me and it was greatly appreciated.  As far as I know none of them won a jackpot so maybe they just wanted to spread some good karma.

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In response to noise-gate

 " Half of me is like, "

We had a feeling you might be Schizo.......

Btw, what does going "balls to bone" have to do with giving to charity?

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In response to rcbbuckeye

The same thing happened to me;  the neighbor I've known the longest came over, a widow woman, wanted to "borrow" five hundred bucks.  I thought it was quite a bit to ask of me and told her I would but definitely needed it repaid.  She looked at me funny, like it was cruel of me to insist, but agreed.  As I handed her the cash, I told a "white lie" and said it was a hardship on me, but figured she needed it or wouldn't have asked.  After she put the money away, she said it would supplement what she'd been saving to go to the Indian casino over in Oklahoma.   My jaw was still on the floor after she had walked back to her house.  I was over there right after the first of the month when she said she'd repay me.   She hesitated, like she didn't want to pay, but did.  "Might have to hit you up for another loan next time I go to the casino." she said.   I told her I didn't like subsidizing other people's vices, had enough of my own.  We're still "friends" but I can sense a difference, but I really don't care.

I've loaned out thousands in my life and I bet not 10% was ever paid back.  The ones who got the 90%?  Never heard from them again.

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In response to mikeintexas

Good story, just goes to show what some people consider a "disaster". lol. lol.

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From mikeintexas:

After she put the money away, she said it would supplement what she'd been saving to go to the Indian casino over in Oklahoma. 

From a post on the previous page (mine, but that doesn't matter):

For one thing, degenerate gamblers looking to recover their losses would consider that a 'disaster'.

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In response to Coin Toss

I Agree! You were spot on Coin Toss....

And most gamblers would not be so forthright about why they needed money.

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In response to Ronnie316

I could not resist Ronnie. ..
Schizo - would be one who sided with the Ashkar Brothers over the legitimate owner of a scratcher ticket.
A Schizo is one who sides with a person who throws their Mother under the bus over Money.
Schizo you say? Look in the mirror.

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In response to noise-gate

How did you know I threw my Mother under a bus?

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