curse of the lotto!!

United States
July 15, 2008 3:17pm CST
do you think there is a curse that comes with lotto winners or do you think its just an irresponsible winner? if you watch the documentaries there are a lot of people that seem to have horrible luck after wards.. i think i would risk it though
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@deemazing (395)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I would have to agree with almost everyone else on here in that it's more them being irresponsible than horrible luck. People believe that even though they spent $3 million on a home and they won $5 million that $2 million isn't going to last them a lifetime with that home's taxes. Plus, they splurge on all the unnecessary materialistic items would could only dream of. If they were more responsible with their finances...say investing by using one of the best Advisors in the world, they would prosper.
• United States
18 Jul 08
i think i would invest half of any winnings i got
@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
28 Jul 08
I agree with you, Deemazing. Living a more expensive lifestyle is ongoing - expensive things take money to upkeep. However, $5 million invested even at a low 5% would give an annual income of $250,000 for ever without touching the original winnings.
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• United States
16 Jul 08
I watched this documentary. It was very depressing. The one about the guy losing his wife was really sad. I don't think a curse comes with winning the lottery. Money just changes people. As for the people who get in trouble because everyone begs them for money a firm no would have saved them a lot of trouble. If I was a millionare I wouldn't want a lot of people to know about it.
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• United States
16 Jul 08
I finally got my star. Hooray!
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• United States
16 Jul 08
yay for the star!! and i know people need to stop giving it away to people that are just fake about it.. if they knew it was really going to help some one then thats different but most people just come out and make things up and prey on them
@freak369 (4950)
• United States
30 Jul 08
If I won, there aren't many people that I would tell. I wouldn't sock it all away but I wouldn't squander it on meaningless things. I would try to do some good with it and help people but that would be done anonymously. The bad luck that can come after a big win is usually poor financial planning like gold plating your toilet seats or buying a different car for each day of the week.
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• United States
8 Aug 08
maybe its because i grew up poor but i couldnt even understand how they spend their money on stupid crap
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
30 Jul 08
People are not responsible when they win the Lottery. They need to think things through before spending money. they should also ask questions and hire an accountant to help them with the taxes and so forth. They also need to spend responsibly. If you plan on quitting your job, you must plan for the future.
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• United States
8 Aug 08
when i was working i always said i would continue to work and i would just out of boredom lol
• United States
15 Jul 08
lottery balls - These numbers are unlucky
I have a theory, would you like to hear it? Okay, the people that play the lottery are being exploited. The lottery exploits the poor and gives them a hope that if they could just win they would quit their job and everything would be super duper. They are unschooled on finances because anybody who knows numbers would never play the lottery. The odds are against you from the start, if you do win, there are taxes, nut job relatives and the fact that you are now popular and you have a lot of money. Celebrities or high profile people can afford security and don't mind paying for it. Those who fall into a jackpot don't even think about the consequences of winning, just that they want to win. If I ever played the lottery and won I would then buy a million dollars worth of tickets for the next lottery, the odds would be in my favor to win again, and I would keep doing it until I got bored, but since I'd rather not give my money away I don't.
• United States
15 Jul 08
doesnt help that these people buy mansions and forget they will have to pay tax on them lol
@Wolfechu (1193)
• United States
15 Jul 08
That's because documentaries about people who win the lottery and are very happy with the results don't put bums on seats, I'm afraid. Nor do documentaries about people who win but don't want the publicity, and nondisclosure of your details is almost always an option in these things. Given the number of lotteries running worldwide, I think you could safely say at average of at least one person wins the jackpot every day, somewhere. They can't all be miserable.
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• United States
15 Jul 08
i would hope not