Don't you wish that you could make some extra money this way? LOL ^_^

@shywolf (4522)
United States
January 14, 2007 8:49pm CST
According to a recent news story, a wealthy Portugese man who was childless decided to leave his fortune to seventy strangers whom he selected at random by looking through a local telephone book. Wouldn't you love to become a wealthy man's heir out of the blue like that? LOL ^_^ More here: http://www.davesdaily.com/out.php?id=23636&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2Fs%2Fafp%2F20070113%2Fod_afp%2Fportugalwilloffbeat_070113213704
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• Canada
15 Jan 07
That would definitely be wonderful. I with someone would select me for such a purpose. I would love a couple million, or even a couple thousand, just out of the blue. I might be able to afford to fly to AZ to see my boyfriend, who is working there. Gee, I hope someone selects my name out of the phone book, and leaves me some money real soon. I guess I'd better start praying. Thanks for starting this interesting discussion.
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@shywolf (4522)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Aw.. well, I may not be able to give you any free money, danishcanadian, but I did give you the 'best response' for this topic. I hope that that makes you smile a bit, even though it won't get you to AZ to see your boyfriend. I hope that you can see him soon, somehow! ^_^
@patgalca (14416)
• Orangeville, Ontario
15 Jan 07
There should be more people like this in the world. If I had a lot of money, millions, I would give some away as well. But I do have children who I have to think of first. I wonder who Oprah is going to leave her fortunes to.
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@shywolf (4522)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Wow, that is a really honorable thought. To give so much away to charity. I applaud you for saying that! ^_^
@chiyosan (29498)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
wow! of course i'd like that to happen to me. i wish there will be someone like that man here in our country and give away his money to us.
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@shywolf (4522)
• United States
20 Jan 07
That would be really amazing! I sure wish that it could happen to me, as well. Wouldn't it be lovely to get all that money for doing nothing? LOL ^_^
• United States
15 Jan 07
hahaha i would never be that lucky. the only time my name seems to be randomly drawn from anything is around tax time for audits! yikes!!! luck is not my friend :(
@sunshinecup (7881)
15 Jan 07
You know my mother and I, have always dreamed of becoming rich and then handing money out randomly. Except we would go in low poverty areas to do it. I think it's kind of neat. What else would he have done with it? Good for him, someone with a great heart I think.
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• United States
15 Jan 07
Geez and I just moved too. Guess I moved to the wrong place huh? lol Anyways, a girl can dream.
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@rainbow (6763)
15 Jan 07
Oh no, I'm ex directory, that's so typical.
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@shywolf (4522)
• United States
20 Jan 07
Aw, that's not fair! You should still be eligible to earn money this way, lol! Oh well. Maybe next some random rich person will drive around giving out money at random houses! ^_~
@darckj (885)
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
how i wish my name is in that phone directory! who knows i will be recieving some of his blessings! if searching for money is just as easy as that, then there will be no beggars here in our country [as if beggars have telephones!].^^
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@idrob2006 (317)
• Indonesia
16 Jan 07
Absolutely. who would ever refuse a free money? no one right. but what is the chance we will get that kind of money in our life time?? almost to none!! :) but again, I agree your idea seems so wonderful
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• Saint Lucia
16 Jan 07
that would be a excellent way to get wealthy. thanks to the guy who did this
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@totnakish (141)
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
what a lucky strangers!hope im one of them.so to all wealthy people u should try it also!
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@oresal (1351)
• El Salvador
15 Jan 07
well, i do, some people are just lucky, but do u think that was a good choice, i mean he didnt know any of them, what if one of them is convict, i mean someone whos constantly in and out, i mean someone who would just waste the money in useless things, wouldnt it be better to leave that to charity, really help someone out. if i had no family at all i would leave my money to charity
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
15 Jan 07
This sure would be nice; maybe I'll have to consider putting my number and address back into the directory... Seriously, though, I have never won anything in my life, and I'm convinced that any money I'll ever have will be earned, but it's a nice thought. What a great thing for this man to do, though. Can you imagine the difference that he must have made in the lives of those 70 people?
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@Shukaru (167)
• Romania
15 Jan 07
LOL indeed ! :))))
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• United States
15 Jan 07
Gosh, I guess I would even 'luck out' on that, wouldn't you know my number isn't in the phone book...SS
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• United States
28 Feb 07
that's crazy!!! I would probably scream if i found that out... but its also sad... he didnt have anyone to give his fortune to that he gave it to strangers... :(
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Holy cow! Why couldn't he have grabbed a US Oklahoma phone book? LOL I could use a small fortune! Hey! for any wealthy people out there looking to give your money to someone...call me. ha ha
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
The people chosen were indeed lucky. I wish I was that lucky. But he could have given it to more needy persons like charities, homeless people instead of just picking from the phone book. I can see his sincerity but still, I hope, that the ones chosen are really deserving.
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
19 Jan 07
This man should seriously be considered a hero. To me this is extremely touching and very uncommon. It proves although he was rich he wasn't greedy or selfish and i think that all 70 of those people should have a huge tribute to him of some sort!
@anup12 (4181)
• India
17 Jan 07
That will be a great news