if you win the lottery.....and lost the ticket...

Philippines
August 3, 2010 11:08pm CST
Hi...i have this funny thought when i remembered my Psychiatric Nursing Duty... There was a patient there who became mentally ill because the rumor was he won the jackpot in the lottery but the lottery ticket was nowhere to be found... If you were in this same situation.., how would you react that a large amount of money is almost in your grasp but it the ticket is gone..how will you cope up with it..will you be mad at yourself? will you be able to sleep at night? as for me.., i can't imagine how would i feel.. haha
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@monouu (2608)
• Singapore
4 Aug 10
I'll feel mad at myself of course and be very sad. However I won't become mentally ill. I'm strong in mind and experience many setbacks in the past so I won't became mentally ill so easily I also always place my lottery ticket in safe place
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• Canada
4 Aug 10
I think I would become mentally ill as well.. All I would be thinking about for the rest of my life is how I COULD HAVE won the lottery, how I could have bought a nice house, and car.. But the reason I didn't was because I was stupid enough to lose the ticket. I would probably spend many days crying I know it sounds kind of stupid to cry over something you never had, but the fact that it could have been mine would kill me. I'm far from the kind of person who could deal with that.
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@hushi22 (4930)
4 Aug 10
Oh, just another nursey in mylot. nice to meet you my friend. that could really drive a person crazy esp if he or she is really in need of money. but i guess if it happens to me, i will cry so much and im sure my love team will take care of me so i don't worry that much of coping. =)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
hi there... nice to meet you too..
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
Let's cross the bridge when we get there... I really cannot also imagine, winning, "pera na, naging bato pa(bucks turned into Rocks)"..... I will just Pray, and Pray,and Pray, I might get it back... For, I've been an accident survivor, and Lots and Lots of Prayers from Family, relatives, and friends granted by life Back.... May God Bless Us All, Always....
@will704 (15)
• United States
4 Aug 10
To tell you the truth I would probally end up mentally ill. Its hard enough to make a decent amount of money now.
• Philippines
29 Aug 10
i agree with what you said.., it's really hard to end up with a decent money nowadays.., =(
@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
Maybe if this same situation happens to me I'll get very very frustrated and mad about myself. I would surely cry a river for having such a bad luck. But knowing my personality I think I would sooner or later cope up with such miseries life throws at me. Those people who couldn't cope up with this kind of situation are the ones who ended up mentally ill. Remember the DABDA principle, They are the ones who never gets to the last A which is ACCEPTANCE. In my case, in every situation i came across in my life there's always me accepting the fate I am having and doing something about it and making it a learning experience. So that in any case, the second time I win another lottery jackpot, I'll make sure the money will be put in my pocket (or the bank) with the ticket safely in my possession.
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
very optimistic..and yes DABDA by KUbler-Ross..coorect me if i'm wrong..=)is the normal process of responding to certain loss... but in my case i would be stuck with ANGER for a long time before reaching the last phase which is ACCEPTANCE...i would be mad at myself for being stupid and careless... =)
@damned_dle (3943)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
Actually I don't find it funny. I feel sorry for the patient. That is a terrible situation and I myself might not be able forgive myself for losing it . Or if ever I can, it will still be hard to go on working everyday when you know that you could have been just enjoying your life...
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
i don't find the patient funny ofcourse... let me just correct you if that's what you thought... what i found funny is the title of my thread... because i know many people will definitly react and comment...=) it will be hard of course if we were on the patient's shoes...=)
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@T_Diamond (965)
• New Zealand
4 Aug 10
I'd be very keen on finding that ticket! Yet after days of searching, I'd definitely be devasted. Probably will never play lotto again lol.
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
hhaha...yes it would be devastating and life changing! hahaha...
@irishmist (3819)
• United States
5 Aug 10
OMG I would hate myself, and try to remind myself that everything happens for a reason, but deep down I would not believe that tho. I would really wonder why I had some really bad luck.
@xandavon (102)
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
I would be devastated but I would accept that it is God's will. But whoo that would be very hard to get over with.
• United States
4 Aug 10
I'm pretty sure I would be super mad and sad cuz that's how I was when I lost $100...so I can only imagine how I would act if I lost that much
4 Aug 10
I would probably end up in hospital too...xD There would be nothing much I could do, I could try and find it but if I can't I'll have to give myself some time to get over the shock even though I'll probably always live to regret losing the ticket. I would try to look on the bright side of things at least it isn't a family member I've lost, or my sight or something because they are worth more than a winning lottery ticket :)
@Sam300 (3)
• India
4 Aug 10
That will be a terrible situation, and I will not commit such mistake again but the chance of winning lottery will also never come again.
@sender621 (14934)
• United States
4 Aug 10
If I won the lottery but lost the ticket, i would be devastated. If the lottery was a huge amount, i would feel even worse. We all misplace little items, but a lottery ticket can't be replaced. When it's gone, it's gone. I would be so angry and upset with myself for not putting a lottery ticket in a safer place.
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
4 Aug 10
State Government have scrapped the Lottery in my place and throughout my state.. Nobody becomes a millionaire in a single night because he purchased a lottery and he won the prize.. No work no money!!!! U earn and u become billionaire or if your ancestors have the money then u are rich..
@unseenzy (171)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
Aww that's really hard to deal with. If I were in the same situation, I will surely freak out. I'll get frustrated and depressed. I honestly can't imagine how to cope up with this. I'll probably end up in the mental institution as well. _
• Canada
4 Aug 10
that would be a MASSIVE PAIN if that were to happen to me.i have no idea how i would get to sleep! i would atleast try to talk to the store i bought it off or somehow try to get that money back.
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
I think I'll also fall in the same situation as the patient who got mentally ill. Let us consider that not everyone in this world get the opportunity to win a big prize of money. It's frustrating to think that you're almost there then you suddenly lost the chance. It is disappointing.