(Closed) Anyone else NOT want to win the lottery??

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Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I rarely ever play our state lottery, I don’t even think about it.  And the only time I ever do play is when we go in a group thing at work.  We all pitch in and buy a bunch of tickets and joke about the place shutting down if we all win, lol.  I don’t believe in spending much money on lottery tickets, though, because the odds of winning are so poor.  And the thought of winning huge amounts of money don’t hold that much appeal for me anyway.  Unless I start thinking about all the awesome shoes I could buy.

ETA:  I love your attitude about your life, though, and being happy the way it is.  I feel exactly the same way.  There isn’t anything about my life that I don’t like or would change, even if I could.  And money isn’t my priority in life.  Of course it’s important, don’t get me wrong.  I’ve had times where I’ve had more than enough and times where it was tight.  But right now I’m in a perfect place in my life and have more than enough already.  I sooo agree with you and I’m glad my Fiance does, too.  What would your guy spend it on if he wins, has he said?

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would like win maybe a million or two.  but not 640 million is a lot. I know the actual cash payout is only about half of the jackpot amount but still 300 million is way more than I need in one lifetime, specially when some people having nothing.

My husband is also going crazy over it and keeps coming up with bizarre number combos and running out and buying more tickets. The hype on the news is not helping either. I’ve told him to just relax lol

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@CanAmBride:  Haha!  I agree about the house size.  Our house is small and I love it!  I grew up in a huge house, and also owned one in the past, and it’s just not for me.  My house now is smaller and so much more cozy.  Also, it’s much easier to keep clean and I like it so much better.  I would love to have a huge shoe closet, though, lol. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Honestly? I wouldn’t have a clue what to do with $1 million so not much desire to win $500 million really. I’m not big money celebrity status kind of people. I am content with a life that will always be in suburbia, and middle class. Heck, if we won (which we wont since we don’t play the lotto!) most of it would be given to charity anyway. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I play the lottery every now and then, and I’m a big fan out of Roulette & black jack at the casinos. I may spend $40/year on lottery tickets and maybe $100 year playing table games. I would never spend $100 on tickets though, I would rather just put it into savings!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Like Biggie says “Mo money Mo problems”

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think it’s ridiculous how crazy people are getting over this. The odds of winning are soooooooooooooo small.

more money definitely leads to more problems. We are also very fortunate financially right now and I could only see problems arising if we won half a billion.

Darling Husband has always said if he ever won the lotto he would still work and he’d want to pay off a few of our really really good friends’ mortgages. I told him that if we won I would want to buy wells (charity:water) and save animals every where! So I don’t think things would change for us. We wouldn’t move or go out and buy an expensive car or anything.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would love to win the lottery just to get out of debt (student loans) for me and all my sisters, get my dad a new house because his is falling apart etc…  But! I don’t want to live like a millionaire, ya know?  I want a “normal” sized house, a “normal” car.  I would probably go back to school, open my own business.  But I don’t want to live a crazy life with mansions in 4 different countries and a private jet and fancy clothes and jewelry, that’s not for me.  So I do see where you’re coming from.  I don’t want my life to change drastically either, I’m pretty happy with it, I just want a nice middle class life.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would love to win but don’t waste my money on tickets.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

The thought of it seems more terrifying the more I think about it. While it would be amazing and we coud do so much good with it, I don’t want to be subjected to harassment, broken relationships, and I especially would die if the money tore my SO and I apart. Our life will be fine without it. I guess I’m saying I’m on the fence. 

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