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    This is whats wrong with America...

    Ok, someone in my town won the Lottery of like a million bucks. What does he do? He goes out and buys an orange Lamborghini Gallardo... You KNOW hes gonna be broke in a year...


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    Nothin' runs like a Deere IowanGPR's Avatar
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    why wouldn't you invest? especially as cheap as it is to buy in right now. the stocks will come back, it's just a matter of time... just gotta be patient. If the guy won like 100 million i can see buying something that expensive. does the guy have a decent job?

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    I don't know his situation, but thats my point, hes going to be broke in like a year. .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampage View Post
    I don't know his situation, but thats my point, hes going to be broke in like a year. .....



    Better him than you..Right...

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    It's very common for lottery winners to go broke. In the audio book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind" By T. Harv Eker he covers a lot of the reasons this happens. Athletes, Entertainers etc also fall into the same category. A lot of it is your upbringing about money, how you view opportunity vs risk, fear of failure, fear of success, your comfort levels and management abilities. It's talks a lot of how (sustained) rich and successful people think vs your avg person and why things happen the way they do. It's dead on accurate! I highly recommend it.

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    Yea theres a word for people that win millions.And then go broke...IDIOTS PERIOD....Have a great day...

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    You guys are all just jealous that his ride is better than yours.....

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    Oh my god......... A Gallardo?? Go for the gold! Murcielago LP670-4!!!!!!!

    Too bad he'll piss all that money away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampage View Post
    I don't know his situation, but thats my point, hes going to be broke in like a year. .....
    My version of why this happens (and for a good reason): God wants it that way. Now don't get caught up w/the religious finger pointing. I'm just using my skew to poke a little fun in the grand scheme of things. Yes, God wants it that way b/c the village idiot winning the lottery is good for everybody. He (the VI) will more than likely spend his money, willy-nill, and thereby improve his local economy. His money will multiply as it passes hands and the locals will earn wages and spend their money and taxes will be earned for the local municipality. Yes, his personal waste of money is good for the rest.

    On the other hand, if you're like me, I'll sit on the bulk of it. Yeah, I'll earn some low guaranteed interest rate and I'll die w/ a huge lump of wampum, but I will have something for my children at the end of the day. People in my category aren't generally good for the economy. What good is all that cash just sitting in some vault? No, I'll never win the lottery.

    Don''t get bogged down w/details shooting holes in my theory. It's really my own little joke and justification as to why I'll never pick the right numbers. But, I'll keep trying just the same...

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    Lottery equals= white trash retirement fund



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