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 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO DYFRYNT- I am glad it makes sense to you but it does not make sense to me, your saying if I won 156 million dollars on powerball and I start making movies again I am going to be just as happy or sad as I am now, I don't think so, no way, You know people who talk like that are the same people who say when they are old, oh I wouldn't want to be young again , it's ok, I lived my life you see, no I don't see. You mean my friend you wouldn't want to be the kid born today who has a good chance of living 120 years or more, we are stuck with the cards we got, period. Don't have to lie about everything. By the way if I won 156 million, I would give our friend MR Kendall, a million so this board look supersonic. Then I would give him 3 million to do something with a film track record label.He deserves it.With the other 150 million, look out enemy's[ha-ha]

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2013 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

To the OP. These kinds of articles come up all the time. It is almost completely urban legend. It is a balm to the rest of us who are still slaving away to find out that those big lotto winners aren't really any happier after all.

What little actual fact gathering I have found on this topic is this - if you are generally a happy person before you strike it rich, you will generally be a happy person after you strike it rich. If you are a depressed, angry person before, you will be a rich depressed, angry person after the win.

This makes a great deal of sense to me.


Your evaluation doesn't take into account the tremendous change after striking it rich: people see the winner differently and treat him or her differently.

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2013 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Back in the nineties I was working with the PA House of Representatives. After our PA Lottery had been in place for two decades, a study was done that found the majority of big winners blew through their winnings and were worse off financially than they were before winning!

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2013 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Back in the nineties I was working with the PA House of Representatives. After our PA Lottery had been in place for two decades, a study was done that found the majority of big winners blew through their winnings and were worse off financially than they were before winning!

Well, that's what happens when you don't hire a financial planner!

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2013 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

EXACTLY, how much wisdom does it take to hire a financial planner?

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2013 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Some of you may remember that my mother-in-law won a million quid last year. I won't say how much of it is left, but there's a couple of noughts missing now. Still, they got a big house which is bound to be a good investment.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2013 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Back in the nineties I was working with the PA House of Representatives. After our PA Lottery had been in place for two decades, a study was done that found the majority of big winners blew through their winnings and were worse off financially than they were before winning!

This is the same as money don't make you happy comment. If one was generally happy before they won the lottery they will be happy afterwards. If one was generally sad before they won the lottery they will probably feel the same way afterwards.

So if one was responsible with their money BEFORE they won the lottery I believe one would be responsible with their money AFTER they won the lottery.

Yeah, a lot of ppl blow through their good fortunes. But they were probably living off of credit, and in deep debt before they won anyway.

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2013 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I think that money in itself can't make you happy, but it can give you a lot of opportunities to find something in life to be happy.You can blow it or not , but without it you might not even have a chance to find your so called happy dreams.

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2013 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

http://news.yahoo.com/winner-590m-powerball-jackpot-84-old-190502464.html

84 year old Florida woman pockets $370 million (after taxes).

I guess her retirement is going to be comfy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2013 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   Spence   (Member)

http://news.yahoo.com/winner-590m-powerball-jackpot-84-old-190502464.html

84 year old Florida woman pockets $370 million (after taxes).

I guess her retirement is going to be comfy.


Not to mention all the prunes that would buy..

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

$400 million smackers today!

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Some of you may remember that my mother-in-law won a million quid last year. I won't say how much of it is left, but there's a couple of noughts missing now. Still, they got a big house which is bound to be a good investment.

Did her lifestyle change much? Is she wearing tight dresses now and walking an ocelot on a leash? smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Moving would be #1 on my list. I don't even have my own place. I'd move into a nice house, with gate all around, in a nice neighborhood (with no home owner's association), that's not huge. I'd get what I need, then maybe two more bedrooms, incase I need to help family of a friend one day.

Those homeless cats at the park that I have been giving love and scrapes for years, well, they're going home with me. It's widely considered the cats would only go with me anyway, especially since two or three people have tried to take one home, with poor results. They latched onto me since I gave them love, time, and attention, while others would maybe give a little or just drop off food.

I'll donate to the BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship.

I'll also see if I can't help any labels, like Intrada or LLLR's, with cash for releases that are taking too much money (like reuse fees in Canada, since they said recently no more scores recorded in Canada).

I'll still keep a part time job. Just so I'm not cut off fully from the real world, and also so I don't retire early. If I retire early, I collect less and may not even get what I put in. Lottery money won't last forever and hyper inflation is coming. And if I still have lottery money when I retire, I'll collect what I can for retirement, live on that, and use only what I have to from the lottery money, and Will it to somebody, like my sister.

And you better believe I'll have every official CD I want, and a damn fine system to play it with.

Maybe I'll also hold once every few months a contest and offer a CD. Free. Kind of like what somebody did here several months ago with the Varese "Spartacus" kitchen sink release.

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2013 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

$200-something million now.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 5:41 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Some of you may remember that my mother-in-law won a million quid last year. I won't say how much of it is left, but there's a couple of noughts missing now. Still, they got a big house which is bound to be a good investment.

Did her lifestyle change much? Is she wearing tight dresses now and walking an ocelot on a leash? smile


Her lifestyle did change. Before: working on the checkout at Asda (supermarket), rented house, old car, no holidays. After: new house, new car, holidays abroad every other month. She did go back to Asda for a while (bored, I suppose) but left again (fed up, I suppose).

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2013 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

If I won it, I would give JIM PHELPS a quarter of the winnings. Because I know how much JIM likes me. HE MUST, he knows the wise statement, LOVE ME OR HATE ME BUT DON'T IGNORE ME.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2013 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Somebody from Fresno wins the $216 million!!! And nobody from the S.F. Bay Area!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2013 - 10:08 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

How much will that be after they take out the taxes and put it in the criminals pockets in WASHINGTON?

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)


Her lifestyle did change. Before: working on the checkout at Asda (supermarket), rented house, old car, no holidays. After: new house, new car, holidays abroad every other month. She did go back to Asda for a while (bored, I suppose) but left again (fed up, I suppose).



Thanks for the update, Jehannum.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

[dupe]

 
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