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One Billion Dollars

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Salty, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    Will you be playing the lottery this Wed - with an expected prize of over $1 billion dollars

    If you are the pastor - and one of your members won - and he gave your church a million dollars - would you accept the check?
     
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  2. Sue-Ellen

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    I am in Canada so I won't be playing but I never play the lottery anyway.
     
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    I have heard lotteries aptly called Idiot Taxes.
     
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    I'll buy a single ticket, like I usually do once the pot gets high enough to pique my interest.

    I may spend 20 bucks a year, if that.
     
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    Most lottery winners lost the first couple ten thousand times they played.

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    I've never purchased a ticket.
    I'd guess the odds of me winning are not a whole lot different than if I didn't play.

    to me, $20 a year is a good book - I'd be angry with myself if I lost it.

    Anyway my coworker said he'd give me a million if he won. :D

    Rob
     
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    We don't participate but I found out my daughter does. See, she works customer service for our local grocery store and they sell lottery tickets. A guy said he wanted 10 tickets and so she printed up 10 tickets (all of them having the computer pick the number). Turns out he wanted one ticket with 10 numbers on it or something like that so she set those aside and printed out what the guy wanted. She was able to sell 9 of the misprinted tickets (again - they were random numbers and a lot of people do it that way so they were fine with buying the preprinted ones) but there was one left at the end of her shift. Instead of having her drawer be $2 off, she bought the ticket. I told her I expected at least a little but of the money after she paid off her student loans. LOL Too bad she didn't win.
     
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    A coworker’s sister called him to take her ticket to the lottery office. She had purchased a scratch off and thought it was $200, but when she tried to redeem it at the store they informed her it was $20,000. The problem was that she is on welfare and did not want this counting as income, so she called her brother (my coworker) who refused to take her ticket. But her other brother took the ticket to the office for her. Turns out he owed the state over $19K in back child support, which they took out of the winnings (which was something I did not know they did). Anyway, my friend became the “bad guy” for not cashing the ticket as they came back with about $150.

    There is no moral to the story (it is a true story, which was funny being there). I probably will buy a ticket. Who am I to stand in God's way if he wants me to win?
     
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    LOL - I love when things like that happen. Some call it karma, I think it's God's sense of humor coming out. ;)
     
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    Never have, never will.

    Absolutely.
     
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