Sunday, January 10, 2016
Will you be buying a tcket?
I know that the chances are billions to one that I could win, but someone will. Someone will beat the odds and be a rich person, instantly.
When there is a big lottery pay off, just as sure as the sun comes up in the morning, stories of people who blew it surfaces. You would get the idea from the Media that winning the lottery is an exercise in futility. This time on AOL they listed 21 lottery winners who are now broke.
I am sure everyone who wins says that will not happen to me. BUT for some reason we have many humans who CANNOT handle money whether it is the weekly pay check or a big payoff for a movie star or sports hero. In the military I had friends who could not rub two dimes together a week after payday. These guys lived in the barracks and ate in the mess hall but still could not hold onto their money.
The media pulls up the ‘LOSERS’ from the sports world just as soon as some kid signs a multi-million dollar contract. AS I have mentioned before, our media loves the ‘BAD STUFF’.
As a matter of fact most lottery winners are still wealthy and doing well, thank you very much. Our news back home interviewed a local winner this week. A few years ago he won $88 million. He said, “I still work some, to keep in shape. The only big change you would notice is that I live in a much nicer home!”
The Lottery commission constantly advises winners to check with the experts on how to handle that much money, but a few still buy more STUFF than they can pay taxes on.
So when I win next week, remember I am going to buy me a big steak and chow down!
Some Lottery winners would pick the above for a car, me? THIS!