[quote user="dezzzR"][quote user="Morehead State"][quote user="dezzzR"][quote user="Morehead State"][quote user="lttaylor56"][quote user="JPizzack"][quote user="Morehead State"]
[quote user="lttaylor56"]Reminds me of the song: "I wanna be a millionare so ****ing bad" Say you took the lump sum @ 240 mil-I could get you @14 mil a year in interest easily, virtually guaranteed for the rest of your life. Dream Baby, Dream.[/quote]</p>
Do you know that more than half of the big lottory winners end up bankrupt?</p>
Its a friggin scam where our State governments prey on the normal human weaknesses of its citizens.</p>
are you blaming a government money maker for people being stupid? i dont get it....
Are those people ending up bankrupt because of poor decisions? most likely.
Now, if by human weakness you mean ppl who are compulsive gamblers, and play lottery every with decent amounts of money....then yes i absolutely agree.
wow, i feel like every post i have made today has to defend normal people vs. stupid people.
is this really what it has come to??? lol</p>
[/quote]You do have good points today JP. A bit more aggressive than normal, but good points. MH, I'm sorry about your friend. I hope he owed more than 50k, before he hung himself, but I guess everyone's tolerance level is different. Dav-Exactly-what I was thinking, athletes fall into the same category. There should be required money education courses and direction to investors immediately at the time of signing to an nfl team or winning the lottery.[/quote]</p>
None of us can ever know what he was thinking, but we think it might have been the shame of charging up his company credit card and all the consequences once that would become known.</p>
The irony is that the company he worked for (Olympic Fasteners) took care of all the funeral expenses and help support his wife for a decent amount of time after.</p>
[/quote]Thats so horrible. Im sorry for your loss MH.
Such a nice thing to say.* Who are you and what have you done with Dez?</p>
This is why I don't gamble.* Its my little, pathetic attempt to honor the memory of my friend.</p>[/quote]Well i did say id give everyone in here a million if I won, much more than the rest of the cheapos here. 
[/quote]You are very generous...I would even wait if you wanted to take the mil out of your interest and not the principle.