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Would You Keep Working If You Won $1,000 a Week for Life Lotto?

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An 18-year-old high school senior recently won the lotto -- and now he'll be getting paid $1,000 a week for the rest of his life. Would you quit your job or keep working if you got a $1,000 paycheck every week?

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  • george 2012/06/15 03:07:10
    Yes
    george
    +4
    Your not going to live large on $52K a year. Keep working. New England has a new lottery that pays the winner $1,000 a day for life. That another deal.  1000 a day for life

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  • superangrymonkey 2012/06/15 03:36:22
    Yes
    superangrymonkey
    I'd die of boredom.
  • TheCouchF*cker 2012/06/15 03:33:38
    Yes
    TheCouchF*cker
    That's a lot of time to not occupy with something.
  • tesmith47 TheCouc... 2012/06/15 07:11:01
    tesmith47
    are you saying with all the things in the world you could not find something interesting to do!!!!!??????!!!!!!!
  • wtw 2012/06/15 03:28:58
    Yes
    wtw
    Of course!
  • Nancy Peters 2012/06/15 03:20:19
    No
    Nancy Peters
    +2
    I'd volunteer my time
  • Pinball Wizard 2012/06/15 03:13:09
    No
    Pinball Wizard
    +1
    But, public service has always been good for me. I could keep busy w/o a pay check.
  • relic 2012/06/15 03:12:37
    No
    relic
    +1
    I'm already retired.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/06/15 03:11:27
    Yes
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    But at the job/craft of my choosing, not at what I do now.
  • george 2012/06/15 03:07:10
    Yes
    george
    +4
    Your not going to live large on $52K a year. Keep working. New England has a new lottery that pays the winner $1,000 a day for life. That another deal.  1000 a day for life
  • tesmith47 george 2012/06/15 07:11:58
    tesmith47
    what are you talking about, that is about what the average american makes
  • prosper... george 2012/06/15 14:28:05
    prosperhappily
    So, 365K per year, before taxes? Yeah, I'd probably retire, or at least semi-retire on that.
  • Kasey Jo 2012/06/15 02:59:13
    Yes
    Kasey Jo
    +1
    yes i would open my own daycare with the money i won
  • Tamara McMillan 2012/06/15 02:50:34
    Yes
    Tamara McMillan
    +1
    Yes I would keep working but I would open my own business and work for myself. . hire a friend or two and start enjoying life!
  • Rhi-ot. 2012/06/15 02:50:27
    Yes
    Rhi-ot.
    +1
    I'd save that money and use it to plan the best vacations ever/ for my children (if i do indeed have any), I wouldn't live off of it.
  • Funboy 2012/06/15 02:50:03
    Yes
    Funboy
    +1
    Hellz yea! This money is nothing
  • ZERO 2012/06/15 02:47:35
    Yes
    ZERO
    +2
    $52,000 a year isn't exactly rich, but even if I won millions I'd still work, I'd just work at things that amuse me.
  • faye 2012/06/15 02:45:09
    Yes
    faye
    +1
    lets compute...

    he is 18 years old.

    1,000.00/week x 4(week in a month) = 4,000.00 per month
    4,000.00/month x 12(month in a year) = 48,000.00 per year

    1,000,000.00 amount he win / 48,000.00 year =20 years and 10 months

    its not enough...

    need to work...
  • george faye 2012/06/15 03:11:24
    george
    +2
    There's 52 weeks in a year not 48. Still not enough to retire on.
  • faye george 2012/06/15 05:44:03 (edited)
    faye
    +1
    12 months, in every month there is 4 weeks so there for, 12 x 4 = 48 weeks

    :)
  • ZERO faye 2012/06/15 08:44:34
    ZERO
    +1
    No, he's right, there's 52 weeks in a year. Prove it to yourself, 365 divided by 7 is? Anyway, you're right that he'll be out of bucks before he's 40, not too many people noticed that.
  • faye ZERO 2012/06/15 10:00:17
    faye
    +1
    hehehe thank you...
  • tesmith47 george 2012/06/15 07:13:48
    tesmith47
    who are you guys, you all make a lot more than 52k a year???
  • Vennie tesmith47 2012/06/15 07:33:29
    Vennie
    I'm a registered nurse and when I retired I was making a little more than that. With my pension and social security, but I'd be living on a shoestring if my husband hadn't left me a nest egg when died.
  • Pet Rock Whisperer 2012/06/15 02:42:53
    Yes
    Pet Rock Whisperer
    +2
    That's only about $720 take home. Not exactly big money, but a nice base income to be able to count on every week!
  • I AM A TROUBLEMAKER 2012/06/15 02:40:58
    Yes
    I AM A TROUBLEMAKER
    +1
    may be
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/06/15 02:38:39
    No
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +1
    PERHAPS IF I WERE 18, ....BUT I'M NOT! ..GREAT GRANDMA
  • Nomad58 2012/06/15 02:31:10
    Yes
    Nomad58
    +3
    That's chump change. Especially after Uncle Sammy takes his cut.

    chump change uncle sammy cut
  • Scott ヶBrony Of PHAETヶ 2012/06/15 02:22:22
    No
    Scott ヶBrony Of PHAETヶ
    +4
    I would be pretty content with that money, would continue with my charity work to keep me busy .
  • Sweetness 2012/06/15 02:17:10
    Yes
    Sweetness
    +1
    I would want to reach the goal I have set for myself..
  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2012/06/15 02:15:05
    Yes
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +2
    Probably part time............
  • Jessica 2012/06/15 02:11:23
    Yes
    Jessica
    +2
    I'd probably use it to go to college to earn a degree for a profession, and then save some to possibily start my own business on the side.
  • aksquad 2012/06/15 02:10:58
  • Happy 2012/06/15 02:10:22
    Yes
    Happy
    +1
    if i get the career i plan on i would be happy doing it, but otherwise probably not, depends if i like it.
  • JCLadybug 2012/06/15 02:09:18
    Yes
    JCLadybug
    +2
    I love my job, so yes I would keep working. This would be peace of mind for the job market right now.
  • being me 2012/06/15 02:02:30
    Yes
    being me
    +1
    Maybe take some time off for a trip but yes I would still work, if just for the company and something to keep me grounded.
  • Junichi 2012/06/15 01:58:25
    Yes
    Junichi
    +1
    All towards schooling, but schooling would be a total waste if i got my degree and didn't get a job with it
  • Janey 2012/06/15 01:58:21
    Yes
    Janey
    Yes
  • Kaimeso 2012/06/15 01:58:02
    Yes
    Kaimeso
    A thousand dollars a week isn't going to go far. Take out the taxes, subtract the necessary expenses and there won't be a lot extra for that good life he is thinking. Of course, for someone who thinks flipping burgers is a life long job, it's probably a lot.
  • Jan Haskell 2012/06/15 01:56:42
    No
    Jan Haskell
    I would have a few years ago .... but now I really want to retire :)

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