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(Sun News Network)   Sister claims she gave her brother $1 towards his winning $3 lottery ticket. What happens next? Yup, lawsuit   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 90
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2013-10-13 11:27:47 AM  
I'm thinking the legal fees would outweigh the award of splitting a $3 winner. =P
 
2013-10-13 11:28:09 AM  
The sister sounds like a royal biatch.
 
2013-10-13 12:30:58 PM  

miss diminutive: The sister sounds like a royal biatch.


I would imagine the entire family is equally charming

/just a hunch
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-10-13 12:34:39 PM  
The statute of frauds should be extended to lottery ticket contracts. Or the loser of lawsuits over tickets should be executed. Or both.
 
2013-10-13 12:38:58 PM  
You know...I have put a decent amount of thought into this...and here are my thoughts and plan of action when it comes to me winning the lottery...

If I were to win (well, first I would have to play, which i don't, but that's besides the point)...if I were to win, I would give every family member money I felt deserved/needed it.  But..before they got a single dime, they would have to sign a document that this is the only money they are ever getting out of me, and once the money is gone...it's gone!

I think primarily the money would go to younger family members, in the form of a conditional agreement.  So, the money would be there for them to pay for college, but if they wanted more, they would need to graduate college...and they would not get the majority until they are like 25-30 years old.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-10-13 12:51:29 PM  
they would have to sign a document that this is the only money they are ever getting out of me

See "in terrorem clause."
 
2013-10-13 01:40:50 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: miss diminutive: The sister sounds like a royal biatch.

I would imagine the entire family is equally charming

/just a hunch


Thanksgiving must be a riot.
 
2013-10-13 01:42:33 PM  
If it was me, I would give my sister her full share. If for some reason I said "screw you, sis" IMHO she would be well within her rights to sue me or better for everyone, bludgeon me to death with a hammer. Maybe I'm just not enough of an asshat but I just don't understand this guy.
 
2013-10-13 01:42:47 PM  
Maybe he should send his sister off to Belize.
 
2013-10-13 01:43:04 PM  
Give her her dollar back. That's all she lost.
 
2013-10-13 01:47:30 PM  
If she didn't sign the ticket, she can honk the bo bo.
 
2013-10-13 01:47:43 PM  

skinink: Maybe he should send his sister off to Belize.


What does that mean?  I keep seeing it reference on the internet.  Is it from a TV show or something?
 
2013-10-13 01:49:53 PM  

Endive Wombat: You know...I have put a decent amount of thought into this...and here are my thoughts and plan of action when it comes to me winning the lottery...

If I were to win (well, first I would have to play, which i don't, but that's besides the point)...if I were to win, I would give every family member money I felt deserved/needed it.  But..before they got a single dime, they would have to sign a document that this is the only money they are ever getting out of me, and once the money is gone...it's gone!

I think primarily the money would go to younger family members, in the form of a conditional agreement.  So, the money would be there for them to pay for college, but if they wanted more, they would need to graduate college...and they would not get the majority until they are like 25-30 years old.


I would do something similar but instead of(or in addition to) signing a document I would dole out their money on a monthly basis with the understanding that it would continue until they made me UNHAPPY. My personal criteria would be excessive run-ins with the law or requests for more money.
 
2013-10-13 01:51:00 PM  

cig-mkr: If she didn't sign the ticket, she can honk the bo bo.


Exactly.  If it was a group winning, then she should of claimed it as such. Why do people trust others to do the right thing... 10 million dollars changes people.. ALOT.
 
2013-10-13 01:55:20 PM  
f I were to win (well, first I would have to play, which i don't, but that's besides the point)...if I were to win, I would give every family member money I felt deserved/needed it.  But..before they got a single dime, they would have to sign a document that this is the only money they are ever getting out of me, and once the money is gone...it's gone!

i'd tell people they can ask for money once. name a amount and if i think it is reasonable i will give it that one time. if i think you asked for too much you get nothing-ever.
 
2013-10-13 01:57:35 PM  

BiffDangler: skinink: Maybe he should send his sister off to Belize.

What does that mean?  I keep seeing it reference on the internet.  Is it from a TV show or something?


In Breaking Bad, this meant making sure someone was never seen again, and if anyone asks, they're on a trip they're not going to return from
 
2013-10-13 01:57:54 PM  

BiffDangler: skinink: Maybe he should send his sister off to Belize.

What does that mean?  I keep seeing it reference on the internet.  Is it from a TV show or something?


  Guess you never watched Breaking Bad....
 
2013-10-13 02:04:42 PM  
If I won a large sum of money like that I would
1. Set up a trust fund for my child.
2. Give each of my immediate family and my wife's immediate family a good chunk of cash. I'd also do the same for my close friends.
3. Make relatively safe investments.
4. Donate to charities.
5. Travel the world.
6. Spend a lot of time stoned on primo weed.
 
2013-10-13 02:04:58 PM  
5 million to someone to "correct" his problem?
 
2013-10-13 02:05:26 PM  
"here's a few hundred thou, now farkoff"
 
2013-10-13 02:07:58 PM  
So he has bought thousands of lottery tickets, and this one time he asked her to buy into a specific ticket which happened to be the winner?
 
2013-10-13 02:09:53 PM  
Is Canada the new Florida. You go kids.
 
2013-10-13 02:10:04 PM  
I told my relatives they would know if I won the lottery. "You'll never see my fuzzy butt again".
 
2013-10-13 02:10:15 PM  
Give her a dollar and a dream.
 
2013-10-13 02:12:51 PM  

Endive Wombat: You know...I have put a decent amount of thought into this...and here are my thoughts and plan of action when it comes to me winning the lottery...

If I were to win (well, first I would have to play, which i don't, but that's besides the point)...if I were to win, I would give every family member money I felt deserved/needed it.  But..before they got a single dime, they would have to sign a document that this is the only money they are ever getting out of me, and once the money is gone...it's gone!

I think primarily the money would go to younger family members, in the form of a conditional agreement.  So, the money would be there for them to pay for college, but if they wanted more, they would need to graduate college...and they would not get the majority until they are like 25-30 years old.




Same here. Our state doesn't even participate in any lottery system, so I couldn't play if I wanted to. Still, in the fantasy world where I won a large sum of cash ( in excess of 8 figures) my first visit wouldn't be to the lottery headquarters, it would be to a law office.

/set my parents up for life, pay off my siblings mortgages, and give my sisters-in-law 5 grand each to fark off.
 
2013-10-13 02:18:46 PM  

skinink: Maybe he should send his sister off to Belize.


Might be an Old Yeller type situation.
 
2013-10-13 02:19:43 PM  

miss diminutive: The sister sounds like a royal biatch.


This is why I give the rich a semi-pass at times. They can't help their human nature.

Put most anyone near a bunch of money and they immediate become a greedy, conniving SOB trying to get more of it from somebody else.
 
2013-10-13 02:26:49 PM  

stuffy: I told my relatives they would know if I won the lottery. "You'll never see my fuzzy butt again".


If you're constantly forcing them to look at your fuzzy butt, I bet they're buying you lottery tickets by the truckload.
 
2013-10-13 02:28:12 PM  
Well he should give her dollar back.
 
2013-10-13 02:37:25 PM  

Jument: If it was me, I would give my sister her full share. If for some reason I said "screw you, sis" IMHO she would be well within her rights to sue me or better for everyone, bludgeon me to death with a hammer. Maybe I'm just not enough of an asshat but I just don't understand this guy.


Contrary to some claims in this thread money doesn't change people. What it does is give people the freedom to be who they were all along. What tends change people is the lack of money, as morals and principles fly out the window. So when you have one sibling who has fallen into a lot of money (for the average person) he now has the freedom to be an asshole with impunity. The other sibling now realizes how little money they have and tosses morals to the wind. It's a bad combination.

Two greats tests of a person's character in this world are being truly dead broke and being rich. It is the rare rare person who behaves the same in both situations.
 
2013-10-13 02:39:09 PM  

Krymson Tyde: If I won a large sum of money like that I would
1. Set up a trust fund for my child.
2. Give each of my immediate family and my wife's immediate family a good chunk of cash. I'd also do the same for my close friends.
3. Make relatively safe investments.
4. Donate to charities.
5. Travel the world.
6. Spend a lot of time stoned on primo weed.


Thank you for your newsletter.
 
2013-10-13 02:41:16 PM  
There's nothing like money to cause a family fight.

/ If I won the lottery people would disappear.
 
2013-10-13 02:41:21 PM  
It reminds me of my last day working for the Post Office.  After I put the letters through the slot of a certain address for the final time, the door opened.  "Oh hello, Mrs. Pfelt, I won't be delivering your mail anymore; today's my last day."
"Oh I know," she said, taking me by the hand and leading me up to the bedroom where she slowly made love to me for the next two hours.  I finished showering and went downstairs to find a big breakfast waiting for me.  As I left, she handed me a dollar.
"Don't get me wrong, Mrs. Pfelt," I said, "That was a terrific breakfast, and the best sex of my life, but why the dollar?"
"When I asked my husband what to do for you on your last day, he said 'fark him, give him a dollar.'  Breakfast was my idea."
 
2013-10-13 02:43:48 PM  
Buying lottery tickets is questionable at best....but verbally agreeing to terms towards buying a shared lottery ticket is retarded.
 
2013-10-13 02:46:40 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: There's nothing like money to cause a family fight.

/ If I won the lottery people would disappear.


If I won the lottery *I* would disappear.
 
2013-10-13 02:47:13 PM  

Endive Wombat: You know...I have put a decent amount of thought into this...and here are my thoughts and plan of action when it comes to me winning the lottery...

If I were to win (well, first I would have to play, which i don't, but that's besides the point)...if I were to win, I would give every family member money I felt deserved/needed it.  But..before they got a single dime, they would have to sign a document that this is the only money they are ever getting out of me, and once the money is gone...it's gone!

I think primarily the money would go to younger family members, in the form of a conditional agreement.  So, the money would be there for them to pay for college, but if they wanted more, they would need to graduate college...and they would not get the majority until they are like 25-30 years old.




Don't tell anyone you have won the lottery.
 
2013-10-13 02:50:01 PM  
I've never understood this "group purchase" mentality for lottery tickets. The odds of winning are pretty much the same either way so just buy your own damn ticket.
 
2013-10-13 02:51:38 PM  

Krymson Tyde: If I won a large sum of money like that I would
1. Set up a trust fund for my child.
2. Give each of my immediate family and my wife's immediate family a good chunk of cash. I'd also do the same for my close friends.
3. Make relatively safe investments.
4. Donate to charities.
5. Travel the world.
6. Spend a lot of time stoned on primo weed.


If I won a large bottle of air I would
1. Open it
2. Breath it
3. Look through it
4. Smell it
5. Wave my hand around in it

Hey, I can be just as flipping boring as you.
 
2013-10-13 02:52:19 PM  
If I won the lottery, I would do my best to appear as though I'd never won.  I'd probably make some upgrades to the house that I'd never mention to anyone and maybe I'd take nice, more frequent vacations that I would never, ever brag about.  If I did move or travel for an extended period it would be "for work".

Doesn't gadian seem happier these days?  Yeah, I wonder what that's about.
 
2013-10-13 03:01:01 PM  

nytmare: Krymson Tyde: If I won a large sum of money like that I would
1. Set up a trust fund for my child.
2. Give each of my immediate family and my wife's immediate family a good chunk of cash. I'd also do the same for my close friends.
3. Make relatively safe investments.
4. Donate to charities.
5. Travel the world.
6. Spend a lot of time stoned on primo weed.

If I won a large bottle of air I would
1. Open it
2. Breath it
3. Look through it
4. Smell it
5. Wave my hand around in it

Hey, I can be just as flipping boring as you.


So my not being an ass but sharing it with others is boring? Okay. I'll take boring over being an asshole any day.
 
2013-10-13 03:03:22 PM  
I'm sure my sister would do the same thing. Followed by 80% of the rest of my family. They are greedy, selfish, one sided teabaggers that would sue in a heartbeat. Glad I don't associate with them.
 
2013-10-13 03:07:23 PM  

nytmare: Krymson Tyde: If I won a large sum of money like that I would
1. Set up a trust fund for my child.
2. Give each of my immediate family and my wife's immediate family a good chunk of cash. I'd also do the same for my close friends.
3. Make relatively safe investments.
4. Donate to charities.
5. Travel the world.
6. Spend a lot of time stoned on primo weed.

If I won a large bottle of air I would
1. Open it
2. Breath it
3. Look through it
4. Smell it
5. Wave my hand around in it

Hey, I can be just as flipping boring as you.


Nah, you actually didn't sound boring!!

Psychotic, yes. Boring, no.

:)

Btw, did Subby forget a few zeros or forget to mention bad blood?
 
2013-10-13 03:08:23 PM  

Krymson Tyde: nytmare: Krymson Tyde: If I won a large sum of money like that I would
1. Set up a trust fund for my child.
2. Give each of my immediate family and my wife's immediate family a good chunk of cash. I'd also do the same for my close friends.
3. Make relatively safe investments.
4. Donate to charities.
5. Travel the world.
6. Spend a lot of time stoned on primo weed.

If I won a large bottle of air I would
1. Open it
2. Breath it
3. Look through it
4. Smell it
5. Wave my hand around in it

Hey, I can be just as flipping boring as you.

So my not being an ass but sharing it with others is boring? Okay. I'll take boring over being an asshole any day.


cdn0.lostateminor.com
 
2013-10-13 03:12:29 PM  
Did she get that in writing? Nope? Oh well, better luck next time.
 
2013-10-13 03:14:47 PM  

stuffy: I told my relatives they would know if I won the lottery. "You'll never see my fuzzy butt again".


You'll finally start waxing?
 
2013-10-13 03:16:34 PM  
I don't think she can make her case. If you gave a bum a dollar and he bought a winning lottery ticket would you expect a share of the winnings? Was there some contract between these two? I doubt there was even an unspoken agreement, and the only reason it has become an issue is because the dollar amount is so great. I imagine like blood in the water attracts sharks the money attracted lawyers.
He'd been buying lottery tickets for years and I have to agree with him that her $1 contribution was a small investment in the overall program of buying those tickets. Since he has given his family - including his sister - gifts of cash, she should be satisfied at the return on her investment. That's my opinion, but money does things to people's minds.
 
2013-10-13 03:16:53 PM  

super_grass: Krymson Tyde: nytmare: Krymson Tyde: If I won a large sum of money like that I would
1. Set up a trust fund for my child.
2. Give each of my immediate family and my wife's immediate family a good chunk of cash. I'd also do the same for my close friends.
3. Make relatively safe investments.
4. Donate to charities.
5. Travel the world.
6. Spend a lot of time stoned on primo weed.

If I won a large bottle of air I would
1. Open it
2. Breath it
3. Look through it
4. Smell it
5. Wave my hand around in it

Hey, I can be just as flipping boring as you.

So my not being an ass but sharing it with others is boring? Okay. I'll take boring over being an asshole any day.


This is me
i232.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-13 03:17:21 PM  
I'm with several others here. If I won, no one would ever know. I would quietly set up my parents and brother to be taken care of, invest the rest in safer investments like CDs and such, and quietly live my life. Any donations would be anonymous. Most anyone would see would be a new car every few years and nice vacation pictures. No distant relatives would ever hear a word about it, and my friends would be clueless.
 
2013-10-13 03:17:32 PM  

Theaetetus: stuffy: I told my relatives they would know if I won the lottery. "You'll never see my fuzzy butt again".

You'll finally start waxing?


He'll stop showing his butt to family and charge money to stop.
 
2013-10-13 03:18:34 PM  
Wow, I got more interested in the website itself than the article. Can I assume SunNews is the Canadian equivalent of Fox News?
 
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