Luck? Fate? Sharing?

The lucky guy who scored the Mega Millions winning ticket said someone deliberately cut in front of him and bought a ticket, just before he purchased the $319 Million winner. He attributed winning the jackpot to ‘the fickle finger of fate.’ Do you believe in fate? Can you point to an incident in your life where you are certain fate played a role, and it was absolutely meant to be?

Also, another man always joined in with this group but didn’t “this time” because he wasn’t “feeling lucky.” Do you think these people that won should give him anything “just because?”

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14 Responses to Luck? Fate? Sharing?

  1. LVISS says:

    Fate or destiny is there – what you deserve to get nobody can take it away and what you do not deserve to get nobody can give it . Yes I believe in fate .

  2. SKL says:

    I believe everything that happens is meant to happen, and what doesn’t happen wasn’t. I don’t know that I would call it “fate.” More like God’s plan.

    As for sharing – personally I’d give the holdouts a consolation prize, like maybe $100K. Aw heck, why not a million? But they shouldn’t get an equal share.

    I hope they all do something wonderful with their winnings and enjoy doing it.

    • LVISS says:

      Whatever we enjoy and whatever we suffer We call it “poorva janma karma” —due to previous births’ ( good or bad ) deeds

  3. Phyllis says:

    Personally, I don’t believe in fate. Rather, I believe in God’s plan! When He blesses it’s a wonderful thing. As for sharing with the guy who didn’t take part this week, YES. There’s plenty to go around so why not share some of that great blessing? 🙂

  4. mssc54 says:

    I believe in destiny. After my father died I had been having a three day arguement when the arguement was suddenly settled by a messanger. One of the most profound experiences of my entire life.

    As for the Mega Millions people. I could go either way on this one. Persnally, I would do something for the guy. However… he DID say he wasn’t feeling lucky that day and as it turns out he couldn’t have been more unlucky. 🙂

    • Laura says:

      Maybe ‘something’ stepped in, and MADE him feel unlucky. Perhaps they all chose numbers, and because he sat out that day, they chose without him. Had he played, they’d have put his wrong number in there, and lost.

      Therefore, he *felt* unlucky, but in reality, was VERY lucky. So he should get something, I’d think, for his noble sacrifice… 😉

  5. Laura says:

    I don’t know if I believe in fate, since that means that what happens is pre-determined and whatever you do to change it doesn’t matter. Rather, I believe in cause and effect – if you do X, it makes it more likely that Y will happen. I also think that there is Divine Influence, and not always for the better (seriously, there are days when I’m convinced that God is messing with me, juts for kicks).

    As for the lottery win, I would totally be sharing with that guy. Especially if he was a nice guy and really did just not participate because he wasn’t feeling lucky. If he was a jerk, I might think twice, though.

  6. Joy says:

    I do believe I agree with all the commenter’s before me. While I do believe most things happen for a reason, I don’t believe in fate or luck to that extent. I mean, I do say “see a penny pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck” but I just do that for the fun of it.

    The breakdown after taxes on this win is roughly 19 million apiece. I’d give the guy a million. He always played and I guess he was a nice guy. He told them all he didn’t deserve any so it’s not like he was going to sue or anything. I’d share. It really is just the way I am. I’d feel bad.

    • Laura says:

      How many of them were there? They could each give him a million, bring him up to “their level”, and none would be noticeably poorer…

      • SKL says:

        There was more than one opter outer. I would give each of them something, but it would have to be less than the actual winners got, partly because once you start sharing, other “entitled” people come out of the woodwork. Then too, there is the gift tax factor and all. The government makes it hard to be nice to people.

      • Joy says:

        I believe there were 8 that didn’t go in but the one they are talking about sharing with went in every other time. The others didn’t always play.

  7. Sue says:

    I think there’s a plan out there for each of us, but it’s not necessarily fate because I think you can change your course. I do believe things happen for a reason. As far as the lottery guy…I could also go both ways b/c we play the lottery at work and if your dollar isn’t in the envelope and your name isn’t written down, too bad. It would be great of them to share with that guy, but then are they going to share with the person who butted in line since it would have been their ticket instead?

    • Joy says:

      No, I don’t think the guy that butted should get anything but that other guy plays each week. I used to play with people at work too and like you, if your name wasn’t there “too bad so sad” but still, I’d share my part. It would just bother me.

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