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You just won $1,000,000 in the lottery. How much would give to charity?




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17Nothing. It's mine!
1310%
620%
530%
340%
050%
060%
070%
080%
190%
0100% (yeah, right!)


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pandora
posted 16-Oct-1999 12:31pm  
Five percent.
dab Survey Qualifier
posted 16-Oct-1999 12:50pm  
Governments would take about 50%. Some of what they do with it might be considered charity.
Maarten
posted 16-Oct-1999 2:04pm  
In The Netherlands they take 25%.
mandy
posted 16-Oct-1999 5:59pm  
I'm not sure in percentages.
I would definitely donate to The Humane Society of The United States and some local animal(no kill) shelters and animal foster care and rehabilitation organizations.

And children. I'd like to give money locally to organizations that help sick, abused, needy or homeless children in my area.
they Survey Central Subscriber
posted 16-Oct-1999 8:23pm  
Other.
seven
posted 16-Oct-1999 11:35pm  
"Win"... as in receive without earning...I would give a little in that case.
Very
posted 17-Oct-1999 2:30pm  
I doubt I would give any to formal charity. I would buy my mom a house and possibly help out some friends, though.
kristalynn
posted 17-Oct-1999 4:41pm  
hmmm probably about 30% but it would have to be something I really believe in.
anonymous
posted 17-Oct-1999 5:42pm  
Why wouldn't I want to help others. Besides the fact that its tax deductible, It's a good thing to do.
SueBee Survey Central Subscriber
posted 17-Oct-1999 6:41pm  
I answered "nothing" but I'm sure I would give to some charities. Probably less than 10% initially, although over the years it would add up. I'd rather help out friends and family.
supplicant
posted 18-Oct-1999 12:00am  
0%> <10%
jjg
posted 18-Oct-1999 1:00pm  
Upfront? Absolutely nothing. I would probably give something like 5% of the future proceeds from investment activities though.
Resy
posted 18-Oct-1999 3:35pm  
I don't know ... I suppose it depends on how much I had to spend to be revived after finding out I'd won....
Wicksy Gold Star Survey Creator
posted 19-Oct-1999 6:54am  
I'd give probably about 25% away to family and friends and keep 75% for myself.
jaff
posted 19-Oct-1999 3:16pm  
*gygglz*
doom
posted 19-Oct-1999 4:15pm  
It would not be a lump sum or a percentage, I would give some away as it came up.
anonymous
posted 21-Oct-1999 1:19pm  
I'd begin to build a company that produced quality goods and services while employing various employees. The employees would be compensated fairly for their contribution to the success of this company. They would also be encouraged to learn, grow as people, and to take on more challenging roles.
Hand outs rarely help people, especially long-term. Give people opportunity new handouts. Charity is a flawed concept.
yorricks
posted 21-Oct-1999 11:08pm  
Nothing formally speaking. I think I would probably find people who could use a little assistance now and again but to actually set aside a certain amount for charity? Do I need to appease the great god of the lottery and show my gratitude by donating?
seven
posted 22-Oct-1999 6:40pm  
anon, of course giving someone a handout might encourage them to "begin to build a company that produced quality goods and services while employing various employees. The employees would be compensated fairly for their contribution to the success of this company. They would also be encouraged to learn, grow as people, and to take on more challenging roles."

Which reminds me... how come you're not doing that now?
anonymous
posted 22-Oct-1999 10:40pm  
I'm waiting for a handout.
Mariah
posted 28-Oct-1999 1:11pm  
I don't know...a million bucks doesn't go as far as it used to...
tecknode
posted 3-Nov-1999 11:26pm  
Only $1mil?! Too little. Invest it and give to charity later. Also, charity begins with family.
ILJ
posted 9-Nov-1999 11:49am  
About $10,000.
grmbrand
posted 15-Nov-1999 11:35am  
Considering I'd be giving more than half of it to my least favorite charity (a.k.a. the U.S. Government), I'd happily hang on to the rest.
was_Frostbrand
posted 18-Nov-1999 4:53pm  
I'll say forty percent because four is my lucky number.
supplicant
posted 20-Nov-1999 11:07am  
Then why not give 4% and you can be lucky AND rich? ;)
clare
posted 10-Aug-2006 2:39am  
Before or after the taxes have been taken out?
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