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Woman wants part of estranged husband's lotto jackpot

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Posted: February 28, 2012, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

This story gets me sick. Strange lady and guy who doesn't like his wife wins the lottery. Now the girl wants to be a creep and try to get some money. I'm never getting married.

Don't EVER get married New York. You can take that to the bank. (as long as your not married  LOL)

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: February 28, 2012, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

    And on the flip side: he's so greedy and distrustful, that the dumb s**t doesn't give the ticket to his mother, cousin, or best friend to cash?!   Now... pay the Lady! hahahahaha

    (But... why you on TV??)

    What make you think his family and friends would have been less greedy and distrustful than him?  Years ago a guy from Pennsylvania won an Ohio Super Lotto jackpot of $60M and had his girlfriend cash-in his ticket to avoid sharing it with estranged wife.  She left him with her half and he still had to share the half he had with his estranged wife which after lawyer fees and such ended up being less than 20% of the original prize amount.

    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
    * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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      Posted: February 28, 2012, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

      What make you think his family and friends would have been less greedy and distrustful than him?  Years ago a guy from Pennsylvania won an Ohio Super Lotto jackpot of $60M and had his girlfriend cash-in his ticket to avoid sharing it with estranged wife.  She left him with her half and he still had to share the half he had with his estranged wife which after lawyer fees and such ended up being less than 20% of the original prize amount.

      Absolutely correct. That "Greed" thread runs through us all.

      Better off leaving it to your dog, one of the few remaining friends you can depend on.  Thumbs Up

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        Posted: February 28, 2012, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

        This story gets me sick. Strange lady and guy who doesn't like his wife wins the lottery. Now the girl wants to be a creep and try to get some money. I'm never getting married.

        Well, apparently they've each liked each other occasionally. Wink

        Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

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          Posted: February 28, 2012, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

          They are still legally married, so he has to pay. Tough luck buddy. 

          And there are two kids, so pony up the child support too. Should have gotten a divorce. Expensive lesson learned.

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            Posted: February 28, 2012, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

            Absolutely correct. That "Greed" thread runs through us all.

            Better off leaving it to your dog, one of the few remaining friends you can depend on.  Thumbs Up

            In the past, some pets have bitten their dependable care givers.

            Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

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              Posted: February 28, 2012, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

              James really wasn't thinking ahead.  He should have had his parents claim the ticket for him and then told his wife he wanted to finalize his divorce then quit working.  That way it would appear that his parents were paying for his lifestyle. 

              I fully believe that James would have not only continued to pay his child support, he would have paid all their bills and he probably would have given her some money, but not half.  Now he's screwed.

              I am not trying to say what he was attempting to do was right, but having been divorced, I would have done it to keep my ex from getting half of MY winnings.  I would gladly pay all my kids bills, college, cars.  But I'd rather not give her the time of day. 

              Just sayin.

              In addition to being very dangerous, because after all you never know what people will do, it is very illegal. Concealment. 

              I don't know how easy it would have been, but if he got caught, he could lose everything. In the end this was the best thing to do. He should either never have gotten married or he should have divorced her right away. On the plus side, if the tables were turned and she won, he would be in the same position as her looking at collecting millions of dollars.


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                Posted: February 28, 2012, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

                In the past, some pets have bitten their dependable care givers.

                And vice-versa!  Evil     Mad

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                  Posted: February 28, 2012, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                  Any way you look at it, his winnings equals at least 5 times what he would earn with a decent job in a life time.  Most men have to support their family earning a lot less, why should anyone fell sorry for him having to do the same with more.

                  * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                  * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                       Wink 

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                    Posted: February 28, 2012, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

                    That is a pretty universal headline:

                    "_____ wants part of _____'s lotto jackpot"

                    Brother
                    Son
                    Coworker
                    Ex-husband
                    Teacher
                    Grandfather
                    Brother
                    Fortune teller
                    Boss
                    Sister
                    Dog walker
                    Mailman...

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                      Posted: February 28, 2012, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

                      What a complete & total tool.  What's the matter, James; can't give your legally married wife half & find a way to live on almost $8 Million?  What about your kids?  You just showed the world how utterly clueless & classless you are; you're now a pariah in the small town you live in.  What a dumbass...

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                        Posted: February 28, 2012, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

                        Any way you look at it, his winnings equals at least 5 times what he would earn with a decent job in a life time.  Most men have to support their family earning a lot less, why should anyone fell sorry for him having to do the same with more.

                        Regardless of the state of their marriage he should do right by his wife and children. Instead of offering her at least  a portion of the money he chose to be be deceiptive about it. In the end it's going to bite him in the @ss and she will end up with half the money and he will be stuck paying for a high cost lawyer. If the knuckle head haves any sense he should settle out of court and give her about 5 million....that still leaves him with over 10 million after taxes. I'm sure he can get by on that. He managed to get by on far less that over the course of his life. It's like the marine who hit the jackpot and credited it to karma, there is both good and bad karma and if he chooses not to do right by his wife he will regret it in the end. What goes around comes around!

                                                                                                    I Agree!

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                          Posted: February 28, 2012, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

                          People still get married? People still separate for long periods of time without bothering with divorce? people still havent the lesson of other greedy spouses who have been caught trying to conceal lottery winning from their spouses? This guy should have just came clean, tell the wife she gets 50% as child support and alimony and not a penny more and make her sign an agreement. If she was smart, she would have happily accepted and the story wouldnt have got all this publicity. Now the lawyers will cash in, both her and husband have been outed and so the begging hands will be shoved at them everywhere they go.

                          It's a futile effort.


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                            Posted: February 28, 2012, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                            People still get married? People still separate for long periods of time without bothering with divorce? people still havent the lesson of other greedy spouses who have been caught trying to conceal lottery winning from their spouses? This guy should have just came clean, tell the wife she gets 50% as child support and alimony and not a penny more and make her sign an agreement. If she was smart, she would have happily accepted and the story wouldnt have got all this publicity. Now the lawyers will cash in, both her and husband have been outed and so the begging hands will be shoved at them everywhere they go.

                            Yeahhhh for the lawyers!     Bat

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                              Posted: February 28, 2012, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

                              Does not make any difference if he got his divorce or not law states when the game was drawn, not when ticket gets cashed in. So Now Judge will probably look at him as idiot and give her half then take child support out of husbands half.So instead of giving her half for her and kids now he will most likely get less than half.Every week or month be reminded what an idiot he is when making child support payments till kids are out of college LOL OH YEAH lets not forget paying lawyer for this dumb move..betting lawyer is happy camper, didn't even have to buy ticket yet is a winner.