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Mo. woman describes aftermath of lottery jackpot

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Littleoldlady's avatar - basket
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Posted: March 5, 2012, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

You don't even have to win the lottery for these folks to come out.  You just need to make a decent amount of money.  People put their hands out for "gimmee, lend me, can you spare?" all of the time.  What amazes me is that when they get their hands on some money..they can't remember "those bills" that they owe.  They burn through their cash and then think that you should give yours to them.

If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

You never know when you will get another hit.

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    Posted: March 5, 2012, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

    It has to really hurt to have life long friends treat you like that. But, if my friend won the lottery, I would be envious and would need a moment to get used to her wealth. is that selfish?

    I think that falls under being human.

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      Posted: March 5, 2012, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

      "Hayes searched a St. Louis County government website for her friend's property tax records. They were paid in full."

      Some friend. Unhappy

      Agreed!! That really burns me up!

      It is possible that the "friend" had a different loan they needed to have paid, but were embarrassed to admit and so made up that it was property taxes. At least, that's what my optimistic side says.

      However, the truth is probably that they "felt" they "deserved" some of her money.

      "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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        Posted: March 5, 2012, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

        I think that falls under being human.

        I agree that's just normal human feelings, and it's okay to have those feelings.  How you deal with them and express those feelings is the key to being a mature person a nd a good friend.

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          Posted: March 5, 2012, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

          I'm glad she has revealed her story on how people can be because it just let's me and everybody on this board that are future lottery winners that even your friends will act up.

          When my aunt won millions in the lottery a coupke of years ago her kids acted up and stop speaking to each other and be on facebook and twitter acting up.

          This story let's me know i will put my business in order first before giving out anything i have a strong feeling i'm getting ready to win millions in the lottery very soon.

          If you think stuff and it penetrates in your mind and the universe that thought can be produced by imagination and the thing you think about can be created into reality.

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            Posted: March 5, 2012, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

            1. Move away, or buy a house in a guard gated neighborhood and a couple of dogs and learn to say NO. 

            2. Buy a gun. If people show up at your door and see your gun, they probably won't come back again, that is if the dogs don't eat them first. 

            3. Buy a big shredder and immediately deposit any letters or faxes directly into it.

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              Posted: March 5, 2012, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

              It's years too late for Sandra Hayes!  However, future non-anonymous, net multi-million lottery jackpot winners -- after receiving their own lottery jackpot winnings -- can painlessly make out helpful $6K+ one-time "Gift Checks" and give to their five closest friends. 

              Probably most of those friends wouldn't be insulted, but rather thankful that their net multi-million jackpot winning friend was being a concerned and sharing "financial friend" to them.  It is said that people of similar incomes and etc. "flock" to each other.  If that is true, each of the net multi-million lottery jackpot winner's friends receives a similar annual income, which is usually under gross $100K annually, so additional funds are probably uplifting and helpful to receive!

              Group Hug

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

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                Posted: March 5, 2012, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                The article reads:  "She took a lump sum payment, which she said was significantly less than the $8.5 million reported at the time, although she wouldn't say how much she got."

                Well, it's a shame that shared Powerball jackpot winner Sandra Hayes wouldn't say.  However, most of us can calculate that she RECEIVED a net of apx. $5.7 million dollars after 4% Missouri state and 34.9% U.S.A. federal income taxes deducted.  This is an excellent amount of monies for her and her children to live very well off of the mainly interest and some of the principal during their entire lifetimes; even if each lives to a ripe old age of now more common 100 years.

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

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                  Posted: March 5, 2012, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                  This is a beautiful story. Shame on the "property tax" friend, everybody who reads this story will curse her. Thats a lot of curses.

                  If the story is retold in the newly published book then she will forever be grouped with Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus for 30 gold coins.

                  It says 30 pieces of silver in my book.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: March 5, 2012, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

                    It's been said here a few times before.

                    The money may not change you but it may change your friends.

                    And that would be a shame.

                    But I don't think it would change people who truly were your friends.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

                    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                      Posted: March 5, 2012, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                      It's been said here a few times before.

                      The money may not change you but it may change your friends.

                      And that would be a shame.

                      But I don't think it would change people who truly were your friends.

                      Ridge, I hear ya on the "truly friends" aspect......Look at family after a death where numerous assets are divided amongst family. The "blood is thicker than water" has the same demise as  " money changes your friends". True friends and true relatives are rare..Here's Cheers hoping that you, the other positive L.P. kids and I never have to experience what this lotto winner did.(other than winning)

                      Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

                        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                        Posted: March 5, 2012, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

                        Ridge, I hear ya on the "truly friends" aspect......Look at family after a death where numerous assets are divided amongst family. The "blood is thicker than water" has the same demise as  " money changes your friends". True friends and true relatives are rare..Here's Cheers hoping that you, the other positive L.P. kids and I never have to experience what this lotto winner did.(other than winning)

                        Roger that, CD.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

                        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                          Posted: March 5, 2012, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

                          That's why rich folks seem to gravitate toward exclusive communities full of other rich people.  That way they won't have the <snip> worried out of them constantly by human leaches of one sort or another.  I think I'd want to live someplace where I'm in at least the bottom 20 or so % in terms of total wealth.  Might even be someplace out of the country, and I'd take my money with me.

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                          Be sassy and be happy.

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                            1. Move away, or buy a house in a guard gated neighborhood and a couple of dogs and learn to say NO. 

                            2. Buy a gun. If people show up at your door and see your gun, they probably won't come back again, that is if the dogs don't eat them first. 

                            3. Buy a big shredder and immediately deposit any letters or faxes directly into it.

                            3. Buy a big shredder and immediately deposit any letters or faxes directly into it.

                            Speaking of deposits, if anyone gets past the guard and dogs, and the shredder is big enough ... oh, nevermind. Red Devil

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                              Posted: March 6, 2012, 3:36 am - IP Logged

                              That's why rich folks seem to gravitate toward exclusive communities full of other rich people.  That way they won't have the <snip> worried out of them constantly by human leaches of one sort or another.  I think I'd want to live someplace where I'm in at least the bottom 20 or so % in terms of total wealth.  Might even be someplace out of the country, and I'd take my money with me.

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                              Don't worry. Another four years, you'll be in the bottom 20% and you won't have to go anywhere.

                              In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
                              Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.