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Laid off Oregon man wins $1 million

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dpoly1's avatar - driver
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Posted: January 16, 2013, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

Congrats, but watch out for the parasites that will want "their fair share"

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    Posted: January 16, 2013, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

    Wow. I didn't know that person won $1 million dollars despite being laid off.

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      Posted: January 16, 2013, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations to them!  Hope they use it wisely; DO NOT END UP ON "CURSE OF THE LOTTERY"!!!

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        Congrats to the couple on their big win!  I am hoping my million is coming soon too!-weshar75

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        you should take a road trip down to the Lil' Pantry Market & Deli in Merlin, maybe that store is lucky LOL

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          HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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          Posted: January 16, 2013, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

          He was coming home from registering for a computer programming class, and now he's starting his own software business?  I don't know anything about computers, but I'd think you'd have to know programming to have a successful software business.  No?

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            Posted: January 16, 2013, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

            Wow. I didn't know that person won $1 million dollars despite being laid off.

            all sorts of people win, from bums and hobos to doctors and hedge fund managers.

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              Posted: January 16, 2013, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

              670k goes a LONG WAY in Oregon!

               

              Congrats to the family.

              I disagree.  Although it is a beautiful state, housing isn't cheap.  Of course I am very happy for the family, and it was very thoughtful of them to give to their church, but they really need to slow down.   Deduct the 10% tithe and the 2 Jeeps, and now they have about $550,000.   So now they need a home.

              Yes, I would love to win $1 million.  Still, if someone gave me a check for over $600,000 tomorrow I wouldn't go out and buy a new Jeep (2 of them!) right away.  I still have my 2006 Camry, and it's running just fine.  I might, however, splurge for some detailing since it's ready for a good wax job.  We can't believe every word we read in the paper, but one article said they were so broke, they had to borrow money for gas to get to the Lottery. To me that means their credit cards were maxed out (or canceled)  But he still had an extra $16 to gamble on lottery tickets?  Boy, is he lucky!  This sure sends a message that, even if you are living off of your relatives and don't have enough to pay for gas, take a chance and blow $16 on the lottery and you might win $1 million.  On the one hand, it's one of the most heartwarming stories I've read lately.  On the other, it sends the wrong message. 

              Well, he's a very luck man.  I hope the family enjoys good health and has a bright future.  However, if I had to hazard a guess, I'd predict the money will all be gone in 5 years.

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                Posted: January 16, 2013, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                I disagree.  Although it is a beautiful state, housing isn't cheap.  Of course I am very happy for the family, and it was very thoughtful of them to give to their church, but they really need to slow down.   Deduct the 10% tithe and the 2 Jeeps, and now they have about $550,000.   So now they need a home.

                Yes, I would love to win $1 million.  Still, if someone gave me a check for over $600,000 tomorrow I wouldn't go out and buy a new Jeep (2 of them!) right away.  I still have my 2006 Camry, and it's running just fine.  I might, however, splurge for some detailing since it's ready for a good wax job.  We can't believe every word we read in the paper, but one article said they were so broke, they had to borrow money for gas to get to the Lottery. To me that means their credit cards were maxed out (or canceled)  But he still had an extra $16 to gamble on lottery tickets?  Boy, is he lucky!  This sure sends a message that, even if you are living off of your relatives and don't have enough to pay for gas, take a chance and blow $16 on the lottery and you might win $1 million.  On the one hand, it's one of the most heartwarming stories I've read lately.  On the other, it sends the wrong message. 

                Well, he's a very luck man.  I hope the family enjoys good health and has a bright future.  However, if I had to hazard a guess, I'd predict the money will all be gone in 5 years.

                What article are you referring to? The one above or something else you read online? I read the article above a few times after seeing your response and a lot of those details are not there.

                 

                I was shocked that they were able to do all of those things which led to my remark and I congraulated them on their win. It's not my place to tell people how to spend their winfall although we all have a right to our opinions and some of what you mentioned makes perfect sense.

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                  Posted: January 16, 2013, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

                  all sorts of people win, from bums and hobos to doctors and hedge fund managers.

                  No No categorizing people

                                   

                    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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                    What article are you referring to? The one above or something else you read online? I read the article above a few times after seeing your response and a lot of those details are not there.

                     

                    I was shocked that they were able to do all of those things which led to my remark and I congraulated them on their win. It's not my place to tell people how to spend their winfall although we all have a right to our opinions and some of what you mentioned makes perfect sense.

                    I am having trouble posting.  It might be my internet connection.  Anyway, sorry ...  I was trying to edit my last comment.  Apparently I read another article this morning before signing on, and it said they bid on a home in Calif.   

                    Also, please do not misread my post.  I said I was happy for them and was only responding to the comment that $670,000 goes a long way in Oregon.   I would be thrilled to win all that money.  I was only saying that after buying a home, furniture and paying what additional tax they might owe, they're not going to be wealthy, so they should slow down and be careful.

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                      I am having trouble posting.  It might be my internet connection.  Anyway, sorry ...  I was trying to edit my last comment.  Apparently I read another article this morning before signing on, and it said they bid on a home in Calif.   

                      Also, please do not misread my post.  I said I was happy for them and was only responding to the comment that $670,000 goes a long way in Oregon.   I would be thrilled to win all that money.  I was only saying that after buying a home, furniture and paying what additional tax they might owe, they're not going to be wealthy, so they should slow down and be careful.

                      I agree!

                       

                      Even if they can purchase all of those items and survive tax season they would be "flat broke" as a best case scenario give their decision-making.

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                        Posted: January 16, 2013, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

                        I cannot think of a better outcome for an unemployed man playing the lottery. He seems like he loves taking big risks. Big risks = heavy losses or big rewards.

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                          I agree!

                           

                          Even if they can purchase all of those items and survive tax season they would be "flat broke" as a best case scenario give their decision-making.

                          Well, not necessarily flat broke, but starting a business isn't easy.  Often it takes years to make a profit.    Maybe they only want a modest home, and certainly anything will be better than a one room cabin in the woods for 4 people.  However, a home in Oregon or Calif will still average about $200,000 depending on the area.  Being close to retirement, I've done a lot of research.  Oregon has one of the highest personal tax rates in the country, up to 12%. The Oregon Lottery automatically deducts 25% for Federal and 8% for State.  However, depending on the winner's total income and deductions, it's possible they will owe more.

                          People say all sorts of things when they're excited.  As one poster said above, on the one hand he is talking about running his own software company, but on the other, it says he was taking courses in computer programming.   Still, there's nothing wrong with dreaming and making plans for your future.  However, there's an old expression my grandfather used to say.   The English translation is "Man plans, God laughs."

                          Again, more than $600,000 would be a lot of money to win and I'd be ecstatic.   I wasn't criticizing the winners, but simply stating that being prudent is the best way to handle a windfall.  Before the story even hit the news, they had already run out and bought 2 cars and bid on a home.

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                            What a nice family!

                            Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,

                            because it is his natural characteristic,

                            so the artist works.

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                              Well, not necessarily flat broke, but starting a business isn't easy.  Often it takes years to make a profit.    Maybe they only want a modest home, and certainly anything will be better than a one room cabin in the woods for 4 people.  However, a home in Oregon or Calif will still average about $200,000 depending on the area.  Being close to retirement, I've done a lot of research.  Oregon has one of the highest personal tax rates in the country, up to 12%. The Oregon Lottery automatically deducts 25% for Federal and 8% for State.  However, depending on the winner's total income and deductions, it's possible they will owe more.

                              People say all sorts of things when they're excited.  As one poster said above, on the one hand he is talking about running his own software company, but on the other, it says he was taking courses in computer programming.   Still, there's nothing wrong with dreaming and making plans for your future.  However, there's an old expression my grandfather used to say.   The English translation is "Man plans, God laughs."

                              Again, more than $600,000 would be a lot of money to win and I'd be ecstatic.   I wasn't criticizing the winners, but simply stating that being prudent is the best way to handle a windfall.  Before the story even hit the news, they had already run out and bought 2 cars and bid on a home.

                              I agree.  90% of all new businesses fail so they need to take things slow. I hope they start a business with lower overhead like consulting.

                              Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,

                              because it is his natural characteristic,

                              so the artist works.

                              by Alma  Gluck