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Powerball winner dies penniless, 12 years after winning $27 million

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Posted: December 3, 2013, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

I'll never understand big money and new found drug addictions

....of all the things there are to do in this world why would someone with that kind of money even do drugs to begin with?

"...Life is not a matter of holding good cards,but sometimes playing a poor hand well...
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    Posted: December 3, 2013, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

    He also owed the HOA a ton of money.

    Roll Eyes they ought to out law HOAs !!

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      Posted: December 3, 2013, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

      well put maringoman

      but I'll always have a hard time having sympathy for him 

      by the same token thats the reason some of us will never win , if only cause the few of us have a game plan

      No sympathy here either, I mean the guy knew he had a drug problem,

      could'nt he have even made a trust fund for his daughter ?

       

      I like cars and would surely buy more than a few, but I would buy a storage facility 1st.

       

      But the worst thing this guy did is give his friends $ for drugs and then eventually pay for their funeral when they overdosed, whats up w/ that,

      could have spent money to get them in rehab and helped other ways.

       

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        Posted: December 3, 2013, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

        I'll never understand big money and new found drug addictions

        ....of all the things there are to do in this world why would someone with that kind of money even do drugs to begin with?

        Skeptical curious link I just found :  http://www.nndb.com/people/691/000119334/

        seems like he was no stranger to Drugs and trouble long b4 he got that lucky

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          Posted: December 3, 2013, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

          I'll never understand big money and new found drug addictions

          ....of all the things there are to do in this world why would someone with that kind of money even do drugs to begin with?

          I think he was a druggie before he won !

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            Posted: December 3, 2013, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

            He got 27 MILS. from a 280 MILS. JP and yet I don't recall ever hearing anything about the other winners.

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              Posted: December 3, 2013, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

              I think he was a druggie before he won !

              ahhh..ok...well at the least why not get the best rehab in town?...I just dunno

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                Posted: December 3, 2013, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                Jammboogie,

                Yeah, I think the article is missing a few things too. One of the first things he did was fly a bunch of friends to Vegas.

                He also said, "You can't fix stupid".

                He lost the house in Florida because he didn't pay the association fees.

                I don't find it hard to believe he lost everything but there's certainly a message here.

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: December 3, 2013, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                  Roll Eyes they ought to out law HOAs !!

                  Agree I pay every year then they hit us with a fence assessment Bang Head

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                    Posted: December 3, 2013, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                    Are we supposed to feel sorry for him No No

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                      Posted: December 3, 2013, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                      His first expenditure should have been, to check into the best drug rehab that money can buy for him and his friends. He can afford it. Too late now. What happened to all the stuff that he purchased? Hope they were paid in full, just wishing.

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                        Posted: December 3, 2013, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                        He had lots of fun while he lived after winning. That's for sure!

                        Only he is one that took that winning to "health extremes". But, when you win it, it could be a terrible thing to accelerate habits. To each his own. Don't knock the guy down. He played, he hit big, and enjoyed the life he chose.

                        Many would love to have that opportunity. Many would do different and many will do the same.

                        Let the opportunity come first, then decide for yourself. Do what you want to after the fact.

                        Only "that" time will tell for all of us.

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                          Posted: December 3, 2013, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

                          He got 27 MILS. from a 280 MILS. JP and yet I don't recall ever hearing anything about the other winners.

                          Maybe its because the " other winners" did not dabble with drugs or contraband. They kept their noses clean and invested well.

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                            Posted: December 3, 2013, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

                            Sorry,but everyone in those photos from the wife,daughter and friend look to be on method or some other narcotic.

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                              Posted: December 3, 2013, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                              Sorry,but everyone in those photos from the wife,daughter and friend look to be on method or some other narcotic.

                              Wow- on face value is this not a case of the Kettle calling the Pot black?

                              Lord have Mercy..