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Florida couple, nearly penniless, claim half of $414M lottery jackpot

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Posted: May 2, 2014, 9:29 am - IP Logged

Why is it that nearly every person who wins a huge jackpot say, "I'm going to continue to work"? Is this a required statement to make in public so it would seem you're going to stay grounded? If i take home anything over 5 million, I will never work again! I'll have hobbies but as far as working, nope.

she won't continue to work. if she has co-workers they will sneer and ridicule her for keeping a job that someone who really needs it could have. she'll tire of being around working stiffs and they will roll their eyes when the paychecks are handed out and she takes it. ludicrous statement by her to say that she will continue to work, but probably just caught up in the euphoria of it all. life is too short to get up and go to work when you have 100 million dollars to play with. imagine taking orders from a boss that you could buy and sell. maybe she doesn't want to spend 24 hours with him. but she can figure out a way to get around that.

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    Posted: May 2, 2014, 9:41 am - IP Logged

    she won't continue to work. if she has co-workers they will sneer and ridicule her for keeping a job that someone who really needs it could have. she'll tire of being around working stiffs and they will roll their eyes when the paychecks are handed out and she takes it. ludicrous statement by her to say that she will continue to work, but probably just caught up in the euphoria of it all. life is too short to get up and go to work when you have 100 million dollars to play with. imagine taking orders from a boss that you could buy and sell. maybe she doesn't want to spend 24 hours with him. but she can figure out a way to get around that.

    I completely agree, maybe she was caught up in the moment. She needs to think about all the people who would be after that money. Car accident in the parking lot, spilling hot coffee on a co-worker, to much liability for her to keep working.

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      Posted: May 2, 2014, 9:42 am - IP Logged

      These are the stories I like to hear, people who actually needed the money. Good for them.Hurray!

      Goteki, have a Snickers. Why? Because you always get angry when you have a case of the one offs on your lottery tickets. Better? No, I'm still ticked off!Hit With Stick

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        Posted: May 2, 2014, 9:58 am - IP Logged

        Why is it that nearly every person who wins a huge jackpot say, "I'm going to continue to work"? Is this a required statement to make in public so it would seem you're going to stay grounded? If i take home anything over 5 million, I will never work again! I'll have hobbies but as far as working, nope.

        I Agree!

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          Posted: May 2, 2014, 9:59 am - IP Logged

          I completely agree, maybe she was caught up in the moment. She needs to think about all the people who would be after that money. Car accident in the parking lot, spilling hot coffee on a co-worker, to much liability for her to keep working.

          I Agree! With that much money! I'd be nowhere to be found!

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            Posted: May 2, 2014, 10:01 am - IP Logged

            My sister lives about 25 minutes from that store! She had purchase some tickets on that day, but not that store! Hope they will spend it wisely!


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              Posted: May 2, 2014, 10:11 am - IP Logged

              Congrats to them!!!

               

              Some people get blessed just at the right time.

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                Posted: May 2, 2014, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                wtg winners! The other winner hasn't stepped forward yet. Is that a misplaced or discarded ticket? Or is it someone trying

                to figure out how to avoid the media frenzy? I sure wouldn't want my life made public or even any so called friends or family

                to know. I have a few people I'd tell and that's it...and that's probably too many.

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                  Posted: May 2, 2014, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                  She should do the right thing and repay her debts from the bankruptcy since she has all this sudden wealth now. NO EXCUSES!

                  If I win that kind of money I am going to quit in style and do my happy dance out the door in the middle of a shift.

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                    Posted: May 2, 2014, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                    It would be interesting to see what the news reporters and investigators find on me since my life is so boring...lol

                    I would love to see them try to dig something up.

                    Must be why my numbers always come close a lot of times, but never wins! lol

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                      Posted: May 2, 2014, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                      It would be interesting to see what the news reporters and investigators find on me since my life is so boring...lol

                      I would love to see them try to dig something up.

                      Must be why my numbers always come close a lot of times, but never wins! lol

                      I 2nd that  Easy- its one of the reasons l returned all the outstanding library books from way back, have no Facebook account either.  They probably going to dig anyway- l will hand them a shovel though.

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                        She should do the right thing and repay her debts from the bankruptcy since she has all this sudden wealth now. NO EXCUSES!

                        If I win that kind of money I am going to quit in style and do my happy dance out the door in the middle of a shift.

                        Hahaha be sure to post the video on YouTube if you ever quit like that.

                        It's a futile effort.

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                          Posted: May 2, 2014, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                          Hahaha be sure to post the video on YouTube if you ever quit like that.

                          I sure will!

                          USAMEGA/Lotterypost will get the exculsive video before it goes viral. lol

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                            Posted: May 2, 2014, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

                            She had less than $5 cash with her when she filed for bankruptcy two years ago, but Tuesday, a Merritt Island, Florida, woman held a giant novelty check for more than $200 million in lottery winnings.

                            Federal court documents show Robyn Ann Collier's personal property on April 30, 2012 included $4.73 "cash on hand." In February this year, her boyfriend was laid off from his job at a boat-building company, according to their attorney, David Presnick.

                            But in March, Collier bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a Sunoco gas station on South Courtenay Parkway on Merritt Island, according to a release. She and her boyfriend, Raymond Moyer, had the winning numbers.

                            "We didn't know we had won until the next morning when the numbers were on the news," Collier said in a release. "I paused the TV and ran to get the ticket to double check the numbers and when I realized they all matched I jumped off the couch in excitement and told Raymond we had won."

                            "I didn't believe her until I saw the store where we purchased the ticket on the news," Moyer said in a release. "It was definitely a shock, but it is an incredible blessing that will allow us to do many things we would not have had the opportunity to do before."

                            The Merritt Island winners split the $414 million jackpot with one other winner from Maryland — nobody has claimed that prize yet.

                            The winnings were awarded in one lump-sum payment: $115,448,968. The money was deposited in the Cobie and Seamus Trust, named after Moyer and Collier's dogs, according to Florida Lottery Spokeswoman Shelly Gerteisen. Moyer and Collier are members of the trust. Gerteisen explained that a trust is not uncommon for winners of large jackpots.

                            Collier said in a video that she still plans to work. Moyer said they would make investments and go traveling — he wants to take Collier to Ireland.

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                            Hey  whats  up  with  the  web  site   ---<snip>.com  ??????

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                              Posted: May 2, 2014, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

                              Congrats!!

                              BTW, if she wants to continue to work, she should become her own boss and do something on her own.  Much more rewarding and would avoid potential issues with co-workers mentioned above.