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

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

where  is   <snip>.com    the  web  page  is  down??????

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    Posted: May 2, 2014, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

    where  is  _ US_Lotteries_ com

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      Posted: May 2, 2014, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

      Halfway decent story for once,  I however don't care for the consistent florida wins as of late either.  I hope they don't waste their money on a stupid bicycle like that one winner did.

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        Posted: May 2, 2014, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

        Great to see that someone who needed the $dough won. Congratulations to the happy couple.

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          Posted: May 2, 2014, 5:29 pm - 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 Agree!

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            Posted: May 2, 2014, 5:57 pm - 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!

            I really do not care if they spend it wisely since it is their money, not mine.  How a person spends their cash should not matter to anyone except if that the source of that money is from taxpayer dollars (i.e. welfare, government workers, etc.).  They do not fall into that category, so I say go buy nice cars, nice clothes, nice house; fly first class all over the world and stay in best hotels/villas.  Take luxury cruises and go on safaris in different African countries. Visit all of the historic sites around the world. You only live once...spend that money since you cannot take it with you when you die. Otherwise, if they don't spend it and stay parked in one place, their lives will be miserable with all the beggars that will surely come out of the woodwork.  SPEND, SPEND, SPEND!!!

            Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

            The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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              I really do not care if they spend it wisely since it is their money, not mine.  How a person spends their cash should not matter to anyone except if that the source of that money is from taxpayer dollars (i.e. welfare, government workers, etc.).  They do not fall into that category, so I say go buy nice cars, nice clothes, nice house; fly first class all over the world and stay in best hotels/villas.  Take luxury cruises and go on safaris in different African countries. Visit all of the historic sites around the world. You only live once...spend that money since you cannot take it with you when you die. Otherwise, if they don't spend it and stay parked in one place, their lives will be miserable with all the beggars that will surely come out of the woodwork.  SPEND, SPEND, SPEND!!!

              How they spend their money is their business- However....How would you feel " if" any winner took on the habit of feeding their nostrils or shooting up a vein...just asking.

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                Posted: May 2, 2014, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                Money is an obedient  servant...  That win is an amazing blessing!   It can bless many or destroy however that free will is based on the  conciousness of the winners.  They choose everyday the life they want to live... just like the power you have in your everyday life.  I pray they have the wisdom of great many choices .  And the echoes of there positive decisions go on for a very long, generations to come in time.

                 

                And the First smart thing for them to do once they decided which way they will take the money...if they are flaky and unstable in general....yearly payments.  If you always have a great game plan... lump sum.   And quit your job and do something you love and want to do and learn.

                However before you decide on this that and the other take a year just to head your head/ life and your trust circle in general and spring board from there and create your new life!  Or really enhance the great one you already have;)))!!!

                Either way their decisions are their's, and many will try to paw them for it!

                I' Am Blessed And Highly Favored.  I Thank-You, Our Lord Jesus and YHWH!Sun Smiley

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                  Posted: May 2, 2014, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                  With that kind of money I'd buy a half a million dallas island in Fla and stay there eating crustaceans until I grow a hard shell on my body.  DISAPPEAR for 6 months or so.

                  "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

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                    Posted: May 2, 2014, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

                    How they spend their money is their business- However....How would you feel " if" any winner took on the habit of feeding their nostrils or shooting up a vein...just asking.

                    Interesting question.  Not asked to me, yet I know that some smaller jackpot winners did such, and I didn't have any feelings about it.  After all, it was their life, money, choice, and feelings.  I do recall wondering if they enjoyed that drug lifestyle though.  The after knowledge gave me some peace in thinking that perhaps any sort of person could win huge amounts of money.

                    Anyhow, congratulations jackpot winners!  I, too, am open to winning a large jackpot and finding additional things to entertain, comfort, and calm me.

                    Hippy

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

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                      Posted: May 3, 2014, 3:21 am - IP Logged

                      Congrats to the lucky winners!  Just when it seem all hope was gone, lady luck came knocking on their door!

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                        Posted: May 3, 2014, 7:37 am - IP Logged

                        Despite my state of florida not allowing anonimity, isnt there a way for their attorneys to claim this in their names (attorneys) but regardless it goes to the trust the lucky winners established. 

                        Because as we can see the media is already digging into their records, talking about lost jobs, bankruptcy and who knows what else may come up in the near future. No one wants to deal with all that!!

                        So my question is , is there a way their attorneys can go around this? (loophole i shd say). I know it may cost a lot of money , but its something i would def consider if i won "even' 1M.

                        If the state is not  one with an anonymous right to claim or a state that allows you to claim with a trust (with 100% confidentiality....which can vary also), then "loopholes" are not available. Even if their attorney claimed it, they would have to disclose for whom they were claiming it.

                        Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,

                        because it is his natural characteristic,

                        so the artist works.

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                          Posted: May 3, 2014, 7:42 am - IP Logged

                          Accidents at work and on work property would make the employer the legally responsible party. There also is likely an arbitration in place for all employees also so lawsuits would be very rare.

                          Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,

                          because it is his natural characteristic,

                          so the artist works.

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                            Posted: May 3, 2014, 8:09 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.

                            While that maybe a public statement, one never knows fully the final consequences except the person(s) making it. Maybe by saying they are going to continue to work it means they are volunteering someplace or starting a non profit organization.

                            I agree with you on hobbies if I won that much. Even hobbies take some effort/work
                            Might have to start a non profit that I have thought of (while making my current plans after the big win).

                            Kudos to those folks. I hope they manage their windfall well.

                            Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                              Posted: May 3, 2014, 8:22 am - IP Logged

                              Accidents at work and on work property would make the employer the legally responsible party. There also is likely an arbitration in place for all employees also so lawsuits would be very rare.

                              ..arbitration agreement...

                              Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,

                              because it is his natural characteristic,

                              so the artist works.

                              by Alma  Gluck