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

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Arrowhead's avatar - underground
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Posted: May 5, 2014, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

After taking care of family, friends and local businesses she may owe money to, spending $$$ within her community---helping update/renovate schools, libraries, police/fire stations and equipment, parks, playgrounds, ballfields---is the best way to make her 'conscience' feel better.

Anything else in regards to her Chapter 11 past issues is complete nonsense. That's past history.

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    Posted: May 6, 2014, 10:16 am - IP Logged

    After taking care of family, friends and local businesses she may owe money to, spending $$$ within her community---helping update/renovate schools, libraries, police/fire stations and equipment, parks, playgrounds, ballfields---is the best way to make her 'conscience' feel better.

    Anything else in regards to her Chapter 11 past issues is complete nonsense. That's past history.

    why should she if she doesn't want to renovate some florida town to ease her guilt for what? filing bankruptcy? the banks who charge exorbitant interest if you make a late payment or get bailed out by the govt. if they make bad loans don't feel guilty. she probably just began the bankruptcy filing and it probably will be voided and never come to court.

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      Posted: May 6, 2014, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

      The article didn't mention if she filed for chapter 7 liquidation or chapter 13 reorganization and with less than $5 at the time of her bankruptcy filing, I would venture to guess she did a chapter 7 which I believe can be discharged within 3-6 months. The chapter 13 filing would take years (at least 4-5 years) as it's nothing more than a heavily discounted repayment plan. 

      They need to relocate to an area where their wealth won't be too obvious. The town they currently live in will broadcast her every step and that in itself will drive anyone crazy.

      Never take advice from someone unless you are willing to live their lifestyle. 

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        Posted: May 6, 2014, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

        why should she if she doesn't want to renovate some florida town to ease her guilt for what? filing bankruptcy? the banks who charge exorbitant interest if you make a late payment or get bailed out by the govt. if they make bad loans don't feel guilty. she probably just began the bankruptcy filing and it probably will be voided and never come to court.

        You missed the point, which was others said on here she'd 'feel better' about her JP win if she took care of past debt obligations (bankruptcy). Which I found ridiculous.

        I suggested a better way was to contribute to the improvement of her community, which is something I'd feel very strongly about should I ever get as fortunate and win a JP of comparable size.

        For all I care, she can move to Fiji and spend the rest of her existence drinking from coconuts. It's perfectly within her right.

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          Posted: May 6, 2014, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

          What I don't get is that in FL you don't have to have your photograph taken.  So they form a trust ostensibly to obscure their identity and then they allow a pic.....doesn't add up.  Roll Eyes

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            Posted: May 6, 2014, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

            Wow. how awesome. i have been praying its me because i need surgery and 

            georgia hosp wont help. being in pain is not pretty. but im grateful they won. i speak im next in the name of jesus

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              Posted: May 7, 2014, 8:50 am - IP Logged

              Congrats to the lucky couple, enjoy your new found wealth.

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                Posted: May 9, 2014, 5:11 am - IP Logged

                What I don't get is that in FL you don't have to have your photograph taken.  So they form a trust ostensibly to obscure their identity and then they allow a pic.....doesn't add up.  Roll Eyes

                I agree that it wasn't wise to expose yourself especially since it wasn't required. They need to relocate to a different part of Florida in order to be able to enjoy their newfound wealth in peace.

                Never take advice from someone unless you are willing to live their lifestyle. 

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                  Posted: May 11, 2014, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                  I wonder what  these winners would do without the lottery. I know some who claimed bankruptcy twice and they still have nice cars and buy coffee at DD.

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                    Posted: May 12, 2014, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                    I agree with you on the bankruptcy.  She filed just two years ago she has a moral responsibility to repay those that were "shafted" by her filing bankruptcy.  She needs to make that right and then I will congratulate them on the win.  Until that happens I will hold my congratulations.

                    and morals are not always congruent with the law of the federal bankruptcy laws. So Its not your business  to dedicate who pays back and who doesn't, unless you are fully responsible for writing and passing the laws thru congress? Are YOU? I doubt it. 

                    Care to share how corporate america is shafted? bank of America and Well fargo sure felt no moral obligation when they filed bankruptcy, what makes one person more morally accountable? 

                    They passed the bankruptcy rules. I doubt they will lose sleep whether you congratulate them or not. 

                    I see them as young enough to make mistakes and wise enough to not.

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                      Posted: May 13, 2014, 7:57 am - IP Logged

                      and morals are not always congruent with the law of the federal bankruptcy laws. So Its not your business  to dedicate who pays back and who doesn't, unless you are fully responsible for writing and passing the laws thru congress? Are YOU? I doubt it. 

                      Care to share how corporate america is shafted? bank of America and Well fargo sure felt no moral obligation when they filed bankruptcy, what makes one person more morally accountable? 

                      They passed the bankruptcy rules. I doubt they will lose sleep whether you congratulate them or not. 

                      I see them as young enough to make mistakes and wise enough to not.

                      In case you don't realize that it is not only the "big corporations" or the "big banks" that people file bankruptcy against.  They are many small merchants, Doctors, Dentist and Landlords that are deeply hurt when someone files bankruptcy.  Many of these who the people have direct contact with and make promises knowing they don't intend to keep those promises but to use their goods and services and then make all their obligations go away.  In the past two years I have had 3 separate bankruptcies filed against my company and I have received zero dollars.  I know how I would feel if any of them whom I had dealt with for years won the lottery and laughed.

                      Maybe they won't lose sleep at night but I lose many a nights sleep.