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A Lottery Curse

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md
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Posted: March 24, 2011, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

Today I was I was web searching success and failure stories as it relates to Lottery Winners.  Many of you know the usual suspects, J. Whitaker, D. Edwards, etc., etc., etc.  I was struck to know that the common refrain from those who faulter, stumble and waste all of their winnings all commonly reference that the Lottery Winnings were a Curse. The Devil made me do it pitch when all of your efforts lead you to failure.

I was curious, in light of such a large lottery (Mega Millions) brimming to be won soon, how many people prior to potentially being the Jackpot Winner would think there is a Lottery Curse - at this moment.

I personally dont think there is such a thing.  I think as it is written in scripture - as a man (or woman) thinketh in their heart, so are they.  No one puts a gun to your head and say: "Dont hire an advisor!"  No one puts a gun to your head and say "go before television camera's and tell the world - hey, Im a target now."  No one puts a gun to your head and say "go into the casino's, go into the drug houses, bars, race tracks and spend, spend, spend." 90% of lottery players have never managed $156,000,000 before taxes. People, enjoy your winnings, but be wise and take it slow if you are the winner tomorrow or next Tuesday.

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      Posted: March 24, 2011, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

      If someone puts a gun to my head they better hope like heck I don't get a hold of it, because I am very good shot.

      The lottery winners who mis-manage their new found loot are not cursed ! THEY ARE IDIOTS!

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        I don't think winning the lottery is a curse. Jack Whitaker, a prime example, was a successful business man prior to winning the jackpot so I assume that he thought he could handle such a large sum of money. If he had hired a team of advisors, I am certain that someone would have told him that it's not okay to give his 17 year old granddaughter $2,000 per week. No NoThat's just reckless. It's unfortunate that his granddaughter and her boyfriend passed away as a result of the lifestyle funded by the largess but no child should be entrusted with that kind of money.

        Many lottery winners state that they recieve inquiries from complete strangers and charities asking for money so I suggest that if it's possible...remain anonymous. 

         

        Here in NC the lottery states that the NCEL will consider a winner’s name, city/county, and the prize amount a matter of public record, unless the winner produces a valid protective order or Address Confidentiality Program authorization card. So the best way to remain anonymous is to establish a trust and have your attorney claim your prize. I know that lottery experts inform you to sign the back of your ticket but if you plan to establish a trust, the name of the trust should be on the back of the ticket; otherwise it will need to be claimed by you. 

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          If someone puts a gun to my head they better hope like heck I don't get a hold of it, because I am very good shot.

          The lottery winners who mis-manage their new found loot are not cursed ! THEY ARE IDIOTS!

          Leave tiggs out of this sully...

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            I don't think winning the lottery is a curse. Jack Whitaker, a prime example, was a successful business man prior to winning the jackpot so I assume that he thought he could handle such a large sum of money. If he had hired a team of advisors, I am certain that someone would have told him that it's not okay to give his 17 year old granddaughter $2,000 per week. No NoThat's just reckless. It's unfortunate that his granddaughter and her boyfriend passed away as a result of the lifestyle funded by the largess but no child should be entrusted with that kind of money.

            Many lottery winners state that they recieve inquiries from complete strangers and charities asking for money so I suggest that if it's possible...remain anonymous. 

             

            Here in NC the lottery states that the NCEL will consider a winner’s name, city/county, and the prize amount a matter of public record, unless the winner produces a valid protective order or Address Confidentiality Program authorization card. So the best way to remain anonymous is to establish a trust and have your attorney claim your prize. I know that lottery experts inform you to sign the back of your ticket but if you plan to establish a trust, the name of the trust should be on the back of the ticket; otherwise it will need to be claimed by you. 

            Great advice Ladybugg!!!

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              Posted: March 24, 2011, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

              This is why you don't take the cash option...

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                Posted: March 24, 2011, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

                This is why you don't take the cash option...

                When your 100 years old you take the cash option...

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                  Posted: March 24, 2011, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

                  If someone puts a gun to my head they better hope like heck I don't get a hold of it, because I am very good shot.

                  The lottery winners who mis-manage their new found loot are not cursed ! THEY ARE IDIOTS!

                  ^^^^This^^^^

                  If people mismanaged their money before winning the lottery, they are likely to mismanage their money after winning the lottery. If they were good money managers before winning, they are likely going to be good money managers after winning.

                  The only curse is some people are cursed with being idiots, and it has nothing to do with the lottery.

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                    Posted: March 24, 2011, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

                    I don't think winning the lottery is a curse. Jack Whitaker, a prime example, was a successful business man prior to winning the jackpot so I assume that he thought he could handle such a large sum of money. If he had hired a team of advisors, I am certain that someone would have told him that it's not okay to give his 17 year old granddaughter $2,000 per week. No NoThat's just reckless. It's unfortunate that his granddaughter and her boyfriend passed away as a result of the lifestyle funded by the largess but no child should be entrusted with that kind of money.

                    Many lottery winners state that they recieve inquiries from complete strangers and charities asking for money so I suggest that if it's possible...remain anonymous. 

                     

                    Here in NC the lottery states that the NCEL will consider a winner’s name, city/county, and the prize amount a matter of public record, unless the winner produces a valid protective order or Address Confidentiality Program authorization card. So the best way to remain anonymous is to establish a trust and have your attorney claim your prize. I know that lottery experts inform you to sign the back of your ticket but if you plan to establish a trust, the name of the trust should be on the back of the ticket; otherwise it will need to be claimed by you. 

                    except in NC, a trust CAN NOT claim the prize (I had a lengthy discussion with them not too long ago, and actually i think posted about it on here). So you have NO CHOICE.

                     

                    I think many of the people who have been 'cursed' had drug and/or alcohol problems, and others seemed to simply feel the money would lever run out.

                    seeing as the hardest thing i drink is black coffee, ive always been fond of my brain cells so ive always avoided drugs, and my hubby is the quintessential 'save save save dont spend any money it will all be gone in the blink of an eye' kind of guy... i think we'll be ok ;)

                     

                    though, i really DO wish we could claim anon or through a trust. alas, no such luck. so all my luck goes into buying the winning ticket and high tailing it out of town the day we claim! LOL

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                      except in NC, a trust CAN NOT claim the prize (I had a lengthy discussion with them not too long ago, and actually i think posted about it on here). So you have NO CHOICE.

                       

                      I think many of the people who have been 'cursed' had drug and/or alcohol problems, and others seemed to simply feel the money would lever run out.

                      seeing as the hardest thing i drink is black coffee, ive always been fond of my brain cells so ive always avoided drugs, and my hubby is the quintessential 'save save save dont spend any money it will all be gone in the blink of an eye' kind of guy... i think we'll be ok ;)

                       

                      though, i really DO wish we could claim anon or through a trust. alas, no such luck. so all my luck goes into buying the winning ticket and high tailing it out of town the day we claim! LOL

                      Wow! I really didn't know that! But I'm sure there are ways around it. With a good attorney I could get away with having my first and middle initials and last name, county, and prize amount disclosed without the cheesy picture with the giant check. There's a little anonymity but it's better than none at all. 

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                        When your 100 years old you take the cash option...

                        LoL! I guess so! Judging by the 95 in your name though, I thought you were just 16 tiggs. I'm in my 20s so I can afford to wait.

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                          LoL! I guess so! Judging by the 95 in your name though, I thought you were just 16 tiggs. I'm in my 20s so I can afford to wait.

                          20????...Hope when you hit so young it don't mess your life up..tiggs is pulling for you..tiggs first of course..Good luck<<<<-------that's what it is ...luck..

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                            It's easier for these winners to blame their problems on a curse than on their own lack of responsibility for properly managing their money.  Personally I have no interest in purchasing fancy cars or even a house.  If anything I will keep the car I have cuz I'm not comfortable driving anything else.

                            The only real challenge I would have with such a jackpot is dealing with taxes and avoiding going to jail over any screwups.

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                              There is no curse, only people who made poor decisions with an amazing opportunity.

                               

                              Look at the people who have used the lottery for good. If it truly was a curse then nobody would be happy and successful after a big jackpot win.