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Record Powerball lottery winner's life a mess after big win

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Posted: December 15, 2004, 1:44 pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by tg636 on December 15, 2004



The only way to see if being the biggest jackpot winner sends people spinning in a downward spiral is to see what happens to the person who wins more than Jack. 





             
... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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    Posted: December 15, 2004, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

    Can you believe the way he looks ?

    I remember seeing him at the press conferences/ Today show, etc... when he won just 2 short years ago......A smiling happy- go -lucky man in a 10 gallon cowboy hat.

    Now look at him. Broken down, haggard, weary, but still has more money than common sense  !!!

    Jack-- It is never too late to "get your mind right" . Do as tg636 suggests.

    You have what millions of people dream about. Cherish it and start appreciating it instead of trying to kill yourself.

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      Posted: December 15, 2004, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

      should have bought that Island that Mel Gibson was looking at....15 million is all he paid for it.....talk about getting away from the crowds......

      "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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        Posted: December 15, 2004, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

        If Jack Whittaker reads LP, he can get some good advice

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          Posted: December 16, 2004, 8:05 am - IP Logged

          There should be a petition to claim jackpots annonymously. I know why the lottery says they make the names public. But since more and more lotteries are drawing their numbers annonymously (ie: via computer), why can't the players claim it that way without having to go through the trouble of making up a trust?

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            Posted: December 16, 2004, 10:12 am - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by smd173 on December 16, 2004



            There should be a petition to claim jackpots annonymously. I know why the lottery says they make the names public. But since more and more lotteries are drawing their numbers annonymously (ie: via computer), why can't the players claim it that way without having to go through the trouble of making up a trust?




            States purposely don't have players claim prizes anonymously because it's one way that the public can have confidence in the game.  They feel that anonymous winners will make it seem as if there is something underhanded happening.  Also, it's a great marketing tool to show the real winners.

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
            What grade did your lottery earn?

             

            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
            Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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              Posted: December 17, 2004, 4:34 am - IP Logged

              I personally think that the guy is going to kill someone while he's drunk. My father was hit by a drunk driver about five years ago and was disabled for the rest of his life.

              I was stationed with a guy in Virginia that won right at 100,000 dollars on the lottery there. He transferred and so did I, so when I saw him about three years later it was quite the little reunion. While I knew him he had a small but descent house, a good car and a junker (all sailors have junkers as a spare) and a really good wife. Three years later he had filed for bankruptcy and his wife had left him. I guess sometimes the money isn't a blessing. Mr. Whittaker needs to find the things that are really important to him first and go from there. If he is constantly boozing it up (seems like he has a little drinking problem) then he needs to find out what is making him unhappy. Mind you, this isn't an anti drinking campaign. I throw back my share of liquid courage as much as the next guy but I dont endanger anyone by driving afterwards. He should be full of giggles and smiles but instead he is full of unhappiness and what I believe to be boredom.

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                Posted: December 17, 2004, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

                heck like i SAID BEFORE I BE HAPPY TO HAVE ALL HIS MONEY WITH PROBLEMS. THEN JUST FIXED THEM ALL AND BE DONE WITH IT. HEY NEVER WINNING A LOTTERY LIKE THAT MAKES YOU WONDER WHY PEOPLE LOOSE CONTROL OVER THEIR LIVES. PEOPLE WHO CANT CONTROL THEIR LIVES ALWAYS SAY WISH I NEVER WON THE MONEY, IF THIS IS THE CASE give it away to people who need it and know what and how to use it