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Powerball lottery winners talk about hitting the jackpot

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KYPower418's avatar - nicebear
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Posted: November 10, 2005, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

What I meant was it was a little bittersweet seeing an elderly person win part of it, that's all. That's just my opinion :) However-it does seem to appear,due to previous PB winners LOL, not only young folks can have a shaky life after winning. Jack was about 60 something when he won and look where he ended up LOL. So I guess age doesn't matter when you win-just all depends what you do with it and how you live your life once you won it.

There's always again!

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    Who really cares what they do with their money? It's their money. A cow might not be exciting to some, but maybe they always wanted one. Plus, I like the fact that they just disappeared with their money and shut up. I'll take one of them over a J.W. any time.

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      Me too!

      There's always again!


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        What I meant was it was a little bittersweet seeing an elderly person win part of it, that's all. That's just my opinion :) However-it does seem to appear,due to previous PB winners LOL, not only young folks can have a shaky life after winning. Jack was about 60 something when he won and look where he ended up LOL. So I guess age doesn't matter when you win-just all depends what you do with it and how you live your life once you won it.

        AFAIK the oldest lottery winner is 94 (at the time)-year-old Louise Outing of MA. She made the mistake of hitting an annuity-only jackpot game.

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          I feel very sad about Mr. Whittaker. His escapades were almost entertaining until he lost his granddaughter around last Christmas. That's what I mean about a "normal" Christmas - one in which there are not any tragedies caused directly or indirectly by the money and attention.

          Some Powerball and MegaMillions winners were listed as being "Trust Funds". There apparently is a way to be anonymous.

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            Some Powerball and MegaMillions winners were listed as being "Trust Funds". There apparently is a way to be anonymous.

            Trust fund members, LLC members, etc. are public information. 

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              Some Powerball and MegaMillions winners were listed as being "Trust Funds". There apparently is a way to be anonymous.

              Trust fund members, LLC members, etc. are public information. 

              Although I am not sure, I think that it is public information only if the organization is a charity. Private trust/foundations (if they are not non-profit) are not in public domain.

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                Posted: November 12, 2005, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

                HAPPY THURSDAY "JUST"....11/10

                "I wonder if I could wear a wig and dark glasses? Cool  I don't even remember the name of the last big winners (or where I put my keys!) but it's funny that I do know who Jack Whittaker is, so it takes all kinds I guess.  At least he did a lot of good with his money until he went besserk. As crazy as I am, I can't ever see having a lot of money as being a burden. "

                You are another very talented poster.  Now I would know who to look for, if you ever win....(btw) In my State, here in Maryland....we are fortunate in having the option of Hiring representatives to accept the Prize winnings, or hold a Press Conference..I would hold the Press Conference, because I don't care who knows I won. I really don't. I am going to enjoy my $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ from start to finish.  No wigs or dark glasses for me...

                Addendeum:  As I have mentioned  previously in other posts we should leave Jack Whittaker in peace. He did indeed, as you write, make a wonderful difference in Hurricane WVA.He helped his community in many wonderful ways. Like the rest of us, he is human and has his "foibles" or weaknessess. Millions of Americans have Alcohol problems, but never make a positive/significant difference in the lives of others. Jack did. He's paid for his good times and certainly his bad times. He truly gave unselfishly, and thru his heart. Many people only give when there is something in it for them.

                I hope only the very best for he and his Family..............Patriot

                I wrote an answer earlier, but every time my refrigerator starts, my computer crashes.  Oy! Just what I need. No kidding - called FPL after Wilma and they fixed one problem, but it just happened again. At least my place stopped flickering like a cheap motel sign.  I'm on my laptop (battery power) now. 

                Thanks for the compliment. I agree about leaving the poor guy alone. It's just that I can't help it if I keep seeing articles about him and was only using that as an example. His wife commented that she wished she had torn up the ticket. I understand that money can be a burden for people and knew a man who went a little crazy during the 80s when he made millions in real estate development. He bought a Ferrari, a yacht, a mansion and started to drink heavily. When I met him he had turned his life around, so I believe one does have a choice, although I should be the last one to lecture about self improvement.  I agree Mr. Whittaker deserves his privacy, but we live in a world of sensationalism and the ever present paparazzi.  By the way, when we met he sold the Testarossa and moved into a smaller home which proves my timing in life is terrible.  

                 

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                  Posted: November 12, 2005, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

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                  CHEWIE SAYS: 11/10

                  "My point - boring. They could have accomplished all of their dreams with a dollar two ninety eight.  Zero imagination.  The whole universe, and the best they can come up with is a fully paid cow.  The 'vette was a little imagnative.  Not even a trip to "Didney World" on the agenda.  This type of person doesn't see beyond their nose, whether driving a car or planning what to wear that afternoon.  Cute? Sure.  A bubble bath tub full of kittens is also cute.  Not exactly $200 million dollars worth of cute though."

                  MY RESPONSE:

                  LOLOLOLOL......CHEWIE....a "fully paid cow" gives free fresh milk everyday"......what's wrong with that??LOLOLOLOL.....besides, I'm sure after the shock wears off, they will probably travel, and spruce up their land.....or expand on  it, with $$$$$$$$$ they can afford thousands of acres.......

                  Just wait till they get really comfortable w/all that $$$$$$$$$$$........

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                    Lurking

                    CHEWIE SAYS: 11/10

                    "My point - boring. They could have accomplished all of their dreams with a dollar two ninety eight.  Zero imagination.  The whole universe, and the best they can come up with is a fully paid cow.  The 'vette was a little imagnative.  Not even a trip to "Didney World" on the agenda.  This type of person doesn't see beyond their nose, whether driving a car or planning what to wear that afternoon.  Cute? Sure.  A bubble bath tub full of kittens is also cute.  Not exactly $200 million dollars worth of cute though."

                    MY RESPONSE:

                    LOLOLOLOL......CHEWIE....a "fully paid cow" gives free fresh milk everyday"......what's wrong with that??LOLOLOLOL.....besides, I'm sure after the shock wears off, they will probably travel, and spruce up their land.....or expand on  it, with $$$$$$$$$ they can afford thousands of acres.......

                    Just wait till they get really comfortable w/all that $$$$$$$$$$$........

                    I know I shouldn't write this, because most people think I'm fooling myself, but I honestly wouldn't want to have an extravagant lifestyle, so I understand their attitude. Maybe a lot of this comes from personal experience, but I had a little money (not millions of course!!) and then got sick and ran into other problems, and realize that the most important things in life are health, happiness and being around people who love you. That being said, anyone who says money isn't important and doesn't buy happiness either never had any or has always had too much.  If I won the lottery I'd have a nicer place to live, sleep better, eat better and always be able to hire the best attorneys and medical practitioners.  The $20,000 I got quoted for implants (talking about teeth!) would be a drop in the bucket. Money is very important in this world no matter how spiritual you are. The reason I said I'd want to remain anonymous is to be able to move to a nice community and quietly become a part of it. I think it would be difficult to live a normal life if all your neighbors kept pointing "Look, there's the lady who won all that money!" Some people don't like all the attention. So I guess Paris Hilton and I have nothing in common. LOL

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                      I wrote an answer earlier, but every time my refrigerator starts, my computer crashes.  Oy! Just what I need. No kidding - called FPL after Wilma and they fixed one problem, but it just happened again. At least my place stopped flickering like a cheap motel sign. 

                      Thats funny. America - 2005! 

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                        Posted: November 13, 2005, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                        I wonder if they're playing Mega Millions. What's another 300-plus million?

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                          Even idiots can win the lottery and judging from the top winners evedently it helps. Either that or there are more idiots out there than I know about. As far as the prize goes OR doesn't allow trusts to claim a ticket. Also people keep thinking they have 340 in cash. When are people going to think how much they actually have. It's only 92 million after tax, so 46 million each. Way less than 340 million. Still giving half to someone who's going to kick the bucket soon doesn't seem like a smart move. They should have included the kids in the split.

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                            dvdiva- In the most recent Powerball win for the West family. The kids were each set up with 3.5 mill plus their educations were paid for.

                            I do hope your perhaps slip of the keyboard was the reason for the slight against an elder or the fact they won't be able to live long enough to spend it. Who's to say anyone of us wil be blessed to live out the twighlight years or not struggle with some illness through life.

                            As rich and informative your postings are, this is one time where I side with each human life has value and none is more worthy then another.

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                              dvdiva- In the most recent Powerball win for the West family. The kids were each set up with 3.5 mill plus their educations were paid for.

                              I do hope your perhaps slip of the keyboard was the reason for the slight against an elder or the fact they won't be able to live long enough to spend it. Who's to say anyone of us wil be blessed to live out the twighlight years or not struggle with some illness through life.

                              As rich and informative your postings are, this is one time where I side with each human life has value and none is more worthy then another.

                              You've obviously never had to make a life or death decision.  Some lifes are more valuable then others.  Children are more valuable then the elderly.  Might not sound pretty from the pulpit, but it is a fact practiced every day in most parts of the world.  My life is much more important then the opponent in the bush.  The guy next to me is more valuable then a village.

                              Cheers

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