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Oregon Powerball winners deny making demands for interviews

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Posted: November 14, 2005, 11:19 pm - IP Logged



Maybe Jack Whittaker will make a special guest appearance and
give the new Powerball winners some advice.

Now I know where Kellogs got the idea for Fruit Loops.




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    Posted: November 14, 2005, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

    If it was me who won, I would do the state press conference, but not say too much.  Plus if Letterman calls, I would do his Top 10 List, and then go into hidding.

     

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      The PA lottery told me that you cannot claim it anonymously, and no one else can claim it for you. Only YOU can claim it. But like others have said, your own self-importance becomes overrated by your own disillusions anyway. Although there may be a small risk involved depending on where you live, who you know, jackpot amount, etc, but I believe the biggest problem you will have is dealing with your own new found wealth, and the "paranoia" it creates.

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        15 minutes of fame. Why do you people care what these people get and don't get. It is their business. Sheesh, people are nosey and jealous. Try to be happy for them and hope for yourselves.

        jeffrey,

        The people posting in this thread are commenting on a public news story, which is exactly what you are doing. That's why the news stories are posted in a message forum. The Wests and Chaneys have essentially become public figures in the world of lottery affairs, so it could hardly be considered as "nosey" to comment on a news story about them. I don't know how you're interpreting the posts of others, but I haven't seen a single post in this thread that indicates the slightest bit of jealousy toward the $340,000,000 jackpot winners. The other posts in this thread are no more intrusive or resentful than your own.

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          The Powerball jackpot winners from Southern Oregon say they have been unfairly portrayed in the national media.

          What I don't understand, is why does the winner care what a television network says about them?  They are - or soon will be - worth millions of dollars.  It is one of those "Sticks and Stones" things.  Being obsessed, with being mister nice guy is ridiculous. You are rich, beyond your wildest dreams, and you still feel obligated to please a stranger’s ego?  I am rich, blow it out your rear, mister television producer!  
          Remember the golden rule, gold rules; not poverty.  When I win tonight, trust me, I couldn't care less about some pampered talking head at NBC or ABC.  Turn off the TV, look out the window - there is a whole world out there!

           

          Cheers

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            I'd go to lottery headquarters with a lawyer to sign the forms and such as needed. Then when I was politely told that I really need to meet the press "Just once" I'd decline and hand the lottery press flack a short statement to read to the press. It would basically say leave me alone*, I do not feel any need to do interviews or tell the world how I now feel being a multi-millionaire.

            Another bit would mention that if you write in search of cash realize you wasted a stamp! I will not read mail from those seeking money. I give to charities and will continue to do so and you should contact your local or regional charities for the new Cadillac to get you to the store for food for your 17 kids, etc......

            *I realize that I'd still be hounded even if I did the interview so I figure I'd just skip it and go on with my new life.

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              I know that it was hard make try protect thier family from media or newspaper make public.

              If I would winner by jackpot then I will tell lottery dircetor that I want private in my life period!!!!!!!!  it was NONE of your business peroid!!!!!!Mad That right.  Oregon lottery HQ should understand what thier family want protect thier private life.

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                I'd go to lottery headquarters with a lawyer to sign the forms and such as needed. Then when I was politely told that I really need to meet the press "Just once" I'd decline and hand the lottery press flack a short statement to read to the press. It would basically say leave me alone*, I do not feel any need to do interviews or tell the world how I now feel being a multi-millionaire.

                Another bit would mention that if you write in search of cash realize you wasted a stamp! I will not read mail from those seeking money. I give to charities and will continue to do so and you should contact your local or regional charities for the new Cadillac to get you to the store for food for your 17 kids, etc......

                *I realize that I'd still be hounded even if I did the interview so I figure I'd just skip it and go on with my new life.

                You're assuming money grubbers would (1) read your statement and (2) give a damn what you said.  Neither has any basis for fact.  They don't grub money by being polite and considerate people.  Push, insult, pull at heart strings, whatever it takes.  I'd rather hire a clerk to throw away mail, then give a single penny to any tear jerker. 

                Cheers

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                  Posted: November 15, 2005, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

                  If they had an interview with Jack Whitaker or a winner like him they should have it at a strip joint. At least you know he would show up and just watching him would tell you how long that money would last.

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                    I'd go to lottery headquarters with a lawyer to sign the forms and such as needed. Then when I was politely told that I really need to meet the press "Just once" I'd decline and hand the lottery press flack a short statement to read to the press. It would basically say leave me alone*, I do not feel any need to do interviews or tell the world how I now feel being a multi-millionaire.

                    Another bit would mention that if you write in search of cash realize you wasted a stamp! I will not read mail from those seeking money. I give to charities and will continue to do so and you should contact your local or regional charities for the new Cadillac to get you to the store for food for your 17 kids, etc......

                    *I realize that I'd still be hounded even if I did the interview so I figure I'd just skip it and go on with my new life.

                    In fact, most big lottery winners are REQUIRED to have a press conference: there is no way around it. This is to show there actually was a winner and to show the lotteries are being honest and have integrity. 

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                      In fact, most big lottery winners are REQUIRED to have a press conference: there is no way around it. This is to show there actually was a winner and to show the lotteries are being honest and have integrity. 

                      As I've said before, I would be more then glad to participate in a news conference.  Using the current MM value as a guide, there would be no requirement for me to prostitute myself because of some lottery requirement.  They can't keep the money; it would be mine.  I would never see any of them again, so their feelings would have the effect of a gnat.  What I said at the news conference, would be entirely dependant on how the lottery officials supported my pre-conference requests.  My primary request would be upfront validation of the win and support with a major bank for an enormous advance. Deny that, and it would a new conference that would go down in history.  The legislatures would re-write the law when I left the stage.

                      Cheers

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                        If it was me who won, I would do the state press conference, but not say too much.  Plus if Letterman calls, I would do his Top 10 List, and then go into hidding.

                         

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                        Too funny!! Yes, that's quite an honor. I'm chuckling because, like you, I would want to slip quietly into anonymity. Although I haven't won anything, I asked one sister if she'd be happy with a gift of 2 million and she answered "Is that all?"...and I wasn't even talking about Powerball or Mega Money, just the FL lottery. However, once I said I'd like to do the Top 10 List on Letterman.  With my luck, every ex-boyfriend and my ex-husband who disappeared with my money & credit cards 20 years ago would be watching and suddenly appear at my door!  So I decided to even skip the Letterman offer.  
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                          Posted: November 15, 2005, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

                          If it was me who won, I would do the state press conference, but not say too much.  Plus if Letterman calls, I would do his Top 10 List, and then go into hidding.

                           

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                          Too funny!! Yes, that's quite an honor. I'm chuckling because, like you, I would want to slip quietly into anonymity. Although I haven't won anything, I asked one sister if she'd be happy with a gift of 2 million and she answered "Is that all?"...and I wasn't even talking about Powerball or Mega Money, just the FL lottery. However, once I said I'd like to do the Top 10 List on Letterman.  With my luck, every ex-boyfriend and my ex-husband who disappeared with my money & credit cards 20 years ago would be watching and suddenly appear at my door!  So I decided to even skip the Letterman offer.
                          But, wouldn't you have such a great time when he showed up.  Can you get him for back alimony?  That would be really cool!  Win MM, get a superior lawyer, and make it happen.

                          Cheers

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                            Posted: November 15, 2005, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

                             

                            "D" SAYS:

                            "Another bit would mention that if you write in search of cash realize you wasted a stamp! I will not read mail from those seeking money. I give to charities and will continue to do so and you should contact your local or regional charities for the new Cadillac to get you to the store for food for your 17 kids, etc......"

                            HAPPY TUESDAY....."D"...11/15/05

                            I loved your entire post......especially that quote at the top.....I can't stop LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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                              But, wouldn't you have such a great time when he showed up.  Can you get him for back alimony?  That would be really cool!  Win MM, get a superior lawyer, and make it happen.

                              What's alimony? :) I think there must be a statute of limitations...we're talking about 20 years.  Anyway, I could have found him back then too with a little effort, but didn't bother. (I called my credit card company of course!) You're funny, but if I were rich hope I would never be like the people you read about who argue about who gets the dishes. Not my style at all.  Anyway, I can't get specific but I almost freaked out one day when I was bored and googling names. It's amazing what you find. Looks like he's a very successful businessman.  There were obituaries of a couple people I knew years ago. One multi-millionaire I broke up with 10 years ago died last year and I was thinking "Darn, so what if he was totally boring...I'd be a rich widow!" I didn't feel that way then, but at the time he was alive and kicking. LOL!  You see a lot of young women around here with much older men with money. I hope they're in love. I can't imagine sharing your bed with a man just for money (she writes as she wonders if she should lower her standards.)