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Iowa Powerball lottery winner recently filed for bankruptcy

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Posted: January 5, 2006, 1:57 am - IP Logged

Okay Uncle Jim , I can see how your imagination filled in the blanks to the story line. Makes for an interesting story that way. :)

End result- The guy behaved in a discretionary way that didnt jeopardize or place emphasis on his good fortune.

PS: Another way to view that scene is: It just so happened that on the day that the press was given permission to interview the store clerk and owner- in which they were announcing publicly that there store sold the winning ticket- the ticket holder happened to be shopping there. Neither the crew nor the owner knew it was him, since the ticket holder hadnt come forth at that particular time. (psst he waited til after the 1st of the year to make his claim publically known). So in a way the story followed the correct time line.

~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

 Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

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    Posted: January 5, 2006, 7:55 am - IP Logged

    "...and so Little Game Girl, despite the stupid, blabbermouth clerk, the Lucky Powerball winner, escaped the clutches of the evil vultures in the media, collected his millions, smashed his alarm clock and lived happily ever after."

    Want Uncle Jim to tell you another story?

    Jim 


    Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx

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      new delhi
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      Posted: January 5, 2006, 8:52 am - IP Logged

      congrats to the lucky winners

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        Posted: January 5, 2006, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

        The media sensationalizes!  to S-E-L-L!!!!!They bombard!  I wish that ALL lotteries would allow winners to remain annonymous.  Only the IRS needs the information.  Yep, I could use a few hundred million to get out of poverty.Hyper.  It seems to me by the indepth interview that the winner would have no problem taking care of the first child fom a previous marriage.  He did, afterall, catch up on his payments...before he won the lottery.Sun Smiley.  Good Dad.  Congrats to him and his family.  Hope that he does not spend all his money unwisely.  Maybe he won't. If he does, he'll be back in bankruptcy court.  Boo Hoo!

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          Posted: January 5, 2006, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

          Some people have all the luck!  Anyway, he deserves his place in the sun -- and he finds it.  (Alluding to Stevie Wonder's song: "GOTTA' FIND ME A PLACE IN THE SUN.")

           

          Finally, two ideas pop up:

          1. Was his ticket a Quick Pick?

          2.  How long had he been playing POWERBALL.

           

          See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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            Posted: January 5, 2006, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

            "...and so Little Game Girl, despite the stupid, blabbermouth clerk, the Lucky Powerball winner, escaped the clutches of the evil vultures in the media, collected his millions, smashed his alarm clock and lived happily ever after."

            Want Uncle Jim to tell you another story?

            Jim 

            Out of due respect for this lottery forum- learn to regard differences, and NOT belittle as you so naturally did . 

            -Thanks!

            ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

             Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

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              Posted: January 6, 2006, 11:30 am - IP Logged

              Hi GameGrl,

              Sorry if I offended you.  That was not my intent.  I'm rather warped by nature and I was merely trying to be funny in my own warped, sarcastic way.  I was trying to make a little joke about the way I told the story, my nickname, and apparently it didn't come across that way.  I appologize.

              Regards,

              Jim 

               


              Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx

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                Posted: January 6, 2006, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

                I don't trust the news media.  Just turn on CNN.  It's not about reporting the events but entertaining the audience.  I agree with everyone who said a lottery winner's past and private life should remain private.  Where are they getting this information? I guess anything recorded in a court of law is public information, but it's shameful that such matters have to be printed for the world to read. Maybe he doesn't care any more since he has so much money. I would be furious. He's not running for public office, he won a game!  As far as child support goes, it's usually based on a person's income and if that income changes, the same percentage applies. The amount is determined by the state so it varies. I don't think the payments would change at all, but I believe a portion of his winnings will probably go into a trust for his children since it is reported income for 2006.  Anyway, what decent father wouldn't do that for his kids? 

                All I know is if I ever win a lot of money (please, please, please!!!) I will do everything in my power to keep a low profile. I'm not a criminal, I've never filed for bankruptcy and I have no children to support. However, who knows what kind of garbage one of those maggots would try to uncover?  Gee, in 1967 my high school art class went to Expo 67 in Montreal and I met a guy from McGill. We got hammered at the German Pavillion (it was Octoberfest) and I never made it back to the hostel until morning. His name was Fred. Maybe they'll do a story on that!

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                  I don't trust the news media.  Just turn on CNN.  It's not about reporting the events but entertaining the audience.  I agree with everyone who said a lottery winner's past and private life should remain private.  Where are they getting this information? I guess anything recorded in a court of law is public information, but it's shameful that such matters have to be printed for the world to read. Maybe he doesn't care any more since he has so much money. I would be furious. He's not running for public office, he won a game!  As far as child support goes, it's usually based on a person's income and if that income changes, the same percentage applies. The amount is determined by the state so it varies. I don't think the payments would change at all, but I believe a portion of his winnings will probably go into a trust for his children since it is reported income for 2006.  Anyway, what decent father wouldn't do that for his kids? 

                  All I know is if I ever win a lot of money (please, please, please!!!) I will do everything in my power to keep a low profile. I'm not a criminal, I've never filed for bankruptcy and I have no children to support. However, who knows what kind of garbage one of those maggots would try to uncover?  Gee, in 1967 my high school art class went to Expo 67 in Montreal and I met a guy from McGill. We got hammered at the German Pavillion (it was Octoberfest) and I never made it back to the hostel until morning. His name was Fred. Maybe they'll do a story on that!

                  Oompah !!

                   

                  You go Girl !!!

                  I'm not as think as you drunk I am !!!!!

                  DD

                   

                                                 

                                

                   

                   

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                    Posted: January 11, 2006, 12:54 am - IP Logged

                    Some people have all the luck!  Anyway, he deserves his place in the sun -- and he finds it.  (Alluding to Stevie Wonder's song: "GOTTA' FIND ME A PLACE IN THE SUN.")

                     

                    Finally, two ideas pop up:

                    1. Was his ticket a Quick Pick?

                    2.  How long had he been playing POWERBALL.

                     

                    from the ialottery.com website:

                     

                    Hawkins chose his winning numbers himself and provided this explanation:

                    • 8 is one of his favorite numbers.
                    • 15 was the number on his brother's dirt-racing motorcycle when they were young.
                    • 16 is the date of his wife's birthday.
                    • 45 is the age he will be on his next birthday in March.
                    • 51 is a number he randomly chose between 45 and 55, the highest number in the Powerball game.
                    • 11 is the date of his oldest son's birthday.

                     

                    Hurray!  Yay for him, I really hope they don't travel back down the bankruptcy road again.