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Woman 'hiding lottery win from husband'

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Posted: February 6, 2006, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

I certainly agree with you, DD......

As far as the article, this lady was apparently trying to do the right thing by everyone in her family.  Because of this, everyone has prospered in some kind of way by the money, even though she kept it secret.

 I wonder what people would say if she had divorced his butt after she had received the money.....would the topic of religion still be brought up? LOL

 

Regards, Mel

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    Posted: February 6, 2006, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

    Mel, you don't wanna know. trust me.

     

     

                                   

                  

     

     

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      Posted: February 6, 2006, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

      It has everything to do with the original subject.   I brought up forgiveness.  The religious fanatics brought up mumbo-jumbo about angels, devils, and fearing “Jesus The Illegitimate”.  I bought out valid contradictions to myths, biblical gibberish, and bigotry.  Simple solutioin, stop throwing religious mumbo-jumbo in peoples face and threads like this won't go where they have.   

      We must not forget your motto;

      Cheers

      |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

      "I only trust myself- and that's  a questionable choice

      We have forgotten that Chewie.  Well, at least I did.  I will remember that the next time I read a thread of yours.Shocked

      Mel, you and DD are absolutely right.  But, I just realized why the topic took the turn that it did.  Yeah, Mel, now that would have been reason for a 16 page++++ thread.  But as you so aptly read, she was trying to protect and provide for her family at the same time.  She was able to do that by keeping her win, secret.  Which brings me to another question.  Do you or any of the Lottery Post Group, know of any statistics on winners of lotteries who have kept their winnings secret vs. those who have gone public---I mean , are the ones who go public likely to squander their winnings? VS. the ones who keep quiet about their winnings?

        melbrown425's avatar - ginger
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        Posted: February 6, 2006, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

        Lollipop, I've done the studying....and truth be told, lots of people would rather keep their winnings secret rather than go public because of safety and personal reasons.  That's why I applaud this lady for doing what she did.

        To be honest with you all, I would have done the same thing.  I have done the same thing with just winning hundreds instead of millions and to this day, my family still don't know.  I don't knock anybody for making a decision like that in order to keep order. 

        Thanks for pointing out this issue, it really brings light to this subject.

        Regards, Mel

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          Posted: February 6, 2006, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

          If they kept it secret, how would you know about it?  If you knew about it, it wouldn't be a secret.  That is like asking if a woman was pregnant, but never gave birth, would any one know.  She didn't keep it a secret, that is why it is public knowledge.  Strange how that works! 

          What I'd like to know, is how many marriages last when one side is secretive, lying, and deceitful?  You can't hide money and not acknowledge you're spending money that isn't supposed to exist; that is lying.  Hiding money from your spouse is deceitful.  Doesn't matter if both sides do it, or it is a trait of the average marriage.  There is more then one way to be a cheating spouse, and this woman carries the trophy for that category for the year 2005.  Doesn't matter what the justification.  Cheating is cheating.  Lying is lying.  Deceiving is deceiving. 

          How would any of you feel if you found out your spouse was a liar, a cheat, and the last several years of your marriage was based on deceit?  Would you be so proud, you would buy television and radio time to brag about your spouse being a cheat, liar, and deceit?  Would you still take the position, my transgression isn't as bad as what your's might be some day?  Do you teach your children that lying, cheating and deceiving is the way to go, based on a hunch?  Do you tell the little league team down the street to lie, cheat and deceive to win; because you think it would be better for the neighborhood?  Where do you draw the line?  Why draw a line?  As long as it suits your viewpoint, lying, cheating, and deceiving should be acceptable.  Not for the other person, just for you.

           

          Cheers

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          I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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            Posted: February 6, 2006, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

            Chewie, that what you posted is simply outrageous.

            The reason why I applaud this woman is simple:  she kept her winnings a secret to protect her husband from potential drug abuse.

            In marriage, we are taught to love, honor and cherish our spouses.  Did she cheat him out of the money? No.  Did she still stay with him even though because of his previous drug abuse they almost lost everything? Yes.  So, chewie, I ask you, doesn't this prove that she honored her vows?

            This has nothing to do with being lying, cheating, or even deceitful.  This has to do with old-fashioned common sense.  She knew that by exposing that she won a large amount of money that it might tempt him to go back to his old, horrible ways.  Since you mentioned children, do you think that it would have been profitable to them to be exposed to drug abuse?  That might have happened if she had told him the truth. 

            In the future, please read things more carefully before jumping to drastic conclusions:  you'll see the light more clearly.

             

            Regards, Mel

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              I can see the key word here Mel. It's "might tempt", what the heck is she, a fortune teller or something? I think not! Like it had been said before, his habit was 15 years "prior" her win of the lottery! Now to stick around for 15 years after said drug habit and have kids with this man and then win the lottery and not tell her husband is Flat Out Deceitfulness! I don't care how you try to justify her choice to hide said lottery win from her husband, it's still deceit! Deceit doesn't have one meaning for this situation, but then it has another meaning that situation! It just doesn't work like that! Now to say she "may" have had probable cause to make the choice she did, could fly, but not for long in the justice system! Again, it would come down to the definition of the word deceit and if she practiced it or not! I honestly think that a judge or her peers would convict her on the grounds of practicing deceit and she would have to fork over his half to him, if it were to ever go to court! Heck if it was to go to divorce court she could lose it all to him for hiding the household assets! Under most laws in most (western style nations) that money belongs to them both "regardless", it's call community property and it wouldn't matter one bit as to why/reasons she hid the win from her husband, the court would run her butt through the grinder for her "DECEIT!" There is no question about that, Not one Bit! Just try it sometime and see what happens to your sorry a##! 

              Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                I can see the key word here Mel. It's "might tempt", what the heck is she, a fortune teller or something? I think not! Like it had been said before, his habit was 15 years "prior" her win of the lottery! Now to stick around for 15 years after said drug habit and have kids with this man and then win the lottery and not tell her husband is Flat Out Deceitfulness! I don't care how you try to justify her choice to hide said lottery win from her husband, it's still deceit! Deceit doesn't have one meaning for this situation, but then it has another meaning that situation! It just doesn't work like that! Now to say she "may" have had probable cause to make the choice she did, could fly, but not for long in the justice system! Again, it would come down to the definition of the word deceit and if she practiced it or not! I honestly think that a judge or her peers would convict her on the grounds of practicing deceit and she would have to fork over his half to him, if it were to ever go to court! Heck if it was to go to divorce court she could lose it all to him for hiding the household assets! Under most laws in most (western style nations) that money belongs to them both "regardless", it's call community property and it wouldn't matter one bit as to why/reasons she hid the win from her husband, the court would run her butt through the grinder for her "DECEIT!" There is no question about that, Not one Bit! Just try it sometime and see what happens to your sorry a##! 

                nonsense.

                love to nibble those micey feet.

                 

                                             

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                  Posted: February 7, 2006, 12:09 am - IP Logged

                  BaristaExpress, its people like you that make the world go around.

                  No wonder the world is in a sorry state.

                   

                  Kiss my a## is my response to your rediculous paragraph.  Try learning how to punctuate next time.....Green laugh

                  Good luck to all on this system!

                  Regards, Mel 

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                    Posted: February 7, 2006, 12:35 am - IP Logged

                    I sure like 123 as the Mid Day three  for 2/7/2006.  Smile

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                      Posted: February 7, 2006, 12:41 am - IP Logged

                      Oh I'm Sorry did I say something about a Lottery ?Shocked

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                        Oh I'm Sorry did I say something about a Lottery ?Shocked

                        Yes, you did say something about a lottery, but this isn't a lottery forum, this is a  " my point is right and the hell with what you think " forum .

                        It's really amazing that we have members that ask us to support each other, but then go into a personal attack mode whenever someone disagrees with their position.

                        What numbers do you like in the Mega Millions tonite ?

                         

                                                       

                                      

                         

                         

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                          Has this story prompted a record number of responses?The good, the bad, and the ugly ...?Jester Laugh

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                            Posted: February 7, 2006, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

                            Lollipop and DD, you're right.  UGLY is the key word here, which is exactly what this discussion has become.  Everyone should be respected, no matter what their views are.

                            If you decide to get personal with someone in the disrepectful sense, you deserve what you get.  As far as I am concerned, I should not have lost my temper over unadult-like foolishness.

                             

                            Good luck to you both and all on this system!

                            Regards, Mel

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                              Lollipop and DD, you're right.  UGLY is the key word here, which is exactly what this discussion has become.  Everyone should be respected, no matter what their views are.

                              If you decide to get personal with someone in the disrepectful sense, you deserve what you get.  As far as I am concerned, I should not have lost my temper over unadult-like foolishness.

                               

                              Good luck to you both and all on this system!

                              Regards, Mel

                               

                              Exactly right my friends, and do you know how to end this?

                              Don't post anymore, because then the person who started all of this wont have anything to reply to unless the want to talk to their self! It's that simple. I was smart and adult enough to not respond after what I posted was twisted into ugliness because that person will pick out only what they want to see and not read everything, and again turn it into something ugly and rude.

                              Again the only way to stop it is to stop Feeding that person. The only way hate, and rudeness can survive is if it is feed its like a disease.

                              Blessings all!
                                 
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