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Posted: June 8, 2006, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

Why am I not surprised at this latest in the long line of Jack Whittaker stories ?

The broken record just keeps on keepin on...

DD

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I certainly hope you win very soon, because I would love to read a story about all the wonderful fun things that happen to BIG WINNERS....W/BIG PRIZES.....I get tired of all the doom and gloom

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Thanks, Libra926 !!

 

It's not for a lack of trying I assure you.

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    Yea it's tragic that a self made millionaire and well respected member of his community would allow himself to get into all kinds of turmoil. He won enough money to take care of his family for generations to come. Instead he let it get to him and destroy himself and his family. I still think when he offered to help his church pastors and they refused his offers for financial help to build churches etc. that Jack flipped out. He felt as tough he was abandon by the pastors and community. For whatever reason he did an about face and started down the path of destruction. And it snowballed from that point on. He had every opportunity to change the way he was living but chose the direction he is living. He may never be able to live with himself after all the tragedy. Doesn't seem like the kind of guy that would ask for or seek help to get straightened out. At this point to him it may seem hopeless that any kind of recovery might make a difference since the damage is done.      

    The pastors refused his offer to help the churches?  That's a new one to me.  All the articles I'd read previously had, I thought, indicated that they had accepted the money.  Here is a quote from one old article:

    This week's tragedy "doesn't seem fair," said his pastor, the Rev. C.T. Mathews, for whom Whittaker is building a $4 million church on a hilltop here.

    And from another:

    Since then, Whittaker has been pulled between Christian charity and trouble. He is building two churches, feeding and clothing poor children and building senior citizen housing.

    Both of those quotes were from articles printed in 2004.

    Right he is building not the pastors.

     

    Jack tried donating his money to have the a churchs built i'm pretty sure he had em built. No body wants to go there.

    The church of god does not knowingly accept money from gambling.

    One of the first things he did after winning was go to the pastors of three churches. they dised him on the spot. Wanted no part of his lottery winings.

    the links i tried to post are not working but this has been go over before. he has built a church that no one wants to go to.

     

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      This is the person that the camera's should have been following. A show about him would definitely be top rated.....if people watched The Newlyweds on MTV I know people would watch this man's circus parade.  lol

       

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        He has repeatedly blamed all of his troubles on hs grand-daughter's "druggy"friends. The gambling problems, the sexual harassment, the drunk driving, etcetera, are not in any way shape or form anyone's fault but his own. And like so many "good"people he always has to blame someone else rather than accept responsibility for his own actions. Hell, anyone who has to take over half a million in cash into a seedy strip joint is obviously trying to compensate for a lack of true inner character. And I have a question for all you "christians" who automatically assume he is a good person because he donates money to organizations of your faith. When he took all that cash into the strip bar he was obviously hoping to impress one of the "ladies" into performing a service above and beyond your typical champagne room lap dance, so was he hoping to honor and cherish his wife in that way. Or maybe he was hoping to fill them with  Christ's love, probably down one of their throats. Sudden wealth and money is a lot like drugs in that if you are an intelligent person with good character and common sense, and accept responsibility for your own actions you will have minimal problems. If you are a jackass to begin with, then you are just going to be a rich jackass.   

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          mangeydog said:

          And I have a question for all you "christians" who automatically assume he is a good person because he donates money to organizations of your faith.

           

          I don't know if you are including me in the category of "all you christians who automatically assume he is a good person because he donates money to organizations of your faith," but since I was one of the few who commented about his donations to churches, perhaps I should clarify.  I said nothing about whether he was a "good person" or not.  I was trying to establish a fact - did the pastors refuse his donations or not?  From what I read, I believe they did.  It would certainly seem that at least one did from the first quote I offered above.  But I admit I'm a "Johnny come lately" in a lot of this lottery news.  I'd never even heard of Jack Whittaker until a few months ago.  It is possible that there were additional articles printed a few years back that included information I've never seen, as it may no longer be available.  And I don't pretend to have read everything about him still available, either.

          I do recall that there was another winner of a large jackpot (from Florida, I think) who tried to donate to Salvation Army, and that donation was refused.

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            I wasn't specifically referring to you Uff Da! Just any and all that think because someone mentions Christ or christianity in public automatically makes them a good person and above reproach. If he was truly filled with the spirit of Christ he would not have even mentioned anything about it in public and just did good works in the spirit while remaining as anonymous about it as he could. So many people wear their religion on their sleeve while not actually getting the spiritually uplifting essence of the teachings. 

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              Oops!  Now that I re-read my reply above (post 19), I see that I goofed.  I said, "I was trying to establish a fact - did the pastors refuse his donations or not?  From what I read, I believe they did."  But I meant "From what I read, I believe they accepted the donations." 

              It is at times like this that I wish we could edit posts for a longer period of time.

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                We are just as fascinated with Jack Whitaker as the world is fascinated with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Osama Bin Laden.  Its interesting stuff about folks who have a chance to have it all, yet they blow it, time and again.

                Jack is news, it sells!

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                  Posted: June 9, 2006, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                  "The Jack Whittaker Story". A great  TV movie.

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                    I think that its something that is just horrible but yet it something that makes me want to just smack the Hell right outta him!!!  I mean I being a "responsible" person AS WELL as a lotto player I cannot in ANY WAY understand how someone can win CASH OVER A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS and be that ignorant. Ok SO WHAT IF HE DID BUILD CHURCHES??? SO WHAT IF HE DID GO TO STRIP CLUBS?? The point of it is  HOW HE HAS CONDUCTED HIMSELF AND WITH HIS GOOD FORTUNE that he Obviously has no grace for nor does he value it. People like that should never have been the "lucky one"   

                    Just once I want to hear of a story where a mom or a family  struggling working 50 hrs a week to eat and feed their family HIT BIG and KNOW that they will most likly be responsible with it cause THEY NEED IT someone that does what ALL he did ...what ever jack  did NOT deserve it!!!

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                      I think that its something that is just horrible but yet it something that makes me want to just smack the Hell right outta him!!!  I mean I being a "responsible" person AS WELL as a lotto player I cannot in ANY WAY understand how someone can win CASH OVER A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS and be that ignorant. Ok SO WHAT IF HE DID BUILD CHURCHES??? SO WHAT IF HE DID GO TO STRIP CLUBS?? The point of it is  HOW HE HAS CONDUCTED HIMSELF AND WITH HIS GOOD FORTUNE that he Obviously has no grace for nor does he value it. People like that should never have been the "lucky one"   

                      Just once I want to hear of a story where a mom or a family  struggling working 50 hrs a week to eat and feed their family HIT BIG and KNOW that they will most likly be responsible with it cause THEY NEED IT someone that does what ALL he did ...what ever jack  did NOT deserve it!!!

                      That's the sad reality- lottery winners are truly random, so we get what we get.

                      Deserving people win every once in a while.( pleeeeaaase ??)

                      It sure looks like you and me are overdue,  Sass..

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                        Let's see.... Jack's in the news again... that itself isn't news.

                        Bounced checks??? I doubt he completely ran out of money, maybe they were to an account that he had not deposited enough into or an old account, whatever.

                        Was he expecting to win more than 315 million in the Casino? Isn't the best jackpot there "only" 10 million?
                        (I thank him for visiting my home state so often! We visit his sometimes.)

                        Is he going to sue "Windfall" for stealing his idea?

                        I heard he developed a slot machine, I'd love to know which one it is so next time in AC I want to play it! What's it called, "Pink Ponies"? If you get 3 ponies in a row you win all his money? That's what I'd have named it.

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                          Woah Word up! PONTIFICATION is alive and well. Some folks are gonna need a ladder to get off those high horses.

                          (Thanks to the poster who perviously recognized this trait)

                           Stop assuming JACK is a poster child of what not to do with your winnings. Spend it how ya wish and learn from it. Save it and stash it some where. But whatever ya do, do it and make sure it doesnt hit the papers :) Thats the only thing that deters any winner. Being recognized for ones character flaws....

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                            anyone want to take a bet on how soon he goes broke??

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                              I would love to take you up on a bet, but that would make me feel pretty lousy.  Like I was waiting for someone's misery.  I do think he is going to have a tragic ending.