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Lottery win is early wedding gift

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Posted: August 27, 2006, 7:48 am - IP Logged

Looks like she is early 30s.  lives to 70 that's $10 M.  Nice win.  I'd take it

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    Posted: August 27, 2006, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

    Unfortunately winning this amount of money before the wedding may require her to see a lawyer about a prenuptial agreement which I'm sure wasn't in the original wedding plans.

    I sort of disagree. If she was already wealthy when she met her fiance, then okay, but obviously he didn't get engaged to her for her money. One big element of marriage is trust in the other person, and this shows clearly you don't don't trust your spouse-to-be at all. I would refuse to sign, and get unengaged so my ex-fiance could enjoy her money all by herself without me getting my hands on it, since obviously that would be a constant worry for her if we got married.

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      Posted: August 27, 2006, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

      I sort of disagree. If she was already wealthy when she met her fiance, then okay, but obviously he didn't get engaged to her for her money. One big element of marriage is trust in the other person, and this shows clearly you don't don't trust your spouse-to-be at all. I would refuse to sign, and get unengaged so my ex-fiance could enjoy her money all by herself without me getting my hands on it, since obviously that would be a constant worry for her if we got married.

      When a couple get married in a public setting regardless of their trust of each other, they are completing a legal contract witnessed by friends and family.  What's different about prenuptial agreement?  Couples who don't want a binding contract, agreement or understanding don't get married, they shack-up or maintain a friendship with benefits and no obligations.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: August 27, 2006, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

        I sort of disagree. If she was already wealthy when she met her fiance, then okay, but obviously he didn't get engaged to her for her money. One big element of marriage is trust in the other person, and this shows clearly you don't don't trust your spouse-to-be at all. I would refuse to sign, and get unengaged so my ex-fiance could enjoy her money all by herself without me getting my hands on it, since obviously that would be a constant worry for her if we got married.

        I agree with both of you to a point. It's a very tough call.  I was married and we always said "what's mine is yours" until we broke up, so I know the best intentions can wind up backfiring in your face.  Since they planned a wedding before she won, I don't know if a prenuptial agreement is necessary. I mean, if they were already married and one of them earned a good living while the other was unemployed, one wouldn't charge the other rent! If she uses the money to buy a nice home, does that mean he doesn't own it too? After all, it's supposed to be a partnership. On the other hand, what if they break up after 2 or 3 years?  It happens all the time!  As I said the first time, it's really a difficult decision to make without hurting or accusing someone of being untrustworthy. I all honesty, if I were she, I would probably consult an attorney. Money is supposed to improve your life, but this shows it can really bring up some unsettling situations.

        Well, good like to them.  I hope they have one of those rare marriages that last and last for 60 years with lots of blessings.

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          Posted: August 28, 2006, 8:19 am - IP Logged

          I hope the couple don't let the money ruin there marriage and i hope the money is a blessing for the future.

          good luck!!

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            Posted: August 29, 2006, 9:59 am - IP Logged

            As you all have said I as well can see both sides of the tracks. As a woman that is married 14 years I can relate on "trusting" your other half but as well I think that if I was single when I won the money I would want that security. We all have seen how money can change some people and that is not something that I would want to live

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              Posted: August 29, 2006, 10:15 am - IP Logged

              In this age of GLOBAL WARMING, nobody should be playing for annuity payments (all lottery players should be after collecting in LUMP SUM.) Within 40 years, maybe 25, all h€ll will break loose on Earth. Lottery winners collecting yearly or quarterly payments will be less worried about receiving their next checks than fighting for survival. People will be dying from high temperatures, disease, lack of food and clean water, etc. Search the Web if you don't believe me. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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                Posted: August 29, 2006, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                In this age of GLOBAL WARMING, nobody should be playing for annuity payments (all lottery players should be after collecting in LUMP SUM.) Within 40 years, maybe 25, all h€ll will break loose on Earth. Lottery winners collecting yearly or quarterly payments will be less worried about receiving their next checks than fighting for survival. People will be dying from high temperatures, disease, lack of food and clean water, etc. Search the Web if you don't believe me. Don't say I didn't warn you.

                You're weird.

                 

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                  Posted: August 29, 2006, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrat to Ginnie. that's a blessing, I would love to get that amount for life.

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                    Posted: August 29, 2006, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                    You're weird.

                    That's putting it politely.

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                      Posted: August 29, 2006, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

                      In this age of GLOBAL WARMING, nobody should be playing for annuity payments (all lottery players should be after collecting in LUMP SUM.) Within 40 years, maybe 25, all h€ll will break loose on Earth. Lottery winners collecting yearly or quarterly payments will be less worried about receiving their next checks than fighting for survival. People will be dying from high temperatures, disease, lack of food and clean water, etc. Search the Web if you don't believe me. Don't say I didn't warn you.

                      Scared sorry, just reading this made me think of one of those guys that walks around with those two sided wooden signs that says " REPENT ! ! ! the end of the world is comming"....

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                        Posted: December 6, 2006, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

                        New York woman gets scratch-off worth $5,000 a week for life.

                        It was the best wedding gift Ginnie Bogaczyk could have asked for.

                        The Elmira woman, who is engaged to be married Sept. 2, now has more than enough money to pay for the wedding, the honeymoon, a new home — just about anything else she can think of.

                        Bogaczyk is the latest winner in the New York Lottery Set For Life scratch-off game. She hit the big time — the $5,000 a week top prize — when she bought a $10 ticket recently at the Wilson Farms store at 865 Davis St. in Elmira.

                        Bogaczyk and family members gathered at Wilson Farms on Thursday morning to accept a ceremonial $5 million check from New York Lottery Executive Deputy Director Susan E. Miller.

                        Bogaczyk, who said she's been playing the scratch-off games for about five years, said when she first saw the winning numbers, she thought there was some mistake.

                        "Actually, I looked at it. I turned on the dome light (in her car.) I figured I had read the numbers wrong," said Bogaczyk, who works as a certified nurse's aide at Bethany Village. "It took me about half an hour to figure it out."

                        After she got home and reality set in, Bogaczyk said she started screaming and crying, and then started calling family members. She also called fiance Archie Haner, who was also incredulous at first.

                        " 'Holy crap.' That was the first thing that came out of my mouth," Haner said.

                        Bogaczyk is the first lottery millionaire in Chemung County in 2006, Miller said. The Set For Life scratch-off games are the most popular games offered by the state lottery, she said.

                        Bogaczyk will receive her prize in quarterly payments of $65,000, minus taxes, for the rest of her life. She or her estate are guaranteed at least $5 million.

                        The couple doesn't have many definite plans for the money yet, beyond paying off wedding and honeymoon expenses. Bogaczyk, who worked fulltime at Bethany, plans to stay on a part-time basis. Haner said he has no plans to quit his job at Kennedy Valve.

                        "I'll work occasionally," Bogaczyk said. "At this point, I just want to be comfortable and live life, and spend a little time with my family."

                        Susan E. Miller, New York Lottery executive deputy director, right, cuts a decorated cake with lottery winner Ginnie Bogaczyk as her fiance, Archie Haner, and their daughters Kyriah, 8, left, and Jordyn, 6, watch Thursday morning in front of the Wilson Farms store on Davis Street in Elmira.

                        Because I just joined this site I would like to comment on the Early Wedding Gift.  Everyone has their own opinions but the only one that counts is what Ginnie and her husband want and they seem to be level headed people with a positive outlook.  As far as a prenup goes I believe that depends on what is more important.  Love or money.  If what they want is happiness no money in the world can by that.  As long as they remember what brought them together and what is important I think they will be just fine. 

                        I am very happy for these people.  I also know for a fact that the two children are his and they have been together for the past 10 years.  Since winning the lottery the have purchased a new home and set up a saving account for each of the children and have and will continue to put a substantial away for their future.  Ginnie and her husband have decided that the money will not come between them and if it starts to then all future winnings will go directly to charity.  Money causes problems and they do not want any additional stress added to the marriage.  With or without the money they just want to be happy.