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Jack Whittaker: un-luckiest lottery winner ever

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Posted: January 13, 2007, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

I first noticed the blog on this subject, so that's where I posted.  Just wanted to tell Todd that I didn't know he created that image. Not being technical, it's so good I just assumed it came from a recent news article.  So if I ever decide to go back to dating I'll send you a photo and you can touch it up a little for me, okay?

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I never was all that great with graphics, but kinda forced myself to become "OK" with them out of necessity.  Web sites start to become boring if the graphics are all the same!

 

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    Posted: January 13, 2007, 4:23 pm - IP Logged


     
    (Sung to the tune of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone")
     
    Where has all the money gone?
    No check cashing.
    Where has all the money gone?
    ATM no more.
    Where has all the money gone?
    Gone to leeches every one.
    When will I ever learn?
    When will I ever learn?

    Where have all the leeches gone?
    Long time sucking.
    Where have all the leeches gone?
    Dried up the vein.
    Where have all the leeches gone?
    Gone to lawyers every one.
    When will I ever learn?
    When will I ever learn?

    Where have all the lawyers gone?
    Long time sharking.
    Where have all the lawyers gone?
    Rushing off to court.
    Where have all the lawyers gone?
    Gone to plaintiffs every one.
    When will I ever learn?
    When will I ever learn?

    Where have all the plaintiffs gone?
    Got his money.
    Where have all the plaintiffs gone?
    They're around no more.
    Where have all the plaintiffs gone?
    Gone to play the lottery.
    When will they ever learn?
    When will they ever learn?

    Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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      Posted: January 13, 2007, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

      Awesome Rick!  Jack Whittaker is the muse of Lottery Post. LOL

       

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        Posted: January 13, 2007, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

        Awesome Rick!  Jack Whittaker is the muse of Lottery Post. LOL

        Todd, we had to provide the before and after pictures...Big Grin

        Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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          Posted: January 13, 2007, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

          The guy has over 100Million after taxes and claims he's broke now? He's lying.

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            Posted: January 13, 2007, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

            The poor guy lost his hat, his shaver, and some mad artist deleted his wife!

            I don't believe in hiding from the public and even in the worst of times I don't advocate jumping from bridges (even with a bungee cord I would not) - is Mayor Bloomberg or Bill Gates, or the Soccer player just give a $250M contract, or Howard Stern (just got another 85 million) hiding from the public? They don't have to because they make it known they are hard targets and they don't hang out at the Pony or the Bing. Another thing is if you don't get drunk you are that much more in control of things. Hiding isn't the answer for everyone.

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              Posted: January 13, 2007, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

              A lesson for all - A fool and his money a soon parted. No Pity! To bad someone more responsible coulds of won that faithfull night , would it been any differnt ahhh   the "BUTTERFLY EFFECT " -"IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE " FINAL DESTINATION" one will never know, but we all can only imagine what it could of been ? God only knows how and why ?Blue Angel

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                Posted: January 13, 2007, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                I can think of many examples, but Forrest Gump said it best:

                Stupid is as stupid does...

                If you are stupid prior to winning the millions, you will not get smarter after the fact. You just have more money to do stupid things with...

                See Powerball winner David Edwards for another reference....

                 

                                               

                              

                 

                 

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                  Posted: January 13, 2007, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                  This is fun, but poor guy....oh and Todd, speaking of poor guys, can you process my upgrade, please? :) I am a poor guy!

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                    Posted: January 13, 2007, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

                    Oh- Another thing..
                    The title of this thread is "un- luckiest lottery winner ever"
                    Maybe so, but...........
                    He was very lucky to win the record amount, and his misfortunes have all been
                    self imposed. He created this pitiful legacy of his- He made his own " bad luck "

                     

                                                   

                                  

                     

                     

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                      Posted: January 13, 2007, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

                      A man infamous for his numerous problems ever since winning a record Powerball lottery jackpot says he can't pay a settlement to a casino worker because thieves cleaned out his bank accounts.

                      Powerball winner Jack Whittaker gave that explanation in a note last fall to a lawyer for Kitti French, who accused him of assaulting her at the Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming Center, a slots-only casino near Charleston, according to a motion French's lawyer filed this week demanding payment of the confidential settlement.

                      Whittaker won a nearly $315 million on Christmas 2002, then the largest undivided lottery prize in U.S. history. He took his winnings in a lump sum of $113 million after taxes.

                      Since then, he has faced his granddaughter's death by drug overdose; he has been sued for bouncing checks at Atlantic City, N.J., casinos; he has been ordered to undergo rehab after being arrested on drunken driving charges; his vehicles and business have been burglarized; he was drugged in a Cross Lanes strip club in 2003 by robbers who took more than $500,000 from his car; and he has been sued by the father of an 18-year-old boy, a friend of his granddaughter's, who was found dead in Whittaker's house.

                      In the latest lawsuit, Whittaker told French's lawyer, John Barrett, that "a team of crooks" cashed checks in September at 12 City National Bank branches and "got all my money," according to the motion Barrett filed Wednesday in state court.

                      The suit maintains that French's lawyer contacted Whittaker's lawyer several times to try to get Whittaker to comply with the settlement. Whittaker allegedly pleaded poverty, saying he can't afford to make the payments.

                      "On one occasion, Mr. Whittaker himself responded in writing, and stated: 'On 9-11 a team of crooks went to 12 different City Nat. Banks cashed 12-CKs & got all my money. I intend to pay but can't without any money,'" the suit reads.

                      An official with City National Bank said Friday the bank is investigating "small discrepancies" in Whittaker's accounts.

                      The suit claims that Whittaker's failure to abide by the terms of the settlement is "intentional, reckless, willful or wanton."

                      French is one of three racetrack employees who accused Whittaker of assaulting them while he was gambling at the facility in 2003. Floor attendants C.D. Fortner and Ronda Lilly also claimed Whittaker assaulted them during a drunken tirade.

                      In July, a Putnam County jury found that Whittaker assaulted a bar manager, but decided that the man's injuries were not the result of being hit by Whittaker. He has also been sued by two women who allege that he assaulted them in a Summers County camp in 2004, as well as two Atlantic City casinos that claim he wrote them checks on a closed bank account.

                      French's suit seeks to force Whittaker to pay the money specified by the settlement agreement, plus interest and punitive damages.

                      Calls to Whittaker and his lawyers Friday were not immediately returned.

                      I'm sure there's more to this story but I truly hope things work out for Jack and his family.

                            By releasing all negative thoughts, the mind is free for positive choices.

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                        Posted: January 14, 2007, 12:53 am - IP Logged

                        If this story is not enough to convince people to stay away from the media spotlight in the event of a jackpot win, then I don't know what is.

                        Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

                        If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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                          Posted: January 14, 2007, 4:32 am - IP Logged

                          The poor guy lost his hat, his shaver, and some mad artist deleted his wife!

                          I don't believe in hiding from the public and even in the worst of times I don't advocate jumping from bridges (even with a bungee cord I would not) - is Mayor Bloomberg or Bill Gates, or the Soccer player just give a $250M contract, or Howard Stern (just got another 85 million) hiding from the public? They don't have to because they make it known they are hard targets and they don't hang out at the Pony or the Bing. Another thing is if you don't get drunk you are that much more in control of things. Hiding isn't the answer for everyone.

                          I agree with you in the last two points.

                           

                          I meant that he should have been more careful where he hanged out. People who have millions dollar can easily become target for those who want to look for a law sue. Sudden windfall, I believe that is different from the millions dollars that people can make. Like you said, "they don't hang out at the Pony or the Bing." I think some people just want to prove that big money can not change them. Yes, they are right money can not change them, but it have changed their life. So they better adapt to new life and find better activity to keep themselves away from trouble.

                           

                          Jack, he still goes to club, bar, gamble.... etc. That's what bring him the trouble. 

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                            Posted: January 14, 2007, 8:43 am - IP Logged

                            oh no.. Not another one.. Go with Hillary...

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                              Posted: January 14, 2007, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

                              If I were him - I'd be on my hands  and knees in a Church ,  this  is the only thing that would make me feel better .  Prayer .  God.  This is all that man has left now..... repent . Without the Lord - we  have  ' Nothing' ! !  Right