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Oklahoma couple claims $106M Powerball lottery jackpot

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spy153's avatar - maren

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Posted: July 3, 2007, 10:58 am - IP Logged

Finally !!!!!!!! A winner who was a regular player with the same numbers. Oh my, now where does that leave me? Hmmmm.

voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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    Posted: July 3, 2007, 11:52 am - IP Logged

    Congrats to the Harvey's on winning the Powerball jackpot.  I think a nice fishing boat and a new fishing pole would be in his future.-weshar75

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      Posted: July 3, 2007, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

      They should have remained anonymous using a blind trust, like the first Oklahoma Powerball jackpot winner from last year and the winner of the $400,000 Power Play in Oklahoma from a while back.  They should have done their research and homework.  They will regret going public soon enough.... 

      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: July 4, 2007, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

        I agree!!! All these people who say "my lifestyle won't change much, etc" and act like they won 10 bucks at bingo just piss me off. Why play then? I want to finally see someone stand up and say that although they hope not to change, they will live like a real millionaires. I also hope it will be me now that the Mega Millions is finally starting to get exciting again. With 1 in 175 million odds, people seem to be winning a lot more than they should. The mega and powerball only get "really" big about twice a year now. I'm from NY, they don't even mention it on the news until the Mega reaches at least 275 million.

        Exactly. As opposed to saying "I am a millionaire, but I am going to keep living like a hermit who is broke." When I become a millionaire you can bet I will live like one. Although I will not be excessive or stupid like many in the past have been. 2 cars and a decent sized home is enough for me.

          KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
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          Posted: July 6, 2007, 1:57 am - IP Logged

          Exactly. As opposed to saying "I am a millionaire, but I am going to keep living like a hermit who is broke." When I become a millionaire you can bet I will live like one. Although I will not be excessive or stupid like many in the past have been. 2 cars and a decent sized home is enough for me.

          I can only imagine how I would live, but I don't plan on changing much. I know I will get a bigger home. I'm going to get a home in the $200,000 to $300,000 price range with around 2200-3000 sq ft home with a in ground pool. Oh and a car, yes 2 of them but nothing fancy. a 2008 Honda Accord coupe for me and what ever the wife wants as long as it ain't over $40,000. $50,000 is getting invested for my daughter. I also am giving my mom some money too. It's the least I could do for her for all she has done for me. I believe this is achievable with a win of 1 million that can be made with a second prize win on Powerball with a 5X power play. I play Powerball even though I don't think I will ever get the jackpot but I do believe I can get the $200,000 prize.

          I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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            Posted: July 6, 2007, 2:09 am - IP Logged

            Prob 988 writes:  "By the way, I'd take my time getting "financial advisors."   Lots of people have been bilked by advisors." 

            I Agree!

            Prob, I've said this too.  It's not only because some financial advisors are greedy and/or dishonest, it's because nobody knows if an Enron or Wordcom is going to collapse. (I have my own horror story.) It's important to take your time and, when you get advice, make sure it's sound advice.  There's nothing wrong with putting your money in the bank (or several banks) and government bonds.  You can always "play" with the market, but initially I think it makes more sense to be very conservative.  After all, if someone wins the lottery, chances are he won't have a second shot at it.  I just don't understand why, if a person has $35 million, he'd need to take any big risks.  I'd be set for life with a lot less than that.

              KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
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              Posted: July 6, 2007, 2:53 am - IP Logged

              Prob 988 writes:  "By the way, I'd take my time getting "financial advisors."   Lots of people have been bilked by advisors." 

              I Agree!

              Prob, I've said this too.  It's not only because some financial advisors are greedy and/or dishonest, it's because nobody knows if an Enron or Wordcom is going to collapse. (I have my own horror story.) It's important to take your time and, when you get advice, make sure it's sound advice.  There's nothing wrong with putting your money in the bank (or several banks) and government bonds.  You can always "play" with the market, but initially I think it makes more sense to be very conservative.  After all, if someone wins the lottery, chances are he won't have a second shot at it.  I just don't understand why, if a person has $35 million, he'd need to take any big risks.  I'd be set for life with a lot less than that.

              I think I would risk 2% in high risk.

              I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                Posted: July 8, 2007, 2:09 am - IP Logged

                Prob 988 writes:  "By the way, I'd take my time getting "financial advisors."   Lots of people have been bilked by advisors." 

                I Agree!

                Prob, I've said this too.  It's not only because some financial advisors are greedy and/or dishonest, it's because nobody knows if an Enron or Wordcom is going to collapse. (I have my own horror story.) It's important to take your time and, when you get advice, make sure it's sound advice.  There's nothing wrong with putting your money in the bank (or several banks) and government bonds.  You can always "play" with the market, but initially I think it makes more sense to be very conservative.  After all, if someone wins the lottery, chances are he won't have a second shot at it.  I just don't understand why, if a person has $35 million, he'd need to take any big risks.  I'd be set for life with a lot less than that.

                That's why you look for one who just tells you how to keep the money intact and drawing a good interest rate without going after tricky investments in high risk stocks, bonds, and options.

                In the US and Canada it's better to invest in Government type bonds and such as well if they foul up then your money is already fouled up by the collapse in the government.

                Stock market is at times as tricky as the lottery and we all know that. Sure there are ways to gain with it but there are ways to loose as well. Best to stick with CDs T-Bills and such. If you wanna play the stock market say set aside 10% for that... and stick to it.

                You live a life of abundance! You have won the lottery! Belief creates reality! Believe!

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                  Posted: July 10, 2007, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                  Exactly. As opposed to saying "I am a millionaire, but I am going to keep living like a hermit who is broke." When I become a millionaire you can bet I will live like one. Although I will not be excessive or stupid like many in the past have been. 2 cars and a decent sized home is enough for me.

                  How does a millionaire live?  Truth is, most millionaires live simple, focused lives.  If you meet them on the streets, you would not even know they are millionaires.  It's those who don't have that try their darnest to flaunt what they wish they had.

                  BTW Sirbrad, your avatar is quite fascinating.

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