Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 8, 2016, 6:54 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Maryland Mega winner believes in magic

Topic closed. 64 replies. Last post 9 years ago by SoBe Yourself.

Page 3 of 5
53
PrintE-mailLink
LuckyLilly's avatar - savy chick.png

United States
Member #50124
February 26, 2007
601 Posts
Offline
Posted: September 4, 2007, 11:52 am - IP Logged

Holy crap, someone on one of my email lists just posted that these people are "dear friends" of theirs.  She said they've been thru some hard knocks and everyone is really happy for them.  I've known (virtually) the poster for about 10 years and believe her.  She said they're going to a celebration tomorrow, so I'll ask her for updates.

    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
    Wandering Aimlessly
    United States
    Member #25360
    November 5, 2005
    4461 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: September 4, 2007, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

    Holy crap, someone on one of my email lists just posted that these people are "dear friends" of theirs.  She said they've been thru some hard knocks and everyone is really happy for them.  I've known (virtually) the poster for about 10 years and believe her.  She said they're going to a celebration tomorrow, so I'll ask her for updates.

    I suppose this is what Uncle Jim means.  I agree with anyone who writes that it's none of our business to judge others.  I wouldn't want to read on LP that everyone predicted I was going to blow my money or said negative things about me.  However, if I won millions of dollars, I doubt if I'd really care at all what people on a message board wrote because I'd be too busy making plans!

    Anyway, Brad whatshisname had a big party after he won and he seems to be doing okay. I've known a lot of successful people who look nerdier than this guy!  If Bunky had a dream to open up a Wicca center, then this is very good publicity for him so maybe he's taking advantage of the free advertising.  I wish him a lot of luck and happiness instead of double, double toil & trouble.  I just hope he doesn't keep his money in a cauldron and takes advantage of the burst of the housing bubble.

     Smiley

      AuntiePat's avatar - animaniacs10
      Just outside of Cleveland, OH
      United States
      Member #54079
      August 3, 2007
      106 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: September 4, 2007, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

      catduck it's o.k. bunkie..

      R O F L M F A O. . . .

       

      OMIGOD--was that funny!!

        Avatar
        Columbia City, Indiana
        United States
        Member #2978
        December 9, 2003
        381 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: September 4, 2007, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

          Uncle Jim:

          My comments weren't specifically aimed at you (well, most of them weren't), and you have my most sincere and heartfelt apologies if I gave that impression. I always enjoy reading your posts, as I know you put a great deal of thought into every sentence you write.

          Excepting the paragraph in which I addressed you, the remainder was meant as food for thought for the general membership. I've noticed some pretty scathing comments coming from many other members, not just in this thread, but in quite a few others as well. I believe we'd get more done if we didn't waste so much time criticizing each other and those who have managed to actually win a jackpot; after all, isn't that why we're all here?  

           You can be assured that my final comment, that little word puzzle, DEFINITELY did NOT apply to you, as no one here can accuse you of not doing your part in our ongoing and protracted battles with the states. I would hope you know me well enough by now to realize that, if I had issues with you, I would send you a rather civil PM, either to ask for clarification or maybe just to argue a point. I don't believe in making personal attacks on the forum, unless someone here backs me into a corner and I have no choice but to come out swinging. Thankfully, that hasn't happened since the last time, and it probably won't happen again until the next time.

          I truly hope this clears the air, Uncle Jim. I didn't mean to criticize your opinions, and I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. I'm very grateful for all the work you've done.

          The rest of this post is for everyone who cares to continue reading.

           Having spent my best years in the military, I know and appreciate the value of a multitude acting as a single, cohesive unit. I think we can dispense with the push-ups, the marching, the close-order drills and the white-glove inspections, but we do need to pull together at some point in the very-near future. We are 55,000 strong and growing even stronger every day, but if a thousand of us are headed east, two thousand are going south, and another two thousand decide to go in another direction while the rest stay put, what possible chance do we have of achieving our objectives? We need to organize ourselves, unite and make our COLLECTIVE voice heard if we're to be at all effective in our common quest to rid state lotteries of their infernal machines.

          Todd has been working tirelessly (aided by a few equally committed members) to keep the spotlight trained directly on Tennessee's potentially crooked lottery, and I applaud his efforts and the sacrifices he's made to lead this charge. I think he's a very competent general whom we can all follow with confidence and, if we give him the support he needs, I have no doubt that he can bring about the victory we've been seeking for the past five years. Even a qualified victory in Tennessee would give us significant fodder with which to challenge our own nemesis in Indianapolis.

          I know that some of you who read this post couldn't care less how the numbers are drawn, and a few others actually prefer to challenge the RNG's, so you can simply ignore what I've written here. The rest of you, however, are desperately needed on the front lines. I'm asking you to stop watching the battle and take an active part in it. Put down your potato chips, arise from your comfy sofa and come forward and enlist in the Lottery Players' and Gamblers' Army (okay; I had to take that word out - we don't want to be confused with the LPGA. I served in the KTO, but I can't think of anything more frightening than facing down a bunch of women wielding golf clubs - Yikes! Lottery Players' Army, or Association, if you prefer, will do just fine).

           Uncle Jim and LosingJeff are two members who work full-time jobs, yet they spend what little spare time they have fighting the good fight. Both have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their efforts, but they need our help. Todd's doing more than his share, and I'm giving it everything I have. I know LOTTOMIKE is with us, as well as some others whose names escape me at the moment.

           It's a good start, but ten or twelve people can only exert so much influence, and that's why we need everyone who's interested to take an active role. Assuming there are 35,000 of us who prefer traditional (mechanical) lottery drawings, it won't take long to win this conflict if we all pull together. If not, this "exciting new technology" will continue to spread to other states like the destructive cancer it has become.

          Are any of you who are currently unaffected willing to take that chance? If so, you have my congratulations and my sympathy, because each of you is more of a gambler than I'll ever be.

        Come, Pinky; we must prepare for tomorrow night...

        Jim

          Avatar
          New Member
          portland, oregon
          United States
          Member #54263
          August 12, 2007
          14 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: September 4, 2007, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

          bunky, don't go spending it all on some fancy nimbus 2000!!

          ok. All jokes aside, i'm happy for him. he seems like a nice guy. i'm jealous of his fortune. not in the sense that i wish he didn't win, but in the sense that i wish i could win one too!

            Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
            Indiana
            United States
            Member #48725
            January 7, 2007
            1954 Posts
            Online
            Posted: September 4, 2007, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

            Jim,

            Let me be clear.  I am thrilled to death to see people win the lottery.  I love it!  But when I see people like Bunky acting like an idiot...BEFORE...he's validated his ticket let alone claimed his prize I tend to believe he's already going down the wrong road and...THAT...I hate to see.

            You say there's no  evidence that he won't invest his money wisely.  Good grief Jim he's buying cars, holding court and talking about investing in a reiki healing center/tea shop/wiccan learning center and again he hasn't even validated his ticket yet.  Now I don't know...maybe a reiki healing center/tea shop/wiccan learning center is a great investment opportunity overlooked by most investors.  Maybe it is more secure than U.S. government T-Bills and has more tax advantages that Municipal Bonds.  Heck, it may be a veritable gold mone for all I know  But I do tend to doubt it.  

            You say Bunky is an accountant and therefore, he will know how to handle his money.  All of us here at Lottery Post follow this stuff and we know what can happen to a winner when their name and picture are published.  Maybe Bunky doesn't read Lottery Post and maybe he doesn't know what will happen to him in the future.  But as an accountant he should know better than to advertise his financial status.  Especially in a state that allows lottery winners to remain anonymous.

            I confess to poking a little fun at Bunky.  How could you not?  Look at what a lout he is acting like a big shot and chiding his "media shy wife" in public.  What a jerk!    

            As for his religion...I don't care what his religion is.  But he's the one who put it out there.  Maybe his Wiccan Gods and magic spells are the reason he won the lottery.  But a long time ago I adopted this motto:

            I don't doubt the word of God.  I doubt the mouth of man speaking it. 

            Bunky is behaving just like the aforementioned big shots Jack and Dave.  He's courting the limelight...making promises...spending money he doesn't have and opening up his family to all kinds of potential problems.  That's not maing fun of him...that's just telling it like it is.

            I sincerely wish Bunky and his family the best of luck.  But I have to tell you...based on his initial actions I have a feeling we'll be reading about him for years to come.

            Sorry if I offended anyone.

            Jim 

            Who are you to judge him? How is he acting like an idiot? I want you people to know that just because he exposed himself before claiming the jackpot and isn't claiming anonymously doesn't mean he's unwise. I think you people who are going on about his exposure are WEAK in the face of the media and SHY when you have a lot of people looking at you. I'll say this again, the ability to say no to people asking for handouts is a lot more important than exposure you receive because the exposure WILL HAPPEN ANYWAY. Rich people get hit up for money all the time. It's the ability to say no that allows them to keep their money.

            Also, you're talking about him buying a new car. So what! If he wants to go out and buy a new car, then that's up to him!

            Uncle Jim, his initial actions so far show NO evidence of ANY problems he will face. Also, you keep throwing things out there. You keep going on about him being a big shot, making promises, and spending money he doesn't have! Oh please! He wasn't acting like a big shot. He was getting a look at what to expect at lottery headquarters, and there was probably more media at lottery headquarters too! Promises? What promises? I know he promised his God that he would teach if he won the lottery. What's wrong with that? Also, by what I've seen so far, he looks as if he'll keep that promise!

            Uncle Jim, you shouldn't even be judging him one bit, not one tiny bit. You don't know him, and to judge people you don't even know is just rediculous. You keep making fun of his God and his belief in magic. First off, he can believe in any religion he wants. Also, just so you know, Wiccans don't try to do magic like the magic you see in Harry Potter, so you can really cut the jokes on that. The magic they believe in isn't what you would call conspicuous. Also, are you Christian? I wonder how many non-religion people would laugh at you if you told them you believe Jesus walked on water, or that God helped Moses and his comrades by splitting the sea.

            At the end of the day, he's $49,000,000 richer, and you're not. So make fun of him all you want. Ha ha!

            Gonna win.Big Smile


              United States
              Member #16612
              June 2, 2005
              3493 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: September 4, 2007, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

              I hope the winner Mr. Bartlett step forward, take cash option, and doesn't have financial problems later in life.

                Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
                Indiana
                United States
                Member #48725
                January 7, 2007
                1954 Posts
                Online
                Posted: September 4, 2007, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                I hope the winner Mr. Bartlett step forward, take cash option, and doesn't have financial problems later in life.

                Dude, seriously, do you have to keep posting that?

                Gonna win.Big Smile

                  Avatar
                  Coastal Georgia
                  United States
                  Member #2653
                  October 30, 2003
                  1866 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: September 4, 2007, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Dude, seriously, do you have to keep posting that?

                  When one's mission is to achieve top poster status, then this is what we get.

                  Keep em coming, J6 ! At the rate you're going, it will take you 30,000 more posts to catch Lucky....

                   

                                                 

                                

                   

                   

                    four4me's avatar - gate1
                    MD
                    United States
                    Member #1701
                    June 18, 2003
                    8362 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: September 4, 2007, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

                    I hope the winner Mr. Bartlett step forward, take cash option, and doesn't have financial problems later in life.

                    He has stepped forward and claimed the prize cash option. As to whether or not he will have financial problems we'll have to wait and see.

                    It'll take a while to spend 32.6 million dollars. 

                    Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                                   I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
                      Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
                      Indiana
                      United States
                      Member #48725
                      January 7, 2007
                      1954 Posts
                      Online
                      Posted: September 4, 2007, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                      When one's mission is to achieve top poster status, then this is what we get.

                      Keep em coming, J6 ! At the rate you're going, it will take you 30,000 more posts to catch Lucky....

                      Ya. It's pretty easy going into every thread and posting "I hope they fix that", "I hope it's ok", "I hope they don't", "I hope the winner lives a good life", etc.

                      Gonna win.Big Smile

                        One2Adore's avatar - butterfly2
                        Maryland
                        United States
                        Member #50566
                        March 8, 2007
                        88 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: September 4, 2007, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

                        Who are you to judge him? How is he acting like an idiot? I want you people to know that just because he exposed himself before claiming the jackpot and isn't claiming anonymously doesn't mean he's unwise. I think you people who are going on about his exposure are WEAK in the face of the media and SHY when you have a lot of people looking at you. I'll say this again, the ability to say no to people asking for handouts is a lot more important than exposure you receive because the exposure WILL HAPPEN ANYWAY. Rich people get hit up for money all the time. It's the ability to say no that allows them to keep their money.

                        Also, you're talking about him buying a new car. So what! If he wants to go out and buy a new car, then that's up to him!

                        Uncle Jim, his initial actions so far show NO evidence of ANY problems he will face. Also, you keep throwing things out there. You keep going on about him being a big shot, making promises, and spending money he doesn't have! Oh please! He wasn't acting like a big shot. He was getting a look at what to expect at lottery headquarters, and there was probably more media at lottery headquarters too! Promises? What promises? I know he promised his God that he would teach if he won the lottery. What's wrong with that? Also, by what I've seen so far, he looks as if he'll keep that promise!

                        Uncle Jim, you shouldn't even be judging him one bit, not one tiny bit. You don't know him, and to judge people you don't even know is just rediculous. You keep making fun of his God and his belief in magic. First off, he can believe in any religion he wants. Also, just so you know, Wiccans don't try to do magic like the magic you see in Harry Potter, so you can really cut the jokes on that. The magic they believe in isn't what you would call conspicuous. Also, are you Christian? I wonder how many non-religion people would laugh at you if you told them you believe Jesus walked on water, or that God helped Moses and his comrades by splitting the sea.

                        At the end of the day, he's $49,000,000 richer, and you're not. So make fun of him all you want. Ha ha!

                        Guru, I think you are being way too harsh on UncleJim and taking what he's saying even further out of context.  I understand what he is trying to say.  Maybe calling the man an idiot wasn't the best thing, but everything else he has said makes sense to me.  The other lottery winners who talked about their wealth and made this plan and that plan about how they're going to give to this person or that company have indeed come into problems. 

                        Not all rich people get hit up for money.  Maybe the uber rich (Gates, etc.), but not the regular rich (small company owners, etc).  Lottery winners get hit up for money because most folks believe them to be gullible with their newly acquired wealth.  But if no one knows that you've won, it's very easy to blend in with the "regular" rich.

                        There's my $.02... not that anyone asked.  *tee hee*

                          One2Adore's avatar - butterfly2
                          Maryland
                          United States
                          Member #50566
                          March 8, 2007
                          88 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: September 4, 2007, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

                          He has stepped forward and claimed the prize cash option. As to whether or not he will have financial problems we'll have to wait and see.

                          It'll take a while to spend 32.6 million dollars. 

                          four4me, I take it you haven't read about David Edwards.  In 2001, he won $27million "after taxes" and it was all gone by 2007.  He had spent /wasted $12 million the first year alone.

                          http://www.lotterypost.com/news/161361.htm

                            awwcrap's avatar - moon
                            ky
                            United States
                            Member #37768
                            April 19, 2006
                            90 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: September 4, 2007, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                            "I don't doubt the word of god.  I doubt the mouth of man speaking it."  I like your motto,,,uncle jim

                              Avatar
                              md
                              United States
                              Member #14047
                              April 20, 2005
                              579 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: September 4, 2007, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                              Jim,

                              Let me be clear.  I am thrilled to death to see people win the lottery.  I love it!  But when I see people like Bunky acting like an idiot...BEFORE...he's validated his ticket let alone claimed his prize I tend to believe he's already going down the wrong road and...THAT...I hate to see.

                              You say there's no  evidence that he won't invest his money wisely.  Good grief Jim he's buying cars, holding court and talking about investing in a reiki healing center/tea shop/wiccan learning center and again he hasn't even validated his ticket yet.  Now I don't know...maybe a reiki healing center/tea shop/wiccan learning center is a great investment opportunity overlooked by most investors.  Maybe it is more secure than U.S. government T-Bills and has more tax advantages that Municipal Bonds.  Heck, it may be a veritable gold mone for all I know  But I do tend to doubt it.  

                              You say Bunky is an accountant and therefore, he will know how to handle his money.  All of us here at Lottery Post follow this stuff and we know what can happen to a winner when their name and picture are published.  Maybe Bunky doesn't read Lottery Post and maybe he doesn't know what will happen to him in the future.  But as an accountant he should know better than to advertise his financial status.  Especially in a state that allows lottery winners to remain anonymous.

                              I confess to poking a little fun at Bunky.  How could you not?  Look at what a lout he is acting like a big shot and chiding his "media shy wife" in public.  What a jerk!    

                              As for his religion...I don't care what his religion is.  But he's the one who put it out there.  Maybe his Wiccan Gods and magic spells are the reason he won the lottery.  But a long time ago I adopted this motto:

                              I don't doubt the word of God.  I doubt the mouth of man speaking it. 

                              Bunky is behaving just like the aforementioned big shots Jack and Dave.  He's courting the limelight...making promises...spending money he doesn't have and opening up his family to all kinds of potential problems.  That's not maing fun of him...that's just telling it like it is.

                              I sincerely wish Bunky and his family the best of luck.  But I have to tell you...based on his initial actions I have a feeling we'll be reading about him for years to come.

                              Sorry if I offended anyone.

                              Jim 

                              Uncle Jim you are more than correct.  Bunky exposed himself to a world that will seek to eat him and his money alive and spit him out.  He didn't have to do it.  And no, he probably doesn't read Lottery Post, but so what, he should back up and back off of the media circus now. 

                              No one wishes him or any of the newly minted millionaires any ill will.  On the other hand if you open your mouth then insert your foot. 

                              He still has a chance to quietly disappear.  However, in about 2 or 3 years he'll give all lottery players some sound advice he didn't know and didn't take - STAY OUT OF THE PUBLIC GLARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!