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Britain's biggest lottery winner says jackpot ruined her life

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Posted: October 25, 2007, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

She needs to live her dreams and go for it. Pull your head out of the sand lady. Wish I would win. Good luck and god bless.Party

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    Doesn't sound like her life changed much after she won the money.  She's still living in a cramped flat in the run-down Scottish town of East Kilbride and eating at McDonald.  She quit her job, put on weight and now drives a borrowed second-hand car and is no longer sharing lunches with her former co-worker and boy friend.

    Winning a lottery didn't ruined her life, it just removed any excuses she had for living a shabby life in a run-down town and eating at McDonald.  Now she probably feel and look foolish continuing to live that way among folks who know she can afford much better.

    well  she  should  spend  1/2  of  her  money  on  a  ,make  over  and  loose  the  weight she  is  homely , and  her  face  shows  years  of  stress  and  cheeseburgers ....I  wouldn't  touch  it  for  all  the  money  she  won...shes  not  even   kissable ...sorry  not  my  type...Puke

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      Posted: October 26, 2007, 2:44 am - IP Logged

      She needs a life coach, a change of environment, and a new purpose in life.Disney

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        Posted: October 26, 2007, 3:27 am - IP Logged

        She needs a life coach, a change of environment, and a new purpose in life.Disney

        I Agree!    So do I !   

         

        The article seems to indicate she's depressed, and that doesn't go away just because someone wins a lot of money. 


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          Posted: October 26, 2007, 11:50 am - IP Logged

          Actually, pump72 has a valid point.

          72 million is a lot of money for a person. Now, for a business it is not THAT MUCH ...

          In the NET it is written something like 'that for entering the Japanese market share, it would need a Business with a money movimentation over USD$ 50.000.000,00 and profit over USD$ 5.000.000,00 per fiscal year'. If this (old) information is valid or correct is unknown for most persons!

          Could be true that the European and Asiam markets would be 'worried' by the way that America (the continent) is making business! 

          Also there is a lot of expensive places in the world.

          72 million, there is some persons with more money on Tokyo, New York , São Paulo , Washington ... It is not that this woman would be alone in the richest club (she could be alone, without a FRIEND!).

          People told that Canada is a little less expensive than U.S.A. and easier to enter after the past events of the last years ...

          Psykomo,

          yes. When everything seems to be not in the place that a person wanted, affording a T3 and posting on a Forum could be good ... 

          Does anyone know if this lady (or mistress?) like to read mail !?

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            Posted: October 26, 2007, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

            She needs a life coach, a change of environment, and a new purpose in life.Disney

            That's what I got from the article.  The publicity may be part of the problem, but it sounds to me like her biggest probems are that she isn't (yet?) comfortable with that amount of money and she no longer has a routine to keep her occupied. The latter is the reason that a lot of people have a lot of trouble when they retire. It takes a while to adjust to any significant change in your life, and suddenly having another 40 to 60 hours of free time isn't a good thing unless you can find a way to do something with it.  I'd guess that her weight gain is as much from just sitting around for those 40 hours as it is from any changes in her eating.Hopefully her planned trips will let her see how much fun she could be having.

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              (A) Pumpi, in Japan they use Yen which is entirely different.  It says clearly in the article that she won the equivalent of $72 million American dollars.   How can you believe that's not a lot of money anywhere in the world?  You are being absurd.

              (B) Making wealth management MANDATORY as you suggest is a violation of privacy and few people would want to play the lottery if they were forced to attend classes on how to spend it.  Like "make sure you give $10 million to the Republican Party."

              (C) What does her figure and her face have to do with the price of fish & chips?  The article begins by talking about her hairdo.  That is so sexist and totally unrelated to her lottery win. Look through the articles about David Edwards, Jack Whittaker, Brad Whathisface and see if their coifs are discussed. Anyway, if I don't get up and take a shower & fix my hair, it's because I feel lazy, not rich or poor.  If she gained 14 pounds, it's because she went on an eating binge, not because she won the lottery.  I once ran out of bread and put some peanut butter on my bet slip and it was a little too chewy, but very low calorie. I never tried the scratchers.

              Goes a bit deeper than (B) above ...... 

              The money, all of it, is her personal property to do with as she chooses whether anyone agrees or not.  If she chooses to have a money bonfire then it is hers to burn. 

              Same with her lifestyle, personal style to be and look as she chooses.

              However, she would've been much wiser to hire an attorney as her spokesperson to the public .... have press questions directed through him to preserve her pirvacy.  A family did just that years ago when they won Lotto Georgia and it worked.

              Good luck to everyone!

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                Posted: October 26, 2007, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                Konane, I agree. As long as people can't remain anonymous, they need to protect their privacy. We also don't know if she posed for all the photos.  I have personal a story about the press and how they manipulate stories with photos, but it's too long.  (unless someone is really dying to hear it)  They often choose the picture that fits their story, whether or not it portrays the person honestly & accurately. 

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                  Konane, I agree. As long as people can't remain anonymous, they need to protect their privacy. We also don't know if she posed for all the photos.  I have personal a story about the press and how they manipulate stories with photos, but it's too long.  (unless someone is really dying to hear it)  They often choose the picture that fits their story, whether or not it portrays the person honestly & accurately. 

                  You're absolutely correct.  We just have to listen to the evening news to realize they slant stories to fit their brainwashing agendas. 

                  Most egregious example is the US's current manufactured recession via devaluation of our dollar on world markets ... which the hate-US-press has hammered away at the past few years.

                  Good luck to her and her family!!!  Hope she adjusts to the shock soon. 

                  Good luck to everyone!

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                    Posted: October 26, 2007, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

                    She is living proof why lotterys should allow winners to remain anonymous.

                    That is one of the saddest stories I have ever read.  I agree with you on the anonymity issue MaddMike1.

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                      Posted: October 26, 2007, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

                      Hm....bullocks is what this is.  That is Brit for Bullsquash right?

                       Purpose is something you define for yourself.  If you play the game you should be prepared to win the money; even if it is infinitesimally small.  Some people buy the tickets without putting too much thought into the reality of it.  Some people DO win and for them, it is an incredible undertaking.  You cannot simply win $1,000,000+ and continue living your normal life.  I live in a somewhat shabby apartment.  If I were to win I am sure I would instantly be targeted by criminals.  It requires a complete re-evaulation of your life; especially with the publicity that this woman inherited.

                       

                      The lottery cannot be blamed for the failures of another person.  If she didn't plan to win she didn't do what she should have done.  It's a very serious game.

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                        Hm....bullocks is what this is.  That is Brit for Bullsquash right?

                         Purpose is something you define for yourself.  If you play the game you should be prepared to win the money; even if it is infinitesimally small.  Some people buy the tickets without putting too much thought into the reality of it.  Some people DO win and for them, it is an incredible undertaking.  You cannot simply win $1,000,000+ and continue living your normal life.  I live in a somewhat shabby apartment.  If I were to win I am sure I would instantly be targeted by criminals.  It requires a complete re-evaulation of your life; especially with the publicity that this woman inherited.

                         

                        The lottery cannot be blamed for the failures of another person.  If she didn't plan to win she didn't do what she should have done.  It's a very serious game.

                        Welcome to Lottery Post, the very best lottery site on the internet!  We think it can't get any better but Todd keeps outdoing himself!!  Big Grin

                        Very well thought out insightful comments!  Sun Smiley

                        Good luck to everyone!

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                          The first thing most advisors say when you come into a large sum of money is to not make any large changes in your life. It appears to me that that is exactly what she is trying to do. I give her credit for not going on a spending spree. The article states that she was given advise by financial experts and I think she took it to heart. No new cars, houses or clothes. Good for her, once things settle down she will have plenty of time to decide what to buy.

                          It is the media that is trying to make more of this than what it is. She is just trying to humbly get on with her life as quietly as possible, but, cannot even leave her house without having her picture taken. Any major life change like this can bring on depression, so I hope she has friends or advisors to turn to.  

                          Personally, I would much rather see the story of one person that is handling it the way most of us would, instead of ten Jack Whitakers.

                          I will pray that God gives her the serenity to accept the things she cannot change, the courage to change the things she can and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                            Posted: October 27, 2007, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                            Winning the lottery doesn't ruin your life. The jerks attracted to your winning it ruin your life. The media exaggerate the situation because they've got ad time to sell and ratings to capture. Your safety and comfort befutzed. Wink

                            time*treat

                            "Winning the lottery doesn't ruin your life. The jerks attracted to your winning it ruin your life."

                            Excellent statment!  

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                            Everyone,

                            Sounds like the UK needs a Lottery Winner Protection Program more than the U.S. does! 

                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                              Posted: October 27, 2007, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                              well  she  should  spend  1/2  of  her  money  on  a  ,make  over  and  loose  the  weight she  is  homely , and  her  face  shows  years  of  stress  and  cheeseburgers ....I  wouldn't  touch  it  for  all  the  money  she  won...shes  not  even   kissable ...sorry  not  my  type...Puke

                                   Why would you post this?  The woman did not even comment on the article.

                                     It wasn't witty or funny.  Just mean.