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Year-old Indiana Lottery jackpot finally won

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Posted: November 16, 2007, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

I was born in scenic East Chicago, Indiana.  I'd say that now the whole family can afford to move to Munster.

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    Posted: November 17, 2007, 2:31 am - IP Logged

    I'm glad they won but I kind of find it ironic that someone would win so soon after Todd started reporting about the Indiana lotto not being hit after so long.

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

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      Posted: November 17, 2007, 8:05 am - IP Logged

      I was born in scenic East Chicago, Indiana.  I'd say that now the whole family can afford to move to Munster.

      LOL

      LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL...

      As a Northwest Indiana native who grew up in Highland I find that joke hilarious! 

      On another note everything about the Hoosier Lottery is funny and not in a hilarious manner.  It may be a coincidence that the jackpot was won right after Todd started talking about the Hoosier Lottery and it may be a coincidence that it was won in Northwest Indiana after the local paper ran a story where people questioned why it went so long.  The bottom line is one can never take anything that happens with the Hoosier Lottey at face value.

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        Posted: November 17, 2007, 9:37 am - IP Logged

        Great story

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          Posted: November 17, 2007, 11:23 am - IP Logged

          Great story

          I agree!  Whether or not the Hoosier Lottery has corruption issues, one cannot argue that the jackpot went to what seems like a great family.  I couldn't be happier for them!

           

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            Posted: November 18, 2007, 6:05 am - IP Logged

            The younger Gilbert arrived at his parent's house, where they had him double-check the numbers.

            "I looked at the ticket forward and backward, and I said, 'We're rich now.'" Wrong, your dad is rich now!

            Tony Gilbert plans to quit his job with the police department and join his parents on several trips. Las Vegas is their first stop, the family said. They've also talked about Hawaii and Jamaica. Then he's going to quit his job! What the heck for? To be a leech? Now that's what I call a low life scum sucking loser!

            Looks like dad is going to be supporting the whole family from now on! The son quits his job, then his wife will quit hers and so on down the line!

            Good luck Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert, with your lottery win!

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              Posted: November 18, 2007, 10:45 am - IP Logged

              The younger Gilbert arrived at his parent's house, where they had him double-check the numbers.

              "I looked at the ticket forward and backward, and I said, 'We're rich now.'" Wrong, your dad is rich now!

              Tony Gilbert plans to quit his job with the police department and join his parents on several trips. Las Vegas is their first stop, the family said. They've also talked about Hawaii and Jamaica. Then he's going to quit his job! What the heck for? To be a leech? Now that's what I call a low life scum sucking loser!

              Looks like dad is going to be supporting the whole family from now on! The son quits his job, then his wife will quit hers and so on down the line!

              Good luck Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert, with your lottery win!

              Oh. PLEASE!!!

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                Posted: November 18, 2007, 11:16 am - IP Logged

                The younger Gilbert arrived at his parent's house, where they had him double-check the numbers.

                "I looked at the ticket forward and backward, and I said, 'We're rich now.'" Wrong, your dad is rich now!

                Tony Gilbert plans to quit his job with the police department and join his parents on several trips. Las Vegas is their first stop, the family said. They've also talked about Hawaii and Jamaica. Then he's going to quit his job! What the heck for? To be a leech? Now that's what I call a low life scum sucking loser!

                Looks like dad is going to be supporting the whole family from now on! The son quits his job, then his wife will quit hers and so on down the line!

                Good luck Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert, with your lottery win!

                Only people without family values Think like this, In my family, I win that amount then everybody wins.

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                  Posted: November 18, 2007, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                  By the son being a cop, he's a target for lawsuits, already. Dad's lottery win would just make matters worse.  Plus, whenever any of his collegues felt they were not getting enough overtime ... well, it's less headache to let that all go.

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                    Posted: November 19, 2007, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                    Only people without family values Think like this, In my family, I win that amount then everybody wins.

                    Family values? Where do you get off at, even bring that kind of statement to the table? Oh Please, I guess we have another holier than thou person again! Family values has not a cotton picking thing to do with it! But only a holier than thou person such as your self would bring such a thing up! Heck, I bet you even think that your brother or sister has an obligation to spread the wealth to you if they won the lottery in another state clear across the country from you! Oh, that's right they have to share with you, other wise they have no family values! People like you always wants something from others without contributing! 

                    I never said not to help to make family members lives some what more comfortable in the years to come. I just don't believe anyone in the family has any right to assume they will be flat out be taken care of from that moment forward! A nice trust fund being set-up for each of the family members is a good and safe way to go! Also most trust funds are safe from law suits, and it still gives them plenty of financial relief throughout the year, and for many years to come for those family members who received a trust fund! And of course the amount of said trust funds should be at that persons discretion and influenced by no one! 

                    Besides my parents taught me to take care of myself and to be a responsible, hard working person,who doesn't expect a hand out from someone else's good fortune (be it theirs or someone other than family)! There is nothing more satisfying than making your own fortune!

                    Now, put that in your pipe and smoke it tiber! 

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                      Family values? Where do you get off at, even bring that kind of statement to the table? Oh Please, I guess we have another holier than thou person again! Family values has not a cotton picking thing to do with it! But only a holier than thou person such as your self would bring such a thing up! Heck, I bet you even think that your brother or sister has an obligation to spread the wealth to you if they won the lottery in another state clear across the country from you! Oh, that's right they have to share with you, other wise they have no family values! People like you always wants something from others without contributing! 

                      I never said not to help to make family members lives some what more comfortable in the years to come. I just don't believe anyone in the family has any right to assume they will be flat out be taken care of from that moment forward! A nice trust fund being set-up for each of the family members is a good and safe way to go! Also most trust funds are safe from law suits, and it still gives them plenty of financial relief throughout the year, and for many years to come for those family members who received a trust fund! And of course the amount of said trust funds should be at that persons discretion and influenced by no one! 

                      Besides my parents taught me to take care of myself and to be a responsible, hard working person,who doesn't expect a hand out from someone else's good fortune (be it theirs or someone other than family)! There is nothing more satisfying than making your own fortune!

                      Now, put that in your pipe and smoke it tiber! 

                      What's the basis for assuming that the son is assuming anything? If you've raised children who can't hold a job, are drunks or druggies, or have some other significant inability to function giving them a free ride isn't likely to make them a better person, though I think there'd often be a pretty good argument that you had played the major role in how they turned out. It sounds like these people raised a kid who turned out just fine, and they've got more than enough to set him up for life if they choose to do so. Of course there's nothing in the story that says he's not going to find another career after enjoying some time with his mother and sick father. 

                      The main reason I'd want to clear more than a couple of million is the ability to share the good luck with those I value. I'd say that not sharing with friends and family is a better indication that somebody is a low life scum sucking loser than somebody accepting the good fortune their family chooses to share.

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                        Posted: November 20, 2007, 2:10 am - IP Logged

                        The younger Gilbert arrived at his parent's house, where they had him double-check the numbers.

                        "I looked at the ticket forward and backward, and I said, 'We're rich now.'" Wrong, your dad is rich now!

                        Tony Gilbert plans to quit his job with the police department and join his parents on several trips. Las Vegas is their first stop, the family said. They've also talked about Hawaii and Jamaica. Then he's going to quit his job! What the heck for? To be a leech? Now that's what I call a low life scum sucking loser!

                        Looks like dad is going to be supporting the whole family from now on! The son quits his job, then his wife will quit hers and so on down the line!

                        Good luck Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert, with your lottery win!

                        Are you angry that the son plans to quit his job? 

                        Are you angry that dad  is gonna share with wife and son? 

                        Are you angry that dad is going to support the whole family?

                        Man, your slip is showing! Thumbs Down

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                          What's the basis for assuming that the son is assuming anything? If you've raised children who can't hold a job, are drunks or druggies, or have some other significant inability to function giving them a free ride isn't likely to make them a better person, though I think there'd often be a pretty good argument that you had played the major role in how they turned out. It sounds like these people raised a kid who turned out just fine, and they've got more than enough to set him up for life if they choose to do so. Of course there's nothing in the story that says he's not going to find another career after enjoying some time with his mother and sick father. 

                          The main reason I'd want to clear more than a couple of million is the ability to share the good luck with those I value. I'd say that not sharing with friends and family is a better indication that somebody is a low life scum sucking loser than somebody accepting the good fortune their family chooses to share.

                          Hey KY Floyd, go back and take a good look in the article where the son says he's going to quit his job with the police dept. And also his making the comment "We're rich". How does his father winning the lottery make him (the son) rich? The son is the one who has assumed!

                           I have explained enough, but it's time for you to go back and re-read the whole article, then you just might have a slight hold on things before making your next comment!

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                            Are you angry that the son plans to quit his job? 

                            Are you angry that dad  is gonna share with wife and son? 

                            Are you angry that dad is going to support the whole family?

                            Man, your slip is showing! Thumbs Down

                            csfb, come-on get with the program turkey!

                            No reason to be angry that he's going to quit his job, it's his choice to leave a perfectly good job that he already has that supports him and his family! It's just says to me he wants a free ride from his parents and their good fortune!

                            Not angry at any of it all csfb, I just made an observation as to the son making a move on his parents good fortune as if it was his! And we all know darn well it's not! His father won the lottery, not the son! Trying to take what isn't yours or trying to get a chunk of it anyway possible, just isn't right! That's why I called the son the names I did, nothing more than that!

                            No NoRemember csfb, 99.9% of those who points a finger and accuses someone else of an offence (like their slip is showing), are already guilty of the same offence they are accusing someone else of commetting!ROFL

                            Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                              It not unusual for parents to share their good fortune with their grown children especially if their health is failing.  Who's better to share it with than a child they like, trust and depend on and is available any time they call.   Quitting his job will make him even more available when they need him. 

                              The retired auto plant worker from Ohio who won the PowerBall jackpot in Indiana a couple of months ago showed up with his two grown children to collect his millions and no one thought less of them for sharing their father good fortune.  I think his son was planning to quit his job also.

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