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Wife sues husband for share of secret lottery winnings

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Posted: November 28, 2007, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

Was reading some of the comments -

Fact is, it's not uncommon for husband and wife to sue each other, from criminal acts (such as rape or assault and battery) to money matters, such as in this case.

Fact is, we don't hear much about these cases except when the parties involved are celebrities, or the subject matter is interesting, such as in this case, the lottery.

Fact is, most cases between husband and wife are settled between the parties without going to trial.

It would be good if this instant case will go to trial and the case decided on its merits, that way we can re-visit our comments here and see how we stacked up against the court's decision.

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    I once dated the second runner up in a nationally televised beauty Pageant. She was a sweet lady, but very materialistic. I've worked with or dated Playboy Bunnies, models, actresses, singers, heiresses, and even a ballerina. Most are materialistic and won't be up for the "Mother Teresa Award." Smile

    Pamela Smart and Mary Kay LeTourneau were also "school teachers", but being school teachers didn't make them wise people. Like MOST women, most beauty queens are SHALLOW and if you don't believe me, just watch their "reality shows". Check out "Kimora Lee Simmons' Life In The Fab Lane" starring Kimora Lee.  

    So what you are saying is that beautiful women are shallow, right? They never do charitable work either.  I guess you must think Angelina Jolie is ugly!   Let's see...Audrey Hepburn spent the latter part of her life working for UNICEF.   Models?  I wouldn't have room here to list all the charities Cindy Crawford is actively involved in, along with many others in her profession. 

     

    I just deleted 1/2 of my post since I don't honestly want to get into a heated debate.  Smiley 

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      Posted: November 28, 2007, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

      Lotterologist

      "Like MOST women, most beauty queens are SHALLOW and if you don't believe me, just watch their "reality shows".  "

      I'm kind of surprised at your remarks here. Maybe you've only known shallow women, by no means are all women shallow. 

      Maybe you shoud get your experiences and form your opinions from real life and not reality shows.

      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: November 28, 2007, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

        So what you are saying is that beautiful women are shallow, right? They never do charitable work either.  I guess you must think Angelina Jolie is ugly!   Let's see...Audrey Hepburn spent the latter part of her life working for UNICEF.   Models?  I wouldn't have room here to list all the charities Cindy Crawford is actively involved in, along with many others in her profession. 

         

        I just deleted 1/2 of my post since I don't honestly want to get into a heated debate.  Smiley 

        LOL! I don't want a "heated debate". By the way, I read what you posted earlier. It made me laugh. Big Grin

        As far as celebraties posing for the cameras while holding babies, adopting children, and working for charities, in the book entitled, "Mommy Dearest",  Christina Crawford wrote about that. When celebraties pose for the Paparazzi, helping the poor, the sick, and the orphans, more often than not, you will find that's just part of the act.

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          Lotterologist

          "Like MOST women, most beauty queens are SHALLOW and if you don't believe me, just watch their "reality shows".  "

          I'm kind of surprised at your remarks here. Maybe you've only known shallow women, by no means are all women shallow. 

          Maybe you shoud get your experiences and form your opinions from real life and not reality shows.

          I didn't say that ALL women are shallow. Maybe you should get your definitions from a dictionary.  "Most" doesn't mean "all".

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            LOL! I don't want a "heated debate". By the way, I read what you posted earlier. It made me laugh. Big Grin

            As far as celebraties posing for the cameras while holding babies, adopting children, and working for charities, in the book entitled, "Mommy Dearest",  Christina Crawford wrote about that. When celebraties pose for the Paparazzi, helping the poor, the sick, and the orphans, more often than not, you will find that's just part of the act.

             helping the poor, the sick, and the orphans, more often than not, you will find that's just part of the act 

            Faye Dunaway was always one of my favorite actors (Chinatown, Bonnie and Clyde, Eyes of Laura Mars, Network) but when she made Mommy Dearest I couldn't stop laughing.  I felt so guilty since it was a movie about child abuse, but it was such a bad movie.  Anyway, regarding your statement, even if it is "part of the act" who cares?  I doubt if Danny Thomas built Saint Jude's for the publicity or Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward started the Hole in the Wall camps to get attention. However, if someone wants to build me a home and give me $10 million and all I have to do is pose with him on the cover of People Magazine..call the paparazzi!!

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              Posted: November 29, 2007, 9:30 am - IP Logged

              "Who cares?" Apparently Christina Crawford cared, Gary Crosby, son of the late Bing Crosby cared, and many others cared who wrote about the false images of their famous parents in their books. My point was that just because you see a famous person on TV or in a magazine helping the poor, adopting orphans, or working for charities, that doesn't mean their heart is into it.

              Many do it for publicity.

              Faye Dunaway is also one of my favorite actresses. Smile

              It's all about publicity, immorality, and illusion in Hollywood. 

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                "Who cares?" Apparently Christina Crawford cared, Gary Crosby, son of the late Bing Crosby cared, and many others cared who wrote about the false images of their famous parents in their books. My point was that just because you see a famous person on TV or in a magazine helping the poor, adopting orphans, or working for charities, that doesn't mean their heart is into it.

                Many do it for publicity.

                Faye Dunaway is also one of my favorite actresses. Smile

                It's all about publicity, immorality, and illusion in Hollywood. 

                It's all about publicity, immorality, and illusion in Hollywood. 

                I totally agree with you Lotterologist.  However there are some rich (or famous) people who truely give from their hearts but those aren't the ones we hear about over and over.  Especially those that give on a grass roots hands on level and after their death like Lila Wallace, the Reader's Digest lady.  Unfortunately adopting children has been something that Hollywood Stars have been doing to get attention almost since the beginning of film.  It's simply "Noblesse Oblige." 

                I saw a special on TCM on how celebrities were once dubbed into the film of promotional events for charities like the Salvation Army etc. and they weren't even there.  It was done with footage that was previously filmed.  Stars like Cary Grant, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, just to name a few. 

                Corporations give away large sums of money to charities and community projects but for different reasons.  They do it for tax breaks and to have their name credited.

                The ultimate giver is the one who does it anonymously and not with "Noblesse Oblige".

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                  Posted: November 29, 2007, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                  Amen! I agree with you 100%, Tenaj! Thumbs Up

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                    I really don't understand what the big deal is.So they were married.I've been married 20 years,and if my wife were to win the lottery,more power to her.would I be looking for half,Heck No! not unless I gave her the money for the ticket.Her good fortune is her good fortune .My good fortune is my good fortune. All you people are telling the next generation of men is "DON'T GET MARRIED".And then explain the upside of marriage to a man.If you can think of one.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                    Huh  !?!?!?! What? ... If your wife won 10 million dollars and decided to divorce you, you wouldnt want half ??!? Weather you gave her half the money for the tickets or not, your still entitled to half. Do you think that if you decided to divorce her, that she would not want half of your winnings Boxing??! Unless your both very well off financially, then a couple of million wont break the bank and this statement becomes null and void.Wink

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                      Posted: November 29, 2007, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                       helping the poor, the sick, and the orphans, more often than not, you will find that's just part of the act 

                      Faye Dunaway was always one of my favorite actors (Chinatown, Bonnie and Clyde, Eyes of Laura Mars, Network) but when she made Mommy Dearest I couldn't stop laughing.  I felt so guilty since it was a movie about child abuse, but it was such a bad movie.  Anyway, regarding your statement, even if it is "part of the act" who cares?  I doubt if Danny Thomas built Saint Jude's for the publicity or Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward started the Hole in the Wall camps to get attention. However, if someone wants to build me a home and give me $10 million and all I have to do is pose with him on the cover of People Magazine..call the paparazzi!!

                      LOL! LOL

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                        this is just another sad case of... me not winning the lotto :P

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                          I like your philosophy vulcanclassic15 but you have a girlfriend and I have a wife. I don't think your girlfriend has any claim to your winnings.

                          I once had a wife, She won $250,000 one time on lotto & I lost count how much she won at the slots over the years, some times she would give me a few hundred or just treat for dinner, but I never asked for any of it. When we had our divorce I left with what I owned, she left with what she owned, we never even question anything about the money, it was her money that bought the ticket, she won, her name was on the ticket, not mine.

                          I find the ones that question about money all the time are only after the money or dont want to imporve them selfs to work a job that they can make a decent paycheck. I go to vagas often (sister lives there, no need to pay hotels) my girlfriend does not ask how much I spent, won or lost & she does not need to tell me how much she has spent, won or lost. As long as all are bills get paid, we both set aside $2000 a month for home improvements & vacations, I dont care what she does with the rest of her money, I have my own money, she has never asked how much parts for my old cars have cost (most of my winnings) & I dont ask how much her new ring, ear rings or what ever she buys cost.

                          Bottom line........ if she nags about the money, she does not make enough to suport her own habits or lives outside her means. I think this lady better start a school for beauty queens & start makeing her own damm money & mabe she could buy a few tickets & win more than him!

                          GET A JOB & LEAVE HIS MONEY A LOAN!!

                          Hello there, I would like to first say that I have been reading these forums for about 2 years now (off and on) and it has been interesting, educational and sometimes downright entertaining. Smile  Tonight after reading these comments I am so disappointed I felt compelled to register and weigh in with my 2 cents worth.

                          First of all, vulcan - your ex wife winning all that money and maybe giving you a couple hundred, wow that is sad, but then you follow up about your life with your girlfriend and how you guys split the bills and EACH set aside $2000 a month for home improvement and vacations.  It is obvious to me that you guys are in the class of people that just play for fun and extra money is just that, extra.  Right now your slush fund is our monthly income and we haven't had a vacation in 4 years.  It has been said that the majority of lottery players are the poor, and in one inspired post I read recently that buying a lottery ticket is buying hope.  That is certainly how it is for most.

                          The comments I have been reading about marriage in this topic are just disheartening.  My husband and I have been married for 5 years, we came together with our own debts and then created more due to health problems.  Between us we have 5 children.  Occasionally we treat ourselves to a lottery ticket.  Right now he is the wage earner for our household as it is not financially sound for me to work while leaving the kids in daycare (which is greatly overpriced).  If I am the one to purchase the ticket, it would, according to the majority of the posters on this topic, be his because it was with his money.  In our world, it would be OURS.  Anything that he and I do, separately or not has a joint effect on both of us.  It would be without question that if one of those tickets were to ever be for a large win, we would consider that OUR windfall.  He would never say, well that's it, this is my ride out of here and leave nor would I.  We have always prided ourselves on the strength of our marriage and our family ties, even during the hard times which we are struggling through right now.

                          With all that being said, the fact that this Ramdass guy left his wife after concealing his win just goes to show that there was not a strong relationship there.  Some people get married for the wrong reasons.  Personally, I think the whole thing is a sad statement about the state of marriage in this country.