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'Most dangerous' sex offender wins $10M lottery jackpot

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: February 11, 2008, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

If  states didn't pay the so called undeserving winners (the bad or stupid people), there be no reason for half the people who play lotteries to ever buy a ticket.  The states want everybody money.

I never said "undeserving" people should not be paid. I said anyone who plays whether good or bad has a chance of winning if they by a lottery ticket. I have no idea why you are addressing me with this comment. 

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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    Posted: February 11, 2008, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

    As you probably know, that's not the exact verse from the Bible.  It's the "love" of money that is evil, not money.  Money is like anything else people acquire.   The same things that save lives also destroy them.

    Sounds as if he violated probation by crossing the state line without notifying the authorities, which is usually a punishable offense.  I hope his victims learn about his new fortune and sue him. 

    Yes I do know that, but I could not resist. "Money is not the root of all evil, the lack of it is." -Gene Simmons

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      Posted: February 11, 2008, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

      REMEMBER to keep UR door's &

      window's.........LOCKED & don't

      talk to stranger's unless YOU KNOW they WON a BIG JACKPOT!

      LOL

      PSYKOMO 

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        Posted: February 11, 2008, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

        I never said "undeserving" people should not be paid. I said anyone who plays whether good or bad has a chance of winning if they by a lottery ticket. I have no idea why you are addressing me with this comment. 

        I Agree! I was agreeing with your remarks.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
                     Evil Looking       

          ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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          Posted: February 11, 2008, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

          I Agree! I was agreeing with your remarks.

          Sorry I read your comment wrong. I didn't realize you were agreeing with me. Blush

          "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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            Posted: February 11, 2008, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

            Yes I do know that, but I could not resist. "Money is not the root of all evil, the lack of it is." -Gene Simmons

            Oh, that's a good one!  I like it.  Gene Simmons is a very good with money too. 

             

            nano - I can't even begin to respond to your post.  First of all, I actually feel sorry for sex offenders IF they really have a brain disorder and can't help the sick things they do.  However, it's been medically proven (and the crime statistics prove it too) that these mutants cannot be stopped or cured.  Gee, now he has enough money to move overseas and pay for a 9 year old legally.

            Anyway, there is a difference between spiritual forgiveness and wanting justice to be served.  I laugh when people start Bible thumping and haven't a clue.  "It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."  Luke

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              Posted: February 11, 2008, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

              I personally think he should keep the prize and then his victems can seek financial restitution. If the state takes the prize money his victims will get nothing from the state.

              If sex offenders have mental problems or not they should not be allowed back out into the general population if there is any chance that they can reoffend.  

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                Posted: February 11, 2008, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

                Put him in Jail for life and give the 10million dollars to homeless people

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                  Posted: February 12, 2008, 12:29 am - IP Logged

                  As you probably know, that's not the exact verse from the Bible.  It's the "love" of money that is evil, not money.  Money is like anything else people acquire.   The same things that save lives also destroy them.

                  Sounds as if he violated probation by crossing the state line without notifying the authorities, which is usually a punishable offense.  I hope his victims learn about his new fortune and sue him. 

                  I like that idea, several lawsuits pinned againts him---I hope it happens.

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                    Posted: February 12, 2008, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

                    Now he can ammend all the wrongs he has done.  Payback all the people he has hurt. Maybe God has given him a second chance.  I pray he will do the right thing.

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                      Posted: February 12, 2008, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

                      There ought to be a law on the book in every state that convicted criminals or those in trouble with the law like this guy cannot collect lottery winings. Their background could be easily checked at the time they present their winning ticket. 

                      I can only say "I didn't win, so who cares who did."  

                      You can't really make a law about criminals not being able to collect legitimate winnings because they would just hand the ticket to their mother or a pal who would cash it in and slip them money under the table.  They could probably do it to avoid lawsuits if they felt they were going to be sued. 

                      One interesting thing to me is that he apparently consulted a lawyer before claiming his prize, but  the lawyer did not advise him to pick the money up under an anonymous trust.

                      I wonder if someone like him could take his $10 million and leave the US for good. That's what I'd be thinking of  doing about now before I got sued. In fact, that would be a better law, that people like him can only get their winnings if they leave the US permanently.

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                        Posted: February 12, 2008, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                        "In fact, that would be a better law, that people like him can only get their winnings if they leave the US"

                        Huh?  So you don't think children in other countries have the right to be protected?  In other words, if someone won the Canadian Lottery or the Australian Lottery and was a child molester or a murderer, you'd be okay if that person moved next door to you?  Maybe you didn't think about it, but this is a typical American response.  American companies will ship substandard products to Third World countries too. (like pharmaceuticals) After all, those children are probably going to die of poverty and disease anyway, right?

                        Do I think they should keep his money?  No, and  I didn't see anything in the article saying the Lottery wouldn't pay him.   However, if he violated probation by crossing state lines and will now be in prison, maybe he should pay the taxpayers room & board from his winnings.

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                          Posted: February 13, 2008, 2:36 am - IP Logged

                          wow i guess this just goes to show that with the lottery anybody can win at any given time. my opinion is

                          this the families of his victims will never see a dime of this money. maybe if they filed civil suits against him

                          before he won this money then maybe they could claim some of it that way, but if he doesnt have any cases

                          pending right now and all of the other cases are old i dont see him having to give up any money at all. i just

                          hope that one day he is caught in the act and is locked up for life. most sex offenders never get cured. its like

                          it is written in their dna or something. read this news article some years ago about a sex offender was about

                          to be released from prison and he begged the court to have him castrated so that he wouldnt do it again.i remember

                          him saying something about all other forms of rehabilitation had failed and that he would strike again if he was

                          not castrated. says that he couldnt control himself.

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                            Posted: February 13, 2008, 6:41 am - IP Logged

                            It appears to me that the overall mood of this thread is NOT so much that he won the money but rather WHY would he win over ME? Come on ADMIT IT!

                            I think it might be safe to say some of you, not to mention any names, but some of you feel, deep in your heart because you are a better citizen are more deserving of the cash than he. It just doesnt seem fair to you. RIGHT! RIGHT! ABSOLUTELY!

                            I think the real question on people's minds when someone who is of this nature wins is WHY would LIFE,FATE, GOD allow a class 3 sex offender to, not only get away with such crimes, but get out of prison to perhaps do the same again, but on TOP of it WIN THE FRIGGIN LOTTERY of $10 million dollars and I have to live a friggin life of poverty and I have done so much more good in this world than he?  AM I RIGHT HERE ! It almosts makes you wonder doesn't it? And it SHOULD make you wonder!

                            Its not uncommon these days to see the real wicked prosper.  

                            I for one absolutely grin with glee at the very mention that someone wicked prospered in this world! It goes to show me that life is random! And the BIBLE is true!

                            You see I for one do not compare myself with others like SOME of you are doing!

                            I do not count myself any better or worse than anyone else. I simply have my OWN life and my OWN life is what I concern myself with, NOT with some LEVEL 3 SEX OFFENDER. 

                            I could care a less if he won 800 BILLION dollars!

                            Unlike some people who I might assume or presume would get down on their knees to have even one 10th of the money he won, NOW that is SICK! GREED! Why cant you be happy with what you have?

                            I don't give the thing any more thought than needed, WHO FRIGGIN cares, its the lottery!

                            Let me say that again

                            ITS THE LOTTERY a game of CHANCE!

                            Here are some other people who I could care a-less if they win millions,

                            Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Steven Jobs, The friggin Queen of England, A murderer, a rapist, or a dog thief!

                            Some are acting like spoiled little envious brats who act like they are better deserving and should have been the winner!  You're not! deal with it! Where did you get such an idea that MORALS have anything to do with winning in a RANDOM chance game? WHERE did friggin morals ever come into play in a game of chance!

                            GET OVER YOUR SELF!

                            You have still so much more to learn about life!

                            The reality and truth of this whole story is this;

                            NO ONE DESERVES TO WIN MORE THAN THE NEXT! IT COULD BE YOU NEXT! 

                            The story should show you instead this;

                            IF a sex offender can win HELL MAYBE I can too!

                            It should give you HOPE rather than self defeating disillusions about life! and a puffed up ego about yourself. come down to earth people! Its the LOTTERY!

                            The other day I won $5 on a scratcher and you know what ? NOT FOR one second did I think "Wow you know maybe someone more deserving in this world than me should have won this! Maybe I shouldn't have won! So i took my ticket back up to the counter and got my $5 bucks, i put it back into the scratcher machine got another ticket and PRESTO I won $50 fifty more!

                            I thought wow! I won $50 cool!

                            I never thought someone more deserving should have won!

                             

                            The guy won PERIOD! Maybe one day you will too!

                            The real sick people are people who somehow have come to a conclusion that they are someone more deserving! NO ONE is more deserving , you should just be lucky you have your health and that you are alive!  That alone is a JACKPOT WIN!

                            You are a bunch of GAMBLERS and since someone brought up the BIBLE in GOD's eyes no better than the class 3 sex offender! We're all sinners, no sin is greater than the next!

                            Maybe the guy repented of his sin! Which makes him BETTER in some respects than some who havent repented for their sins!

                            And since the BIBLE was brought up in this thread I'd like to put something straight!!

                            NO ONE GOES TO HELL BECAUSE OF THEIR SIN! According to the scripture, it isnt SIN that sends one to hell. its not accepting the one sent from God JESUS CHRIST who according to scripture paid for our sin!!

                             Take it up with GOD or your CONGRESSMAN if it bothers you so much that a sinner won the lottery! Arent we all sinners! no ones perfect!

                             

                            If you dont like the fact the the guy won, write your friggin congressman but dont go thinking you are better deserving to win!

                            YOU're NOT!

                            And for those of you who somehow have it in your mind that I am being crule, or unjust about the whole thing, I'm not! I am telling you straight out that YOU ARE NO more DESERVING than a rapist,murderer.

                            The guy did his time and under the USA law has ever friggin right to win! I never saw it writen where a sex offender cant win a game of chance!

                            WELCOME TO AMERICA PEOPLE the land of the OPPORTUNITY!!

                            For those who think I am somehow condoning the mans sickness and degenerate behavior, get real, you are WRONG! I would never want what he did to happen to anyone.

                            I am simply stating a united states legal fact and if you believe in GOD a spiritual scriptural FACT at that!

                            PERIOD!

                            Get over your "self assumed good self" You are not all that good! At best AVERAGE! LIKE THE REST OF US!

                            From the tone of this thread it appears some of you think you are better than the Pope or Mother Teresa!  

                            You're not!

                            THE MAN won leave him alone! There is NOTHING ON EARTH YOU CAN DO!

                            If you do think you are more deserving then why dont you pray for the guy that he might use the money WISELY!

                            Not like our good rightoious sinless friend Jack Whiteker! Who by the way gave up his marraige for strip joints and high class poker games and more gambling where he leaves 1/2 million dollars in his hummer for someone to break into and steal after his 315 mil win!

                            Get over your self!

                            I cant stand people who think they are better deserving!

                            I love the humble! They dont make a stink about it when someone wins!

                            And lastly "Hey sex offender I hope you somehow read this and do something good with the money!

                            Sorry life has been so rotten to you, you were probably molested yourself as a child like most child molesters were or raped who knows! Sorry that happened to you. Hope the money helps you get your life back together!

                            GOD BLESS YOU!

                            It's a NanoLike World!

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                              Posted: February 13, 2008, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

                              Nanolike,

                              I can appreciate your opinions about the article, as I can appreciate others opinions about it even if some seem to be pity pleas. But, you seemed to have missed one important point.

                              Even if this guy has had a change of heart, repented, moved on with his life as a GOOD GUY, (which I doubt). He did not alert authorities of his move from one place to another as all sex offenders are instructed to do. He is crossing State lines with his job which authorities will have a hard time keeping up with his where abouts and activities which is the whole point of letting a convicted felon out but within arms reach is about. He could be practicing his evil ways any where.

                              He will probably face charges for this and now has the sort of money some Lawyers look for to work with. And will not hasitate trying to get him off no matter what he was guilty of in the past, present or future.

                              Secondly, I heard that this is the second convicted felon in his area that has won a large jackpot in a short period of time. I did not hear if the first has abidded by the law or has turned  his life around from a life of crime or not. Mind you, I don't care who wins a jackpot Of any kind. Congrats to them, and good luck on managing their money and not going broke in a short length of time.

                              I have a problem with Massachussetts and their process of paying out their jackpots. In my State, there is a little investagation that goes on to see if you owe back taxes, child support owed a convicted criminal and so on. Money is paid out after these things are paid out from the monies won and authories are notified of the winnings. It seems that Massacusetts is somewhat more excepting of their patriots

                              Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                              Come on Jackpot!!!