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MissNYC's avatar - diva
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Posted: February 26, 2008, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

I personally think these people are morons, and I'm entitled to my opinion. I mean, they won Friday...a few days later they're all over the news. Everyone feels differently about publicity, personally, I'd probably do a few interviews myself and enjoy my 15 minutes, but I do have a problem with how soon they cam forward. I would bet any amount of money that the did not consult with any financial advisors, lawyers, accountants, etc. I don't think you should have to do research to treat over 100 million dollars differently than 100k. And now they're talking about all the things they want to buy...which is great, I just hope they have a plan because yeah it's a lot of money, but it's still spendable. Especially when you have a family who will be knocking on the door in addition to all of the people who just saw them on the news. Poor planning...I hope I'm wrong, but this looks like another E! True Hollywood tragedy!

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    Posted: February 26, 2008, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

    What difference does it make whether they consulted experts yet.  They are gonna tell them to take the lump sum.  What difference does it make on how soon they come forward?  Geeesh!  This is so much money that they will be able to buy many things without touching principal.  I wish the winners good luck and enjoy it.  i am sure the experts will have been consulted by the time the money rolls around.

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      I don't get it, they said "Thank God, God is a good God".  In the Christian Religion, gambling, like lottery, is a sin.   Winning the lottery is not something you thank God for.

      There's nothing in the Christian Bible that states or implies gambling is a sin.  Overindulgence is the sin that is most offen referred to in regards to drinking, eating etc.

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        Posted: February 26, 2008, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

        Doesn't the story specifically say something about them having a lawyer or CPA friend that they are in contact with or will be contacting.  They hadn't even turned in the ticket.  So they are still on track to do the right thing.   Right now they are just riding the publicity wave.  And if you don't know better, which a lot of people don't, this can initially appear be really exciting and fun.  Only later when the numerous phone calls and visits to their front door will their tune change. 

        But again, those of you complaining about their actions are basically preaching to the choir.  WE know this stuff already, and it's not like the Harris' are going to read our posts and become enlightened.  Yeah, it would be great if everyone who played the lottery read the do's and don'ts of winning a huge jackpot, but that's not gonna happen.

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          Posted: February 26, 2008, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

          I hope he checks into a hotel because there will a mob of people waiting for him outside his house asking and begging for handouts.

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            Posted: February 26, 2008, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

            Yeah I guess the rest of us are just not worthy of God's praise yet.

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              Posted: February 26, 2008, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

              "Negative" is a matter of personal perception, I see them as factual remarks. Why should I be happy for them? I do not know them from Adam, and I am willing to bet I had a lot worse of a life than they did, especially in the past. Personally I could really care less if they won or not. However I think claiming that God helped them is a little ridiculous, as I am sure there are far more deserving candidates still awaiting "God's" help and not getting crap.

              I would rather be honest with how I feel as opposed to throwing "fake" happiness remarks out there. Would they be happy if I won? I doubt it. Apparently God favors felons too, maybe that is the problem here. No, it is all about luck of the draw. There is no rhyme of reason behind it. It is easy to give God credit when "good" people win, but then everyone scratches their head when a sex offender gets $10 million. Then it HAD to be luck right?

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                Posted: February 26, 2008, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                Don't worry about it, He doesn't have much time to enjoy it anyway.  Accorrding to the Mayan dooms day event the world is going to end 12.21.2012 .   He was wise to take the cash. lol  Enjoy life and be good to your fellow man.

                It would have been cooler if it was 12.21.2112 

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                  Posted: February 26, 2008, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                  "Negative" is a matter of personal perception, I see them as factual remarks. Why should I be happy for them? I do not know them from Adam, and I am willing to bet I had a lot worse of a life than they did, especially in the past. Personally I could really care less if they won or not. However I think claiming that God helped them is a little ridiculous, as I am sure there are far more deserving candidates still awaiting "God's" help and not getting crap.

                  I would rather be honest with how I feel as opposed to throwing "fake" happiness remarks out there. Would they be happy if I won? I doubt it. Apparently God favors felons too, maybe that is the problem here. No, it is all about luck of the draw. There is no rhyme of reason behind it. It is easy to give God credit when "good" people win, but then everyone scratches their head when a sex offender gets $10 million. Then it HAD to be luck right?

                  And you know that those of us who give others happy remarks are being "fake"? Roll Eyes Go ahead and continue to be negative, jealous and bitter it's your right, but don't assume that you can read the minds and hearts of those of us who are genuinely happy for others when they come into good fortune.

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                    Posted: February 26, 2008, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

                    Its called, "Common Grace" where God blesses the Wicked and the good accorrding to his will.

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                      Posted: February 26, 2008, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                      And you know that those of us who give others happy remarks are being "fake"? Roll Eyes Go ahead and continue to be negative, jealous and bitter it's your right, but don't assume that you can read the minds and hearts of those of us who are genuinely happy for others when they come into good fortune.

                      Sorry I just call it as I see it. Whether you agree with my opinion or not is irrelevant. Jealous and bitter? Hardly. I am sure though you are just ecstatic about their win, and overjoyed every second of the day. I don't get jealous of what others have, all I care about is what I need personally. Focus on how other idiots blow money on overpriced hummers does not make me bitter it makes me laugh. Their lack of originality also makes me laugh.

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                        Posted: February 26, 2008, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

                        Doesn't the story specifically say something about them having a lawyer or CPA friend that they are in contact with or will be contacting.  They hadn't even turned in the ticket.  So they are still on track to do the right thing.   Right now they are just riding the publicity wave.  And if you don't know better, which a lot of people don't, this can initially appear be really exciting and fun.  Only later when the numerous phone calls and visits to their front door will their tune change. 

                        But again, those of you complaining about their actions are basically preaching to the choir.  WE know this stuff already, and it's not like the Harris' are going to read our posts and become enlightened.  Yeah, it would be great if everyone who played the lottery read the do's and don'ts of winning a huge jackpot, but that's not gonna happen.

                        I totally agree, not everyone has access to lottery post as us fortunates, this guy is a working stiff, that means well. He did appear a little troubled at the press conf. I wouldn't have come out so early, actually, I wouldn't have come out at all. I'd be in Beverly Hills Morgan Stanley 2nd day, and by the 3rd day a posh hotel-bar and restaurant downstairs elevator upstairs, Glock in back pocket. That's how I'd roll. No one would know, as they say " I got people".

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                          Sorry I just call it as I see it. Whether you agree with my opinion or not is irrelevant. Jealous and bitter? Hardly. I am sure though you are just ecstatic about their win, and overjoyed every second of the day. I don't get jealous of what others have, all I care about is what I need personally. Focus on how other idiots blow money on overpriced hummers does not make me bitter it makes me laugh. Their lack of originality also makes me laugh.

                          I'm not ecstatic over their win. I am glad that a nice couple won. Apparently, what others do with their money and how they talk to the press gets you upset. But you go ahead and pretend that these people winning doesn't bother you. LOL It's not like everyone can read your comments and see for themselves how you feel.

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                            Posted: February 26, 2008, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

                            Winning the lottery is the largest dream a person can have other than cures for illnesses.

                            If your dream is owning a big four wheel truck, by all means work out a way to make that dream come true.  Life is short.

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                              Posted: February 26, 2008, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

                              What is even more humorous is that my so-called "upset" opinion is getting you upset, when these people could care less about either of us. I am not upset, although I may be slightly annoyed when people spend money stupidly because they have no character or intelligence, which seems to be about 90% or more of winners. There have been a lot of other winners besides this believe it or not, I don't care about them either.

                              But what you seem to fail to realize is, that this is a "discussion board" meant to discuss/debate varying opinions and thoughts, not just those that agree with yours, fake or not. Green laugh