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$135M lottery winner to boss: "I'm out of here"

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hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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Posted: April 4, 2008, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

Well, congrats to him. Nice to see someone from the home state winning such a big payoff. Wish it was me though Smile

I have family members that work in the auto industry back home (and for Ford), and I'd never buy a Ford, either.

Green laugh @ CaliWinner  ... funny U should say that

 

former neighbor of mine used to work @ local ford dealer and

up till fairly recent he was the tie die in the wool ford nut ...

used to give me a hard time about a chevy I had @ the time

 

personally after a chitty exsperience I had with an oldsmobile and

related BC dealership  .... 

I still swear to this day I'd never touch another GM product


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    Posted: April 4, 2008, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

    hahah that's so awesome "I won't be buying a foreign car". Go Ford!

    For a parts manager, he is not too swift.  When is the last time any one saw a part on a so called American car with a tag saying "Made in America"? Most all parts come from other country's.  Unless Mexico and China took over America while I was sleeping! That is why the union leadership dropped the "Buy America" campaign. Is he unaware of how many automobiles the Ford Corporation produces in other country's?   D-U-H !    Remember the "Ford, Quality Job 1" push made by Ford? Neither does any one else!

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      Posted: April 4, 2008, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

      It doesn matter if he worked for ford or any other auto maker, he is retiring with a pocket full of change and well wishes from many! This is one of the rare times that I support someone up and quitting their job right after a win. So glad he is still keeping his focus on education . His generosity is remarkable.

      The ex thing threw me for a loop. They are an EX for a reason. Yet I gotta say, My ex and I are better off in our life choices now then when we were married.

      Congrats to this fella! May he enjoy his fishing!

      ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

       Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

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        Posted: April 4, 2008, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

        nice....job....my turn next

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          Posted: April 4, 2008, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

          I don't blame that lottery winner: he took the words right out of my mouth; as I, too, will echo his parting words, "I'm out of here!"

          See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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            Posted: April 4, 2008, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

            Congratulation to Mr. Sneath.

             

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              Posted: April 5, 2008, 12:43 am - IP Logged

              Silly Floridians, MM are not for you!! (Unless you drive to the Georgia border at the El-Cheapo Gas station).

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                Posted: April 5, 2008, 3:38 am - IP Logged

                Hearsetrax -I guess it depends on your personal auto experience and how long you hang onto a car.  The best car I ever owned was an Oldsmobile.  I hope my Camry lasts as long.   Remember those Dodge Darts in the 60s & 70s?  You couldn't kill 'em. 

                SmoothJuice - Used to think about driving to GA for a MM ticket, but at $3.39 a gallon it would cost me $100 bucks for 1 ticket! 

                Just want to clarify... I made an earlier comment on this thread which sounded negative. The only reason I said it was wrong to knock Ford was because (a) he made $70K working in a warehouse when many people in this country get half for the same job, if they're lucky enough to have one  (b) he wouldn't have stayed 34 years if it was a lousy place to work (c) he's probably going to get a very nice pension & lifetime benefits from the company (d) knocking your employer only hurts the people who still have to get up in the morning and work their fingers to the bone

                Still, I hope he has a happy & healthy life and is as generous as he promises to be.  Sometimes people say a lot of things in the heat of the moment.

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                  Posted: April 5, 2008, 7:17 am - IP Logged

                  I agree with justxploring in regards to the Ford comment.  But also want to add this -

                  I like when people who win like this leave there current job.  This then opens the position for someone else who might need the job or could move from a 40k job to the winners 60k job.  This helps the economy by creating one more job!   So for the people that win this kind of money and STAY in there jobs are not really helping create jobs.  And jobs are what fuel our economy.

                  Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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                    Posted: April 5, 2008, 8:07 am - IP Logged

                    For a $135m win, I'd say I'm outa here too!  At $20m is when I stop working for pay, and what work I will be doing won't be at the current location.  (I remember reading about a woman who won $70m and said she would still keep working at her same job.  Wonder how that all worked out?)

                    OTOH, being in Michigan myself why would anyone want to continue to live here year around?  Summers in Traverse City, maybe.  And why waste it on Mullet Lake when you can have the crystal blue waters of Torch Lake?  I'd be tempted to buy the place next door to my "significant ex's" place on Lake Missaukee and junk it up. (lol) He certainly won't be on my list of those to inform of my good fortune much less take him to the claiming. Sheesh.  Good for this guy that he has that relationship.


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                      I'm always happy for the winner when I read these stories.  It sounds as if he has a close family and good friends, but he was in a pool at work, so this story might not be over. 

                      Just my 2 cents here. Since this is MI, the state with the highest unemployment rate in the country, I'm happy he left right away. Maybe this opened up a job for someone else, maybe not.  However, I don't have much respect for someone who works 34 years for a company, makes an excellent salary & benefits, and then knocks the company to the press.  Sorry, that's just the way I am.

                      "This time, his son bought him $15 worth of tickets, picking numbers Sneath suggested. The winning combination — 4, 17, 26, 46 and 56, plus 25 for the Mega Ball — were numbers Sneath once got as a random pick and continues to play."

                       

                      .....His son brought the tickets for him on his birthday.....  If the people at work want to fight this the burden of proof is on them as his son was not in the pool.

                      This is one of the best lotto stories. God Bless him!


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                        Posted: April 5, 2008, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                        Green laugh @ CaliWinner  ... funny U should say that

                         

                        former neighbor of mine used to work @ local ford dealer and

                        up till fairly recent he was the tie die in the wool ford nut ...

                        used to give me a hard time about a chevy I had @ the time

                         

                        personally after a chitty exsperience I had with an oldsmobile and

                        related BC dealership  .... 

                        I still swear to this day I'd never touch another GM product

                        The news reported that they had quoted him wrong....he did not slam Ford...the report was incorrect.

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                          Posted: April 5, 2008, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                          I am surprised he still want to live in Michigan.

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                            Posted: April 5, 2008, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

                            The news reported that they had quoted him wrong....he did not slam Ford...the report was incorrect.

                            Crazy

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                              Posted: April 6, 2008, 4:06 am - IP Logged

                              I am surprised he still want to live in Michigan.

                              Ditto...LOL

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