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NASCAR fan wins $75.6M lottery jackpot

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Posted: May 13, 2009, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

There's certainly an awfully good argument that somebody who's spending $23 a week on lottery tickets and is out of work isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, or has trouble with impulse (or irrational) spending.  Of course the article isn't clear enough to be sure that he was still spending that much after he lost his job. That he talked with a lawyer and got financial advise before rushing out to claim the prize suggests that he'll be okay.

I think you miss the point, and someone else above who questioned him buying lottery tickets after winning also misses the point.

Obviously, the lottery is one of this guy's forms of entertainment.  I certainly hope it's yours too, because if you're in this thing as an investment, you'll be sorely disappointed.

$23 a week is a lot??  You'll spend that much on one movie ticket and a popcorn and coke.  I don't understand why people are jumping on this guy.  He seems nice and straight-forward, kind of a salt-of-the-earth type guy.  What's not to like?

 

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    Posted: May 13, 2009, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

    I think he kinda looks like Dale Earnhart, with those sun-glasses.

    Mabey he'll get an R.V. and start going to all the Races.

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      Posted: May 13, 2009, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

      PartyCongrats to the guy......I was really eyeing the jackpot...I guess He really deserved it....I am waiting for mine...powerball here I come.....

      "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

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        Posted: May 13, 2009, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

        I am sure the ladies are trying to make him "un-single".  It is alright to be single.  If you save at least 6 months of your salary for hard times, then when the hard times come, you won't be broke.  I am sure he saved his money and that is why he got a financial advisor. Just because someone loses their job, that doesn't mean they are immediately destitute.

        If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

        You never know when you will get another hit.

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          Posted: May 13, 2009, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

          Well, Jack Madoff is free and has time on his hands.

          I'm not sure I agree with the "many advisors" theory.   I suspect it often doesn't work out all that well.

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            Posted: May 13, 2009, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

            I love it. Even the darkest times he still believes in his dreams, was to win the lottery! His dream came true, dream do come true.

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              Posted: May 14, 2009, 6:24 am - IP Logged

              I think you miss the point, and someone else above who questioned him buying lottery tickets after winning also misses the point.

              Obviously, the lottery is one of this guy's forms of entertainment.  I certainly hope it's yours too, because if you're in this thing as an investment, you'll be sorely disappointed.

              $23 a week is a lot??  You'll spend that much on one movie ticket and a popcorn and coke.  I don't understand why people are jumping on this guy.  He seems nice and straight-forward, kind of a salt-of-the-earth type guy.  What's not to like?

              It's just pure jealousy Todd.  That's why certain people are jumping all over the guy. 

              And another thing about the comment someone made earlier about him not being normal for not being married and having kids at his age.  Give me a break!  Perhaps he's heard of BIRTH CONTROL....u think? 

              Perhaps he likes the freedom of being single...geez!  Leave the man alone already.  I'll bet he's more happy and at peace than the millions of unhappy married couples that are miserable, cheating on each other and "pretending" to be the all American family while their children suffer watching this charade.

              There's nothing wrong with being single and NOT having children.  Some of us don't need them when we have plenty of siblings, neices & nephews and cousins to pass the money around to.

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                Posted: May 14, 2009, 9:05 am - IP Logged

                It's just pure jealousy Todd.  That's why certain people are jumping all over the guy. 

                And another thing about the comment someone made earlier about him not being normal for not being married and having kids at his age.  Give me a break!  Perhaps he's heard of BIRTH CONTROL....u think? 

                Perhaps he likes the freedom of being single...geez!  Leave the man alone already.  I'll bet he's more happy and at peace than the millions of unhappy married couples that are miserable, cheating on each other and "pretending" to be the all American family while their children suffer watching this charade.

                There's nothing wrong with being single and NOT having children.  Some of us don't need them when we have plenty of siblings, neices & nephews and cousins to pass the money around to.

                Also anohter thing not all people can reproduce.  And anyways I think there are more single people than there are married people.  The divorce rate is more than 50%.  I had someonw at work ask my why i dont have kids and I was 37 at the time.  She claims thats "Ho w God would have wanted it".  I told her a few things I cant mention here.. She leaves me alone.  Its nto different than when I walk home and someone says "hello, I am a christian" and I want to say "I harm(subsitute another word here) people like you in my dreams for soliciting"....tsk tsk

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                  Posted: May 14, 2009, 11:25 am - IP Logged

                  Between this thread and the Tennessee may cap lottery winnings at $600 for poor thread, I have a greater appreciation for those whose favorite topic is "Why you should remain anonymous". Unhappy

                  Best $23 bucks he ever spent. Better return than on anything else he could have legally "invested" in.

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                    Posted: May 14, 2009, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

                    Never met the man, and surely cannot make a judgment call on the mans character, Can say this, he won. He deserves to be granted some accolades for accomplishing what so many of us long for. Congrats to the winner!

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                      Posted: May 14, 2009, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats to the winner and the two sheriffs deputies in California as well.

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                        Posted: May 16, 2009, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

                        Joe reminds me of David Edwards. David also won millions of dollars in the lottery.David also said he was going to get a financial advisor.Joe and David are about the same age.Joe opted to a cash buy out just like David did. I'll give Joe about the same amount of time (5 to 6 years) to lose the lottery money. LOL

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                          Posted: May 17, 2009, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

                          Yeah, but is this guy a drug addict engaged to another drug addict or an ex-con?

                          You can't predict random.

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                            Posted: May 17, 2009, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

                            I think it's awesome that this man won!  Couldn't have come at a better time for him!  Hurray!

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                              Posted: May 18, 2009, 5:58 am - IP Logged

                              Maybe I am reading you wrong, but why must something be wrong with someone just because they aren't married or because they don't have children? Not everyone wants that. I am not married at the moment and have no plans for children and lots of people feel the same way. That doesn't mean there is something wrong with us.

                              I'm with you ScaryChick.  I'm not married, no plans to, no kids, and no plans for kids.  Not everyone wants the same things in life.  Just because the majority of the population gets married and has a family doesn't mean that I have to.  It's my life, and society has no influence on me and what I want out of my life.  MANY couples I know are just barely getting along.  Couples tend to spend more than singles.

                              I work a lot, I make a decent living, I don't spend money on much, and I save a lot.  Suze Orman says you should have 8 months salary saved as an emergency fund.  I have that, and I'm sure this guy does too. 

                              I hope this guy wins again!  There are people who have won multiple lotteries, and lottery games.  There's a guy from Ohio that won $8,000 on a scratch off, and the same day went to another store and won $5,000 with the same game.

                              Keep it simple