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Powerball winner's daughter found dead in home

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BECKLEY, W.Va. — The 42-year-old daughter of Powerball winner Jack Whittaker has been found dead in her Raleigh County, West Virginia, home.

Raleigh County Sheriff's Deputy D.E. Stafford says the body of Ginger Whittaker Bragg was found Sunday afternoon in Daniels.

Stafford said in a statement Monday that no foul play is suspected. He says the body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner's office.

Jack Whittaker became an instant celebrity on Christmas Day 2002 when he won a nearly $315 million Powerball jackpot.

Ronald Meadows Funeral Home in Hinton is in charge of arrangements. The funeral home's director confirmed Monday that Bragg is Whittaker's daughter.

Whittaker's 17-year-old granddaughter and Bragg's daughter, Brandi Bragg, died in 2004.

Thanks to LckyLary for the tip.

AP

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: July 7, 2009, 12:55 am - IP Logged

Very sad. Frown

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    Posted: July 7, 2009, 1:28 am - IP Logged

    WOW.  May she Rest in Peace.   Strange happenings around Jack.

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      Posted: July 7, 2009, 2:05 am - IP Logged

      Another sad event in the life of Jack Whittaker.  My prayers go out to the Whittaker family in this time of loss.

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        Posted: July 7, 2009, 9:58 am - IP Logged

        Crazy  <- 'nuff said Green laugh

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          Posted: July 7, 2009, 10:00 am - IP Logged

          My Condolences to the Whittaker Family   Blue Angel

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            Posted: July 7, 2009, 10:26 am - IP Logged

            wow she was really young.  It will be interesting to see what the COD was.

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              Posted: July 7, 2009, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

              wow she was really young.  It will be interesting to see what the COD was.

              Didn't she have cancer?

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                Posted: July 7, 2009, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

                Condolences to the Whittaker family.

                Good luck to everyone!

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                  Posted: July 7, 2009, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                  RIP.  Condolences to the family.

                  love to nibble those micey feet.

                   

                                               

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                    Posted: July 7, 2009, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

                    Condolences to family and friends.

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                      Posted: July 8, 2009, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

                      a sad thing for Mr Whittaker's family. My heart goes to them during this time of this loss.

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                        Posted: July 9, 2009, 1:05 am - IP Logged

                        My thoughts and prayers go out to the  Whittaker family during this time of loss.

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                          Posted: July 9, 2009, 8:59 am - IP Logged

                          Why is this story even newsworthy?


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                            Posted: July 9, 2009, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

                            My condolences go out to the family.  It just goes to show you that family is the most important thing in our lives.  Like Suze Orman says on  her show, "People first, then money then things.