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$18.5M lottery winner 'scraping by'

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Posted: August 25, 2010, 4:29 am - IP Logged

What a nice man.

It's amazing how it's always the same story. The beast of a thousand hands that comes at you until there's nothing left. I'm afraid he'd still be broke even he'd won a billion.

I wish more winners would remain anonymous.

"...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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    Posted: August 25, 2010, 9:14 am - IP Logged

    I would like the chance to scrape by with Friday's Mega Millions Gazillions !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Posted: August 25, 2010, 9:57 am - IP Logged

      What a nice man.

      It's amazing how it's always the same story. The beast of a thousand hands that comes at you until there's nothing left. I'm afraid he'd still be broke even he'd won a billion.

      I wish more winners would remain anonymous.

      I wish it was possible to be anonymous ..... I'd  slip out of town on the next train and or greyhound that'd be the last any one heard or saw of me


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        Posted: August 25, 2010, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

        When you win a lottery jackpot it doesn't mean you have too solve everyones financial problems it's okay too give ONCE  in awhile too someone  REALLY in need but after that the bank is CLOSED!!!

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          Posted: August 25, 2010, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

          Sexual in Nevada thing sounds good..IF TIGGS WAS YOUNG!!!..

          tiggs no matter how you get there are still ways to stay in the sexual game if you know what i mean. LOL. it would be my splurge because as i get older there is not much i want anymore except the fore mentioned. that money could buy a lot of fake "i love yous" LOL. LIE TO ME. lol.

            starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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            Posted: August 25, 2010, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

            what are you talking about? I only go to vegas for the excellent buffets Jester Laugh

            well the county outside of vegas is where the good buffets are at. LMAO. if you know what i mean. 20,000 would buy a lot of buffets of the sort i want. lol. then i would go back to my quiet life of trying to win another jackpot so i can give to my kids. lol

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              Posted: August 25, 2010, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

              well the county outside of vegas is where the good buffets are at. LMAO. if you know what i mean. 20,000 would buy a lot of buffets of the sort i want. lol. then i would go back to my quiet life of trying to win another jackpot so i can give to my kids. lol

              at least i am being honest. lol.

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                Posted: August 25, 2010, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

                I don't foresee myself winning anything beyond a 5 of 5 prize or few nor do I want to ( I live in a small  town & I am always the sucker). I have the right kind of job--a motel clerk. I work with thieves, who do not sign for a package yet walk off with it knowing that the person who signed for it gets blamed for thievery; who when the drawer is over, conveniently fail to tell you and you have to pay when boss notices shortage and they are all so nice and friendly to your face. And not to mention the con artists that I often check in in one way or another. So I am used to getting lied to, cheated out of, and stolen from. Thats all I think people are, are liars & thieves.

                But when I do; will do best to keep it underwraps & resign because of health problems because I do have health problems now. There is about two people I want to give to & I have no siblings, my mother is widowed & in good health.

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                  Posted: August 26, 2010, 12:13 am - IP Logged

                  When you win a lottery jackpot it doesn't mean you have too solve everyones financial problems it's okay too give ONCE  in awhile too someone  REALLY in need but after that the bank is CLOSED!!!

                  When I win, the bank won't be open in the first place.


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                    Posted: August 26, 2010, 1:26 am - IP Logged

                    good idea I think I WILL DO the  same

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                      Posted: August 26, 2010, 9:00 am - IP Logged

                      He seems to be a very generous man, but I wonder if he would have given away more money if he had won $1 billion and then dug himself into the same hole. 

                      Also, does anyone know what that song they play in the trailer for "Lottery Ticket" is? I like that song but I have no idea what it is called or who sings it.

                      Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                      In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!


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                        Posted: August 26, 2010, 11:03 am - IP Logged

                        Yes Nod  Mr Snelius a good man , who did good with his money and still doing good things for people.My hope is that his blessing keep coming,but some how I detect a little sadness in his tone.Good luck for the years to comes, a man that worthy of such praise.Thumbs UpBlue Angel

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                          Posted: August 26, 2010, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

                          When I win, the bank won't be open in the first place.

                          Hear hear!  Sad Cheers

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                            Posted: August 26, 2010, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

                            Even if he did claim anonymous, he probably wouldn't be able to resist the allure of of giving to those in need which would have probably given away his win.

                             

                            Mistakes:

                            Building a replica of Graceland

                            He even wishes that he was back where he originally came from.

                            i am going to guess the type of houses he bought for his children were a little over the top too.

                            Loaning out money....

                            Buying houses for 8 other relatives.

                            Paying for weddings

                             

                             

                            I can sympathize with seeing people not be able to buy things for their kids and wanting to help.....the question is how far do you go?   I remember as a kid seeing schoolmates in the factory town where I lived not have a whole heck of alot to eat at lunchtime.  My family struggled at times and my grandfather (grew up as a farmer) used to have lots of fruit trees (peaches, apples, pears, plums)  Sometimes there was so much, he didn't know what to do with the yield.  This was always a treat for me and we would talk about how I picked the fruit from the trees.  I would bring extras with me in my lunch box and secretly give them to those that seemed like their family was struggling ( I didn't want to embarrass them, so I would tell them that I was full and didn't want it to go to waste. )   At 6 yrs old, I was very aware of how some families had more than others.....

                             

                              The lottery winner could have easily made some type of monthly donation to a food bank to help his community...  There has to be something that he could have done that would have helped alot of people while not blowing his fortune.....

                            To me a wedding is like buying a brand new car....a bad investment.  Used car, justice of the peace wedding works for alot of people.  Why pay for someone else's wedding?

                             

                            I know sometimes that my posts may sound like I may be only it it for myself..... but if I want to do something for the greater good....I do have to look after myself in order to do that. If I went broke helping every Tom, Dick and Harry, it would cause me to feel like this guy.  That's why I would want to have a professional team in place to take care of protecting the assets...and prolonging the wealth.

                            "It's not a matter of 'if,' but a matter of 'WHEN!!!'  "

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                              Posted: August 26, 2010, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

                              tiggs no matter how you get there are still ways to stay in the sexual game if you know what i mean. LOL. it would be my splurge because as i get older there is not much i want anymore except the fore mentioned. that money could buy a lot of fake "i love yous" LOL. LIE TO ME. lol.

                              Plus a lot of painful and/or unenjoyable sexual viruses received ... so, be careful with your libido!

                              Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                              Disney