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Hard-luck Ohio couple tearful as they learn of lottery surprise

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: April 8, 2011, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

Nice story, maybe they can start a business also.

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    Posted: April 8, 2011, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

    Nice story, maybe they can start a business also.

    I Agree! Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

    That's a great idea.  Much better than putting money down on a new house, starting a business would allow them to multiply their winnings many times, and when the business is successful, put money down on a new house and never be dependent upon an employer again!

     

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      Posted: April 8, 2011, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

      Totally awesome!!!  Congratulations to them ..... hope their luck changed for the better from now on!  Sun Smiley

      Good luck to everyone!

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        Posted: April 8, 2011, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

        I'm kinda surprised that they can get people to make the trip to lottery headquarters just for a "hat and cup". I don't know if I like that idea. What if the guy doesn't go in for the "hat and cup" and gets run over by a garbage truck that day instead?

        Me, I'd rather be told the truth.

        I don't like surprises anyway.

        Especially a surprise like being run over by a garbage truck.

        I Agree! Plus, what if they lived far from the headquarters and don't come because they can't afford gas. 

        I certainly hope that upon a no show, that the lottery headquarters would have called them afterwards to make arrangements to get the $150,000 to them.  Or tell them, so that if someone is in a hard-luck financial situation, they could explain to a friend in order to quickly get $30 gas.

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          Posted: April 8, 2011, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

           Thats totally awesome !! Good luck to them both.Big Smile

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            Posted: April 8, 2011, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

              Double nice...!

                                                         

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              Posted: April 8, 2011, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

              I heard they were crying when they found out how much the tax on it was going to be.

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                Posted: April 8, 2011, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                I heard they were crying when they found out how much the tax on it was going to be.

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                  Posted: April 8, 2011, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

                  Glad they got some relief for their problems. 

                  Just hope they are keen enough to not overspend this new mini-fortune for next April will come calling the IRS and they wont only be crying if they havent saved or already paid the additional tax debt they will incurr.  IRS doesnt have feelings for anyone or anything except their piece of the pie.

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                    Posted: April 8, 2011, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

                    Nice story....congrats to them both

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                      Posted: April 8, 2011, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                      I Agree! Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

                      That's a great idea.  Much better than putting money down on a new house, starting a business would allow them to multiply their winnings many times, and when the business is successful, put money down on a new house and never be dependent upon an employer again!

                      Operative Word is "successfull". New business's carry a grave deficit for start up cost and enduring three/five years of "at risk" by creditor standards. SHort of it being a 100% sure thing, I wouldnt recommend a new business endeavor with the economy the way it is. Even companies or business's that have been around for years are closing, small business's have a lesser chance of buckling thru this.

                      Its their dream money, real estate isnt such a bad choice, beats being homeless and in debt. Right now its a buyers market.

                      Overall the dollar on the sidewalk was from my interpretation an omen for what was to come in the way of good fortune. Maybe she found it the same day they were called into the Lottery place?

                      Glad they won, they sound like responsible adults.

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                        Posted: April 8, 2011, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                        I'm kinda surprised that they can get people to make the trip to lottery headquarters just for a "hat and cup". I don't know if I like that idea. What if the guy doesn't go in for the "hat and cup" and gets run over by a garbage truck that day instead?

                        Me, I'd rather be told the truth.

                        I don't like surprises anyway.

                        Especially a surprise like being run over by a garbage truck.

                        LOL Rdg- Yes there is an epedemic of potential lottery claims winners being run over by garbage trucks on their way to the headquarters! Its become national news! I think we should call in the Marines to fix this mess!

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                          Posted: April 9, 2011, 12:10 am - IP Logged

                          Totally awesome!!!  Congratulations to them ..... hope their luck changed for the better from now on!  Sun Smiley

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                            Posted: April 9, 2011, 12:19 am - IP Logged

                            LOL Rdg- Yes there is an epedemic of potential lottery claims winners being run over by garbage trucks on their way to the headquarters! Its become national news! I think we should call in the Marines to fix this mess!

                            It could happen!       LOL


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Posted: April 9, 2011, 7:57 am - IP Logged

                              Operative Word is "successfull". New business's carry a grave deficit for start up cost and enduring three/five years of "at risk" by creditor standards. SHort of it being a 100% sure thing, I wouldnt recommend a new business endeavor with the economy the way it is. Even companies or business's that have been around for years are closing, small business's have a lesser chance of buckling thru this.

                              Its their dream money, real estate isnt such a bad choice, beats being homeless and in debt. Right now its a buyers market.

                              Overall the dollar on the sidewalk was from my interpretation an omen for what was to come in the way of good fortune. Maybe she found it the same day they were called into the Lottery place?

                              Glad they won, they sound like responsible adults.

                              Of course, everyone decides what to do with their money, because it's their money.  (Except when they start getting government assistance, because then it's our money they are spending.)

                              My opinion is that buying a house after a $150,000 win (netting somewhere around $100,000 after taxes) is not necessarily a great idea because it is a non-sustainable debt. 

                              Too many people buying houses they couldn't afford is the primary reason the country is in the mess it is in right now.

                              There is a much greater chance of keeping yourself prosperous in this economy by starting your own business, because then you are no longer dependent upon the outcomes of someone else to determine your own personal financial well-being.  The harder you work and the more determined you are, the better your chances of success.  Small business is the driver of the American economy for that reason.

                              There are certain businesses, like restaurants, that carry a very high risk of failure.  But other types of businesses, such as a particular trade (electrical, plumbing, masonry, landscaping, etc.) do not carry such a high risk, and they are in fact starting to really pick up.

                              All I'm saying is imagine if that medium-sized lottery win turned out to be the lynchpin that gave the family a lifetime of earnings, rather than a lot of unsustainable debt that may bring more unhappiness in a year or two.

                               

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