Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 5, 2016, 9:46 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Florida woman mistaken for lottery winner

Topic closed. 53 replies. Last post 6 years ago by dk1421.

Page 3 of 4
3.52
PrintE-mailLink

United States
Member #110540
May 6, 2011
14 Posts
Offline
Posted: May 7, 2011, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

something's not right with this story... you don't hear about real lottery winners such as Richard Lustig being harrassed and threatened. I am sure if lottery winners would be harrassed like this woman was, then it would end up on the news.

    GamerMom's avatar - tails

    United States
    Member #60535
    April 21, 2008
    460 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: May 7, 2011, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

    I am sure if lottery winners would be harrassed like this woman was, then it would end up on the news.

     

    um real lottery winners have DIED because they won the lottery.

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
      Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
      United States
      Member #73904
      April 28, 2009
      14903 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: May 7, 2011, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

      Imagine what the people who have the last name of Hitler must go through on a daily basis.  Whats kinda stange about the story is this person who didn't win actually went public and brought more attention to herself.  She's begging to be trolled by some professionals now.

      "Imagine what the people who have the last name of Hitler must go through on a daily basis."

      Yer dern tootin!

      Imagine what life has been like for me with a name like Benito Mussolini!

      Ain't too many backwoods country boys with a name like that.

      I went through hell with this name!

      Me and my brother Tojo are both thinking about gettin our names changed.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

       

       


        United States
        Member #110540
        May 6, 2011
        14 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: May 7, 2011, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

        I am sure if lottery winners would be harrassed like this woman was, then it would end up on the news.

         

        um real lottery winners have DIED because they won the lottery.

        either because they commited suicide after financial and family troubles or because someone killed them after they blabbed their win to everybody. Basically if you win and don't tell anybody, you should be fine.

          ttech10's avatar - blobdude
          Texas
          United States
          Member #92330
          June 5, 2010
          887 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: May 7, 2011, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

          'I know you won.' 'You don't have to lie.' 'We know where you live.'

          Unbelievable.

          I would respond to that phone call by inviting the callers over and introducing them to my good friend Sam Colt and my buddies, Smith and Wesson.

          +1.

          I live in a house with two roommates and we all have guns. If I were to win the lottery I would likely stay here until the rent agreement is up and though I plan on collecting through a blind trust, if my name did get out I wouldn't be too worried about someone coming to my house trying to do something.

            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
            Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
            United States
            Member #73904
            April 28, 2009
            14903 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: May 7, 2011, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

            +1.

            I live in a house with two roommates and we all have guns. If I were to win the lottery I would likely stay here until the rent agreement is up and though I plan on collecting through a blind trust, if my name did get out I wouldn't be too worried about someone coming to my house trying to do something.

            God blessed Texas with His own hand
            Brought down angels from the promised land
            Gave 'em a place where they could dance
            If you wanna see heaven brother here's your chance
            I've been sent to spread the message
            God blessed Texas


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                        --Edmund Burke

             

             

              sully16's avatar - sharan
              Ringleader
              Michigan
              United States
              Member #81740
              October 28, 2009
              40394 Posts
              Online
              Posted: May 7, 2011, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

              People calling your cell phone usually either already know you or know someone close to you.

              What she has found out is how many jerks are in/near her inner circle.

              Good catch, If your getting texts , it's someone you know.

              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

              For a lead role in a cage?

               

                                                          From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

                kalikgirl's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
                FREEPORT
                Bahamas
                Member #55643
                October 12, 2007
                38 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: May 8, 2011, 12:31 am - IP Logged

                Its a pity that winners have to endure the numerous phone calls and threatening ones too at that  it is aweful~

                You too could be a Winner if you play! Others are taking a chance for themselves!

                KALIKGIRL

                  Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg
                  Zeta Reticuli Star System
                  United States
                  Member #30470
                  January 17, 2006
                  10348 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: May 8, 2011, 12:56 am - IP Logged

                  I didn't realize lottery winners were harassed to this extent, even mistaken identity ones.  I am really surprised it's this bad.  It really goes to show you, you must be careful who you tell. I guess I was right when I said, IF I ever won, I would move away and leave no forwarding address.

                  But to be truthful with everyone, the chances of winning are virtually none.  As such, I have cut way back on my playing.  I rarely ever play the long odds games anymore.  I hardly even play the 5/5 game here in California.  I haven't quit, I've just cut back.

                  It doesn't matter if you personally haven't told anyone, once it's publicized it's out there. On one of TLC's lottery programs a jackpot winner from New Mexico said complete strangers were contacting him and asking to be sponsored in the World Series of Poker or cover their credit card spending when one ran up $75,000 in charges for Chrsitmas.

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

                    Avatar
                    Baton Rouge, LA
                    United States
                    Member #4602
                    May 7, 2004
                    699 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: May 8, 2011, 9:10 am - IP Logged

                    I feel bad for her, but she is probably learning now who her real friends are.

                    Considering I read once that an man in the U.S. who won told of how he had gotten a phone call from Indonesia asking for money, no story would surprise me.

                    Prisoner Six

                    "I am not a number, I am a free man!"

                      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
                      mid-Ohio
                      United States
                      Member #9
                      March 24, 2001
                      19825 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: May 8, 2011, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

                      I feel bad for her, but she is probably learning now who her real friends are.

                      Considering I read once that an man in the U.S. who won told of how he had gotten a phone call from Indonesia asking for money, no story would surprise me.

                      Simply having a decent job is reason enough for some people to come knocking at your door asking for money.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
                                   Evil Looking       


                        United States
                        Member #110540
                        May 6, 2011
                        14 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: May 8, 2011, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                        not saying that this is fact, just throwing it out there as a possibility (looks suspicious):My theory:

                        This woman is a regular reader of the Florida Lottery's Press Releases. When she opens the story from may 4, she finds a woman with the same name as her and decides to make up a story.

                         

                        Reason behind theory: if this woman isn't the winner, then who exactly were the people who harassed her? were they people who knew the winner or the woman?(after all they knew her cell phone number). Also, how exactly did the people who harassed her find out about her win?

                          dr65's avatar - black panther.jpg
                          Pennsylvania
                          United States
                          Member #74096
                          May 2, 2009
                          22883 Posts
                          Online
                          Posted: May 8, 2011, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                          $2 Million? The hooplah will die down and she'll be forgotten. If it's bothering her that much she can change

                          her phone numbers. And the death threats? Come on now...it's not $200 Million. Yeah, yeah people have

                          been killed for less but this story just seems too sensational for the non-winner.

                            Avatar
                            Kentucky
                            United States
                            Member #32652
                            February 14, 2006
                            7302 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: May 8, 2011, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

                            something's not right with this story... you don't hear about real lottery winners such as Richard Lustig being harrassed and threatened. I am sure if lottery winners would be harrassed like this woman was, then it would end up on the news.

                            I was wondering about that too because if lots of people are harassing someone with a similar name, you would think the winner is getting lots of phone calls too. The story says nothing about the real winner.


                              United States
                              Member #110540
                              May 6, 2011
                              14 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: May 8, 2011, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                              I was wondering about that too because if lots of people are harassing someone with a similar name, you would think the winner is getting lots of phone calls too. The story says nothing about the real winner.

                              that's what I meant from the beginning; something isn't right and there IS a chance that she made it up because she wanted to have a little fun. Random strangers don't go harassing 2 million dollar winners.