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CA couple expecting first baby wins $208M lottery jackpot

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: January 15, 2012, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

 I have a BFA from a State University and I still like free stuff. Smile

I like free stuff too (though I don't get any). Everybody likes free stuff. There are people (myself included) who even like to provide free stuff through charitable giving.

The rub, however, is when the government forces us to provide free stuff to people as a safety net, purportedly for emergency situations on a temporary basis and the people who are provided with the safety net turn it into a hammock for life that they refuse to give up.

There are generations of families that have grown up expecting the government (you and me) to support them. They know all the tricks and scams and ploys to keep the money coming and they are provided with and enjoy many things that some of us who support them have to do without.

And this process carried out to it's inevitable conclusion, can be seen in places like Greece right now where the non-producers who want free stuff have now outnumbered the workers who provide the free stuff. They are now rioting for a continuation of their free stuff which is simply impossible.

And that's the path our current administration has chosen to take us down. 

God help us.

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    Posted: January 15, 2012, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

    financial analyst... another wealthy guy winning...

    Pretty much. 

     

    At least a) it was quick picks (true luck) instead of like those three shady guys from Connecticut, and b) he let his face be shown instead of hiding behind two shell corporations and a pack of out of state lawyers.


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      Posted: January 15, 2012, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

      That's exactly correct, if anyone should happen to be of ivy league education, have good family blood, or certain financial blessings.......let's STONE THE BASTURD'S,.......... WHAT RIGHT DO THEY HAVE TO WIN A LOTTERY??? That lottery winning was meant for us desperate players, who have played for years, have spent thousands of dollars, and are so angry that everyone else has got ahead but,........ MEBash

      Get over it................either you get a better education, start playing and working smarter, or realize it's YOU that's the problem IDIOT   Bang Head

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        Posted: January 15, 2012, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

        I just purchased my first $2 Powerball Ticket & it STILL cost less than a $20 Raffle Ticket !

        Jester Laughand I could win $50,100,000 instead of $1,000,000

        but I will only lose $2 if I don't win .................

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          Posted: January 15, 2012, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

          I just purchased my first $2 Powerball Ticket & it STILL cost less than a $20 Raffle Ticket !

          Jester Laughand I could win $50,100,000 instead of $1,000,000

          but I will only lose $2 if I don't win .................

          Twitch well ought to prove interesting ....... to see how big it gets b4 someone hits it ...... Roll Eyes


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            Posted: January 15, 2012, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

            I just purchased my first $2 Powerball Ticket & it STILL cost less than a $20 Raffle Ticket !

            Jester Laughand I could win $50,100,000 instead of $1,000,000

            but I will only lose $2 if I don't win .................

            Good luck dpoly1, got my two PB 3 easy picks 2-DAY.......got my fingers, toes & karma all crossed.   Cheers

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              Posted: January 15, 2012, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

              wow ........... living in a $500,000 house in Silicon Valley is not extravagant by any means.

              I went to Realtor.com & searched for $500,000 homes in San Jose, CA & found modest homes listed!

              I know 2 "wall street type" people, & each one of them have worked many years at the college level to EARN the positions that they have!

              He most likely went to college and EARNED a college degree ........... instead of graduating from high school with straight D's and expecting free everything, from those that studied !!!!!!!!!!

              No Pity!The Greed of Envy .........................................................................

              do you know how many people went to college and are either unemployed or out of work?  i'll give you a hint, it's a lot more than the 2 people that you "know".  i don't think any one of them is expecting free everything, just a chance to live the american dream.  anyway, im glad you cleared it all up for us because i didn't care enough to go to realtor.com and look up what a 500K home looks like.

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                Posted: January 15, 2012, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                 Well, the concept of welfare is a dillema. There will be, always be unfortunate suckers who can't run in the rat race. But what are we gonna do? Leave them to starve and die? But if we have cradle-to-grave welfare system, someone will eventually exploit the system. :( You know, no system is perfect. When I realized that I pretty much became apolitical.

                 

                 I know that many people will disagree with me, but I believe that we are living in a world with limited resources. Someone's got to get the lion's share and other less fortunate suckers will get leftovers. And what about severely crippled people? Life ain't no peaches and cream. We as human beings should be humanitarian beings, I guess. But...the sad truth is that there will always be freeloaders. Nothing's perfect, anyway. As as for Greece, I believe no one will believe me but AFAIK tax evasion is a national pasttime. No one's paying taxes and the government is trying to keep up the welfare system? Sigh...

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                  Posted: January 16, 2012, 9:49 am - IP Logged

                  Good luck dpoly1, got my two PB 3 easy picks 2-DAY.......got my fingers, toes & karma all crossed.   Cheers

                  Good luck to you also ................... Coffee

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                    Posted: January 16, 2012, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                    Even though this guy won with a QP, he bought a lot more than one.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: January 16, 2012, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulations jackpot winner!!! Group Hug 

                      I hope that this winner's daughter, living with his ex-wife in California, will soon begin to receive more monies from him each month and throughout her lifetime.  I hope the same for his undelivered son or daughter.  Helps family members warm.

                      Hopefully, that ex of his has a good attorney to get the daughter some money.  I know I would have already been doing that before the win.  I don't like people not taking care of their children.  I take it personally.

                      voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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                        Posted: January 16, 2012, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                        Congrats to them,now they can buy a $10 million dollar home!Naughty

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                          Posted: January 17, 2012, 7:44 am - IP Logged

                              If a person wise enough , they can make there money last , not tell the world

                              hire a lawyer , financial advisor and CPA . Make your money work for you ,

                              Live on "certain amount " and invest the rest .   Don't go out and buy "stupid stuff "

                              like one man buys statues , people doesn't have common sense . Shelter , Food ,

                              pay your monthly bills . You've to research and plan for the best of your family

                               not someone else . Trust funds for your sons or daughters and when they become

                               age , then you've a "trustee " to help you . They kids will only get small amount

                               every 5 years or so . If they're adults then they need there own jobs , health insurance

                               etccc . It would be nice if the world didn't know everything , and the kids knew very little.

                                If I  won , I would've more rules of do's and don'ts .  I seen enough on Tv , where people

                                buy there mansions , spend on luxury cars , or whatever , Live in the "now moment "

                                and not plan  in 5 , 10 .    I'll win the lottery , and I have my own plan Smile

                                 I don't think people should be on the news letting the world see them , but I know , you've too .

                                I'm not wanting to be famous , just rich :) , big differences .   Camera shy anyways.

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                            Posted: January 17, 2012, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                            Yes the ex-wife is jealous right about know i don't think they have any children together, however believe me she is trying to find out legally if she can get some of his money

                            I don't think he should give th ex a dime because if he does all of his ex's will be begging and this will cause problems in his marriage. He is crazy for saying he is going back to

                            his job people are going to hound the mess out of him. Since he mentioned his name and showed his face i think him and his wife needs to move from their house and quit their jobs

                            I have a big family and soon i will win a huge jackpot of $50 million dollars or more because my lottery system/method has worked for a $200,000.00 win, however i have let my

                            family know how i will distibute money for a big win and i don't need any new friends or long lost relatives i haven't seen in 10-15 yrs coming around. I see what it has done to my aunt

                            she won $5milliom 8months ago and her kids are fighting over the money on facebook.

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                              Yes the ex-wife is jealous right about know i don't think they have any children together, however believe me she is trying to find out legally if she can get some of his money

                              I don't think he should give th ex a dime because if he does all of his ex's will be begging and this will cause problems in his marriage. He is crazy for saying he is going back to

                              his job people are going to hound the mess out of him. Since he mentioned his name and showed his face i think him and his wife needs to move from their house and quit their jobs

                              I have a big family and soon i will win a huge jackpot of $50 million dollars or more because my lottery system/method has worked for a $200,000.00 win, however i have let my

                              family know how i will distibute money for a big win and i don't need any new friends or long lost relatives i haven't seen in 10-15 yrs coming around. I see what it has done to my aunt

                              she won $5milliom 8months ago and her kids are fighting over the money on facebook.

                              You won 200k? Congrats!

                              Details?