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Mo. woman describes aftermath of lottery jackpot

Topic closed. 55 replies. Last post 5 years ago by tntea.

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Posted: March 12, 2012, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

At least she wrote a paperback book on some of issues that come with winning. Could always be read before turning in the winning ticket

Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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    Posted: March 13, 2012, 9:56 am - IP Logged

    Numbers 1. and 2. I might do but those letters might make a nice read for folks interested in those kinds of things.  I would published them in a book "Letters to a lottery jackpot winner".  I could have a best seller, right up there with the Harry Potter books.   I would remove the names to protect the innocents.

    You know, there are several books out there that run in the same vein. You COULD do that - and make sure all proceeds go to your favorite charity.

    "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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      Posted: March 13, 2012, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

      I think that she was selfish not to help her friend.  If one of my friends hit for millions, I would hope that they would share without me having to ask.  She enjoys others doing things for her, but she will not help others, she is all for herself and should be all by herself.


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        Posted: March 13, 2012, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

        You got to be kidding! Woopie wish she looks that good. Are you blind or what?

        If you think you can or if you think you can't you are right!

        Today could be the day!

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          Posted: March 14, 2012, 6:32 am - IP Logged

          I wonder what Chris Shaw has been up to? I'm guessing he's doing way better than me. Anyway, congrats  to this woman, but NEVER go on television! If you want a peaceful life after the big windfall stay out of the spotlight. Now, I know some family and friends are going to show their other side, but the problem is you can't hide it from them, so "no" becomes your favorite word.

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            Posted: March 14, 2012, 11:58 am - IP Logged

            I think that she was selfish not to help her friend.  If one of my friends hit for millions, I would hope that they would share without me having to ask.  She enjoys others doing things for her, but she will not help others, she is all for herself and should be all by herself.

            That was a phony friend.







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

                                                                                                        --Edmund Burke



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              Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

              My wife and I joke about if we win, the first rule is anyone who asks us for money isn't getting a dime.

              Prisoner Six

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

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                Posted: March 24, 2012, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

                I really love the idea about writing a book with "letters to a lottery winner".  I think it would do well. I would buy it. I have written a couple of art/academic type books (not in the category of "the Hunger games" by any means, but what is,  but they are published by a real non-vanity publisher).  You could include some followup research with the letter writers (i.e. check out their claims like this woman did and find out some interesting details...all names kept anonymous of course). If I ever win, I will do this for sure.

                Don't you think if you have a lottery win, this all dies down in a couple of months? (99% of it). I know you still have to always be on your guard.


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                  Posted: March 24, 2012, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

                  Unfortunately they end up dealing with leaches of a different sort. I used to work in Sun Valley, Idaho which is such an area. Lots of Hollywood types, Microsoft millionaires, etc. Bruce Willis lives there full time and ownes several businesses in the area. Arnold Schwarzenegger has a place there, his billionaire neighbor refers to him as the poor foreign guy with the tiny house next door. Most of the businesses that provide services to the rich up there are all run by crooks. They mainly hire illegal immigrants, bill for workers that wern't on site and for extra hours the job didn't take, things like that.

                  I've always thought if I won a big pile one of my investments would be in my own firm up there. I'd love to run all those guys out of business by charging honest rates and treating workers fairly. I bet you could make a very nice profit at the same time too.

                  Great post! Nice to see someone talk about wanting to run an honest business Thumbs Up

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                    Posted: March 29, 2012, 4:01 am - IP Logged

                    If one person wins this MegaMillions $500 million and counting jackpot, what happened to this women

                    will look like a walk in the park compared to the people that would come after the new winner.

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                      Posted: March 30, 2012, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                      I wouldn't expect a thing from a friend if they won the lottery. Just like I don't expect any thing from a friend who works for money. Why do people want what others have??????


                      For fun, hubby and I discuss who we would give money to and who we wouldn't. It comes down to which friends need it.  We have lots of wealthy friends.  They wouldn't need anything if we win as they don't need anything now.

                      My family wouldn't need anything more than we have now if our friends hit the big one.  We would love to go and help them celebrate if they throw a party.  We go to their parties anyway...and we would like usual take gifts.

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