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Retired Illinois couple share $656M lottery jackpot

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DC81's avatar - batman39
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Posted: April 19, 2012, 8:28 am - IP Logged

Nah, they'll move...

Something tells me we'll be hearing about them again within a few years and it won't be a positive update.....

You can't predict random.

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    Posted: April 19, 2012, 10:14 am - IP Logged

    Nah, they'll move...

    Something tells me we'll be hearing about them again within a few years and it won't be a positive update.....

    I strongly disagree with you about not getting a positive update about the Butlers in the future!  Yes Nod

    He worked for an insurance company, and she worked for a financial investment company, and neither one of them strikes me as being a spendthrift!

    They worked and saved enough to retire at 62, that should speak volumes about their financial savvy ...........

    This is how the American dream works, you work hard and save for your future Patriot, while not whining like a grammar school child Cryingabout what everyone else has!

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      Posted: April 19, 2012, 11:03 am - IP Logged

      I strongly disagree with you about not getting a positive update about the Butlers in the future!  Yes Nod

      He worked for an insurance company, and she worked for a financial investment company, and neither one of them strikes me as being a spendthrift!

      They worked and saved enough to retire at 62, that should speak volumes about their financial savvy ...........

      This is how the American dream works, you work hard and save for your future Patriot, while not whining like a grammar school child Cryingabout what everyone else has!

      I Agree! With what has been disclosed about this couple, I feel they are well grounded and have no doubt they will do just fine. They just need to relocate at least temporarily to let this frenzy subside.

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        Posted: April 19, 2012, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

        I Agree! With what has been disclosed about this couple, I feel they are well grounded and have no doubt they will do just fine. They just need to relocate at least temporarily to let this frenzy subside.

        THANK YOU!

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          Posted: April 19, 2012, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

          If I was them, I would invest in technologies that can extend life by ten or more years.

          One thing that irriates me about winners are the ones like 70+ years old.

          I see all these older winners winning big jackpots and I think to myself is that how I am going to look if I keep playing the lottery?

          And how do you suppose you'll look at that age if you don't keep playing the lottery?

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            Posted: April 19, 2012, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

            These people will do just fine. I doubt they re-locate, even short-term until this 'blows over'.  I'll bet people let them be in Red Bud now and in the future. Maybe they'll buy a beach vacation home in Fla. or Carolinas, but they're grounded, mature, educated, retired professionals who know who they are and know what they want. As far as I'm concerned, people like this can win the big jackpots every single time. Bully for them.


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              Posted: April 19, 2012, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

              These people will do just fine. I doubt they re-locate, even short-term until this 'blows over'.  I'll bet people let them be in Red Bud now and in the future. Maybe they'll buy a beach vacation home in Fla. or Carolinas, but they're grounded, mature, educated, retired professionals who know who they are and know what they want. As far as I'm concerned, people like this can win the big jackpots every single time. Bully for them.

              Well said Arrowhead. I Agree!   Bully for you.

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                Posted: April 19, 2012, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

                Nah, they'll move...

                Something tells me we'll be hearing about them again within a few years and it won't be a positive update.....

                Why do you say that?  Is there something about their story that set off a red flag, or are you the jealous type that likes to wish misery upon jackpot winners?

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                  Posted: April 19, 2012, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

                  That $70,800,000 wire transfer (no State or Local tax on lottery wins here) will look mighty fine after Saturday's Powerball Drawing!
                  They will get name & town, but there is no requirement for a dog & pony show like the crooks in Illinois impose on winners!
                  I will talk to Todd, because he is our fearless leader, Todd Vader!

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                    Posted: April 19, 2012, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

                    These people will do just fine. I doubt they re-locate, even short-term until this 'blows over'.  I'll bet people let them be in Red Bud now and in the future. Maybe they'll buy a beach vacation home in Fla. or Carolinas, but they're grounded, mature, educated, retired professionals who know who they are and know what they want. As far as I'm concerned, people like this can win the big jackpots every single time. Bully for them.

                    I Agree!

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                      DC81's avatar - batman39
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                      Posted: April 20, 2012, 6:31 am - IP Logged

                      Why do you say that?  Is there something about their story that set off a red flag, or are you the jealous type that likes to wish misery upon jackpot winners?

                      Or are you a clown who thinks someone not immediately jumping on the bandwagon must be jealous? Roll Eyes No... First, the idea that they're going to stay in the same place, yeah that's not going to happen... Second, your previous profession has nothing to do with preparing you for this sort of windfall, even with those advisers, just because they've hired a "real good set of financial advisors" doesn't mean you're going to be all set. Yeah, they said managing the money is going to be a new full time job and maybe I'll be wrong but we'll see in a few years, I've been fairly accurate with this over the last five years here.

                      You can't predict random.

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                        Posted: April 20, 2012, 6:41 am - IP Logged

                        I strongly disagree with you about not getting a positive update about the Butlers in the future!  Yes Nod

                        He worked for an insurance company, and she worked for a financial investment company, and neither one of them strikes me as being a spendthrift!

                        They worked and saved enough to retire at 62, that should speak volumes about their financial savvy ...........

                        This is how the American dream works, you work hard and save for your future Patriot, while not whining like a grammar school child Cryingabout what everyone else has!

                        What story did you read? The first sentence in this story states he's "a retired computer systems designer and his wife, a computer programmer" of course they could retire at 62 though it only says he is, they both probably were paid well, retiring at 62 is not some great achievement. Neither of those have anything to do with finance and if they worked for either a insurance or finance company in those roles it still doesn't qualify you in the least bit to handle this and a "team of financial advisers" is great and maybe I'll be wrong but the idea that they plan to stick around raises a red flag to me.

                        If I'm wrong I'm big enough to own up to it, at the same time, if I'm right I'm not going to gloat about it.

                        You can't predict random.

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                          Posted: April 20, 2012, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                          hey, If I had won that much money,I would be long gone,never be heard from again. Traveling all across This great land of AMERICA...If the Butlers would like to share a small amount of their winnings send me a message....you will never spend that much money in your lifetime...not begging/just asking!!

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                            Posted: April 20, 2012, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                            hey, If I had won that much money,I would be long gone,never be heard from again. Traveling all across This great land of AMERICA...If the Butlers would like to share a small amount of their winnings send me a message....you will never spend that much money in your lifetime...not begging/just asking!!

                            Thats the same thing that majority of beggars say when they beg for cash.

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                              Posted: April 20, 2012, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                              There's no way in hell I'm staying in my old neighborhood after I win. We're going to be gone before we claim and we will be in disguise when we claim.