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Retired Illinois couple share $656M lottery jackpot

Topic closed. 78 replies. Last post 5 years ago by sully16.

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Posted: April 20, 2012, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

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.

Fairly accurate about what? Picking which winners are going to blow it all, have difficulty investing their windfall, get fleeced by leeches and scammers? Sure, they just won a bundle of dough, and there's some work involved now in what to do with it all. It's the same problem you and I would have, or anyone else who might have won. It's not a recipe for disaster. Everything that's been made public about these people indicates they're likely to be just fine, no matter where the hell they choose live...Red Bud, Fiji, or planet Mars.

    dpoly1's avatar - driver
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    Posted: April 20, 2012, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

    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.

    I read the story that Todd wrote!
    And I certainly don't need any lectures from you!
    I haven't earned anything less than a 4.0 in very technical College level course work since 1980, so my reading comprehension is more than adequate!
    Take a hike!

    dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

     

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      Posted: April 21, 2012, 12:06 am - IP Logged

      3 bucks....and hits the jackpot.

        sully16's avatar - sharan
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        Posted: April 23, 2012, 9:06 am - IP Logged

        Congrats to the lucky winners.

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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