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Woman accuses son of taking $51 million lottery ticket

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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Posted: May 6, 2012, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

But Ridge, WHY didn't she ask her HUSBAND to sign the ticket?

He was RIGHT THERE!!

The husband could've signed her name and they would'nt be in this mess.

Why not wait until she calmed down and sign the ticket herself?

It's not like they only had 10 minutes left before the ticket expired?

She could've signed the ticket when she checked the numbers in the newspaper.

All she had to do is flip the ticket over and sign her name.

This woman doesn't strike me as someone who's short mentally.

Trust or no trust girlie girl wouldn't be in this mess if she had signed the ticket herself.

This story is like the Willis-Willis nightmare all over again.

I think it's easy to analyze from our perspective and maybe she would have shared our opinions if she wasn't at ground zero of this event.

I think she's probably just a very excitable woman who wasn't thinking clearly at the time. Things were moving too fast for her. In hindsight she'd probably do all the things you suggest and she's probably driving herself nuts now with second-guessing and regrets.

Maybe there's some kind of friction between her husband and her son that affected her decisions too, who knows?

It's just hard to imagine a mother and son not being able to come to terms on this without involving a bunch of sleazy lawyers. They're probably licking their chops on this one.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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

                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

 

 

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    Posted: May 6, 2012, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

    If I had a son like that I'd knock him into next week.

    LOL... I would be in jail...

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      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: May 6, 2012, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

      If she raised him, she should have known he was a jerk.  People don't just all of a certain become a jerk.

      I think we've all known jerks who had mothers who thought they did no wrong, who thought the sun rose at their beck and call.

      I know I have.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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

                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

       

       

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        Posted: May 6, 2012, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

        Sign it when you buy it.

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          Posted: May 6, 2012, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

          Sign it when you buy it.

          That would have definitely solved this problem!  (and welcome to Lottery Post mrylndw)

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            Posted: May 6, 2012, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

            Thank you!

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              Posted: May 6, 2012, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

              Sign it when you buy it.

              Some people do even when they are buying them as gifts for others.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: May 6, 2012, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

                If she raised him, she should have known he was a jerk.  People don't just all of a certain become a jerk.

                Money changes people RJOh

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                  Posted: May 6, 2012, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

                  Some people do even when they are buying them as gifts for others.

                  I have never understood that mentality.  One of my colleagues got a 'gift' of a lottery ticket that was signed by the giver.  We all kinda looked at it perplexed. 

                  What kind of a gift is that? One with strings?

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                    Posted: May 6, 2012, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

                    Sign it when you buy it.

                    Welcome to the LP mrylndwThumbs Up

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                      Posted: May 6, 2012, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                      Money changes people RJOh

                      This dude had a plan!

                       

                      If he had his mother's interest at heart he would have ensured she signed that ticket before they left to meet with lottery officials. Instead he was the one according to the report that discouraged her from signing it so she could avoid the barage of requests that would come as a result of this very PUBLIC WIN

                       

                      He's an opportunist with no scruples and mother or stranger he would take advantage of any chance that came his way. Here he is living HIGH OFF THE HOG and clearly wasn't doing any thing to ensure ease of living for the ACTUAL WINNER

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                        Posted: May 6, 2012, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

                        This dude had a plan!

                         

                        If he had his mother's interest at heart he would have ensured she signed that ticket before they left to meet with lottery officials. Instead he was the one according to the report that discouraged her from signing it so she could avoid the barage of requests that would come as a result of this very PUBLIC WIN

                         

                        He's an opportunist with no scruples and mother or stranger he would take advantage of any chance that came his way. Here he is living HIGH OFF THE HOG and clearly wasn't doing any thing to ensure ease of living for the ACTUAL WINNER

                        Yep!!!!

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                          Posted: May 6, 2012, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                          here comes another story about how winning the lottery broke up a family

                          but how could a son do that to his own mother?

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                            Posted: May 6, 2012, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

                            Lottery officials witnessed the signing of the ticket and were present when Etta May was too shocked to function. There are people who

                            saw what happened that day. I think the son is in for a rude awakening.

                            Her husband probably thought it was a good idea for her son to sign it also. Really, in all that excitement, who is thinking about the

                            technicalities? It's easy to say: don't do this, don't do that but the thrill of it all and trust in family sometimes makes all of what you should

                            be doing and thinking a blur. Many times when a person thinks never in a million years...they should be thinking I wouldn't put it past them.

                            They probably trusted it would work out in the end and probably didn't think anything like this would happen. Instead, the son now has control

                            of the money.

                            I'm sure when all the details come out, a reversal of fortune will take place.

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                              Posted: May 6, 2012, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                              Money changes people RJOh

                              Money doesn't change people as much as it exposes their character. 

                              It been said that money and power corrupt people but I think corrupt people are exposed when they get money and power.

                              There use to be a TV ad that said "Don't leave your keys in your car and help a good kid go bad" and I would think "what 'good kid' goes around looking for keys in cars to steal?"

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