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Lottery winner recounts harassment after claiming prize

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Lavender Rocket

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Posted: May 9, 2012, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

This story is crazy, however i'm glad a lottery winner is coming forward and talking about his lottery winning experience because it let's me know that when i win the lottery again it will be private

The first win to me was a disaster and it wasn't millions but having and aunt that is a lottery winner has really changed her as a person and my cousins their is no connection between them anymore it is sad

The more i hear stories like this makes me no for sure i will keep it private and no one will no anything because i know most of my friends will change and act up.

Hey winwi5 - if you know that most of your friends will change and act up, why do you keep them as friends?

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    Posted: May 9, 2012, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

    This story is crazy, however i'm glad a lottery winner is coming forward and talking about his lottery winning experience because it let's me know that when i win the lottery again it will be private

    The first win to me was a disaster and it wasn't millions but having and aunt that is a lottery winner has really changed her as a person and my cousins their is no connection between them anymore it is sad

    The more i hear stories like this makes me no for sure i will keep it private and no one will no anything because i know most of my friends will change and act up.

    Maybe after your aunt won it was your cousin who changed.They say that lottery money changes other people more than it changes the winners.

    When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

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      Posted: May 9, 2012, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

      Hey winwi5 - if you know that most of your friends will change and act up, why do you keep them as friends?

      I guess some people just tolerate each other or put little things aside until they become bigger things, ie winning money makes the winner have something the 'friend'

      doesn't...so, that makes them unequal and threatening. It's a common human condition. Some people are okay until you rise above them in one way or another.

      Usually it's the one winning that still thinks everything is okay and it's not.

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        Posted: May 9, 2012, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

        Well, JoeBigLotto, one could scream, "Please, madam, take me and save me from my loneliness now!"

        Love

        Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

        Disney

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          Lavender Rocket

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          Posted: May 9, 2012, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

          I guess some people just tolerate each other or put little things aside until they become bigger things, ie winning money makes the winner have something the 'friend'

          doesn't...so, that makes them unequal and threatening. It's a common human condition. Some people are okay until you rise above them in one way or another.

          Usually it's the one winning that still thinks everything is okay and it's not.

          hmm... yes i do have several people who would fall into that catagory.  thanks for clearing up my confusion!

            Lucky Loser's avatar - bucks
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            Posted: May 9, 2012, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

            Wow! I just finished sifting through all the interesting posts about the topic! Seems everyone is in disbelief  of how all his friends, family, and co-workers changed the second they found out he was now LOADED. Prior to receiving this information, none of them wanted or needed anything whatsoever from this guy. Think about that for just a moment...a person comes into some money, and, immediately everyone around them feels that person either "OWES", or, is "Obligated" to now "FIX ALL THEIR FINANCIAL PROBLEMS".

            Now, check this out: Most of them probably don't play the lottery and/or despise gambling altogether. Yet and still, they want some of that GAMBLING MONEY to get them out of debt. What?DisapproveConfusedNo Nod. Oh, yeah...Lucky has seen this happen in his circle of friends!! Now, how hipocritical is that??? Money does, in fact, CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE THINK. As dr65 mentioned, the winner usually feels everything is just fine as they're simply able to now fix their financial issues and enjoy life better. It's the "have not's" which then label the friend as an "ATM" at this point...which is totally wrong. 

             Unless you plan on assumming all their morgages, car notes, and medical you better nip it in the bud immediately with a plan of "limited funds". Otherwise, you're gonna lose them as friends anyway because, "You've got ALL THAT MONEY and won't even help me out????" 

            No cameras, no publicity, no pictures, NO NOTHING...and get it in writing. Hell, if people get curious  about your wealth, you can tell 'em you scratched off maybe $10-$20K and this will also cover how you got into such a nice new home. You simply put down a nice chunk on it. There are sooooooo many ways to keep suspicions down if you're creative. I'll stop here...

            L.L.

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              Posted: May 10, 2012, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

              It not my friends that I would worry about since I don't consider everyone I know a friend.  It those scam artists who regularly call and ask for me by my first name or nick name and then ask can they depend on me again this year as in the past to support their charity(usually them since they are professional fund raisers). 

              I hate to be rude to them if I really knew them at one time but I usually tell them to get lost.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: May 10, 2012, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                Maybe after your aunt won it was your cousin who changed.They say that lottery money changes other people more than it changes the winners.

                That's true, Cletu$.

                Cyndi Lauper knew it too.

                 

                I said: I'm sorry baby, I'm leaving you tonight

                I found someone new, he's waitin' in the car outside

                Ah honey how could you do it

                We swore each other everlasting love

                I said yeah I know but when we did

                There was one thing we weren't thinking of 

                And that's money, money changes everything

                I said money, money changes everything

                We think we know what we're doin,' we don't know a thing

                It's all in the past now - money changes everything

                They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink

                They say: We'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end

                Ah but everybody's only looking out for themselves.

                And you say well who can you trust?

                I'll tell you it's just nobody else as the money, money changes everything

                I said money, money changes everything

                We think we know what we're doin' we don't pull the strings.

                It's all in the past now - money changes everything.

                Money, money changes everything.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

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                  Posted: May 10, 2012, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                  Well, JoeBigLotto, one could scream, "Please, madam, take me and save me from my loneliness now!"

                  Love

                  ok you right a little am lonely because all have won is lots of little lotto like cash3 and cash4 have made over $15,000 this year alone but my biglotto is coming like an asteriod and guess what i will be moving to las vegas penthouse on vegas strip and i will have seven beautifull female nannies from all seven continent over the age of 21 taking care of me and all my loneliness and i will feel like a baby all over just to be pampered 24/7 and i dont want to see you thru my door peep hole begging for money .l will send my small puppy after you. lol

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                    Posted: May 10, 2012, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                    i hope hes ready for more harassment after doing this interview

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                      Posted: May 10, 2012, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

                      Wow! I just finished sifting through all the interesting posts about the topic! Seems everyone is in disbelief  of how all his friends, family, and co-workers changed the second they found out he was now LOADED. Prior to receiving this information, none of them wanted or needed anything whatsoever from this guy. Think about that for just a moment...a person comes into some money, and, immediately everyone around them feels that person either "OWES", or, is "Obligated" to now "FIX ALL THEIR FINANCIAL PROBLEMS".

                      Now, check this out: Most of them probably don't play the lottery and/or despise gambling altogether. Yet and still, they want some of that GAMBLING MONEY to get them out of debt. What?DisapproveConfusedNo Nod. Oh, yeah...Lucky has seen this happen in his circle of friends!! Now, how hipocritical is that??? Money does, in fact, CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE THINK. As dr65 mentioned, the winner usually feels everything is just fine as they're simply able to now fix their financial issues and enjoy life better. It's the "have not's" which then label the friend as an "ATM" at this point...which is totally wrong. 

                       Unless you plan on assumming all their morgages, car notes, and medical you better nip it in the bud immediately with a plan of "limited funds". Otherwise, you're gonna lose them as friends anyway because, "You've got ALL THAT MONEY and won't even help me out????" 

                      No cameras, no publicity, no pictures, NO NOTHING...and get it in writing. Hell, if people get curious  about your wealth, you can tell 'em you scratched off maybe $10-$20K and this will also cover how you got into such a nice new home. You simply put down a nice chunk on it. There are sooooooo many ways to keep suspicions down if you're creative. I'll stop here...

                      L.L.

                      LL, it may take a little bit more than 10-20k to get into a nice house.  Perhaps telling curious friends/neighbors that you inherited a sizable portfolio from and aunt/uncle might be more appropriate. Smiley

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                        LL, it may take a little bit more than 10-20k to get into a nice house.  Perhaps telling curious friends/neighbors that you inherited a sizable portfolio from and aunt/uncle might be more appropriate. Smiley

                        I agree.  If you even hint at having won any money in a lottery, they will eventually figure out you won more that you said. Or say you are a writer and you get royalties. If anyone asks more, say it is a private contractual matter and you cannot breach the terms of your contract.

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                          Posted: May 10, 2012, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                          I agree.  If you even hint at having won any money in a lottery, they will eventually figure out you won more that you said. Or say you are a writer and you get royalties. If anyone asks more, say it is a private contractual matter and you cannot breach the terms of your contract.

                          Yes, you could say you won a lawsuit and as part of the settlement the judge said,

                          "you could not discuss it with anyone"

                          you hear this all the time with regard to legal settlements.

                          ? answered, end of of disscussion, on to next subject.

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                            Posted: May 10, 2012, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

                            It not my friends that I would worry about since I don't consider everyone I know a friend.  It those scam artists who regularly call and ask for me by my first name or nick name and then ask can they depend on me again this year as in the past to support their charity(usually them since they are professional fund raisers). 

                            I hate to be rude to them if I really knew them at one time but I usually tell them to get lost.

                            Just a matter of screening the calls.  LOL

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                              Posted: May 12, 2012, 12:12 am - IP Logged

                              LL, it may take a little bit more than 10-20k to get into a nice house.  Perhaps telling curious friends/neighbors that you inherited a sizable portfolio from and aunt/uncle might be more appropriate. Smiley

                              If it takes more than $20K to get into a nice home, then you must be around $400-$500K. While nice, it's very impractical to me and I'd never own that much home even if I could with lottery monies. I was talkin' more around $200-$250K which is a very comfortable and practical home in my opinion. Also, this kind of home doesn't really shout "Hey, this person hit the jackpot, y'all..!!!!" 

                              The portfolio deal sounds good also but, I'd still want to establish a sense of the funds being allocated for business somehow. Otherwise, they'll just think you have all this money lying around waiting to be dispersed at their disposal.


                              L.L.