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$102 million lottery winners - 17 years later

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Posted: May 23, 2012, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

lol why send alarm clocks to lottery winners

Yea, seems like an alarm system would be more apropriate.

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    Posted: May 23, 2012, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

    The Spence's are an inspiration to all of us who play the lottery.It's all about a dollar and a dream.Those alarm clock gifts were for target practice only, to remind them of those days when they had to go to work.

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      Posted: May 23, 2012, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

      It takes a special kind of lowlife to threaten to kidnap a man's dog. Angry

      my brother beat my dog and i told him,"I know one thing about my dog. i like her. i like her more than i like you." he has never hurt my dog again.

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        Posted: May 23, 2012, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

        my brother beat my dog and i told him,"I know one thing about my dog. i like her. i like her more than i like you." he has never hurt my dog again.

        If my brother beat my dogs, he would wind up feeling just like the dogs,

        scared and hurt.

        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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          Posted: May 23, 2012, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

          lovely.  just lovely!  they won together, have stayed together, have not squandered all their money, and are loving their life recognizing that they have been blessed.  lovely.

          Agree with stupid  Very much an inspiration to all of us. What a lovely & smart couple.

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          singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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            Posted: May 23, 2012, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

            I don't like me no alarm clocks, no sir.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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

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              Posted: May 24, 2012, 2:10 am - IP Logged

              It is a blessing to win and to be able to sustain the wealth over a long period of time. To each of us who eventually win the jackpot, I pray the same blessings.

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                Posted: May 24, 2012, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                Actually, taking the "annuity" was the only PB Jackpot option way back then! Conehead

                I'm glad these folks are still able to enjoy their big bank accounts!  I want my own big jackpot win!.

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

                Disney

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                  Posted: May 24, 2012, 10:37 am - IP Logged

                  lol why send alarm clocks to lottery winners

                  Right!

                  When the "Bunky" won his 80+ million dollar jackpot  in Maryland, someone placed a hugh Safe on his front lawn.

                  How someone did that without being seen or noticed was puzzling.

                  And I couldn't understand what that message was.

                  Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                  Come on Jackpot!!!


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                    Posted: May 24, 2012, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

                    It takes a special kind of lowlife to threaten to kidnap a man's dog. Angry

                    It seem to me they would have been more worry about the kidnapping of the grandchild,then a dog. you can get another dog.Roll Eyes Good news for a change,happy ending.Big Smile


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                      Posted: May 24, 2012, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

                      It seem to me they would have been more worry about the kidnapping of the grandchild,then a dog. you can get another dog.Roll Eyes Good news for a change,happy ending.Big Smile

                      If you've had a dog for a few years, you can become very attached and concerned for their well being. Replacing the dog is not like just

                      getting another toaster. No disrespect for the grandchildren, just pointing out that there exists a close emotional bond, between people and

                      their beloved animals.  Love

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                        Posted: May 24, 2012, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                        Its palms up when someone wins big like that. Glad they still enjoy their money. Happy ending!

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                          Posted: May 24, 2012, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

                          lol why send alarm clocks to lottery winners

                          It could be a cleaver promotion for a real estate agent:  "Attention, now is a good time to sell."

                          Dupe Alert

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

                          Disney

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                            Posted: May 24, 2012, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                            Right!

                            When the "Bunky" won his 80+ million dollar jackpot  in Maryland, someone placed a hugh Safe on his front lawn.

                            How someone did that without being seen or noticed was puzzling.

                            And I couldn't understand what that message was.

                            Litebets27, this cleaver message/meaning was probably:  "We don't have much money, valuable documents, and jewels to require need of this big safe, since you will we're giving it to you!" 

                            Wink   Idea

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

                            Disney

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                              Posted: May 26, 2012, 12:35 am - IP Logged

                              Nice story, and 17 years later they have something to show for it!  Banana

                              THAT is the only advantage in getting the annuity.  If you go crazy the first year or so (buying houses, Lamborghini sports cars in triplicate to fill your 3-garage homes, jewelry, with hangers-on asking for money), then you still have time to come to your senses.  You run out of money Year1, Year 2, by Year 3 you start getting smart.   They were getting $3.5 million per year for 20 years.  Nowadays the annuites are like 25 - 30 years.

                              The drawback nowadays about annuities, of course, if the political talk about higher TAXES on the "rich".  You don't know what they tax rate will be 5 or 10 years from now -- could be 50% or higher on "millionaires". 

                              I used to think it would be smarter to take the annuity, just so you can't go too crazy and spend it all.  But now I might take the cash.