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Brooklyn teen wins $1,000 a week for life

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Posted: June 15, 2012, 8:05 am - IP Logged

I actually believe lambo103 as he apparently knows the winner. Todd didn't write the article,  he credits the NY post as the source of the story.

And as any good newspaper writer knows, people don't want to read the complete boring facts. Sleep  Like with most stories of this nature, the details

are sometimes exaggerated to make the story more interesting, and give the newspaper higher readership.

 

The NY Post is more like a tabloid magazine than newspaper anyways. Can't blame Todd for simply conveying the story.  Poke

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    FABER 98----DUDE DID YOU READ THE SAME STORY EVERYBODY ELSE READ???? OR HAVE YOU TAKEN WAY TO MANY DRUGS??? Your a moroon!!! he said he was just about to graduate from High School on Tuesday! And is now going to go onto College! So what he's going to splurge on a BMW i'd say he atleast deserves that.... Some people are so jealous and can't be happy for anyone. And BMW's depending on which model you buy all come with a maintenance package. PUT DOWN THE CRACK PIPE & GET OVER YOURSELF!!!!!

    I don't think Faber98 is too far off with his assumption. The winner is only 18 and without proper guidance could easily squander his winnings. There was 16 year old girl in the UK who won 3.1 million and six years later is broke while having to raise her 2 children.

    The cash for life winnings are very modest by most standard and should go a long way toward supplementing a decent lifestyle. Those of you who think he should splurge and not work are wrong as the funds alone by no means will sustain a comfortable living environment.

    He truly needs to sit down and get input from several financial counselors prior to going on a spending spree. In my opinion, a new BMW should be put on hold if he truly wants to go to college. Tuition/dorm and living expenses will take a sizable chunk out of his annual checks. 

    I truly hope he gets proper advice from an expert and not his buddies and is able to live a gainful and prosperous life with the financial head start given to him.


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      I don't think Faber98 is too far off with his assumption. The winner is only 18 and without proper guidance could easily squander his winnings. There was 16 year old girl in the UK who won 3.1 million and six years later is broke while having to raise her 2 children.

      The cash for life winnings are very modest by most standard and should go a long way toward supplementing a decent lifestyle. Those of you who think he should splurge and not work are wrong as the funds alone by no means will sustain a comfortable living environment.

      He truly needs to sit down and get input from several financial counselors prior to going on a spending spree. In my opinion, a new BMW should be put on hold if he truly wants to go to college. Tuition/dorm and living expenses will take a sizable chunk out of his annual checks. 

      I truly hope he gets proper advice from an expert and not his buddies and is able to live a gainful and prosperous life with the financial head start given to him.

      I Agree!

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        And as any good newspaper writer knows, people don't want to read the complete boring facts. Sleep  Like with most stories of this nature, the details

        are sometimes exaggerated to make the story more interesting, and give the newspaper higher readership.

         

        The NY Post is more like a tabloid magazine than newspaper anyways. Can't blame Todd for simply conveying the story.  Poke

        So true! I Agree!


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          I don't think Faber98 is too far off with his assumption. The winner is only 18 and without proper guidance could easily squander his winnings. There was 16 year old girl in the UK who won 3.1 million and six years later is broke while having to raise her 2 children.

          The cash for life winnings are very modest by most standard and should go a long way toward supplementing a decent lifestyle. Those of you who think he should splurge and not work are wrong as the funds alone by no means will sustain a comfortable living environment.

          He truly needs to sit down and get input from several financial counselors prior to going on a spending spree. In my opinion, a new BMW should be put on hold if he truly wants to go to college. Tuition/dorm and living expenses will take a sizable chunk out of his annual checks. 

          I truly hope he gets proper advice from an expert and not his buddies and is able to live a gainful and prosperous life with the financial head start given to him.

          he just doesn't appear to be college material. question is was he going to go before he won the cash? or is he now going because he can afford it? my guess is he is going to go to party. he just doesn't look like the student who will sit at a desk in his dorm room studying every night. when his college cohorts find out about the windfall (they will) guess who will be buying the kegs. he will be popular and some gold digging less than affluent college girl will attempt to get her mitts into him changing his life and goals.(if he has or had any). less than 20% of college student are successful in finding a real top paying job upon graduation. this guy more than likely won't (even graduate) so he is throwing his money away on a college education (somewhat of a scam in itself, unless you truly apply yourself). he has already accomplished the goal of most college students by at least more than doubling his earning potential. i still say invest the cash for 30 years and work a trade or a less stressful job and relax and wait for his annuity to mature.

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            Posted: June 15, 2012, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

            Congratululations to him hopefully he puts the money to good use

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              Posted: June 16, 2012, 9:38 am - IP Logged

              Congrats, I hope he goes to college.

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                College educations are over rated.Most kids go to college because it makes their folks happy.I think the kid will do alright with his $1,000 a week before taxes.He'll probably piss some of it away at first,it's only naturalat his age.Then he'll settle down and probably get a job and live quite comfortably with his annuity payments.I wish him luck and additional good fortune in life.

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                  Posted: June 16, 2012, 11:39 am - IP Logged

                  $1000 a week is chump change after taxes nowadays.

                  That ain't BMW money unless a BMW is all he wants out of life.

                  Well! he's young let him enjoy himself ,he could have been robbing cars instead he buy a ticket and a good at that .Good  luck on your endeavor. Congrat!!!!!!!!!!!! to the young man.Banana


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                    From the article "said he plans to splurge on a new BMW and pay for his college education."

                    New BMW -- BAD idea.  Pay for college -- GOOD idea.  $32k a year is not enough to live a BMW lifestyle.  He would need to work and the lottery will be a great supplement for life.  I suspect it will not end well.

                    Why so negative? don't put a heck on the young before he recive the money. Be happy for himHurray!Oh! well be far from me to tell you how to be , be what ever get your feeling on.Thinking of...

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                      Good for him, to be young and to have hit... very lucky

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                        College educations are over rated.Most kids go to college because it makes their folks happy.I think the kid will do alright with his $1,000 a week before taxes.He'll probably piss some of it away at first,it's only naturalat his age.Then he'll settle down and probably get a job and live quite comfortably with his annuity payments.I wish him luck and additional good fortune in life.

                        College is a great long term investment. Barrack Obama gets to bully rich people because he went to college, and he became our president. How about Warren Buffett? Or any CEO from a fortune 500 company?

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                          What are we supposed to do now? We should go crazy spending money on instant scratch off games like the world will end tomorrow. Scratch off games are a joke, I will never spend money on them. Lottery across the US are cheating players buy printing out repeated numbers on Quick Pick Tickets to decrease our chances of winning.

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                            What are we supposed to do now? We should go crazy spending money on instant scratch off games like the world will end tomorrow. Scratch off games are a joke, I will never spend money on them. Lottery across the US are cheating players buy printing out repeated numbers on Quick Pick Tickets to decrease our chances of winning.

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                              Yes! You should spend all your money so you die broke.

                              As long as you start out RICH.  Lovies