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$50 million lottery winners outed by spiteful letter to new neighbors

Mar 23, 2013, 9:51 am

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A $50 million lottery winner in Adelaide, South Australia, was the target of a spiteful letter outing him to his new neighbors, and he says he has an idea of who produced it.

A leaflet style letter giving in-depth details of the former North Haven family's spending since they had a $50 million windfall in an Australian Powerball draw last August was dropped in dozens of letterboxes surrounding the family's new beachside mansion last week. [Although it has the same name, Powerball in Australia is not related to the multi-state Powerball game in the United States.]

the letter warns residents of the suburb to "be very careful of their new neighbors".

The family moved in to their new home, purchased last November for $2.4 million, earlier this year and have also bought an $850,000 Yorke Peninsula seaside block on which they are building a two-story vacation home.

Other purchases the open letter claims they have made include a $145,000 black Ford Mustang, a $56,000 black opal ring and a home for their daughter.

Family members approached by local media declined to comment in detail on the letter.

"I have a few ideas on who it could be from," the husband said.

Residents in the family's former neighborhood, where they have kept their old family home, said there had been ongoing disputes between the family and other neighbors over a number of years.

One neighbor said he had written a personal letter to the family after hearing news of the anonymous letter being distributed, wishing the family well and advising them he was not responsible for the leaflet.

Another North Haven resident said he was happy the family had left the neighborhood, that he knew nothing about the leaflet but he would not waste his time to produce something like that.

"Good luck to them, and good riddance," the man said.

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dpoly1's avatar - driver
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The Greed of Envy strikes again Red Devil

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    ashabug725's avatar - Yavill
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    The Greed of Envy strikes again Red Devil

    I Agree!  :-(

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      wow, wth is wrong with people.

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        The winning family KEPT their old house, BOUGHT a new one in an affluent neighborhood and just for funsies are BUILDING a vacation home with ocean views. That nuisance neighbor must be stewing in envy and losing sleep every night. The winners, on the other hand, struggle to decide whether it will be silk sheets or Egyptian cotton tonight - lol!

        "Do everything you can. Then, leave the rest to luck."

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Living well is the best revenge.

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            Living well is the best revenge.

            I Agree!

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              The winning family KEPT their old house, BOUGHT a new one in an affluent neighborhood and just for funsies are BUILDING a vacation home with ocean views. That nuisance neighbor must be stewing in envy and losing sleep every night. The winners, on the other hand, struggle to decide whether it will be silk sheets or Egyptian cotton tonight - lol!

              So jealous! What a mean neighbor! OMG, they bought a house for their daughter...how terrible.  lol  The neighbor seems to be trying very hard to find dirt on these people and he/she is not succeeding.

              Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

                dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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                As my teenage boys say "Hater's"who ever wrote the letter shame on youNo No

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                  dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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                  Living well is the best revenge.

                  Yep.

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                    savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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                    WOW my home town. I didnt get no steenking flyer in my mail box .  obviously he didn't tip his neighbours enough to keep their mouths shut. If only the winner had kept his shut. we have anonymous  claims here.  yeah and be careful of them, there the type to spend money on their family. and not their neighbours

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                      Stooges

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                        I Agree!

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                          The Greed of Envy strikes again Red Devil

                          I Agree! and Very Sad

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