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$2.7 million lottery winner down to his last $10

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hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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Posted: March 25, 2013, 11:15 am - IP Logged

No Pity!just the other maggot with a sob story of poor choices cause he wasn't paying attention

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    Posted: March 25, 2013, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

    Perhaps he can go ask for his old job back?

    Good idea or maybe apply for another IT job.

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      Posted: March 25, 2013, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

      This guy and his wife only have themselves to blame for their stupidity, they were living like multi millionaires when in reality £1.8m doesn't get you far in the UK, you can't retire on £1.8m, looking at the present photo of the wife guess she spent most of the winnings on plastic surgery as she looks a right mess now.

      I remembered seeing them on a tv show and the wife rejected every property that was shown to them, they were also featured on the national lottery website many years ago, and the wife once again acted suck up, like yes we are loaded, yes we can afford and do whatever we want,  from that video I did think they may not have a penny to their names in a few years time, now that is true.

      WOW she doesn't sound like a nice woman. Thanks for the info buttercakeThumbs Up

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        Posted: March 25, 2013, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

        seriously he should have divorced and split the cash 50/50. with an agreement that   when one of them blows their csh they  get back together, and then KEEP THEIR MOUTH SHUT  when it comes to money. as the one who blew their half obviously doesn't know squat.  I think  blowing off my partner with half the money , might be cheaper overall, than going through it all then having them blow me off. umm is that term allowed around here?

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          Posted: March 25, 2013, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

          He won $2.7 million or 1.78 million pound sterling and he bought 670,000 pound sterling home?

          I am sorry but if I won a lottery, I wouldn't spend more than 5 to 10 percent of my winning for a home - take into account utilities and annual property taxes for the next 10 years. And I would reserve at least a million dollars into 5 banks that earn interest in a CD with at least 5 years maturity. That would force me to be discipline and frugal with my money. I would put most of the rest into low risk investment, a few charities and only put a little into high risk investment and business.

          EDIT: how do you put a pound sterling sign on LP? I copied and pasted the pound sterling sign but it didn't show when I posted the message.

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            Posted: March 25, 2013, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

            He won $2.7 million or 1.78 million pound sterling and he bought 670,000 pound sterling home?

            I am sorry but if I won a lottery, I wouldn't spend more than 5 to 10 percent of my winning for a home - take into account utilities and annual property taxes for the next 10 years. And I would reserve at least a million dollars into 5 banks that earn interest in a CD with at least 5 years maturity. That would force me to be discipline and frugal with my money. I would put most of the rest into low risk investment, a few charities and only put a little into high risk investment and business.

            EDIT: how do you put a pound sterling sign on LP? I copied and pasted the pound sterling sign but it didn't show when I posted the message.

            He won $2.7 million or  ?1.78 million pound sterling and he bought  670,000 pound sterling home?

            That was my first reaction too.

            Clearly, this guy was in over his head.

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              Posted: March 25, 2013, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

              alt+156 on the keypad, it has all the ascii characters assigned to a bunch of different numbers.

              http://www.asciitable.com/ not sure how to get a euro tho theres a new alt+0 table also , 0128 for the euro €

               

              this has both  http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~george/ansi_ascii_character_chart.html

              2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

              keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                Posted: March 25, 2013, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                alt+156 on the keypad, it has all the ascii characters assigned to a bunch of different numbers.

                http://www.asciitable.com/ not sure how to get a euro tho theres a new alt+0 table also , 0128 for the euro €

                 

                this has both  http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~george/ansi_ascii_character_chart.html

                thanks savagegoose. I will try it.

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                  Posted: March 25, 2013, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

                  less than 3 million.  Not that much to be jetting around the world.  Very poor decisions.  very sad story.

                  very bad decisions indeed, couple of morons really.

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

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                    Posted: March 25, 2013, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                    yeah its not a lot for  porches,  cases of champaign and exotic holidays. dont forget taxes.

                    Exactly. They had an income that was very comfortable, but tried to live as if they were actually rich, and compounded the problem with some bad investments. If you net $10 million you can definitely indulge yourself a bit. If you want to be sure you can live comfortably for 30, 40, or 50 years on $2.7 million with the current economy you need to live somewhat modestly. You  may have to limit yourself to a reasonable house, reasonable cars and reasonable vacations, but you can do it without having to work. If you want to indulge yourself more you'll need more income.

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                      Posted: March 25, 2013, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                      yeah its not a lot for  porches,  cases of champaign and exotic holidays. dont forget taxes.

                      I got two porches. A front porch and a back porch.

                      Built 'em both myself.  Big Grin

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                        Posted: March 25, 2013, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

                        After I read stories like this I think of that young lady on LCML that married her boyfriend that was in the Navy. After realizing she had won she called her parents and her dad advised her that she needed to speak to a financial adviser who was a family friend. If you win the jackpot please seek some kind of advice so you won't be another statistic.

                        *gasp* there may be an episode of LCML I haven't seen!!!!

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                          Posted: March 25, 2013, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

                          This guy and his wife only have themselves to blame for their stupidity, they were living like multi millionaires when in reality £1.8m doesn't get you far in the UK, you can't retire on £1.8m, looking at the present photo of the wife guess she spent most of the winnings on plastic surgery as she looks a right mess now.

                          I remembered seeing them on a tv show and the wife rejected every property that was shown to them, they were also featured on the national lottery website many years ago, and the wife once again acted suck up, like yes we are loaded, yes we can afford and do whatever we want,  from that video I did think they may not have a penny to their names in a few years time, now that is true.

                          Sometimes its  a lesson taught to those that need it.The outcome is more important than the money.Not everyone keeps what they have, But have you noticed that those who know what to do with the money hardly ever win.

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                            I got two porches. A front porch and a back porch.

                            Built 'em both myself.  Big Grin

                            Hahahahaha

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                              Posted: March 25, 2013, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                              porsche's.  yeah by time i noticed the spelling i couldn't  edit my post, i was hoping  it slipt past with no one noticing

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                              keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297