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$2.7 million lottery winner down to his last $10

Topic closed. 61 replies. Last post 4 years ago by Ronnie316.

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Posted: March 25, 2013, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

They should not regret, it will just get them depressed. They had a great time living large. Most of us will never get that opportunity. Just go get jobs and live normal lives like everyone else.

That money's gone fo ever

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    Posted: March 25, 2013, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

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

    It was an older one the young lady was in California & her father told her to call his friend who happens to be a Financial Adviser she made the right choice.

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      Posted: March 26, 2013, 1:18 am - IP Logged

      Perhaps he can go ask for his old job back?

      Probably not, Ronnie316, since for the past 6 years his country has also had high unemployment rates.  It is difficult for people who have been COMPLETELY OUT of the job market to obtain part-time and full-time jobs (in any field, at any pay rate).  That is why he was forced to create his own business (hire himself), yet it doesn't pay much more than cost of living low (he said it isn't enough to pay off his family's current debt load after paying utilities, mobile phone, and Internet). 

      It would have been very interesting if the article had indicated if he or his wife, or both, requested their government to officially mark them bankrupt; thereby dismissing any credit card, and etc. debts.  The article also didn't indicate if he 100% purchased all real estate, or if he obtained partial mortgages.  If several mortgages, it would be interesting to hear how many properties have already completed the multi-months foreclosure process.  Of course, when one's credit is low, potential employers notice when they run background and credit checks and instead offer position to one of the other three equally skilled job applicants.  Low credit scores, bankruptcies, and foreclosures on background checks can swiftly bury a job applicant and prevent them from promotions too (when the background checks and credit score reports are re-ordered).  Usually a bummer, that self-employment is the ONLY remaining source of income!

      I certainly feel sorry for this family of four!  The money should have been looked at as being apx. $400L in EACH of their four retirement accounts.  Then it would have been obvious that there wasn't excess money available to any of them to purchase expensive: home, home furnishings, cars, vacations, jewelry, shopping sprees, real estate investments, education, and parties.  Both of the children would have remained in public school, and both of their parents would have remained in full-time employment to keep everyone fully distracted during their weekdays.

      Lastly, if his business income remains small, it may make sense for him to move in with his parents for several years (share paying their utilities and internet bills with them; since he isn't able to pay them back loans from these past six years).

      Sad

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

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        Posted: March 26, 2013, 2:52 am - IP Logged

        not me. i want my chance for money freedom. at least he is pull daisys rather than pushing them, get a job.

          DC81's avatar - batman39
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          Posted: March 26, 2013, 6:13 am - IP Logged

          Another fine example that just because you're "educated" doesn't mean you're smart but at least now, way too late, he admits it.

          You can't predict random.

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            Posted: March 26, 2013, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

            Probably not, Ronnie316, since for the past 6 years his country has also had high unemployment rates.  It is difficult for people who have been COMPLETELY OUT of the job market to obtain part-time and full-time jobs (in any field, at any pay rate).  That is why he was forced to create his own business (hire himself), yet it doesn't pay much more than cost of living low (he said it isn't enough to pay off his family's current debt load after paying utilities, mobile phone, and Internet). 

            It would have been very interesting if the article had indicated if he or his wife, or both, requested their government to officially mark them bankrupt; thereby dismissing any credit card, and etc. debts.  The article also didn't indicate if he 100% purchased all real estate, or if he obtained partial mortgages.  If several mortgages, it would be interesting to hear how many properties have already completed the multi-months foreclosure process.  Of course, when one's credit is low, potential employers notice when they run background and credit checks and instead offer position to one of the other three equally skilled job applicants.  Low credit scores, bankruptcies, and foreclosures on background checks can swiftly bury a job applicant and prevent them from promotions too (when the background checks and credit score reports are re-ordered).  Usually a bummer, that self-employment is the ONLY remaining source of income!

            I certainly feel sorry for this family of four!  The money should have been looked at as being apx. $400L in EACH of their four retirement accounts.  Then it would have been obvious that there wasn't excess money available to any of them to purchase expensive: home, home furnishings, cars, vacations, jewelry, shopping sprees, real estate investments, education, and parties.  Both of the children would have remained in public school, and both of their parents would have remained in full-time employment to keep everyone fully distracted during their weekdays.

            Lastly, if his business income remains small, it may make sense for him to move in with his parents for several years (share paying their utilities and internet bills with them; since he isn't able to pay them back loans from these past six years).

            Sad

            I don't feel sorry for them it's one thing if they were taken advantage off by a shady lawyer or financial adviser but their downfall is of their own doing "Roger also splurged on a fleet of fancy cars and luxuries like tailor-made suits and Cartier diamond jewellery"

            "Roger and Lara flew to Dubai, Florida and Majorca in the months after his win."

            "They bought champagne by the case and partied with celebs like Take That as they enjoyed the millionaire lifestyle."

            Now it is sad that they divorced especially how it affects the children.

            I Love Pink & Green 1908

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              Posted: March 26, 2013, 2:10 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

              We all knew whatcha meant buddy, but you know me, sometimes I just can't resist. Wink

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                Posted: March 26, 2013, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

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

                Built 'em both myself.  Big Grin

                hehehehe

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                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

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                  Posted: March 26, 2013, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

                  He did not lose his money spending that amount on a house. He lost his money buying a bunch of cars, booze, crazy expensive vacations (you can take a vacation or more then 1 with out spending CRAZY amount of money. Jewelry, and expensive suits or w.e else.

                  If I won you won't see me buying 10 cars, expensive clothes, jewelry, ect.........It is not the houses that get people in trouble it's the other crap, and the stuff NOT needed.

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                    Posted: March 26, 2013, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                    He did not lose his money spending that amount on a house. He lost his money buying a bunch of cars, booze, crazy expensive vacations (you can take a vacation or more then 1 with out spending CRAZY amount of money. Jewelry, and expensive suits or w.e else.

                    If I won you won't see me buying 10 cars, expensive clothes, jewelry, ect.........It is not the houses that get people in trouble it's the other crap, and the stuff NOT needed.

                    I'd rather go broke buying houses because they hold their value, buying 4-5 vacations is what will make you broke and cars and clothes.

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                      Posted: March 26, 2013, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

                      The guy did a youtube video explaining what became of the money, quite interesting.

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                        Posted: March 27, 2013, 12:20 am - IP Logged

                        The guy did a youtube video explaining what became of the money, quite interesting.

                        could you post a link?

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                          Posted: March 27, 2013, 12:43 am - IP Logged

                          could you post a link?

                          Here ya go: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCBcTHkamK2JyqgMoeK3wog

                          I hope that is what he was referring to.

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                            Posted: March 27, 2013, 1:04 am - IP Logged

                            Here ya go: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCBcTHkamK2JyqgMoeK3wog

                            I hope that is what he was referring to.

                            Thanks.

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                              Posted: March 27, 2013, 2:31 am - IP Logged

                              thanks,  its good to see real people. we can call him all sorts of names but  bottom  line is, we learn from his mistake.  good luck Roger, next time you win , you'll know better.

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