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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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helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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Posted: March 27, 2013, 3:00 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.


Let it Snow Snowman


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    Posted: March 27, 2013, 3:08 am - IP Logged

    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.

    EXACTLY!!! That is what I said. lol

      helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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      Posted: March 27, 2013, 3:37 am - IP Logged

      EXACTLY!!! That is what I said. lol

      I Agree!

      Let it Snow Snowman

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        Posted: March 27, 2013, 5:27 am - IP Logged

        This is just so sad.  It's just like what happened to Jack Whittaker (but on a smaller scale).  You think all this money will bring happiness, and it doesn't.  You spend like crazy, lose your money, and your wife leaves you.  Jack Whittaker had much more tragedy too, but their stories are similiar.  Both these guys regretted and wished they had never won.  Lottery Curse??? or Bad Decision Making??? or Maybe Both??? Bash

          dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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          Posted: March 27, 2013, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks for posting ridge. I do wonder what he means by "Now I want answers" is he talking about Phil Spencer giving him bad adviceWhat? or the marketWhat?

          I Love Pink & Green 1908

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            March 24, 2013
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            Posted: March 27, 2013, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

            I think this guy was hungry for fame, him spending money on his band and going on that TV show Location Location Location. He should of went to a proper reputable financial advisor and got his finances in order and find out how much disposable income he will have each month. A fool and his money soon parted.

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            EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

            UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

            2016 Total: -£24

            Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2


            EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

            EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

            UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

              HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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              Posted: March 28, 2013, 10:23 am - IP Logged

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

              These videos are a fascinating and frightening unwinding of information, dognabit, thank you.  As the five videos progressed, Roger Griffiths looked increasingly exhausted and overwhelmed -- authentic example of failed marriage/immediate family stress, high anxieties, and sleep deprivations mix.

              Hopefully, Roger Griffiths will be able to amass £1,000,000 for selling his FULL STORY (about personal luxury home and luxury furnishings fire, failed real estate flipping and renting business, failed off-shore investments firm, AND failed high-end beauty salon business; yet still paying mortgages and leases on all four, and collapsing business consulting business) to the press AND television talk show circuit this month! 

              I hope that each of the interviewers ask about exact dollar amounts beginning investment and final investment amounts.  It would be good for interviewers to ask for time-line from after lottery jackpot win years 2005 to 2007 to 2010 to 2013.

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                Posted: March 28, 2013, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

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

                I hope that is what he was referring to.

                Thanks, rdgrnr. 


                I wasn't 100% sure what the rules were in regards to posting links.

                  savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
                  adelaide sa
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                  Posted: March 29, 2013, 1:37 am - IP Logged

                  well i invited the guy over to the forum to see if he liked it. and maybe chat. maybe if we're polite he may stay and we'll have a real live winner to learn from.

                  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 29, 2013, 2:02 am - IP Logged

                    Nothing to feel sorry about. You reap what you sow. At least he had a chance.

                    Play to win!

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                      Posted: March 31, 2013, 8:41 am - IP Logged

                      This is such a sad story. I hope lottery winners out there will learn something from this. We need to be wise enough in spending our money.

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                        Posted: April 4, 2013, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                        Uhh yeah...$2.7 million US dollars doesn't make you rich, just upper middle class.

                          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                          Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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                          Posted: April 4, 2013, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                          Nothing to feel sorry about. You reap what you sow. At least he had a chance.

                          "You reap what you sow."

                          My wife says I always rip what she sews.

                            sully16's avatar - sharan
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                            Posted: April 5, 2013, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                            "You reap what you sow."

                            My wife says I always rip what she sews.

                            LOL, Thats funny

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                            For a lead role in a cage?


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                              Posted: April 5, 2013, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

                              Nothing to feel sorry about. You reap what you sow. At least he had a chance.

                              I Agree! Unfortunately like so many others who blew through their windfall,  these individuals in their own minds were "too intelligent/educated" for their own good to rely on the advice of professionals.

                              He had an opportunity to sustain a better lifestyle but his intelligence got the better part of him.