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$338M NJ Powerball winner pledges to pay rent for his entire block

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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

Last week Jennifer Maldonado was to receive something from an office pool that won only $1M and people thought it was cool. Nobody criticized her office colleagues for their generosity. Today Pedro Quezada, who is walking home with $152M, is getting castigated for promising two months rent for his neighbors. I am still trying to understand this.

I wouldn't characterize it as castigation.  More a warning.  We've seen over and over again, winners who want to help everyone.  A year or five down the road, those are the ones who are broke and have no friends.  I absolutely hate seeing that happen to well-meaning people.

I definitely think it's a good thing when winners want to help others, but they've gotta realize that there is a bottom in that bucket of money.  If they think they can help everyone, and keep giving to those who come back with their hands out, they're in for a big surprise.  Heck even Bill Gates and that other guy (can never remember his name) pooled their extra billions into a charity worth over 50 billion.  Even they have to choose just a few causes to give to, because they can't afford to help everyone.

    sully16's avatar - sharan
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    Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

    Society seems to be tougher on men. Its not a cry me a river episode. Its just what it is.

    You could be right, we've seen to many of the I am going to help everyone and it turns to disaster, I hope he gets a financial advisor who teaches him to be quiet.

    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

    For a lead role in a cage?

     

                                                From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

      I gave a couple boxes of crap to ARC once, and now they won't leave me alone!  They call a few times a month, telling me they'll be in my neighborhood picking stuff up.  I asked and asked and asked to be taken off the call list, that I'd call them or drop it off if I had something.

      So now they hounded me and made me mad, they get nothing.   I found another charity who wants my old crap, and has never rang my phone even once.

      I get calls every year from different groups I've never heard of asking if they can depend on me to be as generous this year as I was last year and I always tell them they are confusing me with someone else because I don't roll that way.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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        Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

        We came into a fairly significant amount of money last year.  We tried to help a friend out by selling him a vehicle on payments.  He made 1 payment in 3 months.  My husband is a musician and he would feed the guys in his band and pay for the gas and pick them up when they needed rides.  The came to expect it and I honestly feel it damaged his relationship with them.  He does not speak to the first friend at all now, even though it was the friend's fault we had to ask him to bring the vehicle back.  You see, you really can't help people first hand.  If he truly wants to help he should form a non profit and have someone else run it.  Unfortunately, life just doesn't allow you to help your friends directly.

        I Agree!

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          sully16's avatar - sharan
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          Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

          I wouldn't characterize it as castigation.  More a warning.  We've seen over and over again, winners who want to help everyone.  A year or five down the road, those are the ones who are broke and have no friends.  I absolutely hate seeing that happen to well-meaning people.

          I definitely think it's a good thing when winners want to help others, but they've gotta realize that there is a bottom in that bucket of money.  If they think they can help everyone, and keep giving to those who come back with their hands out, they're in for a big surprise.  Heck even Bill Gates and that other guy (can never remember his name) pooled their extra billions into a charity worth over 50 billion.  Even they have to choose just a few causes to give to, because they can't afford to help everyone.

          Yep, I agree with that.

          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

          For a lead role in a cage?

           

                                                      From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

            sully16's avatar - sharan
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            Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

            I understand the addiction to be a sugar daddy can be strong and overpowering  but based on the article we cannot assume his first gesture of generosity is a sign he's gonna open the floodgates.  Or can we? What?

            Let's hope he gets good sound advice

            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

            For a lead role in a cage?

             

                                                        From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

              Artist77's avatar - batman14

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              Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

              Pedro be my future baby daddy!

              J'aime La France.

                dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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                Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                I have a feeling he is going to be broke in 5 years.

                I Agree! I really hope he seeks financial advice QUICKLY.

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                  sully16's avatar - sharan
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                  Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                  I agree with you sully16

                  I was born in raised in Detroit myself and my last address before I moved up here to the Waterford area was on 7 mile and evergreen. my family still stays down in the hood.

                  and most of the other post, I only hope the best for him and his family but it doesn't look good this guy is to quick to speak and slow to think first, he should have waited and got a good financial advisor first and went somewhere where he could think in private for a few days or more then maybe after he took care of his past debts child support etc. set up trust for his kids and made some wise low risk investments and then go back to the hood and quietly help out your true friends with a one time $gift and then move on start a new life and if you want to help more people set up a non profit.

                  I hope Michigan votes to let players go anonymous if not I will be wearing a mask at the press conference and i wont say much if anything at all when i win big.

                  I guess from our neck of the woods, we keep quiet, good luck to you.

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

                                                              From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

                    helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                    Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                    Pedro be my future baby daddy!

                    he don't pay child support you have to track him down LOL

                    Let it Snow Snowman

                      dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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                      Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                      The size of his heart will be his downfall, if he does not put a cap on it. 

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                        Artist77's avatar - batman14

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                        Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                        he don't pay child support you have to track him down LOL

                        lol lol

                        J'aime La France.

                          helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                          Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                          lol lol

                          he has 5 kids i guess 1 more won't make a difference Party

                          Let it Snow Snowman

                            Artist77's avatar - batman14

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                            Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

                            he has 5 kids i guess 1 more won't make a difference Party

                            1 more??? I am planning on 5--100,000 for each per month! Private schools of course.

                            J'aime La France.

                              dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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                              Posted: March 31, 2013, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

                              Wait...... LP has a FB page?

                              Lol yes

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