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Record Florida Powerball winner buys $1.175 million home

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Posted: July 21, 2013, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

All I can say is congratulation to Miss Gloria for a being the largest single jackpot winner in American lottery history!!! 84 years old, she derserves to live the rest of her life wealthy. She really needs her son to be there to help her, take care of her, so she can stay out of a nursing home!!! Really enjoying the rest of her life here on this earth! I don't want a bunch of strangers in my house either, who's to say if you can trust anyone who has this much money to live there and cook, clean, gardening. Anyone with a greedy mind could kidnap her and hold her for ransom. So what could have or should have been, is not what happen! She won, that's it! So let's all be glad it was her and not some rich person who was already wealthy!! Anyone of us could have won, we all think it should have been one of us! But it wasn't any of us! Let's all be happy for her, and let her live in Peace!! I will keep playing the lottery until the day I win or die! Which ever one comes first! Just found out yesterday my brother-in-law has prostrate cancer, my sister is really upset, don't know what stage it's in yet. He will be going tomorrow for the test results of how far along it is! 54 years old, he Alway watched what he ate, they both are health nut too! But death knows no age! Be Happy and safe today folks, visit your Family and tell them you love them, live each day as if it is your last, cause one day it will be here! God Bless you all and GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!!!Patriot

My pop had prostate cancer;  an uncle had a PSA level of 12 and his doctor was alarmed - my dad's was 1400.  The cancer had spread to his bladder, lymph nodes and spine, but he didn't want chemo or radiation, so the doctor started him on hormone therapy and it kept it in check.  In fact, my dad was balding, like his father (and like I am) and one of the side effects was he started growing a lovely crop of wavy hair.  He lived about 15 yrs. after the diagnosis/surgery, passing away about a yr. to the day of when mom died. (I think he just gave up)

I don't think it (prostate cancer) has as much to do with not maintaining a healthy lifestyle (although my dad's smoking and excessive drinking was prob. a factor in his, but he had quit both years before) but more due to genetics and age.  Of course, an unhealthy diet is thought to be the cause/contributing factor of many types of cancer.  I've read that more men die with prostate problems than from them.  Tell your BIL I'll be praying for him and sending good thoughts his way and that his diagnosis isn't the death sentence it was just a few decades ago.

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    Posted: July 22, 2013, 1:15 am - IP Logged

    All I can say is congratulation to Miss Gloria for a being the largest single jackpot winner in American lottery history!!! 84 years old, she derserves to live the rest of her life wealthy. She really needs her son to be there to help her, take care of her, so she can stay out of a nursing home!!! Really enjoying the rest of her life here on this earth! I don't want a bunch of strangers in my house either, who's to say if you can trust anyone who has this much money to live there and cook, clean, gardening. Anyone with a greedy mind could kidnap her and hold her for ransom. So what could have or should have been, is not what happen! She won, that's it! So let's all be glad it was her and not some rich person who was already wealthy!! Anyone of us could have won, we all think it should have been one of us! But it wasn't any of us! Let's all be happy for her, and let her live in Peace!! I will keep playing the lottery until the day I win or die! Which ever one comes first! Just found out yesterday my brother-in-law has prostrate cancer, my sister is really upset, don't know what stage it's in yet. He will be going tomorrow for the test results of how far along it is! 54 years old, he Alway watched what he ate, they both are health nut too! But death knows no age! Be Happy and safe today folks, visit your Family and tell them you love them, live each day as if it is your last, cause one day it will be here! God Bless you all and GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!!!Patriot

    GOOD LUCK ROCK. I hope they caught that sucker[PC] in its earliest stages, so they can zap it for real. Here is wishing GREAT FORTUNES to you and your extended family. Keep your fingers crossed and keep praying. This will be a good time to have a change of fortunes, to balance out the bad news.

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      Posted: July 22, 2013, 1:42 am - IP Logged

      My pop had prostate cancer;  an uncle had a PSA level of 12 and his doctor was alarmed - my dad's was 1400.  The cancer had spread to his bladder, lymph nodes and spine, but he didn't want chemo or radiation, so the doctor started him on hormone therapy and it kept it in check.  In fact, my dad was balding, like his father (and like I am) and one of the side effects was he started growing a lovely crop of wavy hair.  He lived about 15 yrs. after the diagnosis/surgery, passing away about a yr. to the day of when mom died. (I think he just gave up)

      I don't think it (prostate cancer) has as much to do with not maintaining a healthy lifestyle (although my dad's smoking and excessive drinking was prob. a factor in his, but he had quit both years before) but more due to genetics and age.  Of course, an unhealthy diet is thought to be the cause/contributing factor of many types of cancer.  I've read that more men die with prostate problems than from them.  Tell your BIL I'll be praying for him and sending good thoughts his way and that his diagnosis isn't the death sentence it was just a few decades ago.

      You are absolutely correct MIKE. We have made tremendous improvements, in the treatment{not cure} of prostate cancer. The shock an stigma still persists though with the family, depending on how the family doctor explains it to them. SOME DOCTORS JUST DONT CARE-IRONIC CONSIDERING........... This is why I always tell people to buy insurance whether they think they need it or not. Despite all the improvements in treatment, the COST IS STILL HIGHLY PROHIBITIVE for most families{thanks to the GREEDY DRUG COMPANIES}. This will be an absolutely perfect time to hit the JACKPOT. Here is hoping for some monster lottery win!!!!!.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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        Posted: July 22, 2013, 1:57 am - IP Logged

        Way to go girl. Enjoy your golden years. You EARNED it.

        Golden years is right! (I wonder if she still collects Social Security.)

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          Posted: July 22, 2013, 9:02 am - IP Logged

          "....the COST IS STILL HIGHLY PROHIBITIVE for most families".  Yup, I really don't remember the exact cost, but my dad's monthly shot of that hormone was outrageous, something like two grand or thereabouts, not counting the dr. visit and numerous extras they always managed to tack onto the bill.  My dad had me in stitches talking about dreading - as he called it - "the ol' finger-wave" (the digital exam)  "All that and the S.O.B. doesn't even buy me dinner!"

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            Posted: July 22, 2013, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

            With the lakefront home, she can feed the gators like Betty White in the movie Lake Placid.

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              Posted: July 22, 2013, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

              Golden years is right! (I wonder if she still collects Social Security.)

              She is over 66 so she can still collect 100% of her SS. I'm not sure if she will pay 39% of her SS in Federal taxes, but her 2013 income will be put her in that tax bracket.

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                Posted: July 22, 2013, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

                I didn't know that this Powerball Jackpot winner decided to get a new home.

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                  Posted: July 22, 2013, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

                  I'm pretty sure she can afford it.

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                    I don't get off where some of you say she stole it, the lady in front she cut in line, was asked by the cashier if she would like her spot back, because the cashier seen the old lady cut in front, and her words were "No, it's not like I am going to win anyways." The media interviewed her, and asked her if she felt it was stolen from her and she said not exactly because she was given the option and said those very same words to the cashier...

                    But I do think the old lady should have offered her something, for letting it go and letting her cut in front. However the lottery officials have stated that the girl she cutted in front of, it would have not mattered she would have not gotten the winning ticket, because it had to be at that precise timing when the cashier hit the key... every second counted.

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                      It matters if she is a theif, and didnt make things right with the person she stole from.

                      I agree.   She was only in the "right place at the right time" because she cut in front of someone who didn't make a fuss, probably to show her daughter to respect older people.

                      By the way, regarding the "gated community" posts, this type of community is extremely common in Florida.  I can't imagine being that wealthy and living in Jacksonville without a security guard at the gate and roving patrols.   Although I agree that $1.175 isn't a huge amount of money for a multi-millionare to spend on a home (in fact it's a little conservative) I would never want a house that huge at 84.   Maybe her daughter has children and it will be a nice investment for her family. 

                      I would never want my privacy to be invaded like this, however.

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                        Posted: July 23, 2013, 1:52 am - IP Logged

                        Hey ther justx.

                        With a house that size she probably is indeed thinking about her daughter.

                        This is from a book I read recently:

                        Scientists had made contact with people on another planet and they sent them a message asking them what they valued the most.

                        Scientists expected a scientific answer, thrologions were waiting for something about theology, doctors were waiting for medical answers, etc....

                        Finally, when a message came back it said, "What we value most of all is our privacy."

                        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                        Lep

                        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.


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                          I didn't know that this Powerball Jackpot winner decided to get a new home.

                          You do now.


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                            Hey ther justx.

                            With a house that size she probably is indeed thinking about her daughter.

                            This is from a book I read recently:

                            Scientists had made contact with people on another planet and they sent them a message asking them what they valued the most.

                            Scientists expected a scientific answer, thrologions were waiting for something about theology, doctors were waiting for medical answers, etc....

                            Finally, when a message came back it said, "What we value most of all is our privacy."

                            I think privacy is something we are all supposed to sacrifice in order for socialism to work here in USSA.


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                              Posted: July 23, 2013, 11:30 am - IP Logged

                              She is over 66 so she can still collect 100% of her SS. I'm not sure if she will pay 39% of her SS in Federal taxes, but her 2013 income will be put her in that tax bracket.

                              39% Wow Stack. So a person who has a million dollars writes a check for $390,000 and then has to use the other $610,000 to buy thing like gas that is taxed at over $1 a gallon at the pump, and pay State, County, City, Municipal, Property, and other local taxes not to mention taxes we pay bills we pay every month?