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NJ Powerball winner wants his old life back

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Maybe I missed something here with good 'ol Willie, but I don't quite get the issue.

It's not like he was the sole winner of a $450 mil jackpot. The JP was split all kinds of ways and the story says he cleared 'less than 4 million' after taxes.

So, why is this so overwhelming to deal with? That's a nice chunk of change and most folks should certainly be able to retire off that. But you don't need a battery of lawyers/tax guys/ financial planners to handle that amount. 

And some folks called wanting interviews? Tell 'em no and hang up the phone. Change your number if need be, but 4 mil should not be such a life-changing event to deal with.

Yeah. Why would people hound you when you only cleared $4 million?

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    Mr  Willie  just wanted  to be  known,  In other  words  he want  people  to  know  him , who he was then  and who  he  is now.ok?

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      Arrowhead,

      "Maybe I missed something here with good 'ol Willie, but I don't quite get the issue.

      It's not like he was the sole winner of a $450 mil jackpot. The JP was split all kinds of ways and the story says he cleared 'less than 4 million' after taxes...."

      There are undoubtedly a lot of people who don't stop to think swhat his share was, all they know is he won on the night of the $450M jackpot and they're going to put the bite on him.

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

      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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        Mr  Willie  just wanted  to be  known,  In other  words  he want  people  to  know  him , who he was then  and who  he  is now.ok?

        I Agree!

         

        I cannot agree with you more, ESR54. 

        Make that money.  Don't let it make you. Wink

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          This is just much ado about nothing. Little ol'Willie, appears to have delusions of grandeur, talking about himself, in the same breath, with Faith Hill and Tim. For a guy who claims that they are bugging him, he sure has an uncanny way of making himself available. It almost sounds like he feels he is not getting enough attention. $4M can be a lot of loot, but it does not compare to the monster jackpots of late. And for his "security detail", his shotgun...the whole thing is almost laughable. Little ol'willie is just seeking recognition and respect.

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            His mistake was opening up his pie- hole to the press..Being flamboyant and now regretting somethings is too little too late.
            Having long lost relatives showing up is all his doing.l don't feel sorry for this sucker.

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              Yeah. Why would people hound you when you only cleared $4 million?

              I know the first thing I'd do is talk to the media some more about it...No Pity!

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                And yet....he is still giving interviews.

                Thats his problem.  He does not know how to shut up.  On top of that staying in your home and thinking everything will stay normal - is foolish and absent from reality.  Im glad Maryland has it where you can claim your prize anonymously.  Just as South Carolia.  The $400 million powerball winner is getting all his ducks in a row..........

                So, let this be a lesson in what not to do.

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                  I feel sorry for him because he can't be the same person he was.  It sounds like he's always been "colorful" and outspoken, and forthcoming.  And now he's being hounded over a measly little 4 million dollars, which really ain't worth s__t in today's world.  I agree with him there. 

                  And to a previous poster, he didn't compare himself to Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.  He's ticked off that his photo is next to theirs in the Enquirer.  He doesn't want to be in the Enquirer at all. 

                  This is exactly why most of us players want privacy laws when it comes to claiming lottery winnings.  We all want to keep on being who we are without people telling us it's our own fault when cavalcades of self-proclaimed relatives and friends we've never heard of start showing up at our door.

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                    Heads up, he will be broke in 5-10yrs, and he will blame it on his "fans". Conehead

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                      Money don't cure dumb.

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                        "After taxes he had less than $4 million to call his own, which, as he put it, "ain't sh-t in today's economy."

                        Aww I feel sorry for him :( Not

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                          I know what Im goin to say to the media....."Im really lookin forward to the roast beef" and then I ll get up out of my chair and leave.  lol

                          Rule 1....if you want people to know you re  humble ......dont go tellin  them you are. Looks like he wants his 15 minutes of fame stretched to an hour.

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                            If you can't deal with it ............. don't play LOL

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