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NJ Powerball winner wants his old life back

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: September 25, 2013, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

He likes the attention.

But I wish him good luck with his winnings.

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    Posted: September 26, 2013, 12:16 am - IP Logged

    Beggars, people who claim to be your relatives though you have never met them, all kinds of business "propositions" from people you don't know...can be over whelming ...it takes more than just changing your phone number.....you need to move and still need financial advice.  For your information, people are so brazen they will hit you up even if you won 400.00 dollars let alone a million.  there are people who think they are entitled to what you have..period.

    All the more reason to end the drama he continues to play out in front of cameras and microphones. 

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      Posted: September 26, 2013, 1:20 am - IP Logged

      I don't think I would have done the interview on the today show.  I know in oregon you have to do the press conference but you can limit what you say to people.  I would hate to be hounded bye people though.-weshar75

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      Right wes. I don't know why any winner would agree to go on tv except to get in the screen actors guild.

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        Posted: September 26, 2013, 4:55 am - IP Logged

        Sorry, I have no sympathy for "Wild Willie".  He should have thought things through before he made a spectacle of himself; the dude obviously loves the attention because he is still giving interviews.  He let these people into his life; he's got to deal with the consequences of his actions now...

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          Posted: September 26, 2013, 5:16 am - IP Logged

           He ended up with less than $4million and has all this attention (most of which he brought on himself, interviews an such) and does not like it and this an that.

          The guy just won $399million and you don't here a fuss about him lol

          Old Gloria gave a small written speech for her $590million and maybe a pcture or two but no interviews or such. Or complaints from either of 'em

           

          heheheeh ahhahahaahah Smash  Cheers

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            Posted: September 26, 2013, 6:04 am - IP Logged

             He ended up with less than $4million and has all this attention (most of which he brought on himself, interviews an such) and does not like it and this an that.

            The guy just won $399million and you don't here a fuss about him lol

            Old Gloria gave a small written speech for her $590million and maybe a pcture or two but no interviews or such. Or complaints from either of 'em

             

            heheheeh ahhahahaahah Smash  Cheers

            Old Gloria brought a home in a gated community and probably hired someone to do her Wal-Mart shopping so she has no reason to go where people would be watching for her.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: September 26, 2013, 7:36 am - IP Logged

              He likes the attention.

              But I wish him good luck with his winnings.

              Willies just a tad passive/agressive, he'll survive.

              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"

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                Posted: September 26, 2013, 9:58 am - IP Logged

                What's your problem Willie ?

                Sure the lottery outed you, but no one forced you to appear on the today show,

                I did'nt see you on that B/C I would'nt waste time watching that drivel !

                 

                Also I see you have the state police favoritism badge on the windshield of your new truck !

                Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                  Posted: September 26, 2013, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                  I love how lottery winners are always crying and complaining about how their jackpot win is a curse and how they wish they can go back to their normal lives living paycheck to paycheck but are NEVER willing to fork over their jackpot cash and go back to work for their paycheck 2 paycheck living lifestyle..lol

                  If you've won millions and want to live like u were living paycheck to paycheck that can easily be done by setting a budget. It's much harder to do it the other way around..lol

                  Just because u have millions does not mean you have to have the lifestyle of a millionaire. The more flamboyant u are with money and fame the more unwanted attention you wil  receive.

                  If you don't like the attention then stay ya @ss out the spotlight and stop doing stupid interviews!

                  I Agree!

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

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                    Posted: September 26, 2013, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

                    I wish people who win the lottery would stop making dumb decisions and then blame it on a "curse".  Take responsibility for your screwups.  Everyone should know by now that winning a jackpot has its risks.

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                      Posted: September 26, 2013, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

                      I love how lottery winners are always crying and complaining about how their jackpot win is a curse and how they wish they can go back to their normal lives living paycheck to paycheck but are NEVER willing to fork over their jackpot cash and go back to work for their paycheck 2 paycheck living lifestyle..lol

                      If you've won millions and want to live like u were living paycheck to paycheck that can easily be done by setting a budget. It's much harder to do it the other way around..lol

                      Just because u have millions does not mean you have to have the lifestyle of a millionaire. The more flamboyant u are with money and fame the more unwanted attention you wil  receive.

                      If you don't like the attention then stay ya @ss out the spotlight and stop doing stupid interviews!

                      Lesson 4 future lotto winners

                       

                      http://news.msn.com/us/lottery-winners-stories-of-joy-and-woe

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                        Posted: September 26, 2013, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

                                 Have to agree , his MISTAKE GOING ON TODAY SHOW , IF  you don't want attention ,

                                  then you stay as far away from Cameras . He could of said NO.   YOU DON'T READ

                                  where the other winner in his group are on the news . 

                              The media only put out the negitive stories , you never hear about the positive...

                               Brad Duke won 2003 and his story positive , their's many more out there ...

                               Winners live in Oregon and Portland they're being quiet ....Winners from Colorado

                               you hardly hear anything about them ...oh there's more quiet winners .

                              Guess you can't blame them ......they don't want to be "in the media " .

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                          Posted: September 26, 2013, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

                                   Have to agree , his MISTAKE GOING ON TODAY SHOW , IF  you don't want attention ,

                                    then you stay as far away from Cameras . He could of said NO.   YOU DON'T READ

                                    where the other winner in his group are on the news . 

                                The media only put out the negitive stories , you never hear about the positive...

                                 Brad Duke won 2003 and his story positive , their's many more out there ...

                                 Winners live in Oregon and Portland they're being quiet ....Winners from Colorado

                                 you hardly hear anything about them ...oh there's more quiet winners .

                                Guess you can't blame them ......they don't want to be "in the media " .

                          Have you ever noticed that with the majority of winners you don't hear much about them after their initial win?But with the "loser" winners like this clown,David Edwards,Whittaker and those other attention whores who do the lottery ruined my life shows are constantly in the news?

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                            Posted: September 26, 2013, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

                            No Pity!Willie can cry me a freaking river. These people get on my last nerve. Play the lottery and then complain when they actually win money. Boohoo. If you don't want your name in the news or people to call you for interviews, newsflash, STOP GIVING INTERVIEWS. How hard is it to charge your number and have it unlisted. To hear someone who was able to quit working and buy his dream property where all he'll do is go hunting and fishing calling the money that affords him to do that as a curse makes me want to slap him. If that's the case, make a public announcement that life with millions of dollars is so terrible that they've decided to give it back. 

                            Not going to happen. I always find it really funny when people say the money they got is a curse, and yet not one of them has ever given it up and gone back to working for a living. This guy is full of it. Don't want the spotlight but always giving interviews. Don't want the money but ain't giving it up. Uh huh.

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                              Posted: September 26, 2013, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

                              Well, it's a good thing Willie didn't win the whole jackpot himself, or split it just a couple ways.

                              Dealing with $100-200-300 mil WOULD be a hassle in many ways (not that I'd really complain). Getting help managing it and trusting people to do so. Having your name out there in public and being associated with all those zeros. I could see issues that would not be a barrel of laughs associated with that situation.

                              But here, on one hand he calls it a "life-changing event" (it is; but is it really that bad?), then the next says $4 mil "ain't sh-t in today's economy." Say what?? Which is it??

                              Whatever...I wouldn't be complaining about people constantly wanting a piece of me and then the next breath posing beside my new truck for an interview in which even more people could see my face and know generally where to find me.

                              If you really just want peace and quiet in your new cabin, do you even talk about your new cabin?

                              Apparently if you're Willie, yes you do.

                              I Agree!The funny thing is, I had never heard of nor seen this guy until a MSNBC news article about him yesterday. I did not see the press conference last month with the group, and I don't watch TTS so didn't see him on that either. But here is a concept perhaps ol' Willie isn't aware of: the more interviews you give, the more people know who you are. Keep a low profile and stay out of the media and no one outside of your immediate vicinity will even know who you are. Give it 2 years they would have said 'Willie who?' I'm going to laugh myself silly if I see this guy on TLCML or Duck Dynasty in the next year. And you know, he'll be right there  in front of all those cameras saying he just wants to be left alone.