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NJ Powerball winner wants his old life back

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I might be slow, but what is the lesson of the article?

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    I might be slow but what is the future lesson of the article?

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      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.

      There will always be a percentage---a very small percentage---of people where winning a major Lotto prize "ruins their lives".

      20 bucks says every one of these people had a significant amount of drama, conflict, and controversy going on in their lives before they won, and now it's magnified because of a big JP win.

      The vast majority of folks deal effectively with a big win, and, counter to what many people wrongly maintain, don't blow their windfall on foolishness and recklessness or wish they could 'go back to their paycheck every two weeks' like idiot Willie.

      Quietly take care of the family and friends you want to help, donate to some charities if you have enough, learn to say no to others and keep your piehole shut and face out of camera-range after the obligatory press conference for winners (if that pertains and you can't be anonymous).

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        Poke

        Believe in the heart of the lottery ticket.

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          Why hasn't Wild Willie taken his own advice?
          His words to the latest Multi millionaire " Just disappear- Get lost while you still can!!"
          I am surprised he did not say " Don't call a press conference, and for Pete's sake- don't say anything, just smile and wave, smile and wave!

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            Why hasn't Wild Willie taken his own advice?
            His words to the latest Multi millionaire " Just disappear- Get lost while you still can!!"
            I am surprised he did not say " Don't call a press conference, and for Pete's sake- don't say anything, just smile and wave, smile and wave!

            The more I see him, the more I think it would be "Don't call attention to yourself, that's less attention for meeeeeee."

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              He should have kept his mouth shut and moved... he's at a different level than the people in his neighborhood.

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                Willie, until I walk a mile in your shoes I shall refrain from thinking anything negative or derogatory of your situation. I'd just like to borrow them for one week, I can make many things disappear , preferrably debt.

                Blessings to you and your family - money cant buy health , just treat it. Money can't buy wisdom, only experience. 

                May your fathers health improve...cancer is non discriminating...

                Count your smiles.

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                  LAKE HAVASU AZ
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                  then stop talking to the press!!

                   

                  when you buy a lottery ticket you understand that the win WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE....PLAN AHEAD PEOPLE ...

                  some day....some day

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                    I think Willie is somewhat silly. In essence, he's blaming his lottery win, but it was his own actions which brought attention to himself. No wonder the saying goes that the only thing needed to win a jackpot is "dumb luck", because some people who hit aren't that bright.

                    Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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

                      THIS!

                       

                      Just say no, Willie. And take your own advice. Disappear.

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

                        It doesn't matter that he won only $4m. People see $400m. That's the fallacy of doing a lottery pool. People think all the winners get the full jackpot because people are generally ignorant about the process.

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                          Lottery winners seem to be put into a special class of wealthy people by many in society - that of a Walking ATM. I doubt most wealthy people who either earned their money or inherited it get as hassled.

                          From the various stories of lottery winners, one of their biggest problems is dealing with other people's demands and expectations. It's as if some people think lottery winners absolutely must give them money, no choice. Even if you're a complete stranger walking up to their door from the street.

                          The emotional blackmail and stress on lottery winners can be too much for some to deal with. They give in to all the demands, to keep the peace or to not look like a jerk, and end up broke. Even though Willie is doing exactly what a lottery winner shouldn't do (flap his yap), there's some good info there as reminder to any lucky future winners - Run and Just Disappear if you can. At least for a while.

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                            then stop talking to the press!!

                             

                            when you buy a lottery ticket you understand that the win WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE....PLAN AHEAD PEOPLE ...

                            Thumbs Up

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                              Why hasn't Wild Willie taken his own advice?
                              His words to the latest Multi millionaire " Just disappear- Get lost while you still can!!"
                              I am surprised he did not say " Don't call a press conference, and for Pete's sake- don't say anything, just smile and wave, smile and wave!

                              I Agree!

                              Patriot