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UK Lotto player wins $12.7 million but sticks with job helping elderly

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Posted: November 12, 2013, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

I think Ron Elliott is " More than just a worker"- he sees those in his care as a major responsibility. If those Elderly were interviewed and asked " how would you feel about Ron quitting his position here", dementia or not, the elderly may declare open war for all we know.  He could be the piece in the puzzle,  the rubberband that is not supposed to break.
We read a report and come up with all kinds of scenarios as to why he should hightail it out of there, but all of us know that he is not sticking around for the money- heck his even going to throw a party for those folk with his winnings and not as a " going away present"- like l said, Ron is for real.
Just as an illustration: When Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave-and word got to the religious Leaders of that event, they sought to kill both Jesus and Lazarus.
Let's not attempt to undermine Ron's good deed.

What Ron Elliot does is what countless of RNs and LPNs do on a daily basis. They give TLC to their patients. But are replacable and so is Ron Elliot. Most people have had to cope with being left and I am sure the seniors that Ron is in charge of have had lots of opportunities in their lives to experience that. 

You see my point is this. Ron is a smart man. He is aware that times are tough. He could let his company hire a replacement and volunteer to work for free. That is all.

That money's gone fo ever

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    Posted: November 12, 2013, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

    Look- this is a known fact, some people just love to work, its not about the money. You tell them to quit just because they won the lottery,  its been known that such action has  hastened people to their graves. If his loved by his community of Elderly persons, l think it's up to him say when his ready to go. Its not like his job is paying a great deal.
    There are some millionaire jackpot winners in this country who have continued to work despite winning millions, does one push them out the door?
    Once again,  its not about the money,  they just figure that they would be bored if they retired. People react differently to retirement. It's not like his still collecting foodstamps after his windfall.

    Nice post noise-gate Thumbs Up

    There are just some selfish people on this thread!!

    67 year old calling the others "old folks" lol, that's cool!!

    He certainly doesn't look 67, looks fit, keeps busy doing what he enjoys.

    Some get up to their job and others get up to do what they like and literally wouldn't give it up

    for all the money in the world, more power to him!

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      Posted: November 12, 2013, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

      What Ron Elliot does is what countless of RNs and LPNs do on a daily basis. They give TLC to their patients. But are replacable and so is Ron Elliot. Most people have had to cope with being left and I am sure the seniors that Ron is in charge of have had lots of opportunities in their lives to experience that. 

      You see my point is this. Ron is a smart man. He is aware that times are tough. He could let his company hire a replacement and volunteer to work for free. That is all.

      We still like you Maringo....but remind me not to let you visit me in the nursing home when I am 90. ;)

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        Posted: November 12, 2013, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

        I love it!!!

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          Posted: November 12, 2013, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

          can anybody help me out with the lottery

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            Posted: November 12, 2013, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

            Jusfue it is your LUCKY night!  I am Miss Cleo the artist and for a one time fee of $ 49.95, I will give you the winning numbers.  In exchange, you must also give me your first born as well. You can find me in the forest dancing at midnight.

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              Posted: November 12, 2013, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulation Mr. Elliot such a class act Thumbs Up

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                Posted: November 13, 2013, 5:16 am - IP Logged

                There's nothing better than giving back, sharing in a nice way!Party

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                  Posted: November 13, 2013, 8:30 am - IP Logged

                  Congrats Mr. Spend wisely

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                    Posted: November 13, 2013, 11:20 am - IP Logged

                    Why are there so many lottery winners that seem to be older?  Maybe it's just my imagination, but he's well into his 60s, and the same goes for the recent Fresno, California Powerball winner of 213 million.  And, the huge record-breaking, Powerball jackpot (590 million) won by 84 year-old Gloria Mackenzie from Florida.

                    My theory is older people play more and see the lottery has a hobby.  Maybe more senior citizens play than younger people.  They might play frequently and drop more money down.  Yes Nod


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                      Posted: November 13, 2013, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                      B2B- He plays the game to win just like everyone else,  thing is in his case he sees what his priorities are,  and to him its helping others at present.  It could very well be that in a few years from now, he could say- l did what l could, l will pass the mantle to others.
                      I would rather read a story like this than some lunkhead blowing through his fortune in a few years on drugs & alcohol and saying " at least l had a great time".
                      I salute this guy.

                      LOL well i didnt begrudge him or anything I just said it would have been nicer if someone who actually needed the money won, he obviously didnt need the money, and I'll bet his life would have been just fine even if he didnt won....doesnt matter why he played, we all play in hopes of winning....Like I said his life was just fine to him whether he won or not

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                        Posted: November 13, 2013, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

                        Why are there so many lottery winners that seem to be older?  Maybe it's just my imagination, but he's well into his 60s, and the same goes for the recent Fresno, California Powerball winner of 213 million.  And, the huge record-breaking, Powerball jackpot (590 million) won by 84 year-old Gloria Mackenzie from Florida.

                        My theory is older people play more and see the lottery has a hobby.  Maybe more senior citizens play than younger people.  They might play frequently and drop more money down.  Yes Nod

                        I Agree! Whatever they doing it's working Green laugh

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                          Posted: November 13, 2013, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

                          You are assuming his position would be filled. They may just split up his duties among existing staff. I will never understand people who think people should step aside in any job if they win the lottery.  They worked to get that job and they are just as entitled to keep it if they wish to do so. This guy probably has a great relationship with these people that is irreplaceable. Ministering to the sick and elderly is not not something one just walks away from if they have a calling to do it. Would you have expected Mother Teresa to have said, if she won the lottery, "see you later street urchins, I am going to Disneyland!!!"?

                          Wow, interesting brain.  Odd example, as Mother Teresa never accepted monies for herself, she lived in poverty once entering her 40s during her daily 7-days-a-week "missionary" lifestyle years until death.  However, this male big lottery jackpot winner works for PAY.  He could probably talk to the nursing home's management to switch to some sort of daily or weekend non-paying volunteer work ... if WORKING and BEING with these nursing home residents was currently his goal/need.  Geez.

                          Well, new ideas regarding this topic of methodology are probably exhausted.Thud

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                            Posted: November 13, 2013, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

                            We still like you Maringo....but remind me not to let you visit me in the nursing home when I am 90. ;)

                            Hum, so he may visit you in a nursing home if he is on payroll, but not if he is an off-payroll volunteer.

                            Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                              Posted: November 13, 2013, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

                              Taking care of the elders is a great thing to do.Thanks GOD that we have the social security system in the USA. Lets win a lottery jackpot now.LOL

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