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Georgia Mega Millions jackpot winner comes forward

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Posted: December 20, 2013, 11:01 am - IP Logged

Wow?! she has a 39 year old daughter who has 4 children with the oldest being 20. Ira may be a Great-grandmother while still in her 50's. Glad that her entire family will have financial security but it will be awfully hard to keep the little one grounded.

"Curry said the numbers are a combination of family birthdays"

It sounds to me like somebody was probably born on the 20th, but if mom had her first at 17 or 18 maybe that apple never rolled far from the tree.

I'd hope that phoneman's info is wrong, since it would mean that besides rushing to  claim the money and hold a press conference she or the 39 year old daughter started running  their mouth well before  the media showed up. If so that's another indicator that  they may not be making the best choices.

Very few women who have a kid at 17 or 18 go on to become VP of a successful company, so that may suggest phoneman's info isn't correct.  39 could be somebody's age, could mean somebody was born on March 9th, she and her husband were born on the 3rd and 9th, or any number of other things.

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       She should've claimed it after Christmas .........it wouldn't make a huge differences ......

       time and wait .......What's the big rush ...........the 2nd winner taking his / her time and

       must have a plan ..............

     

       If I ever win the Lottery for $$$$$$$ .......don't expect me to give a conference , that will NOT happen ...

       You don't have to give a conference for the media ( if you don't want ) .  I'll be like Gloria From Florida ,

        Go to the Lottery and claim the tickets with the Lawyers ....

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      Posted: December 20, 2013, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

      It makes perfect sense that she did purchase just one. With over two hundred and fifty milloin combinations, it doesn't help anyone's odds on bit by buying more then one ticket.

      Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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        Posted: December 20, 2013, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

        "Curry said the numbers are a combination of family birthdays"

        It sounds to me like somebody was probably born on the 20th, but if mom had her first at 17 or 18 maybe that apple never rolled far from the tree.

        I'd hope that phoneman's info is wrong, since it would mean that besides rushing to  claim the money and hold a press conference she or the 39 year old daughter started running  their mouth well before  the media showed up. If so that's another indicator that  they may not be making the best choices.

        Very few women who have a kid at 17 or 18 go on to become VP of a successful company, so that may suggest phoneman's info isn't correct.  39 could be somebody's age, could mean somebody was born on March 9th, she and her husband were born on the 3rd and 9th, or any number of other things.

        I wasnt guessing bc I have heard about her winning from a text message bc my mom's coworker inlaw works for her at her insurance company that she a VP of and I live 10 minutes from her grew in that same community plus my FB page lit up with everyone who knows them and her family

        Im down with the money team who else want to roll!!!

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          Posted: December 20, 2013, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

          her pic / age / name / home are pictured all over the internet

           

          That's happened to every big jackpot winner who lives in a state and doesn't allow the winners to

          claim their prize anonymously, sooo what's your pointWhat?

          The stories of jackpot winners losing it all far out number the stories of jackpot winners being killed

          so until those numbers change, quit turning every jackpot winner into a potiential Abe ShakespeareRoll Eyes

          Yep!  that's paranoia!!

          Abe trusted someone he shouldn't have and that happens every...single...day!

          She could have waited more than 1 day to claim it and probably could have used a trust or LLC to do it thru a lawyer.

          Another problem with this particular jackpot is that it was so high (not like a $10m JP that would die down more quickly.)

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            It's laughable that people compare any other lottery winner to that Abe Shakespeare character.   You're talking about a homeless, illiterate, drug using moron who hit it big versus a grounded woman who has achieved personal success without having to win the lottery.   I'm sure this lady will be just fine and like most of the big winners move on with their lives without a problem.

            Remember a winner named Chris Shaw.  I think it was the Powerball and he was missing his center teeth, was split from him wife but not divorced, bought the ticket at the mini mart he just started working at weeks prior.   You heard all these awful things with restraining orders being issued by both sides when they were still a couple and they made the guy look like mud.   Fast forward probably two or three years later and you haven't heard a word again.

            Outside of this Shakespeare clown and that Whittaker person you don't really hear much about any of these people thereafter.    Most of the pressure is going to be from friends and family and you can't avoid them unless you choose never to talk to them again.

            I just think a bunch of what I read is just jealousy.   Good for her claiming it the next day.   Congrats and live a long life.

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              It's laughable that people compare any other lottery winner to that Abe Shakespeare character.   You're talking about a homeless, illiterate, drug using moron who hit it big versus a grounded woman who has achieved personal success without having to win the lottery.   I'm sure this lady will be just fine and like most of the big winners move on with their lives without a problem.

              Remember a winner named Chris Shaw.  I think it was the Powerball and he was missing his center teeth, was split from him wife but not divorced, bought the ticket at the mini mart he just started working at weeks prior.   You heard all these awful things with restraining orders being issued by both sides when they were still a couple and they made the guy look like mud.   Fast forward probably two or three years later and you haven't heard a word again.

              Outside of this Shakespeare clown and that Whittaker person you don't really hear much about any of these people thereafter.    Most of the pressure is going to be from friends and family and you can't avoid them unless you choose never to talk to them again.

              I just think a bunch of what I read is just jealousy.   Good for her claiming it the next day.   Congrats and live a long life.

              "It's laughable that people compare any other lottery winner to that Abe Shakespeare character. You're talking about a homeless, illiterate, drug using moron"

              "...this Shakespeare clown..."

              I think it's sad that anyone would refer to a soft-spoken, gentle, generous, trusting human being as a moron and a clown.

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                I agree and dumb dumb dumb move on her part for coming forward without consulting lawyers and tax advisors... Watch the money go POOF in 10 years or less just like the other winners have.....

                Completely Disagree. First of all, she doesn't physically get the money into her account for another TWO weeks. Secondly, not because she has the money deposited into HER account TWO weeks from now means that she can't contact financial advisors/lawyers ect during and after that time. I love how people always have all these financial/legal advice for others as though if she doesn't do these things RIGHT NOW, they cannot be done later on. I personally wouldn't have come forward that quickly, but that's jsut because i woulnt be able to, too many loose ends to tie up. But what if she simply wants her money into her account before making any of these decisions?? HER money, HER life, HER choice. Besides, these darn lawyers and financial advisors are most times WORSE than the leeching family members that she may have to confront. Who should she run to first? The likes of Madoff?? Stanford?? Dryer?? Maybe not the most prudent move on her part, but certainly not the dumbest!!!

                "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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                  "It's laughable that people compare any other lottery winner to that Abe Shakespeare character. You're talking about a homeless, illiterate, drug using moron"

                  "...this Shakespeare clown..."

                  I think it's sad that anyone would refer to a soft-spoken, gentle, generous, trusting human being as a moron and a clown.

                  TRUTH!!!!

                  "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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                    Posted: December 21, 2013, 11:40 am - IP Logged

                    Why does anyone need a financial advisor?

                    In half an hour I could teach anyone how to manage there money as good as most investors.

                    Not sure why anyone needs an attorney either.  A living trust can be created online at a fraction of the cost.

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                      Why does anyone need a financial advisor?

                      In half an hour I could teach anyone how to manage there money as good as most investors.

                      Not sure why anyone needs an attorney either.  A living trust can be created online at a fraction of the cost.

                      I think i may have asked myself that very same question a million times and the only reason i can think of is because "they" said so. lol!! What amazes me the most are people with 20, 30, 80, 100+ million who cannot find comfort in simply knowing that they have enough cash to last themselves and their families a lifetime. Instead what do they do? They go seeking financial "advice" about how to make an extra $500K or another million or two and get themselves into all sort of financial products thay they dont even understand. I still dont get what is so wrong with getting your cash (in this case $100+ million), put most of it into the 5 largest banks in the nation, we already they will not fail for the most part. Put your cash on a CD/money market and let it grow until they figure things out for themselves. Some of these financial advisors / laywers are some of the worst out there. Sometimes far worse than the guy on the corner trying to get a few thousand off of you. Simply get your cash, park it in a few banks then slowly make your decisions. The important decisions that need to be made will take months upon months anyway, and although you have 180 days to claim your prize, you only have 60 days to choose between the cash or annuity in most States.

                      People always point at athlethes, lottery winners and entertainers with derision because so many of them end up broke. What most ignore is that MOST of these people at some point got bad financial advice or in some cases were robbed by managers, financial advsiors, lawyers. We overstate the relevance and importance of some of these people and fail to acknowledge that some are more ruthless than the gangsters out there. Who is more likely to get her into trouble? A family member/friend wanting a mercedes or a lawyer with access to her Trusts? A bad family business idea or a finacial advisior who robs her blindly under the guise of professional advice? The more i think of it, the more i LOVE what she did. GO GET IT IRA!!!!

                      "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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                        I think i may have asked myself that very same question a million times and the only reason i can think of is because "they" said so. lol!! What amazes me the most are people with 20, 30, 80, 100+ million who cannot find comfort in simply knowing that they have enough cash to last themselves and their families a lifetime. Instead what do they do? They go seeking financial "advice" about how to make an extra $500K or another million or two and get themselves into all sort of financial products thay they dont even understand. I still dont get what is so wrong with getting your cash (in this case $100+ million), put most of it into the 5 largest banks in the nation, we already they will not fail for the most part. Put your cash on a CD/money market and let it grow until they figure things out for themselves. Some of these financial advisors / laywers are some of the worst out there. Sometimes far worse than the guy on the corner trying to get a few thousand off of you. Simply get your cash, park it in a few banks then slowly make your decisions. The important decisions that need to be made will take months upon months anyway, and although you have 180 days to claim your prize, you only have 60 days to choose between the cash or annuity in most States.

                        People always point at athlethes, lottery winners and entertainers with derision because so many of them end up broke. What most ignore is that MOST of these people at some point got bad financial advice or in some cases were robbed by managers, financial advsiors, lawyers. We overstate the relevance and importance of some of these people and fail to acknowledge that some are more ruthless than the gangsters out there. Who is more likely to get her into trouble? A family member/friend wanting a mercedes or a lawyer with access to her Trusts? A bad family business idea or a finacial advisior who robs her blindly under the guise of professional advice? The more i think of it, the more i LOVE what she did. GO GET IT IRA!!!!

                        Preach!!

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                          I think i may have asked myself that very same question a million times and the only reason i can think of is because "they" said so. lol!! What amazes me the most are people with 20, 30, 80, 100+ million who cannot find comfort in simply knowing that they have enough cash to last themselves and their families a lifetime. Instead what do they do? They go seeking financial "advice" about how to make an extra $500K or another million or two and get themselves into all sort of financial products thay they dont even understand. I still dont get what is so wrong with getting your cash (in this case $100+ million), put most of it into the 5 largest banks in the nation, we already they will not fail for the most part. Put your cash on a CD/money market and let it grow until they figure things out for themselves. Some of these financial advisors / laywers are some of the worst out there. Sometimes far worse than the guy on the corner trying to get a few thousand off of you. Simply get your cash, park it in a few banks then slowly make your decisions. The important decisions that need to be made will take months upon months anyway, and although you have 180 days to claim your prize, you only have 60 days to choose between the cash or annuity in most States.

                          People always point at athlethes, lottery winners and entertainers with derision because so many of them end up broke. What most ignore is that MOST of these people at some point got bad financial advice or in some cases were robbed by managers, financial advsiors, lawyers. We overstate the relevance and importance of some of these people and fail to acknowledge that some are more ruthless than the gangsters out there. Who is more likely to get her into trouble? A family member/friend wanting a mercedes or a lawyer with access to her Trusts? A bad family business idea or a finacial advisior who robs her blindly under the guise of professional advice? The more i think of it, the more i LOVE what she did. GO GET IT IRA!!!!

                          Amen!! I say Amen!! lol

                          I've thought the samething and ended up with the same answer.

                          Funny how people also say when they win they will get their financial "team" together.

                          You win all this money all of a sudden you need a "team" of lawyers and advisers?

                           

                          I watched an ESPN documentary called "BROKE", the things some of these athletes

                          invested in with the help of a financial advisor is just crazy!!

                          ...the secret to Luck is never to trust it...

                          2012 wins:$20 loss:$200  2013 wins:$100 loss:$270  2014 wins:$360 loss:$273 

                          2015 wins:$0 loss:$53  2016 Jan $0/$15.00 Feb $0/$2.50 Mar $0/$4.00 April $0/$0 May $0/$0

                          June $0/$0 July $0/$0 Aug $0/$0 Sep $0/$0 Oct $0/$0

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                            Congrats to Ira Curry. Now, most likely Ira Curry came forward so quickly was that she probably was taken for a ride ( big financial loss ) in the past by some financial adviser. Ira Curry wasn't about to do that again.

                               I Agree!

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                              I already have a taxman and financial advisor, he said lottery is ok for enterntainment but don't count on it !

                              But he does buy a ticket when the JP gets up in the high ranges.

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