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Lottery winner's lifetime of money gone in weeks

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Posted: January 11, 2014, 8:17 am - IP Logged

Money always brings out the SUCKERS ,.....................BLOODSUCKERS that is.Aleast he will see his family members more often ,...them keeping tabs on him,...so they won't miss a penny.And these fees at banks are out of control,Its all about money these days.yikes

The $14,000 cash checking fee is because he went to a "check cashing" place.  Had he left the money in Wells Fargo he could have withdrawn money as he needed or wanted and there would have been no fees.

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    Posted: January 11, 2014, 8:49 am - IP Logged

    There are sooo many things to address with this story that I have to go to bed and get back to it in the morning:

    The first thing to blow my mind was: who the F*** goes to a bank to get a cashiers check then take it to a cash checking store to cash it???? and pay $14K in fees to cash a check that could have been cashed for free at the same bank???? (obviously this must have been the cab drivers idea and we all know why)

    Reading this was so upsetting i have to log off now and MAYBE get back to it tomorrow.

    better yet why didn't he just go to the counter and ask to withdraw cash from his account? makes no sense.

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      Posted: January 11, 2014, 9:26 am - IP Logged

      For those that are criticizing the winner, you definitely didn't comprehend the story!  The man is mentally challenged!  Everyone that took money or benefited from this man should be investigated.  Do you not know what mentally challenged is?  None of his actions make sense to a normal person; I assume like the people that posted here!  It is very obvious to me and apparently to the people that posted here that his actions were out of this world INSANE!  So how would you say, as 1 person posted, that he write a book?  I guess that would be with someone extracting the details out of him?  People come on!!!!  The man was taken advantage of by everybody including the cab driver and the check cashing place; even though they may have been in their rights!!!  Who shows up to a check cashing place trying to cash a check, money order, or whatever for several hundred thousands of dollars?  Or even several thousands of dollars?  Come on, people please!!!  Even the Judge said that she was trying to help the man avoid penalties for his benefits!!!  So what are you, smarter than the Judge???  Take a back seat and re-evaluate your life!  KARMA IS SOMETHING ELSE!!!

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        Posted: January 11, 2014, 9:39 am - IP Logged

        No Pity!This guy obviously has some mental problems. Why would he pay 14,000.00 to have a  Well's Fargo cashier's check cashed??? That is just plain INSANE!! He should have left the money in his Well's Fargo account and purchased his 1,000.00 dollar money orders at a fraction of the cost. Which also makes me wonder why he felt the need to purchase all those darn money orders in the first place???? Like Forest Gump used to say "Stupid is what Stupid does!" No one to blame but himself!

        "Which also makes me wonder why he felt the need to purchase all those darn money orders in the first place"

        "There are certain income and resource restrictions in order for you to be eligible for the benefits," says Patti Patterson, a Social Security Administration spokesperson. "So you can only have so much in the bank."

        By Purchasing The Money Orders,The Money Would Not Be In His Account,Where It Would Jeopardize His Eligibility.

        I Wonder How Much Money The Cab Driver Charged Ramsey For All Of His Help.

                               

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          Posted: January 11, 2014, 10:16 am - IP Logged

          For those that are criticizing the winner, you definitely didn't comprehend the story!  The man is mentally challenged!  Everyone that took money or benefited from this man should be investigated.  Do you not know what mentally challenged is?  None of his actions make sense to a normal person; I assume like the people that posted here!  It is very obvious to me and apparently to the people that posted here that his actions were out of this world INSANE!  So how would you say, as 1 person posted, that he write a book?  I guess that would be with someone extracting the details out of him?  People come on!!!!  The man was taken advantage of by everybody including the cab driver and the check cashing place; even though they may have been in their rights!!!  Who shows up to a check cashing place trying to cash a check, money order, or whatever for several hundred thousands of dollars?  Or even several thousands of dollars?  Come on, people please!!!  Even the Judge said that she was trying to help the man avoid penalties for his benefits!!!  So what are you, smarter than the Judge???  Take a back seat and re-evaluate your life!  KARMA IS SOMETHING ELSE!!!

          ""The man was taken advantage of by everybody including the cab driver and the check cashing place""

           

          That was the point i was trying to make. Not that he was stupid/dumb, but rather that he was taken advantage of. I certainly was not critizing the guy as its clear he has a deminished mental capacity. It was just such a bizzare story to read. The cab driver and the check cashing people are dirty f***ers. The family coming around is neither strange or surprising, that would happen to ALL of us. Arent there limits to the amount one can cah at those stores?? Did anyone.....including Wells Fargo submit a SAR report?? This guy really had no chance because of his mental accuity, but investigations should be initiated towards the check cashing store, the cab driver and to a far lesser extent Wells Fargo if they did not submit a SAR report.

          I think of all the bad lottery stories out there, this one got me the angriest. Not sure why. No one died or anything but this one really really got me pissed.

          "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

            sweetie7398's avatar - flower2
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            Posted: January 11, 2014, 11:40 am - IP Logged

            Sad Story but what a Nice guy spending his money on others Lovies

            God sees everything (Jeremiah 17:10) (1 Samuel 16:7)

            I hope he does win again it's just money, Thank God he didn't end up like Abraham Shakespeare.

            So true.

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              Posted: January 11, 2014, 11:45 am - IP Logged

              "Which also makes me wonder why he felt the need to purchase all those darn money orders in the first place"

              "There are certain income and resource restrictions in order for you to be eligible for the benefits," says Patti Patterson, a Social Security Administration spokesperson. "So you can only have so much in the bank."

              By Purchasing The Money Orders,The Money Would Not Be In His Account,Where It Would Jeopardize His Eligibility.

              I Wonder How Much Money The Cab Driver Charged Ramsey For All Of His Help.

              yes but the money was already in his account.  and the money was claimed in his name.  So it doesn't matter if he put it into money orders or not it was still claimed using his SSN.

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                Posted: January 11, 2014, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

                Why is anyone criticizing the winner? Do you people not have any level of reading comprehension? He is mentally ill and can't make proper choices for himself, that's why he was living in an assisted living facility. Scamming the government? For what, the $54 dollars a month? You who criticize him aren't grasping the fact that we aren't dealing with someone who understands normal reasoning. He doesn't have the mental capacity that you, supposedly, have. Good grief.

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                  Posted: January 11, 2014, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

                  I know he doesn't get that having the courts decide he needs a guardian to help him is a good thing, I know he only sees it as them taking away his money. But all I could think of reading this was at least he won't end up like Mr. Shakespeare. Chances are he won't get poisoned or shot or done away with in some other nefarious way.

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                    Posted: January 11, 2014, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

                    So everybody is thinking it so I will just come out and say it:

                     

                    Why, oh why, in God's name does the Lottery Fairy give it to this guy? All of us here are have laid out plans and lawyers picked out and trusts mentally prepared.  and this guy, who clearly doesn't know much more than how to bathe himself, wins it and buys ...SHOES?!?! 

                     

                    Maybe i'm just bitter.  I know some of you have heard me say it before....the market changed, my pay was cut drastically i'm back in school for a career change but i'm one medical emergency from losing my house.  With 400K i could have paid off my house, vehicles and put my kids through school.  Just makes no sense to me.  and kills me.  absolutely. kills. me.

                    Yep. I was definitely thinking it. I've said it before: if you don't stand a snowball's chance in hell of properly managing money, you stand a much better chance of winning the lottery.

                    Once you have it all worked out, know who to hire, how to invest, how to spend/how not to spend, you can buy tickets until the cows come home, you aren't winning the jackpot. Seems you need to be mentally impaired, be a deadbeat father, or have some kind of addiction  to win it big. Okay, that might be an exaggeration but iit definitely seems that way sometimes...a lot of the time.

                    I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                    The odds are about the same.

                      Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                      Posted: January 11, 2014, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

                      I would have taken the $500/week for life.

                      Gonna win.Big Smile

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                        Posted: January 11, 2014, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

                        For someone who is supposed to be mentally ill he sure did a good job of knowing to but the scratch off...he knew he won....he knew enough not to show the ticket to the clerk he probably didn't trust ...he knew to go to the cab driver and ask what to do to claim it...he knew how to take a bus and get his birth certificate ...he knew where to go and get his ID card....he knew to open the bank account for direct deposit....and he knew enough to take a cab to claim it at the lottery.......and then he knew enough to ask for the lump sum cash payout......he knew to get money orders....and he knew to go buy more scatch offs with the bigger prize!!!!!!  Give me a break this guy knows exactly how to play the system......he is just like most winners.......greedy, spending all the money on themselves and family......

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                          For someone who is supposed to be mentally ill he sure did a good job of knowing to but the scratch off...he knew he won....he knew enough not to show the ticket to the clerk he probably didn't trust ...he knew to go to the cab driver and ask what to do to claim it...he knew how to take a bus and get his birth certificate ...he knew where to go and get his ID card....he knew to open the bank account for direct deposit....and he knew enough to take a cab to claim it at the lottery.......and then he knew enough to ask for the lump sum cash payout......he knew to get money orders....and he knew to go buy more scatch offs with the bigger prize!!!!!!  Give me a break this guy knows exactly how to play the system......he is just like most winners.......greedy, spending all the money on themselves and family......

                          The voices in his head told him what to do.

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                            Posted: January 11, 2014, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                            I couldnt even finish reading the story. It sounds like he was a combination of Abraham shakespear and Dave Edwards

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                              Posted: January 11, 2014, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                              I would have taken the $500/week for life.

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