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Missouri couple claim $96.5M Powerball jackpot

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Posted: March 29, 2014, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

I would leave my job straight away if I won.

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    Posted: March 29, 2014, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulation John & Susan Thumbs Up

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      Posted: March 29, 2014, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

      I would walk off my job in the middle of a shift if I found out I won the lottery and NEVER come back.

      I lied.

      I would wait till the ticket was confirmed by the lottery office before I QUIT. LO L  After it is confirmed I would purposely go to work just to walk off my job in the middle of a shift and tell them to kiss it.

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        Posted: March 29, 2014, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats to John and Susan, enjoy!

        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: March 29, 2014, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

          Missouri - the "show me" state.

          As in "Show me the money!"


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            Posted: March 30, 2014, 1:06 am - IP Logged

            I agree.  Seems like it would have taken him a couple of months to hand off his work and not compromise his professional title and/or license (and I am not referring to helping his employer out but protecting his own good name).  I am glad the wife is finishing out her semester at least. Learning is lifelong!

            Yeah, you'd think with a net of only $25 to 30 million he'd want something to fall back on in case the money runs out.

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              Posted: March 30, 2014, 7:24 am - IP Logged

              Yeah, you'd think with a net of only $25 to 30 million he'd want something to fall back on in case the money runs out.

              LOL

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                Yeah, you'd think with a net of only $25 to 30 million he'd want something to fall back on in case the money runs out.

                lol Well if you worked for degrees and a professional title and built up a good reputation in your industry, you would understand that money is not everything. Taking a few weeks to get things in order would not have interfered with his wealth. This relates to respect for himself and not his employer. But perhaps he was very marginal in his profession.

                J'aime La France.

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                  Posted: March 30, 2014, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                  lol Well if you worked for degrees and a professional title and built up a good reputation in your industry, you would understand that money is not everything. Taking a few weeks to get things in order would not have interfered with his wealth. This relates to respect for himself and not his employer. But perhaps he was very marginal in his profession.

                  I Agree!   

                  Anyone with an engineering degree should be miles ahead of most people financially anyway. I do suspect this couple does not make the best decisions in that area. I could be totally wrong, but having worked with engineers in several of my positions over the years, I know they make good money. Down to brass tacks, this could mean that at only 49 yrs old, that $35m +/- net could be gone in a few short, fun filled, spendy years. The article does not mention children or other family, so maybe there is not a need for generational wealth.

                  I hope I'm wrong.

                  As to quitting so quickly... First, I'd have to know when the funds are in my accounts and available. The drawing was only a week ago... they're not going to see any money for another couple weeks. If you want to walk off your job so quickly, that is fine, but it's not for me. Second, out of respect for my personal and professional reputation, AND those coworkers that I have respect for, I'd have to give enough notice to train people to do my work responsibilities. I've inherited work from people who left, without training, and it is not fun figuring things out. Actually the article does not say he walked off the job, just that he has quit... maybe he has given notice and has another week or more on the job.

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                    Posted: March 30, 2014, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                    It's too easy to win Powerball in Missouri.

                    Except for me.

                    For the record, I'm the only Missouri resident who's not a Powerball winner.

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                      Posted: March 30, 2014, 11:42 am - IP Logged

                      lord of the rings still comes second to harry potter.Chair

                      but congrats to the winners Banana... How about a powerball winner in north carolina some time soon

                      4 year drought here.Sad Wavey

                      I Agree!  Harry rules.

                      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: March 30, 2014, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

                        I'm here in Saudi Arabia, visiting my dad. Yay! I can access LP don't know why, but just wanted to see if I can. I wonder if it's safe to buy ticket online? Idon't know why I wanted to win jejeje....Smile

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                          I Agree!  Harry rules.

                          I Agree! w/ your agreement.

                          I've been watching the HP marathon on The Family Channel over the weekend;  I have the DVDs, but usually try to watch the movies when they come on.  I saw where it was Robbie Coltrane's b-day yesterday and while I was watching the movies, got to thinking that I can't think of anyone who couuld have been cast in the role of Hagrid that would have been/done any better...ditto for *almost* all the rest of the characters.

                          I have the paperbacks, plus a set (still in the box) of the hardcovers.  I have a friend in England who sent me the British versions of the books - different cover art and the first book has different spellings/text in places, as well as being titled "Philosopher's Stone".  I was discussing the books with my great-niece on her Facebook page and my sister/her grandmother noticed my enthusiasm and sent me a replica Sorting Hat for Christmas a couple of yrs. ago!  I just got through re-reading the series;  not quite sure why I love the books so much, never been into fantasy or anything similar, but they're well-written and a good morality tale.

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                            Posted: March 30, 2014, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

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                              Posted: March 30, 2014, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

                              lol Well if you worked for degrees and a professional title and built up a good reputation in your industry, you would understand that money is not everything. Taking a few weeks to get things in order would not have interfered with his wealth. This relates to respect for himself and not his employer. But perhaps he was very marginal in his profession.

                              If he was concerned about future employment he'd still be working. If he wants an engineering job down the road his years of not working will matter far more than  the fact that he once quit his job.

                              Of course, you apparently know far more about his emplyment situation than I do, so perhaps you'd share the relevant details about the important project that will go unfinished because he abandoned it.