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$259 million Powerball winner took poverty vow

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Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: July 5, 2014, 9:19 am - IP Logged

he also won Publishers Clearing House too. http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2014/07/03/knoxville-powerball-jackpot-winner-claims-prize/12163329/

 

Sounds like taking a vow of poverty is the first class ticket to a life of wealth. Green laugh

Unreal! Perhaps we all need to take a vow of poverty.

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    Posted: July 5, 2014, 11:58 am - IP Logged

    To each his own I suppose. I would set up a foundation to help the poor, hungry and the needy. Funding the Performing Arts would not be in my top 20 charities to donate to.

    I agree. Let Cynthia Stafford give all her money to the performing arts. I would give a small amount to the visual arts however.

    J'aime La France.

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      Posted: July 5, 2014, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

          That's fine and dandy that he choose to do that .  My idea of helping "immediate family "

          "certain charities"and live on a budget among other things . 

          Everybody has there own idea, to what they want to do with their winnings . 

          Do the right thing !!

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        Posted: July 5, 2014, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

        He is a hypocrite;  he shouldn't be playing no lottery.  And fortune won't last long judging from what I read.  He'll die old, broke and lonely.  We'll hear about him in a couple years on TMZ.

        "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

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          Posted: July 5, 2014, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

          He is a hypocrite;  he shouldn't be playing no lottery.  And fortune won't last long judging from what I read.  He'll die old, broke and lonely.  We'll hear about him in a couple years on TMZ.

          He'll die old, broke and lonely.

          I thought that was his plan from the start. He did take a lifelong vow of poverty and a lifelong vow of chastity. LOL

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            Posted: July 5, 2014, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

            he also won Publishers Clearing House too. http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2014/07/03/knoxville-powerball-jackpot-winner-claims-prize/12163329/

             

            Sounds like taking a vow of poverty is the first class ticket to a life of wealth. Green laugh

            If one is impoverished without taking an actual vow to be that way, does it count or is taking the vow what makes the difference.

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

            The odds are about the same.

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              Posted: July 5, 2014, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

              Teddi,

              If there was any thing odd about the order he would have left first, no?

              As others have mentioned here it doesn't make sense to take a vow of poverty and play the lottery.

              Re: Jesuits, if you haven't heard this one (a priest told this one)

              Every day some seminary students were arguing over which was the highest order of priests. The theology professor was aware of it but never said anything.

              Then one morning when they came into the class room this was on the blackboard:

              ALL ORDERS OF PRIESTS ARE EQUAL

              GOD.
              SJ

              Hey, I'm not Catholic or Anglican or Episcopalian so the different orders mean absolutely nothing to me. But having been around a Jesuit order who took their vows VERY seriously, I simply don't get how he has money to gamble. Though I suppose another way to look at it is that it wouldn't be gambling if he had total faith that he was going to win. In that case I guess it can be seen as short term investing with guaranteed massive returns. 

              If it's a case of faith, then I'm happy for him, and if he plans on sticking to his vows and not keep any of it for himself, then I'll even admire him. I won't understand why he played but I'll admire him for giving it away. Considering that it recently came out that an Atlanta archbishop used funds donated to the church to build himself a multi-million dollar mansion, I'm finding it hard to understand what the rules are for these people anymore.

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                Posted: July 5, 2014, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                So are they!

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: July 5, 2014, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                  Roy left the religious order in 2009.  At that time, he left the rules that applied to respectable "order lifestyle."  [Note. Religious orders are accustomed to this exodus problem; though most attempt to minimize it by inviting those interested in becoming members to FIRST join them for a three-year 'novitiate' or so.] 

                  After that, Roy returned to being a secular, like us.  He, again, became free to live with his parents, help his parents, win the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes larger prize and keep prize monies without sharing, and have his own business/job with wages.  Roy is secular, single, can gamble, can earn, donate, and invest his own money, and can marry. 

                  This article may have been purposely written to confuse us into thinking that a person who, was under 'lifelong-while-a-member-of-regligious-order,' had sinned/broken vows in a very public way.  It was written unfairly to Roy's character ... just to get a lot of astonishing remarks and feedback.

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                    Posted: July 6, 2014, 12:59 am - IP Logged

                    Thanks for the added information, HaveABall.

                    Now this from the OP makes more sense:

                    "I really believe the best way to prepare for this tsunami of cash has been to live under a vow of poverty for a number of years," C'i'ckrum said. "It gives great perspective."

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: July 6, 2014, 8:05 am - IP Logged

                      he also won Publishers Clearing House too. http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2014/07/03/knoxville-powerball-jackpot-winner-claims-prize/12163329/

                       

                      Sounds like taking a vow of poverty is the first class ticket to a life of wealth. Green laugh

                      Congratulations to Mr. Roy!  I liked in the article where he stated he had a long list of charities to donate the monies to and that the list "was already set".  I think he has a great plan.

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                        Posted: July 7, 2014, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                        Roy left the religious order in 2009.  At that time, he left the rules that applied to respectable "order lifestyle."  [Note. Religious orders are accustomed to this exodus problem; though most attempt to minimize it by inviting those interested in becoming members to FIRST join them for a three-year 'novitiate' or so.] 

                        After that, Roy returned to being a secular, like us.  He, again, became free to live with his parents, help his parents, win the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes larger prize and keep prize monies without sharing, and have his own business/job with wages.  Roy is secular, single, can gamble, can earn, donate, and invest his own money, and can marry. 

                        This article may have been purposely written to confuse us into thinking that a person who, was under 'lifelong-while-a-member-of-regligious-order,' had sinned/broken vows in a very public way.  It was written unfairly to Roy's character ... just to get a lot of astonishing remarks and feedback.

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                        Bingo. Well put.

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                          Posted: July 8, 2014, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

                          I guess if you took a vow of poverty, why play the Lottery?

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                            Posted: July 8, 2014, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                            Ohhhhh I did not see this before posting my question.  Oooops!!!! 

                             

                            Crazy

                             

                            I tried to reply with quotes to what HaveABall posted, but messed that up.  LOL

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                              Posted: July 9, 2014, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                              Maybe Helping others was the goal to begin with in winning. If a person can help their parents with medical and give to a cause, what is it to others what his vows were. He is LIVING his life choices and not allowing modern materialism to envade his good nature. Kudos to him!

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