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Woman almost gave away her $1.3M lottery ticket

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Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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Posted: January 3, 2015, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

Indiana also has these "Cash for Life" games. I know if I ever win at one of those, I'm not taking the lump sum. I'm taking the continuous payments.Big Smile

Gonna win.Big Smile

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    Posted: January 4, 2015, 7:10 am - IP Logged

    Nice story, Congrats to the very Lucky Lady.

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    For a lead role in a cage?

     

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      Posted: January 4, 2015, 8:21 am - IP Logged

      26 yrs. old, has a job and now has $1k/wk. for "life" which I really consider free money that she does not have to touch. I'm sort of conflicted about this story. On one hand, I'm happy for the winner, on the other hand, it sucks nuts for the "homeless guy". It appears that this "homeless guy" is destined for a life of pain and misery unless of course, he decides to change his destiny{CAN DESTINY BE CHANGED? Stay tuned}. Congrats to the winner and good luck to the homeless guy.

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        Posted: January 4, 2015, 8:31 am - IP Logged

        I like the $1000 per week, the winner gets to budget it. If a winner gets a lump sum, they may blow iit.

        I still believe it is crazy to require winners to go public. I hope Ligia is strong enough to resist all the requests she will get from family and friends.

        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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          Posted: January 4, 2015, 9:29 am - IP Logged

          Have fun with the unaffordable non-care act health insurance mandate.

          Trump 2016!

            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            Posted: January 4, 2015, 11:52 am - IP Logged

            26 yrs. old, has a job and now has $1k/wk. for "life" which I really consider free money that she does not have to touch. I'm sort of conflicted about this story. On one hand, I'm happy for the winner, on the other hand, it sucks nuts for the "homeless guy". It appears that this "homeless guy" is destined for a life of pain and misery unless of course, he decides to change his destiny{CAN DESTINY BE CHANGED? Stay tuned}. Congrats to the winner and good luck to the homeless guy.

            Homeless people get lucky too. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/19/homeless-man-wins-lottery-greenville_n_1989771.html

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: January 4, 2015, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

              I like the $1000 per week, the winner gets to budget it. If a winner gets a lump sum, they may blow iit.

              I still believe it is crazy to require winners to go public. I hope Ligia is strong enough to resist all the requests she will get from family and friends.

              Whether it's weekly or a lump sum, she'd still have to budget. There have been many annuitized payment winners who have lost every single dime or worse, ended up in bankruptcy, having less than what they had before they won.

              It's a myth and an outright fallacy to think they make out any better than those who take the lump sum. They overspend then take out loans against future payments or simply sell their future payments for pennies on the dollar for a lump sum payout. Budgeting is the key, not the payout method.

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                Posted: January 4, 2015, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                Whether it's weekly or a lump sum, she'd still have to budget. There have been many annuitized payment winners who have lost every single dime or worse, ended up in bankruptcy, having less than what they had before they won.

                It's a myth and an outright fallacy to think they make out any better than those who take the lump sum. They overspend then take out loans against future payments or simply sell their future payments for pennies on the dollar for a lump sum payout. Budgeting is the key, not the payout method.

                I Agree!....l could not help thinking of a Billionaire named Warren Buffett who by all accounts has said that he has no reason to move to a larger house,  he & the Mrs have lived in the same home for decades. I think he knows all about budgeting. 

                People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                  Posted: January 4, 2015, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                  You can't believe everything you read.

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                    Posted: January 4, 2015, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

                    You can't believe everything you read.

                    What are we not to believe? That this lady almost gave away her ticket or that Warren Buffett hasn't lived in the same house for decades?

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

                    The odds are about the same.

                      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                      Posted: January 4, 2015, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                      I Agree!....l could not help thinking of a Billionaire named Warren Buffett who by all accounts has said that he has no reason to move to a larger house,  he & the Mrs have lived in the same home for decades. I think he knows all about budgeting. 

                      For people who travel a lot and are in different places most nights having the same address for many years is not the same as living in the same house for that amount of time for most other people.  A house is just a place they call home which could be anywhere.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: January 4, 2015, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                        I Agree!....l could not help thinking of a Billionaire named Warren Buffett who by all accounts has said that he has no reason to move to a larger house,  he & the Mrs have lived in the same home for decades. I think he knows all about budgeting. 

                        There's a billionaire in Mexico who says the same thing. Saw him on one of those news programs. He and his wife have lived in the same modest house for decades. He said that when his kids still lived at home he liked the coziness of everyone close together, and now that they're all grown and gone he sees no point in getting a larger house, since it's just him and his wife living in it.

                        I get the feeling he and Buffet don't spend money just because they can. They spend money if they need to or have a real purpose for it. They have private jets but they aren't like the 'look at me' ridiculously pimped out behemoth Trump flits around in. I think they have the financial wherewithal to stay in the .01% even if the market went to zero tomorrow.

                        I wonder if there is an economic mental maturity that some people are born with and that others will never achieve.

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                          Posted: January 4, 2015, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                          For people who travel a lot and are in different places most nights having the same address for many years is not the same as living in the same house for that amount of time for most other people.  A house is just a place they call home which could be anywhere.

                          I think I have to disagree with you here. How many multi-millionaires/multi-billionaires do you know of who call a middle-class house their home.

                          Seems to me that they all log serious travel time for business and/or pleasure, but they all come 'home' to seven figure mansions at some point. That in itself is nothing unusual since most people move into bigger and better houses as soon as they can afford it. And people who get put up in world class hotels while traveling want to keep certain world class amenities when stop. THAT'S what makes Buffet such an anomaly. It's an incongruity for anyone to have that much money and still live in a middle-class starter house. The fact that he's seen so much of the world makes it that much more of an oddity. If he were an eccentric recluse it would be easier to grasp...I think.

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                            Posted: January 5, 2015, 11:21 am - IP Logged

                            Congratulations to the lucky winner. 

                             

                            I know that I have been trying for those $xx a week for life, but have mot succeeded, but if I do, I would take the weekly payments, and try to save up for stuff, like I am doing now.  And yes I would quit my job, because I would be making more money than I am at my job now.  And my job is not worth keeping.

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                              Posted: January 5, 2015, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                              Congratulation Ligia Thumbs Up

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