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Posted: February 16, 2015, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

 Very good points, Nikkicute.  I'm in agreement with you.  Church is not a Social Club of some kind with required monthly dues.  God owns the entire universe.  The money this gal won is hers to do with as she pleases.  I just hope she doesn't fall victim to "Guilt-giving" in her church.  Guilt-giving is a sin and so is putting pressure on such a person to give.  Like you said, it's extortion.  I hope she makes no promises to anyone for six months.  That'll give her time to adjust to her windfall.  Then she can make the command decisions on how to deploy her winnings. 

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    Donnie, I truly believe everyone on this site is very happy for this young woman and especially because of her personal situation, the win will set her/children up for life. That is a true blessing and I wish her the utmost success. 
        What key indicators for me indicate concern for her future are her past choices in life over the last 6-8 years(since turning 18). As we all know having 4 children by the time you are 26 is a HUGE challenge along with one of them being a special needs child. Next, with places of employment mentioned, it doesn't give much reassurance in financial earnings to having an average life, let alone to provide for 4 children(No knock on the effort..she gets an A for that).No mention of a spouse/significant other in the picture at all. We all know it takes the effort of 2 parents with complete dedication towards those 4 children and their development.... Not 1 or 2 children....FOUR !!!
    And last of all..the idea to come forward AND have your picture taken....That one sends up a red flag most of all because it's going to put any and every friend or POS that she ever had dealings with come knockin' on her door for a handout.
    While I pray she has a strong parent(s) and great financial and legal help, the above mentioned facts makes ME pause and say,"Hmmmm, there's concern for pitfalls".
    As far as making a judgement ? It comes with the right to free speech and the life's experiences. Opinions vary on any topic. To say that folks are so judgemental...of course we are... we are human beings with lives and "Judgements" are made every day... We vote and make a judgement on legal issues or a candidate(s) or a leader we want. We drive cars and make a judgement on the type/color of vehicle we drive.Do I want to buy a house or build a new one? it's a judgement call based on my opinion and life's experiences. We eat food and make a judgement on the type of food we eat or at what restaurant we eat it at. We work in a particular industry and make judgements on that or the boss we work for. We purchase products and make choices to be around people every day.... Am I to only make judgements that appeal to certain people's ideals???...NO, and I never will because I live in a country that gives me opportunity to make a judgement....but that's me and my freedom of choice... I wish you much success in your choices/judgements.Especially when it comes to your lottery earnings.
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    Lets not forget she came forward BEFORE SHE TURNED THE TICKET IN.  That alone shows very poor judgement.  I worry for her safety. 

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      Posted: February 17, 2015, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

      Lets not forget she came forward BEFORE SHE TURNED THE TICKET IN.  That alone shows very poor judgement.  I worry for her safety. 

      Yes, unwise indeed.  Turn in the ticket first!  Then open your mouth if you must.  Almost reminds me of that movie "Lottery Ticket "where the winner had to survive a weekend before he could turn in the winning ticket.  He opened his mouth too soon and got beat-up by a mob of neighborhood jerks. No No

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        Posted: February 17, 2015, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

        Good for her. I do hope she, and her attorney have now placed that winning ticket in a safe deposit box, until it is claimed at the lottery center. More to the point, i hope she has sighed that ticket!!!! It is a bearer instrument!

        For the nay Sayers and negative types out there, she won, me and you did NOT win it. Even if she puts money in family and friends hands and 10% to God's church, the amount she has left will still be considerable, think about it, She could spend a million dollars a year for the next 90 years, after giving most of it away!

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          Posted: February 18, 2015, 5:36 am - IP Logged

          I don't believe the NC Lottery website has named her as the winner yet, so she apparently hasn't redeemed the ticket.

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            Posted: February 18, 2015, 8:24 am - IP Logged

             Very good points, Nikkicute.  I'm in agreement with you.  Church is not a Social Club of some kind with required monthly dues.  God owns the entire universe.  The money this gal won is hers to do with as she pleases.  I just hope she doesn't fall victim to "Guilt-giving" in her church.  Guilt-giving is a sin and so is putting pressure on such a person to give.  Like you said, it's extortion.  I hope she makes no promises to anyone for six months.  That'll give her time to adjust to her windfall.  Then she can make the command decisions on how to deploy her winnings. 

             AMEN   YOU  SO  RIGHT,  SHE   DO  NOT  KNOW    THE  DANGER  SHE  IS  IN  FOR  GOING  ON TV,    SHE  IS  NOT  WISE

              AT  ALL,

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              Posted: February 18, 2015, 9:55 am - IP Logged

              I'm glad that she won. My taxes will no longer pay for that family's Medicaid, WIC, and EBT card! Hallelujah! Green laugh

              Yeah now your taxes can be diverted to pay for the mess that Duke energy dumped into the rivers that we the tax payers have to pay to clean up!!! Thank Jesus for corporate welfare, the only welfare worth paying for!!

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                Posted: February 18, 2015, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

                Congrats Marie Holmes,I Personally wouldn,t have came out like this, but she won,I didn,t.Agin congrats to you an ur family.If u don,t play u don,t win.

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                  Posted: February 18, 2015, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

                  I,m also one of those guys,who invested sixty bucks,an didn,t get one number.boohoo.

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                    Posted: February 18, 2015, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                    I,m also one of those guys,who invested sixty bucks,an didn,t get one number.boohoo.

                    You would have at least gotten $4 back with MM if you had played all 15 mega balls four times.  Better luck next time.

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                      Posted: February 20, 2015, 7:59 am - IP Logged

                      26 years old? Not 86? Conspiracy theorists have definitely been driven underground! Lol.

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                        Posted: February 20, 2015, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                         Very good points, Nikkicute.  I'm in agreement with you.  Church is not a Social Club of some kind with required monthly dues.  God owns the entire universe.  The money this gal won is hers to do with as she pleases.  I just hope she doesn't fall victim to "Guilt-giving" in her church.  Guilt-giving is a sin and so is putting pressure on such a person to give.  Like you said, it's extortion.  I hope she makes no promises to anyone for six months.  That'll give her time to adjust to her windfall.  Then she can make the command decisions on how to deploy her winnings. 

                        I Agree!

                        Congrats and Good Luck to her, this money should literally last her the rest of her life.

                        I just hope that she puts some money away for her kids, a trust fund or something that she

                        can't touch no matter what, being 26 years old with four kids she's already made some bad

                        decisions.

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                          Posted: February 21, 2015, 2:40 am - IP Logged

                          Lets not forget she came forward BEFORE SHE TURNED THE TICKET IN.  That alone shows very poor judgement.  I worry for her safety. 

                          Worry for her safety?

                          NAH, EVERYONE LOVES HER!! 

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                            Posted: February 22, 2015, 9:16 am - IP Logged

                            Lets not forget she came forward BEFORE SHE TURNED THE TICKET IN.  That alone shows very poor judgement.  I worry for her safety. 

                            The only people she is in danger of is her own family. When you win lots of money or a few thousands your family will always beat the general public in having  their hands out. Forget anonymity your family will be the ones who will endanger your life and drive you nuts, the general public will forget about you in 2 weeks

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                              Posted: February 23, 2015, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                              Marie Holmes finally came forward to claim her portion of the prize. She won't be getting her funds until sometime next month.

                                 
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