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Lottery windfalls can buy anything except anonymity

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Posted: March 13, 2015, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

"Shakespeare wasn't allowed to remain anonymous under Florida law, and the resulting publicity allowed the murderer to know who he was and target him."

Shakespeare lost any chance of anonymity when his former friend Michael Ford sued him claiming Shakespeare stole the winning ticket from him.

"It's a crying shame that people have to die and get robbed etcetera - just because lottery commissions want to rake in more money, and misguided paranoids squawking about "transparency" are afraid the lottery commission and "da gubbermint" are going to conspire to steal lottery winnings."

The extra publicity was because ot the lawsuit that you're apparently ignorant of. We discussed the lawsuit over seven years ago and a year before Dee Dee Moore contacted Shakespeare in October 2008.

"What's really pathetic is that when challenged, the transparency paranoids can provide very few documented instances of where lottery commissions and the government have stolen lottery money via phony lottery wins."

LMAO!

It's obvious you have an agenda against the Florida Lottery and creating imaginary arguments doesn't help your position.

Again, what utter and total BS

How do you suppose the former friend found out he won the lottery in order to sue him? ESP? 

Why don't we add up all the innocent winners who have been sued by greedy people, whose lawsuits would never have even seen the light of day, would never have even been conceptualized had not the lottery commissions plastered the winners' identities everywhere under God's green earth for free publicity. You want to make it sound as if Shakespeare's lawsuit just materialized out of thin air and that his publicized win was not the instigating factor. I suppose the doctor who had her tires slashed and the winners who receive kidnap and death threats had those things happen to them in a bubble too. Must be a lot of telepathically gifted people walking around out there.

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    Posted: March 13, 2015, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

    Pedro Quedaza the powerball winner of $338 million still live in town,after two years of his windfall he still drive the same car and nothing bad had ever happened to him or his family.

    Really...nothing in his life has changed. Is that really the story you want to stick with and sell to us? 

    Boy would I love to know where you get your facts. Then I want you to do a simple Google search on him for the year immediately following his win, then come back here and make this ridiculous assertion again with a sincere heart and a straight face.

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      Kentucky
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      Posted: March 13, 2015, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

      Again, what utter and total BS

      How do you suppose the former friend found out he won the lottery in order to sue him? ESP? 

      Why don't we add up all the innocent winners who have been sued by greedy people, whose lawsuits would never have even seen the light of day, would never have even been conceptualized had not the lottery commissions plastered the winners' identities everywhere under God's green earth for free publicity. You want to make it sound as if Shakespeare's lawsuit just materialized out of thin air and that his publicized win was not the instigating factor. I suppose the doctor who had her tires slashed and the winners who receive kidnap and death threats had those things happen to them in a bubble too. Must be a lot of telepathically gifted people walking around out there.

      Read the article posted on LP in 2007; it has all the lawsuit details including how Ford found out Shakespeare won.

      "You want to make it sound as if Shakespeare's lawsuit just materialized out of thin air and that his publicized win was not the instigating factor."

      LMAO!

      Moore met Shakespeare a year after the lawsuit. Are you that lazy or can't you read the article that was posted on LP?

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        fajardo
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        Posted: March 13, 2015, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

        But why is she still remind the public she won?? After the unwanted attention you would think that staying away from the press would be a good idea. 

        You knew what you were doing when you got the ticket , so I don't want to hear the complains. Go wipe your tears with a hundred dollar bill.

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          Posted: March 13, 2015, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

          You show up unannounced and uninvited to my home and it is going to be a very bad day for you, especially if you try to rub me or touch me in any way. Anything over $2 million is an automatic move in my opinion. 

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            Posted: March 13, 2015, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

            Well congratulations.And God blessed, hope tthings are back to normal for you and your family.

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              Posted: March 14, 2015, 9:11 am - IP Logged

              Read the article posted on LP in 2007; it has all the lawsuit details including how Ford found out Shakespeare won.

              "You want to make it sound as if Shakespeare's lawsuit just materialized out of thin air and that his publicized win was not the instigating factor."

              LMAO!

              Moore met Shakespeare a year after the lawsuit. Are you that lazy or can't you read the article that was posted on LP?

              Are you that narrow minded to think that people approaching lottery winners even years after a win to scam them has nothing to do with their notoriety? How long was it after his win that Dee Dee finagled her way into his life? Real crooksters take the time to do their research, find the weak spots then go in for the kill. Time and time again we see clear evidence of these sham lawsuits popping up with claimants putting forth false eyewitnesses, false documentation, and even false (sometimes collaborated) testimony. They didn't pull that out of thin air ya know. But hey, who am I to spoil your none-of-that-is-related-to-the-public-knowing bubble. So what if we live in the most litigious country in the world and the lottery makes it known to everyone that these particular people are now worth a boatload of money. I'm sure the resulting lawsuits have nothing to do with that. It was all coincidental. Yeah, that's what it is. A big ole coincidence.

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                Posted: March 14, 2015, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

                I love how those who hit the lottery for several million dollars think that somehow their life will go on "as usual" or even expect it to.LOL

                Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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                  Posted: March 14, 2015, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                  I love how those who hit the lottery for several million dollars think that somehow their life will go on "as usual" or even expect it to.LOL

                  I Agree!Green laugh

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                    Posted: March 14, 2015, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

                    I love how those who hit the lottery for several million dollars think that somehow their life will go on "as usual" or even expect it to.LOL

                    If I wanted my life to stay the same I wouldn't, you know, play the lottery.Chair

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                      Posted: March 14, 2015, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Are you that narrow minded to think that people approaching lottery winners even years after a win to scam them has nothing to do with their notoriety? How long was it after his win that Dee Dee finagled her way into his life? Real crooksters take the time to do their research, find the weak spots then go in for the kill. Time and time again we see clear evidence of these sham lawsuits popping up with claimants putting forth false eyewitnesses, false documentation, and even false (sometimes collaborated) testimony. They didn't pull that out of thin air ya know. But hey, who am I to spoil your none-of-that-is-related-to-the-public-knowing bubble. So what if we live in the most litigious country in the world and the lottery makes it known to everyone that these particular people are now worth a boatload of money. I'm sure the resulting lawsuits have nothing to do with that. It was all coincidental. Yeah, that's what it is. A big ole coincidence.

                      "Are you that narrow minded to think that people approaching lottery winners even years after a win to scam them has nothing to do with their notoriety?

                      The names of lottery winners are public record regardless of how they claim their winnings. The only difference in states that allow anonymity is the lottery doesn't publish the winners names. Shakespeare was nothing more than an average winner until he was sued and accused of stealing the winning ticket.

                      "How long was it after his win that Dee Dee finagled her way into his life?"

                      You never even read the article.

                      "Real crooksters take the time to do their research, find the weak spots then go in for the kill."

                      Like a convicted burglar?

                      "Time and time again we see clear evidence of these sham lawsuits popping up with claimants putting forth false eyewitnesses, false documentation, and even false (sometimes collaborated) testimony."

                      It's called the U.S. Judicial system. Why is it you only see where lottery winning millionaires like Shakespeare have these problems when self made millionaires and the 1,645 billionaires don't?

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                        Posted: March 16, 2015, 10:42 am - IP Logged

                        Great I,m in texas,u have a option of a trust.

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                          Posted: March 19, 2015, 9:53 am - IP Logged

                          Hey it's simple you dont have to play, I frankly dont care who knows I won, I would be more focused on the fact that I had won. As for scammers, thieves, and the like, you'd probably have more to fear from your own friends and family than you would any stranger.