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Michigan woman instantly quit job after winning $310M Powerball jackpot

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sweetie7398's avatar - flower2
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Posted: October 7, 2015, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations

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    Posted: October 7, 2015, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

    Good for her!  Now she can put $140M cash to good use & feed the hungry.

      Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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      Posted: October 7, 2015, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

      Good for her!  Now she can put $140M cash to good use & feed the hungry.

      Great idea! She can purchase a McDonald's value meal for 25 million strangers whom will care less who she is a week down the road. 

      In April of 2016 the IRS will come knocking for the balance of her federal taxes owed which should amount to approxamitely $30 million.... Who do you think will help her pay her obligations to Uncle Sam? Santa Claus or her fairy god mother unfortunately don't count.

        Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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        Posted: October 7, 2015, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

        Whether she likes it or not her life and that of her family are forever changed. She needs to start life all over in a different state with those closest to her, almost like a witness protection program but with a great deal of wealth as a bonus.

        Her friendship from the past will never be the same and as tempting as it is to include them in your life going forward is in all reality a very bad choice. She will be hounded for money and those lucky enough to receive monetary gifts from her will only resent her due the fact it wasn't enough.

        She needs to get out of town as quickly as she can. With about $110 million after all tax obligations are met she and her family should be able to live quite nicely for the rest of their lives...this of course is dependent on her having a good support group of attorneys and CFP's who can formulate a long term guidance to adhere to.

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          Posted: October 7, 2015, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

           Wink This is generational changing money. I am sure that she can now hire the best financial and psychological counselors. Why does she need a mental therapist?  The culture shock from going from middle class to the upper class can be difficult for her and her family.

           There are so many unknowns that she must find answers for. 

          Step 1., Create a Decision Free Zone.  Each successful winner will take a different time frame for this zone.  Counselors like Financial and Tax can answer some of her questions.

           I noticed that her winning numbers were Easy Pick , EP,   or Quick Pick here in California. The second line won.

          Party

           I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

           Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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            Posted: October 7, 2015, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

            I thought she was cool about the whole thing.  She showed alot of wit, calmness, and brains.  Its great that she did a press conference. I like that she won the whole pot.  MM and PB pots should be won by one person.  If you want to "spread it around" go to a picnic. 

            Don't forget to visit the Lottery Post Gift Shop!

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              Posted: October 8, 2015, 5:34 am - IP Logged

              On a slightly different subject, but still Powerball the new matrix increased the pot by only $10 million, just as I had predicted.

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                Posted: October 8, 2015, 7:59 am - IP Logged

                On a slightly different subject, but still Powerball the new matrix increased the pot by only $10 million, just as I had predicted.

                Until the Powerball jackpot gets above $90 - $100 million it ALWAYS only goes up by $10 million each draw.

                 

                Congratulation to the winner Ms. Leach enjoy your new life!!

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                  Posted: October 8, 2015, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats$ Spend it wisely??

                  Welcome to Hit'sville!

                  Land of Winners

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                    Posted: October 9, 2015, 2:53 am - IP Logged

                    Congrats$ Spend it wisely??

                    I Agree!

                    Celebrate Your Life with a Joyful Spiritual Journey

                    God Bless America

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                      Posted: October 10, 2015, 10:22 am - IP Logged

                      Congratulations Julie

                      There is nothing wrong with saying no...no...NO!

                      This is what I told my family: When....I win the lottery, there is no need to call my phone. If you aren't with me when I go to collect.....don't even worry about it. Phone numbers I don't recognize will NOT be answered. For those numbers I do have in my phone, if you call me more than once a week....whatever I was going to give you will decrease...dramatically.

                      I check my numbers every morning after the drawing.....never know...I may have to call in....take a leave of absence....use up some vacation days......just until the check clears the bank.

                      ...that will give me time to draw up my resignation letter and send it to that.... dot.com....or HR email address. Won't even go back to the job and get my favorite mug out of my locker.....LOL!

                      Exit interview???

                      .....that will be the P.S. at the bottom of the letter....a little something like this:

                      "I honestly believe the LORD puts us in place for a reason and a moment of time. The past 20+ years working for this company has prepared me for what's to come." 

                       

                      That's about as nicety (nice + nasty) as I hope to get. 

                      PartyENJOY YOUR WIN JULIE!

                      Oh and if the outer voices get too loud.....make this announcement LOUDLY:"You don't have to go HOME...but YOU GOT TO GET THE HECK OUT OF HERE!"

                      Best wishes!!!

                      "MAKE THAT MONEY YA'LL"

                      wisdom from Tyler Perry's Madea:"It doesn't matter what people call you....it's what you answer to."

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                        Posted: October 10, 2015, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                        I Agree!...with that- But there is no way l am going to let co- workers check my ticket,  unless l have poor eyesight to begin with. Quitting immediately is not a sin. There is no need to give two weeks notice- you not getting two weeks if you going to be fired, that's for sure!  Keep an eye out for your " ticket checking friends" they will be coming around to check in on your health, your wealth & who knows what else.

                        You heard it here first.

                        Remember not everyone can just quit with no advance notice both ethically and legally. If you have a professional license  you could be up for dIsbarment without taking the time to file motions to withdraw representation, contact your client, etc.

                        J'aime La France.

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                          Posted: October 10, 2015, 11:43 am - IP Logged

                          Talk about hating your job, quitting the very same night Confused

                          I actually like my job and would probably keep it, or at the very least stay on part-time. Where I work it would not really draw attention to drive very expensive car or to have fancy house etc. So I think I would be able to claim through a trust or something and be able to continue working without many peers bothering me.

                          If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                          If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

                          2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
                          P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                            Posted: October 11, 2015, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                            Remember not everyone can just quit with no advance notice both ethically and legally. If you have a professional license  you could be up for dIsbarment without taking the time to file motions to withdraw representation, contact your client, etc.

                            If you just won $300 million, how much does disbarment really matter? Big Grin

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                              Posted: October 12, 2015, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

                              If you just won $300 million, how much does disbarment really matter? Big Grin

                              Sounds like hard work and accomplishments are a novel concept for you. Lol No amount of money can change your personal reputation so why make a fool of yourself in any area of your life?

                              People who win major jackpots and lose their basic good sense, seem to end up broke.

                              J'aime La France.