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Tennessee couple claims share of $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot

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Posted: January 15, 2016, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

Something fishy about this. First thing they do is go super-public on TV ??? As they want everyone to know them.

 

That's aside from the fact that they are from the county where there was a Powerball rigging not too long ago.

Could be classic BS- saying you " going back to work." I mean the reason people play the lottery is to quit getting a cheque for the 9 to 5 daily grind. These folks are saying we " need that cheque ".. Like ...why?

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    Posted: January 15, 2016, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats to the Robinsons!!

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      Posted: January 15, 2016, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

      I wish these people and the other 2 jackpot winners who yet to claim the mega jackpot the best of luck. With that said and the good wishes out of the way.....

      The Robinsons told "Today" that their attorney advised them to go on national TV first as a way of controlling the story.

      Then I read some more.........

      "Lisa asked the press to stop visiting her place of employment — a doctor's office." I don't understand the Lawyer......without even claiming the jackpot first they fly to New York City and show the winning ticket to the whole world first......

      Also, I don't care what the TN lottery or media reporters say you can hide who you are here.......... It's possible in this state.(I have done the research beforehand in this state many years ago and none thing has changed.....)

      That media statement is wrong Todd and here is proof with link after link.

      http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/12/03/1441-million-antioch-powerball-winner-claims-prize/76743512/

      "The identity of the lucky winner or winners will remain anonymous as the winnings were claimed in the name of a revocable trust."

      http://www.antiochtenn.com/2015/12/04/antioch-lotto-winner-claims-prize-remains-anonymous/

      "The $144.1 million ticket, purchased at Hobson Tobacco and Beer, 2216 Hobson Pike in Antioch, was claimed by the Avondale Revocable Trust."

      http://fox17.com/news/local/winning-1441m-powerball-ticket-sold-in-antioch-claimed

      "Not much is known about Avondale Revocable Trust. The communications director for the Tennessee Lottery says it is not a business, there was only one winner and they are located in the Nashville area."

      https://www.tnlottery.com/newsroom/newsitem.aspx?nid=1569 -I mean for gods sake there is no name even on press story report from the lottery own website.

      This winner exists folks. Don't tell me you can't be anonymous in this state with  a person  who just did it months ago with the same state lottery!

      The recent Powerball winner right before them claimed the jackpot anonymously in TN. I dare anyone here to find out who they are, I beg any of you with such blind faith in the media to just try and report back your findings to prove me wrong!

      Anyway, back to the story, this lawyer is a complete and total moron.

      The Anonymous recent Powerball winner in TN taken nearly a full month to come forward. (They taken their sweet time and did it right!) This clown of a lawyer had them come out in record time before even claiming the jackpot prize.

      This is beyond dumb now. This whole story should go down as "how not to claim a mega large jackpot" And also, she wants to keep her job? really?

      Will honey now that everyone in the world knows you won. There is no normal work life for you anymore.

      She will have walk-ins begging for some handouts in the whole wide area coming to see her.

      All this media attention is 100% on them and that stupid beeping lawyer they trust.... Just cause he has a law degree does not mean you should do whatever he tells you.

      This lawyer has ceased real damage. I need to calm myself down now.

      No bees, no honey.

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        Posted: January 16, 2016, 12:01 am - IP Logged

        Congrats to the Robinsons!!

        Yes Congratulations to the Robinsons!  I just watched the video of them on The Today Show and they seem like a very down to earth family.  Granted their attorney is not too bright but I'll assume they got him from their tiny town of 6000 peeps so you'd have to forgive them for making that error.  In the interview they state that it was their Attorney's Idea to go on a National Television Show. They will unfortunately probably live to regret that decision as that is obviously a dumb idea. The idea has always been to keep your profile as low as possible not raise it thru the clouds and appear on National TV! But too late now!  I was watching the video and I was shocked that John had his ticket just sitting in is shirt pocket as he pulled it out and showed it to the world.  They always say you should put it into a safe deposit box until you're ready to head to the Lotto HQ which they said they were going to right after that interview.  Ideally he already signed it so that would have saved him had he lost the ticket.  They can forget even doing a Trust since the video is online and will be there forever.  Small town people doing it the small town way (trusting the world a bit too much) but hey it's their money and their lives so we can only hope that nothing bad happens to them and that they do good things with their massive amounts of millions.

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          Posted: January 16, 2016, 12:02 am - IP Logged

          Could be classic BS- saying you " going back to work." I mean the reason people play the lottery is to quit getting a cheque for the 9 to 5 daily grind. These folks are saying we " need that cheque ".. Like ...why?

          noise-gate,

          Before multi-state games the Illinois lottery had a $43M winner from Chicago. He worked as a printer and said he was going to keep his job. That didn't last long at all.

          He eventually bought two bowling alleys.

          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: January 16, 2016, 12:55 am - IP Logged

            CNN had another lawyer come on for a 2nd opinion and he just said what I was already thinking. I'm not over reacting here folks. This lawyer a  Half-wit 

            ignoramus.

             

            (Note CNN  news reporter is wrong about the state law of TN. Reporters repeating the same BS over and over without checking the facts. )

             

            Also, see if you can notice something odd about who is in photo:

            "All smiles: The Robinson, right and center, appeared on the Today show along with their daughter Tiffany, left, their lawyer Joe Townsend, second right, and Mr. Townsend's daughter Eileen, second left "

             

            Noticed it yet?

            Why in the hell is the Lawyer's freaking daughter Eileen with them during their trip to New York city to go on the news?

            She was also at their state lottery press conference.

             

            No bees, no honey.

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              Posted: January 16, 2016, 1:39 am - IP Logged

              Really?  The only lotto scandal of recent that I heard about was the game Hot Lotto with some dude named Tipton being the crook.  Was there a Powerball scandal that I missed?  If so please reply with some search terms (words) since you cannot post a link being that you're new to LP (Lottery Post).  Thanks ahead of time.

              My apologies. You are right.

              I believe I misread the news: Eddie Tipton was involved in rigging "random number generators" and not ball games like Powerball and Mega Millions. 

              The Robinson happened to be from Munford where Eddie Tipton is from. Coincidence I guess.

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                Posted: January 16, 2016, 1:59 am - IP Logged

                Stupid Stupid Stupid goes to show you that small town not always means smart. Sorry this couple just ruined their lives, their daughters life and the life of any immediate friends. Sorry but this goes into the books that says what not to do when you win the lottery

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                  Posted: January 16, 2016, 2:09 am - IP Logged

                  CNN had another lawyer come on for a 2nd opinion and he just said what I was already thinking. I'm not over reacting here folks. This lawyer a  Half-wit 

                  ignoramus.

                   

                  (Note CNN  news reporter is wrong about the state law of TN. Reporters repeating the same BS over and over without checking the facts. )

                   

                  Also, see if you can notice something odd about who is in photo:

                  "All smiles: The Robinson, right and center, appeared on the Today show along with their daughter Tiffany, left, their lawyer Joe Townsend, second right, and Mr. Townsend's daughter Eileen, second left "

                   

                  Noticed it yet?

                  Why in the hell is the Lawyer's freaking daughter Eileen with them during their trip to New York city to go on the news?

                  She was also at their state lottery press conference.

                   

                  Don't judge, Tiffany is going to need new friends to help her spend daddy's money, Eileen is just helping out Green laugh

                  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?

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                    Posted: January 16, 2016, 2:18 am - IP Logged

                    That's right Stack- in fact that long line outside the dental office is not there to have cavities filled, they there to see her.

                    Well you"ll never know. The Toothbrush was invented in Tennessee. If it was a different State it would of been called the Teethbrush.

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                      Jeez. These people must have been champing at the bit for their 15 minutes before they even bought the tickets.


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                        Depends on each person whether to continue working, they probably meant work not necessarily their current job. You can only buy or go on vacations so much. They're small town folk, seems nice enough, they just need good advisers. That lawyer has an agenda.

                        One of the smartest winners I've seen was the guy who as far as I know is second only to Gloria M from FL in terms of prize amount.  It's like 420M single jp. He lined up his advisers including a publicity consultant before claiming. He abbreviated his first name and used his second name, hid his face with the big check for photos. Does anybody talk about him? Second largest single jackpot? At least before this one. He probably can still live in his old house and his neighbors won't have a clue.

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                          Posted: January 16, 2016, 5:09 am - IP Logged

                          CNN had another lawyer come on for a 2nd opinion and he just said what I was already thinking. I'm not over reacting here folks. This lawyer a  Half-wit 

                          ignoramus.

                           

                          (Note CNN  news reporter is wrong about the state law of TN. Reporters repeating the same BS over and over without checking the facts. )

                           

                          Also, see if you can notice something odd about who is in photo:

                          "All smiles: The Robinson, right and center, appeared on the Today show along with their daughter Tiffany, left, their lawyer Joe Townsend, second right, and Mr. Townsend's daughter Eileen, second left "

                           

                          Noticed it yet?

                          Why in the hell is the Lawyer's freaking daughter Eileen with them during their trip to New York city to go on the news?

                          She was also at their state lottery press conference.

                           

                          During the interview wasn't the lawyers daughter the one who made the arrangements with The Today Show?  So since she assisted her daddy then I'm guessing that her dad asked her to be on TV and/or the Robinson's asked her. Dunno what the real issue is with the lawyer's daughter being on TV. If anything it just emphasizes just how stupid their attorney is for even putting these seemingly nice small town family on National TV which is the dumbest move ever.

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                            Maybe that is Your reason for playing. Not everyone shares that mindset. The more normal the routine the less likely any glitches in poor investments. If they are like some good folks I know, they consider there skills worth something in a community way. Helping others can be healthy. But I disgress, I forget that some ppl prefer not making a difference thru their skills. A Carpenter or Doctor may well stay in their skilled trade. 

                            They are wise folks . Transparency by coming forward. Saves on being paranoid and wearing disguises.

                            May this couple live and work how they please.

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                              CNN had another lawyer come on for a 2nd opinion and he just said what I was already thinking. I'm not over reacting here folks. This lawyer a  Half-wit 

                              ignoramus.

                               

                              (Note CNN  news reporter is wrong about the state law of TN. Reporters repeating the same BS over and over without checking the facts. )

                               

                              Also, see if you can notice something odd about who is in photo:

                              "All smiles: The Robinson, right and center, appeared on the Today show along with their daughter Tiffany, left, their lawyer Joe Townsend, second right, and Mr. Townsend's daughter Eileen, second left "

                               

                              Noticed it yet?

                              Why in the hell is the Lawyer's freaking daughter Eileen with them during their trip to New York city to go on the news?

                              She was also at their state lottery press conference.

                               

                              LOL!LOL