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Lottery veterans question Tennessee family's behavior before claiming Powerball winnings

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Posted: January 18, 2016, 11:22 am - IP Logged

Yeah I've given it a lot of thought and Jason Kurland was one of the attorneys I'd call for assistance, advice etc.  Now that there is that Karen Gerstner  who handled 48 lotto winners she sounds like a good attorney to have on the team for again good advice and assistance. 

 

You have to be naive if you think that you will win millions and millions and that nobody is going to bother you even after your so called 15 minutes of fame and that the hype will disappear completely. Better safe than sorry is my motto. I actually pray for the Robinsons because they need help as they seem to be completely clueless what their attorney has done to them and how they could pay dearly for it.  I just hope that nothing goes bad for them. Good luck to everyone out there in the future who wins and please be careful and cautious.

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    Posted: January 18, 2016, 11:24 am - IP Logged

    You are correct,,, Georgia lottery let her go and we picked her up with a nice signing bonus.

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      Posted: January 18, 2016, 11:36 am - IP Logged

      Did anyone hear if they actually went back to work today???

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        The Robinsons were going to be required to have a press conference any way and by going on the Today's show first they picked the subjects of the conversation. 

        That took the wind out of the local lottery press conference which would have probably involved more questions about personal information they would rather not discuss publicly.

        I would have to disagree with the thought that they have to answer any of the questions asked of them in the press conference.  Anyone with a good attorney would always be asked by that attorney about what questions they want answered by the attorney and what questions they feel comfortable fielding from the press if any. Some choose to not even answer questions so they allow their attorney to speak on their behalf making a statement then they make a statement which controls the questioning to zero which I find to be smart and his how Louise White/Sherbert Trust did it when she had her huge win.  (Her attorney was Jason Kurland and he has his own website thelotterylawer.)

         

        The main issue here is that they appeared on National TV versus local TV. Better to have your press conference in just your state than nationwide, don't you think?

         

        Granted these people did not have a good attorney (more like a horrible one) so yeah if they had endured a press conference then the press may have had a field day with them.  I assume they did a press conference when they made their claim the same day they did their Today Show appearance.  Anyone know where we can watch that?

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          Posted: January 18, 2016, 11:57 am - IP Logged

          You just won $528 MILLION and you go on national tv with your attorney, BEFORE you actually claim the money. Oh, and your attorneyis a bankruptcy and divorce lawyer. This  family is a disaster waiting to happen...

          Ya think?


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            Did anyone hear if they actually went back to work today???

            yes, they both attempted to and were met at the door by their bosses or supervisors and were told that they were no longer employed there. they told them because of the tax bracket they were now in that it would not be worth it.

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              This is also not some big city they are living in, it is a small quiet town not a criminal city full of thugs. Let's get real. People said the same thing about the West family on here back in 2007 and how they would squander it all or have criminals after them etc, yet I have not seen one story about them since. They won $340 million and have been long forgotten except by us hardcore lottery affectionados.

              I remember that win. That was in Oregon. Also that was in 2005 not 2007.  Glad they haven't made the news ever since they won. Good for them!

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                Yeah they were long forgotten by most, as usual. Every one is just all hyped now because it's the recent winner, and largest winner. But they will be forgotten too eventually and new members won't even know who they were in a year or more. Hard to believe now but I seen it happen over and over again. The focus is always on the "present winner". The only ones remembered are the worst extreme cases. Most people don't want to remember the successful ones but I do.  https://www.lotterypost.com/news/161092

                Love that story! Beautiful and the way you do it when you hit it big!

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                  Posted: January 18, 2016, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

                  yes, they both attempted to and were met at the door by their bosses or supervisors and were told that they were no longer employed there. they told them because of the tax bracket they were now in that it would not be worth it.

                  Do you have a link??I would love to read that.

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                    Posted: January 18, 2016, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

                    Yikes, we haven't heard the end of these 2.

                    LOL

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                      Posted: January 18, 2016, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                      They honestly think they are going to be able to keep their jobs?! Look at what happened to Brad Duke; and he didn't win nearly as much money as they did.

                      What happened to Brad Duke?  I recall he wanted to turn his winnings into a billion.  From what I can find on the internet he seems to be doing just fine.  Something bad happen to him?

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                        Do you have a link??I would love to read that.

                        I think he made that up to suit his own ideas of what should happen. 

                        From what I read, Brad Duke tried to keep working at his job at the gym, but outside distractions made it too difficult.

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                          Posted: January 18, 2016, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                          It amazes me just how bitter some of you sound. 

                          Get over it. They won, you didn't. When you win you can do things your way.

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                            Yeah if you act like an ass at the press conference and answer questions like a robot, you are bound to get hounded even more later. They are a nice family and wanted to just be positive and tell the story. Not every body has to at like a self-centered paranoid idiot just because they came into to some big money. If anything you would be in more danger acting like a douche and annoy and piss off even more people. So I think they are all way ahead of most here actually. People today forget how to be nice and have no old school value. Everything is about being uptight, greedy, and law sue happy. It is quite pathetic.

                            It is good to see some genuine, nice, wholesome people win for a change. Yet you still have a bunch of idiots trying to bring them down and being negative towards them. People like them and that is safer than people hating them. They are down to earth and funny also. It is no one's business what they do with their money or whether they want to work or not. People are just raging because they want to not have to work themselves. But if you like your job and it gives you something to do as they said, "why should we?" So stop trying to make them do what YOU want them to do and worry about yourself and what you will do.

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                              Posted: January 18, 2016, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

                              You make some great points, and not to sound 'corny' but this phrase applies - With great power comes great responsibly 

                              So this kind of wealth carries great responsibility and we are seeing 'cracks' in their actions.  They had to ask the press to leave their work alone.  They had to ask a neighbor to put up No Trespass signs.  Both ot these show that no one is 'thinking' about the implications of their actions.  Not them or their attorney.  A good attorney would have covered those simple issues and many more.

                              I missed HOW we know where they work? Did they mention that? Did a neighbor tell the press, as I have seen stories of the press talking to the neighbors. 

                              Also there was no need to fly to NY they could have done the interview from the local TV station and thus been alot 'safer'.

                              I respectfully disagree because there is no disclaimer on lottery tickets requiring "a great responsibility" if the ticket happens to win a very large amount of money. At the end of the day the Robinsons did and are doing what they want to do regardless of of criticism from so called "experts". It was their "five minutes of fame" and is there really anything they could learn from the critics that never won a jackpot?

                                 
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