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

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Posted: January 17, 2016, 7:49 am - IP Logged

A very stupid move to say the least! Bash   In this day and age especially when it involves big money, "BE CAREFUL".  People do whacky things. Bang Head  It's a known fact that your life changes when you win big money. Dance

 Most of us LP Members have written plans that we will follow after a win. The world will be screaming to the winners, "Come on out!".  The world did not win, YOU did. Follow your plan to the best of your ability.

 We may not be experts here on LP but we have picked up some wisdom along the way.

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    Posted: January 17, 2016, 7:53 am - IP Logged

    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.

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      Posted: January 17, 2016, 8:01 am - IP Logged

      What do they call the person who graduated last in their class in Law School?

      A LAWYER!

      Either the lawyer is totally inept or he's looking to cash in big on The Robinson's windfall.  G5

      About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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        Posted: January 17, 2016, 8:17 am - IP Logged

        A very stupid move to say the least! Bash   In this day and age especially when it involves big money, "BE CAREFUL".  People do whacky things. Bang Head  It's a known fact that your life changes when you win big money. Dance

        Nobody wants their life to change after a big win. It's not unusual for big winners to state they want to "just be myself" and continue living their everyday lives. How many times have we seen a jackpot winner say "I'm still going to be me"?

        Unfortunately for The Robinson's, they don't have any choice in the matter because their life is going to change whether they want it to or not.  Changes started happening to them the minute they stepped in front of the TV cameras on The Today show. People going about their everyday lives don't end up on The Today Show. G5 

        About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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          Posted: January 17, 2016, 8:36 am - IP Logged

          Not sure where this article came from but,To collect their riches — a lump sum of nearly $328 million after taxes..........sorry but 328 million before taxes

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            Posted: January 17, 2016, 8:40 am - IP Logged

            The lawyer sold them out for free publicity for his firm. Well played...

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              Posted: January 17, 2016, 8:45 am - IP Logged

              The lawyer sold them out for free publicity for his firm. Well played...

              I Agree!

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                Posted: January 17, 2016, 9:07 am - IP Logged

                The lawyer sold them out for free publicity for his firm. Well played...

                That's what I was thinking as well. But anyone who has any common sense will steer clear of this attorney. And it is totally wrong for the attorney to get his daughter involved in the legal affairs of any of his clients. Looks like the attorney and daughter have fishy motives here Oogle

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                  Posted: January 17, 2016, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                  Not sure where this article came from but,To collect their riches — a lump sum of nearly $328 million after taxes..........sorry but 328 million before taxes

                  No, the original share was $528 million split 3 ways. So $328 sounds about right.

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                    Posted: January 17, 2016, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                    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.

                    You have a point there...I don't know who the West family is,

                    2007 is before I joined but I don't recall hearing of them anywhere.

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                      Posted: January 17, 2016, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                      You have a point there...I don't know who the West family is,

                      2007 is before I joined but I don't recall hearing of them anywhere.

                      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

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                        Posted: January 17, 2016, 10:39 am - IP Logged

                        My mother and father in law live in Munford and my parents use to live there too and so did I. I live very close to Munford and from what I have heard the Townsend's are a shady family. I think one of them own a used car lot in Millington. Looking forward to seeing if they will help the little city in Munford. Me and my husband were married in Munford,TN in 2006.

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                          Posted: January 17, 2016, 10:44 am - IP Logged

                          Nice but did you watch the show? He wasn't exactly squeaky clean but a very sharp person and a very good laywer. Really doubt he would want his clients in the spotlight.

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                            Posted: January 17, 2016, 11:15 am - IP Logged

                            No, the original share was $528 million split 3 ways. So $328 sounds about right.

                            Huh? The cash value was 983 million for the jackpot, divided by three winning tickets is roughly 328 million per winning ticket before taxes

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                              Posted: January 17, 2016, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                              Correct, it should say before taxes. Before it is 328 mil and after 25% federal withholding, a little less than a quarter of a bil.

                                 
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