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

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Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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Posted: January 17, 2016, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

I just researched this and there is a Cynthia Stafford in WV and FL that has filed bankruptcy.  Not sure if we are talking about the same Cynthia.

Anyone want to link to the article stating she lost all her money?

Internet search has turned up nothing.

Where is everybody getting this information she went brokeWhat?

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    Posted: January 17, 2016, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

    Anyone want to link to the article stating she lost all her money?

    Internet search has turned up nothing.

    Where is everybody getting this information she went brokeWhat?

    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/lottery-winners-picked-winning-lotto-numbers-part-36327771

    05:30

    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: January 18, 2016, 12:30 am - IP Logged

      Well dang!!Confused smh...

      Never even heard of the guy who won $35million.

      Thanks for the link.

      ...the secret to Luck is never to trust it...

      2012 wins:$20 loss:$200  2013 wins:$100 loss:$270  2014 wins:$360 loss:$273 

      2015 wins:$0 loss:$53  2016 Jan $0/$15.00 Feb $0/$2.50 Mar $0/$4.00 April $0/$0 May $0/$0

      June $0/$0 July $0/$0 Aug $0/$0 Sep $0/$0 Oct $0/$0

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        Posted: January 18, 2016, 12:41 am - IP Logged

        I Agree! they were unwise.

         Stack47,  Where else can we get legal advice for free?  Especially when it concerns the Lottery.

        But there are probably as many ideas on what to do after finding out they won a jackpot as there are people buying tickets. We still have people saying winners should form a Blind Trust without understanding that's giving full control of their money to probably a total stranger.

        My favorite response is "Amateurs. Uninformed amateurs " as if there are professional jackpot winners. LOL

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          Posted: January 18, 2016, 12:50 am - IP Logged

          So, they actively pursue publicity due to advice from their attorney (who should be beaten, then sued into oblivion), but request that everyone "respect their privacy"?  Are they completely & totally insane?  They've just opened pandora's box; not only are their faces splashed everywhere (no more anonymity, ever), but now they're targets for every thief, swindler, scam artist, unknown relative looking for a handout, friend looking to make them their private bank for all sorts of high risk investment ideas, grifter, burglar, car thief, stalker, stranger looking for easy money & every other assorted mentally deranged loony.  Their lives as they knew it are over; winners who seek the limelight get thousands of phone calls, e-mails and letters every week.  Look for their friends to start to turn their backs on them, for them to start arguing what to do with the money and for them to soon be featured in another episode of "Curse of the Lottery".  Ask Jack Whitaker & Dave Edwards...

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            Posted: January 18, 2016, 1:22 am - IP Logged

            The attorney obviously think he will get a good part of that money. He even had his daughter with him.

            Must be an amateur attorney.

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              Posted: January 18, 2016, 1:55 am - IP Logged

              Here is a free video on lottery winners' vultures you guys might be interested in watching:

               

              "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

                                                                                                                                                                        Robert Greene

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                Posted: January 18, 2016, 3:32 am - IP Logged

                "fresh" video I meant to write not "free".

                "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

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                  Posted: January 18, 2016, 5:49 am - IP Logged

                  "So many "experts" on here giving legal advice when they don't do it for a living, and all the brash assumptions that the lawyer is going to bleed them dry etc."

                  Back in the day, people got all sorts of legal and financial information from their long distance truck driving brother-in-laws, but thankfully times have changed. I've noticed that most of our current "experts" are relatively new to LP.

                  "Also as I said before it is their choice if they want to keep working not yours."

                  This isn't the first ever ticket buying frenzy created by a huge jackpot nor the first time negative comments are made about the choices made by winners, but if our new experts stick around long enough, they will wonder what happened to Brad Duke, Bunky Bartlett, Gloria Mackenzie, and many other winners of past record breaking jackpots.

                  IMO, going on the Today Show was done to satisfy players from every state. There was no more to learn about them at Tennessee press conference and saying they will continue to work is just part of their charade.

                  "Only the hardcore players on here care usually not most people out there. They lose and move on with their lives as those on here should do also."

                  A week ago there were very few discussions on playing strategies; but lots of "how I'll spend my winnings posts". I guessing because after they realized they have no winnings to spend, it's time to criticizes the real winners. And of course pretend to the rest of us that know better because they are "the experts".

                  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'.

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                    Posted: January 18, 2016, 7:10 am - IP Logged

                    I would have not done what they did.  But in all reality they had a pretty good weekend.  They held one of three winning tickets from the biggest lottery ever, flew by private jet to NYC, appeared on the Today show, validated their ticket at lottery headquarters, were advanced several million dollars, in another week all those zeros will be in their bank account and when they dream at night on what they could do with the money they can make it happen.

                    How was your weekend?  Did you do anything spectacular?

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                      Posted: January 18, 2016, 7:13 am - IP Logged

                      Nothing played cool at all here...

                      Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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                        Posted: January 18, 2016, 9:21 am - IP Logged

                        I would have not done what they did.  But in all reality they had a pretty good weekend.  They held one of three winning tickets from the biggest lottery ever, flew by private jet to NYC, appeared on the Today show, validated their ticket at lottery headquarters, were advanced several million dollars, in another week all those zeros will be in their bank account and when they dream at night on what they could do with the money they can make it happen.

                        How was your weekend?  Did you do anything spectacular?

                        Most on here just posted how "stupid" they were and were angry that they lost. They did more than most on here will ever do in their lifetime already. But their hating has ZERO affect on the family who is on cloud 9 right now and will be for a LONG time.


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                          Posted: January 18, 2016, 9:32 am - IP Logged

                          Most on here just posted how "stupid" they were and were angry that they lost. They did more than most on here will ever do in their lifetime already. But their hating has ZERO affect on the family who is on cloud 9 right now and will be for a LONG time.

                          what have they done? everything you post makes little sense. they did everything wrong. hillbillies taking advice from an incompetent lawyer. it is monday and they are back at work at jobs supposedly. what kind of idiots would do that. rich idiots but idiots nonetheless.

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                            Posted: January 18, 2016, 9:46 am - IP Logged

                            what have they done? everything you post makes little sense. they did everything wrong. hillbillies taking advice from an incompetent lawyer. it is monday and they are back at work at jobs supposedly. what kind of idiots would do that. rich idiots but idiots nonetheless.

                            The post above mine already covered that. How about they won 1/3 of the first ever $1.6 billion dollar jackpot? Like I said the haters on here do no affect their life and enjoyment. It doesn't matter what they decide to do. The fact is they have al the money and can whatever they want to, and financial security for life and probably for many generations which is more than most on here can say they have. No one knows crap about them or what they are going to do, and that is how it should be. They can do whatever hey want for the rest of their lives. They are just getting started.


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                              The post above mine already covered that. How about they won 1/3 of the first ever $1.6 billion dollar jackpot? Like I said the haters on here do no affect their life and enjoyment. It doesn't matter what they decide to do. The fact is they have al the money and can whatever they want to, and financial security for life and probably for many generations which is more than most on here can say they have. No one knows crap about them or what they are going to do, and that is how it should be. They can do whatever hey want for the rest of their lives. They are just getting started.

                              they could start by not going back to work at their old jobs. their employers couldn't possibly want them back. if they do then they are as wacked out as they are. these people don't have a clue as to what to do and it would take a lifetime for them to figure it out. so they have the money and no idea what to do with it. of course people are going to take shots at them. they put a giant target on their back. it's open season on them from here on in. haven't noticed a lot of people congratulating them or being happy for them per usual for a winner of one of these. wonder why that is.

                                 
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