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Georgia Lottery winner killed during home invasion

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Posted: January 21, 2016, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

My condolesenses to the Burch Family. Which raises an important question : Do you have to show your face when picking up your cheque or forced to give press conference?  I am sticking with my Nixon mask,  come hell or high water.

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    Posted: January 21, 2016, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

    For the Love of money is the root of all evil, says the bible. People will do any and everything for money. And its ashame this young man had to lose his life for his money. I pray the cowards get caught and is giving the death penalty.

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      Posted: January 21, 2016, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

      These are dangerous times; there are few who can be trusted, so be on your guard.

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        Posted: January 21, 2016, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

        He didn't get a chance to enjoy his win. Probably a jealous person did this.  Hopefully the murderer will be caught and jailed for life.

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          Posted: January 21, 2016, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

          My condolesenses to the Burch Family. Which raises an important question : Do you have to show your face when picking up your cheque or forced to give press conference?  I am sticking with my Nixon mask,  come hell or high water.

          People in my state have their pictures taken holding huge $700 checks and I've often thought it's those winners and winners under $5000 would be robbed. It's because they are paid cash and the average thief is smart enough to know most people don't have almost 1/2 million in cash in their homes.

          There is no holding a huge check photo requirement in KY especially winnings under $25,000 and the players getting their picture taken after hitting a pick-3 are doing it by choice.

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            Posted: January 21, 2016, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

            I'll bet he knew his attackers.

            He either bragged at work, the others were jealous.

            Or a drug deal went bad.

            I Agree!, probably any or all those reasons.

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              Posted: January 21, 2016, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

              Love the internet detectives!! What a hoot!

              A life was lost....so sad.

              I Agree!

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                Posted: January 21, 2016, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

                Claiming anonymously is fine, and if a person can, I'm all for it.

                However, I think in this case he wasn't robbed and killed because he couldn't claim anonymously. He was donating and probably making it known he had money. If so, it wouldn't have mattered how he claimed his money.

                But.....I could be wrong. I think time will tell.

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                  Posted: January 21, 2016, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

                  My condolesenses to the Burch Family. Which raises an important question : Do you have to show your face when picking up your cheque or forced to give press conference?  I am sticking with my Nixon mask,  come hell or high water.

                  The rules typically say they can use your likeness to promote the lottery. You can show up in a Nixon mask, but don't expect to be wearing it for the press conference.

                  There's nowhere near enough information to be sure what's likely, but looking at the picture (that uses his likeness for promotional purposes) I'm inclined to think it wasn't strangers who found any of the minimal publicity that normally goes with winning a relatively modest sum.

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                    Posted: January 21, 2016, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

                    People in my state have their pictures taken holding huge $700 checks and I've often thought it's those winners and winners under $5000 would be robbed. It's because they are paid cash and the average thief is smart enough to know most people don't have almost 1/2 million in cash in their homes.

                    There is no holding a huge check photo requirement in KY especially winnings under $25,000 and the players getting their picture taken after hitting a pick-3 are doing it by choice.

                    Out here in CA there is no requirement to appear before a full court press either Stack. I mentioned that part seeing that the late Mr Burch was shown with a cheque in hand.A few years ago we had an Asian lottery winner from across the Bay who refused an interview,  all he wanted was to collect his cheque and be left alone. He also took the Annuity deal. Won something like $200-300 mil and l * think was in his late 20 ' s or early 30's. Btw before l run into an English Professor l am correcting the word  into " Condolences"..so there, l said it! 

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                      Posted: January 21, 2016, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                      His age and probable elation and disbelief over winning a large sum of money most

                      likely played a big part in who knew. 20 years old? There are things you trust in that you

                      shouldn't and friends thrown in the mix of the same age do not help matters. Even if he

                      chose to remain anonymous, at the least, his girlfriend knew.

                      It's awesome to read he shared by giving gifts at Christmas and had he been alive longer,

                      he probably would have continued sharing. Such a shame to die by the hands of another

                      just 2 months after winning.

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                        Posted: January 21, 2016, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

                        Very sad. I hope they catch the killer(s).

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                          Posted: January 21, 2016, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                          This is totally tragic.  I really hope the ga legislature passes a law that allows for anonymous claims.  There is a bill out there now but the state wants to withhold 25% of the winnings for that privledge.  And that is not the way to go either.

                          Withhold 25% to remain anonymous so that you and your family aren't put in harms way?!!  That's extortion in my book!  Greedy, greedy sons of...!

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                            Posted: January 21, 2016, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                            I highly doubt he was killed over any donations bringing him attention. Most likely being young and hanging with the wrong people was enough. Guessing he like most young guys his age with a ton of cash in their pockets probably bought a lot of expensive clothes, maybe a flashy car, probably started buying up the bar and club and going to the strip club with thousands of dollars in cash and someone probably decided to rob him. He wasn't the first and won't be the last. I wouldn't be surprised if it was someone he knew and trusted either. 

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                              Posted: January 21, 2016, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

                              For the Love of money is the root of all evil, says the bible. People will do any and everything for money. And its ashame this young man had to lose his life for his money. I pray the cowards get caught and is giving the death penalty.

                              Where does it say he was killed for his money?  It doesn't.