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Massachusetts woman spent lottery winnings to help homeless man

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Posted: February 18, 2016, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

Lottery gamblers who believe they may one day win a significant prize need to know the rules in the state where they play.
If you win a Florida lottery the rules are clear - your name will be released to the media, as required by law.
Folks who think the major winners should enjoy special protection need to step back and consider the situation.
First, no news outlet worth it's charter is going to not cover the event.
The editors and reporters may realize that printing pictures may be harmful but they don't have a choice.
They are taking advantage of the law and giving their readers and viewers the information they expect.
If Florida residents object to the law, they need to elect folks who will change it.
Good luck with that!
A billion dollar lottery prize is news, folks.
One thing a winner could do to reduce the pressure is to contact a local media outlet and consent to a private interview, without pictures.
This alone will cause some news hounds to go elsewhere, but not likely.
The Florida laws requires a winner to be present, it doesn't require a give-and-take with the media.
Bottom line, if you win a big jackpot, be prepared for the news circus when you claim your winnings.
It's a fact of life.
Every reporter present will be looking for an exclusive, if someone hasn't already scored a win in that regard.
I live in Texas. I know the rules. My name will become public the day I collect the check.
I have a plan, which includes a private interview with a local reporter.
After that, I'll take my winnings and, well, that for me to know!!

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    Posted: February 19, 2016, 9:54 am - IP Logged

    Wow!! I just went to the Go Fund Me Page and this lady has raised over $17,000 for this gentleman. What a great, great story! God Bless both of them!

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      Nairobi
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      Posted: February 20, 2016, 1:30 am - IP Logged

      Wow!! I just went to the Go Fund Me Page and this lady has raised over $17,000 for this gentleman. What a great, great story! God Bless both of them!

      Please share with us the Gofund me page.

      I Agree!

      There are no born heroes or winners........it takes a hammer a chisel,a vision and a will to suffer the blows and be carved into one!..........

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        Simpsonville
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        Posted: February 20, 2016, 8:36 am - IP Logged

        Mr. BlueDog,

        Those comments about Massachussets were from my personal experience as a truck driver.
        I feel strongly about what I've stated. I'm sorry if you are personally offended.

        Mr. Groppo

        No offense taken, I never drive in Boston nor fly to Logan.  Don't blame you in the least.  I fly to TF Greene airport in RI to avoid driving in Boston and take the T if I have to go in there.

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          Posted: February 20, 2016, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

          I don't think I am allowed to post a link on this site, but if  you google Sofia Lorena give Glen a second chance, it will come up.

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            Posted: February 22, 2016, 7:29 am - IP Logged

            Just read in a Boston newspaper website he is being charged because he didn't register an address--registered sex offender it said.  Be careful to judge him however, sometimes sex offender does not mean what many people imply it means.  He could have had this on his record from his teenage years (yes, it does happen) or a minor offense.  On the hand he could be the type we most fear.  I refused to read the article, to me he is just a down on his luck homeless person hence no address to report.

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              Posted: March 12, 2016, 12:29 am - IP Logged

              I love people like miss Sophia....she realized that this guy was just down on his luck...he didn't ask to be homeless...she did a beautiful selfless act and helped another human being in need who could benefit with a roof over his head at least for a little while...what a beautiful gift.To me that act alone is priceless and makes Miss Sophia A Winner In My Book! Dance

              I'M A WINNER!!!!!!!!Drum

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                sherman oaks
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                Posted: March 12, 2016, 12:34 am - IP Logged

                Thank god for living in cali....I know a couple of folks who won the lottery...wont see their names listed on any lottery sites or you tube...they were smart enough to set up a blind trust and collect their winnings months later after talking to the right people who could put put it all together.....they only told a few close friends...me being one of them..I'll go to my grave never revealing who they are...they didn't want that madness that comes with being a known lottery winner..they just want to enjoy life...it is nobodies business where they got that income...people will always want a part of it...keep it cool...shut up and get a blind trust to protect yourself or possible save your life.

                I'M A WINNER!!!!!!!!Drum