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Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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We, Human beings never lie about anything. We are all honest individuals.

 

I see you winning a lottery jackpot SOMEDAY my friend?

 

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Thank you Thrifty but I have already won my jackpot when I met my husband.

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    l glance at the annuity ever so now and then just because the powers that be have posted it in the Usamega section.It would really work for people who have difficulty controlling their spending habits.David Lee Edwards would have been a perfect candidate to take the annuity... just saying.

    His financial adviser offered him a long term plan that would pay him over $80k per month WITHOUT touching the principal yet he turned it down. An annuity would have done David Lee Edwards no good as he would have simply cashed it out for a fraction of what it was worth.

    When drugs dictate your mind there is no common sense.

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      His financial adviser offered him a long term plan that would pay him over $80k per month WITHOUT touching the principal yet he turned it down. An annuity would have done David Lee Edwards no good as he would have simply cashed it out for a fraction of what it was worth.

      When drugs dictate your mind there is no common sense.

      I Agree!  David Lee Edwards was a lighthouse warning us of the rocks ahead. His rocks were drugs. He also had a criminal history. Dave Ramsey made the lighthouse comment, I am quoting him.

       Enjoy your lottery play because you never know!

      Dance

       I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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        Skeptical I see extra murky waters ahead..... regardless of out come of the pending election

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          His financial adviser offered him a long term plan that would pay him over $80k per month WITHOUT touching the principal yet he turned it down. An annuity would have done David Lee Edwards no good as he would have simply cashed it out for a fraction of what it was worth.

          When drugs dictate your mind there is no common sense.

          l am not disagreeing with you D- l am simply saying that it would have been a better option for him. Perhaps however slightly the prospect,  he could have blown through his first check at warp-speed & seeing that he was penniless,  could figure out that he had 29 more chances to right his ship. We all know how it ended- but l was speaking from a what if's POV. Agencies such as Alcoholic Anonymous do not exist for nothing- there is always a chance that people can clean up their lives. As l previously mentioned : Just saying. 

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

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            I Agree!  David Lee Edwards was a lighthouse warning us of the rocks ahead. His rocks were drugs. He also had a criminal history. Dave Ramsey made the lighthouse comment, I am quoting him.

             Enjoy your lottery play because you never know!

            Dance

            Looking back on David Lee Edwards lifestyle we see an uncontrollable appetite for drugs & reckless spending.  His definitely not the first & won't be the last. There are lots of musicians who have gone down the same path. The only reason he stands out to us is because he did not " earn his fortune" the hard way.Explain: Mike Tyson ended up bankrupt after earning his money the hard way,the same goes for some rapper's,  Joe Louis & basketball/ baseball players, the terrain littered with sad cases. However there is a lesson to be learned from Mr Lee's  experience nonetheless M.

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


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              Looking back on David Lee Edwards lifestyle we see an uncontrollable appetite for drugs & reckless spending.  His definitely not the first & won't be the last. There are lots of musicians who have gone down the same path. The only reason he stands out to us is because he did not " earn his fortune" the hard way.Explain: Mike Tyson ended up bankrupt after earning his money the hard way,the same goes for some rapper's,  Joe Louis & basketball/ baseball players, the terrain littered with sad cases. However there is a lesson to be learned from Mr Lee's  experience nonetheless M.

              who cares if david lee edwards squandered his lottery win. of course no one on here will get the chance but if some miracle happens i'm sure 99% of the populace won't turn into jack whittaker or david lee edwards. even if someone blows 3/4 of it they still will have more than enough to get by. certainly much more than before they won. annuity works if you're young and worried. simple enough.

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                who cares if david lee edwards squandered his lottery win. of course no one on here will get the chance but if some miracle happens i'm sure 99% of the populace won't turn into jack whittaker or david lee edwards. even if someone blows 3/4 of it they still will have more than enough to get by. certainly much more than before they won. annuity works if you're young and worried. simple enough.

                I read an interesting book on the subject of winners who take the annuity:  Money for Nothing: One Man's Journey through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions by Edward Ugel 

                I'm not for or against anyone else and their decisions.  I just think anyone thinking about the annuity should read this book so they can see one type of despicable predator they will be up against.  I'm sure those who take the cash have different predators.

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                  I like the fact it landed on 333.   I thought mega millions landing on 333 a couple weeks ago was my final omen that I would win.  After all I have been seeing 333 for a few years now.   But, alas, no win on mega for me.   I am sure powerball won't stay on 333 after all is said and done, but I am hopeful.   I am crossing my fingers.   

                   

                  Of course I got a chinese cookie some years back that said I would travel and collect a fortune.  Crossing fingers.   

                   

                  Good luck to all though.  If not me, I hope it is one of you.


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                    I read an interesting book on the subject of winners who take the annuity:  Money for Nothing: One Man's Journey through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions by Edward Ugel 

                    I'm not for or against anyone else and their decisions.  I just think anyone thinking about the annuity should read this book so they can see one type of despicable predator they will be up against.  I'm sure those who take the cash have different predators.

                    thank you for pointing out that book. todd "should" post excerpts or partial chapters of this on here instead of the lifetime position of a current or previously won lottery jackpot both annuity and cash. need useful info that can actually help someone maybe.

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                      I read an interesting book on the subject of winners who take the annuity:  Money for Nothing: One Man's Journey through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions by Edward Ugel 

                      I'm not for or against anyone else and their decisions.  I just think anyone thinking about the annuity should read this book so they can see one type of despicable predator they will be up against.  I'm sure those who take the cash have different predators.

                       Lottery winners have targets on their back. Winners must learn how to protect their assets.

                       How to say, NO, and keep every transaction a business like experience. 

                       I have learned from, Sudden Wealth by Robert Pagliarini, how to create a one-line sentence to say to all comers. It goes like this, "I do not know if I can help you right now but here is my financial adviser's contact info". Whatever your reply is you must memorize it and use it when asked for a gift, loan, help in any

                      way. You will be using your financial adviser as the bad guy who will tell them NO. 

                       Edward Ugel's book tells us how lottery factoring business works. He even has said here on Lottery Post, "Take the Lump Sum". He made his employer and himself loads of money from lottery winners who got their prize as an annuity and needed the help to pay their bills.

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                        Looking back on David Lee Edwards lifestyle we see an uncontrollable appetite for drugs & reckless spending.  His definitely not the first & won't be the last. There are lots of musicians who have gone down the same path. The only reason he stands out to us is because he did not " earn his fortune" the hard way.Explain: Mike Tyson ended up bankrupt after earning his money the hard way,the same goes for some rapper's,  Joe Louis & basketball/ baseball players, the terrain littered with sad cases. However there is a lesson to be learned from Mr Lee's  experience nonetheless M.

                        noise-gate, Professional athletes who have grown up in poverty have blown fortunes they made while adults. They never learned how to invest their fortunes. 

                         Today I notice that some athletes are dealing with their paychecks wisely. Not all but more than in the past.

                         I think that athletes should be paid while in College. They will learn money lessons there before being paid millions as professionals.

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                          I read an interesting book on the subject of winners who take the annuity:  Money for Nothing: One Man's Journey through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions by Edward Ugel 

                          I'm not for or against anyone else and their decisions.  I just think anyone thinking about the annuity should read this book so they can see one type of despicable predator they will be up against.  I'm sure those who take the cash have different predators.

                          Libraries are filled with " How to, what to" books covering most every subject out there. There are probably thousands of books dealing on how to handle your money. But like one President once said " The buck stops with me"- in other words: you & l have to be the caretakers of our own money. One can get all the legal & not so legal advice out there but if you as a millionaire are not in a position to take a stand as to how your money is handled- it would be best not having it in the 1st place.Far too many athletes & actors have blamed their managers for " mishandling their fortunes." The heck with that. You need both eyes on your money or not at all. Try punching in a phone # with both eyes on the phone while in busy traffic  & send a message from the other side telling us how that turned out. Same with your money- both eyes on it, or at least know what's going with it at all times.One eye may work but keep your money in focus.

                          * I'm Reminded of Gandalf the White who slept with one eye open...that was some scary sshht.

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

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                            No matter whatever anybody says to you, just remember one thing: You and you alone are responsible for your good health and the good health of your finances. If you choose to wreck your health or the health of your finances, you have nobody but yourself to blame. Sure you can come up with a bunch of excuses but that crap don't fly.  Seriously, I'd rather blow my own millions than have somebody else do it for me.

                            Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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                               I am planning on only investing in CDARS and Treasury Notes and also Treasury Bills. Then I will live on a budget and be able to say NO to all comers. I may need a financial assistant to say NO to the persistent requests. I will refer them to my financial adviser.

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