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$315M Lottery Winner Shuns Attention

Topic closed. 21 replies. Last post 13 years ago by Lotto Czar.

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Chief Bottle Washer
New Jersey
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May 31, 2000
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Posted: December 27, 2003, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

You're not a true Lottery Player if you're so inflexible to think that there are not other valid ideas out there.


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    lorcha1's avatar - dragon1
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    November 15, 2003
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    Posted: January 1, 2004, 10:55 am - IP Logged

    Don't be so Greedy, take the annuitty and count your Blessings. You will be better off in the long run.

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      Posted: January 2, 2004, 9:23 am - IP Logged


      Then why did Whittaker choose lump sum?

        four4me's avatar - gate1
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        June 18, 2003
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        Posted: January 2, 2004, 9:32 am - IP Logged

        Probably because at his age he didn't think he would live long enough to collect it all.

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          Posted: January 6, 2004, 9:19 am - IP Logged

          Losing a $162m ticket also attracts attention.

            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            March 24, 2001
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            Posted: January 6, 2004, 10:20 am - IP Logged

            Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on January 06, 2004

            Losing a $162m ticket also attracts attention.

            Correction:"Saying you lost a $162M ticket attracts attention".  Saying you have a guaranteed system for winning the lottery seems to get some attention too.


             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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              Lotto Czar's avatar - sam
              Harrisburg, Pa.
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              December 23, 2003
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              Posted: January 6, 2004, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

              If any of you out there were familiar with the whole story, you know he didn't need to win the lottery in the first place.  (He was already a multi-millionaire construction Mogul).  So he

              's doing the Percy Ross thing and giving all away.  (Hmmm how do any of us get in on that).  Two other amusing sidelights:  1.  He tried to give a lot of money to his church (I can't remember the Denominattion, I think it was AOG; but anyway, a very fundamentalist conservative one which is very Anti-gambling.  The main churches in California turned him down, and gave him a lot of greif.  2.  And the best one is that he actually sort of got robbed, actually claims he lost about $150,000 that he was carrying around in a breif case to a strip club where he was out drinking one night (a few months ago).  Since the one one year anniversary has passed, Old jack still makes the news.  does that much money turn people nuts?  Another case in point.

              for a good read, look up (now I can't remember his name)  about the fellow who won a huge sum of money on the Game Show "Press Your Luck" back around 1987 or so.  He turned out to be a nut case also.  I can't remember his last name, it was something comm on.  He went by Michael.  Game show net work is a good place to start.  The TV guide article at the time explained it all, as well as an unlisted documentary on GSN-TV.