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Record Powerball winner loses more money

Jan 20, 2004, 12:12 pm

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The winner of a record Powerball lottery jackpot and his money seem destined to part.

For the second time in several months, Jack Whittaker's vehicle was broken into and thousands of dollars were taken.

The latest incident occurred Saturday morning when someone broke the window of his SUV and took a bank bag from the front seat containing more than $100,000.  The vehicle was parked at Whittaker's house in Scott Depot, West Virginia.

In August, more than $500,000 in cash and checks got stolen from his vehicle while it was parked at a Charleston-area strip club.  That money was later recovered.

Whittaker claimed a $113 million cash option after winning a nearly $315 million jackpot on Christmas 2002.


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four4me's avatar - gate1
United States
Member #1701
June 18, 2003
9463 Posts
Posted: January 20, 2004, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

The man has got to be crazy to carry that much money around. Does he think he's immune to burglars? No wonder it happened. Especially since he broadcasts to everyone he carries a lot of money it in his vehicle. I guess it might be insured who knows. Maybe the bills are marked and whomever pilfered it will get caught. But it's not like it's gonna hurt his bank account.   

    Mana's avatar - mana
    Virginia Beach
    United States
    Member #3375
    January 16, 2004
    93 Posts
    Posted: January 20, 2004, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

    I would be a little nuts to be leaving that much money in my car, period.  I know one too many places where you would be jumped for $2, let alone $100,000+. As much as I would like to trust humanity, there are just people in this world that just ... shouldn't be around, to put it that way.

    Eh...  -.-; crazy crazy world...

    ... insert witty quote here ...

    ... My behavior and apperance betrays my age ... but I'm good enough ...
    besides, people in person would still be afraid to talk to meh, even if I had millions ^^;

      Lotto Czar's avatar - sam
      Harrisburg, Pa.
      United States
      Member #3093
      December 23, 2003
      233 Posts
      Posted: January 20, 2004, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

      Gee, I thought I sadi this last week, but another week, another jack Whitaker story.  Surprise surprise.  This one is news to me.  Last week it was the death threat at the bar.  No wonder he got kicked out.   Read my other posts.  I stand by my convictions that having all that money must make some people lose it. 

      He's luck it wasy only $100 grand, plus the price of repair to his car.

      I agree with all of you.

      he's got to keep a lower profile.  Give some more for his church.  Quit while he's ahead.  Do some good for people instead of getting himself into trouble.

        Gee, if he still has any left, after a year; can't he buy out all of his townspeople and make everyone happy?  Don't know.  Cant take it with you.

        MichiganHopeful's avatar - WINGS

        United States
        Member #547
        August 8, 2002
        134 Posts
        Posted: January 20, 2004, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

        This guy is either dumb or dangerous. Why would  someone carry that kind of money around? A known millionaire, already got his money stolen from him once. You would think that he would learn. If he is not careful, we are going to be reading about him in the papers again, only next time it will say "lottery winner killed in apparent robbery." Get yourself together Jack. People are crazy in this world and will do anything for money. Gotta be smarter then that.

          fja's avatar - gnome1

          United States
          Member #91
          January 19, 2002
          15178 Posts
          Posted: January 20, 2004, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

          Unfortunately winning millions of dollars only makes you richer not smarter.  Looks like Jack likes the media attention more than the cash.....This life he leads looks like it might not have a happy ending...(made for tv movie I suppose)

          "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields 

            angelman's avatar - wings2
            New Member

            United States
            Member #536
            August 4, 2002
            9 Posts
            Posted: January 20, 2004, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

            He must be a total idiot, if he just leaves the money laying around like he does. I guess he deserves to get it taken, after he announced that he keeps it in his vehicle. It is too bad that someone who really could have used the money did not win it. I am sure then the money would have been put to better use instead of letting people steal it like that.

              Coastal Georgia
              United States
              Member #2653
              October 30, 2003
              1866 Posts
              Posted: January 20, 2004, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

              Now I'm more convinced than ever....he does not deserve to have money.

              If one is going to be that blatantly stupid, then they deserve what they get.

              I agree with MichiganHopeful--- it looks like very soon we'll read about his death in an" apparent robbery".

              Money can buy a lot of things, but it never will buy intelligence.








                charlotte nc
                United States
                Member #3249
                January 6, 2004
                27 Posts
                Posted: January 20, 2004, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

                If brains were dynamite-This guy wouldn't have enough to blow his 'Nose". $100,000 in your car?  I mean whi in the hell does that?. Oh well Jack-I'm sure we've not heard the last of your misfortune.

                  hypersoniq's avatar - binary
                  United States
                  Member #1340
                  April 6, 2003
                  2450 Posts
                  Posted: January 20, 2004, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                  WOW, I need a job... wond

                  Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.


                    United States
                    Member #434
                    June 30, 2002
                    675 Posts
                    Posted: January 20, 2004, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

                    Obviously Jack is not fit t

                      four4me's avatar - gate1
                      United States
                      Member #1701
                      June 18, 2003
                      9463 Posts
                      Posted: January 21, 2004, 12:12 am - IP Logged

                      Smd173 wrote: I'd like to officially petition Jack to sign over his winnings to a more responsible individual. ------ME.

                      And I'll be your CO-general manager and help you liquidate the remainder of his winning bank account.

                        visiondude's avatar - eye3logo
                        light on my feet
                        United States
                        Member #356
                        May 20, 2002
                        2744 Posts
                        Posted: January 21, 2004, 12:20 am - IP Logged

                         since jack has closed down his charity,  looks like he has invented a different kind of method for giving his money away.

                                here is one "jack" who doesn't know "jack" about keeping his "jack"


                                    "i am .........."meant to"       

                        P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                                 until further notice,  it's  france everyday

                          Magnu$'s avatar - nw logo.jpg
                          New Member

                          United States
                          Member #3416
                          January 20, 2004
                          9 Posts
                          Posted: January 21, 2004, 1:19 am - IP Logged

                          I'm with you. I could really u

                          "In the codes of the warriors, there is a saying; 'Be strong, and do as you will. The swords of others will set you your limits.'" --p.10, Marauders of Gor

                            Demiboo's avatar - anglewings

                            United States
                            Member #2722
                            November 7, 2003
                            98 Posts
                            Posted: January 21, 2004, 3:03 am - IP Logged

                            He needs to move far, far away, where maybe no one has ever heard of him, have a MAJOR plastic makeover, go to millionare -12 step program, and keep his BIG mouth SHUT. Hard to believe this guy is this dumb! I would be afraid to even lay down at night-they steal it out of his car AGAIN, wonder how much he keeps inside his home?? His wife needs to leave this fruitcake for her safety!

                            *Be careful of what you wish for-It may come true-But in ways totally unexpected-*