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Lottery winner evaded taxes, fined $375,000
Jefferson, 71, won $12.5 million; admits to making out false invoicesThe winner of a CDN$12.5 million lottery prize who runs a benefit plan consulting firm is a little less rich today after admitting he fabricated expense claims and service invoices involving his business.Walter Jefferson, chief executive officer of Toronto-based Global Benefit Plan Consultants, pleaded guilty to five counts of income tax evasion in court this week and paid a fine of $375,000.Jefferson, 71, did not report income ...
Jan 12, 2005, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum

MITCH ALBOM: Win the big lottery, spoil the marriage
I'm sure winning the lottery is good for something. But that something obviously isn't marriage.Take the recent case of Robert Swofford, a postal worker in Florida. He had been separated from his wife for three years. That's a long time to be separated. That's longer than many marriages. You figure that much time apart, you might as well finalize it. But they never got around to it.Then Swofford won the lottery. A fat $60 million. And wouldn't you know it? Just like that, his wife served him wit ...
Jan 11, 2005, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum

Can a lottery win make you happy?
The first Euro Millions lottery draw takes place on Friday, with the prospect of multi-million pound jackpots. How do windfall winners come to grips with their newfound wealth - and does it make them happy? For the price of a newspaper and a chocolate bar, any one of us can buy into a multi-million pound dream. It is a dream that lottery operators are keen to sell to yet more of us with the launch of EuroMillions, a mega draw for the UK, France and Spain aimed at boosting our flagging interest i ...
Feb 12, 2004, 6:39 am - Lottery News forum

Investing a windfall
What to do when a pile of money is suddenly dumped into your lapI expect to receive a windfall of about $500,000. Buying a house is first on my list, but I'm not sure how to invest the rest. I'm open to real estate ventures or just about anything else, but I'm wary of the people passing themselves off as financial advisers. What do you suggest?Tammy, Statesville, N.C.It's not often that I invoke the lyrics of rapper Eminem in this column. In fact, I think I can safely say that I've never done it ...
Jan 16, 2004, 11:17 am - Lottery News forum

Winners wish they'd lain low
Anonymous veteran millionaires share drawbacks of hitting jackpotTalk to former lottery winners and they agree -- the biggest mistake Mega Millions jackpot winner Rebecca Jemison made this week was coming forward herself to claim her winnings. She's going to be hounded, said an Akron-area man who won $8 million about a decade ago.It seems keeping a low profile, if that's possible when the paparazzi are on your tail, is vitally important when you realize that the little piece of paper stuck betw ...
Jan 9, 2004, 5:47 am - Lottery News forum

Winning a big lottery not without its own cost
If Donald Trump won the $162 million Mega Millions jackpot, he could lasso the windfall like a seasoned financial cowboy, invest his winnings, and fly off to a luxurious ski trip with his playmate of the month.But what about the guy in blue jeans beaming into a news camera with an oversized lottery check?That Average Joe might want to enlist in Susan Bradley's lottery boot camp for instant millionaires. Really rich people do play the lottery, but nine out of 10 times it's someone who's more aver ...
Jan 3, 2004, 9:10 pm - Lottery News forum

Millionaire antsy
Lottery winner wants to land himself a full-time jobHe's got a million reasons to retire, but the idea of sitting back and relaxing in his plush new west-side home is driving lottery winner Donald Majore to distraction.That's why the 60-year-old former truck driver's new year's resolution is to find a new job behind the wheel - after discovering stacking supermarket shelves wasn't for him. Winning was a nice feeling but after I quit my job I went to work at the supermarket to keep fit, he said. ...
Dec 29, 2003, 5:06 am - Lottery News forum

$315M Lottery Winner Shuns Attention
$315M Lottery Winner Andrew Whittaker Says He Wishes He'd Been Quieter About Hitting JackpotThe letters never stop. Requests, pleas, hard-luck stories, tales to break your heart: thousands of them, enough to fill hip-high filing cabinets that line three conference-room walls in Andrew Jack Whittaker's new office.They come by the dozens, day after day, though it has been a year since Whittaker won the richest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history $314.9 million, payable in an after-tax lum ...
Dec 26, 2003, 3:50 am - Lottery News forum

You've won the lottery! Now what?
Hitting the jackpot may be a fantasy, but what's the harm in dreaming? Here's some realistic advice on what to do if those numbers prove to be magic.It's after 11 p.m. on Saturday night, a night like any other Saturday night. You're ready for bed and yelling at the dog to get out of the garbage. With little enthusiasm or hope, you tune in to the drawing of the state's lottery numbers on TV. A quick glance at the numbers tells you that you wasted yet another ... wait a minute! The numbers on your ...
Dec 17, 2003, 4:26 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner files $6.3 million complaint against stockbroker
A multimillion dollar lottery winner filed a $6.3 million complaint against her stockbroker in Rochester, claiming he lost most of her savings.Shirley Begy of Greece filed a claim for arbitration last month with the National Association of Securities Dealers against financial adviser William Tatro, president of Eagle Steward Limited.The 74-year-old Begy says Tatro went against her direction and invested $3.2 million of her money in high-risk ventures, and moved her money around do he could profi ...
Dec 15, 2003, 6:28 am - Lottery News forum