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Why are lottery winners dying??

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camden2004's avatar - yocco
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Posted: December 4, 2004, 1:00 am - IP Logged

Ok, did you guys read the news section where the lady died after leaving the lottery headquaters?

Well did you also hear about theElderly man who got hit by the car Because he was happy about winning so he returned to the store where he baught the ticket to thank the store clerk?http://edition.cnn.com/2004/US/Midwest/01/24/lottery.death.ap/

I understand people die, But is it of bad luck?? Or a coincidence.

 

One day it might come true.

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    Posted: December 4, 2004, 4:11 am - IP Logged

    thats not all ...remember here a couple months back there was a guy who won a jackpot and he had been to jail a few times but was turning his life around and doing good and won the jackpot and he died in a car accident like two weeks later......

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      Posted: December 4, 2004, 4:16 am - IP Logged

      james craig who won a hoosier lottery jackpot died in a rainstorm in april when he a utility pole and had just won the jackpot not too long before that...............

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        Posted: December 4, 2004, 4:17 am - IP Logged

        Hey did you know that our old buddy Jack W. is in the news again?

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          Posted: December 4, 2004, 5:54 am - IP Logged

          fate is a strange thing...these lottery winners getting their winnings and not being able to spend it due to fatal car wrecks and jack whitaker just keeps on getting arrested and getting in trouble over and over again.

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            Posted: December 4, 2004, 10:09 am - IP Logged
              st.germain's avatar - Tarlor
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              Posted: December 4, 2004, 10:48 am - IP Logged

              I think that most of these are about people being careless...me ..I would lock myself in the house for a short time till I get "over it" and gather my senses before going out to cash my ticket.

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                Posted: December 4, 2004, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                While i agree with StGermain carelessnes does kill. The fact is death dosen't care if your a lottery winner or not people die every second of every day. Just a new baby's are born to take their place. 

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                  Posted: December 4, 2004, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

                  WOW I didnt know about the other people!

                  Well If i ever win Im going to watch my every step.

                  One day it might come true.

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                    Posted: December 4, 2004, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                    It seems to me that negative stories make the news because they are more interesting (to the general public) than the positive stories. You always hear of how a lottery winner lost it all after winning or how he died right after winning the big one. You dont hear much of how peoples lives have been positively impacted by winning the lottery.



                    I guess the world we live in today is the world where people's misery is more interesting. Just like how old Jack is in trouble with the law. But you dont hear of how the cleaning lady in MA is doing today (Because she is probably doing very well).



                    I also agree with st. germain and four4me.

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                      Posted: December 5, 2004, 1:09 am - IP Logged
                      Quote: Originally posted by twisted on December 4, 2004

                      It seems to me that negative stories make the news because they are more interesting (to the general public) than the positive stories. You always hear of how a lottery winner lost it all after winning or how he died right after winning the big one. You dont hear much of how peoples lives have been positively impacted by winning the lottery.



                      I guess the world we live in today is the world where people's misery is more interesting. Just like how old Jack is in trouble with the law. But you dont hear of how the cleaning lady in MA is doing today (Because she is probably doing very well).



                      I also agree with st. germain and four4me.




                      I remember about a month ago an article (I believe I read here) that mentioned about 10-15 jackpot winners (some won there prize many years ago) who are now penny less or in debt and basically said you would be doomed if you should win and I thought about the following...



                      There are over 30 lotto/jackpot games in the US with prizes over a million. If each one has a big winner 5-10 times each year, plus all the million plus scratch off winners from each state, there are at least 250 big winners each year. That's 2,500 over the last 10 years and the article mentioned 10-15 people penny less...that ratio isn't bad at all...
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                        Posted: December 5, 2004, 1:32 am - IP Logged

                        The more money you have the more ways you can get yourself killed. Lucky for me I don't own any airplanes to crash or boats to sink, etc.

                        With thousands of millionaires, thanks to the lottery, a percentage are going to go the way of that percentage of the general population, be it personal problems or getting hit by a bus. 

                        When you're poor you want everything you see, but once you win you only need one or two of each thing so take your time and get the best for your needs so you don't have to keep doing it over and over again. BobP

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                          Posted: December 5, 2004, 1:33 am - IP Logged

                          i hate to bring this happy thought to you guys, but we're all gonna die sooner or later. it's a completely random occurrence. every person who has won the lottery is going to die sooner or later. it's just that the world works in mysterious ways.

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                            Posted: December 5, 2004, 5:46 am - IP Logged

                            hi! just read your reply to this post. please excuse me if i may cut in, but overlooking something fishy is like overlooking a snyper shot as you pump gas.

                            pardon me please forgive me if i am stepping out of line here, but you almost make me want to believe that if i get shot at while pumping gas that i need to keep on pumping gas because its absolutely normal for these occurrences to happen.

                            and, my friend, you are forgetting that no ones getting killed after losing the lottery are they?

                            where i am from, we all believe that its good to be cautious and we all know that there are groups of violence out there in america and if we know there is a certain store we shouldnt patron because shootings occur there frequently, we are not going there out of reason not paranoia.

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                              Posted: December 5, 2004, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

                              I don't say you're wrong, but I'm sure there are losing lottery players killed. Media just doesn't care cos they didnt win any substantial $$$.