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Posted: February 8, 2007, 1:46 am - IP Logged

I have a question for the list:  We hear many bad stories about what happens to folks who win *fast* money and who either lose it just as fast or whose life becomes worse for the win.  What stories, if any, does any one have for those unsung few who put the money to good use and did something positive with it?  -- Freewheeling Mama!

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    Posted: February 10, 2007, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

    Those people are the ones who keep  a low profile.

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      Posted: February 10, 2007, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

      Those people are the ones who keep  a low profile.

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        Posted: February 10, 2007, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

        I have a question for the list:  We hear many bad stories about what happens to folks who win *fast* money and who either lose it just as fast or whose life becomes worse for the win.  What stories, if any, does any one have for those unsung few who put the money to good use and did something positive with it?  -- Freewheeling Mama!

        Actually, Jack Whittaker spent quite a bit of money helping people and contributing to the needy.  Yes, his life became a series of unfortunate events and he claims to be broke, but you can't always separate the 2.

        The Florida website (in the winner's section) has a story about a woman who did a lot of good with her money.  The follow-up story I read in the paper when she died said people were stalking her, so I agree with the above comments about keeping a low profile. 

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          Posted: February 10, 2007, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

          I was living in Fla when the woman won all that money in the Fla lottery...She had to..She was stalked and harassed so bad she had to give the money away..I think she was in her late 60's when she won and diden't want to move away from her home and friend's so she gave most of the money to charitie's..

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            Posted: February 10, 2007, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

            If I won a large amount of money. I wouldn't stay in the neighborhood I live in. I don't like it enough for that... People would be harassing you for money constantly... It's not worth your peace of mind. I'd move as soon as I was able to  gladly!.

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              Posted: February 10, 2007, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

              Not only do the 'good guys' (and gals) keep a low profile but they're probably not really 'news', either.  

              "Lotto winner donates to charity" doesn't really 'sell papers', "Largest jackpot winner ever goes bankrupt" does.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Posted: February 10, 2007, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                I was living in Fla when the woman won all that money in the Fla lottery...She had to..She was stalked and harassed so bad she had to give the money away..I think she was in her late 60's when she won and diden't want to move away from her home and friend's so she gave most of the money to charitie's..

                I only know that she died just a few years after she won the jackpot and I believe at that time it was an annuity only game, but I'm not 100% positive.

                I can understand why a person who lives alone and has been part of a community would want to stay where she is, but fame and fortune are often followed by misery, so I would move BEFORE I claimed the money.