|Posted: December 6, 2007, 11:28 pm - IP Logged|
Anyore catch this on Wed. 12-5-07?
The program showed two Powerball winners who had been social workers in St Louis.
I think thye were part of a pool but they focused on on these two. The idea seemed to be to show two different perspectives on coming into that kind of money, one woman was quite the philanthropist, giving to Habitat for Humanity and similar projects.
The other women was kind of super defensive of her winnings, but seemed very well informed about lotto winners, stating that studies showed 50% of lotto winners are in worse shape five years later than they were before they won.
They interviewed her sistrers and one sister said that winnig the jackpot changed the winner's life, but not her life. She came ouit and said she was expecting to get $500,000 of the winnings.
The jackpot winner's son moved in with her after she had bought a much nicer house and right from the get go she was asking him how long he planned on staying there. It was obvious he was expecting a free ride from then on.
Something she said was quite memorable, "The more you do for people the more they want you to do."
It was on Discovery and called Millionaire Christmas, I'm sure it will show again. It's really worth watching.
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
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.