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Posted: June 9, 2008, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

Do anyone hear anyone winning the lotery then become billionaire? I hear few people that won like over 100 millions in lottery from Michigan. Still not billionaire. Just asking. Thanks

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    Posted: June 10, 2008, 12:19 am - IP Logged

    There have been three 100+ million lottery winners, if they all took a lump sum that'd leave maybe one of them and then after taxes, none of them. Razz Dunno what they've done since because I don't believe any of them have been heard from after winning. The only person I know of with a goal of reaching a billion dollars is Brad Duke from Idaho who won a $220M Powerball jackpot three years ago that after taking the lump sum and taxes was well under 100 million but his total wealth has gone over that. Last I read he was still on track to do it within 15 years if not sooner, some people here don't seem to like him all that much for some reason. Anyway, I'll have to be the first in Michigan to have a billion dollar goal, hopefully it'll be a big enough jackpot to make it somewhat easier. Jester Laugh

     

    For Michigan lottery records here's the link:

     

    http://www.michigan.gov/lottery/0,1607,7-110-28916_28944-4145--,00.html

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      Posted: June 10, 2008, 12:41 am - IP Logged

      Dammit, I was too late by a few seconds to add this 2007 story/interview with Brad Duke:

      http://money.cnn.com/2007/02/20/magazines/fortune/lottery_winnings.fortune/index.htm

       

       

      Oh, I forgot and just saw it again that Ralph Stebbins, who won the $208 million Mega Millions jackpot  along with his wife in 2005 died of a heart attack about a year and a half later at 43.

       

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16370131/

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        Posted: June 10, 2008, 1:04 am - IP Logged

        UGH! Once again just a little too late in my updating to edit successfully. >_<

         

        As the article also mentions that he had been charged with attempted murder a couple months earlier from an incident where Ralph Stebbins stabbed (hmmm a Stebbins stabbin) his daughter's boyfriend. Here's another story to follow that up from 2007.

         

        http://www.countypress.com/stories/021807/loc_20070218002.shtml

         

        And another Stebbins related story from earlier this year and an editorial about it:

        http://www.thetimesherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080408/NEWS01/804080302

        http://www.thetimesherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080411/OPINION02/804110309

         

         

        Maybe I should stop looking this stuff up... But there's still others to check! Red Devil

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          Posted: June 10, 2008, 2:24 am - IP Logged

          I remember Brad Duke was heavily invested in real estate.  I wonder if he lost any money now that real estate is tanking.

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            Posted: June 10, 2008, 2:47 am - IP Logged

            That reminds me, I did see a more recent story on him where he said he's been fortunate to not be affected by it or something like that and I found it.

             

            http://www.idahopress.com/special/?sr=4&sra=4412

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              Posted: June 10, 2008, 3:24 am - IP Logged

              Thanks!

              Even the credit and housing slump that have affected the nation’s economy have not weighed down on Brad’s success, as he says his investments remain "surprisingly profitable."

              Good for him.  I actually hope he makes it to "billionaire".  Not that the world needs one more of those, but it'd be nice to see him reach his goal.

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                Posted: June 13, 2008, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                Do anyone hear anyone winning the lotery then become billionaire? I hear few people that won like over 100 millions in lottery from Michigan. Still not billionaire. Just asking. Thanks

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