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Posted: November 15, 2011, 8:16 am - IP Logged

There's a great documentary on DVD called Lucky that follows a group of jackpot winners from across the country for a year. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Lost friendships, divorce, bankruptcy, attempted murder, and everything in between. It reinforces what I've always said I'll do if and when I hit: DON'T TELL ANYONE!

The best epilogue was of the story of Quan Dao, the Vietnamese refugee that won 245 mm with his ConAgra coworkers. His 22 mill built a neighborhood for 50 of his relatives to live next to each other, as well as gas stations and apartment complexes for his kids to manage  for themselves. Then he went Vietnam to help the relatives they'd left behind who lived in poverty.

It ironic that the immigrant who barely speaks English has a better grasp of the meaning of the American dream than some of the other winners.

"...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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    Posted: November 15, 2011, 8:23 am - IP Logged

    There's a great documentary on DVD called Lucky that follows a group of jackpot winners from across the country for a year. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Lost friendships, divorce, bankruptcy, attempted murder, and everything in between. It reinforces what I've always said I'll do if and when I hit: DON'T TELL ANYONE!

    The best epilogue was of the story of Quan Dao, the Vietnamese refugee that won 245 mm with his ConAgra coworkers. His 22 mill built a neighborhood for 50 of his relatives to live next to each other, as well as gas stations and apartment complexes for his kids to manage  for themselves. Then he went Vietnam to help the relatives they'd left behind who lived in poverty.

    It ironic that the immigrant who barely speaks English has a better grasp of the meaning of the American dream than some of the other winners.

    Thanks for the post nino!  Great advice...Don't Tell Anyone!

    "Whatever the human mind can conceive and believe it can achieve."

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      Posted: November 15, 2011, 10:15 am - IP Logged

      There's a great documentary on DVD called Lucky that follows a group of jackpot winners from across the country for a year. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Lost friendships, divorce, bankruptcy, attempted murder, and everything in between. It reinforces what I've always said I'll do if and when I hit: DON'T TELL ANYONE!

      The best epilogue was of the story of Quan Dao, the Vietnamese refugee that won 245 mm with his ConAgra coworkers. His 22 mill built a neighborhood for 50 of his relatives to live next to each other, as well as gas stations and apartment complexes for his kids to manage  for themselves. Then he went Vietnam to help the relatives they'd left behind who lived in poverty.

      It ironic that the immigrant who barely speaks English has a better grasp of the meaning of the American dream than some of the other winners.

      "It ironic that the immigrant who barely speaks English has a better grasp of the meaning of the American dream than some of the other winners."

      He didn't grow up with the agenda-driven mainstream news media and education system that has brainwashed the last couple of generations in this country.

      American values are being done away with.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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        Robert Uomini is a mathematician who won 22 mill in the CA lottery in 1995. He says that he played qp's at first, but that he didn't like the numbers. He says they weren't "random enough," so he did some research on the four different electrical frequencies the brain generates: Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Theta. Theta waves are linked to concentration and creativity.

        He says he began experimenting to make his Theta rythm dominant. One day, he's in a store, grabs a lotto slip and goes,

        "...into this Theta thing. All of a sudden I had this funny depth perception. I felt like I was in the back of a train in a tunnel and everything was racing away from me. And all of a sudden, numbers start coming into my head. And I didn't think about the numbers, I just wrote them down. I used that same ticket for two and half years, and then I won."

        "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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          Posted: November 18, 2011, 5:01 am - IP Logged

          "It ironic that the immigrant who barely speaks English has a better grasp of the meaning of the American dream than some of the other winners."

          He didn't grow up with the agenda-driven mainstream news media and education system that has brainwashed the last couple of generations in this country.

          American values are being done away with.

          yes I agree!! 

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            Posted: November 19, 2011, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

            There's a great documentary on DVD called Lucky that follows a group of jackpot winners from across the country for a year. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Lost friendships, divorce, bankruptcy, attempted murder, and everything in between. It reinforces what I've always said I'll do if and when I hit: DON'T TELL ANYONE!

            The best epilogue was of the story of Quan Dao, the Vietnamese refugee that won 245 mm with his ConAgra coworkers. His 22 mill built a neighborhood for 50 of his relatives to live next to each other, as well as gas stations and apartment complexes for his kids to manage  for themselves. Then he went Vietnam to help the relatives they'd left behind who lived in poverty.

            It ironic that the immigrant who barely speaks English has a better grasp of the meaning of the American dream than some of the other winners.

            I saw that a few months back and found it very interesting. I thought it was great how the Dad built new homes for himself and his kids and set thim up in businesses. Then going back to Vietnam to help his extended family instead of blowing the money on "toys" like so many lottery winners end up doing.
            The story I found most interesting though was the one with the couple, Kristine and Steve, who won 110 million. The bought a big house and were living the country club lifestyle but were still very down to earth and grateful for the advantages the money gave them and their children. Even the kids (a teenage boy and girl) were very level-headed and appreciative of their new life.
            The really interesting part to me was how Kristine and Steve talked of how they had lost all their friends from their former life because they no longer had the commonality of worrying about money, bills and job security. They said it was the price of winning the lottery. Then a women who had been good friends with Kristine was interveiwd and said she couldn't stand the sight of her friend anymore beause she was so envious that Kristine had won the lottery. 
            A sad but very real commentary on how money changes people.

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              Posted: November 20, 2011, 7:07 am - IP Logged

              Nino, so true.. Nice posting...I Agree!

              Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                Posted: November 20, 2011, 7:44 am - IP Logged

                what year was this documentary?

                thx Smile

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                  Posted: November 21, 2011, 5:47 am - IP Logged

                  what year was this documentary?

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                  2010. You can find it on Netflix or HBOGo

                  "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                    I saw that a few months back and found it very interesting. I thought it was great how the Dad built new homes for himself and his kids and set thim up in businesses. Then going back to Vietnam to help his extended family instead of blowing the money on "toys" like so many lottery winners end up doing.
                    The story I found most interesting though was the one with the couple, Kristine and Steve, who won 110 million. The bought a big house and were living the country club lifestyle but were still very down to earth and grateful for the advantages the money gave them and their children. Even the kids (a teenage boy and girl) were very level-headed and appreciative of their new life.
                    The really interesting part to me was how Kristine and Steve talked of how they had lost all their friends from their former life because they no longer had the commonality of worrying about money, bills and job security. They said it was the price of winning the lottery. Then a women who had been good friends with Kristine was interveiwd and said she couldn't stand the sight of her friend anymore beause she was so envious that Kristine had won the lottery. 
                    A sad but very real commentary on how money changes people.

                    Wow, interesting.  So in the end their friends (Kristine & Steve) where not really friends at all.  Its SO sad how SOOO many people put money in front of everything else. 

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                      I saw that a few months back and found it very interesting. I thought it was great how the Dad built new homes for himself and his kids and set thim up in businesses. Then going back to Vietnam to help his extended family instead of blowing the money on "toys" like so many lottery winners end up doing.
                      The story I found most interesting though was the one with the couple, Kristine and Steve, who won 110 million. The bought a big house and were living the country club lifestyle but were still very down to earth and grateful for the advantages the money gave them and their children. Even the kids (a teenage boy and girl) were very level-headed and appreciative of their new life.
                      The really interesting part to me was how Kristine and Steve talked of how they had lost all their friends from their former life because they no longer had the commonality of worrying about money, bills and job security. They said it was the price of winning the lottery. Then a women who had been good friends with Kristine was interveiwd and said she couldn't stand the sight of her friend anymore beause she was so envious that Kristine had won the lottery. 
                      A sad but very real commentary on how money changes people.

                      Janem,

                      In all the lottery shows I've seen that's first time someone has admitted to resenting their friend's good fortune. It's repugnant, but honest. They did the right thing by moving away from all those people. Sadly, we all have people like that in our lives, whether we know it or not.

                      "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                        Wow, interesting.  So in the end their friends (Kristine & Steve) where not really friends at all.  Its SO sad how SOOO many people put money in front of everything else. 

                        Yeah, and this couple was seething with jealousy and anger, too. It was hard to watch.

                        "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                          I saw that a few months back and found it very interesting. I thought it was great how the Dad built new homes for himself and his kids and set thim up in businesses. Then going back to Vietnam to help his extended family instead of blowing the money on "toys" like so many lottery winners end up doing.
                          The story I found most interesting though was the one with the couple, Kristine and Steve, who won 110 million. The bought a big house and were living the country club lifestyle but were still very down to earth and grateful for the advantages the money gave them and their children. Even the kids (a teenage boy and girl) were very level-headed and appreciative of their new life.
                          The really interesting part to me was how Kristine and Steve talked of how they had lost all their friends from their former life because they no longer had the commonality of worrying about money, bills and job security. They said it was the price of winning the lottery. Then a women who had been good friends with Kristine was interveiwd and said she couldn't stand the sight of her friend anymore beause she was so envious that Kristine had won the lottery. 
                          A sad but very real commentary on how money changes people.

                          Quan Dao is for me the perfect lottery winner. He took his money and instead of flaunting or flushing it he invested in his family's future. Because of his good judgment the next 3 or 4 generations of his family will be taken care of, here and in Vietnam.

                          And despite all the hate from their friends, Kristine and Steve quietly help families with sick children pay their bills.

                          That right there is what it's about. If I have to see another Lottery show where some tool has gone out and purchased a fleet of cars or medieval swords I'm taking hostages!

                          "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                            2010. You can find it on Netflix or HBOGo

                            To access HBO GO?, you must reside within the fifty states of the United States of America.

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                              To access HBO GO?, you must reside within the fifty states of the United States of America.

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                              Bummer. How about video stores, they got those in B.C.?? LOL!

                              "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace