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20/20 Special Lotto Frenzy: Be Careful What You Wish For

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Posted: March 31, 2012, 7:34 am - IP Logged

Watching it on youtube atm.

couldn't find it on youtube

don't mind watching it again

kinda fell asleep during the middle  Bed

"You have to be in it to win it!"

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    Posted: March 31, 2012, 7:36 am - IP Logged

    The Nascar guy will be broke in 5 years. He sounds like he is in total denial about his spending. You could tell that B. Walters was looking at him like "dude, your about to go broke"...

    "The Nascar guy will be broke in 5 years" DH said the same thing last night when we were watching it...

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      Posted: March 31, 2012, 9:36 am - IP Logged

      "The Nascar guy will be broke in 5 years" DH said the same thing last night when we were watching it...

      Completely agree with you guys.  I was shocked when they said he had burned through $20 million in 3 years.  THREE YEARS!!!  Other than the Nascar team (which I doubt is generating much money) I didn't hear him talk about any other businesses he was investing in.  I said its a good thing his wife still likes to clip coupons because in a few years, that's exactly what they'll need to be doing to stay afloat.

      That girl who was crying over the ticket she had given away didn't really do anything for me.  Firsrt of all, I thought they were going to say she gave away a jackpot winning ticket...but nope it was $250,000.  And this was AFTER she had won $1 million dollars!  Girl please.  I believe she had given that guy the ticket as a gift as well.  Funny how she didn't realize she was missing the ticket until the guy came forward to claim the prize.

      I know this might sound incredibly mean, but I'm tired of hearing about that Whittaker guy and him blaming the curse of the lottery for what happened.  Its his own stupidity that cause some of those issues in his life not the money.  I don't know why anyone would give a 17 year old a $2000  PER WEEK allowance AND 4 cars?  My niece is 16 and if I won the lottery I would buy her ONE car...a used one.  And give her like $100 per week.  She'd probably have to spend half that on gas anyway.

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        Posted: March 31, 2012, 11:41 am - IP Logged

        I was originally sympathetic to that woman who claimed she accidently gave away a winning lottery ticket.  But I saw the video and she handed two tickets to two guys...I did not even see any 100 bills in her hands. She also did not act "right"...like she was on medication or something. I had previously pictured some little old lady.

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          Posted: March 31, 2012, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

          There was so many great stories on the special I forgot to mention the lottery pool from California Elementary school who won twice.  I also could not believe the lady who found a winning scratch-off in the trash worth $1 million dollars. Then she was sued by the manager of the store who took pictures with her holding the check and was also quoted in the newspaper saying "They are really good people, they deserved it". Now her bank account has been frozen. There was an undocumentedl immigrant working in Georgia who won $750,000 but had his boss claim the money for him and the boss kept all the money. While sitting in a detention center he sued and won all his money back awaiting deportation.

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            Posted: March 31, 2012, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

            I missed the show. Someone said you can watch it on YouTube!? What key words should I use to find it? Anyone have a link?

            Thanks!

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              Posted: March 31, 2012, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

              There was so many great stories on the special I forgot to mention the lottery pool from California Elementary school who won twice.  I also could not believe the lady who found a winning scratch-off in the trash worth $1 million dollars. Then she was sued by the manager of the store who took pictures with her holding the check and was also quoted in the newspaper saying "They are really good people, they deserved it". Now her bank account has been frozen. There was an undocumentedl immigrant working in Georgia who won $750,000 but had his boss claim the money for him and the boss kept all the money. While sitting in a detention center he sued and won all his money back awaiting deportation.

              All those stories make my head spin.  It is such a mixed bag of tragedy and comedy.  Much better than 'reality t.v.'

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                Posted: March 31, 2012, 3:26 pm - IP Logged
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                  Posted: March 31, 2012, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

                  Learn from these lottery fools. Lottery fame is never good attracts unwanted intentions.
                  I hope she never gets her money. It is his now. Cannot claim it was lost or stolen when clearly shows it was given to.

                  Also the clerk was eye witness and said she gave them away. I see no dollar bills stick to the tickets and clearly shows she handed each a ticket fresh from the machine...The reason why she wanted back so badly was like any other lottery fools, they gave/spend most of their previous winning and wanted more cash.

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                    Posted: March 31, 2012, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

                    Learn from these lottery fools. Lottery fame is never good attracts unwanted intentions.
                    I hope she never gets her money. It is his now. Cannot claim it was lost or stolen when clearly shows it was given to.

                    Also the clerk was eye witness and said she gave them away. I see no dollar bills stick to the tickets and clearly shows she handed each a ticket fresh from the machine...The reason why she wanted back so badly was like any other lottery fools, they gave/spend most of their previous winning and wanted more cash.

                    I think I could help her if I could meet her privately to console her.

                    Does she still have that million? (Not that that's important at all, just wondering).


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: March 31, 2012, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

                      Completely agree with you guys.  I was shocked when they said he had burned through $20 million in 3 years.  THREE YEARS!!!  Other than the Nascar team (which I doubt is generating much money) I didn't hear him talk about any other businesses he was investing in.  I said its a good thing his wife still likes to clip coupons because in a few years, that's exactly what they'll need to be doing to stay afloat.

                      That girl who was crying over the ticket she had given away didn't really do anything for me.  Firsrt of all, I thought they were going to say she gave away a jackpot winning ticket...but nope it was $250,000.  And this was AFTER she had won $1 million dollars!  Girl please.  I believe she had given that guy the ticket as a gift as well.  Funny how she didn't realize she was missing the ticket until the guy came forward to claim the prize.

                      I know this might sound incredibly mean, but I'm tired of hearing about that Whittaker guy and him blaming the curse of the lottery for what happened.  Its his own stupidity that cause some of those issues in his life not the money.  I don't know why anyone would give a 17 year old a $2000  PER WEEK allowance AND 4 cars?  My niece is 16 and if I won the lottery I would buy her ONE car...a used one.  And give her like $100 per week.  She'd probably have to spend half that on gas anyway.

                      My feelings exactly on Jack Whittaker. I've heard similar stories on past lottery winners and to me, a curse is a scapegoat for failing to take personal responsibility for your spending habits.  You wanna know a real lottery curse, turn to Hurley from Lost.

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                        Posted: March 31, 2012, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

                        I think I could help her if I could meet her privately to console her.

                        Does she still have that million? (Not that that's important at all, just wondering).

                        lol lol  I think she might end up asking you for money.  The program made some remark about her range of emotions during her 2 hour interview.

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                          I think I could help her if I could meet her privately to console her.

                          Does she still have that million? (Not that that's important at all, just wondering).

                          ahhhhhhhhhhhh yes, if she could only have only gone back in time and never made her 1st million so public that she was recognized....We learn by our mistakes.....as well as watching and learning from those of others.............No publicity for me...thanks....I will always take the 5th......NO Rdge, that refers to remaining silent as opposed to alcohol consumption.

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                            Posted: March 31, 2012, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

                            I think I could help her if I could meet her privately to console her.

                            Does she still have that million? (Not that that's important at all, just wondering).

                            Ridge - what a wonderful thoughtful person you are!  (sorry - had to take a break from typing to finish chuckling)  Her personality shifts might prove to be a tad encumbering though... even for a thoughful consoling fella such as you!

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                              Posted: March 31, 2012, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

                              My feelings exactly on Jack Whittaker. I've heard similar stories on past lottery winners and to me, a curse is a scapegoat for failing to take personal responsibility for your spending habits.  You wanna know a real lottery curse, turn to Hurley from Lost.

                              My question about Whitaker is was he doing crazy things before he won the lottery? He claims the lottery caused his misery but was he going to strip clubs, etc. before the win?  I find it hard to believe that if you are that age and don't do those things, you will afterwards if you win the lottery (if you are/were happily married).

                              And where was the mother of his grandchild?