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Lottery Winners Gone Broke

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Would you watch a reality show about big winners who lost it all?

Yes [ 30 ]  [65.22%]
No [ 16 ]  [34.78%]
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Posted: December 20, 2012, 8:53 am - IP Logged

The Jack Whittaker story is sad. Having been a hardworking man that worked himself up to a millionaire, you'd think he would've been more careful with the lottery money, but it's easy to say what you will and will not do until you've won a jackpot that size. I'd imagine he'd give every cent back to have his family back. From what I've read, he seemed like a good hearted fella.....perhaps too giving for his own good.....I'm sure he'd do everything differently if he had a second chance...At least I hope his story will help others make the right choices if or when they win.

I agree...I mean he was already a millionaire....I guess that 314 was just TOO much disposable income and he saw no end in sight...he probaly should have just kept helping the community and the church like he started out doing....

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    Posted: December 20, 2012, 9:07 am - IP Logged

    My TV is for news, documentaries and sports. No reality shows, no game shows, no drama series. So my answer is a NO

    as rod serling : submited for your approval  the man above is taking a path leading to a premature death


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      Posted: December 20, 2012, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

      hahaha Reality show about lottery winners gone broke ?

      you might as well tune in to A&E Intervention ... lmmmmaooooo


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        Posted: December 20, 2012, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

        hahaha Reality show about lottery winners gone broke ?

        you might as well tune in to A&E Intervention ... lmmmmaooooo

        In some cases I think it should be mandatory.....Like Donald Lawson....I think he may benefit from watch a "What you should not do" show about winning the lottery....he's trolling the internet for a love interest....Look out Jack Whittaker you got competition a gaining on you...


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          Posted: December 20, 2012, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

          Ehh. We can do a better job on Giving advice..

          like rule #1, Never Boast, Bragg, or become prideful... God will become your enemy.

          rule#2, being humble with your wins will Backfire. because by being humble? u share. by sharing? u get robbed & used...

           any more ?


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            Posted: December 20, 2012, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

            Ehh. We can do a better job on Giving advice..

            like rule #1, Never Boast, Bragg, or become prideful... God will become your enemy.

            rule#2, being humble with your wins will Backfire. because by being humble? u share. by sharing? u get robbed & used...

             any more ?

            Strip clubs and massage parlors....stay away from them LOL

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              Posted: December 20, 2012, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

              # 4 No private jet, use net jet or similar.

              #5 RVs and things that turn into driveway decorations, should be rented only when you're going to use them.

               

              I'll follow #5 even if i don't win.

              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                Posted: December 20, 2012, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                I think I would.. But I know it would be depressing though. Everytime they show the show lottery changed my life about this 18 year old who won. he had invested in a hotel with someone else.. lost 1.8 million because his partner invested the hotel loan on aother property. Took him 5 years to find a job because the town resented him.. That story get me every time, so sad..

                It Takes More Than a Dollar and a Dream :)

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                  Posted: December 21, 2012, 1:56 am - IP Logged

                  There is?  What network?

                  Try the " TLC Network " or Youtube Search should find it ..

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                    Posted: December 22, 2012, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                    There is?  What network?

                    I think that show was on E network or entertainment network.(114 on dish)

                    Theres also a show called overnight jackpot millionaires on something called ameri chanel (194 on dish)

                    those #s possibly apply only to my area.

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                      Posted: December 22, 2012, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                      lol With all the nutcases from hoarders to my strange addictions, etc. there are a lot of people who want to be on TV (and I lot who like negative attention).

                      You're right, had'nt thought about that.

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                        Posted: December 22, 2012, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                        I think that show was on E network or entertainment network.(114 on dish)

                        Theres also a show called overnight jackpot millionaires on something called ameri chanel (194 on dish)

                        those #s possibly apply only to my area.

                        I've seen that "Jackpot Overnight millionaires"....it is pretty good.......That Dave edwards is on that one too....

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                          Posted: December 23, 2012, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

                          After reading the article about Jack Whittaker, I realized that a reality show about lottery winners who lost it all wouldn't be a bad idea.  I know TLC has that show about how the lottery changed people's lives for the better (mostly), but maybe there should be a show about how an instant winfall may not always be a good thing.  What do you think of the idea?

                          I probably wouldn't watch and for the same reason I wouldn't watch weekly shows about retirees losing all their saving to a Nigerian lottery scam or to a ponzi investment. Besides, each show would be more of the same "we spent way too much on frivolous stuff".

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                            Posted: December 23, 2012, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                            I've seen that "Jackpot Overnight millionaires"....it is pretty good.......That Dave edwards is on that one too....

                            Yea, and the odd thing I noticed is he said "winning the lottery does not make you smarter"

                            now if he knew that, why did he have to go ahead and prove it ?

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                              Posted: December 23, 2012, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

                              Yea, and the odd thing I noticed is he said "winning the lottery does not make you smarter"

                              now if he knew that, why did he have to go ahead and prove it ?

                              LOL........an armchair sociologist....I guess in his case it was easier to give advice than follow it......