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Posted: August 22, 2013, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

Woman's lotto legacy lives on Hurray!

 

 

   
             
           
       
Almost 25 years ago Sheelah Ryan made history when she won a staggering $55 million jackpot in the Florida lottery, becoming the largest single lottery winner in America. With the Florida lottery again hitting huge highs this week locals remember Ryan, who passed away in 1994 of cancer at the age of 69, not for the money she won but for how she spent it. The Ryan Foundation, which she established shortly after her windfall, helped everyone from children, to abused women, to senior citizens and stray animals. "I think it was by the grace of God I won," Mrs. Ryan said in 1989, as quoted in her New York Times obituary. "I realized there must have been a reason He gave me the money, so I decided to give some of it to senior citizens and the homeless." Today, her Ryan Foundation lives on and continues toEddessa give to 20-25 organizations each year, says spokesperson Pamela Ohab. "If you had her as a friend," Ohab says, "you really only needed one friend."
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    Posted: August 22, 2013, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

    Very caring and intelligent Woman. As you can see, if it's done right, it will continue to succeed.

                                                 

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      Posted: August 22, 2013, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

      Woman's lotto legacy lives on Hurray!

       

       

         
                   
                 
             
      Almost 25 years ago Sheelah Ryan made history when she won a staggering $55 million jackpot in the Florida lottery, becoming the largest single lottery winner in America. With the Florida lottery again hitting huge highs this week locals remember Ryan, who passed away in 1994 of cancer at the age of 69, not for the money she won but for how she spent it. The Ryan Foundation, which she established shortly after her windfall, helped everyone from children, to abused women, to senior citizens and stray animals. "I think it was by the grace of God I won," Mrs. Ryan said in 1989, as quoted in her New York Times obituary. "I realized there must have been a reason He gave me the money, so I decided to give some of it to senior citizens and the homeless." Today, her Ryan Foundation lives on and continues toEddessa give to 20-25 organizations each year, says spokesperson Pamela Ohab. "If you had her as a friend," Ohab says, "you really only needed one friend."
      EddessaKnight

       "I think it was by the grace of God I won," Mrs. Ryan said in 1989... I realized there must have been a reason He gave me the money..."

      God Bless her.

      They're not making them like that anymore.

      Our schools don't allow praying in school anymore, they've banned God and don't even allow the mention of His Holy Name, Jesus.

      With the new generations coming up now, it's "anything goes," "if it feels good do it" and "every man for himself."

      And we'll all pay the price for that eventually.

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        Posted: August 22, 2013, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

        Anyone remember that man who won a huge amount something like 150M - 200m on the Powerball or Mega Millions and then donated the whole amount to his church.

        2016 Won/Lost

        EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

        UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

        2016 Total: -£24

        Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

         

        EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

        EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

        UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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          Posted: August 22, 2013, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

           "I think it was by the grace of God I won," Mrs. Ryan said in 1989... I realized there must have been a reason He gave me the money..."

          God Bless her.

          They're not making them like that anymore.

          Our schools don't allow praying in school anymore, they've banned God and don't even allow the mention of His Holy Name, Jesus.

          With the new generations coming up now, it's "anything goes," "if it feels good do it" and "every man for himself."

          And we'll all pay the price for that eventually.

          Amen    To     That       Ridge      Thumbs Up

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            Posted: August 22, 2013, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

            Woman's lotto legacy lives on Hurray!

             

             

               
                         
                       
                   
            Almost 25 years ago Sheelah Ryan made history when she won a staggering $55 million jackpot in the Florida lottery, becoming the largest single lottery winner in America. With the Florida lottery again hitting huge highs this week locals remember Ryan, who passed away in 1994 of cancer at the age of 69, not for the money she won but for how she spent it. The Ryan Foundation, which she established shortly after her windfall, helped everyone from children, to abused women, to senior citizens and stray animals. "I think it was by the grace of God I won," Mrs. Ryan said in 1989, as quoted in her New York Times obituary. "I realized there must have been a reason He gave me the money, so I decided to give some of it to senior citizens and the homeless." Today, her Ryan Foundation lives on and continues toEddessa give to 20-25 organizations each year, says spokesperson Pamela Ohab. "If you had her as a friend," Ohab says, "you really only needed one friend."
            EddessaKnight

            Sheelah    Ryan

             

             

            She   Had    Style       Patriot

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              Posted: August 22, 2013, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

               "I think it was by the grace of God I won," Mrs. Ryan said in 1989... I realized there must have been a reason He gave me the money..."

              God Bless her.

              They're not making them like that anymore.

              Our schools don't allow praying in school anymore, they've banned God and don't even allow the mention of His Holy Name, Jesus.

              With the new generations coming up now, it's "anything goes," "if it feels good do it" and "every man for himself."

              And we'll all pay the price for that eventually.

              Thumbs Up Well worth repeating.

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                Posted: August 22, 2013, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

                Anyone remember that man who won a huge amount something like 150M - 200m on the Powerball or Mega Millions and then donated the whole amount to his church.

                Apparently not, I know I've never heard of any such person although I have heard of lottery winners donating their winning ticket to different charities anonymously.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: August 23, 2013, 12:39 am - IP Logged

                    A caring person indeed, How many cars, houses can one person have you read how stupidly person spend there money after they win.  My wish always been to set up something for people that have Cancer , since both my parent had it  along taking care of the seniors because they are always forgotten .  Maybe one day , my wish would come true.

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                      A caring person indeed, How many cars, houses can one person have you read how stupidly person spend there money after they win.  My wish always been to set up something for people that have Cancer , since both my parent had it  along taking care of the seniors because they are always forgotten .  Maybe one day , my wish would come true.

                    I  have  always   thought  along  the   same   lines    Nydebbie

                     

                    Much  Good   could   be  done

                     

                    My  thought  for many years if  I  won   , was   too   help  my   Aunts  and   Uncles  ,  etc. ,  that had worked hard all their  life  in  the  hot  sun

                     

                    But being as most all  of  them have gone on  to   Glory  now ,  my  thoughts  these days  , would be to start no kill animal  shelters  all  over   the   country  ,  to  be  run  by   responsible   people 

                     

                    And  to  also  help  wounded   veterans  , and  homeless  veterans  , and  all  the veterans  that  I  could , because they  are  the  True   Heroes  of  the  world    ( not  the  politicians )

                     

                    And  if  I  ever  would  win  the  big   one.............that  is  exactly  what  I  would   do

                     

                    On  My  Word  and   Honor

                     

                    And   Thats   A    Fact

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                      This brought tears to my eyes thanks for sharing eddessaknight. Thank you Mrs. Ryan and may God continue to bless your soul. Blue Angel

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                         "I think it was by the grace of God I won," Mrs. Ryan said in 1989... I realized there must have been a reason He gave me the money..."

                        God Bless her.

                        They're not making them like that anymore.

                        Our schools don't allow praying in school anymore, they've banned God and don't even allow the mention of His Holy Name, Jesus.

                        With the new generations coming up now, it's "anything goes," "if it feels good do it" and "every man for himself."

                        And we'll all pay the price for that eventually.

                        Amen ridgeI Agree!

                        I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                          I  have  always   thought  along  the   same   lines    Nydebbie

                           

                          Much  Good   could   be  done

                           

                          My  thought  for many years if  I  won   , was   too   help  my   Aunts  and   Uncles  ,  etc. ,  that had worked hard all their  life  in  the  hot  sun

                           

                          But being as most all  of  them have gone on  to   Glory  now ,  my  thoughts  these days  , would be to start no kill animal  shelters  all  over   the   country  ,  to  be  run  by   responsible   people 

                           

                          And  to  also  help  wounded   veterans  , and  homeless  veterans  , and  all  the veterans  that  I  could , because they  are  the  True   Heroes  of  the  world    ( not  the  politicians )

                           

                          And  if  I  ever  would  win  the  big   one.............that  is  exactly  what  I  would   do

                           

                          On  My  Word  and   Honor

                           

                          And   Thats   A    Fact

                          This Country/ World needs more men and women like you Astekblue & NydebbieThumbs Up

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                            Woman's lotto legacy lives on Hurray!

                             

                             

                               
                                         
                                       
                                   
                            Almost 25 years ago Sheelah Ryan made history when she won a staggering $55 million jackpot in the Florida lottery, becoming the largest single lottery winner in America. With the Florida lottery again hitting huge highs this week locals remember Ryan, who passed away in 1994 of cancer at the age of 69, not for the money she won but for how she spent it. The Ryan Foundation, which she established shortly after her windfall, helped everyone from children, to abused women, to senior citizens and stray animals. "I think it was by the grace of God I won," Mrs. Ryan said in 1989, as quoted in her New York Times obituary. "I realized there must have been a reason He gave me the money, so I decided to give some of it to senior citizens and the homeless." Today, her Ryan Foundation lives on and continues toEddessa give to 20-25 organizations each year, says spokesperson Pamela Ohab. "If you had her as a friend," Ohab says, "you really only needed one friend."
                            EddessaKnight

                            Wait...... Did you sign your name to something you copy and pasted? Green laugh

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                              Woman's lotto legacy lives on Hurray!

                               

                               

                                 
                                           
                                         
                                     
                              Almost 25 years ago Sheelah Ryan made history when she won a staggering $55 million jackpot in the Florida lottery, becoming the largest single lottery winner in America. With the Florida lottery again hitting huge highs this week locals remember Ryan, who passed away in 1994 of cancer at the age of 69, not for the money she won but for how she spent it. The Ryan Foundation, which she established shortly after her windfall, helped everyone from children, to abused women, to senior citizens and stray animals. "I think it was by the grace of God I won," Mrs. Ryan said in 1989, as quoted in her New York Times obituary. "I realized there must have been a reason He gave me the money, so I decided to give some of it to senior citizens and the homeless." Today, her Ryan Foundation lives on and continues toEddessa give to 20-25 organizations each year, says spokesperson Pamela Ohab. "If you had her as a friend," Ohab says, "you really only needed one friend."
                              EddessaKnight

                              thanks for postingPatriot