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Florida Woman's lotto legacy lives on after 25 years>>

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Gurnee, Illinois
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Posted: September 13, 2013, 9:10 am - 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.

I would say if that person gave the entire amount to any prosperity gospel church, he is probably regretting that decision today.

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The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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    Posted: September 13, 2013, 9:29 am - IP Logged

    I remember when she won that and the foundation she set up was one of the good and legitimate charities that helped out many in need.

    It is always a good idea to check out any charity you may want to give to no matter how well-known they are. There are a lot of big names that are scams.

    Doing a Google search with the name of the charity and the word "scam" may give some interesting info (example: "United Way scam" or "Komen scam").

    Many national "charities" have wrong priorities with too much of donations going toward high salaries and fancy buildings. The people or causes that need it may only get a very small percentage, if anything, of what you give.

    My preference is to give to local charities that I could personally check out...and never give to anyone who cold calls on the phone representing a charity as most of these are scams (ask them to send you a copy of their financial information that you can verify and see how quick they either hang up or ignore the request).

    I Agree!

    Many people would be surprised to know that a lot of non-profit CEOs are paid over $300,000...even near $1 million in some charities. They would also be surprised to learn that many charity directors in Haiti are having their organization pay $3k to $4k per month housing allowance so they can live In nice accommodations.  For comparison, the top US military Admirals and Generals are paid less than our Congressmen and women, yet they direct effective and timely operations. And they live in spartan staterooms, glorified trailers or even tents in hostile areas during conflict operations. Why should a non profit director be paid more than any top military director? If the organizations mission is to serve the people or protect those who cannot protect themselves, the top CEO pay should not be in the same league as for profit small business owners.

    Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

    The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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      Posted: September 13, 2013, 8:34 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

      Cool lady, thanks for sharing

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?

       

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