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Posted: February 4, 2014, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

I too agree these shows prove anyone can win.  An update on the winners lives today would be interesting.  I would not be a participant, preferring to disappear on my terms.

They got one lejardin its called big jackpots big changes and I think they will play it on the 8th too

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    Posted: February 4, 2014, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

    Thanks Shelby, that should be interesting, just what I would like to see.

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      Posted: February 4, 2014, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

      Are you kidding?

      It can be a great learning experience.

      Plus it can help you save money on travel expenses.

      Cuz once you've seen the Fabulous Ficks, you will have experienced Kentucky and you'll never have to go there!

      In fact, I'm thinking of starting a thread where everybody talks about their favorite scene from the Fabulous Ficks.

      I'm particularly fond of the one with Junior demonstrating his mastery of the Kung Fu Sword in the motel room.

      It was spellbinding.

      You are so right. The kung fu demo is almost impossible to beat, close second is Cynthia shopping for $20 million jets when she only took home $21 million.

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        You are so right. The kung fu demo is almost impossible to beat, close second is Cynthia shopping for $20 million jets when she only took home $21 million.

        LOL I saw that one with Stafford. One jet was 5 million and the other was 8 million, but what they left out was the price of the

        1. Pilot

        2. Storage (cant keep a lear jet in your homes garage LOL)

        3. Maintenance

        4. Gas

        To me jets are for billionaires, theres alot of companies where you can just buy time in one or even rent one

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          Posted: February 5, 2014, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

          I've never seen it so thanks for the heads up I will dvr it!

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            Posted: February 5, 2014, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

            Great!  I think anyone interested in the lottery will enjoy these!

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              I remember one episode w/ a gay couple;  one guy had won a lottery, but it wasn't a "huge" one, something like 4.5 million.  He had already bought a nice car for himself and a luxury one for his partner and some other stuff and they were shopping for a house.  The real estate agent was showing them several homes and the partner was really pushing for the guy to buy a huge place which cost something like two million, trying to talk him into it because it had a separate wing for his mother to live in.  I don't remember their names,  exact amt. of the jackpot or price of the house, but I do remember thinking he wasn't going to have a whole lot left after IF he did buy that place.  I wonder what became of them, if they're now broke or if he wised up and jetted his partner for being so high maintenance.*  Anybody remember that show?

              *I also remember that the guy who won the jackpot was a good size fellow and his partner was a skinny dude, several inches shorter. I'm not gay, but if I were, I'd try to find a partner close to my size so we could share a wardrobe. <grin>


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                I remember one episode w/ a gay couple;  one guy had won a lottery, but it wasn't a "huge" one, something like 4.5 million.  He had already bought a nice car for himself and a luxury one for his partner and some other stuff and they were shopping for a house.  The real estate agent was showing them several homes and the partner was really pushing for the guy to buy a huge place which cost something like two million, trying to talk him into it because it had a separate wing for his mother to live in.  I don't remember their names,  exact amt. of the jackpot or price of the house, but I do remember thinking he wasn't going to have a whole lot left after IF he did buy that place.  I wonder what became of them, if they're now broke or if he wised up and jetted his partner for being so high maintenance.*  Anybody remember that show?

                *I also remember that the guy who won the jackpot was a good size fellow and his partner was a skinny dude, several inches shorter. I'm not gay, but if I were, I'd try to find a partner close to my size so we could share a wardrobe. <grin>

                I saw that episode and found the partner who had a high pitched voice to be really annoying. I believe they were looking at a house that cost more than what he took home from his win. These folks simply had no clue and unfortunately have the same financial aptitude as other jackpot winners such as Cynthia Stafford.

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                  I saw that episode and found the partner who had a high pitched voice to be really annoying. I believe they were looking at a house that cost more than what he took home from his win. These folks simply had no clue and unfortunately have the same financial aptitude as other jackpot winners such as Cynthia Stafford.

                  Didn't the guy who won want to do something "useful" with the money, like go to cooking school and open a restaurant?  I agree w/ you about the partner, he was a prissy guy, playing up to the swishing, limp-wristed stereotype.  (I've known several gay men, a couple of them were good friends and I roughnecked with one. I wouldn't have known they were gay except they told me...more "manly" than many hetero guys I've known)

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                    I saw that episode and found the partner who had a high pitched voice to be really annoying. I believe they were looking at a house that cost more than what he took home from his win. These folks simply had no clue and unfortunately have the same financial aptitude as other jackpot winners such as Cynthia Stafford.

                    Yeah Burt and Jamie were their names. Burt won like 3.2 million on a slot machine in Dover Downs I think, he has an upper management job also something like a executive recruitment position or something in the like, he bought a mercedes truck for his boyfriend and bought his boyfriends mom a mercedes as well. They look at some expensive houses but I dont think they bought any of them with Burt saying they were out of their price range

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                      Posted: February 5, 2014, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

                      Thanks f/ the names;  I Googled them and found this post in the "Television Without Pity" site:

                      "Anyone see what I think was the latest ep with the gay couple? How on earth is it o.k. to spend 3 million on a house when you won 4 million? After taxes he had to have brought home closer to 2 million, right? I'm sorry, I don't see the point of spending it all, much less all at once. You can get a perfectly nice house for three people for under a million if you REALLY want to go fancy. If not, you can do even better. Kinda worried about them. The fabulous one had me at first, but when the segment was over I felt big resentment toward him."

                      Then this reply:

                      "I know Jamie and Bert personally and Jamie told me that the showrunners wanted them to be filmed looking at high-end real estate that they knew was not within their budget. Believe me, these guys are being extremely smart with their money and have hired a financial planner to make sure they don't go overboard. They both have really good jobs and a strong work ethic. They're not letting the new-found wealth go to their heads."

                      If that's true, then that's the problem I have with most so-called reality shows, this one included;  we don't know what's really "real" and what's scripted by the show's producers.   I gave up on Deadliest Catch after the last seaon's fake crapola.

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                        Thanks f/ the names;  I Googled them and found this post in the "Television Without Pity" site:

                        "Anyone see what I think was the latest ep with the gay couple? How on earth is it o.k. to spend 3 million on a house when you won 4 million? After taxes he had to have brought home closer to 2 million, right? I'm sorry, I don't see the point of spending it all, much less all at once. You can get a perfectly nice house for three people for under a million if you REALLY want to go fancy. If not, you can do even better. Kinda worried about them. The fabulous one had me at first, but when the segment was over I felt big resentment toward him."

                        Then this reply:

                        "I know Jamie and Bert personally and Jamie told me that the showrunners wanted them to be filmed looking at high-end real estate that they knew was not within their budget. Believe me, these guys are being extremely smart with their money and have hired a financial planner to make sure they don't go overboard. They both have really good jobs and a strong work ethic. They're not letting the new-found wealth go to their heads."

                        If that's true, then that's the problem I have with most so-called reality shows, this one included;  we don't know what's really "real" and what's scripted by the show's producers.   I gave up on Deadliest Catch after the last seaon's fake crapola.

                        Scripted by the producers, are they politicians too?

                        I am glad to hear they have hired financial advisors as they werent portrayed in the best light.  Once again the negative side wins out.  I would much prefer to see the good things they have done than to see a train wreck which is how I thought these two would end up.

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                          Posted: February 26, 2014, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

                          Saturday, February 8 is running the shows again starting at 1:00 through 6:00 (based on my time PST).

                          For those who may not have seen or just want to dream and watch reruns, Saturday, March 01 @ 9:00 thru 12:00 PST, TLC is running four shows of The Lottery Changed My Life.

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                            I remember one episode w/ a gay couple;  one guy had won a lottery, but it wasn't a "huge" one, something like 4.5 million.  He had already bought a nice car for himself and a luxury one for his partner and some other stuff and they were shopping for a house.  The real estate agent was showing them several homes and the partner was really pushing for the guy to buy a huge place which cost something like two million, trying to talk him into it because it had a separate wing for his mother to live in.  I don't remember their names,  exact amt. of the jackpot or price of the house, but I do remember thinking he wasn't going to have a whole lot left after IF he did buy that place.  I wonder what became of them, if they're now broke or if he wised up and jetted his partner for being so high maintenance.*  Anybody remember that show?

                            *I also remember that the guy who won the jackpot was a good size fellow and his partner was a skinny dude, several inches shorter. I'm not gay, but if I were, I'd try to find a partner close to my size so we could share a wardrobe. <grin>

                            Yes, I remember that episode from the marathon. I remember also thinking that they were going to be broke within a year from that foolish spending, and yes the small one played the stereotypical limp wristed gay man well. But someone said that the producers were egging them on, so maybe they will be smart with their money.