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How the Lottery Changed my Life

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Posted: June 10, 2015, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

 Xfinity's DFCH   Channel #121  This episode tells the tale of a Mother of 5 in Florida. It begins at 6pm PST and repeats at 9pm PST.

 Sorry about the late notice. I am battling bronchitis.

Enjoy !!Party

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    Posted: June 10, 2015, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

    Direct tv channel 294. Got it set to record. Island dreamers comes on same time next Wed.

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      Thank You Shelby Mustang !!  I will watch it next Wednesday.Smile

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        Posted: June 11, 2015, 7:47 am - IP Logged

         Xfinity's DFCH   Channel #121  This episode tells the tale of a Mother of 5 in Florida. It begins at 6pm PST and repeats at 9pm PST.

         Sorry about the late notice. I am battling bronchitis.

        Enjoy !!Party

        Hope you feel better and Thanks.

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          Posted: June 11, 2015, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

          Thank You sully16 for your kind thoughts and wishes.  I hope you win the Big one soon.

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            Posted: June 12, 2015, 8:35 am - IP Logged

            Hope you get to feeling better;  it's probably from all that splintering...or maybe lack OF -  y'know, withdrawals. Wink

            My fav. TLCML segment was the "Motel Millionaire", Jim Gatzke - he's the one who had lost his folks a few yrs. before, was unemployed, picked up cans to cash in and as I recall,  spent some of his very last money on a lottery ticket.  He was living in his folk's old run-down house w/ no utilities when he won 5.5 million.  The state didn't want to pay him at first, claiming he might be mentally incompetent.  He was lucky enough to have a good friend who helped him get the money from the state and then protect his new-found fortune from those who would take advantage of him (he opted for the annuity and didn't take risks with his money, putting most of his yearly check into a savings acct. paying very little interest)  Other than a few cars & trips, he hadn't bought anything extravagant.  He lived in the motel f/ about $250/wk and ate out every day, always buying an extra steak for the stray cats which lived in a junkyard next to his pal's business. Out of all the winners on the show, I think I'd most like to see a follow-up on him;  it's made me think that, sure, winning the lottery could make you happy, but it really doesn't take all that much to keep you happy.   No money worries, a good friend who sincerely cares about you, eat out when you want, some cats...and you don't even have to make your bed.   Sounds good to me.

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              Posted: June 12, 2015, 9:13 am - IP Logged

              Hope you get to feeling better;  it's probably from all that splintering...or maybe lack OF -  y'know, withdrawals. Wink

              My fav. TLCML segment was the "Motel Millionaire", Jim Gatzke - he's the one who had lost his folks a few yrs. before, was unemployed, picked up cans to cash in and as I recall,  spent some of his very last money on a lottery ticket.  He was living in his folk's old run-down house w/ no utilities when he won 5.5 million.  The state didn't want to pay him at first, claiming he might be mentally incompetent.  He was lucky enough to have a good friend who helped him get the money from the state and then protect his new-found fortune from those who would take advantage of him (he opted for the annuity and didn't take risks with his money, putting most of his yearly check into a savings acct. paying very little interest)  Other than a few cars & trips, he hadn't bought anything extravagant.  He lived in the motel f/ about $250/wk and ate out every day, always buying an extra steak for the stray cats which lived in a junkyard next to his pal's business. Out of all the winners on the show, I think I'd most like to see a follow-up on him;  it's made me think that, sure, winning the lottery could make you happy, but it really doesn't take all that much to keep you happy.   No money worries, a good friend who sincerely cares about you, eat out when you want, some cats...and you don't even have to make your bed.   Sounds good to me.

              Well mike, it's different strokes for different folks. What makes each winner happy and grounded is different from everybody else. Mr. Gatzke preferred to stick with what he knows and it's good to see that he did not end up like Abraham Lee Shakesphere. Guy like him it could have happened.

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                Posted: June 12, 2015, 9:30 am - IP Logged

                Well mike, it's different strokes for different folks. What makes each winner happy and grounded is different from everybody else. Mr. Gatzke preferred to stick with what he knows and it's good to see that he did not end up like Abraham Lee Shakesphere. Guy like him it could have happened.

                Well, sure...I know that as well as anyone, esp. after reading a thousand posts in here about what folks would do w/ their winnings.  Thinking about that segment has made me re-evaluate what I always thought I'd do if I won.  I doubt I'd move into a motel, but my priorities have changed as I've grown older.

                Shakespeare had no family support - unless you want to call bloodsuckers "support" -  and he was sued by his best friend for a share of the winnings and as you know, a woman he befriended killed him.  Cases like his are the extremely rare exception, not the rule and if you win the lottery you have more to fear from your family and "friends" than you do total strangers.

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                  Well, sure...I know that as well as anyone, esp. after reading a thousand posts in here about what folks would do w/ their winnings.  Thinking about that segment has made me re-evaluate what I always thought I'd do if I won.  I doubt I'd move into a motel, but my priorities have changed as I've grown older.

                  Shakespeare had no family support - unless you want to call bloodsuckers "support" -  and he was sued by his best friend for a share of the winnings and as you know, a woman he befriended killed him.  Cases like his are the extremely rare exception, not the rule and if you win the lottery you have more to fear from your family and "friends" than you do total strangers.

                  oh yes i know something about that one. Having to fear family and friends more than total strangers. The ones closest to you who know how to find you are the biggest problems you are going to face. But i am not one to worry too much about it. I got a handle on mine. I ain't going to let them bring me down. Trust me.Wink

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                    Posted: June 12, 2015, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                     Xfinity's DFCH   Channel #121  This episode tells the tale of a Mother of 5 in Florida. It begins at 6pm PST and repeats at 9pm PST.

                     Sorry about the late notice. I am battling bronchitis.

                    Enjoy !!Party

                    Thanks for the info, I hope you feel better I had bronchitis last month the week of my birthday and it was not fun.

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