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After your big win, would you...??

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Would you go on "Lottery Changed My Life?"

Yes [ 2 ]  [3.57%]
No [ 51 ]  [91.07%]
Undecided [ 3 ]  [5.36%]
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Posted: December 6, 2015, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

I agree with a Todd interview and telling fellow LP members.

May the balls bounce in your favor!

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    Posted: December 6, 2015, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

    They should do a "Lottery Changed My Life: Years Later" I'd like to see what has happened to people after their appearance on the show.

    May the balls bounce in your favor!

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      Posted: December 7, 2015, 12:18 am - IP Logged

      Sure why not! Nothing like exposing yourself to every con man, grifter & snake oil salesmen.What harm could that do?

      I thought discussion was over when Tia pointed the "no" votes were pitching a shutout.

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        Posted: December 7, 2015, 4:34 am - IP Logged

        It's not the big one ,but a couple years back a lady in Liverpool ,NY had won $250.000.00,she was all over the local news. Two knuckleheads came into her house and roughed her up  ,looking for the money,sending the lady to the hospital ,and she hadn't even received the check . Knuckleheads were caught and arrested , lady healed up and was sorry she ever went public about her new fortune ,which quickly became her "misfortune".

        Scared

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          Posted: December 7, 2015, 7:28 am - IP Logged

          It's not the big one ,but a couple years back a lady in Liverpool ,NY had won $250.000.00,she was all over the local news. Two knuckleheads came into her house and roughed her up  ,looking for the money,sending the lady to the hospital ,and she hadn't even received the check . Knuckleheads were caught and arrested , lady healed up and was sorry she ever went public about her new fortune ,which quickly became her "misfortune".

          I think lone women and the elderly have to be especially careful in this regard, as the aforementioned "knuckleheads" probably see them as easy game.

          "There is no such thing as luck; only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe."

          ~Robert A. Heinlein

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            Posted: December 7, 2015, 11:40 am - IP Logged

            They should do a "Lottery Changed My Life: Years Later" I'd like to see what has happened to people after their appearance on the show.

            Considering not one LP member voted "yes", only 1 was undecided, and there are several threads discussing claiming jackpot prizes anonymously, do you really think it's a good idea to have a "Years Later" show?


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              Posted: December 7, 2015, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

              I voted yes because lottery winners are so common anyway that no one would bother me I don't think. 

              They wouldn't even want me on the show I think.  That show is about people that actually SPEND their lottery winnings and buy things people can "Oooh" and "Ahhh" over.  There would be nothing too exciting about a winner buying a $200,000 condo and maybe a $40,000 car and then just sitting on their money living modestly off the returns of their investments.

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                Posted: December 7, 2015, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                I agree with a Todd interview and telling fellow LP members.

                A Todd interview is one thing, but telling fellow LP members... are you sure all of the thousands of members on here are pure of heart, travelintrucker?

                  I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                  Posted: December 7, 2015, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

                  "I can't understand why people would want to be on that show"

                  Just because somebody wins the lottery doesn't mean they're not a loser. People like David Lee Edwards are missing a lot more from their lives than just money, and they'll jump at any chance for some attention, especially if they think it's positive attention.

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                    Posted: December 9, 2015, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                    He's missing a lot more from his life alright;

                    Powerball winner dies alone and penniless in hospice at 58, 12 years after he scooped - and blew - $27MILLION jackpot

                    • David Lee Edwards, 58, died Saturday in hospice care in his hometown of Ashland, Kentucky, after blowing through $27million in five years
                    • Daughter says there is 'NO MONEY anywhere!!!' leftover from the lottery winnings
                    • Edwards spent $12million in his first year as a millionaire
                    • Bought cars, a $1.5million house and even a LearJet
                    • He and wife Shawna 'contracted hepatitis from habitual drug use'
                    • Shawna left him in 2008 after all of his money disappeared

                    By Michael Zennie

                    [b]Published: 12:38 EST, 3 December 2013 | Updated: 13:58 EST, 3 December 2013[/b]

                    [url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2517550/Powerball-winner-David-Lee-Edwards-dies-penniless-12-years-scored-27million-jackpot.html#ixzz3trjywyPw[/url] 

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: December 9, 2015, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

                      Good idea? Yes and no. Yes, it'd be nice to see how lottery winners that were previously on the show are doing now--better or worse. For instance, Brad Duke. I'd like to see how he's doing. Was he on a lottery show? And no, Some winners probably wouldn't want the extra publicity. They probably learned their lesson the first time around.

                      May the balls bounce in your favor!

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                        Posted: December 9, 2015, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

                        I'd like to think so. However, you never really know anyone.

                        May the balls bounce in your favor!

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                          Posted: December 9, 2015, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                          He's missing a lot more from his life alright;

                          Powerball winner dies alone and penniless in hospice at 58, 12 years after he scooped - and blew - $27MILLION jackpot

                          • David Lee Edwards, 58, died Saturday in hospice care in his hometown of Ashland, Kentucky, after blowing through $27million in five years
                          • Daughter says there is 'NO MONEY anywhere!!!' leftover from the lottery winnings
                          • Edwards spent $12million in his first year as a millionaire
                          • Bought cars, a $1.5million house and even a LearJet
                          • He and wife Shawna 'contracted hepatitis from habitual drug use'
                          • Shawna left him in 2008 after all of his money disappeared

                          By Michael Zennie

                          [b]Published: 12:38 EST, 3 December 2013 | Updated: 13:58 EST, 3 December 2013[/b]

                          [url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2517550/Powerball-winner-David-Lee-Edwards-dies-penniless-12-years-scored-27million-jackpot.html#ixzz3trjywyPw[/url] 

                          The guy was making $85,000 a month on a conservative investment plan without even touching the principal.

                           

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                            Posted: December 9, 2015, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

                            Good idea? Yes and no. Yes, it'd be nice to see how lottery winners that were previously on the show are doing now--better or worse. For instance, Brad Duke. I'd like to see how he's doing. Was he on a lottery show? And no, Some winners probably wouldn't want the extra publicity. They probably learned their lesson the first time around.

                            One out of 41 LP voters said they would appear on the show so I was just asking why you're swimming against the tide. Just the fact you want to know what jackpot winners are doing and have done with their winning is the reason the more vocal LP members are demanding total anonymity.

                            Sounds like a severe case of jackpot envy to me.

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                              Posted: December 10, 2015, 12:54 am - IP Logged

                              I am a little sad to think there may not ever be a show like "Lottery Changed My Life" again, though. I really did enjoyed watching it.

                              I still wouldn't do it if I ever won, but I'd sure tune in to watch other folks if they did!