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Who has the most tragic lottery story?

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Who has the most tragic lottery story?

Urooj Khan [ 6 ]  [17.65%]
Amanda Clayton [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
William "Bud" Post [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
David Lee Edwards [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Abraham Shakespeare [ 18 ]  [52.94%]
Jack Whittaker [ 5 ]  [14.71%]
Other [ 5 ]  [14.71%]
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Posted: December 16, 2015, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

I think most of these stories come about because of lack of counseling. Let's face it, a lot people that win or you hear interviewed on TV when the jackpot amount gets really high, don't talk about investing and leaving a legacy for their familes. They mostly talk about spending on this and that. I plan to continue my investment education after my big win.

May the balls bounce in your favor!

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    Posted: December 16, 2015, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

    What about the chick who was a nurse who won ended up a meth  head and got into a horrible car accident where one of her friends was ripped in half. I want to say her name was Victoria Zell or something, I know the last name was Zell

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      Posted: December 16, 2015, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

      Interesting topic trucker...Almost makes me glad I didn't win.  Yet.

      Never give up.  Banana

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        Posted: December 17, 2015, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

        You're talking about Victoria Zell. She's out of prison. But hasn't been in the news.

        May the balls bounce in your favor!

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          Posted: December 17, 2015, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

          Well, I hope that these topics get people thinking about ways to protect themselves. Especially people whom aren't regulars on LP. Lots of people who win want to do great things for their families, friends, etc. Hopefully, these topics will get them planning ahead.

          May the balls bounce in your favor!

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            Posted: December 17, 2015, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

            I voted Abraham Shakespeare because he was murdered for his winnings. - Can't get anymore tragic than that!

             I didn't vote for the poor soul who was poisoned because he never actually got to experience what it is like to be a big, lottery winner.

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              Posted: December 17, 2015, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

              I voted for Urooj, cyanide is a terrible way to die.

              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

              For a lead role in a cage?

               

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                Posted: December 17, 2015, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                I voted other, what is tragic is focusing on a hand full of horror stories while thousands of people have

                bettered their life with a win.   So what if a person dies broke, you can't take it with you.  As far as those

                who were not able to say no all I have to say is if you hope to win someday, start practicing in front of a

                mirror now and never feel you have to give a reason.   Some will think you cold and or cruel but so be it.

                A friend who ask for money is not a true friend,  true friends won't need to ask.

                RL

                Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

                I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

                they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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                  Posted: December 17, 2015, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

                  What about the chick who was a nurse who won ended up a meth  head and got into a horrible car accident where one of her friends was ripped in half. I want to say her name was Victoria Zell or something, I know the last name was Zell

                  It was Victoria Zell, but I don't feel sorry for her. I feel sorry for her friend who died so horribly and the other friend who had her back broken in that same accident. 

                  I also don't feel sorry for her because she knew what she was doing and she opted to do it. She's educated enough to know better. Nothing makes you a safer driver than working in a hospital and seeing accident victims brought in. It's bad enough that she chose to get high. It's much worse that she instigated "who can drive the craziest" on a busy road in the middle of the day. What kind of amoral monster puts the blame on their friend who was severed in half??? She never apologized and she never took the blame. She gets no pity from me.

                  I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                  The odds are about the same.

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                    Posted: December 17, 2015, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Interesting topic trucker...Almost makes me glad I didn't win.  Yet.

                    Almost makes one think they should put disclaimers on all lottery tickets; "Caution, winning the lottery may be hazardous to your mental and/or physical health".