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Posted: February 20, 2016, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

If she learned all of her big spending ways from him then it is likely that they are all broke.

He had a business which she worked at before the win. I believe he continued to run the business afterwards though he may be up in years and retired. Two of the nephews went to live with him after the jackpot. I think he did/is doing just fine. I sure hope he is.  Not easy to run a small business in LACounty these days so if he could do it, he's no fool. Wink

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    Posted: February 20, 2016, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

     Cynthia Stafford entertained herself to bankruptcy. 

     I agree that she was looking for another big lottery win.

     Mo money, Mo problems. P diddy

     I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

     Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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      Posted: February 21, 2016, 8:12 am - IP Logged

      He had a business which she worked at before the win. I believe he continued to run the business afterwards though he may be up in years and retired. Two of the nephews went to live with him after the jackpot. I think he did/is doing just fine. I sure hope he is.  Not easy to run a small business in LACounty these days so if he could do it, he's no fool. Wink

      He might not be a fool, but both his business acumen and hers are in question. Piecing together what Cynthia's sister and Cynthia herself has said, she was broke, broke, broke. Child services were going to take the kids (whether it's because she was destitute or an issue with prescriptions is up for debate), and it's likely she was going to lose the house they'd been in. The reason she split the jackpot was because she'd been so broke, the father had been giving her money for food. 

      So how successful could his business have been if his grandchildren were going to be placed in foster care and none of them had the money to fight to keep them and Cynthia was basically impoverished. 

      Now we are at after the win, if his business is going strong, why hasn't she gone back to work for him? This is the 2nd time she's been in serious financial trouble and that business hasn't helped.

      Maybe they have a big chunk of their share left and they'll help her out. But I wouldn't. She's proven she can't live within her means at any level. She needs to get a job and live on that paycheck. Time for her to start being a financially responsible adult.

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        Posted: February 21, 2016, 11:45 am - IP Logged

        ^Well said!  The fact that she lived on the poor side of the spectrum first and didn't learn anything from it makes me not feel a bit sorry for her.  On the other hand, I feel for the kids if they are still young.  Blowing through hundreds of thousands on bags, unnecessary cars and giving money away are not smart investments.  She got to live it up and now she gets to live it down.

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          Posted: February 22, 2016, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

          What business?  She was selling software and about to be evicted from the house she was living in?  They put money together to buy the lottery tickets. Now, have dad and the brother been living it up too? You don't have to be in the news to blow money.  Star stuck lotto winners and their money will easily be departed.