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Powerball at $112 million. Do you like Cynthia Stafford's chances...?

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Do you think Cynthia Stafford will win again?

Yes. [ 8 ]  [12.70%]
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Posted: February 1, 2016, 9:14 am - IP Logged

If she had just bought a nice house, paid off her debt and got a shiny new car and then just lived off of the interest can you imagine the money she would have rolling in month after month in just interest income!! I don't understand why winners handle their winnings the way they do...but each winner seems to have something in their story on what not to do as a lesson for future winners. With that in mind, you would think future winners would get smarter with their winnings but instead they find themselves worse off then they were before they won. 

She did buy a new house and cars. The mistake she made was giving away, spending, and investing too much money into areas that didn't pay off in the long run. And not planning for the future.

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    Some of those things may be true, such as the Bentleys. But, how did the charity take advantage of her? Should the charity have said "No, no, you keep the money." ???

    She made her own mistakes with her own money. She also did some good with it. It's easy to sit back with no experience and judge other people after the fact.

    Yes, they should have said no. It was too much based on what she won. It was amoral. Just bc someone is inexperienced or stupid doesnt give you the right to take advantage of them.

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      Posted: February 1, 2016, 9:49 am - IP Logged

      I feel sorry for the kids.

      They have trust funds set up so they will be ok.

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        She did buy a new house and cars. The mistake she made was giving away, spending, and investing too much money into areas that didn't pay off in the long run. And not planning for the future.

        She spent millions on cars: Her indulgences include Gucci, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry and flying by private plane. She currently has six cars – including two Bentleys and a Mercedes – and is about to purchase a Rolls Royce Ghost.

        Then there is the Bugotti she bought the husband. Where did she even put these cars??? 

        Since they were going to foreclose on her house in Sept 2015, she either never bought the house outright when she had the cash or took out a mortgage when money got tight. 

        She only took about 16 million home after federal taxes and went thru it in less than 4 years.

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          They have trust funds set up so they will be ok.

          There were five nephews. Which meant she had even less money to be throwing away.  I would hope her father and brother would have contributed to their welfare, too.

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            Posted: February 1, 2016, 9:53 am - IP Logged

            Will the smiling boyfriend/husband stick around after the money is gone? Time will tell.

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              Posted: February 1, 2016, 10:02 am - IP Logged

              l would rather learn from others mistakes than having to experience it for myself.

              Exactamundo. That is why we come to LP, to be informed, learn and assimilate those nuggets of wisdom that would have escaped us otherwise. LP ROCKS.

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                Posted: February 1, 2016, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                If you don't know the story. Cynthia Stafford won $112 million back in 2007 after doing lots of meditation about winning $112 million. Now, after filing for bankruptcy, I'm sure she's thinking, I can win again. My thoughts? NO CHANCE!

                Her chances are as good as Brad Duke who's plans were to become a billionaire after his win or those who continue to play and hope for their first win.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning one * 
                   
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                  Posted: February 1, 2016, 10:14 am - IP Logged

                  She spent millions on cars: Her indulgences include Gucci, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry and flying by private plane. She currently has six cars – including two Bentleys and a Mercedes – and is about to purchase a Rolls Royce Ghost.

                  Then there is the Bugotti she bought the husband. Where did she even put these cars??? 

                  Since they were going to foreclose on her house in Sept 2015, she either never bought the house outright when she had the cash or took out a mortgage when money got tight. 

                  She only took about 16 million home after federal taxes and went thru it in less than 4 years.

                  Where are u getting this info from ? .... Six cars, On the ABC interview they just showed her house and the two cars in the driveway (Rolls and Bentley). They looked at the Bugatti on that Lotto show. And she is obviously is still living in the house since it was showed on TV. She said she did travel to places like Paris, donated to Geffen and another place in NY,.  So it's no surprise that the money can go quickly.

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                    Posted: February 1, 2016, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                    There were five nephews. Which meant she had even less money to be throwing away.  I would hope her father and brother would have contributed to their welfare, too.

                    You would think I don't know why the grandfather wasn't trying to get custody of them in the first place What?.  Truth be told she should have just bought( father & brother) a house and car and that's it.

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                      Posted: February 1, 2016, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                      I also find it interesting that powerball is currently at 112 million,  I'm sure she's looking at that as a sign.

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                        Posted: February 1, 2016, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                        Yes, they should have said no. It was too much based on what she won. It was amoral. Just bc someone is inexperienced or stupid doesnt give you the right to take advantage of them.

                        That is rather unrealistic. The charity wouldn't be privy to her finances. As far as they know, she could afford to donate. Especially if they knew she was a jackpot winner.

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                          Posted: February 1, 2016, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                          That is rather unrealistic. The charity wouldn't be privy to her finances. As far as they know, she could afford to donate. Especially if they knew she was a jackpot winner.

                          No, it is not unrealistic. She's a public figure. They knew how much she was worth. And they would know that she wasnt making a dime with her production company.

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                            Posted: February 1, 2016, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

                            No, it is not unrealistic. She's a public figure. They knew how much she was worth. And they would know that she wasnt making a dime with her production company.

                            Just because she's known doesn't mean she would open her finances for them to examine. I sure wouldn't let any charity look at my finances.

                            So, expound on that. How exactly would they know how much she's worth, and how much she is or isn't making with her production company.

                            Really, I'm interested in how you learned that information.

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                              Posted: February 1, 2016, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                              Just because she's known doesn't mean she would open her finances for them to examine. I sure wouldn't let any charity look at my finances.

                              So, expound on that. How exactly would they know how much she's worth, and how much she is or isn't making with her production company.

                              Really, I'm interested in how you learned that information.

                              She has open her finances to everyone bc she is always talking about them, giving interviews.  They would know how much she won. This is Hwd. Production companies are a dime a dozen and few make money -- especially the smaller ones run by amateurs. She had no connections, no relationships with anyone, no investors, no experience, and no money to throw away at the rate she was throwing it away. Any one can look at imdb and other trade magazines and see what if anything a production company is developing.

                                 
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