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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: March 27, 2016, 7:38 am - IP Logged

Other people have squandered, misspent, blown lottery wins and won again.  She may be one of those people.  They just kept playing.

Looking at and reading about her purchases it seems she wanted to be a princess and a good aunt to her nieces and nephews.

She could have kicked it down a notch and been set for life.  Now that she's had her 15 minutes of fame, I hope she will be wiser if she wins again.

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    Posted: March 27, 2016, 8:31 am - IP Logged

    She will not win again, she has had her time as far as a lottery millionaire.  I don't think the force is on her side to win again or ever again.

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      Posted: March 28, 2016, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

      Her story is very sad. Her dreams of wealth and success were the downfall of her situation. To most folks looking at her from the outside, all they knew is that she won $112 million dollars and they failed to take into account that she split the $67 million lump cash amount three ways so after taxes her net was just a bit over $14 million.

      If she had been somewhat frugal and "only" spent about $2 million on a home, cars, clothing and living essentials for her and the kids, banking the $12 million balance at today's dismal rate of 0.5% would still have brought in $5,000 per month. I feel really bad for her as she envisioned herself as a big Hollywood mogul which in my opinion was the root of her demise. A sensible life would have really gone a long way towards providing financial security, happiness and stability for her and her kids.

      In terms of her winning again, she has the same chance as anyone else who buys a ticket but in her case it's whether lightning will strike twice.

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        Posted: March 28, 2016, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

        I hear what you are saying, but truely I believe that lightning will not strick twice for her.  In one life time we have a chance for lightning to strike once in a life time.  With all of the lottery jackpot winners, not one of them have hit a jackpot twice for mm and pb.  Her losing her money should be another educational lesson for the future jackpot winners of what not to do.  Right now, she probably has numbers under her pillow, on the walls and every place to help her to win again.  God gave her a wish and she over did it on the spending.  I have alway stated, budget budget budget And More budget.

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          Posted: March 29, 2016, 3:44 am - IP Logged

          she split 50/25/25.  her cut was $26M.

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            Posted: March 29, 2016, 7:24 am - IP Logged

            She has just as much chance of winning again as anyone has of winning a jackpot to begin with.

            Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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              Posted: March 29, 2016, 11:01 am - IP Logged

              she split 50/25/25.  her cut was $26M.

              Thanks for your input as I wasn't aware of that. This just makes her spending habit seem that much more reckless.

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                Posted: March 29, 2016, 11:15 am - IP Logged

                She has just as much chance of winning again as anyone has of winning a jackpot to begin with.

                I Agree!

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                  Posted: March 30, 2016, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                  She has just as much chance of winning again as anyone has of winning a jackpot to begin with.

                  built in odds + repeat factor = 1 in 2 trillion

                  she had her chance.  the law of attraction or "i just knew i'd win!" aren't working in her case. maybe she can hustle her dad and brother for part of their winnings so she can start over on a smaller scale if they are willing to give her for the kid's sake $2 mil a piece or something. those odds are better

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                    Posted: March 30, 2016, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

                    Her story is very sad. Her dreams of wealth and success were the downfall of her situation. To most folks looking at her from the outside, all they knew is that she won $112 million dollars and they failed to take into account that she split the $67 million lump cash amount three ways so after taxes her net was just a bit over $14 million.

                    If she had been somewhat frugal and "only" spent about $2 million on a home, cars, clothing and living essentials for her and the kids, banking the $12 million balance at today's dismal rate of 0.5% would still have brought in $5,000 per month. I feel really bad for her as she envisioned herself as a big Hollywood mogul which in my opinion was the root of her demise. A sensible life would have really gone a long way towards providing financial security, happiness and stability for her and her kids.

                    In terms of her winning again, she has the same chance as anyone else who buys a ticket but in her case it's whether lightning will strike twice.

                    Its hard to feel bad for someone who squandered $14 million

                    I really cant find any sympathy for their plight especially when I have very little money and was never lucky enough to be set for life (Which is what $14M should have done for her)

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                      Posted: March 30, 2016, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                      no

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                        Posted: April 1, 2016, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                        Her story is very sad. Her dreams of wealth and success were the downfall of her situation. To most folks looking at her from the outside, all they knew is that she won $112 million dollars and they failed to take into account that she split the $67 million lump cash amount three ways so after taxes her net was just a bit over $14 million.

                        If she had been somewhat frugal and "only" spent about $2 million on a home, cars, clothing and living essentials for her and the kids, banking the $12 million balance at today's dismal rate of 0.5% would still have brought in $5,000 per month. I feel really bad for her as she envisioned herself as a big Hollywood mogul which in my opinion was the root of her demise. A sensible life would have really gone a long way towards providing financial security, happiness and stability for her and her kids.

                        In terms of her winning again, she has the same chance as anyone else who buys a ticket but in her case it's whether lightning will strike twice.

                        I agree. I also believe that her wanting to be a big shot in hollywood is what did her in. She just spent way out of her league and planned very poorly. Aside from going broke, i'm sure she's incredibly embarrassed by this because when gave interviews, she always stressed that she wasn't going to be one of the ppl who win all this money and go broke. Oh well.

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                          I must be one greedy bastage , but I crack up when people wish others good luck to win a lottery.   I wish no one good luck, but me.   Maybe others think that by wishing good luck will give themselves Karma.  I don't think so.   You winning does nothing for me.   I still have to get up at 2:30am to go to my stupid job.  (I inserted stupid in place of other words I would have rather used - but Todd probably would not have appreciated any of them.)

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                            Posted: April 2, 2016, 11:49 am - IP Logged

                            I agree with you Dreaming Gemini 100%, well said.

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                              Posted: April 3, 2016, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

                              I agree. I also believe that her wanting to be a big shot in hollywood is what did her in. She just spent way out of her league and planned very poorly. Aside from going broke, i'm sure she's incredibly embarrassed by this because when gave interviews, she always stressed that she wasn't going to be one of the ppl who win all this money and go broke. Oh well.

                              How embarrassed can she possibly be when she went on 20/20 to tell the entire world that she has two Bentleys but filed for bankruptcy. That's the opposite of embarrassed. Maybe (big maybe) the local news would have found out about the bankruptcy eventually and done a piece on it, but I'm betting that very few people outside of her community and outside the lottery world know or care who she is and that she filed for bankruptcy. If there isn't a death or drug use involved, a lottery winner filing for bankruptcy is hardly going to make national news any more. And yet, Cynthia being Cynthia had to make sure the nation knew. Her unabashed quest for continuous fame, her need to be in the spotlight supersedes any embarrassment she might have felt.

                                 
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