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Old 03-07-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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Michigan woman still collecting food stamps after winning $1 million lottery | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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There is already a thread about this.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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where please post a link?
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The state should cut her off. Simple. Plus she doesn't sound too bright.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The state should cut her off. Simple. Plus she doesn't sound too bright.
uhhh I mean,,, I guess so.... I'm struggling. What an idiot this chick is. I'll bet her Mother is on a card too.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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She's just following buffet's secretary.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Like millions of other Americans, she's clueless about financial matters, starting with her decision to buy a house with all cash, and what the hell did she need a second home for, except for investing purposes?

She should have sought out a financial advisor as well, but then personal finance isn't something taught in our high schools, which is pathetic. Had she done so, he would probably have been advised not to take that lump sum payment and a huge tax hit on top of that.

Paying all cash for a car is fine; that's very intelligent.

It's now being reported that she's been removed from the state's welfare rolls, and won't be getting any more checks from them.

But her 'sense of entitlement' is appalling.
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Old 08-05-2019, 04:30 PM
 
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She died on 2012. Didn’t even get to go to jail for fraud.
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Old 08-05-2019, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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In general, winning the lottery can in some ways often be detrimental to your financial and other well being, because it will attract a lot of unsavory attention from people who want to exploit the recipiant, and it's not uncommon for such jackpot winners to end up bankrupt and broke.

Major points for any jackpot winner:

1) Don't talk about it.

2) Surround ones' self with trustworthy people, more than ever.

3) Get sound legal and financial representation

4) Take your time in claiming the prize. Think hard about the ramifications

5) Don't quit your day job
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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I love how people resort to 'I didn't know' and 'I deserve it' when they're caught scamming the system.

Yeah, when I walked out of the store with the Breitling Montbrillant watch I was looking at, and nobody stopped me, I thought it was okay.
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