Georgia man living in trailer claims 270 Million dollar lottery jackpot

Epic Fail

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Studies say you are less happy after winning a big jackpot, give it to me and I will take the burden.
 

Josh

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why the hell is it that the winning ticket is always bought by a hick whos poor and purchases the ticket at a store that no one goes to- it's absurd :|
 

Jhill

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Originally posted by: Capt Caveman
You can take the man out of the trailer but you can't take the trailer out of the man.

My uncle that has no dept, makes 60k a year ( I am not saying he is rich) has 45k in savings at least and has at least $250,000.00 in his company's stock.


Some people like not paying a ton of property taxes I guess. Some people don't mind it. Granted it's not some cramped trailer park but he doesn't mind it.


Don't judge someone because they live in a trailer. At least not everyone.
 

Pepsi90919

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Originally posted by: Josh
why the hell is it that the winning ticket is always bought by a hick whos poor and purchases the ticket at a store that no one goes to- it's absurd :|
Always? I "always" hear of some 90 year old bitch on her deathbed winning the money. More power to this guy.
 

her209

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Originally posted by: yovonbishop
The sad part is that it'll probably get spent unwisely and he'll be broke again within X years.
Well, at least he's titillating the economy.
 

Phokus

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Originally posted by: yovonbishop
The sad part is that it'll probably get spent unwisely and he'll be broke again within X years.
I'm not sure how you could even blow through all that money.
 

her209

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Originally posted by: Phokus
Originally posted by: yovonbishop
The sad part is that it'll probably get spent unwisely and he'll be broke again within X years.
I'm not sure how you could even blow through all that money.
I know of a few ways.
 

Phokus

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Originally posted by: her209
Originally posted by: Phokus
Originally posted by: yovonbishop
The sad part is that it'll probably get spent unwisely and he'll be broke again within X years.
I'm not sure how you could even blow through all that money.
I know of a few ways.
Multiple gold plated mansions?
 

Kirby

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I find it funny that people assume that since the guy lives in a trailer he'll blow all the money or that he's "trailer trash". I wonder who's getting the last laugh?
 

hdeck

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Originally posted by: nkgreen
I find it funny that people assume that since the guy lives in a trailer he'll blow all the money or that he's "trailer trash". I wonder who's getting the last laugh?
the "lottery curse" isn't just a myth. it happens all the time. people assume it will happen based on past history, not just because he lives in a trailer.
 

Kirby

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Originally posted by: hdeck
Originally posted by: nkgreen
I find it funny that people assume that since the guy lives in a trailer he'll blow all the money or that he's "trailer trash". I wonder who's getting the last laugh?
the "lottery curse" isn't just a myth. it happens all the time. people assume it will happen based on past history, not just because he lives in a trailer.
Perhaps, but shit like this irks me for some reason.

Originally posted by: Capt Caveman
You can take the man out of the trailer but you can't take the trailer out of the man.
 

imported_yovonbishop

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Originally posted by: nkgreen
I find it funny that people assume that since the guy lives in a trailer he'll blow all the money or that he's "trailer trash". I wonder who's getting the last laugh?
I'm not saying that because I assume he's "trailer trash". I've seen accounts in the past where many average people get the money who aren't used to having it and spend it unwisely rather than making sound financial decisions. Many people, trailer-dwellers or not, don't know very much about finances. If I got the money, I'd want to go out and blow it too, but hopefully I'd be smart enough to make some investments, etc, before it was all gone.
 

Kirby64

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Originally posted by: yovonbishop
Originally posted by: nkgreen
I find it funny that people assume that since the guy lives in a trailer he'll blow all the money or that he's "trailer trash". I wonder who's getting the last laugh?
I'm not saying that because I assume he's "trailer trash". I've seen accounts in the past where many average people get the money who aren't used to having it and spend it unwisely rather than making sound financial decisions. Many people, trailer-dwellers or not, don't know very much about finances. If I got the money, I'd want to go out and blow it too, but hopefully I'd be smart enough to make some investments, etc, before it was all gone.
QFT. In addition, the people who buy lottery tickets regularly REALLY don't manage money well(they blow it on lotto tickets), so they basically will end up taking their $180 mill (lump sum I assume) and blowing it on the most extravagant crap. Also, don't forget the 21467827824 relatives coming out of the woodwork to get their share.

He's just going to go back to his old ways again, that's how the majority of them go.
 

sandorski

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Nice. It would be really hard to burn through $270million, although what's left after Taxes? Even at 50%(for eg), it would be difficult, but he probably has family he'll split it with into "blow-through" sized chunks.
 

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