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« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2013, 08:21:21 AM »

I know a very wealthy family millionaires that won $ 7,000,000.00 in the Florida lottery a few years ago!

you must be very proud
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« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2013, 08:28:35 AM »

I didn't win the lottery but recently my wife inherited a large sum of  money .
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« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2013, 08:30:01 AM »

I didn't win the lottery but recently my wife inherited a large sum of  money .

you obviously married well
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« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2013, 08:31:01 AM »

i never played the lottery

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« Reply #54 on: January 05, 2013, 08:36:41 AM »

you obviously married well
My wife and I don't give a fuck about money ,we have put money aside for my kid and the rest we are wasting it traveling ,charity and helping some people .
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« Reply #55 on: January 05, 2013, 09:35:18 AM »

You have a better chance of dying within the next 30 seconds than hitting the mega or powerball lottery... don't waste your money.  The odds are 1 in 175,000,000.

If you must play, play your state's cash 5 lottery.  You won't win as much, but the odds are much better.  Depending on what state you're in, the odds are anywhere from 1 in 300,000 to 1 in 1,500,000.
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« Reply #56 on: January 05, 2013, 12:36:53 PM »

A few years ago I remember some guy won who was pretty well off(not sure if that rich though) with his own large construction company.. He used the money to grow his business and employ more people.

Me personally, I'd spend that money on hookers, blow, grassfed beef, human grade gh, and a 100 foot golden statue of myself in my hometown.

If this is the guy I'm thinking of, in West Virginia, he lived near my late aunt.  He was already a millionaire or near-millionaire when he won hundreds of millions in the Powerball.
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« Reply #57 on: January 05, 2013, 12:41:59 PM »

My wife and I don't give a fuck about money ,we have put money aside for my kid and the rest we are wasting it traveling ,charity and helping some people .

I remember you touching on this before. props to you and the wife che. good vibes  Smiley
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« Reply #58 on: January 05, 2013, 12:44:26 PM »

I haven't won big yet, but I keep trying.  I buy tickets twice a week.

I have been doing so since 1989.  At that time, in the office where I then worked, one of the co-workers won.  He won a $1,375,000.  He was a real asshole.  If I had to make a list of the 300 people I would most like to see win the lottery, his name would not have been on that list.

So, anyway, I figured if he could win, I could win.  Thus I have been buying tickets ever since.  Like bodybuilding, I never give up.
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« Reply #59 on: January 05, 2013, 12:54:01 PM »

I have won like 50 bucks or something a few times... I only play when the big prize is like over 50 million... I know it's ridiculous, but I figure if I'm going to toss away money, the risk/reward needs to be pretty big.
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« Reply #60 on: January 05, 2013, 01:02:14 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb6n_nT8eLY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb6n_nT8eLY</a>
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« Reply #61 on: January 05, 2013, 03:45:06 PM »

If this is the guy I'm thinking of, in West Virginia, he lived near my late aunt.  He was already a millionaire or near-millionaire when he won hundreds of millions in the Powerball.
His life is completely ruined now with arrests, money stolen from his truck, granddaughter dead, daughter dead and on and on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Whittaker_%28lottery_winner%29

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPGzo6LkfuA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPGzo6LkfuA</a>
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« Reply #62 on: January 05, 2013, 03:46:02 PM »

On August 5, 2003, thieves broke into his car while it was parked at the Pink Pony, a strip club in Cross Lanes, West Virginia. The thieves went away with $2,000 in cash.[4] Two employees at the club, namely, the general manager and dancer manager, who were romantically linked, were later arrested and charged with a plot to put drugs in Whittaker's drinks and then rob him.[5] On January 25, 2004, thieves once again broke into his car, this time making off with an estimated $200,000 in cash that was later recovered.

On September 17, 2004, Jesse Tribble, an 18-year-old on-and-off-again boyfriend of Jack's granddaughter Brandi Bragg, was found dead in Whittaker's home in Teays Valley, West Virginia. A coroner's report indicated that he died from overdosing on a combination of oxycodone, methadone, meperidine and cocaine.

On December 20, 2004, Brandi Bragg, his granddaughter, 17, was found dead on the property of one of her male friends after being reported missing on December 9. Her body was wrapped inside a plastic tarp and dumped behind a junked van. No one was charged with a crime and the death was ruled an overdose.[5]

At an October 11, 2005 hearing related to his January 2003 DUI, a visibly shaken Whittaker lashed out at local law enforcement agencies for focusing on his troubles while failing to arrest anyone in relation to his granddaughter's death,[6]
“    Go after whoever killed my granddaughter with as much zealous [sic] as these butt holes are trying to convict me of something I didn’t do.    ”

Whittaker is also being sued by Caesars Atlantic City casino for bouncing $1.5 million worth of checks to cover gambling losses. Whittaker is also countersuing them, claiming that his losses were supposed to be credited due to a slot machine he developed and that they in fact owe him money.[7]

On January 11, 2007, a legal complaint against Whittaker alleged he claimed that on September 11, 2006, thieves took all of his money.[8] The thieves, according to the account, went to 12 branches of the City National Bank and cashed 12 checks. The incident came to light because Whittaker had not been paying money to a woman who had previously sued him. Kitti French filed the complaint earlier in the week, requesting court costs and money from Whittaker.

On July 5, 2009, Ginger Whittaker Bragg, Jack's daughter and the mother of Brandi Bragg, was found dead in Daniels, Raleigh County, West Virginia.[9]
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« Reply #63 on: January 05, 2013, 04:07:52 PM »

I remember you touching on this before. props to you and the wife che. good vibes  Smiley

Thank you  Airosol.
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« Reply #64 on: January 05, 2013, 09:29:43 PM »

My dad had the winning numbers for a multi million dollar jackpot, 1 week early.  If he picked the same numbers a week later he would have won millions.  All chance I guess.

wow. did he ever recover?
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« Reply #65 on: January 07, 2013, 03:55:57 PM »

This guy did not recover. My guess is that one of his employees knows how to process the cassava.

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20130107/US.Lottery.Winner.Poisoned/


CHICAGO — With no signs of trauma and nothing to raise suspicions, the sudden death of a Chicago man just as he was about to collect nearly $425,000 in lottery winnings was initially ruled a result of natural causes.

 
Nearly six months later, authorities have a mystery on their hands after medical examiners, responding to a relative's pleas, did an expanded screening and determined that Urooj Khan, 46, died shortly after ingesting a lethal dose of cyanide. The finding has triggered a homicide investigation, the Chicago Police Department said Monday.

 
"It's pretty unusual," said Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina, commenting on the rarity of cyanide poisonings. "I've had one, maybe two cases out of 4,500 autopsies I've done."

 
In June, Khan, who owned a number of dry cleaners, stopped in at a 7-Eleven near his home in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the city's North Side and bought a ticket for an instant lottery game.

 
He scratched off the ticket, then jumped up and down and repeatedly shouted, "I hit a million," Khan recalled days later during a ceremony in which Illinois Lottery officials presented him with an oversized check. He said he was so overjoyed he ran back into the store and tipped the clerk $100.

 
"Winning the lottery means everything to me," he said at the June 26 ceremony, also attended by his wife, Shabana Ansari; their daughter, Jasmeen Khan; and several friends. He said he would put some of his winnings into his businesses and donate some to a children's hospital.

 
Instead of the full $1 million over installments, Khan opted to take his winnings in a lump sum of just over $600,000. After taxes, the winnings amounted to about $425,000, said lottery spokesman Mike Lang. The check was issued from the state Comptroller's Office on July 19, the day before Khan died, but was cashed on Aug. 15, Lang said. If a lottery winner dies, the money typically goes to his or her estate, Lang said.

 
Khan was pronounced dead July 20 at a hospital, but Cina would not say where Khan was when he fell ill, citing the ongoing investigation.

 
No signs of trauma were found on Khan's body during an external exam and no autopsy was done because, at the time, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office didn't generally perform them on those 45 and older unless the death was suspicious, Cina said. The cutoff age has since been raised to age 50.

 
A basic toxicology screening for opiates, cocaine and carbon monoxide came back negative, and the death was ruled a result of the narrowing and hardening of coronary arteries.

 
Cyanide can get into the body by being inhaled, swallowed or injected. Deborah Blum, an expert on poisons who has written about the detectives who pioneered forensic toxicology, said the use of cyanide in killings has become rare in part because it is difficult to obtain and normally easy to detect, often leaving blue splotches on a victim's skin.

 
"The thing about it is that it's not one of those poisons that's tasteless," Blum said. "It has a really strong, bitter taste, so you would know you had swallowed something bad if you had swallowed cyanide. But if you had a high enough dose it wouldn't matter, because ... a good lethal does will take you out in less than five minutes."

 
Only a small amount of fine, white cyanide powder can be deadly, she said, as it disrupts the ability of cells to transport oxygen around the body, causing a convulsive, violent death.

 
"It essentially kills you in this explosion of cell death," she said. "You feel like you're suffocating."

 
A relative came forward days after the initial cause of death was released and asked authorities to look into the case further, Cina said. He refused to identify the relative.

 
"She (the morgue worker) then reopened the case and did more expansive toxicology, including all the major drugs of use, all the common prescription drugs and also included I believe strychnine and cyanide in there just in case something came up," Cina said. "And in fact cyanide came up in this case."

 
The full results came back in November. Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Melissa Stratton confirmed the department was now investigating the death and said detectives were working closely with the Medical Examiner's Office.

 
Investigators will likely exhume the body, Cina said.

 
Calls to Khan's family went unanswered Monday.
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