On food stamps even after $1 million jackpot win

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  1. Metroplex79

    Metroplex79 Hey mouse, say cheese!

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    News article here.

    Wow. I have no words. At least the comments were entertaining :popcorn 
     
  2. Allsparky

    Allsparky Pour la chevalerie!

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    Well, when the money is gone she's still going to need our support! C'mon now she has TWO houses for cryin' out loud! :lol 
     
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    Haha. Come on, admit it, she really deserves the food stamps! She has bills after all!
     
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  4. John_Force

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    That's nothing. I remember reading this story about a guy who won 30 something ( a crap ton of money, regardless). Within 2 years, he was homeless.
     
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    luck sometimes finds the worst of people.
     
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    Don't you remember millionaire rapper Old Dirty Bastard puling up in a limosine cashing his welfare check
     
  7. Allsparky

    Allsparky Pour la chevalerie!

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    Hell Yay! :dj  :rip 
     
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    Sadly, this isn't the first time I've seen a story like this.
     
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    I'm surprised the biggest outrage isn't, "If she is on food stamps, how does she afford to play the lottery to begin with?"

    If she can afford to gamble, I would think she can afford to feed herself.
     
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    How do you burn through that much cash? Seriously. I could stop working and live comfortably for life on that.
     
  12. Allsparky

    Allsparky Pour la chevalerie!

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    It's that good ole "two for one" cash dolla deal that gets her things like lotto tickets! Lotsa people in the hood do it! :) 
     
  13. Metroplex79

    Metroplex79 Hey mouse, say cheese!

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    ...still reading the comments/replies, so many and so entertaining. :popcorn 

    Yeah, I'm just bored tonight. :cool: :p 
     
  14. 3.8TransAM

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    Someone say trash? lol

    I read it earlier.

    It's kind of pathetic actually, go look up how many people win like $100k on up and then see how many are broke within a few years at most.

    Sister in law's brothers best friend won $640k at the boats...........family pissed it all away on fancy parties and stupid shit.

    Nothing to show for it now
     
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    I remember this one, too. The hilarious bit you left out? He started off homeless and reverted to being homeless.
     
  16. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    "Welfare! Welfare! Give us our welfare! More welfare!" the masses cry.
     
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    c'mon guys, she just used the 500K to buy a new house, a new car, probably new clothes, and crack. Of course she is going to need that $200 to buy food.

    Now excuse while I hop in my MBZ CLK and stop by Verizon to upgrade my Iphone 4 for an Iphone 4S using the welfare check I just got and stop by the pharmacy to pick up some Vicodin with my Medicare.
     
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    Yep. It's called Curse of the lotto. That most people who win these end up even worse off then they were before in less than 5 years.
     
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    Like who?
     
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    People who have no idea or concept of big money often fail spectacularly after a big win.

    Basically they go out buy lots of things, grab a load of 'staff'/ hanger ons and slowly amass massive regular overheads. Once the money runs out (which it does more quickly then you'd think, because it's not being replenished) they're not only left with no money, but also a few months worth of those massive overheads which forces them to declare bankrupcy.

    Its happened here in the UK many times.

    The problem is, a lot of people have no concept of getting their money to work for them, ie invest in property and get a steady rental return while property value either holds or slowly increases.
     

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