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$276M Powerball winner in W.Va. ... hey, didn't that turn out badly last time?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-ap-wi-powerballwinner,1,7596852.story

    Hopefully this winner is smarter than the last one.
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Hell, the same guy probably won again.
     
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I remember a very good Washington Post magazine story about the rise and fall of Whitaker. There's an alarming number of stories about multi-million $$ lottery winners who ended up worse off than before they had won.
     
  4. Keep in mind Whitaker was rich BEFORE he won the Powerball.
    He wasn't buy-Cuba rich, but he was well-off thanks to his construction company.
     
  5. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    $276 million buys a lot of trailers.
     
  6. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Is it really that hard to make that kind of money last a lifetime? I don't get it.
     
  7. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    From this guy to other lottery winners to MC Hammer to Elton John, I cannot fathom what it takes to have that much money and lose it.

    $113 million is about ... 113 times more money than I'd know what to do with, let alone lose.
     
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