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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


    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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