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Subject: Tragic Stories of Lottery’s Unluckiest Win Date: 11/29/2012 1:17 PM
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$500 Million Powerball Jackpot: The Tragic Stories of the Lottery’s Unluckiest Winners
Need a little proof that money doesn't buy happiness? For these 10 lottery winners, cashing in turned out to have been the worst decision of their lives.
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Subject: Re: Tragic Stories of Lottery’s Unluckiest Date: 11/29/2012 1:31 PM
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"http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/11/28/500-million-powerball-ja......
$500 Million Powerball Jackpot: The Tragic Stories of the Lottery’s Unluckiest Winners
"Need a little proof that money doesn't buy happiness? For these 10 lottery winners, cashing in turned out to have been the worst decision of their lives."


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I think I could handle it. I know how to handle money. Plus I'm not a drunk or a drug addict. Maybe that's why the other side won't let me win? Not enough pain and suffering in it?

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Subject: Re: Tragic Stories of Lottery’s Unluckiest Date: 11/29/2012 3:18 PM
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I really liked the British teenager who spent it all on cocaine and hookers -- then said he was just as happy on the $42/month dole (i.e., welfare)

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Subject: Re: Tragic Stories of Lottery’s Unluckiest Date: 12/1/2012 12:34 PM
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Tragic Stories of Lottery’s Unluckiest Wins

No doubt we're all sure we could do better ;-)

If I came into significant money, I'd divide it into thirds...1/3 for the hubster'n me (and taxes-)...I'd get a small apartment in NYC and a survivalist redoubt for the apocalypse. 1/3 trust funds for my children and grandchildren. 1/3 for others, mostly for a foundation to benefit public education and classical music--mostly via public television and radio, and some for pancreatic cancer resarch (SIL's field), a little for other relatives and a few friends who could use a hand. If it were a REAL lot of loot, I'd let DH endow a chair in the computer science department at his college--he'd love that.

Out of our own share...annual snorkeling in the tropics and travel to Japan, India, Australia/New Zealand. Probably spend a bit more on discretionaries like food and electronics, get personal trainers, maybe instruction in areas of interest like Vietnamese cooking, fishing/crabbing/shrimping and music.

It's pretty funny how detailed I am, beings how I've never bought a lottery ticket!

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