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The Mega Million Winner

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:15 pm

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Shane Missler. 20 years old. $450 million of which he'll probably get $200 million

I predict dead or broke within 10 years.

At that age, I would be.

Falsifiable prediction here. Make your notes.

He sez he wan't to do 'good' with it.

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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by sparks » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:06 am

Well, at least he can afford a facial skin peel now. Pimply faced little puke.
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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:37 am

Maybe he will buy the Browns and move them to Pyongyang.
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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:44 am

There's really no predicting how this will turn out except that his life will be ruined.

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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Rob Lister » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:22 am

P the fuck S. I too would like my life ruined likewise.

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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:09 am

Well he already made his first mistake by allowing his identity to be revealed. Can't blame him though, he's only 20. At 20, I probably wouldn't have known any better either. If I won today, I'd try to keep as few people as possible in the loop about it, and definitely not the press.
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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Grammatron » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:27 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Well he already made his first mistake by allowing his identity to be revealed. Can't blame him though, he's only 20. At 20, I probably wouldn't have known any better either. If I won today, I'd try to keep as few people as possible in the loop about it, and definitely not the press.
In California it's a law that all winners of lotteries are made public. Could be the same in Florida.

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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Doctor X » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:43 am

Pyrrho wrote:Maybe he will buy the Browns and move them to Pyongyang.
Now what has the Lone Fat Man in North Korea done to deserve that?

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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:39 pm

Doctor X wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Maybe he will buy the Browns and move them to Pyongyang.
Now what has the Lone Fat Man in North Korea done to deserve that?

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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by gnome » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:06 pm

Port Richey is right by me. I wonder if I could get invited to the party.

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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by RCC: Act II » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:39 pm

Based on his not being surprised at winning because of the power of positive thinking... He may try to do good but probably more the annoying kind of good that isn't really good. He also says he wants to build a financial legacy, and when you add those and his age and apparent lack of any higher education together it is bad decisions waiting to happen.

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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:00 am

Grammatron wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:Well he already made his first mistake by allowing his identity to be revealed. Can't blame him though, he's only 20. At 20, I probably wouldn't have known any better either. If I won today, I'd try to keep as few people as possible in the loop about it, and definitely not the press.
In California it's a law that all winners of lotteries are made public. Could be the same in Florida.
On that note:

All she has to do to collect a $560 million lotto jackpot is make her name public. She refuses.
The winning numbers triple-checked and the lottery ticket signed, the New Hampshire woman knew her life was about to change in a very positive way — except for one petrifying thing.

As the winner of last month’s $560 million Powerball, she would soon be the world’s newest owner of a nine-digit bank account.

But because of lottery rules, everyone in the world would know about it — neighbors, old high school friends, con artists, criminals.

Now the woman is asking a judge to let her keep the cash — and remain anonymous. In court documents obtained by NewHampshire.com, she is fittingly identified only as Jane Doe.

“She is a longtime resident of New Hampshire and is an engaged community member,” the woman’s attorney, Steven Gordon, wrote in the court documents. “She wishes to continue this work and the freedom to walk into a grocery store or attend public events without being known or targeted as the winner of a half-billion dollars.”

On one side of the case are lottery officials who say the integrity of the games depends on the public identification of its winners as a protection against fraud and malfeasance. A local woman holding up a giant check while cameras flash and reporters scrawl also happens to be a powerful marketing tool.

On the other side is a woman suddenly faced with a life-changing stroke of luck who, court documents say, wishes to live “far from the glare and misfortune that has often fallen upon other lottery winners.”

[ A hospital worker won the Powerball. Her prize: $758.7 million — and police outside her house. ]

The law doesn’t appear to be on her side.

New Hampshire lottery rules require the winner’s name, town and amount won be available for public information, in accordance with open-records laws. The state allows people to form an anonymous trust, NewHampshire.com reported, but it’s a moot point for the woman — she’d already signed her name and altering the signature would nullify the ticket.

In a statement, New Hampshire lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre said the commission consulted with the state’s attorney general’s office and that the Powerball winner must abide by the disclosure laws “like any other.”
Lesson: do not sign your name. Talk to a lawyer first.
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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:46 pm

Anaxagoras wrote: Lesson: do not sign your name. Talk to a lawyer first.
Somebody has to sign though. I don't know how'd that would work.

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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by gnome » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:18 pm

I was thinking about that today. If I have to sign someone else's name, such as a proxy-- is there someone I trust not to yoink the money and disappear?

Sure, I can sue them. After they finally turn up (if at all) having spent the bulk of it.
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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:05 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote: Lesson: do not sign your name. Talk to a lawyer first.
Somebody has to sign though. I don't know how'd that would work.

Do you have to sign a dollar?

Sell it to a bank, let the bank sign it.
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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:12 pm

I wonder how hard it would be to put up with the publicity for exactly as long as it takes to buy some remote property to disappear into, at least until one has been largely forgotten about. Reclusive authors and the like pull it off, I suspect half a billion dollars can buy a lot of privacy
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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:29 pm

When push comes to shove, she'll take the money. Yeah, I would move into a hotel or something first, then start a new life.
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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Grammatron » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:45 pm

With that much money it doesn't really matter if she were to use her name. This absurd wealth would allow any person to change anything and everything in their life and hire people to run interference against anyone you don't care to communicate with.

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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:50 pm

Yep. That's kind of what I meant by "Half a Billion dollars can buy a lot of privacy"
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Re: The Mega Million Winner

Post by gnome » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:18 pm

It kind of stands to reason--it diminishes the value of a lottery if you aren't publicizing the wins.

Of course, I already think of it as a tax on people that are bad at math, as Bill Nye once said.
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