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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian Rocket View Post
    The reason is actually really stupid:

    Lottery officials say it’s important public information to ensure the drawings are transparent. Publicizing the winners' names drives sales and that having their names released ensures that people know there isn't something fishy afoot, like a game rigged so a lottery insider wins. When players see that an actual person won, it has a much greater impact than when they might read that the lottery paid a big prize to an anonymous player.

    I'd understand applying this rule to a winner of 100K...but not fkng 100mil and up
    It really is a ****** up thing ESPECIALLY for the small lotto winners like this guy....430k is alot of money but when he takes the lump sum rather than 14k for 30 years or whatever (who could blame him as the lump sump isn't even THAT gigantic) and then gets taxes taken out of course he's left with a little over 200k...certainly a great win but they put him on the news and take pictures of him like he hit the powerball

    This was just the Fantasy 5 Georgia only lotto by no stretch was he filthy rich after this win but sure he can pay off his regular price home buy a new car and pay off his bills and probably be broke but at least no mortgage or anything and a new car. Meanwhile he gets his brains blown out less than 2 months later....its just ****** up.

    Makes you wonder if that shit is even worth playing....I mean you play powerball and win 300+ million I get it you dont have to be anonymous just go live in some mansion in florida but 200k...I mean the lotto literally cost this guy his life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian Rocket View Post
    The reason is actually really stupid:

    Lottery officials say it’s important public information to ensure the drawings are transparent. Publicizing the winners' names drives sales and that having their names released ensures that people know there isn't something fishy afoot, like a game rigged so a lottery insider wins. When players see that an actual person won, it has a much greater impact than when they might read that the lottery paid a big prize to an anonymous player.

    I'd understand applying this rule to a winner of 100K...but not fkng 100mil and up
    Now it is becoming dangerous

    Fuk that I rather have no money nowadays

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    I believe his death was gang related or mistaken identity gang related.

    If you win the lottery in the ghettos. Get out of town.
    Last edited by GunShard; 01-23-16 at 02:14 AM.

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    Andrew Jackson "Jack" Whittaker, Jr. (born c. 1947 in Jumping Branch, West Virginia) is the winner of a 2002 lottery jackpot. When he won US$314.9 million in the Powerball multi-state lottery it was, at the time, the largest jackpot ever won by a single winning ticket in the history of American lottery. After winning the lottery, he had several brushes with the law, as well as personal tragedies.


    Whittaker was the 55-year-old president of Diversified Enterprises Construction, a contracting firm in Putnam County, West Virginia, when he chose the winning numbers for the December 25, 2002 drawing. Whittaker already had a net worth of over US$17 million before his Powerball windfall. Whittaker purchased the winning Powerball ticket at a supermarket in Hurricane, West Virginia, where he had stopped for a deli breakfast sandwich and to get fuel for his vehicle.
    The jackpot that day was a US$314.9 million annuity or US$170.5 million cash. Whittaker chose the cash option of US$113,386,407[2][3]and received a check for approximately US$83 million after tax withholdings.[4]
    Philanthropy[edit]

    Whittaker pledged 10% of his winnings to Christian charities—including several churches affiliated with the Church of God—in southernWest Virginia. One of the beneficiary congregations constructed a multimillion-dollar church in Hurricane. He also donated $14 million to establish the Jack Whittaker Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides food and clothing to low-income families in rural West Virginia. Moreover, for the deli manager who served the biscuits at the convenience store where he purchased the winning ticket, he purchased a $123,000 house and a new Jeep Grand Cherokee, and gave her a check for $44,000.[2][5]
    Legal and personal problems[edit]

    On August 5, 2003, less than a year after Whittaker won the lottery, thieves broke into his car while it was parked at a strip club in Cross Lanes, West Virginia. The thieves made away with $545,000 in cash that Whittaker carried around in a suitcase.[6] When asked why he would carry that much money around with him Whittaker responded "because I can". In another incident, two employees at the club, the general manager and a dancer-manager who were romantically linked, were arrested and charged with a plot to put drugs in Whittaker's drinks and then rob him.[5] On January 25, 2004, thieves once again broke into his car, this time making off with an estimated $200,000 in cash, but this was later recovered.
    On September 17, 2003, Jesse Tribble, an 18-year-old on-and-off-again boyfriend of Whittaker's granddaughter Brandi Bragg, was found dead in Whittaker's home in Teays Valley, West Virginia,.[7] A coroner's report indicated that he had died from overdosing on a combination of oxycodone, methadone, meperidine, and cocaine.
    On December 20, 2004, Brandi Bragg, 17, was found dead on the property of a male friend after being reported missing on December 9. Her body was wrapped inside a plastic tarpaulin and dumped behind a junked van. No one was charged with a crime. Cocaine and methadone were found in her system, but the cause of death was listed as "undetermined."[5]
    At an October 11, 2005 hearing related to his January 2003 DUI, a visibly shaken Whittaker lashed out at local law enforcement agencies for focusing on his troubles while failing to arrest anyone in relation to his granddaughter's death,[8]
    Go after whoever killed my granddaughter with as much zealous [sic] as these butt holes are trying to convict me of something I didn’t do.
    Whittaker was later sued by Caesars Atlantic City casino for bouncing $1.5 million worth of checks to cover gambling losses. Whittaker also countersued, claiming that his losses were supposed to be credited due to a slot machine he developed and that they in fact owed him money.[9]
    On January 11, 2007, a legal complaint against Whittaker alleged he claimed that on September 11, 2006, thieves took all of his money.[10] The thieves, according to the account, went to 12 branches of the City National Bank and cashed 12 checks. The incident came to light because Whittaker had not been paying money to a woman who had previously sued him. Kitti French filed the complaint earlier in the week, requesting court costs and money from Whittaker.
    On July 5, 2009, Ginger Whittaker Bragg, Whittaker's 42-year-old daughter and the mother of Brandi Bragg, was found dead in Daniels, West Virginia. No explanation was given but officials did not expect foul play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unde0087 View Post
    He will blame the gun and not the thugs because we all know guns kill people on their own
    You will blame the thugs and not the gun, because we all know that thugs can shoot people without using guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapperman2 View Post
    You will blame the thugs and not the gun, because we all know that thugs can shoot people without using guns.
    For well over 200 years there was little issue with the 2nd amendment.

    Then progressives creates welfare states, took prayer out of school, broke down traditional family, created institutional cynicism - etc, which let, among other things, lo-intelligence gangsta culture thrive.

    And now all of a sudden the problem is the 2nd amendment?

    Fukkin' guess again.

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    You have to move when you hit the lottery

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    Quote Originally Posted by INVEGA MAN View Post
    You have to move when you hit the lottery
    Very small amount of money of money for a lotto win this guy probably took home 200k...most ppls regular run of the mill home costs 200k...he didn't have what I would associate with lottery winning money....this was more like what you would get from a great scratchoff ticket...of course yes I'm sure he wishes he had used that 200k to move in hindsight

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