Welfare Lottery Winner found dead

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Many people would have taken the lottery winnings and started a new productive life. Maybe you can't cure self-indulgent, either?
  • Profile picture of the author waterotter
  • Profile picture of the author BailMeOut
    Apparently it is hard to give up free money, even when you don't need it any more.

    It so sad to hear people self destruct when they finally get a break.

    It happens a lot more often than you think.
  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

    Yikes. What a charming woman.
  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Unfortunately, this is par for the course for many lottery winners. Many, perhaps most of them, end up as bad off or worse off than they were before they won. I wrote an article about this a few years ago. To make a long story short, their finances may have changes, but their mindset and behavior typically doesn't change. The result is, if someone has problems, they often get worse.
  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

    Unfortunately, this is par for the course for many lottery winners. Many, perhaps most of them, end up as bad off or worse off than they were before they won. I wrote an article about this a few years ago. To make a long story short, their finances may have changes, but their mindset and behavior typically doesn't change. The result is, if someone has problems, they often get worse.
    A while back, I did some research on the topic of happiness...I found a study that showed that big lottery winners are the most unhappy group of people in the US.

    It isn't just the lottery winners' behavior that matters. While the lottery winners don't change, their friends and family do. Their friends and family stop asking them to come over for dinner, go to a movie, etc, and instead only want to borrow money. This leaves many of the lottery winners isolated from their friends and family as they try to avoid always being hit up for money.

    BTW, the most happy people in the US are the Amish.

    There's probably a lesson in this for many of us, especially on a "make money" forum.
  • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
    Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

    A while back, I did some research on the topic of happiness...I found a study that showed that big lottery winners are the most unhappy group of people in the US.

    It isn't just the lottery winners' behavior that matters. While the lottery winners don't change, their friends and family do. Their friends and family stop asking them to come over for dinner, go to a movie, etc, and instead only want to borrow money. This leaves many of the lottery winners isolated from their friends and family as they try to avoid always being hit up for money.

    BTW, the most happy people in the US are the Amish.

    There's probably a lesson in this for many of us, especially on a "make money" forum.
    When you go from broke to being rich ...like a lottery winning, you haven't
    learned the myriad of lessons that go with EARNING your way to riches.

    It not that the problems with friends and family don't exist
    its just you have had plenty of time to adapt and set boundaries.
    Also its gradual. .. I think that makes a big difference.
  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Kinda stings to see that the ones getting the chance to do something good for themselves blow it so bad.

    I think they should give me a multi-million dollar win so I can show people how to react to it in a way that will actually do things for them........and allow them to do things for planet earth. Is there a write-in vote for lottery winners?
  • Profile picture of the author NYC Partners
    It is really unfortunate, but it reminds of how precious life is and that we need to live to the fullest!
    Carpe Diem!
  • Profile picture of the author William Maloney
    Wow... Now that's something really sad. But by this stuff we really get to understand the value of life. MUCH valuable than any lottery prize. Indeed, I have read the same things about the lottery winners, they were the most unhappy.
  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

    A while back, I did some research on the topic of happiness...I found a study that showed that big lottery winners are the most unhappy group of people in the US.

    It isn't just the lottery winners' behavior that matters. While the lottery winners don't change, their friends and family do. Their friends and family stop asking them to come over for dinner, go to a movie, etc, and instead only want to borrow money. This leaves many of the lottery winners isolated from their friends and family as they try to avoid always being hit up for money.
    My research turned up the same thing. One lottery winner's brother even tried to kill him to get the money that way.


    Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

    Is there a write-in vote for lottery winners?
    If there is, I nominate me.
  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
  • Profile picture of the author apkkadam
    I guess not every one can handle great wealth. Money comes with its own set of problems and if we are not prepared to handle it, it has the potential to ruin lifes.
  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    If I won the lottery, I would move to South America, buy a nice property where there's plenty of naturally available fresh water, and keep a low profile.
  • Profile picture of the author Mauiman
    You see the problem is that these kinds of people are with the Impoverished mind set. They see money and they must spend it all before it disappears rather than saving it for later or saving up for that something that they would like to do. All they do is spend, spend, spend rather than Save a little, invest a little, save a little, invest a little and so on. Us people who are not of the Impoverished mind set are the complete opposite. We seek to earn as much money that we possibly can and to save it, build a safety net, start up a business, and invest into our future and the future of our little ones.

    It is quite sad that these Impoverished mind set's have the need to spend money and so when they finally get a nice slice of the pie they must devour it all and devour it all so fast that when there is nothing more to spend they are much worse than where they were before they got that huge boat load of cash in their pockets.

    So yeah I feel like I beat the horse even though it was killed over and over and over.

    All the best!
    -Alex
  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    If I won the lottery, I would move to South America, buy a nice property where there's plenty of naturally available fresh water, and keep a low profile.
    TOO LATE!!! I know your plans and I'll hunt you down. >8^D
  • Profile picture of the author Baadier Sydow
    Food stamp fraud? putting the nigerian scams to shame.
  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

    TOO LATE!!! I know your plans and I'll hunt you down. >8^D
    Great. You could help me train the horses while you're visiting and presenting your business scheme or whatever.
  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    If I won the lottery, I would move to South America, buy a nice property where there's plenty of naturally available fresh water, and keep a low profile.
    Right next to a guy named Heinrich Martinez...
  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    Great. You could help me train the horses while you're visiting and presenting your business scheme or whatever.
    Having grown up on a horse ranch, and having trained many, many horses, I could do that.

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