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American won $315 million - his life turned into a huge tragedy

Tags: Jack Whittaker, Powerball multi-state lotter
Posted on 16 July 2009 by "T".
Jack Whittaker, 62, had everything and was really happy with his life until 7 years ago, when he won the biggest lottery win ever (at that time), $315 million. After the win he's life took a big turn and became a huge tragedy as family members died and his wife left him. Around Christmas seven years ago, Jack Whittaker became a local celeb when he won $315 million in the Powerball mul[...]   Read more » American won $315 million - his life turned into a huge tragedy

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  18-Jul-09, 04:52   #21
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Liam1908 

Joined: Mar '09
Location: Netherlands
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 9
In Hollland, you dont get the money, they give you each year something, because they know money can make people crazy..
But dont talk bad about the men, he did good things for charity and children...

     
  18-Jul-09, 14:47   #22
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sadek5 
Joined: Dec '08
Location: Poland
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 1
omg i would make enourmous deposit on some pokeroom Big Smile

     
  18-Jul-09, 19:25   #23
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BeMFi 
Joined: Jul '09
Location: Romania
Age: 33 (M)
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Ok, let's get some things settled. First of all, if you win 315 million $ and your life turns to s**t, it's ENTIRELY your fault. I don't seem to recall any such story about Bill Gates or Steven Spielberg. And they have in excess of 3 billion $. There are many such examples. Also, you can use your money to gamble if that's your thing, as long as you keep one foot in the real world. His family turned to drugs? Well, that's what happens to biggots/morons who, instead of staying in school and maybe reading Leo Tolstoy and Nabokov and others who wrote stories much like this one, instead of doing that, they go crazy.
Education is underrated. Money is however, overrated, i will conceed to that principle. But still, let us not shed tears for a man who had it all, but chose to throw it away. There are millions of people who never get the chance to even see a TV or a computer. To be born with HIV in primitive Africa, that's a sad story. To have 315 million $ ruin your life, that's flat out idiotic whichever way you put it.

P.S. Please excuse my grammar. I'm not an anglophone and as such my spelling oftan lacks in precision.

     
  19-Jul-09, 08:35   #24
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spanishman 
Joined: Apr '09
Location: Germany
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 51
hmmm 315 millions ,,, this is too much for a single person.
i do not understand why he played in the lottery when he was already multi-milllionaire??? maybe he liked gambling =)
i think the big win has nothink to do with the 3 dead family members.
they took drugs and weren't killed because of wanting money from Jack Wittaker

     
  19-Jul-09, 08:55   #25
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Liam1908 

Joined: Mar '09
Location: Netherlands
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 9
wicked spells whehehehehe

He just won thats all, Big Smile

     
  20-Jul-09, 10:51   #26
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blinkt 
Joined: Apr '09
Location: Finland
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 13
really wicked

     
  20-Jul-09, 13:36   #27
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Fisto 
Joined: Apr '09
Location: Russian Federation
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 60
Oh, it's what i always wanted, but never get. Lucky him

     
  20-Jul-09, 14:19   #28
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Miloutre 

Joined: Oct '08
Location: France
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 173
crazy

     
  20-Jul-09, 15:17   #29
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hackeru 
Joined: May '09
Location: Romania
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 49
money doesn't gives you happiness all the time

     
  20-Jul-09, 16:13   #30
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fochizza 

Joined: May '08
Location: Belgium
Age: 35 (M)
Posts: 467
Posted by BeMFi:
Ok, let's get some things settled. First of all, if you win 315 million $ and your life turns to s**t, it's ENTIRELY your fault. I don't seem to recall any such story about Bill Gates or Steven Spielberg. And they have in excess of 3 billion $. There are many such examples. Also, you can use your money to gamble if that's your thing, as long as you keep one foot in the real world. His family turned to drugs? Well, that's what happens to biggots/morons who, instead of staying in school and maybe reading Leo Tolstoy and Nabokov and others who wrote stories much like this one, instead of doing that, they go crazy.
Education is underrated. Money is however, overrated, i will conceed to that principle. But still, let us not shed tears for a man who had it all, but chose to throw it away. There are millions of people who never get the chance to even see a TV or a computer. To be born with HIV in primitive Africa, that's a sad story. To have 315 million $ ruin your life, that's flat out idiotic whichever way you put it.

P.S. Please excuse my grammar. I'm not an anglophone and as such my spelling oftan lacks in precision.


Word! You nailed it Thumbs Up

     
  20-Jul-09, 22:45   #31
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dianakyra 
Joined: Apr '09
Location: Netherlands
Age: 35 (F)
Posts: 433
because we all have sympathy with him maybe he could donate a few % 2 us

     
  22-Jul-09, 16:13   #32
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Btownd87 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Canada
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 162
Posted by BeMFi:
Ok, let's get some things settled. First of all, if you win 315 million $ and your life turns to s**t, it's ENTIRELY your fault. I don't seem to recall any such story about Bill Gates or Steven Spielberg. And they have in excess of 3 billion $.

Spielberg and Gates did not win any og their money, they earned it.

     
  22-Jul-09, 22:30   #33
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guille22xt 
Joined: Jan '09
Location: Argentina
Age: 29 (M)
Posts: 402
Aww its really sad to see things like this happening. But its even worse seeing how people die in africa, or stuff like that, and its not in the news so...

     
  23-Jul-09, 09:31   #34
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rules316 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: United States
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 10



My 2 quotes I use when it comes to money:

"Money doesn't buy happiness, but it sure helps"

"Id rather be miserable and rich than miserable and broke"

     
  23-Jul-09, 09:49   #35
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ih8usukouts 

Joined: Jul '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 45 (M)
Posts: 1000
Bring on the money...lol. I have had my share of slip ups in life so I think I would be more responsible now that I am out of that stage . You wouldn't see me in the strip clubs anymore or partying it up like I used to do. Live and learn I guess

     
  24-Jul-09, 16:04   #36
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KingEraiser 

Joined: Jul '09
Location: Germany
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 75
very hard story...but i think money isnt only the reason for this tragedy

     
  25-Jul-09, 22:59   #37
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GeneYuss 

Joined: Jan '08
Location: Canada
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 2697
Sad story, especially death of his daughter...He needs to hire a life coach or something...

     
  30-Jul-09, 23:10   #38
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ximx 
Joined: Jul '09
Location: Latvia
Age: 31 (M)
Posts: 2
When we don't have money we want them, when we get big money we won't them...

     
  31-Jul-09, 08:04   #39
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magatt966 

Joined: Jan '09
Location: Italy
Age: 49 (M)
Posts: 3851
Two weeks ago in Italy has expired the terms to claim prizes of national lottery...
no one claimed, between others minor prizes, the first one amounting in 5 millions euro......

..... maybe the owner is a lucky person....

or maybe if he will find the ticket his life will turn to tragedy the same.

     
  10-Aug-09, 00:35   #40
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MuradMurad 
Joined: Oct '08
Location: Denmark
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 65
why not me Sad i dont care just let me win money Sad

     
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