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Powerball Winner: Thieves Cleaned Me Out
NEW YORK POST ^ | Jan 12, 11:35 AM EST

Posted on 01/12/2007 10:17:19 AM PST by indcons

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A man beset by problems since winning a record lottery jackpot says he can't pay a settlement to a casino worker because thieves cleaned out his bank accounts.

Powerball winner Jack Whittaker gave that explanation in a note last fall to a lawyer for Kitti French, who accused him of assaulting her at the Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming Center, a slots-only casino near Charleston, according to a motion French's lawyer filed this week demanding payment of the confidential settlement.

Whittaker won a nearly $315 million on Christmas 2002, then the largest undivided lottery prize in U.S. history. He took his winnings in a lump sum of $113 million after taxes.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: gambling; lottery; materilism; powerball
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1 posted on 01/12/2007 10:17:20 AM PST by indcons
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To: indcons

A couple of things stand out:

1. I can burn through $113 million dollars in 2 years.

2. It's not my fault.

(He's a lib)


2 posted on 01/12/2007 10:18:51 AM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!!)
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To: indcons

Stupid is as stupid does!


3 posted on 01/12/2007 10:18:57 AM PST by SomeoneNeedsToSayIt
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To: indcons

I'll bet the dog ate his homework in school, too.


4 posted on 01/12/2007 10:19:39 AM PST by norwaypinesavage
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To: BunnySlippers
"A man beset by problems since winning a record lottery jackpot says..."

Usually, it is the other way around.
5 posted on 01/12/2007 10:21:00 AM PST by indcons
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To: indcons

I have a feeling a lot of his winnings are "offshore".


6 posted on 01/12/2007 10:21:16 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: indcons

If I recall correctly, he..

..gave a goodly sum to his church

..was an extravagant tipper at booby bars

..acted like a boob at titty bars (leaving 500,000 in a briefcase in the SUV)


7 posted on 01/12/2007 10:21:30 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: indcons

This knucklehead put 113-million-dollars in a bank? Where FDIC coverage is only 100-grand per account?

Perhaps he owned T-Bills or T-Notes?

Poor devil.


8 posted on 01/12/2007 10:21:44 AM PST by RexBeach (In war there is no substitute for victory. - Douglas MacArthur)
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To: indcons

Gambling... this is why I vote against it year after year.


9 posted on 01/12/2007 10:22:53 AM PST by LowOiL (Paul wrote, "Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil" (Rom. 12:9))
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To: indcons

This is the guy that had $50,000 cash on the front seat of his brand new surburban that was stolen while he was in a strip club.


10 posted on 01/12/2007 10:23:48 AM PST by Lokibob (Greatest snow on earth. www.utahweatherlinks.com)
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To: LowOiL

The lottery is just a tax on the stupid, but that's okay usually the stupid don't pay any taxes.


11 posted on 01/12/2007 10:24:22 AM PST by NavVet (O)
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To: TC Rider
..was an extravagant tipper at booby bars

a fool and his boobies are soon parted.

12 posted on 01/12/2007 10:25:04 AM PST by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: indcons
He put his millions into bank accounts and not into investments?

Something definitely stinks about his story...
13 posted on 01/12/2007 10:25:11 AM PST by divine_moment_of_facts ("So, I put on some tangerine lip gloss and answered the door.. I was one lucky woman.")
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To: indcons
Looks like winner to me.


14 posted on 01/12/2007 10:25:28 AM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: indcons

He's a casino visitor. Nuff said.


15 posted on 01/12/2007 10:25:30 AM PST by Fawn (NEVER GO TO 'APPLIANCE KING' IN BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA--THEY SCAM YOU!!!)
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To: indcons
Thieves Cleaned Me Out

He must have put it all into Air America stock. ;~))

16 posted on 01/12/2007 10:25:32 AM PST by Ditto
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To: indcons
Thieves Cleaned Me Out

He must have put it all into Air America stock. ;~))

17 posted on 01/12/2007 10:25:33 AM PST by Ditto
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To: indcons

Hey these things happen. Why, just the other day, I was ... oh, nevermind.


18 posted on 01/12/2007 10:27:17 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna)
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To: theDentist
He's not that smart.

I only wish I'd been able to find him and pitch an idea or two.

A fool and his money will soon part. The key is to be in the area when said event occurs.
19 posted on 01/12/2007 10:27:27 AM PST by SomeoneNeedsToSayIt
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To: LowOiL

Agreed. I try to defend my state from time to time against unfair criticism, but the fact that we lead the nation in scratch tickets sold each year is something to be "proud" of like electing Kerry and Kennedy.


20 posted on 01/12/2007 10:27:55 AM PST by HostileTerritory
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