Skip to comments.Powerball Winner Says He's Cursed by His Jackpot (won $315 million)
Posted on 04/08/2007 10:34:54 PM PDT by blackbeardsghost
Whittaker bought and decorated an elaborate home for Bragg and her mother that included a perfect recreation of the bottle from the 1960's TV sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." He also gave Brandi about $2,000 a week and bought her four new cars. Whittaker said while Bragg was only 17 years old at the time, she was very responsible with her money.
"To a young kid cars mean a lot," Whittaker said. "She had four cars and I'm very proud that she had four cars."
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O Lord, curse me!
Neil Boortz was right about lotto winners afterall !
You can take the man out of the trailer, but you can’t take the trailer out of the man.
Money is not the root of evil. The lottery winnings didn’t cause the problem. He could have packed up and moved somewhere else, ignored the requests for money, cut off funds to his grandaughter, donated his money as he saw fit, invested the rest in fixed-income securities, established trusts, etc.
There are many who feel cursed by some heavy thing in their life, and their are others who cannot free themselves from the thing the have become...
but God can free us. What became a curse becomes a blessing, and what binds us is broken; no matter the burden, be it gold or the grave, it becomes Grace in the hands of God.
this guy is not trailer trash, read the article
“Rob Dunlap, one of Whittaker’s many attorneys, said Whittaker has spent at least $3 million dollars fending off lawsuits.
“I’ve had over 400 legal claims made on me or one of my companies since I’ve won the lottery, “ said Whittaker.
When asked why that might happen, Whittaker said it’s because “everybody wants something for nothing.”
In this case it sounds like cars are.
I agree. Giving a 17 year old two grand a week for allowance is razy. What did grandpa think she needed that much money for? If it’s for college, set it up in an account. Otherwise it is way too much for a kid.
His biggest mistake was to go public and appear on TV shows.
Did you read the whole thing?
Please Lord, don’t curse me.
No, the money was not the problem. He can’t bring himself to admit he messed up so he blames it on a curse as though the money held a gun to his head and made him make bad decisions. The lottery is not a curse. People who have little money can also completely wreck themselves and their families. If he had not become wealthy it is likely he’d be blaming his problems on drinking, etc. Sometimes I think the media just loves stories about screwed up lottery winners to discourage people from striving to be rich.
Since this is a strip club, I'm assuming it wasn't a Coke he was picking up, in which case he's got way bigger problems than just the Curse of the Lottery.
He was a hardworking, self-made guy: read the article.
Exactly. He made a crapload of bad choices, and won’t accept responsibility for it. A smart lottery winner would create a number of holding companies with nominees and stay off the TV!
And if you wanted to donate a lot do it anonymously. But noooo. Had to have his name out there. Heck I wouldn’t tell a soul except my law firm I’d hire prior to actually claiming the ticket. And that I would have the lawyers do and I would never make myself even known.
And for chrissakes don’t give a young kid a crapload of money and be proud of it!
Tho, most smart people don’t play lottery, really.
Duhhhh, when anybody wins a major lottery prize isn’t actually awarding the prize conditional on letting the lottery people publicize the winner’s name, face, and address all over creation?
And what do riches profit a man, except that he may lay eyes on them - Ecclesiastes
... as I recall it!
Ever since I sat down and thought through it, and realized that if lightning ever struck, and I did win it, that it would be one of the worst possible things that could happen to me, I stopped buying powerball tickets.