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Powerball winner's daughter found dead in her home
Charleston Daily Mail ^

Posted on 07/06/2009 10:00:24 PM PDT by jakerobins

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Ginger Whittaker Bragg, daughter of Powerball winner Jack Whittaker, was found dead in her Daniels home, authorities said.

Chief Deputy D.E. Stafford of the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department said in a press release that deputies were called to Bragg's Lake Drive home in the Glade Springs Resort Sunday afternoon after receiving a report of a dead person in the home.

Deputies said Bragg, 42, died inside her home. Stafford said the department does not suspect foul play but is investigating.

Bragg's father won a $314 million Powerball jackpot on Christmas Day 2002, then the largest amount ever won with a single ticket.

In a 2007 interview with the Associated Press, Jack Whittaker said Bragg had battled cancer - Hodgkins lymphoma - for years but was in remission at the time. He said then, however, that she was still in poor health.

When Whittaker won the Powerball, Bragg and her daughter, Brandi, were living in Hinton, where they were active in church.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: gambling; lottery; powerball
RIP. I hope you made your peace with God. Powerball curse or not Jack needs to get right with the lord his life seems to be crumling. Turn to the the lord Jack. This is the only TRUE peace..
1 posted on 07/06/2009 10:00:24 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: SpineSurgeon

God or money......


3 posted on 07/06/2009 10:07:57 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: jakerobins

With all those jillions, wonder why her dad didn’t provide her with the cream of home health care if she didn’t want to be taken care of in a conventional hospital or nursing facility. It is so bizarro under these circumstances to be simply “found dead.”


4 posted on 07/06/2009 10:12:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: jakerobins

sad...


5 posted on 07/06/2009 10:12:50 PM PDT by babygene
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To: jakerobins

Ahh!

Time to check the fingerprints on that Powerball ticket!


6 posted on 07/06/2009 10:14:43 PM PDT by aShepard ("OK Class: repeat after me: "BUSH BAD- OBAMA SAVIOR OF MANKIND")
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To: jakerobins

RIP.


7 posted on 07/06/2009 10:33:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: babygene

It’s almost like a deal with the devil. He gets all this money, but loses everything meaningful to him.


8 posted on 07/06/2009 10:33:39 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: boop

yeah,that guy lives close by,he had money before he won,everything went wrong after that. He is supposedly bankrupt as of a few years back. Pretty amazing spiral downward,but if he wrote a book,I bet he would be back in the money-but somehow I think his yearning for money is gone.this is not the first member of his family he has lost-whether money made a difference,who knows, but I think the guy wasn’t to bad a person,really.


9 posted on 07/06/2009 11:11:38 PM PDT by coalman (type to slow to be relevant,but I try)
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To: coalman

He lost his grand daughter too. Too much death for a man I would think.


10 posted on 07/06/2009 11:21:51 PM PDT by PghBaldy (http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/06/president-obama-visits-wounded-troops.html)
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To: jakerobins

His winning lottery numbers were: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42


11 posted on 07/07/2009 12:26:23 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: jakerobins

I saw a show on TV about lottery winners and Jack was one of the winners that was featured.....His life was a mess, I believe he and his wife divorced his granddaughter died of a drug overdose and now this....he seems cursed more than blessed.....

you are right he needs to turn to the Lord...


12 posted on 07/07/2009 1:11:26 AM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: jakerobins

Curse schmerse. I’ve never heard of this gentleman before but if his life is going wrong then well, all he won was money not a new brain.

BTW to anyone who as won money and feel it is cursed...PM me. ;)

RIP to the woman.


13 posted on 07/07/2009 2:06:36 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Chet 99

His winning lottery numbers were: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42

Kind of eerie that one of his winning numbers - 42 - was the age of his daughter at her death.

Anyone know the age of his granddaughter when she died -
16? 23 ?


15 posted on 07/07/2009 3:51:59 AM PDT by A'elian' nation
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To: HiTech RedNeck

>> With all those jillions, wonder why her dad didn’t provide her with the cream of home health care <<

I believe he was bankrupt.


16 posted on 07/07/2009 6:36:08 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: jakerobins

Is this the same guy who kept a couple of hundred thousand in his vehicle, parked it outside of a bar (with the engine running), came out of the bar a few hours later, and discovered he had been robbed?


17 posted on 07/07/2009 6:42:11 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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Yes. Same Guy. He’s had a laundry list of indiscretions...He’s said he’s broke but it’s hard to believe ANYONE could blow that much money. But I wonder if he will be around much longer...He’s lost his wife,Daughter, Grand-daughter....I wonder if he’s going to get worse before he gets better. Hopefully God will use this to bring Jack closer to him.....Prayers


18 posted on 07/07/2009 10:12:11 AM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: A'elian' nation

She was 17 I think....


19 posted on 07/07/2009 10:15:43 AM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: jakerobins
it’s hard to believe ANYONE could blow that much money

Congress and Zero can rip through that much before lunch.

20 posted on 07/07/2009 10:16:52 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Lol. Well...Congress has had lots of practice at blowing our money. It’s EASY when it’s someone elses money....Bet if Zero or Barney Frank had $300 million they wouldn’t blow it in a few years.

(I’m sure after all the banking kick backs Bwarney Frank will be worth that much. After Barry starts giving speaches in 2012 when he leaves the Presidency he will also.)


21 posted on 07/07/2009 10:24:24 AM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: jakerobins
After Barry starts giving speaches in 2012 when he leaves the Presidency he will also.

Especially with 10,000% inflation.

22 posted on 07/07/2009 10:25:37 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Kimmers
I saw a show on TV about lottery winners and Jack was one of the winners that was featured.....His life was a mess, I believe he and his wife divorced his granddaughter died of a drug overdose and now this....he seems cursed more than blessed.....

I saw a show on one of the cable channels called "Curse of the Lottery" (maybe it's the same show you saw?) It profiled a number of people who were "down on their luck", then won large sums of money in the lottery, thinking it would turn their lives around. Instead, things got worse for them. The common thread for most of those profiled, however, was that "down on their luck" was just a polite way of saying they were totally irresponsible people to begin with - drug problems, alcohol problems, etc. Winning the lottery did not change them into responsible human beings. It just gave them the means to feed their addictions on a much larger scale, with predictable results.

23 posted on 07/07/2009 12:00:58 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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