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Calif grandma claims $23M lotto prize just in time
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 3, 2012 | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON

Posted on 11/03/2012 7:36:17 AM PDT by artichokegrower

For more than five months — while Julie Cervera struggled to pay a $600 electrical bill, feed her family and keep the cable company from shutting off her service because she couldn't pay — she was a millionaire without knowing it.

Meanwhile, her $23 million lottery ticket languished forgotten in the glove compartment of her car.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


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Do you think this woman is an Obama supporter? Living on disability for 20 years. Can't pay her electric bill but still has cable. Lives in poverty but has $200 worth of lottery tickets laying around her house. Welcome to the 1% grandma. For the rest of us welcome to Obama's America.
1 posted on 11/03/2012 7:36:21 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

I’m going to guess she’s a woman of faith. Or if she isn’t, she ought to be.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 7:37:57 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

shaking head, struggles financially but still pays that cable bill......


3 posted on 11/03/2012 7:42:28 AM PDT by Engedi
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To: OrangeHoof

Win/win situation. She’s financially sound for the rest of her life..and hopefully her whole family, and the rest of us don’t have to pay for them any more.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 7:43:26 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: OrangeHoof

The problem is that, now that her winnings are public knowledge, every person with a sob story is going to come crawling out of the woodwork to get money out of her and others will sue her for imaginary damages to get money out of her and, since she’s in California, probably half of the money will disappear in taxes, etc.

Give that woman a year and she’ll be back on disability and welfare.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: artichokegrower

She’ll be in bankruptcy court within 3 years.A huge majority of big time lottery winners are.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 7:48:37 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: artichokegrower

Reality sets in when she finds out how much her wonderful government takes from her winnings.

Sucks to have half of your money swiped in one fell swoop.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 7:50:30 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: sanjuanbob

His woman did not work her way out of poverty. She used California taxpayer’s provided money to buy lottery tickets. She will serve as an example for millions to do likewise. We working folks don’t have the spare cash for gambling.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 7:57:54 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: sanjuanbob

and hopefully her whole family, and the rest of us don’t have to pay for them any more....Not until they catch her getting welfare, disability, etc. Then she can explain, “I have two houses ( or three or four) and I can’t afford it without my Obama check ( like the other winner did).


9 posted on 11/03/2012 8:00:01 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: artichokegrower

$600 electrical bill??

That cant be for just one months payment. Guess her “situation” is special and the Elec Co. didnt cut her off.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 8:12:52 AM PDT by Gasshog
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"Give that woman a year and she’ll be back on disability and welfare."

"Back on", if she gets off at all. In some states that lump sum is not considered income so lotto winners can, and some do, continue to collect food stamps etc....

Considering it was almost certainly the tax payers that funded that ticket purchase it's debatable whether she should even be able to claim the winnings.

11 posted on 11/03/2012 8:20:27 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Gasshog

Could be one month’s bill.

Deregulation didn’t work out as well as they had hoped.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 8:21:20 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: artichokegrower
Lives in poverty but has $200 worth of lottery tickets laying around her house.

And is too lazy to check to see if any of them are winners. Has to be practically begged by her family to walk out to her car to verify a winning ticket.

13 posted on 11/03/2012 8:44:28 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: OrangeHoof; unixfox

Surprisingly California doesn’t tax Lotto winnings. Go figure


14 posted on 11/03/2012 11:20:55 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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“”My grandkids are all going to be taken care of, and my (three) daughters,” she said. “I’m just so happy. I’m going to buy me a pair of Reeboks.”

“She also has two adopted sons, ages 5 and 9, who have developmental disabilities.”

Her winnings are going to last her about 2 months, and she will be poor again. She has no idea how to save money. It’s one big temporary piñata for her.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 11:23:16 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

She needs to put a lot of it in annuity trusts for the kids to recieve when they are older. One major purchase, a house maybe a vehicle and then try to live normally on a smallish amount monthly.

That is how to make it last.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 11:40:37 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Ahhh those two adopted sons with development disabilities mean big money every month. You’d be surprised how many people do that to ‘up’ their money coming in every month.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 3:44:10 PM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

I did not realize that. Thank you.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 3:48:04 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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