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How One Lottery Winner Blew Through $10 Million in Less Than 10 Years - DailyFinance

She was generous with others, too, buying houses and renting them out at low rates, paying people's rent, offering loans for bail and business ventures. "All of that other stuff was fun in the beginning, now it's like ... back to life." That other stuff included vacations in Cancun, Florida, Las Vegas, California, and the Caribbean, as well as four cars: a Hummer, a Mustang, a Dodge Charger and a custom Cadillac Escalade. More: Lottery Lowdown: Before You Buy a Ticket, Read This Tirabassi was a single mother, recently off welfare and newly employed as a personal care provider, when she struck it rich on Easter Weekend in 2004. As a teenager, she had lived in shelters, and all that money didn't come with instructions. Tirabassi didn't hire a financial adviser; she didn't even keep close track of her account balance. Suddenly, with just $750,000 left, Tirabassi woke up: "that was just time for fun to stop and to just go back to life." Tirabassi's husband, Vinny, who brought three kids of his own to the marriage, shares her stoicism about the couple's lost fortune. He says he lived simply his whole life and is used to not being rich. Recalling the post-winning entreaties of suddenly interested friends, some of whom came asking for favors and then disappeared, Vinny says, "Money doesn't buy you happiness. It caused her a lot of headaches." His wife had a hard time saying no to those she thought of as in need: "That's the way I was brought up," she says. "Help those who can't help themselves." For the complete story of the couple's financial descent, head over to The Spec.com , and check out the paper's 2007 interview with Tirabassi , when she had already spent half of her winnings. Tirabassi's experience stands in contrast to that of Sandra Hayes , who pocketed around $6 million when she and a dozen coworkers split a $224 million Powerball jackpot in 2006. (Watch Hayes tell her story in the video below.) Like Tirabassi, Hayes went on a spending spree -- including a boat, an Escalade and a Mercedes -- but she also paid off her mortgage and student loans, and was leery about handouts to friends and relatives. Today, Hayes lives comfortably but not extravagantly.
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Powerball winner: 'I might just disappear into the woods' - TODAY.com

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Those lottery tickets will be accepted on Sunday, August 18, for the 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances of "The Maids" at The Mirror Studio Theater, 5th floor SJG Center, Kalayaan Avenue corner Don Pedro St., Makati City (between Makati Avenue and Rockwell, a few buildings away from Grilla Kalayaan). >Like BroadwayWorld PH on Facebook ; follow us on Twitter , too. >Stay tuned to BroadwayWorld's official announcement of the winners (two winners only). Professor Anton Juan has conceptualized and directs this version of "The Maids." Based on the 1947 original text by Louis Jouvet , "The Maids" revolves around two sadomasochistic housemaids Solange and Claire who imagine and improvise a thousand and one ways to murder Madame, the mistress of the house. Both housemaids take turns and dress up like their employer to insult the latter. Inspired by real-life people and events, Genet based the characters of the housemaids on sisters Lea and Christine Papin, who brutally slain their employer's wife and daughter in Le Mans, France in 1933. The play, starring Professor Juan as Solange and Topper Fabregas as Claire, runs until Sunday, August 18. Proceeds will be donated to theater artists who have been sick such as veteran director Behn Cervantes, who is confined at Asian Hospital. Please support by buying tickets (PhP 300), call Karla Pambid at (63917) 534-3223 or MusicArtes at (632) 895-8098.
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Weve only been like this for a couple of days. I dont know if I want to go through this for the rest of my life, he told TODAYs Matt Lauer on Wednesday about all the recent attention showered on him. I would rather be in my cabin up in the woods. During a news conference held a day earlier for the 16 winners of an Ocean County, N.J., office pool who chipped in for the Aug. 7 Powerball drawing worth $86 million, one of the games biggest jackpots in history, Seeley stole the show. The group now affectionately referred to as Ocean's 16 a play off the popular "Ocean's 11" movie franchise ended up with one of the three winning tickets, securing Seeley and each of his co-workers each $3.8 million after taxes. Seeley stood out during the news conference as much for his appearance (he also wore a T-shirt featuring the Duck Dynasty reality show) as for his outspokenness. While at the microphone, he described his co-workers as a happy, happy, happy bunch and joked that he showed up wearing "my best outfit." But Seeley also spoke seriously about one of the first things he did after learning he had won: visit his father, who has cancer and just started a second round of chemotherapy and radiation. I just told him, you dont have to worry about nothing financially except getting healthy and beating cancer, Seeley told Lauer. Seeley mentioned that he had lost his mother to cancer years earlier. Wearing the same sunglasses and floppy, pin-adorned straw hat that he had sported during the news conference, Seeley told Lauer he didnt learn he was a winner until after most of his co-workers because he got into the office late after finishing a work-related task. When I got to work, they all pulled me inside, and theyre all cheering. I thought, Wow, they finally found a way to get rid of me now, you know, he joked. Seeleys wife, Donna, said she doubts her husband's newfound wealth will change him. Not all all, she told Lauer.
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As she received her cheque with anticipated excitement, it was then that the disappointment and unwelcome changes to a once sheltered life began. Her phone rang constantly, like a warning siren, as the cold, self absorbed relations, who usually took months to make contact, suddenly flooded her life with an eager presence. She seemed the center of everybody's attention; something that had never happened previously within her bickering family. Aunt Jean, who had just only six months ago, refused to pay her back a long outstanding loan, now shrilled her deafening delight down the telephone, expressing how readily she was for a holiday. Her own mother, who had made a multitude of excuses to cancel Maeve's eager visits, now spoke of taking a trip with her somewhere, to further discuss how she would divide the money between everyone. Maeve slipped her weary head onto the cold, hard dining room table as she slowly began to sob. A pile of letters as high as the ceiling, stood towering over her; dominant and as bold as a fierce lion. The media frenzy had drawn various people from all corners of the country; to write various pleas for help. For the first time in her thirty year old existence, she felt afraid to be in her very own home. Privacy and anonymity was a distant faded memory, as the world hounded her relentlessly for daily for answers. The knock had arrived late one night. An eerie echo filled the humble, quaint cottage, as yet another violating rap on the tiny door, sent shivers down her spine. It was nearly midnight. Maeve lived alone. She knew it was a bad idea, but something compelled her to open the protective door. She had half assumed it was her mother, who had just recently hounded her with daily visits to the home, yet again, asking for money.
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