News Michigan Woman wins the $310M Powerball

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  1. dawg

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    LANSING, Mich. -- A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot said Tuesday that she immediately quit her "nasty, dirty" job and will build houses for her family.
    Julie Leach of Three Rivers said she was having a "really bad night" working the third shift when she took her lunch break at McDonald's. She checked the five numbers in the drive-thru line.

    "I keep going to sleep and waking up with the same beautiful dream," the 50-year-old told reporters during a news conference at the Michigan Lottery headquarters. Her partner of 36 years, Vaughn Avery, and some of their children and grandchildren looked on.

    "I'm going to take care of my kids," Leach said. "I don't want them to have to work like I had to work and deal with the kinds of things I had to deal with over life. I just want to make it a good life for them, take care of them."

    She took a one-time lump payment of $197.4 million, about $140 million after taxes.

    Leach played in a lottery pool with her co-workers. But she stopped to buy $20 worth of extra tickets at the Three Rivers West Shell gas station on the way to work Wednesday night. At first, she did not believe she had won, returning to the Aquatic Bathware plant to ask co-workers to verify it. Then she went home and woke up Avery.

    "He wanted to go to work. I said, 'Are you crazy? We don't have to work anymore,'" Leach said.

    "We've always talked around campfires and stuff, that if we ever won the lottery we wanted to buy a bunch of land and build all of our kids a home and basically have our own little community."

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/michigan-factory-supervisor-wins-310m-powerball-jackpot/
     
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    cygnus2112 In The Prep Room

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    The ugly fighting begins in 3, 2, 1,....
     
  3. Tipsey Russell

    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

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    she quit instantly

    I like her--and wish her an awesome time


    the assholes who say they will still work should be dropkicked in the head
     
  4. stash

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    She's kinda hot...
     
  5. ice cream

    ice cream Well-Known Member

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    People who continue to work have no hobbies and don't know how to have fun
     
  6. Murcielago

    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Wonder when one of the co-workers will sue, probably already in the works.
     
  7. RONNIE THE CLAW

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    Good for her! What a dream come true!!
     
  8. RonHeinzkaboot

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    hope it works out for her
     
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    I was thinking that too. Also the live in boyfriend and his kids and his associates. Wonder why they've been together 36 years but not married. It's sad but money has a way of doing stuff to people.
     
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    It will, a older mature person will manage it much better than a young person, i hope.
     
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    I think you are assuming a lot. Its not just her, something like that comes out and you become under attack from slick aggressive con artist and greedy people
     
  12. unclefreddy

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    The one thing that sucks is that now your on everybody's sue list. You should be able to stay anonymous to the public.
     
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    there was a time when i thought i would continue working but after this past year not only would i quit, but i would film my investing the check with our competition, and pay for it to run during 30 seconds of prime time on every national network we advertise with the banner and voice over: "even their employees refuse to do business with them"
     
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    True, never answer the door or the phone.
     
  15. Yeahnolisten

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    The old man who won like 115 million a few years ago(and was already a millionaire) says he lost it all along with his granddaughter. Went to a strip club with something like 300,000 in cash and he got robbed.
     
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    The very definition of an idiot.
     
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    I think in CA you can stay anonymous for a year and refuse the press conference.
     
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    Yup , 190 million in the bank will do that to your eyes .
     
  19. Dlist

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    Funny how $190M can instantly make a homely woman hot....:giggle:
     
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    I'm pretty sure she is my long lost cousin. I'll be calling her tonight after dinner.