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(The Consumerist)   26 year old unemployed Illinois guy is youngest Publisher's Clearing House winner ever. Maybe because not many 26-year olds order "World War 2" magazine   (consumerist.com) divider line 14
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2013-09-01 05:00:51 PM
3 votes:
"living paycheck to paycheck"
"buying new magazine subscriptions"

maybe if you weren't buying shiat you didn't need, you wouldn't be living paycheck to paycheck.
2013-09-01 07:13:15 PM
2 votes:

worlddan: Actually, many of them do. This doesn't make a good news story, however. So we just hear of all the losers who blow it in five years.


Yeah, I'll subscribe to your theory just to reaffirm faith in humanity. It never seems that the "right" people ever win a ton of cash. When I fantasize about winning the lottery I fantasize about how many people I can help instead of what cool stuff I can buy. It really would be nice if others were of the same moral fiber.
2013-09-01 07:10:34 PM
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: First thing's first. Move out of that low income housing area. You're just asking to be robbed if you stick around.

Second, where are you going to get 3% interest these days? (Seriously, I'm asking. Guaranteed rates are the lowest I've seen, and they are a third of 3%)


When you dump 10 million into a bank, funny things happen.  You don't get treated like street scum, you get special rates, because the bank wants your money.
2013-09-01 07:09:00 PM
1 votes:

ng2810: The_Original_Roxtar: "living paycheck to paycheck"
"buying new magazine subscriptions"

maybe if you weren't buying shiat you didn't need, you wouldn't be living paycheck to paycheck.

To be fair, most magazine subscriptions for 1 YEAR don't go over $50 (unless it's the trades, but people who read those are the type to spend the money on them anyways). What other sort of entertainment can you get for that kind of cash?


Exactly.  And while magazines are often kind of silly, I'm never going to talk shiat about a lower middle class dude who spends money on reading.
2013-09-01 06:34:40 PM
1 votes:

Jeep2011: The One True TheDavid: "Cousin! Don't you remember me? I was at the funeral last year."

I have heard similar things when I go back to where I was born. They all ways want me to buy the rounds. I am shure this happens a lot to those who come into money are make a lot by their own merit.


This happened to me when I moved out of state. There was an assumption that I had "made it", never mind I was working overnights.

Dress like a bum and carry nothing larger than a $5.
2013-09-01 06:31:51 PM
1 votes:

dv-ous: The_Original_Roxtar: "living paycheck to paycheck"
"buying new magazine subscriptions"

maybe if you weren't buying shiat you didn't need, you wouldn't be living paycheck to paycheck.

Actually, if you read slowly, and/or you're the sort of person who enjoys reading the same thing several times, a magazine subscription is cheap entertainment. ($10-$20 per year, per magazine.)


Something to read on the crapper besides the Lysol can.
2013-09-01 05:57:22 PM
1 votes:

RottNDude: But it's MY money and I want it NOW!

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Dear god I hate those ads.
2013-09-01 05:48:26 PM
1 votes:
i have been entering way longer than he has lived and never won. even buy magazines occasionally. given my anecdotal  evidence we can conclude the contest is rigged.
2013-09-01 05:38:13 PM
1 votes:

The_Original_Roxtar: "living paycheck to paycheck"
"buying new magazine subscriptions"

maybe if you weren't buying shiat you didn't need, you wouldn't be living paycheck to paycheck.


To be fair, most magazine subscriptions for 1 YEAR don't go over $50 (unless it's the trades, but people who read those are the type to spend the money on them anyways). What other sort of entertainment can you get for that kind of cash?
2013-09-01 05:37:10 PM
1 votes:
"We live payday to payday," said the Mom.

Something tells me Junior's going to find a way to piss away $5,000 a week and their lifestyle won't change. Until he ODs on something.

/I hope I'm wrong.
2013-09-01 05:24:53 PM
1 votes:

Jeep2011: For once I would like one of these winners to say "I will save most of it and talk to an investment counselor."


This. Addendum: "I am going to make a lot of people's lives a lot better, and still have enough to live modestly. I'm not greedy. I don't love money. I'll spread the wealth to those less fortunate."
2013-09-01 05:09:22 PM
1 votes:

The_Original_Roxtar: "living paycheck to paycheck"
"buying new magazine subscriptions"

maybe if you weren't buying shiat you didn't need, you wouldn't be living paycheck to paycheck.


How dare these poor people buy things other than food and a roof?

Their entitlement sickens me to the point I just vomited all over my keyboard.

You hear that you disgusting grossly inept and overly entitled poor? You now owe me a new keyboard.

Expect my calls alongside the rest of your collections calls.. which of course you will ignore, probably as you head out the door to frivolously waste money you don't have on exorbitant  purchases such as a magazine, or *gasp* perhaps a candy bar, or *hrnngng* (sorry I almost vomited again) a movie ticket.

/You'll get the popcorn too, we all know you will, even though it's upwards of $7, because you take no responsibility for yourselves.
2013-09-01 04:58:57 PM
1 votes:

Jeep2011: For once I would like one of these winners to say "I will save most of it and talk to an investment counselor."


I've done the math, with a Ten Million dollar prize, I could comfortably live on the interest alone.  At a modest 3%, that's 300,000 a year.
2013-09-01 04:17:32 PM
1 votes:
For once I would like one of these winners to say "I will save most of it and talk to an investment counselor."
 
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