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#1 Hum

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 23:14

A $50 million lottery winner in Adelaide, South Australia, was the target of a spiteful letter outing him to his new neighbors, and he says he has an idea of who produced it.

A leaflet style letter giving in-depth details of the former North Haven family's spending since they had a $50 million windfall in an Australian Powerball draw last August was dropped in dozens of letterboxes surrounding the family's new beachside mansion last week. [Although it has the same name, Powerball in Australia is not related to the multi-state Powerball game in the United States.]

the letter warns residents of the suburb to "be very careful of their new neighbors".

The family moved in to their new home, purchased last November for $2.4 million, earlier this year and have also bought an $850,000 Yorke Peninsula seaside block on which they are building a two-story vacation home.

Other purchases the open letter claims they have made include a $145,000 black Ford Mustang, a $56,000 black opal ring and a home for their daughter.

Family members approached by local media declined to comment in detail on the letter.

"I have a few ideas on who it could be from," the husband said.

Residents in the family's former neighborhood, where they have kept their old family home, said there had been ongoing disputes between the family and other neighbors over a number of years.

One neighbor said he had written a personal letter to the family after hearing news of the anonymous letter being distributed, wishing the family well and advising them he was not responsible for the leaflet.

Another North Haven resident said he was happy the family had left the neighborhood, that he knew nothing about the leaflet but he would not waste his time to produce something like that.

"Good luck to them, and good riddance," the man said.

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#2 Pam14160

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 23:20

HMMMMMMMMM! Sound like someone is just tiny bit on the jealous side. . .the winners probalbly didn't offer to share their winnings. . . :rofl:

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 23:27

It's crazy what jealous people can do... Why do a thing like that? What will that person gain from it?

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 23:27

Seems pointless. If you are living in an area where your house is worth 2.4mil why would anyone around you care about your money or how you got it?

Or are they hoping the existing neighbours will shuns the winners because they are new money?


"Oh, I understand you won your money in the *hrmm* lottery? Well, I guess we can't all earn our millions the hard way!"

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 00:38

I guess the winners should have left Australia. :laugh:

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:50

I'd just ignore them if I were them. With money like that you can do pretty much anything you want.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 14:50

^ That's what I do about the IRS. :shifty:

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 15:01

Family members approached by local media declined to comment in detail on the letter.
"I have a few ideas on who it could be from," the husband said.

Eh?

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 15:04

Topic title confused me, I thought it was going to be revealed the winners were gay.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 15:12

won $50 million and they already spent that much? at this rate they will be broke before they know it

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 15:37

Topic title confused me, I thought it was going to be revealed the winners were gay.


Yes -- let's blackmail them. :p

#12 psionicinversion

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 15:46

thats jealousy to the extreme that is. $50 million is good to set you up for life, out right buy everything you need then its all assets, then live normally well a bit above normal off the interest on whats left and your sorted unless you hit the casinos, then youll prolly have to end up selling the asset to feed your gambling

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 15:49

won $50 million and they already spent that much? at this rate they will be broke before they know it

There was a good documentary about the windfall process: simply put, most people simply can't handle that amount of money over a short period of time.

I forget the title, but the filmmakers gave a homeless man upwards of $1 million, and I believe that in less than a year, he was completely broke and right back to where he started.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 16:19

Yes, as snobby as it sounds, the best people to react to money are those who have already EARNED it. I say earned, I was going to say have, but I don't think that by inheriting money you intrinsically understand it.

I see every penny in terms of the hours worked for it, and use that when spending. I'm by no means tight, but certainly aware of my spending.