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glippy 06-07-2010 11:40 AM

$14M lotto winner, applies to be garbageman
 
Guy wins 9.7M (About $14M), spends it all in 7 years and is now on welfare hoping to get his old job back: garbage man.

Bin of the chavs: Lotto lout Michael Carroll set to return to old job after blowing 9.7m win | Mail Online

In case you're wondering it was the lavish gifts to friends, gambling, hookers and coke that did him in. Must have been one heck of a run. I wonder if he'll find those 7 years will have been worth the coming several decades of alarm clocks, early mornings, filth and inevitable back pain? :facepalm:

ziggy29 06-07-2010 11:50 AM

I'm not much of an annuity-pusher, but this is the sort of situation for which the lifetime income stream of an SPIA might make sense.

Animorph 06-07-2010 12:08 PM

Think he would have spent the SPIA money much differently?

73ss454 06-07-2010 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ziggy29 (Post 944372)
I'm not much of an annuity-pusher, but this is the sort of situation for which the lifetime income stream of an SPIA might make sense.

Yup, we finally found the one guy who could use an annuity. :whistling:

Keim 06-07-2010 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by glippy (Post 944369)
In case you're wondering it was the lavish gifts to friends, gambling, hookers and coke that did him in.

And the rest he just wasted.

DoingHomework 06-07-2010 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by ziggy29 (Post 944372)
I'm not much of an annuity-pusher, but this is the sort of situation for which the lifetime income stream of an SPIA might make sense.

Of course. Then moderation would have been forced on him and he would have had 20 years of coke, booze, gambling, and hookers. The 7 years of fun was probably better for his liver.

Bimmerbill 06-07-2010 03:00 PM

How about an annuitiy that pays out in hookers and coke?

REWahoo 06-07-2010 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimmerbill (Post 944465)
How about an annuitiy that pays out in hookers and coke?

Isn't that commonly referred to as a rap music recording contract?

ziggy29 06-07-2010 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Animorph (Post 944380)
Think he would have spent the SPIA money much differently?

The point isn't so much whether he'd spend it differently as it is the fact that he'd never run out of money completely because he'd have a lifetime income stream. So at some point if he hit bottom and regained sanity, he'd still have a strong income stream and not have to go back to w*rk.

rec7 06-07-2010 04:00 PM

He only he stuck to a 4% SWR. I like women but not as much as he did. God made Adam and Eve not Adam and four women.

DallasGuy 06-07-2010 04:00 PM

What an idiot...it's hard to believe that people can be that stupid.

CuppaJoe 06-07-2010 04:27 PM

The beefiest guy at the gym isn't even 4 percent as hunky as the average garbageman. YMMV.:smitten:

DoingHomework 06-07-2010 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Bimmerbill (Post 944465)
How about an annuitiy that pays out in hookers and coke?

How much? Are you offering a new product? Cuz I might be interested or know someone who is...

DoingHomework 06-07-2010 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by rec7 (Post 944497)
He only he stuck to a 4% SWR. I like women but not as much as he did. God made Adam and Eve not Adam and four women.

Of course. Everyone knows it was Adam, Eve, and Lilith!

Leonidas 06-07-2010 07:15 PM

What he spent his money on is one thing, but how much he was paying for hookers and crack was just outrageous. If he had shopped around a little he could have gotten much a better deal. Of course most hookers usually charge a premium because of the cocaine effect. I guess just as youth is wasted on the young, good dope and chicks are wasted on garbage men.

Nords 06-07-2010 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by glippy (Post 944369)
In case you're wondering it was the lavish gifts to friends, gambling, hookers and coke that did him in.

Not necessarily in that order...

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Originally Posted by Leonidas (Post 944588)
If he had shopped around a little he could have gotten much a better deal. Of course most hookers usually charge a premium because of the cocaine effect. I guess just as youth is wasted on the young, good dope and chicks are wasted on garbage men.

I wonder if there's a FatWallet thread that would have helped him do a better job of consumer research in these areas?

Leonidas 06-07-2010 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Nords (Post 944595)
I wonder if there's a FatWallet thread that would have helped him do a better job of consumer research in these areas?

Not sure about the dope, but hooker review sites abound on the internets.

Westernskies 06-07-2010 09:36 PM

So, we're going to have a coke-addled loser with no morals or sense of financial responsibilty on the government payroll. He should fit right in. :laugh:

Westernskies 06-07-2010 09:47 PM

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Too bad he wasn't as lucky as this guy:

"The day after winning $120 million in the lottery he meets the woman of his dreams"

;D

easysurfer 06-07-2010 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Animorph (Post 944380)
Think he would have spent the SPIA money much differently?


Yeah, perhaps a hooker a month for life instead of 2000 hookers before going broke :laugh:


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