Missouri couple hopes to live as normally as possible after winning half of Powerball jackpot

  • Article by: MARIA SUDEKUM , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 1, 2012 - 2:20 AM
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avalancheguyNov. 30, 1212:15 PM

congrats!

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bakehachNov. 30, 1212:51 PM

I never understand why it needs to be pointed out that a child is adopted. What's the difference? Unless it is relevant to the story, it seems rather odd to mention it. Oh..and good luck to this family. They'll need it.

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BadgerNov. 30, 1212:52 PM

It's so nice to see people win who seem like they will SO appreciate it...a "regular joe" kind of guy and a laid-off office worker. Congrats to you and good luck!!!!!!!

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potatobugNov. 30, 1212:55 PM

I think the point in saying she was adopted, is that they're planning on future adoptions with their winnings. Which is awesome, I'm glad for them!

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nelson1984Nov. 30, 12 1:12 PM

I'm not sure if winning that much money would change your life for the better or worse....

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LMHANSONNov. 30, 12 1:13 PM

I think the adoption thing was brought up because the family is a big advocate for adoption and will use some of their winnings to support adoption. Congrats to this family!

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kay353Nov. 30, 12 1:23 PM

The fact that they went public so quickly, without time to do any real financial or legal planning, plastered their names and faces and those of their kids all over the airwaves, tells me they are likely to be amongst the many big lottery winners who do not know how to handle their fortune, squander it and end up with more problems than it was worth.

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johndontNov. 30, 12 1:45 PM

@nelson1984 "I'm not sure if winning that much money would change your life for the better or worse...."

I think it depends on the maturity or immaturity of the prize winner.

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efrik1Nov. 30, 12 1:57 PM

I'll have to call them and let them know I'm their third cousin on the Mother's side twice removed.....

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nmulloyNov. 30, 12 2:40 PM

I love to think about what I would do with that Jackpot, but at our ages, my spouse and I would simply be greatful for a secure old age, trusts for our grandkids, and an opportunity to set up lots foundations and endowments.

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