Jan 302016
 

Georgia lotto winner gunned down in home invasion

The guy won $400,000, got some publicity, then got a shotgun blast in his home in front of his family from three gentlemen who were apparently after that money.

Now, imagine you were one of the recent Powerball winners, and you’ve just won four hundred MILLION dollars. Yeah, I think a wee bit of paranoia might be called for.

 Posted by at 9:07 pm
  • publiusr

    I’ll still take the chance. A home invasion just took place right across from me anyway.
    http://www.wbrc.com/story/31089710/1-dead-after-homeowner-confronts-men-during-burglary

  • Nick P.

    I believe the trick is if you know you’ve won you immediately go out and form a LLC and claim the money in it’s name, then if you live in a state that mandates the release of the winners name all anyone will have is “I’m a Rich Son-of-a-Bitch, LLC”.

  • Kevin White

    Its all about keeping your mouth shut. In the event of the giant power-ball win, Call everyone you know and ask to borrow 500 bucks, let them turn you down, exit your current life slowly. Quit your job, say you got one in North Idaho-lakeistan. Move to an entirely different city, find new friends, invest your winnings, and dont be flashy. Also good security is a plus.

    • Scottlowther

      > Call everyone you know and ask to borrow 500 bucks, let them turn you down

      Now there’s a good idea.

      > say you got one in North Idaho-lakeistan. Move to an entirely different city

      Yeah, but… North Idaho-lakeistan sounds *awesome.* Wouldn’t it be better to say “I’m moving to Chicago/LA/NYC/etc,” you know, some horrible place nobody in their right mind who wasn’t desperate would move to?

      • Kevin White

        Well, its all about the misdirection. So yes, NYC would be perfect. Where-as I found a lovely little spot for 7mil right between two national parks in Utah. Miles from everything and everyone… I need a Go-Fund-Me.