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Dollar & A Dream

Back in 1999/2000, GQ Magazine did a piece on lottery winners and our man Curtis Sharp was broke. I mean a$$ed out. His wife divorced him and he overspent his millions. As of the GQ article he was a street corner preacher. He was still styling in bespoke suits and his trademark bowler hat. Five million Samolians is not what it used to be.

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After winning the big money, she said, "it feels unlimited."
But it isn't. One of the best examples is Curtis Sharp Jr., an air-conditioning technician from Newark, N.J., who won $5 million playing Lotto in 1982. Sharp filmed commercials for the New Jersey Lottery Division, became something of a local celebrity - and blew his money on cars and fine living. Before long, he was borrowing against future payout checks. When it was all gone, he moved to Tennessee and became a minister.

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i'am living with the guy who won a year earlier than curtis.his name is lou eisenberg.when this guys teamed up together they gave hope to millions.i watch lou's vidio's of the last 20 years.they have to be the most televised of any lottery winner's.lou is looking for someone to write a book on the two of them.

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First of all I recommend watch film about New York ( http://rapid4me.com/?q=new+york ) and afterwords about A Dollar and a Dream

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Hi great article Today, the closest definition to a dollar comes from the United States code Title 31, Section 5116, paragraph b, subsection 2, "The Secretary shall sell silver under conditions the Secretary considers appropriate for at least $1.292929292 a fine troy ounce." However Federal Reserve banks are only required to deliver credits instead of money. The silver content of US coinage was mostly removed in 1965 and the dollar essentially became a baseless free-floating fiat currency, though the US Mint continues to make silver $1 coins at this weight.

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Agreed, we can't wil if we don't play and Curtis Sharp is a good example, but I can say that he is a good lucker...

Searcher

Great article. I knew Curtis Sharp and I can say that it's a classical example of american dream. And I need to admit it works nowadays.

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New Jersey Lottery Division, became something of a local celebrity - and blew his money on cars and fine living. Before long, he was borrowing against future payout checks. When it was all gone, he moved to Tennessee and became a minister.

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