From the Fox News site:
RALEIGH, N.C. – A single mother of four from a small North Carolina town came forward Monday as one of three winners in a huge Powerball jackpot drawn earlier this month.
For Marie Holmes, the best thing about the lucky ticket in the $564 million jackpot is that she’ll be able to provide for her children, she said at a news conference. All are under the age of 7 — three daughters and a son with cerebral palsy.
Holmes, 26, said she gave her mom $15 to buy five Quick Pick tickets at a Scotchman convenience store on her way to church.
Holmes and her family live in a single-wide trailer in Shallotte, North Carolina — a coastal town of about 4,000 people just north of the South Carolina border. She worked at Wal-Mart, McDonald’s and other places before recently quitting to stay home with her children.
Since Fox won’t allow comments on this story, I’ll do my commenting here.
This just pisses me off. There are so many things wrong here. Here’s my list:
Single mother of four (age 26) – possibly dad was hit by a truck or something in which case I’m sympathetic, but I’m guessing, given the way most of these stories go, she was never married to the father or fathers of her children.
Gave her mom $15 to buy five Quick Pick tickets – really. Again I’m speculating here, but I’m guessing that most of the money that shes supporting her four kid with is coming from the taxpayers. If she has $15 to spend on lottery tickets, maybe the taxpayers are giving her too much money.
Holmes and her family live in a single-wide trailer – nothing wrong with living in a trailer, but with four kids it might be a bit cramped. Maybe she should be saving her dough for something a little bigger instead of playing her numbers.
She worked at Wal-Mart, McDonald’s and other places before recently quitting to stay home with her children – Nice deal. There’s a lot of women with working husbands that have no choice but to work because they need to supplement the family income. Why does this women, whom I assuming is on the dole, get the option to stay at home with her kids, while taxpayers that are funding her lifestyle don’t have the option?
It’s possible that I’m wrong here and her income comes from rich parents or an uncle that died, but I’m guessing that’s not the case. Chances are shes just another welfare queen living off the backs of the middle class.
They say that the lottery is a tax on stupidity and that may be true, but the stupid ones here appear to be the taxpayers that keep putting up with this crap.