Column: David Edwards, another lottery loser

Aug 6, 2007 Full story: Commonwealth Journal 584

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hope

United States

#2 Aug 11, 2007
Edwards is an addict who got rich.Unless you live local you may never even have heard his name. My prayers are with him. I hope he gets things right with the big guy upstairs before he passes. I've heard he is very ill.
Whatever

United States

#3 Aug 16, 2007
You don't have to live local to know someone lady. Edwards was a conman who came into a lot of money to fast. He was into drugs and criminal activities. I don't feel sorry for the man. There are a lot of good people out there that could use the money that he won and wouldn't have blown it like this jackass did.
hope

United States

#4 Aug 16, 2007
Calm down, I feel sorry for any one who is an addict. But for the grace of God there go I. I read that most addicts are self medicating, and that the majority suffer from anxiety , depression,and other illnesses.
There are lot of good people that could use that money ,true, but we really never know what would become of us until we are put in a situation.
chris

United States

#5 Sep 17, 2007
I knew this guy would blow it from the start..................he is an idiot......didn't matter if it was 2 billion, he would have blown it......what a moron...
chris

United States

#6 Sep 17, 2007
what an idiot....I don't even feel a little sorry for this moron......it could have been 3 billion and he would have pissed it away!!
123Win

AOL

#7 Sep 23, 2007
Hey ! PEOPLE
How Does some one win $27 million after tax money
and lose it .
Thats INSANE
cindy

AOL

#8 Jan 31, 2008
despite all of his bad desions, i still cant help feeling bad for him. but i hope if i were in that situation i would handle it better.
Jack Whitaker

Lebanon, NH

#9 Feb 6, 2008
He and I spent all of our money at the night/gentlemens club. Rest in peace, soon enough David.
I saw Dave recently

Owensboro, KY

#10 Mar 16, 2008
David got lost in all that cash. He didn't care about his daughter or his home town. He's addicted to Oxycotin as is his wife, Shawna.
He forced his mother-in-law to sell the house he bought her because Shawna remained on the title.
He's bed-ridden, and he can't walk. He lives his days in the basement in a hospital bed telling me how he loves the Lord. In the next breath it's "f" this and "f" that.
He sleeps with a loaded pistol under his pillow.
He needs our prayers.
He's a pathetic ghost of what he COULD have been.
jef

Providence, RI

#11 Mar 22, 2008
I saw this guy outside T's lounge in west palm hittin a crack pipe on the side of the building. the drug dealers and strippers took him of his money i know.
Jim Kidd

Pompano Beach, FL

#12 Apr 26, 2008
I just don't understand! I used to be one of his close friends in Ky. Knew his mom and dad well.
Jim Kidd

Pompano Beach, FL

#13 Apr 26, 2008
I am in Margate, Florida and sould like to hear from my old friend!
happy joe

Jackson, KY

#14 Dec 13, 2008
i miss and old friend
Hmm

Ashland, KY

#15 Jun 4, 2009
What is his illness?
Lambert

Richmond, KY

#16 Jun 4, 2009
Hey guys i met him a couple of times i know he did alot of bad but my uncle and him went to school together at fairview and stayed in contact for years when my uncle died he helped pay for his funural cost . so i cant really say anything bad about the man .
lessthanperfect

Richmond, KY

#17 Jun 19, 2009
I know all of you out there are all good church going upstanding citizens, and I am sure that had you hit the lottery and won all of that money you would have given it all to charity, helped feed a small third world country, saved the rain forest, brought about world peace, helped bring the US out of recession and finally shut Sally Struthers up about the starving children. But you didn't...David did. He did what he wanted to do, and none of you could tell me that you wouldn't do the same. So wipe the shit off your noses and shut up...
Who Cares

Ashland, KY

#18 Jul 31, 2009
They could have at least paid their child support before they went completely broke.
Triz 4 Life

Pepperell, MA

#19 Nov 5, 2009
I never knew or met David Edwards but I did see him on a T.L.C show called lottery winners and he just came across as a total DICK. He was cocky & bragged about how much curtain items cost in his house, he was tanned had designer clothes on and he just acted like he had all the $ in the world when he only had 20 mill 2 play with after taxes. Even before the other show came out called Curse of The Lottery I knew that loser was gonna blow it all cause he just looked like that type of guy. I dont feel sorry 4 him cause when he was living the good life he presented himself like his shit didnt stink. David Edwards u r a fool and god does not like ugly and u did this 2 ur self u piece of shit
candicane

Grayson, KY

#20 Nov 5, 2009
I knew david's first wife Gail. She is doing alright for herself after he gave her $$$. Yes he did this to himself. Karma get us sooner or later. but GOD bless him anyway.
Triz 4 Life

Pepperell, MA

#21 Nov 10, 2009
Does anyone know if David Edwards health really is bad as people say and if him and Shawna are still together? Like I said in my last posting he just came across as a totally Dick on the T.L.C special about lottery winners and to hear that he lost everthing from over spending and drug use makes me laugh cause people would kill 2 be in his shoes and he fucked it up 4 himself and another thing what happen 2 all of his so-called friends that hanged with him when he was rich r they still by his side

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