Column: David Edwards, another lotter...

Column: David Edwards, another lottery loser

There are 1065 comments on the Commonwealth Journal story from Aug 6, 2007, titled Column: David Edwards, another lottery loser. In it, Commonwealth Journal reports that:

"The world's original hard luck story and a hard time losing man." -Jim Croce In light of increasing media cost consciousness, news outlets can save money by pre-arranging a "fill in the blanks" news story. via Commonwealth Journal

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fan forever

Ironton, OH

#186 Nov 2, 2012
I would love to read his life story!
I think he is fascinating and it would
Touch many lives.
triz4life

Tewksbury, MA

#187 Nov 2, 2012
So is SHawna dead?
Swiss Miss

Burbank, CA

#188 Nov 3, 2012
triz4life wrote:
So is SHawna dead?
Whats it to you ? You will just use it to say bad things about her. That guy a while back is right. You shouldn't say bad things about people on the other side cuz they know how to make bad things happen to you and there won't be anything you can do about it.
triz4life

Lawrence, MA

#189 Nov 3, 2012
Swiss Miss wrote:
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Whats it to you ? You will just use it to say bad things about her. That guy a while back is right. You shouldn't say bad things about people on the other side cuz they know how to make bad things happen to you and there won't be anything you can do about it.
I'm just curious
Riki Tiki

Burbank, CA

#190 Nov 5, 2012
triz4life wrote:
<quoted text> I'm just curious
No your not. You just want to tallk $%#$ about him. These forums are to dig up some good stuff to balance out the flood of bad things people, like you, have said. RIP Shawna.
triz4life

Lawrence, MA

#191 Nov 5, 2012
Riki Tiki wrote:
<quoted text>
No your not. You just want to tallk $%#$ about him. These forums are to dig up some good stuff to balance out the flood of bad things people, like you, have said. RIP Shawna.
oh good well I'm glad that junkie mess is dead

Since: Sep 12

Philippines

#192 Nov 6, 2012
Edwards might have been frustrated for the rest of his life, but don't worry man, you can always move on and lottery is a game of luck and chance...just don't be an idiot next time...and make a very wise decision always.
White Lightening

Burbank, CA

#193 Nov 7, 2012
Playslip wrote:
Edwards might have been frustrated for the rest of his life, but don't worry man, you can always move on and lottery is a game of luck and chance...just don't be an idiot next time...and make a very wise decision always.
Nice thought but I don't think Dave can count on winning the lottery again. Yeah he has had a lot of good luck, like just still being alive, but winning again might be asking to much. Does any one have any good stories like from that Lil Sis girl and Mabley fellow ?
triz4life

Tewksbury, MA

#194 Nov 8, 2012
He deserved everything that happened to him he has no legs & that junkie girlfriend of his is finally dead
Bored Pillbilly

Burbank, CA

#195 Nov 8, 2012
triz4life wrote:
He deserved everything that happened to him he has no legs & that junkie girlfriend of his is finally dead
you are just full of hate aren't you ? actually it's probably yourself you hate and you are transposing your self hate to dave n shawna. don't bother denying because thats it. hey shawna, you know what to do, unless you want to take pity on this poor troubled soul.

so does anyone have any 'good' stuff on dave or shawna to ?
onewhocares

Ashland, KY

#196 Jan 5, 2013
I feel sorry for just about eveyone of you, only a few wished him well the rest of you are eat up with jealousy and emptiness!!! God's word says Judge not for as you Judge so shall ye also be Judged on Judgement Day! and to pluck out the stint of your own eye before doing it to others! David did do a great lot of good with over 60% of his money he gave away to those in need, But no one ever seems to hear about those Good Deeds do they? HE MADE MISTAKES JUST AS I AND YOU EACH DO IN OUR LIVES, HE IS JUST HUMAN TOO!! David's biggest mistakes were trusting people who were only make-believe friends and people who lied and stole from him again and again because he was so easy going and giving and trusting!! I have known David all his life, we lost contact for several years but God brought us together again after he came down sick. And yes he is very sick, he is a dying man but has asked God into his heart and life. He reads his Bible faithly everyday and the odd thing is something for each of you to remember is that He prays for you, those of you who always put him down, called him names, sat in judgement of him, those who never had anything good to say about him because they did not ever get a chance to know him!! If anyone of you had only had a opportunity to know him like I do and to realize what a Big heart He has and what a lonely life He has had to deal with, you might just might stop and look in your own mirror the next time before you say something negativebout David or any other fellow living being.Remember God knows each and every one of thoughts and records your deeds in His Book He will use on Judgement Day!! And my friends that Day is not too far off!!!!
triz4life

Tewksbury, MA

#197 Jan 5, 2013
I'm far from jealous I think he is a,no leg junkie
Ron

Burbank, CA

#198 Jan 5, 2013
triz4life wrote:
I'm far from jealous I think he is a,no leg junkie
This fella is misquided.
Ron

Burbank, CA

#199 Jan 6, 2013
onewhocares wrote:
I feel sorry for just about eveyone of you, only a few wished him well the rest of you are eat up with jealousy and emptiness!!! God's word says Judge not for as you Judge so shall ye also be Judged on Judgement Day! and to pluck out the stint of your own eye before doing it to others! David did do a great lot of good with over 60% of his money he gave away to those in need, But no one ever seems to hear about those Good Deeds do they? HE MADE MISTAKES JUST AS I AND YOU EACH DO IN OUR LIVES, HE IS JUST HUMAN TOO!! David's biggest mistakes were trusting people who were only make-believe friends and people who lied and stole from him again and again because he was so easy going and giving and trusting!! I have known David all his life, we lost contact for several years but God brought us together again after he came down sick. And yes he is very sick, he is a dying man but has asked God into his heart and life. He reads his Bible faithly everyday and the odd thing is something for each of you to remember is that He prays for you, those of you who always put him down, called him names, sat in judgement of him, those who never had anything good to say about him because they did not ever get a chance to know him!! If anyone of you had only had a opportunity to know him like I do and to realize what a Big heart He has and what a lonely life He has had to deal with, you might just might stop and look in your own mirror the next time before you say something negativebout David or any other fellow living being.Remember God knows each and every one of thoughts and records your deeds in His Book He will use on Judgement Day!! And my friends that Day is not too far off!!!!
I just noticed you said he gave away 60% of the money. Can you tell us more about that? I know he gave away some money, I doubt it was 60%, but maybe I'm wrong.
Alive and well

United States

#200 Jan 6, 2013
Shawna is alive and well, currently residing in the Boyd County Detention Center.
Alive4sure

Greenup, KY

#201 Jan 7, 2013
Jon

Gladstone, OR

#202 Jan 9, 2013
Markus Funkus wrote:
<quoted text>
Edwards was an flipping *idiot*.
i know we all dream of this!!!
how about making winning the lottery a reality
Jon's winning ways http://bit.ly/13g9MQ6
TheCommish

Ironton, OH

#203 Jan 10, 2013
really wrote:
riki, why do you want follow this mans life so closely? its almost scarey....
Agreed! I was reading this forum thread while nursing my daughter and found his comments creepy and "stalker like'. Obsessed much dude?
TheCommish

Ironton, OH

#204 Jan 10, 2013
*Friend*, you are a stalker! Seek therapy immediately. You are a creeper who is obviously obsessed with David Edwards.
Riki Tiki wrote:
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Friend, I do not believe anyone can honestly say that. I don't believe in Karma, but I do believe people self-destruct, and judging from your comments, you may fall into this category. Please be good to yourself and yours so that when good luck strikes you are able to enjoy it.
This thread has evolved into a good forum for hashing things out, particularly because so many bad things have been said about Dave, some of them rooted in jealousy. Someone was saying earlier that his father was hard on him. This is true and everyone in town, especially those who are jealous, should understand this before judging him. As I write this a part of me wonders if maybe his father too had a role in the win.
But hey, we've been asking what's become of Shawna? Doesn't anyone in town know? It would be nice to hear she's e pointing herself in the right direction.
Praying for him

Ashland, KY

#205 Jan 10, 2013
Riki Tiki wrote:
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Samantha, there is public interest in him because he did court attention, or else why would people read this column, and all the other Topix forums on him? I feel particularly close because we spent so much time talking. There's a lot of wrong stuff out there about him. Let me see if I can set some of the record straight. But first, all you people who were bashing him, well, he deserved some of it, but I suspect if anyone of us had $27 million dropped in our lap we would also do any number of stupid things. I also bet if a lot of the arm chair quarter backs who bashed him could see him now they would be consumed with guilt.
First, ALL the money is gone. It's gone because of some combination of being cheated by business partners, greedy friends and spouses as well as his own bad judgment and over spending. I wonder how much money he might still have if the friends, business partners and spouses who took advantage of him returned the money ?
Any way, He is being taken care of - somewhere. It's not Palm Beach kinda care because the money is gone. I suspect its some sort of bare bones state aid. My understanding is his health is poor, but not life threatening. His legs are gone because, as I understand it, due to complications from some sort of blood infection and subsequent surgeries. Someone was saying he had his hands amputated too, I do not know if this is true, and suspect its some ones over active imagination. Someone was saying he had aids, I do not believe this is true, and chalk it up to, not an overactive imagination, but a malicious one. People have said he has hepatitis. I do not know if this is true. As I recall he did talk about a blood infection, but that doesn't sound like hepatitis.
Dave' daughter has been the vicarious recipient of some of the bad blood intended for him, and while it's no secret what happened, you have to factor in she was an impressionable teenager in a home where her adult role models were using drugs. So all you sanctimonious a&[email protected]$l%e&s who lecture about personal choice and responsibility , well yes, but that's easy to say when you were not raised in a chaotic home.
Dave's mother was a very nice women, and he LOVED her and was the model son taking care of her when her time came. When he was younger he was, well pretty wild and had a chip on his shoulder. Just look at his wrap sheet. Most of us dudes suffered from similar testosterone impulses, although Dave couldn't control his. But as he got older he mellowed quite a bit and conscientiously tried help some people - before winning the lottery. He may have been still doing some things he shouldn't have been doing, but he was doing better. I think this is why you will hear good and bad, with both being true, albeit some of the gossip has been malicious. A part of me still wonders if his mother from way up high had something to do with the winning lottery ticket.
So have I gotten it about right? I'd still like to know more about that lady who's eye operation he paid for. No doubt he paid for it, I don't mean to be a cynic, but I still wonder if he somehow got scammed, although he did mean well.
As another person said, I don't think anyone could ever call this poor man any name that he hasn't called himself. I feel for him, I am sure he knows he messed up big time. He most likely was free hearted and easily persuaded. In reading your comment, I am just wondering if he may have had sepsis. It can be caused by using dirty needles, staph infection can also develop into sepsis if not treated. This may have been the reason for the amputations. I hate reading the bad things that happened to him. I have prayed for him and will continue to do so. BTW, HIV is no longer a death sentence, there are so many anti-virals to treat (not cure) it. I know someone who is HIV+ for 15 years now. Good luck, Dave, and God bless you.

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