`I like helping people'

`I like helping people'

There are 311 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Aug 25, 2007, titled `I like helping people'. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

“It's so beautiful that I have trouble integrating it into my realm”

When Virginia Andujo - now of Pico Rivera - won the Mega Millions jackpot nearly two years ago, it changed her life. via San Gabriel Valley Tribune

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“Nosedash”

Since: Aug 07

HomeyDaClown

#1 Aug 28, 2007
$600 for a letterman's jacket, that is ridiculous.

what about helpin starving diseased people in africa? and shutting the hell up about doing so?

give money to the catholic church? great, so father can buy a new mercedes, and they'll have $millions to give out to more sex abuse victims tsk!

cheers!
She can help me

Newhall, CA

#2 Aug 28, 2007
Virginia, I need a new car. Wanna help me?
Get a life

Whittier, CA

#3 Aug 28, 2007
This women has been thru hell and back and has the heart to still help people, especially people she does not know. I think its great! You really make your self look like a very hatefull person. I think maybe you need to start helping people too and maybe you can feel the joy she does for a change and leave the charity for other countries to the celebrities who are adopting these children and forgetting about the ones who are left behind here in the states. I hope you will soon find happiness in your life because it seems like your miserable.
blitzed wrote:
$600 for a letterman's jacket, that is ridiculous.
what about helpin starving diseased people in africa? and shutting the hell up about doing so?
give money to the catholic church? great, so father can buy a new mercedes, and they'll have $millions to give out to more sex abuse victims tsk!
cheers!
Scott

United States

#4 Aug 29, 2007
While this is a nice story, there's one thing I don't understand...... who wins 50 million and lives in Pico Rivera? Adrenaline junkie that likes to dodge bullets?
Ginny

Duarte, CA

#5 Aug 29, 2007
I believe the donation was made in Pico Rivera.
She can help whoever she wants! It's her money.

On another hand, I'm afraid she is going to get hit up now by lots of people coming to her with violins in the background. Brace yourself Virgie!
dont need to know

Orange, CA

#6 Aug 29, 2007
wow you people need to get a life instead of hating on someone with m oney and not spending it on something that you want them to spend it on. i doubt that if you won the lottery that you would be pretty greedy with it and im sure you just wouldnt give it away to people in africa.

and yes 600 dollars for a letterman jacket, if you ahve the money for it then why not buy one? i have one myself that i cherish very much, and i am glad that i bought it.

it is her money and she can do whatever she pleases if she still wants to liv ein pico rivera there is nothing wrong with that! what now she has to be fake and move to beverly hills or what?
AT LEAST SHE IS KEEPING IT REAL
Scott

United States

#7 Aug 30, 2007
Keeping what real? She can keep it real in a nice neighborhood that doesn't have a shooting death every other week.

I'm not hating on this lady at all. Great that she won the money and is helping people, but geez, move the heck out of that city.

“Nosedash”

Since: Aug 07

HomeyDaClown

#8 Aug 30, 2007
it was constructive criticism, not hate...I don't think money should be thrown around for petty things like a letterman's jacket...heck, she could have told the guy she'd pay for his colelge tuition if he kept his grades up.

bummer that members of her family have died, but that happens to everyone.

womens' shelter is a good idea. however, I believe that charity should be given anonymously instead of braggin about it.
Truth

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#9 Aug 30, 2007
All of you guys donít know SHIT! I am (Was) closely related to her. Yes she has been through a lot. We have had a lot of loss in our family over the last few years. But she is forgetting the people who were there with her helping her when SHE needed it! I will tell you all this much, all the houses she has supposedly bought for our family are all in her name. She does this so if you piss her off she can kick you out! She also does it for tax purposes. SHE IS NOT living in Pico Rivera!!! Donít believe everything you read. I am sad to say that it is true; money brings out the evil in people. I love her the same now then before, but she has honestly changed for the worst. She has helped people get their fix (hint, hint), she has helped pay for attorneys for a guy accused of stabbing his girlfriend in Pico, but she will not help you if you have a job because she thinks your doing o.k. and donít need it.
Why doesnít the writer talk about the fact that Victor Andujo has passed away! I wish the writer would write about his life and the big hart he had. Victor was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He is missed, he loved her and he was probably the only man who could put up with her. I am sure he would frown if he saw how she is acting with the family who loves her.
dont need to know

Orange, CA

#10 Aug 31, 2007
OK IF SHE WAS CONFORABLE WHERE EVER SHE LIVES THEN LET HER BE, IF SHE WANTS TO LIVE IN THE GHETTO AND IS FINE WITH IT THEN LET HER BE, IF SHE LIVES IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD WELL THEN GOOD FOR HER, IT DOESNT MATTER WHERE YOU THINK THAT SHE SHOULD LIVE AS LONG AS SHE IS HAPPY RIGHT?

IF PEOPLE DIDNT SPEND MONEY ON PETTY THINGS THEN YOU WOULDNT HAVE THINGS THAT YOU WANT, SUCH AS DOES A PERSON REALLY NEED TO HAVE A H2 HUMMER? FOR EXAMPLE ? NO THEY DONT BUT SINCE THEY WANT IT WHY NOT HAVE IT? WE ALL SOMETIMES SPEND MONEY ON TUPID THINGS BUT WOW IS SHE WANTS TO SPEN HER MONEY ON THAT THEN IT BE. HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT SHE DIDTN GIVE HIM MONEY FOR COLLEGE. NOT EVERYTHING YOU READ S ALWAYS TRUE OR NOT ALWAYS EVERYTHING.
neighbor

United States

#11 Sep 3, 2007
Truth wrote:
All of you guys donít know SHIT! I am (Was) closely related to her. Yes she has been through a lot. We have had a lot of loss in our family over the last few years. But she is forgetting the people who were there with her helping her when SHE needed it! I will tell you all this much, all the houses she has supposedly bought for our family are all in her name. She does this so if you piss her off she can kick you out! She also does it for tax purposes. SHE IS NOT living in Pico Rivera!!! Donít believe everything you read. I am sad to say that it is true; money brings out the evil in people. I love her the same now then before, but she has honestly changed for the worst. She has helped people get their fix (hint, hint), she has helped pay for attorneys for a guy accused of stabbing his girlfriend in Pico, but she will not help you if you have a job because she thinks your doing o.k. and donít need it.
Why doesnít the writer talk about the fact that Victor Andujo has passed away! I wish the writer would write about his life and the big hart he had. Victor was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He is missed, he loved her and he was probably the only man who could put up with her. I am sure he would frown if he saw how she is acting with the family who loves her.
Iam glad you didnt paint her of to be a saint,your right ,big deal if she bought a kid jacket WHOOP DE DO WHAT A SAINT >>KNOW GO HELP SOME SINGLE MOM THAT SHE DOESNT KNOW IN SHELTERS THEN WILL SEE HOW GENEROUS SHE IS.BY the way Iknow VICTOR and its to bad he OD the money sent him to an early grave.
neighbor

United States

#12 Sep 3, 2007
dont need to know wrote:
wow you people need to get a life instead of hating on someone with m oney and not spending it on something that you want them to spend it on. i doubt that if you won the lottery that you would be pretty greedy with it and im sure you just wouldnt give it away to people in africa.
and yes 600 dollars for a letterman jacket, if you ahve the money for it then why not buy one? i have one myself that i cherish very much, and i am glad that i bought it.
it is her money and she can do whatever she pleases if she still wants to liv ein pico rivera there is nothing wrong with that! what now she has to be fake and move to beverly hills or what?
AT LEAST SHE IS KEEPING IT REAL
SHE doesnt live in Pico,some people she knows and hung out with do,They cut alot of friends loose when they won the money,good freinds that would help them in there time of need they didnt return the favores its sad what money can do to you ,you trust people when you need them but when you dont you treat them difrently.
Leslie

Duarte, CA

#13 Sep 4, 2007
Truth wrote:
All of you guys donít know SHIT! I am (Was) closely related to her. Yes she has been through a lot. We have had a lot of loss in our family over the last few years. But she is forgetting the people who were there with her helping her when SHE needed it! I will tell you all this much, all the houses she has supposedly bought for our family are all in her name. She does this so if you piss her off she can kick you out! She also does it for tax purposes. SHE IS NOT living in Pico Rivera!!! Donít believe everything you read. I am sad to say that it is true; money brings out the evil in people. I love her the same now then before, but she has honestly changed for the worst. She has helped people get their fix (hint, hint), she has helped pay for attorneys for a guy accused of stabbing his girlfriend in Pico, but she will not help you if you have a job because she thinks your doing o.k. and donít need it.
Why doesnít the writer talk about the fact that Victor Andujo has passed away! I wish the writer would write about his life and the big hart he had. Victor was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He is missed, he loved her and he was probably the only man who could put up with her. I am sure he would frown if he saw how she is acting with the family who loves her.
Let's just send her our best wishes and leave her alone. Let's not be hateful towards her. Just let go. If you were not a recipient of her fortune and felt that you gave to her when she needed your help. Have faith in your goodness and continue to give without expecting anything in return. I sometimes wonder if money brings out the worst in the people around you when you have it. Dont hate her for her fortune...just pray that the fortune will guide her in a good direction - that's all you can do.
TRUE COLORES

Whittier, CA

#14 Sep 5, 2007
SO SAD THAT THE FAMILY WHO WROTE THIS ARE THE ONES WHO STOLE ALOT OF HER MONEY AND NOW ARE PAYING THE PRICE. FROM WHAT I HEARD AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS THAT THIS SO CALLED FAMILY WHO LOVES HER WAS NEVER AROUND IN HER TIME OF NEED UNTIL SHE WON THE MONEY. THEY SHOWED UP WITH HANDS OUT AND POCKETS WAITING AND NOW THEY ARE MAD BECAUSE THEY WERE CAUGHT. THEY SHOULD NOT TALK ABOUT VICTOR, THEY NEVER CARED FOR HIM AND EVEN TRASHED HIS NAME AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOD BEFORE THEY WON THE MONEY. I HEARD VICTOR SAW RIGHT THRU THEM AND ONLY TOLERATED THEM BECAUSE OF VIRGINIA. FROM WHAT I HEAR,THEY WERE TAKING CARE OF THIS LADIES MONEY AFTER VICTOR DIED AND RIPPED HER OFF FOR MILLIONS BEFORE THEY GOT CAUGHT. DO YOU CALL THAT FAMILY WHO LOVES HER??? STOP WRITING SO BAD ABOUT HER, WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE EVERYONE DOES AND ITS SAD THAT WITH EVERYTHING SHE HELPED YOU WITH YOU ARE STILL SO HATEFULL. TALK ABOUT TRUE COLORES. THIS LADY HAS HELPED ME IN MY TIME OF NEED WHEN MY HUSBAND DIED RECENTLY AND HAS HELPED SO MANY PEOPLE WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED. WHY DO YOU HAVE TO KEEP HURTING HER!
Truth wrote:
All of you guys donít know SHIT! I am (Was) closely related to her. Yes she has been through a lot. We have had a lot of loss in our family over the last few years. But she is forgetting the people who were there with her helping her when SHE needed it! I will tell you all this much, all the houses she has supposedly bought for our family are all in her name. She does this so if you piss her off she can kick you out! She also does it for tax purposes. SHE IS NOT living in Pico Rivera!!! Donít believe everything you read. I am sad to say that it is true; money brings out the evil in people. I love her the same now then before, but she has honestly changed for the worst. She has helped people get their fix (hint, hint), she has helped pay for attorneys for a guy accused of stabbing his girlfriend in Pico, but she will not help you if you have a job because she thinks your doing o.k. and donít need it.
Why doesnít the writer talk about the fact that Victor Andujo has passed away! I wish the writer would write about his life and the big hart he had. Victor was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He is missed, he loved her and he was probably the only man who could put up with her. I am sure he would frown if he saw how she is acting with the family who loves her.
LOVEOFLIFE

Whittier, CA

#15 Sep 5, 2007
I AM A FRIEND OF VIRGINIA'S AND VICTOR AND FROM WHAT I HEAR FROM HER YOU PEOPLE WHO WROTE THIS "SO CALLED FAMILY WHO LOVES HER" STOLE ALOT OF MONEY FROM HER. AND I KNEW VICTOR AND HE SAID YOU GUYS SHOWED UP THE SAME DAY THEY WON THE MONEY AND NEVER HELPED THEM WITH ANYTHING WHEN THEY WERE LIVING ON NOTHING. IN FACT YOU HATED HIM AND VIRGINIA AND SHE ACCEPTED YOU WITH OPEN ARMS UNTIL YOU PEOPLE GOT CAUGHT STEALING. THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD KNOWS THIS SO STOP MAKING YOURSELVS LOOK SO STUPID AND JUST LEAVE THE LADY ALONE. YOU KEPT HER FROM HER FRIENDS AND SISTERS FOR A VERY LONG TIME. GOD WILL JUDGE YOU IN TIME FOR THE WAY YOU ARE SLANDERING HER NAME. SHE HAS HELPED ALOT OF HER FRINEDS FAMILY AND EVEN STRANGERS. SHE HAS ESPECIALLY HELPED YOU GUYS SO MUCH TOO!
Truth wrote:
All of you guys donít know SHIT! I am (Was) closely related to her. Yes she has been through a lot. We have had a lot of loss in our family over the last few years. But she is forgetting the people who were there with her helping her when SHE needed it! I will tell you all this much, all the houses she has supposedly bought for our family are all in her name. She does this so if you piss her off she can kick you out! She also does it for tax purposes. SHE IS NOT living in Pico Rivera!!! Donít believe everything you read. I am sad to say that it is true; money brings out the evil in people. I love her the same now then before, but she has honestly changed for the worst. She has helped people get their fix (hint, hint), she has helped pay for attorneys for a guy accused of stabbing his girlfriend in Pico, but she will not help you if you have a job because she thinks your doing o.k. and donít need it.
Why doesnít the writer talk about the fact that Victor Andujo has passed away! I wish the writer would write about his life and the big hart he had. Victor was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He is missed, he loved her and he was probably the only man who could put up with her. I am sure he would frown if he saw how she is acting with the family who loves her.
Truth

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#16 Sep 5, 2007
Well I know who ripped her off! I know the whole story. It was not me! She fired her financial advisor and trusted her money with a bunch of thugs and, Well... Thatís what happens! This isnít "Slander" it's the TRUTH! I am tired of people making her to sound like a saint!

DO You know the TRUTH?
STOP SLANDERING HER

Whittier, CA

#17 Sep 5, 2007
WHELL I KNOW FOR A FACT HER FINANCIAL ADVISOR WAS ALSO STEALING ALOT OF MONEY FROM HER. I AM SURE YOUR EITHER FAMILY WHO STOLE FROM HER OR THE SO CALLED FINIANCIAL ADVISOR WHO CALLED THEM SELVES THE FINANCIAL ADVISOR. WHAT A JOKE!

JUST LEAVE HER ALONE FOR GODSAKE! DONT HATE HER BECAUSE YOUR NOT COLLECTING OR SHOULD I SAY STEALING FROM HER ANY LONGER!

Since: Sep 07

ROSEMEAD, CA

#18 Sep 5, 2007
well it seems to me that this poor lady has been taken advantage of alot since she has won her money. It is her money right??? It seems there are alot of people out there who think and I say think they deserve something from her. I find it sad to think that a friend or even a family member would expect money from me if something like this were to happen and stop speaking to me for not giving them money. That is what this is all about money right? If you expect something from a friends good fortune, you were never a friend at all. Funny how money can reveal a persons true greed. Hope you can be happy with what god has provided for you. GOD ONLY HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES.
Truth

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#19 Sep 6, 2007
LMAO
BeckysBaby

Whittier, CA

#20 Sep 6, 2007
I Guess if thats all you got to say, then your the one with the problem. Sorry you were left out of your family members or friends fortune. From the way your acting, it seems to me they left you out for a reason.
Truth wrote:
LMAO

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