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Chicago area Toyota dealer employee wins IL lottery



http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local...183451971.html
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$1 Million Lottery Winner Splurges on RAV4
Orland Park woman keeps things "practical"

Orland Park's Kathy Kamba knew exactly what she wanted when she won $1 million in the Illinois Lottery.

"I think it's every person's dream to have a new car, so when I saw I had that kind of money, I thought that's I'm gonna do, I'm gonna get myself a new car," Kamba said.

She didn't have to go far to get one. Kamba works at Orland Toyota, which is where lottery officials handed her an oversized check, and where she picked out a brand new RAV4 small SUV. The same style as her 2000 model because she considers herself "practical."

Kamba took the lump sum payment, which works out to around $420,000 after taxes. She didn't immediately tell her bosses, but she did tell her sisters.

"When she called me she said 'are you sitting down?' and I thought, 'who died?'" her sister, Diane Lysik, said.

Kamba joins a growing list of local lottery winners. On Wednesday, Asif Kahn accepted his $1 million lottery prize. He's buying a Mercedes. And last month, Highland, Indiana's Larry Chandler won the $1 million Powerball prize, which he planned to start spending at Red Lobster that evening.
Looks like free pub for her employer...why buy an old RAV4 when the new one is coming out next month?

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why buy an old RAV4 when the new one is coming out next month?
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It must feel so wonderful to win that kind of money and have to get robbed, I mean give **58%** of it to the govt to waste away on bs spending that helps absolutely nothing. Isn't that thoughtful and compassionate of them to do that? I think her and her local economy would certainly be better if she were allowed to keep most of her winnings to spend and keep other businesses running with those funds but what do I know.
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Looks like free pub for her employer...why buy an old RAV4 when the new one is coming out next month?
V6 or maybe, just maybe, and i know this may be hard for some people on TN to understand, but maybe she just really liked the look of the current gen RAV4

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V6 or maybe, just maybe, and i know this may be hard for some people on TN to understand, but maybe she just really liked the look of the current gen RAV4

As a previous RAV4 owner, I am fond of the old one, and have regretted selling it. If you watch the video in the link, she has a white 1999/2000 RAV4 L. My suggestion is "Don't do it"; keep your RAV and spend it on a FR-S
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I can see it now, "hey guys, I was going to get a Nissan GT-R but I ended up deciding on a RAV4 instead!"

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V6 or maybe, just maybe, and i know this may be hard for some people on TN to understand, but maybe she just really liked the look of the current gen RAV4




Good for her and Toyota as well
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Good for her and Toyota as well
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It must feel so wonderful to win that kind of money and have to get robbed, I mean give **58%** of it to the govt to waste away on bs spending that helps absolutely nothing. Isn't that thoughtful and compassionate of them to do that? I think her and her local economy would certainly be better if she were allowed to keep most of her winnings to spend and keep other businesses running with those funds but what do I know.
I agree, but she's still $420,000 richer than she was the day before. That kinda money, if invested right, could easily make her a multimillionaire very quickly.

I'd pay off all my debts (house and car) then invest the rest. Tha'd free up ~$2500/mo for me and still land a couple hundred grand into a few different investment accounts.

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Are you looking for a sugar mama?
We all should be in this economy.



Blue that's what I would do too. Even if you found just one solid company with 13% quarterly returns, reinvested the dividends every quarter, you'd be at a million in no time.

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One of the first things I'd do with $1 mil is find another clean Cressida. Maybe get a new GS F-sport along side it, then pocket the rest.

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