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Powerball winner losing home in auction May 4, 2006

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Powerball winner losing home in auction
David Lee Edwards, a laid-off laborer in 2001 when he won $42 million from a $295 million Powerball drawing in Kentucky and moved to Palm Beach Gardens, appears to have the kind of financial problems that he never should have faced again.

In what is the talk of the town, an unemployed man that won a Powerball jackpot may be broke again as his $1.2 million Florida home is scheduled to be on the auction block May 22, 2006.

Update: A court hearing is scheduled July 24 to determine the status of the heroin charge, according to the state attorney’s office. Update thanks to Julie ” According to the Palm Beach Comptroller online records search… David Edwards was not present for his status check yesterday and it has been re-scheduled for August 23.”

Last July, Edwards’ $1.2 million home was auctioned for $400,000.

And Saturday, July 14th 2007 much of the home’s contents will go on the auction block at a Riviera Beach warehouse where Edwards spent his final days in Palm Beach County.

Update: Auction Results

Update: Shawna released from jail

Update: Shawna back in jail

Update Felony Charges dropped against Shawna

Update Powerfall A good article that pulls the narrative together. Amy, the reporter, wanted to talk to Tiffani, but she refuses interviews. Thanks Julie for sending this.

How other Florida Lottery Winners also didn’t fare so well

The Palm Beach Post has tried to contact David Lee Edwards to no avail.

Post reporters have only been able to ascertain that since he won $42 million in a Kentucky Powerball drawing in 2001, Edwards bought a golf course home in Palm Beach`s BallenIsles community, owned numerous sports cars and was a start-up philanthropist.

However, things weren’t all rosy as he and his wife filed for divorce and both were arrested on cocaine charges last year. The cases are pending.

Other reports have the 51-year-old Edwards ceasing to pay maintenance fees on his home and the local homeowners association is trying to collect more than $8,600 in back fees.

Robert Frein, former president of the BallenIsles Community Association, says Edwards` situation is the talk of the town and that his house is probably worth about $1.5 million now.

Update on his latest arrest with his Booking picture. Thanks to Len

Update: Auction of Belongings To Satisfy Debts

Check-out the Comments defending him at #64 is from his former employer, at #91 a friend & at #103 his daughter.

And this Video from a Louisville, Ky. TV station

Here’s another lottery story, this time from Brazil. Widow held in lottery winner’s slaying

Unlucky in Riches

A Lottery Winner who did it right

These pictures were sent by Tiffani to verify her authenticity. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge them. On the 1st she says:

here is some pictures of me and matthew in my room, if you notice its the same as in the show. so i hope this is enough proof.”picture-307.jpg picture-309.jpg picture-315.jpg picture-218.jpg picture-116.jpg picture-229.jpg picture-308.jpg picture-310.jpgpicture-174.jpg

Melinda sent this picture that she took of Tiffani with her Dad. Click to enlarge.

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1. tina haney - September 19, 2006

it’s a shame, I mean we thought one of us would finally make it big. Boy, were we wrong.

2. joe - October 2, 2006

that guy is a dope. i watched him on a show and he is a great example of “knows what everything costs, but not what its worth. like michael jackson you can have money but you can only buy so many $250,000 things and then your broke.

3. jeff - October 12, 2006

If people who win the lottery realize they are still the same person, with all the same problems as before they won, they will be o.k.Think that all your problems are gone you are—-ed! No matter how much money one has it can still be pissed down the drain.

4. tkcollier - October 20, 2006

These Winners Stories only go back to 2003
http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_stories.asp

5. Paul Allen - October 31, 2006

I know what a dumb ass Dave is. I also saw that show, he was explaining of how he paid $200,000 for this $60,000 on this $80,000 on that etc. I knew, it was just a matter of time when he went broke. I don’t feel sorry for him, he sqrewed up.

6. ALLEN LEW - November 10, 2006

David Lee Edwards is ignorant.. lack of education will do this. lgnorant with a drug addiction..its a wonder he didnt kill himself..I saw the show as well…he was pathetic..!!

7. diana - November 11, 2006

How interesting, with all the people he gave money to, now everyone is saying what an ass or how stupid he is. every thing in life is dealt out i would hope if i ever am fortunate enough to win the lottery my head and choices will be governed by God and not what everyone tells me to do. one thing i do know i would never return to my birthplace and home to palm beach again! money is like smoke it dissapates if you do not know how to keep the fire burning. I never have put much stock in money it takes money to live, thats it, the only importance it has is to sustain life in the world.
scgirlygrl@yahoo.com

8. cece - November 12, 2006

Whether they are rap stars, athletes, or other fast rags to riches story, it seems they all have trouble holding onto it. I suppose it is like someone feasting after a life long famine but they all seem to over do it and think that the supply of dough will be endless. I saw this guy featured in Lottery Winners special on E channel and yes, he was pretty rough and uneducated.

Recently, Nip/Tuck had Rosie O’donnell has a loud mouthed, course, power ball winner who thought she can buy happiness (along with a new face, liposuctioned body) and it was real hoot. And yes, every other word was how much everything cost and how she used 100 dollar bills as toilet paper!

9. Oertle - December 14, 2006

This guy was reading the book ‘How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci’. Give me a break. He should have been reading ‘The Idiots Guide to Taste, Class and How Not to Piss Away 42 Mil.’. Back to the poor house where you came from and a stint at drug rehab. might not be a bad idea as well. However, by the way he portrayed himself on t.v., he might have a future in televangelism. Also, what was he doing buying a lottery ticket when he was behind in his child support. I guess we can affix the “poor” back into “white trash” for this guy again. Dear David Edwards, remember you can’t win if you don’t play. Oh wait, you did win and your still a loser! Have nice life. Late

10. Sandy Lewis - December 15, 2006

From what I could tell, David Edwards is a believer. Remember Job? Yes, he lost everything, but got it back twofold because he never stopped trusting God. The things that are being said are evil. Dave made some bad mistakes because he was blinded and fooled. He’s still a person with feelings. Haven’t you ever made a poor choice? Weren’t you angry and hurt when people mocked you and shunned you? Rise above the influences of the devil and do what God would have you do–only say that which is edifying; do unto others as you wish to have done unto you. What master do you choose to serve?

11. Chris Rios - December 15, 2006

He seemed like a decent guy till I saw his hair…the slicked look meant the white trash was still in his blood….and that means money trouble! When your broke to begin with and jobless that is usually a good sign that you have no drive or management skills….so when you throw 40 mil into the equation, its only a matter of time. Cant teach an old dog new tricks (not even with the best doggie treats out there)

12. religionisforidiots - December 15, 2006

“God” and “Jesus” have nothing to do with it you brainwashed idiots..this guy is simply a hillbiily who came into a bunch of money and blew it….lack of education and drug use will do that!

13. Diane Phillips - December 19, 2006

I think the last thing he should have spent money on was a 18K gold – 1200 lb ‘L’ – and have it permantely affixed to his forhead!

14. Len - December 27, 2006

His home was auctioned off for $400,000 plus a $500,000 existing mortgage. The palm beach arrest website has his latest picture on it for a new arrest on 11/3/2006 for posession of cocaine, herion, and possession of a drug without prescription. A news update of arrests places him as “address unknown” He looks rough in his mugshot. Where did it all go? Wasn’t anything of value that he was running around the “overnight millionares” show bragging about left to sell and pay his bills? On the show he claims $18,500 a day in interest? thats about 25% interest on his 27mill. I wish I knew were to get that much interest. I think someone was blowing smoke up his a**. This is unbelievable.

15. Travis - December 27, 2006

You have to remember TV SHOWS ARE WRITTEN. They’re ment to keep your interest. The guy behind the camera probably kept asking him how much something cost. In the editing room, they cropped it all together. He seemed to be a happy guy. I certainly Don’t wish him, or you mean spirited posters, ill-will.

16. nancy - January 2, 2007

Winning 42 million will not change a pig from being a pig.
It is just a change from bank statement for a while, from red to blue and in no time to red again and forever it will remain in red.
Unfortunateeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

17. thomas - January 2, 2007

The only thing worse than this is the people who win $100 million and make the statement,” Well, I’m still gonna work….” Who the heck are these people. I like my job, I like the money I make; but if I had $100 mil, I would be traveling around the world with my wife and 2 daughters enjoying my precious time with them. On the flip side for this guy, you can’t take the money with you so, hey , why not blow the crap out of it. I think I would have spread it a little farther though.

18. Bob - January 3, 2007

I still play Mega Millions, and powerball when I pass though a state that sells them. I recently had the pleasure of pissing through a pile of money. Nothing like this, but still a lot by most standards. I think it would great to have 27 mil in the bank. But having a lot of digits on your atm mini statement is an open invitation for economic stupidity.
I have done a lot of research on lottery “winners” and if there is one lesson to be learned here I think it is this. If the jackpot is huge, take the annuity. If the jackpot doesn’t make the annuity attractive, get a financial advisor and make a long term plan. I really hope Dave has enough assets left to provide him with a good life. I hope he cleans up and gets a comfortable home and sensible car and lives out his life.

19. Bryan H. - January 5, 2007

I bet he still has all the money….he just did a sneaky-sneak by foreclosing on his house so he wouldnt be bothered by all the money hungry leaches. He actually might be smart!….but I doubt it, muh ha ha ha! He looks like hes straight out of Mobile, Al….muh ha ha ha! Can you say “basura blanca”?

20. K. D. - January 6, 2007

I found an update on him.

21. George - January 8, 2007

Well im not going to judge this man, I have never won any money like he has ,but I do play sometimes. If I were to win the first thing that I would probably do is set my kids up good,so that they may have the life I naver knew. Then again…I am wealthy,I am able to see,hear,breath without any machine…I am able to work and feed my family,And I live the the best country in the world. Gee its not so bad afterall. I do hate to see this man fall like he has,and refuse to kick him while he is down. Like he told us,He didnt pick the numbers.they picked him.

22. rod - January 9, 2007

its a damn shame, but money doesn’t buy smarts, class, or taste…
i wish the guy well, and hope a big lesson was learned.

23. David - January 11, 2007

Hey David,
I go way back with you i’m and old westwood boy just like you. I hope all the crap i have been reading is false. But if not and you need a helping hand look me up i’ll do what i can. I remember when you won that boat on the hand-a-thon remember we cheered you on to victor that was a long time ago. I’m Mike Renfroe’s brother-in-law.

24. Tom - January 11, 2007

I feel sorry for the guy. I actully liked the guy. He was a guy that when from rags to riches and seemed to be a givng person. Yes he made mistakes, but who of us hasn’t.

25. Bon Bon - January 12, 2007

I still do not understand…How the hell could he have blown 27 million dollars in 4 YEARS…He should have paid for his house in cash (only 1.4 mil). l just cannot began to believe its ALL GONE. Damn..! What about all those 80k- 250k dollar items he bought.? Wow this is a story for 60 minutes or Oprah …lt really is…!

26. Fred - January 12, 2007

WOW THAT PIC IS PROOF OF HEAVY DRUG USE…HEAVY DRUG USE..!!! HES BROKE ..!!! ITS A SHAME..BUT YOU KNO HES PROLLY WIN AGAIN..I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED…!!!

27. Non broke ass - January 17, 2007

Why is that people that know how to handle money never win. You are surprised when you give someone without any money, millions of dollars. And find out that they are broke? I saw this guy on the TLC lottery winners show. Anybody pays $85,000 for a clothing dresser made of tuttle shells should be broke. Do youself a favor America
check out http://www.daveramsey.com and get a clue!!!!!!!!!!!!!

28. Jason - January 19, 2007

The crazy thing is, now he and his ex-wife Shawna have full blown AIDS. No, it’s not a rumor. They’re both from my hometown in Ashland, Ky. His daughter now lives back home w/ his first wife Gail. She’s a strung out junkie piece of shit too. I remember vividly the night they won this. We all bought tickets as well but wasn’t as lucky as these fucks.

29. Paul - January 21, 2007

I actually worked with Dave back in 2001 (Nortel) before he won the lottery. This amount of money should secure your life and your children’s future. You should really educate yourself on how to grow it as you never had so much on hand before, so it lasts for generations, that is the ultimate winner and art. After all you were blessed with head start of 27 mil.

Why not to partially mortgage your primary residence, after all you can deduct mortgage interest in America agaunst your taxes, so that is not such a bad idea after all.

Maybe next time…..

30. GODS SON - January 23, 2007

WOW THAT PIC IS PROOF OF HEAVY DRUG USE…HEAVY DRUG USE..!!! I MEAN REALLY HEAVY HEROINE USE AND HE LOOKS LIKE HE COULD HAVE AIDS FROM LOOKING AT THAT PIC WITH THOSE OPEN SORES….LIFE IS SO UNJUST…DAMN..!!! YOU STAY IN SHAPE , EXCERCISE, EAT HEALTHY AND DIE AT 41 ..YOU SMOKE CIGARRETTES FOR 40 YEARS AND ABUSE UR BODY AND LIVE TO BE 90…ALL I CAN SAY IS I WISH I COULD WIN..GOD KNOWS I NEED HELP..IF I WERE TO WIN, DAVE, I WOULD DO SOMETHING FOR YOU..!!!
MAY GOD HELP YOU DAVE..!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES..!!

31. Ron - January 23, 2007

Hey, I from the Ashland area and have know Dave for some time. If you are really from Ashland and know him, you should not be surprised by this. When he won, I told some folks that I worked with here in RTP, NC that he would be broke or dead in 6 or 7 years. Guess, I actually gave him a little more credit than that. Hell he didn’t make it 5 years.

32. carson - January 24, 2007

Thats funny that everyone has something bad to say about david edwards now. I’ll bet they all had their hands out smiling in his face when he had all that money. Sounds like a bunch of jealous people out there. Thats to bad, they sound like the losers to me. Hey what about the lady who was going to die if she didnt have the operation he paid for.

33. Shawn a black guy from Alaska - January 26, 2007

Wow, I guess money really can’t buy happiness. To much of anything only magnifies your pesonality. If you were an acoholic or drug addict when you were broke, Then you will only multiply that habit ten-fold. The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil and you definetly do not need a 250,000 dollar car to prove that you are somebody. Hell why would anybody in their right mind pay more for a car than they would for a house? Just like that jackass in Virginia who won the powerball. I bet if Jack Whittaker had to do it all over again he would have done things differently. Like P-Diddy said, More money more problems!!!

34. charles - January 28, 2007

can anyone tell me why this clown bought a private jet for 1.6 million? it’s obvious that he has no interest in seeing anything other than himself in print or the inside of a crack pipe.

35. Ian - February 3, 2007

Check out what other crack heads have done in David Edwards home town, Ashland kentucky. http://www.ashlandwitchunt.com It cost 20% of the police dept there jobs.And the local city government sided with the crack head.

36. Paul - February 3, 2007

To “non broke ass” – Good point, buddy. No matter how you approach it, it has to really fit you. So if you give it to Church, Homeless man or to the Bank, you’ll the one who either benefits from it or not. In my opinion spending it on drugs or some other useless stuff might not be the best direction to take. But I am not here to really judge anybody, especially not David, after all it looks like neither you or I have to worry about it, as we lack the big bucks. Good luck to you.

37. non broke ass - February 4, 2007

Paul, you’re correct I doubt if I will ever have the change Mr.Edwards has had. I really have to wonder if winning the lottery is blessing. It seems Mr.Edwards and the gentleman from West Virgina who the powerball in 2002, it has not been a blessing. I fear it would be more of a headache. Good luck to you as well Paul.

38. 187 manex - February 5, 2007

I like how everyone on this post that gave a shit aboout what this guy had ( i mean money the same shit everyone on this planet that interacts with any other culture wants) everyone ios human, we all make mistakes. i have herd that many difrant kind of people (not just hill billies or white trash Oertle – December 14, 2006) come into a lot of money iunexpectedly and the lose it all due to the rush of things, Like a flash in the frying pan (Just watch the movie scarface) money is fleeting. it burns you. and to judge someone becuse of stereotypes is truly ignorangt. even a smartman can become victim of his own mistakes……

39. 187 manex - February 5, 2007

the fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh

40. 187 manex - February 5, 2007

who hasent went on a pcp binge and shot at a couple of cops i mean come on??

41. non broke ass - February 5, 2007

No one is perfect but when life gives you a free ride and you piss it away stereotypes aside, you’re and idiot! Money does not change people it only magnfies who you really are. If you’re a giving person, then you’ll give. This is the problem with America normal in America is broke, and brother I do not want to normal!!!!!!!!!

42. John - February 7, 2007

This is no surprise. This clown was on a cable tv show about lotto winners. He started off by showing all of the useless junk he bought with his winnings. A set of elephant tusks that were $80,000 sat in his doorway. He bought like 1000 swords and one of the swords used in braveheart. He bought all kinds of one-of-a-kind furniture that was extremely expensive. After I watched that show I wrote this guy and told him what I thought about his spending and complete idiocy. Oblivious to the fact that he was wasting money and he had no way of replenishment. This was it and he wasted it like the waste he is.

43. John - February 7, 2007

I will give it to him though. He may be stupid but he was a generous giver. So, I can’t be too hard on him. It was his money to waste.

44. Jim - February 9, 2007

Hello, My friends call me Bow. I was Daves friend back in the day and still consider myself to be his friend. Yes it is sad that the drugs can get a hold on a person but he is not the first and will not be the last. I know that this man has always had a good and kind heart even after winning this money. As for all who do not know Dave yet see fit to judge him should stop and think about the last time that you made a mistake. If you think that life is as easy as winning a lottery and living happy ever after then you are in for a rude reality call. The world is your friend but only when your buying. Take care my friend for you have done more good than most of us will ever have the chance to.

45. DAVID - February 9, 2007

I FOOL AND MONEY PART , DAVID IF U SEE THIS ,,, WRITE A BOOK ON WINNING AND LOOSING , AND STAY OF THE F’N DRUGS,IVE BEEN THERE ………………………….

46. Citizen of the World - February 9, 2007

Why drugs – what is wrong with this society by looking at famous like Anna NS and lucky ones like David Edwards – why there are no health care benefits (unless your company provides it) and you work, no maternity leave (in most cases), no free education (out of control)for the middle class and lower middle class representing 85% or more, just taxes, fees, hidden fees and overworked society. Why we have 400 bln to be spend in Iraq, etc, yet have no money to spend on our own people, soldiers coming back, etc (what is the privilege of Citizenship?) Can someone explain.

47. Citizen of the World - February 9, 2007

To change the topic from pounding it on David – We are helping our economy by spending and spending (the “only” way we know, the “best” way to go, we are the greatest spenders and we fully enjoy it) like David bought all the swords, etc YET we are building massive debt (consumer debt) estimated today at nearly 9 billion (just a number?). Napoleon Bonaparte the famous FR emperor said this in the 18th Century “one day when China wakes up it will stunt the world” – the truth is she just woke up and I tell you I was there several times to witness that. What can we do?

48. Citizen of the World - February 9, 2007

the massive debt is actually 9 trillion not billion (just a number) for me and you to far to reach….

49. John Ward - February 10, 2007

David was a multiple felon who spent over 10 years in jail for armed robbery, drug and illegal possession of weapons just before winning the lottery. He liked to live life in the fast lanes, was a smooth talker and he spent his $42mil like there was no tomorrow. Just like our national debt in the trillions, people who are not educated in money have no conception of this amount as a $1000*1000 million and just see the number as infinitely large and therefore never ending. Although David didn’t know how to manage money for the long term, he did seem to have the heart and mind of a child in regard to spending it. He enjoyed sharing his money, I loved his enthusiasm (on the E documentary) when he talked about giving out $1000 tips when he went to Cracker Barrel Restaurants. He really enjoyed his money and he spent it as if it would always be with him (I think he really believed that he was getting $18000+ in interest every day and that as long as he didn’t spend more than that he would keep all the 41million). Yet, if you added up all the cars, jet and household accessories you could tell that he had already spent a large chunk of his money and was losing that potential source of interest. I felt really sad for him when he said he spent something like $20,000 for his Blues Brothers statues. I saw the same ones at a junk dealer for $150 this is just one of many examples, people have already mentioned several others, of his extreme spending.

Adding drugs to the mix can make you feel as if the material world isn’t real and it doesn’t really matter what happens tomorrow. Living the moment to the fullest becomes the consumming passion and you want everyone around to be able to experience this truth. This I think David did really well, he seemed to be happy and wanted people around him to be happy too. I sure hope that he enjoyed the ride his money bought him, however short it turned out to be, and that he is learning and growing now through his pain.

Like his favorite movie, Braveheart, states, “Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” By many standards David may not be successful but few could say that he didn’t really live his life. So in my book that makes him a success. I believe many will learn from his example, even if they learn what not to do and in that way he has contributed much to society rather than just leading a typical life.

Personally I never knew him, but he seemed to be someone who lived life with intense passion and that is something notable. I wish him the best and I hope he finds what he is looking for.

50. Kiernan Holland - February 12, 2007

Well he’s not a Jack Whittaker.. At least Jack was working..
The problem with all this, is that people who buy lottery tickets are gamblers.. I’ve never bought a lottery ticket in my life, but I have problems even though. However, I wouldn’t (I believe I wouldn’t have)
been like this with the money because I’m an ultra frugal perseon,
even with the money I have. I buy stuff on Ebay, buyitnow, but I search for the lowest price. I buy stuff on rebate.. I bought a Pentium D Dell Dimension 9150 to 500 dollars and a Infiniti G20 to 4000 dollars. I haven’t money to throw around, I’m even somewhat unemployed, but I guess I can’t really say I wouldn’t be this bad. I already have been with my life..

Anyhow, I’ve known people in my past who have been extreme forms of myself and who have also been lured, by the temptation to gamble it off.

But isn’t it Ironic, you buy a ticket, which is in effect gambling. You are giving all this money to a gambler.. Wouldn’t it make sense that such stories would become the norm..

Some mistakes I can see with all this:
1. giving money to a gambler.
2. winner broadcasts winnings to the world, making him/her a lightning rod of beggars.
3. the more people that know one has money, the more that person
will need to hire security guards to fend off criminals.

But if it were me, I would not advertise that I had the money.. I would ask the lottery company if I could wear a motorcycle helmet on stage or just pay them to shut up about my name.. Whatever steps that could be taken to hide the fact that I had money.. When you show people money, it’s like they turn into robots..

You see it with people who are around celebrities.. They gush at the celebrity, they get all starry eyed and think that somehow that celebrity is going to benefit them somehow.. But they never stop to think, wait, every minute of this celebrities life is filled with people who want to meet them, what is it going to matter? It’s all related..

The people who have money, nobody really knows who they are, I mean the rich people tend to live together in protected neighborhoods, say in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas and the like. Maybe someone knows them, but the key is trying to be famously anonymous. Like Daft Punk.. They have chance to be onstage, to be popular and do their thing, but offstage, they can walk into a convenience store and get a candybar, nobody knows who they are..

51. Jane - February 13, 2007

John Ward is a true Romantic but lets not compare this man with William Wallace and a quote from a MOVIE. That quote was meant to say that not every man really makes a difference and martyrs his or herself for the greater good. He martyrd himself alright, poster child for what NOT to do. To compare this guy to heroes, is a travesty. Let’s look at reality for a while. This guy was apparently a good guy, WHEN HE HAD MONEY. He was no leader and he did not fight for the freedom of others. He stole from others. He won a new start and lacked the education and wisdom to keep it. It was his money to spend and no sweat off my back but it is angering because I now here him say if he could do it all over again he would…….WRONG. Let’s go back and not do it all over again except this time give it to me or someone else who wouldnt waste the chance to have a lot of money.

52. Jane - February 13, 2007

Kiernan – By law the people have to know who you are when you win the lottery. It settles all kinds of legal problems that could happen. So when you win, everyone knows. Then, here comes the phone calls and letters. Your mail box explodes and your phone never stops ringing. It is all the people who want to take your money away from you. That’s why it is good to disappear for about a year after you win.

If you want to be anonymous, make the money on your own. The lottery is the worst for this. It is the balance of give and take for winning a ridiculous amount of money.

On a different note, if one had the wisdom and intellect to know what to do with 42 million. You may find that they give about 35 of it away. Who can’t live off of 7 million for the rest of their life? Oh wait David Lee Edwards.

53. Jane - February 13, 2007

BOW – Make a mistake????? I make mistakes constantly. The difference is, I learn from them. This guy doesnt make mistakes. He does things on impulse with no sense of consequence. He is his own worst enemy. one thing is for sure, experience that you learn from and a book is more valuable than an infinite amount of winning lottery tickets. Knowledge is power, not money. Money is a byproduct of knowledge. When you give money to a guy like Mr. Edwards, who obviously has problems learning simple things, the true power comes through and he ends up where he started. Pennyless but more importantly, stupid.

54. pusha - February 14, 2007

i had make graet mistake which hurt my bf heart and after that he never believe me and he hate me a lot he never wanna see my face he did not care me. but i care a lot and love him very much how can i make him believe

55. Rob - February 16, 2007

This happens very often maybe more than half of all lottery winners and I mean BIG jackpot winners go broke. People gte rich several differnt ways which might include earn it, win it, inhert money, marry in to wealth. Many people will spend more than they make no matter what that number is and they have no plan. No matter how much money you have you can always spend more. You hear everyone say “that wouldn’t happen to me” and you ask them why and they just say ” I am smarter than that” Then ask them what their plan would be and they have none, but they will tell you all of the things they want to purchase.

I saw Mr. Edwards in a story abut Lotto winners and his entire part was a show and tell about all of the things he had bought with his money, he had no secure plan to make it last his lifetime and many times NO plan is a plan to fail. Don’t feel sorry fro people like him or others like MC Hammer or Mike Tyson its their fault. A finacial advisor could show them how they $ would last a lifetime. These people think all of a sudden they can be a start up business owner and haven’t a clue. They could have put a sum of the $ in to an annuity that would have lasted them a lifetime. Yes even lotto winners need a budget, they can and do spend it all and its total ignorance.

56. Ron - February 17, 2007

I’m #31 Ron and my reply is to # 32 Carson. I know David. but your remark about “I’ll bet they all had their hands out smiling in his face when he had all that money.” doesn’t apply to me. I knew him but only pasing by in bars. I haven’t seen hm unil I saw the cable special. Just watch it. You know where he was headed

57. Rob - February 18, 2007

Show on again today, Dave said he was making $18,000 a day interest. NOT from $27 mill he wasn’t. More like $3500 a day if we are talking a safe 5% and saying that he spent a mill or two when he bought the house. They need a show that is from Rags to Riches Back to RAGS again. Dave is on now and its all his “show and tell” He is lying about how much he paid for some of that stuff, or maybe he was just an easy mark for people to say that a lot of that nasty crap was worth $200,000. Dave should have not spent more than a million a year and he would NEVER have gone broke. What an idiot.

58. d. Sorrells - February 18, 2007

Here is the Palm Beach Arrest Record

59. d. Sorrells - February 18, 2007

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60. Dylan - February 21, 2007

I’m a writer from Kentucky who covered David Edwards when he won the Powerball back in 2001. If anyone knows David or knew him back then, I would love to hear from you. Thanks,

61. Tyler Yoesting - February 22, 2007

David Edwards is my father..

62. Mark - February 23, 2007

Well we’ve not heard anymore from the other two families that Edwards shared the jackpot with so they most likely are doing fine and have handled their money just fine.

Edwards first mistake was giving away 900k off the bat. When you get that much money you need to sit back and think about it for a bit. His second mistake was buying all those stupid cars…. and mostly buying a subscription to the robb report.

Seriously it looked like this guy read the robb report and treated it like a manual on being rich.

Also me must not have math skills cos like ummm 1000 dollars as a standard tip say you only go to a resturant 100 times in a year that is 100,000 and I am quite sure a lotto winner is gonna go to a resturant quite a bit…. hell just give a 20% tip for 30% ….

they say you start giving 50k to this charity or that charity then if you donate to say 50 of them you’ve pissed away another 2,500,000.

All the cars he bought would be roughly about 1 to 2 million… All those chandliar (SP?) if I added them up correctly were nearly a 500,000 then a 100,000 for the atrium that “was handcrave’d special fur me from Italy” well that same prefab Atrium sells for 5k to 10k depending on the options elsewhere and was in no way “handcrave’d special fur him”

Edward’s problem was therefore 3 fold……. he should have never bought that issue of The Robb Report when he won, He should learn how to say NO to charities and such……… and keep away from intoxicants.

When I win the lottery I will simply invest and make businesses that can help people therefore making money helping others in that way. I will tell all charities where to stick it at and anyone else who comes looking for a handout…. You can’t give to all of them so why give to any of them when you can use to money in a better fashion by making more money and creating jobs for people……… that way you have more money and they have more money in the long run…

People like David Edwards and Jack Whitticker really messed up with the opprotunity they were given by not doing this and my donating to charities instead of making new businesses that would really help people. But then again I guess charities make sense to people with addiction problems more so than real solutions like giving people a job instead of a handout.

I new Edwards would mess up when he won and even said that to people…… they were like” no no he’s a nice guy he’s gonna donate to charities……. ” and I was like “exactly why he will mess up”

lottery is a game of greed if you play it and win it don’t try to mask that fact by donating to charities….. you still played a game of greed and won…… if you can continue the greed by trying to make more money you will actually help more than if you try to appear generous by handing out money…. that’s simple economics

63. Jim - February 24, 2007

David Edwards was our employee just before he won the lottery. We had to lay him and Shawna (yes, they both worked for us) us a few days before. My wife in particular really believed in David and went out of her way to be good to him, encourage him and reward him for a job well done. It was our unemployment money that David used to buy his lottery tickets.

David called us the morning after he won to tell us. We were excited for him and offered some advice about what to do. We meant well. We didn’t make much of a difference it seems – David went on a spending spree and I think everyone knows what happened next.

We stayed in contact with David for a couple of years after he won. He got married, jet-setted around the US, bought some work trucks and other assets from us and was heavily involved in a start-up telecommunications company. He hired a bunch of people from Kentucky to handle key positions in this company and they wasted an incredible amount of David’s money. It made us sick to see how they took advantage of his lack of supervision of their activities. We went to David’s house one evening in Florida for the “grand tour” and tried to tell him what was happening. I guess he didn’t believe us – they just kept on wasting his money.

We last heard from David a couple of years ago. It was so sad to hear him talk about his relationships, family trouble, the incredible pressures he was under because so many people wanted so much from him. Everybody DID have their hand out. A lot of people used David. We still believe David has a good heart and wanted to help so many people. Unfortunately, he surrounded himself with people who took advantage of him.

64. mark - February 24, 2007

“We still believe David has a good heart and wanted to help so many people. Unfortunately, he surrounded himself with people who took advantage of him.”

that is exactly my point having a “good heart” and winning this game of greed really don’t mix. It’s a game of greed any way you slice it. People wanting to get extreme riches from a small pay out….. as long as you are clear and honest about that in your own head then you will be okay if you win. However if like Edwards you try to balance excesses and greed with a charitable heart you will mess up and mess up big time.

If you get a big some of money like that you have to be a harda** about it to some extent. Others around you have to realize that it is not limitless and you also have to realize it is not limitless. Too many people when they win the Lottery want to play the Elvis role “buy that man a cadillac” you do that too many times and you are left eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

If you have alot of family and alot of friends then winning the lottery could be the worst thing ever to happen to you seriously. When I was younger I would hear everytime the lottery got even slightly big from co workers such nonsense like “If I win I’ll buy the company and give everybody a raise” something that would not be possible with the sum of money the lottery would be going for that week.

People’s concept of what a few million can and can not do is very often flawed. A Million dollars just does not go that far. 41 Million dollars does not go that far or whatever he was left with like 29 million. And also this whole business about getting 18000 a day in interest…… well Mr Edwards everytime you purchase something that costs 150000 that rate goes down…. Sure buy the bently if it is the car you really want and your fiancee a porsch and the house.. but end it there for a couple of years. Take your trip around the world and leave it there….

Best thing a person can do if they have a big windfall….. is set out a certian amount up front…….. have fun with it…. go crazy with some of it but don’t touch your principle for generating interest and such. Just don’t touch it. Have the interest go into a seperate account if you must but don’t touch the main money making part AT ALL. No matter what hard luck story comes up,,,, no matter what. If you start a business then have every penny accounted for… by someone you hire that doesn’t know or care that you won the lottery….

Main thing Edwards did wrong is to extend his 15 Minutes of Fame from winning the Lottery. Extending that 15 Minutes of Fame caused alot of his problems… IE everyone kept remembering him and trying to figure out a way to cash in on his good fortune to the point where they forced bad fortune on him.

I would start up companies when I win….. but you can be sure if I was getting whacky numbers back from the people I hired on stuff and found out they were trying to scam me I would give them the axe and most likely file criminal charges against them as embezzelment is a crime.

I bet the other 2 tickets that won with Edwards in that week didn’t cause as much grief to the winners afterward….. minor exceptiong the lady from Maine whose co workers tried to get the money. cleared up quickly. The other family pr’y invested it sensibly and are doing fine…… cos if they weren’t you can be damn sure we would have heard about it.

65. GEE-BO - February 26, 2007

NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS, WE ALL COULD ONLY WISH TO BE IN THIS MANS SHOES JUST FOR A MINUTE, ONE MINUTE!

66. kim - February 27, 2007

Dear David, I’ m so sorry to hear you lost your home this is so sad.
I hope you win again! I done some dum things with my money not lotto money but money i would spend that some times i worked 14 hr
a day on my feet i was making 700 to 1000. a day bar tending and never invested any of it i had two kids i spent every dallor on them because i thought it made them happy and my self too, and now i make like 250 to 350 a day and i’m trying to get out of detp.still have nt looked into investing but hoping to in 08,this is what happen to me spending beyound my means of living now i’m trying to get to a point where i can save not spend…good luck dave i wish you well..

67. Mat - February 27, 2007

HAHAHAHAHAAAAA…you F’N IDIOT!!! I hope you see this DAAAAVE, so you know how MUCH of an IDIOT you are!!!

You deserve this you IGNORANT DUMBASS! hahahaaa

68. Bo - March 1, 2007

First off, stop saying, “how could he blow through 47 million.” After taxes he only got about $27 million. He probably easily blew thru 8 to 10 million on homes, cars, charities and useless stuff. Investments in bad businesses, endless shopping sprees, and an expensive drug habit can eat away the remaining $17 million pretty quickly. Hell I could spend $27 million in 15 days without even thinking about it. This poor guy just didn’t know how to manage his money nor his personal demons. Money just magnifies who you are. If you’re broke and awful with money poor you will be the same way with millions. But remember David was 1 of 4 winners and the other 3 winners are not experiencing the same problems. Its the person not the money that determines the outcome. I hope some of the good karma that David created when he had the money comes back to him because I’m sure he could use it. Best of luck David.

69. Mark - March 2, 2007

It’s doubtful David got good karma for any of that as good karma would result from not flaunting the fact that you did these things. Good karma would come from giving when you didn’t have alot to give not from throwing around 1000 tips to look cool, Make no mistake about his intentions with those things. It was to look cool cos if it wasn’t then we would not have heard about it.

That is one of the biggest problems with Lotto winners who go bankrupt in this bizarre way is they try to buy the admiration of others and justify their win in this game of greed by donating to charities and tossing around 1000 tips. All that does is set a person up for a fall and redicul of people on an internet site like this one.

Funniest thing in this post so far is “well after taxes he only was left with 27million”. Seriously the man didn’t even deserve that much and pissed his way through that very quickly trying to play the philatropist and make himself appear as if he came from old money which he did not. Come on 10k a pop for place settings of Russian China…… trying to appear like he is a descended of Czar Nikolas or something? He bought 8 sets and that is 80k right there. Then bragging about restoring a person’s sight for 60k.. his Dinnerware could have bought another person’s sight if he were so concerned with doing good and such… and he could have done it anonymously….. yeah that’s right folks good karma comes from anonymous donations not crap you broadcast over TLC or CNN or whereever.

You play this game of greed and win it then be happy with your win and don’t try to justify it to yourself or anyone else by donating and bragging on your donations.

Seriously 27 million you can live off that the rest of your life with just a standred 5% interest rate as long as you don’t give 1000 tips, 50k to everyone with a need, or buy 5 300+ cars right off the bat. You win that much and you have a full time job and that job is managing your money. You start new businesses to employ people and you watch those businesses so that people don’t screw you. Plain and simple.

I new this guy would foul it up when he first won. I hoped I was wrong and when I saw him on TLC I was relieved I was for a second til in my head the numbers weren’t adding up right. Ya know he could have waited a few years for the two turtle dressers….. “but they’re the only two in the world”. Yeah Dave in retrospect did those things really make you feel any better? Do they make you feel any better now? Ya should have just took a couple round the world cruises all enclusive and let the other money set there and actually gain interest instead of going on a spending spree thinking that the interest rate was staying the same with all our whacky purchases and donations and 1000 tips…… seriously Dave people would have been happy with just an extra 10% or 20% tip…….. Did you ever Tip 1000 at a McDonalds?

70. Buck - March 3, 2007

why do you feel sorry for the guy, he wasted the money on drugs

71. Buck - March 3, 2007

drugs, multiple arrests, alcohol ….. why would anybody feel sorry for this guy – drugs alone wipe out his charitable donations he made. What a waste. Please……wake up and smell the roses….amen

72. Lincoln S. - March 7, 2007

David Edwards is one thing of many that’s unfair about the Lottery. The people who SHOULD win, don’t. For the most part, anyway. I don’t know, in my opinion, I think all BIG Lottery winners should have background checks run on them and should undergo psychiatric analysis before receiving any money. Someone like David should NEVER be given that much money. It’s like giving a little kid a loaded gun, if you ask me. Seriously, SOMEONE should be in charge of deciding if a winner is reasonably fit to be given that much money. It wouldn’t have to be anything extraordinary, ya know? Just some kind of method to determine if a winner is “mentally” eligible and capable of handling such a large amount of money all at once. One look at this guy and his long, shaky past with the law and whatnot should be grounds enough for denying him millions. Yeah, it’s a Loterry and everyone should have a shot at winning, but in my opinion, not EVERYONE should be allowed to win. Some people simply do not deserve it.

73. Mark - March 10, 2007

Linclon personally I am sick and tired of red-neck hicks winning the lottery then going and buying a wardrobe of hawaiian shirts.

As Red Neck is a term once used for White Slaves in the South just maybe if we brought back slavery for red necks then that would stop people like Edwards from winning the lottery. *shrugs*

Oh well with the latest Mega Millons winner from Georgia that just came forth I can see we’re gonna have to deal with another lottery tragedy ….. unless the guy sticks to his plan of “Goin’ Fish’n” and stays out on the boat!

btw I live in Canada so I couldn’t play the mega millions anyway… too far up to make trip to buy a couple tickets for a dream.

However if I did win that much money or any lottery I wouldn’t piss through it the way David and that Jack Whitidiotiker did…… simply because I understand even 27 million or 110 million is NOT infinate…

Gene - August 6, 2009

Mark,you and Lincoln are both arrogant idiots. Thats the same crap the government has been using to raise taxes on us middle class while giving the breaks to the rich.
And by the way “red necks’ had nothing to with southern slaves.
It had to do with a coal miners revolt in the Virginias.They had no uniforms to wear when the president sent in the army to quell the strike,so they all wraped red scarves and bandanas around their necks so all the men from different counties etc. would know who was on their side..

74. Jo - March 10, 2007

I went to school with Dave…My brother was ,is, a close friend to Dave and I like the man… If you don’t know him don’t say anything about him…….. I would like to know who died and made all you people god…. You people don’t know him so don’t judge him… unless you are God you can’t judge……. You have not been in his shoes…… shoulda , coulda woulda…….. Love him .. HELP him…. Pray for him…. wish him well …… Hope For The Best…… BUT DON’T JUDGE HIM…………………………………

75. Muthaa - March 10, 2007

I read through all this and Jo’s post is the most sensible. Wish you well, Dave.

76. Lincoln S. - March 10, 2007

Seriously, I don’t wish the guy any ill will. And I don’t pretend to know him well enough to pass any crass judgements on his peronsality, but whether you know him or not, you have to admit that Mr. Edwards is both underserving and foolish. Nor can you simply explain it away as “He’s human. We all make mistakes.” He’s 50 something years old! This was nowhere near his first run in with trouble. He should have ALREADY learned his lesson. How long will it take him before he wakes up? Moreover, I DO wish him all the best in his future, but at the same time, I think it’s critical that people recognize how much of a “loser” he is, because then maybe others will learn from HIS mistakes, ya know? You HAVE to make an example of him and his myriad of poor decisions, or else there’s nothing to gain from his story. If HE can’t learn from it, hopefully somebody else will.

77. Jo - March 11, 2007

if you murder someone and it is self defense….. proof beyond a doubt… it is still murder…. but in so many yrs you are out of prison for a second chance…… do you think god turns his back on you because you have made a mistake……. he trys to help you see the lite and help you turn your life around …… he dont give up on you .. if you needed it and dave knew it he would give you the shirt off his back…… he wanted so to help his neighborhood…. he wants so to help people he made some wrong choices …. have you been perfect …… have you made mistakes…. i have….. and i probly will make some more.. i am just a human……. i am not god…. i will hope i make the right decisions in life…… but i know i wont…. god me to make mistakes and try to correct them….. unless you all know him you dont know what is in his heart and how he lives his life… he is good at heart…. he has tried and tried and falled but do you give up and say oh well i am done my life is over….. no ….. you go on and try again… deserving… you bet he is deserving……. a snake is deserving…… a pennyless pauper is deserving…. a multimillonaire is derserving……. untill you work construction … you dont know how they work…… you are sometimes out of work for … weeks…… months at a time…… waiting for a job to open… any where that job may be….. i know i was there … i was in 18 states before i was 16……. i am know einstien…… i am know idiot either… i have love in my heart and love in my family…. deserving….. yes he is deserving….any one that wins is deserving….. we all make mistakes… and untill you show me someone who hasnt made any.. he just needs our prayers …….. and our best wishes……. pray for him …… but dont be his judge and jury…… it sounds like to me on here some of you are jealous of his winfall….. i dont want his money i just want his friendship…. i want his love…. and i care about him .. his mother and father was good people… i loved his mother… he came from good stock….. but sit down right now and think of all the people you have known in your life and has any of them done any wrong… a son…… a niece… anyone… yes …… now days no family is without their black sheep………. pray for him……..and his

Gene - August 6, 2009

Jo, You can not murder someone in self defense. And you do not go to prison for it. David does not have such a good heart as you say,or he would not have comitted robbery.There is a big difference in making mistakes and comitting robbery.
I too have struggled with the hardships of trying to make a living in the construction trades.And have found myself in the position of trying to live on $40.00 a week while having to spend $25.00 a week in gas to get back and forth to work.
But i did not rob any one to pay for any drugs.
Of course we all DO make REAL mistakes and yes if he asks for it we are required to forgive him. If he wins again i hope he does better. But do not try to paint him as a saintly do gooder that had a bad run of luck.
I certainly wish him the best in the rest of his life. “but for the grace of God there go I”

78. Rose - March 11, 2007

I lived across the street from David when he won the Lottery….The very day he won he was selling drugs out of his house, I have no compassion for him he has and always be a drug abusing criminal

79. xchupsx - March 12, 2007

Oh yes…pray for him…don’t judge him…come on, get real! This guy encompasses the word idiot on every level. Any half-way normal person with a shred of intelligence wouldn’t blow such a fortune. Lottery winners are usually degenerates to begin with, that’s why you hear so many “curse of the lottery” stories.

80. X-eye - March 13, 2007

We don’t hear the lottery winners success stories coz, first and foremost we envy them, and, just like celebrity misfortunes, it sells more than celebrity good news. Heck, that’s why the tabloids bank their sales on, duh!

81. wade - March 13, 2007

ok people here’s the news on David Edwards. David is in Our lady of Bellefonte Hospital dying of Aids. He is in Critical condition. So i’m told this is just a rumor. But from a good source. He will soon be gone i hope all the people that has slammed him feel better now.

82. sally - March 13, 2007

rumor wrong……….

83. Buck - March 14, 2007

who cares, losers will be losers, dead, frozen or alive…no benefit to any society….you use and sell drugs you are loser…it is not that hard to figure it out….amen

84. B A Hart - March 19, 2007

I don’t know Dave Edwards, but I feel very badly for him. I saw several television specials on lottery winners and he was one of the people interviewed. His story was different because he had been a convict, educated himself in prison, got out and had a good job, got laid off with several hundred other people, desperately needed to have back surgery and suddenly won the lottery. Unfortunately, most people who win the lottery are not legally or mentally equipped to have so much money handed to them. There isn’t a school where you can get an MBA on winning lottos, but maybe there should be. David seemed the happiest (during the TV interviews) when he was able to help people and I hoped he was on his way to being the philanthrapist he wanted to be. Money is neither good nor bad, it’s how you deal with it. If there were one suggestion I could have made to David, it would have been not to allow the media to become involved. If he had formed a foundation to claim the winnings and laid low, I think he would have been much happier. When he began receiving all the letters, phone calls, etc., asking for money, I think the stress was just too overwhelming for him and he turned to drugs for escape. It is human nature to want to buy all the toys you think you want, but half the joy in life is the dream of being able to buy expensive things, the reality is that it is all just stuff and buying stuff gets old fast. Yes, he did all this to himself, but I sincerely hope he has another chance to get back on his feet and maybe some of those many people he helped will now help him.

85. Lincoln S. - March 19, 2007

Couldn’t agree more, Buck. And Jo, remember “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Doing good deeds because you have the money to do them, doesn’t make you a saint. He probably did all those charitable things, because he felt guilty about his own shortcomings involving drugs and so on and so forth.

86. Lincoln S. - March 19, 2007

“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” – KJV, Matthew 7:6

In other words, you shouldn’t give things of value to those who will not understand or appreciate it. The end.

87. Jack Talon - March 19, 2007

At least his story is profitable. He could write a book. Go on Oprah.

88. David L. - March 21, 2007

This guy lived out in Westwood… and people who knew him predicted the outcome… My buddyworked at ARMCO with
“Little Davey” Edwards’ father.. and the old man said..”the police all
have it in for “Lil Davey”…

He tried to rob a BP Station at gun point..the cops chased him to
his father’s home in Westwood and found him hiding under the porch.. and off to prison he went… later he won the big $$.. I saw him one time out at Cannonsburg.. he got out of a stretch limo.. (with a driver in black cap & coat).. and Lil Davey was dressed with a big fluffy fur jacket that looked like Michael Jackson sold it to him..What a clown..

I would guess his IQ is plenty low.. and when you cover that with dope..
it makes him do strange and crazy things..

89. Raleigh S. - March 26, 2007

Does the guy really have AIDS or is it simply an unproven rumor?

90. JESSE - March 26, 2007

RUMOR!!!!!!!!!!!

91. Tracy Shelton - April 2, 2007

I’ve known David for over 30 yrs. We’ve been through alot together. I lost him because of this win. Not because I wanted money but I presume because he thought I would. Evidently he didn’t know me as well as he thought he did and it hurt big time. The day before his win we were talking about his desparate need for back surgery, our mortgages & a whole bunch of other stuff. That night I went on the web & discovered he had money in the Ky. treasury. I copied the form & was walking out the door to take it to him when my daughter called & told me. So later that day I dropped it off in his mailbox. I haven’t heard from him since & since it still lists his name in the treasury I assume he never went for it.
David isn’t evil or stupid. He’s naive & spontaneous. There was alot of things that happened in his life. Alot of his bragging was over compensation for feeling worthless. He never really felt he fit in, so he was always trying to impress others. Even if it meant doing wrong.
I hate hearing all that’s happened. But I was afraid it would. He has a good heart down deep but restraint in anything has never been his strong suit & for some reason he always wants to impress the wrong people.
His mother loved him unconditionally & in that way I felt alot like I was his sister. Just like his mom he knew I’d be there no matter how mad or frustrated I became with him. But his mom’s dead & I haven’t seen him since the win.
David has a lot of problems and he’s done alot wrong. But no one is beyond redemption. I told my husband I really believed that this win was the Lord’s way of giving him one more chance to get it right. Maybe instead losing it all is what will finally bring him to his knees.
I wish him & Tiffany well. I pray the rumors aren’t true. But if they are I pray both will find the only ONE who can give them what they truly need.
To all those who have said so many bad things about him without really knowing him how would you feel if it was your family? It’s one thing to say things like what’s been said if they’re family. But to judge someone so harshly w/o knowing them is unfair. What he did was dumb admittedly. But it had nothing to do with his upbringing or where he’s from or his overall intelligence. I’m also really ticked off with him with all that’s become of Tiffany and like to kick his ass. But I earned that right from over 30 years of putting up with his BS. I don’t assume it just because he’s so in your face & an easy target. So cut him some slack.
As for that lady who lives across the street from David that wrote I know what your son tried to do to a minor and you are the last person with any right to judge.

92. keith - April 13, 2007

I remember seeing David on the TLC show, and he did seem like he had a good heart, just made some bad decisions. I also remember him saying that he made $18,000.00 a day in interest, is that possible or was this just BS he was throwing around? I know he had a lot of money but even with that kind of money I don’t think you could make that a day with interest from todays investments. Good Luck David, I wish you all the best!!!

93. David L. - April 14, 2007

David should have paid more attention in school.

Just do the math. $18,000.00 a day in interest comes out to $6.57 million a year.

WAIT! Follow this: he took the lump sum payout of $41 million. But, that was BEFORE taxes. After federal and state taxes were deducted, he had “only” $22.5 million.

For him to actually get $18,000.00 a day in interest — he would have to be getting 29.1% interest in his money. This simply isn’t possible. “Secure” investments are paying less than 6% now — and have been for several years.

Assume that he was able to get 8% on his money (by investing it ALL, and not spending ANY of the principal), he would get “just” $4.942 per day – nowhere near the $18,000.00 David claimed. And that comes out to $1.8 million a year in interest. WAIT. There’s TAXES to be paid on that money.

Deduct the taxes and David would have been able to “get by” on roughly $1 million a year, forever, without touching any of the original $22.5 million he got after taxes.

But, his wild spending on cars, cars, cars, (not to mention drugs, etc.) quickly ran through the whole fortune.

His story is a sad one indeed. He could have had it all, if he had gotten a good financial planner, but he was fleeced by his local “buddies” (insiders know exactly who they are; one is an ex-con) and he pissed it away.

94. darlene - April 14, 2007

I dont feel sorry for him. he should of been smarter than to get back on drugs.
where is his ex wife now back in kentucky.

95. David L. - April 14, 2007

The question is: Where is David now?

And how about his daughter?

I don’t feel sorry for him at all.

Imagine the good that someone could have done with that money!!!

He gave away a small amount (Westwood Boys Club, etc.) but blew most of it.

There’s nothing worse than someone like David coming into a lot of money without having to work for it.

96. JESSE - April 14, 2007

JEALOUSY IS A SAD THING………. I AM GLAD I AM NOT……… THAT IS ALL THAT IS WRONG WITH YOU ALL……. YOU ARE JEALOUS OF THE FACT THAT DAVID WON AND YOU NEVER HAVE……. SO WHAT HE WON……. SO WHAT HE SPENT HIS MONEY IT WAS HIS TO SPEND AND HOW HE SPENT IS HIS BUSINESS……. NOT MINE AND CERTAINLY NOT YOURS…….. SO WHAT HE DID DRUGS…… SO WHAT HE HELPED PEOPLE …… AT LEAST HE HELPED SOME …… BUT YOU ALL DIDNT GET YOUR LIONS SHARE SO YOU ARE ALL PISSED….. WELL HE CAN HAVE IT….. I HAVE HIS FRIENDSHIP…. THAT IS ALL I WANT……. I HOPE YOU ALL CAN LIVE WITH YOUR JEALOUSY…….

97. David L. - April 16, 2007

David didn’t win. For a few years, he lived a dream life. But now, imagine what his life is like. Back to being broke, back to doing drugs, knowing what the “good life” is like, and knowing that he’ll never live that way again.

David is a loser, and the money didn’t change that. His expensive “antiques” that he over-paid for didn’t buy him respect. They were much like the drugs he took — they gave him a temporary high, then they were gone.

I feel sorry for his daughter. She’s the real victim of all this, among many others.

98. Jim E. - April 17, 2007

Jealous. JEALOUS? You bet I’m jealous. As his former employer, it was my unemployment payment money he used to buy his winning ticket.

In 2005 my medical bills of $238,000 for heart valve replacement surgery cost us virtually everything we had. Am I jealous that, as David was going through millions, we lost everything? Sure I am!

If we had been blessed with millions, we would be starting retirement, instead, we’re trying to start over again in our 60’s. My wife, who did so much to try to help David and Shawna, bless her, deserves better.

Am I jealous? I haven’t the words.

99. Canada - April 17, 2007

Why are you all so angry?

Mr. Edwards won the money and there are no rules about who is allowed to win and how you spend it. He won, he spent it, and it’s over! And everyone should get over it. All of those people saying “if I won I would ……” What exactly would you do? How does everyone know that it’s not going to go to their head and lose control?

Let’s face it most of you will never see that kind of money in our lifetimes, but yet everyone makes comments like there was some kind of mistake, I should have won instead because I would know how to spend the money better or GOD will help me make the right decisions on how to spend it . Perhaps the solution to America’s problem with lottery winners is that the jackpots are just too large for most of the “if I won the lottery, I would …” population to handle.

Divided those MEGA MILLIONS into much smaller amounts with multiple jackpots. Nah, that won’t work because you are all so f*****g greedy!

One last thought Mr. Edwards did some good things, but I guess he obviously did not do anything good for all of you angry people posting all this negative crap, the only one that was really hurt is David Edwards and his family, unless he actually came to your homes and did harm to you and you families? Then I take it all back and I feel terribly sorry for all of you!

100. George - April 17, 2007

Thank You Canada……………..

101. Michael Hirtes - April 18, 2007

I remember seeing this Darwin-dodger on TV too. Bragging about the $12,000 “plohzma” TVs he bought for himself and his daughter (yep. this idiot can’t even pronounce the word “plasma” correctly, but he was able to buy several of them).

Fortunately, Reality caught up with him from the trailer park, and took care of things. I can’t feel sorry for assheads like him that bring on such rotten karma to themselves.

Now, I wonder if I can one of those used “plohzma” TVs at the bancruptcy auction for $500 each. lol.

102. darlene - April 21, 2007

i would like to have one of those tv for 500.00 dollars . he should of bought a home in kentucky. alot of nice homes for sell maybe he would still have a place to live. instead of buying a big home like he did. and all that other stuff that he bought . that was way to much money for. wonder what happen to all those cars. maybe michael you can buy one cheap . let me know if you do

103. Tiffani Lee Edwards - April 21, 2007

Listen up people, I am David Edwards’ daughter. I’d just like to start off with asking who that person is saying that my father is also their father. I am his only biological child. Yes, I know my dad has made some bad choices, I have too. Everyone on here has, you don’t know what all we went through living in Florida. I had to put up with a lot. Everyone always wants to bash him, but did you every wonder what was going through his mind when he was doing all of this stuff. He has problems. I have problems, we all do. My dad might be a drug addict, but no matter what I will love him and respect him. He has had one hell of a life for any of you to say what he should’ve done and how much of an idiot he is. My father is a very intelligent man.

To stop all the rumors and clear everything up here is the story of my fathers where abouts now.

He is in Lexington in the hospital. He doesn’t have Aid’s, nor does his wife Shawna. I have no idea where she is and all I have to say is if I see her again I’m going to let her have it. I know she isn’t the one who stuck the needle in his arm, but she helped along the way. When he won the money he was selling drugs but he had no other option at that time.

In September 2005 our house got raided when my dad was in the hospital. Shawna was having drug dealers stay with us. I was scared for my life, I had no choice but to help Shawna’s son Matthew and get both of us out of there. We were in foster care for 9 months. We moved in with tou wonderful neighbors who lived across the street in Ballen Isles. They cared for me and tried to help me with everything that I was doing. I had a drug problem too at that time. That’s the only was I knew how to cope with things. I have matured a lot since then and have been sober for almost a year. My dad is in the hospital in Lexington from Malnutrition and Staff infection. The doctors can’t get rid of the infection, everytime they do it just comes right back. He is paralyzed because he had an absess on his spinal cord and when they went in to remove it he became paralyzed.

Shawna is somewhere in huntington Wext Virginia now being a prostitute and spreading any diseases she has. (‘m not sure if she has any, but I’m just trying to state how nasty she is)

I live back in Ashland with my mother and my stepdad. I live out in Rush and I attend Boyd Co. High School. If anyone has anymore questions about my father just email me at missthang4_202000@yahoo.com

And to all the people who say I hope he sees this, I won’t let him because it would probally kill him to know how much of a F*ck up he really is. I’m sure he realizes it, but he is still at a point where he doesn’t want to face it yet. If he dies there will be a big article about it in the paper. So to stop all rumors he isn’t dead. And I’m still alive.

Oh question… Who are you Tracey Shelton? Are you the lady that I made Christmas cookies with years ago? I don’t need anyones sympathy, I have dealt wih this in my own way and I am stronger from this situation. I am wanting to write a book from my point of view of this story. I’m trying to find a ghost writer to help me. Anyone know one?

Jo– How do you know my father?

Who are you Tyler Yoesting and where do u live? How come I have never heard of you? Are you that boy who wrote my father years ago claiming to be his son. I ripped that letter up sorry I didn’t believe it.

Smig - August 24, 2012

Seriously?????? Really…….your email is. MissTHANG4??!! Gee I’m glad that despite all the bad decisions, the drug dependencies, the incarcerations, the sex for money…..the limited education…..despite all that……..your email illustrates that you are ONE classy lady!!!!!!! I can see why you feel misunderstood, misssTHANG!!!!!!!p

104. Jo - April 21, 2007

I am your mothers 4th cousin…… I think that is the right number..
We us to walk to school together…. Your grandma use to make my dresses and she sewed for my grandma for years… your grandma and my grandma was best friends…… they went to church together for years… until they were both called home…… I wish you the best and tell your mother I said Hi…….

105. MELINDA - April 21, 2007

no matter what you think of David, or what you say about him,
that’s your opinion..

but lay off of Tiffani….
I know her, and how do you think it makes her feel to read all these things about her father??

Tiffani is in school, and makes good grades…
she’s holding down a job and trying to make it……

she loves her father, no matter what has happened….

so if you have comments about David, that’s your right to post them, but please don’t post negative comments about his daughter.

I know David, and he does have just one child and that is
Tiffani…

so please think about her before posting……….

106. Canada - April 23, 2007

selling drugs because he had no other option? that is bull next we will start robbing banks or killing people because there are no other options, hey here is an option GET A JOB!

107. Canada - April 23, 2007

Um, I think you spell your name with a Y ? just like your daddy spelled it out loud for all of us on TV ” T-I-F-F-A-N-Y-L-E-E”
your e-mail address is not valid, see this is why people get pissed off not beacause to the money it’s the stupidity !

108. Scott - April 25, 2007

David,

I hope that you will be all right! I knew that you helped the other while you had that 27 mils. God will help you. If you ever win again please be wiser next time.

God Bless You and your family!

109. Lex N. Tonky - April 26, 2007

The thing about the way David Edwards was saying the word “plasma,” when he was on that program boasting about his expensive new TVs, is it wasn’t a simple mispronunciation. The reason he kept purposely saying “plohzma TV” was because he was trying to affect an upper crust accent — you know, like he’s a prominent member of high society. Since money made him important, he wanted to sound that way. It wouldn’t surprise me if he had hired a butler in order to call someone “Jeeves.” However, the true test of Dave’s mettle will come when he ends up broke and attempting to make some quick cash at a blood bank. Will he try to sell them some of his “plohzma?”

110. Tiffani Lee Edwards - April 27, 2007

my email is valid thank you very much. And yeah he didn’t have any other options. He couldn’t get a job anywhere because of his record, and when he finally nailed that telecommunications job everything was good. He quit doing all the bad crap he shouldn’t have been. They laid him off so he didn’t honestly have any other option. Trying to get a job for you Canada may be easy, but for a lot of people it’s not. No, I know how to spell my name I’m not illiterate. What are you trying to say by he spelled it out for us on tv? Why are you acting so bitter about all of this. it’s none of your business anyways, you have no connection to my father so why are you worried about his past and what kind of person you think he is? If that email isn’t working for some odd reason then email me at totallykool12@msn.com

111. Jo - April 27, 2007

Tiff… did your mother remember me…..i would like to see her for old time sake….. it has been so long….. how can i tell you who i am and not tell the world.. that is so hard….. but i know your mom…. and i know your dad…… but i didnt know they were married untill after it was over…. i dont live in ashland tho…… we moved so much i am no longer there….. but i can get there in a couple hours…. i have cousins in ashland and flatwoods…… and i have more but they are second twice removed if you know what i mean…… you finish school.. and make something of yourself…… you have the brains.. you come from good stock…… go to collage…. ask your mother what that boys name was that lived almost across the street from her mom….. he wore glasses….. i was in the third grade if memory serves….. but i am getting old like your momma……. you can tell her that for me….. i had another cousin that lived about three houses down past the street your mom lived on as a girl…… he was a double cousin……i cant remember all of there names but one started with n and one with a d……. last name started with a c……i wont say any more i am afraid to……. let me know if she remembers me……your mom had the same last name as my grand parents……. hope dave is doing better……. give them both my love if you figure all this out……

112. Jo - April 27, 2007

Tiff… did your mother remember me…..i would like to see her for old time sake….. it has been so long….. how can i tell you who i am and not tell the world.. that is so hard….. but i know your mom…. and i know your dad…… but i didnt know they were married untill after it was over…. i dont live in ashland tho…… we moved so much i am no longer there….. but i can get there in a couple hours…. i have cousins in ashland and flatwoods…… and i have more but they are second twice removed if you know what i mean…… you finish school.. and make something of yourself…… you have the brains.. you come from good stock…… go to collage…. ask your mother what that boys name was that lived almost across the street from her mom….. he wore glasses….. i was in the third grade if memory serves….. but i am getting old like your momma……. you can tell her that for me….. i had another cousin that lived about three houses down past on the street your mom lived on as a girl…… he was a double cousin……i cant remember all of there names but one started with n and one with a d……. last name started with a c……i wont say any more i am afraid to……. let me know if she remembers me……your mom had the same last name as my grand parents……. hope dave is doing better……. give them both my love if you figure all this out……

113. Bettie Faye - April 28, 2007

Good stock? Tiffani Lee will probably end up in a cat fight on Springer. If she shows the audience her ta-tas, maybe they’ll giver her some beads. lol

114. MELINDA - April 28, 2007

listen up Bettie Faye, I told you to lay off of Tiffani.
DO NOT be bashing her on here.
she’s 17 yrs. old…
You don’t have a clue what she has been thru, so don’t judge, or assume she’ll end up on Jerry Springer…
you’ve probably already made several appearances.

and to the guy who says that is not Tiffani??
well you dip, it is.
and she does know how to spell her name.

and to the guy, who says David probably had a butler, so he could call him Jeeves?? well it wasn’t Jeeves, but he had one named
Fred….

so again, you who don’t Tiffani, shut up about her……….

she does have feelings………

115. darlene - April 29, 2007

well i do agree with some of you people.but after all the money was his to do with. .but no one should be down on his daughter. she couldnt control . what her dad did. she is only a child.

116. Canada - April 30, 2007

Reply, who is bitter? No I do not have a connection with David Edwards, but your comment of he had no other choice is 100% wrong.

My company has employed and does employ people with a “past” who want a second chance, I have also helped and employed victims of the 2004 tsunami from Sri Lanka who came to Canada in need and with hopes to rebuilding their lives when life for these poor souls
seemed to be hopeless. So there is always a choice regardless of someone’s past.

Perhaps I was only trying to help if it was needed?
David Edwards was ill-informed of his financial situation and believed that he was to receive 18K interest daily. Winners should seek professional assistance with managing their new-found wealth. Get a good attorney. Get a good accountant, someone who knows what they’re doing. There’s a whole series of decisions that most people never have to deal with and they should definitely seek professional advice.

What I said was you spell you name differently from how David Edwards spelled it? No one is arguing with you or putting you down if you are indeed Mr. Edwards’s daughter.

When Mr. Edwards appeared on TV he opened his door and invited everyone into his life. If you had read my previous postings you would see that I did not attack David Edwards or his family. I wish you well if you are actually his daughter, finish school make something of your life and prove everyone wrong.

117. Lex N. Tonky - April 30, 2007

Knock, Knock!

Who’s there?

I’m Fred the butler.

I’m Fred the butler, who?

I’m Fred the butler didn’t get paid. I’m Fred nobody else did neither coz I plumb done run out of money.

118. Canada - April 30, 2007

Melinda READ!

I said David Edwards spelled his own daughters name differently!

I DID NOT SAY SHE COULD NOT SPELL read and understand before you reply!

You run your mouth off and she gets bashed for it, nobody really cares about you or the butler or what the hell he did with HIS! Money, see you are a perfect example of ignorance you assumed that I was a “guy” and a… dip?

You make her sound like she is a cancer survivor, and we couldn’t possibly understand what she went through, they won money , they spent it all and went broke they are not an extraordinary story this happens everyday!

Kindly explain what exactly a dip is?

Perhaps it’s someone who is so quick to half ass read something and fully shoot their mouth off with out understanding what was written

READ

transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0108/27/bn.10.html

Oh I’m sure CNN will be getting a very compelling letter from you …

You are a perfect example of the nutty “friend” who should be on Springer

“Oh I knew then when they were poor and when they got rich I still knew them, but I never got a chance to meet their money” YOU DIP!

119. MELINDA - April 30, 2007

Canada,

yes, I do find myself very protective of Tiffani.
I’ve known her since the day she was born, and you have no idea what she has been through.
well I do…
I don’t like people on here bashing her who don’t know her.
I knew her grandparents, David’s mom and dad, and she was their pride and joy…….
she adored her grandparents….
so you see, I see a young beautiful 17 yr. old girl who deserved so much more in life………….
so you can bash me all you want, that’s fine.
all I ask is that anyone who posts, just please don’t put her down.
that’s all I’m asking…

120. Lex N. Tonky - May 1, 2007

“Kindly explain what exactly a dip is?”

Sure, “DIP” is an acronym. It means:

David
Is
Pathetic

121. Canada - May 1, 2007

Dip (dance move), a partner dance move
Dip (Catalan myth), an evil demonic dog that drinks people’s blood
Dual in-line package, an electronics package with pins lying along two lines
DIP switch, a number of electric switches in a dual in-line package
Dip (food), a type of sauce into which food is dipped
Dipping tobacco, colloquial name for American moist snuff
Strike and dip, indicates the orientation of a planar surface with respect to the horizontal
Dip slope is a geological term for a slope parallel to the dip.
magnetic dip, angle made with the horizontal at any point by the Earth’s magnetic field
Dip circle, used to measure the angle between magnetic dip and the horizon
The Dip, in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, a mixture of volatile fluids used to kill animated characters.
A dip is a type of strength training exercise. See Dip bar.
The dip Dialup IP driver

122. Janet - May 1, 2007

I would hate to be the spouse to some of these people on here. The hatred,jealousy,stupidity, cold hearted,no compassion for there fellow human beings, whether right or wrong. The hate and unfeelings on here is so sad and I feel sorry for you all. David has made his bed and he is living with it RIGHT OR WRONG. But the coldness on here is as scarry as living with Freddie Kruger. I think you all should sit down with your spouse and ask them to be honest and telll you how you act. If they are honest with you they will tell you how cold and unfeeling you are acting. I just hope you all realize how you are and change before it is to late for you to. Kindness and compassion can say alot about people. And I feel sorry for not you on here but the people in your households. If you are this way with a stranger that has done nothing to you. How do you treat your spouse and kids. How do you treat your parents.Do you say things like this to them? Do you? May you come to your senses before it is to late.Before you loose something you hold dear , if you have anything you hold dear.

123. Canada - May 1, 2007

Simply opinions, wrong or right they are just opinions, much like your conclusion or assumption about how all of these people treat their family members

124. Janet - May 1, 2007

sad tho………

125. Canada - May 1, 2007

see you are no better, you can dish it out but can’t take it. what about your ” compassion” for total strangers ?

126. Janet - May 1, 2007

I have compassion for all of you and I feel so hurt to think there are people out there living in a unloving uncaring home.. I know how it feels and I hurt for so many of you …..because I have been there. and compassion for any one goes along way… that is all I mean.. put yourself in their shoes… dont dog unless you expect to be dogged…I just hate hurt….

127. Bettie Faye - May 1, 2007

Janet, sunshine, if reading these comments offends you so much… quit reading them. For your information, my spouse thinks David Edwards is a bigger loser than I do and we treat each other peachy keen. Also, I’d watch calling other people stupid if I was you. Why? Because your rags-to-riches-to-rags pal is the yardstick for stupidity.

Have a great day, pumpkin.

128. Ashlander mom - May 2, 2007

He always came to town like he was the BIG man ,bragging on his BIG life.We all knew he was still a BIG JOKE. I don’t know what’s going on with these people .I just wanted to see the picture everyone’s been talking about.I wanted to comment on the kid asking for someone to help her write a book.Are you kidding me? I thought she didn’t want people to know the family secrets.I guess when she said it wasn’t our business she meant she’s turning it into a business .Thanks to a dope oops I mean dope you gotta make money somehow.Don’t seek employment selling drugs or you’ll get a picture just like Dave’s.

129. David L. - May 2, 2007

Now that David is once again “down and out,” I wonder where his well-to-do Ashland “fiends” are. I’m sure that once they fleeced him of part of his fortune, they are nowhere to be found.

His two “buddies” who helped him spend a lot of his money (cars, the Florida home, etc.) should have helped David find a good money manager, but instead, they picked his pockets, and he was too naive to know it.

Sad story.

130. MELINDA - May 4, 2007

Canada,

I did go and read the CNN transcript.
you were right and I was wrong,so please accept my apology.
he sure did spell it with a Y….
so I can see why you questioned who Tiffani with an I was….
anyway, just wanted to say I apologize……..
and if I said anything offensive, please forgive me.

131. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 6, 2007

To Ashlander Mom –

I want to write a book to show how money truly can’t buy happiness, and to help teens cope with situations where their parents are drug users. Whether or not they are rich or poor, drug using parents are hard to deal with. I want the book to show how I dealt with it and maybe help other teens get out of the situations they are in. I had to rescue my little brother numerous times and I got us out of that situation. Now I’m back in Ashland and he has a new good loving family who can show him the parental love that he never had. I don’t want to end up like my mom or dad, that’s why I plan on going to college and getting out of this close minded town of Ashland. I plan on doing great things with my life and as long as I live I will never touch drugs or alcohol again. I quit all of that stuff after my father lost it all.

To Bettie Faye –

Ha, you make me laugh. The Jerry Springer Show? You think I’m that desperate for attention or even would consider doing something like that? I would never degrade my body like that in a million years. I have self respect unlike a lot of people. My parents raised me right, I had my bad years, but I have matured and I am a stronger person and have more will power to keep my life on a straight path.

To Lex N. Tonkey –

Who exactly are you? And how do you know Fred didn’t get paid? How do you have a connection to all of this?

To Canada –

I really don’t have much to say to you. Just like all these other people on here, you are intitled to your opinion. I now understand why you were spelling my name like that, I’m over it. It hurts me so much to see all of these people bashing him like he is a dog. If you really would take the time to get to know my father you all would see how loving he is and caring.

Gene - August 6, 2009

Tiffani,sweetheart i am absolutely sorry for what has happened to you and your family.But the truth is the truth.If your dad spent one dime on drugs cars tvs or anything else and did not assure your opportunity to attend a good college and get a good start to a normal life ,he is a looser.
I also was from Ky. I am 60 years old 5 daughter and 2 sons so i know a lot of what i speak. My dad had a 3rd grade education because his dad died of black lung disease when he was 9. He instantly became the bread winner for his family till his mom and sister died by the time he was 14.He never turned to drugs or to robbery or selling drugs. He then taught me to have the same ethics.I remember many months where i did not get to see my dad because he had to leave town to work and/or he had to work two jobs or double shifts.He lived in his car under a bridge in Cincinati for several months so he could work double shifts at G.M. while we stayed at home in Ky. Then when he found out Ky. was not the place to make a decent living at the time. He moved his family to where the work was.
I have had to make many sacrifices for my children as well. Gladly. The proper way to be a man is to put your wife and children before yourself.And that includes raising them to understand that theft and drug sales are not the answer to anything but how to destroy your families life.
Please do not take this offensive because i hold no ill thoughts to you what so ever. I know you love your dad ,and we are all proud of you for trying to stick by him but you waste your time and energy by trying to portray him to the average world what a kind loving and caring father he was.

132. MELINDA - May 6, 2007

Tiff,

don’t let these comments bother you….
if people only really knew what you went through…..
what Matthew went through………they’d change their minds in a hurry.
and comments like you going on Jerry Springer?? that’s just someone trying to get you upset….
I don’t know who Ashlander Mom is, but if she is a mom, then she should have some compassion for you..
but no, all anyone sees is that your dad won the lottery, and he blew it… they don’t stop and think what it did to you…….
so to people who don’t know you, don’t let them upset you.
those of us who really know you, know you’ll make something of your life….
I love you sweetie…..

Gene - August 6, 2009

Melinda you are dead wrong. That is exactly what they are looking at. He did not care enough about his daughter to take the drug money and insure her future. That is what makes him a looser.
Anybody who is so self centered they will blow money on drugs or booze or tobaco or anything that is for their personal enjoyment before they try to insure their children have all the best or all they need to have a better life are loosers.

133. Gordon - May 6, 2007

Was David’s 9-11 story really true? In one of the documentaries, he said that he was scheduled for a meeting with a financial advisor on 9-11-01 in a top floor in the WTC but he had a bad feeling about it and cancelled and his cancellation saved their lives?

134. jo - May 6, 2007

last i talked to him…… when i was at his house…… he told us the same story…… no reason to not believe him…… melinda you are so right. Tiff dont let any of this garbage get you down….. pull yourself up with you boot straps and go on ……. you remember who your grandparents were….. you lived the good and bad…… do what your heart tells you….. and i know you have one…..live, love and for gosh sakes learn from you and yours mistakes… all i have tried to say on here is that …..we are all human and we all make mistakes. learn from them…. i dont know a soul on here that is perfect and i dont believe in bashing people because they make mistakes… i hope they learn from them….. and people should learn from them..what good does it do to bash people ….. whether right or wrong… everyone needs to learn from all this and let people live their lives… what good has all this done?…….. none I can think of .. nothing but hurt a child that was inocent in all this….. I was at his house in Florida…… I met Fred…… I just cant understand the reasoning to try to hurt someone that has done nothing to me…. why do it…. what does it get any of these people…. nothing …. so why say the hurtfull things on here….. that is what i just dont understand…… why why why…….. everyone should let the things said alone…. unless you know him …… you cant judge him for what has happened…… so many so called friends took him for a lot of money and i hope they can live with it…… so what he didnt do right so what he did some of the things he did….. so what….. did he hurt you …… did he hurt yours……. did he do any of this to intentionaly hurt any of you…… i dont think so…… i dont think he meant to hurt any one……. he loves to easy and he loves to hard….. he trusted to many people he thought were his friends… and they took him for a ride…… have any of you ever been hurt by a friend that you trusted …… have any of you or someone in your family done any thing wrong….. that is what i mean…… none of us are without our black sheep…….none of us are perfect…… none of us are without someone or something wrong in our life…… i just hope every one can and do think before they say any more …… why hurt him and his family….. he and they have been hurt enough i think… and i dont think the hurt is over for them…… so who are we and you all to hurt them any more……good luck Tiff……. i need to e mail you so i can talk to your mom……. love you Tiff……. momma also……

135. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 6, 2007

yes the 9-11 story is true. They have memorial trading cards for 9-11 and my dad is one of them. I thought he was in that building and I was at school and they turned the tv on and I started crying hysterically, but i found out he didn’t go. I’m not letting any of these postings get to me anymore. I just need to remind myself that these people on here can judge my father and I, it’s their american right of freedom of speech. I just feel bad for all these cold hearted people. May God bless you all, and God forbid any of these horrible things that have happened to my familt ever happen to you. I would never wish any of this on my worst enemy.

136. madmilker - May 7, 2007

easy come………easy go!

137. Canada - May 7, 2007

Tiffani

Read what I wrote # 99 my “opinion” comment was that it is David Edwards spent HIS money they way he wanted to and the people with the ” if I won the lottery ” comments should give it a rest.
As for the mistakes your father made in his life well they were wrong as you, yourself said aswell. I wish you well

Melinda

All is well

138. Michael - May 8, 2007

regarding #103:

Sorry Tiffani (assuming you really ARE the daughter of this trailer goon, which I very much doubt, but I’ll play along). Your whine about having “made mistakes” is a cheap copout. I wish *I* had that huge amount of money to make such “mistakes” with. Yes, everyone makes mistakes, but your “father” made seriously epic MISTAKES.

You & your father had a sh*tload of money to play with. He could have invested some of it or at least socked it away (in a bank, a safe, or even under the mattress). Hell, he could have checked in to a PRIVATE clinic to clean himself out. But he pissed it all away on overpriced crap and “plohzma” TVs instead.

If MY father had acted so foolishly with his money, I would have at least tried to get power-of-attorney to put a stop to that. But, I’m sure you too were enjoying all the wonderful loot (don’t tell me that you refused that “plohzma” TV. I saw that program with it hanging on your bedroom wall), so you let it keep going on till it all ran out. Don’t come bawling to us that you messed up. You have no one to blame but yourselves for being so stupid.

139. Michael - May 8, 2007

DIP DIP DIP DIP DIP DIP

MOHM MOHM MOHM MOHM MOHM MOHM

GET A JOB!

SHA NA NA NA! SHA NA NA NA NA, NA!

140. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 8, 2007

I am his real daughter, and I didn’t piss any of the money away. He hardly gave me any. When I moved down there with him my room was already like that. No I didn’t refuse those things, he wanted to spoil me. But then Shawna put a stop to that and he started spending all his money on her. She stole almost all of my belongings when I moved out of the house, and what she didn’t steal she ruined somehow. My dad made those mistakes not me, I had no way of becoming a power of attorney, I was 15 the last time I lived with him. Remember, it was a show. They told me what to do and how to lay on my bed and everything. I didn’t mess up anything, my dad blew his money I know this. It’s not my fault at all. I had absolutly no control of the decisions my father made and all the things he did.

141. Michael - May 8, 2007

I play the World’s Smallest Violin for you. Free of charge.

142. Michael - May 8, 2007

Yes Tiffi, blame it all on the evil wicked Mommy Dearest somewhere out there for Everything That Went Wrong. Makes it all sort out nice and neat in your little world, doesn’t it?

PS: ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫ ♪♫

143. MELINDA - May 9, 2007

Michael,

you act like TIffani walked around with her pockets bulging with money….
you act like she was a spoiled brat who had control over what her dad did with his money…
she didn’t have a thing to do with it.
he made tons of bad decisons obviously, but there was nothing she could do about it….
you act like it was a big deal that she had a tv on her wall.
you don’t know her, but seem intent on berating her, and making it seem like it was her fault.
what I wish was that he had put at least part of that money, in an account for her, so she could go to college and be the person
I know she can be. she’s a good girl, bright, and determined to make something of herself…..
so don’t think just because her dad won the lottery, that she had it made…..
she didn’t ………….

144. Kara - May 9, 2007

some people can be such a holes………..

145. Canada - May 9, 2007

Michael

You are an idiot of mass proportion your comments are beyond stupid!

How the hell could a minor get power of attorney?

David Edwards pales in comparison to your level of stupidity!

Very compelling writing, nothing smart to say to I will just make noise

Try stating an opinion with reason and logic

Your violin matches your IQ

146. fred - May 9, 2007

Tiffany,
I am glad you are giving your side of the story. YES folks can be mean, and jealous, but I cant but sympathize for your Dads old boss who lost his money due to medical bills. I HATE being poor and divorced and with 2 kids always needing something. Thanks for letting me vent, good for you for supporting your dad,and I honestly hope things go well for you.

147. Michael - May 9, 2007

To confess, when he won the jackpot, I was actually glad it was going to go to someone who may actually be NEEDING it to clean up their life. Sometimes, all you need is some funding to get things to work right.

And then a few years later, I see this doofus on TV bragging about all the garbage he bought for himself and his daughter (hint: if you think you can raise a child simply by dumping cash on them, you’re very sadly mistaken), and he even cannot pronounce “plasma TV” correctly. I knew all we had was another redneck idiot who thought that being rich means that he’s better than everyone else. Sorry, but he who dies with the most toys…..leaves a lot of stuff for the auctioneer to get rid of.

There are so many other people out there that this money could have helped if they had won that jackpot instead (no, I don’t count myself as one of them, so shove those accusations of jealousy back up your butt), perhaps even literally SAVE for want of medical treatment. This guy COULD have set an example. Instead, all he did was show the rest of the elite that giving millions to a redneck is just pearls before swine.

Now, someone else has those expensive cars in their garage, and someone else has those “plohzma” TVs (seriously Tiff. Couldn’t you have at least corrected your Dad on the PROPER way to pronounce that word? Jeez!), and someone else is living in that big fancy home. In the end, all David did was RENT them.

The End

148. Gordon - May 9, 2007

This interview was quite ironic –

“I said, you know, a lot of people, they’re out of work, doesn’t have hardly anything. And so I didn’t want to accept this money by saying I am going to get mansions and I’m going to get cars, I’m going to do this and that. I would like to accept it with humility. We are going to buy things, obviously. But I want this money to last, for me, for my future wife, for my daughter and future generations. So I want to do wise things with the money instead of just be a spendthrift.”

“So when I got the money I started thinking, well, you know, I’m going to have more responsibilities. There’s going to be people wanting to get that money from me. There’s always going to be schemes. You have to look at who you’re investing your money with. But I would gladly trade those problems in — my old problems for these problems.”

“Well, I can be glad to tell you that. Before we got laid off, we were down in Florida working, and we took a couple of days off and went down to Ft. Lauderdale. And like a little kid in a candy store, I’d seen this beautiful Rolls-Royce. And we went over and looked at it. And it’s a Rolls — a Bentley, an R series Rolls- Royce Bentley, a convertible. And you know, I stood there and looked at that thing. It’s something, of course, I could never have, but I admired it. And I’m not one to take a lot of money, and splurge on mansions and this and that, but I am sure buying that Rolls.”

– David Lee Edwards, August 27, 2001

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0108/27/bn.10.html

149. Gordon - May 9, 2007

Hey Tiff – let me give you a compliment – you seem to be pretty smart and articulate and have a good head on your shoulders despite everything that you’ve been through.

I enjoyed watching your dad on TV enjoy himself with all of his new wealth. His huge smile made me smile.

Can you answer this – Is the whole $27 million after taxes lump sum GONE? Does your dad have any real assets left? What happend to all of the cars, the plan, the home equity, and all the crap that was at the house such as the infamous “Blues Brothers” statue? Did he sell it all? Is he now completely BROKE? How is his health? Is his state of paralysis temporary or unknown?

Best of luck with everything and thanks for your replies.

“No man or woman – however poor or indigent – need despair. There are riches for anyone who recognizes the power of the mind.” – Dennis Kimbro

“A man is never poor as long as he has friends.” – Clarence, “It’s a Wonderful Life”

150. Michael - May 9, 2007

Yikes! This Kissup Klub for Tiff is really getting creepy.

I’ll bet you idiots even signed that online petition to have Gov. Schwarzenegger pardon Paris Hilton, haven’t you?

151. Mike - May 9, 2007

Michael your are a total MORON! Who is kissing up to Tiffani ?

People are asking questions as not to be an ignorant f**k like yourself.
And what brought you here to this site?

CANADA is correct in saying that David Edwards pales in comparison to your stupidity

152. Michael - May 9, 2007

Least I still know how to handle money. It’s really easy: STAY THE F*CK AWAY FROM DRUGGIES AND LOWLIFES. This is how come idjits like David Edwards and Jack Whittaker have the troubles they have.

Let me know when the final act on this pinhead’s drama show concludes. It’ll be a life lesson for me if I ever should happen to win at Powerball.

153. Mike - May 10, 2007

least I still know how to handle money ? yes your education paid off loser

154. MELINDA - May 10, 2007

GOOD ONE MIKE!

155. Michael - May 10, 2007

Oh noes. Iyes been owned by superyor braynz! Sure hope it doesn’t end up on the news. Don’ts wanna see that on my $500 plohzma TV.

156. CANADA - May 10, 2007

” And it has been written “

157. Mike - May 10, 2007

Hey Canada, What’s up beautiful?

158. CANADA - May 10, 2007

Mike

The study of human nature … and stupidity

I was curious to see what happened to this guy?

I think deep down inside he was everyone favorite millionaire
(aside from anything illegal he had done)

Seriously he was definitely one of the more interesting ones.

I had read some stuff and couldn’t decide if it was B/S or not so here I am

159. Bettie Faye - May 11, 2007

Canada, dearie, when you say:

“Michael

You are an idiot of mass proportion your comments are beyond stupid!

David Edwards pales in comparison to your level of stupidity!”

it shows you suffer from an acute deficiency of analytical thinking. Such naïveté may be endearing in a six-year-old but not in a mature Canuck — or, for that matter, in your “favorite millionaire” either.

Good day to you, sunshine.

160. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 11, 2007

Hahaha, Wow! Michael, you can keep playing the worlds smallest violin all you want, but I still can’t hear it. For your information I’m not blaming this all on my stepmother Shawna, I am saying that her and my father are at fault. Not myself or her 9 year old son who lived there also. It was their stupidity of choosing business investments and friends. They trusted too easy and lost everything. And you can’t bring drugs back around an ex-druggie and not expect them to be tempted and do them again, especially when they have millions upon millions of dollars to spend. He never spoiled me, he tried to compensate for what he put me through throughout my childhood. Then when I lived down there he did throw money at me to go shopping, but it was guilt money. All he wanted to do was make me happy, he was a shitty father. But I know he tried his hardest, it’s just things in his life went back down hill. I can’t hold anything against him, he is the only father I have and will ever have. I will love him unconditionally no matter what.

Thank you Gordon, I do have a good head on my shoulders and I am smart. I won’t ever end up like my father or my mother. I want to better myself for my future children and not have my mugshots posted on websites like this. Sadly, all of the money is gone. All of it!
He still has a house in California that is worth about 1.2 million, but my cousin has partial ownership of it. They haven’t sold it yet, but as soon as it sells I will be able to put back atleast $10,000 for my college tuition. Well, the PBG Police Department gave my father 2 weeks to get everything out of the house, but no. Like a dumb ass he didn’t and everything that was on that property was forclosed and auctioned off. Everything is gone, even his wife. He is permanetly paralyzed. His legs are the swollen to the size of a basketball. His body is retaining too much water and he is enemic (not sure on spelling) and his body is refusing and blood tranfusions they try to give him. He has blood clots all over his body now, it doesn’t look good.

161. Michael - May 12, 2007

“Well, the PBG Police Department gave my father 2 weeks to get everything out of the house, but no. Like a dumb ass he didn’t and everything that was on that property was forclosed and auctioned off.”

Thus proving once and for all that he’s a glutton for punishment. There’s just bad luck, and then there’s just asking for it, like this guy.

Seriously, I just cannot have any empathy on someone who has deliberately strapped themself in to a Rocket Sled To Hell like this. Nothing’s going to save this maroon from himself. Nothing.

162. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 12, 2007

I don’t know if you have ever been a user Michael, but once you do drugs and get addicted you can’t think about anything else about your next fix. That’s what happened with my father. No one is asking you to have empathy for my father, I could care less what you thought. I’m just trying to get my point across to some of these heartless people like you. He screwed up his life and we all know this. He is sick now, and there’s nothing anyone can do but pray for him to get better. Yes, I know it was his fault he got this sick, but the man is dying. And there is still people like you waisting your time writing comments like this, your negativity is part of the demise of America. If people could just get over the fact that he was a drug user and lost all of his money, and took a moment to imagine being in his shoes for just a moment. You’d really feel sorry for him, but I really don’t expect anything from you.

Smig - August 24, 2012

Ahhhhh….nooooooooo, the part of America’s demise ISNT others peoples opinions……freedom of speech……part of this countries demise are people like your father and those who refuse to CONDEMN that sort of irresponsible behavior…………

Jeez…..this ain’t to difficult here!

163. Gordon - May 12, 2007

“People have a CHOICE when they FIRST pick up that cigarette, bottle of booze, heroin needle, crack pipe, casino chip, and horse race program. These things are all known to be ADDICTIVE. If you play with fire, you get burned. It’s as simple as that.” – Unknown

“I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars – the rest I just squandered.” – George Best

“Money can’t buy happiness, but poverty can’t buy shit.” – Unknown

“I’ve seen more people fail because of liquor (drugs) and leverage.” – Warren Buffet

164. Gordon - May 12, 2007

Recent Update –

http://tinyurl.com/2n5ncr

165. Me - May 13, 2007

“If people could just get over the fact that he was a drug user and lost all of his money, and took a moment to imagine being in his shoes for just a moment.”

Yes, many of us did when he won that jackpot. But when we learned what a seriously f’ed up creeyguy he really is, we jumped out of those shoes really fast.

Just a “Darwin story in progress”, imo.

166. Gordon - May 13, 2007

“You could give a billion dollars to the poor and it wouldn’t solve poverty. The poor would eventually become poor again. Money only magnifies what you already are. You give a person that’s on drugs more money, they’ll do more drugs. A gambler, they’re going to gamble more. Money magnifies what you already are.” – Bishop E. Bernard Jordan

167. Me - May 13, 2007

Does that mean Bishop E. Bernard Jordan + Powerball = King of NAMBLA?

168. Mike - May 14, 2007

Correction Bettie Faye , Miss sunshine toothless redneck USA now holds the title for IDIOT and I would hazard to guess heavy weight champ as well, most fat people tend to be very unhappy with themselves and lash out at others …Well “sunshine don’t feel left out because you are still my favorite FAT ASS HICK !

Have a happy day you great big bundle of stupidity

I can hardly wait for the speedy reply to prove my point to everyone

169. Chris - May 14, 2007

Mike

She won’t reply, she’s stuck in the trailer park outhouse with nothing to wipe her fat ass with.

170. Chris - May 14, 2007

Bettie Gay

Is just a big loser who wishes she won the lottery so she could get some new teeth and just maybe liposuction, loser has nothing smart to say Shit you’re the worst kind of loser, you are so angry with everyone and have to be a smart ass about everything! I have read the crap you have written not once can you say anything positive or intelligent everyone is wrong and you are just a know it all.

You’re just a loser who wishes you could have got your hands on his cash – LOSER!!!!!

171. Me - May 14, 2007

People people people. Let’s stop this bickering and get back to what REALLY matters: a FLAMING IDIOT who pissed away several MILLION dollars because he’s a PEANUT BRAINED REDNECK who’s getting what he deserves.

172. LindaR - May 14, 2007

“Jealous. JEALOUS? You bet I’m jealous. As his former employer, it was my unemployment payment money he used to buy his winning ticket.”

Dude, you’re pathetic.

173. MELINDA - May 14, 2007

who is this Bettie Faye??

174. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 14, 2007

who cares who Bettie Faye is, I guarentee that if she was in front of me she wouldn’t say this crap to mine, or my fathers face. Once she really saw who I was and that I wasn’t a trailerpark piece of trash, she’d be too tounge tied to say anything. She is the one who probally has probally been on the Jerry Springer show, one of those that’s titled “I slept with my cousin, and I don’t know if the baby is my husbands or his”. She tries to say that my family is messed up, I’d love to meet hers.

175. Me - May 14, 2007

I get a feeling Bettie’s dad ISNT the one who flushed away several million dollars on tacky crap, which shows her DNA is ahead by a few points.

Ruh Rhoh! I’ll bet Tiff’s gonna be mad at me next (or at least say something snotty).

176. Lex N. Tonky - May 15, 2007

With the exception of Grandmaster Dave, who’s in a class of his own, you’d have to go to Dollywood to find as big a pair of books as Mike and Chris.

177. Chris - May 15, 2007

OK Tex,

It was his cash and so what if he spent it all. You all act as if it was your cash and you should have a say in how he spent it. Big men and some bigger women pick on his kid wow that’s going to accomplish a lot isn’t it. She’s 17 and how old are you? At the end of the day how the hell did this make any difference in your life?

178. Lex N. Tonky - May 15, 2007

Chris,

Listen up, clod. I’ve never said a word about Tiffani. I wish her only the best.

Now, crawl back under the porch with your pal Mike.

179. GrandmasterB - May 15, 2007

I know I will win the lottery. When I do I will try not to belittle people like the assholes here.

180. GrandmasterB - May 15, 2007

Money is what makes a man act funny. It is the root of all kinds of evil

181. GrandmasterB - May 15, 2007

My parents are both drug addicts, and like Tiffani said, it’s hard dealing with these people. The worst thing you can do is sit there and judge., because when the shit hits the fan for all you who think you got life figured out, nobody will be there to understand what fucked you up. Just start taking sublingual Vitamin B-12 and you’ll feel a little more stable.

182. GrandmasterB - May 15, 2007

Life is a waterfall. One in the river, and one again after the fall.

183. GrandmasterB - May 15, 2007

And who the fuck do you people think you are deciding who deserves what. God is no respecter of persons. None of us deserve anything, but through God’s mercy we get it anyway. Some of you might not have drug addictions, but your eating, fucking, and judging addictions are the same things. They just come in different forms, but they’ll still take your ass down to China Town.

184. Mike - May 15, 2007

Hey Lex N. Tonky what the hell is your problem?

I don’t even know this guy Chris, my problem is with this Bette Faye idiot shooting her big mouth off about this kid Tiffani and anyone else with an opinion that differs from hers, so unless I have directly insulted you, shut up!

185. BNL - May 15, 2007

If I had a Million dollars I’d buy you a monkey

186. David L. - May 15, 2007

I don’t know Tiffany, but I can see by her writing that she’s a smart young woman. She has had to overcome a lot, and it’s amazing that she has adapted as well as she apparently has.

My thoughs about all this: leave Tiffany alone. She’s not responsible for her father’s actions. She’s just one more of his victims. David’s problems are all of his own making. Buy lay off Tiffany.

187. Chris - May 15, 2007

Tonky the donkey a.k.a jackass

Ya you wish her the best buy insulting her father gee I’m sure that’s going to lift her spirits you white trash hick!

188. Me - May 15, 2007

Yeah, Tiff was really trying to help her Dad out by allowing him to shower her with gifts.

I’m not buying her lies for one second, and shame on you gullible fools for doing so.

189. BNL - May 15, 2007

Oh come on, as if the KID is going to refuse gifts and live in poverty when her father struck it rich she would have only been around 11 years old?

190. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 15, 2007

Hahaha, showering me with gifts? Obviously you don’t know how my father is, he decked out my room and that was it. I didn’t get gifts that often, maybe money but that was about it. He hardly bought me anything. I’m not telling you lies, but if that’s what you want to believe, so be it. If you saw how I lived then and now, all that is different is that I live in a house and not a mansion.

Let me think back to what all he got me, um…. the tv was already in my room. He bought me a computer, the golf cart (which we sold shortly after the filming of one of those stupid shows), new clothes, and he paid for my tuition to go to the Benjamin School and Juno Beach Prep. The only thing I have left is the education that he paid for for 4 1/2 years. My father honestly didn’t hardly buy me anything. Oh yeah and he bought me tickets to go to Bonnaroo Music Festival, and that was all. I have never been a materialistic person, I only have the things I need. I can live without designer belongings and fast cars. I’m happy with my Honda that I bought myself, and the little bit of clothes I have. I’m not living in poverty or anything, but I work for what I need and buy things with my own money. I haven’t been dependent on anyone in the past year and a half. I have been making my own money and doing the best I can. And I’m actually graduating a year early and starting community college in the fall. My life is on the right track now, with the power of God he helped me get through this living Hell. I just hope everyone on this site can find peace (if it’s not already found) in their lives, and let God into their world and bless them like he blessed me. Never loose faith, if he can help me through this kind of situation, he can help any of you if you let him.

191. GrandmasterB - May 16, 2007

When I see that interview with Dave it gives me hope. I ,like he was am unemployed and have only a few checks left on my unemployment . I believe God truly answered him and if he could ask God to help him today I know he will. I guess some people are just more compassionate than others.

192. GrandmasterB - May 16, 2007

Hey Tiffani what did your dad do with all his cars and stuff that was paid off ?

193. GrandmasterB - May 16, 2007

Does your dad have anything left from his winnings ?

194. GrandmasterB - May 16, 2007

My dad lives down on the south side of Chicago in a really bad neighborhood, I know if he won the lottery it would not last. He isn’t bad but the desire to do drugs is far much stronger than the desire to do well. That is why people like you and I are so smart. We were able to see firsthand the aftermath of addictions, and really know that if you want it all you can not continue.

195. Gordon - May 16, 2007

Tiff – if you could go back in time and have your dad NOT win the lottery, would you do it? In other words, do you think your dad and you would have been better off if he never won? Or do you think it wouldn’t have made a difference anyway and really didn’t make things worse given the drugs etc. Was the lottery a good thing, a bad thing, or an inconsequential thing to his/your lives? Obviosuly some good came out of it. Are you glad he won?

Thanks for your replies.

196. kentuckys finest - May 16, 2007

You guys are tooo gullible…Thats not Daves daughter talking to you guys….Thats some lonely person looking for symphany for her own sorry ass life…lol… Daves daughter is out selling pussy for drugs.
People Stop being so naive’….l kno Dave personally and he does have another child.

197. Lex N. Tonky - May 16, 2007

Hey, Grandmasturbator, get back on your meds.

198. MELINDA - May 16, 2007

well Kentucky’s finest??…. if you really knew David, you’d know that he has one child and only one……….
I”ve known David almost all of my life and for the rest of you out there, the Tiffani that is posting here, is David’s daughter.
and how dare you say such vile things about her you creep!!!

she’s going to school, making good grades and has a job.
so you’re insulting Kentucky when you sign your name Kentucky’s finest.
so do us all a favor and just shut the hell up, you idiot!

199. Paul Reubens "aka" PW Hermon - May 16, 2007

Hey Dix u Suckey I hope you fuckin die

200. Paul Reubens "aka" PW Hermon - May 16, 2007

yo yo Lex N. Tonky cashed his check and bought one ho ho. fuckin homo

201. GrandmasterB - May 16, 2007

I’m sure he bought the one with pink frosting that’s shaped like a dick

202. GrandmasterB - May 16, 2007

Tonky is the gayest shit that I’ve ever heard

203. Someone from Ashland - May 16, 2007

I don’t know if this girl is really Tiffani.I know all of those people including her.I know that she did go to Ben Franklin and what her dad told me about that.What she did while skipping school.Write back and tell so we will all know if it’s you.You can ask me anything you want to prove to you that I know a little more than most of these people.I know where your mom grew up, Hillcrest.I know that she has other kids that were born at the same time.I also know that Shawna had more than one boy.She was called “beer tub” because she sold beer out of a tub in Ironton.I know Tiffani and Tiffani knows me.Let’s see if it’s really Tiffany just out of curiosity .

204. Bi-polar bear - May 16, 2007

I like depressing music

205. Ashlander mom - May 16, 2007

I don’t know who you are either Melinda.I think that it’s you pretending to be Tiffani because you both write the same.I also think that Jo has the wrong grandma because Tiffani’s grandma wasn’t shall we say,domestic.I think that a dad knows how to spell his child’s name and this Melinda or Tiffani tried to explain why their spelling is the correct one.This is way too nuts for me!!! Melinda is the only one Tiffani doesn’t acknowledge. Strange isn’t it? I think your multiple personalities may also include Jo. I don’t have compassion for someone pretending to be someone their not. Melinda I think you need to get a job or work more hours,you have way too much time on your hands. Since you claim to have known Dave for years tell us something that you couldn’t hear from TV or through the grapevine.

206. Ashlander mom - May 16, 2007

What I mean by writing the same is ……..,they all use that. Also the grammar and tone are the same.Melinda goes out her way to keep people thinking that it’s “Tiffany”.There is no way Jo lived on the same street,Hillcrest is the projects and all apartments.What is the mom’s(Tiffany’s mom) first name and last? You can say it because it’s public info. Comment #134 of course Dave hurt people including his own child.Who in the heck do you think he sold drugs to? His own child is a recovering addict and still in high school.Give me a break!!! Please don’t defend a snake in the grass.Stop pretending he is such a great guy and that your Tiffany.

207. Someone from Ashland - May 16, 2007

It is odd that almost every time “Tiffany” writes something Melinda or Jo writes something.I also noticed that none of them wrote anything after being asked to verify who they are.Hillcrest is the projects and there are no houses anywhere around. Melinda seemed upset that Tiffany’s identity was being doubted .Look at #205 and see how easy it is to pretend you’re someone else. You may need some professional help if that’s the case.I THINK THE JIG IS UP.

208. BNL - May 17, 2007

Someone from Ashland,

The writing does appear to be very similar.

I have to agree with you, looking back at comment #107 about the wrong spelling of her name she offered no explanation instead just she just started up with the insults to shift attention.

Do you actually know David Edwards and if so are her claims about his health true? Because you would think that the media would have reported it just to spike interest

None of her statements seem to be true for example he has another house valued at 1.2 million.

Her schooling this is questionable she says that she finished school a year ahead considering she needed “clean up time to get her life back on track”.

Finally the only information she gives it what is already public knowledge or claims that can not be verified.

Would the real Tiffany Lee Edwards please stand up!

209. Lex N. Tonky - May 17, 2007

Hey, GrandmasturBator, aka Chris aka Paul Reubens, if this is a battle of wits, please give up because you’re obviously unarmed. Maybe if Dave has any pocket change left, he could buy you a soft-serve ice-cream cone. Just make sure to wear a bib.

210. David L. - May 17, 2007

There is another blog on this issue, (apparently, this site won’t allow links to be posted), in which a very different “Tiffani” writes. That Tiffani isn’t quite so good with grammar or punctuation, and THAT Tiffani claims to be in college.

“Our Tiffani” on this site claims to be in high school and lives in Rush.

So, just WHO is the real Tiffani? I suspect that she’s not reading any of this stuff, certainly not responding to the stupid and obscene comments that some post here.

211. David L. - May 17, 2007

To find the “other” Tiffani, go to Google search and type:

kurtmaddox Tiffani Edwards

“Tiffani” will be found here under “The Logia of Kurt”

Compare the writing, (as well as the “story”) and you’ll see that there are at least two people out there writing as Tiffani.

The plot thickens.

212. MELINDA - May 17, 2007

I don’t care if you believe me or not…I could care less.
I know Tiffani very well and I have since she was a baby.
you say her grandma wasn’t domestic??
are you kidding me?? she was the sweetest lady in the world.
she had her own little sewing room out back and everyone just loved her.
I can tell that Jo knew her very well.
as for the spelling of her name?? I can’t explain that.
David spelled it with a Y, and she spells it with an I….

yes, I do get on here and defend her, because I don’t like what people say about her.
and obviously after she started posting, someone else got on here and pretended to be her.

I too, wonder why the press hasn’t picked up on David being extremely ill.
but he is in bad shape………..I guess he’s just not newsworthy anymore….
so you can believe me or you can’t… I don’t really care.
but anyone who knew David’s mom could verify what a great lady she was….
and no matter what you might say about David, he was with his mom when she died and he took very good care of her.
he did love his parents…..I just wish that they could have been alive to enjoy some of his winnings.
they deserved it……..

213. Lex N. Tonky - May 17, 2007

I am sorry I talked shit about GrandmasterB, he is way more of a man than me, actually I wish I was a woman

214. GrandmasterB - May 17, 2007

Hay yo, I got alot on my mine. for esample win I see that innerview with Dave it gives me hope. I got no job. I got no prospecks. so I play the numbers. Just like Dave. So I desided Im a gonna win. A lil vose told me that Im a gonna win and win BIG! A few millon $$$ and I will be livin large. I’ll show all them haters down at the buss stop. May be Dave will get better and me and him can be peeps. Im gonna to by me a bigass house and Im gonna get me a bunch a sords and stuf to. o yeh GrandmasterB will be new shurf in town. Bow wow Wow and Chill till the next epasode.

215. BNL - May 17, 2007

lets call her Meliffany sorry the should be an I not a Y

216. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 17, 2007

Everything that was on our property in florida got forclosed. It was all auctioned off. He has nothing left but a home in California that needs work done to it.

I would still have went and lived with my father whether or not he won the lottery. Things with my mom got bad off that was the reason why I moved in with him. I think we wouldve been better off not winning. He wouldn’t have gone this far into drugs if it wasn’t for the money. Everything we had together (relationship wise) was lost. Drugs took it’s toll on our relationship, we both hid in our rooms doing drugs. I never want to touch another one now. I am tempted everyday, but God is helping me push on. No I’m not glad he won, I wish it would’ve never happened to us.

kentuckys finest –

HAHAHA! My dad has another child? No him and Shawna had Matthew but that was not his biological child. He claimed Matthew though. I am really his daughter, I don’t care if you think so or not. I’m not a druggie prostitute, you must have me mistaken for his wife Shawna. She’s somewhere in New Jersey selling her body for dope.

I didn’t go to a Ben Franklin, I don’t know what that is. I went to the Benjamin School, well the first time I skipped school I ran away from home to 45th street in Florida and stole my dad’s escalade. Is that the answer you were looking for? I didn’t skip school really until I moved out. Who are you? Yes, my mom has twin boys Gabriel and Christian Blanton, and is married to Jimmy Blanton.

My fathers mother was a good christian woman, you must be referring to my moms mom Jo Ann, or some people call her Berneta. She was an alcoholic. My dad’s mom never once touch alcohol or even a cigarette. Hey Ashlander Mom, Melinda isn’t pretending to be me. And I don’t acknowledge her on here beacause I’m usually on the phone with her while I’m writing this. You need to lay off of her, she used to date my dad when she was 17, and has known me and my my family for many years. I really don’t know why my father spelled my name wrong, but honey, if you read the transcripts where it says this, it says that not all that is written is accurate. My moms full name is Gail Louise Blanton, maiden name Morrison. My dad never once gave me drugs, he had no idea I did drugs until about a year ago. The only thing I did was smoke weed and do pills. I wasn’t a crackhead or heroin addict.

I never missed school to get cleaned up, I got sent to Aspen Ranch in Loa, Utah for about 3 months and went to school everyday there. And when I got clean this last time it was over the summer.
I don’t know who is pretending to be me on other sites, but this is truly me. Ask me anything about my father or my mother. Anything that has happened since we won the lottery. Let me list some things…

-My dad and Shawna got married in Maui on Dec. 31 2001
-My Mom got remarried the same day my dad won the lottery at Burnaugh Baptist Church
-Shawna has 3 sons Jacob – 15, Anthony – 13, and Matthew who is 9.
-My dad lived at 317 Victoria Ave. before he won, afterward he lived at 38 Saint George Place Ballen Isles Florida 33418.
-I went to Oakview Elementary school when I lived in Ashland.
-When we first moved to Florida I got flipped off the back of my golf cart and had to be rushed to the ER, but nothing serious was wrong with me.
Anyone want to ask any questions so I can prove it’s me?

217. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 17, 2007

That other blog site was also me, I found that back sometime last summer when I first moved home. When I wrote all that it was like 2 in the morning if I remember correctly, I had forgot all about that until today. Wow…. So what if my spelling and writting differs in different comments? It doesn’t me it isn’t me.

218. BNL - May 17, 2007

sure

219. BNL - May 17, 2007

135. Tiffani Lee Edwards – May 6, 2007
yes the 9-11 story is true. They have memorial trading cards for 9-11 and my dad is one of them

No he is not I contacted the manufacturer of the trading cards they informed me that the cards honored the vicims of 9/11

Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive

220. BNL - May 17, 2007

If you want to prove you are his daughter why don’t you upload a pic of you and your old man

The old saying a picture is worth a thousand words

or the infamous “trading card” can’t do it can you

221. tkcollier - May 17, 2007

If you want to upload any pictures, just e-mail them to me at terryorisms@gmail.com ;so I can post them- Thanks, the webmaster.

222. Paul Reubens "aka" PW Hermon - May 17, 2007

Yes that’s probably true that you are a pole sitter

223. David L. - May 17, 2007

Tiffani:

You wrote: >>Anyone want to ask any questions so I can prove it’s me?>>

OK. Please clear up the issue of your school status. What yerar are you in a BCHS? What classes are you taking, and what are the names of some of your teachers?

Describe the baseball field at BCHS. Name a few advertisers on the wall.

224. Hungry hungry hippo - May 17, 2007

Should I order a pizza or should I go out to eat

225. Hungry hungry hippo - May 17, 2007

I am a eating machine who eats and eats and eats and eats and eats and eats and eats and eats and eats and eats and eats and eats and eats yummy yum yum

226. Hungry hungry hippo - May 17, 2007

I just want to win all u can eat sweepstakes

227. Ashlander mom - May 17, 2007

Wrong answer !!!! Dave was always telling Tiffany she was going to get her diploma from Ben Franklin.Ben Franklin is a home school , it’s in Cocoa Nut Grove,FL .It’s a way for kids to get a diploma without putting in any effort. It’s certainly not a school that a kid that’s able to graduate a year early would even consider.Tiffany skipped school a lot and it was the running joke.I made sure that there was no way you could miss that one.Because Tiffany also had little parties of her own instead of going to school.If it was truly Tiffany, she would know exactly what I was referring to. Anyone could figure out that a kid that skips school and goes to rehab is going to be behind everyone else.The only things that Meliffany can answer are the things that everyone in town already knows.My niece graduates from BCHS this year and lucky for us it’s just a few weeks away. I think we all know it’s really Meliffany. It was kinda fun .I wanted to thank BNL for making me laugh ,I think that Meliffany sounds better than Sybil. That’s great ! Let me know if you need a program of all the graduates of BCHS.

228. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 17, 2007

why would I lie, you should get ahold of him again. he gave my father all of the cards for free. My father is one of them and on the back it tells the story of how he was suppose to be there.

Okay I am a junior at boyd couny high school, but I am going to go to Boyd County Central over the summer to graduate, I’m going to the June and July semesters. My teachers I have Ms. Felty, who is retiring this year and I have her for project second chance from where I missed so much last year I needed to catch up on my credits which I did, Ms. Sanders speech and drama, Ms. Lucas computer applicatons, Mrs. Thacker Foods and Nutrition, Mrs. Gibson Geometry, Mr. Spears Art, Mr. Taylor Arts and Humanities, and Ms. Qualls my favorite teacher for English 3, she knew my dad before he won too. I dont play sports and havent been on the field all year, but I know that the baseball field is right next to the red light then we have the football field that had a big lion painted on it which Mr. Spears drew out there. Anything else?Hahah what are you talking about you obviously dont know, call the school if you dont believe me. Why would I go to a school coca Nut Grove when we lived in Palm Beach Gardens. Parties? I never had a party when I lived down there, I went to parties when I started my freshman year. What’s your neices name I’ll find her tomorrow and tell her to make sure you know Im not a fake. Im emailing these pictures so he can upload them for you all to believe me. Also, my father used to come up with ideas for different schools i should go to. He decided on The Benjamin School because it was a college prep school and 98% of the students go directly to college after. Im going to get ahold of Frederick tonight and have him email me more pictures of me and my father.

229. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 17, 2007

Also, I just got an email from Ken Hart of the Independent newspaper in Ashland. We are going to set up an interview. After I do this hopefully someone will believe I am who I say I am.

230. tkcollier - May 17, 2007

Some of Tiffani’s pictures are posted near the top of the page – webmaster

231. MELINDA - May 18, 2007

Tiff,
sorry we got cut off…alltel’s phone service has been screwed up all day ……
everyone I’ve talked to today, the call got dropped.

e-mail me the address you were talking about and I’ll download those pics.
I have those pics from the time I was down there……..
I think it’s too funny that people think we are the same person.
let me know when and if you’re going to do that interview.
you think these people on here want to see a pic of me with the
“Blues Brothers”?????
and about the 9-11 card?? I don’t know who called who, but I’ve seen the card.
David gave me a couple of them.
so that card does exist, and I’m sure it’s somewhere with the rest of my pictures….
it had all the stats on the back of it..
so whoever said it didn’t exist was wrong….

I’ve never heard of the Ben Franklin school, I remember you going to the Benjamin school…..

I was glad to hear about Matthew getting adopted.
he deserves a good home.

so remember, let me know about those pictures, because I’m leaving Saturday……..

love you Tiff…..

232. MELINDA - May 18, 2007

Tiff,
I just now looked at those pics you posted.
who is that lady in the car??
I didn’t recognize her…….
and was that Fred???? with hair???
those are cute of you and Matthew……..

233. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 18, 2007

That woman was nana Shawnas mom Ethel. And yes, that was Fred with hair. Yeah post the picture of you with the Blues Brothers hhaha. Those pictures are so funny. Any of my dad? I don’t remember taking any with him when you came down.

To all the people on here, if you look at the pictures that are posted those are of me in my bedroom with Shawnas son Matthew, I dressed him up that day.

234. tell the truth always - May 18, 2007

I honestly believe that it was Tiffany the daughter of the millionaire replying ….here’s a few reason I no longer believe

1… I watch E-channel on Wednesday and everything tiffani knows I saw on that show ..public info..
2….melinda did not reply until someone pointed that out… then all of a sudden she had bad telephone connection and started to reply.
3…. If your’re that rich and you did not need your golf card you would have given it away not sell it …
4….you would’t have time for this site day after day after day…

235. BNL - May 18, 2007

Pictures of you and your father together

The infamous trading cards that Meliffany has couple of.

236. BNL - May 18, 2007

Ashlander mom

I assume you know the actual Edwards family what do you think of the pics? they don’t prove anything

237. BNL - May 18, 2007

Wy don’t you give me you contact name because not one person I spoke to knew anything about your” father” The company explained that these cards honored the victims of 9/11, that does not include people who might have been there or thought about going but changed their minds about it

David Edwards is psycic he predicted the winning powerball number he predicted 9/11 ( and did’t tell anyone ) what’s next

It’s to bad he couldn’t prdict his own future maybe he would not be in this mess

Prove us all wrong

238. BNL - May 18, 2007

Nothing?

239. David L. - May 18, 2007

BNL:

What’s your hurry?

Don’t you realize that Tiffani in in school now, and can’t answer immediately.

If she’s the REAL Tiffani, there will soon be an article in the Daily Independent. if she’s not, they we’ll all know, because the paper won’t run a story by a “bogus” daughter of David.

240. MELINDA - May 18, 2007

I don’t understand why David’s picture was on those trading cards either.
but he had them……..that’s all I know.

and Tiff, the pics I took of your dad were when Libby came over that day….
I took that one of him out by the pool and I took one of him and Libby and she took one of me and him….
I think I have that picture of him with all those gold coins.
and of course I have a bunch of pics with all his cars, but anyone can get those……..
I have a picture of me and him standing next to his rolls.

I guess when Tiffani’s story comes out in the paper, everyone will believe her…..

all these blogs about David, and he doesn’t have a clue what is going on……

241. BNL - May 18, 2007

David L,

No hurry , if you ruffle her feathers, she shoots off some information

Now that she’s on a mission to prove her identity we don’t have to listen to the same old stuff that everyone already knew

Idea ! why not contact Kenneth Hart

I will update you when and if I get an answer

242. MELINDA - May 18, 2007

BNL,

do you live in Ashland??

243. BNL - May 18, 2007

Let me get this right, dude is in bad shape and near dying and the paper is going to write about Tiffani because she’s being picked on

I can just see the headlines ” stop picking on tiffani that’s not nice!”

If anyone should be able to tell their story it should be David Edwards
his win, his loss, his life, now that aa the cash is gone so is his freeloading family

Get Real

I

244. BNL - May 18, 2007

Do I, Should I Don’t I who cares if I live in Ashland or maybe not
or maybe yes

So many people a flip flop Maybe it’s true Maybe it’s not.

Hey I have no problem contacting Schools, Butlers, Trading Card Manufacturers ect.to verify her claims, if they are true I’m helping her

245. Hungry hungry hippo - May 18, 2007

hey tiffani I believe you, if you want to prove your authenticity to others just tell them all the cars your dad had, plus I just wanted yo know

246. chez bippy - May 18, 2007

They call me C

247. chez bippy - May 18, 2007

I have no friends and am miserable, riddle me that

248. The truth is - May 18, 2007

My girlfriend is a absolute annoying bitch

249. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 18, 2007

yeah it should be my father to do the article, my mother doesn’t want me to do because she’s scared that they are going to twist up my words and such. I wish my father would do an interview, when I go see him this weekend I’m going to beg him to do one so all the rumors will be cleared up. I highly doubt he will do it considering how bad off he is. He doesn’t even like to talk to me anymore. He is such constant pain he has to stop in the middle of sentences to take deep breathes to make it through the pain. And I watched that tinyurl clip and that woman from hope’s place should be thankful he gave them ten thousand dollars, she acts as if it was nothing. If it wasn’t for what happened to me and my parents taking me there he probally would have never gave them a dime.

250. Ashlander mom - May 18, 2007

BNL
I do live in Ashland and I do know these people.I don’t believe it’s Tiffany ,it’s absurd .We already know whomever it is ,they’re certainly a liar.I have been to Dave’s apt plenty and it wasn’t on Victoria Ave,it was on 29 th street across from Jr Food Mart.What your referring to is what the TV said.They just said he lived in that white house and if your Tiffany ,you know why.I said that Ben Franklin was a home school,that means YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO ANYWHERE.I was saying that the school was located in Coca Nut Grove FL,you can live in LaLa Land and still get a diploma. IT’S FOR LAZY,KIDS THAT DON’T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL.

Meliffany, you must be lonely for attention.You just won’t give up.I’m sure that you are a person that was invited on a trip with David.(I went on trips myself ) I think the old lady in the picture was you.You have these nutty conversation with yourself .Why would you talk about pictures and some bogus interview on line?I would just call her up on the phone .Speaking of calling someone on the phone,I called someone today.LIAR LIAR LIAR.I also informed her that someone was impersonating Tiffany,I bet you didn’t expect that coming. Just because you changed the spelling doesn’t mean anything.You said you were “THE Tiffany” and your father’s name was David Edwards.
To stop all the guessing ,call me . It’s Bear ,ask your mom for my number. You obviously have myspace.You must be nuts ! Tell me where you want to meet me,I’ll go. I’ll get in my car now ,you live 5 mins. from me. That way everyone will know .We can meet anytime if you’re busy.It’s not like I’m a stranger .Although I’m sure you’re a stranger to me ,so let’s make it a public place.You have known me your entire life if you are Tiffany.Just go into the living room , get your mom,she will call me,and we’ll clear this up for you . If it’s Meliffany please don’t bother.

251. Ashlander mom - May 18, 2007

Well, my phone never rang. Meliffany have a nice life and maybe you’ll find yourself.It’s been fun but it ain’t been REAL.

252. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 18, 2007

he lived right above car spot owned by vernon holbrook for about 4 or 5 months because he had no running water at his home in west wood thank you very much. You talked to my mother today? And I’ve known you my entie life? Well I work tomorrow at 4 and you live 5 mins away from me? I live off of Mary Court off of Old Trace Road. How about you don’t be a stranger and show up tomorrow at McDonald’s in Catlettsburg at 4 O’clock, thats when I go in. Who exactly did you talk to today Ashlander Mom? I’d really love to know this one. My mother is asleep but I will ask her, I’m going to wake her up right now.

253. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 18, 2007

my mom just said that your a crazy bitch, and she has no idea what your talking about. Who’s Bear? And where do you live? And if you know so much about where i live and myself then you would know that I’m the real thing. Thanks!

254. MELINDA - May 18, 2007

ashlander mom, what are you talking about?
I’m talking about a bogus interview online??
and talking about pictures??
yes, I have plenty….
I sent a picture of David and Tiffani together today to the person who is running this site. so maybe that will clear things up…
I honestly don’t understand why you think I’m impersonating Tiffani..
just because I’m defending her when people attack her??
if you knew David well, you’d know that he grew up on Victoria Ave all his life.
he had a house right next door to his parents until Pat Caniff bought it, and then he moved in with his mom to take care of her.
he stayed there caring for her until she died.
and now that house has been sold to Caniff’s too….
I hope you do get to meet Tiffani….
maybe that will finally convince you she is who she says she is….
and I think you’ll be impressed when you meet her.
and no that is not my picture at the top of the page.
I didn’t know who it was, but Tiff said it was Shawna’s mom.
you don’t have a clue who I am…
but you act like you know Tiffani’s mom….
so if you do talk to Gail, ask her about me…
she knows me…..

255. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 18, 2007

Hahah, the funny thing is my mom has no idea who she is. My mom says someone called today and asked for me and when my mom asked who it was she just hung up. So it’s getting a little creepy, and I doubt that Ashlander Mom will show up at McDonalds tomorrow. I hope she does, I will laugh in her face because everyone I work with knows who my father is and who I am. My manager is even my stepmoms cousin. So….. Please Ashlander Mom, I will be working from 4-11 just stop by and ask for me at anytime and I will come and talk to you.

256. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 19, 2007

Also Ashlander Mom, what do you mean by I must have a myspace?

257. Paul Reubens "aka" PW Hermon - May 19, 2007

What kind of cars did your dad have I’m a car enthusiast

258. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 19, 2007

you can find that information anywhere on the internet. But he had Escalade EXT, Bentley, Ferrari 360 Spider, Lamborghini Diablo, Shelby Series 1, Dodge Viper, Baci, Excalibur, Rolce Royce Limo, Mercedes, I think it was a Dodge Van but I’m not sure we used to travel in it though, and anEl Dorado.

259. Paul Reubens "aka" PW Hermon - May 19, 2007

that’s cool did you ever get to drive any of them

260. Paul Reubens "aka" PW Hermon - May 19, 2007

I have a stupid Impala and it’s boring

261. Paul Reubens "aka" PW Hermon - May 19, 2007

at least I have a car and it’s not a Metro with stick shift

262. David L. - May 19, 2007

Tiffani:

Obviously, you are who you say you are.

Your mention of Vernon Holbrook is something that isn’t anywhere on the internet, and only you would know about him.

You have a lot of smarts, and I hope that your interview with Ken Hart will actually take place. The world needs to see that you turned out very well.

263. Gordon - May 19, 2007

Tiff or Melinda – can somebody scan the front and back of the 9-11 card and email it to terryorisms@gmail.com so he can post it here? This story fascinates me. I do think that David got sick and didn’t want to go to NYC that day is because he didn’t trust the “big city slickers” NYC stockbrokers with his money so he postponed the meeting.

Tiff – how did your dad originally injure his back?

Thanks and best wishes!

264. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 19, 2007

Yes, Vernon has been like a grandfather to me my whole life. His neice Ann Qualls is my teacher and his granddaughter Chrissy is one of my best friends. Thanks you David L.

I dont have the cards at my house and Melinda is going to Florida and is suppose to be back on June 10th I will have her scan them and put them on here.

He originally injured his back because him and my mom were sitting on his back steps of his house and his friend Eddie Adkins was drunk and was coming over to his house and instead of hitting his brakes he hit the gas. My mom was pregnant with me and he threw her off his lap and Eddie hit him. He went threw the whole house, to the front porch. The car pushed him threw the laundry room, kitchen bedroom and living room. When he looked down he said that his butox was in the front of his body. That’s the story. He was paralyzed for the first two years of my life.

265. David L. - May 19, 2007

Dottie:

This isn’t the place for your low-class, naughty, mindless ramblings. Take them elsewhere, and leave this for a real discussion about David and Tiffani.

The same goes for chez bippy, Paul Reubens “aka” PW Hermon, Lex N. Tonky, and the others who are sad examples of the results of a bad gene pool combined with no education. Go away.

266. chez bippy - May 19, 2007

Oh no you ditnt

267. Kentuckys finest - May 19, 2007

Will everyone read # 205…lol..she messed up.!! Prolly using 5 different names here .!!!..lol..Melinda and Tiffani Lee is the same person..!! You people are so silly beleiving this crap.. Hey l can sell you guys a bridge in Brooklyn for only a dollar…!!! People stop being so gullible. All the information about this loser Dave Edwards is on the internet and if you live in Kentucky the information is even easier to get….because hes the talk of the town..!!!

268. chez bippy - May 19, 2007

Go eat your Kentucky fried chicken now

269. Tiphany lee edwords - May 19, 2007

Oh home on the range where the deer and the antelope bla bla bla

270. Tiphany lee edwords - May 19, 2007

It’s a material world and I am a material girl

271. Kentuckys finest - May 19, 2007

it probably is him but this isn’t. Does this mean you messed up

272. Doc Hoilday - May 19, 2007

I know let’s have a spelling contest

273. David L. - May 19, 2007

Tiffani:

Don’t let the mindless jerks get to you. They are only showing their ignorance. (Can you imagine what it’s like to spend any time with them??? Yuck.)

Do the interview with Ken Hart at the Daily Independent. He’ll treat you with respect, and you have a story that needs to be told. Maybe then, the jerks on here will go away.

I was a skeptic at first, but now I know you’re who say you are. Be proud, girl. You’ve overcome a lot, and you’re making something of yourself.

274. Someone from Ashland - May 19, 2007

Everyone knows that Vernon Holbrook owns that car lot.The lot has been there for years and years.When Ashlander mom said the exact address anyone could tell who owned that.This is very funny.We have read so many lies every time she gets caught in one she tries to twist it around so maybe someone will believe it.Why would you lie about where you go to school or when you graduate? You can look at the web page on line for that school it has the names of all the staff.Isn’t it amazing that the one person that is suppose to have the card is now out of town ?You will never see the card because Melinda will probably die or something in Fl.There are computers in Fl that Melinda can scan the card on.Wonder what reason she’ll give next? She knows nothing that isn’t public info.She said someone called and then hung up.Well why didn’t she say something last and tell Ashlander mom to call back They were both on here within min last night .

275. TELL THE TRUTH - May 19, 2007

hey Tiffani ..what are you trying to proof in ..275…and 276.. that you did not mess up in 205… this might be a big joke to you but you have to know when to WALK AWAY and when to RUN

276. David L. - May 19, 2007

To EVERY ONE:

When Tiffani does the interview with Ken Hart of the Ashland paper, all this will be solved. You will then know for sure what is the truth.

Until then, give her the benefit of the doubt. She’s just a kid.

277. Me - May 19, 2007

“My life is on the right track now, with the power of God he helped me get through this living Hell. ”

Aw man, there she goes with all the religious Jeebus blather. The typical refuge of the epic loser.

Too bad God wasn’t such a pal when you & Daddykins had all the $$$, huh?

278. Me - May 19, 2007

“Until then, give her the benefit of the doubt. She’s just a kid.”

Real or not, the acts of her making such a pathetic defense bring much lulz into our lives. Her playing the Jeebus card just brought the hilarity to a whole new level.

If she IS the real deal, it just makes me glad that neither of them have any money or tacky crap they bought left. People this trailertrashy (especially “Mullet Boy” there in the photos) & dumb shouldn’t be allowed to breed, let alone have such huge cash reserves.

279. Doc Hoilday - May 19, 2007

diya hi kids Im shakes the clown

280. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 19, 2007

Oh it’s all on the internet is it? Is Eddie Adkins mentioned anywhere? And let me see something more personal, my dads neighbor Mike Arthur did something horrible to me when I was younger. Okay, I understand that everyone knows that about Vernon, but I have known him my whole life. He was friends with my grandfather and my father. I didn’t write what was in 275 and 276, I just got home from work and it is 12:01 right now. Oh and Ashlander Mom never showed up at my work, I was hoping she would. I even told my manager that if anyone came and asked for me to let me have a break.

Me –

God helped me then too when my father had money. He’s the one that saved me numerous times from bad situations with Shawna and my dad. Things were’nt good between me and my dad when we lived down there. He used to beat the living crap out of me. It wasn’t an everyday thing, but when he got mad at Shawna or someone he’d take it out on me. I forgave him for all of that, I don’t understand why he did it, but it’s better to forgive and move on. Religious Jeebus blather? You are obviously someone who hasn’t found God, you should really let him in your life. I’m happier without money, I was miserable when he had money and we could afford to do anything. I’m not struggling at all right now really. I’m content, yes I’m a little worried about the college expenses, but I know I will be able to make it through and when I finish college I will have a good paying job, I might never be a millionaire, but I’m happy with what I have.

You keep saying how it’s all over the internet, but what’s not on the internet? My birthday? My mom’s maiden name? Where I live now? Yes, you can find teachers names on the BCHS website, but I know a lot about Ann Qualls because she is my teacher and personal friend, when I need someone to talk to she’s there.

281. chez bippy - May 20, 2007

The working man’s a sucker he’s a sucker

282. Moose a leeknee - May 20, 2007

whistle while you work Hitler is a jerk Mussolini bit off his weeni and now it doesn’t work

283. Me - May 20, 2007

“You are obviously someone who hasn’t found God, you should really let him in your life.”

Seeing the antics of Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and your dad, I am fully convinced that there is no “god” (or if there is, “he” has certainly not shown anything worth being worshipped for).

If your book of fairy tales is your crutch on dealing with life in the midst of this cage full of hillbillies, oh well.

284. Me - May 20, 2007
285. Me - May 20, 2007
286. tell the truth always - May 20, 2007

HI ME… DONT LET GOD TAKE AWAY YOUR BLESSINGS

287. Jo - May 20, 2007

Tiff… did you get my e mail? I have some things mixed up. I have been away from Ashland for a long time just to go back to see my grand parents and cousins…… if you got my e mail answer it and I will clarify somethings I said… good luck …….

288. Kentuckys Finest - May 20, 2007

You know i am beginning to wonder if this Tiffany imposter is also David L…Hes too gullible..!!
l believe are phoney is 3 people…1-Melinda 2-David L and 3- Tiffani or Tiffany ( she cant spell her name right. l am going to find the birth certificate and post it)…
What do you think Someone from Ashland ? You think l have a case here…?

289. Jo - May 20, 2007

Melinda…. I did know Davids mother well … went to Enterprise Bapist with her use to sit beside her ……. she made my grandma’s clothes and some of mine…. I have a pic somewhere of me in one of the dresses she made me…….. I was nominated to be princess in 1963 I think it was and she made my dress for me..I went to school at Fairview when they built the new school across the street we were the first class to carry our chairs across the street to the new school that was along time ago… I won’t say any more about me knowing David or how I know him .. I know him and it is my business how I know him… I don’t have to justify myself to any of these idiots on here….I made a mistake about Tiffs mother but I will email her and tell her no one on here needs to be priviy to everything….. It is none of there business….. I know and that is all that matters…you can get my e mail address from Tiff if you want it…. have a nice day … I am off to a wedding…..

290. bic - May 20, 2007

This isn’t a site for some asshole to put there stupid quotes on, get real Moose a leeknee , chez bippy ,Doc Hoilday,Paul Reubens “aka” PW Hermon, dottie.

291. David L. - May 20, 2007

David L — me — is no “impostor. I’m a 60-year-old business man who once lived in Ashland, and I retired to Florida 3 years ago.

Read #88 and #93, and tell me if you really think that was written by a high school kid…. or someone with a good education.

292. Someone from Ashland - May 20, 2007

Kentuckys finest
I think your right.She said she had to go see her dad this week end.I guess that’s when she went on break at Mc D. If my dad couldn’t complete a sentence I wouldn’t be on here.I also wouldn’t be telling the world about personal things especially about abuse.I know that if my dad was severely ill I wouldn’t say bad things about him.Anyone with any morals wouldn’t do such a gross thing .I know that if it were the real Tiffany she wouldn’t say things that would make her dad look like an abusive ,never around ,uncaring dad. That’s what this person is trying to do .Besides this person’s dad is “super man” he got pushed through three rooms of a house by a car and lived!Could you imagine going from money to working at McD?If it were true who would go on the net and tell everyone? I think they’re just making fun because it’s too funny.No ex-millionaire would humiliate them self like that.I’m not a millionaire and I would admit to a working at McD.The managers names are Joanie and Oliver .Tiffany must have been on that break talking with Ashland mom.If I were the real Tiffany I would me too worried about real life instead of proving myself on here.

293. chez bippy - May 20, 2007

Hey Bic go shave something, this web site isn’t designed for you to judge. So Why don’t you make like a ball and bounce

294. GrandmasterB - May 20, 2007

Does your dad have a car? If so what kind?

295. Kentuckys Finest - May 20, 2007

Someone from Ashland
We are prolly the only ones that recognize these phoneys…You what else is puzzling , why would he not have had a trust fund for her…? He won 27 mill after taxes..!! And he did a little of investing and he never put aside atleast a few hundred thousand for a trust fund so his daughter would have a decent college education and a promising future not working at McDonalds at 17..!!!!! One of the first things one would do , if they were going to invest, would to be look out for the future of you children.. especially a problematic guy like Dave…See what mean ‘Someone from Ashland’ this is one psychotic person using several different names …!!!!

296. Robyn - May 20, 2007

Are you guys really all in a fight over whether or not that is really some ex millionaires daughter?? I cna’t believe I just wasted a whole hour of my life reading this stuff. Amazine what you can find on the internet when you are bored. Who cares if she is the real daughter or not?? You guys are more demented then she is, because she ain’t got no game without an audience……….

297. chez bippy - May 20, 2007

Robyn is a fartface

298. Robyn - May 20, 2007

danananananananana Batman

299. chez bippy - May 20, 2007

Who’s house Run’s house

300. Gordon - May 20, 2007

she emailed the personal photos and they were posted. obviously she’s not fake! cut the girl some slack!

Tiff – please keep us posted on what happens. Thanks and take care!

301. The Ayotollah of Rock n Rolla - May 20, 2007

You people are trippy

302. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 20, 2007

I never got your email Jo, sorry, I’m not sure why I never got it. And to that comment about my “BOOBIES”, yes, that was def. a mistake, but that was during a time when I lived down in Florida that I was immature and had parental guidence

303. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 20, 2007

Oh and please find my birth certificate, I’d love for you to see my name is really spelled with an i at the end.

304. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 20, 2007

Could everyone just leave me alone and let me live my life, none of you care about me or my family. So please stop acting like you do. It doesn’t matter what kind of car my dad drives, we have much bigger problems than that now! and that goes for all of you

305. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 20, 2007

That last posting says my name, but that wasn’t me. But that is something I should say.
Actually it was from bic@aol.com – webmaster

306. The Ayotollah of Rock n Rolla - May 21, 2007

Just tell me about the cars damnit

307. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 21, 2007

Also the posting after that wasn’t me, because I will gladly tell you about the Chevrolet Chevette that is left. At least the name sounds like a Corvette.
And this poser is actually DustinCleveland@hotmail.com – webmasterr

308. The Ayotollah of Rock n Rolla - May 21, 2007

Sheree dont like it Rockin the catbox, Rockin the catbox dun ded ded dun. Name that tune
Talk about multiple personality disorder, this poor guy is actually DustinCleveland@hotmail.com, who is is also Dottie, Chez Bippy, Doc Holiday, Kentucky’s Finest, Moose a Leeeknee, Paul Reubens “aka” PW Hermon, Robyn, the truth is, the hungry hungry hippo, Lex N. Tonky, Bi-polar bear, GrandmasterB, & Tiffany Lee Edwords. – webmaster

309. Me - May 21, 2007

“Could everyone just leave me alone and let me live my life, none of you care about me or my family. So please stop acting like you do. It doesn’t matter what kind of car my dad drives, we have much bigger problems than that now! and that goes for all of you.”

Aw. Po’ bay-bee! So upset that your plan to emo your way into our hearts isn’t working out as planned?

♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

Looks like Lil’ Paris here starting to crack, boys. Keep up the pressure.

310. ViewSonic - May 21, 2007

Who is the real Tiffani Lee Edwars, i doubt she is not even on this site. They all say that was not me.
If you go back a few posts you can see where the imposter DustinCleveland@hotmail.com has claimed to be her. – webmaster

311. Snoop - May 21, 2007

are you related to dog the bounty hunter

312. Jon - May 21, 2007

the info that you are putting out now is personal, and not for everyone to see. I’m sure you wouldn’t like you email adress posted all over the net.

313. Vern - May 21, 2007

TO dustin, just make a fame email address like everyone else does. This whole page is fully of fakes and phoneys. And that’s why I’m here. I’m a big smelly loser!!!!

314. David L. - May 21, 2007

Webmaster: Thanks for exposing DustinCleveland@hotmail.com as a huge faker (and idiot).

Hopefully, you can track the computer he’s using, and block further posts from him.

315. So So Def - May 21, 2007

Who cares about that. These are computers you dorks.

316. So So Def - May 21, 2007

Hey David L. your a little whiney baby

317. David L - May 21, 2007

I like to suck Donkey dick, and eat monkey dung

318. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 21, 2007

Why must you come on this blog and post nonsense like this. It’s useless and a waste of your time. Don’t you have other important things to do?

319. David L. - May 22, 2007

Webmaster: Post #323 is not from the “real” David L.

>>>”I like to suck Donkey dick, and eat monkey dung>>>

Unfortunately, your system does not prevent the use of “bogus” names, therfore any post on here must be considered suspect.

Please do your research and post the e-mail address of the sad idiot who posted that.

320. David L. - May 22, 2007

FINAL NOTE FROM DAVID L.
I tried to add some thought and reason to this blog.
But, the uneducated fools have taken over.
UNFORTUNATELY, SINCE THE SYSTEM ALLOWS ANYONE TO USE THE NAME OF AN ALREADY-EXISTING POSTER, IT HAS NO VALIDITY.
I will no longer post here. Any message you see from “David L.” is not from me, but from one of the uneducated fools who will eventually cause this blog to wither and die.
Webmaster- “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive” – David’s soliloquizing includes his complaint “the info that you are putting out now is personal, and not for everyone to see. I’m sure you wouldn’t like you email adress posted all over the net” on post 318, “TO dustin, just make a fame email address like everyone else does. This whole page is fully of fakes and phoneys. And that’s why I’m here. I’m a big smelly loser!!!!” #319, #320 And post #323 are all from the same person. In fact David has started using a dynamic DNS as a proxy to try and hide his latest identity. Anyone can sign up for a hotmail or in his latest created, identities use free yahoo and aol accounts. David’s uses his latest account david33957@yahoo.com, while hiding behind a dynamic DNS proxy, to say goodbye.I hope David has as much fun in his next on-line sand box.

321. Kentuckys Finest - May 22, 2007

Well David L.
l told you several days ago that this was not the real Tiffani….now do you believe me…?!.l will say its amazing how much info a person can get about another family on the internet, you gotta admit this guy did his homework to falsify her…lol…People are so gullible and phoney on the internet…l also do not like when somebody uses my name on this blog ,so l do agree with you there….
l guess this blog is over…!!!!

322. Kentuckys Finest - May 22, 2007

Well beig that the imposter has been exposed this blog is over so lets start one on a bigger loser !!!!! Jack Whitaker….the guy from W. virginia who won the powerball for 365 million on the christmas of 2003 and who claims now to be broke..!!!!!!!

323. bLANKSTER - May 22, 2007

I got this chick up in my Rover man . It’s over man. It’s over man

324. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 22, 2007

You can still believe that I’m not the real Tiffani if you want to, but one last thing that isn’t on the internet. If you don’t believe I am who I am, call me I’m not giving the area code but for anyone who knows the Ashland area area code 928-0658 my stepdad Bimbo or my mom Gail will tell you I am who I am.

325. BNL - May 22, 2007

why would you give out their number? you know everyone is going to start calling

326. buck russel - May 22, 2007

you got it made man

327. Tommy DeVito - May 22, 2007

You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s me, I’m a little fucked up maybe, but I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I’m here to fuckin’ amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

328. Tommy DeVito - May 22, 2007

Sure, mom, I settle down with a nice girl every night, then I’m free the next morning.

329. Winston - May 22, 2007

What a fucked-up blog this is. There are “fake” people everywhere.

Crazy people are writing mindless shit.

And the whole reason is that the “webmaster” is a jerk-off. He’s sitting back watching these people make fools of each other, and he’s divulding everyone’s e-mail address online.

Not to mention the fake phone number for “Tiffani.” Did anybody else besides me try to call it?

330. Winston - May 22, 2007

i called and it was the cannonsburg police department.
funny.

331. Bugle Boy - May 22, 2007

what the hell is this about?

there aint no verification of email addresds on this blog.

Anybody can claim to be anybody.

I think I’ll be bill clinton. Watch

332. Wm Jefferson Clinton - May 22, 2007

Where’s Monica?

333. Truth Cop - May 22, 2007

OK.

Ok. There’s nothing more to be seen here.

Move along.

334. Pal - May 22, 2007

I got a brand new Bronco outside in the parking lot. Red

335. Billy Bats - May 22, 2007

Now go home and your fuckin shine box

336. Webb Master - May 22, 2007

Well, I’ve lost control of this blog.

Time go go elsewhere.

Thank you for your support.

337. Dice - May 22, 2007

Little boy blue. He needed da money. Oh!

338. Ted Nugent - May 22, 2007

Yeah it’s a free for all!!!!!!!!!

339. BNL - May 22, 2007

Canonsburg poilce department is in Pennsylvania the area code for Rush , Kentucky is 606 you crackhead!

340. Webb Master - May 22, 2007

Cannonsburg in KY has 2 N’s.

The one in Pennsylvania has just one.

Crack Head.

Got off my freaking web site, you ddont even no geographyy.,

341. Rainman - May 22, 2007

V.E.R.N Vern my man . C. H .A. R. L. I. E. Charlie Charlie Babbith. Defiit Definitley isn,t K mart

342. Rainman - May 22, 2007

I’m an excellent driver

343. Webb Master - May 22, 2007

Omy, what has happned to this blogg.

”I set thiss up to makefyun oif the hick who beowed his ‘$$, and now every crazy frum Blaine to olive hill to raceland is writing shit on myt site. now nobody will come here nomore.

crap.

344. Webb Master - May 22, 2007

yep it’s afree 4 all now.

tell everyone that Tiffani or Tiffany or whatever iss a fake.

let them all com heree and go krazyi

345. Webb Master - May 22, 2007

meantime we dont no if david edwards is sick in lexington or what.
nothin you red here is true.
go away. leeve me alone.
Well even though David had indicated a proclivity to “move on” earlier today in post # 327 “FINAL NOTE FROM DAVID L.”he has continued to produce most of the postings in this sand box today. I must say that I’m impressed with his energy of imaginative, obsessive, prodigious if odious output of creative mayhem. I certainly hope that he is enjoying himself -Webmaster

346. A horrible 80s band - May 22, 2007

Relax go to it

347. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 22, 2007

Yep. I made up the hole thing.
i’,m a toothless man who lives in pactolus and aint even got airy computer.
ain’t this a hoot!!!
Cute I like the fake e-mail for Tiffani you made up also also for this fake posting. -Webmaster

348. BNL - May 22, 2007

“Got off my freaking web site, you ddont even no geographyy.,”

I can Spell ?

OK Webmaster Homo ,Winston,

That goes to show you how fucking stupid you You are insulted and you just don’t get it ?

Zero IQ.

349. Webb Master - May 22, 2007

Who the hell is writing it italics?

Ain’t me.

350. Eyegore - May 22, 2007

Dave paid us to sidetrack this blog

351. Webb Master - May 22, 2007

I apologize for all the stuff going on here.
It’s because the site doesn’t allow for the verification of e-mail addresses.
Truth is, anyone can write in with whatever name then want, and there is no way to track the e-mails. Cause they don’t have to be real.
Sorry to disappoint you, but except where noted, the purported Tiffani made all of her postings from the same address and made a pretty good case for herself. If it is a deception it is much better than the ones you have attempted. Sure you lured her into some conversations under some of your aliases, but your IPs give you away-Webmaster.

352. Zero IQ - May 22, 2007

Sorry. I can spell. just hav trembly hands.

353. Bret michaels - May 22, 2007

On kinny bop blows me away. On skinny bop bop bop bop

354. Bret michaels - May 22, 2007

On skinny bop blows me away. On skinny bop bop bop bop

355. Abraham - May 22, 2007

I apologize for bein a stinkin Lincoln

356. David L. - May 22, 2007

To the not-so-smart Webmaster:

Here’s where you went you wrong: You posted this false accusation about me:

>>>#319, #320 And post #323 are all from the same person. In fact David has started using a dynamic DNS as a proxy to try and hide his latest identity.>>>

I did NOT post # 319 and #323– read all three and see if those two are very much out of character with #320. I did not “start using a dynamic DNS as a proxy to try to hide my “latest identity.” Up to that time, I had only one identity: David L.

All this crap shows just how your system isn’t designed to get an honest dialogue — which I tried to engage in.

Now, it’s collapsing uner its own weight, as all the crazies have come out to play.

357. Pisspants - May 22, 2007

Hey David L. sorry that we ruined the only thing you have to look forward to you pathetic terd

358. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 22, 2007

My phone number is real, it’s the Blanton’s residence. My stepfathers name is Jimmy “Bimbo” Blanton and my mom is now Gail Blanton, ask for me anytime. My numbers here I am who I say I am. Come to McDonalds in Cattletseburg and meet me, I look like my dad. I have his eyes, and def. his ears. They are big just like his.

359. Pisspants - May 23, 2007

I am considering dropping a 12 inch coiler in the toiler

360. Compton - May 23, 2007

Yo what up this is snoop doggy dog

361. Compton - May 23, 2007

I am a real gangbangin ma fucka

362. Sonny - May 23, 2007

Now yas cant leave

363. David Gilmour - May 23, 2007

Hey teacher leave those kids alone!!!!!!!

364. The Principal - May 23, 2007

Well, folks, this whole blog has gone straight to hell.
The real discussion went away when it became apparent that anyone can sign on with ANY name, and write just about anything that they want.
The real meaningful blogs have an e-mail verification system.
So, this is just like a war zone…. no rules, and the crazies are in charge.
Tread lightly and beware.
Kind of ironic that a complaint about no rules would come from Amsterdam of all places. Yes some blogs require a sign-up pre-screening, but this blog is the Wild Wild West. When it became pertinent to the message flow as to spoofing Tiffani’s postings, I took the time to point out the ones that did not emanate her and from the e-mail address and IP address that she has used consistently. Most of the crazy postings have been from the same few IPs and ISPs. You must admit the creative energy has been impressive. Ignoring the flamers & their need for attention, it still is quite a tale. – Webmaster

365. The Principal - May 23, 2007

Amsterdam is apparently more “civilized” than you realize. Here, webmasters of blogs have the ability to simply remove the kind of trash that is being posted by so many of the visitors recently.
We do get many American cable TV channels here, and I became most interested in the American who won so much money when the show was on TV some months ago.
I am very intersted in hearing the story of his daughter. She apparently has, as you say, “her head screwed on right.”
I would hope that the real Tiffani would choose to ignore the crazy people on this blog and keep telling her story.
Most of all, I would hope that the blog would have some way to simply remove the trash that writes messages such as “I am considering dropping a 12 inch coiler in the toiler.” This has no place on a discussion blog.
Tiffani, please come back and talk to us.
There is a block and delete option on this blog, but in a world where it takes just a few minutes to create a free hotmail or yahoo account it just becomes a game of hide-and-seek. Even though some of the flamers are goading me to block them, why bother -they can easily come back with a new free mail account. Eventually, if you won’t play their game they get bored and move on.
Sure I could take the time to delete their rants, but I have bigger responsibilities than censoring foolishness, such as running 6 multi-national corporations.
Maybe I’ll call some of my friends in the publishing business to see if they would like to follow up on Tiffani’s story. Having watched the self-doubt of not knowing if your friends liked her for who you are or for your money drive Jimmy Buffets daughter into rehab, I can sympathize with the “poor little rich girl” syndrome. You come to only trust other rich people. But they are the ones who can afford all the fancy drugs and rehab centers. It can be as hard to escape from these Golden Ghettos, as the gritty Urban Ghetto. Tiffani got forceably evicted – probably to her own good. -webmaster

366. 12 inch coiler - May 23, 2007

Hey I resent that principal. I am a 12 inch coiler. Are you racist because I’m brown

367. 12 inch coiler - May 23, 2007

This is my favorite website, and I thank you for it

368. Chris Hansen - May 24, 2007

I’m Chris Hansen with dateline NBC.
things must be pretty rough over there at NBC these days, if they can only afford to give you an aol account. So which assignment did you take for your demotion – Kansas City or Honolulu?-webmaster

369. Chris Hansen - May 24, 2007

webmaster bater ,get a life this site is over

370. The Principal - May 24, 2007

Webmaster:

Your exchange with “Chris Hansen” —

First of all, it was Stone Phillips, not Chris Hansen, whose contract was not expired by NBC. (I work here in Amsterdam for a rival news organization.)

Second, your reference to his “aol account” further demonstrates the technical problems with this site (and has led to its declining into the depths of degradation as the crazies have taken over.)

Your earlier note that “they can easily come back with a new free mail account,” so why block them… There is no verifiction on the e-mail accounts that people — anyone can post whatever e-mail address they want — no need to sign up for a new free account.

If you’ll check this post, you will see that anybody can write any e-mail address that they choose — no verification.

Sorry that the blog has gone to hell. I tuned in late — just recently — and hoped that it would lead somewhere.

371. The Principal - May 24, 2007

Make that “not renewed by NBC.” Sorry for the typo.
Sorry you didn’t catch the humor, but it was directed to the the Chris Hansen poser who is using an aol account from, of as best as I can tell, either Honolulu or Kansas City. -webmaster

372. The Principal - May 24, 2007

Sorry I missed your colourful Chris Hansen reference. That story hasn’t reached us here in Amsterdam. The big news here among my colleagues is that Stone Phillips was sent packing by NBC. I thought you were referring to that.
My point about “no verification of e-mails” is the main issue in my earlier post (#384). It’s incredibly simple for anyone to post with whatever name they want, and to put in a bogus e-mail address. Other blogs (USA Today, for example) have a verification system in which you must put in an e-mail address, and they send you an e-mail — to which you must respond — before your account is active.
And — USA Today blogs is an endeavour in which the “crazies” are kept out by removing their inane posts — not by “letting them get tired.”
I hate to see your blog on the lottery winner gone broke fall down into the pit of a bunch of chaps without the good sense to behave themselves.
You are absolutely correct. We have that capability with WordPress to limit to authenticated Users. This blog has been up for a year and this string is the 1st time that the crazies dropped by. I’ll take your advice and turn on the moderating feature. I hope we won’t have to go to Defcon 3 and authenticate everyone that posts here, but it may come to that. We’ll see. – webmaster

373. The Principal - May 24, 2007

Webmaster:

Thank you for the prompt response.

I congratulate you for providing this forum for a meaningful discussion amongst civilized people. The behaviour of some shows no sense of honour or rectitude, and I think Tiffani deserves that, no matter what her father did. Please keep the riff-raff out. Your organisation is to be commended for your work.

374. Chapelle - May 24, 2007

I don’t know if I should continue in showbuisness
no -the novelty has worn off. The perils of being a one-act wonder. -webmaster

375. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 24, 2007

I’m back but I really don’t know what to say. Some of these people really need to get a life and go trash other blogs. Everything on here was good until these people started their crap. I would like to finish my story, but I don’t know what to say at this point that hasn’t really already been said.

376. F.W. Demara - May 25, 2007

Tiffani:

I really hope that you will not be put off by all these crazies. Looks like they now are pretty much gone away.

There is much more to tell about your story: you went to Florida when you were an adolescent; now you’re in high school. You could tell about the transition of coming back from Florida to Kentucky.

You have a book inside you. I hope you’ll let it come out.

PS: Have you agreed to the interwith with Ken Hart of the Ashland paper?

377. Gordon - May 25, 2007

Tiff – how often do you visit your dad? how often do you talk to him on the phone? is he expected to get out of the hospital soon? where will he go – does he have somewhere to move it? how did he RE-injure his back?

thanks

378. tell the truth always - May 25, 2007

hey Tiff… glad your’e back..

379. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 26, 2007

The transition really wasnt that hard. I had to deal with a lot of transitions in Florida, moving schools and meeting new people. I have gotten so use to change. The only thing that was really hard for me was missing my friends down there, and then when I tried to reconnect with the people I grew up with it was weird. Everyone was different and I didn’t really want to be friends with them anymore. Now my life is great, Boyd County really isn’t that bad, other than all the drugs there. And my mom is saying No, she wants money out of it, which is sad. I hate it when people are like that, all they want is money. She wants me to talk to The Insider and get money from them for my story.

I haven’t visited my dad in a couple months because I have been so busy with school and work. And I havent really talked to him lately, I feel bad about it. No, he is going to be in some kind of care faciliity for the rest of his life. He is unable to take care of himself, and needs 24 hours care. He didn’t re-injure his back persay, it was from shooting up. He developed an absess on his spinal cord and when they did remove it the procedure paralyzed him from the waist down.

380. Gordon - May 26, 2007

John T. Reed’s sensible shopping list for the rich

Not know how to spend

As an adult, I became nouveau riche—French for “new rich.” One of the common problems of the nouveau riche is that they do not know how to spend money. They tend to waste a lot of it. They also tend to buy stuff that Hollywood shows rich people having in movies and on TV, like caviar, limousines, mansions, private planes, yachts, and all that. Or as “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” host Robin Leach used to say, “champagne wishes and caviar dreams.” That’s Hollywood bull. Champagne is a beverage for a few occasions—if you drink alcohol at all. Caviar really doesn’t taste very good. It’s expensive because it’s scarce and because it acquired cachet in an earlier, cruder age, not because it tastes good.

Here’s another French word that’s often used by Americans for you: arriviste. According to Dictionary.com, it means,

A person who has recently attained success, wealth, or high status but not general acceptance or respect; an upstart

or

a person who has recently acquired unaccustomed status, wealth, or success, esp. by dubious means and without earning concomitant esteem.

One way to achieve arriviste status is to run around ostentatiously spending your new found wealth on stupid Hollywood-image-of-the-rich stuff.

http://www.johntreed.com/shoppinglist.html

381. Gordon - May 26, 2007

how does shooting up cause a back abscess? infection from dirty needle or open sore???

382. Jordan - May 27, 2007

Dont’ be a fool Gordon. Having luxurious things is what life’s all about. Maybe you don’t feel worthy of having stuff , but I do.

383. Tiffani Lee Edwards - May 27, 2007

Having someone shoot him in one his veins, and it probally was a dirty needle. They messed up this was when they removed it they found a staff infection in the bone marrow of his spin.

384. Lex N. Tonky - May 30, 2007

Mr. Collier, since the distractions have subsided and you had time to think about it, do you think the person posting as Tiffini was the real deal?Probably. I met with a friend in the Magazine business who has the resources. Film at 11. -webmaster.

385. The Principal - May 30, 2007

Well, it looks like the crazies have gone away. Good riddance!!

Tiffani, now that school is out, how will you spend your summer? Did you graduate from BCHS this year, or do you still have more high school left? What are your plans for college? Do you have any career plans in mind?

Any thoughts about writing a book about your experience? I think a lot of people would like to read your story.

One last thing — have you heard any more from Ken Hart with the Ashland newspaper?

386. Tiffani Lee Edwards - June 1, 2007

I am spending my summer working and going to Boyd County Central to graduate early. I plan on going to ACTC for about 2 years and then transfering to whatever university I get into. I’m not sure exactly where I want to go just yet. I was thinking about going into the field of environmental science. Yes, I have put a lot of thought into writing a book, but I can’t start it just yet, I am too bust to be writing a book right now. No, he told me to call him when I figured out what I was going to do.

387. Mark - June 2, 2007

Tiffani,
Despite what anyone says your father’s downfall most likely had to do with him having a bigger heart than most of us do. Unfortunately in this world people who have big hearts often get caught up in substance abuse problems because they can’t deal with not being able to make the world into a better place and that hurts them inside.
I really think your father thought that he could help many people with his winnings whilst living the lottery winner dream of homes, cars, and fancy things. I am sure many people here would make mistakes if they won so much money as well. Not being able to say no to all the requests for money from people and such. No being able to say no to their own desires as well.
Sad thing is that your father truly believed his win would change the world for the better. People took advantage of that and that I am sure played a part in his decent into Heroin.
Myself I would tell everyone with their hands out to p*ss off in no uncertian terms. Maybe that makes your father a better man than I am. However I really wish for his and your sake that he would have told some of those people to p*ss off.
If any of you naysayers out their win the lottery learn from David’s story and understand that winning a meager 24 million after taxes doesn’t mean you can change the world. It can go in a flash. Don’t give 1000 dollar tips, Act like you don’t have money and keep a low profile. And for God’s sake and your Childrens Sake don’t put them on television.
I wish you well in Life Tiffani and your father as well.

388. OldasMoses - June 3, 2007

MMMMMM…….I was wondering if the Eddie Adkins thing had anything to do with….lets say……Scamming the ins. company for the accident money.
Also what ever happened to Mr. Adkins……do these people even know where the orginal money came from that he bought the tickets with? I DO And so does Eddie

I have read this complete blog and its ashame that the truth about who your father is and has always been, hasn’t really been told has it?

Their are theive’s and there are theive’s….but He wasn’t very good at that either was he? Some of us out here aren’t a bit surprised by the out come of his fortune.

But the real crime was he didn’t even trust the guy who gave him the money for gas and smokes…..and blew him off after a year.

So I hope you can do better than your father…..but you know what they say………………THE NUT DOESN’T FALL FROM TREE.

Good Luck

I

389. Tiffani Lee Edwards - June 3, 2007

So your still a little bitter about this situation I see. Why because my father “never paid you back”? Yeah, you might have helped him out, but after the money when his so called “friends” asked for money, it was for thousands of dollars. It wasn’t his responsibility to help out everyone in this world. How was my father a theif? I don’t know what happened to Eddie really, the last time I talked to my dad he said that Eddie had come to see him in the hospital about 4 or 5 times. What exactly is your real name?

390. The Principal - June 11, 2007

Regarding “And this Video from his hometown TV station…”
In the name of journalistic accuracy, the clip is from a TV station in Louisville, KY, which is about 200 miles from David’s hometown of Ashland. That TV station is not available in Ashland at all, not even on cable. Thanks, duly noted and corrected – webmaster

391. David L. - June 23, 2007

The Edwards saga continues. The Ashland Daily Independent from June 22, 2007 has an article about Edwards’ wife being arrested and sentenced to 10 days in jail for giving false name to a police officer. She also faces “more serious” charges stemming from her allaged failure to pay child support.

According to the article, “David Edwards’ status is unclear. There have been reports from various sources that his health is failing and that he is hospitalized, but the accuracy of those reports could not be confirmed.”

Full details are in the article that is linked below.

392. David L. - June 23, 2007
393. Shaina. - June 24, 2007

Yes he reverted and made bad choices. I love how people who never met him judge him by the negative. In reality, he was nice. He felt for his friends and from my own experiance, he didn’t forget about old friends once he made money.

Just something to think on.

394. ken Zornes - June 24, 2007

=May i say that after reading this blog ,kentucky’s finest is the biggest idiots I have evere come across. I have known David since I was 23 i am now 57 David was 18 at the time we met. I know his daughter Tiffani and she is the real deal. He visited me in CA after he won the lottery. He told me I was the only true friend he had and the only one who had’nt hit him up for money.Sure he made a lot of mistakes but David always had a big heart, he would give you anything had if your were his friend. regardless of whether he was broke or rich anything he had was yours.I think it’s terrible the way some of you are trashing his daughter. Give her a break and Tif if you read this you can call anytime if you need someone to talk to. Jim has my number

395. Melinda - June 26, 2007

Jim,

I too have known David since I was 18……..
and thank you for saying what you did about Tiffani…….

I’ve known her since she was born, and if anyone deserves a break, she does………..

I talked to David last week……
he was in the hospital at the time…………..

I just wanted to say thank you for your kind words about Tiff….

Melinda

396. Melinda - June 26, 2007

sorry I called you Jim, I meant to say Ken…………

397. Mea - June 27, 2007

Tiff

I knew your father years ago, I went by the name of Nikki tho my real name is Melissa. I was happy to hear of his winnings and devastated to see the picture posted of him recently. I am so sad to hear he is hospitalized but I would like to see him. I know the story of the car wreck and everything else. I am one of those people who stays out of the limelight and never wanted any money from someone else. Please let him know I am thinking of him and praying for you both and yes, you are his only biological child.

Love and peace, Mea

398. Tiffani Lee Edwards - June 28, 2007

There wasn’t any car wreck, there was about 19 years ago, but not recently. I heard a rumor just yesterday that my dad has been dead for two months, but he is still living and fighting the good fight. I haven’t been on here to comment recently because I have been having some other family troubles and I had to move out. My father isn’t in the best condition, but if anything happens to him, I will let everyone on here know. I will let him know, but right now he isn’t all there.

399. Mea - June 29, 2007

I know it was along time ago, the wreck. I recall the hosp. bed in the living room and the christmas lights strung year round.

Let him know whether he’s all there or not, if you can.

Let him know, it has to do with something he said years ago.

Love and Light
Mea

400. tell the truth always - June 30, 2007

Hey Tiff, sorry you had to move out…. hope it’s for the better ..I read an earlier post that your dad had some money in the treasure…have you tryed to collect it ?

401. fred - July 2, 2007

tiffani-however you spell it- Ive never met your dad but i have enjoyed reading your posts. You seem like a genuinely nice person.
Please dont let all the knuckleheads that post on here get ya down.
Sorry about your dad.

402. Tiffani Lee Edwards - July 3, 2007

What treasure are you talking about? I have never heard of that. I’m just worried about when he passes how much Shawna is going to get, I have better things to use the money for, like school. But all she will spend it on is drugs

403. Skip-ohio man - July 4, 2007

Tiff how are you holding up?

404. mpc - July 5, 2007

Tiffani-July 5,2007
I just wanted to let you know I did talk to your dad a few weeks ago and I think he knew he was checking out then. I have been friends with your dad for thirty years and I’m the one that helped him get out of jail when he was in Blackburn. We came down to see him in Florida, but just stayed the weekend. We where the couple that talked to you out by the pool. I’m sorry to see him like this and know he loves you very much. I thought perhaps when he won that money he would have turned has life around, but he just wasn’t getting the help he needed with the people he thought he could trust.
I hope you learn from this and go on to school. Stay away from Shawna and don’t trust Ed( he’s a snake ; I know him too). I hope you remember us from the short visit we had, but if you don’t good luck.
old buddys

405. tell the truth always - July 5, 2007

Tiff ..i’m talking about the treasure in # 91

406. Tiffani Lee Edwards - July 6, 2007

I’m holding up as good as I can, or as anyone can in my situation.

I have talked to so many couples by the pool, I’m sorry I don’t really know who you are. Do you have a name? I am staying away from Shawna and keeping her away from my dad. She is no good for any of us and is a menace to society.

Oh, and I’m still not sure exactly what that person is talking about, I have never heard of that before.

407. Skip-ohio man - July 7, 2007

Tif,

I have never meat you before. I am from Cincinnati, Oh and just ran across this story and have been reading some of the blogs. I do understand some of the peoples thoughts. But, I also understand how hard living with the demons of addiction. So, I just wanted to let you know you have a friend in Cincinnati. Any time you want to talk w/ out judgement let me know.

Scott

408. Len R. - leonardinv@yahoo.com - July 7, 2007

It is really scary to see just how cruel someone can be to another human being. It is beyond sad to see some of the posts that are on here. To bash an innocent 17 yr old girl is just flat out wrong. If any of you who were doing this have children you should be ashamed of yourself. Even if she was spoiled beyond belief, how in the hell is that her fault? Nothing you can say in response to this is alright regarding bashing this girl who is still just a baby, people. It’s just flat out wrong. Do you people not have a soul?
Based off of what I watched from the television show her Father even though he may have been a generous person definately seemed to be a ‘me’ person and I beleive what she is saying about not having as much as we might expect. Again, this is very sad and I hope she will learn from this experience. Tiffani, take advantage of the education you have paid for and learn as much as you can about the importance of having excellent credit and money management. You may want to look at getting a degree in business. You can’t go wrong with having that.
This thing we call life is a wonderful journey even though sometimes in life an occasional curveball gets thrown our way. Being able to overcome this and move forward and be somebody in life is the true test for you as a human being. We all have the chance to leave behind a legacy. What will your legacy be? You know what else? It’s not too late for your Father either. Hopefully he will be inspired by your success in life. Not just financially but your success as a human being. Some people posting on here could definately learn that one and the importance of it.
This is an amazing lesson of life for you and I have a feeling you are going to do very well for yourself. Remember, we can be whatever or whoever we want to be in this lifetime. The choice is up to you.
I am a 34 yr old self employed businessman with a wife and 5 children and have been working from my home for the last 6 yrs now either owning a few various small businesses or doing consulting for online driven companies and reading this crap from these people is a prime example why I do not tell anyone in my community what I am doing or what my latest business venture is. My standard answer is ‘I’m just consulting for a few different companies helping drive traffic to there website’. It amazes me how many people love to see people fail. It is very sad to say the least. When I quit my job to go work from home full-time I was amazed at how many people were hoping I would fail. I know people are jealous of me, I can see it right on there face. Just like the losers bashing people on here if they had any ‘drive’ whatsoever they would actually get off there ass and make something of themselves but I guess it’s easier to root for others to fail or to go to a blog and cheer when people loose there money. Who cares if this guy made poor choices, they were his choices to make and now HE must live with it. If you people cared as much about yourself as you do other people then maybe your lives wouldn’t be so screwed up. Funny thing is, the percentages prove that 70 percent of the people bashing David Edwards would be in the same boat if they had won the lottery. I love the ‘couch potato’ know it alls that would have made all the right decisions had they won. You people saying these mean things are a bunch of losers and I hope one day you will get a clue about life. Tiffani, be good and take of yourself.

Blessings,

Len R.

409. Melinda - July 9, 2007

Len,

what a wonderful letter you wrote to Tiffani.
thank you for that.
like I’ve said before, I have known her since was born, and I am very protective of her.
I was appalled at all the negative and mean posts that people wrote on here about her.
just horribly mean things to say to a 17 yr old girl.
I was down at their house in Florida, and to say Tiffani was spoiled isn’t exactly true.
of course, at first, just having a mansion for a home and umpteen cars made people think she was spoiled, but she didn’t get to drive any of those cars.
Tiffani is a girl who deserves a chance for her future.
I talked to David a few weeks ago, and I do have to admit, he didn’t sound well at all.
I haven’t seen him, but I think he is in very bad shape.
so thank you again for your kind words for Tiffani.
they were very much appreciated..

Melinda

410. Kiernan H. - July 9, 2007

7 million = 70 years at 100,000 dollars a year.. That works.. I would give it away, but I’d be extra selective about who I give it to.. Its better to invest it and set it up so the interest is sent to the charities. Of course if you want to give money to the poor, give them mcdonalds gift certificates. Ha! They can’t buy drugs easily, nor cars.. Someone wants a car, give them 6000 dollars in various gift certificates.. They’ll sneer but it isn’t like you didn’t give them something.. I wonder what all the other beggars would do knowing this..

411. madison - July 13, 2007

Nancy Reagan’s campaign was “Just Say No.” But that doesn’t work as well as real life examples like this. No names need to be mentioned when telling the true story of a man who won millions in the lottery but was addicted to drugs. Soon the drugs LITERALLY ate his brain and caused massive brain damage. Since he no longer could think clearly and make rational decisions, he threw all of his money away on drugs. Drugs…they make you brain damaged and do REALLY stupid things. You know that ad about an egg in the frying pan, and the announcer says, “This is your brain on drugs”? It’s REALLY true! Drugs will DEFINITELY fry your brain, and this guy’s story isd a PERFECT example of that. Just wish kids would realize that the exact same thing WILL happen to them (minus winning the lottery :)) if they fry their brains with drugs, too. Sad Sad Sad!! 😦

412. tip - July 15, 2007

Tiffani….give us more info on Shawna..!!!! How many times has she been married..??? What type of work did she do before the marriage to your dad..?? Did she lose custody of her three boys..?? Was she using drugs before the Powerball Win..?? What happen to the 7ct wedding ring..??? How do you know that she is now a prostitute..???

413. Tiffani Lee Edwards - July 15, 2007

Counting my dad twice, the first time she was 16. She wouldn’t marry my dad until he won the lottery though, he asked her so many times, and then the day he won the money she said yes. She was just a waitress, she lost custody of trhe first two when they were i think 2 and 4, then when Matthew was born she lost custody of him when he was 2. Yes, but she couldn’t afford the drugs she started doing until after the money. I’m not sure, but I’m sure she sold it for drugs. She was living in NJ, I seen her not too long ago, she came back in town, but she’s in jail now for backed up child support.

414. tip - July 16, 2007

Tiffani…

Thank you for answering my questions and I am sure there will be more.

It appears that you have got your life on track and headed in the right direction. I do wish you well.!!!!

Also, I hope you have the opportunity to get the assistance to write your book so that it can be shared with others about your experience. Have you thought about speaking engagements where you can speak in front of groups…sometimes that can be more effective….?

tip

415. fred - July 17, 2007

this shawna sounds positively evil. wow. i’ll bet she looks like hell too.
serves her right

416. kevin - July 17, 2007

leave tiffani alone

417. dave - July 18, 2007

Tiffani,
I met Shawna shortly before the big win. yes just a waitress, and an attractive one when she wasn’t beaten by dave so bad she couldn’t make it to work. I think you both were victims. best of luck in the future

418. Ron in California - July 18, 2007

Tiffaney,

I became facinated by your fathers story when I saw it on TLC. I even saved it on my TIVO and watch it time and time again.

Your father seems like a good person because, regardless of his bravado, if you listen to what he says he seems to be the type of person who wants to reach out and help people. We all have our flaws and, as you are all to aware, he has exercised more than his share of poor judgement.

God works in mystereous ways and, as tragic as your fathers fate has been, maybe in a way that no one could anticipate, by his putting you through the trial that you have gone through, he has given you the gifts of a wisdom and perspective that most people achieve only later in life, and after greater personal loss.

Your next trial will be the hardest and will be, in the years to come, to not loose sight of the gifts that he has given you.

Another gift he has given you is that you have a very personal knowledge that even though drugs might make you feel good at that moment in time, there is, and will always be, a greater price which is that they are insideously destructive and will in some way damage anyone who uses them … as well as the people around them.

As tragic as it is, your father has given you yet another gift which is the gift of a credibility that you otherwise would not have had and which is that people will listen to you when you describe what drugs do to people including people like your father who was not imune even with his extraordinary luck and money.

I of course do not know what your fathers fate will be but from what I’m reading he will at least be a parapalegic for the remainder of his life. I’ve been watching television shows about lottery winners and cannot help but think about one I saw about Hollywood Henderson who was a professional football player with the Dallas Cowboys. He to won a fortune in the lottery, but only after loosing his family and professional footbal career to a drug addiction. Now, he is a very effective inspirational speaker. The reason people listen to him is that he has a credibilty that only comes with having fallen so low after having risen so high.

I would like to comment on some of the terrible things total strangers have been saying about your father and yourself. About the only thing I can say is that psychologists have not yet identified all the neurosis that cause people to throw mud at one another. And, there is nothing, and I mean nothing, that you can do to stop people from bad mouthing each other. The only thing you can do is live your life in such a way that you make a lier of them.

I am not a particularly religeous person but I would like to leave you and your father with one little thing that I hope might help. Except for that its a poem I won’t tell anything about it except for where to get it. Go to any good search engine like Google and type in “Desiderata”. Its an inspirational poem written by Max Ehrmann in I think 1929. When you read it I think you’ll see where I’m going.

Ron in California

419. Tiffani Lee Edwards - July 18, 2007

Fred can say whatever he wants about Shawna, I don’t have anything for her myself. After all the hell she put me through so many years, I hope she rots in jail. Shawna did use to be beautiful, but the abuse and drugs took a toll on her. We were both victims, but I don’t want to really talk about that part of the situation.

420. Cheri - July 22, 2007

Tiffani,

I am emailing you at both of the email addresses above. My name is Cheri and without going into to much detail here, the last time I saw you was at my wedding in Michigan. You, Shawna and your dad drove up for it.
Please open the email it is very important,
Thanks
Cheri

421. Tiffani Lee Edwards - July 24, 2007

I do remember going up there, I remember playing with these twin girls, and fishing. And falling on the dance floor lol. Ill be sure to open the email.

422. Dana - July 24, 2007

Tiffani,
Did your dad make it to court today?

423. Cheri - July 24, 2007

Tiffani,

Yes getting you guys to rehearsal from the fishing was a treat lol. Which email is correct? I sent a pretty generic one to both of the emails above not sure which is the one you use, just answer from the one you want me to email you at.
Talk to you soon
Cheri

424. Julie - July 25, 2007

http://www.dailyindependent.com/local/local_story_205233428.html

CATLETTSBURG — The wife of a Boyd County Powerball winner is back in jail less than a week after being released.

Shawna Edwards, 32, of the 3400 block of Elton Avenue in Ashland, failed a drug test, then failed to show up for a follow-up test at the courthouse, according to a motion filed by the county attorney’s office.

A warrant was issued for her arrest Monday, and Edwards was picked up by Boyd County sheriff’s deputies at her husband’s hospital room in Ashland, sources said.

Her husband, David Edwards, won $41 million in a one-third share of a Powerball jackpot in 2001. He took a lump sum payment of $27 million after taxes.

He married his wife, then Shawna Maddux, shortly after winning the money.

The couple have been in the headlines ever since, for everything from losing their $1.2 million Florida home to Shawna Edwards allegedly assaulting her husband with a crack pipe. All recent reports indicate the overnight millionaires have lost their fortune a scant six years after acquiring it.

David Edwards’ possessions were recently sold at auction, following reports the man was living in a storage unit and using illicit drugs.

Shawna Edwards was brought back to her native Boyd County from her residence at a Super 8 Motel in Florida on charges she had failed to pay about $17,000 in support for children she had prior to her marriage to David Edwards. She was released from jail in March but arrested in June after failing to appear at back-to-back court hearings.

The court found Shawna Edwards indigent and appointed an attorney to defend her.

She was released on an unsecured $7,500 bond last week in order to make arrangements to pay off her arrearage, reportedly through a loan based on a home she owns in Ashland.

Judge Marc I. Rosen authorized the release, though Shawna Edwards’ freedom came with numerous conditions, including that she not leave the state, that she reside at her Ashland address, that she be able to prove within 30 days she was making progress to pay off her overdue child support and that she pass her drug screenings.

If she was able to pay off her child support debt, the felony charge against her was to be dropped.

425. Julie - July 25, 2007

According to the Palm Beach Comptroller online records search… David Edwards was not present for his status check yesterday and it has been re-scheduled for August 23.

426. Tiffani Lee Edwards - July 27, 2007

How is a dying man, who can’t even walk suppose to go to court in Florida? He had his gullbladder taken out on the 24th anyways. And they might be doing another operation in the next few days, a gull stone fell during his operation and is in his pancrease now.

427. tiparker119 - July 28, 2007

Tiffani….

In your dad’s interview when he won the lottery, he said that he was out of work……had back problems….needed surgery but did not have insurance…….now that he is in the hospital……does he have insurance to cover the cost of his care…??? If there is any money left, will you be entitled to any or will Shawna get it all..???

428. Gordon - August 5, 2007

The auction of David Lee Edwards

http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/palmbeachpost/photos/news/auction/

Easy they came, and easy they go: Lottery winner’s belongings auctioned off

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2007/07/15/s1c_auction_0715.html

Lotto winner’s goods auction (July 12, 2007)

http://postpix.palmbeachpost.com/pages/gallery.php?gallery=317912

429. Damn that Lottery! - August 7, 2007

Now let me start by saying I do feel bad for this guy if he has health problems and isn’t doing well. I understand that people make mistakes. Afterall, we’re all only human. When I first saw him on the tv after he won the lottery I felt, yes, very jealous. We all would love to win that damn lottery. The thought goes through my head evertime I can’t pay a bill. I’ll pay you when I win the lottery. How everything will be peachy. All I want is to be out of debt and not living paycheck to paycheck. Thats how I was raised, and seems like thats how I’ll live the rest of my life. So I see how people can be very angry at this guy for having what millions want and screwing it all up. Its really hard to think about what you would do if you won. I mean think about it,,,,,you have $20.00 left to your name and your holding a piece of paper worth millions. All of a sudden you can buy anything and everything you have ever wanted. But now that it has become a reality….do you really need them? Cars, artwork, antiques, a shrine to the Blues Brothers? The idea of you can’t take it with you so spend it can come at a cost. I truely don’t believe the good lord above has anything to do with people winning lots of money Like he’s up there sitting on a cloud saying….lets see here. I listened to Susie’s prayer…I answered Roy’s prayer….seems like I’m forgetting something….. OH YA!! ITS FRIDAY!! I NEED TO CHOOSE A LOTTERY WINNER!! LETS SEE….NO, NO, NO, NO……YES! YOU IN IDAHO. Wow that was close…its nearly drawing time.. But I do think he plays a part as in watching you to see just what good you can do to share with your neighbor and make a difference…a positive difference. That dosen’t mean $10,000 to you and a $180,000 car for me…..an operation for you……and a $80,000 table and chair for me. and so on and so on. Living very well is just fine, but you shouldn’t lust for things that mean nothing. I could own a nice house….a new reliable mini-van to hawl my children around in, my bills are always paid up to date, theres groceries in my kitchen, and everyone has clothing on their backs. Oh lets not forget the “its vacation time!” LOL I’d probably still buy stuff from Walmart. What? It fine with me! David just made really bad choices coming from a man with little education, and didn’t know the right way to do it. For that I feel really bad for the guy. But with stories like these…I just can’t help but laugh when I tell my oldest daughter “I’m gonna win it someday you just wait and see!” And she replies with…” Oh mom, you know we’re never going to win…….we aren’t drug abusers, armed robbers, womanizers, lazy, murderers….and all around no good dead beat bumbs!” Now thats not the qualifications to win is it? Even though you have alot of people thinking your a jackass….I do hope you come out of this ok and that you can learn something from it. It would be helpful to others maybe if you tell your story and give advise of what not to do. Chin up dude.

430. Ron in Calif - August 7, 2007

Tiffani,

You may recall trading some e-mails with me after I read the Powerball blog.

I havn’t scene you on the blog in a while and am curious as to how your father is doing.

Did he have the second surgury ?

Is he getting stronger or weaker ?

I’ve also got to ask … the paralysis he nows suffers from was caused by an an operation to treat an infection starting with an intravenous injection. When I watched the program about your father he said that prior to winning the lottery that he had a spinal condition for which if he did not have an operation he might be paralyzed. Did the infection settle in his old spinal injury ?

Who is that Gordon guy who posted the video feeds on 8-5 ? He seems to have a problemn with your father … maybe jelous.

Also, have either you or your cousin spoken with an attorny about protecting your interests in the Calif house ?

Ron in Calif

431. Damn that Lottery! - August 7, 2007

Wow….took some time but I managed to read quite a few posts here. Some good, some bad, and some downright strange. I seen some that were like really attacking Tiffani and thats not right. She was…and still is just a kid and none of the downfall was her fault. And the why he couldn’t build businesses and set up accounts to make money. Man until I saw the show he was on I didn’t even know the right way would be. All I would know is that I was broke, and now I can have what I want. Truth is no one actually knows what they would do if they won UNTIL they won. What you think in your mind might be totally different in reality. Your right…..it was his money and he can do with it as he pleases. I guess with some its just the thought that one matching numer line can make a difference in you strugglin and you living on easy street. We don’t all agree on what one would do with it…but then again its not anyones business. As for the drug abuse……that dosen’t mean he’s a bad man, just made a bad choice. I don’t think it takes the ability to love away from them, just the ability to make good choices in life. If your Tiffani or not, I wish you the best and hope your dad gets better. And don’t lose touch with your dad. My dad and I are not close because of his drinking problem. Years of abuse I’m sure have done their damage to his body. I fear a phone call one day saying he’s passed away. Keep up what your doing and you’ll be fine.

432. tell the truth always - August 8, 2007

hey Tiff ..i’ts back to school time again for you ..are you ready? How did you spend your summer holiday ?

433. Tiffani Lee Edwards - August 9, 2007

I’m not going back to school I graduated and all, but I’m not starting college this year. I need to get my life straightened out first. I need to take a year off to save up money, and me and my boyfriend are moving in together soon so that’s going to be another struggle to pay my bills and all. I’m not going to be able to go to school just yet. I went to school during June and most of July, but other than that I have been working full time.

434. Joni Miller - August 9, 2007

hi tiffani,i’m joni david’s cousin in florida(boomer’s mom)i sent you an e-mail

435. Kyle - August 9, 2007

I sort of feel sorry for the low browed idiot. Just goes to show what drug abuse and lack of education can do.

436. Tiffani Lee Edwards - August 9, 2007

Joni, I remember who you are, i have been trying to get ahold of you since march, my dad asked me too. It was really important for him to talk to you for some reason. I think so he can say his goodbyes. I really don’t think my dad has much longer I don’t know if you remember Jim Roe, daddys cousin who lives in California, but he’s coming here soon because my dad is really bad off and he wants to see him one last time. Get ahold of me and we’ll catch up and Ill give you my dads phone number.

437. Ron in Calif - August 10, 2007

Hey Tiffani, I’m sorry to hear that your father is saying his goodbyes.
I don’t mean to be a stinker but see if you can’t make sure he legally protects any interest you might have in the Calif house. Yeah, I mean wills, attorny’s … that sort of thing.

I don’t mean to be morbid but I’m curious if the spinal infection that led to his paralysis was the old injury or something entirally new.

When you get yourself squared away financially go to school. If you don’t do it now somehow it probably won’t ever happen.

Ron in Calif

438. Gordon - August 10, 2007

I wish Mr. Edwards a full and speedy recovery. We all make mistakes in life and who’s to say what any of us would do with such a huge chunk of money suddenly dumped in our laps. I only posted the pictures and videos for informational purposes.

Tiff – IMO – Go to college and live in the dorms. Don’t move in with your boyfriend. Get a college loan if you have to. Good luck.

439. tammy - August 12, 2007

I just saw the show about Mr. Edwards winning the lottery and all of his worldly possessions on TLC. I came to the internet to get more info. and then I found this sight. How terribly sad! The show was from 2005 and he seemed to be on top of the world. Is he in a nursing home now? Is he coherent? I am very sorry for this happening.

440. DaveInTexas - August 13, 2007

I think losing $27mil is grief enough without having a bunch people throwing rocks at you.

Dave knows every terrible mistake he made better than all of us. To have to lay there everyday and think about all of his mistakes and see his daughter struggle financially as got to be hell on earth.

I pray that he draws close to God and not miss out on the true riches of this life.

Hang in there Tiff, you seem like a real sweetheart with a level head. I believe you will take what you and your dad have been through and make something great come out of it.

I have some info that I will send to you email that may help you.

God Bless,
DaveInTexas

441. Julie - August 16, 2007

One of the most recent articles on David’s Powerfall:

http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2007-08-16/news/powerfall/1

442. Damn that Lottery! - August 16, 2007

Damn shame. I do feel very sorry for him because I do have compassion for people no matter what their faults are. I won’t judge him for his demons. I just have that “what the fu**” feeling because I am doing terrible financially. My husband and I work very hard for every penny we have, but sometimes I think that there is someone out there pressing the “screw you” button on our lives. One problem after the other and never much money left over after paying everything. I think I’ve cried about a river of tears for the past 4-5 years that we’ve had these problems. So all I dream about is just being able to pay those bills every month. Not having final notices thrown at you, or getting something turned off. Hell I’m tired of not having enough food in the house, and god school is coming and I need to buy 2 children clothes and school supplies within the next 2 weeks. I think of what that money could do for my family and I just get alittle angry at what he did. But everyone has their own problems and you just don’t know what could happen if you come into that much money. I think he has hit rock bottom and knows the mistakes he made. I hope he pulls through, and I think he needs some support from people if these are his last days. I wouldn’t want to think I went out of this world a laughin stock. Drugs ruin lives no matter who you are. They become your best friend, and your escape from reality if reality has become to hard to handle. The Powerball was won….it was just won by a troubled soul. Maybe thats what they mean by money can’t buy you happyness? Well maybe not..but if it will get the bills off my back for a month I’ll take it. hahaha Get Well Soon David 🙂

443. Dana - August 16, 2007

Dear David,

I hope you recover!

You must be a strong man to endure National Media Attention. If you wrote a book entitled “WHAT NOT TO DO AFTER WINNING THE LOTTERY” it would be a best-seller! I would buy it immediately.

You remind me of Job. I think you have been to hell and back. I would love to hear the tale.

I can’t say for certain that I wouldn’t have been overwhelmed, lost, used, taken advantage of, lied to, stolen from, blackmailed, and guilted out of my money if I won Powerball.

You have seen more life than most. Money changes people around us more than it changes us.

We all have personal demons.

My prayers are with you, and I wish people would stop hating on you.

Take care!

PS-If I win, I will choose to remain anonymous!

444. tiparker119 - August 17, 2007

Julie….thanks for sharing the update article regarding David and Shawna…..what a sad story….I think the entertainment industry should turn this into a movie…!!!

445. Ron in California - August 17, 2007

Tiffani,

One of the most recent blog entries included an artical saying that your father gave your mother money to get you to move to Florida. Doesn’t she still have some of it and can’t she help you ?

I hope you take care to legally protect any interests you have in the California house.

How is your father doing ? Might he still rebound ? If he’se able to I’m sure he can more than contribute by telling his story.

I’m curious if the spinal infection that led to his paralysis was the old injury or something entirally new.

I don’t mean to sound like a broken record but do everything you can to go to school while you still can.

Ron in Calif

446. David L. - August 18, 2007

If you haven’t read the excellent article that is mentioned by Julie in #441 above, take the time to do so. It’s well researched, has interviews with several people from David’s hometown, and gives a great deal of insight into the whole story.

Of all the articles that have been written about the topic, this is by var the best.

447. MELINDA - August 18, 2007

David L,

I read that article….
wow!!!

someone really does need to write a book, or do a movie about him.
the last I heard, David is still in the hospital in Ashland, and I heard that the newspaper came up there to interview him, but security kicked them out…..

I just wish that he had taken that money over 20 yrs, instead of one lump sum.
at least Tiff would have money to go to college.
sad story……………

448. john david - August 19, 2007

Well I am sorry to hear that David Edwards lost money and everything, not a very smart thing to do. That was his decision to blow millions of dollars which is fine, now look how he ends up … with a pain in his back still. He could have it fixed but he never did. What a sad story…

449. David L. - August 19, 2007

Melinda:

Your comment is so true — he could have been “set for life” if he had taken the long-term payout: $2.9 million per year for 25 years. That would have been $1.7 million per year, AFTER taxes.

David’s story, unfortunately, has been repeated over and over by many lottery winners who found overnight wealth. People who have to work hard or their money – over many years — don’t let go
of it quite so easily.

450. Tiffani Lee Edwards - August 20, 2007

See Ron, my mom has the money, but its invested in her new home and property. I haven’t seen a dime of it, other than for school supplies and school clothes. She doesn’t give me anything. Actually her husband kicked me out the other day and now I’m living with my boyfriend, I had no where else to go. My dad is doing better and should be getting out of the hospital very soon. His health is better, and the infections are gone. When they did surgery to remove the absess off of his hip, that is what made him paralyzed.

451. TELL THE TRUTH - August 21, 2007

Tiff..where will your dad live? did you have to live with your boyfriend ? Do you have aunts and uncles ..the reason I’m asking is because you said you will take a year off from school …I think living with boyfriend and taking a year off from school ..two bad combinations..but if you have to …..do one or the other but PLEASE..don’t do both..

452. tammy - August 21, 2007

Hi Tiffany,
I am glad to see you are posting again and are all right. I, too, hope you go to school. Education can open a lot of doors for you. You have been dealt some hard knocks, so I hope it is time for you to have some smooth sailing. I have not been able to get the story of your family out of my head since I saw the lottery show on tv and then came upon this site. Good luck to you! I also am curious where your dad will live after he leaves the hospital and also where is your stepbrother living and is he okay?
Tammy

453. MELINDA - August 21, 2007

Tiff,

is David really getting better??
where is he going to live??
is Shawna still in jail???

give me a call and give me your phone number…
that’s good news about your dad getting better……

call me.
Melinda

454. Tiffani Lee Edwards - August 22, 2007

I have no where else to go right now, he is the only person that I trust and that cares about me. Which stepbrother? I have 3… two of them (the oldest ones) live in Ashland with their father. And Matthew, well he got adopted and is doing fantastic. His foster parents are going to pay for me to come down and visit him soon, which I cannot wait until that happens. It’s been over a year since I’ve seen him and boy do I miss him a lot.

Melinda, I’ll call you and let you know the update on EVERYTHING!

455. Ron in California - August 23, 2007

Tiffani,

I’m very sorry to hear that with the exception of your father no one cares about your welfare.

What I am about to say is very harsh and based on the artical posted on August 16 saying that your mother accepted from your father upwards of $500,000 in exchange for custody of you. Even if it wasn’t $500,00, I would think it was hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Your lifes experience has been such that even though you are only 17 or 18 years of age you are learning that the greed that comes with too much money can make people put themselves ahead of their family and friends.

I am going take a risk and step way out of bounds by expressing the opinion that by your mother turning her back on you, that her behavior is even worse than that of your father who at least cares about you and tried to do right by you.

An even more salient point is that when your father won the lottery he was charitable and gave away some of the money to the people and organizations in his home town. On the other hand, your mother pocketed the money he gave her in exchange for you by putchasing property and, except for some scrapes, then turning her back on you.

If your mother is using you as a pawn to retaliate against your father, then shame on her because you are an innocent victem in their failed relationship and she is still enjoying the fruits of money he gave her for you.

A word of advise to your mother would be that even though she may feel to have been wronged by your father, you are still her daughter, her flesh and blood, and her moral responsabilities to you do not end when you are eighteen. You should still be as important to her as the children she has had since remarrying.

If your mother has a problem with anything you did in Florida she should remember that it was she who relinquished custody of you to your father and that you were literally a child being raised by drug addicts.

I cannot help but wonder why your mother granted custody of you to your father when she knew that he and Shawna had a history of drug abuse. And, why she failed to get you, her own daughter, out of foster care when your father could no longer care of you because of his drug problem.

The point I’m making is that if your mother believes that your father was a bad parent, or that you were in some way a problem child, well, she should first examine her own parental skills which she may have abandoned in favor of the money your father gave her.

If your mothers husband is in some way responsible for freezing you out then shame on him as well because even though he is not your blood he did marry in to your family and as such assumed some responsability for your welfare. This is even more true because at the same time that he is enjoying the fruits of the money your father gave your mother in exchange for you, he is making that much more of the money available to him by denying it to you.

if I were a resident of Ashland Kentucky I would rethink my opinion of your farther for the better and of your mother for the worse. Of course, your father has a checkered past but he at least tried to take care of you, although he did made mistakes. But you know what, when he came in to a large amount of money he sought custody of you and was generous by giving a lot of it away to family, friends and the community. Your mother on the other hand showed her true colors by pocketing the cash and then turning her back on her own daughter.

I sincerely hope that I am wrong about what I have just said and invite anyone who knows better to correct me. This includes your mother and step father. Its just that I felt compelled to voice my opinion because I’m seeing everyone but you, who are your fathers only flesh and blood, get whats left of the money. Maybe if I force the issue everyone will reexamine how they are behaving and treat you better.

Tiffani, I would also ask your father if there were any terms as to the money your father gave your mother in exchange for custody of you. If any statuatory, contractual or equitable terms have been violated, you may have a legal recourse.

In closing, please do not let the bad karma that came with the lottery money derail your life. It hurts now but god is teaching you what is and is not important. After you weather this storm, some day in the future you will look back at all this and then understand.

Sincerely
Ron in Calif

As a post script, your mother should be locked up in solitary confinement for a year and forced to listen to Dr. Laura 24/7.

456. Ron in California - August 24, 2007

Tiffani,

I apologize if my above blog entry was to preachy.
My Hearts in the right place.

Ron

457. Julie - August 24, 2007

It looks like Mr. Edwards lawyer did not appear in court yesterday. His bond was forfeited and a warrant was issued for his arrest today.

458. tiparker119 - August 24, 2007

Julie….thanks for keeping us updated on the status of David Lee Edwards…!!!! Now, what about Shawna..??? Do you know what her status is…???

Thanks

459. Julie - August 24, 2007

Shawna’s mother bonded her out of jail on August 16th. She is scheduled to be back in court on 8/29 – case review. She also has another court appearance 11/09/07 to settle her back child support.

460. Ron in California - August 24, 2007

Julie,

Where do you get all this information ?

461. tell the truth always - August 24, 2007

thanks Ron…thanks for caring ..

462. Tiffani Lee Edwards - August 25, 2007

As sad as it may sound my mother did receive $550,000.00 from my father for me. They made up a bogus lawsuit because he called her honey or sweetie (something along those lines) on CNN when he won the money. She originally asked him for a million, but he said he wasn’t going to make her a millionaire also. So she settled for that amount, and yes there was a contract when he received custody of me. In the contract it stated that my father had full custody of me, I was to come visit my mother once a month and every other holiday, if I wanted to move back to Kentucky when I turned 15 I could, but not until then, and if she did get custody of me again he didn’t have to pay her child support.

463. Ron in California - August 25, 2007

Would someone in the Westwood/Ashland, Kentucky area turn the residents on to this blog and especially Tiffani’s mother and step father. I invite anyone to respond to my 8-23 entry about how Tiffani is being mistreated.

464. Dana - August 26, 2007

Get a life Ron!

It’s not your money!
She is not your kid!
It is not your story!

You are so jealous you can’t stand it.

465. tammy - August 26, 2007

Tiffani,
I was referring to your youngest brother. I am so glad he is doing well!! I guess that is your dad’s exes child, correct?
How is your dad now? I wish you nothing but luck. I have a daughter about your age and it tugs at my heart that you don’t have all the support you need. Sounds like you have done pretty well with what life has dealt you.
Tammy

466. Name withheld - August 27, 2007

I can not get over the simple fact that it is almost a year later on this blog and people are yelling at each other about who is right and who is wrong and who the assholes are!

I think it is kinda funny… must have a lot of time on your hands.

PS I am sure you’ll yell at my message for the next six months.

knock yourselves out!!!!!!!

467. Tom - August 27, 2007

This story is just heartwrenching. I have never seen so many dishonorable, incompassionate, and indecent posts. It certainly points to the decay of our society in general. How anyone could not have empathy for all involved is shameful. Tiffany, all good people hope and pray good things for you and your future. Keep your head held high, your sights on your goals, and learn from your father’s bad choices and your mother’s seemingly despicable behavior. Get your education, for it is the path out of your horrors.

468. Ron in California - August 27, 2007

Tiffani,

Thank you for your most recent post. Please keep logging in and providing us with updates because right or wrong your story has captured peoples attention.

Unfortunately, I stand by what I said about your mother and step father and further invite others to provide their opinions as well.

I again apologize if I sound like a broken record but do everything you can to go to school now while you can because if you don’t it probably won’t ever happen.

Take the high road and show everyone what you are made of by making something of yourself. People will think that much more of you especially when they know what you have had to over come.

Check out that “Desiderata” thing which for me seems to be a good road map for life.

Dana,

Yes, I am between jobs and am paying closer attention to this blog than I otherwise would.

Of course Tiffani is not my child.

I am not jelous and am in fact wealthier than Tiffani’s mother with all her ill gotten gains.

Its just that as a decent human being I do not like seeing an innocent victem, and especially one who is still quite young, being screwed over especially when it is by people who should be looking out for them.

Even though I do not like Dr. Laura, she’se to self righteous for my tastes, she might be just right for you ….

Ron in Calif

469. Ron in California - August 27, 2007

Dana,

My last comment about Dr. Laura was inappropriate and I take it back.

What I should have said is that I have just been trying to be nice and do not understand why that is a problem for you.

470. David L. - August 29, 2007

To Ron in California:

You apparently don’t understand that your are “preaching” to people about whom you nothing except what you have read. These people didn’t solicit your advice.

Leave it lay.

471. Lex N. Tonky - August 29, 2007

To 466. Name withheld, people come here because this is the best spot on the Internet to read about David Lee Edwards. His life story is intriguing and unusual. in fact, it’s a train wreck — that’s still in progress. And just because some commenters have been critical of Edwards, it doesn’t mean they’re “jealous” of him. Some of you hicks (and enablers) act as if Edwards is a noble-rustic, Jed Clampett figure, who was tragically brought down by Lou Gehrigs Disease.

472. Dana - August 29, 2007

Ron,

I owe you an apology! I’m sorry for my comments. I am frustrated in my own life and I chose to take it out on a person that I don’t know.

I will quit monitoring this board because I am unhappy with the way that I have responded to comments and judged other people. There is a saying that “Every time you point a finger at someone else there are 3 more staring back at you”. My bad!

When I watched David on TV I thought he was a great guy. He was very charismatic and he said winning the Powerball was “A poor man’s dream”. His dream was my dream. I thought he was the ultimate success story. Then it came out that he suffers from the same demons that have destroyed my family. Addiction Kills!

I am the one that needs to get a life…
I am the one that needs to quit spending more $ than I can afford on lotteries….
I need to quit fantasizing about a “post-lottery life”.

I wish everyone love, light and happiness!

Dana

473. Ron in Calif - August 29, 2007

Dana,

If you log in and read this message I reject your apology but only because none was ever needed.

Don’t be so hard on yourself because we all have demons and they affect us in different way. Maybe thats why we’re here … to learn how to deal with them.

Don’t quit fantasizing … Hope is the one thing that keeps us going. Just keep your fantasies in perspect.

I would encourage you to still log in because Tiffani’s story is compelling and we can all only learn from what she is going through.

I have been logging in for the same reason but also posting my opinions because in my own small way maybe I can lift Tiffani up a little bit and get the people around her to treat her better.

Tiffani,

What has become of your father ? According to the artical he skipped bail. I hope that isn’t true.

Some body should lien on your mother to share some of the money with you and otherwise treat you the way a mother should treat a daughter. After all, to the day that she leaves this world you are still her daughter.

David L.,

I’m sorry you feel that way

Ron.

474. David L. - August 30, 2007

David Edwards’ wife is back in the news.

Follow this link for a report from the August 30 Daily Independent, David’s hometown newspaper.

http://www.dailyindependent.com/local/local_story_241231848.html

475. debbie - September 2, 2007

I saw the documentery about the lottery winners and David stuck out in my mind. I had just read on the computer the do’s and don’t about giving away money when you win the lottery and realized what a huge job it would be to win and then figure out how to give money away without paying a huge gift tax. Then I saw David on t.v. and I wondered how long it would be before he was broke. He told he was receiving $18,000.00 a day interest and I thought, ‘well maybe he’s got it all together.’ But in the back of my mind I still felt like he would lose it all, he mentioned that he had paid his debt to society and I agreed, he did wrong and he paid his debt. My heart goes out to this man and his family, I wish someone would update us on his condition, I am intrigued by this story and wish them only the best. One thing I don’t understand is how he could lose his house over the small amount he owed to the homeowners association. Was his house not paid for, $8600.00 is a drop in the bucket to lose a 1.2 million dollar home. Where is the jet and the home in California? Maybe I missed some of the articles that could answer some of these questions. God bless you David Edwards and may your life get better in the near future.

476. DaveInTexas - September 3, 2007

Hi Tiffani,

I sent you an email but it didn’t go through. Send me an email and I’ll send you some info that might help you and your dad regain your financial health.

God Bless,
Dave
docdave@email.com

477. Julie - September 3, 2007

Debbie….I never thought the media was fair to David when reporting that his home was sold for just $8600 in association fees. The truth was that he owed Bank of America $500,000 for the home equity loan taken out just a few months before that lottery show was filmed. (He was already in financial trouble when he filmed the show in 2005). He also owed 2 years of property taxes totalling over $54,000. I couldn’t understand why he didn’t put it up for sale when things got bad as he still could have walked away with $500,000 or more when sold.
The house at 38 Saint George sold again this year (3-28-07) to a physician for $1,825,000.

478. MELINDA - September 3, 2007

Julie,

I thought the same thing…that David himself should have put the home up for sale….
and even though he was in the hospital, he should have sent someone to the warehouse to try to sell the contents, instead of the storage unit putting everything up for auction.
I thought it was sad that their wedding album was among the contents.
my friend went over to try to purchase the album to give to Tiffani, but she never heard back from them…
Tiffani lost a lot of her personal items when the home was sold.

479. debbie - September 4, 2007

This is all just soooo sad. Is his health any better and is he still in the hospital? I’ve always said that if I were to win the lottery that I’d help my family and seek professional advice but who knows what I’d do. I’d like to think I’d do it right but we never know what we’ll do till we walk in someone elses shoes.

480. debbie - September 4, 2007

I hate to sound like a broken record and maybe I should do more reading on these posts but what happened to all his cars and I didn’t see where he had sold his jet.
I had read up on Jack Whitaker and the horrible things he had gone through after he won, has anyone heard any updates on his life lately?

481. MR Steve Lyons MeGee - September 8, 2007

The locals I spoke with last week when passing through Ashland told me Edwards had been discharged from the nearby hospital recently, and was staying with friends. One lady at the Dollar Store (?) told us she had seen him while visiting the hospital a few weeks back, and that he was smiling but looked frail and worn out. Rumors about him seem to be all over town, as we heard many, including one that he was just faking illness to dodge jail time in Florida. Because of his ex con status, they were worried he’d end up back in a cell.
I can say that the town has gone from being very proud of their local celeb to being a bit put out by it now. Several folks we spoke with wondered about the drug OD’s mentioned in the recent article about Edwards. There were also rumors that he had been dealing drugs all along prior to winning to support his habit. So, Mr. Edwards has run the gauntlet of behavior and suffered the slings and arrows of publicity surround his sudden riches and fame and then the ride down the other side.

482. debbie - September 9, 2007

If I ever know anyone who wins the lottery I will have them read this story about David Edwards.

483. Heinrich - September 12, 2007

A crying shame that most humans have only the IQ of a potatoe. Even if only $10million was invested at 5% per annum that would have secured a before tax income of $40 000.00 per month.

The rest could have been invested in real estate (buy house let it out sell later for profit) or just cash investment or shares on the stock market.

That is why humanity is heading for extinction becaus 98% of humans are idiots . Guess I am part of the 2%.

484. DL Edwards - September 12, 2007

Heinrich,

Since you claim to be so smart….

“potatoe” is actually spelled Potato. You must be Republican but since you still probably don’t get that it was Dan Quale who mispelled the word Potato in 1992 kids spelling competition.

Oh, I forgot Mr. Genius Heinrich. “becaus” is actually spelled because.

Don’t throw stones if you live in glass house.

Sincerely,

DL Edwards AKA 98 percenter

485. Tired of all the Idiots - September 12, 2007

Heinrich you guessed wrong… how the hell did you come up with those numbers … let me guess you pulled them out of your ass

Another no mind (” wish it was me who won the lottery” ) spewing stupidity

486. Ron in California - September 12, 2007

This blog is starting to take a turn for the worse.

Lets see if we can’t get back on point.

Has anyone heard from Tiffani ?

How is the world treating her ?

Ron in Calif

487. nick - September 17, 2007

yeah me and my grandpa demo’d that whole house cleaned it up and painted it and prepared it to be sold.

488. sherry - September 18, 2007

we all make mistakes, but whether the lottery win for david was a curse or a blessing, i bet you can ask the one woman whom david paid for her eye surgery so she could see her own 18 month old infant for the first time is PRICELESS, no matter how you look at it, some good was done out of this whole scandal, and for that alone, i will not preach, but i’m pretty sure regardless of all david’s faults that cost him his millions, that one act of kindness to the blind mother is all he needs to get into the pearly gates. GodSpeed david lee edwards.
sherry

489. Larry - September 19, 2007

https://tkcollier.wordpress.com/2006/05/04/powerball-winner-losing-home-in-auction/#more-286

Read This (its already on a post Aug 16) but worth A Read.
He was already in trouble when the TV show was taped.

He borrowed 500,000.00 on his house the month before and was 2- years behind on property tax

I feel bad for all

490. Larry - September 19, 2007
491. Ron in California - September 19, 2007

Sherry,

Well said.

492. Heinich - September 20, 2007

DL Edwards. From South Africa. English is only my second language and I don’t usually have all the time to check spelling.

But I am right about people being idiots. Maybe not 98% but 60%.

Tired of all the Idiots. Go back to school. $10 000 000X0.05(5% per annum)= $500 000. $500 000/12 = $41666.67(I do interest calculations for a living)

So yeah I was a little hard on humanity but you must admit blowing all that money is stupid. $41166.67 p/m is still a lot of money even with US Taxes.

The rest of the money can be invested and grown so you can really help people out. The best way is to empower someone. Give them the fishing rod to catch their own fish.

493. Heinich - September 20, 2007
494. Worried in Florida - September 21, 2007

Tiffani please write back. Are you Ok? Is your father Ok?

495. Next Powerball Winner - September 21, 2007

It is a shame what happened to people like Mr. Edwards and Mr. Whitaker, but I wish I could be given millions of dollars like they were. You cannot trust anybody if you win money like this. Well, let me say you can trust very few people. I am a financial advisor and I know how many snakes there are out there just looking to make as much money off of you as possible, but they don’t give a damn if you and your family stay wealthy or not. Managing the money should not be the hard part as long as you have a level head! Staying away from the “leeches” is the hard part. Some people that are your friends now, definitely CANNOT be after you win the lottery (think about the people around you). Many of us have at least one family member who is always looking for a hand out; you cannot deal with that person anymore. People are always going to judge you no matter what. Imagine the microscope that you will be under if you are handed a check for 50 million dollars!! EDUCATE YOURSELF ON MONEY, INVESTING, AND TAXES! MAKE YOUR OWN MONEY DECISIONS and don’t depend on anyone else to make them for you. From what I understand, Mr. Edwards used an advisor at Morgan Stanley in New York (It is an interesting story about how he was supposed to be in the twin towers on 9/11/01, but got sick and couldn’t be there). If this guy was really out for Mr. Edwards best interest, don’t you think he would have said, “Hey, lets stop all of this spending, you are going to go broke if it continues!!” Obviously he did not say that and look what happened. I will bet you 42 million dollars that he made some BIG commissions off of Mr. Edwards before he went broke though!!! Do you agree??

496. Ron in Calif - September 21, 2007

Just for the record, one of the articals said that the Morgan Stanley advisor did warn Dave Edwards against over spendsing, but Dave just woudn’t listen. Even at that, Dave appears to have also been quite generous and I hope some of the beneficiaries of his generousity are now returning the favor. Dave’s ex-wife, Gail Blanton, could and should be a lot better to their daughter Tiffani. Hell, she wouldn’t even get her own daughter out of foster care even though Dave had given her about half a million dollars.

497. DaveInTexas - September 22, 2007

A new lotto winners show will be on the TLC channel Sunday night 9/23 starting at 7pm central time.

Intersting post 495, being a financial adviser what books on financial education do your recommend?

Thanks,
DaveInTexas

498. Gordon - September 23, 2007

Brad Duke will need to be a better investor than Warren Buffet to turn $85M into $1B in 12-15 years. Doubtful.

499. MD Diva23 - September 24, 2007

I’ve read the MANY previous posts about David Edwards and even after the loss of his money and material things, my heart still goes out to his daughter and him as well.

Quite a few people commented on how stupid he was for blowing the money but lest all be realistic, most of the people on here would have the same issues and they KNOW it whether they admit it or not. It’s always easier for people to judge someone else for how they spend money, but given the opportunity, many people would have spent the money in a similar fashion!

When I say this I can speak from experiece to some degree. In 2000 my father passed away and at the time I was 21. I inherited quite a bit of money and I rationalized my spending, thinking I could create more ways to keep the money coming in since I already had things and money at that time. In a year, I was applying for consolidation loans to pay off the debt that I acquired within that year. In the 2nd year I had 2x’s the amount of debt that I had prior to his death and receiving the inheritance.

I say all of that to say, unless you are from a wealthy family or you have been blessed by being taught early by parents who were strict in managing their own funds, which they probably learned from their parents and so on, then you probably aren’t equipped with the skills to manage that kind of wealth either which is why so many lottery winners end up broke. You can’t fault David Edwards for what he didn’t know. I just hope his daughter will be able to learn from all that she has witnessed so that the gift that she has received out of all of this is how to manager her own money and credit. As for me, I’m recovering financially but it has been a long and hard process and with 2 small children, I want to be able to pass along the skills I’ve learned only by being hurt by foolish spending so that they don’t have to spend years repairing damaged credit and getting out of debt. GOOD LUCK to you Tiffani and thoughts and prayers are with your father.

Nevermind all of the people who were probably jealous that they didn’t have a crack at experiencing your father’s win and can only talk bad about him now! People love to speak negatively about something that they couldn’t acheive themselves, even if it didn’t go as planned in the end.

500. Next Powerball Winner - September 25, 2007

Ron in California…After reading your post, I did see the article that you referenced on the Morgan Stanley Broker that Mr. Edwards would not listen to. I do apologize for making my comment without knowing all of the facts about the relationship they had. I just know that there are advisors out there that really do not care about doing the best thing for their clients, they are just going to do the things that pay them the most, which is a shame, but there are legit advisors out threre as well. I always encourage education, education, education!! NEVER just take someones word for it, just because they have CFP after their name or what have you. This is the information age and we have a wealth of information at our fingertips!! We should be able to learn something about everything this day in age. Dave in Texas… there are a number of Personal Financial Planning Books out there, but I like one called Personal Financial Planning by Victor Hallman. Some parts of it may be a bit advanced for the person without knowledge, but it is a good one along with many others. Also, get online and Google different topics to see what is out there, go to Investopedia.com, listen to what people like Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey are saying, but take it with a grain of salt. I agree with much of what they say, but some things I do not agree with. This stuff is not rocket science, but you do need to spend some time learning it for yourself. If you saw the true cost of what you were paying for some investments and insurance, you would be shocked!!!

All in all, this is an extremely sad story and I hate to see things like this happen to people. If you should become that next big winner, stop and put everything into perspective. You still need an income every month, you need to stay away from taxes, you don’t want your heirs to pay estate taxes out of the wazoo when you die, and you need to invest for the future because inflation is going to happen. Set all of that up, then have fun!!

This is a great blog. I am enjoying everyone’s comments!

501. Ron in California - September 25, 2007

To the next powerball winner, no apologizes needed … this blog is becomming so long that its easy to miss something.

I’m just waiting to hear back from Tiffani. A while ago she said she was going to Florida to meet her half brother and I’m thinking she might still be there.

I would like to hear more people comment on how Tiffani’s mother has treated her, especially people in the Ashland/Westwood area. It seems to me that because everyone is focusing on Dave her malparenting is being overlooked.

Because Dave is out of the hospital we might even hear from him … knock on wood. I would very much like to hear about what his plans are. As down and out as he might feel, this might be a blessing in disguise.

For those of you who are old enough to remember the Dallas Cowboy named Hollywood Henderson, he went through something similar to Dave. Now, Hollywood is an inspirational speaker and contributing toward changing a lot of lives for the better.

502. Melinda - September 25, 2007

I hadn’t heard that Tiffani was going to Florida to meet a half brother.
I usually hear from her often, but haven’t in awhile.
so Tiff, if you are reading this, please call me on my cell.
I miss hearing from you and I want to know if you’re ok…..

I heard your dad was out of the hospital.
that’s good news……..

call me and let me know how you are please………….

love you.

503. Ron in California - September 26, 2007

Melinda,

If you scour through all the notes you’ll come accross # 454 (8-22) where Tiffani says that she has no where else to go and that she only trusts her father. With the exception of her #462 (8-25) entry, thats the last we’ve heard from her.

504. Melinda - September 27, 2007

Ron,

thanks for directing me to that post from Tiffani.
I’m getting worried about her.
she usually stays in contact with me and let’s me know what is going on in her life…..

Tiff, if you’re reading this, you know you can trust me.
if you need to talk, or if you need anything, call me please.
I’m back in Florida again, but you can still reach me on my cell.

call me………..
I love you honey.

505. Julie - September 28, 2007

If anyone is looking for a GREAT book about lottery losers, please get a copy of Money for Nothing One Man’s Journey Through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions by Edward Ugel. I just received it on Wednesday and finished the book today. Could not put it down. He worked for a company that gave cash to lottery winners for their annuities. (You know…the commercials for JG Wentworth, Peachtree, etc). The book is full of hilarious experiences he had with lottery winners, gambling, his job.

506. Tiffani Lee Edwards - October 2, 2007

I am doing fine, right now I don’t have a place to live. I have been staying with my father and with my boyfriends mother. I am trying to get back in school and I am currently looking into becoming a surgical tech. My father is doing fine, and I have enjoyed reading all the good postings on here. Finally people aren’t bashing him every time I look on here.

I haven’t been able to go to Florida yet to visit Matthew. Just for the record, he isn’t my half brother he is my stepbrother, but I have always considered him to be my fathers child even though he isn’t. My father has no other biological children.

And regarding my mother, she didn’t leave me in the foster system in Florida. Actually, when I was placed in DCF’s care, my mother had no idea. I kept it a secret from her and so did the state. At the time they said they weren’t aware that I had a mother until I mentioned it. I didn’t tell her because I didn’t want to move back to Kentucky. I would’ve rather stayed in my foster home in Florida. I hated living her before, and I still hate it. My mother has done me wrong, and that is because she is a drug addict. Tonight she is checking herself in the hospital so she can detox off of Oxycotins. Both of my parent’s are drug addicts and it’s so hard for me to still be going through this. I am glad that she let me go and move out, because I couldn’t stand to live with another drug addict. I won’t be 18 until March, but I am a grown up, trying to make ends meet. I have had to grow up too fast, and I vaguely remember having a childhood. Most of the memories that I have are horrible ones. My father going to prison several times, my mother being an alcoholic and having a different guy at the house every night, being raped and molested at 3 years old, all these things are what I mainly remember about my childhood. Even when I lived in Florida I have having to be the mother to Matthew because Shawna was in and out of rehabs so often he had no real mother. He even started calling me mommy at one point, but I had to explain that I wasn’t his mother. All of these things that I have gone through in my life have made me stronger and a better person.

I know when I have children of my own I know what not to do and how to raise them and be a good parent in my eyes.

Thanks,

Tiffani

507. Ron in California - October 2, 2007

Tiffani,

My apologies if perhaps I was to hard on your mother.
She obveously has some demons to come to grips with but I thought she abandoned you to foster care and I was wrong.

I cannot tell you how happy I am to see how well adjusted you are given all you have been through.

Keep fighting the good fight because in time, although some times its a long time, the cream rises to the top.

Please log in every now and then because people are concerned about your welfare and would like to know how you are doing.

Ron.

508. tell the truth always - October 2, 2007

Tiff, I’m glad that you are doing fine, one day your’e going to look back and thank God for all that has happen in your life …because, now i tell that you are a strong person ..these things are going to make you stonger ..and trust me the GOD i know will not give you more than you can bare ..Tiff you are going see a light at the end of the tunnel..it may not happen today or tomorrow..but it has to happen espically to someone like you..dont ever give up…

509. Powerball Player - October 3, 2007

Ella Wheeler Wilcox:
One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.

Me:
Shacking up as a teenager is not the answer. Plan now and act now to give yourself a better future. Get away from all bad influences whether they be friends or family.

510. tammy - October 3, 2007

Tiffani,
I look on here every no and again to see if you are okay. I hope you follow your dream of becoming a Surgical Tech. You write so well–it is very clear to me that you are quite intelligent and are certainly mature beyond your years. Keep up the good work and make something out of your life. You can’t change yesterday, but you can continue to make a better tomorrow. Best of luck!!!
Tammy

511. Tiffani Lee Edwards - October 4, 2007

Shacking up is not what I am doing, I have been with this man for almost a year, and we moved in together because I wanted to be with him all the time. And my mom kicking me out just helped get me where I wanted to be.

I cant get away from “bad influences” because almost every person in my family is one to me. Just because other people do bad things doesn’t mean I am going to. I have a good head on my shoulders and may be struggling now, but I will get back on top as soon as I can. I’m not leaving my family or friends no matter what. I can help those so called bad influences by staying by their side and loving them.

512. Worried in Florida - October 4, 2007

Tiffani, I’m so glad you’re writing to all of us that care for you. It’s great to hear that you’re doing fine. Keep you’re head up always and don’t let any evil bring it down, always remember that a good heart is always protected by god. Your dad has a good heart therefore he will get himself up and better himself in time. You keep protecting him like you are. God has something special for you in the near future. You’ll know once you receive it from God and you’ll remember this message I sent you. Tiffani never give up. Please let us know how your dad is doing. I can understand if you don’t want us to know…

513. Veronica - October 4, 2007

Reply to #488 – Sherry

Actually, the ONLY thing Mr Edwards needs to get through the “pearly gates” is a saving faith in Jesus Christ. Good works are wonderful, but will not lead you into Heaven for eternity. Praying David finds salvation in Jesus Christ.
God Bless,
Veronica

514. No small miracles - October 4, 2007

Satan (played by Al Pachino in The Devil’s Advocate):

“Free will…it is a bitch”.

515. Sad Truth - October 6, 2007

Everyone is famous yet nobody is interesting. And everybody ends up where they came from.

516. Salina - October 8, 2007

Tiffani,

Does your mother live in Ashland still? I truly wish you the best of luck in everything you do. I think you have a great head on your shoulders and have learned , albeit the hard way, to take care of yourself. Best wishes to your father as well. We ALL make mistakes, just most of us don’t have them put in the paper.

517. Tired of all the Idiots - October 11, 2007

Heinich
The calculation is correct but @ 5% what bank would offer that rate ??? with out a VERY long term investment think about it

Ron in California

You are way too obsessed with Tiffani, who are you to demand so much information from her ? the money is gone and they had their fun now it’s over

Tiffani

You should not even bother with this site … you don’t owe anyone any answers …who the hell are these people demanding answers from you …did they care about you before your did struck it rich ? hell they did’nt even know who you or your Dad were and they still don’t … get back to your normal life … all this CRAP just keeps you in the same place and it’s time to move on GOOD LUCK to you !

518. drizzle - October 19, 2007

Does this really sound any different than, say, Michael Vick? Regarding someone who was raised poorly but came into millions of dollars.

“You can take the boy out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the boy”… something like that

519. Stacey - October 22, 2007

Hey Sissy!

I happened to find this site and have been reading everyone’s comments since back in May. There is a lot of interesting stuff on here. I had no idea there was a site set up for people to sit around and discuss you and your father.
My b-day is Friday so stop by if you get a chance.
Luv you darlin’!
Stacey

520. tammy - October 22, 2007

Hi Tiffani,
How are things going? I like to check in every now and then to see if you’ve posted. I am just a mama with a daughter about your age and I hope you are doing okay.
Tammy

521. Greenbutt - October 24, 2007

Not sure how i come by this, i was looking for Liveleakcom but its server is down, is this for real?
I watched that show,twice (nothing eles on)
I could not understand why anyone would want a life size John Goodman or a shit load of swords and other crap that only one person could enjoy, but not even 41million would change my taste, that shit was Tacky…
Would have have been more entertaining to watch him build and maintain a fire burning only bundles of Cash,,,oh wait , he did that without any Smoke, Nice Trick man, Nice.

I bet when he started out he swore he wouldnt turn out like that guy…LOL

Too bad, Buy a ticket,who knows you might win…NOT

522. Greenbutt - October 24, 2007

sorry that was rude…im dirt poor,pisses me off to hear bullshit like this

523. Ron in California - October 24, 2007

Hey Greenbutt,

No apologies needed. You caught your error yourself and corrected it. That means sometrhing.

Havn’t heard from Tiffani in quite a while now and am wondering how the world is treating her.

524. ed in miami - October 31, 2007

I’m sure she’s great. She seems like a tough gal. She’s seen it all and now she can pursue her dreams. Best of luck to you! I’ve learned a lot through your experiences and postings. You can be anything you want to be. Godspeed!

525. MR SMARTY PANTS - November 14, 2007

Hi, I came upon this website earlier today, 11,14,07, and I was
looking at all these entries about what “ignorant”, “uneducated”,
and or otherwise “unsophisticated people” do when they come into
money. OK Mr Dave could have been a little more savvy when it comes to making decisions. There ARE cases of well educated
and sophisticated persons who have strayed down the wrong path.
In Denver in the early 80,s a prominent newspaper editor apparently
“crashed” on coke and ended up in the hospital. By the time the
smoke cleared, he was naming dealers from his hospital bed,
and it became public that he had spent either 1 million or 2,
on ‘coke’ in a years time. This, a well educated, family of privelege
type guy. Read up on the Roxanne Pulitzer case for another example
of rich well educated people who f**k up. Anyways, Mr Edwards
did make a MAJOR screwup, but I don’t think it’s a problem that
education or background necesarilly insulates people from.
Does anyone remember Chappaquidic? Or “Happy Birthday-
Mr President….”? Being a big-jerk myself, no telling what I’d
have done with that much bread. Cheers-All.

526. MELINDA - November 18, 2007

Tiff,

hey sweetie, I’m back in Ky. now, so call me……………

Maybe we can go out to lunch or to the mall……..
I miss you honey……..

call me on either number.

love you.
Melinda

527. Tiffani Lee Edwards - December 7, 2007

Melinda, GET AHOLD OF ME! I have been trying to reach you for days.

528. Lanie - December 9, 2007

Every single time I watch the story on TLC it makes me cry. To watch him walk through the home and know where it will lead is heartbreaking.

As a fellow Kentuckian, born in Ashland..I hate that people use the word Beverly Hillbillies.

My father was an alcoholic, I was lucky enough that he knew to leave us..so our life was more normal.

Fact is, people make mistakes.

This Kentucky neighbor wishes you well..

529. Happy-in-Idaho - December 10, 2007

It seems to me that some people in here are forgetting the key point….. It was HIS money to do with it whatever HE wanted. You certainly wouldnt want anyone telling you how to spend your money would you? I know i wouldn’t! In your eyes it was a mistake yet in his eyes it was living the dream. Focus on the good he did and and quit covering up your own insecurities/jealousness with berating comments. I personally admire the man….. He spent a couple care free years living out a fantasy. When was the last time you did that?

530. john - December 10, 2007

can some one please answer one question , does he have any money left over ,

531. Tiffani Lee Edwards - December 11, 2007

He has some but not much. It’s what he is making from the house in California, it’s only enough to last a couple years, if that.

532. john - December 11, 2007

i feel bad for him BUT BUT people there is more to this then we know TRUST ME he has more lots more then we should know does IRS ring a bell , dont take it wrong i feel bad for him but he is smart enough to have enough so the pigs dont get everything ,

533. darlene - December 16, 2007

I think your right John I think there is more to this story .I been watching this site for a few month. oh well.who knows. anyway Merry christmas to all and happy New years.

534. sean - December 17, 2007

What happened to Ceasar? (the dog)

535. tell the truth always - December 17, 2007

Merry christmas to you Darlene , and a happy new year to every one ….

536. Tiffani Lee Edwards - December 18, 2007

Ceasar was sent to a special Obedience School in California. He still is there because he turned out to be vicious and we didn’t want him around my little brother.

537. BcScOvEr - December 19, 2007

I remember seeing him on tv thinking wow what a nice guy helping all those people out. But I just recently seen the article about losing the house fist off I don’t understand how they took his house when only owing that little amount, if someone could explain that to me that would be nice. Also what happened to all the cars everything? I just wonder if any of those people that he talked about came out of the woodwork when he won are around now! As I started to read this blog I found many people on here seem to be ignorant to the fact that many people who win the lottery lose most of their money or go broke. An yes even myself said wow how could someone spend that much money. You have to think of it this way how many credit cards do you have how much do you owe everyone spends more then they should why because your use to what you have an you want more. Not everyone but a lot of people do. But everyone makes wrong turns. I hope all works out ,an what money he has left manages it properly. I would also look into making a movie. An I see his Tiff is on which is nice so she can give her side of the story if you have myspace hit me up sometime or send me an email an ill send you my myspace link bcscover1@yahoo.com

538. amazed - December 21, 2007

get a life people your dwelling on a lotto winner from 7 years back.

539. house - December 22, 2007

Re: 538…

How did you find time enough in your busy life to post on this loser board?

540. Sorry Tiffi - December 26, 2007

So a 17 year old is living with her boyfriend? I’ll give her 18 months and soon there will be a bundle of Joy in the mix. I’m saying this because her family is known for making such wise choices. Mark my words. She didn’t take anyone’s advice about not living with her boyfriend and going back (continuing) her education. I see a big ol’ welfare check in her future.

Didn’t this whole saga start with unpaid child support?

541. Jeff Ostenson - December 26, 2007

Ok this guy on TLC is a liar first off. None of what he said was true ie. what he paid for. He said every day he woke up get got 18,500 in interest from the bank… (thats 6,752,500 a year) hmmmm if you won 27,000,000 and your bank gave you 10% interest thats 2,700,000 a year assuming you did not spend any of it and a bank would be crazy enough to give you that kind of interest. Come on get real. My point is that this guy is a liar and a loser. He gets what he deserves.

542. David L. - December 27, 2007

Liar. Thief (convicted). But, worst of all, stupid. STUPID. He should have paid more attention in school. $18,500 a day interest??? As Jeff Ortenson points out above, the numbers don’t work out. And, whatever “interest” the money earns is TAXABLE, at a top rate of about 41%. Nothing about the “$18,500 interest” rings true. Pissing away $200,000 on a Steinway piano — was Edwards a piano player? He bought junk that in the end brought a fraction of what he paid for it at auction.

What a loser. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

543. Tim - December 30, 2007

What a mess. Someone should have stepped in and helped with his financial dealings. I understand David helped out a lot of poorly people. Poor now or not, this fellow had one heck of a 6 year run and a heck of a lot of fun with his cash. No sence dying with that much money, why not spend it, although a lot more slowly and put a ton away for his daughter. I guess that did not happen. I hope he and his family are fine. If I ever win any huge cash-ola I’d send him some to get back on his feet. Nobody deserves to be as sick as he is because of drugs. God Bless.

544. Tiffani Lee Edwards - December 31, 2007

Geeze, people are harsh on here this month! And actually you don’t have to wait 18 months, I am already 4 months pregnant! And happy as I could be about it! I wanted children, not this soon, but God has a plan for everyone. I think of this as my lottery prize, I’m winning in so many more ways than my father did! I am in a very good relationship, happily engaged, i have a bun in the oven, and life couldn’t get better! I’m starting school this coming month and I am going to MAKE something of myself unlike most of these people who sit here and think, and add up sums about my fathers non-existant money and have nothing better to do with their free time. How many of the people on here have jobs or went to college? Or hell, even went through what I had to go through since I was 11 years old? I seriously doubt any of you did, none of you have any room to judge me or my family.

545. Jim - December 31, 2007

Give them hell Tiffani. Things will be fine. Good luck

546. tammy - December 31, 2007

Hi Tiffani,
I am happy to hear you are doing well and are happy!! It makes me especially happy that you are continuing your education and will as you say “make something of” yourself. Good luck to you and I wish you joy and happiness on your engagement and on the impending birth of your child. You sure as heck have been through a lot and have come through pretty well in my estimation.

Ignore the idiots, or use them as a guide of how not to be. I think I remember you were going to study nursing. I have been a nurse for 23 years and it is a rewarding profession. It will also provide you a good living. I check the board every now and again to see how things are going for you.

Did you have a good Christmas and did you get to spend some time with your dad?

Happy New Year!!!

tammy

547. Jack W - January 1, 2008

“God has a plan for everyone” is the stupidest excuse in the world.

To believe that is to believe that we’re simply puppets, without a mind or a free will.

The sad story is getting sadder. It’s tough enough to get a college education without having to take care of a baby.

Good luck, Tiff. You already have two strikes against you.

548. Tiffani Lee Edwards - January 1, 2008

It’s not an excuse, it’s the truth. Every person is a gift from God, and just like all the bad things that have happened to me in my life I have to move on and become a stronger person and take things in in a positive manner. We aren’t simply puppets without a mind, we are individuals. Some follow the word of God, some don’t. Everyone should look to him for guidence, because in any situation when you have no one else, you should always remember God will always be with you. In my eyes the story isn’t getting sadder, things are looking up, and my family couldn’t be happier or closer at this point. And what do you mean I have two strikes against me?

549. Jack W - January 2, 2008

TIFFANI WROTE: “And what do you mean I have two strikes against me?

If you have to ask the question, you wouldn’t understand the answer.

550. Wes - January 2, 2008

I saw the show on David and have read all the comments.. I say he did what he wanted with “HIS” money.. If he wants to own a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Shelby, Rolls Royce and Bentley at the same time more power to him.. He had a nice and many nice possesions for some years..

Also if that is Tiffani I just want to say dont listen to the haters.. You look very cute as well in those pics..Whats your email???

551. Moscath - January 3, 2008

May God Bless Tiffani and her family in this new year.

552. always take the payout - January 4, 2008

for you future lotto winners:

call a lawyer, setup a trust, don’t tell anyone (even your most probably soon to be ex-spouse if you tell him/her), stay anonymous, and always take the payout!

553. Moscath - January 4, 2008

Tiffani

Don’t listen to Jack W. Jack W is a Jack A@#.

554. Jenn - January 6, 2008

So Tiffani do you and your dad talk now, and how is he doing since he has gotten out of the hospital? I wish you and your family nothing but the best, we all make mistakes, its just that most of us don’t have our plastered on the news. Good luck with everything you do.

555. SwooZie - January 7, 2008

It would be interesting to have an update on David and Shawna. Does anyone have any idea where they are, what is going on in their lives and the biggest question, is ALL the money gone..???

556. jon in virginia - January 8, 2008

I am really embarrassed that I am so curious about this situation. I visit this site at least twice a week to see what’s happening. I don’t know how to stop myself. I deleted the favorite link once, but I did a google search and found it again. Well, I guess it’s better than being addicted to scratch-offs.

557. ROSE HARRIS IN CORDOVA - January 8, 2008

if all the money is not gone pleeeeeeeeeeeeease contact me i sure can use some of that money.and i hope they can go on this site and read this msg. you can contact me @ p.o. box 2792 cordova tn 38088 i i’m going to be a grandmother for the second time an i would love to come off my job and stay hm and raise my grand children, or if anyone else out there have money they want to donate to me i will be more than happy to take it.rose

558. Jack W - January 9, 2008

Rose:

You are as bad as Edwards. Why should people GIVE you money. Everyone has a “sob story.” People who DO have money can’t give it away to everyone who “needs” it — then THEY would be broke too.

Solve your own problems. Begging online isn’t the answer.

559. statman - January 9, 2008

If I won the lottery and could not maintain my anonymity, the first thing I would do is apologize to my statistics professor for being stupid enough to buy a ticket in the first place.

560. Missy - January 11, 2008

I have been following this story for awhile now, when it was on T.V. the first time.I don’t know why David stood out, but he did.I was happy for him.I always say when someone wins “I hope they needed it”.At the time when David won he sure seemed like he needed it.

561. Wake up & smell the coffee - January 11, 2008

David I wish you all the luck, I hope you can put the demons at bay,my daughter was once on drugs & I know how hard it is to kick the habit so to speak.I wish you all the luck in the world.

562. Jim - January 11, 2008

Still laughing at Rose begging for money.Someone needs to clue her in that the money is gone.

563. Loser4 Tiffani - January 12, 2008

4 months pregnant………..his god damn daughter is going to end up just like this pathetic fucking loser……….
tiffany, get your god damn head on straight. your dad is low life no good criminal who can’t manage money to save his life.
cut ties with him…..the lottery is over…..he saved you no money.
your not going to win a fucking lottery………you want your kid to look like her grandpa, a fucking loser……….get a clue……..cut ties

27 milliion dollars…..only a complete total fucking no good son of a bitch could lose that without taking care of their kids for the future….period

564. Nancy - January 12, 2008

I wish David, his family and all who have posted here a Happy Healthy Prosperous New Year! God Bless

565. Gary - January 14, 2008

“As sad as it may sound my mother did receive $550,000.00 from my father for me. They made up a bogus lawsuit because he called her honey or sweetie (something along those lines) on CNN when he won the money. She originally asked him for a million…”

I thought there’d be more to what he said than that, but I found this writeup on CNN:

>Edwards’ ex-wife got married on Saturday, just hours
> before he became a multi-millionaire.
>
> “Congratulations, honey,” Edwards said.

Wow.

566. Velvet red - January 16, 2008

I honestly would Not want to be in Dave’s shoes & know what it feels like to have millions & then be back to square one after 6 years.We can all sit back & wonder what we would do with all that money, but to have it & then loose it.

567. LNT - January 18, 2008

“A fool and his money… “

568. Chrissy - January 20, 2008

I think this story is so sad on so many different levels…I think it’s correct to say that lottery winnings don’t change you…they magnify who you already are. Instead of building a future for his daughter he chose to indulge in sports cars, samurai swords with ivory handles and drugs. Hopefully everyone will get the help they need and be able to bring something positive to society in years to come…will the lessons be learned??

569. ha ha! - January 26, 2008

my gosh…this is full on …let the players play….its his money he lost it..tiffani had a few mistakes…at the end of the day..u people dont give a shit..if you did you would have been happy shes is working at macas at 17 after that life she had as a minor..if u are eleven and your dad assuming he was poor buys you an expensive toy you would know is out of his budget would you say no to that. worse this case he was a millionare…or even as grown ups your girfriend or boyfriend buys you a $2000 bracelet for your birthday.(by the way he might earn 400 500 bucks a wek).would u deny it because hes blowing money on u or you would love him more…well this is her DADY..and she was a minor,,cant believe all the crips who are giving her a hard time..if she hasnt gone to see her dad..its her life…you people have know idea how much scaring this kid went through and she stands up for herself like that….shame on you people…(the negetive ones i mean)

570. ferdie - January 29, 2008

yall hate dave cause your jellus. dave is good man. he help the friends and he’s back hurt. he won the monny fare and square so that tuff for you haters out there. hang in there tiffinny. your to good looking to be worry. dave got stash hid for you. the gov. will never fine it. may the good lord bless you dave. good people everwhere hope you get bedder. may be you can win nother lottry. that be funny cause all the haters wiil hate that. i hope to see you bedder dave and back on t v

571. RICK - February 1, 2008

after reading all this, i can say that i am an addict who is currntly clean, and i am surprised this guy didnt od in the first several days of his winnings.adiction is a horrible thing and that goes with having just winning a fortune. david good luck with your incurrable desease of addiction and go to meetings and try and stay clean….dont dwell on the past about the money you squantered. life is only about materialist things obtained on earth for short time. live the rest of your life thinking about getting in heaven for eternity.

best of luck with your recovery

572. Jim - February 4, 2008

Ferdie; That was the best post to date.

573. Danny - February 10, 2008

I don’t really have all the details, but I was kind of rooting for the guy. He seemed to be listening to his instincts so well when he picked his numbers and avoided the tragedy of September 11th. I just thought that somehow he’d keep listening, but other things clouded his judgment.

Tiffani, or Tiffany, however your name is spelled, don’t worry about the losers on the internet bashing your dad or giving you crap, they don’t know you, odds are you will never meet any of them, and they have their own lives and problems and they’re just miserable people in general. Your life and your dad’s story is really none of their business. Good luck with all your future plans and life’s journeys ahead, and remember the lessons well.

574. me - February 17, 2008

WOW!! I think these are people that just might be mad because they can no longer leech off of him. They are being mean because they now have to earn their keep. God bless him and his family, I wish him well. Money really is the root of all evil. The vindictive people here prove that. I bet they were all brown-nosing when he had the money. Good things can happen to bad people and bad things can happen to good people. Life is what it is, no one i promised anything. Just do the best you can. I am sure he is grateful for the short time he had all that money but smart enough to know money really isn’t everything.

575. GGL1967 - February 18, 2008

I just think it’s pathetic this blog has been going on about a year and a half. I was just reading lottery winner’s stories on the web and happened across this page. God bless everyone here and I pray for anyone who needs God’s grace, blessings and love. We are all human and all make mistakes. Everyone has their own personal weakness, convictions and strengths. Each one of us would have handled the money in our own different ways. When I win, I plan to follow in the footsteps of Brad Duke. Read his story for inspiration if you play the lottery…Peace!

576. Jack W - February 19, 2008

I bet David wishes that he had some of the money he spend on exocit cars, “antiques” and some of the junk.

If he had even a million left, he could get $50,000 a year just from the interest.

But, he pissed it all away. Stupid druggie.

577. Joey - February 26, 2008

Tiffany,

You’ve seen more tough living and difficult situations than anyone on this board has experienced, so be careful looking here for guidance. I come from a family with over $60M in the bank but drug addiction and suicide as well. It’s not that the money caused it, but it’s true that the money can’t fix it. Even with $10M of my own (but not made by me), my focus has to be on only spending what truly helps me live so that I gain more of what I *really* want: closeness with my wife, kids, friends, and a strong spiritual life. Once I spend beyond that (huge house, trips that really distract from family, etc) or obsess too much (ooo, how much will I have at 5% interest in 20 years?), I’m only moving further away from what I want.

Pick your goals – loving your boyfriend, helping your family as you’re emotionally able to, getting a great education, and encouraging friends – whatever it is for you – and live without anyone/anything distracting you from that.

Pulling for you and the family,
Joey

578. ferdie - February 27, 2008

hay joey why you adtack tiffinney like that? she mind her own biz why dont you? were you get this suside biz any way? just cause your a rich man with lot a monny dont give you right to. how you no what board peple do any way? you hire some to help cont your money and $60 m? i new some one name joey amd noone like him. you no win dave get bedder he may have to pay you vist. and dave wont lay down and help you cont your big money pile espesly win you insull his girl like that. tiffinney dont let some no it alls tell you waht to do. tiffinney is to nice and good looking to put up with head games from some big spender telling her what to do. god bless tiffinney and dave

579. Jack W - February 27, 2008

Ferdie:

It’s obvious that your mind has been fried by drugs or alcohol.

Not only is your mental process warped, you can’t spell worth shit.

580. tell the truth always - March 1, 2008

Hey Tiff,
I know your bithday is in march …HAPPY BIRTHDAY when it comes…

581. Velvet red - March 1, 2008

Amen Jack W. Joey was only trying to give sound advice

582. Harlan KY aka Wild Hair - March 11, 2008

Stay strong girl and stay off those drugs . Your gonna make a real good mom.

583. Bugle Boy - March 14, 2008

Does anobody know what has happened to David Edwards? Is he still in the hospital? Is he still alive?

Where is he living now?

584. Jon Smith - March 16, 2008

Tiffani, I think you need to print off all of these bulletins and use this as a template for a script to sell to Hollywood. I hope everything works out for you.

585. Ron in California - March 18, 2008

Bugle Boy,

David is alive, but perhaps not very well.

He is a parapalgic because of an operation to remove an infection caused by his drug addition.

He and his daughter, Tiffani, are at the moment estranged.

To my knowledge, he is living some where in the Ashland area perhaps with friends or family.

The one happy note is that Tiffani is expecing a child. But unless David does something to mend the wounds between he and his daughter he will not be able to enjoy being a grandfather.

Ron in Calif

586. Mememe - March 22, 2008

Tiffani, apparently God’s plan for David was to show the world what happens to an undeserving redneck moron does when given tons of $$$.

Lesson learned! If I ever win 27+ mil, I plan to have a portrait of David hanging in my office with the words “DON’T BE THIS GUY!” engraved on the frame.

587. Justin Patricks - March 22, 2008

I just found this site and found out about the “fall” of David and am for some reason quite pleased…although I don’t feel right about it. I have seen the lottery winners show several times over the last few years and have wanted to puke every time they showed the worthless, gaudy crap he was spending his money on. I wouldn’t have those dreadful Blues Brothers statues in my backyard if someone delivered them to my house for free and offered to install them. Suits of Armor that look like they came from Spencer Gifts? $8,000 for an Armani figurine “to keep the lady in my life happy?” What a bunch of crap. Newsflash, Armani figurines cost about $150 bucks. I couldn’t decide if he was lying about the amount he paid for all that junk, or if he was really throwing all his money away. I guess that question has been answered.

In the end, it’s all very sad. I’m not happy he’s broke. I’m sure he is a good person who is loved by his family. Everyone has faults and, unfortunately, his was to have no common sense about investing and the tackiest personal style I have yet witnessed.

588. Jack W - March 23, 2008

The sad story is that David spent gazillions of dollars on Armor, Asian “antiques” and things that were grossly overpriced.

And his so-called “friends” sold him many of those items.

Mix money and stupidity (plus drugs) and this is the result.

589. Josh - March 24, 2008

im glad i read this i won the lottery here in louisiana and i now i think i will take the annuity payments so at least i can feel bad at spending all that money for one year and get paid and be better with the next years payment.

590. Dan - March 24, 2008

The man made some really stupid decisions. He spent his money on things that were supposed to make him happy. Truth is that when he won that money he probably knew that he would be broke again. If he really has Aids and his daughter is a Stone cold junkie then i hope he lives longer than expected. Theres no cure that money can buy for AIDS, so im sure he see’s how stupid he was. To Dave: If your reading this, i hope you live longer than expected, obviously money cant buy you happiness but you already know this. I wish you the best from here on.

591. sean - March 25, 2008

What kind of undeserving redneck moron would blow money to have a portrait of David hanging in his office?
Oh yea, It’s Mememe.

592. Ron in California - March 25, 2008

As a point of fact, there is no reason to believe Dave has aids and his daughter appears to be quite a nice girl.

593. Scorpion King - March 25, 2008

You’re full of shit Josh. You didn’t win the lottery. Give us all a break.

594. Justin Patricks - March 28, 2008

You said it Scorpion King. I wonder, does it make someone feel better to lie about their life in an anonymous blog? Josh, you could have at least used the name of someone who recently claimed a prize in the Louisiana lottery, but there haven’t been any big winners that would have the choice of an annuity in a very long time, so…so much for that idea.

595. Happy-in-Idaho - March 30, 2008

Hey Josh…Do take that annuity. On a $5 dollar ticket over 26 you’ll get roughly 15 cents a year and NOBODY will bask you for spending all that! Good thinking buddy…good thinking.

596. it's only me - April 1, 2008

to Happy-in-idaho…..you made my day today, you make me laugh, the way my day was going I really needed that laugh…

597. A KY Friend - April 5, 2008

Tiff,
I hope you are a mature as your post make you seem. I think, with what you have lived through in your short life, you remember the bad parts and steer away from those situations. Your dad seems to be a good man when it comes to helping others, I would hope those people would now help him. Like many others have posted, keep your head up and don’t let the negative comments get you down. Not that you have to, but let us friends that are pulling for you, know how you are doing……..GOOD LUCK

598. Happy-in-Idaho - April 11, 2008

Well thank you Its-Only-Me! I’m glad I could help in turning your day around. This world needs a little more humor and a lot less anger.

599. Darrin - May 4, 2008

I sit right here on Sunday May 4th and i have read everything that everyone has wrote, and it all boils down to what some people have said time and time again, THIS MAN MADE A MISTAKE !!!!! Each and everyone of us are nothing more then humans on this earth, we all make mistakes and we are all not perfect. I think i saw the same thing on tv about this man and about what he had to say about all his money and property, He bought what he wanted to buy, what made him happy. And drugs are bad but he made a mistake people, why cant we as poor folks understand this, THIS MAN MADE A MISTAKE. And im betting that he is presently learning from it as well. MONEY CANT BUY YOU HAPPINESS, and i live by that motto everyday. So come on people, hes learned his lesson, his daughter gets on here and reads all this and she herself has said that she thinks her fathers learned his lesson, so why dont we all just lay off her and her dad. This is nothing more then my opinion.

600. Easy Come Easy Go - May 30, 2008

David, Is living just a few blocks from me here in Aslhald, h is not doing very well with his health…. and reading thru the post’s. alot of you are thinking hes totally broke.. well NEWS FLASH. I spoke to Shauna about 3 weeks ago.. shes out sporting in a new Ford Expedition, and was telling me they had left qhite a large sum of $$$ stashed away. and from the look of the 100 dollar bills in her wallet. I would guess she was telling the truth. Yeah they ran thru loads of $$ but a large Percentage of that was the good old IRS and Florida Taxes. Yes they lived the life and well over the top.. and you take someone who is ignorant about investments and a shady accountant from his hometown… well guess what the accountant is doing alot better since he started managing David’s Money.. The Problem is that he is on his death bed more of less.. where he made the biggest mistake… was not moving to the Caymen islands. And also the medical bills also helped wipe out a large portion of his funds.. you see ignorance and loads of money and fair health would make one have an oversight of something like INSURANCE… He didnt have a chance from the start…. I held the Winning ticket the night he bought it.. right downtown Ashland at Rumors Lounge.. an read the numbers off the tv screen in the corner to him… (he cant see for crap) I congratulated him.. and left he bar.. the next time i saw him was about a month later.. and he was doing what Dave did best.” playing the role” except this time he had the $$ to back it up… but one thing for sure.. he had a hell of alot more friends when he won than when he was down and out… so I say this to all of you who went to him for money…. where the hell are you now that he needs you ???? I would never make a judgment on anyone for the way they manage their money or drug use or anything else for that matter.. you can all post the crap about what you would do…. but once that money is in your hand… all that goes out the window.

601. Tiffani Lee Edwards - June 2, 2008

Well where the hell are you at? Obviously not by my father. He no longer lives in Ashland thank you very much. Shawna had sold that house and blew all the money, shows how much you know. And she has no car! The Expedition got repoed! So next time before you want to talk about how you’ve been there and know so much, get the facts straight. And I know very well you didn’t see Shawna 3 weeks ago, because she has been living with her father in Lexington for 2 months and was in the hospital for one. When she was on her death bed and life support where were you? And who exactly are you anyways?

602. DC - June 5, 2008

I can’t believe I read most of these comments I think my brain iz borked… =( I hads moar tu zay but i foregitz…. *Head Explodes*

Seriously though I was going to say more but after all the reading I really did forget so I’ll just say, good luck with your life Tiffani.

603. faces - June 21, 2008

Wow, if there is something you all don’t fall short of, it’s ignorance. GL to this man as addictions are disabling… hope he has enough will to fight this disease, but being down and out again, it’s got to be difficult.

604. faces - June 21, 2008

72. Lincoln S. – March 7, 2007
David Edwards is one thing of many that’s unfair about the Lottery. The people who SHOULD win, don’t. For the most part, anyway. I don’t know, in my opinion, I think all BIG Lottery winners should have background checks run on them and should undergo psychiatric analysis before receiving any money. Someone like David should NEVER be given that much money. It’s like giving a little kid a loaded gun, if you ask me. Seriously, SOMEONE should be in charge of deciding if a winner is reasonably fit to be given that much money. It wouldn’t have to be anything extraordinary, ya know? Just some kind of method to determine if a winner is “mentally” eligible and capable of handling such a large amount of money all at once. One look at this guy and his long, shaky past with the law and whatnot should be grounds enough for denying him millions. Yeah, it’s a Loterry and everyone should have a shot at winning, but in my opinion, not EVERYONE should be allowed to win. Some people simply do not deserve it.

73. Mark – March 10, 2007

Gee, that would equate to few if ever any lottery winner recipients, then wouldn’t it? I’m sure you wouldn’t make that list either.

Maybe there should also be a panel, and under their sole discretion, be responsible for making the decision on whether or not you are a suitable candidate for your inheritance or a pay increase.. etc… see where the problem lies with that failed premise?

Anyways, it’s a free country and whatever anybody does with their money is their right and their business; thank god for that right.
Who did he hurt anyways by blowing it all? With a lot of the money he blew, he helped countless. Does he fail to now support his corrupt enablers? I just don’t get how this affects you. If he wants to live on bean cans for the rest of his life, that’s his right too. He’s not out here asking for sympathy or a helping hand, although it would do good to swallow his pride and seek that support and help when there are addictions involved. I hope his family steps in to give him the encouragement and help he so desperately needs.

605. terry - June 22, 2008

It’s not stupidity. It is the willingness to give into every urge. Even the smartest and wealthiest of our society have spending problems. SO many whiz kids went broke after selling dot.com businesses etc. It’s just too hard to manage when there isn’t much thought put into the future.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/01/31/MNG62H06991.DTL

606. DHayes - July 1, 2008

You are right Terry….

IT IS NOT HIS FAULT ( well actually it is and it isnt).
Im pretty sure the 604 of you do not have 40 million dollars.

The only people who get taught HOW TO SPEND 40 MILLION so you can have 3 times that much when you retire are students in Ivy League colleges learning how to manage a hedge fund.

This may was given no training on HOW TO SPEND 40 MILLION.

We can all sit back and pint the finger but I have to tell you I would not know what to do with 40 Mill in the bank.
Meaning, How to:
Invest
Save
Balance
How taxes effect you
ETC.

…..a lot of people get in trouble on a small scale.

Have you ever bounced a check? Are you a “dumbass”?

We all make mistakes.
It is his fault for not getting help to know how to spend it, but how much will someone who is poor listen.

If I won 40 million I would do this, STEP BY STEP
1. get a reputable lawyer who can set your family up incase you pass on. In some states, the family does not get your winnings unkess you claim “cash prize”. The Atorney can match up who gets what and also if you get sick, who your benificiaries and procurer maybe.

2. PAY OFF ALL OF YOUR DEBT. Buy a modest home in CASH!!
This brings me to my aunt who won 80k tax free in a lawsuit.
She had $11k more to pay on her $70k home. You would think she would had paid it off, but NO, she thought it would be cute to just buy her boys a bounch of BS and her some fancy new clothing and a funfilled vacation. They forclosed on the house and then thats when the divorced hit her. shes now remarried, renting at age 50 something.
…If anyone one can read this. IF YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO PAY CASH ON YOUR HOUSE ((AND)) MANAGE THE TAXES… DO IT

3. YOU ONLY WIN THIS KIND OF MONEY ONCE IF YOU ARE REALLY LUCKY.
BY THIS… I mean, You may win the lottery twice but its not going to happen to most, so, you need to make sound investments that will pay you back as if you were still poor.

….. What IM just trying to say is live as if you are still poor. no one is oing to name you Jetro or Ellie Mae because you are frugal. You have been poor ( or poorer than you were before you won) for a long time, so why not live like a poor perso for a while a bit longer and give yourself a year to think about your future.

I think the biggest gift that any lottery winner can get is to reflect on his or her own life without interuption and with peace of mind. This creates a good enviorment for thinking with a clear head and thats what you want when you have your whole finacial life at stake.

607. DHayes - July 1, 2008

………….Also, I know this sounds VERY judgmental and maybe mean spirited. But judging by the way this man looks, it seems like Meth may have been envolved in his life.

I COULD BE BE WRONG!!!
and I hope I am, but I am just going from gut instinct.

608. Ron in California - July 4, 2008

In early June, Tiffani gave birth to a healthy little girl.

609. Happy-in-Idaho - July 4, 2008

DHayes…You shouldn’t judge a man (or woman) by how they look. You wouldn’t want us judging you by your spelling now would you?

610. moscath - July 4, 2008

I like the way you think DHAYES. Let’s wait until YOU win. Will you be singing the same song, or will the the excitement be too much that all rationable thoughts and caution is thrown into the wind. Then your win fall will be a down fall like all other lottery winners.
I have dreams of winning the lottery like a lot of people. How will I react? I think all of us can answer this simple question by answering one question. What did we do with our income tax return, or how did we spend it , or how long did it take for our refund to be history?

611. cheap - July 6, 2008

606, who are you to make a remark on someone’s appearance?
Furthermore, a lot of those financial advisers are crooks and lose tons of money for their clients, if not all. Would you trust a STRANGER with 40 million when you cannot even trust yourself?
Get advice, but I wouldn’t let just ANYONE manage that much of it either.
“Poor” people do not listen? Oh, so you mean anyone with little financials to back them up is a retard with the intelligence of a subhuman? You are an idiot-plain and simple! ANYONE with too much pride or ego is probably not going to listen, let alone seek advice.
I love your step-by-step actions all planned out for the big win. Boy are you one hell of schmuck!

612. deja - July 11, 2008

TIFFANI,

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BIRTH OF YOUR DAUGHTER.

WISHING YOU LOVE, LIFE, & HAPPINESS TODAY & EVERYDAY

613. Ashland Armpit - July 21, 2008

Tiffani,

I didn’t know David personally, but I do know some of his aquaintances. One of the oldest and well known Dr.’s of this area had his license revoked for prescribing illegal drugs was friends of David’s. Mr. Holbrook who is mentioned in the article is a known felon and crimminal himself. He has a lot of nerve criticizing this guy when he is no better himself. It’s hillarious that he can loan thousands of $$ to this man and even boast about it on t.v., but cannot pay his restitution to the victims family for the shooting he was involved in. These people deserve each other and I do not feel sorry for them. This is the reason why there are sterotypes in this world. Ashland is the armpit of the world. Corruption and Drugs!!! Oh, by the way how is Ann Quales, I hear she lost her job teaching again.

614. Amsterdam Nights - July 21, 2008

With friends like the Well-Known Doctor and Mr. F.F. Holbrook (Federal Felony), David doesn’t need enemies. Both of those guys pilfered more than a few$$$ from poorly-educated David.

615. Ghost of Jack Whittaker - July 25, 2008

I hope David is getting help for his addiction problems and has joined NA/AA.

Reading about his rise and decline you can tell, as an addict, that David had serious abuse problems with drugs. With his out of control lifestyle, it was only a matter of time before the drugs would win. His wife has addictions problems, very bad ones, that also need help.

One of the NA steps is to admit your life is out of control and unmanagable. And, that you are powerless over drugs. Getting David to admit that would be a big first step for his recovery.

David is a poster child for have hit bottom, and for having that unmanagable life. Let’s hope he’s getting help and will then take his recovery even more seriously than he took getting high. And blowing loads of cash.

Best of luck to him.

616. Ashland Armpit - July 29, 2008

Amsterdam Nights – Sounds like you are not a fan of these people. I am glad that someone isn’t scared to out these people. Can someone explain to me how someone can come out of jail, open a junk car dealership, and buy a new house(which he shares with the mistress that broke up his marriage to the mother of his children) can afford to blow the money that he does? He had only been out of jail a few years when he claims that he let David borrow all of the money he did. Where did that money come from? I doubt selling cars. Everyone should know by now that he is The Doctors patsy.

617. Matthew's friend - July 30, 2008

Hello Tiffani,
Matthew says hi. He misses you a lot and thinks about you always. He was happy to see the pictures of the two of you together.

618. Lexington39 - July 31, 2008

Hello Tiffani,

I wish you and your baby daughter the best of luck. How is your father? Please stay positive and things will turn out ok for you. Hopefully you can take all of the negative experiences of your life and turn them into positives. My heart goes out to you and I sincerely wish you peace and happiness.

619. Richrard D - August 1, 2008

Amsterdamn Nights has it right. The doctor was in financial straights, and he “got well,” at least for a while, by sellling a lot of his over-priced “toys” to David for WAY more than they cost. David was so “drunk on money” after he won the lottery that he didn’t know any better. Or didn’t care. He thought his money would last forever. And the ex-con guy simply swindled David out of lots of money. It was sad to see those two scoundrels teaming up and taking away a lot of the lottery money that David had.

Where are they now???

620. Gordon - August 10, 2008

Mr. Edwards certainly made some mistakes. But he did do lots of good with his money. For instance, he paid for a $60,000 operation so that a poor blind woman who had an 18 month old baby she never saw could see again – and finally see her baby. He donated to fire departments and to build public playgrounds for poor kids. Let’s not forget this.

“It’s who you help. Nobody’s going to remember you for fancy cars and the nice clothes. It’s about helping people.” – David Edwards

“Money does not give you brains.” – David Edwards

621. dave hubbard - August 10, 2008

hello there how are you doing david edward.I was watching on tv and seeing all of sad stores about what happen in there life before they won the lottery.it really good that some people who win the lottery help out other.I know when it is really sad when you don’t have much and try do everything you can to help out other’s.They don’t really i don’t have respect for you.When you don’t have much people look down on you.But onces you won big amount of money everyone onces to be your friend. I’am happy for you and your family.Keep up the good work because whenever you help someone god is alway’s watching your good deeds.have a good day

622. TLC Overnight Millionaires - August 10, 2008

These are some quotes from David from a CNN coverage at the Lotto Center, right after he was presented his check. You can read the whole thing if you click the link below.
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0108/27/bn.10.html

“I said, you know, a lot of people, they’re out of work, doesn’t have hardly anything. And so I didn’t want to accept this money by saying I am going to get mansions and I’m going to get cars, I’m going to do this and that. I would like to accept it with humility.”

“We are going to buy things, obviously. But I want this money to last, for me, for my future wife, for my daughter and future generations. So I want to do wise things with the money instead of just be a spendthrift.”

“And I’m not one to take a lot of money, and splurge on mansions and this and that, but I am sure buying that Rolls.”

“So when I got the money I started thinking, well, you know, I’m going to have more responsibilities. There’s going to be people wanting to get that money from me. There’s always going to be schemes. You have to look at who you’re investing your money with. But I would gladly trade those problems in — my old problems for these problems.”

I watched the TLC show today and was very intringued especially when i heard him say he makes 18 grand in interest a day. I knew there was something wrong with that math.

David Edwards, about 1.5 hours before the Powerball lottery drawing on Saturday night took $8 out of his unemployed pocket and put it down on eight tickets and wound up with one quarter of the big prize, $295 million. He gets $73.7 million. He’s opted for the one-lump sum, we understand, which will be 41.4 million before taxes.

Taking the lump sum is the stupidest mistake that most greedy lottery winners make. He gave away over 30 million dollars simply because he didn’t want to wait and recieve it over a 20 year period. The payouts force lottery winners to understand how much they really have and they can’t be as easily taken advantage of. This guy claimed to be making 18000 a day on interest “i say the bank bought it for me” if he was spending 18000 grand a day that’s over 6.5 million dollars a year in interest, how could someone think they make 6.5 million a year from a 27 million dollar investment….and even thats assuming he never touched the 27 million buying WORTHLESS CRAP…which he clearly did. What shady accountants were swindling him? If he had taken the payouts he would still have money coming to him every year until 2021. Unless you are over 60 or have a terminal illness there is no good reason to take the lump sum. Even in that instance it can be stupid because those payments can still be transfered to loved ones after death. David said it best at the end of the Lottery show i watched today, “money doesn’t buy you brains.”

This is not a rare story, most people who win the lottery have terrible stories of how they were swindled, robbed, or just plain wasted money that could have kept them in a very comfortable lifestyle. By these quotes you would think this man knew the pitfalls and was still unable to avoid him. I wish the best to his daughter, there have been some unneccesary cruel posts about her, and I think it’s very unfair to judge someone when you don’t know them.

623. Tiffani Lee Edwards - August 11, 2008

I could care less about all this shit on here anymore! Get over it people! Thanks for the congrats on my baby to those who wrote. She is such a joy, and my dad absolutely adores her! The only thing I care about it to find out who “Matthews Friend” is! I really would like to get a hold of my little brother. Whoever you are email me so I can find out more.
Good to hear that things are improving for you. Try this address for Matthews Friend. choras20@bellsouth.net if it works, let us know how he’s doing. – webmaster

624. Co-worker - August 12, 2008

Tiffani, I sent you an e-mail a while back but I am not sure that I have the right address. I worked with your dad for a few months when he worked for Roadrunner and I worked for Nortel. I would like to get in touch with him to hear how he is doing. Is that possibe? Regardless to what people say he was always nice to me. tscurrin@sbcglobal.net

625. Elva Jean - August 13, 2008

Tiffani, congrats on the birth of your daughter. I wish you both a lifetime of good health and happiness. And best wishes in reconnecting with your little brother — I hope that you two reunite soon!

I’m sorry that your father had such a troubling fall. On Sunday I caught his story on TV (E! was showing THS Investigates: Curse of the Lottery and TLC aired Jackpot! Millionaires and The Lottery Changed My Life). It’s sad. I know that the general public only saw about 20 minutes of your father’s life but I think that most everyone hoped that he would do right by himself and his family. A perfect man he may not be but he is your father. I hope that he is at peace with his past and can move on to happier future.

626. David was the victim of Jeff Chandler, a known scammer. - August 14, 2008

Tiffani – If you are able to contact me, please do so. victimassist@gmail.com Your dad’s situation really turned bad when he got involved with a notorious scammer named Jeffrey Dewayne Chandler. He stole over $3 million from my client, and a lot more from many others, shortly before your dad got involved with him. He embezzled a fortune from your dad, and he continues to scam people to this day. There are presently over 50 families in Florida that were scammed by Chandler after the hurricanes of 2004 – 2005 hit several counties. Things would have turned out SO DIFFERENTLY had your dad never met him. Chandler is a large, violent, and intimidating man who jumped at the opportunity to steal from your dad. I represent dozens of victims who want him put in jail.

To try to avoid anyone else from being scammed by Chandler, here is some information about him. He and his wife, Diane, live in Stuart, FL at:

3411 SE FAIRWAY WEST
STUART, FL 34997

Of course the house is listed in Diane’s name, as is the case with his two other properties. This was done to avoid the property being taken from him to satisfy all of the liens against him from various scams.

He poses as a ROOFER, but his scam is as follows: He gets people to sign a phony contract for roof repairs. Little or no work is done. Then liens are placed on the properties and eventually, papers are filed to foreclose on the properties. He used your dad’s money to hire Lief Grazi, a Stuart attorney, who lacks any moral scruples, to represent him. The grief these poor families suffered was indescribable! Attorney Lief Grazi would drag them through the court system until they could no longer afford further legal representation.

In summary, PEOPLE OF FLORIDA – BEWARE OF JEFF CHANDLER!

AND TIFFANI, IF YOU SEE THIS, I WOULD LOVE TO TALK WITH YOU.

627. Gordon - August 14, 2008

$42M Annuity Face Value
$27M Lump Sum
$14M After Taxes

Exotic Cars, Personal Airplane, Mansion, Maintenance/Carrying Costs, Furnishings, Toys, Vacations, Gifts, Payroll, Attorney Fees, Legal Settlements, Bad Investments, and Drugs burns through $14M quick.

628. Flatwoods Boy - August 16, 2008

Gordon:

You are exactly right with your numbers. When I first saw on TV that David was getting $18,000 a DAY interest, I was shocked. That comes out to $6.5 MILLION a year, supposedly in interest. To get that much from a 5% return, he would have needed over $130 million in the bank. (And, you’re right on the mark, his $27 Million lump sum would have been about $14 million after taxes.)

With “fuzzy math” like this, it’s no wonder that David pissed it all away.

629. SwooZie - August 17, 2008

Can’t you understand when you are high on “Meth”, everything seems to be bigger than life…?? David must have been “HIGH” during the TV Lottery Documentary when he was stating the cost of what he had paid for “things” and that so call “interest” that he was earning daily!!! It is really sad, because alot of good could have come out of winning that kinda money..!!! Sad that he thought he was bigger than life and is now suffering from being “STUPID”…!!!

630. trish - August 17, 2008

this is the most incrediable story ..I can not believe that David Edwards would not have a trust fund set up for his only child, it’s not possible, why would he be so stupid, i viewed the tv show about him and thought at that time that he was spending everything he could, but it’s not my money and i figured he would be smart enough to put some back for his only child and at least the three children from his wife shawna, if he cared about her, which i find that she is a low life and he would have been better off without her, how can somebody spend 27 million in such a short period of time, i can understand the preditors and his addictions, but if he had at least a little decensy he should have put some money away for Tiffani, she was a victim and I can only think about what she and he thinks now, and he was really set for life, why did he do this to himself and his child, i am overwhelmed at this story and cant possibly think how he feels now, i can only say that i hope he has overcome his demons, because that is actually what happend to this person. i do feel sorry for him because he made poor choices and trusted people he should have not. i only wish he put some money aside for his child. David how could you do this? i am not passing judgment only my opinion.
This is the strangest story and i only feel really bad for the whole family…. sorry that happened.
email me at tissyt2005@aol.com, i want to here from David himself and actually at this point really talk to you….no judgement.

631. deja - August 26, 2008

Why would he want to discuss his life with you? Because you are “curious?”

I think you are “curious” too know IF he has any money left, and if he does, how you can separate him from it!

Get off him hungry! Buy your own lunch…elsewhere!

632. trish - August 31, 2008

yes, just curious, that’s all……….

633. trish - August 31, 2008

and deja, yes, a great term paper……..

634. Ghost of Jack Whittaker - September 2, 2008

I agree with Swoozie. People don’t really understand just how distorted reality becomes when your a massive drug addict. Big Dave, in addition to other things, suffers from addiction disease. His lifelong problems with drugs, booze, etc. all leading to the predictible course of blowing cash, prison, failed marriages and strings of kids. As an added bonus, he married a young gal with a problem worse than his.

This disease is serious, and kills many Americans each year. Untreated, it eventually leads to death, prison or serious mixes of those and hospital time.

If Edwards got the right help, he’s in NA/AA now and working on getting his life back, sober. If he’s working the steps, I’d bet Step 8 & 9 will be hard for him.

635. Richrard D - October 2, 2008

Looks like this blog has finally died a much-needed death. It’s been a whole month, and not one mindless post has been left here. Not one.

The crazies took over, and all reason went out the window.

Good riddance.

636. Ron in California - October 3, 2008

No, not dead. I just think there hasn’t been anything on TV to make people Google David Lee Edwards. While we’re on the subject, does anyone know what has become of David?

637. Tiffani Lee Edwards - October 6, 2008

ron my dad is staying with me now, but he is going back down to florida here shortly.

638. Co-worker - October 7, 2008

Tiffani,
I worked with your dad a while in North Carolina. I would like touch base with him if that is possible. He was always nice to me and a good worker. Just thought I would ask if there was any way to communicate with him.

639. Ron in California - October 7, 2008

Hello Tiffani !

Are you still at the same e-mail address?

Did you ever get hold of your brother?

Ron

640. moscath - November 7, 2008

Congratulations to all who voted for OBAMA!!!!
To he who supported McCain, my condolence.

Even rats have sense enough to abandon a sinking ship going down the river to no where…..the only people who stay on board are the dead and the foolish. If you voted for McCain and are reading this message, congratulations, you don’t fall into the category of the dead.

641. SOUTHERNER - November 11, 2008

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Had ObamaBeenNoddin while Barney Frank’s Homosexual Lover worked for FannieMae ?

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Mystery man in senator’s memoir now revealed
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NoExperience

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John Edwards blasts Obama:
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American flag disappears from Obama’s campaign jet
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Obama refuses to put his hand on his heart for
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642. Flatwoods Boy - November 13, 2008

Two Messages to “Southerner.”

ONE: This is a David Edwards Blog. Find another site for posting your mindless rants.

TWO: The election is over. Get over it.

643. SOUTHERNER - November 13, 2008

I have NO PROBLEM , but tell moscath
HE is who tried to make this thread POLITICAL !!

WHEN SOMEONE CALLS ME A RAT, IT GETS PERSONAL

644. Flatwoods Boy - November 14, 2008

Southerner:

You fell for Moscath’s barb, then wrote, endlessly and mindlessly.

And what did you accomplish? You simply exposed your ignorance.

Best to simply let it go. Even when you think someone calls you a rat.

645. Ron in California - November 15, 2008

This is the Dave Edwards Blog. So, does any one know what has become of him. He recently became a grandfather.

646. Happy-In-Idaho - November 16, 2008

Oh boy….has this blog took a turn! And why is anyone still contributing to it? I doubt Tiff or David read this but if they do….I hope your lives have returned to normalcy and I wish you only the best. Remember people, A little laughter goes a long way. Stop taking life so seriously. I’m outta here…snows falling and snowmobiles are idling. P.S. Southerner….Its over. Like it or not. Try making your case again in 4 years.

647. McCain supporter - November 18, 2008

Moscath, congrats on the win, just don’t drink the kool-aid

648. Pamela Fullem - December 8, 2008

What a shame that someone given such an incredible gift would take the money and blow it like this guy did. We all dream of what we would do if we won such a large amount of money, but let’s be realistic. It’s just as easy to be irresponsible with a million as it is to be with one hundred. Who needs a fleet of fancy cars and multiple homes! Let alone planes, helicopters and boats! I saw this guy on one of those shows highlighting lottery winners and the amount of money he spent of crap was mind blowing. I truly believe a lottery win like that is a gift from God, but make no mistake, when you are up there meeting your maker he is going to ask what you did with your money. There is nothing wrong with providing nice things for your family and helping friends, but what about helping those in the world who need help. Battered women’s shelters, homeless shelters. animal shelters, soup kitchens, donating to needy charities, providing coats and warm clothing for children. Helping families get back on their feet? Having money isn’t just about our own selfish wants and desires. We have an obligation to pay it forward. To allow someone who has been struggling to be able to breath again and provide them the hope they need to become self-sufficient again. If I were ever entrusted with such a gift, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I didn’t do everything in my power to help as many people as I could. I would also make certain that the money became a legacy for my family. My children would want for nothing, but they would also happily give to those in need. We know what it is like to be poor. It beats you down and strips you of hope and dreams. To give that back to someone who has lost it is the most priceless gift of all.

649. Gordon - December 28, 2008

if you ever hear that the lottery jackpot is $X, realize that you need to cut it in half twice to get to the lump sum after tax actual payout.

for instance, $100M is really “only” $25M lump sum after taxes.

but remember, you make your own lottery in life.

good luck and a healthy, prosperous, and happy new year to all!!!

650. Shelby - January 14, 2009

well heck,I started reading this hours ago (insomnia) & am totally hanging for the next chapter!!

If this is not a best seller I will eat only cornbread for a month (love cornbread btw). If they are seriously broke then they need to trademark a cople things & get a movie going..seriously might wind up richer than before,lord knows a lot of people for whateer reason are attracted to this man davids life story!

We saw him on that show a few months ago & I was like man he has it together..then reading the updates on him led me here & I dont know if the tiffani on here is really THE tiffani bt if you are you really should do something..anything about those pics on tiffani404!!

We nailed shawna from the get go when david was being interviewed & the way she said..I want a ferrari..just her body language too-she always had a hold on that man..and not a good one but we dont pick & choose who owns our hearts.

fyi too..david should get an attorney with an edge & go after Ballenisles considering the dirt they are facing now..mmhmm. Seems like david was good enogh long as he had money but then they decided he needed to go on back to the redneck state that floridians love to put that nose in the air about..actually all Southerners..and we should know considering we have traveled so much arounf this country.

Southerners when we win…keep the money here at home where it belongs..not a bunch of snobs that legally (at the time) take your millions & then do underhanded actions when you encounter a rough patch..david should go after Ballenisles among others imo.

If he was truly incapacitated it is not like not one person there in pbg knew this & yet still entered in contracts with him..think britney folks..he might have a shot..would love to see this family triumph!!

651. Phoenix - January 15, 2009

Wow, that’s all I can say. that and peace love and blessings to all. Happy 2009. I wish david Edwards and everyone good health, and blessings. I believe in positivity. If you don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say anything.
^j^ ^j^ ^j^

652. Shelby - January 18, 2009

I believe anyone has the right to say anything they want..who chooses what is good or bad..sometimes the truth hurts & its not all good..maybe if someone had told these people the bad news before it got worse they wouldnt be living off taxpayers money now!

I want to know if it is true shawna writing her book already about being abused & kept a prisoner basically by david..is this truth or just allegations at this point?

Also we read where tiffani gave money to a hip hop act & was drugged & raped?..anyone know if this is truth or just that website we read making allegations by shawna?..please tell anyone? Thanks.

653. Ron in California - January 23, 2009

Shelby,

Where do you get this information?

I doubt it is true.

654. Dave Damron - January 29, 2009

All I’m going to say about Dave is that I knew him AND Shawna (Went to high school with her) and he always treated me in a respectful manner.

655. Vee - February 5, 2009

Some of these comments are ridiculous. I truly don’t believe when Dave gets to the other side, God Almighty is going to chastise him for how he spent his lottery money. Money is energy…nothing more. He obviously didn’t spend it wisely or chose to ignore the counsel of those who did. Money just makes you more of who you already are. I was truly happy for him when I heard about his win. It’s too bad he couldn’t rise above it. Hopefully he’ll make a comeback.

656. Dick Chaney - March 3, 2009

Well, with the economy in the crapper, with everybody’s 401k worth a fraction of what it used to be, and lots of people losing their jobs, we have ALL joined David is being “poor as church mice.” Who knew that he would be a trend setter when he pissed it all away.

657. DC - March 8, 2009

622. TLC Overnight Millionaires – August 10, 2008:
Taking the lump sum is the stupidest mistake that most greedy lottery winners make. He gave away over 30 million dollars simply because he didn’t want to wait and recieve it over a 20 year period.
——————————–

Yeah…. No… The annuity is worse as it can leave you just as vulnerable and people still can and have just as easily get themselves into a lot of trouble from it some even more so than the lump sum as many lottery “winners” have, either way he would have been screwed since he obviously listened to the wrong people and over spent way too much.

Even a measly 5% return from very safe investments on 21-23 million (which is much closer to what he actually had, it certainly wasn’t 14M) after the full State and Federal taxes of the time, if KY’s tax rate of 6% is the same as it was eight years ago over the course of 24 years (I think the number of payments then was 25) could have potentially generated much more than what the annuity was worth, even with the economy now swirling around in the toilet.

658. Dick Cheney - March 11, 2009

Taking the long-term payout gives one HUGE benefit. By getting annual payments, you can NOT piss away the money the way David did. For many people, the temptation is far too great to spend spend spend.

659. Mr. Steve Lyons McGee - March 13, 2009

He received $27,000,000 after all deductions (taxes, reduced proceeds from lump sum, etc).

660. tkcollier - April 18, 2009

*“The CFP Board made an offer to the National Association of State and Provincial Lotteries to provide the organization’s members with information to distribute to winners. The Investment News article
highlighted the lack of financial guidance many winners receive from state lottery agencies; estimates show that nearly one-third of lottery winners become bankrupt.”

661. Tina Haney - April 24, 2009

Shawnas mother never bailed her out of jail. I know this because I am Shawnas sister. Our mother passed away March 25th. This whole situation didn’t help.

662. Tina Haney - April 24, 2009

Tiffany, why do you say you never see Shawna. Thats a lie and you know it. If you hate her so much, quit talking to her and subjecting yourself to her evil ways

663. stacey - May 3, 2009

Tiffani,
My name is Stacey. I used to babysit your brother matthew a long time ago before your dad and shawn won their money. He used to live with my cousin before he got to go home to shawna. I want to say the last time I saw him he was only 3 or 4 years old. I think about him all the time. He was so precious to me. I was just wondering how he is doing. I dont know if you even get on here, but if you do, please just let me know how he is doing. How old is he now? I would guess about 11 or 12 by now. If nothing else, please tell him I say hello and I will always think of him. my email is stacey325@yahoo.com. thanks a lot.

664. The Blog Planet - Lotto Winner — What If YOU Are the Lucky One? - May 27, 2009

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665. KyAshland - May 28, 2009

Tiffany DON’T pay attention to the IDIOTS that make fun or talk crap to you on this site. My husband and I both have known your dad since 1994, and met you when you were a little girl. Your dad is a good guy underneath it all.

666. Ross - May 29, 2009

At the risk of being shit talked, I feel that yes he was loose with the money. But what can any of us say we would have done with that much money. Who knows until you walk in thosr shoes. But one things 4 sho, I bet he had a good time fucking it up. I would rather be the dumb ass that spent it all , than the one who keeps buying dreaming about winning. Good Luck 2 All.

667. illegalDrugs - May 30, 2009

As you know I destroy lives, breakup homes, families and even kill. I turn people into crooks,prostitutes,tricks, sell their valubles, sell your body and do thinks you would never expect to do. Alot of my victims come from all backrounds all colors,male or female I don’t discriminate I’ll welcome you with open arms, your welcome to stay long as you want and use and abuse me as much as you want. some get a hold of me from friends, some just is attracted to my effect of making you feel good inside wanting to be apart of that experience. All my victim get hooked!! once hooked my supplier ends up enjoying the benefits of your money & property for a small percent of me, so if you are like my victim david basically poured gasoline on to his addiction to me, my supplier got a big piece of that 27 million, day & night, night and day you want to be with me can’t fight the urge or addiction on your own just wanting to be with me and people that gets high day & night, night & day spending money on me day & night. I love weak minds, a strong mind could of prevented our future together and in time of seeing my destruction in your lives on how I turn you up side down , taking a time out to think about your children, family and your health you could of took steps to get me out of your life getting treatment for being addicted to me but most people is too weak to fight me, just becomes my slave and live to please that urge until death! JUST SAY NO!

668. Danny Daugherty - June 22, 2009

People are just jealous because they didnt have that chance to have money. Yes i wished i have won that money but it went to good person. David has been my idle for a long time , since he won the lottery. Things happen for a reason. i just wish it was for the better, but you cant change that. life goes on and you just have to make of it and go on no matter what anybody says. You cant take it with you when you go. All you can say is been there done that. Your family has helped many people and he has done a great thing for your community. and now people want to say bad shit. To hell with them. tell him to get well and not to worry. Hows he doing anyway? just dont worry about anything but u and your family. god bless. live your life.

669. Dave the Moron - July 15, 2009

This just goes to show you that money can’t buy you brains! How can you blow 27 million dollars?! What an idiot!

670. The Ghost of Jack Whittaker - July 23, 2009

It’s been about 8 years now since Edwards won the lottery. Can you imagine the lifetime he’s had in that time? Down and out, then up on top then down and out again. What a ride for him. Someone noted above that he should do a book about that ride, maybe to help him recoup some cash and help with medical expenses, etc. I’m not much of a celeb tell-all fan, but I’d buy an Edwards book. I also hope he’s got his life back together.

671. The New Yorker - July 24, 2009

To hell with David Lee Edwards and to hell with his support network of half-wit hicks and dewy-eyed dipshits.

672. Ben - August 19, 2009

Does anyone have any updated info on David’s health status?

673. Joel - August 21, 2009

Wow- so that IS a jet that he bought with his winnings???? didn’t bother to read all the information on this guy, but that’s crazy! and Why only 40 something millon from such a huge jackpot- did others win as well?

at any rate, i can tell you what i’d do with a huge jackpot such as this one- the only splurging i would do would be to purchase a modest home in Germany, probably in Hannover, and move back there (i lived there for many years before deciding to try living in the U.S. again a couple of years ago). I would then invest the rest in British, Swedish, and German treasury notes, and make some other reasonable, well thought out long term investments in European markets and manage it all based on my own risk management measurements. After that is all said and done, i would kick back, transfer to the University of Bonn, and finish up my Phd in Astronomy. I would then look for a tenured teaching/research position at a German university, or try to get on at the Max Planck Institute, and enjoy the rest of my life teaching and carrying out my research. i would MAYBE purchase a used car (preferably a VW Passat station wagon), for no more than approx. 8,000 Euros, so that i can do my grocery shopping, take occasional trips by car up to Sweden, Finland, and Norway, and take care of other stuff that would require a car- otherwise, i’d be perfectly content with getting around on public transportation or on my hybrid trekking bike.

AAAHHHHHH- that would be the life!

674. Carache Pete - August 21, 2009

Yes, Ben, he’s terminally stupid.

675. FavoredOne - August 25, 2009

I have found reading all the posts to be quite educational, especially the various suggestions on what people would and would not do should/had they win the lottery. I too dream of winning the lottery and don’t see anything wrong with buying a ticket or two every once in a while–moderation is the key as only one set of numbers will win. I have spent time researching the successes and downfalls of several lottery winners and, when I win, I plan to become one of the success stories.

I am thankful that God has blessed me with intelligence and the ability to learn from my personal mistakes as well as those of others. When I win, I plan to claim my prize via blind trust so that everyone that believes they deserve a piece of my blessing will not come out of the woodworks. I already have a plan for when I win and have faith that God will guide me on how to use this opportunity to bless others.

I believe that many of the lottery winners that lost their money would still have some of it if they had stayed employed or at least found some way to use their time. Idle hands are truly the workshop. I plan to remain employed as I am blessed with the ability to work and to work because I want to and not because I have to. I want the ability to buy the finer things but don’t think I have to just to be happy.

I hope that David Lee Edwards’s life turns around for the good and that he knows that though man fails God is faithful and just. As long as there is breath in our bodies, there is hope. And hope is just the beginning.

676. Ron in California - August 27, 2009

The last word about Dave is that he is confined to a wheel chair because an operation to remove a spinal infection left him paralyzed. Tiffani has not only had a baby, but is now expecting another. Dave and Tiffani have reconciled and he enjoys being a grandparent.

677. Tracy Shelton - September 8, 2009

I haven’t talked to Dave in over a year. I told him about the money in the Ky. Treasury but when I looked online he still hadn’t claimed it. Whatever it is had originally come to his home that is now part of Caniff’s Funeral Home parking lot.
The last time we saw Tiffany was before the lottery win. My husband made her a clock resembling a scene from the lion king. It really s@@ks David didn’t create her a trust. He never was trailer trash as one implied. His parents raised him right though his dad was tough on him. There are alot of things that have happened in his life that made him who he is in large part. He always was larger than life.
New Yorker I’m neither a hick nor dewey eyed. But I do know that judging others (especially those I’ve never met) is the most base type of person there is. I’d much rather be a redneck than just a jerk. I wonder how your life would play out on the big screen.
Btw trailer trash is what you call people who tell others what a low life horny bast@rd you are (ie-Clinton). Time to grow up and realize New York doesn’t have anymore intelligence than anywhere else. They are just so over crowded the rats can hide better.

678. Jimmy Kidd - September 9, 2009

I would really like to hear from David or any of his family!! I was a good friend of David’s befor he won the Lottery and have only seen him 2 times since. I really miss my friend wish I had been able to help him during his troubles!! Someone get in touch to let me know how he and Shawna are!! Thanks

679. Jimmy Kidd - October 1, 2009

Wold someone please let David know I am trying to get in touch? Reply to kidd1354@yahoo.com. I’d like to know how he is.I was there when his dad was buried and through much of Vernida’s health problems. Thanks

680. Sal Paradise - October 13, 2009

I don’t care where your from, dumb is dumb. New Yorkers are just more obnoxious. We all have are own good and bad sides.

Edwards certainly didn’t do much to make his hometown folks, and country people in general, look very good. But quite a few city slickers have had their share of lottery problems. A couple stand out, recently, from New York as well.

Americans tend to root for the underdog. I think at first they were with Edwards. But as soon as the facts came out about his lifestyle it became clear that he had a drug and cash flow problem. It was hard to believe for most of us how he could of blown 27 million so fast. I wondered why never got his aching back fixed, as I have one and would love to have the $$$ and time to do that alone.

To me, the moral of this story is drugs. Moral in all tenses. Had he been clean, and somewhat sober, he may have made better calls with his wife, family and dough. All of us have had few too many big orange drinks and ended up taking home someone we’d never take home sober. Imagine that feeling only your stoned and crazy with some notion you’ve got all the cash in the world. I’d probably still be in jail if was me, especially back in my college days.

So, I hope big Dave makes a great recovery and lives out a happy and healthy life. And write that book Dave, it may help in the long run.

681. Jeepers Creepers - December 24, 2009

What a FOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL he is!
Is he really that dumb or what?? Dang!

682. Dick Cheney - December 28, 2009

Yes, he’s really THAT dumb. In addition, he was “taken to the cleaners” by a couple of Ashland friends who hastened his financial ruin

683. mikster - February 24, 2010

I was raised on the poor side of town and eventually came into some money, (much smaller scale than your father) but without the proper education and $$$ advice it only lasted about 10 years, and now its gone. I understand what your father has gone thru. I have a couple of cars leftover so if he needs one have him send me an email. I live in Northern Cali

684. Sal Paradise - June 7, 2010

Short of the lottery winner in Florida finally being declared and found dead, there have not been many winners in the news. Our buddies Edwards and Jack Whittaker are under deep cover. Edwards unheard from since around 2008. No one is speaking, publicly at least, about old Dave’ nor what he is up to.

Whittaker, on the other hand, has gone back down into the bunker ever since he came out long enough for an ABC news segment and later a follow on AP article. Since then Lottery Jack is back to running his vast business empire in West Virginia. At last take, he was in court with someone or other about who actually owned a bistro or what it was called, etc. Jack seems to relish that sort of thing; he is sued early and often about his business ventures. You have to admire Jack, he’s still rich and still, nearly 8 years from his big win, still doing what he did before. Sans a family, of course.

Maybe it was just dumb luck, but the lottery world got Dave and Jack both within that big Lottery Year 2001-2002. They both hailed from the same area, except Dave lived over in Kentucky. Both down home boys. From there, all bets were off. Jack worked like an illegal immigrant his whole life, finally deadlifting his way into construction ownership and big business. Dave, of course, wasn’t a hard worker. He instead tried to find easy ways to get quick cash. Never one to hold a real job for long, Dave soon ended up in jail for robbery. In and out his whole life, Dave later found the world of Drug Use and, then, Drug Sales more to his liking. Never busted for drugs, he nevertheless lived in that world, often using drug cash to support him and his various ex’s or young girlfriends. No, Dave wasn’t going to work like an immgrant. But, he loved the cash.

I think Dave could have used some of Lottery Jack’s common sense. At least where business was concerned. Jack and Dave are good examples of the kind of adult male folks running around their part of the country. One wokring hard, going to church, voting Republican and raising his family. The other, doing as little as possible and staying away from church.

During my last visit to the area I kept hearing a rumor that Lottery Jack was helping Big Time Dave get back on his feet. Of course, we don’t know this for sure, especially since Dave is under cover. Might not be a bad idea, but let’s hope, again, that Lottery Jack is helping Big Time Dave get clean and on the right track. Maybe Jack can do the same.

685. R - June 8, 2010

Sal,

Other than that Dave has had health problems, I do not know what has happened to him. His daughter, Tiffani, who has previously been on this blog, has since had two children. My understanding is that Tiffani and Dave have reconciled and he enjoys being a grandparent. I have no idea if Jack Whittaker is helping Dave, but I doubt he is. And best wishes to Tiffani, she certainly has had to endure quite a lot.

Best wishes to Jack Whittaker as well. The sudden infusion of tens of millions of dollars was disorienting; and he made some mistakes, who wouldn’t, but he was extraordinarilly generous, and I hope he continues to be, if only to prove his jealous critics wrong. Jack also suffured more personal trajedies when not only his granddaughter passed, but now his daughter as well. So everyone extend a kind hand to him, because he has been more generous than most of us would have been, and he may now be all alone.

686. Raean - June 26, 2010

Tiffani and David, you have always been on my mind and in my prayers since hearing your story. People don’t understand how money can change you for the worse, even though those same people strive everyday to get their hands on it. Keep moving along, and know you’re nothing more or less than the rest of us human beings. Take Care!

687. The Ghost of Jack Whittaker - September 14, 2010

I imagine Lottery Jack and Big Time Dave will eventually move on past this lottery period and find some sort of ‘normal’ level to life.

It’s a bit concerning if BTD is back with his wife. Sometimes you can predict people making a seemingly never ending string of bad personal decisions. Mrs. Edwards has some sort of pull on BTD which may lead him down that old path of crazy behavior and addiction. She has big time problems and is probably not the best person for BTD.

Lottery Jack is STILL being sued and sued again in WV but now also in KY and I think, VA or OH. LJ has gone hog wild investing in business, all of which are cash heavy type concerns, or places to eat. But, his rather caustic personality, which worked so well for him in the rough and tumble world of pipeline contracting, isn’t going over so well with dainty bistro types. So, LJ keeps getting sued for various things. I do think, and a positive one at that, he has not been involved in personal behavior problems for a long while, and that he has either quit or toned down his love of the booze.

Both BTD and LJ would have never become media stars or celebs if it hadn’t been for the lottery. Both their own unique personalities, combined with the exposure of winning helped contribute to their problems and rocky road. Both have survived and are still around, but both have taken severe and hard hits in their personal lives and will tell you that life has changed a great deal since their wins.

Both men, I think, would have better served had they taken their funds and remained annoymous. Maybe without the pressure from all of that exposure they may have acted differently. LJ, for one, was always trying to pimp his status with hookers and strippers. BTD actually even went on tv programs to show off his drug inspired level of extremely poor taste in things around his mansion.

I’m still waiting for each to come out with a book. BTD could use the cash, but both these guys have the ego to advance such an idea. I hope they do it and will be first in line to get the books.

688. troy carrington - December 28, 2010

I remember when I saw this guy for the first time on CNN talking about the money. The first thought, in my mind, was this guy would be a sob story on lotto millionaires. They asked him what he was going to buy and the first thing he said “a bentley”. Atlas shrugged.
I have been there before, I won 10k off a scratcher and after taxes it was 7495.00 and after paying stuff off, it did not last long at all (this was 2008). If I ever won that kind of money and blew it like he did, I honestly would not be able to live with myself.
Here was guy, that if managed right, could have had 85k for the rest of his life without spending the winnings. He arranged a loan to go to Vegas. Private jets. Lots of cars. Everybody’s pal.
“It was a great run” he said. You could have ran for the rest of your life, but you lived like a king for 4 years and now, nothing.
Lottery winnings do not solve the problems of life. Lottery winnings are like a newborn child, they have to be protected, nutured and loved, not abused. If anyone reads this, understand that the biggest enemy your winnings will have is you.

689. Eric Skinner - December 28, 2010

Happy to Holidays to all. I went to the book store looking for the book, “The rise and fall of the Edwards”, they told me that the book has not been written yet. I was very disappointed. They’re going to make millions when it comes out. I hope it comes out next year.

690. Ashland boy - January 8, 2011

David certainly isn’t capable of writing a book. He’s barely literate. Books like this don’t make “millions.” Unless you’re George W. Bush, who is also barely literate.

691. Anon - January 25, 2011

His daughter was just caught for Heroin trafficking. Google Tiffani Edwards.

692. Heywood Jabbloemi - January 28, 2011

Here’s a link to a news story about Tiffani’s drug bust: http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Three_Arrested_In_Boyd_County_Drug_Bust_114188914.html

693. Jimmy Crater - February 3, 2011

Drug addict wins lottery… there is NO god in this world.

694. mind your business if you got any - October 7, 2011

armchair QB’s always critiquing some elses life. Damn shame.

695. Fredd - October 11, 2011

When it is all said and done – his biggest problem was the involvement with drugs. Drugs kill from the inside out. The money made it much easier, of course – but even without the money, the drugs would have ruined his life. Take away the drugs, and he would probably still have enough money to live comfortably – even with all the crazy silly purchases.

696. AmericanMovieFan - December 3, 2011

A few thoughts and facts:

1) Edwards won $27 million after taxes, not the $42 million most people here seem to believe he won. It’s a massive difference in real life, but I suppose that for the purposes of his cautionary tale $15 million doesn’t make a difference…

2) That David Lee Edwards was a junkie and an uneducated working class person was not the problem. Those were systemic issues for him. The problem is that David Lee Edwards clearly had an addictive personality. Extremely addictive. Whether it was cocaine or expensive items or even caving to someone who wanted a hand out after he’d won, he was obviously someone for whom it was naturally impossible to say no.

3) I come from an upper middle class family of intellectuals who worked hard in college, went to places like Boston University, University of San Francisco, Harvard Business School, etc. worked for extremely well known companies, have been CEO’s, CFO’s, venture capitalists, etc. Our house is full of books, everybody lives modest lifestyle, etc. I STILL play the lottery and I STILL dream of hitting it big because it’s a natural thing to do . There’s a threshold in many people’s minds of how much money it would take for them to never have to worry again, no matter what. And even with everything I know about life and have been taught, there’s no way to know for certain how I or anybody else in my family would react to sudden extreme wealth.

I dunno, maybe I’m full of it, those are just my off-the-cuff thoughts on this tragic but fascinating story.

697. The Ghost of Jack Whittaker - March 4, 2012

Just heard and read that Edwards daughter, the one who was in such a hurry to get hitched and start a family, was recently busted in West Virginia for selling (and, for the looks of her mug shot, using) that primo drug of champions, meth. As of today there have been no follow-up stories in the news about her, but I’ve heard she’s out on bail and facing some serious prison time. Her role in the drug selling outfit, according to the local Meth Squad, was one of runner and overall bookkeeper. Police also believe she was financing her own use with proceeds from the outfits profits. It is allowed believed the outfit both made and fronted meth on a sort of sales pyramid plan.

Her dad, of course, David Lee Edwards, had no public comment. Edwards himself has been arrested in the past for various drug reasons, and has been noted as a heavy drug addict. Edwards was last seen recooperating nearby Ashland, Kentucky from prior back injuries and hepatitis related to shared needle use. Rumors note that he has an advanced case of hepatitis, which is usually fatal.

Before the arrest, Edwards daughter had no prior police record.

698. Raean - June 27, 2012

Give it a rest already.. first, post a story as proof and second this would not be her first arrest. You aren’t the ghost of Jack Whittaker, you’re a loser with no life but to chase around the Edwards.. now that’s sad! 😦

699. Ghost of Jack Whitaker - Not - July 11, 2012

To my knowledge this was her first arrest, although there was a second far less serious one after that, I think something to do with an unpaid fine. The drug arrest was down graded to a less serious charge and she essentially did her time served. Cut Tiff some slack because she was raised in households with drug addicts. You may have made the same mistakes if you had been raised around and depended on the same people.

700. White Lightening - August 4, 2012

Sad news, Shawna Maddux, wife of Dave Edwards, passed away several years ago because of an apparent over dose. A lot of money was spent on rehab, but drugs had to tight a hold on her. The only thing constructive that can be gained from this is that we can all learn the deadly dangers of drug abuse, and that it can happen to any one. Yeah it’s a cliche, but when it comes to drugs, just say NO because if you say yes it may ruin or even cost you your life.

701. Arlene - August 24, 2012

Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my
4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her
ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but
I had to tell someone!

702. White Lightening - September 1, 2012

Yes it’s off topic, but why would you say it in the first place ? And if you were at the beach that means your not from Ashland, KY.

703. Pilotshark - December 5, 2012

just to add here, found this site though another one.

just want to say David, you still have friends out here

Rob

704. Sal Paradise - February 12, 2014

David Edwards passed away November 30, 2013 from hepatitis complications. He was at hospice when he died.
Edwards took home $27,000,000 in cash after winning the lottery in August, 2001. By early 2006 Edwards, after a wild spending spree and lifestyle was broke and living in a storage garage with his then wife. He soon returned to Ashland, Kentucky where he had been since for hepatitis treatment. His condition never improved leading to removal to hospice early in 2013. At the time of his death he was not married and had a daughter in her 20′s.
Edwards will forever be remembered as the guy who blew it all. Who lost all of his lottery money in less than 5 years. Of being a classic addict who never learned to control his addictions. Getting hepatitis from dirty needles used to inject drugs he eventually paid the ultimate price for his addiction.
He’ll also live on as the poster child for how not to do it. And how bad the lottery system. Winner get their money, end up promoted by the lottery, then turned out with zero advice or direction on how to deal with their money. Most winners had never had money and haven’t a clue. But, in America, lotteries are money making machines. They could care less about how people spend their money. Just get a presser out of them and send them on their way.
However, I find it hard in Edwards case to argue any help would have done any good. He did have an adviser at first. He did good with Edwards money. But, Edwards couldn’t get his hands on the big money: it was all tied up in those long term investments that smart people have, saving the principal to generate income. Edwards would have been around $85,000 a month. Forever. He passed on that. It was all downhill from there.
Hopefully the saga of David Edwards will prompt people to pay some attention to treatment of lottery winners down the road. Maybe the utter disaster he made of his money enough to finally get laws passed forcing the lottery to actually help people get out on the right foot.
Until then, you could say the Edwards has died in vain.

705. matthew - December 18, 2014

i am Matthew Thylor Parsons. I am the little brother of Tiffany Edwards and the son of Shawna Maddux, step son of David lee Edwards i lived with him at the time of his riches and i was able to see one thing from my life with him, and that is that David was a incredible man with an amazing heart to help others. more than that he was my dad and i love him and always will. so don’t read a couple of news reports and say that he was a dumb ass and stupid because he was most certainty not. he made my life and allot of other peoples life’s worth trying to keep on living, he inspired me as a young man to work hard and be successful. so if you didn’t know him don’t talk about him, how would you like if everyone was calling a dead family member of yours names and running their mouths about them every were online. just leave him and my family alone.

mik - December 19, 2014

If possible can someone take a pic of Mr Edwards Gravesite.
May the Lord show grant him eternal peace and his offspring.

Dan CArter - October 3, 2015

Hi Mik,
David’s body was cremated. His remains are in the hand of his daughter, Tiffany…

jo - October 3, 2015

Wow…Ok Hopefully she is doing well

706. can dang tin rao vat - April 10, 2015

excellent post, very informative. I’m wondering why the other specialists of
this sector don’t understand this. You must continue your
writing. I’m sure, you have a huge readers’ base already!


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