All Donna Campbell has left of her husband is pictures and broken dreams or at least the sad story she and her lawyer are telling. The poor guy finally wins big after years of racking up gambling debts and does what any unhappily married ran would do with lots of cash – runs like the wind. Since winning the lottery he took a leave from work according to his co-workers and has avoided going home so far alluding people trying to serve him on his wife’s lawsuit.
Donna Campbell became suspicious of her husband, Arnim Ramdass, when he started to keep the television turned off and disconnected the phone line. Her suspicions rose when she found a postcard about a new home purchase.
Donna Campbell and her lawyer.
But Campbell was unaware that her husband was hiding a $10.2 million secret from her until she Googled her husband’s name. She found a Florida lottery press release that named 17 airline mechanics who won the jackpot, her husband was one of them. The 17 mechanics took the winnings lump sum and each received around six hundred thousand – which is apparently is enough to buy you a new life. Just you though, a wife with unfettered access to credit cards following a lottery jackpot would run far more.
This poor man didn’t do anything any husband wouldn’t think of he just had acted out on a male’s natural impulse to flee commitment. Poor Arnim Ramdass could be seen as a victim here. Not just for fleeing from alimony but for having to contend with his name. Who could put up with a name like Ramdass? Growing up this poor guy must have been the torment from other children must have been unrelenting. Being married and being named after a victim of prison based sexual assault would be more than any of us could endure.
A new name and a fresh start on life are yours, and being a degenerate gambler Arnim probably owed bookies more than 600K anyway. Wherever you are Mr. Ramdass we salute you, under the exact same circumstances I would have done the same thing. Granted I would have changed my name sooner but gambling debts can rob anyone of the funds necessary to pay for a name change.
What is even more troubling however is a simple google on the name Ramdass and Lottery will give you multiple results. Apparently his mother or possibly even his first wife won a lotter in Indiana:
Could this a part of some wider conspiracy with the lottery being rigged – how many people could possibly be named Ramdass anyway?
GROUP OF SEVENTEEN AIRPLANE MECHANICS CLAIM $19 MILLION FLORIDA LOTTO™ JACKPOT
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Lottery announced today that FLORIDA LOTTO™ winner Ibis #17, LLC of Miami, claimed the June 20 estimated $19 million FLORIDA LOTTO jackpot.
Ibis #17, a group of 17 co-workers, chose the one time, lump-sum payment for their winnings in the amount of $10,182,057.39. The members of the company are Arnim Richardson, Ralph Bizily, Eddie Nieves, Gregory Ellenberger, Fernando Upegui, John Mora, Wendall Farley, Jorge Rodriguez, Mario Enriquez, Jose Lopez, Miguel Ramirez, Viviana Colque, Theophilus Clarke, Janelle Ramdass, Calvin Carter, Danny Holcomb and Cynthia Rodriguez. The winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket was purchased at the Kwik Stop on 8300 S.W. 124 Street in Pinecrest.
The retailer received a bonus incentive of $30,000 for selling the jackpot winning ticket.
The winning numbers were:
06 – 31 – 34 – 44 – 45 – 49
Total ticket sales for this jackpot generated approximately $12.8 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF). Since 1988, the Florida Lottery has contributed more than $17 billion to the EETF, benefiting our students and schools, as well as funding more than 850,000 Bright Futures scholarships. By a two-to-one margin, Florida voters in 1986 approved a constitutional amendment authorizing the state to operate a Lottery for the purpose of generating significant additional moneys for education. Not to mention addicting thousands to gambling, which provides even further tax revenues in casinos throughout the country.
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