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Old 12-21-2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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Man Wins Lamborghini & Crashes 6 hours Later

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Man Wins Lamborghini, Crashes it 6 Hours Later - Yahoo! News

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Old 12-21-2011, 12:08 PM   #2
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I don't know, I think I might have done the same thing. It would be pretty tempting just to take it out and drive around, even if it was really cold out. It sounds like he wasn't speeding, or at least they didn't say anything about a speeding violation.

And it's not hard to slide on ice, even with snow tires.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:23 AM   #3
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he has said he will sell the car because he can't afford the taxes or the $7000 / yr. insurance bill. apparently it was a prize from a grocery store loyalty card. maybe next time they'll give away a ford instead.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:28 AM   #4
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I am positive I would have done the same thing driving it in the snow... here is the logic- the guy obviously cannot afford the car, the taxes, or the insurance and will be selling it as soon as possible. Knowing that the car would be sold to a low baller before Jan 1 so that he could prove a loss on the prize winnings, he HAD to drive it while he had it. He wont be able to wait until Spring because he cannot afford the taxes without an immediate sale.

If you have the opportunity to drive a supercar unbridled, even given the bad conditions vs. not ever being able to know how awesome the lamborghini really is, would you just let it sit in a garage? I doubt the wreck was intentional, but it was predictable!
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:01 PM   #5
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He still has to pay taxes on the winning - just as if he had won the lottery.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:24 AM   #6
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I saw the snow on the ground, then read his story and with what relatively small damage there was (meaning repairable) that I believed it. Tires on that car in that weather = no traction! Add to that you touch the throttle and the bull starts kicking and there you go. Nasty color though.

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