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Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Still Unknown

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Still Unknown

There's a mega mystery surrounding the Mega Millions jackpot.

There is still no word from northwest Ohio town of Lyons. Everyone has been waiting to find out who is the winner of this week's Mega Millions Jackpot, but that person may not want their identity revealed.

"Whoever won is obviously a very private person and is smart about it," said Annie Barden, a Lyons resident. "I completely would do the same thing. You'd have friends you never knew; people would be knocking on your door."

Somebody bought the $267 million ticket at a convenience store in the small farming town of only about 600 people.

The excitement and mystery has this tiny town talking, and people wonder if the winner will ever be known.

"I probably couldn't keep it a secret," said Trudy Kensler, a resident of Lyons.

The winning ticket has yet to be confirmed, but the lottery commission has been contacted by a lawyer claiming to represent the winner, with questions about setting up a blind trust fund.

In Ohio, it is legal for lottery winners to claim a lottery check and keep their identity private. But if the winner is local, it might not be that easy to keep this mega secret.

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md
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Posted: March 3, 2006, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

Good for them, if they can pull it off and not be public.  Its worth a shot.  If they can't I would hold one press conference and vanish in thin air! 

    gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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    i would get a lawyer and a financial planner together and then go into hiding from everone.i won some money in this years superbowl pool in the final and i have so many people asking for money or drinks in the bar that the football pool was held.some people i dont even know are asking for me to buy them lunch.so maybe this was a training excersise for when i hit the big one.

      gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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      i work in the hospital across the street from this bar and even the people in the hospital are asking for money and things.its wasn't a whole lot of money but still it shows you what some people are about.so i guess a long trip would be instore for me.i still don't know wye in the world would anyone want to go on tv to tell the world you just won big bucks.i would like to hear some ideas on this from the members on here.

        gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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        Posted: March 3, 2006, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

        the winner won't change but the people around him or her will change

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          Posted: March 3, 2006, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

          truee

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            Posted: March 3, 2006, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

            Weeellllll. we now no one thing.  It was NOT a pool that won!.  You could never find two or more people who could keep their mouths shut for a week!  Hell, that recent family winner couldn't even keep a family secret, no way you can keep a pool quite.  The little brat was on the internet in just three days, and the lawn keeper didn't last that long.

            Now we stand around and discover the sole winners decision making capabilities.  Unless, of course, they lost the ticket.  That would be the ultimate IQ failure!

            Cheers

            |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

            I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

              TheGameGrl's avatar - necros
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              Posted: March 3, 2006, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

              I say the dog ate the ticket, just for spite!

              All jesting aside, The ticket holder is obligated to go public its not a given to keep this news from ever being recorded. Somewhere records have to show the claimant. The question is: To what extent and what form of media will this first be announced, the radio, tv, or the internet. Whatever the outcome is, I pray the person (s) are getting proper financial counseling and taking measures to secure their families.

              Chewie, its sooooo very true. Try getting two people to agree on anything where money is concerned, unless the one person is buying for everyone!

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                Posted: March 4, 2006, 12:37 am - IP Logged

                Oh where, oh where can my lotto ticket be?

                Oh where, Oh where can it be!?

                Oh where, oh where can my lotto ticket?

                Maybe under my bed, or in the closet, let's see,

                Oh where, oh where can it be?

                Only in Louisiana will a lotto ticket be under bed,

                In Ohio ,it is in the sea.

                That is where the little lotto ticket might very well be.

                In the sea, the deep, deep sea, will the finder of the lotto ticket be led.

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                  Posted: March 4, 2006, 5:48 am - IP Logged

                  Every time there is another article printed it just brings more attention to the winner, so I guess the best thing is to get it over with as soon as possible, but many people want to make plans before claiming the money. All jokes aside, I certainly would find it difficult to sleep at night in my place once my name and picture were in the news so I'd first find temporary housing if I couldn't buy a home right away. I know I've often written that people shouldn't be so paranoid about having so much money, but I also believe in careful financial planning and taking steps to guard your security. I guess it depends on your current living situation.

                  I know I can't take it to heart, but another fool didn't claim a winning ticket in FL. $184,000 Fantasy 5 ticket will expire Sat (tonight) about 25 miles from here at midnight. I know I didn't buy a ticket in Lehigh in Sept but every month I read about these unclaimed tickets and it totally baffles me.  One of these days we will hear about a PB or MM ticket going unclaimed. (Has it happened yet? Don't think so.)

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                    You can find a temporary house in ten seconds on the internet - they're call hotels.  Doesn't your bank offer a non-fee credit card?  Get one, buy something every year under $50.00 that you would normally have paid cash for - to keep it active.  Pay it off!   Put the card in the third level underwear drawer, where you keep the underwear you KNOW you should have thrown away years ago.  Win lottery.  Use card to hide for a few weeks in the middle of Little Rock AR! No one would be looking in Little Rock for any one!  Pre-plan your get away before you win!

                    Me? As I have said before, I am in line the night before the lottery office opens!  Lawyers, accountants, and menial yes-men can be hired and fired in between the claim and the 30-day wait for the money!  Get money, have money.

                    Cheers

                    |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

                    I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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                      Posted: March 4, 2006, 8:35 am - IP Logged

                      "Win the lottery."  ohhhhh.... I forgot to do that first.

                      my quote to anyone who came around after I won would be:

                      "Where were you when I was poor?"

                      They might answer "I would have shared with you if I hd won." Answer back with "Well I guess I'm not as nice a person as you thought I was. You're a better (man, woman) than me."

                      People who are your real friends will still be there for you whether or not you gave them money. Only help those who were there for you and within reasonable limits. 

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                        Posted: March 4, 2006, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

                        Every time there is another article printed it just brings more attention to the winner, so I guess the best thing is to get it over with as soon as possible, but many people want to make plans before claiming the money. All jokes aside, I certainly would find it difficult to sleep at night in my place once my name and picture were in the news so I'd first find temporary housing if I couldn't buy a home right away. I know I've often written that people shouldn't be so paranoid about having so much money, but I also believe in careful financial planning and taking steps to guard your security. I guess it depends on your current living situation.

                        I know I can't take it to heart, but another fool didn't claim a winning ticket in FL. $184,000 Fantasy 5 ticket will expire Sat (tonight) about 25 miles from here at midnight. I know I didn't buy a ticket in Lehigh in Sept but every month I read about these unclaimed tickets and it totally baffles me.  One of these days we will hear about a PB or MM ticket going unclaimed. (Has it happened yet? Don't think so.)

                        HAPPY SATURDAY.....TO EVERYONE....3/4/2006

                        I needed to come into the Library today....to do some work related research and as ususal I am having fun just reading the postings....llololololololololol....

                        I can believe that whoever the winner is they probably read our postings as well, and have learned a great deal from all of us. Just reading our opinions is a lesson. It would appear that for some people, or perhaps most, winning BIG PRIZES is 'bittersweet" because they are well known in their communities, neighborhoods, and offices....

                        I am here in Maryland, but not as well known...Possibly known of, but not as easily targeted, so therefore, I wouldn't mind if my winnings became publicized.  The winner is probably very well known and possibly middle-class, belonging to many organizations, and not a frequent gambler. They realize that the $$$$$$$$$$ will eventually come to surface, and are notifying only their closest Family members about it, while the Lawyer and Financial Advisor work this out. As I have said before, they should hurry, stake their claims and get this over with, before the dust settles. After you claim the winnings, take a long vacation/holiday and plan the future. The sooner the better...The longer you take to stake the claim, the hungrier and more wrestless the Natives become to get a handle on you.Grab the $$$$$$$$$$ and run.

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                          You can find a temporary house in ten seconds on the internet - they're call hotels.  Doesn't your bank offer a non-fee credit card?  Get one, buy something every year under $50.00 that you would normally have paid cash for - to keep it active.  Pay it off!   Put the card in the third level underwear drawer, where you keep the underwear you KNOW you should have thrown away years ago.  Win lottery.  Use card to hide for a few weeks in the middle of Little Rock AR! No one would be looking in Little Rock for any one!  Pre-plan your get away before you win!

                          Me? As I have said before, I am in line the night before the lottery office opens!  Lawyers, accountants, and menial yes-men can be hired and fired in between the claim and the 30-day wait for the money!  Get money, have money.

                           As ususal I concurr w/most of your statement here.."Chewie"  If I should ever be so fortunate, I want fst to know, when the $$$$$$$$$$$$$ will be electronically deposited to my account, so that my Atty can arrange everything w/my Banks....I don't mind going "public" as long as the $$$$$$$ is deposited the morning I am to go public...If I have to wait 30dys for the prize, then everyone can wait 30dys for me to go public....& if I decide not to go public at all, my wonderful "blood sucking leeches" can set up my "Trust Fund".....and no one, save greedy Uncle Sam, will ever know my true identity...No one in Maryland or the Nations Capitol ever has to go public.

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                            I say the dog ate the ticket, just for spite!

                            All jesting aside, The ticket holder is obligated to go public its not a given to keep this news from ever being recorded. Somewhere records have to show the claimant. The question is: To what extent and what form of media will this first be announced, the radio, tv, or the internet. Whatever the outcome is, I pray the person (s) are getting proper financial counseling and taking measures to secure their families.

                            Chewie, its sooooo very true. Try getting two people to agree on anything where money is concerned, unless the one person is buying for everyone!

                            3/4/2006

                            "GG".....

                            Just an (fyi)....in some States, the only records revealing the winner, is the Internal Revenue Service....In those states the ticket holder is never obligated to do anything, with their $$$$$$$ outside of paying 'UNCLE SAM'.....

                            Thud