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$260M Ohio Powerball lottery winner claims jackpot anonymously

PowerballPowerball: $260M Ohio Powerball lottery winner claims jackpot anonymously

Uses blind trust to keep privacy

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The holder of Ohio's first Powerball jackpot prize ticket came forward Tuesday to claim the $260 million prize in a blind trust.

The drawing for the $260 million jackpot was Wednesday, June 2, and the winning ticket was sold at Hub Carryout in Sunbury.

George M. Hoffman, of Columbus, is trustee of The 2010 Blind Trust and made the claim on behalf of the winner at Lottery offices in Cleveland.

The holder of the ticket chose the cash option for this jackpot, which is estimated at $134.9 million.

Mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent will be deducted from the lump sum payment.

The winning numbers for the jackpot were 4, 9, 14, 39 and 43 with a Powerball of 38.

The Power Play multiplier was 4. Ohio's first Powerball jackpot came on its 14th draw since joining the game on April 16.

The jackpot automatically jumped into Powerball's Top 10 jackpots list, at number 8.

Thanks to petergrfn for the tip.

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Posted: July 8, 2010, 8:57 am - IP Logged

Uses blind trust to keep privacy

The holder of Ohio's first Powerball jackpot prize ticket came forward Tuesday to claim the $260 million prize in a blind trust.

The drawing for the $260 million jackpot was Wednesday, June 2, and the winning ticket was sold at Hub Carryout in Sunbury.

George M. Hoffman, of Columbus, is trustee of The 2010 Blind Trust and made the claim on behalf of the winner at Lottery offices in Cleveland.

The holder of the ticket chose the cash option for this jackpot, which is estimated at $134.9 million.

Mandatory federal and state taxes totaling 31 percent will be deducted from the lump sum payment.

The winning numbers for the jackpot were 4, 9, 14, 39 and 43 with a Powerball of 38.

The Power Play multiplier was 4. Ohio's first Powerball jackpot came on its 14th draw since joining the game on April 16.

The jackpot automatically jumped into Powerball's Top 10 jackpots list, at number 8.

Thanks to petergrfn for the tip.

It should be a winner choice in every state whether he or she wants to keep it private.Some people hate unwanted fame or attention.There are a lot of quiet millionaires and bilionaires in the world.

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    Posted: July 8, 2010, 9:38 am - IP Logged

    It should be a winner choice in every state whether he or she wants to keep it private.Some people hate unwanted fame or attention.There are a lot of quiet millionaires and bilionaires in the world.

    i totally agree.....!!! I would prefer they gave more details like was it a quick pick, how many did they purchase, etc... ya know the normal questions... congrats to the winner...

    May the Lord bless and protect you you smart smart person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Posted: July 8, 2010, 9:49 am - IP Logged

      I agree with you 100%, why should the State dictate to you that you have to share your personal information when you win a large amount of money from a lottery win.

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        Posted: July 8, 2010, 11:52 am - IP Logged

        To each their own .......... if I win I cannot afford to wait to get the money ....... so I already have a plan to mitigate the intrusions into my personal life.

        Best wishes to the winner ................

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          Posted: July 8, 2010, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

          Amen to Freedom of Choice.

           

           

          While the money would come in handy immediately, I would work out an arrangement with counsel to handle this so that loss of privacy is not an inconvenience for the rest of my life.  To hell with the leeches.

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            Posted: July 8, 2010, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

            Very Smart!  Good job....Congrats to the winner(s).    Now don't go giving yourself away by parking a half dozen luxury cars in front of your new house!  Big Smile

            Those folks in Ohio are pretty smart...This has happend a couple  times before in Ohio with large Mega Millions Jackpots.    Can't wait until it's my jackpot!!! 

            Hopefully I will keep my head and remember my plan.......It would be diffic ult to fight the urge to run right to the Lottery Commission and claim my money.   

             

            GOOD LUCK!!  Cheers

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              Posted: July 8, 2010, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

              Very Smart!  Good job....Congrats to the winner(s).    Now don't go giving yourself away by parking a half dozen luxury cars in front of your new house!  Big Smile

              Those folks in Ohio are pretty smart...This has happend a couple  times before in Ohio with large Mega Millions Jackpots.    Can't wait until it's my jackpot!!! 

              Hopefully I will keep my head and remember my plan.......It would be diffic ult to fight the urge to run right to the Lottery Commission and claim my money.   

               

              GOOD LUCK!!  Cheers

              Now don't go giving yourself away by parking a half dozen luxury cars in front of your new house!  Big Smile

              He probably would buy a new home in a neighborhood where having several luxury cars is normal. Wink

              * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
              * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                   Wink 

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                Posted: July 8, 2010, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

                I trust the whole process with PB and MM with the Blind Trust thing.

                I'm not so trusting when the Blind Trust thing is done through a state lottery with one of their own games.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  Posted: July 8, 2010, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                  What took him so long to claim the prize (over a month later!) ?

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                    Posted: July 8, 2010, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

                    What took him so long to claim the prize (over a month later!) ?

                    In Ohio, players have 180 days to decide how they want to collect their winnings.  He had plenty of time left so he came forth quite quickly.

                    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                    * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                         Wink 

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                      Posted: July 8, 2010, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulations to Ohio on winning the Powerball Jackpot. I didn't know that Ohio joined the Powerball game.

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                        Posted: July 8, 2010, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

                        It should be a winner choice in every state whether he or she wants to keep it private.Some people hate unwanted fame or attention.There are a lot of quiet millionaires and bilionaires in the world.

                        The thing though is I'm pretty sure if the state allows you to claim it privately they still have to give your name out to anyone who requests the info. That would be good enough for me as it would keep a majority of the people from knowing I won.

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                          Posted: July 8, 2010, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                          What took him so long to claim the prize (over a month later!) ?

                          I'm guessing it was to get everything in order, such as the blind trust and probably hiring a good financial team.

                           

                          If I were to win I'd probably wait 2-4 months (we have 6 months to claim it here) just so that some of the interest in who won had died down and also to get plans in order.


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                            Posted: July 8, 2010, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                            Amen to Freedom of Choice.

                             

                             

                            While the money would come in handy immediately, I would work out an arrangement with counsel to handle this so that loss of privacy is not an inconvenience for the rest of my life.  To hell with the leeches.

                            I Agree!I would do the same exact thing no ones business,those I am going to give to will get it and charities, Approve there are always those unwanted sobbing and whining about all their ills.No No  Anyway back to the winners  CONGRAT!!!!!! ON BOTH KEEPING IT ANONYMOUS  AND THE WIN.Banana