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GREAT DAD: Gives $400K lottery ticket to daughter

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ATLANTA, Ga. — A Savannah, Georgia, dad can expect more than a tie for Father's Day after giving his daughter a winning lottery ticket worth $400,000.

Aisha Prater, 32, was shocked when her father handed her the winning ticket Friday.

"He gave me a call and said to come home as soon as possible," said Prater, also a Savannah resident. "It was a surprise."

The top prize in the "20X The Money" scratch-off game was purchased at Country Convenience #1, 12403 White Bluff Road, Savannah.

According to Prater, who has a 4-year-old daughter, the windfall couldn't have come at a better time.

"I'm furloughed," she explained. "He gave it to me to give me a fresh start."

Prater will use the prize to pay off bills. She plans to treat her father to "a big something ... a very big something" for Father's Day.

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GamerMom's avatar - tails

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Posted: April 29, 2011, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

mum shoulda been the word on this father's gift.  It will be interesting to see if the IRS man considers this a gift...

    imagine's avatar - WINGS

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    Posted: April 29, 2011, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

    The ticket had no value till redemed.  Can't imagne it would be a problem.

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: April 29, 2011, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

      Great story, great man. That probably made him feel better than anything else he could have done with that money.

      God bless him.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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        Litebets27's avatar - power
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        Posted: April 29, 2011, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

        What a considerate loving father. I applaud his generosity.

        God bless him for his unselfishness.

        Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

        Peace be with you!!

          sully16's avatar - sharan
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          Posted: April 29, 2011, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

          WOW,Awesome Dad , Congrats to the whole family, they don't just have a winning lottery ticket, they have Love. Can't beat that.Love

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            Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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            Posted: April 29, 2011, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

            What a generous and loving thing for a father to do for his daughter. God bless their family.

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            singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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              Posted: April 30, 2011, 2:30 am - IP Logged

              WOW,Awesome Dad , Congrats to the whole family, they don't just have a winning lottery ticket, they have Love. Can't beat that.Love

              I Agree! Patriot

              Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

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                Posted: April 30, 2011, 5:21 am - IP Logged

                dad prob has $200k in medical expenses owing, hehehe

                2014 winnings

                JAN S 119/ W71;  FEB S90 /W 13 ; MAR S93/ W75;  APR S146/ W50 ; MAY S94/ W32 : JUN S98 /W 13 JUL S110 /W21; AUG S185 / W56 SEP S 140/W 13 ; OCT S 130 / W 66

                S $1292W $450Tot -$840

                 

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                  Posted: April 30, 2011, 5:38 am - IP Logged

                  WOW,Awesome Dad , Congrats to the whole family, they don't just have a winning lottery ticket, they have Love. Can't beat that.Love

                  I Agree!

                    ameriken's avatar - 33ojew2
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                    Posted: April 30, 2011, 7:59 am - IP Logged

                    Great story and what a great Dad. He can adopt me anytime! See Ya!

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                      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                      Posted: April 30, 2011, 10:57 am - IP Logged

                      The story didn't mention if her daughter's father was still around.   I wonder if he's a great Dad too?

                      * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                      * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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                        Posted: April 30, 2011, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                        Very touching story, I wonder if my father will do the same as Aisha's Father.

                          HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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                          Posted: April 30, 2011, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

                          That's what I was thinking when I saw the headline.  If he had given it to her before it won, it was only worth a dollar and no problem.  But it was still his when it became worth $400K, so I think he owes taxes on it.  Then when he gives the rest to her she owes on that amount.  I hope I'm wrong.

                            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                            Posted: April 30, 2011, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

                            That's what I was thinking when I saw the headline.  If he had given it to her before it won, it was only worth a dollar and no problem.  But it was still his when it became worth $400K, so I think he owes taxes on it.  Then when he gives the rest to her she owes on that amount.  I hope I'm wrong.

                            The person who has to pay taxes on it will receive a W-G form from the state and they only send those out to the person claiming the money.

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