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$200M Powerball lottery jackpot won by N.Y. Costco workers

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Group of 20 Costco workers will share massive prize

By Todd Northrop

A group of Costco employees were very happy Thursday morning — and very rich.

After 10 consecutive drawings passed with no top-prize winner, the multi-state Powerball jackpot stood at $200 million Wednesday evening.  The winning numbers drawn were 8, 18, 38, 46 and 56, with Powerball number 31 and Power Play number 4.

One ticket sold at Maulik & Chandni stationery store at 496 W. Montauk Hwy. in Lindenhurst, Long Island, matched all five numbers plus the Powerball to win the entire pot.

After all the proceeds were counted, the final jackpot number stood at $201.9 million. The cash value of that prize was not immediately available Thursday.

According to local newspaper Newsday, the winners of the jackpot are a group of 20 employees, all of whom work at the Costco store on Route 110 in Melville, Long Island.  The winning ticket is said to be a Quick Pick.

A news conference was originally planned for Thursday morning at the Costco store, but was later cancelled because all of the winning employees would not be able to attend.

One employee who was not in the winning pool, Marisol Taveras of Copiague, said she had spoken to one of the winners. "She said she is going to keep working," Taveras said. "Everything is still the same."

A Costco shopper at the store Thursday morning commented, "It's good for them. I wish I was in it myself." The shopper, identified as Mario Aves of Bay Shore, said he doubts if he'd work if he'd won. "I think if it was me, I'd just pack it in."

In addition to the jackpot winners from New York, 11 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize:  2 from Connecticut, 1 from Delaware, 2 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 1 from North Carolina, 1 from Ohio, 1 from Tennessee, and 1 from Washington.

The North Carolina ticket, as well as one of the tickets sold in Connecticut, were purchased with the Power Play option, upgrading their prizes to $1 million each.  Power Play costs an extra $1 per ticket.

The new jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing is $20 million.

For people playing online, the Power Play option is available for the first time Saturday.

The winning numbers for Powerball are published minutes after each drawing at USA Mega.  Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 pm Eastern Time.

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Posted: June 2, 2011, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to all the winners, Enjoy.Party

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    Posted: June 2, 2011, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations winners!  WTG all!  Party

    Good luck to everyone!

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      Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

       

        E-N-J-O-Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PartyParty

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        I wish them great success in their winnings. However, Im always saddened by people wether a group or individual, who jump out there within hours or days after a life changing event. It only brings added stress and tensions not only to their lives and their loved ones. This is the time to gather in private with family, advisors and devise a new life.

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          I wish them great success in their winnings. However, Im always saddened by people wether a group or individual, who jump out there within hours or days after a life changing event. It only brings added stress and tensions not only to their lives and their loved ones. This is the time to gather in private with family, advisors and devise a new life.

            You know del, I agree with you without discord, however, 2 things you have to understand:

          1. Human excitement (trust me, the brain and senses take a french leave in some cases)

           

          2. The urge to shout to the world "I'm rich, I'm free and my boss can stuff his job where the sun does not shine!"

           

             Either of those sound familiar to you?

           

              Big Grin

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              You know del, I agree with you without discord, however, 2 things you have to understand:

            1. Human excitement (trust me, the brain and senses take a french leave in some cases)

             

            2. The urge to shout to the world "I'm rich, I'm free and my boss can stuff his job where the sun does not shine!"

             

               Either of those sound familiar to you?

             

                Big Grin

            I run a pool at my work, and one of the guys there always tells me if we win he is out of there in a second.

            I would wait til we got all our ducks in a row before I left.

            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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              Posted: June 2, 2011, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

              The only time I think its smart to come forward is when its a big pool. Get the facts out as quick as possible before other so called "co workers" decide to lawyer up and say they were part of it.

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                I run a pool at my work, and one of the guys there always tells me if we win he is out of there in a second.

                I would wait til we got all our ducks in a row before I left.

                 Very smart planning on your part rcbbuckeye however, NEVER understimate the power of human emotions. Say for example, you had a terrible day at work say on a Wednesday Afternoon, you went home, checked your ticket that night and found out you won, let's say.....$319,000,000.

                 

                   I can tell you with full conviction that you would love to deliver the good/bad news (depends on who the recipient of the said news is), in person, via a loudspeaker, in a ferrari (make sure you have your lawyer present).

                 

                  But that is just my view of the human psyche, nothing bad really, just human nature.Jester Laugh

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                  The only time I think its smart to come forward is when its a big pool. Get the facts out as quick as possible before other so called "co workers" decide to lawyer up and say they were part of it.

                   GYM, you are the second coming of Darwin, smart response!I Agree!Thumbs Up

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                    Posted: June 2, 2011, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

                    Congratulations, this $201.9 Million advertised annuity amount is a tidy prize for each of the 20 lottery pool players!  Sure is a very large lottery pool!  After the 49% annuity to lump sum value, AND another 44% fed and state tax deductions, should leave each of the 20 lottery pool members with approximately $2.9 Million each!!!

                    This $2.9 Million amount is probably enough for the solo, and married without children members to not have to remain at Costco if desired.  Could switch to the business of instead living off the interest received if each can put 15% of money into at least 4% earning checking or savings account and 80% of the money into self-directed financial account that's investments consistently earns them 36%+/interest within every three years (tax lien certificates, tax deed sales, options w/insurance trades).

                    Fascinating choices and lifestyle modifications ahead for all 20 winners! Disney Patriot

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

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                      Congratulations, this $201.9 Million advertised annuity amount is a tidy prize for each of the 20 lottery pool players!  Sure is a very large lottery pool!  After the 49% annuity to lump sum value, AND another 44% fed and state tax deductions, should leave each of the 20 lottery pool members with approximately $2.9 Million each!!!

                      This $2.9 Million amount is probably enough for the solo, and married without children members to not have to remain at Costco if desired.  Could switch to the business of instead living off the interest received if each can put 15% of money into at least 4% earning checking or savings account and 80% of the money into self-directed financial account that's investments consistently earns them 36%+/interest within every three years (tax lien certificates, tax deed sales, options w/insurance trades).

                      Fascinating choices and lifestyle modifications ahead for all 20 winners! Disney Patriot

                      "money into at least 4% earning checking or savings account"

                      you know a bank that's offering 4% interest on a checking or savings account? Please let me know the name of the bank. I'm barely making 0.9% APY on my savings account.

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                        NY again? Not NY and then CA....Not CA and then NY. I'm quit !

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                          NY again? Not NY and then CA....Not CA and then NY. I'm quit !

                           Awww, Tony, don't throw in the towel so quickly. Every dog has his day in the sun. Who knows, maybe YOU might be the lucky winner.Lep

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                            "money into at least 4% earning checking or savings account"

                            you know a bank that's offering 4% interest on a checking or savings account? Please let me know the name of the bank. I'm barely making 0.9% APY on my savings account.

                            30 year governmesnt bonds will give 4%.