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$228.9M Powerball lottery ticket sold in Minnesota

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TheGameGrl's avatar - necros
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Posted: August 12, 2011, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

The winners are Thomas and Kathleen Morris. There is a picture with their daughter on the Minnesota Lottery website. What lunkheads! They have put themselves and their daughter in danger. In PA we only need to give our name and town; and that will be all that they ever get from me, providing that I win a Jackpot !!!!!!!!!!

If they say that they don't know what to do with the money, I think that I will scream!

Hit With Stick

I wholeheartedly agree! ANyone who invest thru stocks and mutual funds right now with that money is in danger! Bank it or store it in a fireproof safe, but do not let it go to corporate companies who will lose if for ya at the drop of a dime!DIg out your own backyard before thinking stocks is the way to go....

Sorry losing 20k from a retirement fund is no fun no matter who ya are! Save your money and use it for good.

Let them plant their faces . Its not like I am going to go up to them and bother them. Most folks arent as evil as the media likes to depict, unfortunately people remember the bad incidences without understanding that some folks have to make a face to go with the money .....

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    Posted: August 13, 2011, 12:28 am - IP Logged

    Congrats to the winners. I hope they're on an extended vacation while they decide cash or annuity. Moochers do not care the winners don't have money in hand yet. Not a smart start for these winners, IMHO. Disapprove

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      Posted: August 13, 2011, 7:21 am - IP Logged

      The husband said  he told the clerk the night before "You don't have to sell anymore tickets, because I have the winning ticket." My mother says that all the time and we have not won yet. I have heard winners say the dreamt they have won, they knew the were going to win, they joked about winning and actually won, they said they were going to lose and won, it was their last dollar. Every time I think we're going to win, it's won somewhere else. Let's just say if that day actually comes I'm going to be in complete shock. There's no way I'm going to believe it's real.

       

      Congrats to the winners.

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        Posted: August 13, 2011, 7:26 am - IP Logged

        The winners are Thomas and Kathleen Morris. There is a picture with their daughter on the Minnesota Lottery website. What lunkheads! They have put themselves and their daughter in danger. In PA we only need to give our name and town; and that will be all that they ever get from me, providing that I win a Jackpot !!!!!!!!!!

        If they say that they don't know what to do with the money, I think that I will scream!

        Hit With Stick

        We're going to pack before we even claim it, and we're going to make sure our faces never make onto a computer or television screen!

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          Posted: August 13, 2011, 7:46 am - IP Logged

          Congrats to the winner or winners!  Hope they have enough sense NOT to go public!  If they do go public and say I'm keeping my job and only buy a new dishwasher I may PukeLOL!

          It looks like the winners (a couple) have come forward to claim the jackpot.  They are an elderly couple (of course) who had just met with their financial advisor on Monday and they actually said, "Looks like the only way we are going to be able to retire is if we hit the lottery."  It looks like the lottery is now the new safety net.  Forget social security.  Well congrats.  We now know their names, but since I am overseas right now, I don't know if they have made a public appearance.  I did see the news article on MSN about them coming forward to claim the prize.

          It is too bad I am so busy traveling and working to get caught up in "jackpot hysteria"...when the day finally comes that I hit the jackpot, I will not have any "cool" story to tell as I don't get caught up in whatever the jackpot happens to be at the time.  In my opinion, it is irrelevant unless you are actually holding the ticket that has the 6 matching numbers for that particular drawing.  And I hope that my day comes soon...I don't want to be a 60+ year old lottery winner....I want many potential years to enjoy all of the money!

          Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

          The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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            Posted: August 13, 2011, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

            It looks like the winners (a couple) have come forward to claim the jackpot.  They are an elderly couple (of course) who had just met with their financial advisor on Monday and they actually said, "Looks like the only way we are going to be able to retire is if we hit the lottery."  It looks like the lottery is now the new safety net.  Forget social security.  Well congrats.  We now know their names, but since I am overseas right now, I don't know if they have made a public appearance.  I did see the news article on MSN about them coming forward to claim the prize.

            It is too bad I am so busy traveling and working to get caught up in "jackpot hysteria"...when the day finally comes that I hit the jackpot, I will not have any "cool" story to tell as I don't get caught up in whatever the jackpot happens to be at the time.  In my opinion, it is irrelevant unless you are actually holding the ticket that has the 6 matching numbers for that particular drawing.  And I hope that my day comes soon...I don't want to be a 60+ year old lottery winner....I want many potential years to enjoy all of the money!

            "Elderly"??? LOL. No way. 50 is the new 40, 60 is the new 50. Haven't you heard? I'd guess they are late 50's. That is in no way "elderly". If you meant that because they spoke to their advisor and said later they could only retire if they hit the lottery... 30 yr olds say that these days. Hit With Stick

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              Posted: August 13, 2011, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

              "Elderly"??? LOL. No way. 50 is the new 40, 60 is the new 50. Haven't you heard? I'd guess they are late 50's. That is in no way "elderly". If you meant that because they spoke to their advisor and said later they could only retire if they hit the lottery... 30 yr olds say that these days. Hit With Stick

               "they could only retire if they hit the lottery... 30 yr olds say that these days."

              And unfortunately, those 30 yr olds could be right if we don't clean house in our government - real soon. 


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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

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                Posted: August 13, 2011, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

                 "they could only retire if they hit the lottery... 30 yr olds say that these days."

                And unfortunately, those 30 yr olds could be right if we don't clean house in our government - real soon. 

                AMEN!   There isn't gonna be any retirement for people in their 50's or 60's for 30yr olds!   Social Security is banckrupt....medicare is going that way......  Investing in the stock market is too dangerous.  Might as well buy a lottery ticket!  But people in their 30's better be ready to work into their 80's or 90's........

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                  Posted: August 14, 2011, 3:55 am - IP Logged

                  LOL, these two winners aren't elderly.  They are in their early 60s, which classifies them as "late middle-aged."   

                  Seriously, do you really think that their now more common potential of living an additional 37 years isn't enough years to enjoy their newly won net millions of dollars?  To me (I'm just a few years shy of entering early middle-aged), 37 years is a LONG time, just shy of 4 decades, it's a lot of potential years of living full, fun, and well!!!

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

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                    Posted: August 14, 2011, 4:20 am - IP Logged

                    Congratulations to the Powerball Jackpot winner. My prediction of making Powerball exceed $400 million is wrong.

                    I don't think that's ever going to happen, but I would love to having the winning ticket if it does.Lep

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                      Posted: August 15, 2011, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

                      Its going to be me getting that Jackpot very soon! I believe that!

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                        "Elderly"??? LOL. No way. 50 is the new 40, 60 is the new 50. Haven't you heard? I'd guess they are late 50's. That is in no way "elderly". If you meant that because they spoke to their advisor and said later they could only retire if they hit the lottery... 30 yr olds say that these days. Hit With Stick

                        You left tiggs out of the equation.

                        Is 90 the new 80?


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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

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                          Posted: August 15, 2011, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

                          You left tiggs out of the equation.

                          Is 90 the new 80?

                          Close...butt no cigar...

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