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$500 MILLION: Mega Millions sets all-time lottery jackpot record

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Posted: March 28, 2012, 11:58 am - IP Logged

Well once they have your name and city of residence...all they do is hit the good ole "Zabasearch" and watch the critters come out of the woods with cameras. Writers will do driving & background searches...its going to be a pain for awhile.....Will already be moved when I go claim/mail will be on hold for 30 days....

You and your attorney could easily get an advance prior to having him/her collect on your behalf. That way all your relocating expenses would be covered while the different LLC's and trust are formed. Smiley

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    Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

    You and your attorney could easily get an advance prior to having him/her collect on your behalf. That way all your relocating expenses would be covered while the different LLC's and trust are formed. Smiley

    Who gives the advance?

    If I won this I would want THE TOPPEST of the TOP tax attorney in the US who knows every inch of the tax code and how to find all the loopholes who could give me EVERY LEGAL option available. Same for the Trust attorney.


    I want the Loophole Artist. Someone like Jonathan Blattmachr

     

    Then I would consult with Number 2 on the list to see if they agreed so make sure I don't run afoul of the tax code.

    Might even have to consult with three people.

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      Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

      Our lotto web site says 500mill. Is this correct.

      Holy crap! They just raised it!

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        Don't forget the mystic that said this would roll until Good Friday.  Let's see if that person was right. Don't remember which thread it was posted on.

        Was just thinking the same.. that'd b too unreal.. there's no way!!!... it'd hit like 2 billion by then!!!

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          Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

          Good question, haven't figured that out yet.  But it will definitely be more than one.

          Lol! Cheers

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            Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

            Too bad half a billion is actually only about $375 million or less after taxes. Funny how we say "only" for that amount. The roll is not that big of a deal, it is all marketing. I would have never spent all of the original $365 million let alone another $100 million or more on top of it. So I really don't see what the excitement is about, just a lot more money to worry about. to me it is only exciting because it has never been this high before. But I would I have been ecstatic from $12 million on, even less. Also would be getting A LOT less attention. With this amount people are going to know you can spare A LOT as opposed to smaller jackpots, and are more discrete than record breaking ones.

            Here's some irony for you (and I'm not sure if it's regular irony or the Alanis Morissette kind):

            The $12 million you mentioned is, of course, the Mega Millions minimum jackpot.  If there is a sole winner on Friday and they choose the annuity, they'll clear at least $12 million a year after taxes.  Wild!

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              Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

              You and your attorney could easily get an advance prior to having him/her collect on your behalf. That way all your relocating expenses would be covered while the different LLC's and trust are formed. Smiley

              True Jill, my thing would be keeping the people away completely. Here in FL, you have to change your address on Lic and Reg within 10 days of moving. I would keep the current address to keep the "unwanted inquirers" at bay, but  want to move into a friends/distant relatives rental property. Like you said until the LLCs and trusts are formed...buy then, have another place in mind to be bought/rented by the trusts or LLC...

              Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

                WOW!  Mega Millions is now 10 times larger than Power Ball....Somebodys gonna be rich! May the lottery GODS allow it to be me!

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                  Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

                  now its at $500 Million/ $359.4 cash !!!!!!!!!!...whewwwwwwwwww

                  Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                    Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

                    Our lotto web site says 500mill. Is this correct.

                    I was about to say "no, New York Lottery's site is still in 'high jackpot mode'" (because it still was as of about a half hour ago), but now I see they're back to normal and the main Mega site says $500 million as well.

                    Here I was wondering if it would top $500 million by Friday, and it only took about 12 hours!

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                      Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

                      Don't forget the mystic that said this would roll until Good Friday.  Let's see if that person was right. Don't remember which thread it was posted on.

                      Lol!The media is characterizing me as a mystic now?

                       

                      Yeah, I am the guy with 6 psychics on retainer!

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                        Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

                        Just as promised back in June of '05 with the matrix change, jackpots could reach a half billion dollars.  It has finally happened with a dollar per ticket strategy. 

                        I'm wondering if PB it rethinking had it stuck with its dollar per ticket strategy, it would have eventually happened for it too.

                        * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                        * your best chance to win a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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                          Who gives the advance?

                          If I won this I would want THE TOPPEST of the TOP tax attorney in the US who knows every inch of the tax code and how to find all the loopholes who could give me EVERY LEGAL option available. Same for the Trust attorney.


                          I want the Loophole Artist. Someone like Jonathan Blattmachr

                           

                          Then I would consult with Number 2 on the list to see if they agreed so make sure I don't run afoul of the tax code.

                          Might even have to consult with three people.

                          Pretty much any bank would be happy to give you a short term loan as long as you confirm with lottery officials

                          while in the presence of your attorney AND having a confidentiality agreement in place. If they balk at this, I would suggest the winner go to a small locally owned bank and speak with one of the officers. The likelyhood of them gaining you as a customer should be enough to grant you a sizeable line of credit.

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                            Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

                            Oh I can fill that in for you!

                            Share: $ nikkicuteWink

                            see? how easy was that? lol

                            Thanks Cutie! I was wondering who I'd share it with and how much. :)

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                              Posted: March 28, 2012, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

                              But with all of the tax loop holes, compaines actually pay little to very little each year in taxes. Look at GM for example. They actually got money back from the goverment. The reason compaines are going overseas had nothing to do with taxes. It's the fact they can pay someone 3.00 an hour and force them to work 16 hours shifts in counties like China or Indiana.

                              Bahahaha.. i live in Indiana... i don't know anybody who will work for $3/hr.. nor did i know China or Indiana were counties ;-) lol

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