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Iowa Lottery releases names of 'Shipping 20' Powerball winners

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Lottery officials have released the names of the 20 Quaker Oats plant workers in Cedar Rapids who recently claimed a share of a $241 million Powerball jackpot.

Lottery CEO Terry Rich issued a statement Friday identifying the 18 men and two women who claimed a $5.6 million share of the prize money last month under the legal umbrella of The Shipping 20 trust.

Lawyers for the trust told Lottery officials June 19 that the members of The Shipping 20 wanted their names to remain confidential to protect their privacy and intended to request a court injunction to that effect. Lottery officials gave the trust 10 business days to seek an injunction to block release of the winners' full names, but Rich said the deadline lapsed Thursday without any legal action being brought, so the identities automatically became public.

"It is our understanding that The Shipping 20 Trust has not filed a petition for an injunction," Rich said as the lottery released the list. "Historically, the lottery has treated the names of its prize winners as public information and we are doing so in this instance as well."

The names and cities of residence of the 18 men and two women who are members of The Shipping 20 are:

From Cedar Rapids:

Tommy Campbell Sr., William Carnahan, Mike Hughes, Denise Hunt, Terry Koopman, David Morgan, Charles Shedek, Gregory Stearns and Rodney Tierney.

From Marion:

Timothy Himmelsbach and Kelly Mulford.

From other eastern Iowa communities:

Daniel Cantonwine of Vinton; Kenneth Cole of Fairfax; Robert Havlik of Toddville; Carol Kremer of Central City; Allen Miller of Shellsburg; Larry Nielsen of Walker; Brent Novak of Shellsburg; Jason Rauch of Ryan; and John Wharton of Keystone.

The union workers in the Quaker plant's shipping department each received about $5.6 million after they turned in a Powerball ticket June 20 that matched the winning numbers for the largest jackpot prize ever won in Iowa since the state lottery started in 1985.

The Shipping 20 group, ranging in age from 35 to 64 and living in and around Cedar Rapids, chose to receive the jackpot as the lump-sum option of $160.3 million — $112 million after federal and state taxes were deducted. At least 11 of the winners indicated they would retire from their jobs now that they have become instant multimillionaires.

Requests for release of the names were made by at least two newspapers under the state's open records law.

Thanks to hearsetrax for the tip.

KCRG

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Welp, It's all whiskey under the bridge now!


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    Posted: July 6, 2012, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

    I didn't see their home addresses, I guess those requesting a share of their money can use the local phone book or just google their names if they don't know them personally.

    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
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      Posted: July 6, 2012, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

      They bought time.  The news report for many of them might really be so-and-so formerly from (pick the town).

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        Posted: July 6, 2012, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

        They bought time.  The news report for many of them might really be so-and-so formerly from (pick the town).

        Only two of them bought any real time because 18 of them paraded into Lottery Headquarters to get their picture taken holding the check. If "the Shipping 20" from the Quaker Oats plant wasn't enough info, having their picture taken confirmed their identities. But it was enough time to change their phone numbers to "private" and limited the number of panhandlers.

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          Posted: July 6, 2012, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the winners... may their windfall bring them nothing but joy.

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            Good for them, hope they do well with the winnings

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              I wish them all well.I hope none of them are harrassed to death by the scumsucking degenerates that find some kind of thrill in harrassing lottery winners!

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                I wish them all well.I hope none of them are harrassed to death by the scumsucking degenerates that find some kind of thrill in harrassing lottery winners!

                They are the same scum that wants to raise taxes on the "rich" !

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                  Posted: July 6, 2012, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

                  They are the same scum that wants to raise taxes on the "rich" !

                  Yeah,I wonder how they'll feel about soaking the rich after they win a jackpot and the feds come in & confiscate 75% of their winnings.

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                    They are the same scum that wants to raise taxes on the "rich" !

                    You are not rich, in fact you are the exact opposite, so why do you care so much?

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                      Posted: July 7, 2012, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                      Interesting.  I wonder why their attorney didn't push forward with filing an injunction; maybe he told them they couldn't win & they just said "eff it!"?  Too bad; this could have been a trend setting case that prevented states from exposing winners to all the creeps, weirdos & scum that a lottery win attracts.  There's got to be some lawyer somewhere who could argue about the safety of the winners being more important than the state forcing them to become public figures...

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                        Posted: July 7, 2012, 9:54 am - IP Logged

                        Congratulation to the winners

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                          You are not rich, in fact you are the exact opposite, so why do you care so much?

                          Because I actually understand economics, and I know that economic growth starts at the top!

                          Petty jealousy of the wealthy is childish!

                          Actual Economic History proves that slashing taxes gives us enormous economic growth and prosperity. That is how the Wilson Depression was ended by Secretary Mellon!

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                            Because I actually understand economics, and I know that economic growth starts at the top!

                            Petty jealousy of the wealthy is childish!

                            Actual Economic History proves that slashing taxes gives us enormous economic growth and prosperity. That is how the Wilson Depression was ended by Secretary Mellon!

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                            I agree with you Poly! Somebody has to start the businesses in order for the rest of us to have jobs!