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Winning Powerball ticket in Mo. turned in

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Lottery officials in Missouri say a winning Powerball ticket for the record $588 million drawing has been turned-in and verified.

A news conference is expected to be held Friday afternoon.

This Friday morning, two small communities are waiting, along with the rest of the country, to find out who bought winning Powerball tickets at this Missouri convenience store and this food mart in Arizona.

"Nothing like this has ever happened in Dearborn."

"Fountain Hills is a pretty small town, and you know most everybody so it will be interesting to see who it is," says Dianne Ohm.

Lottery officials say it could be a while before neighbors find out who the new multi-millionaires in their community might be.

"I think it is important for the winner to be thoughtful and make some plans and then come in and celebrate so I think it usually takes a little time but you never know," says Arizona lottery spokesperson Karen Bach.

While they wait for the news, many in the small towns where the winning tickets were sold now wonder if it could have been them.

"This is the one time I wished I had listened to my husband; he texted me last night and said 'you better go buy a Powerball ticket.' And I said 'honey, we don't play the lottery.' And he said 'just go do it.' And I didn't. And I didn't listen. Aghhhhh."

Now we're all waiting to hear from the winners.

NBC, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: November 30, 2012, 7:26 am - IP Logged

There was a news story on the Today show this morning on this couple, along with an interview of the mother in law and a family friend.

All comments indicated this couldn't have happened to a more deserving couple. They have adopted children from foreign countries.

Interestingly their chosen numbers were all QP's! Banana

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    Posted: November 30, 2012, 7:46 am - IP Logged

    The lottery winner is Mark Hill

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      That was fast. I wonder if they already got a financial planner and laywer. If it was me who won I would have put together a legal team as well as take my time turning in the lottery ticket to get the media all worked up on who won. I would then turn in the ticket during some kind of trategy that all of thew news channels would be busy with.

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        Posted: November 30, 2012, 8:16 am - IP Logged

        If I won the lottery, you know what I would scared of? Getting robbed the second I walk out the door


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          Posted: November 30, 2012, 8:33 am - IP Logged

          There was a news story on the Today show this morning on this couple, along with an interview of the mother in law and a family friend.

          All comments indicated this couldn't have happened to a more deserving couple. They have adopted children from foreign countries.

          Interestingly their chosen numbers were all QP's! Banana

          I thought only movie stars adopted children from foreign countries.........What?

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            Posted: November 30, 2012, 8:38 am - IP Logged

            Congratulations to the winners.....Hurray!

            Win BIG everyone....White Bounce

            I Love Pink & Green 1908


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              Posted: November 30, 2012, 8:41 am - IP Logged

              Congratulations to the QP's....Banana

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                Posted: November 30, 2012, 8:41 am - IP Logged

                There won't be much of a mystery about the winners of this jackpot.  One guy already coming forward and another one spotted in Maryland checking a ticket he brought in Arizona.

                * Thoses who can, do * 
                * thoses who can't, just talk *
                Roll Eyes 

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                  Posted: November 30, 2012, 8:42 am - IP Logged

                  Puh-leezzzzzzze.

                   

                  All this rubbish about gathering a legal team and turning the ticket in at the ''right moment''. Possibly when the news is covering something traggic? haha.. NO. GOOD ADVICE THO! 

                  But if it was me who won I would have turned the ticket in immediately or at least no more than two weeks after i've won.  People are still talking about the mega millions last jackpot and a prize this big is going to be in the spotlight for awhile so with that said I'd claim and get it out the way now rather than later and I'd worry later about setting up everything because I'd be too scared I'd lose the ticket or it'd get stolen or ruined...lol

                   

                  I believe the majority of the people on this board talking about setting up legal teams would probably run 1st thing to headquarters and claim the next day. Easy to say and dream about what u'd do vs doing what you would do if you had the actual ticket.

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                    Posted: November 30, 2012, 8:46 am - IP Logged

                    That was fast. I wonder if they already got a financial planner and laywer. If it was me who won I would have put together a legal team as well as take my time turning in the lottery ticket to get the media all worked up on who won. I would then turn in the ticket during some kind of trategy that all of thew news channels would be busy with.

                    I agree with you on that. Just seen it on the news where this guy was showing everybody his ticket, to see if he has the correct numbers. Even handed it to a man to check for him. He is living dangerrously if you ask me. congrats to him, hope he plan's it out right.


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                      There won't be much of a mystery about the winners of this jackpot.  One guy already coming forward and another one spotted in Maryland checking a ticket he brought in Arizona.

                      I would NOT be much for running scared and hiding from the public like so many LP'ers seem to be.

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                        Posted: November 30, 2012, 8:53 am - IP Logged

                        Getting me some numbers together for Saturday's drawing. I'll take half of 40 million.Santa


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                          Posted: November 30, 2012, 9:00 am - IP Logged

                          Getting me some numbers together for Saturday's drawing. I'll take half of 40 million.Santa

                          Once a pattern of 10-15 rollovers develops, people will quit playing after a Jackpot.

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                            Posted: November 30, 2012, 9:05 am - IP Logged

                            Once a pattern of 10-15 rollovers develops, people will quit playing after a Jackpot.

                            Yea, You might be right, but I only play 6 dollars worth, without PP. I have birthday numbers numbers I also play. 2 lines of my birthday numbers, then 1 qp.