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Mechanic and his wife are Missouri winners of $588M Powerball jackpot

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Posted: November 30, 2012, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to the lucky couple

Ditto from me!

 

One thing though... He works (worked) at a meat plant? Didn't another jackpot get won by a group of people... that work... In a meat plant?

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    Posted: December 1, 2012, 12:26 am - IP Logged

    Congrats to the family. Prayers for guidence and safety. They sound like a fine family.

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      Posted: December 1, 2012, 12:26 am - IP Logged

      Ive been saying it all day and shaking my head.  These people are idiots.  They should've taken their time and gotten their financial team together and claimed it in a trust.  They just painted huge targets on their backs and their childrens' backs.  I feel sorry for them.

      Your comments degrades this forum, reduces it to a new low and corrupts the forum's basic standards for respectabilities of persons

      A quick search engine verification for the definition of the word "idiots" returned the following response  from the "Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and ...

      A person of profound mental retardation having a mental age below three years and generally being unable to learn connected speech or guard against ... "

       

      The merrian-webster dictionary provides the following definitions for the word idiots:  "

      1. idiotsplural of id·i·ot (Noun)

        Noun:
        1. A stupid person.
        2. A mentally handicapped person.

      "

      It is indeed regrettable that you should impute such cruel, mean, baseless and untruthful comments on an innocent family, which appears to stern from your unsound, twisted views that your knowledge, know-how, personal faiths, energies, and wisdom on these matters dwarfs and usurps the collective wisdom, energies, and faiths of the family, the parents, the adult and young  children, and the Missouri Lottery Commission.

      Your presumption that the winning family have not taken their time is relative, unfounded, utterly and totally irrelevant.

      Your sense of time, and what constitutes "taken their time" is not a Prima Facie and not a standard against which the family's settlement and use of time are measured and/or determined.

      The state of Missouri  is not an anonymous state for claiming multi-state lottery jackpot prizes, and while the uses of a trust may or may not be allowed in Missouri, in most cases a trust does not create or grant anonymity. The lottery, most often must still know the human persons behind the trust, and the open Records and Freedom of Information laws of most states may still be able to subjugate the lottery claims' papers to public access upon request.

      The FAQ page at the Missouri website claims that Missouri has the next highest number of Power-ball Jackpot winners, right after the Hoosier state, Indiana, and this tells me that the Missouri Lottery has the experience to support it's winners with useful tips and advices on how to claim their large prizes.

      But far more important than the Missouri lottery rules, that the family must, and, are required to comply with, when claiming their prize, is the family agreement within the family, whether written, or unwritten, spoken or unspoken, that impels upon them to keep the agreement and appear as a family, for this family event, as in, when a prize is won.

      There is more to winning the Lottery, and I will not discuss that.

      There is a risk in nature to deliberately appearing in a photo shoot that purports a full family when some are deliberately left out and/or deliberately un-mentioned. Nature, existence or the Universe could simply affirm and adjust the family size to match the public claim. So, it is completely appropriate, and correct for the family to appear as they did.

      This is a family of faith, and verified so, by their adoption of a young daughter from half way around the world, even when they are closer to retirement. Perhaps this daughter is the angel and blessing in disguise, whose presence in the family has helped create this event for them.

      The details behind it all is something that only the Gods can privilege anyone who seeks knowledge of the entire story.

      I hope that you can retract your cantankerous attack on this family and withdraw your calling them "idiots" and seek their forgiveness even in the spirit, and that should be enough.

      Let this family enjoy their blessings in Peace and let us be mindful and reminded that the check is, as much, part of the package, as the photo-shoot, the purchasing of the ticket, etc are, and without them all, the check alone could never have been, or allowed.

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        Posted: December 1, 2012, 12:56 am - IP Logged

        Yeah, that's a way to live.  Constant security and body guards.  Sounds great.  All of that could've been avoided had they waited and claimed it anonymously.  Again, I feel sorry for them.  Celebrities have to be in the public eye.  Lottery winners can avoid it by keeping their mouths shut.

        +1 Anonymity is better than a whole security firm. If I ever win I'm gonna do everything I can to claim anonymously.

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          Posted: December 1, 2012, 12:56 am - IP Logged

          I think they just left it in God's hands.  Blue Angel

          If you can't trust him....?

          You said and summed it up well !

           

          For the God who has affirmed their faith, was also being publicly acknowledged by the family, all in faith.

           

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            Posted: December 1, 2012, 1:10 am - IP Logged

            If i win one day i might take the annual payments. It would be nice to get a raise every year.

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              Posted: December 1, 2012, 1:12 am - IP Logged

              If i win one day i might take the annual payments. It would be nice to get a raise every year.

              You can take the lump sum and still get a raise every year by not spending everything you made last year.

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                Posted: December 1, 2012, 1:26 am - IP Logged

                Your comments degrades this forum, reduces it to a new low and corrupts the forum's basic standards for respectabilities of persons

                A quick search engine verification for the definition of the word "idiots" returned the following response  from the "Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and ...

                A person of profound mental retardation having a mental age below three years and generally being unable to learn connected speech or guard against ... "

                 

                The merrian-webster dictionary provides the following definitions for the word idiots:  "

                1. idiotsplural of id·i·ot (Noun)

                  Noun:
                  1. A stupid person.
                  2. A mentally handicapped person.

                "

                It is indeed regrettable that you should impute such cruel, mean, baseless and untruthful comments on an innocent family, which appears to stern from your unsound, twisted views that your knowledge, know-how, personal faiths, energies, and wisdom on these matters dwarfs and usurps the collective wisdom, energies, and faiths of the family, the parents, the adult and young  children, and the Missouri Lottery Commission.

                Your presumption that the winning family have not taken their time is relative, unfounded, utterly and totally irrelevant.

                Your sense of time, and what constitutes "taken their time" is not a Prima Facie and not a standard against which the family's settlement and use of time are measured and/or determined.

                The state of Missouri  is not an anonymous state for claiming multi-state lottery jackpot prizes, and while the uses of a trust may or may not be allowed in Missouri, in most cases a trust does not create or grant anonymity. The lottery, most often must still know the human persons behind the trust, and the open Records and Freedom of Information laws of most states may still be able to subjugate the lottery claims' papers to public access upon request.

                The FAQ page at the Missouri website claims that Missouri has the next highest number of Power-ball Jackpot winners, right after the Hoosier state, Indiana, and this tells me that the Missouri Lottery has the experience to support it's winners with useful tips and advices on how to claim their large prizes.

                But far more important than the Missouri lottery rules, that the family must, and, are required to comply with, when claiming their prize, is the family agreement within the family, whether written, or unwritten, spoken or unspoken, that impels upon them to keep the agreement and appear as a family, for this family event, as in, when a prize is won.

                There is more to winning the Lottery, and I will not discuss that.

                There is a risk in nature to deliberately appearing in a photo shoot that purports a full family when some are deliberately left out and/or deliberately un-mentioned. Nature, existence or the Universe could simply affirm and adjust the family size to match the public claim. So, it is completely appropriate, and correct for the family to appear as they did.

                This is a family of faith, and verified so, by their adoption of a young daughter from half way around the world, even when they are closer to retirement. Perhaps this daughter is the angel and blessing in disguise, whose presence in the family has helped create this event for them.

                The details behind it all is something that only the Gods can privilege anyone who seeks knowledge of the entire story.

                I hope that you can retract your cantankerous attack on this family and withdraw your calling them "idiots" and seek their forgiveness even in the spirit, and that should be enough.

                Let this family enjoy their blessings in Peace and let us be mindful and reminded that the check is, as much, part of the package, as the photo-shoot, the purchasing of the ticket, etc are, and without them all, the check alone could never have been, or allowed.

                Lighten up, Francis. I think people are far too paranoid about the risk of people knowing you won the lottery, but these people don't look like they're displaying a lot of thought, IMHO.

                The lottery announced confirmation of the winning ticket early enough for Tod to post the story by 6AM Missouri time, so these people rushed to lottery headquarters on Thursday in something less than 18 hours after the drawing, and apparently within a few hours of finding out they won. One day later they're doing the dog and pony show with all the kids in tow. That may not make them idiots, but I'd be extremely surprised to find out they're all that far out at the opposite end of the spectrum.

                Your idea that the Missouri lottery "has the experience to support it's winners" is ludicrous. That the winners take the cash value minus the witholding and the lottery still gives them the fake check made out for almost 3 times as much money is prima facie eveidence of whose interest the lottery is looking out for.

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                  Posted: December 1, 2012, 1:38 am - IP Logged

                  They're going to have a great Christmas. Their adopted daughter and grandkids are now rich kids.  I don't know what Missouri lottery laws say, but a lot of their winners do press conferences, so the state must not allow winners to claim anonymously.

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                    Posted: December 1, 2012, 1:47 am - IP Logged

                    Ive been saying it all day and shaking my head.  These people are idiots.  They should've taken their time and gotten their financial team together and claimed it in a trust.  They just painted huge targets on their backs and their childrens' backs.  I feel sorry for them.

                    They  might be struggling financially so why wait for the check.

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                      Posted: December 1, 2012, 6:01 am - IP Logged

                      They  might be struggling financially so why wait for the check.

                      It takes approximately 2-3 weeks anyway to receive the money.  I'm struggling financially and there's no bill in this world important enough to get caught up on that I would throw myself on national tv to receive a cardboard check that isn't good for a few weeks.  If they're THAT bad, I betcha a bank would give them a loan for a few weeks. 

                      Once you're a lottery winner, there's nothing more important than your anonymity and these people blew it big time. Sad.


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                        Posted: December 1, 2012, 8:25 am - IP Logged

                        It takes approximately 2-3 weeks anyway to receive the money.  I'm struggling financially and there's no bill in this world important enough to get caught up on that I would throw myself on national tv to receive a cardboard check that isn't good for a few weeks.  If they're THAT bad, I betcha a bank would give them a loan for a few weeks. 

                        Once you're a lottery winner, there's nothing more important than your anonymity and these people blew it big time. Sad.

                        Your making such a big deal about all the stupid decisions they made, and will continue to make.

                        Remove the beam from your own eye, before you point out the speck in someone else's.

                        Not everyone cares about anonymity like you seem to be obsessed with.

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                          Posted: December 1, 2012, 8:44 am - IP Logged

                          Ive been saying it all day and shaking my head.  These people are idiots.  They should've taken their time and gotten their financial team together and claimed it in a trust.  They just painted huge targets on their backs and their childrens' backs.  I feel sorry for them.

                          I Agree!They should have waited and got a trust. Now crazy people today will kidnappe you and your family. I hope they know what they are doing. but congrats to them!

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                            Posted: December 1, 2012, 8:46 am - IP Logged

                            +1 Anonymity is better than a whole security firm. If I ever win I'm gonna do everything I can to claim anonymously.

                            I Agree!

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                              I Agree!