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Arizona couple claims one-third of $31 million Powerball lottery prize

PowerballPowerball: Arizona couple claims one-third of $31 million Powerball lottery prize

No Hummer.  No mansion.  No fancy clothes.  Tim and Donna Sindel of Mesa, Arizona have better plans for the $3.9 million after taxes they won in a recent Powerball drawing.

 

Theyre going to invest it, the couple said during a news conference at the Arizona Lotterys Phoenix office.





"We had the fantasies buy this, buy that," said Tim Sindel, who retired three years ago after 27 years as a Phoenix police officer. "I want this money to work for me."





Now their parents will be more comfortable. Their grandchildren three so far will have funds for college. Donna Sindel, whos still working in Phoenix parking enforcement, plans to take her retirement earlier than planned. They already had been fortunate on another front their son, a U.S. Marine, recently returned home safely after seven months in Iraq, Tim Sindel said.





"If you dont have the family, the moneys not worth it," he said. Tim Sindel has played for about eight years with the same numbers. He hit the Dec. 22 drawing for a $30.9 million jackpot, which he shared with winners in Nebraska and Pennsylvania. The Sindels opted for the lump-sum payout





The Safeway store at University Drive and Lindsay Road received a $25,000 bonus from Arizona Lottery.

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Posted: January 13, 2005, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

staying with those same old numbers ... and then "presto" 

... the lottery never fails to surprise!
    Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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    Posted: January 13, 2005, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

    3 jackpot winners in Powerball? Does that happen regularly?

    It would make sense though. Mega Millions only has 11 states involved.


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      Posted: January 14, 2005, 11:10 am - IP Logged

      Mav:

      It's not the number of states involved, but the population base.

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        Posted: January 14, 2005, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

        i like it when i see somebody win with their own numbers,it shows me that it can be done...almost always its won by a quick pick......

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          Posted: January 14, 2005, 5:37 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on January 14, 2005



          Mav:

          It's not the number of states involved, but the population base.




          Of course. I was generalizing.
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            Posted: January 14, 2005, 5:38 pm - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on January 14, 2005


            i like it when i see somebody win with their own numbers,it shows me that it can be done...almost always its won by a quick pick......


            True that. Hey LM I havent seen you around. Last time I saw you here, your post count was stuck at 666. Had me a lil nervous lol.