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Lottery winners celebrate Mega-divorce

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Lottery winners celebrate Mega-divorce

An estranged New York City couple who agreed in court to split a $149 million lottery jackpot treated bystanders to an impromptu display of music and dance.

Juan Rodriguez, a parking-lot attendant was nearly penniless when he bought a winning Mega Millions ticket last year.  But last week he whipped out his harmonica, the New York Post reported, and began joyously playing, while his estranged wife began to dance at the other end of the courthouse hallway.

"I'm super-happy," he told the Post later.  "I'm free."

Iris Rodriguez had thrown her husband out before he bought the ticket.  But she then said she wanted a reconciliation and invited him back home.  Two weeks later she filed for divorce - and half of the lottery winnings.

The couple plan to take the jackpot as a lump sum.  After taxes, they will collect about $30 million each.

But both say this is it -- that they do not expect to meet again.

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Posted: April 11, 2005, 11:36 am - IP Logged

I think $30 million is enough to forget the ex-wife. I'd be pretty happy. Especially if I had zero dollars last year.

    Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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    Posted: April 11, 2005, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

    As it turns out, she did marry the right guy LOL

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      Posted: April 11, 2005, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

      ,WHAT A HAPPY ENDING,POPCORN ANYONE

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        Posted: April 11, 2005, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

        He wasn't exactly penniless if he bought the ticket. I guess he had at least a dollar.

        Just please don't pull a Jack Whittaker. Be sensible.

         

        DD 

         

                                       

                      

         

         

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          Posted: April 11, 2005, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

          Now he can get all the chicks in the world, including the Gold Diggers which for sure will pop up.

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            Posted: April 11, 2005, 11:24 pm - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by Maverick on April 11, 2005


            As it turns out, she did marry the right guy LOL


             

            --winner2b

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              Posted: April 12, 2005, 5:39 am - IP Logged

              The smartest one of them is obviously his (ex) wife.

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                Posted: April 12, 2005, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

                Hello folks !! If I won the lottery and paid all taxes, then I give my mom 1Million. Does she have to pay tax on that again ??

                Just ask to know!!

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                  Posted: April 12, 2005, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                  I think he already had a gold-digger. The real celebrants were the lawyers though.

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                    Quote: Originally posted by nomoneybabe on April 12, 2005



                    Hello folks !! If I won the lottery and paid all taxes, then I give my mom 1Million. Does she have to pay tax on that again ??

                    Just ask to know!!





                    Unfortunately, she would have to pay taxes.  Do your research.  If it's a "gift" over 10 grand, the recipent may have to pay taxes.  You may find you're better off having your mom claim the winnings with you.  That way, you would only pay taxes on (using this case as an example) $29 million and your mom would pay taxes on $1 million without any of those other taxes.


                     

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                      Posted: April 13, 2005, 8:06 am - IP Logged

                      The giver would get taxed. Here's a simple explanation.



                      Gift Tax Expained


                      Okay, now I believe you can predict lottery numbers

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                        Posted: April 13, 2005, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                        You can give someone a gift of $11,000 a year before they have to pay taxes on it.  If you are married, your wife could also give your mom $11,000, so mom could have $22,000 tax free a year.

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                        Hello folks !! If I won the lottery and paid all taxes, then I give my mom 1Million. Does she have to pay tax on that again ??

                        Just ask to know!!




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                          Quote: Originally posted by dvdiva on April 12, 2005


                          I think he already had a gold-digger. The real celebrants were the lawyers though.



                                                             

                          Good luck to everyone!

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                            Posted: April 13, 2005, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

                            Hello ... friends:  Thank you for your advices and website, I appreciate it so much

                             

                             good luck to you folks on the lucky tooo!!!