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Oregon businessman has record Powerball lottery ticket

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bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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Posted: October 22, 2005, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

I don't think a winner needs to set up a "donation" to help the beggers.

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    Posted: October 22, 2005, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

    hey, he should set up a grant thing like whittaker did to give help to those of us, who are'nt so lucky.i don't need but a little bit,like a donation of some sort..spread some wealth...i know what you all are thinking, would i do it if i had won!!! let you know in a few day's.... 

    Call Ted Kennedy's compound. He belives in spreading the wealth, well, ah, your wealth anyway. His wealth? He uses it for swimming lessons.

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      Posted: October 23, 2005, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

      How ironic! The big jackpots attract a lot of first time players and, sure enough, one of them hits it. It ain't fair, dammit!!!!



      Congratulations Mr. West.

      Sounds like the fix is in with these big lottories with people who are first time players and owning there own businesses. my mother maybe right. she thinks the Powerball and Mega millions are fixed. she thinks the numbers are already picked before the drawing.

      it's ok when people when.  it's just when people who are already well to do win -- like the brad guy who wanted to turn his winnings into a billion in 10 years, or the tennessee family that just happened to buy the ticket from their own store (allegedly), or whittaker, or the congressman -- that it doesn't seem so cool anymore.

      it's one thing when the winners are little old ladies with 10 years to live, at that.  at least those were usually quiet people living quiet, non lavish lives.  but those already affluent?

      that's not even getting into the lack of minorities as winners -- let along big winners.  i guess someone tried in new mexico, but lucked out with some white guy serving at kirtland instead of a latino or native american ;)

      so it comes back to the 'seed number' concept for me, and who chooses who gets what seed numbers, just how random all of it really is.

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        Posted: October 23, 2005, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

        I don't think a winner needs to set up a "donation" to help the beggers.

        i don't, either.  it's your money, at that point.  you found it.  you won it.  no one should be trying to guilt trip you into parting with it.  you can do whatever you want with it.  just make sure that what you do with it sends good karma back to you, wisely.

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          It mind boggles me that you guys would think it was fixed.  If it was fixed they wouldn't let anyone win and the jackpot would just get higher and higher so they could sell more tickets.  If the jackpot is being won then how can they be fixing it??????  It is not like the lottery says....ok there is a white man coming in and he is buy a tickets....lets give him the winner.  That is just ludicrous.  Everyone has the chance of winning by how many tickets they have.  Rich people buy tickets to play also.  They probably play more than normal people because they can afford too...hence that means more rich people will win.  People that are not rich have won before.  Just look at the stories.  If the lotteries are letting people won.....how could they be fixing it?

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            Posted: October 23, 2005, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

            I agree Bradly--The randomness of a lottery winner is exactly that.

            The winning set of numbers don't care who is holding them, it is what it is.

            DD

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              Posted: October 23, 2005, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

              I think paranoia runs rampant among some lotto players. The balls or computer doesn't care who you are, what color you are, how much money you make, or if you are a democrat or a republican. It doesn't posses feelings or emotions. It just a game.

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                Posted: October 23, 2005, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

                Maybe there should be a disclaimer  when you buy a lottery ticket "caution your life will change if you win buy at your own risk" I'm there are plenty of people who wouldn't this problem!

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                  Posted: October 23, 2005, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

                  please insert "mind"  and "sure"  in the right places hehe! in last post


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                    Posted: October 24, 2005, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                    ok777:

                    Have you tried to use the emoticons (eg LOL)? I have at times.

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                      Posted: October 25, 2005, 7:38 am - IP Logged

                      What will they get lump sum after taxes?  $200,000,000 perhaps?     divided by 4?         $50,000,000 each       chump change :)

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                        What will they get lump sum after taxes?  $200,000,000 perhaps?     divided by 4?         $50,000,000 each       chump change :)

                        "after taxes" is an open ended term. Assuming you have a social security card, that initial hit of 25% is only for marking. The real rounds come in once the target is established.

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                          Posted: October 25, 2005, 11:04 am - IP Logged

                          What will they get lump sum after taxes?  $200,000,000 perhaps?     divided by 4?         $50,000,000 each       chump change :)

                          "after taxes" is an open ended term. Assuming you have a social security card, that initial hit of 25% is only for marking. The real rounds come in once the target is established.

                          The 25% figure is not a marketing term, it is a rule set by the Federal Government.  Most people will owe additional money in taxes, although it depends on how you disperse your prize.  For example, if you give large amounts to some kind of tax-deductable organization, then you may not owe anything more, or you may get something back.

                          Also, those who choose the cash option pay more in taxes, because there is much more money that falls within the highest tax bracket.  Those who choose annuity get taxed at the lower tax brackets for a percentage of their payout every year, so they end up paying less in taxes over the long haul.

                           

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                            Posted: October 25, 2005, 11:10 am - IP Logged

                            Todd:

                            Taxes might increase over the annuity period. Remember when the federal tax liability was much higher?

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                              Posted: October 25, 2005, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                              Taxes have decreased, thanks to Republicans, so anyone who chose Annuity in prior years if getting the benefit of their choice through lower taxes.

                              Saying that "taxes might increase" is not a very convincing statement.

                              I do remember when the tax withholding rate was higher.

                               

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