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Posted: October 25, 2005, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

He says he will talk to reporters on Tuesday....

Well, today is Tuesday, anyone hear if he has spoken ???

 

DD

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    Posted: October 25, 2005, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

    I heard on the news that the Oregon lottery said Mr. west would validate the ticket before the close of business on friday.  So we will see if he is the big winner by friday.

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      Posted: October 25, 2005, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

      Also, an 'unsigned ticket' in a safe deposit box? Has this been confirmed? I don't care how safe it actually is, I would never put an unsigned ticket in a safe deposit box. It would be signed, and become part of my own body very quickly. I wonder where this safe deposit box is? I will have to grab my lock picks. Bandit

      it's in his bank go ahead and try to get it. give us something even more exciting to read about. 

      Heh. Jester Laugh

      Dance like no one is watching.

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        Posted: October 26, 2005, 5:43 am - IP Logged

        "$360 million dollar powerball ticket mysteriously vanishes, and an anonymous trust collected exactly $360 million the following day. However being the ticket was not signed originally, it could not be proven that it was stolen. Possession is nine tenths of the law." LOL Would make great news.

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          "$360 million dollar powerball ticket mysteriously vanishes, and an anonymous trust collected exactly $360 million the following day. However being the ticket was not signed originally, it could not be proven that it was stolen. Possession is nine tenths of the law." LOL Would make great news.

          I hear you Brad, but I sincerely hope that this guy is not that stupid.

          The scenario you mentioned could happen.

          Trust no one but yourself.

           

          DD

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            Posted: October 27, 2005, 3:13 am - IP Logged

            Trust no one but yourself.

            Exactly, and for some that is even a questionable choice. (Chewie?) Green laugh

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              Posted: October 27, 2005, 1:57 pm - IP Logged
               

              abc news.com

              Oct. 22, 2005 — The family who won the largest jackpot in the Powerball history and the second-biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history is cautious about discussing their instant wealth. Steven West of Jacksonville, Ore., agreed to talk to "Good Morning America" only if his face would not be shown.

              "We didn't expect to win anything and I thought, 'OK, we're just throwing away $40,'" West said. "We said 'this can't be right, something's not right' and that's all we said all night," he added.

              West had never played Powerball before and said he never expected to win. He plunked down $20, and so did his in-laws,who live in a Jacksonville trailer park on a street ironically called "Gold Rush."

              The families will share the jackpot, but they're not sharing where they bought the ticket. Lottery officials said the ticket was sold at either Ray's Food Place or J'ville Tavern in Jacksonville, a small, historic town near Medford in the southwest part of the state. The store that sold the winning ticket will receive a $100,000 bonus for the sale.

              The winning ticket still needs to be verified by the state's lottery commission. Right now, that special ticket is sitting in a safety deposit box at the bank as the family decides how they will spend their new fortune.

              "I wanted to remain the same person and pretty much keep the same lifestyle that I had, but I've been told by everybody that it's going to change immensely," West said. "I'm not sure I like that. My wife and I keep saying maybe we shouldn't have bought that."

              He said he plans to continue working as a landscaper. His only planned splurge is a sports car. His wife wants to buy a new house.

              Now that the word is out, locals say they're happy for the Wests.

              "He can own this whole block if he wants it," said Larry Coleman, a neighbor.

              "It wasn't my ticket, so as long as it was someone local, that's great," said Brian Peterson, a Jacksonville resident.

              "I'm glad that it wasn't just another millionaire making more money," said Darrell Luttrell, who also lives in Jacksonville. "I'm glad it was a working class family that got the money."


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                Posted: October 27, 2005, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

                Mr West might as well have APPEARED on television, with all we already know about him and his family.

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                  Posted: October 28, 2005, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Any news on the supposed news conference? You would have thought the MUSL would be milking it for all it was worth about now.

                  Cheers

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                  I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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                    Posted: October 28, 2005, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

                    Ok, maybe we should all just change our names to "West." Seems to be a very lucky name.

                     

                    SEVEN BUTLER COUNTY WOMEN SHARE $853,492 POWERBALL PRIZE

                    National City Bank Employees share a second-tier prize from Oct. 19 Powerball drawing

                    MIDDLETOWN -- The seven employees of a National City Bank branch located at

                    364 Center Avenue
                    in Butler jointly won an $853,492 prize in a recent Powerball drawing. 

                    Cindy Holben of Chicora and Marian West, Patricia Heyl, Deborah Schnur, Kimberly Hughes, Susan Sheptak and Charlene Cook – all of Butler – plan to equally divide the $853,492 prize.  The co-workers’ winning ticket matched all five white balls, 07-21-43-44-49, but not the red Powerball, 29, in the Wednesday, Oct. 19, Powerball drawing. 

                    West, who purchased the winning ticket and claimed the prize on behalf of the group, said this was the first time the seven co-workers purchased Powerball tickets together.  Each contributed $5, and West purchased 35 Powerball tickets at lunchtime on the day of the drawing.

                    “We took pictures of the tickets and locked them up at the bank,” West said.

                    West said she and Heyl were the first to realize that they held a winning ticket, and they quickly called the rest of the group members to share the news. 

                    “This really is going to make a big difference for all of us,” said Holben, the bank’s manager.  “But until we actually see the money, it’s kind of hard for us to tell what we’ll do with it.”

                    The National City Bank employees’ winning ticket was purchased at a Sheetz Inc., store located at 100 Freeport Road in Butler.  Sheetz will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. 

                    One jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Oregon for the Oct. 19 Powerball drawing.  The record jackpot has an annuity value of $340 million and a cash value of $164.4 million.  Ten tickets sold in Pennsylvania matched five-of-five white ball numbers to win $853,492 each.  The second prize ticket holders receive $200,000 for matching all five Powerball numbers, plus an additional $653,492 from the first-ever Match 5 Bonus Prize Pool, for total winnings of $853,492, less 25 percent federal withholding.

                    In Pennsylvania, Powerball and PowerPlay sales totaled more than $130 million for the record Powerball jackpot run from August 13 through Oct. 19.  Since 32.2 cents of every Lottery dollar is dedicated to programs benefiting older residents, the jackpot run contributed almost $42 million to the Lottery Fund.

                    http://www.palottery.state.pa.us/lottery/cwp/view.asp?a=11&Q=479562&PM=1

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                      Posted: October 28, 2005, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

                      Mr West might as well have APPEARED on television, with all we already know about him and his family.

                      Yeah, I wondered why he didn't want to have his picture shown. It doesn't seem bother him to talk to the press constantly. But if it were me, I wouldn't want my picture taken either, but I also wouldn't have been talking to the press the way he and his family have been doing.

                      Dance like no one is watching.

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                        Posted: October 28, 2005, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                         "this was the first time the seven co-workers purchased Powerball tickets together...."

                        Ah yes, let's not forget all the "first times" either. How do we go back to the first time? Funny I never heard, "We are very happy with our winnings. This is the 30,000th time we have played, and it will be good to get some of that money back." I think when I win I am going to say that.


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                          Posted: October 29, 2005, 11:27 am - IP Logged

                          Mr West might as well have APPEARED on television, with all we already know about him and his family.

                          Yeah, I wondered why he didn't want to have his picture shown. It doesn't seem bother him to talk to the press constantly. But if it were me, I wouldn't want my picture taken either, but I also wouldn't have been talking to the press the way he and his family have been doing.

                          Maybe Mr West forgot about radio.

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                             "this was the first time the seven co-workers purchased Powerball tickets together...."

                            Ah yes, let's not forget all the "first times" either. How do we go back to the first time? Funny I never heard, "We are very happy with our winnings. This is the 30,000th time we have played, and it will be good to get some of that money back." I think when I win I am going to say that.

                            LOL  i hope you win so you can do precisely that.

                            keep your promise ;)


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                               "this was the first time the seven co-workers purchased Powerball tickets together...."

                              Ah yes, let's not forget all the "first times" either. How do we go back to the first time? Funny I never heard, "We are very happy with our winnings. This is the 30,000th time we have played, and it will be good to get some of that money back." I think when I win I am going to say that.

                              LOL  i hope you win so you can do precisely that.

                              keep your promise ;)

                              My first (and only) time with the Texas Megaplier I won $6 with the only ticket I bought. If only I won every time I played a game for the first time.