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Record Powerball lottery won by one Nebraskan

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Posted: February 20, 2006, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

I believe 7:02 am Sunday is the time the message became available, rather than when the ticket was sold.

That is not the ticket in the picture.  FOX news says the ticket was sold around 3;45 pm (I forgot the exact time) on Friday night.  Four people bought tickets, three men, one woman.  They are speculating it was a college person.  Blew my whole theory of a last minute purchase.  The winning ticket had already been bought 15 hours previously, when I went out and bought my (obviously) losing ticket!  This information was adding insult to injury!

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    Posted: February 20, 2006, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

    I hope it's my brother Cliff, he lives in Lincoln.

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      Posted: February 20, 2006, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

      Here is an interesting article from ABC News (though the topic is well worn here on Lotterypost):

       http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pub&dt=060220&cat=frontpage&st=frontpagelottery_winners_060220&src=abc

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      Jackpot! ... That's a Good Thing, Right?

      Updated 1:36 PM ET February 20, 2006

      Here's a statistic for the people of Lincoln as they await news of the $365 million lottery winner: Seventy percent of those who become suddenly wealthy squander it within a few short years, according to the National Endowment for Financial Education.

      In this college town of 230,000 people, there is plenty of conversation about who may have won the lucky ticket purchased at a Lincoln convenience store. And there are plenty of suggestions for the lucky winner.

      "If I know them, I'm going to hit them up for a loan," laughs Carl Jansen over a cup of coffee.

      But at the next table over, Michelle Darcy hits on the very problem that has plagued lottery winners since big jackpots were first awarded.

      "I think it'd be scary to be that person," she says. "Because you've got all your friends and family coming out of the woodwork and wanting a little piece of that lottery themselves."

      In fact, state lottery officials here are blunt in their advice for the state's newly minted millionaire.

      "Sign the ticket, put it in a safe place, take the phone off the hook, tell as few people as possible, talk to financial person, and come tell us," says Tom Johnson of the Nebraska Lottery.

       

      Riches to Rags

      It is advice that comes from experience. The record books are filled with previous lottery winners who've squandered their millions.

      One of the saddest stories of a former winner is that of William "Bud" Post III, who died last month of respiratory failure at the age of 66.

      The former Pennsylvania lottery winner called it the "lottery of death" despite his $16.2 million winnings. He used the money to start businesses with siblings -- but they all failed. His own brother was convicted of trying to kill him. His sixth wife moved out, and an on-again, off-again girlfriend successfully sued for a third of Post's winnings. At one point, Post was convicted of assault for firing a shotgun over a bill collector's head.

      John Lacher, a bankruptcy lawyer who assisted Post, said he was like "The Beverly Hillbillies."

      "He did everything you would expect of a guy who became a millionaire overnight," Lacher says.

      A similar case comes out of New Jersey, where in the mid-'80s a woman won more than $5 million. Today, the money is gone and the former millionaire lives in a trailer.

      "I won the American dream but I lost it, too," the former winner has been quoted as saying. "It was a very hard fall. It's called rock bottom

      She says some of the money was gambled away, but millions more were lost by simply never saying "no" to friends and relatives who seemed to always "have a hand out."

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        Stupid people become rich stupid people.  People who can never say no, will always pay the price for being gullible.  This is why I have it branded on my butt, give nothing away to no one who wasn't there for me when I was in the hospital.  My parents are dead, my daughter is healthy and trustworthy, and the handful of close friends think the same as I.  They are all that count. I have dozens of cousins.  They can kiss my rear, and all they'll receive is a smile.  I will never have to worry about gambling a win away, giving it to loser friends to make their dreams come true, or giving it some church or charity that didn't care whether I was alive or dead on February 20th, 2006.  Payback is earned!

        I've told every one at work, if I win over $10M, they can expect a huge party, with free food for everyone. There will be an envelope for every one who shows up, in it will be a $100 bill.  Not enough?  Don't show up!  I don't have to give anything away.  After that, don't call my cell, it will be at the bottom of the lake.

        My charities? The Director of the Red Cross will not be padding her expense account, or staying in First Class Hotels, with my money.  You run a bible-thumping church, don't even bother coming around.  You run an animal shelter, and we'll be best friends and I will make you very happy.  You belong to PETA?  Watch out for the "marking spray"!

        Cheers

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          Posted: February 20, 2006, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

          27% for others           I have a list                  I just added Chewie for 100 bucks 

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            I just think that it should be up to the customer to give an employee a tip or not.  I feel it is tasteless to think that the customer owes you something just because you are doing your job.  A thank you and have a nice day should be the only thing expected.

              I Agree!                    I Agree!                  I Agree!                I Agree!

             

            The clerk made a completely coarse, tasteless remark.  Period.  

             

            Never ceases to amaze me what people believe they can tell you to do with your own money.   Thud


            Good luck to everyone!

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              Posted: February 20, 2006, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

              27% for others           I have a list                  I just added Chewie for 100 bucks 

              I will gladly accept the 100 bucks.  Will pay for gas for a week!

              Cheers

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                Posted: February 20, 2006, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

                Powerball based on sales could of had a $405 million annuity jackpot this time around with out the cap.  So I think that Powerball will have no problem making the $390 million record mark the next time it rolls past $300 million to the next record.  I hope that this run happens in 06 in the next 6 months.-weshar75

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                  Posted: February 20, 2006, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                  News Flash:

                  If the jackpot winner has financial problems down the road after taking home that ridiculously huge amount of money, then whomever it is will go down in history as the stupidest moron to ever draw a breath.

                  Period.

                   

                                                 

                                

                   

                   

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                    Posted: February 20, 2006, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

                    News Flash:

                    If the jackpot winner has financial problems down the road after taking home that ridiculously huge amount of money, then whomever it is will go down in history as the stupidest moron to ever draw a breath.

                    Period.

                    Good point.  Even old Poster-Boy Jack hasn't come close to loosing his.

                    Cheers

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                      Posted: February 20, 2006, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                      real simple: If your going to work in a *CUSTOMER SERVICE* industry STOP expecting the CUSTOMER to flip the bill on your lifestyle. Part of getting a job is being skilled in it, and one of the skills is to accomodate the customers reasonable request. I detest tipping based on the social norm to do so. 

                      Who ever claims the huge jackpot will carry a legacy,may it be one worth reading about and moreover one worth experiencing!

                      ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

                      christmas holly jolly numbers: 255,303,6911, 474,477 silver:47,gold:79.

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                        Posted: February 20, 2006, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

                        Any one hearing the rumor that the ticket is owned by a pool?  FOX is saying the ticket is part of numerous tickets borught at the same time, and that it could be a pool.

                        Cheers

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                          Posted: February 20, 2006, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                          Deciding just how much to tip the person who sold the winning ticket would certainly be a difficult personal decision. If it was a qp that hit and they pressed the terminal button producing the winning string, I'd actually feel more pressure to give a bigger tip than if it was my own pick.

                          Smiley

                          Jack Whittaker did a lot for the waitress at the store he bought his ticket.  From the way the articles read, he did it because she was a friendly person; not because she was gargoylianly (gargoyle  ---don't even know if this is a word, but somebody with just too crass as to expect a tip and broadcast in to the press!) expecting a tip.

                          It was a good story.  It was an education, too.  I did not know that sellers of lotto tickets would expect a tip.  Just let me be the reporter to ask that cashier how much they earn in addition to the store woner in front of the owner! LOL

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                            Posted: February 20, 2006, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                            >Store video tape indicates the ticket was sold at 3:09 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2006, to one of two unidentified males.

                            That is not the purpose of store surveillance cameras.  Beyond idle curiousity, what purpose does this serve? Why does the lottery or store need to treat this like a criminal investigation? All technology will eventually be abused and misused.

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                              Posted: February 20, 2006, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                              >Store video tape indicates the ticket was sold at 3:09 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2006, to one of two unidentified males.

                              That is not the purpose of store surveillance cameras.  Beyond idle curiousity, what purpose does this serve? Why does the lottery or store need to treat this like a criminal investigation? All technology will eventually be abused and misused.

                              Two words: Patriot Act.  Sounds great, is extremely dangerous.

                              Cheers

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