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Record Powerball lottery jackpot claimed by 8 meat plant workers

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Coastal Georgia
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Posted: February 22, 2006, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

I would only want to be 26 if I knew what I know now.

Oh, and if I had 22 mil.......

 

                               

              

 

 

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    Posted: February 22, 2006, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

    Stewart said he isn't sure what he'll do with the money, but he's thinking strongly about quitting his job.

    "I don't think any of us have had much sleep ".

    That's pretty evident. He needs some rest to think straight.

    DD

     

                                   

                  

     

     

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      Posted: February 22, 2006, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

      Dancecomeon baby tonite's my night!!

      --winner2b

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        Posted: February 22, 2006, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

        My advise to the winners is BUY AN ANNUITY.  Some of these guys are young and buying an annuit will ensure that the money lasts, it will also give them an excuse to tell friends who want to mooch off them... "Sorry but I only get a couple hundred grand a year and I need that to pay my bills."  Good Luck Guys (and Girl).

         

        But they were correct in choosing cash. I don't think they could have split cash and annuity.

        Yeah, probably not... I am not sure buying an annuity would be the best thing after the fact either since you dont get the deferred tax benefit.  So invest and tell everyone it's tied up in an annuity.  365 million is a lot to blow, 15 million can be squandered pretty easily.

        One ticket, one signature.  The ticket was designed that way for a reason!  Can't have both cash and annuity.  How you divide the decision is your business, not the lottery.  Now, the TAx Collector, he has a large interest in how it is divided.

        Cheers

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          Posted: February 22, 2006, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

          I read that a few plan on quitting/retiring. Is it safe to be doing that after winning like 15 million apiece? I'd be afraid I would bore myself to death eventually if I didn't work LOL

          There's always again!

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            Posted: February 22, 2006, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

            Interesting comments here.

            I loved the sunglasses! They know that the futures so bright, they gotta wear shades! (PS Our group had said if we ever won we were going to wear shades reckon now it will be lamp shades since this group stole our idea!) ...

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

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              Posted: February 22, 2006, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations to the meat plant workers in Nebraska winning the North American Jackpot record of 365 million in Powerball. Good job for them taking cash value. I hope the meat plant workers continue to work or retire, but don't have financial problems in the future.

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                Posted: February 22, 2006, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                The story was great.. I am so happy for all of them...

                 

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                  Posted: February 22, 2006, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats to the group. I wonder if Long John Silver's will still want them now?! Crazy

                  I can see it now-- The first L J S commercial : 

                  "We used to make hot dogs and sausages, but since we won the powerball, we have moved all the way up to fish sticks and popcorn shrimp ".

                  MMMMMM good !!!

                  HAPPY WEDNESDAY..."DD"

                  as usual.....lolololololoololol.....(LMAO)........you need to stop.......lololololololool

                  Thanks Libra.....

                  "Oh I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener" 

                  oh well...never mind...

                   

                  Anyone want to bet how long until the first person comes forward and claims to be part of the pool but got left out of Saturday's drawing ? 

                   

                                                 

                                

                   

                   

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                    Posted: February 22, 2006, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

                    Interesting comments here.

                    I loved the sunglasses! They know that the futures so bright, they gotta wear shades! (PS Our group had said if we ever won we were going to wear shades reckon now it will be lamp shades since this group stole our idea!) ...

                    Every one wearing a lamp shade.  That would be soooo neat to see.  I would take the day off to watch it live.  Little battery hooked up to a flashlight, and when they announced each persons name, they could light the lamp!  Then one, big chorus at the end, "We were dumb enough to believe the annuity amount, but we are bright enough to choose cash!"

                    Cheers

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                      Posted: February 22, 2006, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

                      Okay Chewie, If ever my group wins, we'll make u the designer of those lampshades! Heck you could be the talk of the event and take the *spotlight* off of us for a quick get-a-way!

                      It really was good to see the winners be lighthearted and joking at the press release. They truly were down to earth folks and sincerely deserving of the good fortune. May they each live long , laugh much and endure many more blessings!

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                        Posted: February 22, 2006, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

                        Funny how they say that the lottery cannot be beaten, and regardless of how many tickets you play the odds are still astronomical. Yet for some reason the majority of most of the winners within the last year have all been factory workers in lottery polls, spending anywhere from $40 and up over $100. Could this spell trouble for the individual player, or is it already?

                        I don't think it is a coincidence that those who are able to play a lot more plays are hitting the jackpot more often than those who only have a few bucks each week. Once again it seems to be just another thing that favors those with more money, and usually those who already have a good enough living to begin with. And of course yet another quick pick, which always drives the steak into the heart of a LP member.

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                          Posted: February 23, 2006, 1:27 am - IP Logged

                          Congratulations ya'll.  Blue AngelNow do the wise thing with your blessings!!!

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                            Posted: February 23, 2006, 8:49 am - IP Logged

                            Does anyone know how much they spent on tickets for that drawing? It makes sense that any person or pool who spends $25 or $50 a drawing on tickets has a better chance than my 1 ticket, but they also lose more when they don't win big, which is 99.9% of the time. My feeling about the lottery is that it's not about maximizing my chance to win, it's keeping my losses at a minimum while still having fun.  If a person spends $5 a drawing and I spend $1,  at the end of one year I'm about $400 ahead of them unless one of us wins big.  

                            Let's see if a majority of the next 5 winners are single people or pools. I would guess single people, just because that has to be a majority of sales.

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                              Posted: February 23, 2006, 11:43 am - IP Logged

                              i just check out the powerball.com  web sight and it said each player put out 5 dollars a piece.