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Missouri couple wins $8.1 million Lotto jackpot

Missouri LotteryMissouri Lottery: Missouri couple wins $8.1 million Lotto jackpot

A Maryland Heights, Missouri, couple has claimed an $8.1 million Lotto jackpot, becoming the second major lottery winner in north St. Louis County this year.

Peter and Judy Buhrman's winning numbers — 4, 17, 25, 35, 36 and 38 — were announced in a drawing Feb. 4. The couple turned the ticket over to Missouri Lottery officials Friday. After officials verified it was the winning ticket, they named the Buhrmans this week as the winners.

Peter Buhrman, 56, did not return calls to his home or his business, AllStates Flag and Banner Co. in Maryland Heights. An employee for the Suburban Journals said Judy Buhrman, who works in the human resources department, would be out for the rest of the week.

Lottery spokeswoman Susan Goedde said the couple wanted to remain private.

The Buhrmans bought their ticket at Bridgeton Phillips 66, 12218 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton. The business will receive 1 percent of the prize — $81,000 in this case.

If the Buhrmans choose to have their winnings distributed over 25 years, they would receive about $230,000 a year after taxes, Goedde said. If they opt for a cash payout, they would get about $3.6 million after taxes.

On Jan. 20, a man from Florissant, Aflred Meyer, won $1 million in a state lottery game.

Tariq Chaudhry, manager of the Bridgeton Phillips 66, said many people had come to the store since the drawing, offered their congratulations — and then purchased lottery tickets.

"I tell them, 'Let's do it a second time,'" he said.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Posted: March 2, 2006, 11:06 am - IP Logged

Peter Buhrman, 56, did not return calls to his home or his business, AllStates Flag and Banner Co. in Maryland Heights. An employee for the Suburban Journals said Judy Buhrman, who works in the human resources department, would be out for the rest of the week.

I think they will be "Gone Forever"!  At 56, they've done enough contributing to the work force.  Time to do some taking! I would definitely create an opening in my workplace!  With eight millions dollars, I'lll find a way to make my own benefit package materilize.  If you can't make it on eight millions dollars, the fifty thousand from folding flags isn't going to make a bit of difference.

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    If the Buhrmans choose to have their winnings distributed over 25 years, they would receive about $230,000 a year after taxes, Goedde said. If they opt for a cash payout, they would get about $3.6 million after taxes.

    Only three and a half million after taxes,  How would one ever make do?  Maybe they have enough in their 401K to get them through the winter!

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      At their age I doubt they will be choosing an annuity. Interest on 3.6 million is pretty good.

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        lol  'gone forever' lol

         

        super congrats.  buy munibonds and enjoy  the life! Cheers

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          Posted: March 3, 2006, 9:50 am - IP Logged

          I hear Hot Lotto will be coming to Kansas this month. Maybe MO is reconsidering joining-oh wait, I just remembered HL now uses a computer to draw the numbers.

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            At their age I doubt they will be choosing an annuity. Interest on 3.6 million is pretty good.

            At their age, I would think that $250K a year, after taxes, would make them very happy.  AND leave a nice trust fund for any grandchildren.  There is a point in life, when you don't need a lump sum; especially when it is usually the elderly that become victums.  A wrong decision and they are broke.  Annuity eliminates that - or at least reduces it drastically!

            I'm 64, and with a choice between $3.6M one time, or $250K a year, I'd grab the $250K immediately.  $100M, now thats different!  $3.6M, no question!  Too easy to blow $3.6M in the excitement.  Little room for error!  I can't think of anything I need that $250K over the next few years can't provide!!

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              At their age I doubt they will be choosing an annuity. Interest on 3.6 million is pretty good.

              At their age, I would think that $250K a year, after taxes, would make them very happy.  AND leave a nice trust fund for any grandchildren.  There is a point in life, when you don't need a lump sum; especially when it is usually the elderly that become victums.  A wrong decision and they are broke.  Annuity eliminates that - or at least reduces it drastically!

              I'm 64, and with a choice between $3.6M one time, or $250K a year, I'd grab the $250K immediately.  $100M, now thats different!  $3.6M, no question!  Too easy to blow $3.6M in the excitement.  Little room for error!  I can't think of anything I need that $250K over the next few years can't provide!!

               

                                                          I Agree!

              love to nibble those micey feet.

               

                                           

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                I wish I had to make that decision.  Shall it be $230 thousand a year or $3.6 million in cash.  I would have to take the cash!-weshar75 

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                  I wish I had to make that decision.  Shall it be $230 thousand a year or $3.6 million in cash.  I would have to take the cash!-weshar75 

                  One of the winners benefits - YOU get to choose!

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                    I wish I had to make that decision.  Shall it be $230 thousand a year or $3.6 million in cash.  I would have to take the cash!-weshar75 

                    One of the winners benefits - YOU get to choose!

                    In NY and Texas (maybe also New Jersey?) you still have to choose when you PLAY.

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                      I wish I had to make that decision.  Shall it be $230 thousand a year or $3.6 million in cash.  I would have to take the cash!-weshar75 

                      One of the winners benefits - YOU get to choose!

                      In NY and Texas (maybe also New Jersey?) you still have to choose when you PLAY.

                      Wonderful option.  Be decisiveness!  Don't piddle-putz throughout your life.  Requires a thinking person; not a mind-dead robot!  Cash or Annuity.  Think for a change!  Without needing 30 or 90 days to arrive at a decision!

                      Cheers

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                        I wish I had to make that decision.  Shall it be $230 thousand a year or $3.6 million in cash.  I would have to take the cash!-weshar75 

                        One of the winners benefits - YOU get to choose!

                        In NY and Texas (maybe also New Jersey?) you still have to choose when you PLAY.

                        Wonderful option.  Be decisiveness!  Don't piddle-putz throughout your life.  Requires a thinking person; not a mind-dead robot!  Cash or Annuity.  Think for a change!  Without needing 30 or 90 days to arrive at a decision!

                        My mind is made up. Thank you!