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Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Still Unknown

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Posted: March 4, 2006, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

You can find a temporary house in ten seconds on the internet - they're call hotels.  Doesn't your bank offer a non-fee credit card?  Get one, buy something every year under $50.00 that you would normally have paid cash for - to keep it active.  Pay it off!   Put the card in the third level underwear drawer, where you keep the underwear you KNOW you should have thrown away years ago.  Win lottery.  Use card to hide for a few weeks in the middle of Little Rock AR! No one would be looking in Little Rock for any one!  Pre-plan your get away before you win!

Me? As I have said before, I am in line the night before the lottery office opens!  Lawyers, accountants, and menial yes-men can be hired and fired in between the claim and the 30-day wait for the money!  Get money, have money.

 As ususal I concurr w/most of your statement here.."Chewie"  If I should ever be so fortunate, I want fst to know, when the $$$$$$$$$$$$$ will be electronically deposited to my account, so that my Atty can arrange everything w/my Banks....I don't mind going "public" as long as the $$$$$$$ is deposited the morning I am to go public...If I have to wait 30dys for the prize, then everyone can wait 30dys for me to go public....& if I decide not to go public at all, my wonderful "blood sucking leeches" can set up my "Trust Fund".....and no one, save greedy Uncle Sam, will ever know my true identity...No one in Maryland or the Nations Capitol ever has to go public.

I am convinced, the date of the actual transfer doesn't matter.  I firmly believe I can use the publicity to get an advance from any bank in America!  One hundred million dollars may not be their biggest deposit, but it would get their attention.  A couple of million advance, with a signed contract to let them manage my money.  Knowing the greed of the banking industry, they will be willing to negotiate!  That sould take about an hour - then I get into my Shadow costume and slink away into the darkness - of Switzerland!  You've become rich, take advantage of being rich, don't let it take advantage of you!  I am positive, the difference of the meek and the bold is governered by one hundred million dollars!

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    Weeellllll. we now no one thing.  It was NOT a pool that won!.  You could never find two or more people who could keep their mouths shut for a week!  Hell, that recent family winner couldn't even keep a family secret, no way you can keep a pool quite.  The little brat was on the internet in just three days, and the lawn keeper didn't last that long.

    Now we stand around and discover the sole winners decision making capabilities.  Unless, of course, they lost the ticket.  That would be the ultimate IQ failure!

    I've got no reason to think the info in the article is accurate, but if somebody called the lottery office to ask about a blind trust and that person really is the winner's lawyer, I think we may have our first clue that the winner isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, or at least they're not good at picking lawyers or financial advisors. The "questions about setting up a blind trust" might really just be questions about the rules for a prize being claimed by a trust, but why would they want it to be a blind trust? For the sake of the winner I hope the caller wasn't really representing them.

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      I agee with most of you about taking the money and run.Don't hang around too long, you will have people knocking on your door you don't even know.I won the lottery June 26, 2004, and i had my bags packed a week before.The only people that knew was my immediate family and the farmer i gave my farm to. My family knows if they talk, then they go back to work.It's not too hard and real easy to understand.One more thing, all five attorney's that the lottery recommended told them that they would have to charge the winner Two-Hundred thousand plus to handle the documents and for filing charges.( to tell me how to spend my money ). j        

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        Posted: March 5, 2006, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

        why do all the winners have to be from some hick town no one has ever heard of?

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          piedmontmed said:

          One more thing, all five attorney's that the lottery recommended told them that they would have to charge the winner Two-Hundred thousand plus to handle the documents and for filing charges.( to tell me how to spend my money ).

          Do you mind telling us what documents and services would have been included for this $200,000?  More than one trust?  How much money management?  I've read that hiring a personal money manager can often range from 1 - 1 3/4% of estate assets per year (comparable to the fees on many mutual funds), but that would be more or less complete investment management.  Are you talking about a much lower level of service for that $200,000 fee?

          You are obviously a very private person to have chosen to remain anonymous after winning a major lottery, but any additional insights you could give us into how life changed, what decisions you faced, etc., would be appreciated.  Most of us live in states where remaining anonymous is not an option.  Any specific suggestions for us?

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            piedmontmed said:

            One more thing, all five attorney's that the lottery recommended told them that they would have to charge the winner Two-Hundred thousand plus to handle the documents and for filing charges.( to tell me how to spend my money ).

            Do you mind telling us what documents and services would have been included for this $200,000?  More than one trust?  How much money management?  I've read that hiring a personal money manager can often range from 1 - 1 3/4% of estate assets per year (comparable to the fees on many mutual funds), but that would be more or less complete investment management.  Are you talking about a much lower level of service for that $200,000 fee?

            You are obviously a very private person to have chosen to remain anonymous after winning a major lottery, but any additional insights you could give us into how life changed, what decisions you faced, etc., would be appreciated.  Most of us live in states where remaining anonymous is not an option.  Any specific suggestions for us?

            3/6/2006

            That may be true for that particular winner, but it's not engraved in concrete for everyone or in every state. You should check w/your personal attys, as well as the lottery office in your State.

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              I was just curious as to what one person's experience might have been.

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                It seems to me the really big jackpots are won in either Ohio, or Illinois.  I live in NY, I notice at least one a week someone in the state will win second prize.  NY state has never had a winner in a big jackpot.  Has anyone else notice this trend?

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                  It seems to me the really big jackpots are won in either Ohio, or Illinois.  I live in NY, I notice at least one a week someone in the state will win second prize.  NY state has never had a winner in a big jackpot.  Has anyone else notice this trend?

                  I don't know what your definition of "really big jackpots" is, but I think most of the 2005 MM payouts qualify:

                  December 2005  88 million in California

                  November 2005  315 million in California

                  November 2005  35 million in California & Michigan

                  September 2005  250 million in New Jersey

                  July  2005  170 million in Ohio

                  April 2005  205 million in Michigan

                  March 2005  112 million in Texas

                  January 2005  130 million in  Georgia

                  We have to go all the way back to November 2004 to find a big winner from New York. That was a parking attendant who was nearly broke when he won 149 million. New York also sold a winner in May of 2004, but it was a paltry 66 million, so maybe that doesn't count. I'm not seeing the trend you are, but it would be a nice change of pace if someone in NY collects a record MM jackpot on May 2.

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                    It seems to me the really big jackpots are won in either Ohio, or Illinois.  I live in NY, I notice at least one a week someone in the state will win second prize.  NY state has never had a winner in a big jackpot.  Has anyone else notice this trend?

                    I don't know what your definition of "really big jackpots" is, but I think most of the 2005 MM payouts qualify:

                    December 2005  88 million in California

                    November 2005  315 million in California

                    November 2005  35 million in California & Michigan

                    September 2005  250 million in New Jersey

                    July  2005  170 million in Ohio

                    April 2005  205 million in Michigan

                    March 2005  112 million in Texas

                    January 2005  130 million in  Georgia

                    We have to go all the way back to November 2004 to find a big winner from New York. That was a parking attendant who was nearly broke when he won 149 million. New York also sold a winner in May of 2004, but it was a paltry 66 million, so maybe that doesn't count. I'm not seeing the trend you are, but it would be a nice change of pace if someone in NY collects a record MM jackpot on May 2.

                    I mentioned in another thread, that he is still living in a hotel, and never goes outside.  Afraid for his life.  Him and his brother locked ina suite, smoking cigarette after cigarette.  He was aloser before he won, and appears to still be a loser - just a rich loser!  He wife took half the money and left the country, and he is afraid to pee!  Sheeesh!  He was better off on welfare.

                    Cheers

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                      NY had second place winner, like I said in my previous post, it's a weekly event.  Two of my numbers came up.

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                        I was just curious as to what one person's experience might have been.

                        HAPPY WEDNESDAY.......3/8/2006

                        I can certainly appreciate that. I'd like to know what $100,000.000 looks like in it's entirety after taxes.....and it's all yours.....