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$270M Mega Millions lottery jackpot claimed anonymously

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liberal47's avatar - Rowlf
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Posted: March 17, 2006, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

I won just 250,000 and just from word of mouth I was getting hit on like a hooker on Saturday night. Even after I gave everyone near me a taste, I was not doing what they wanted. I'd hate to see what it would be like if I won BIG money and the world found out. I've lost enough friends, and alienated enough family.

    sirbrad's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
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    Posted: March 17, 2006, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

    Ah man that wuss! With that much money you have nothing to ever fear again.

    just YOU !!!

    Lol.

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      Posted: March 17, 2006, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

      Once again it all depends on individual circumstances, and where you live. Where I live you could walk uptown and tell people you won $300 million dollars, and they would just nod their head accordingly and mumble "that's nice," and continue on. Guess I am one of the "lucky" ones. No hiding here, the public has a very short term memory regardless. It is mostly all just winner paranoia.

        Trained2beRich's avatar - home
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        Posted: March 17, 2006, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

        i would do exactly as the winner did. form a blind trust. I come from a huge family but i only got 1 christmas card from my parents and a call from my brother.  Hmm I have some 30 first cousins...i would not share except for 3 people-my dad, mom, and brother.  I know no one would think of me if they won....is it bad to think that way? think only of those who may reciprocate?

          Kidzmom's avatar - cold
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          Posted: March 18, 2006, 2:15 am - IP Logged

          Well as I always said and will continue to say.......When I win the big oneHyper, Those who were there with me before I won will be there with me after I've won.  That statement alone should let others know where they stand.

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            Posted: March 18, 2006, 6:59 am - IP Logged

            Well as I always said and will continue to say.......When I win the big oneHyper, Those who were there with me before I won will be there with me after I've won.  That statement alone should let others know where they stand.

            In that case I am truly glad we are friends now.

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              Posted: March 18, 2006, 7:04 am - IP Logged

              Staar again.. Let's face it ..everyone plays the lottery ,even myself, knowing what went.  We want to win! And if a person or persons should win a big amount,they certainly knows what comes along with it,or they shouldn't play at all. If it were me that one, all I was saying was,  that the other millions of people that played, deserve to know that there was a legitamate winner, a real person that exists. Do I believe that the the state or govt. could pull a fast one on the public and get away with it?Ask  yourself  if you still believe in the "lone gunman theory" or an actual "gas shortage"Two examples,of govt.  control that some still believe.

                anonymous77's avatar - moon
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                Posted: March 18, 2006, 9:13 am - IP Logged

                I am glad to read the winner's story here. I would respect his or her decision to remain anonymous as far as it's permitted. And, I hope that the winner would spend the money wisely.

                Congrats to the anonymous winner!

                 

                 

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                  Posted: March 18, 2006, 9:23 am - IP Logged

                  They did exactly what I would do!!!!!!!!! Many good reasons to do this.  If I won that much money I would want to share with relatives and a trust is a good way to do that by making them owners of the trust.  They get the money and are responsible for the taxes. Not sure but maybe able to invest and defer some taxes.  I know in Tennesse they will only issue one check so if it waas a group also a good way to handle for tax purposes and avoid the gift tax rules

                    konane's avatar - wallace
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                    Posted: March 18, 2006, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                    Congratulations to the winner!!  Hope their newfound prosperity brings them lots of blessings!!  Blue Angel

                    Good luck to everyone!

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                      Posted: March 18, 2006, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

                      I think that winner was from DETROIT, MI. I don't know, just something told that was going to be the place the winner was from. I was born near there, (farmington hills) so you can see how I was excited about that last run. We don't know who the winner is, but I still say they were from detroit. A lot of smart people there. Real good schools.Big Smile

                      voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

                        spy153's avatar - maren

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                        Posted: March 18, 2006, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                        you know what I hate? I hate those stupid store clerks who think they deserve some money just because they "sold the ticket" to you. come on!!!!!! I had one clerk tell me she'd help me all she could.... what does that mean? what, you going to help me pick the numbers? I don't think so.

                        voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool


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                          Posted: March 18, 2006, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                          Congratulations to the anonymous winner. I hope this person doesn't have problems later in life.

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                            Posted: March 18, 2006, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                            Perhaps this person chose this way to keep the wolves from attacking. 

                            Perhaps they know a lot of people that would line up with their hands out.

                            Perhaps they have a ton of relatives that would insist that they get a cut.

                             

                            Whatever the reason it doesn't matter at this point....

                            HAPPY  SATURDAY....3/18...."DD"

                             As always great to read your  postings and ........May I Say " bullseye"?????

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                              Posted: March 18, 2006, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                              Perhaps this person chose this way to keep the wolves from attacking. 

                              Perhaps they know a lot of people that would line up with their hands out.

                              Perhaps they have a ton of relatives that would insist that they get a cut.

                               

                              Whatever the reason it doesn't matter at this point....

                              HAPPY  SATURDAY....3/18...."DD"

                               As always great to read your  postings and ........May I Say " bullseye"?????

                              Thanks Libra, Hope you are having a good Saturday as well..

                              Playing the PB tonite ??? Naughty

                              I already got my PB with PowerPlay tickets....

                              Good Luck to us all !!

                              DD