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$265 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot claimed anonymously

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Posted: May 3, 2006, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

And what about NH?  I bet the winner is from this site - LOL

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    Posted: May 3, 2006, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!  I like their style.  Its exactly the way I would go about claiming a jackpot!  Forget the hoopla and press conference stuff, that only ignites all the crazies who want a piece of your money! 

    They now have a clean start to do their thing or his or her thing!  Good for them!

    I Agree!.  Congrats to the winner(s)!!!!!

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      Posted: May 5, 2006, 3:54 am - IP Logged

      congrats to them, now its Friday; and Papa wanna win :)Hyper

      --winner2b

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        Posted: May 8, 2006, 11:44 am - IP Logged

        Good for him/her/them. I think they are doing a smart thing by claiming there jackpot anonymously. This way, they avoid all the media attention and a bunch of beggers.

        bellyache..................Psykomo...................

        THINKsssssssssssss  having media attention and a bunch o beggers.....

        is what "LIFE's ALL ABOUT"......................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        NO-ONE should be able to claim a large public supported jack-

        pot.................................."ANONYMOUSLY"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Do we need a "poll" on  that,..........hint, hint..........LM-LM-vote____ ??

        LOL

        PSYKOMO 

         


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          Posted: May 8, 2006, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

          Good for him/her/them. I think they are doing a smart thing by claiming there jackpot anonymously. This way, they avoid all the media attention and a bunch of beggers.

          bellyache..................Psykomo...................

          THINKsssssssssssss  having media attention and a bunch o beggers.....

          is what "LIFE's ALL ABOUT"......................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          NO-ONE should be able to claim a large public supported jack-

          pot.................................."ANONYMOUSLY"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Do we need a "poll" on  that,..........hint, hint..........LM-LM-vote____ ??

          LOL

          PSYKOMO 

           

          I wish NY had that option too. NY doesn't really believe in choices for lottery players, outside of MM.

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            Posted: May 8, 2006, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

            Since they claimed anonymously, they COULD have gotten away with choosing annuity. Fortunately, they didn't.

            What do you mean "COULD have gotten away with choosing annuity"? Are you saying choosing annuity is against some law or under handed?

            If somebody chooses annuity, they should have to "Go to Jail" for the length of the annuity LOL

                   

                                                             

                                                                Thud

            How about we just let them read all your post?

             

            LOL I'm sorry for laughing, but that was funny fja!

            How about read one post?
             
            I think I agree with tg636, I would look into the annuity.  I always hear the argument that you only need to make 10% a year in investments to make more money than the annuity.  If I could consistently do that, I wouldn’t be playing the lottery.


            And I would spend it.  There would be even less of a principal to make that money back on.   That first payment is gone.  Maybe I wait a year and spend the good part of 2 payments on my dream property, but I will spend it.  If the economy crashes I can count on a check that way too.


            They changed the structure from 20 years to 26 years in Washington’s lotto and that made me think about the cash, but nothing has me totally convinced yet.

             


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              Posted: May 8, 2006, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

              Since they claimed anonymously, they COULD have gotten away with choosing annuity. Fortunately, they didn't.

              What do you mean "COULD have gotten away with choosing annuity"? Are you saying choosing annuity is against some law or under handed?

              If somebody chooses annuity, they should have to "Go to Jail" for the length of the annuity LOL

                     

                                                               

                                                                  Thud

              How about we just let them read all your post?

               

              LOL I'm sorry for laughing, but that was funny fja!

              How about read one post?
               
              I think I agree with tg636, I would look into the annuity.  I always hear the argument that you only need to make 10% a year in investments to make more money than the annuity.  If I could consistently do that, I wouldn’t be playing the lottery.


              And I would spend it.  There would be even less of a principal to make that money back on.   That first payment is gone.  Maybe I wait a year and spend the good part of 2 payments on my dream property, but I will spend it.  If the economy crashes I can count on a check that way too.


              They changed the structure from 20 years to 26 years in Washington’s lotto and that made me think about the cash, but nothing has me totally convinced yet.

               

              LUMP SUM is the way to go. You could die tomorrow, or soon after.

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                Posted: May 8, 2006, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

                Well if I was to die tomorrow then I wouldn't have won anything. If I die the day after winning then I still don't have any money since it takes 60 days just to get the money you won. The only thing you can get especially if you have children is life insurance. If I win but never actually get the money than I guess I could care less how it would have been paid out since I never enjoyed it.

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                  Posted: May 9, 2006, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Way to go !! 

                  Let the furor die down, swoop in and collect anonymously, then go on about your business.

                  That makes a bigger statement than a phony check / press conference ever will.....

                  DD

                  5/9/2006

                  ........Again.....I concurr w/you "DD".....this way the indiviual(s) can take care of themselves, their business affairs....any affairs for that matter, and do it quietly without the troublesome fan fare...

                  PS....sorry to be so late responding, but I have been working tooooooo hard lately.......lololol

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                    Posted: May 9, 2006, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                    Since they claimed anonymously, they COULD have gotten away with choosing annuity. Fortunately, they didn't.

                    What do you mean "COULD have gotten away with choosing annuity"?  Are you saying  choosing annuity is against some law or under handed?

                    If somebody chooses annuity, they should have to "Go to Jail" for the length of the annuity LOL

                           

                                                                             

                                                                                Thud

                    How about we just let them read all your post?

                     

                    5/9/2006

                    lolololololoololol..............this is funnnyyyyy......

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                      Posted: May 9, 2006, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

                      From a previous article on here - this is why I think you have to claim your prize anonymously, even amounts far less than $265 million.  You have to ask what good being famous or notorious does you. 

                      >"Life is good, but it's not a constant party," said Susan Bradley, a certified financial planner who founded >the Sudden Money Institute in Florida, which provides resources and training for new wealth recipients >and their advisers.

                      >"It's hard," she said. "You can change your phone number. You can move out of state. You can do all >those kinds of things. But maybe you don't want to.

                      >"Lottery winners are targets," she continued. "They also don't get the same kind of respect that >someone who 'earned' the money gets. There's kind of this funny taint."

                      As far as the annuity goes, I am still waiting for real-life evidence that someone taking the cash made an amount equal to or more than the annuity by the time the last annuity check was cashed.  All I need is the evidence and I will believe. Articles should be easy to come by if annuities are as lousy as people say. 

                       

                      5/9/2006

                      I am glad that point was also made, because in some areas, if you go shopping, for large substantive items such as: Diamond Jewelry, Luxury Cars, Boats, Fur Coats, Houses....the Clerks are bound to ???? your funds, wether you pay by bank checks, cashier checques, or real cash.. .Don't  get me wrong, I'd still like to win big$$$$$$, but I imagine, that the winners do run into some problems depending on where they shop...

                       >"Lottery winners are targets," she continued. "They also don't get the same kind of respect that >someone who 'earned' the money gets. There's kind of this funny taint."