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Five People From Lubbock Win $36 Million Texas Lotto Jackpot

Texas LotteryTexas Lottery: Five People From Lubbock Win $36 Million Texas Lotto Jackpot

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Five people, all longtime friends, put their money together to purchase a lotto ticket at a 7-11 in Lubbock. That lotto ticket is now worth $36 million.

Obviously, they're ecstatic, but also a bit hesitant about making headlines. They wish to remain anonymous until the day they claim the prize, and the media is respecting their wishes.

One person's dream led to the winning six numbers. The cash value option was chosen, so after taxes, the five lucky Lubbockites will split around $21 million.

One winner, a single grandmother, said the money isn't as important as the safety of her family and that's why she wants to remain anonymous. She says the group is consulting a lawyer about splitting up the money.

Then, in a few weeks, the winners will head to Austin to pick up their prize, somewhere around $4 million each. At that time, the winners names will become public information and they say then they will likely talk about becoming millionaires.

One of the winners just a few months ago was the big winner in another sweepstakes. Put her name next to lucky in the dictionary.

Also lucky are the workers at the 7-11 at 98th and Indiana, where the winning ticket was bought. They'll receive some of the $360,000 the store is expected to receive for selling the winning ticket.

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Posted: May 3, 2006, 11:46 am - IP Logged

Congratulations on winning the jackpot. I hope they don't have financial problems later.

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    Posted: May 3, 2006, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

    One winner, a single grandmother, said the money isn't as important as the safety of her family and that's why she wants to remain anonymous. She says the group is consulting a lawyer about splitting up the money.

    She's a wise grandma. Big Smile

    I like reading about when groups win. I agree Just6ntlc. I hope things work out for them. Hopefully no one comes out of the wood-work claiming that they were part of the group.

    Dance like no one is watching.

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      Posted: May 3, 2006, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations !!

      Be smart !

       

                                     

                    

       

       

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        Posted: May 3, 2006, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

        "The cash value option was chosen, so after taxes, the five lucky Lubbockites will split around $21 million."

         

        Is this an error?  If they won $36 million and take the cash value, after taxes they will be splitting around $15 million, right?  Still, $5M after taxes is a nice chunk of change.

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          Posted: May 4, 2006, 7:45 am - IP Logged

          "The cash value option was chosen, so after taxes, the five lucky Lubbockites will split around $21 million."

           

          Is this an error?  If they won $36 million and take the cash value, after taxes they will be splitting around $15 million, right?  Still, $5M after taxes is a nice chunk of change.

          I think you're right.  The math in the article does not seem right.

           

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            Posted: May 4, 2006, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

            "The cash value option was chosen, so after taxes, the five lucky Lubbockites will split around $21 million."

             

            Is this an error?  If they won $36 million and take the cash value, after taxes they will be splitting around $15 million, right?  Still, $5M after taxes is a nice chunk of change.

            $21 million probably was the CASH VALUE of the jackpot, before withholdings.

            The jackpot was split five ways, not three.

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              Posted: May 8, 2006, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

              "The cash value option was chosen, so after taxes, the five lucky Lubbockites will split around $21 million."

               

              Is this an error?  If they won $36 million and take the cash value, after taxes they will be splitting around $15 million, right?  Still, $5M after taxes is a nice chunk of change.

              $21 million probably was the CASH VALUE of the jackpot, before withholdings.

              The jackpot was split five ways, not three.

               

              "error" or not........congrats to all couplessss

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