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At least 2 lottery winners will split record $370 million jackpot

Topic closed. 33 replies. Last post 10 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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Coastal Georgia
United States
Member #2653
October 30, 2003
1866 Posts
Posted: March 7, 2007, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

You have a point, Todd.  Believe me, I wouldn't complain if I had won in GA, but now the news is saying the jackpot was $390 million or $116.5 million cash for each winner.  So that's just about $7 million in state tax!  116.5 x 6% = 6,990,000

And... to top it off, the GA winner has already claimed his money without a plan , so he will pay even more taxes.....






    Greenwich, CT
    United States
    Member #4793
    May 24, 2004
    1822 Posts
    Posted: March 8, 2007, 11:33 am - IP Logged

    Not even a second price in massachusetts. this was the last time i play MM, it doest matter how much you try how much money you lose playing you are never going to win the JP and you are never going to win the second tier and might never even win third price

    Among MM states, Massachusetts is tied for 2nd lowest population, with Washington.  Maryland is the smallest, but catching up quickly. 

    Is it a surprise that Mass. didn't have a 5+0 winner?  No. 

    Does that mean your odds would've been better in California or New York?  No. 

    Don't give up!  But make sure that you're playing for fun.

      Northern California
      United States
      Member #19948
      August 9, 2005
      151 Posts
      Posted: March 8, 2007, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

      I do think this is a bunch a *#@^!


      This appears to be a case of too many "redundant" systems.


      First, you have the Lottery (GTECH) gaming system - by the reports I got, it handled the wagers and the reprocessing and winner selection just fine. Apparently, the problems started with the Lottery ICS and (relatively new) auditing systems not being fast enough to "synch" with the large transaction volume to be processed (or in their case, reprocessed).


      Still, all this bad press and inability to report results in a timely manner has given the CSL a black eye across the Country and hurt their standing with consumers at home. 

        United States
        Member #16612
        June 2, 2005
        3493 Posts
        Posted: March 11, 2007, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

        Congratulations to the two jackpot winning tickets. I had hoped that one ticket instead of two win the jackpot.