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Oklahoma couple claims $106M Powerball lottery jackpot

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Westerose
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Posted: July 1, 2007, 7:21 am - IP Logged

A little bitter??????????Patriot

Congrats to the winners! Let it all sink in......they'll adjust and he'll realize that he ain't getting back in that big truck soon enough.

exactly ..... people are in shock when they win and say all manner of stuff that they either regret later or realize was impossible....

about half of huge jackpot winners say they will keep their job....... most do not.  I would for about a month to give them time to replace me..... but I also have a farm and I wouldn't give that up.... just hire people to watch the place when we take vacations.....

You live a life of abundance! You have won the lottery! Belief creates reality! Believe!

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    Posted: July 1, 2007, 7:47 am - IP Logged

    I wish them well and hope they spend it wisely

    and if he decides to work till they have to pry his from the wheel of that ole truck ...then let him

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      Posted: July 1, 2007, 8:24 am - IP Logged

      The guy is 64 and he doesn't want to stop driving his truck?  I would think that he would have thought about retiring at that age even if he didn't win.  But whatever...if he still wants to work that's up to him...whatever makes him happy.  I would be surprised if his wife doesn't talk to him about maybe retiring though, just so they could travel and possibly see the world before they die.

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        Posted: July 1, 2007, 11:53 am - IP Logged

        There is another issue about this jackpot winner that needs to be discussed.  Why didn't they claim their jackpot in a trust? 

        Oklahoma allows winners to stay unknown and claim via a trust.   Yet these winners went to the lottery two days after winning and went through the press conference, etc.!!!!

        Do you think the winners were not aware of the option to claim as a trust?  Do you think the lottery officals let them know of this option, or was the lottery more interested in getting the story of the winners out there? 

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          Posted: July 1, 2007, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

          Skeptical I doubt the lottery folks said a word and further more from the pic I saw on msn when the story broke ......I doubt they had a PC to look up the info on the right to remain anonymous

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            Posted: July 1, 2007, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

            There is another issue about this jackpot winner that needs to be discussed.  Why didn't they claim their jackpot in a trust? 

            Oklahoma allows winners to stay unknown and claim via a trust.   Yet these winners went to the lottery two days after winning and went through the press conference, etc.!!!!

            Do you think the winners were not aware of the option to claim as a trust?  Do you think the lottery officals let them know of this option, or was the lottery more interested in getting the story of the winners out there? 

            The June 2006 Powerball jackpot winner(s) chose to remain anonymous via a trust. It was Oklahoma'a first Powerball jackpot and naturally generated a great deal of news coverage and conversation in the area, so I would guess that these latest winners, as regular lottery players, knew about the trust option. But of course this is only a guess, I could be wrong.

            No doubt the lottery commission is pleased by their decision to publicly claim their prize. It's great advertising for the lottery.

            Like many previous posters, I don't understand why people want to keep their jobs after winning this kind of jackpot.

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              Posted: July 1, 2007, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

              There is another issue about this jackpot winner that needs to be discussed.  Why didn't they claim their jackpot in a trust? 

              Oklahoma allows winners to stay unknown and claim via a trust.   Yet these winners went to the lottery two days after winning and went through the press conference, etc.!!!!

              Do you think the winners were not aware of the option to claim as a trust?  Do you think the lottery officals let them know of this option, or was the lottery more interested in getting the story of the winners out there? 

              Any one that claims that quick is not financially astute.  Did not talk to a lawyer or any advisor.  Buy the way they are also going to owe another$3-5 Mil come tax time so really they only net $28 Mil going forward.. Throw me in that briar patch

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                Any one that claims that quick is not financially astute.  Did not talk to a lawyer or any advisor.  Buy the way they are also going to owe another$3-5 Mil come tax time so really they only net $28 Mil going forward.. Throw me in that briar patch

                Actually I think they're going to be fine.    They're not making big changes, and they're getting their money as quickly as possible and thus gaining control of it.

                They haven't made wild promises and they're letting things sink in.

                I would pretty much do exactly the same thing, although I'd try to avoid the press conference.

                By the way, I'd take my time getting "financial advisors."   Lots of people have been bilked by advisors. 

                They may prove to be smarter than lots of other folks who have been in their position. 

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                  Posted: July 1, 2007, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

                  I feel really SORRY and Pity for you manzplan, because you hope to win a Billion Jackpot, which will NEVER happen bro.  And let me guess you want to win all that money or a billion jackpot to be accurate so you can help all the needy animals. 

                   

                  I guess that is your way of trying to JUSTIFY your GREED for wanting to win a billion dollar Jackpot.  Hey! we understand every have a Greed Seed inside us, including yourself.  So when you say you want to see or win a billion dollar I understand, if that what you need to satisfy Your Greed. 

                   

                  Greed definitely has NO Dept in some people, and I really feel sorry them.

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                    Posted: July 1, 2007, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

                    Dream all you want bro of winning a billion dollar jackpot because it will Never happen.  Even when you goe online says how you're to help mother nature and the needy animals, it ain't making any luckier when you buy the lottery tickets.

                     

                    As wise once says, If You Can Count All the Deeds you have done in This Worlds, than you definitely has NOT Done Enough.  There are many member in this forum probably spend numberous of volunteer hours or money helping mother nature, needy animals or the poor, you Don't see them up braging like you do.  What a hyprorite.

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                      Posted: July 1, 2007, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

                      By the way, I understand you're mad because you did NOT win this Jackpot and someone did, LOL : )  what freaking dweeb.  Saying doing and doing that is easier than actually doing it.

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                        Posted: July 2, 2007, 1:43 am - IP Logged

                        By the way, I understand you're mad because you did NOT win this Jackpot and someone did, LOL : )  what freaking dweeb.  Saying doing and doing that is easier than actually doing it.

                        Can't you read..........        I can't even play Powerball cos I don't live in The US.....

                        I was defending the winners right to do what they want to do..... IE keep their Job.... I was defending the winners interview to others who think that the winner should live by their standards....

                        If this guy wants to keep his job it's no one's business but his.....      but the whole keeping the job thing is pretty standard in winner interviews then later they don't keep their job.....

                        I'm not jealous of someone who won a lottery that I didn't play..... no way I am very happy for them and want the best for them..... Want to see them hold on to their money and make more money..

                        why oh why do you constantly try to project your thoughs and beliefs on others..... just like in the other threads you've responded to others can see that you can't read what was actually said......

                        What's English your second Langauge or something?

                        You live a life of abundance! You have won the lottery! Belief creates reality! Believe!

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                          Posted: July 2, 2007, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

                          I hope the Harvey's enjoy their golden years with all this cash..  Congratulations !!!

                          I betcha if they feature them 6 months to a year from now on Jackpot Diaries he will NOT be driving a truck. It just takes some time to settle in, that's all....

                           

                                                         

                                        

                           

                           

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                            What is wrong with all these winners? $35 million and you are going to still drive around a truck? That is completely absurd. Buy the business, and sit back and get even more rich while doing a lot less! $35 million will give you A LOT of opportunities and create things to do if you are not a complete moron. Golf is only one minute example in the vast universe.

                            I have no idea why these types of people even play the lottery, as it is very obvious they do not want to spend money, nor create a more productive and fulfilling life. At least according to their press conferences. Yet the people who WANT and WILL change their lives, remain winless...

                            I agree!!! All these people who say "my lifestyle won't change much, etc" and act like they won 10 bucks at bingo just piss me off. Why play then? I want to finally see someone stand up and say that although they hope not to change, they will live like a real millionaires. I also hope it will be me now that the Mega Millions is finally starting to get exciting again. With 1 in 175 million odds, people seem to be winning a lot more than they should. The mega and powerball only get "really" big about twice a year now. I'm from NY, they don't even mention it on the news until the Mega reaches at least 275 million.

                            "If you just keep believing, that dream that you wish will come true"

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                              Posted: July 2, 2007, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

                              A little bitter??????????Patriot

                              Congrats to the winners! Let it all sink in......they'll adjust and he'll realize that he ain't getting back in that big truck soon enough.

                              I Agree! because if i won,once I got that check in my hands ,I QUIT,dont care what nobody says.pay off all my bills and all of my immediate family bills,give my mom and dad and all my brothers and sisters a million each,buy me a house,a new car,and donate to charity of my choice and invest the rest with the help of an investor,I will have all my family sign a contract to say,"I will not come back for more if i squander away foolishly that i was given."Big Grin Angel