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Cheese factory workers win lottery again

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Some of the cheese factory workers who won a $208.6 million Powerball jackpot last summer have won again — this time a $10,000 jackpot.

Wisconsin Lottery spokesman Andrew Bohage says seven of the original "100 Miracles" who won last August matched 4 of the five regular numbers plus the Powerball in the July 11th Powerball jackpot and won $10,000.  Fifteen people won in all.

Last year, 100 workers at Sargento Foods Incorporated in Plymouth said they had been playing for three years before winning the $208.6 million Powerball.

Bohage says the group has to take the winnings in cash, but they first have to go to court to legally split them.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: August 24, 2007, 1:57 am - IP Logged

"Bohage says the group has to take the winnings in cash, but they first have to go to court to legally split them."

I didn't realize the court got involved when there wasn't a dispute.  I've heard some states don't  give out tax forms that allow each pool members to pay his share of the taxes individually unless the prizes is in the millions.  Too much paper work and besides one person would probably owe more on $10K then 7 people would owe on $1.4K individually.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: August 24, 2007, 9:26 am - IP Logged

    You can bet all the workers at the cheese factory remember their last big win and with these guys just winning a PB $10K prize again, there's a factory pool for this Saturday drawing for $300M for sure.

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      Posted: August 24, 2007, 10:04 am - IP Logged

      I wonder how they all spent their original $700,000.  Have any gone broke yet?

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        Posted: August 24, 2007, 10:52 am - IP Logged

        RJOh -  note that more than 7 people won.  It says Fifteen people won in all.  So they each only won $666.  So now we know why they're so lucky!!  LOL 

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          Posted: August 24, 2007, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

          RJOh -  note that more than 7 people won.  It says Fifteen people won in all.  So they each only won $666.  So now we know why they're so lucky!!  LOL 

          I hope they don't spend it all in one place.

           

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            Posted: August 24, 2007, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

            Going to court sounds like the complicated way to do it. One of them should just claim it, pay the taxes, and then make a gift to each member of the group. Better still, have somebody in a low tax bracket claim it and keep $250 for their trouble.

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              Posted: August 24, 2007, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

              RJOh -  note that more than 7 people won.  It says Fifteen people won in all.  So they each only won $666.  So now we know why they're so lucky!!  LOL 

              My mistake. Now it's even clearer why they wanted to legally split it.


              Before I retired the factory pool I was in won second prize three times and no one in the pool wanted to cash the ticket and be responsible for the extra taxes since the state never took out enough money.

              We all decided the the pool members with kids in college and no job could pick one of them to cash it in, we paid he/she a fee and since their tax bracket was lower, they would also get a refund when they filed their taxes.

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                Posted: August 24, 2007, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                As soon as I saw "cheese" I was thinking Wisconsin. I wonder if this is near the "miracle mile".

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: August 24, 2007, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                  That's odd, Coin Toss.   When I hear "cheese" I think of photographers.  LOL

                  Did the first winners buy a cottage?  (groan)  or did they put their money into a Swiss bank account? This story certainly has a lot of holes it in. ROFL I wonder why anyone would hire a lawyer since they usually know jack about the lottery.  Plus a lawyer would only grill the 15 members which wouldn't be gouda at all, so they should just stop worrying about who gets a pizza the prize and just process the claim before they all age too much.  After all, it's not such a grate amount and if someone isn't entitled to anything he can say to him "Hey, it's nacho cheese."

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                  Oh, BTW, I agree with KY Floyd about just giving the money as a gift to the others.  This doesn't make sense to me either.

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                    Posted: August 24, 2007, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                    That's odd, Coin Toss.   When I hear "cheese" I think of photographers.  LOL

                    Did the first winners buy a cottage?  (groan)  or did they put their money into a Swiss bank account? This story certainly has a lot of holes it in. ROFL I wonder why anyone would hire a lawyer since they usually know jack about the lottery.  Plus a lawyer would only grill the 15 members which wouldn't be gouda at all, so they should just stop worrying about who gets a pizza the prize and just process the claim before they all age too much.  After all, it's not such a grate amount and if someone isn't entitled to anything he can say to him "Hey, it's nacho cheese."

                     Jester

                    Oh, BTW, I agree with KY Floyd about just giving the money as a gift to the others.  This doesn't make sense to me either.

                    LMAOROFL !!!!  ROFL 

                    Any way you slice it, you sure have a KRAFTy way with words, JXP !!!

                     

                                                   

                                  

                     

                     

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                      Posted: August 24, 2007, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                      That was cheesy.

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                        Posted: August 25, 2007, 2:21 am - IP Logged

                        Good one DD!  I chedder thought of that one myself, but my brain didn't process it. 

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                          Posted: August 27, 2007, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                          I was in a pool, with 9 others. We hit 5/6 in Lotto. We had 1 person claim it , with the other 9 names, address, SSn. Each person received a W-2G form, showing winning amount and taxes withheld. The Lottery Regional office took care of the paperwork and the check was made out to 1 person with taxes deducted.

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                            Posted: August 27, 2007, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

                            I was in a pool, with 9 others. We hit 5/6 in Lotto. We had 1 person claim it , with the other 9 names, address, SSn. Each person received a W-2G form, showing winning amount and taxes withheld. The Lottery Regional office took care of the paperwork and the check was made out to 1 person with taxes deducted.

                            congrats on your win. are you still playing in the pool?