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Single winner in $314M Powerball lottery drawing

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Posted: August 31, 2007, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

Several reason you may not hear from the winner/winners for a while:

1> They only get one chance to mess it up, and they want to take time to get all the advice they can before signing the claim forms.

2> He/she/they are probably waiting for the MegaMillions jackpot to be won and maybe claimed so all the attention won't be on them.

3> They got lucky and won the PB $314M jackpot so why not try for the MM $330 jackpot while they're on a roll and collect both jackpots later.

4> Promised friends and neighbors if they ever won they would share and is having to face the reality of saying "Hell No, it all mine and I'm not sharing it with everyone who want some".

#4 is definitely a good reason to wait weeks before you claim it

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    Posted: September 4, 2007, 8:28 am - IP Logged

    For Immediate Release From the Hoosier Lottery: 8/31/2007

    Who's Got the Ticket?
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    Hoosier Lottery offers helpful advice for $314 million Powerball jackpot winner

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Ticket, ticket, who's got the ticket? That's the question that everyone's been asking as the owner of a Powerball ticket worth $314.3 million is still unknown and the prize still unclaimed. If you know who it is, here's a handy dandy plan to help that person arrange to redeem their prize, which just happens to be the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot ever and the eighth-largest in the world. Just remember ... J.A.C.K.P.O.T.

    J - Just call Hoosier Lottery headquarters at 1-800-95LOTTO and let us know when you'll be in to claim your prize.
    A - Arrange for transportation. You'll probably be pretty excited, so you may not want to drive yourself.
    C - Caravan on down to Indianapolis with family and friends.
    K - Kill time by playing the alphabet game along Indiana's highways. Your mind may be elsewhere, so don't be surprised if you get beat by your 3-year-old nephew.
    P - Pull on up to the Pan Am Plaza building, go straight to our Prize Payment department to redeem your prize.
    O - Offer well-wishers a hearty "thank you."
    T - Take a ride back home, reliving your memorable day.

    Easy enough, right? So, if you have the winning ticket or you know who does, just follow the above directions. We're looking forward to seeing you soon!

    The winning ticket was sold at Speedway: 4382 National Road East; Richmond.

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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      Posted: September 10, 2007, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

      The winning PB ticket was sold at a Speedway convenience store in Richmond,Indiana. It was about three miles down U.S. highway 40 from another Speedway store that sold a $296 million winning ticket in 1998 to a lottery pool from Columbus,Ohio. Could it be that another Ohioan won a PB jackpot with an even bigger MegaMillions one waiting at home to be won? 

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070910/ap_on_re_us/powerball_winners

      This is just what I thought could happen.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: September 10, 2007, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

        For Immediate Release From the Hoosier Lottery: 8/31/2007

        Who's Got the Ticket?
        -
        Hoosier Lottery offers helpful advice for $314 million Powerball jackpot winner

        INDIANAPOLIS -- Ticket, ticket, who's got the ticket? That's the question that everyone's been asking as the owner of a Powerball ticket worth $314.3 million is still unknown and the prize still unclaimed. If you know who it is, here's a handy dandy plan to help that person arrange to redeem their prize, which just happens to be the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot ever and the eighth-largest in the world. Just remember ... J.A.C.K.P.O.T.

        J - Just call Hoosier Lottery headquarters at 1-800-95LOTTO and let us know when you'll be in to claim your prize.
        A - Arrange for transportation. You'll probably be pretty excited, so you may not want to drive yourself.
        C - Caravan on down to Indianapolis with family and friends.
        K - Kill time by playing the alphabet game along Indiana's highways. Your mind may be elsewhere, so don't be surprised if you get beat by your 3-year-old nephew.
        P - Pull on up to the Pan Am Plaza building, go straight to our Prize Payment department to redeem your prize.
        O - Offer well-wishers a hearty "thank you."
        T - Take a ride back home, reliving your memorable day.

        Easy enough, right? So, if you have the winning ticket or you know who does, just follow the above directions. We're looking forward to seeing you soon!

        The winning ticket was sold at Speedway: 4382 National Road East; Richmond.

        For Immediate Release From Uncle Jim 9/10/2007

        Who Cares Who's Got the ticket?

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        Uncle Jim offers helpful advice for the $314 million Powerball winner

        LOTTERY POST - Ticket, ticket, who gives a rip who's got the ticket?  Only the mooches, thieves and con artists really want to know who's the owner of the Powerball ticket worth $314.3 million which is still unclaimed.  If you know who it is, here's a handy dandy plan to help that person arrange to redeem their prize and protect themslves from the pitfalls many lottery winners face.  Just remember..J.A.C.K.P.O.T.

        J. Just call an attorney and arrange to have a Revocable Living Trust set up.

        A. Arrange for a CPA and CFP to plan for taxes and disperse the money into safe investements.

        C. Confidentially arrange for a representative from the Trust to claim the prize.

        K. Keep the fact that you're the winner to yourself and only those people who need to know.

        P. Plan to move, change your phone number and get out of town.

        O. Order your bodyguards to keep the mooches, thieves and con artists away from you.

        T. Take the money and run!

        Easy enough, right?  So, if you have the winning ticket or you know who does, just follow the above directions.  The Hoosier Lottery may be looking forward to seeing you but remember, 2 other people have formed Trusts in Indiana and claimed their prizes without having their name revealed.  You can too!

        The winning ticket was sold at a convienance store so you better hope some dumb*ss clerk doesn't release the security tape to the media.

        Jim 


        Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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          Posted: September 10, 2007, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

          Didn't you read the story at the link in the above story? http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070910/ap_on_re_us/powerball_winners

          A retired auto worker from Riverside,Ohio won and he's splitting it with his two adult children.  He and the kid's pictures were in the news, they not hiding who they are.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: September 10, 2007, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

            Hey RJ,

            I was just trying to be funny.

            Jim


            Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx