Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 7, 2016, 5:34 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Minnesota couple claims $180 million Powerball jackpot

Topic closed. 35 replies. Last post 9 years ago by KY Floyd.

Page 2 of 3
PrintE-mailLink
GamerMom's avatar - tails

United States
Member #60535
April 21, 2008
460 Posts
Offline
Posted: May 7, 2008, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

sounds like it couldn't have happened to a nicer couple.

    ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
    Idaho
    United States
    Member #56506
    November 21, 2007
    6537 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: May 7, 2008, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

    I can't believe they have GROWN CHILDREN and did not put them on the ticket also..seems like they haven't done much planning.

    Why would they have to put anyone else on their ticket and how does that constitute them not doing much planning?

    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

      BaristaExpress's avatar - BaristaExpressMX zpsfb0d8b5d.png
      Magnolia, Delaware
      United States
      Member #18795
      July 20, 2005
      789 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: May 7, 2008, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

      I can't believe they have GROWN CHILDREN and did not put them on the ticket also..seems like they haven't done much planning.

      I can't believe I'm seeing this being said! How about this: It was their win, not their children's!

      I'll be damned if I'll put my one grown adult daughter on my winning ticket! I'm not saying that she won't benefit from my win, but she sure isn't going to get 50% of it either! Heck not even 1/3, not 1/4 either! She will get no less than 1 million, but it could be as much as (5 million Tops) that she will get! And for my young son .... he'll get 3 million put in a trust until he's 21! Now it all depends on what age he is when I win the big one! But many years of interest compounding annually puts him in the big, big, big bucks if it happens in the very near future!

      Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

        dumars798's avatar - batman17
        Atlanta
        United States
        Member #28656
        December 20, 2005
        5675 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: May 7, 2008, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

        WTG

                Smart bets...... Equal Phat Pocket$!

                             

                     





          Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
          Republic of Texas
          United States
          Member #57557
          January 9, 2008
          1095 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: May 7, 2008, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the lucky couple!  Stay smart and protect yourselves. Hurray!

           

          I'm not so sure about the comment about the adult children. I have two, both in college, both still pretty much on my dollar. No way would I split a jackpot like that with them. They will get the benefits anyway, then inherit. I waited - they can, too. Wink

          face

          singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

            GamerMom's avatar - tails

            United States
            Member #60535
            April 21, 2008
            460 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: May 7, 2008, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

            I waited - they can, too. Wink

             

            EXACTLY!!!

              Think's avatar - lightbulb
              Marquette, MI
              United States
              Member #20541
              August 20, 2005
              705 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: May 7, 2008, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

              Wow!  It looks like there are big winners from all over the state in Minnesota.  They aren't all just concentrated in the Twin Cities.  That seems to happen in Georgia too...winners from all over not just Atlanta.

              In Michigan the big winners all just concentrate in one corner of the state near Detroit.

              Anyway Congrats to the Rosenaus

              Minnesota's biggest Powerball winners

              • June 30, 1999: Farrah Slad, Brainerd, won $150 million.  Took cash option of $78.8 million.
              • Aug. 14, 2004: Mary Beth and David Wenell of Eden Prairie won $98.6 million.  They took cash option of $53.1 million.
              • Oct. 25, 2003: Sixteen employees of Holdingford, Minn., schools won $95.5 million.  Took cash option of $49.7 million.
              • Aug. 25, 2001: Sheryel Hanuman, Minneapolis, won one-fourth of a$295 million jackpot ($73.7 million).  She took the cash option of$41.4 million for her share.
              • Oct. 30, 1999: John and Sandy Wynne, Oakdale, won $61.1 million.  Took cash option of $31 million.
              • March 4, 2000: Keith and Carol Goergen, Elgin, Minn., won one-thirdof a $150.1 million jackpot.  Took cash option of $25.9 million.
              • Sept. 26, 1998: Ron and Jenny Cronkhite, Moorhead, won $49.2 million.  Took cash option of $28.4 million.
                DC81's avatar - batman39
                MI
                United States
                Member #54830
                August 31, 2007
                985 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: May 7, 2008, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                Someone won $250,000 from the last MM drawing and guess where the ticket was bought.... Canton, Michigan which seems to have had several winners (at least I remember a few) and of course it's near Detroit.

                You can't predict random.

                  Think's avatar - lightbulb
                  Marquette, MI
                  United States
                  Member #20541
                  August 20, 2005
                  705 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: May 7, 2008, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

                  Maybe but I am talking about the Jackpots.

                  Maybe there was one Jackpot that wasn't near Detroit but I don't remember it.  If there was one that was not near Detroit I bet it would be posted on the Michigan lottery website...but I don't see any.

                  Anyway That couple that won this jackpot really do seem nice.  The only winner that I did not have a good feeling about is that guy from Metro Detroit that just won the MM $135 Million.

                    GamerMom's avatar - tails

                    United States
                    Member #60535
                    April 21, 2008
                    460 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: May 7, 2008, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

                    Maybe but I am talking about the Jackpots.

                    Maybe there was one Jackpot that wasn't near Detroit but I don't remember it.  If there was one that was not near Detroit I bet it would be posted on the Michigan lottery website...but I don't see any.

                    Anyway That couple that won this jackpot really do seem nice.  The only winner that I did not have a good feeling about is that guy from Metro Detroit that just won the MM $135 Million.

                    me either, that guy just seemed like a huge jerk

                      DC81's avatar - batman39
                      MI
                      United States
                      Member #54830
                      August 31, 2007
                      985 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: May 8, 2008, 12:41 am - IP Logged

                      Well, he was described as "a character" and people I've met that could be described that way never leave a good impression with me. I saw an interview with him from a news station in Michigan outside his home of all places and he did know better about keeping your mouth shut but didn't and within seconds of winning half the warehouse he worked at knew about it.

                       

                      But who knows? If we never hear about him again then I guess he did well.

                      You can't predict random.

                        wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

                        United States
                        Member #15143
                        May 10, 2005
                        414 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: May 8, 2008, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the Rosenaus!

                          Avatar
                          San Diego, CA
                          United States
                          Member #58386
                          February 12, 2008
                          287 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: May 8, 2008, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                          The Waseca couple appeared this afternoon at a news conference at Minnesota Lottery headquarters in Roseville, introduced as the lucky winners of Saturday's $180.1 million Powerball drawing. The Rosenaus said they'll take the lump-sum payment of $88 million, or $59.6 million after taxes.

                           

                          can someone please explain to me how the jackpot is advertised at 180m million and the lump sum payment is only 88 million

                          and then the after tax amount is a insanely low amount of 59.6 million. i always thought that the lump sum payment was

                          the amount u would get after taxes??  i know that i am probably wrong but it just sounds like false advertisement to me.

                          has anyone ever did the math as far as what the tax amount would be if people took the 30 year payments? i could be wrong

                          again but i do not believe that after 30 years of payments that you would only receive 59.6 million out of a 180 million dollar jackpot.

                          I mentioned before in another thread that the advertised jackpot amount is false advertising.  A jackpot lottery winner once sued a lottery commission stating the same thing and asked for the advertised amount amount in a lump sum up front.  Even though he lost, I believe he had a case.

                            DC81's avatar - batman39
                            MI
                            United States
                            Member #54830
                            August 31, 2007
                            985 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: May 8, 2008, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                            Why is the Mega Millions cash option so much higher than the Power Ball version? Don't they both use the same method of paying out the advertised jackpot with treasury bonds? Maybe I should read up on it...

                             

                            180M PB = 88 Million (about 49% of the annuity jackpot).

                            145M MM = 88.3 Million (about 61% of the annuity jackpot).

                             

                            I know as the MM rises, the percentage lowers, but it's still starts off almost equal to Powerball where the starting jackpot is three million higher, then again MM has worse odds too but that shouldn't matter too much. Or does it? Does PB pay out more money per drawing than Mega Millions when it comes to lower tier prizes?

                            You can't predict random.

                              BaristaExpress's avatar - BaristaExpressMX zpsfb0d8b5d.png
                              Magnolia, Delaware
                              United States
                              Member #18795
                              July 20, 2005
                              789 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: May 8, 2008, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                              Why is the Mega Millions cash option so much higher than the Power Ball version? Don't they both use the same method of paying out the advertised jackpot with treasury bonds? Maybe I should read up on it...

                               

                              180M PB = 88 Million (about 49% of the annuity jackpot).

                              145M MM = 88.3 Million (about 61% of the annuity jackpot).

                               

                              I know as the MM rises, the percentage lowers, but it's still starts off almost equal to Powerball where the starting jackpot is three million higher, then again MM has worse odds too but that shouldn't matter too much. Or does it? Does PB pay out more money per drawing than Mega Millions when it comes to lower tier prizes?

                              You have to remember that the PowerPlay option  in the PowerBall game has to be paid from somewhere! I see the light going on now! lol

                              Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up