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One ticket wins massive $232M Powerball lottery jackpot

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Posted: May 28, 2009, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

According to the Rapid City (S.D.) newspaper, the winning ticket was sold in the town of Winner.  A town named WINNER?  I bet they sell a lot of tickets there.

Hopefully the Winner winner will spring for the chicken dinner....

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    I disagree. Look at the breakdown.   I've been watching this site for years, PB since Jan.   It NEVER says there was 1 Florida Winner or has red letters and there have been several 5+0 winners in FL. 

    Anyway, what you are saying would not make sense rcbbuckeye, since 3 people got the 5+0, no PP.

    I know I'm tired, but anyone who glanced at the FL site and did not check PB or LP would think that someone in FL and SD won.   If they fix it, other members here will think I'm crazy, but they clearly show that someone in Florida hit the PB and then they show 3 people won $200,000. 

    I agree with you that they meant to show someone won in SD, but that has nothing to do with

    "1 FLORIDA WINNER"


    Site just went down, so I bet they're going to change it.  Since I didn't win anything, it really doesn't matter. Smiley

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    Hey, I have no doubt that what you saw was real.....

    HOWEVER, I do think that the people at the Florida Lottery need a crash course in how to write a press release since that are now hosting the PB drawing from their state.....

    The press release that is listed below is so misleading just by the way it is written.  Everyone knows that Powerball is multi-state game played in mulitple states....but the way this release is written its like its saying Powerball is a Florida game that is allowed to be played in a multi-state (regardless of the fact that each state is allowed to put their name in front of the multi-state game title (ex: California Lottery Mega Millions).  Here's the press release (with the incorrect spelling of Florida):

    Florida Powerball Has A Winner

    "Floriday lottery announced that there is one winner in Florida powerball.  The winner ticket of the Florida powerball lottery gets $232 million dollars.  Powerball is a multistate lottery and the ticket is sold in South Dakota"

    I give them credit for saying that the winning ticket was purchased in South Dakota but............Is FLORIDA POWERBALL the new name for PB?

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      Posted: May 28, 2009, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

      I matched only one regular number and I think it should count for something even if it's 50c lol.

       A man needs to be cheered up ya'know!

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        Hi!

        Hey, I have no doubt that what you saw was real.....

        HOWEVER, I do think that the people at the Florida Lottery need a crash course in how to write a press release since that are now hosting the PB drawing from their state.....

        The press release that is listed below is so misleading just by the way it is written.  Everyone knows that Powerball is multi-state game played in mulitple states....but the way this release is written its like its saying Powerball is a Florida game that is allowed to be played in a multi-state (regardless of the fact that each state is allowed to put their name in front of the multi-state game title (ex: California Lottery Mega Millions).  Here's the press release (with the incorrect spelling of Florida):

        Florida Powerball Has A Winner

        "Floriday lottery announced that there is one winner in Florida powerball.  The winner ticket of the Florida powerball lottery gets $232 million dollars.  Powerball is a multistate lottery and the ticket is sold in South Dakota"

        I give them credit for saying that the winning ticket was purchased in South Dakota but............Is FLORIDA POWERBALL the new name for PB?

        Considering the time of your post, I believe the error was corrected by then.  Now it says

        "No Florida Jackpot Winner"   and before it said  "1 Florida Jackpot Winner"  in bold red letters under the winning numbers. 

        They've also changed the press release since your post.  So they finally got it right.   I'm sure Todd will tell you that LP is probably more reliable.  (See, Todd?  There really is something we agree on!) LOL

        Well, since I didn't win, I better start cleaning up.  I've got 3 more days to move, although my property manager is begging me to stay, but almost all my furniture is gone.  Funny coincidence.  Yesterday I read that South Dakota has a very low unemployment rate so I was talking about moving there to someone.  I'm not sure I could handle the cold weather, however.   I'm guessing they'll be one more job opening very soon!! 

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          Posted: May 28, 2009, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

          I'm sure florida will have one soon and they can't wait.  It's a little alarming though since each state checks their database and reports winners to MUSL.

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            Considering the time of your post, I believe the error was corrected by then.  Now it says

            "No Florida Jackpot Winner"   and before it said  "1 Florida Jackpot Winner"  in bold red letters under the winning numbers. 

            They've also changed the press release since your post.  So they finally got it right.   I'm sure Todd will tell you that LP is probably more reliable.  (See, Todd?  There really is something we agree on!) LOL

            Well, since I didn't win, I better start cleaning up.  I've got 3 more days to move, although my property manager is begging me to stay, but almost all my furniture is gone.  Funny coincidence.  Yesterday I read that South Dakota has a very low unemployment rate so I was talking about moving there to someone.  I'm not sure I could handle the cold weather, however.   I'm guessing they'll be one more job opening very soon!! 

            Big Grin

            Concentrate on  Mega Million and Marquette, MI PartyWink

            You would love it here.  Currently it is 51 degrees and counties around here have 25%-%28 unemployment rates. 

            Concentrate nowYes Nod

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              Concentrate on  Mega Million and Marquette, MI PartyWink

              You would love it here.  Currently it is 51 degrees and counties around here have 25%-%28 unemployment rates. 

              Concentrate nowYes Nod

              51 degrees!! wow that's funny b/c where I am it's 80 degrees at 8:25 at night LOL

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                  Winner,South Dakota is near several Indian reservations.I hope the winner(s) are American Indians.

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                    Winner,South Dakota is near several Indian reservations.I hope the winner(s) are American Indians.

                    Now this was Swwwwwwweeeeeeeeeet. I think they are exempt from paying taxes. The ones in FL to my knowledge do not pay any form of tax. But I'm sure the lottery officials has some kind of clause in regards to that so they will have to pay the required tax.

                    I changed my numbers just hours before going to play at 9:15pm. I was trying the wheeling thing and decided not to play my regular numbers... Hit With Stick I would have had 4 of the white balls only. but I didnt play it, well lesson learnt no more wheeling.  I will stick with the evil I know this way the next time I will win the jackpot....

                     

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                      Partycongrats to the winner or winners......I really wanted that money but I guess I hav to be happy for the person or people.

                      "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

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                        Now this was Swwwwwwweeeeeeeeeet. I think they are exempt from paying taxes. The ones in FL to my knowledge do not pay any form of tax. But I'm sure the lottery officials has some kind of clause in regards to that so they will have to pay the required tax.

                        I changed my numbers just hours before going to play at 9:15pm. I was trying the wheeling thing and decided not to play my regular numbers... Hit With Stick I would have had 4 of the white balls only. but I didnt play it, well lesson learnt no more wheeling.  I will stick with the evil I know this way the next time I will win the jackpot....

                         

                        CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER(S)

                        I read somewhere that South Dakota doesn't have a state income tax.I don't know if American Indians are exempt from U.S. income tax or not.

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                          In response to the above remark about FL Lottery tax by Empress...

                          The only requirement by law is that the Florida Lottery deduct 25% from the payment and report the win to the IRS and send you a W2-G.  After that, they do not tax winners anything.  It would be against State Law. Some states with no income tax do tax interest & dividends like NH and TN.  Texas has no state tax at all like Florida.  But both Texas and Florida have very high property tax.  I looked (online) at several homes in Harris County, for example, and even a small $150,000 house listed taxes close $4,000.  Some areas of FL are over 2% and then there are CDDs, sewer assessments, blah, blah.  There's also a sales tax.  Then we have high hotel taxes and tourism & agriculture are our largest industries.  Both are really hurting now.  They get it from you one way or another, but not from wages or other individual income.  So winning a large jackpot in FL would be great.  Personally, if I won over $200 million or cash of $100 million + I would be so happy, I wouldn't complain too much!

                          By the way, anyone see the article today about the lottery blues?  Seems this is a popular theme with the media.  It was the Yahoo headline last night.   I always chuckle when I see those articles and say "just give me the chance to prove them wrong!"

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                            I am not sure what anyone from South Dakota would do with that kind of money - besides leave !!!!!

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