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Calif. man with 3 jobs wins $39M lottery jackpot

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Posted: June 29, 2009, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

I love this story!   Hurray!

Blue Angel  "if you can hold it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand"

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    Posted: June 29, 2009, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats to the Persley family!

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      Posted: June 29, 2009, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

      Unfortunately with advertising he's looking for someone he's going to be swamped with "financial planners" that are nothing but cons and other rip off artist.  Even better, he also could have remained anonymous..... Goodluck to him though.

      EDIT: Though I thought CA allowed anonymity. They do let you skip the media stuff though and I know there's ways around the whole getting your name released thing since people have before.

      You can't predict random.

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        Posted: June 29, 2009, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

        Obviously you haven't read anything about how lottery jackpots are paid and the options winners have.  First the jackpot was the amount its cash value would pay over 25yrs or longer if invested in an annuity.  The winner has the option of taking his money that way or taking its cash value.   If he choose the latter then local, state and federal taxes will be withheld and he will receive a check for what's left.

        yeah its  obvious that i havent read anything abouy how jackpots are paid out. that's why i asked the question. thank you for stating the obvious to everyone.

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          Posted: June 29, 2009, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

          It's funny that you chose the name "cursed", and then the very first word of the first post you make here is a curse.

          The payout is lowered for two reasons: "cash option" and "taxes".

          Isn't everyone always saying the rich don't get taxed enough?  Well, I would say a lottery winner qualifies as "rich".

          If you want lottery winners to keep more of their jackpots, simply support efforts to lower taxes all-around.  Then they'll keep more of it.

          i only used the word d a m n.  lol

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            Posted: June 29, 2009, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

            yeah its  obvious that i havent read anything abouy how jackpots are paid out. that's why i asked the question. thank you for stating the obvious to everyone.

            Here is a link to usamega.com. If you place your curser on the Current Jackpot amount at the top of the page, it will show you the annuity amount and cash value. Also down along the left side. If you click on Jackpot Analysis, it will give you a state by state breakdown after taxes. Hope this helps.

            http://www.usamega.com/

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              Posted: June 29, 2009, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

              yeah its  obvious that i havent read anything abouy how jackpots are paid out. that's why i asked the question. thank you for stating the obvious to everyone.

              LOL. Obviously, it wasn't obvious to you!!!

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                Posted: June 30, 2009, 12:44 am - IP Logged

                LOL. Obviously, it wasn't obvious to you!!!

                LOL. TRUE

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                  Posted: June 30, 2009, 12:44 am - IP Logged

                  Here is a link to usamega.com. If you place your curser on the Current Jackpot amount at the top of the page, it will show you the annuity amount and cash value. Also down along the left side. If you click on Jackpot Analysis, it will give you a state by state breakdown after taxes. Hope this helps.

                  http://www.usamega.com/

                  THANK YOU

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                    Posted: June 30, 2009, 12:47 am - IP Logged

                    I cant wait til I hit the Jackpot! I'll be telling my story Big Smile

                    Anything is yours, if you only want it hard enough. Just think of it. ANYTHING. Try IT. You will succeed.Wink

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                      Posted: June 30, 2009, 5:52 am - IP Logged

                      I cant wait til I hit the Jackpot! I'll be telling my story Big Smile

                      So am I! I just love hearing stories such as this one. The man deserves the jackpot! Wink

                      "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire" - Oskar Schindler

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                        Posted: June 30, 2009, 11:20 am - IP Logged

                        WOW! WTG!  PartyI am next!!!!!!!!!!!

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                          Posted: June 30, 2009, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                          WOW! WTG!  PartyI am next!!!!!!!!!!!

                          We are going to have to split it...because I was thinking I was next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Big Smile

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                            Posted: July 1, 2009, 5:49 am - IP Logged

                            Unfortunately with advertising he's looking for someone he's going to be swamped with "financial planners" that are nothing but cons and other rip off artist.  Even better, he also could have remained anonymous..... Goodluck to him though.

                            EDIT: Though I thought CA allowed anonymity. They do let you skip the media stuff though and I know there's ways around the whole getting your name released thing since people have before.

                            I Agree!  California rules allow anonymity.  The fact he didn't want it is the first sign that eventually he will have to return to his three jobs one day.  Yuck.

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                              Posted: July 1, 2009, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                              A working-three-job man won the lottery ticket. It's a sweet story. Congrats to his family.

                               

                              I like his way expression, screaming and jumping up and down. I gotta look a wife like that.