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$2.5M Indiana lottery ticket found in the nick of time

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konane's avatar - wallace
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Posted: February 21, 2010, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations to them!  Definitely an angel sitting on their shoulders.  Blue Angel

Good luck to everyone!

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    Posted: February 21, 2010, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

    Good thing his wife had the sense to have her husband re-check his tickets. Smile Otherwise, they would have been out a good deal of money.

    Yeah we men would be so clueless without our wives or girlfriends sometimes hehe LOL

     

    And I can see them forgetting to check their tickets because life and family can keep you busy.

     

    I swear the state lotto are crooked when they only give your 3- 6 months to collect. It should be a year like multistates ones. States are just trying to get something for nothing.

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      Posted: February 21, 2010, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

      I Agree! Corious$, that small, walk-away-with dollar amount held me back too! 

      Presuming the Whites had no back taxes or any judgement liens, it would mean that the Hoosier Lotto cash amount is apx. 61.5% less than the advertized full annutized amount (whoa!).  Further, if this lottery priority paid out the typical lowball of 25% fed taxes (usually end later amount paid by jackpot winner is 10% more) plus 3.4% state taxes.  Indeed, their actual end $592,900 amount is good "college and annual vacation funds money" for a family, but neither parent would be able to quite their job, yet would have to continue to work toward regular raises and cost of living increases.

      Still, apx. $592,000 end net to anybody is better than $0, it allows a big relief from financial stresses.  Indeed, if an additional 5.5%+ annual net return is received on the principal for a few decades, all will be pleasant for each sharing family member!

      Group Hug

      yep just expect to get 25% of the announced jackpot when you win because that's what left after splitting it in half for lump sump and 40% taxes. That if you're the only winner too!!!

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        Posted: February 21, 2010, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

        congrats to the white family, its always good to save those tickets, never know!

        don't have cigar box, but i do let my ticket bill up and cash them in when they reach

        100.00 or more.

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          Posted: February 21, 2010, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

          Talk about fate...it was meant to be that they were blessed to win this money; it was waiting for them for six months--however, the taxes took a great big bite out of their winnings---I hope the additional taxes they may have to pay won't be too much more. CONGRATULATIONS-WTG--THE WHITE FAMILY--ENJOY SPENDING YOUR WINFALLDance

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            Posted: February 23, 2010, 6:42 am - IP Logged

            Everyone doesn't focus on the lottery..they buy out of habit and just throw them everywhere..I used buy mine and put them in a cigar box..I never had the big one but a friend of mine needed money so I gave them the box to look through and they found a lot of 3 digit winners..so u see it can happen.

            Hurray! You're a good friend to have.

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              Posted: February 23, 2010, 6:47 am - IP Logged

              Shouldn't the date on that have been Feb 23?

              It wouldn't matter. Some states give you a year; Indiana prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing.

              In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
              Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                Posted: February 23, 2010, 7:30 am - IP Logged

                Good for them I hate to see big money go unclaimed. Congrats White family.

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                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

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                  Posted: February 23, 2010, 9:09 am - IP Logged

                  It wouldn't matter. Some states give you a year; Indiana prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing.

                  I see now the year on the check was 2011. Doh! I've still not adjusted to 2010. His uncashed ticket wouldn't have turned worthless until Feb 23rd, 2010.

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                    Posted: February 24, 2010, 10:19 am - IP Logged

                    This is my 2nd [ost on this..I just bought a ticket for tonight and tossed it in the garbage before the draw..If people will believe this story they'll believe anything..You don't buy a lottery ticket and let it sit for almost before the time runs out to cash it then say I found it at the last minute..Fishy..

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                      Posted: February 24, 2010, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                      This is my 2nd [ost on this..I just bought a ticket for tonight and tossed it in the garbage before the draw..If people will believe this story they'll believe anything..You don't buy a lottery ticket and let it sit for almost before the time runs out to cash it then say I found it at the last minute..Fishy..

                      I Agree fishy to the high heavensI Agree!

                      forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

                      Now, does it count??

                       

                       

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                        I Agree fishy to the high heavensI Agree!

                        jrosina agrees with tiggs so tiggs has to be right..Oh yeah baby!!!..Thank you jrosina..

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                          jrosina agrees with tiggs so tiggs has to be right..Oh yeah baby!!!..Thank you jrosina..

                          If you are going to make fun of me because I agree with something you said Then Forget It!!!

                          forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

                          Now, does it count??

                           

                           

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                            Posted: February 24, 2010, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                            If you are going to make fun of me because I agree with something you said Then Forget It!!!

                            That's my way of being serious..Ease up..Maybe you've been listening to ridgy to much..Mello out we are here for just a little bit..Do you not believe we are all Gods children..Love one anoher and all that stuff..Wow what am I saying???...

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                              That's my way of being serious..Ease up..Maybe you've been listening to ridgy to much..Mello out we are here for just a little bit..Do you not believe we are all Gods children..Love one anoher and all that stuff..Wow what am I saying???...

                              White BounceOh! You are siging my song tiggs!

                              forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

                              Now, does it count??

                               

                               

                              *Jr$ina