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Calif. man claims $134M Mega Millions lottery jackpot

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Posted: March 11, 2010, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

I don't think it is unreasonable for a person to legally change their name after winning a jackpot.

Yeah! You could change Your Name to Jackpot Winner!

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    Posted: March 11, 2010, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

    Are we a whimsical bunch of registered blog members or what?

    Congratulations to this BIG, BIG jackpot winning sole ticket holder!!!Patriot

    Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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      Posted: March 11, 2010, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

      I need to win on Saturday .... my son is going to perform at an amusement park on the other side of the country for the summer and we can't go see him.

      Disability just doesn't go too far ... and the house is falling down too ... but good luck to all.

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        Posted: March 11, 2010, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

        God bless Mr. Dalkos.  I really hope for his sake he has some younger family members who can protect him and the ticket until it is redeemed. 

         

        Now, why is it that almost all jackpot winners buy quickpicks and wander back into the store they bought it from to check to see if it was a winner?

        I think that the news station should have held that footage until he redeemed the ticket.  Right now he is a sitting duck.

        The winning combination is printed on every playslip, you just have to fill in the right boxes.  Simple, Huh??

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          Posted: March 11, 2010, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

          Now that is scary, if he threw that ticket away, he would kicking himself the rest of his life!!!!!

          Not really. It depends on whether he had signed his ticket because if he had then the lottery

           people would have not let just anybody cash it. And even if he had not, he would still have

          been able to succesfully claim the winnings because most stores have cameras and the lottery

           people can easily verify that he was the man who bought the winning ticket.

          There was a story Bob Sehested of Camarillo, California (google him) bought 50 tickets when he turned 50 and hit for $500,000. I forget the middle part of the story but it involved a dishonest store clerk. The lottery commission used the cameras to find him and give him his jackpot.Smash

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            Posted: March 11, 2010, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

            God bless Mr. Dalkos.  I really hope for his sake he has some younger family members who can protect him and the ticket until it is redeemed. 

             

            Now, why is it that almost all jackpot winners buy quickpicks and wander back into the store they bought it from to check to see if it was a winner?

            I think that the news station should have held that footage until he redeemed the ticket.  Right now he is a sitting duck.

            I agree...that news station should be ashamed of itself!  It's one thing to get a story...it's another to take advantage and pressure and elderly man for it.

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              Posted: March 11, 2010, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

              I agree...that news station should be ashamed of itself!  It's one thing to get a story...it's another to take advantage and pressure and elderly man for it.

              Given what passes for "news" these days, you won't be seeing any signs of shame for a while.

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                Posted: March 11, 2010, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

                I need to win on Saturday .... my son is going to perform at an amusement park on the other side of the country for the summer and we can't go see him.

                Disability just doesn't go too far ... and the house is falling down too ... but good luck to all.

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                I hope you win dpoly1 and are able to go see your son.

                Good luck to you.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  Posted: March 11, 2010, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

                  Thank God for the honest people in this article that helped this man.

                  I just hope he can handle the crooks that will be seeking him out now.

                  I Agree!BatDanceDrum

                  Calif. man is great (134M)$$$$$$$$$$

                  wow t'was dis a Quick Pick??????????

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                    Posted: March 12, 2010, 12:08 am - IP Logged

                    Unfortunately Mr. Jackpot there is a face to the name. Go to google and type in long beach mega milion lotter winner. The KTLA news station was at the donut store  interviewing the owners when the winner showed up to check is ticket.  I hope this guy hires some people to help him out.

                    I went to google and typed in mega million loterry winner, I saw the video.   I pray he has some children or loved ones who will protect him and be good for him.  He looks like someone people will be able to take advantage of.  He needs to move asap.  Does California require names to be released? I hate that mess, they only care about publicity not your life.  '

                     

                    God Speed for Mr dALKOS.  I WOULD LOVE TO BE WRONG!

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                      Posted: March 12, 2010, 10:07 am - IP Logged

                      I hope you win dpoly1 and are able to go see your son.

                      Good luck to you.

                      Thank you so much ... I am already rich, because I have a great family ... I just need some extra money.

                      Lost my job in December '01 and became disabled in '08.

                      It would also be nice to help some other people that I know ...

                      But, I just take one day at a time ... best wishes to the gentleman from CA ... I hope that the predators don't get to him !

                      I already have three fine financial advisors ! Stooges

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                        Posted: March 12, 2010, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

                        Congratulation to him. However, I still don't understand why winners are required to have their names released. There should be a law against it, please write to your Governor.

                        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                          Posted: March 13, 2010, 12:01 am - IP Logged

                          Congratulation to him. However, I still don't understand why winners are required to have their names released. There should be a law against it, please write to your Governor.

                          I will if I ever become one of the twelve or so yearly MM jackpot winners.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: March 13, 2010, 12:43 am - IP Logged

                            Congratulation to him. However, I still don't understand why winners are required to have their names released. There should be a law against it, please write to your Governor.

                            Sorry, but anonymity among most states is just not going to happen. The states want to show that "real" people win the lottery. By printing peoples name and showing their photos and press conferences, they are showing that the average joe does win the lottery and that the lotteries are on the up and up.

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