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Amid family tragedies, man wins $1M lottery jackpot

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HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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Posted: April 29, 2010, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

Reeling from the loss of his wife to cancer last month and the earlier death of his son in a construction accident, an Iowa man found a spot of brightness this week by cashing in a $1 million lottery ticket.

Fifty-eight-year-old Richard Koenigsfeld of Marble Rock, Iowa, bought a $20 lottery ticket April 18 to commemorate the birthday of Dian, his wife of 32 years, who died March 26. That's when his luck changed.

"I scratched it off and I couldn't believe what I was seeing," Koenigsfeld said on CBS' "Early Show" today. "I thought I had a winner." He said it may have been his wife looking out for him.

Koenigsfeld will walk away with $455,000 after taxes, and told the Omaha World-Herald that he plans to take some time off from work to process everything that has happened to him in recent months.

Koenigsfeld's son Gabe was killed in a construction accident in November, leaving behind a wife who later gave birth to a baby girl.

http://media.lpimg.com/2010042901.mp4

Thanks for LckyLary for the tip.

CONGRATULATIONS KOENINGSFELD FAMILY ON YOUR IOWA LOTTERY SCRATCH WIN!  Richard Koenigsfeld has a wonderful disposition.  Group Hug

Todd, in writing your article above the video post, you certainly were modest about your researching skills!!!  You (and Richard, too) humbly didn't even correct TV interviewer Harry's poor research notes when he incorrectly called Richard's recently delivered grandchild a boy, AND said that Richard was married for 33 years ... you simply wrote the correct information in your above article.

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    Posted: April 29, 2010, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats to Mr. Koenigsfeld on his win, but I am sorry he has suffered so much.

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

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      Posted: April 29, 2010, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

      I'm happy for his win,

       But all the money in the world can't replace a loved one whom you have lost.

      My sincerest condolences..!

                                                   

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        Posted: April 29, 2010, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

        i guess a wry smile , and the thought that his lost loved ones are watching his life now . might actually help hiim spend the money. in a n honourable way they would approve of if they where still alive.

        2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

        keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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          Posted: April 29, 2010, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

          i guess a wry smile , and the thought that his lost loved ones are watching his life now . might actually help hiim spend the money. in a n honourable way they would approve of if they where still alive.

          He's 58 and will spend it wisely..He has a new grandbaby and will treat him like his son he just lost..He is blessed in a way with a new grandbaby..I hope him the best in such a bad time..

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            Posted: April 30, 2010, 12:17 am - IP Logged

            It wasn't that the taxes took so much, it was taking the lump sum. What he really won was $650,000.

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              Posted: April 30, 2010, 12:30 am - IP Logged

              Extremely sad. But at least he can afford to go see a grief consouler now. This dude needs a serious hug.

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                Posted: April 30, 2010, 1:04 am - IP Logged

                Could we allow this man to enjoy this win without complaining about what his tax burden will be-this is a hugh blessing to receive this money in a time of tremendous grief and loss and he certainly deserves winning it.

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                  Posted: April 30, 2010, 6:59 am - IP Logged

                  Could we allow this man to enjoy this win without complaining about what his tax burden will be-this is a hugh blessing to receive this money in a time of tremendous grief and loss and he certainly deserves winning it.

                  Maybe "we" could allow  Mr. Koenigsfeld  to more enjoy this win if "we" didn't allow politicians and bureaucrats to deal him such an outrageous tax drubbing.

                  So far, he's been subjected to just the "withholding" of 30% of his gross win.  He needs to be aware of and plan for Federal Income Tax rates of up to 35% and probably 6% or so for Iowa on his adjusted gross income for the year.  That's on top of the 30 to 40% or more of the ticket price that already goes to the State before anyone wins anything.

                  To add insult to injury, Mr. Mr. Koenigsfeld won't be able to "take care" of his grandchild without worrying about Gift Tax returns and little nasties like Generation Skipping Transfers.

                  I'm sorry, but I shall stop "complaining" about the tax burdens of each and every productive American when someone can convince me that taxation is not the moral equivalent of theft, and that our rapidly worsening tax situation is not beyond egregious.

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                    Posted: April 30, 2010, 7:15 am - IP Logged

                    Maybe "we" could allow  Mr. Koenigsfeld  to more enjoy this win if "we" didn't allow politicians and bureaucrats to deal him such an outrageous tax drubbing.

                    So far, he's been subjected to just the "withholding" of 30% of his gross win.  He needs to be aware of and plan for Federal Income Tax rates of up to 35% and probably 6% or so for Iowa on his adjusted gross income for the year.  That's on top of the 30 to 40% or more of the ticket price that already goes to the State before anyone wins anything.

                    To add insult to injury, Mr. Mr. Koenigsfeld won't be able to "take care" of his grandchild without worrying about Gift Tax returns and little nasties like Generation Skipping Transfers.

                    I'm sorry, but I shall stop "complaining" about the tax burdens of each and every productive American when someone can convince me that taxation is not the moral equivalent of theft, and that our rapidly worsening tax situation is not beyond egregious.

                    Never heard it said like that..Theft!!..Great stuff and makes sense..

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                      Posted: May 1, 2010, 1:29 am - IP Logged

                      God has a way of looking out for us when we need Him the most.

                      I'm very happy for this man.  He loss so much.  He needed something!

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                        Posted: May 1, 2010, 1:46 am - IP Logged

                        Thumbs Up Exactly.

                        The government didn't allow one second for him to enjoy his win before confiscating what they have deemed "their share."

                        And they're not through with him yet.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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