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First N.C. Mega Millions lottery winner claims jackpot

Mega MillionsMega Millions: First N.C. Mega Millions lottery winner claims jackpot

Raleigh, N.C. — The sole winner of a May 28 Mega Millions drawing for $12 million has finally come forward.  Lottery officials said a Greensboro man turned in the ticket on Wednesday.

Mike Manheim, a retired businessman, and his wife, Faye, made the trip to Raleigh to claim their millions. The couple told lottery officials they have played the lottery since the North Carolina Education Lottery launched in 2006.

The couple chose the lump sum option of $7.8 million. They plan to use their money to invest in the stock market and visit family members across the country in an RV.

Since North Carolina joined Mega Millions, the Manheims are the first Mega Millions jackpot winners from a ticket sold in the state.

The ticket was purchased at the Quick Shop on West Market St. The store received a $50,000 retailer incentive award for selling the winning jackpot ticket.

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Thanks to Leta Fox for the tip.

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HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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Posted: July 10, 2010, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

Yea and congratulations to the first North Carolina purchased Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket holder! 

Mike, you've won a tidy sum of millions to share and enjoy, through manipulation, for many years!

Cheers  Patriot

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

Disney

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    Posted: July 10, 2010, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

    Now I need to be Oregon's first mega millions jackpot winner.  Yes!-weshar75

      Litebets27's avatar - power
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      Posted: July 10, 2010, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations to the Manheims. I wish them fun and happy times in their RV.

      And.....good luck with that Stock Market venture.

      Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

      Come on Jackpot!!!

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
        Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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        Posted: July 10, 2010, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

        The sole winner of a May 28 Mega Millions drawing for $12 million has finally come forward.  Lottery officials said a Greensboro man turned in the ticket on Wednesday.

        Mike Manheim, a retired businessman, and his wife, Faye, made the trip to Raleigh to claim their millions. The couple told lottery officials they have played the lottery since the North Carolina Education Lottery launched in 2006.

        The couple chose the lump sum option of $7.8 million. They plan to use their money to invest in the stock market and visit family members across the country in an RV.

        Since North Carolina joined Mega Millions, the Manheims are the first Mega Millions jackpot winners from a ticket sold in the state.

        The ticket was purchased at the Quick Shop on West Market St. The store received a $50,000 retailer incentive award for selling the winning jackpot ticket.

        News story photo(Click to display in gallery)

        News story photo(Click to display in gallery)

        Thanks to Leta Fox for the tip.

        They look like nice people, God Bless 'em.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          sully16's avatar - sharan
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          Posted: July 11, 2010, 12:11 am - IP Logged

          Congratulations, enjoy.

          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

          For a lead role in a cage?

           

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            Posted: July 13, 2010, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

            Congratulations to North Carolina to win a Mega Millions jackpot. Todd, this is one of 5 Mega Millions jackpot winning tickets that end in a California Super Lotto Plus pick!

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              Posted: July 13, 2010, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

              Awesome!!

              Now when I finally win at MegaMillions, it won't be big news because I'll be the second one to win. The better to keep things under wraps and quiet.

              "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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                Posted: July 18, 2010, 3:49 am - IP Logged

                I am an avid lottery player and have a bit of a hobby collecting tickets from all over the US from my travels.  I have bought tickets in Greensboro many times and am glad to see someone win, however I felt for winning such a difficult game this man should have gotten more out of it.  I mean 12 million can only go so far in this bad economy especially if you take cash (you are taxed like hell).  I am honestly wondering how they can get away with starting the jackpot at only 12 million when they've added so many new states that play the Mega Millions game now in 2010 (ALL OLD MEGA MILLIONS JURISDICTIONS FROM 2009 + Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Colorado, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Nebraska, Oregon, DC, Idaho, Montana, West Virginia, South & North Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas).  HOW CAN THE STARTING JACKPOT BE THE SAME? Why is no one else questioning their possibly illegal and fraudulent handling of keeping the starting jackpot at 12 million after the addition of all these new states?  They are getting A LOT more money now from each drawing. I know that 12 million would be a nice win, but it's the principle that bothers me of not being clear where all the extra money is going (because it's certainly not going back into the jackpots).   I also find it patronizing that with such a difficult lottery game to win, the third hardest lottery in the ENTIRE world to win I believe (after both powerball and ENO lotto), they keep this starting jackpot at simply 12 million.  In my opinion it should start at 20 million after the addition of all these new states and I strongly believe the lotteries have more than enough funds to support raising the starting jackpot.  The game is simply not as exciting as it used to be and we are getting more winners lately (which is fine by me), but at lower (less exciting!) amounts.  The lotteries need to wake up and realize they would make more money if the jackpots would soar (more people play when the jackpots are sky-high).  I honestly hope we get some more high jackpots because lately with both PB and MM all the fun has been taken out of it for me and I find myself not playing as much.  MM is so astronomically hard to win (with the odds of winning being far worse than being struck by lightning on a sunny day) you deserve at least 20 million minimum for a perfect jackpot hit on this.  They are shafting the players and I think people should complain.  It could be you that wins or it could be me that wins one day when the jackpot is at the minimum level.  Sometimes I'll buy multi-draw tickets and someone will win in the middle, resetting the jackpot.  If I won on a drawing where it was only 12 million being only 23 years old by the time I'm 60 all that 12 million would probably be gone. (My preference is annuity by the way).  See what I mean?  It's not worth the odds at all.  They need to up that starting jackpot up to be fair to us players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                  Posted: July 18, 2010, 4:00 am - IP Logged

                  I am an avid lottery player and have a bit of a hobby collecting tickets from all over the US from my travels.  I have bought tickets in Greensboro many times and am glad to see someone win, however I felt for winning such a difficult game this man should have gotten more out of it.  I mean 12 million can only go so far in this bad economy especially if you take cash (you are taxed like hell).  I am honestly wondering how they can get away with starting the jackpot at only 12 million when they've added so many new states that play the Mega Millions game now in 2010 (ALL OLD MEGA MILLIONS JURISDICTIONS FROM 2009 + Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Colorado, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Nebraska, Oregon, DC, Idaho, Montana, West Virginia, South & North Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas).  HOW CAN THE STARTING JACKPOT BE THE SAME? Why is no one else questioning their possibly illegal and fraudulent handling of keeping the starting jackpot at 12 million after the addition of all these new states?  They are getting A LOT more money now from each drawing. I know that 12 million would be a nice win, but it's the principle that bothers me of not being clear where all the extra money is going (because it's certainly not going back into the jackpots).   I also find it patronizing that with such a difficult lottery game to win, the third hardest lottery in the ENTIRE world to win I believe (after both powerball and ENO lotto), they keep this starting jackpot at simply 12 million.  In my opinion it should start at 20 million after the addition of all these new states and I strongly believe the lotteries have more than enough funds to support raising the starting jackpot.  The game is simply not as exciting as it used to be and we are getting more winners lately (which is fine by me), but at lower (less exciting!) amounts.  The lotteries need to wake up and realize they would make more money if the jackpots would soar (more people play when the jackpots are sky-high).  I honestly hope we get some more high jackpots because lately with both PB and MM all the fun has been taken out of it for me and I find myself not playing as much.  MM is so astronomically hard to win (with the odds of winning being far worse than being struck by lightning on a sunny day) you deserve at least 20 million minimum for a perfect jackpot hit on this.  They are shafting the players and I think people should complain.  It could be you that wins or it could be me that wins one day when the jackpot is at the minimum level.  Sometimes I'll buy multi-draw tickets and someone will win in the middle, resetting the jackpot.  If I won on a drawing where it was only 12 million being only 23 years old by the time I'm 60 all that 12 million would probably be gone. (My preference is annuity by the way).  See what I mean?  It's not worth the odds at all.  They need to up that starting jackpot up to be fair to us players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                  Any chance you could break your posts up into smaller paragraphs? I'm usually drunk and I keep reading the same sentences over and over and over. I'd appreciate that, thanks.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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