|Posted: July 27, 2010, 2:00 pm - IP Logged|
Congrats to the winner!...they promote the hell out of this ticket on tv..
however it disgusts me to no end how they can take 600 grand....If a lottery can't payout a million straight up with or without taxes,then they shouldn't be in buisness....and what I mean by this is how the freak can you institute a "lump sum option " with a scratch ticket anyhow?????...it's only a million effin dollars!! not 100 million..CT lottery is pitiful is all I can say...
Bravo chose to take a lump sum rather than payments stretching over two decades. After taxes, his winning check totaled just under $400,000
Congratulations to the winner, I hope that you will have enough to not only pay off your mortgage and purchase a new car, but also be able to enjoy additional expendatures.
I am not sure if the states that do these 'unpublished' annuitized $1M, $2M, and $3Million dollar prizes are counting on people's stupidity or what. Many people play these annuitized jackpot prizes though, since some people track odds and they appear better than on-line games. I know that in Illinois, I go to the state's lottery website and the scratchoff game's details don't always indicate if the jackpot, grand prize is a 26-year annuity or not. It's rather unfair of the Illinois Lottery, since they know that only about 10% of jackpot winners choose the annuity option.
Maybe one day these state lotteries will become fair by publishing this information jackpot annuity vs. cash option CLEARLY on their websites, at each game's details webpage.
Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!