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N.Y. couple claims $48.8M Powerball lottery jackpot

PowerballPowerball: N.Y. couple claims $48.8M Powerball lottery jackpot

After taxes, they'll take home $16.4 million

ALBANY, N.Y. — A new car and a vacation.

That's how Jeffrey and Christine Pintuff plan to spend the $16.4 million they'll receive for having the winning ticket for the multi-state Powerball lottery.

The Pintuffs, of Wilton, are claiming their prize this morning at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, more than a month after learning they'd won.

The ticket was purchased at the Stewart's gas station at 4208 Route 50 in Wilton for $1. The winning numbers for the Dec. 25 drawing were 1, 17, 38, 50, 52 and 24.

Jeffrey, 58, and Christine, also 58, have been married 30 years. Both are retired, he from his job in quality assurance at Atlas in Voorheesville and she as a nurse at Saratoga Hospital. She retired from the hospital after 30 years after learning she'd won the prize.

They've spent the past month consulting with financial advisers before agreeing to come forward and claim the prize.

The couple chose a lump sum payment, which means they'll each receive $12.4 million. After taxes, the prize comes to $8.2 million apiece.

The couple chose their ticket through a quick pick. Like they do with the other lottery tickets they purchase, they hung it on the refrigerator under a magnet and forgot about it until the numbers were drawn.

They said they plan to spend their money modestly. Their children urged them to get a new car, they said, and Christine said she plans to "get away," having not been on a long vacation in years.

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Posted: February 11, 2011, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations to the Powerball Jackpot in New York. My question is who's older in the married couple: Husband Jeffrey or wife Christine? Thank you.


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    Posted: February 11, 2011, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations to the Powerball Jackpot in New York. My question is who's older in the married couple: Husband Jeffrey or wife Christine? Thank you.

    "Jeffrey, 58, and Christine, also 58, have been married 30 years."



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      Posted: February 11, 2011, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

      Something to take note of:

      "The couple chose their ticket through a quick pick. Like they do with the other lottery tickets they purchase, they hung it on the refrigerator under a magnet and forgot about it until the numbers were drawn."


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        Posted: February 11, 2011, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

        Something to take note of:

        "The couple chose their ticket through a quick pick. Like they do with the other lottery tickets they purchase, they hung it on the refrigerator under a magnet and forgot about it until the numbers were drawn."


        ALL YOU NEED IS 1 QUICK PICK TICKET AND A DREAM.

        DO NOT LET MATH FOOL YOU. A LOTTERY JACKPOT CAN BE WON WITH 1 QUICK PICK TICKET REGARDLESS OF THE ODDS TO WIN, THAT IS A FACT.US Flag

        They won with $1 QUICK PICK.That's what i call a great return on investment. 70% OF WINNERS ARE QUICK PICKS.


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          Posted: February 11, 2011, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

          Not really. When I won the lottery jackpot for 3 mil, I chose my own numbers.

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            Posted: February 11, 2011, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

            Not really. When I won the lottery jackpot for 3 mil, I chose my own numbers.

            The important thing is you buy a ticket regardless of QP or SP. $1 gives you a chance

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              Posted: February 11, 2011, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations to the Pintuffs.......Hurray!

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                Posted: February 11, 2011, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

                I guess I'll put my ticket on the fridge too...hopefully my dream will come true.

                All things are possible to those that believe!!!!!!Wink

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                  Posted: February 12, 2011, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats to the Pintuffs, enjoy your good fortune.Cheers

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

                                                              From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                    Posted: February 12, 2011, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

                    The important thing is you buy a ticket regardless of QP or SP. $1 gives you a chance

                    If this is true...congratulations to you. That's a pretty hard feat to accomplish.

                    Congrats to the happy couple. Pretty smart to divide the winnings as soon as they claimed it.

                    Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                    Come on Jackpot!!!

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                      Posted: February 14, 2011, 10:34 am - IP Logged

                      Yes Congrats to the Pintuffs, enjoy your winnings, HyperBanana

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                        Posted: February 14, 2011, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                        i also have my own numbers. when you won the 3mil. how many of your relatives lived at your door ,also are you still living off the 3 mil

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                          Posted: February 14, 2011, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                          Looks like a very nice couple, congrats on their win!!!Dance My Day will come!!!