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Fla. man wins $35M lottery jackpot with computer software

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Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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Congrats to the winner, enjoy.

Congratulations to him.  15 million dollars went in taxes.  That can pay a lot of teachers salaries but they won't see it.

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    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Congratulations to him.  15 million dollars went in taxes.  That can pay a lot of teachers salaries but they won't see it.

    Why should they?  Most of the taxes he paid was federal taxes and teacher pay is a local issue.

     * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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      tend to agree but, couple details,"something happened" hope it was important enough to think about for 13 years,maybe he does'nt want to say what it is,and that is certainly his private business. nother thing is, $7 mil. was worth much more 13 yrs ago than today,i bought a new truck in 96, $20,600.00 today that very same truck lists for $39,300.00 . i don't know how they adjust for inflation,not that smart.but here's the most important thing,i'm guessing you're fairly young,as you  get older the "time factor" becomes more important. i'm positive that i would rather have 7mil. today than to have 20mil when i'm 66.

      This is very true, however, the question is would he have invested that 7 million wisely enough to get the true value out of it?It would have had to triple in value to match what he made this year.Not to mention he probably would have only walked away with about 4 million (if that) after taxes.

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        This is very true, however, the question is would he have invested that 7 million wisely enough to get the true value out of it?It would have had to triple in value to match what he made this year.Not to mention he probably would have only walked away with about 4 million (if that) after taxes.

        yea, i'll go along w/ that,but for me personally i want to quit my job so badly, that i compare how much i will make between now and retirement age and how much the JP is, that is to say the clear from the JP abt. 1/3 of adv. so for me it's simple, expected earnings plus 4 mil. or so would be enough.then you break it up, savings, investing, fun etc. but,maybe diff. for him if he was happy at his job.what you're saying makes perfect financial sense but, it makes me want to ask him this question.  Q.do you prefer today's win or would rather wait 5 more years and win 50 mil. when you'll be 71 yrs old ?

        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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          Congrat to Mr Hemphill! ...been using the same software for years. The most I've won is $40, maybe Im doing some thing wrong.What?

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            I used the Pa Lottery's Computer to pick my numbers for tonite ....................... tonite might be the nite !!!!!!!!

            Jack-in-the-Box

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              Congrat to Mr Hemphill! ...been using the same software for years. The most I've won is $40, maybe Im doing some thing wrong.What?

              Try a Quick Pick.

              That's what wins the most Jackpots.

               

              Incoming!

              Surrender


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               

                RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                Congrat to Mr Hemphill! ...been using the same software for years. The most I've won is $40, maybe Im doing some thing wrong.What?

                Have you ever reviewed how you used it and thought about what you could have done differently that  would have gotten better results?   Players using the same software seldom get the same results  because they seldom use it the same way.  Most lottery software give you a bunch of data and tools to use, it up to you how they are used.

                 * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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                  rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                  I used the Pa Lottery's Computer to pick my numbers for tonite ....................... tonite might be the nite !!!!!!!!

                  Jack-in-the-Box

                  Don't forget Lottery Post's Quick Picks, dpoly.

                  I've been lucky with them.

                  Good luck to you tonight!


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

                  "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                              --Edmund Burke

                   

                   

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                    Try a Quick Pick.

                    That's what wins the most Jackpots.

                     

                    Incoming!

                    Surrender

                    recently switched to QP for my pick 6 was playing b/day nos. looked back at the last 6 or 8 winners only to find they had 2-3 nos. higher than 31

                    Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                      Don't forget Lottery Post's Quick Picks, dpoly.

                      I've been lucky with them.

                      Good luck to you tonight!

                      Ditto.LOL

                       Let's go Brandon! ROFL

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                        Don't forget Lottery Post's Quick Picks, dpoly.

                        I've been lucky with them.

                        Good luck to you tonight!

                        Must be the computerized programming that make those quick picks lucky.

                        Numbers are where you find them.

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                          Regardless of the means of number selection, whether it's a personal visit from the Lottery Faerie, birthdays, a QP, a dream, or a message from Montana Wildhack on Tralfamdore, or whatever, whenever the nuymbers played are the numbers drawn it is nothing but pure luck. Human nature teaches us that the bigger a person's ego is the less likely they are to admit that.

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                          Lep

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                          Lep

                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                            Must be the computerized programming that make those quick picks lucky.

                            LOL Ya got me, JAP69!

                            Actually, I take comfort knowing that my Quick Picks are not coming from the Lottery's mainframe because I know The Dragon Lady watches my every move and immediately puts the entire commission on alert everytime I come down from the mountain. Even the Patels are mobilized. Then she has every Quick Pick line I get precluded from the possibility of winning.

                            She's very crafty, that one. That's why I sometimes have to dress up like a nun when I go to the store. I know a very large nun with a very long beard doesn't seem plausible but it's enough to throw them off their game just long enough for me to get my tickets and vanish back into the woods before they know what hit them.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

                            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                        --Edmund Burke

                             

                             

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                              This is very true, however, the question is would he have invested that 7 million wisely enough to get the true value out of it?It would have had to triple in value to match what he made this year.Not to mention he probably would have only walked away with about 4 million (if that) after taxes.

                              Why would it need to have tripled? There's a lot more value to money than the simple value of the money.

                              Obviously the $20 million net will let his lifetsyle from here on be "better" than what he could have done with a $4 million net, but what has he been doing for the past 16 years? Even if he had cleared a trillion dollars he can't buy back that 16 years. A safe and conservative investment in '95 could have given him an annual income of at least 150k before rolling out of bed in the morning. Instead of working for most of the last 16 years and spending part of that time bankrupt, he could have already been retired and living comfortably. A big fat lottery prize in your 60's is certainly a great thing, but I'd place far more value on a prize that offers a comfortable lifetime income at a much earlier age.