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Minnesota couple claims $229M Powerball lottery jackpot

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LottoPools's avatar - bee
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Posted: August 13, 2011, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

They seem like a nice couple.  CONGRATS TO THEM!!!  The husband still kinda has that deer in the headlights look about him.

I wish they had spoken with their financial advisor BEFORE they did a news conference.  I'm sure some IRS employee will see this story and be looking to nab some gift taxes from them for what they give their family (daughters) in excess of the $12,000 allowed /person/year.

Personally, I think they went public too soon gave way too much information about themselves.

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    Posted: August 13, 2011, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

    They seem like a nice couple.  CONGRATS TO THEM!!!  The husband still kinda has that deer in the headlights look about him.

    I wish they had spoken with their financial advisor BEFORE they did a news conference.  I'm sure some IRS employee will see this story and be looking to nab some gift taxes from them for what they give their family (daughters) in excess of the $12,000 allowed /person/year.

    Personally, I think they went public too soon gave way too much information about themselves.

    Twitch and with the above being said ..... (not that I watched the video) .....

     

    I hope they don't wind up on the next curse of the lottery

      sully16's avatar - sharan
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      Posted: August 13, 2011, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats to the the lucky couple, Live Higher.

      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"

        thePharaoh's avatar - pharaoh
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        Posted: August 13, 2011, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

        I have been wondering why always the money goes to retired olds and  not goes to young people who have tremendous amount of responsibilities ahead

        that pisses me off

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          Posted: August 13, 2011, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

          I have been wondering why always the money goes to retired olds and  not goes to young people who have tremendous amount of responsibilities ahead

          that pisses me off

          I Agree!It seems like a trend,thats why i cut the amount i spend on these large jackpots tremendously!Bat

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            Posted: August 13, 2011, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

            They seem like a nice couple.  CONGRATS TO THEM!!!  The husband still kinda has that deer in the headlights look about him.

            I wish they had spoken with their financial advisor BEFORE they did a news conference.  I'm sure some IRS employee will see this story and be looking to nab some gift taxes from them for what they give their family (daughters) in excess of the $12,000 allowed /person/year.

            Personally, I think they went public too soon gave way too much information about themselves.

            The only way around that little bit of IRS Tax code is to do it in the form of a Trust!

            And the other smart way to do it is;

            “Control Everything, Own Nothing” - John D. Rockefeller

            John D. Rockefeller – one of the richest men in American history - said it best, "

            Own nothing, control everything". How can you not own your investment properties, yet still control them? By forming Land Trusts, LLCs, and Corporations and letting these entities own your property.

            Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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              Posted: August 13, 2011, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

              "....They usually buy 3 tickets but decided to buy 5..." omg! 5 tickets only? and the way I have given up on ever winning with less than 10 tickets.

              Our lottery group played 23 lines and won nothing :'(

              oh well, aluta continua

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: August 13, 2011, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                "We're just going to live the way we have, just a little bit higher," Kathleen said."

                Now that statement puzzles me a little bit.

                But I ain't sayin' nothin'.

                Just sayin...

                I'm puzzled too, Ridge. With that much dough I would make a lot of changes in my life and have a blast. Hey, maybe I'd even send you a case of Jack Daniels.

                I'm also puzzled that you "ain't sayin' nothin'." You don't seem to be the bashful sort.

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                  Posted: August 13, 2011, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                  They seem like a nice couple.  CONGRATS TO THEM!!!  The husband still kinda has that deer in the headlights look about him.

                  I wish they had spoken with their financial advisor BEFORE they did a news conference.  I'm sure some IRS employee will see this story and be looking to nab some gift taxes from them for what they give their family (daughters) in excess of the $12,000 allowed /person/year.

                  Personally, I think they went public too soon gave way too much information about themselves.

                  I agree. They talked too much and answered too many questions. And they need to start thinking for themselves a bit and not depend so much on their financial advisor.

                    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                    Posted: August 13, 2011, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm puzzled too, Ridge. With that much dough I would make a lot of changes in my life and have a blast. Hey, maybe I'd even send you a case of Jack Daniels.

                    I'm also puzzled that you "ain't sayin' nothin'." You don't seem to be the bashful sort.

                    Well when she said they would live pretty much the same except "higher" it just kinda reminded me of that old song:

                    We're gonna sit down in the kitchen
                    Fix us something good to eat
                    Make our heads a little high
                    Make the whole day complete
                    We're gonna lay around the shanty, Mama
                    And put a good buzz on.

                    But I don't wanna cast any aspersions so that's why I ain't sayin' nothin'.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: August 13, 2011, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                      congrats to tom and kathleen enjoy!!!

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                        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                        Posted: August 13, 2011, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

                        I have been wondering why always the money goes to retired olds and  not goes to young people who have tremendous amount of responsibilities ahead

                        that pisses me off

                        Old people need it more.

                        They gotta pay for their Metamucil and Ex-Lax and Preparation-H and Viagra and Depends and hearing aids and Fix-O-Dent and hair dye and all that.

                        Ask tiggs.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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

                                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

                         

                         

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                          Posted: August 13, 2011, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                          Nice win with a QP. Congrats to the couples.
                          Sad to hear they can't retire unless they won the lottery. Now, they can enjoy their remaining years in abundance.

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                            Posted: August 13, 2011, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

                            LOL  Ahhh, the hubris of the young.  Before you know it, Pharaoh, you'll be their age. Good for you if you've got tremendous responsibilites ahead of you. Now you can experience the same joy they did in living a good, contributing, responsible life and hope there's a happy surprise in it for you, too.  Trust me on this...you NEVER get so old that you aren't grateful for a lottery win.

                            To answer your question, though, the reason it goes so often to retired old people is because that's who's playing the lottery. At your age, you ought to be saving your money and socking it away for retirement instead of hoping that a one in 95 million chance on winning a lottery will solve all your problems.

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                              Congratulations!!!