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Minnesota couple claims $229M Powerball lottery jackpot

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Posted: August 14, 2011, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

CONGRATULATIONS!

Good For You!

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    Posted: August 14, 2011, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

    I have found it possible and quite pleasurable, I might add, to buy lottery tickets and copious amounts of beer which I consume with reckless abandon.

    Whiskey too.

    I gave up cigarettes though which provides an improved cash flow, facilitating increased expenditures for binge drinking after presidential news conferences.

    But you're quite correct in asserting that a man's got to know his limitations.

    yea, after i gave up the cigs,i said now i have $ for lottery,LOL quite an incentive to keep going,w/out cigs.

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


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      Posted: August 15, 2011, 12:27 am - 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 have a feeling the reason you feel this way is based on what you would probably do if you won when you're older.  Since you resent these people winning, I suspect you would probably have no interest in including your kids, as they're planning to do.  One way you could do your part to reduce the number of seniors winning would be to stop buying tickets once you reach 50!

      By the way...

      Larga vida a la picks rápida!

        thePharaoh's avatar - pharaoh
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        Posted: August 15, 2011, 1:11 am - IP Logged

        It goes to the people who have  the winning tickets.  If young people want to win more, maybe they should try spending more on lottery tickets instead of beer and cigarettes.

        man you have no idea how much i have spent on lotteries, scratch offs.

        but as it might seem to be 99% blessings and 1% pure luck.

        keep up the prayers!

        thanks,

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          Posted: August 15, 2011, 9:24 am - IP Logged

          Congrats to the winners............

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            Posted: August 15, 2011, 9:58 am - IP Logged

            Totally awesome, WTG! Congratulations to Thomas & Kathleen Morris!  Party

            Good luck to everyone!

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              Posted: August 15, 2011, 11:09 am - 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

              Maybe the moral of the story is ," a life of hard work and dedication pays off."

              Stop your moaning and set some goals for yourself.

              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: August 15, 2011, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                Maybe the moral of the story is ," a life of hard work and dedication pays off."

                Stop your moaning and set some goals for yourself.

                WTG sully16 ............ nicely put ................ I get tired of the Greed of Envy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                Smash

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                  Posted: August 15, 2011, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

                  I know in most states they are required to release the name and the city where the winners live but are you legally required to have your pictures taken or held a press conference?

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                    Posted: August 15, 2011, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                    I know in most states they are required to release the name and the city where the winners live but are you legally required to have your pictures taken or held a press conference?

                    redhot7,just a guess here but,i'm thinkin there lots of pressure to do the press thing.

                    maybe like the way you get jerked around when you buy a new car.

                    that is to say,you just to want to get it overwith,but the salesperson.

                    (in this case the people that work at the lottery HQ )well, they got all day.

                    i know it, i tried the job(selling cars) and hated it.

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

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                      Posted: August 17, 2011, 11:01 am - IP Logged

                      I'm surprised nobody has mentioned their financial guy yet. I mean, he's probably good for what they hired him for ORIGINALLY.... but really, you just won a ton of money, that doesn't mean this guy knows what to do with/about it. It doesn't hurt to talk to other financial planners to get their opinions.

                      I really think he (financial planner) blew it and they should look elsewhere for a new one. Unless the case is that they didn't follow his advice.

                      OTOH, I understand the wife to an extent. I'm afraid that when I win the lottery, I'll be driving somewhere and get killed before I can claim it/tell anyone about it. However, you really need to take the time to think and work things out before claiming.

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

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                        Posted: August 17, 2011, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

                        I guess the key here is that they indicated they have not decided annuity or cash. They have the luxury to claim fast, but hold off on the decision until they have consulted with whoever they decide to consult, AND go into semi-hiding. This does null claiming in a trust or limited family partnership. I still think they should have consulted first, after putting the ticket in either a bank lock box or fire proof safe.

                        I won't claim until I know I can afford to go into hiding, assuming I can't bypass the exposure of publicity. Being a single female living alone would pose a danger to myself if my name is put out there along with my location after a lottery jackpot win. However, I am fully and legally protected against home invasion (social work as my dad calls it).

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                          Posted: August 17, 2011, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                          I'm surprised nobody has mentioned their financial guy yet. I mean, he's probably good for what they hired him for ORIGINALLY.... but really, you just won a ton of money, that doesn't mean this guy knows what to do with/about it. It doesn't hurt to talk to other financial planners to get their opinions.

                          I really think he (financial planner) blew it and they should look elsewhere for a new one. Unless the case is that they didn't follow his advice.

                          OTOH, I understand the wife to an extent. I'm afraid that when I win the lottery, I'll be driving somewhere and get killed before I can claim it/tell anyone about it. However, you really need to take the time to think and work things out before claiming.

                          "However, you really need to take the time to think and work things out before claiming."

                          I agree.  Good advice!

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                            Posted: August 17, 2011, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                            I know in most states they are required to release the name and the city where the winners live but are you legally required to have your pictures taken or held a press conference?

                            Each state has their own protocols which tend to benefit them more than the winner in the preponderance of cases.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Posted: August 21, 2011, 2:58 am - IP Logged

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