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Mega Millions winner forced to split jackpot with co-workers

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gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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Posted: March 15, 2012, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

Annual payment on 5 grand?? Not 5 million? LOL

I think once a pool gets near a dozen, 2 dozen max, it's time to break it into 2 smaller groups.

A JP divided by 40-50 people isn't going to be much fun, plus you know the manager of that pool would spend way too much time on paper pushing ... if they're doing things right.

Yes.It was only 5 grand  and it was like a big cat..All the guy we're making fun of me because i just opt out a few weeks earlyer...the headguy of the lotto pool had to run around chasing people down fir the money and thats when i said i'm out ..then two weeks later the BIG HIT....5 GRAND...so at 54 years of age i'm still learning about how money really changes people....It was very upsetting to see long time friends acting like two year old kidds....oppps....I sorry ,that was an inslalt to two year old kids.Sorry.Sure everyone wants to hit the big jackpot but at what cost..I do wish everyone the best of luck here on LP but just be carefull .with what you wish for.

    mediabrat's avatar - 18z0typ
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    Posted: March 15, 2012, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

    You know, he probably could have gotten away with it if he hadn't said "I quit because I won the lottery".  It sounds like the co-workers weren't aware of the win until he brought it to everyone's attention.  If he had just said "I quit" without giving a reason (or just made something up), it's likely no one would have been the wiser.  Doesn't make it right, but slip-ups like that are how people get caught.

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      Posted: March 15, 2012, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

      I Agree!

      I bought my own Mega Millions ticket last nite. $3 on quick picks ..................... Grey Violet 2011 Bentley Continental Supersorts - Pittsburgh PA - SCBCU7ZA8BC066953 (24) Grey Violet is goooooooooooood!

      I just have to share it with my non-estranged wife!  Thud

      Dpoly...I am a fan of Bentleys.  Why I was just returning from an out of town trip driving from O'hare to my home near Gurnee when I saw a guy from Wisconsin driving my Continental Spur!  I gave chase in my college beater of a Chevy Metro.  I will finally part with my beater and trade up to my Bentley when my numbers hit tomorrow.

      Congrats to the winners, and the lawyers for the plaintiffs...I won't experience that headache when I win Friday!

      Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

      The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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        Posted: March 15, 2012, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

        Out of curiosity what if this guy claims bankruptcy? Honestly don't think he still has the money..

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          Posted: March 15, 2012, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

          then they'll be more lawyers.

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            Posted: March 15, 2012, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

            usually when lawsuits start there is a set amount in question, andthat amouint is frozen and held by the gov,,,, Shocked  oh you are right its prob gone

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              Posted: March 15, 2012, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

              They used to call that purple.

              It is not a Plymouth!
              It has a bonnet & a boot also!

              It looks even better when you see it in the showroom!

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                Posted: March 15, 2012, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

                You know, he probably could have gotten away with it if he hadn't said "I quit because I won the lottery".  It sounds like the co-workers weren't aware of the win until he brought it to everyone's attention.  If he had just said "I quit" without giving a reason (or just made something up), it's likely no one would have been the wiser.  Doesn't make it right, but slip-ups like that are how people get caught.

                Once someone asked the whereabouts of the 12 tickets, it would have been game over.

                Had he bought MORE than 12 and given the group the first 12 or last 12 in the series purchased, before the drawing, then he would have had a case.

                Also, had he bought his ticket(s) at a different time (and store) and given the group their 12, before the drawing, then he would have had a case.

                Being a thieving shmuck isn't a "slip-up", it's a character flaw.

                In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
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                  Posted: March 15, 2012, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

                  Dpoly...I am a fan of Bentleys.  Why I was just returning from an out of town trip driving from O'hare to my home near Gurnee when I saw a guy from Wisconsin driving my Continental Spur!  I gave chase in my college beater of a Chevy Metro.  I will finally part with my beater and trade up to my Bentley when my numbers hit tomorrow.

                  Congrats to the winners, and the lawyers for the plaintiffs...I won't experience that headache when I win Friday!

                  I saw this one in the showroom. It is awesome!

                  dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

                   

                  Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

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                    Posted: March 15, 2012, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

                    A few years back there were on average about 13 to 16 of us in the clinic I worked in at the time that used to pool our money together when PB and MM would get close to $200M. I was usually one of the two people that would go around and collect money from participants, obtaining signatures along with the amount of money that they wanted to bet. Most we ever won was around $17 lol, but it was still a fun project to work on and I am sure as hell glad that we never won the jackpot... because in truth we would have been ill prepared to deal with the win.

                    If we won, what about the player that played the week before, but did not place a bet this week because of illness or vacation? Looking back, I think we should have included them, regardless of missing a bet.

                    Personally I had planned to give everyone in the pool $1 Million each if my personal set of numbers won, but how would I have felt if someone else from the pool had won with their own set of numbers and not offered to share with the others? Not happy, but at the same time it is well within their right to do with their money as they please.

                    In the past, I would have done things far differently and established a clear set of rules that every participant would agree on and sign before entering the pool, I would have even gone as far to get the document stamped by a Public Notary. Knowing what I know now, I probably will never enter into another lottery pool, seems like too much of a headache if your group wins. For now I just play my own sets of numbers and I don't promise anyone anything if I win.

                    Kumo, you wrote:  "Personally I had planned to give everyone in the pool $1 Million each if my personal set of numbers won."

                    Kumo, I don't understand why you planned that amount; as huge "Gift Taxes" are collected [by the U.S.A. Federal Government] from U.S.A. Citizens who "Gift" more than $13K limit, annually, to a person who isn't their Legal Spouse.  Finally, not common knowledge is that all of one's "Gifts" to people must not total exceed $1M (total to all people) during the "gifter's" lifetime! 

                    Therefore, the only way to give a person a substantial portion of your lottery winnings is to include them into the official lottery headquarter's Claim Form [percentages broken down either by individual names, trust name, corporation, or foundation].

                    No No What?

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                      It is not a Plymouth!
                      It has a bonnet & a boot also!

                      It looks even better when you see it in the showroom!

                      I got a red and maroon Harley.

                      Harley says it's "crimson and brandywine".

                      Well, I wouldn't ride no dam "crimson and brandywine" bike.

                      It's red and maroon.

                      Harley oughta fire every dam lib they got workin' there and they wouldn't have colors called "crimson and brandywine" ever again.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        This article isn't very helpful, several key bits of information are missing to CLEARLY show why this man was forced to share the monies he received from the lottery with five additional people.

                        Thud

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                          Seems like I have the same sentiment of everyone else,I don't get the stories we hear about when one of the pool members get sick or cant pay in one week, and the pool wins and they are SOL, in my opinion that is just wrong..in addition EVEN IF the were his own personal picks, it sounds like they were pooling for years, why not share???

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                            Posted: March 15, 2012, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

                            Seems like I have the same sentiment of everyone else,I don't get the stories we hear about when one of the pool members get sick or cant pay in one week, and the pool wins and they are SOL, in my opinion that is just wrong..in addition EVEN IF the were his own personal picks, it sounds like they were pooling for years, why not share???

                            Give some undeserved money to one skinflint and you will have to deal with hordes of them begging and demanding and sending sleazy lawyers after you.

                            Best to stay away from pools altogether.

                            They attract the cheapest, miserly moneygrubbers in the world.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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

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                              Seems like I have the same sentiment of everyone else,I don't get the stories we hear about when one of the pool members get sick or cant pay in one week, and the pool wins and they are SOL, in my opinion that is just wrong..in addition EVEN IF the were his own personal picks, it sounds like they were pooling for years, why not share???

                              "...when one of the pool members get sick or cant pay in one week, and the pool wins and they are SOL ..."

                              It really depends on the kind of people involved. Read the last few paragraphs of this story.

                              http://www.lotterypost.com/news/190102

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