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Almost-millionaire on a 15-year political pilgrimage

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Posted: March 19, 2012, 10:26 am - IP Logged

If they let the taxi driver who threw away his ticket in the trash have his money why not this guy? Why pick and choose to make exceptions for some and not others? Seems unfair to me. You guys are a tough crowd lol. Put youselves in that guys shoes. How would you feel when you see the rules bent for others and you get passed over?

I don't know anything about any taxi driver so can't speak to that.

But if I was in this guys shoes,I would have checked my ticket LONG before it was due to expire and cashed it in.I wouldn't have waited until the last minute.I'll say it again,loud enough so you can hear it this time:YOU SNOOZE,YOU LOSE!

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers


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    Posted: March 19, 2012, 11:23 am - IP Logged

    If they let the taxi driver who threw away his ticket in the trash have his money why not this guy? Why pick and choose to make exceptions for some and not others? Seems unfair to me. You guys are a tough crowd lol. Put youselves in that guys shoes. How would you feel when you see the rules bent for others and you get passed over?

    Play to win and prepare for it. I always chuckle to myself when I hear people needing to take time to consult with financial experts and attorneys. I have done all of that crap already and I have my masterplan. Grant it, it may be tweaked here and there but I will be in the lottery headquarters the next business day!

     

    I won't have to worry about who did what for whom in what circumstance. I don't play in pools or in stores with no cameras or store my tickets unsigned or blab my mouth to the world. I have it all covered. Lol!

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      Posted: March 19, 2012, 11:41 am - IP Logged

      Play to win and prepare for it. I always chuckle to myself when I hear people needing to take time to consult with financial experts and attorneys. I have done all of that crap already and I have my masterplan. Grant it, it may be tweaked here and there but I will be in the lottery headquarters the next business day!

       

      I won't have to worry about who did what for whom in what circumstance. I don't play in pools or in stores with no cameras or store my tickets unsigned or blab my mouth to the world. I have it all covered. Lol!

      Congratulations!  It sure sounds like you do have all the bases covered.

      I have only one question.  What's your plan if you never win?   Dont get me wrong, everybody should have a postive attitude about winning. I'm just sayin there aint any guarantee your gonna win.

      About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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        Posted: March 19, 2012, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

        Hippy.... This is what I'd do: since he knows so many of the legislators, come up with a business plan in which he would use at least half of the money to put people to work. Become a business owner.

        You have to be creative under these circumstances. 15 years?? Time's a-wasting.

         

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          Posted: March 19, 2012, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

          Congratulations!  It sure sounds like you do have all the bases covered.

          I have only one question.  What's your plan if you never win?   Dont get me wrong, everybody should have a postive attitude about winning. I'm just sayin there aint any guarantee your gonna win.

          I have three college degrees and a thriving career making a very good income and I invest carefully. Winning the lottery would be a wonderful plus and would merely accelerate my retirement schedule and cetrtaily the level at which I can splurge in my twilight years - lol.

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            Posted: March 19, 2012, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

            Play to win and prepare for it. I always chuckle to myself when I hear people needing to take time to consult with financial experts and attorneys. I have done all of that crap already and I have my masterplan. Grant it, it may be tweaked here and there but I will be in the lottery headquarters the next business day!

             

            I won't have to worry about who did what for whom in what circumstance. I don't play in pools or in stores with no cameras or store my tickets unsigned or blab my mouth to the world. I have it all covered. Lol!

            I will not be in the headquarters the next business day.  I plan to be in on the first business day when they can actually pay the money.  It is my understanding that it takes at least 2 weeks for the funds to be collected, and maybe as long as a month.  (This applies to PowerBall and MegaMillions.) I will confirm that with lottery officials when I win.  I will use that time to wrap things up at work and when they are ready to pay, I will go in with all the information they need to confirm the win and plan to disappear for a while.

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              Posted: March 19, 2012, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

              I will not be in the headquarters the next business day.  I plan to be in on the first business day when they can actually pay the money.  It is my understanding that it takes at least 2 weeks for the funds to be collected, and maybe as long as a month.  (This applies to PowerBall and MegaMillions.) I will confirm that with lottery officials when I win.  I will use that time to wrap things up at work and when they are ready to pay, I will go in with all the information they need to confirm the win and plan to disappear for a while.

              Sounds like a good plan to me.

              When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

              There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers


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                Posted: March 19, 2012, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                I will not be in the headquarters the next business day.  I plan to be in on the first business day when they can actually pay the money.  It is my understanding that it takes at least 2 weeks for the funds to be collected, and maybe as long as a month.  (This applies to PowerBall and MegaMillions.) I will confirm that with lottery officials when I win.  I will use that time to wrap things up at work and when they are ready to pay, I will go in with all the information they need to confirm the win and plan to disappear for a while.

                Quick trip to Talahassee won't hurt me none. Besides I will lose a whole day of that money being in my swiss bank account if I go at the 2 week mark. Further to that, they give you a million for a Vegas Vacation while you wait on the lump sum.

                 

                At least we're both smart enough to protect our tickets and cash them in within a reasonable period of time. The rest of it boils down to semantics.

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                  Posted: March 19, 2012, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

                  Play to win and prepare for it. I always chuckle to myself when I hear people needing to take time to consult with financial experts and attorneys. I have done all of that crap already and I have my masterplan. Grant it, it may be tweaked here and there but I will be in the lottery headquarters the next business day!

                   

                  I won't have to worry about who did what for whom in what circumstance. I don't play in pools or in stores with no cameras or store my tickets unsigned or blab my mouth to the world. I have it all covered. Lol!

                  "Play to win and prepare for it. I always chuckle to myself when I hear people needing to take time to consult with financial experts and attorneys."

                  Any lottery ticket is a worthless piece of paper before it's validated. Granted there are circumstances where it might be wise to consult a lawyer before going to lottery headquarters, but with no extraordinary problems the average player could consult a lawyer and have their ticket validated on the next day the lottery headquarters was open.

                  Other than making the decision between cash payment and the annuity, which the lotteries give the winner extra time to choose, talking to a financial planner can wait until after the ticket is validated. By Federal law the lotteries must withhold 25% for taxes so the only help a tax consultants or a CPA could give is direction to the lottery headquarters. 

                  For those wanting to form a trust, it might take a couple of weeks, but there is no indication in this story that Clarence Jackson was. There are lots of people with intricate plans for cashing their ticket and spending the winnings, but other than buying one QP, have no plan of how to win a jackpot.

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                    Posted: March 19, 2012, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

                    Quick trip to Talahassee won't hurt me none. Besides I will lose a whole day of that money being in my swiss bank account if I go at the 2 week mark. Further to that, they give you a million for a Vegas Vacation while you wait on the lump sum.

                     

                    At least we're both smart enough to protect our tickets and cash them in within a reasonable period of time. The rest of it boils down to semantics.

                    Wait. What? Million dollars for Vegas? Who gives that?

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                      Posted: March 19, 2012, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

                      No sympathy from me too. Clarence Jackson you are a moron.BS

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                        Posted: March 19, 2012, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

                        To me, "almost-millionaire" means having $999,000LOL, not a piece of paper past its expiry date. Crazy

                        Or is he planning on getting millions by getting elected, like the others? Roll Eyes

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                          Posted: March 19, 2012, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                          Congratulations!  It sure sounds like you do have all the bases covered.

                          I have only one question.  What's your plan if you never win?   Dont get me wrong, everybody should have a postive attitude about winning. I'm just sayin there aint any guarantee your gonna win.

                          With millions playing and only a few ever winning ,any person old enough to play the lotteries knows better than to have as their plan  "A"(winning a lottery), but there's nothing wrong with having a plan and thinking about it in case you get lucky.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: March 19, 2012, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

                            Quick trip to Talahassee won't hurt me none. Besides I will lose a whole day of that money being in my swiss bank account if I go at the 2 week mark. Further to that, they give you a million for a Vegas Vacation while you wait on the lump sum.

                             

                            At least we're both smart enough to protect our tickets and cash them in within a reasonable period of time. The rest of it boils down to semantics.

                            Who gives you a million for a vegas vacation?  I have been playing the wrong lottery games!  Have I missed something within the rules?

                             

                            and as far as not knowing the laws and rules... isnt ignorance of the law no defence as a legal defence?

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                              Who gives you a million for a vegas vacation?  I have been playing the wrong lottery games!  Have I missed something within the rules?

                               

                              and as far as not knowing the laws and rules... isnt ignorance of the law no defence as a legal defence?

                              [I]snt ignorance of the law no defence as a legal defence?

                              Yeah, but that won't stop them from taking your dollar. Razz

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