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$500 MILLION: Mega Millions sets all-time lottery jackpot record

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So let me ask... are y'all imagining winning as the sole winner? It'd be crazy if like 5+ people were to win it, I know that's how I'd like to win it, with other people to take some focus as well.

With this much money at stake it would be nice IF several people split the jackpot. I doubt any of them would mind.

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    You have to claim in person,  I believe you might have to call in ahead too.  The press will be waiting!

    I have to read through the site again, I thought you had to call ahead if you planned on cashing in your check

    that same day. In Wisconsin you don't have to have a press conference if you don't want to.

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      I have only played "Jackpot" games since Pennsylvania started the Super 7 in 1986 ............. biggest win has been $100 ........... it is still fun to play ..............

      This is better than the Spanish El Gordo ............. we can have 1 Ticket with 1 Person win this kind of money!

      I am currently revising the escape plan ............ I need the money and you must let them give your name and town here in Pennsylvania ........... the press conference is not mandatory ............

      All property will be put into a Revocable Living Trust ASAP after I claim the prize. Lots of places to "hide" ..............

      FUN in the SUN  Sun Smiley

       and a big thank you to our fearless and famous leader:

      Todd Vader! 

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

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        Good advice Kumo, but when it comes to the buying of luxury cars department, this doe's not apply to dpoly!  No Nod

        Somehow I don't think thats going to be a problem for him, he'd be able to out run them in his new wheels.

        hehe, I think we would all have a good chuckle seeing a picture DP's latest ride if he wins.
        better yet if the picture shows long lost relatives and reporters in pursuit, lol! Dance

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          That sucks pick. Down here in Texas it has become more common place for our lottery winners to claim by Trust, especially after that one gentleman from the Houston area got harrassed relentlessly by charities and other folks after his win. Sadly he could not deal with the pressure from that and other problems and ended up commiting suicide some years back.

          Thats really bad.  I suppose the winners have waived all liabilities from the lottery upon collecting.  Claiming by trust,  maybe I will go all in on this one.

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            i think they will actually sell less tickets for the next drawing, because so many people went "all-in" for tonights drawing that i just dont see that many people willing or able to spend equally as much for fridays drawing.

            With a record jackpot this high, many people will find a way no matter how irrational their thought process may be. I just hope they take care of their children before allocating a large amount towards an improbable dream.

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              You are assuming that gamblers are rational creatures. They are not. Their reasoning will tell them to try and recoup their past losses in the next round. It is that line of reasoning that has made the gambling industry recession proof.

              So true!I Agree!

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                Somehow I don't think thats going to be a problem for him, he'd be able to out run them in his new wheels.

                hehe, I think we would all have a good chuckle seeing a picture DP's latest ride if he wins.
                better yet if the picture shows long lost relatives and reporters in pursuit, lol! Dance

                 top speed: 202 MPH

                Kumo and mcginni56: I can out  run them in this one ................

                ....... and how did you know that I have some estranged in-laws that have not spoken to us in several years ............ this is them pounding salt after I win Smash

                Laughs are good for the soul ....................

                Will yinz (Picksburghese for "you")  be friend or fiend, if I should win by myself ( with close supervision from the CEO)

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                  What is the best route to collect , the money , I guess that's why we've tax lawyers , Financial

                  Advisors and CPA.   Something to think about . 

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                    This is an awesome Jackpot. I live in Germany and I will try my luck with thelotter via Internet.

                    The Cash prize is still very high, but I think it's not the highest cash prize ever in the world.

                    Last year we had 185 Mio. Euros in "Euromillions", which is about 247 Mio. USD, cash and tax free.

                    Tax free lottery winnings would be embraced here Thumbs Up We just have one little problem preventing that...Uncle Sam Confused


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                      The two words "GAMBLERS" and "RATIONAL" isn't that like an oxymoron???   Crazy     Green laugh

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                        What is the best route to collect , the money , I guess that's why we've tax lawyers , Financial

                        Advisors and CPA.   Something to think about . 

                        Rent a limo for the trip to the Lottery Headquarters in your State!

                        ROTFLMAOOL! Dance

                        and sipping Korbel moderately, I might add ............

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                          Thats really bad.  I suppose the winners have waived all liabilities from the lottery upon collecting.  Claiming by trust,  maybe I will go all in on this one.

                          Definitely would not be a bad idea to look into it.

                          Found an old article from Feb. 2000 in our own lottoreport run by Mrs. Nettles.

                          Mr. Harrell was a former Pentecostal preacher and Home Depot stocker. Killed himself with a shotgun blast to the chest in his Kingwood' TX home in May 1999.

                          Looking at his story and the story of Jack Whittaker would definitely be sobering to any jackpot winner(s) on Friday.

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                            Good thing I get paid on Friday, so I can spend a little more here.

                            When I went to two stores to buy tickets yesterday, there were no lines.  I'll be surprised if it's not the complete opposite on Friday.

                            The line where I purchased my tickets were about 6-7 deep. A few of them bought over $100 worth so it was a minor wait.

                            I am sure there will be some office pools that will have over a thousand tickets...just wouldn't want to wait in  line behind them.

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                              The line where I purchased my tickets were about 6-7 deep. A few of them bought over $100 worth so it was a minor wait.

                              I am sure there will be some office pools that will have over a thousand tickets...just wouldn't want to wait in  line behind them.

                              Glad I purchased advanced draws  Thumbs Up

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