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

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Posted: March 29, 2012, 1:32 am - IP Logged

1. Bad idea to lose out on a years worth of intrest.

2. Just plain dumb to wait till last minute to claim. Theres a thread of a guy waited till the last minute. He was three days late now no money. I'd collect as soon as I got my lawyer to set up LLC or trust, 2-3 weeks.

 

This is gonna roll over agian. It's gonna break $400 million cash by Friday.

He's going to be just like that guy.

    ashabug725's avatar - Yavill
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    Posted: March 29, 2012, 1:46 am - IP Logged

    Thinking of... i thought somebody said it was only 180 days

    I wish I may, I wish I might...
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      DC81's avatar - batman39
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      Posted: March 29, 2012, 1:52 am - IP Logged

      Depends on the state...

      Yeah... Waiting until the last minute is a bad idea.

      Take the cash and easily live off a fraction of the interest.

      You can't predict random.

        ashabug725's avatar - Yavill
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        Posted: March 29, 2012, 1:56 am - IP Logged

        He's going to be just like that guy.

        Y do u hafta be such a negative Nathan??? :-(

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          Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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          Posted: March 29, 2012, 1:59 am - IP Logged

          Y do u hafta be such a negative Nathan??? :-(

          Because money make people do strange things even for the ones who never won the big one yet!

          My state you have 180 days (6 months) to turn in the ticket and 60 days after winning to choose

          lump sum or aunnity.

            ashabug725's avatar - Yavill
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            Because money make people do strange things even for the ones who never won the big one yet!

            My state you have 180 days (6 months) to turn in the ticket and 60 days after winning to choose

            lump sum or aunnity.

            Where did u find that info? i haven't really had a chance to search much... use my phone for internet :-/

            I wish I may, I wish I might...
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              Posted: March 29, 2012, 2:09 am - IP Logged

              If I win the jackpot on Friday, I am going to wait a year until the very last day possible to cash it in. During that time I will reflect on life and enjoy my final normal year of life, knowing that it will never be the same after I come forward as the winner. I'll decide what I want to do with the rest of my life and hopefully use my last chance as a normal person to make real friends who don't want me for my money. And then at the end of the year I will let them know, and being fully prepared I will come to collect what is mine.

               

              Smiley

              That's alot of reflecting time, Aust. Too much reflecting time.

              Don't you have 180 days from drawing date to claim? Believe that's true for most states.

              You want to sign your winning ticket, place it in safe deposit box. You want your wife or significant other---if on good terms--to know where that ticket is and have key to deposit box. If not on good terms, she shouldn't even know a safe depost box exists Big Grin.

              Then take some time to get your 'house' in order with tax/financial'/legal folks while working on the totally-fake, completely-fabricated story you're telling your place of work about why you're leaving after a two-week notice. (spending quality time with the family usually works) LOL

              After that--and that might take a month or two--do your 'reflection' thing for maybe a week, maybe do some fishin', look around your community where your upcoming genorosity would come into play, then come back and pull that trigger, hopefully with some legal eagle claiming your windfall in the name of a trust.

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                Posted: March 29, 2012, 2:11 am - IP Logged

                Because money make people do strange things even for the ones who never won the big one yet!

                My state you have 180 days (6 months) to turn in the ticket and 60 days after winning to choose

                lump sum or aunnity.

                Heres our options in FL:

                All Florida Lottery On-line games (CASH 3, PLAY 4, FANTASY 5, MEGA MONEY, FLORIDA LOTTO and POWERBALL) prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the applicable draw date. Florida Lottery Scratch-Off game prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the official end-of-game date. POWERBALL, FLORIDA LOTTO and MEGA MONEY jackpot winners who want to receive a one-time lump-sum payment must claim their prizes within 60 days after the applicable draw date.

                Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                  Posted: March 29, 2012, 2:11 am - IP Logged

                  First time posting in this world record breaking jackpot. Half of a billion dollars, just. WOW. 

                  I've been following the lotto fever from you guys though, and it's been a very fun, and in some cases, very enlightening read! There is a "wealth" of information in these posts, ha ha! It's been so much fun getting excited and just watching how all of this is unfolding. Hope you don't mind me jumping into the party~? Cheers

                  Here's another Central Floridian wishing that MegaMillions was readily available in Florida. Unhappy I hope after seeing how well MegaMillions is doing right now, Florida will reconsider. Maybe we can all send emails together to request for Florida to bring MegaMillions? Seems like a lot of us really have to go out of our way to catch this particular dream, one that I can't do. I actually have never shelled out money to play any kind of lottery, but I may have splurged on this. /just curious lottery player-to-be

                  Anyway, I'm wishing everyone on Lottery Post the BEST of luck! You guys are an awesome bunch! Hurray!

                    Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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                    Posted: March 29, 2012, 2:21 am - IP Logged

                    Where did u find that info? i haven't really had a chance to search much... use my phone for internet :-/

                    Your state lottery should have a website with information on how long you have to turn in your ticket.

                    The site has more information on how to fill out the claim form, addresses and phone numbers ect..

                    Look it up and you'll get a lot of questions anwered that pertain to your state lotto.

                      ashabug725's avatar - Yavill
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                      Posted: March 29, 2012, 2:28 am - IP Logged

                      Your state lottery should have a website with information on how long you have to turn in your ticket.

                      The site has more information on how to fill out the claim form, addresses and phone numbers ect..

                      Look it up and you'll get a lot of questions anwered that pertain to your state lotto.

                      Thanks :-D

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                        Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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                        Posted: March 29, 2012, 2:30 am - IP Logged

                        Some smart cookie in Florida needs to start a Lotto Ride business, charge people enough

                        for gas and lotto tickets for himself to shuttle back and forth.

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                          Posted: March 29, 2012, 3:01 am - IP Logged

                          Win it first then start worrying about all the ifs ands or buts. That is my advice.Smile

                          Cart before the horse. 

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                            Posted: March 29, 2012, 3:49 am - IP Logged

                            I put in $5 in an office pool and will separately play another $20.

                            Yeah, I know.  Stay away from pools you say. 

                            My take is that the problems associated with pools, be they lawsuits or attempts by fellow workmates to screw you, are far much more desirable and attractive than the problems I would think myself to have had I not partaken in the pool.  In truth, pools have a 50/50 chance of developing into devious selfishness… but I'll just man up and deal with it.

                            The way I see it, I would rather be embroiled in a protracted two year lawsuit that may eventually pay (even if just a fraction of my fair share) rather than be the unlucky fellow who stays behind at work after everyone else wins, resigns and takes off to the Caribbean islands.  I know I can deal with the heartache of loosing close workmates and friends if in the end I walk out with a few millions in my back pocket.

                            Point is, thou shalt not fear the pool.  Just do it right… get copies of all tickets (front and back for serial numbers).  Give yourself every opportunity to win.  Play in several pools and as many individual tickets as you can afford.

                            Outside of that, Good Luck to y'all.

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                              Posted: March 29, 2012, 3:53 am - IP Logged

                              I don't think I've ever seen a winner that had purchased advanced/multi/future-draws.  I just find that a bit strange that it always seems to be someone who bought their ticket since the last draw.

                              Has anyone else ever noticed if a multi-draw ticket (and it was bought prior to the previous draw; e.g., two weeks before) has ever won the jackpot?

                              GambleToRamble....There was a show idk if it was Lottery changed my life, but one man bought a multi-draw ticket I don't remember for how many draws but I believe it was over 7draws, and on the last draw he won a huge jackpot.....I don't rem if it was PB or MM. I hope that helps.  Good luck to all.No Pity!

                               

                              Half a Billion...I have been good I do deserve the jackpot.Party

                              "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

                                                                                                            Psalms 37:34

                                 
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