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$640 MILLION: MEGA MANIA!

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Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

You're right.

A winner that wants to go the Trust route would be best off taking a bunch of close up photos, both front and back of the ticket.

Then lock the ticket up in a bank safe deposit box.

Take the one copy of the photos and put them in an envelope addressed to yourself. Seal it and get the local post office to stamp a post mark over the sealed portion of the envelope. Store it somewhere safe.

Look for a attorney or law firm with a long and reputable history that specializes in Trusts and Estates. Shop around and always get a 2nd or 3rd opinion.

Look for several top notch finanncial advisors and plan to diversify your investments.

Always get your legal and finanncial ducks in a row before signing the ticket with the name of your trust.

Good - that's what I thought and have been ready to do. Thanks!

Now if the lucky numbers come to me tonight!!!

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

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    Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

    My predictions:

     

    New York will have 30+ second prize $250k winners

    California will have 20+ second prize $250k winners

    At least 2 jackpot tickets will be sold in New York

    At least 1 jackpot ticket will be sold in California

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      Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

      What blows me away is the fact that the cash value is almost to what the original amount was for tonight!!! Wow!!

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

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        Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

        DCF - your tag line has given my dh much cause to give me CONSTANT suggestions for tag lines I could use.  So far from what he has given me I like:  "My dh is my trophy husband, still after all these years." or "dh's of the world better unionize while y'all still make more money %-wise"

        LOL... ROFLI love them both, now I am going to have to change mine....LOL...

        I Love Pink & Green 1908

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          Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

          well max, looks like you got that one  Wink

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            Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

            If I win I'll cash in on Monday morning and then spend all day doing as many interviews as possible. I want to be on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, Dateline, Good Morning America and enjoy my new national fame!

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              Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

              why? because you think you are going to win a 175 million to 1 shot. also, if you win and don't tell anyone you might as well tape it to the outside of your refrigerator.

              Am always thinking positive why not? Any one of us could win just a matter of our numbers being called..Party

              If I did win I wouldn't say anything or claim until a few months just to make sure everything was in order.

              GOOD LUCK ALL..

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                Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                You're right.

                A winner that wants to go the Trust route would be best off taking a bunch of close up photos, both front and back of the ticket.

                Then lock the ticket up in a bank safe deposit box.

                Take the one copy of the photos and put them in an envelope addressed to yourself. Seal it and get the local post office to stamp a post mark over the sealed portion of the envelope. Store it somewhere safe.

                Look for a attorney or law firm with a long and reputable history that specializes in Trusts and Estates. Shop around and always get a 2nd or 3rd opinion.

                Look for several top notch finanncial advisors and plan to diversify your investments.

                Always get your legal and finanncial ducks in a row before signing the ticket with the name of your trust.

                "Take the one copy of the photos and put them in an envelope addressed to yourself. Seal it and get the local post office to stamp a post mark over the sealed portion of the envelope. Store it somewhere safe. "

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                I'm curious...  What's the point in mailing yourself a copy? 

                I was just thinking I'd make a few copies, front and back.  Probably sign a copy of the ticket, just for grins. (If someone stole the original ticket - when I'm hit by a bus on the way to my lawyer - and signed their name, how would I have a clean copy of it with my name signed?)

                Mainly, I'd take a few digital pictures of the ticket, me holding the ticket, my wife holding the ticket, maybe in front of the TV or computer screen with a related story up. 

                Seems like that would be pretty good proof, if something happened to the original ticket.

                So, why the mail???

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                  Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                  "Take the one copy of the photos and put them in an envelope addressed to yourself. Seal it and get the local post office to stamp a post mark over the sealed portion of the envelope. Store it somewhere safe. "

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                  I'm curious...  What's the point in mailing yourself a copy? 

                  I was just thinking I'd make a few copies, front and back.  Probably sign a copy of the ticket, just for grins. (If someone stole the original ticket - when I'm hit by a bus on the way to my lawyer - and signed their name, how would I have a clean copy of it with my name signed?)

                  Mainly, I'd take a few digital pictures of the ticket, me holding the ticket, my wife holding the ticket, maybe in front of the TV or computer screen with a related story up. 

                  Seems like that would be pretty good proof, if something happened to the original ticket.

                  So, why the mail???

                  I like the photo idea, in addition to copying it and putting it in a bank safe deposit box. Actually, I've planned to make a few copies and put another copy in a different bank safe deposit box.  :-D

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

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                    This is getting out of hand...Sports teams are pooling their money together and purchasing 10,000 tickets. Celebrities are buying tickets. Politics are buying tickets. Sum1 will win tonight, and I would b all but happy if sum1 with a large estate of cash already win this. Celebrities purchasing 1,500 tickets at a time make my measely 20 appear to b nothing. I knw every one has the same odds but I just dnt feel like I'm competing. I really just realized I only have 10 out of the possible 175,800,000 sets of numbers tht can come out. Dis couraged isn't even the word. I shoulda just bought 1 ticker for 1 dream cuz now I've waisted 9 bucks.

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                      Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                      If I win I'll waste 98% of it all within a year just for the fun of it (including donating massive amounts), and live off the other 2% for the rest of my life.

                       

                      But that first year will be epic, as long as I don't end up dead! Smiley

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                        Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                        Good - that's what I thought and have been ready to do. Thanks!

                        Now if the lucky numbers come to me tonight!!!

                        Part of me wants to have an entourage of fire breathing midgets escourt me to the lottery commission headquarters to claim a prize.

                        But if I won (longshot just like everyone else), I think I would claim it without the fanfare and slip back into the shadows too.

                        I love my privacy too much. Thumbs Up

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                          Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                          This is so unreal!Thud It's gonna be insane if there's only 1 winner. But it's gonna be a crazy amount of winners for the 2nd prize; there were lots of winners for the last 3 drawings. I predict 250+ second prize winners!

                           

                          It's baffling to me how so many athletes, celebs, and current millionaires are dropping thousands of dollars on tickets; it sucks that MM doesn't show favortism to those faithful players. I guess if I had $10,000 to spend on tickets, like athlete Chris Singleton, I would do it too. Imagine the headache of having to sort through thousands of tickets to see if you're the winner. Dead 

                           

                          I only bought 2 QP tickets but I have some self picks that I'll be playing today. Good luck everyone!

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                            Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                            This is getting out of hand...Sports teams are pooling their money together and purchasing 10,000 tickets. Celebrities are buying tickets. Politics are buying tickets. Sum1 will win tonight, and I would b all but happy if sum1 with a large estate of cash already win this. Celebrities purchasing 1,500 tickets at a time make my measely 20 appear to b nothing. I knw every one has the same odds but I just dnt feel like I'm competing. I really just realized I only have 10 out of the possible 175,800,000 sets of numbers tht can come out. Dis couraged isn't even the word. I shoulda just bought 1 ticker for 1 dream cuz now I've waisted 9 bucks.

                            thats why i have 3$ in it, same amount as when the JP is 12 mils.

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                              Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

                              Poor PB... our local store has sold 0 powerball tickets in the last 2 days. (no shock on my end)

                              Haha, serves 'em right for doubling their ticket cost.

                                 
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