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Retired Illinois couple share $656M lottery jackpot

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Posted: April 18, 2012, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

$3 MEGA MILLIONS QUICK PICK TICKET TURNED INTO $218.6 MILLIONS BEFORE TAXES.

Much easier SAID, than done.  Eek

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    Posted: April 18, 2012, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

    Much easier SAID, than done.  Eek

    I'd say it's pretty EASY to do...  once you purchase that winning ticket, all you need to do is sit there and watch the numbers.  Just not many are capable of accomplishing it.  No actual hard work necessary!  See Ya!


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      Posted: April 18, 2012, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

      I'd say it's pretty EASY to do...  once you purchase that winning ticket, all you need to do is sit there and watch the numbers.  Just not many are capable of accomplishing it.  No actual hard work necessary!  See Ya!

      I stand corrected LottoNick56. Since you put it that way.....what's the big deal?  LOL    I'll start winning this evening with Powerball, Mega Millions+,

      and Hot Lotto!  (Already got my number in).   Banana

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        Posted: April 18, 2012, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

        Happy for them. Jealous but happy! Cangrats!

        Lucky Lady O-H-I-O

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          Posted: April 18, 2012, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

          They're not old, they are experienced!  With modern medicine doing it's thing, they can live to be at least 100.

          They are old, but in 2012 "old" doesn't mean life is over anymore. Funny, I joked about it being some old people before these folks claimed their share.

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            Posted: April 18, 2012, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats to the lucky couple. Dance

            Retiring at 62 is not easy these days (unless you are union), so I'd say these folks have planned well in the past. And I agree that the small town will close ranks where these folks are concerned. Everyone knows everyone's business in a small town, but they are the quickest to be closed mouthed to folks who aren't one of them.

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              Posted: April 19, 2012, 12:38 am - IP Logged

              Congrats to them!  Too bad they live in a state that REQUIRES a press conference (the #1 thing winners should avoid like the plague).

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                Posted: April 19, 2012, 1:11 am - IP Logged

                Nice poodle golfer1960! Maybe 2nite will be your night.   What?  Roll Eyes   Yes Nod

                Thanks mcginnin but I only had the Powerball ($4.00). Mad

                I hope you faired better.

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                  Posted: April 19, 2012, 1:39 am - IP Logged

                  If I was them, I would invest in technologies that can extend life by ten or more years.

                  One thing that irriates me about winners are the ones like 70+ years old.

                  I see all these older winners winning big jackpots and I think to myself is that how I am going to look if I keep playing the lottery?

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                    Posted: April 19, 2012, 2:23 am - IP Logged

                    The article reads:  "Butler describes managing the money as a full-time job right now, and laughs: "I'm not looking for sympathy," adding, "There could possibly be a vacation.""

                    Yes, I think there WILL be a vacation this year, and I think it could even be a "first class, all-the-way-around vacation for this couple and a few of their favorite people!"

                    Party

                    Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                    Disney

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                      Posted: April 19, 2012, 2:27 am - IP Logged

                      I had knowledge of how the estimated tax penalty worked a few years back.  It could have changed, but then, there was a "safe haven" that if you had more withheld than 120% (I believe that is the right number) of your tax liability from the prior year withheld in the current year, there would be no penalty.  Because the Butlers will have millions withheld, they would meet the safe haven.  They would still owe the extra taxes next April, but no penalty would apply.

                      Kudos, MississippiMudd, I'll do some investigating on the Federal IRS website, searching under this 120% or so, to see if I find any recent modifications.

                      Hiding Behind Computer

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                        Posted: April 19, 2012, 3:46 am - IP Logged

                        LOL, that famous football player was probably joking so he could get easy, free, professional media  publicity! Wink

                        Actually it was basketball's Wizards Rookie Chris Singleton who dropped $10,000 on MM QP's. Wink

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                          Posted: April 19, 2012, 5:09 am - IP Logged

                          PartyCongrats Mr. and Mrs. Butler. 

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                            Posted: April 19, 2012, 6:55 am - IP Logged

                            if it was easy money, we'd all be doing it.

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                              Posted: April 19, 2012, 7:54 am - IP Logged

                              Congrats to the Butler's!!  I'm sure they will continue to live in Red Bud, but they will probably have a couple other "vacation" homes to escape to for some peace and quiet.  I'd head out on at least a month long vacation to avoid some attention for a while.

                              I know a nice little place in central Ohio you can stay if you want to just be anonymous for a few weeks.  Big Grin  Just throwing it out there in case they read this thread.

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