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Quaker Oats workers claim $241 million Powerball jackpot

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: June 22, 2012, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to the lucky winners, enjoy your winfall.

Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

For a lead role in a cage?

 

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    Posted: June 23, 2012, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

    ALot of Series  hope you are Saddle up For a Tripple ride!!!

    879

    887/877/779/799/889/899

    Play all your trips!!!

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      Posted: June 23, 2012, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

      $49,800,000 will buy so many Cherrios!

      Dance

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        Posted: June 23, 2012, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

        Besides presenting the ticket, this seems to have been organized as a publicity tour for their union. They didn't just know they'd be getting publicity, they wanted it.

        So, is it possible to show up on a publicity tour, then ask for privacy, and not be an idiot?

        Let's not forget they are paying a lawyer to ask a judge to order an injunction that will hold up their checks until a final judgment is made. RJ said some of them haven't slept since finding out they won and because they want anonymity which they already lost, it might take another month to get paid.

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          Posted: June 23, 2012, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

          Thaht's really interesting; I hope the judge grants the injunction.  Maybe this will be the beginning of the end of states FORCING winners to be made public figures, which leads to all sorts of disasterous problems that can ruin their lives.

          I Agree!

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

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            Posted: June 23, 2012, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

            Let's not forget they are paying a lawyer to ask a judge to order an injunction that will hold up their checks until a final judgment is made. RJ said some of them haven't slept since finding out they won and because they want anonymity which they already lost, it might take another month to get paid.

            Stack47,

            Good observation, will it cause them to break ranks ?

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              Posted: June 24, 2012, 11:10 am - IP Logged

              Stack47,

              Good observation, will it cause them to break ranks ?

              Since day one, everybody knew a group from the Quaker Oats shipping department won the jackpot and now that they had their picture taken, most of their identities are probably already known. They might not even know they won't get their checks until some court makes its final ruling and because we're talking about Iowa law, it could go all the way to the Iowa state Supreme Court.

              If I was one of them, I'd volunteer to sign the ticket, let the lottery publicly disclose my name, get my money, and the rest of the group could still pretend they are anonymous.

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                Posted: June 24, 2012, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

                Since day one, everybody knew a group from the Quaker Oats shipping department won the jackpot and now that they had their picture taken, most of their identities are probably already known. They might not even know they won't get their checks until some court makes its final ruling and because we're talking about Iowa law, it could go all the way to the Iowa state Supreme Court.

                If I was one of them, I'd volunteer to sign the ticket, let the lottery publicly disclose my name, get my money, and the rest of the group could still pretend they are anonymous.

                For a cut I'll volunteer even though I'm not part of the pool. LOL

                Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                  Posted: June 25, 2012, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Let's not forget they are paying a lawyer to ask a judge to order an injunction that will hold up their checks until a final judgment is made. RJ said some of them haven't slept since finding out they won and because they want anonymity which they already lost, it might take another month to get paid.

                  Have you seen anything that specifically says they won't get the check while the case is proceeding? The article say they "claimed the prize". I'd say that allows the lottery to publicize their names immediately, but the lottery willingly gave them 10 days to pursue the injunction. So long as the  ticket passes the validation the lottery is obligated to make payment in accordance with law. If the law, as a result of an injunction, prevents them from releasing the names that doesn't make them ineligible for payment.

                  I wouldn't be at all surprised if all the winners really hope for is asome time to get squred away witht heir new status before the lottery releases their names. If they can get the injunction it will be months or more before the case is decided. Interest will have died down, and the winners' new neighbors probably won't know who they  are.

                    sully16's avatar - sharan
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                    Posted: June 27, 2012, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                    Congrats to all the winners, I hope you have fun and travel.

                    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                    For a lead role in a cage?

                     

                                                                From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"