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Michigan railroad engineer claims $337M Powerball lottery jackpot

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Posted: September 2, 2012, 10:29 am - IP Logged

I thought the the last line on his ticket was a quick pick.

He probably has a system of playing 1 QP for every 4 self picks.


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    Posted: September 2, 2012, 11:15 am - IP Logged

    He also said he played "too much" possible gambling issues??

    Another great point.

     

    It should be quite obvious to the Michigan Lottery Officials, that a player with self-admitted "gambling issues", cannot be responsible nor competent

    for handling that kind of money.  Give him perhaps $500, to see how he rations that for a year or so.

     

    Regrettably, the money should be returned to other more rational players who are more diligent and thrifty in their gambling activities.

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      It's a shame that you didn't add at least your two daughter's names on the MI Lottery's Official Claim Form; so that each would get their own house, car, and high percentage nest-egg ..

      He'll still be able to provide all that and more for them and he doesn't have to worry about them going off on their own and getting taken advantage of by some bum he can't stand.   Besides, turning over 2/3 of your fortune to your children when you're only 44 is a bad idea.

      Good post...I'd even go as far to say telling your kids to quit their job is also a bad idea. Young people with no job and a boatload of money gives them a lot of time to think of ways of getting in trouble. A job gives them structure.

      Congrats to the winner and his family. Stay happy and healthy.


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        Another great point.

         

        It should be quite obvious to the Michigan Lottery Officials, that a player with self-admitted "gambling issues", cannot be responsible nor competent

        for handling that kind of money.  Give him perhaps $500, to see how he rations that for a year or so.

         

        Regrettably, the money should be returned to other more rational players who are more diligent and thrifty in their gambling activities.

        I think that would be BETTER than the $2k+ per week "jack" was giving his grand daughter.


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          Good post...I'd even go as far to say telling your kids to quit their job is also a bad idea. Young people with no job and a boatload of money gives them a lot of time to think of ways of getting in trouble. A job gives them structure.

          Congrats to the winner and his family. Stay happy and healthy.

          So true, I would give a small annuity as a gift instead of saying "retire"

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            Another great point.

             

            It should be quite obvious to the Michigan Lottery Officials, that a player with self-admitted "gambling issues", cannot be responsible nor competent

            for handling that kind of money.  Give him perhaps $500, to see how he rations that for a year or so.

             

            Regrettably, the money should be returned to other more rational players who are more diligent and thrifty in their gambling activities.

            Years ago Ohio tried something like that and players stopped playing their Super Lotto game, especially those traveling from out of state to play. 

            It seems some types got upset with people winning $40-$60M jackpots and not using it to do good works, especially those from out of state so Ohio placed a limit on the jackpots one ticket could win of $20M regardless of the advertised jackpot(which only lasted six months).  Out of state players stop playing and Ohioans started traveling out of state to play PowerBall and BigGame.  Ohioans never got excited about playing lottery in Ohio again until MegaMillions was added in 2002.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Years ago Ohio tried something like that and players stopped playing their Super Lotto game, especially those traveling from out of state to play. 

              It seems some types got upset with people winning $40-$60M jackpots and not using it to do good works, especially those from out of state so Ohio placed a limit on the jackpots one ticket could win of $20M regardless of the advertised jackpot(which only lasted six months).  Out of state players stop playing and Ohioans started traveling out of state to play PowerBall and BigGame.  Ohioans never got excited about playing lottery in Ohio again until MegaMillions was added in 2002.

              Good info RJOh, thanks.

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                A 44-year-old Michigan railroad engineer said he quit his job "and told family members to do the same"

                His first big mistake is in quotes! Bash

                "I need more money, you told me to quit my job" ......... He will hear this until the money is gone!

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                  Years ago Ohio tried something like that and players stopped playing their Super Lotto game, especially those traveling from out of state to play. 

                  It seems some types got upset with people winning $40-$60M jackpots and not using it to do good works, especially those from out of state so Ohio placed a limit on the jackpots one ticket could win of $20M regardless of the advertised jackpot(which only lasted six months).  Out of state players stop playing and Ohioans started traveling out of state to play PowerBall and BigGame.  Ohioans never got excited about playing lottery in Ohio again until MegaMillions was added in 2002.

                  But we must protect these "problem gamblers" from coming into contact with these huge sums of money. 

                  May I recommend that Jack Whittaker be allowed to have a good "one to one" with these "problem gamblers", before they accept their checks?    Roll Eyes

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                    A 44-year-old Michigan railroad engineer said he quit his job "and told family members to do the same"

                    His first big mistake is in quotes! Bash

                    "I need more money, you told me to quit my job" ......... He will hear this until the money is gone!

                    There needs to be some kind of understanding before he dishes out the dough.


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                      But we must protect these "problem gamblers" from coming into contact with these huge sums of money. 

                      May I recommend that Jack Whittaker be allowed to have a good "one to one" with these "problem gamblers", before they accept their checks?    Roll Eyes

                      But with all that money and a system he could easily win again.


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                        Posted: September 2, 2012, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

                        There needs to be some kind of understanding before he dishes out the dough.

                        I agree, without a plan one person could burn through all the money and he is going to have lots of help.

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                          I am glad to see a honest man win it..Now I hope he will stay away from too much McDs so called food and get into shape now that he has time to do it his way.. He is talking from a very modest nature but I think his taste of things will change after a while..

                          With that much money, he can stand in front of the Arch and watch the sign change.

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                            But with all that money and a system he could easily win again.

                            If having lots of money and a system made winning easy, there would be more multiple jackpots winners, but he could get lucky again if he keeps playing unless being lucky isn't easy too.

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                              Posted: September 2, 2012, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                              If having lots of money and a system made winning easy, there would be more multiple jackpots winners, but he could get lucky again if he keeps playing unless being lucky isn't easy too.

                              Good point RJ.

                              Systems are about a dime a dozen thousand.

                              Any having unlimited funds, is no guarantee of anything but an empty bank account.

                              Wasn't knocking your system Ronnie. I fully expect you to be making front page news on the LP Times, in the very near future!  Type

                                 
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