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Three tickets to split $448 million Powerball jackpot

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Posted: August 8, 2013, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

First, let me get this ouit the way. Congrats to all the winners!! Now I have to talk about Mr. White. What was the emergency for him claiming the ticket less then 12 hours after he won? We've all heard the stories about about the con artists, crazies and "instant relatives" and such who always comes out of the woodworks like zombies in an apolytic horror movie or like roaches in an infested house.  I just do not see what was the collasal rush to have come forward at warped speed like this. It is gong to take awhile for him to get the money anyways.  If Paul White was looking to bask in some of the attention from his share of his historic win, that's fine, but I hope he is prepared for what's now going to come his way now, because he is known from coast to coast. You just can't come forward, get the photos taken with that big lotto check, and expect things to go back to normal. If I had to put myself out there, I wouild have waited at least three months, the check would have still been good.

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    Posted: August 8, 2013, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

    BS Not for you to judge JonD. People live with their own choices and their own limits. As long as they are within the laws, it is none of your business and not for you to judge or bully your ideas onto others. Last I checked, there is not a limit on wealth nor a limit on dreams of wealth in this country. Although I do understand there are many 'share the wealth' folks who think there should be. 

    For me personally, I would prefer to be the single winner of a jackpot regardless of jackpot size because that is what I play for, the jackpot, not 1/2 or 1/3 of the jackpot, or some limit that some unknown to me person decides is enough. I'd not be 'pissed' if I did split a jackpot, though. 

     

    Besides, the winners are not getting $149M unless they take the annuity, and they will not see $149M anytime soon. Cash option comes to just over $86M each before taxes.

    Right on Piaceri!

    I like your sig lines too.

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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      Posted: August 8, 2013, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

      First, let me get this ouit the way. Congrats to all the winners!! Now I have to talk about Mr. White. What was the emergency for him claiming the ticket less then 12 hours after he won? We've all heard the stories about about the con artists, crazies and "instant relatives" and such who always comes out of the woodworks like zombies in an apolytic horror movie or like roaches in an infested house.  I just do not see what was the collasal rush to have come forward at warped speed like this. It is gong to take awhile for him to get the money anyways.  If Paul White was looking to bask in some of the attention from his share of his historic win, that's fine, but I hope he is prepared for what's now going to come his way now, because he is known from coast to coast. You just can't come forward, get the photos taken with that big lotto check, and expect things to go back to normal. If I had to put myself out there, I wouild have waited at least three months, the check would have still been good.

      Well, not everyone is as well as educated as to what the consequences might be. There are a lot of casual players out there who don't take the time to really figure it out or think that it cannot be as bad as people think.  They may think that the lottery will release their names anyway so why not start the countdown to getting the money and enjoying it.

      Plus, there are some people who really enjoy their 15 minutes of fame and want everyone to celebrate with them. 

      As for me...I want to be rich not famous.  I am glad in my state I can claim the jackpot anonymously.

       

      Good Luck!

      Lotto Lucy

        Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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        Posted: August 8, 2013, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

        First, let me get this ouit the way. Congrats to all the winners!! Now I have to talk about Mr. White. What was the emergency for him claiming the ticket less then 12 hours after he won? We've all heard the stories about about the con artists, crazies and "instant relatives" and such who always comes out of the woodworks like zombies in an apolytic horror movie or like roaches in an infested house.  I just do not see what was the collasal rush to have come forward at warped speed like this. It is gong to take awhile for him to get the money anyways.  If Paul White was looking to bask in some of the attention from his share of his historic win, that's fine, but I hope he is prepared for what's now going to come his way now, because he is known from coast to coast. You just can't come forward, get the photos taken with that big lotto check, and expect things to go back to normal. If I had to put myself out there, I wouild have waited at least three months, the check would have still been good.

        You know, I don't think it's all that strange. In fact, there have been several LARGE jackpot winners who came in and claimed the next business day.

        I know I'd be worried about something happening to me or the ticket in between the time of the draw and the claim at the lottery office, so that drives the need to claim as soon as possible. On the other side, you have the need to get your sh** in order too.

        We don't know his full story. He may already have a lawyer, and accountant, friends in the fininacial services industry. The rest, he can take care of in the intervening couple weeks while they work in transferring his funds. I remember a few of the early claimants were similarly upper middle class or retired. So they might be more grounded and ready to handle such a winfall, as much as can be expected.

        But if you are a homeless or on welfare, with existing family drama, etc. Well, then you might need to get a few more things in order before you go to the lottery office.

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          Posted: August 8, 2013, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

          You know, I don't think it's all that strange. In fact, there have been several LARGE jackpot winners who came in and claimed the next business day.

          I know I'd be worried about something happening to me or the ticket in between the time of the draw and the claim at the lottery office, so that drives the need to claim as soon as possible. On the other side, you have the need to get your sh** in order too.

          We don't know his full story. He may already have a lawyer, and accountant, friends in the fininacial services industry. The rest, he can take care of in the intervening couple weeks while they work in transferring his funds. I remember a few of the early claimants were similarly upper middle class or retired. So they might be more grounded and ready to handle such a winfall, as much as can be expected.

          But if you are a homeless or on welfare, with existing family drama, etc. Well, then you might need to get a few more things in order before you go to the lottery office.

          Yea I think due to him being an engineer, he probably already has an attorney and financial contacts but it still was fast.  But it was a good sign that he said he had too much work on his desk to consider leaving right away. Again, for some jobs you have ethical and professional obligations, and walking away without timely notice could compromise your license, professional credentials, etc. so he is keeping his head straight. But not sure why he brought his boss, but maybe he is a friend. I read an article that he had gone through the scenario in his mind many times so maybe he had plan like most of the people on LP.

          J'aime La France.

            Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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            Posted: August 8, 2013, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

            Yea I think due to him being an engineer, he probably already has an attorney and financial contacts but it still was fast.  But it was a good sign that he said he had too much work on his desk to consider leaving right away. Again, for some jobs you have ethical and professional obligations, and walking away without timely notice could compromise your license, professional credentials, etc. so he is keeping his head straight. But not sure why he brought his boss, but maybe he is a friend. I read an article that he had gone through the scenario in his mind many times so maybe he had plan like most of the people on LP.

            I Agree! Yep, Paul sounds like a stand up kind of guy, with a good head on his shoulders. He's a regular player and an engineer, I bet he knows more than most casual players about the lottery and what to do if he won. Good for him!

            Plus, it said he was a regular scratch-off player, that also sometimes plays the big jackpot games. So maybe there's hope for the rest of us like that.

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              Posted: August 8, 2013, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

              CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!!! Hurray!

               

              Rant

              Can't believe Jersey won the jackpot again, and twice in the same draw. Dang them all. I say make them sit out the next couple of jackpots. Who's with me?
               
              Rant

              Texas rocked it this time with 4 2nd prizes! Usually Texas is out of the top. We must be getting some good randoms tossed our way. Dance

               

              Ok, back to normal, nothing to see here... White Bounce

              You're so cute Pia, but you did predict that NJ was gonna take it and I agreed with you (wasn't me though).

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                Posted: August 8, 2013, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                Paul White, of minnesota, one of the three lucky winners, already claimed his jackpot. BOY TALK ABOUT FAST. This must be a new record. Congrats!!!.

                 

                 

                Paul White holds a check for his $149.4 million Powerball jackpot winnings at a news conference at Minnesota State Lottery headquarters in Roseville

                Great photo mypiemaster! His wife's reaction says it all!

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                  Posted: August 25, 2013, 8:08 am - IP Logged

                  Even though the prize was split into 3, the winners still have huge amount of jackpot prize! If I will win $150 million I will travel around the world. I wonder when will I hit the jackpot prize.