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Posted: September 20, 2013, 11:51 am - IP Logged

Good things happen to people who wait.... Thank you Lord.

Umm...got a funny feeling, you know something, about that jackpot ticket. Congrats to you.

Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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    Posted: September 20, 2013, 11:57 am - IP Logged

    I wonder what happened to the South Carolina winner: Johnathan Vargas?  He is listed as one of the 2009 PB winners.

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      CAN I REMAIN ANONYMOUS WHEN I HIT THE JACKPOT?

      All but five states (DE, KS, MD, ND, OH) have laws that require the lottery to release the name and city of residence to anyone who asks. Other states may offer to assist you in some way, including such things as the creation of trusts. But generally, you will want to hire an attorney to review the laws in your state to see what options you might have. Photos and press conferences are up to you for most, but not all states. Check with your state lottery to see if photos or more are required. Most of the time, it is advisable to get it over with the press so that you don't have one or more reporters following you around to get that "exclusive" interview. Even if the you can keep your identity secret from the press and the public, you will have to be known to the lottery - so they can confirm that you are eligible to play and win.

      Thanks for posting that.  As usual can never depend on news reports.

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        Posted: September 20, 2013, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

        I wonder what happened to the South Carolina winner: Johnathan Vargas?  He is listed as one of the 2009 PB winners.

        Jay Vargas was on the LCML. Lottery Changed My Life Teenage Millionaire

        Discover how the youngest Powerball winner ever uses his $35 million dollar windfall to launch an all-female wrestling show.  Then, uncover the ?method of  a 7-time lottery winner uses to keep on hitting his numbers.

        On the show he said it was the first time he ever played Powerball when he won and how he spent an hour listening to his bank balance, used some money to invest in Wrestilicious. Lived in Tampa, FL for a little while, became homesick and returned to SC to live with his family. He is the youngest Powerball winner ever at age 19.

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          Posted: September 20, 2013, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

          Jay Vargas was on the LCML. Lottery Changed My Life Teenage Millionaire

          Discover how the youngest Powerball winner ever uses his $35 million dollar windfall to launch an all-female wrestling show.  Then, uncover the ?method of  a 7-time lottery winner uses to keep on hitting his numbers.

          On the show he said it was the first time he ever played Powerball when he won and how he spent an hour listening to his bank balance, used some money to invest in Wrestilicious. Lived in Tampa, FL for a little while, became homesick and returned to SC to live with his family. He is the youngest Powerball winner ever at age 19.

          I think i would be calling my bank(s) and checking on line to see my balances too.  How exciting! And it would verify I am not dreaming lol.

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            Posted: September 20, 2013, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

                Somebody  from Lexington South Carolina who won .................

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              Posted: September 21, 2013, 10:17 am - IP Logged

                  Somebody  from Lexington South Carolina who won .................

              Yep...just outside of Columbia. I have a cousin who lives in Lexington but not really sure if he even plays the lottery.

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                Posted: September 21, 2013, 10:28 am - IP Logged

                Jay Vargas was on the LCML. Lottery Changed My Life Teenage Millionaire

                Discover how the youngest Powerball winner ever uses his $35 million dollar windfall to launch an all-female wrestling show.  Then, uncover the ?method of  a 7-time lottery winner uses to keep on hitting his numbers.

                On the show he said it was the first time he ever played Powerball when he won and how he spent an hour listening to his bank balance, used some money to invest in Wrestilicious. Lived in Tampa, FL for a little while, became homesick and returned to SC to live with his family. He is the youngest Powerball winner ever at age 19.

                The cash option was 17 million so his initial take home was roughly $11.5 million and by the time he paid the balance of the tax owed to Uncle Sam he probably netted  a little less than $10 million.

                I had read that he hired several former WWF executives to help him with his wrestling show...I believe they also padded their own pocketbooks at his expense. I don't think he became homesick because he missed his family, he most likely moved back in with his mom because he was sick to his stomach when he realized his bank account was almost depleted.

                ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **

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                  Posted: September 21, 2013, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

                  It's on the form itself, the key is with SC that if someone does a Freedom of Information Act Request the names will still be released.  It happened in the past.  But you can claim anon and you can deny to take part in the media events, ect

                  But if the press really want to know they will find out.

                  It happened a few years ago, someone from Raleigh, NC won in South Carolina and the Raleigh press requested the info by the Freedom of Information Act because NC forces publicity or some such and since they lived in NC and that media outlet didn't think it was right they should remain anon.

                  Here's the info from the site:

                  Please Note: Players of the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) have the choice of whether or not to allow the Lottery to use their names and photos to advertise their win. Winners' information may be subject to disclosure under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). These winners granted SCEL Claims Center Staff permission to publicize their winning experiences. Other winners who claimed their prizes at lottery retailers or who did not wish to have publicity are not featured.

                  They should have just moved from NC to South Carolina not hard. I think people should be able to stay anon safer.

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                    Posted: September 21, 2013, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                    That is something else...shame it didn't have an alternate dream to invest in..

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                      Posted: September 21, 2013, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Sucks that it wasn't me because I thought for sure it would be..lol I had an auto pick almost identical to the numbers I picked myself after the auto purchase and thought it was a sign from above..LOL

                      Oh well, just glad it wasn't New York... Hate it everytime I see New York win. It's always New York, New Jersey, California, Michigan or Georgia winning.

                      On to Classic Lotto and Mega Millions untill the next big Powerball jackpot!! :)

                      CA has never won a powerball yet they just got the game. I thought for sure last 2 big JP would have been going to CA.

                      Also I hate when people who don't play before the JP get's big then buys a ticket when it get's big & BAM they win. Yet regular players get nothing. So frustrating. Also seems like most winners already have money & don't need it.

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                        CA has never won a powerball yet they just got the game. I thought for sure last 2 big JP would have been going to CA.

                        Also I hate when people who don't play before the JP get's big then buys a ticket when it get's big & BAM they win. Yet regular players get nothing. So frustrating. Also seems like most winners already have money & don't need it.

                        California's share of ticket sales is actually smaller when the jackpots are larger. In the last $400M drawing, NY actually sold more tickets than CA. People in my state are complaining all the time that such-and-such states always win (we've only had 1 Powerball winner), but it seems that way because those states contribute a higher proportion of ticket sales. Your complaints show the beauty of randomness in lottery drawings. The lottery doesn't have memory of who has or has not played in the past or how badly the players need the money. Unfortunately life can't be fair to everyone. Wink

                        If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                        If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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                          FBI back ground is done via government hacker of security cameras. its all through the digital world . 1st through identifyication is found through  the Department of motor vehicles DMV 26 point facial recognition to identify ticket holder ..then very thorough FBI  background check is preformed on ticket holder and associates,friends,and family..phone tapps, the whole 9.. they dont put old sparky the late night security gard this ... they use the best and sharpest people in the Cyber secuirty head quarters Colorado Springs .. They are not gonna let a felon,muslim, or an unemployed person(s) with a past get millions .. its a matter of national security period.. thats why the little old ladies from small town win or factory workers with zero past and come from a long line of factory workers with no past ..

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                            the whole thing is rigged .. 1st by doing background check .We live in a digital world people . via digital store security cameras are hacked by Govt.. Colorado Springs CO ... Then 26 point facial recognition through DMV to identify ticket holder --  then FBI background on friends,family , associates etc.. your internet,facebook and phones history ..the works are thoroughly looked into .  cyber security guys are on this.

                            You cant let a felon , muslim ,unemployed  party animal or gun nut run off with kind of money .. its a matter of natinal security.. period..

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                              the whole thing is rigged .. 1st by doing background check .We live in a digital world people . via digital store security cameras are hacked by Govt.. Colorado Springs CO ... Then 26 point facial recognition through DMV to identify ticket holder --  then FBI background on friends,family , associates etc.. your internet,facebook and phones history ..the works are thoroughly looked into .  cyber security guys are on this.

                              You cant let a felon , muslim ,unemployed  party animal or gun nut run off with kind of money .. its a matter of natinal security.. period..

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