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$550 MILLION: Mega Millions holiday bonanza!

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Posted: December 15, 2013, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

My state has a blind trust and keeps your name private.

If you are from Chicago then that's only half the story unfortunately. It ONLY applies to Illinois residence who had a Trust or LLC established BEFORE winning. If you win and then decide to create one to claim your prize, then you are out of luck. The cloak of the LLC or Trust wouldn't apply then. These States have all these crazy rules hidden within their rules. But you are right in the fact that in Illinois, you can use a LLC and or Trust to claim while having your name withheld. Its just that it needs to have already been established for privacy to be permitted. A bit sneeky on their part if you ask me.

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    Posted: December 15, 2013, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

    If you are from Chicago then that's only half the story unfortunately. It ONLY applies to Illinois residence who had a Trust or LLC established BEFORE winning. If you win and then decide to create one to claim your prize, then you are out of luck. The cloak of the LLC or Trust wouldn't apply then. These States have all these crazy rules hidden within their rules. But you are right in the fact that in Illinois, you can use a LLC and or Trust to claim while having your name withheld. Its just that it needs to have already been established for privacy to be permitted. A bit sneeky on their part if you ask me.

    Thank you

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      Posted: December 15, 2013, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

      Did you ever think that THIRTY NINE million dollars winners won because they brought more tickets rather than less with the chance to double their money only if they won?

      That's exactly what Stack47 was saying i think. I was merely pointing out that another strategy to consider would be going for the second prize and upping your chances for a bit more dough by getting the multiplier. I get what you're saying though and you are not at all wrong, its just that after reading most of these winners stories you see that they purchased anywhere from 1 - 5 tickets/set of numbers. Its not like they were going 20/30 deep. Well, at least that's what they say, you never really know i suppose.

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        Posted: December 15, 2013, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

        The megaplier doesn't multiple the jackpot so why would anyone trying to win a $550 million jackpot spend an extra buck on it when they could spend it on another chance to win the jackpot?

        I Agree! but someone may get a smaller prize worth the extra $1.00 check the odds LOL

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          Did you ever think that THIRTY NINE million dollars winners won because they brought more tickets rather than less with the chance to double their money only if they won?

          I'll go along with that>>>>>

          I'd rather have 10 tickets than 5

          They didn't buy the Megaplyer either or their win would have been 2,3 or 4 times

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            Posted: December 15, 2013, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

            Oh, ok then. I'll just move tomorrow morning. Silly me, what have i been thinking all this time working 2 jobs, saving for my future and being prudent with my finances. Crazy crazy me, i'll just up and move first thing tomorrow morning....to a house with a back yard where i can plant a garden just like you right? The madness that exists out there is beyond me, you have a great day RJOH and good luck to you.

            Hey you can't grow a Garden at Antartica>> it's too cold.

            But 2 Jobs>>>WOW!!

            I didn't know they had  a Walmart and a Micky D's Down there.

            LOL

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              Posted: December 15, 2013, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

              I assume this was intended to be funny, but you're definitely on to something.

              Arrowhead,

              Call the 'marketing test' scenario one of those 80/20 things, 80% joke, 20% just maybe....but if the just maybe came in it wouldn't surprise me.

              Another thing I could see is someone hitting the jackpot and some lottery exec. freaking out saying, "No one was ever supposed to hit this #!$$^*".

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Posted: December 15, 2013, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

                Anybody have a guess how high this will be on Tuesday!?

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                  Posted: December 15, 2013, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                  Anybody have a guess how high this will be on Tuesday!?

                  625

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                    Posted: December 15, 2013, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                    If they don't raise it, prob be the snow storms fault. ...lol

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                      Posted: December 15, 2013, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

                      2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                      keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                        Posted: December 15, 2013, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                        LOL   Good find.

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                          Posted: December 15, 2013, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                          tks man i thought it appropriate this time of year.

                           

                          here in Aust.  we have PB at $40M, and Oz lotto at $70M.  no taxes, lump sum.   kind of exciting pre xmas fervour building here to. i got fingers crossed for the double this week.

                          2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                          keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                            Posted: December 15, 2013, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                            Hey you can't grow a Garden at Antartica>> it's too cold.

                            But 2 Jobs>>>WOW!!

                            I didn't know they had  a Walmart and a Micky D's Down there.

                            LOL

                            LOL!!HAHAHAHA.. Good one Burns..

                            Yep 2 jobs down here in the cold.....mostly with penguins though. For my day job i gather poop from penguins for lab testing. Night Job: Ice cream maker!!! Shhhh, don't tell anyone but both my jobs overlap in very very interesting ways!!! Hahaha Smash

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                              If they don't raise it, prob be the snow storms fault. ...lol

                              Which would almost guarantee another roll right? Hope so!

                              "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

                                 
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