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Georgia Mega Millions jackpot winner comes forward

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Posted: December 19, 2013, 10:13 am - IP Logged

Happy for her that she won picking birthdays. Just curious how she came up with number 39? since she is 56 years old.

The press claims she bought only one ticket but did she have multiple picks on that ONE ticket?

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    Posted: December 19, 2013, 10:18 am - IP Logged

    Happy for her that she won picking birthdays. Just curious how she came up with number 39? since she is 56 years old.

    The press claims she bought only one ticket but did she have multiple picks on that ONE ticket?

    Her Daughters Age plus I'm from the area where she lives and have mutaul freinds so I heard about her winning b4 the media

    Im down with the money team who else want to roll!!!

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      Posted: December 19, 2013, 10:29 am - IP Logged

      Her Daughters Age plus I'm from the area where she lives and have mutaul freinds so I heard about her winning b4 the media

      Wow?! she has a 39 year old daughter who has 4 children with the oldest being 20. Ira may be a Great-grandmother while still in her 50's. Glad that her entire family will have financial security but it will be awfully hard to keep the little one grounded.

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        Posted: December 19, 2013, 10:33 am - IP Logged

        Congrats to the winner! Wooo!!!

        Party

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        singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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          Posted: December 19, 2013, 11:09 am - IP Logged

          Yeah, I would be in a serious rush too with that winning ticket burning a hole in my pocket.

          But I give them the benefit of the doubt on the quick claim. Main thing is, if they've got personal legal representation, that's enough to start. The rest like tax and estate and financial planning and all of that can come together in the intervening weeks between the claim and the actual prize payment.

          They may have been up all night. But in that time, I'm sure they can arrange for alternate accomodations with a relative or friend. Go to Walmart and buy a new smartphone. Arrange for a hotel/car/transportation for the next day. I've done that many times before. Or what do most people do that want to avoid the press: go to mommy and daddy's house.

          The main thing is the personal lawyer, and if they are upper middle class working professionals, they may already have that, or a good start on it at least.

          If i were a multimillionare Walmart would be the last place I would spend my $$$.  They have enough already. 

           

          Yeah this woman is going to get no sympathy.  Picture of her in a limo holding a glass of champagne.  already well off.  But on the upside she probably will spend it very wisely and live a boring life, in the eyes of the public.

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            Posted: December 19, 2013, 11:11 am - IP Logged

            I was surprised she came forward so quick!!! 

             

            Congratulations to her.

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              Posted: December 19, 2013, 11:14 am - IP Logged

              I'm reading the story.  It's crazy she bought ONE ticket!!!  Just ONE and look she won!!!  LOL  Hurray!  Goes to show you don't have to purchase 20 tickets.  I'm sure there are some folks who probably spent hundreds!!

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                Posted: December 19, 2013, 11:17 am - IP Logged

                Congrats to Ira!

                Too bad the Georgia retailer will get no bonus for selling that ticket.  That stinks.  In California, the San Jose retailer is probably getting a $1,000,000 bonus. I think there's a 1% cap the jackpot retailer bonus.

                I lived in GA for 12 years and never realized the stores don't receive a bonus.  That sucks!!!  I wonder why GA has those types of rules and other retailiers in states can do so?  Wow!!!!     Eek

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                  Posted: December 19, 2013, 11:25 am - IP Logged

                   

                  For all those being critical of her coming forward so quickly, this is her home.....seems it may be possible she already had a lawyer and financial planner!! YOU GO GIRL!!! GET THAT CASH!!!

                  "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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                    Posted: December 19, 2013, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                    If i were a multimillionare Walmart would be the last place I would spend my $$$.  They have enough already. 

                     

                    Yeah this woman is going to get no sympathy.  Picture of her in a limo holding a glass of champagne.  already well off.  But on the upside she probably will spend it very wisely and live a boring life, in the eyes of the public.

                    Yeah, no more Walmart for Ira.

                    But the reason I mentioned Walmart in this context, is because it's one of the few places you can go and buy a new smartphone at 4:00AM in the morning. Wink

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                      Posted: December 19, 2013, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                       

                      For all those being critical of her coming forward so quickly, this is her home.....seems it may be possible she already had a lawyer and financial planner!! YOU GO GIRL!!! GET THAT CASH!!!

                      That is scary that we have a picture of her house already. But I love it!!

                      She seems to be doing ok already, now she can cruise into retirement. It's a great story.

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                        Posted: December 19, 2013, 11:51 am - IP Logged

                        That is scary that we have a picture of her house already. But I love it!!

                        She seems to be doing ok already, now she can cruise into retirement. It's a great story.

                        I Agree!It is a great story!

                        It would be nice if the media didn't prop her up as an "evil rich" who had no business playing the lottery. Her home pictured is valued at 155K and most of the other homes in her neighborhood are in the same range. They have taken a hit since the housing crisis as many of them paid $240-280k before the downturn.

                        There are people on other sites crucifying her for having such a "nice" house and saying she had no business buying a ticket.

                        It is a sad world when the vast majority of the population judge you in that fashion.

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                          Posted: December 19, 2013, 11:59 am - IP Logged

                          If i were a multimillionare Walmart would be the last place I would spend my $$$.  They have enough already. 

                           

                          Yeah this woman is going to get no sympathy.  Picture of her in a limo holding a glass of champagne.  already well off.  But on the upside she probably will spend it very wisely and live a boring life, in the eyes of the public.

                          A photo of her holding a glass of champagne in a limo doesn't exactly make her well off. She could have been out celebrating on a special occasion. Does seeing a picture of high school kids riding in a limo on Prom night give the perception that they are "well off" ?

                          You may not enjoy shopping at Wal-Mart but I am sure her and many other affluent individuals will continue to do so.

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                            I Agree!It is a great story!

                            It would be nice if the media didn't prop her up as an "evil rich" who had no business playing the lottery. Her home pictured is valued at 155K and most of the other homes in her neighborhood are in the same range. They have taken a hit since the housing crisis as many of them paid $240-280k before the downturn.

                            There are people on other sites crucifying her for having such a "nice" house and saying she had no business buying a ticket.

                            It is a sad world when the vast majority of the population judge you in that fashion.

                            Great follow-up Jillian. I didn't realize people are saying such terrible things about her.

                            Besides the lottery doesn't discriminate when it comes to who wins and who doesn't. You could be rich, poor or middle class. She seems to be middle class. The Atlanta suburbs are full of neighboorhoods like hers with nice properties at a low cost basis.

                            Plus we all have our dreams of what we'd do with the money if we won. I just read on this site that a rich guy from Canada won $40M in Canada and is donating everything to charity. Everyone has a different desire of what they'd do with the money if they won.

                            For me, it's to share with family and get out of this cold weather in NJ!!

                            Holla.

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                              I Agree!It is a great story!

                              It would be nice if the media didn't prop her up as an "evil rich" who had no business playing the lottery. Her home pictured is valued at 155K and most of the other homes in her neighborhood are in the same range. They have taken a hit since the housing crisis as many of them paid $240-280k before the downturn.

                              There are people on other sites crucifying her for having such a "nice" house and saying she had no business buying a ticket.

                              It is a sad world when the vast majority of the population judge you in that fashion.

                              Property is extremely cheap in Stone Mountain.  Why is this you ask? It is the founding place of the second KKK.  I was incredibly surprised to find this woman was black.  My husband and I thought about moving and looked into property in and around Atlanta a few years back.  We saw all of these amazing 2 story homes for less or just at the $107K price tag our tiny 1200 sq ft home comes with that we have currently in south Alabama.  I researched Stone Mountain and wowza ...I would never dream of moving my family there (including my mixed race son).  But i'm sure things have changed.  And i'm not trying to get anything started, im just explaining why she would appear to have such a luxurious home yet be middle income.