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Minnesota couple claim $11.7M Hot Lotto jackpot

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Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: September 9, 2014, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

A nice couple who also was active in the community. But she looks more like his daughter than his wife.lol

I had the same thought until I clicked on the picture.

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    Posted: September 9, 2014, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

    Looks like his daughter?  I think not Artist77- she carries her age well but she does have laughlines and lines on her neck. Looks pretty good nonetheless. 

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      Posted: September 9, 2014, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

      Can you imagine if the ticket on his back seat would've blown out the window somehow.  We'd then be reading about another unclaimed ticket due to expire.

      Congratulations to the Meath's on their BIG win!  Cheers

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        Posted: September 9, 2014, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

        Big congratulations to the Meath's. Hope they get some guard dogs in addition to the 3 dogs they have already.Also hope they have some "other protection" out there in Minnesota heart-land.   

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          Congratulations Mr & Mrs Joe & Rhonda Meath Spend WiselyParty

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            Posted: September 10, 2014, 6:55 am - IP Logged

            Big congratulations to the Meath's. Hope they get some guard dogs in addition to the 3 dogs they have already.Also hope they have some "other protection" out there in Minnesota heart-land.   

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              Posted: September 10, 2014, 9:42 am - IP Logged

              Funny how he went from joy one second to paranoia the next by stashing it in his gun safe.LOL Looks like money has already changed him yet he didn't notice it. Anyways, the old saying is true. You got to play to win.

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                Posted: September 10, 2014, 10:45 am - IP Logged

                Funny how he went from joy one second to paranoia the next by stashing it in his gun safe.LOL Looks like money has already changed him yet he didn't notice it. Anyways, the old saying is true. You got to play to win.

                Or, Goteki54, he had read on one of the lottery websites the suggestion to place the winning ticket in a safe.  It makes instent sense (no negative thinking involved) that he put his ticket in the safe available to him.

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                  Posted: September 10, 2014, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                  Nothing paranoid about keeping the ticket in a safe until time to go collect the winnings. However, I wouldn't have told anybody about the safe. Criminals read newspapers and websites too - so now some undoubtedly know:

                  • The couple are multi-millionaires
                  • They live in a nice house in a fairly isolated area
                  • Where the wife works
                  • They have a safe full of guns
                  • Etc.

                  I wouldn't have given out as much personal info as this couple did, but to each his own.

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                    Posted: September 10, 2014, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                    I'm sure that everybody who wins the lottery doesn't have a safe to put their winning ticket in, just saying. I have read stories about winners who were nervous wrecks about holding on to their jackpot tickets until they were able to come forward. That is why my comment was what it was.

                    Conehead

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                      Posted: September 10, 2014, 11:51 am - IP Logged

                      From that perspective, that does make sense to secure the ticket. Here in Maryland a winner can claim their jackpot anonymously. So if it was me, I wouldn't' think to much about someone breaking into my house to steal my ticket, but if I lived in a state where I had to go public, then securing the ticket would be priority number one.

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                        Posted: September 10, 2014, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

                        I'm sure that everybody who wins the lottery doesn't have a safe to put their winning ticket in, just saying. I have read stories about winners who were nervous wrecks about holding on to their jackpot tickets until they were able to come forward. That is why my comment was what it was.

                        Conehead

                        Strangely enough, I have a small safe that I have owned for a couple of decades.  I don't put much in it, but it is there in case I would need it.

                         

                        But congratulations to the lucky couple.

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                          Posted: September 10, 2014, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

                          For whatever reason, some people will wait weeks to cash a winning lottery ticket or scratcher. Burglaries/robberies happen, if you own a safe it makes sense to secure it. That's what safes are for - securing valuables, and I personally consider an $11.7M lottery ticket to be valuable! Smile

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                            Posted: September 10, 2014, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                            The story mentioned that the lottery in this particular case picks up both the federal and state tax. I realize the 32.5% is just the initial fed/state withholding but I think the Minnesota lottery will pay the balance due on April, 2015 as well.

                            I wish this were the case with all lottery games here in the states.

                            I'm not so sure that the state will pay more taxes above and beyond that 32.5 percent.  On the Minnesota Lottery's website it says that they pay the initial withholding and any withholding beyond that is the winner's responsibility.  I was recently in MN and played Hot Lotto and I calculated out I would need an additional 16% to pay the rest of the tax liability for an 11 million dollar jackpot.  Not that I would have complained at all!

                            In the "good old days" before multi state games most states had their own lotto 6/47 type game.  In many states the state did not collect state income tax on lottery wins.  That was a nice perk!

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                              Posted: September 10, 2014, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

                              Is it just me seeing it this way or are more winners lately claiming their jackpots within a week of winning? There was time when we'd even have forgot about a JP by the time it got claimed.

                              Congratulation Mr and Mrs Meath

                              For me the decision on when to claim would be based on two things..1) do I feel I need legal advice (do I need or could I hide behind a trust) and 2) what the lottery requires as far as publicity.  If I won in a state that guarantees anonymity I would probably turn the ticket in right away.  If it is a state where a "natural person" needs to claim (no trusts or LLC) I would probably wait and get my ducks in a row.  I have read that winners are often overwhelmed with people seeking handouts and I probably would have a safe house to bolt to as soon as it became public knowledge.

                              What bothers me is that the Meath family doesn't actually have the money yet.  It takes about two weeks according to the MN lottery.  I would try to negotiate something with the lottery that they wouldn't release my name until I had the money in my bank account and could use it to help defray any security issues or to just get out of town.

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