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Man to donate $14 million casino jackpot to church

Dec 2, 2014, 5:39 pm

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GamblingGambling: Man to donate $14 million casino jackpot to churchRating:

By Todd Northrop

A Las Vegas man who put $20 into a slot machine hit a jackpot Sunday afternoon worth $14 million, and he's donating it all to his church.

The man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said he's not a regular gambler and he was just playing the slot machines at Rampart Casino with a friend when he won the massive prize.

Although the winner did not publicly disclose his name, he did pose for a photo holding a giant check.  The check for $14,282,544.21 was made out to "Rampart Lucky Local."

The man said he plans to donate the money to charity and his church, which holds services in a high school gymnasium, according to the statement. The church can now build its own location, he said.

The man, who was visiting the casino with a friend from out of town, had been playing the machine for about five minutes when the jackpot hit, the casino said in a statement.

"We pay large jackpots all the time, and just today we are paying $14 million to a lucky local. We are thrilled to be a part of this exciting jackpot. It doesn't get any better than this," General Manager Michael Gaughan, Jr. said.

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HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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Hum, I think you should keep $5M Net for yourself. Turkey

Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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    He better pay the taxes first!

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      In churches there is a very old argument about tithing 10% based on gross or net.

      Had this guy decided to tithe 10% (which he still might decide after thinking it over) this would be solid proof it would have to be done net.

      dpoly1 is 100% right.

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

      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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        Very generous of him. Thumbs Up

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Skepticalhmmmph

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            He better pay the taxes first!

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            I Agree! A fool and his money are soon parted! I hope he has the extra 39% of that windfall laying around so he can pay that fair share to Uncle Obama.

            I think he might qualify for an episode of "The Curse of The Casino Winners" once he finds out his donations went to finance extravagant lifestyles of the recipient pastor and so-called not-for-profit executives. But if it makes him feel good, I guess that is all that matters. As Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) said in Beverly Hills Cop, "Get the f*@k outta here!"

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              I can understand if he's a multi millionaire already. If not, he's just very stupid. Even more than Jack Whittaker.

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                In churches there is a very old argument about tithing 10% based on gross or net.

                Had this guy decided to tithe 10% (which he still might decide after thinking it over) this would be solid proof it would have to be done net.

                dpoly1 is 100% right.

                Money tithing is an erroneous practice. It is not Biblical since all tithes in the Bible consisted of agricultural products in Israel and was only taken in by the Levite priests. Money was not tithed in the Bible. Churches outside of Israel are wrong to preach tithing. And the Levitical order (that tribe that could not receive land in promised land) does not exist ANYWHERE today. Ask your pastor who preaches money tithing who owns his house and car! If he says he does, then leave that church immediately because you are talking to a false prophet.

                Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is one  MIRACLE I desire for 2019!!!  NOW come to my subconscious mind you 6 winning numbers!US Flag

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                  makes me want to change my name to Church. :)

                  Thanks oldPa for the informativeness on tithing. Often wonder about it.

                  Count your smiles.

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                    I always get nervous when I see people giving enormous amounts of monies to churches (due to seeing so many people giving their monies to televangelists & frauds).  If he's one of the faithful, and it's a legitimate church that does outreach work & helps the community, then that's just awesome; he's a better man than I...

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                      I'm sure this guy has his reasons for donating the money. For all we know he might already be a millionaire and feels giving the money away would be best. He got very lucky and I'm sure those people and charities he donates to will be very happy. Congrats to him. Smile

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                        He better pay the taxes first!

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                        Better yet, he better see his accountant first; as I understand it (and I could be wrong here), there's a limitation of $5 million he can donate in gifts/charitable donations without tax liability.  If he gives the whole $14 million to the church, he could end up owing the IRS at least $3.0 million, if not more...

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                          2 words. 

                           

                          Complete Moron.

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                            Better yet, he better see his accountant first; as I understand it (and I could be wrong here), there's a limitation of $5 million he can donate in gifts/charitable donations without tax liability.  If he gives the whole $14 million to the church, he could end up owing the IRS at least $3.0 million, if not more...

                            I Agree!...

                            What would be an eye opener is if he saw his Pastor driving around with a" top of the line " Lexus or Mercedes-Benz after his donation while he hung onto his 2001 Buick. Just saying. .

                            Oh the Horror....

                             

                            Todd sure knows how to dredge up some doozies..

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