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Retired NY principal claims $326M lottery jackpot

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Posted: January 12, 2015, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

Congratulation to Mr. Diamond and family. Hurray!

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    Posted: January 12, 2015, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

    I suspect the grandkids will visit møre often?

    I doubt, they'll probably call more often.  A visit requires more time and often result in actually having to preform some physical work like mowing the lawn or helping out in the garden.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: January 12, 2015, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

      Self pick or QP- it matters not to the outcome; those balls that are spinning are not having a conversation between themselves saying " Hey guys,just a reminder-we only spit out numbers for QP plays ..ok?"

      BTW- why is the vendor payout so low?- out on the West Coast,  that vendor would have pocketed a cool $1 million or thereabouts. .

      Frank Sinatra was right" It's up to you NY NY!"

      Exactly ... I didn't have time to post another story dealing how it matters not about self picks or quick picks.

      I think this happened around four years ago ... the jackpot was $380 million and won by two people living in Washington and Idaho ... they only lived about 125 miles apart, give or take ... a young woman in Idaho had a Quick Pick and a man in Washington used his own set of numbers as I remember.

      So a self pick and a quick pick split a $380 million Mega Millions jackpot ... they were neighbors and very lucky.

      CW

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        Posted: January 12, 2015, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

        He took his time claiming his winnings so that he could get everything in order like finding a new place to live and getting his finances organized with his family. Do you really think at the age of eighty he would return back to his home and expose himself along with his family to all the lunatics out there? we are talking about New York and I am willing to bet many of them would feel entitled to a portion of his winnings.

        He most likely headed to the airport shortly after his press conference and I am pretty sure it's nice and warm wherever he may have landed..

        I'm very familiar with town where the ticket was purchased, the town where Mr Diamond worked, and the town where he lives. (lived?)

        We're talking about a rural area, most of which is economically depressed.   It's a tough place to hide because there isn't much there.  It's small town America, a place where everybody knows everybody else.

        Something tells me he's not there to be found.  If he was smart enough to hold off coming forward until he met with financial pro's, he's smart enough to know it's time to disappear.  I'd do the same thing were I him.

        About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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          Posted: January 12, 2015, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

          I'm very familiar with town where the ticket was purchased, the town where Mr Diamond worked, and the town where he lives. (lived?)

          We're talking about a rural area, most of which is economically depressed.   It's a tough place to hide because there isn't much there.  It's small town America, a place where everybody knows everybody else.

          Something tells me he's not there to be found.  If he was smart enough to hold off coming forward until he met with financial pro's, he's smart enough to know it's time to disappear.  I'd do the same thing were I him.

          Which makes you wonder, why these boneheads at the lottery, keep parading winners around, like livestock. The stakes are very high and winners ought to be given a choice. They should always publish the winning tickets not the winners, unless they opt-in.

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            Posted: January 12, 2015, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

            Which makes you wonder, why these boneheads at the lottery, keep parading winners around, like livestock. The stakes are very high and winners ought to be given a choice. They should always publish the winning tickets not the winners, unless they opt-in.

            Love the fact they found a former student who stated that Mr. Diamond always gave back to the community. I bet that one of the "charities" that he takes care of will be his former school. Congrats to future recipients of the Diamond foundation! 

            Too bad he has to live incognito but after a lifetime of service, it's definitely time to drop out of sight, truly relax and enjoy the warmth of some tropical paradise. What goes around a life, comes around!

            Todd - Thanks for posting the ticket. Please do continue to post these huge winning tickets. We love it.

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              Posted: January 13, 2015, 12:35 am - IP Logged

              Exactly ... I didn't have time to post another story dealing how it matters not about self picks or quick picks.

              I think this happened around four years ago ... the jackpot was $380 million and won by two people living in Washington and Idaho ... they only lived about 125 miles apart, give or take ... a young woman in Idaho had a Quick Pick and a man in Washington used his own set of numbers as I remember.

              So a self pick and a quick pick split a $380 million Mega Millions jackpot ... they were neighbors and very lucky.

              CW

              Familiar with that story CW: as l recall that winner from Idaho was beaten up by her low-life husband - there was pics posted of her eyes, lips swollen ..( if memory serves me correct again) people were saying that since they were * separated, he was entitled to " HALF" her winnings.She eventually moved out of Idaho and ended up in CA.. away from the BS and started a New life in a new Town/City...Good for Her!!!

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                Posted: January 13, 2015, 12:56 am - IP Logged

                I suspect the grandkids will visit møre often?

                No, they'll probably call and say their in jail and need bail money.

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                  Posted: January 13, 2015, 2:15 am - IP Logged

                  "why is the vendor payout so low?"

                  The vendor already got a commission, just like they did for every other ticket they sold. Why do they get anything extra for selling this one? What extra work did they do in selling it?

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                    Posted: January 13, 2015, 4:34 am - IP Logged

                    Just a few extra words on Quick Picks ... if you remember the 24 yr old woman from Michigan that won a nice jackpot last June ... she played $10 a week ($5 + $5) for five years and got lucky ... but four number sets of the five number set were her own numbers and the last number set was a Quick Pick. I don't know if all the numbers were on one ticket or five separate tickets.

                    The QP set were the numbers that won the jackpot ... she's lucky she went with one QP.

                     This was on Friday the 13 (June 2014) and the MB was also 01 ...

                     

                    Friday the 13th was a mega lucky day for Kelsey Zachow.

                    But for 11 days, the 24-year-old Port Huron resident didn't know she had the winning $66-million Mega Millions lottery ticket — purchased June 13 at Sonny's Mart in Mt. Clemens — in her purse.

                    On her way to work June 13, she bought five Mega Millions plays, four with her regular numbers and one easy pick. Her easy pick numbers of 07-38-46-49-56 and Gold Mega Ball of 01 matched the Mega Millions numbers drawn that night.

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                    I think action is with the Megamillions with only 15 Mega balls  to choose from. I play $12 (6 combinations) every week. Most probably, that is how to win big at the Mega game.

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                      He took his time claiming his winnings so that he could get everything in order like finding a new place to live and getting his finances organized with his family. Do you really think at the age of eighty he would return back to his home and expose himself along with his family to all the lunatics out there? we are talking about New York and I am willing to bet many of them would feel entitled to a portion of his winnings.

                      He most likely headed to the airport shortly after his press conference and I am pretty sure it's nice and warm wherever he may have landed..

                      it is nice to see someone with a modicum of intelligence win a big prize.  I'm sure you are right, he has thought all of this out and will live out the rest of his years in comfort and hopefully peace.

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                        I think it is a pity he has to be identified, because he has to move house now; which is more difficult at 80. New York should reconsider it's policy and allow winners to remain anonymous. If you live in New York, contact your state politicians.

                        I live in an anonymous state, however, if I won in a non anonymous state I would have someone claim as an entity or use a disguise.  I would then change my name.

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                          Familiar with that story CW: as l recall that winner from Idaho was beaten up by her low-life husband - there was pics posted of her eyes, lips swollen ..( if memory serves me correct again) people were saying that since they were * separated, he was entitled to " HALF" her winnings.She eventually moved out of Idaho and ended up in CA.. away from the BS and started a New life in a new Town/City...Good for Her!!!

                          noise-gate ... didn't have time to respond earlier, I remember all that now about what you posted about the low-life husband and the abuse. I did not know she had moved to CA ... did she have to give him any money? ... or maybe she just gave him a little just to be rid of him. I will have to search around later today ... hopefully she's a little smarter and having a better life.

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                            I think action is with the Megamillions with only 15 Mega balls  to choose from. I play $12 (6 combinations) every week. Most probably, that is how to win big at the Mega game.

                            Thanks for the info on how you are playing ... I often wonder if the MM people ever regret not going to 20 Mega Balls instead of 15 ... some of those jackpots may have went a little longer. Of course they would make people mad if they did it now ... going to 20 Mega Balls, but when the Mega Balls were over 30 and dropping to 20 would have been more accepted at the time.

                            I am thinking of starting another thread about playing or how various people are playing the Mega Millions these days ... I would like to keep it strictly Mega Millions ... start throwing other jackpot games in also and it all gets confusing.

                            Every time a MM jackpot is won I'm always interested in all the facts I can find out ... was it hit with a QP or self pick set of numbers ... how many tickets were played and so forth.

                            It's fascinating information to read what worked for this person or that person !!!

                            ... are all your numbers QP every week including the Mega Balls ?

                            Here's a funny story with me for last Oct and Nov ... I played the MM every play during those two months ... at the time the Mega Ball 7 had come out more than any of the other Mega Balls ... I either played my own numbers or a QP but always with the 7 MB ... the 7 never came out in those two months ... I dropped the 7 MB in Dec and went total QP ... the 7 MB came out twice in Dec ...

                            It's a tough game ...

                            CW

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                              Congrat's to Mr. Diamond, on his win.  The annual payments are just once a year, take the lump sum. Do what ever you all ways wanted to do! Just enjoy it.Thumbs Up