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Retired Brooklyn bus driver hits $7M Cash4Life jackpot

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Posted: January 29, 2015, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

They hire actors and pay them a small amount to appear as winners with the promise that he or she wont open their mouth to talk about it or they will be killed if they expose the truth.

Well i guess my neighbor who won $61 million then quit her job as a medical assistant was a very very highly paid actor all this time then???? And all this time i thought...

oh wait..

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    Posted: January 29, 2015, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

    congrats to the winner.

    is on tonight get your tickets.

    PETS#=105-215

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      Posted: January 29, 2015, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations to the retired bus driver! but once again the lottery officials just love to exaggerate what the winner actually received. The annuity prize value is $7 million and the cash lump option is $4.36 million BEFORE taxes.

      The New York lottery conveniently mentioned that his take home pay after taxes was $4.3 million when in fact it will be just a bit over $2 million after all federal and state taxes are paid. Too bad the NY lottery won't be held accountable for the entire $4.3 million that they touted.

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        Posted: January 29, 2015, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats= Hurray!

        Sounds like something out of the "Honeymooners" sitcom with yhe 'great one' , Jackie Gleason, driving the old Brooklyn Bus line LOL

        Fortuna Smiled Upon Him

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          Posted: January 29, 2015, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

          Congratulations to the retired bus driver! but once again the lottery officials just love to exaggerate what the winner actually received. The annuity prize value is $7 million and the cash lump option is $4.36 million BEFORE taxes.

          The New York lottery conveniently mentioned that his take home pay after taxes was $4.3 million when in fact it will be just a bit over $2 million after all federal and state taxes are paid. Too bad the NY lottery won't be held accountable for the entire $4.3 million that they touted.

          Well, professional writers have been trained to NEVER accept supplied/stated figures as accurate.  The writer (or their proofer/facts checker) is supposed to check/research each sentence BEFORE an article goes to press. 

          Did the "facts checker" for this article get fired or laid-off and not replaced?

          Crazy

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

          Disney

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            Posted: January 29, 2015, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

            Halsey street in the house...... i use to play when i was a kid on the corner of halsey n stuyvasent.....and bridge st church is right there congrats  all the way from fl....

            Drum

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              Posted: January 29, 2015, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations Mr. McClendon Thumbs Up

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                Posted: January 29, 2015, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                Congrats to Mr McClendon.

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                  Posted: January 29, 2015, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

                  Retired bus driver waits two months to collect his "pot of gold." He purchased his winning ticket in a liqueur store. What did he do ?

                  Did he start celebrating an go on a two month long lost weekend ?

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                    Posted: January 30, 2015, 3:25 am - IP Logged

                    Congratulations and jubilations!

                     

                    With his identy made public he will be unable to continue working as a bus driver.

                    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                      Posted: January 30, 2015, 6:20 am - IP Logged

                      Nice story, very nice payday, enjoy retirement. I believe I will be right there with him in the near future.  Thumbs Up

                      Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                        Posted: January 30, 2015, 10:04 am - IP Logged

                        Congrats. Stay away from liquor stores and don't drink up your windfall.

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                          Posted: January 30, 2015, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                          No reason why he couldn't keep working. I worked with Sergio martini, a NYC dept. of sanitation worker who won $10.3 million dollars playing powerball on January 6,1996. He kept working for a year and a half in order to get a fifteen year pension. About twenty of us would give him a dollar to buy us powerball tickets. He used to give us our tickets a day or two after the drawing. No one ever complained. After he won he would now give us our tickets a day or two before the drawing. He used to also look for Marlboro miles in the garbage. After he won he bought who ever he worked with a meal at a greasy spoon dinner. And when his mother died he asked  each one of us for five dollars.

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                            Posted: January 30, 2015, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

                            Good Job Fred. Retired with several mill in the bank. Enjoy ur life you an ur family.

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                              Posted: January 30, 2015, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                              Congratulations to the retired bus driver! but once again the lottery officials just love to exaggerate what the winner actually received. The annuity prize value is $7 million and the cash lump option is $4.36 million BEFORE taxes.

                              The New York lottery conveniently mentioned that his take home pay after taxes was $4.3 million when in fact it will be just a bit over $2 million after all federal and state taxes are paid. Too bad the NY lottery won't be held accountable for the entire $4.3 million that they touted.

                              I'm curious to know where you got your $4.3M figure from. It is my understanding that $7M is the lumpsum payout as can be seen here under the Odds and Prizes tab

                              http://www.state.nj.us/lottery/games/1-9_cash4life.shtml

                              That money's gone fo ever