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Oregon man claims $6.3 million Arizona Lottery jackpot

Arizona LotteryArizona Lottery: Oregon man claims $6.3 million Arizona Lottery jackpot

By Todd Northrop

An Oregon man who purchased a lottery ticket in Arizona is now a multi-millionaire.

Frederick Hallwyler purchased a few lottery tickets while visiting Arizona, including four quick picks for The Pick drawing on Saturday, Sept. 26, from a vending machine at a Fry's Food Store in Avondale.

He returned to Portland and remembered to check his tickets three days later. What he found out was that one of his tickets matched all six numbers for the $6,285,618 jackpot.

Hallwyler signed his ticket and flew back to Phoenix to claim his winnings.  The Arizona Lottery said Hallwyler was nervous carrying the winning ticket in his wallet during the flight.

What does he plan to do with all this cash? Invest it, he said.

According to the Arizona Lottery, Hallwyler plans on relocating to Arizona eventually, and visits often to take advantage of its golf courses and sporting events.

Executive Director of the Arizona Lottery Tony Bouie said the company was excited to award the check to Hallwyler.

"Our hall of winners continues to grow," Bouie said. "We are always excited when we award big prize checks like this to these lucky players."

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Posted: October 2, 2015, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations to the Winner!

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    Posted: October 2, 2015, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

    SIR,,, congratzzzz....

    WISH I WILL BE BLESS WITH A WINNING TICKET..

    boss, THANK YOU ('o')

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      Posted: October 2, 2015, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

      Kind of story lottery guru likes to here; always play when I'm in different states too.

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        Posted: October 2, 2015, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

        IF I WIN THE JACKPOT, DO I HAVE THE OPTION OF REMAINING ANONYMOUS?

         

         

        Beginning Friday, July 3, 2015, the names of persons or legally formed entities that are paid lottery prizes or winnings of $600 or more are confidential for 90 days from the date the prize is awarded and are not a public record during this 90-day period. Information regarding the prize winner's city and county of residence is not confidential. A prize winner may waive the confidentiality provisions by voluntarily consenting to the disclosure of the prize winner's name.

         

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        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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          Posted: October 2, 2015, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

          IF I WIN THE JACKPOT, DO I HAVE THE OPTION OF REMAINING ANONYMOUS?

           

           

          Beginning Friday, July 3, 2015, the names of persons or legally formed entities that are paid lottery prizes or winnings of $600 or more are confidential for 90 days from the date the prize is awarded and are not a public record during this 90-day period. Information regarding the prize winner's city and county of residence is not confidential. A prize winner may waive the confidentiality provisions by voluntarily consenting to the disclosure of the prize winner's name.

           

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          This is a start, it winners time to adjust to their new financial position. However, why only 90 days? Arizona Lottery should follow the UK's policy and give winners anonymity without a deadline.

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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            Posted: October 2, 2015, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

            IF I WIN THE JACKPOT, DO I HAVE THE OPTION OF REMAINING ANONYMOUS?

             

             

            Beginning Friday, July 3, 2015, the names of persons or legally formed entities that are paid lottery prizes or winnings of $600 or more are confidential for 90 days from the date the prize is awarded and are not a public record during this 90-day period. Information regarding the prize winner's city and county of residence is not confidential. A prize winner may waive the confidentiality provisions by voluntarily consenting to the disclosure of the prize winner's name.

             

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            90 days is better than nothing!

             

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              Posted: October 2, 2015, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

              When I win megabucks I will not care who knows that I won since the jackpot is only $4.2 million for saturday night.  I will take it.-weshar75 

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                Posted: October 3, 2015, 8:04 am - IP Logged

                Congrats to the traveling man in his recent windfall.

                Now he will have another reason to revisit the enchanted state.

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                  Posted: October 3, 2015, 8:19 am - IP Logged

                  By Todd Northrop

                  An Oregon man who purchased a lottery ticket in Arizona is now a multi-millionaire.

                  Frederick Hallwyler purchased a few lottery tickets while visiting Arizona, including four quick picks for The Pick drawing on Saturday, Sept. 26, from a vending machine at a Fry's Food Store in Avondale.

                  He returned to Portland and remembered to check his tickets three days later. What he found out was that one of his tickets matched all six numbers for the $6,285,618 jackpot.

                  Hallwyler signed his ticket and flew back to Phoenix to claim his winnings.  The Arizona Lottery said Hallwyler was nervous carrying the winning ticket in his wallet during the flight.

                  What does he plan to do with all this cash? Invest it, he said.

                  According to the Arizona Lottery, Hallwyler plans on relocating to Arizona eventually, and visits often to take advantage of its golf courses and sporting events.

                  Executive Director of the Arizona Lottery Tony Bouie said the company was excited to award the check to Hallwyler.

                  "Our hall of winners continues to grow," Bouie said. "We are always excited when we award big prize checks like this to these lucky players."

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                  Will he pay state tax in Oregon or Arizona?

                  We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                    Posted: October 3, 2015, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

                    Will he pay state tax in Oregon or Arizona?

                    Probably both.  The first state to get dibs is Arizona, because that's where the money was "earned".  Then, Oregon gets the difference between Arizona's tax rate and Oregon's tax rate.  So the net result is that he ends up paying the higher of the state tax rates -- which is Oregon's at 8% I believe.

                    That's the same way it works when you live in one state but work in another.

                     

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                      Posted: October 3, 2015, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

                      When I win megabucks I will not care who knows that I won since the jackpot is only $4.2 million for saturday night.  I will take it.-weshar75 

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                      Even though the jackpot is ONLY $4.2 million you will indeed care because anyone who has ever crossed your path during your life will make it a point to get re-acquainted. $4.2 million is still life changing and if you are lucky enough to win it then relocating yourself and your mother might be a smart priority.

                      Good luck to you.

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                        Posted: October 3, 2015, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

                        Probably both.  The first state to get dibs is Arizona, because that's where the money was "earned".  Then, Oregon gets the difference between Arizona's tax rate and Oregon's tax rate.  So the net result is that he ends up paying the higher of the state tax rates -- which is Oregon's at 8% I believe.

                        That's the same way it works when you live in one state but work in another.

                        Yea I figured if one of my Delaware tix won, Jersey would be taking 10.8 % the highest in the nation, no getting out of it.

                        But it would be the last they get cause then I'm getting out.

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                          Posted: October 4, 2015, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                          IF I WIN THE JACKPOT, DO I HAVE THE OPTION OF REMAINING ANONYMOUS?

                           

                           

                          Beginning Friday, July 3, 2015, the names of persons or legally formed entities that are paid lottery prizes or winnings of $600 or more are confidential for 90 days from the date the prize is awarded and are not a public record during this 90-day period. Information regarding the prize winner's city and county of residence is not confidential. A prize winner may waive the confidentiality provisions by voluntarily consenting to the disclosure of the prize winner's name.

                           

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                          90 days after presenting your ticket you are "safe" - so they passed a "get out of Dodge" provision did they.  90 days should be MORE than enough time to pack up and leave.

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                            Posted: October 4, 2015, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

                            Yea I figured if one of my Delaware tix won, Jersey would be taking 10.8 % the highest in the nation, no getting out of it.

                            But it would be the last they get cause then I'm getting out.

                            There is a way around it. I was told my another LP member who also happens to be involved in the financial field that if you won and re-establish residency in a income tax free state like Florida or Texas prior to claiming in January 2016 then you would only be responsible for local taxes in the state you purchased your ticket and in your case with Delaware that would be tax free.

                            As long as you maintain residency for at least 183 days of a calendar year in a different state you will be fine. The only issue is being able to claim it before the ticket expires which in most case is at least 180 days. 10.8% state tax is awful lot of money to donate to your current state and going through this relocating scenario could be well worth the hassle.