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Indiana lottery ticket wins $540 million Mega Millions jackpot

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Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: July 9, 2016, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

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Ms. SaylorGirl,

If it was you, I don't know what to say, except 'NICE HIT!'.
If it was you, please realize that billions of folks wish they could be in your place.

I hope you do the right thing, and do the Lawyer and Financial Adviser thing.

Mr. Groppo

You hope she does the right thing? the "right thing" after she consults with attorneys and financial experts is to relocate herself and her loved ones so they can enjoy their lives while keeping a safe distance from parasites who will harass them to no end for money. If she want to be charitable then it's her choice and no one else.

You want her to realize that billions of people could be in her shoes, I find that odd because there are just over 300 million Americans that reside here. I highly doubt the billion other folks who reside in places like China or the middle east heard anything or care who the winner is. I know from your previous post you are a major fan of redistribution of wealth so in that case the winner could give .10 cents to roughly 2 billion people so that takes care of doing the "right thing".

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    Posted: July 9, 2016, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats to the winner of that big ol jackpot! Wow! What a way to kick off the weekend! Going to want a few days to wrap their head around that number!

    Oooh, ooh! Me next, me next! I want to know what that feels like!

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      Posted: July 9, 2016, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

      You hope she does the right thing? the "right thing" after she consults with attorneys and financial experts is to relocate herself and her loved ones so they can enjoy their lives while keeping a safe distance from parasites who will harass them to no end for money. If she want to be charitable then it's her choice and no one else.

      You want her to realize that billions of people could be in her shoes, I find that odd because there are just over 300 million Americans that reside here. I highly doubt the billion other folks who reside in places like China or the middle east heard anything or care who the winner is. I know from your previous post you are a major fan of redistribution of wealth so in that case the winner could give .10 cents to roughly 2 billion people so that takes care of doing the "right thing".

      Ahh posting, if you miss something the first time around, someone is

      always there to add it on for you. I'm sure Mr Groppo's point was 'do

      the right/first thing' everyone talks about...get advice and go from

      there. Moving far away from moochers is also something entirely up

      to the winner as much as being charitable is their option too.

      And with that much money, being charitable is an option 10,000 times

      over.

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        You hope she does the right thing? the "right thing" after she consults with attorneys and financial experts is to relocate herself and her loved ones so they can enjoy their lives while keeping a safe distance from parasites who will harass them to no end for money. If she want to be charitable then it's her choice and no one else.

        You want her to realize that billions of people could be in her shoes, I find that odd because there are just over 300 million Americans that reside here. I highly doubt the billion other folks who reside in places like China or the middle east heard anything or care who the winner is. I know from your previous post you are a major fan of redistribution of wealth so in that case the winner could give .10 cents to roughly 2 billion people so that takes care of doing the "right thing".

        .

        Ms. Drenick1,

        Well, not knowing her from Adam's house cat, I simply generalized
        my congratulations along with what would be projected with her
        new found fortune.

        Please understand, have a bit more insight, and Good luck with your evening's PB!

        And let's all be friends from now, on.  (at least a "nodding acquaintance")

        Mr. Groppo

         

         

         

        (good for you, groppo, respond to them, nicely, but logically.
          -should I re-edit and tell her "now put that in your pipe and smoke it" ?
              -no, don't do that, you might upset Todd.)

        • Don't chase the numbers you play.
        • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
        • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                  (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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          Posted: July 9, 2016, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

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          Honestly, I could cry.
          But I realize that eventually, it had to be somebody.

          Mr. Groppo

           

           

           

           

          (There, there Groppochini, there will be other drawings.)

          If you like to cry when someone wins a lottery jackpot then you'll have many chances to do so.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: July 9, 2016, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

            Everyone buy your Powerball tickets tonight if you want one last chance at a bigger jackpot.  Because MM was just won, PB's status is now at "impossible to lose"

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              Posted: July 9, 2016, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

              Taxes are not included as a determining factor of the largest cash payouts.  If the cash option is selected by the winner, this indeed is the largest cash payout to a single ticket in history, beating the old record by around $100,000.

              If I did marketing for the lottery I'd probably count on people being ignorant or stupid and boast about the cash value being larger than any other single prize, while I continued to promote the almost-always-fictional annuity value. Of course even as a marketer for the lottery I'd probably know that players buy tickets in hopes actually getting some real money. With extremely few exceptions those who win significant prizes lose a significant amount to taxes, and net far less than the amounts trumpeted by shills for the lottery. As such, the only sensible metric for those of us who are smart enough to know the difference between real and imaginary amounts is how much a winner actually nets.

              The cash value may be about $10 million more than the previous "record", but the net winnings may be almost $15 million smaller. If Gloria McKenzie paid 39.6% on her $370.9 million gross she would have netted a bit over $224 million. A single winner paying Indiana's modest income tax of 3.3% in addition to 39.6% federal taxes  would see their take drop to about  $217 million, but counties in Indiana also have an income tax. For Tipton County it's a hair under 2%, so that would take another $7.5 million, leaving the winner with  bit under $210 million. At least that's enough to take the sting out of missing out on the bragging rights.

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                Posted: July 9, 2016, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

                Congrats to the winner!

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                  Posted: July 9, 2016, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                  If I did marketing for the lottery I'd probably count on people being ignorant or stupid and boast about the cash value being larger than any other single prize, while I continued to promote the almost-always-fictional annuity value. Of course even as a marketer for the lottery I'd probably know that players buy tickets in hopes actually getting some real money. With extremely few exceptions those who win significant prizes lose a significant amount to taxes, and net far less than the amounts trumpeted by shills for the lottery. As such, the only sensible metric for those of us who are smart enough to know the difference between real and imaginary amounts is how much a winner actually nets.

                  The cash value may be about $10 million more than the previous "record", but the net winnings may be almost $15 million smaller. If Gloria McKenzie paid 39.6% on her $370.9 million gross she would have netted a bit over $224 million. A single winner paying Indiana's modest income tax of 3.3% in addition to 39.6% federal taxes  would see their take drop to about  $217 million, but counties in Indiana also have an income tax. For Tipton County it's a hair under 2%, so that would take another $7.5 million, leaving the winner with  bit under $210 million. At least that's enough to take the sting out of missing out on the bragging rights.

                  If you make a salary of $35,000 per year, I'm sure that's what you would tell someone who asks.  You would not say, "I make $32,535 per year" or whatever your after-tax amount is.  The money spent on taxes is YOUR money, but you're forced to give it to the government.  It was not the government's money.

                   

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                    Posted: July 9, 2016, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                    Way to go to the winner in my home state of indiana! Hope this atleast makes the QP teminals improve abit around the state lol

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                      Posted: July 9, 2016, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                       I noticed that California did not win the jackpot. Rumours about the lottery being fixed are just that "rumours".

                       We will see how smart the winner/winners are in how fast they cash in. Will they claim their fifteen minutes of fame?

                       I sure hope that it is Saylor Girl!!

                       I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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                        Posted: July 9, 2016, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

                        I hope the winner steps forward and claims the cash value jackpot.

                        I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win the largest Powerball Jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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                          Posted: July 9, 2016, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

                          Well this year has certainly been all about that "8th of the month"....for the megamillions at least

                           

                          Congratulations to the winner/winners

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                            Posted: July 9, 2016, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                            Location where the winning ticket was sold has been added to the article.   I won't repeat it, in case you don't want to know yet.

                            Well, drats that took care of that dream!!  I never even heard of that city in Indiana!  It was a fun dream while it lasted!

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                              Posted: July 9, 2016, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                               I noticed that California did not win the jackpot. Rumours about the lottery being fixed are just that "rumours".

                               We will see how smart the winner/winners are in how fast they cash in. Will they claim their fifteen minutes of fame?

                               I sure hope that it is Saylor Girl!!

                              Thanks!  Sorry to say it was not!  But congratulations to the winner!