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California co-winners of $1.6B Powerball jackpot finally come forward

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Interesting that they showed up with security. No one knew they were claiming the prize. You can buy kidnapping insurance which would help pay a ransom before you get your winnings.  If they went to the lottery office on Friday, they also got a head start. The news articles appeared today. I'm surprised the lottery would do that. Seems they really dont care much about safety. 

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    Congratulations to the Acosta family in Chino Hills, California. Their dreams have come true.

     Isn't winning a record-breaking jackpot what most of us here are playing for? Not all but most of us.

     They timed this to co-inside with the Republican National Convention. Maybe the Indiana winners are waiting for the Democratic National Convention.

    Shocked

     "We are all in this together!" 

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      Congratulations to the Acosta family in Chino Hills, California. Their dreams have come true.

       Isn't winning a record-breaking jackpot what most of us here are playing for? Not all but most of us.

       They timed this to co-inside with the Republican National Convention. Maybe the Indiana winners are waiting for the Democratic National Convention.

      Shocked

      Huge congrats to the Acostas! Imagine waiting until election day to claim. 4 months, but plenty of time to get your ducks in a row.

       

       

      Powerball! I got my tickets! Lets go!

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        Six months? WOW!!!. At least they are safe. Congratulations.

        Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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          When or IF I win I am just going STRAIGHT to the headquarter the following day to claim it but the Cash would arrive 1/2 weeks after I know

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            Interesting that they showed up with security. No one knew they were claiming the prize. You can buy kidnapping insurance which would help pay a ransom before you get your winnings.  If they went to the lottery office on Friday, they also got a head start. The news articles appeared today. I'm surprised the lottery would do that. Seems they really dont care much about safety. 

            The nutcases out there have probably already gone crazy zaba search finding out where they had and possibly do live. 

             

            Anyway very happy for them.

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               As a fellow Californian to Marvin & Mae Acosta, I would like to thank them for showing us how to turn down the press availability and the grip and grin photo. Many LP Members here have recommended this. My decision about that is now made up and I will say, "No Thank You" when asked to at the Lottery Office.

               I feel for the States that have a full news conference and photo shoot. 

               California is showing leadership in this area and the area of taxing lottery winners. No taxes on Lottery winnings.

               I thank the voters, the legislature, and our Governor.

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                Congrats to the winners!!!

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                  I had to laugh at the folks that were aghast at the winners who "claimed too soon", and at the winners who "waited too long to claim".

                  CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                  A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                    There is really nothing like claiming too soon, or waiting too long to claim{provided it's claimed before it expires}. Only the winner determines what the ideal and right time to claim for his or her individual circumstance. Remember, one man's meat is another man's poison.

                    Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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                       Really thought this was a lost ticket. Maybe after seeing the foolish Tennessee winners, they were super cautious.

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                        been trying to get information on these clods. are they still working. employer would have to be crazed to take them back. thought the whole thing was a charade to deflect people from hounding them. good ploy.

                        The idea of keeping their job and living in their tiny one-story house evaporated once the funds showed up in their account.

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                          There is really nothing like claiming too soon, or waiting too long to claim{provided it's claimed before it expires}. Only the winner determines what the ideal and right time to claim for his or her individual circumstance. Remember, one man's meat is another man's poison.

                          (Note to TN couple....This my friend, is how you claim a jackpot!!!)

                           

                          I think this was a well thought-out operation....

                          Another article said that the moving van showed up at their house on Thursday (according to neighbors....) and then the couple claimed the ticket on Friday....(AWESOME!!!)

                          When reporters showed up at their home...no one was there to answer....(DOUBLE AWESOMENESS!!!)

                          So the reporters turned to the neighbors to try a get information...

                          It is possible that it took so long if they were wanting to sell their home as reporters said this couple just purchase that home a year ago....(and now they are completely moved out....)

                          Also, it does not say how many trust or charities were set up but I know it takes time to get everything in order (forming the trust/charities, filing the paperwork, getting info back from the IRS etc....)

                          Or maybe the undisclosed location that they were going to was not available until now...who knows...

                           

                          I think of it this way....taking six months to get everything in order is nothing compared to the rest of your life that you have to managed this windfall.

                          Imagine how they must feel right now....

                          the accounts are set,

                          the trust and charities are in place

                          they are out of the neighborhood

                          the ticket has been submitted and validated

                          All that is left is to collect and begin the new job as a philanthropist...

                          Well played....(yep...well played!)


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                            Lottery drawing happens at 11pm(fast asleep). Official numbers are posted 11:03. Wakes up at 6am checks numbers and see I won. Sends text to boss to go <snip> herself(yes I said herself. She is two faced and possess a lot of qualities I don't like. Yes I believe this could be resolved if I feed her my kids for breakfast.) Calls State lottery to tell em I won and I'm coming to claim my prize. Calls bank for short term loan of 40,000. Rides off in to the sunset(? Even though its only the beginning of my new life) with this song on repeat as background music

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                              There is really nothing like claiming too soon, or waiting too long to claim{provided it's claimed before it expires}. Only the winner determines what the ideal and right time to claim for his or her individual circumstance. Remember, one man's meat is another man's poison.

                              That's why I had to laugh. The "experts" that haven't won a jackpot telling someone who has that they're stupid for claiming (pick one) too soon/not soon enough.

                              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                              A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)