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

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Posted: July 20, 2016, 7:29 am - IP Logged

Ok I can see waiting  to get ypur ducks in a row, if I ever win that's what I will do, but six months... nah 1 month si weeks max for me.

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

    I really wish People/Idiots would stop talking about the TN couple the way they did things, I guess none of you can or didn't bother to read the entire story about what happened, and you've never lived in the Southern States! This Family Trusted the wrong Lawyer (his Daughter worked @ a Newspaper) The Lawyer was only trying to further Himself & his Daughter, She told the Paper she worked @ and the Media who the winners were probably before the couple left her Dads office because he told her too! People in the South are Different Down to Earth, Hard working, Trustworthy and a Handshake is the same as a written Contract, they only played Lotto on occasion they had no idea what the Lawyer was doing to them!

    To the moron that said oh they said their home was fine an were going to keep living their, That's what their plan was, I'm sure they Had to move onto a big Secluded Farm to be safe! 

    ARTIST77 PLEASE DON'T THINK OR TALK ABOUT PEOPLE YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT!!!!

    SORRY BUT I CAN'T WAIT TO CASH IN MY WINNING TICKET!! Yes I will get Trusts set up, but I've been in a wheelchair an unable to work for 10 Yrs now and there's a lot of things I need, I worked very hard all my Life and made Good Money, then Boom my entire life changed & I lost everything!!!

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      I really wish People/Idiots would stop talking about the TN couple the way they did things, I guess none of you can or didn't bother to read the entire story about what happened, and you've never lived in the Southern States! This Family Trusted the wrong Lawyer (his Daughter worked @ a Newspaper) The Lawyer was only trying to further Himself & his Daughter, She told the Paper she worked @ and the Media who the winners were probably before the couple left her Dads office because he told her too! People in the South are Different Down to Earth, Hard working, Trustworthy and a Handshake is the same as a written Contract, they only played Lotto on occasion they had no idea what the Lawyer was doing to them!

      To the moron that said oh they said their home was fine an were going to keep living their, That's what their plan was, I'm sure they Had to move onto a big Secluded Farm to be safe! 

      ARTIST77 PLEASE DON'T THINK OR TALK ABOUT PEOPLE YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT!!!!

      SORRY BUT I CAN'T WAIT TO CASH IN MY WINNING TICKET!! Yes I will get Trusts set up, but I've been in a wheelchair an unable to work for 10 Yrs now and there's a lot of things I need, I worked very hard all my Life and made Good Money, then Boom my entire life changed & I lost everything!!!

      Disapprove American Indian, It has been said, "Do not judge another person until you have walked a mile in his or her moccasins".

       I am so sorry to hear about you being in a wheelchair for the past ten years. You make some good points. Just remember that we are are entertaining ourselves here at Lottery Post. Do not take us too seriously. We are not writing legal briefs here. 

       I hope you win soon. Enjoy the show.

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          Posted: July 20, 2016, 10:28 am - IP Logged

          Congrats to the lucky winners.

          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

          For a lead role in a cage?

           

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            Posted: July 20, 2016, 11:51 am - IP Logged

            I don't know about waiting 6 months. I'd hit up one of the wealth management companies immediately and let them determine how long it would take to get everything set up. They had the right idea about selling their house and disappearing though. I'd probably spend a year or two somewhere foreign until the hype died down then find a place to live close to my current location so I don't lose touch with my friends and family.

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              Posted: July 20, 2016, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

              Congrats to the Acosta family!  Party

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              singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                Posted: July 20, 2016, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

                It is nice that they are in a position to disappear.  I, unfortunately, would not have that option!  Owning a business you just can't walk away, it is business as usual.

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                  Posted: July 20, 2016, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

                  It is nice that they are in a position to disappear.  I, unfortunately, would not have that option!  Owning a business you just can't walk away, it is business as usual.

                  Hire a business manager when it happens.

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                    Posted: July 20, 2016, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

                    It is nice that they are in a position to disappear.  I, unfortunately, would not have that option!  Owning a business you just can't walk away, it is business as usual.

                    Sure you can, Hang a sign on the door that says "Gone Fishing. We are closed permanently."  Pay all of you employees 6 mos-1 year of severance and be done.

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                      Posted: July 20, 2016, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

                      Maybe I missed it, but does anyone know how many games were on the ticket that had the winning numbers on it? Was it a single game purchase or multi-game?

                      The news didn't say how many tickets they bought for the $1.6 bil drawing.

                      Anyone have any info on that?

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                        Posted: July 20, 2016, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

                        Sure you can, Hang a sign on the door that says "Gone Fishing. We are closed permanently."  Pay all of you employees 6 mos-1 year of severance and be done.

                        If someone has been in business for a long time it would be quite unethical to simply shut your doors without at least mentioning it to your most loyal customers. I think a month to 6-weeks notice that you are closing up won't hurt anything and plus it would give you time to get your financial plan in order prior to redeeming your ticket.

                        You can always tell your customers that you need to be closer to family/relatives who need your help. Employees as you mentioned can easily be compensated with an attractive severance package.

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                          It is nice that they are in a position to disappear.  I, unfortunately, would not have that option!  Owning a business you just can't walk away, it is business as usual.

                          Not knowing what kind of business you own, it's hard to make a comment.

                          You could, if you chose, have one of your (trusted) employees take over running the business for you. Or, depending on the size of your win, you could turn the business over to the employees and make them owner / operators. This way the business stays open and all of the employees can keep their jobs.

                          Other than those choices, I will side with the majority and say give the employees a nice severance bonus and close up shop....after getting your ducks in a row, that is.

                          You will have your new-found wealth to occupy your time and you won't want to be tied down to a business....no matter how much you like it now. Things will change after the money hits your bank account.

                          The Meatman

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                            Posted: July 20, 2016, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

                            If someone has been in business for a long time it would be quite unethical to simply shut your doors without at least mentioning it to your most loyal customers. I think a month to 6-weeks notice that you are closing up won't hurt anything and plus it would give you time to get your financial plan in order prior to redeeming your ticket.

                            You can always tell your customers that you need to be closer to family/relatives who need your help. Employees as you mentioned can easily be compensated with an attractive severance package.

                            You are right it would be highly unethical to walk out the door.  It is different if you have a job and work for someone else.  Besides that knowing my DH he would just expand!! LOL!!

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                              Posted: July 20, 2016, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

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

                              "Maybe after seeing the foolish Tennessee winners, they were super cautious."

                              How about telling us how brilliant you were when you won your multi-million jackpot so we can all learn from your wisdom.