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Indiana family claims $536 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot

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Posted: July 30, 2016, 9:46 am - IP Logged

If they have no plans on not quitting their jobs, then what was the purpose of them playing to win such a large jackpot in the first place?

They rarely played they Lotto to begin with, this was the FIRST time playing MM like EVERYBODY ELSE you hope to win SOME Money, Yes all of it would be nice, you're DOUBTFUL it will, then BOOM it did! 

If they wanted everyone to know what their going to do now they would start another DUMB Reality Show!!! LOL

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    If they have no plans on not quitting their jobs, then what was the purpose of them playing to win such a large jackpot in the first place?

    This +100. I'm positive that when people collect, they're given a script with talking points. "Ok, say this money is not going to change you. Then say you're not going to move, and definitely say you're going to keep working." 

    Makes no sense at all, of course you're going to change, you have no choice. Why keep working if you don't have to? Find a hobby, or travel but to keep working makes no sense.

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      If you find out where you read that, check the date(s). I am 100% certain because I saw it over and over again that when MM had the 656M jackpot in 2012, there was only 2 states that allowed anonymity without a trust (MD and KS). It might be that the article(s) are merely outdated.

      What I read ( I realize what I had posted earlier is a bit confusing) was that in Ohio to claim anonymously you have to do it via a trust, so a lawyer has to be involved. Its not just a matter of walking up to the claims office and JG Wentworthing it. So you are right....MD and KS are likely the only states where they are true to their word and you dont have to waste time hiring lawyers to claim the money. The nice thing about that too is the lawyers don't get clued in that you are suddenly cash rich. Not that they have to either way.....if the state does not require you to be represented by a lawyer (which I believe is the case with Ohio)

      I am not sure about the distinction between residents and non-residents in NC....but I do recall reading about  the freedom to information bit...so it is almost useless coz we all know the media likes to be all tattle tale-ish about these sorts of things. 

       

      Good luck all

       

      I have a feeling the final tally for this powerball will be bigger than Jan 13...and it will be a single ticket winner   BananaBananaBanana     (if what I dreamt a few months ago is anything to go by Thumbs Up)

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        What I read ( I realize what I had posted earlier is a bit confusing) was that in Ohio to claim anonymously you have to do it via a trust, so a lawyer has to be involved. Its not just a matter of walking up to the claims office and JG Wentworthing it. So you are right....MD and KS are likely the only states where they are true to their word and you dont have to waste time hiring lawyers to claim the money. The nice thing about that too is the lawyers don't get clued in that you are suddenly cash rich. Not that they have to either way.....if the state does not require you to be represented by a lawyer (which I believe is the case with Ohio)

        I am not sure about the distinction between residents and non-residents in NC....but I do recall reading about  the freedom to information bit...so it is almost useless coz we all know the media likes to be all tattle tale-ish about these sorts of things. 

         

        Good luck all

         

        I have a feeling the final tally for this powerball will be bigger than Jan 13...and it will be a single ticket winner   BananaBananaBanana     (if what I dreamt a few months ago is anything to go by Thumbs Up)

        I don't know about other States but in AZ you have to claim a Large amount don't about small amounts the in the State the ticket was purchased in!!! We had a (3million?) ticket sold to an Oregon Man and he had to come back to AZ to collect!!!

        If I was ever able to travel again like I use to I would find the money somehow to go back and claim that!!!

        I also would buy a ticket on my Travels when stopping for gas or whatever!!

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          This +100. I'm positive that when people collect, they're given a script with talking points. "Ok, say this money is not going to change you. Then say you're not going to move, and definitely say you're going to keep working." 

          Makes no sense at all, of course you're going to change, you have no choice. Why keep working if you don't have to? Find a hobby, or travel but to keep working makes no sense.

          I've NEVER been a sit and do nothing kind of person, never had a job I didn't Like, only applied where I wanted to work & Gave 150% to the Job's I had, try going from that to being stuck in a Wheelchair to get around a tiny living place & not being able to work because you can't sit up long enough and have to lay down all the time even when trying to get to the Dr's, I'D GIVE ANYTHING TO BE ABLE TO GO BACK TO WORK, PLUS THEN I WOULDN'T HOPE AND PRAY CONSTANTLY I WISH I COULD WIN JUST ENOUGH IN THE LOTTO TO TRY AND LIVE SOME KIND OF LIFE!!!!

          Then I could just play the Lotto for the fun of it and to give and help those in need!!!

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            Posted: July 30, 2016, 10:50 am - IP Logged

            Yet another Quick Pick ticket wins big!

            So, now both the largest Mega Millions jackpot and the largest Powerball jackpot paid to a single winner were both from Quick Pick tickets...

            Yes and what about the guy that was some kind of Math Professor online a wk or so ago trying to SELL his way of PICKING the winning #'s????? 

            HHHHMMMM?????

            I played the same set of #'s when the Lotto first started, one draw we forgot to buy our ticket, OUR #'S HIT, needless to say we never played them again! Not our timeThud

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              Yes and what about the guy that was some kind of Math Professor online a wk or so ago trying to SELL his way of PICKING the winning #'s????? 

              HHHHMMMM?????

              I played the same set of #'s when the Lotto first started, one draw we forgot to buy our ticket, OUR #'S HIT, needless to say we never played them again! Not our timeThud

              OMG!!!!!

              I don't know what is worse......that or only hitting 5 out of 6 numbers for the second prize. Yes, $1 million is still a hell of a lot of money but my heart would just sink from knowing I was that freakin' close to the jackpot.

               

              I play the same set of numbers too....and that is always my biggest fear. I try to plan in advance to make sure my work schedule does not stop me from getting across the river to play them. The one time the biggest challenge was a storm passing through. The lottery system was down and it only came back up a few minutes before the store closed. Needless to say I got home really late that night (I start work really early so it was way past my bed time)...but if it is a chance to win, hell, I will take it.

               

              This whole playing your numbers versus QP...I don't buy into these # trends and other techniques....The balls fall the way they will fall. If you play the same numbers it can be tonight, next week/year/decade or never at all. QPs make the news because they are by far the most commonly played. Someone has to win....it just a matter of who has the combination that falls that draw.

              I have been playing since 2005, when I first came to the USA....I have become a little more organized in my approach (I would like to think). My rational is your numbers have to come up some time if you play them long enough (I just hope I am alive when that finally comes to fruition)

               

              Good luck to all

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                Posted: July 30, 2016, 11:52 am - IP Logged

                WOW WAS I WAY OFF!!! The Oregon Man that hit in AZ Won $6.3million! DUH Heck I'd ride my wheelchair Party

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                  Congratulations to the Mega Millions Jackpot winning ticket! I didn't know that jackpot was revised downward from $540 million to $536 million.

                  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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                    I don't know about other States but in AZ you have to claim a Large amount don't about small amounts the in the State the ticket was purchased in!!! We had a (3million?) ticket sold to an Oregon Man and he had to come back to AZ to collect!!!

                    If I was ever able to travel again like I use to I would find the money somehow to go back and claim that!!!

                    I also would buy a ticket on my Travels when stopping for gas or whatever!!

                    "I also would buy a ticket on my Travels when stopping for gas or whatever!!"

                    I agree but only when the jackpot is tempting. A few years ago I traveled through several states when one of the jackpots was starting to gain attention, I ended up winning $150 in Florida but I was back in NC when the drawing took place. I ended up mailing the ticket to a friend and she cashed it for me.

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                      "I also would buy a ticket on my Travels when stopping for gas or whatever!!"

                      I agree but only when the jackpot is tempting. A few years ago I traveled through several states when one of the jackpots was starting to gain attention, I ended up winning $150 in Florida but I was back in NC when the drawing took place. I ended up mailing the ticket to a friend and she cashed it for me.

                      I live in NY, but am up in CT about twice a week.

                      Yesterday, I bought 2 PB tickets in CT and 3 in NY. 

                      I'm covered and ready to win.

                      If I win in CT, it's a 124 mile drive to the CT Lottery Headquarters in Rocky Hill, CT

                      In NY, I can claim at any claim center and the nearest one is about 10 miles away from where I live.

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                        If you are smart with it.. In my Opinion..It is always better to take the cash. I am not by any means an expert on this, so take it with a grain of salt.

                        Can you trust the states to keep paying years from now, especially if economy gets worse? Look at Illinois now. Look at states unable to pay pentions of state employees.

                        If you are smart you can make up the lost money they took from cash option. Smart investing or simple CDs, plus keep in mind the annuity is not a sure amount. It is  projected amount based on interest rates and other market conditions. granted that they are good at projecting.

                         

                        Anyway thats my two cents.

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                          I agree flipper...Take the money and run.

                          Never give up.  Banana

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                            I live in NY, but am up in CT about twice a week.

                            Yesterday, I bought 2 PB tickets in CT and 3 in NY. 

                            I'm covered and ready to win.

                            If I win in CT, it's a 124 mile drive to the CT Lottery Headquarters in Rocky Hill, CT

                            In NY, I can claim at any claim center and the nearest one is about 10 miles away from where I live.

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                            I always cringe when it comes to state taxes but I sure wouldn't mind if it was attached to a large win.

                            Good luck to you! Hope someone here at LP can celebrate!

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                              If you are smart with it.. In my Opinion..It is always better to take the cash. I am not by any means an expert on this, so take it with a grain of salt.

                              Can you trust the states to keep paying years from now, especially if economy gets worse? Look at Illinois now. Look at states unable to pay pentions of state employees.

                              If you are smart you can make up the lost money they took from cash option. Smart investing or simple CDs, plus keep in mind the annuity is not a sure amount. It is  projected amount based on interest rates and other market conditions. granted that they are good at projecting.

                               

                              Anyway thats my two cents.

                              I agree.  The return on the lottery annuity is about 1.42%, where you can get over 2% on certain jumbo CD's, which are FDIC insured.  Like you said, nothing is guaranteed but if it were my burden to make, I would chose the cash option as well. 

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