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Indiana family claims $536 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot

Topic closed. 65 replies. Last post 1 year ago by OldSchoolPa.

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TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
Brooklyn, NY
United States
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October 29, 2015
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Posted: July 30, 2016, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

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. 


A lot of people still don't understand what the difference is between the advertised annuity jackpot and the cash value amount.

They think they are losing money by taking the cash value. Acting like it's a penalty imposed on them for taking the cash and not the payments.

When you take the cash, all you get is what the lottery has accumulated from selling tickets.

When you decide to take cash, that's what you get. You get the cash, but without any of the interest that would have been earned over the annuity period.

If you are careful with the money and invest it wisely, without over-spending, over the next 29 years, you will end up with what the annuitized value of the drawing was...or more!

Yes, of course, you are going to buy a nice house, a nice car (or 2, or 3) and the best of what money can buy, but if you want it to last and become "GENERATIONAL WEALTH" you need to take things slow and easy.

The Meatman

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    Posted: July 31, 2016, 12:04 am - IP Logged

    Congrats to the very lucky winners!

      dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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      Posted: July 31, 2016, 10:17 am - IP Logged

      Congratulations to the family.....

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        Posted: July 31, 2016, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats to the Indiana family but respectfully I think the press conference speech was bologna. Of course they're loaded now they're going to spend to they're hearts desire and down the road they're going to know who they're real friends are.

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          Posted: August 2, 2016, 6:47 pm - IP Logged



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            Posted: August 3, 2016, 12:03 am - IP Logged

            I Agree!..along with the " first time " we ever played statement. Not say it's impossible,  but come on. Like l said in another post of mine awhile back- " oh, we only played 3 lines and won $200 mil" while hiding the other 30 tickets from sight.  Nevertheless congrats. 

            Yes, they sure knew how to press long-time lottery players' buttons and to pour salt into every hopeful lottery players' wounds! 

            I would have just said that I play every drawing because you never know when your lucky day will turn up. That way, no one will hate me and I would be 100 percent truthful.


            This kind of reminds me of that 18 year old Georgia girl who won the Big Game back in the 90s and that SC Vargas fella.

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            The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!