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N.C. man safeguards winning lottery ticket inside of paint sprayer

Nov 8, 2016, 8:28 am

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North Carolina LotteryNorth Carolina Lottery: N.C. man safeguards winning lottery ticket inside of paint sprayerRating:

FLETCHER, N.C. — When most people win the lottery, their first thought is how to spend the money. When Christopher Gueho of Fletcher won $750,000 playing Jumbo Bucks, his first thought was where to hide his ticket.

"I was a nervous wreck," Gueho said.

Gueho, a maintenance worker at a retirement home, wanted to keep his ticket in a safe place until he could claim his prize.

"At first I thought I'd store it in the spare room at my mom's home," Gueho said. "Then I thought maybe the freezer, because no one would look behind the pork chops for a lottery ticket."

In the end, he stored it in a paint sprayer until he brought it to lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Wednesday. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $519,378.

He plans to use the money to buy a house.

"I never thought I'd be able to have my own home," Gueho said.

He bought the $10 ticket at Kounty Line Fletcher on Hendersonville Road in Arden.

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Posted: November 8, 2016, 9:31 am - IP Logged

X marks the spot. X can be anywhere- just remember where it is. Congratulations Gueho.

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    Posted: November 8, 2016, 10:04 am - IP Logged

    Guess Where he hid the Money... LOL!

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      Posted: November 8, 2016, 10:24 am - IP Logged

      Should always tell everyone where your best hiding spot is, lol

      Congrats to the lucky guy.

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        Posted: November 8, 2016, 10:44 am - IP Logged

        When I win, I am going to hide my winning ticket at the closest lottery claim center!

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          Posted: November 8, 2016, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

          When I win, I am going to hide my winning ticket at the closest lottery claim center!

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          I like the way you think!

          I better start planning where to place my winning ticket.

          It's mind boggling. If I put it in the safe...it's not water proof sealed so if by a fluke a water pipe burst..there goes my winning ticket. Forget the freezer..too much stuff that has ink on its packaging...it would mar the ticket.

          Can't put it in  a shoe box...a fire could erupt. You'd think I could find a safe place ...

          Guess I'll drive up to our claims center and camp out til they open... just hope there isn't a govt holiday...I could be there waiting awhile!

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            Posted: November 8, 2016, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

            That was ingenius...
            Congrats on his win!

            "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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              Posted: November 8, 2016, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

               His neighbor might have wanted to borrow the paint sprayer. 

              What is wrong with a safety deposit box in your bank. You will need that time to get all of your ducks in a row. It is inconvenient but a good step. 

               Enjoy the show as everyone will be looking for the winner. 

               Especially for Wednesday's Power Ball $236 million.  The ATTH After tax take home amount for a Californian, Washington State, or Texan will be $94,344,800.00 

              Good Luck LP'ers!

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                Posted: November 8, 2016, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

                instead of worrying about where to hide it. just go down the next day and cash it. no need to get all your ducks in a row for this paltry amount that most everyone on here would sneer at and wouldn't be bothered trying to win anyway.  if you really need time just put it in an envelope with a stamp and mail it to yourself. if you can't trust the usps who can you trust. if you do that no one can steal it from you if they even knew you had it. certainly don't tell anyone ever if you hit the lottery until you cash it. or you could take it to the today show like those hillbillies from tennessee did a while back uncashed. which would rank #1 all time of the most foolish moves in lottery winners history.

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                  Posted: November 8, 2016, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                  .

                  I'd need to win at least that much (after taxes).
                  What I probably would have done is give it to a family member, an older person that wouldn't mind having to deal with it come tax time, and that I trust would at least have split it up, within the family.

                  Seems like the easiest option, for that amount.  Of course they'd need to be instructed on the "trust thing", and whatever else the lawyer advised.

                  • 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)
                  • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.

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                    Posted: November 9, 2016, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                    He can now paint the town red !

                     

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                      He can now paint the town red !

                       

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                        When I win, I am going to hide my winning ticket at the closest lottery claim center!

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                        THAT'S the same place I'm Hiding mine! Well maybeGreen laugh

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                          Posted: November 10, 2016, 4:12 am - IP Logged

                          That would be all i need after taxes!

                          Not a HUGE AMOUNT WHERE YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT EVERYTHING forever!

                          WHEN I DO WIN A HUGE AMOUNT I'M GIVING 1/2 TO A FRIEND! 

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                            Posted: November 10, 2016, 9:36 am - IP Logged

                            Cograts But how many many pep do you tell then try to hide it