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$49M Texas Mega Millions jackpot claimed by trust

Nov 18, 2016, 3:58 pm

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By Todd Northrop

AUSTIN — The $49 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot won in Texas this past October was claimed this week by a trust, effectively keeping the real winner anonymous.

The trust is humorously titled, "It Will Buy Me a Boat Revocable Trust Dated November 16, 2016".  Garon R. Horton, an attorney from the Horton Law Firm in Rockwall, is the Trustee.

The winning Mega Millions numbers drawn on Oct. 11, 2016, were 36, 39, 42, 45, and 48, with Mega Ball number 3.

The claimant selected the cash value option at the time of purchase and will receive $32,343,234.00.

For selling the jackpot-winning ticket, the Quicktrip, located at 12631 Lake June Rd. in Balch Springs, is eligible to receive a $490,000 retailer bonus.

The claimant requested minimum publicity, which the Texas Lottery offers to its big winners.

Mega Millions is played by picking five different numbers from one to 75 and one number from one to 15. To win the Mega Millions jackpot, players must match all six numbers drawn including the Mega Ball. Players matching fewer numbers may not win the jackpot, but still walk away big winners. By choosing the Megaplier for $1 more per play, players can multiply their non-jackpot winnings by two, three, four or five times, winning as much as $5 million.

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Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: November 18, 2016, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

Nice! Hope they enjoy their new found wealth.

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    Posted: November 18, 2016, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

    Nice! Hope they enjoy their new found wealth.

    "claimed this week by a trust, effectively keeping the real winner anonymous."

    May they anonymously enjoy thier new found wealth.

    "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

      Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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      Posted: November 18, 2016, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

      "claimed this week by a trust, effectively keeping the real winner anonymous."

      May they anonymously enjoy thier new found wealth.

      I agree! It will keep the majority of the beggars at bay but the most determined parasites will eventually unveil their real identity....not that it will do them any good especially if the winner decides to purchase a home in a guard gated private community.

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        Posted: November 18, 2016, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

         Happy Boating!!   "Buying a boat is the first happy event and selling the boat is the second".

        Congratulations to the winner. Party

         "We are all in this together!" 

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          Posted: November 18, 2016, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the lucky winner.

          Hi LP family, won't be posting for a couple days, Hurt my right arm.

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            Posted: November 18, 2016, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

            I love the name of that trust!

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              Posted: November 18, 2016, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

              Happy spending

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                Posted: November 18, 2016, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

                .

                Congratulations to the winner. I sure do wish I had won part of that.

                • 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 18, 2016, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Cheers

                  Very Nice!

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                    Posted: November 19, 2016, 6:22 am - IP Logged

                    Type lucky buzzard/s

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                      Posted: November 19, 2016, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats....

                       

                      Now just sitting here waiting for my turn. I wish pa allowed us to claim behind a blind trust.

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                        Posted: November 19, 2016, 12:44 pm - IP Logged
                        Claiming this jackpot anonymously sound great. Congratulation to people
                        behind the trust fund. Nice story.          Party
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                          Posted: November 19, 2016, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

                          Congrats!!!

                          Smile

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                            Posted: November 19, 2016, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                            Happy spending

                            Break Out Another Thousand!

                            "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"