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Wisconsin woman claims $156.2 million Powerball lottery jackpot

Jul 28, 2017, 7:56 pm

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By Todd Northrop

After four months, the $156.2 million Powerball lottery jackpot prize sold in Wisconsin in March has been claimed.

Milwaukee resident Mai Xiong brought in the winning ticket for the March 22, 2017, drawing from Pewaukee Corner Pump, 1194 W Capitol Drive in Milwaukee. 

Xiong chose to receive the lump-sum cash option, meaning she will be paid a sum of $93.1 million before the initial taxes are withheld, including 25 percent for federal tax plus 7.65 percent for state income tax. Big lottery winners often later face additional federal taxes beyond the initial 25 percent.

Xiong's lottery ticket matched all six winning Powerball numbers: 2, 9, 27, 29, and 42, with Powerball number 9.

The gas station where Xionh purchased the ticket will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Retailers who sell winning tickets over $599 receive 2 percent of the winning ticket, up to $100,000.

Xiong's fortune was the 16th Powerball jackpot won in Wisconsin since the game was introduced in April 1991.

Doug Miron of Marinette was the last Powerball jackpot winner, winning $31.4 million on Oct. 14, 2009, with a ticket purchased at a Marinette gas station. Miron then had a series of run-ins with the law, leading to a guilty plea last year. (See Powerball jackpot winner pleads out in stalking case, Lottery Post, Nov. 7, 2016.)

Xiong's jackpot is the second-biggest prize sold in Wisconsin to a $208.8 million ticket sold in August 2006 to a group calling themselves the Miracle 100. That ticket was sold at a Fond du Lac gas station. (See Wisconsin factory workers win $208M Powerball lottery, Lottery Post, Aug. 7, 2006.)

Incredibly, the some members of the Miracle 100 went on to win a second major Powerball prize a year later. (See Cheese factory workers win lottery again, Lottery Post, Aug. 24, 2007.)

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But the story doesnt address the important question of whether she picked her numbers or it was a quick pick.  Wink

Everybody knows that people want to know that, so why doesnt the lottery provide that info??

Anyway, I went a googling and found this article on the winning ticket being sold.  A lottery spokesman said they had the video surveillance tape but that they do not use it to ID people but only for an investigation. This means to me that they wont use video to help people but will use video to deny payment. Mad Mad Mad

What do you think?

http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2017/05/22/winning-powerball/330005001/

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     Congratulations to Mai Xiong !!! 

     She won it with four birthday numbers and one non-birthday number. 

     Money, Money flying around everywhere!! When will I get a share? Lep

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      Redd55,

      Just for conversation let's say somebody won im a state that allows players to 'mix' numbers, i.e. the player selects three and the terminal picks three other two oe three. 

      Would that be an important question for you?

      The fact that she won is way more important than where the numbers came from.

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Redd55,

        Just for conversation let's say somebody won im a state that allows players to 'mix' numbers, i.e. the player selects three and the terminal picks three other two oe three. 

        Would that be an important question for you?

        The fact that she won is way more important than where the numbers came from.

        Wouldnt be a question at all because I never heard of that before They dont do it in Cali. 

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          I'm pretty sure they do it in Georgia, for one.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Is this the lovely Mai? 

             

             

            She stinks at pitching!    Jester Laugh

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              Congrats!!!

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                "She stinks at pitching!  "

                So you think she should keep her day job?

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                  They do in SC-fill in the #s you want-check quick pick and the machine fills in the rest.

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                    Is this the lovely Mai? 

                     

                     

                    She stinks at pitching!    Jester Laugh

                    I work with a few Hmong and from what I've been told it's a somewhat common name.

                     

                    But there are a few who believe that they know her.

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                      What I like about this lady -- note how little info she gave away about herself. And hats off to Wisconsin, too. So many winner stories state that the party will not give a statement, but then the lottery news item has all this info in it about them. For example, their job, what is the first thing they are going to do, etc.  I always assumed that the lottery people chit chat with them and people being people, the winner is then inadvertently giving away info, and the lotto people tell the press.  If I won, I would not say a word to them. Just smile and if they ask me a question that is unrelated to filing the claim, I would put my finger to my lips and say shhhhhhhh!  I wouldnt even bring a friend with me knowing that they would try to use them for info, too.  I've said it before, and I will say it again:  by law winners names are public info.  But there is nothing in the law that says they have the right to flash your name on 100k computer screens for years as free advertising.  It's a sleazy tactic. 

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                        Is this the lovely Mai? 

                         

                         

                        She stinks at pitching!    Jester Laugh

                        Hey, I think she did a pretty good job — she didn't bounce it!

                         

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                          But the story doesnt address the important question of whether she picked her numbers or it was a quick pick.  Wink

                          Everybody knows that people want to know that, so why doesnt the lottery provide that info??

                          Anyway, I went a googling and found this article on the winning ticket being sold.  A lottery spokesman said they had the video surveillance tape but that they do not use it to ID people but only for an investigation. This means to me that they wont use video to help people but will use video to deny payment. Mad Mad Mad

                          What do you think?

                          http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2017/05/22/winning-powerball/330005001/

                          What's with the fascination of wanting to know whether a jackpot winner chose their own numbers or whether it was a QP Redd? What difference does it make, since neither yourself or the machine knows in advance what numbers are going to be chosen.Now if l could find a " Motherbox" that gave me the numbers...well hey!

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                            What I like about this lady -- note how little info she gave away about herself. And hats off to Wisconsin, too. So many winner stories state that the party will not give a statement, but then the lottery news item has all this info in it about them. For example, their job, what is the first thing they are going to do, etc.  I always assumed that the lottery people chit chat with them and people being people, the winner is then inadvertently giving away info, and the lotto people tell the press.  If I won, I would not say a word to them. Just smile and if they ask me a question that is unrelated to filing the claim, I would put my finger to my lips and say shhhhhhhh!  I wouldnt even bring a friend with me knowing that they would try to use them for info, too.  I've said it before, and I will say it again:  by law winners names are public info.  But there is nothing in the law that says they have the right to flash your name on 100k computer screens for years as free advertising.  It's a sleazy tactic. 

                            Just tell them that everything you say is OFF THE RECORD. Then watch their body language and see how they overreact.

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