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New Jersey woman claims $12 million Mega Millions jackpot

Mega MillionsMega Millions: New Jersey woman claims $12 million Mega Millions jackpot

A Monmouth County woman has claimed a $12 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.

Cindy Wilson had the only winning ticket for the Oct. 7 drawing, lottery officials said Monday.  Wilson, a Neptune Township resident who works as an engineer, was attending a business meeting in Tampa, Fla., when she checked her ticket against the winning numbers printed in a newspaper.

Needless to say, they finished the meeting without me, Wilson said in a prepared statement issued Monday by the New Jersey Lottery.

Wilson chose to receive annual payments of $461,000, and she got her first check -- for more than $350,000, after federal taxes were taken out -- on Monday.  If she had chosen to receive a lump-sum payment, she would have been paid more than $5.2 million after taxes.

Wilson purchased her winning ticket at Ricks Wine & Liquor in Neptune on the day of the drawing.  The stores owner, Virendra Patel of Farmingdale, will receive $10,000 as the vendor of the winning ticket.

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Posted: October 21, 2003, 7:06 am - IP Logged

How could she choose annual payments with NJ lottery winnings free of state tax for NJ residents? What's her age?

AFAIK she's the first Mega Millions "loser"-refusing to take the cash.


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    Posted: October 21, 2003, 10:02 am - IP Logged

    Way to go Cindy!!! maybe she had a GOOD reason for accepting an Annuity instead of a Lump Sum.


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      Posted: October 21, 2003, 10:11 am - IP Logged

      I doubt it, Pick-4. I'd rather pick my nose than choose annuity.


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        Posted: October 21, 2003, 11:10 am - IP Logged

        How do you know? did you ask her?

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          Posted: October 21, 2003, 1:16 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on October 21, 2003


          I doubt it, Pick-4. I'd rather pick my nose than choose annuity.


          I think you're taking this a bit too far.  I would much rather take the annuity than pick your nose.

           

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            Posted: October 21, 2003, 3:26 pm - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by Todd on October 21, 2003



            Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on October 21, 2003


            I doubt it, Pick-4. I'd rather pick my nose than choose annuity.



            I think you're taking this a bit too far.  I would much rather take the annuity than pick your nose.






            please allow me to provide the necessary visual deterrent ;

               even I would "pick" annuity after seeing that

            "you can pick your nose. your friend can pick his nose. but you can't pick your FRIENDS nose".

            "your nose is so big that if your nose was full of nickles, you would be rich"

            "who  'nose'  when my quick  'pick'  will finally come in"?  ..................(VISIONDUDE)

             

            icansmellwhensomeonehasvision

                        "i am .........."meant to"       

            P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                     until further notice,  it's  france everyday

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              Posted: October 21, 2003, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

              Visiondude:

              GREAT visuals... They say it all.

              Chief

              May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house. May  the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your mocassins make happy tracks in many snows. And may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.

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                Posted: October 21, 2003, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

                CHIEF,

                            "i am .........."meant to"       

                P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                         until further notice,  it's  france everyday


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                  Posted: October 22, 2003, 7:09 am - IP Logged

                  Sorry Todd.


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                    Posted: October 22, 2003, 7:40 am - IP Logged

                    That's NOT TRUE a REAL LOTTERY PLAYER is a PLAYER that WINS MONEY or selects his OWN NUMBERS.How he ACCEPTS his MONEY has nothing to do with it as long as he GETS HIS MONEY be it CASH or ANNUITY.


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                      Posted: October 22, 2003, 10:05 am - IP Logged

                      Pick-4:

                      The lottery "winner" in question is not a "his" or a "he".


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                        Posted: October 22, 2003, 10:09 am - IP Logged

                        Well you know what I'm trying to say!! (her or he)


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                          Posted: October 22, 2003, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                          Pick-4:

                          Are you AIG disguised as Pick-4 Master?


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                            Posted: October 22, 2003, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

                            YEESSS!!!!!!!!! I'm BUSTED!!!!!!!!! Don't Tell Todd Okay?