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$60 million? It's 'like an out-of-body experience'

PowerballPowerball: $60 million? It's 'like an out-of-body experience'

$60 million winner is just trying to 'comprehend'

Becoming Pennsylvania's newest multimillionaire means Lisa Ensor will have a bigger wedding reception than she was planning and a larger investment portfolio.

It also might mean a new car, a trip and a house.

Ensor, 42, of York, yesterday had few definitive plans for the newfound fortune that comes with being one of two winning ticketholders in the New Year's Eve Powerball drawing.

Ensor said she held off claiming her $60,149,751.49 lump-sum payment to allow time to get financial advice.

She shares the jackpot -- the fifth largest in Powerball history -- with a South Carolina lottery player.

Realizing she is now a millionaire was something that she said, "you just can't comprehend."

"It's almost like an out-of-body experience," said her fiance, Dale Finkenbiner, who has been engaged to Ensor for a year.

They have not set a wedding date.

They realized around noontime on New Year's Day that one of the 60 tickets she purchased the day before made her a big winner, she said.

The multistate lottery, which benefits older Pennsylvanians, had not had a winner in 15 earlier drawings, allowing the jackpot to swell to $221.5 million if taken in yearly installments over 29 years.

"We screamed and jumped," Ensor said. She and her fiance kept her good fortune to themselves and the winning ticket with computer-picked numbers in a bank safe deposit box until yesterday.

Since learning she was a big winner, Ensor quit her job as a machine operator at Tyco Electronics.

Employees at the Rutter's Farm Store on Arsenal Road in York, where Ensor is a regular lottery ticket buyer, also were glad the winner finally emerged.

Rutter's President Scott Hartman promised manager Mary Roan $7,000 and her employees each $3,500 of the $400,000 that the store receives for selling the ticket.

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fja's avatar - gnome1

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Posted: January 16, 2004, 9:12 am - IP Logged

no wedding date yet,  I'm guessing he'll start pushing for one shortly....although Lisa Ensor-Finkenbiener just might be a deal breaker for the newly found millionare!

(just kidding)

and how about the store employees, wouldn't you think that $70,000 and $35,000 would be a little better from someone recieving $400,000.  But I guess because its not my cash it looks a little cheap to me! 

"Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

    Loops's avatar - disney14
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    Posted: January 16, 2004, 9:38 am - IP Logged

    ~~$400,000 that the store receives for selling the ticket.~~

    Damn, Louisiana stores only get like 25,000$ for selling the winning ticket.

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      Posted: January 16, 2004, 9:58 am - IP Logged

      I'm glad to see how many tickets she bought.

       

      I hate it when I see the winner bought 1 quick pick and won....

       

                                     

                    

       

       

        Lotto Czar's avatar - sam
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        Posted: January 16, 2004, 11:49 am - IP Logged

         

        The store is giving about a third of that to charity.  A good chunk is for store improvements.  Since it happened locally here, it was quite the show when Lisa stepped forward.  All over today's front pages.

          fja's avatar - gnome1

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          Posted: January 16, 2004, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks for clearing that up lotto Czar, it makes sense now....Yea we had all the excitment up here with the 162 million mega winner and loser also.....

          "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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            Posted: January 16, 2004, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

            She will probably have him sign a prenup now!  LOL

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              Posted: January 17, 2004, 9:39 am - IP Logged

              Well in Michigan if you were a store and sold a $200,000,000 Mega Millions ticket you would only recieve $2,000.  Michigan gives a higher percentage to retailers in general for selling tickets and pays nothing when you sell a winning ticket.

              Brad

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                Posted: January 17, 2004, 1:06 pm - IP Logged
                Quote: Originally posted by DoubleDown on January 16, 2004



                I'm glad to see how many tickets she bought.

                 

                I hate it when I see the winner bought 1 quick pick and won....





                I'd almost have to agree with you about the buying one ticket and winning scenario, but that's usually all I can scrape up enough for each week. (Please forgive my poverty.) What irritates me is when any given winner is the kind of person who only buys tickets when the jackpot gets high. They don't help to build the  pot, but they're more than happy to partake in it only when it reaches the stratosphere. Even that doesn't irk me quite as bad as when someone who's already a millionaire wins $100,000,000 plus. That about made me cry.  I like when someone who REALLY needs it wins. An unemployed widowed mother of six winning $20,000,000 would make me feel all warm and fuzzy, almost as good as if I'd won myself.

                    GL2all.


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                  Posted: January 20, 2004, 8:19 am - IP Logged

                  It only takes $1...except it will be $2 for PA Match-6.

                    Lotto Czar's avatar - sam
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                    Posted: January 20, 2004, 8:37 am - IP Logged
                    Quote: Originally posted by Lurk More N00b on January 17, 2004



                    Quote: Originally posted by DoubleDown on January 16, 2004



                    I'm glad to see how many tickets she bought.

                     

                    I hate it when I see the winner bought 1 quick pick and won....





                    I'd almost have to agree with you about the buying one ticket and winning scenario, but that's usually all I can scrape up enough for each week. (Please forgive my poverty.) What irritates me is when any given winner is the kind of person who only buys tickets when the jackpot gets high. They don't help to build the  pot, but they're more than happy to partake in it only when it reaches the stratosphere. Even that doesn't irk me quite as bad as when someone who's already a millionaire wins $100,000,000 plus. That about made me cry.  I like when someone who REALLY needs it wins. An unemployed widowed mother of six winning $20,000,000 would make me feel all warm and fuzzy, almost as good as if I'd won myself.

                        GL2all.




                    Not if its me.  That's how I play.  One ticket per drawing, quick pick.  Power Play.  maybe I'll pick my own for Match 6.  Then I'll rmember what they are, when I hear them on the radio.  One more thing.  I was going to say, that maybe Lisa will buy her fiancee a toupee, but I won't.  they live too close to here.
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                      Posted: January 21, 2004, 6:25 am - IP Logged

                      >What irritates me is when any given winner is the kind of

                      >person who only buys tickets when the jackpot gets high.

                      Like $10 Million/$2.5 mil cash isn't alot! :-)



                      MarkP