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Uncle Sam Wins Your Lottery
Attention, lottery players: If you win a nice big prize, opt to take it as a stream of payments and then change your mind and wish you had taken it as a lump sum, don't expect any special tax benefits if you sell your annuity for immediate cash.Over and over in the past few years and especially since capital gains tax rates were lowered in 2001 lottery winners have sold their rights to future payments and tried to treat what they got in exchange as capital gains.Since capital gains are now t ...
Nov 28, 2005, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum

For lottery winners, trouble followed fortune
They won $65.4 million in the lottery, quit their jobs and bought big houses.Five years later, Virginia Metcalf Merida and Mack Metcalf are dead. Merida's son discovered her body inside her 5,000-square-foot home overlooking the Ohio River in suburban Cincinnati on Wednesday. Merida, 51, may have been dead for days, according to the Campbell County, Ky., Police Department, which is awaiting autopsy results.Campbell County Police Detective David Halfhill told The Cincinnati Post that there were n ...
Nov 28, 2005, 6:31 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball Lottery Winner Found Dead in Her Geodesic Dome
A woman who won a $65.4 million Powerball jackpot with her husband five years ago was found dead at her home overlooking the Ohio River, where she had apparently been for days before anyone found her, police said.Virginia Metcalf Merida's son discovered her body Wednesday. Police were awaiting autopsy and toxicology results before announcing a cause of death.When the woman and her husband, Mack Wayne Metcalf, won the jackpot, they told lottery officials they were going their separate ways to ful ...
Nov 28, 2005, 6:23 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner hangs self 7 years after collecting win
Seven years ago, Gerald Muswagon was all smiles as his troubled life took a fairy-tale turn when he won a $10 million lottery jackpot.On Sunday, Mr. Muswagon hanged himself in his parent's garage.It was a shocking end for a man who appeared to have the world at his fingertips, yet clearly never could grasp the instant fame and fortune he was handed through his lucky $2 Super 7 ticket. People are very upset, and this is all very surprising, said his cousin, Mike Muswagon. But he had been very d ...
Oct 5, 2005, 9:31 am - Lottery News forum

Record lottery winner's business target of complaints
More than 1,500 complaints have been filed in a Wood County sewer project being completed by a company owned by record Powerball winner Jack Whittaker, about one complaint for every customer the Union Williams Public Service District project would serve.Diversified Enterprise and its subcontractor, Zion Inc., allegedly have sliced water, sewer, gas and power lines, cut down trees and knocked down fences, according to complaints filed with the PSD, located in Waverly.The sewer project started in ...
Sep 21, 2005, 6:39 pm - Lottery News forum

Powerball lottery millionaire fields marriage, investment proposals
A 33-year-old Idaho man who won a state record $220.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot Memorial Day weekend has spent his summer appearing on TV shows, taking friends to Tahiti, fielding marriage proposals from strangers and starting to build a new stadium at his hometown high school.But now it's back to work for Brad Duke of Star, a Boise suburb. Earlier this week, he returned to his old job at Gold's Gym in Meridian, where he teaches a 6 a.m. class on spinning, a workout using stationary bicy ...
Sep 12, 2005, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum

$45 million N.Y. Lotto winner living life to the fullest
It's pretty obvious that winning the lottery would have a great capacity to change your life, though not always for the better. So imagine what it was life for New Yorker John Falcon who six years ago won $45 million when his lucky numbers came up. From living in a modest tenement apartment he now lives in the Trump Tower, and after years trying to build a career as a singer and actor, he can now afford to hire his own theaters. What's more, a movie of his lottery winning life another s ...
Aug 12, 2005, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Brothers sharing $11 million lottery win return to work
Thirteen years after James and John Daly split an $11 million lottery prize, the twin brothers have returned to their old jobs as maintenance workers in the Brockton, Massachusetts, schools.The Daly brothers quit their jobs after winning the prize, which is paying them about 415-thousand dollars a year for 20 years. The brothers say they don't need the money, but they miss the work.One catch is that the Daly brothers no longer live in Brockton. At least one city councilor says he would prefer th ...
Aug 4, 2005, 9:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Deceased lottery winner's kids finally get their inheritance
The children of an illiterate Massachusetts man who became an overnight lottery millionaire will get to share in their inheritance, thanks to a judge who has seen to it their high-rolling cousin's luck has run out.Before his death from heart disease on Jan. 22, 2001, at age 42, Rusty Thompson, who had two daughters by an ex-wife and a son by a fiancee, asked his nephew, Rocky Jace, to make sure his two families were taken care of with the windfall from the Instant Millions scratch ticket he had ...
Jul 8, 2005, 2:03 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery winner claims simplicity is key to happy life
Jim Hall from Troy, New York says he's the same man he was before he hit the New York Lottery for $65 million five years ago. I'm still the same miserable (SOB) I always was, he said as we kicked back on his porch on a wet Friday night.Jim is a big man with a deep voice and lifetime memberships in the National Rifle Association and Safari International. He's got the firepower to prove it.But there's a softness the laid-back 67-year-old can't hide. You can see it in the house Jim and Vivian, his ...
Jun 14, 2005, 1:06 pm - Lottery News forum