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Officially, no claim on Powerball jackpot

Topic closed. 5 replies. Last post 12 years ago by Chewie.

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October 20, 2005
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Posted: October 21, 2005, 11:42 pm - IP Logged


Record $340 Million Ticket Sold in Oregon!
The small town of Jacksonville (population 1,955) located in southwest Oregon lays claim to having sold the single winning ticket for the record breaking $340 million Powerball jackpot.  The ticket was sold at one of only two Powerball retailers in the city: Ray's Food Place or the Jacksonville Tavern.  No one has stepped forward yet to claim the prize, but when they do they will have to decide on the 29-year, 30-payment annuity, or the cash option worth $164,410,058. The winner will have 60 days after their ticket is validated to make that decision.

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    October 6, 2005
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    Posted: October 22, 2005, 12:05 am - IP Logged

    Huh? So the story was all a lie? That would suck if no one ever claimed it, as the jackpot may as well continued on. Unless the winners are just waiting a few weeks before claiming it officially.

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      June 5, 2002
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      Posted: October 22, 2005, 11:30 am - IP Logged

      I don't see the winner(s) waiting weeks to come forward. I also think that when they claim, they'll decide on lump sum.

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        Posted: October 22, 2005, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

        The story was reported by ABC News, in an exclusive interview with the supposed winner.  Powerball must maintain a strict line of "nobopdy has claimed the jackpot", until the winner officially claims the prize.


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          March 18, 2005
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          Posted: October 22, 2005, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

          I think the guy who claimed the ticket, has the winning ticket. I mean, he would be stupid to say he has the ticket just to get his 15 minutes. He would look like a moron doing that.

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            July 9, 2005
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            Posted: October 22, 2005, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

            Maybe people in the ABC story is still in shock. They obviously failed to plan anything farther then a cup of coffee each morning. I gotta wonder what their private business is. I hope it has nothing to do with Homeland Security.


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