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Posted: January 1, 2006, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

No problem, you wouldn't be the first to disagree with me.

Cheers

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    Posted: January 1, 2006, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

    Well I part company with you on this one Chewie.  Remember the old saying:

    Two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead.

    Jim 

    People who have something they see as shameful to hide sometimes manage to keep their secrets for an awfully long while. 

    The late FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover's closet gay activities come to mind, along with the Rosenbergs when they were selling US secrets to the USSR.  But it has a way of coming out eventually.

    But these folks appear to be just regular folks who haven't trained themselves in secrecy.  Good job of work doing it.

    Jack

    Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

    It's about number behavior.

    Egos don't count.

     

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      Posted: January 1, 2006, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

      Actually, this might be a good indicator of where their collective heads are at.  As far as I know in the 2 months prior to claiming their prize no information about the winner leaked out.  That tells me these people had discipline.  And it sounds to me like they took the time to decide how they were going to divide the winnings (and to who) before they collected it.  That tells me they were focused.  We might also presume that they used the time to put all their affairs in order before they collected prize money and possibly plan a press and/or exit strategy.

      If that's the case then giving up a few months worth of interest seems a small price to pay.

      Jim 

      You and I are lockstep on this one.

      Those people come across as a study in clear thinking and self-discipline.

      Jack

      Their strategy will probably pay off, especially since there was another PB jackpot winner since.

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        Actually, this might be a good indicator of where their collective heads are at.  As far as I know in the 2 months prior to claiming their prize no information about the winner leaked out.  That tells me these people had discipline.  And it sounds to me like they took the time to decide how they were going to divide the winnings (and to who) before they collected it.  That tells me they were focused.  We might also presume that they used the time to put all their affairs in order before they collected prize money and possibly plan a press and/or exit strategy.

        If that's the case then giving up a few months worth of interest seems a small price to pay.

        Jim 

        I totally agree with you...

        What would be the rush....

        Those people who went from rags to riches back to rags, probably camped out on the steps of the door waiting to collect...

         

        Discipline ...........Well said..

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          Posted: January 1, 2006, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

          Actually, this might be a good indicator of where their collective heads are at.  As far as I know in the 2 months prior to claiming their prize no information about the winner leaked out.  That tells me these people had discipline.  And it sounds to me like they took the time to decide how they were going to divide the winnings (and to who) before they collected it.  That tells me they were focused.  We might also presume that they used the time to put all their affairs in order before they collected prize money and possibly plan a press and/or exit strategy.

          If that's the case then giving up a few months worth of interest seems a small price to pay.

          Jim 

          You and I are lockstep on this one.

          Those people come across as a study in clear thinking and self-discipline.

          Jack

          Their strategy will probably pay off, especially since there was another PB jackpot winner since.

          If they used that time to do a pre-emptive nuclear strike on all the known tanglefoots in the jackpot winner arena it will almost surely pay dividends.

          On the other hand, we humans have a pesky habit of finding new tanglefoots if there aren't any of the old tried and true ones handy.

          Hope they enjoy the ride and that the going up is worth whatever coming down's ultimately in the offing.

          Jack

          Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

          It's about number behavior.

          Egos don't count.

           

          Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

           

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            Posted: January 2, 2006, 12:10 am - IP Logged

            Perhaps they should start including in the winner's stories as to whether or not they simply forgot, or held out to the last minute intentionally. Until then we can only speculate as to how intelligent they are.

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              Posted: January 2, 2006, 7:10 am - IP Logged

              Perhaps they should start including in the winner's stories as to whether or not they simply forgot, or held out to the last minute intentionally. Until then we can only speculate as to how intelligent they are.

              At least we don't have to  speculate on how intelligent WE are.

              Jack

              Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

              It's about number behavior.

              Egos don't count.

               

              Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

               


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                Posted: January 2, 2006, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                If he waited until this week, we would be hearing of a 78-year-old receiving his prize in 30 annual payments, since MO starts the 60-day clock with the drawing, not when the claim is filed.

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                  Posted: January 2, 2006, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                  Whats the rush to claim the money?  None really, but if you used the interest, say 10%, to donate to an animal shelter, how many lives of dogs and cats do you think you could save with ($17,000,000 X 10% X 2 months =) $340,000.00?  I guess it all depends on the value you place on stray animals.  Then again, you could just spend two months thinking of only yourself, and not worrying about the lives of the unfortunate.

                  Cheers

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