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Posted: July 24, 2016, 2:39 am - IP Logged

Where do you see $1000 as a prize?  It says on the site the most you can win is $50 for a straight hit.

20 tickets with the same numbers, if you get it right each wins $50 = $1000.

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    Yep or if you're really gutsy, instead of spending $600 on a roll, you could buy 600 of the same tickets and have a 1:100 chance of winning $30,000.  It would probably take over an hour for all of your tickets to print out though haha.

    Show me the money!

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      Yep or if you're really gutsy, instead of spending $600 on a roll, you could buy 600 of the same tickets and have a 1:100 chance of winning $30,000.  It would probably take over an hour for all of your tickets to print out though haha.

      And having been behind people who are doing that with Cash 3 or Play 4, but not even getting that many, I suggested to FL Lotto that they put multipliers on the tickets. Want to play the number 363 50 times for one drawing? Cool. One ticket, says all the info and 50x plays on it. Save everyone time. Of course, they've not decided to do that.

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        And having been behind people who are doing that with Cash 3 or Play 4, but not even getting that many, I suggested to FL Lotto that they put multipliers on the tickets. Want to play the number 363 50 times for one drawing? Cool. One ticket, says all the info and 50x plays on it. Save everyone time. Of course, they've not decided to do that.

        It's a good suggestion, but there might be an unintended consequence of such a multiplier. The Lottery might consider the ticket as a single win, and you're more likely to end up having to go down to the DO and be taxed on it. Cashing in a ton of $50 wins might be inconvenient, but I'd take it over the alternative.

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          Posted: July 24, 2016, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

          Where are we at on 50X and 200MS news? Anything?

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            Where are we at on 50X and 200MS news? Anything?

            I think 1 of 2 things .... either the person that bought them all up in Gainesville found out the big wins must have been thrown out (since it has not been claimed) or Lottery came around and DEMANDED them after reading here that they were all going to be purchased in the next 24hrs. (so they didn't have to pay out the wins)

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              I don't think the person from Gainesville bought up all the 50X tickets from AK's.  I know they bought all of the $200MS tickets.  I ordered an instant liability report on the Super Millions, $200MS and $2M Jackpot a little over a week ago. I suspect it will come this week.  I'll share it when I receive it. 

              @jasefan - nice wins on the $1/$2 tickets.  I was kind of bummed when the last $1,000/week for life top prize was won.  That was the only $2 ticket I played because the top prize was comesurate with a $10/$20 prize at my age.

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                Posted: July 24, 2016, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                It's a good suggestion, but there might be an unintended consequence of such a multiplier. The Lottery might consider the ticket as a single win, and you're more likely to end up having to go down to the DO and be taxed on it. Cashing in a ton of $50 wins might be inconvenient, but I'd take it over the alternative.

                Possibly, but I don't think that's as big a factor as the potential that they might not be allowed to. If they provide a way to essentially bet a multiplier on the amount their spending it may interfere with some aspect of the law for the lottery. I could be way off, but it may be one thing to allow people to buy 50 separate tickets but another thing to give them a way to bet X amount of dollars per ticket.

                Or more likely, the lottery is just slow at developing common sense changes. Hell, look at the way tickets are printed as of like a year or year and a half ago I think it was. There used to be a larger gap of empty ticket on the top of each ticket printed and it appears it took them years to realize they could save a ton of paper by just starting the printing higher on each individual ticket and lessening the blank space.

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                  Let me ask you all a question....   It was brought to my attention tonight that my brother that is 32 and my mother, are "expecting" quite a bit of money from my winnings..  Apparently they feel like they are entitled to 10%... or roughly 100k each.  That is not going to happen.  But now im in a conundrum. I have a good relationship with both of them, and had plans to pay off my brothers car, roughly $17k and do something for my mom, but havent decided what.

                   

                  Now I dont know what to do, or what is right to do.  I know I dont owe anyone anything, and I was beyond shocked at what their "expectations" are, but dont know how to respond to it...

                  Opinions welcome....

                  fwiw: the 250k kings ransom that I gave my father has no bearing on this at all.

                  Update:  It finally happened today. I hadnt had a chance to talk to my mom about her wanting so much money until this morning.  We were on our way to look at an SUV for her, and I calmly and casually asked her about what I had heard.  She almost immediately confirmed that yes she did want/expect $100k because "You won a million dollars dont you realize how much that is?"...  I mustered about 6 words --- that is a lot of money-- and before I had a chance to say anything else, she practically went off the rails. Wouldnt let me get a word in and became very defensive.  Mind you, to this point I had not said no. I did not say anything in reference of a dollar amount at all.  She was trying to cut me off at the pass before I could say anything she didnt want to hear, and in the process made herself sound like a 4 year old throwing a temper tantrum.

                   

                  I politely told  her to just take me back to my house, which she did at about 70mph in a 35mph zone. I didnt say a word on the 5 minute drive. As we get to my house she says  "I have been through a lot of heartache with you, and you do this, you killed me with this"......

                  Keep in mind, I STILL havent said a single word other then me asking her, and then saying its a lot of money.

                  This is HIGHLY unlike my mom. I dont know wtf happened, but now I am in a foul mood and want to tell her to pound sand and give her nothing. At this point, I feel like anything I do give her will either not be enough, or she will take whatever it is and give me attitude about it, so whats the point?!?!

                  Mo Money, Mo Problems......  Everything I read told me this could happen, but I really didnt expect it from my own mother...

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                    Update:  It finally happened today. I hadnt had a chance to talk to my mom about her wanting so much money until this morning.  We were on our way to look at an SUV for her, and I calmly and casually asked her about what I had heard.  She almost immediately confirmed that yes she did want/expect $100k because "You won a million dollars dont you realize how much that is?"...  I mustered about 6 words --- that is a lot of money-- and before I had a chance to say anything else, she practically went off the rails. Wouldnt let me get a word in and became very defensive.  Mind you, to this point I had not said no. I did not say anything in reference of a dollar amount at all.  She was trying to cut me off at the pass before I could say anything she didnt want to hear, and in the process made herself sound like a 4 year old throwing a temper tantrum.

                     

                    I politely told  her to just take me back to my house, which she did at about 70mph in a 35mph zone. I didnt say a word on the 5 minute drive. As we get to my house she says  "I have been through a lot of heartache with you, and you do this, you killed me with this"......

                    Keep in mind, I STILL havent said a single word other then me asking her, and then saying its a lot of money.

                    This is HIGHLY unlike my mom. I dont know wtf happened, but now I am in a foul mood and want to tell her to pound sand and give her nothing. At this point, I feel like anything I do give her will either not be enough, or she will take whatever it is and give me attitude about it, so whats the point?!?!

                    Mo Money, Mo Problems......  Everything I read told me this could happen, but I really didnt expect it from my own mother...

                    I don't know anything about you or your family, so it is impossible to respond entirely appropriately, but you need to stick to what is best for you and what you had originally decided on doing. The guilt that she is trying to use shouldn't be considered and neither should the thought about whether it will "be enough." Enough is defined by what you felt you were able to give and still accomplish the things you wanted to, it's not defined by what would solve her issues or by the expectations she created out of nowhere.

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                      Posted: July 25, 2016, 12:12 am - IP Logged

                      Your mom brought you in to this world and she can take you out of it! Smash

                      Show me the money!

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                        EMTAdam I am so sorry that your mother does not understand taxes.  Since you did not claim the money with her at the lotto office I think if you give her $100,000 you will incur a gift tax come tax season.  Good luck in whatever you do!-weshar75

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                          Update:  It finally happened today. I hadnt had a chance to talk to my mom about her wanting so much money until this morning.  We were on our way to look at an SUV for her, and I calmly and casually asked her about what I had heard.  She almost immediately confirmed that yes she did want/expect $100k because "You won a million dollars dont you realize how much that is?"...  I mustered about 6 words --- that is a lot of money-- and before I had a chance to say anything else, she practically went off the rails. Wouldnt let me get a word in and became very defensive.  Mind you, to this point I had not said no. I did not say anything in reference of a dollar amount at all.  She was trying to cut me off at the pass before I could say anything she didnt want to hear, and in the process made herself sound like a 4 year old throwing a temper tantrum.

                           

                          I politely told  her to just take me back to my house, which she did at about 70mph in a 35mph zone. I didnt say a word on the 5 minute drive. As we get to my house she says  "I have been through a lot of heartache with you, and you do this, you killed me with this"......

                          Keep in mind, I STILL havent said a single word other then me asking her, and then saying its a lot of money.

                          This is HIGHLY unlike my mom. I dont know wtf happened, but now I am in a foul mood and want to tell her to pound sand and give her nothing. At this point, I feel like anything I do give her will either not be enough, or she will take whatever it is and give me attitude about it, so whats the point?!?!

                          Mo Money, Mo Problems......  Everything I read told me this could happen, but I really didnt expect it from my own mother...

                          I was just wondering yesterday how that all shook out, but didn't want to pry. Sorry to hear it went over like that, man. 

                          I can see why she'd be upset. For herself she created an unrealistic expectation upon which she's probably been making plans, and the moment you say no all those plans can't happen. It'd be terribly disappointing for her, but not your fault or responsibility. Considering how emotional she's feeling, perhaps you would do well to compose your thoughts on the topic in writing (which it would be good to save a copy of), that way she can read it when she's ready to.

                           

                          Also, I suppose you know now that if lightning strikes again (you hit another jackpot), there are folks that just don't need to know about it.

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                            Update:  It finally happened today. I hadnt had a chance to talk to my mom about her wanting so much money until this morning.  We were on our way to look at an SUV for her, and I calmly and casually asked her about what I had heard.  She almost immediately confirmed that yes she did want/expect $100k because "You won a million dollars dont you realize how much that is?"...  I mustered about 6 words --- that is a lot of money-- and before I had a chance to say anything else, she practically went off the rails. Wouldnt let me get a word in and became very defensive.  Mind you, to this point I had not said no. I did not say anything in reference of a dollar amount at all.  She was trying to cut me off at the pass before I could say anything she didnt want to hear, and in the process made herself sound like a 4 year old throwing a temper tantrum.

                             

                            I politely told  her to just take me back to my house, which she did at about 70mph in a 35mph zone. I didnt say a word on the 5 minute drive. As we get to my house she says  "I have been through a lot of heartache with you, and you do this, you killed me with this"......

                            Keep in mind, I STILL havent said a single word other then me asking her, and then saying its a lot of money.

                            This is HIGHLY unlike my mom. I dont know wtf happened, but now I am in a foul mood and want to tell her to pound sand and give her nothing. At this point, I feel like anything I do give her will either not be enough, or she will take whatever it is and give me attitude about it, so whats the point?!?!

                            Mo Money, Mo Problems......  Everything I read told me this could happen, but I really didnt expect it from my own mother...

                            First a response to what happened:

                             

                            This is YOUR money. I know you won about 2.25 million, but you did give the 250K Kings Ransom card

                            to your father and you had to pay taxes on whatever you ultimately got out of your 2 million dollar scratcher

                            winner. As far as I see it, you already gifted your parents 250K minus taxes.

                             

                            Now, lets say you cleared a million dollars after  taxes on your original win. A million dollars is a lot of money,

                            but you know and I know it can go very, very fast. It's not the kind of money where you can give everyone

                            you know a big chunk, especially if you plan to use / keep any of it for yourself. 50K here and 50K there will

                            quickly leave you broke. 



                            What I would do, if I were in your situation, would be to clearly and firmly explain to everyone whatever YOUR

                            intentions are with the money. If I were to win some amount of money like that, say between 1 and 5 million,

                            which is a lot of money but not enough to hand everyone tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, is determine

                            exactly who I wanted to give money too and how much. The one thing that would burn my ass really fast is if

                            someone demanded money, or demanded a certain amount.

                             

                            Figure out what you were likely to give them before this incident, and then offer that with the contingency that

                            if it's not enough, they can always get nothing instead.

                             

                            Lastly a few questions if you don't mind?

                             

                            1) How much money did you clear after taxes from the first win?

                             

                            2) How much of it do you have left?

                             

                            3) What were are your major plans for the money?

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                              Update:  It finally happened today. I hadnt had a chance to talk to my mom about her wanting so much money until this morning.  We were on our way to look at an SUV for her, and I calmly and casually asked her about what I had heard.  She almost immediately confirmed that yes she did want/expect $100k because "You won a million dollars dont you realize how much that is?"...  I mustered about 6 words --- that is a lot of money-- and before I had a chance to say anything else, she practically went off the rails. Wouldnt let me get a word in and became very defensive.  Mind you, to this point I had not said no. I did not say anything in reference of a dollar amount at all.  She was trying to cut me off at the pass before I could say anything she didnt want to hear, and in the process made herself sound like a 4 year old throwing a temper tantrum.

                               

                              I politely told  her to just take me back to my house, which she did at about 70mph in a 35mph zone. I didnt say a word on the 5 minute drive. As we get to my house she says  "I have been through a lot of heartache with you, and you do this, you killed me with this"......

                              Keep in mind, I STILL havent said a single word other then me asking her, and then saying its a lot of money.

                              This is HIGHLY unlike my mom. I dont know wtf happened, but now I am in a foul mood and want to tell her to pound sand and give her nothing. At this point, I feel like anything I do give her will either not be enough, or she will take whatever it is and give me attitude about it, so whats the point?!?!

                              Mo Money, Mo Problems......  Everything I read told me this could happen, but I really didnt expect it from my own mother...

                              Sorry to hear about the problems you are having with your mother.  I think you are taking the correct approach by not caving in.  As someone else said, you may want to put your thoughts in writing and send them to your mother.  Ultimately, this windfall should bring you happiness and those around you should be happy for you.  If your mother has financial responsibility issues, no matter how much money you give her, she will always need more.  Stick to your plan and things will calm down eventually.  Don't feel compelled to answer to anyone else.

                                 
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