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Isn't this the most unhappy lottery winner EVER?

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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Posted: January 28, 2014, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

She won $500,000 in a scratchoff game in VA.

 

 

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    Posted: January 28, 2014, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

    I think I may have to vote for Jack Whittaker

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      Posted: January 28, 2014, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

      She won $500,000 in a scratchoff game in VA.

       

       

      By the look on her face I'm thinking maybe she didn't really want her picture taken.

      Cuz she's thinking about all the people that she didn't want to know that she won big bucks.

      And now they're gonna know.

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        Posted: January 28, 2014, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

        By the look on her face I'm thinking maybe she didn't really want her picture taken.

        Cuz she's thinking about all the people that she didn't want to know that she won big bucks.

        And now they're gonna know.

        lol You are probably right.

        J'aime La France.

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          Posted: January 28, 2014, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

          She won $500,000 in a scratchoff game in VA.

           

           

          Yikes, she is a sour puss.

          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

          For a lead role in a cage?

           

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            Posted: January 29, 2014, 6:42 am - IP Logged

            By the look on her face I'm thinking maybe she didn't really want her picture taken.

            Cuz she's thinking about all the people that she didn't want to know that she won big bucks.

            And now they're gonna know.

            LOL it's only 500k, I would hope she could keep her wits about her and tell them her bills and wants take precedent

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              Posted: January 29, 2014, 6:59 am - IP Logged

              She should be grateful, its not easy winnning a huge jackpot

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                Posted: January 29, 2014, 8:57 am - IP Logged

                By the look on her face I'm thinking maybe she didn't really want her picture taken.

                Cuz she's thinking about all the people that she didn't want to know that she won big bucks.

                And now they're gonna know.

                                                       I Agree!

                some day....some day


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                  Posted: January 29, 2014, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                  lol You are probably right.

                  Perhaps all lottery players are losers at heart?

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                    Posted: January 29, 2014, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

                    By the look on her face I'm thinking maybe she didn't really want her picture taken.

                    Cuz she's thinking about all the people that she didn't want to know that she won big bucks.

                    And now they're gonna know.

                    I Agree!   She is cringing at the onslaught of free loaders who are ready to pounce on her.

                    If this $500k is an annuity, she most likely will get 25k per year BEFORE taxes and that is just barely enough to supplement her income.

                    Her financial situation will get a slight boost but the general public will look at her as being $500k richer and will be compelled to get a piece of that payout. In their mind, they feel entitled to her winnings.

                    ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **

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                      Posted: January 29, 2014, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

                      I Agree!   She is cringing at the onslaught of free loaders who are ready to pounce on her.

                      If this $500k is an annuity, she most likely will get 25k per year BEFORE taxes and that is just barely enough to supplement her income.

                      Her financial situation will get a slight boost but the general public will look at her as being $500k richer and will be compelled to get a piece of that payout. In their mind, they feel entitled to her winnings.

                      Jill don't forget that if it is 500k in cash it puts her in the 39.6% tax bracket and on top of that she now has to pay the extra 3.8% Obamacare
                      tax (not to mention any state taxes).

                      So, after the government is done with her it would be closer to a $250,000 win.  Maybe she is unhappy because she already got half of it taken by the Gov!

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                        Posted: January 29, 2014, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

                        perhapps she just heard the taxes on the winning, then SNAP!

                        2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                        keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                          Posted: January 29, 2014, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                          Jill don't forget that if it is 500k in cash it puts her in the 39.6% tax bracket and on top of that she now has to pay the extra 3.8% Obamacare
                          tax (not to mention any state taxes).

                          So, after the government is done with her it would be closer to a $250,000 win.  Maybe she is unhappy because she already got half of it taken by the Gov!

                          The game she played is called 50X the money. It has a top prize of $5 million which is paid out in equal installments over 30 years or has a lump sum cash value of $3.4 million.

                          This lady is married so anything above an AGI of $450k is taxed at 39.6%(anything below that amount is taxed anywhere from 10-35%). Federal taxes on an AGI of 500k for married filing jointly is $145,645.

                          Virginia does have a state income tax and once you factor in her entire tax obligations as you alluded to could very well be the reason for the frown on her face. 

                          I am not familiar with scratch off ticket payouts so she may indeed be looking at a 500k payout since it is a 2nd place prize. I am simply basing this on the fact that both MM and PB 2nd place payout is the advertised number before taxes.

                          ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **

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                            Posted: January 29, 2014, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

                            She won $500,000 in a scratchoff game in VA.

                             

                             

                            Artist77,

                            Maybe she is 'smiling' in that picture!

                            I'm sure everyone here has known someone like that.

                            Or, she's related to Grumpy Cat!

                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                              Posted: January 29, 2014, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                              Maybe she has no teeth.