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Imagine If The Winner of the 1.4B Powerball Never Checked Their Ticket!

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Posted: January 11, 2016, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

It would be a sad day for everyone if the winner doesn't claim the 1.4B powerball prize!

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    Posted: January 11, 2016, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

    Or an old person who dies of a heart attack after checking the numbers.

    Never give up.  Banana

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      Posted: January 11, 2016, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

      It would be a sad day for everyone if the winner doesn't claim the 1.4B powerball prize!

      welcome S129:

          THe odds of that happening are about 292,201,338 to 1 odds don't you think? LOTTERY FEVER is "bad" for you but, not that BAd $$$

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        Posted: January 11, 2016, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

        Or an old person who dies of a heart attack after checking the numbers.

        That's a movie:

         

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osmPlQXzXXA

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          Posted: January 11, 2016, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

          It would be a sad day for everyone if the winner doesn't claim the 1.4B powerball prize!

          That would suck.  Especially because it would take an entire 365 before that money could technically be put back in the pot.

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            Posted: January 11, 2016, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

            That's a movie:

             

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osmPlQXzXXA

            That movie looks pretty darn terrible, haha!

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              Posted: January 12, 2016, 8:59 am - IP Logged

              Or an old person who dies of a heart attack after checking the numbers.

              I'm pretty sure the "winner(s)" would be the first responders (family, EMT etc) to the scene as they pry the ticket out of their cold dead hand and claim it for their own.

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                Posted: January 12, 2016, 9:30 am - IP Logged

                How about this scenario....The winning ticket was purchased by a newbie on Saturday after Saturday's drawing cut-off and they thought it was a ticket for Saturday night's drawing, but it was actually a ticket for Wednesday's drawing.

                When they checked the ticket Saturday night and see it didn't win, they threw it away in the trash. Jester LaughSmash

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                  Posted: January 12, 2016, 9:42 am - IP Logged

                  Haha, this is a good realistic scenario! The cutoff in mystate for PB tickets is 10:00 P.M. the night of the drawing. The leaves an hour for some newb to buy a ticket and not realize its actually for the next drawing!!!

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                    Posted: January 12, 2016, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

                    Imagine if the winner gave it all away to charity

                    Show me the money!

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                      Posted: January 12, 2016, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

                      Imagine if the winner gave it all away to charity

                      It would be very expensive for the winner to do so as they would still be responsible to pay the taxes on the winnings.  While it would would be reduced some as a charitable write off they would still have to pay about 50% of the taxes due.

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                        Posted: January 12, 2016, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                        That movie looks pretty darn terrible, haha!

                        It's really a funny movie actually!

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                          Posted: January 12, 2016, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

                          It would be very expensive for the winner to do so as they would still be responsible to pay the taxes on the winnings.  While it would would be reduced some as a charitable write off they would still have to pay about 50% of the taxes due.

                          I think if you gift the ticket before receiving the funds you get out of it net zero.

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                            Posted: January 12, 2016, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

                            Imagine if the winner gave it all away to charity

                            Imagine if a cat won all that bread.

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                              Posted: January 12, 2016, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

                              Imagine if a cat won all that bread.

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                              #2 is how the people wo don't win will feel after the draw