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Posted: January 21, 2016, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

The recent £66m UK Lotto jackpot yielded 2 winners but one of them still hasn't claimed their £33m prize....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3410460/Unclaimed-33million-Lotto-winning-ticket-sold-Worcester.html

Pretty crazy huh?

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EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

2016 Total: -£24

Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

 

EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

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    Posted: January 21, 2016, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

    The recent £66m UK Lotto jackpot yielded 2 winners but one of them still hasn't claimed their £33m prize....

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3410460/Unclaimed-33million-Lotto-winning-ticket-sold-Worcester.html

    Pretty crazy huh?

    What is the exchange rate $$$ between British pounds and American Dollars ???  It is hard for Americans to conceptualize how much 33m pounds actually is, b/c we don't think in terms of pounds. I don't even have the pound symbol on my computer keyboard. 

    How much is 33M pounds in American Dollars $$$ ???

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      What is the exchange rate $$$ between British pounds and American Dollars ???  It is hard for Americans to conceptualize how much 33m pounds actually is, b/c we don't think in terms of pounds. I don't even have the pound symbol on my computer keyboard. 

      How much is 33M pounds in American Dollars $$$ ???

      Around 47m USD.

      2016 Won/Lost

      EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

      UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

      2016 Total: -£24

      Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

       

      EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

      EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

      UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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        Posted: January 21, 2016, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

        The recent £66m UK Lotto jackpot yielded 2 winners but one of them still hasn't claimed their £33m prize....

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3410460/Unclaimed-33million-Lotto-winning-ticket-sold-Worcester.html

        Pretty crazy huh?

        Only crazy in the UK, where players feel a strange impulse to claim their prize instantly.  In the US it is common (although not universal) to wait until you have some idea of how you're going to manage your windfall before claiming the jackpot.

         

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          Posted: January 21, 2016, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

          What is the exchange rate $$$ between British pounds and American Dollars ???  It is hard for Americans to conceptualize how much 33m pounds actually is, b/c we don't think in terms of pounds. I don't even have the pound symbol on my computer keyboard. 

          How much is 33M pounds in American Dollars $$$ ???

          http://lmgtfy.com/?q=How+much+is+33M+pounds+in+American+Dollars

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            Posted: January 21, 2016, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

            Only crazy in the UK, where players feel a strange impulse to claim their prize instantly.  In the US it is common (although not universal) to wait until you have some idea of how you're going to manage your windfall before claiming the jackpot.

            I don't find the impulse to claim as soon as possible strange.

            Wouldn't you say US winners need to plan longer for reasons specific to us lotteries? Especially in non-anonymous states.

            Keep in mind UK winners don't need to find lawyers for tax optimization as winnings are tax free and the media won't bother you.

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              I don't find the impulse to claim as soon as possible strange.

              Wouldn't you say US winners need to plan longer for reasons specific to us lotteries? Especially in non-anonymous states.

              Keep in mind UK winners don't need to find lawyers for tax optimization as winnings are tax free and the media won't bother you.

              yeah here in aust. there is a check box on the back of the ticket; near where you fill out name and address,  marked NFP*  It stands for not for publication.

              but still people go public

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                Posted: January 22, 2016, 3:19 am - IP Logged

                A lottery ticket worth £33 million - half of the UK's biggest-ever Lotto jackpot - was bought in Worcester, it was revealed today.

                Camelot revealed the city where the unclaimed ticket was bought as it urged players to "check, double-check and triple-check their tickets."

                Twelve days after the headline-hitting draw, the winner has left lottery bosses baffled over a failure to claim riches beyond imagination.

                But news that the winner came from the picturesque Midlands city may help prompt some more players to check their numbers again.

                We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                  A lottery ticket worth £33 million - half of the UK's biggest-ever Lotto jackpot - was bought in Worcester, it was revealed today.

                  Camelot revealed the city where the unclaimed ticket was bought as it urged players to "check, double-check and triple-check their tickets."

                  Twelve days after the headline-hitting draw, the winner has left lottery bosses baffled over a failure to claim riches beyond imagination.

                  But news that the winner came from the picturesque Midlands city may help prompt some more players to check their numbers again.

                  Lotto: Worcester is where the lucky winner picked their numbers

                   

                  A National Lottery spokeswoman said: “Our player services team are on standby waiting for the ticket-holder to come forward and claim their prize.

                  "They have great expertise in helping winners embrace life-changing wins and making sure that they are able to start to enjoy their new found wealth as quickly as possible.

                  "They will be on hand every step of the way to guide the ticket-holder through the winning experience.

                  “We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings and we’re urging everyone to try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags, down the back of the sofa and anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.

                  "Someone out there could literally be sitting on a fortune! We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”

                  We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                    Posted: January 22, 2016, 8:40 am - IP Logged

                    I don't find the impulse to claim as soon as possible strange.

                    Wouldn't you say US winners need to plan longer for reasons specific to us lotteries? Especially in non-anonymous states.

                    Keep in mind UK winners don't need to find lawyers for tax optimization as winnings are tax free and the media won't bother you.

                    The lack of tax on lottery prizes does take one thing off the table you need to plan for, but certainly is not the only thing.  There are many people in the UK who blow through their winnings in spectacular fashion.  I think if they planned better they wouldn't.  It happens in the US also -- by people who don't plan.  Those who DO plan typically don't blow it all.

                    So I will double-down on thinking it's strange that people claim their jackpots instantly in the UK.

                     

                    Check the State Lottery Report Card
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                      yeah , I was thinking that too Todd. that the lack of need for tax planning encourages UK claims to be made too soon.  I imagine the spending starts, even before a financial plan is even  entered into their thoughts. hopefully nothing major  would be spent by me before i know what my annual income will likely to be. keeping in mind every purchase will need Maint. insurance, and ongoing costs.I sure know many people i talk to when we are day dreaming about a big win ; whose spending plans  never account for ongoing costs. There is never talk what sort of annual income can be expected. So to sum up anonymity and maybe  no need for a finance plan, prob induce early claims in the UK.

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                      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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                        This guy is pretty much the 'what not to do when you win £10m on the UK Lotto' - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102582/Michael-Carroll--9m-Lotto-lout-stole-sandwich-Strongbow-worth-11.html

                        He's broke now after spending it all on drugs, prostitutes, alcohol and cars............

                        2016 Won/Lost

                        EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                        UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                        2016 Total: -£24

                        Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                         

                        EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

                        EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

                        UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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                          This guy is pretty much the 'what not to do when you win £10m on the UK Lotto' - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102582/Michael-Carroll--9m-Lotto-lout-stole-sandwich-Strongbow-worth-11.html

                          He's broke now after spending it all on drugs, prostitutes, alcohol and cars............

                           Michael Carrol is a rags to riches to rags story. He is still alive. He was active and strong before his win which helped him survive his ordeal.

                           Where are all his friends now? His entourage was quite expensive.

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                            This guy is pretty much the 'what not to do when you win £10m on the UK Lotto' - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102582/Michael-Carroll--9m-Lotto-lout-stole-sandwich-Strongbow-worth-11.html

                            He's broke now after spending it all on drugs, prostitutes, alcohol and cars............

                            The question is whether it was worth it. In the words of another Brit: "I spent 90% of my money on women, drink, and fast cars. The rest I wasted."

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                              I don't find the impulse to claim as soon as possible strange.

                              Wouldn't you say US winners need to plan longer for reasons specific to us lotteries? Especially in non-anonymous states.

                              Keep in mind UK winners don't need to find lawyers for tax optimization as winnings are tax free and the media won't bother you.

                              There's nothing wrong with an impulse to claim as soon as possible. Who wouldn't like to be able to just run right over to the lottery office and  actually have all that money right now? The issue is whether you yield to that impulse or take the time to make sure you don't make any mistakes.

                              Income taxes are the only thing that's different between a US lottery and a UK lottery, but taxes probably shouldn't be at the top of your list of things to deal with. A US winner of a large prize could be looking at ways to reduce the 39.6% that they could pay in federal income tax, but I'm pretty sure that dealing with the 60.4% you hope to keep and other issues are a more important consideration.

                              And I've got no idea where you'd get the idea that the media won't bother UK winners.