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whats the deal with Chino Hills Powerball winner?

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Posted: July 6, 2016, 12:23 am - IP Logged

The CA lottery and the media are starting to get curious, but it looks like the lottery probably won't  be using a picture to out the winner:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-powerball-chino-hills-ticket-mystery-winner-20160701-snap-story.html

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    Posted: July 6, 2016, 1:43 am - IP Logged

    The CA lottery and the media are starting to get curious, but it looks like the lottery probably won't  be using a picture to out the winner:

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-powerball-chino-hills-ticket-mystery-winner-20160701-snap-story.html

    The ticket owner is someone who never plays the lottery except when the jackpots are high and checked the wrong drawing. They thought it was a loser and threw it out.

    The ticket owner was mugged before the drawing took place. The thief took the cash and credit cards and threw the wallet with the ticket in a dumpster some where.

    "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

    The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

    Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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      Posted: July 6, 2016, 11:10 am - IP Logged

       The winner lives in Chino Hills. A very wealthy community so the winner will be patient. The winner does not need the extra dough.Conehead

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        Posted: July 8, 2016, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

        Or they are waiting to legally change their name, grow a beard and hair, claim the ticket under that guise, then change back after.   JK.

         

        It sucks.  I hope the winner finds his/her ticket.

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          Posted: July 19, 2016, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

          I heard the winning couple finally claimed their prize,

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            Posted: July 19, 2016, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

            The couple came forward Marvin and Mae Acosta.  They choose not to do a press conference and have setup a trust.  I'm not sure how they pick there numbers maybe quick pick.  Congrats to them. 

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              Posted: July 19, 2016, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

              Wow... They took six months to come forward... Got their ducks in a row... Good for them!

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                Posted: July 19, 2016, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                The couple came forward Marvin and Mae Acosta.  They choose not to do a press conference and have setup a trust.  I'm not sure how they pick there numbers maybe quick pick.  Congrats to them. 

                Smart choices.

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                  Posted: July 19, 2016, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

                  Good timing, media is full of the GOP & Dem Convention political circus.

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                    Posted: July 19, 2016, 4:18 pm - IP Logged
                    • California Couple Claims Prize in Record Powerball Jackpot
                    • By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
                    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jul 19, 2016, 2:32 PM ET

                     

                    A California couple has claimed a $528.8 million share of a record Powerball jackpot from January and pledged to give much of it to charity.

                    Flanked by security, Marvin and Mae Acosta went to a state lottery office in Van Nuys on Friday to claim their winnings from the record $1.6 billion Powerball drawing, lottery officials disclosed Tuesday.

                    In a statement, the Acostas said they are dedicating nearly all of the prize money to a trust and charities.

                    "We are thankful and blessed for the rare gift that has been placed in our care," the statement said.

                    Traverso described the Acostas as a younger couple with two children. No additional details were released because they requested privacy.

                    The couple will take their winnings in a cash option totaling $327.8 million before federal taxes, lottery officials said.

                    The Acostas bought their ticket six months ago at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, California, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. It was one of three winning tickets sold for the Jan. 13 drawing. Winners in Florida and Tennessee came forward within days to claim their prize money.

                    Word that one of the winning tickets was sold in California brought excited crowds to the 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, a normally quiet community of 77,000 people nestled among rolling hills.

                    Gawkers crowded the store and parking lot, mugging for TV cameras. Some chanted "Chino Hills! Chino Hills!" in celebration of the city's sudden celebrity.

                    The Tennessee winners were a small-town couple, John and Lisa Robinson of Munford, who also took the lump sum payment. They said they didn't intend to stop working — John as a warehouse supervisor and Lisa at a dermatologist's office — and would stay in their one-story house. They planned to pay off their mortgage and their daughter's student loans.

                    The Florida winners, David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Smith of Melbourne Beach, took the lump sum as well. Kaltschmidt said he would retire from his job as a manufacturing engineer but wouldn't otherwise change his day-to-day life.

                    Smith, who identified herself as a homemaker, said she was concerned that winning might make her less friendly because of all the worrying.

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                      Posted: July 19, 2016, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

                      Good timing, media is full of the GOP & Dem Convention political circus.

                      Or, as I like to call it:

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                        Posted: July 19, 2016, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                        Or, as I like to call it:

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                        Good one,

                        but a dog and pony show is much more enjoyable.

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                          Posted: July 19, 2016, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                          Good one,

                          but a dog and pony show is much more enjoyable.

                          I Agree!  A dog and pony show! Green laugh

                           Marvin and Mae Acosta must have hired some smart help. They created a Trust and declined the press availability and the photo opportunity. Party

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                            Posted: July 19, 2016, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                             I have read that the first year as a lottery winner you may be able to save in taxes by giving more to charity  and then deducting it. The first year's income will be larger than the following years. I will bring this up with a tax attorney.

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                               I have read that the first year as a lottery winner you may be able to save in taxes by giving more to charity  and then deducting it. The first year's income will be larger than the following years. I will bring this up with a tax attorney.

                              There's some kind of limit on how much you can give in any year as a % of your income, but you could also stick a big fat wedge of your jackpot lump sum into a charitable trust where I think you have to donate a minimum of 2% a year