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Mega Millions $239 million winner ?

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Posted: March 1, 2004, 11:13 am - IP Logged

Did I miss it, or has anyone came forward yet ?

When was the drawing ? February 21 ?

How many of you would have claimed it by now if you had the ticket ?

 

                               

              

 

 

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    Posted: March 1, 2004, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

    As far as I know, no one's come forward.

    I would guess that the person is trying to plan the best strategy for coming forward to avoid problems.  I hope the ticket's not lost!

    I'd have claimed it and I'd be overseas by now.

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      Posted: March 1, 2004, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

      I always thought a good time to claim a big jackpot would be to wait until the jackpot gets up there again and it is won. Then claim your jackpot about a few days after the person who just won claims their jackpot. This way people may get you confused with the person who just won and already came forward and think you are old news. This may draw less attention to yourself. Just a thought I guess.

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        Posted: March 2, 2004, 3:46 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by whodeani on March 02, 2004


        I always thought a good time to claim a big jackpot would be to wait until the jackpot gets up there again and it is won. Then claim your jackpot about a few days after the person who just won claims their jackpot. This way people may get you confused with the person who just won and already came forward and think you are old news. This may draw less attention to yourself. Just a thought I guess.



          That's an interesting strategy !

        It is a little strange that this coming Saturday will be 2 weeks and still no one claims it.

        I  also hope that the ticket is not lost .

        DD

         

                                       

                      

         

         


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          Posted: March 28, 2004, 11:41 am - IP Logged

          DD:

          Not such a good idea if the cash/annuity choice has to be made within 60                                                days of the DRAWING.

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            Posted: March 28, 2004, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

            But it isn't 60 days of the drawing.  Its 60 days after your ticket it validated and you claim it.  So I believe it doesn't matter from that stand point.  But just think of the interest you are losing while waiting $5342.00 a day at 1.5% interest if the cash option is worth $130 million.  All that money is just going to the state!

            Brad

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              Posted: March 28, 2004, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

              i'm actually starting to ask m

              ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                Posted: March 28, 2004, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

                I'm starting to think the tickets been lost or destroyed.

                It happens you know.

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                  Posted: March 28, 2004, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                  I also think the ticket is either lost or destroyed.  If it was me who won $239 million dollars, and I had to set things straight before I claimed the prize, It would take me at most 21 days.  And also the fact that i'm impatient, I would only be able to wait long enough for my tax accountant to do his job.

                  How many states return the prize money back to the pool if no one claims it?

                    Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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                    Posted: March 28, 2004, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

                    All the states get their millions that they contributed to the jackpot prize.  It would be funny if it was a Virginia government worker and can't claim the prize due to eligibility rules...haha

                    Brad


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                      Posted: March 29, 2004, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

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                        Posted: March 29, 2004, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

                        Brad:

                        A number of states start the clock with the DRAWING, rather than when the ticket is claimed.            Remember my comments on FL?

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                          Posted: March 29, 2004, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

                          I wouldn't doubt the winner is in jail. Or possibly in the service and shipped off to the Middle East. Could have been involved in a bad accident and still in traction or rehab, or a comma Who knows ? It could be the winner is afraid of the way his or her life will be altrered as a result. I've often wondered how my life would change if I won the big one. If, in a way I might regret it. I just might, but I'm gonna find out the hard way, if I happen to be so fortunate.

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                            Posted: March 30, 2004, 8:49 am - IP Logged

                            I am wondering if their is going to be another lost ticket incident were they find it a day after the time runs out and want their money.  Now that would be hilarious and I would definitely get a good chuckle out of that one.

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                              Posted: March 30, 2004, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

                              I just hope whoever bought that ticket is aware of the fact that they are a winner and for whatever reason this person is taking his or her time coming forward. It would  really burn me up that someone would win this amount of money and through carelessness or not caring enough just to lose the ticket or throw it out. To have this truly once in a lifetime opportunity frittered away would be a tragedy and in my opinion an outrage.  I would love to claim that jackpot and so would a lot of other people and do some real good with that  money.