$315 million dollar jackpot winner

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  1. Hunter P

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...track=morenews
    Somebody in Anaheim is the sole winner of the jackpot. Nobody claimed the jackpot yet so there is still time to mug him. Anyone up for a road trip?


    After taxes this is still probably $150mil-ish. That A-Rod type of money. I could do a lot of damage with that.[​IMG]

    Every week I drive by the billboard that shows the current jackpot. What sucks is that when it passed $200mil, I was thinking of buying a ticket, but every week I didn't. In other words: SOMEONE IS SPENDING MY MONEY.[​IMG]
     
  2. Carlo Medina

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    Actually, the news reported that the cash value is approximately $186 million, less 25% for federal tax, and no state tax.

    I'm already here, so just phone me up when we're ready to do the mugging! [​IMG]
     
  3. Jeff Cooper

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    I heard that the winner was actually part of a 7 person office pool, so after taxes and splitting 7 ways, that 315 million becomes a paltry 20 mil.

    Living in OC, maybe they could each buy a new house or something...
     
  4. Mark Sherman

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    The Jackpot here was up to 315 on tuesday Im not if any one won
     
  5. Carlo Medina

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    So if they take the cash value of $186 million, that's $26.57 million each, less 25% fed tax = $19.928 million each.

    I could make that work...
     
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    Damn, thats buy a mansion AND a new Rolls-Royce every year until death kinda money.

    Well it is here anyway. I'm sure in LA $186million will get you laid a dozen times and have you eating sushi off of a naked supermodel everyday for a month, maybe you'll have enough left over for a new Hyundai.
     
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    You, Jeff, and I can take on the 7 of them!

    ~T
     
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    $315 million...damn. you have any idea how many lottery tickets that could buy?

    CJ
     
  9. Ray Chuang

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    With that ticket worth US$111.3 million (paid according to "cash value" payment rules and minus 28% withholding by the IRS using W-2G rules), the Robb Report magazine suddenly becomes really useful. [​IMG]
     
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    You might be able to buy all possible number combos for the next jackpot. [​IMG]
     
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    Whenever one of these office pools wins big, I always think about the jealousy and anger that the employees (who didn't participate) are feeling. [​IMG]

    Imagine being sick or on vacation the day they did the pool. [​IMG] That would SUCK!

    When our company did an office pool, a co-worker (who is a good friend of mine) wasn't here that day, so I wrote her name down and put in a dollar for her. Not only to make her happy, but the salvage the friendship if we ever DID win and she wasn't included! [​IMG]
     
  13. Hunter P

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    Admit it, you just want her to be grateful enough to have sex with you. Being a guy, I understand and applaud the tactic.[​IMG]
     
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    Mark, you dog! [​IMG]

    - Colton
     
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    LOL - Nah, if we did win, I'd have enough money to have sex whenever I wanted [​IMG]
     
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    Mark, it wasn't the sex! It was the threat of a lawsuit wiping out everyone's winnings that made you do it! [​IMG]

    Man! With all the taxes taken away from the winnings, I'm glad I only play Canadian lotteries where the winnings are tax free AND paid in a single installment! [​IMG]
     
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    One more reason to love Canada.
     
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    I don’t know but isn’t the Mega Lottery payout of 111 million figure for a one-time cash payment?

    Which of course is much better option then taking the money over a 20 plus basis.

    By the way I'd take the money either way. [​IMG]
     

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