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$93.4M Winner Comes Forward! (powerball lottery goes to an AF Sgt.)
powerball lottery ^ | August 10, 2005 | powerball lottery

Posted on 08/25/2005 4:33:15 AM PDT by Lokibob

$93.4M Winner Comes Forward! (powerball lottery goes to an AF Sgt.)

John San Cartier

August 10, 2005

New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM – A master sergeant assigned to the 58th Training Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque has claimed a $93.4 million Powerball jackpot. John San Cartier correctly matched all six numbers drawn on August 10. It was the New Mexico Lottery's third Powerball jackpot, the second-largest prize in the state, and the largest claimed by an individual. The winning numbers were 13-31-36-38-49 and the Powerball was 2.

San Cartier chose the $52.2 million lump-sum option. After federal withholding taxes of 25 percent and state withholding taxes of six percent, he will receive a one-time wire transfer of approximately $36 million.

Following Lottery recommendations, the special operations instructor loadmaster sought legal and financial advice before claiming his prize.

He bought his winning “quick pick” ticket at Raley's Superstore #805 at 6200 Coors NW in Albuquerque. His shopping list at the market was short: a jug of milk and a quick pick ticket.

“I was taking my daughter to school on my way to work the next day,” San Cartier said. “I heard on the radio that someone won. I went home in the afternoon and checked on-line. I started shaking and called my wife. She said, ‘No way!'”

San Cartier checked his winning numbers on-line at the Powerball and New Mexico Lottery websites, and then started checking various local news stories. He finally went back to Raley's and picked up a print-out of the winning ticket, never indicating the reasons for his interest.

San Cartier has been in the service for 15 ½ years. September 5 marks his third anniversary at Kirtland.

TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: af; kirkland; lottery; powerball

1 posted on 08/25/2005 4:33:16 AM PDT by Lokibob
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To: Lokibob

I'd bet money on this guy turning that 36 million into over 100 million by the time he passes on.

I'm really impressed by his caution and thoroughness.

2 posted on 08/25/2005 4:36:52 AM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: coconutt2000

Wow, I finally find my long lost second cousin three times removed.</s>

3 posted on 08/25/2005 4:41:11 AM PDT by shadeaud (Liberals suffer from acute interior cornial craniorectoitis)
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To: Lokibob

Smart guy!

Good for him! :o)

4 posted on 08/25/2005 6:16:33 AM PDT by motormouth
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To: Lokibob

Do you think he'll do his 20 and retire??

5 posted on 08/25/2005 6:45:01 AM PDT by woofer2425 (Kerry LIED)
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To: woofer2425

If he just re-upped for six years, say, I don't think he has any choice, does he?

6 posted on 09/17/2005 9:16:50 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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