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Lottery officials confirm lone winning record Powerball ticket (590 Million Dollars !)
CBS News ^ | 05/19/2013

Posted on 05/19/2013 6:31:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 05/19/2013 6:39:58 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday.

The single winner was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., according to Florida Lottery executive Cindy O'Connell. She told The Associated Press by telephone that more details would be released later.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: lottery; powerball

1 posted on 05/19/2013 6:31:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

It was me.


2 posted on 05/19/2013 6:37:23 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

Congratulations. Over Half of that goes to Florida and Washington DC.

And you will forever be on the IRS audit list...


3 posted on 05/19/2013 6:40:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m still happy that I didn’t buy a ticket.


4 posted on 05/19/2013 6:41:06 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Jonty30

Hey, remember me, your long lost beloved cousin? We should get together and spend, uh, share some money, uh old memories.


5 posted on 05/19/2013 6:42:22 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing goes to Florida, we have no state income tax.


6 posted on 05/19/2013 6:42:26 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: LostInBayport

I seem to have lost my entire family, as of 7:45 this morning, when I checked my ticket.

I don’t know you.


7 posted on 05/19/2013 6:43:05 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: SeekAndFind

BTW, Florida made its money on the people who didn’t win. Suckers!


8 posted on 05/19/2013 6:43:47 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: SeekAndFind
Wow. Congratulations to the winner. I hope they enjoy their winnings and I hope they do something constructive with their money!
9 posted on 05/19/2013 6:43:50 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: MulberryDraw

Agreed. I just would imagine how that would destroy my family. I think too much on this stuff. I want my kids to have the friends they have now, I don’t want to constantly worry about them and where they are. I like that they can just bop on down to the playground a block from the house without worrying about them being kidnapped for ransom.

Don’t want to worry about my multitude of ne’er-do-well relatives and in-law coming out of the woodwork with their sob stories, looking for a handout.

I want to give money *I* earned to my church.

Basically, the money would put me and my family into a class and situation I don’t even want to be in. I like my life being a little more simple, uncomplicated and un-bothered.


10 posted on 05/19/2013 6:45:18 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: liberalh8ter

I’ve been to Zephyrhills and the only Zephyr is saw was on blocks and the only hills were being manufactured by ants.


11 posted on 05/19/2013 6:46:21 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: SeekAndFind
Congratulations. Over Half of that goes to Florida and Washington DC. And you will forever be on the IRS audit list...

My wife and daughter sometimes discuss what they will do with lottery winnings. I say to both: "I'm going to drop dead tomorrow, are you ready?" They look stunned.

That is way more likely to happen than winning the lottery.

Plus the idea that the prize has to be so large. One million dollars is still life changing money for most Americans.

600 lives could change dramatically, not one. Many would truly be better off as it is not enough money to get totally foolish.

12 posted on 05/19/2013 6:47:12 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Thorliveshere

I am with you. Nothing good seems to come of it, and believe me, I don’t mind money in the bank, and I don’t like being poor, but... No, thank you.


13 posted on 05/19/2013 6:48:37 AM PDT by conservative cat
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To: mazda77
But they have fabulous water ;-P
14 posted on 05/19/2013 6:48:47 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

NO FAIR................WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


15 posted on 05/19/2013 6:48:48 AM PDT by angcat
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To: Thorliveshere; MulberryDraw

RE: Don’t want to worry about my multitude of ne’er-do-well relatives and in-law coming out of the woodwork with their sob stories, looking for a handout.

Here’s a question from someone who has never bought a lottery ticket... Isn’t it possible to simply receive the money and NOT LET ANYONE ELSE KNOW?

Can’t one win anonymously? Or must the name of the winner be broadcast for the world to know?


16 posted on 05/19/2013 6:54:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
I have no relatives in Zephyr Hills.
Don't know a soul there.
Nar One. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17 posted on 05/19/2013 6:56:55 AM PDT by DeaconRed (We sent REPS to DC to handle our problems. They have done NOTHING. Time to March with pitch forks.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a way but one must be really smart about it and willing to wait a while before they can have their agent cash it in.


18 posted on 05/19/2013 6:57:38 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

RE: wait a while before they can have their agent cash it in.

Agent? do you have to hire one? Or is one provided for you? And how much commission does he get?


19 posted on 05/19/2013 7:00:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: cicero2k

I’m with you. These mega-bucks are obscene. Topping at a million would change lives for so many, and would also draw more to buy tickets. Why don’t they think that way? Sigh.


20 posted on 05/19/2013 7:03:03 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: SeekAndFind

CAN I REMAIN ANONYMOUS WHEN I HIT THE JACKPOT?

All but five states (DE, KS, MD, ND, OH) have laws that require the lottery to release the name and city of residence to anyone who asks. Other states may offer to assist you in some way, including such things as the creation of trusts. But generally, you will want to hire an attorney to review the laws in your state to see what options you might have. Photos and press conferences are up to you for most, but not all states. Check with your state lottery to see if photos or more are required. Most of the time, it is advisable to get it over with the press so that you don’t have one or more reporters following you around to get that “exclusive” interview. Even if you can keep your identity secret from the press and the public, you will have to be known to the lottery - so they can confirm that you are eligible to play and win.

http://www.powerball.com/pb_contact.asp


21 posted on 05/19/2013 7:08:10 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: cicero2k
Plus the idea that the prize has to be so large. One million dollars is still life changing money for most Americans. 600 lives could change dramatically, not one. Many would truly be better off as it is not enough money to get totally foolish.

"I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." - Barack Obama

22 posted on 05/19/2013 7:08:19 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: SeekAndFind

A financial adviser who is under contract for a set annual fee that you negotiate. He sets up, with your consent, certain funds managed by the agency under a name(s) you decide on.

The first thing you do is get a Non-Disclosure Agreement NDA with the agency you decide on, after a lot of homework, before you even tell them what it is they are about to consider.

Like I said, it will be a while before you ever get to have the cash available so keep your job and don’t buy anything new or extravagant for yourself or your home. Just keep doing what you are doing now. Sometime before the claiming period ends, something like 6 months, have it all wrapped up by the 5th month. That way the press will move on to something new and by the 5th month, it is still too far away from the final claim date for the press to be snooping. By then all of the fictitious filings will be done and complete and as long as the agent is getting his annual stipend, he will keep it as secret as the law allows, unless Lois Lerner leaks it.


23 posted on 05/19/2013 7:08:41 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: cicero2k
Plus the idea that the prize has to be so large. One million dollars is still life changing money for most Americans. 600 lives could change dramatically, not one. Many would truly be better off as it is not enough money to get totally foolish.

I think their sales would skyrocket further if they drew, for example 60 winning combinations in a 600 million jackpot. I might have purchased a ticket! I'm happy for the winner(s), but stories about past lottery winners suggest it might not be all sunshine and laughter in the long run. They've also won a new full time job in managing/defending/handling a true fortune.
24 posted on 05/19/2013 7:09:04 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I won again. Another day that I can say that I did not voluntarily flush my money down a government toilet.


25 posted on 05/19/2013 7:09:47 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

Congratulations. Over Half of that goes to Florida and Washington DC.

And you will forever be on the IRS audit list...

Oh if only I had those problems...lol. I didn’t buy a ticket this time. I actually forgot to.


26 posted on 05/19/2013 7:12:10 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good luck to the winner.


27 posted on 05/19/2013 7:35:38 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.


28 posted on 05/19/2013 7:35:46 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Jonty30
I don’t know you.

Well you do know that Nurse you had that one night stand with about 45 years ago, dont you Daddy? :-)

29 posted on 05/19/2013 7:55:55 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Jonty30

You can now buy every Senator and House member and still have enough left to support FR all by yourself.


30 posted on 05/19/2013 8:05:08 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: MulberryDraw

I don’t do lottery. Not because I’d have a problem with winning, or relatives- when you only have four it’s simple- but I CANNOT find a place selling them locally that isn’t run by Muslims. I’d rather not win a dime than share ANY of it with a Muslim who sold the ticket to me.


31 posted on 05/19/2013 8:05:45 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.Do what)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just get the lump sum and put it in a CD. Then live off the interest.


32 posted on 05/19/2013 8:11:17 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: ClearBlueSky

Well, I don’t know if this will help you or not but winners don’t “ share” their winnings with the store. They are given a separate smaller payout that doesn’t come from the winner’s winnings at all.


33 posted on 05/19/2013 2:21:32 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: napscoordinator

No state income tax in Florida


34 posted on 06/06/2013 3:40:02 PM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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