Skip to comments.Powerball to reveal who won $365 million
Posted on 02/22/2006 7:26:09 AM PST by murdoog
LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) -- The winner -- or winners -- of the biggest jackpot on record for any lottery in the United States won't be a secret much longer.
Nebraska Lottery officials planned to reveal who won the $365 million Powerball jackpot at a news conference Wednesday.
The winning numbers drawn Saturday were 15, 17, 43, 44 and 48, with a Powerball number of 29, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association of Des Moines, Iowa, which runs the game for the participating states.
The only ticket matching the winning numbers was sold at a a U-Stop convenience store in Lincoln, lottery officials said. (Watch what identity clues are on store surveillance cameras -- 1:58)
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This time next year we'll be hearing they're totally broke.
I don't know if I'd go through with it if I won (I rarely play the lottery, in fact, haven't in 10 years) but I'd probably donate the entire winnings to Christian churches and charities and make a public statement saying "I know these private charities would make far better and more efficient use of the money than the government would by taking the tax money".
Lots of people who
get rich quick get poor quick, too.
Don't blame lotteries . . .
I've heard that too.
I believe that I'd donate a fair share of it to charities.
But I know I'd definitely keep enough to remain financially secure for many years to come.
You might consider the Club for Growth or the Cato Institute, NRA/GOA/JPFO, or other such things as well.
I am starting a baseless rumor that a FReeper won it. Everybody could help by repeating it.
I'd put most of it in municipal bonds and live off the interest tax free. donate hefty amounts to pro-life groups. Pay off my families' debts.
Thank you for posting the pic of Adam Osborne and his Osborne 1. Don't forget, he had two other tries: Paperback Software, which got him sued by Lotus for its 1-2-3 "look and feel" and after that went belly-up, he tried to make money by manufacturing in India. On that one he might have just been ahead of his time.
It's my third cousin twice removed on my step-mother's side.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I'd go to Las Vegas, throw my millions down on a crap table, and holler, "Shoot the millions I have." Either double it or go home broke. That's the way I started, broke.
Yes I heard that too. I now its time to find a "loy-yuh" here to sure them for not paying for next quarter's donations.
Several years ago, a good friend of wifey's won a million bucks through some sort of church raffle ($100 per ticket!). It was one of those payable over 20 years thingies and her take was around a whopping $40,000 per year.
They all came out of the woodwork, including the family of an unfamiliar uncle who insisted she pay for his looming heart transplant.
A co-worker told me this morning that a group of seven employees of a meat processing plant are the winners.
If it was me I'd be perfectly happy for them to leave me in obscurity. Nothing worse than advertizing that you now have enough money to run a small country.
Once you've been 'exposed' in this way, there's no telling who and what will beat a path to your door, although it's a sure bet that a lawyer will be one of the first three beggars to ring the doorbell. The other two will be IRS and religious organizations.
Apparently, the government and God will not be able to continue to function without your 'contribution'.
Sweet memories...the Osborne1 was my first pc.
I know who it is, but I'm not telling anybody before he does.
It's all very exciting.
| When I win, I plan
on going directly to
Monte Carlo, so
my relatives can
just leave a message with the
concierge to beg . . .
I don't need much personally, so I'd probably set up endowments for charities and causes that interest me.
College scholarships for kids I know plus other worthy kids as well.
Fund zero-cost spay and nueter clinics.
Who really cares who won? Zillions of brain dead who paid for tickees and lost are still losers. Bwahahaha! Powerball and other multi-state scams is the worst lottery ever.
Wonderful pictures of my favorite bird!!
Why do Freepers assume this about everyone who wins the lottery? Some people who play are responsible people. Not every lottery player is a dolt.
IMHO, about the best thing that the lottery could do would be to require people to take the prizes over a 20 year payout..
I told my husband that if we ever won, we'd leave town immediately with the camp trailer and disappear for a few months.
It's the MSM bias. If you have 10 lottery winners and 9 of them live happily and comfortable while one goes broke spending his money on whores, drugs, booze and Enron stock which one will show up on the TV the next year?
I'd make on last post on FR and disappear forever. I'd do a better job of hiding than Osama.
Ugh. That is simultaneously grotesque and fascinating. It looks as though he swalled a gnome.
Eight workers, Con-Agra.
That can be easily handled..the lotery office refused to allow the payout to be hypothecated..and sent to the lending institution. A bank might be willing to loan Joan blow a big lump sum if the check was being sent directly to them every year..if not..well..different story..
If I won, which I won't because I don't play, but if I did and if I won, I wouldn't tell a soul...I'd be afraid someone would kidnap my jedis or, when they grew up and had kids, my grandkids.
I'm happy being poor! :-)
All illegal aliens...
Nice thought. Would they want it, knowing where it came from?
How about starting a foundation for the treatment of compulsive gamblers and their families?
Is it required that you show up to pick up the big check. If I had won, my first visit would be with a lawyer to find any way possible to keep my name out of the news and sign the paper work so the lottery office would direct deposit the winnings to my bank account. I would be out of the contact for everyone by then. I might even sit on the ticket for a month or two to wait for a big news story (like another Cheney shooting rampage) to hide the announcement that someone claimed the prize.
$50K? Is that all?! I always thought the store took a certain percentage of the jackpot. Hmmm... guess not. Anyhow, let me win the lottery and I promise not to blow it all in just one year!
So...they are weiners!!!
Oddly enough, they have to hold a press conference, announce the winner publicly, to avoid any suspicion that the thing was rigged..an "insider" won it..
It's ture..the seller gets one percent of the jackpot..put the state legislature capped the award at $50k some years back..
Does anyone know if there is a way to collect your winnings anonymously?
I mean, just hypothetically, of course...
Too bad. I seriously hope the winner(s) hire some ex-Secret Service or FBI types to keep the beggars from the doorstep.
Not that I'm an expert, but if I had a word of advice for these folks it is this; charity begins (and ends) at your own pocketbook, an no unselfish deed goes unpunished. Let them take your picture (if you must) and then high-tail it out of town, checking your 'six' all the way.
I don't play, but who else would seriously consider making a deal with someone willing to forever keep the secret and claim they won it in order to remain anonymous? Heck, with that kind of money, I'd offer up to half just to make it worth it to them. They would receive the payments and then pay half to me. It would be worth that much to me to not have to deal with the publicity. I wouldn't be surprised if someone else had already done this. Sure, it would be easy for them to take more than their share since nobody else could know, but I still think it would be worth the risk.
Think about it..some lottery official steps up tot he mike and sasy that they have paid $300 mill out, but they can't tell you who won it..imagine the tin-foil hats..
Happens all the time in New York. Someone hits a lottery and there's the obligatory photo-op and then they fade into obscurity.
With the except of Lou Eisenberg (who won twice) and Curtis Sharp (a textbook example of stupidity), I can't recall a lottery winner with any publicity.
Then again, I can't remember a NY Lotto winner who took home $300 mil...
CAN I REMAIN ANONYMOUS WHEN I HIT THE JACKPOT?
All but three states (DE, KS, ND) have laws that require the lottery to release the name and city of residence to anyone who asks.One state (SC) will keep your name secret if you request it, but if someone files a Freedom of Information Act request, you may have to file a plea with the judge to deny it. Photos and press conferences are always up to you. 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. A few more lotteries may work with you on setting up a trust or other partnership. You should contact the lottery for the details after you win.
They hold the presser.the public announcement and introduction every time..but the media ignores it unless it's a really big prize..over $100 mill..or a lawyer shows up to contest the payout..
Should we start saying it was Graybeard58??