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 . . .