Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in VA

There are 8 comments on the May 16, 2013, NBC29 Charlottesville story titled Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in VA. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A Mega Millions ticket sold in Farmville has matched all six numbers in the latest drawing and will split the estimated $190 million jackpot with the holder of another winning ticket bought in New Jersey.

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abbo

Washington, DC

#1 May 19, 2013
Let's see... A person buys a lottery ticket. say 95 mill-- lottery takes 24.7 mill for selling you the ticket-- leaves you 70.3== Then comes the state and fed taxes leaving you around 44 mill-- SO WHO WINS ?? not hard to see is it?
Lone Justice

Waynesboro, VA

#2 May 19, 2013
abbo wrote:
Let's see... A person buys a lottery ticket. say 95 mill-- lottery takes 24.7 mill for selling you the ticket-- leaves you 70.3== Then comes the state and fed taxes leaving you around 44 mill-- SO WHO WINS ?? not hard to see is it?
Didn't win did you?
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#3 May 19, 2013
Spent $2, won $4. Waiting for the next record pot.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#4 May 19, 2013
huck wrote:
Spent $2, won $4. Waiting for the next record pot.
Watch out the IRS be coming for you with all that loot.

Since: Apr 13

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#5 May 19, 2013
abbo wrote:
Let's see... A person buys a lottery ticket. say 95 mill-- lottery takes 24.7 mill for selling you the ticket-- leaves you 70.3== Then comes the state and fed taxes leaving you around 44 mill-- SO WHO WINS ?? not hard to see is it?
The purpose of a state lottery is to help the state raise revenue, primarily for education. Occasionally someone will hit it big. If you ask me, it's a win-win situation.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#6 May 19, 2013
Fluvy Gal wrote:
<quoted text>
The purpose of a state lottery is to help the state raise revenue, primarily for education. Occasionally someone will hit it big. If you ask me, it's a win-win situation.
Until funding that is earmarked for education is, at almost an identical amount, pulled forward into the general fund "as should be."

Gotta love MickyD
Lone Justice

Waynesboro, VA

#8 May 19, 2013
Fluvy Gal wrote:
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The purpose of a state lottery is to help the state raise revenue, primarily for education. Occasionally someone will hit it big. If you ask me, it's a win-win situation.
Then why are schools closing and teachers are being laid off and not getting decent raises?
internets

Charlottesville, VA

#9 May 19, 2013
lottery is a regressive tax on the stupid

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