$314M Powerball winner stays in shadows

$314M Powerball winner stays in shadows

There are 74 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 27, 2007, titled $314M Powerball winner stays in shadows. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

No one had come forward as of this morning to claim the only winning ticket for a $314.3 million Powerball lottery prize that was sold in this city on the Indiana-Ohio state line, lottery officials said.

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hello cousin

Birmingham, AL

#2 Aug 27, 2007
I have Cousins who live in Richmond
Geesh

Memphis, TN

#3 Aug 27, 2007
I heard on t.v. last night that if the winner takes the case, they get 245 million dollars and after taxes they get 105 million. Now, while 105 million dollars is great, winners really get jacked over. Whe one gets less than one third of the winnings, there is a problem with the lottery system.
Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Aug 27, 2007
I know technically any money is supposed to be good, but why state lottery tickets are sold to residents of other states I do not understand. Technically, do you not want the money to return to that state's economy? Besides, those who have enough money to drive to other states to purchase lottery tickets do not seem as in-want as they may think.

(Although this particular instance, being on a border, is easier to reach. But I have heard of big winners who drove across more than a short trip across a state border to do this.)
hello cousin

Birmingham, AL

#7 Aug 27, 2007
Geesh wrote:
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Are they in Richmond State Hospital for the mentally deranged? Richmond isn't know for much else...except "raper" trailers and rec vehicles.
actually they RUN the hospital....they did call me to tell you that you missed bedcheck...and you are due back in your cell NOW!!!!
sothern hoosier

AOL

#9 Aug 27, 2007
The only difference this would make in my life is I would take 2 vacations A year now............6 months each.
Bea

United States

#10 Aug 27, 2007
You don't know much about Richmond--geologically it is a very interesting place, not to mention the old music studio along the gorge.
If I won that much, I'd exercise my right to remain anonymous, which I think you can do in Indiana. I have enough true friends, don't need any "new" ones.
Heath

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Aug 27, 2007
*Suggestion - if the lottery winner is from Indiana and the State get at least 40 to 50% of the money through taxes - why not use the money to ease the property tax problem?
Loosiers

United States

#12 Aug 27, 2007
Bea wrote:
You don't know much about Richmond--geologically it is a very interesting place, not to mention the old music studio along the gorge.
If I won that much, I'd exercise my right to remain anonymous, which I think you can do in Indiana. I have enough true friends, don't need any "new" ones.
I wish you were right but there is only one state in the country where they can't publish your name without your permission and its not Indiana. You can choose not to have your photograph taken or do a press conference but they have to publish your name. The state really makes out on this deal. They get over a hundred million for you winning the lottery
suzanne

Redford, MI

#13 Aug 27, 2007
my guess is that they have contacted legal representation and are getting their ducks in a row before claiming it.

“Not you average Cracker”

Since: Apr 07

Indianapolis

#14 Aug 27, 2007
I won it! I bought it on a trip to Richmond the other day. I am planning on buying Bart Peterson with the money. Any suggestions on how much it will take to buy him....again!
indyjag84

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Aug 27, 2007
Indy wrote:
I know technically any money is supposed to be good, but why state lottery tickets are sold to residents of other states I do not understand. Technically, do you not want the money to return to that state's economy? Besides, those who have enough money to drive to other states to purchase lottery tickets do not seem as in-want as they may think.
(Although this particular instance, being on a border, is easier to reach. But I have heard of big winners who drove across more than a short trip across a state border to do this.)
The Powerball is multi-state. Indiana just participates in it.
WatZatSmell

Dayton, OH

#16 Aug 27, 2007
I trully wish the winners congratulations. In that same breath let's hope that they are people that can use "good fortune!" Let's also hope that the winners are not mob connected, politically connected, nor Mitch connected ... ya' git ma drift?
Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Aug 27, 2007
indyjag84 wrote:
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The Powerball is multi-state. Indiana just participates in it.
I was addressing state lotteries, not just this particular instance.
INDY GIRL

Bridgeport, WV

#19 Aug 27, 2007
Sigh!

Since: Jun 07

Carmel,IN.

#20 Aug 27, 2007
I am so sick about this...
Sown Oats

Arcanum, OH

#21 Aug 27, 2007
Where did I put that da.. ticket???!!!
bill clinton

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Aug 27, 2007
when should i come forward with the ticket
Jeff

Carmel, IN

#23 Aug 27, 2007
I belive that with the cash option one gets about 50% $157,000,000 then Uncle Sam gets @ 45% take home is @ $80,000,000 might be off +/- $5,000,000.
Fat Hoosier

United States

#24 Aug 27, 2007
I would spend it at the buffet!
Jeff

Carmel, IN

#25 Aug 27, 2007
The Star should do a story on what one should and should not do when winning money.

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