$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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“Nosedash”

Since: Aug 07

HomeyDaClown

#69 Aug 28, 2007
Geesh wrote:
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.
yup, just gotta choke it down and be greatful for winnin more than chump change.

I heard in Canada, there is no tax on lottery winnings...so much for land of the free home of the brave huh?

cheers!

“Nosedash”

Since: Aug 07

HomeyDaClown

#70 Aug 28, 2007
ANON wrote:
The last person I would call would be a lawyer. His take might be more than the tax bite.
bad enough givin unkle skam a cut, but some jackass lawyer?

if I win big, I'm slippin off the grid :)

“Nosedash”

Since: Aug 07

HomeyDaClown

#71 Aug 28, 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.
lotteries are designed to take money from people. they generate absurd profit. why not let suckers from other states pay into your state's coffers? I think it is brilliant!

I'm in southern California, a lot of people drive across I8 into Arizona to buy Powerball tickets.

“Nosedash”

Since: Aug 07

HomeyDaClown

#72 Aug 28, 2007
Mike wrote:
Wow...it's all of 10 AM (when the story posted) and they are talking about the winner staying in the shadows.
we're all screwed if a sleeper cell won ha!
Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#73 Aug 28, 2007
huh wrote:
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indyjag wasn't the "idiot" complaining. He was correcting another post, saying that out of towners shouldn't be able to buy State tickets. HE was letting them know that Power Ball is multi-state. What's your beef?
huh: Actually indyjag was trying to answer a question but misunderstood the post. Regardless, neither was an idiot for having a discussion.

mr asttute: Read carefully. I have learned some time to glance over your posts.
Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#74 Aug 28, 2007
INDY GIRL wrote:
Sigh!
Carmel House Wife wrote:
I am so sick about this...
Dave wrote:
I can tell you one person who did NOT win, me.
If it wasnt for me wrote:
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Remember me, I was at the station and you dropped what looked like lottery tickets, I picked them up "you said thanks the wife would be awful mad if I won and lost the tickets" and I said "anytime and good luck and remember me if you win"
I can verify it, you are a male, married and drove a car that had indian plates....I think.
A card and a loan would be nice. Thank you and congrats.
kelli wrote:
I want that money!!!!
OMG wrote:
WHY COULDN'T THAT HAVE BEEN ME? We need a blessing so bad right now. I'm so confused and frustrated right now. When will it be my turn! I'm soready for my blessing...still waiting for my breakthrough!


All these "poor me" pity parties... maybe it is not your time, maybe you are not as deserving as you think you are, maybe there is someone who needs it more than you want, maybe everyone feels like they can do with a few million in their pocket. Maybe whoever wins will blow it, maybe you need to stop waiting for a ship that may never come in, maybe life will go on and you should just do your best.

Money never buys happiness.(Although it can relieve debt and therefore some stress!):)
interested

Indianapolis, IN

#75 Aug 28, 2007
Evident-ly wrote:
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BS! I'd submit my winning ticket with a bank account number and say, fill'er up. All the lawyers and financial planners can kiss my butt.
and the state and federal government really appreciate that since you will be paying them much, much more than in taxes than you would in fees to the lawyers and financial advisors.

“Chlorine for the GenePool”

Since: Aug 07

Carmel Indiana

#76 Aug 29, 2007
The Winner wrote:
I was in Oxford, OH on Friday on business, and on the way home stopped in Richmond for gas and some lotto tix. I bought 5 - 3 PB and 2 Hoosier Lotto. I heard the news on Sun. morning that it was a Speedway station, raced out to my car to check the tickets, and sure enough, my life is changed forever. I have secured a lawyer, and tomorrow we are interviewing 3 financial planners. You will learn of my good fortune this week, provided we can get our business matters set up. We are going to go directly to the Lottery headquarters, per instructions by my lawyer. I have not spent a penny yet, but my wife has started making a list.
It does happen.
lucky b####rd....

with my luck I'll get struck by lightning...

“Chlorine for the GenePool”

Since: Aug 07

Carmel Indiana

#77 Aug 29, 2007
Jimmy wrote:
Dang, I bought my tickets at the West side Speedway. That is where the guys from Ohio hit a $298,000,000 jackpot in 1998.
allway zigging when you should be zagging 'eh??
Evident-ly

Granger, IN

#78 Aug 29, 2007
interested wrote:
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and the state and federal government really appreciate that since you will be paying them much, much more than in taxes than you would in fees to the lawyers and financial advisors.
And who said it was going to stay in that bank account for very long? I bet you're a financial advisor, or worse, a lawyer!

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#79 Aug 29, 2007
Geesh wrote:
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.
The problem is that they use the 30 year annuity figures on payouts. It wasn't till recently I noticed both 30Y annuity and cash is published at the Official Powerball website.

Not much can be done about the taxes part, unless they rewrite some of the tax laws.

“Chlorine for the GenePool”

Since: Aug 07

Carmel Indiana

#80 May 17, 2009
i wonder what they did with the money???

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#81 May 18, 2009
Darwin Award Official wrote:
i wonder what they did with the money???
They bypassed a "Darwin Award" for a "Lemmings Award" so they can spend the money at the bottom of the cliff.

Last one down pays for lunch!!! ;-)
yes it is me

Prattville, AL

#82 May 20, 2009
I sure could use some

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