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Waipahu woman, a Vegas novice, wins $2.4M - News

There are 54 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Nov 20, 2008, titled Waipahu woman, a Vegas novice, wins $2.4M - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

At first she thought she won $2,000. All the numbers on the slot machine just didn't register.

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Ron

El Cajon, CA

#42 Nov 20, 2008
The CEOs of GM, Ford and Chrysler will be knocking on her door soon.
Nani

Honolulu, HI

#43 Nov 20, 2008
You Go Girl, Enjoy anything you want. This makes me want to go to Vegas NOW!! We need gambling in Hawaii.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#44 Nov 20, 2008
Hawaii has no job prospects other than gambling. Sad comment on lingle's development plans.
Rasta Man

Honolulu, HI

#45 Nov 20, 2008
I don't know exactly how much taxes they'll take out, but, when all is said and done, I'm guessing she'll end up with a little over 1 million. This is what I would do:

Buy a nice townhouse in a nice neighborhood - maybe $500K. That way, no matter what, you will always have a roof over your head. Put away 250K in an account and save it. Use 150K to get a very high quality education (if you don't already have one). Donate 10K to a good charity. Give your parents 50K. Have fun with the rest - travel the world!
TOWNBOY

Yuma, AZ

#46 Nov 20, 2008
CONGRATS....I ALMOST HIT ONE WHEEL OF FORTUNE LAST TIME I HAD 2 WHEELS...HOPEFULLY NEXT TRIP ILL HAVE 3 LIKE YOU DID...CONGRATS AND ENJOY DA $$$...
PokerFace

Kihei, HI

#47 Nov 20, 2008
Right on girl. I remember you from high school. Eh, you need a ride from the airport. Your flight comes in at 4?
jasmine

Honolulu, HI

#48 Nov 20, 2008
you know it's ok if you wanted to copy me. a young girl from waipahu who wins the wheel of fortune in the california hotel, that's great. but why did you have to one up me by winning more and being younger. now that stung a little. haha. if you want to know what happens after you win and how much taxes they actually take you can write to me on myspace.
GeeWhiz

Honolulu, HI

#50 Nov 20, 2008
From Kauai wrote:
God bless you. Take care.
She already got blessed and taken care of...
Its a good feeling to know that someone from Hawaii hits that jackpot after putting in $16 when others who just came back from vegas last week dropping $300 bucks plus in the same megabucks wheel of fortune slots got nada...
Keola

Honolulu, HI

#52 Nov 22, 2008
jasmine wrote:
you know it's ok if you wanted to copy me. a young girl from waipahu who wins the wheel of fortune in the california hotel, that's great. but why did you have to one up me by winning more and being younger. now that stung a little. haha. if you want to know what happens after you win and how much taxes they actually take you can write to me on myspace.
are you the mililani postal worker who won less than 6mos ago?
not alices friend

Honolulu, HI

#53 Nov 22, 2008
alice wrote:
Hawaii has no job prospects other than gambling. Sad comment on lingle's development plans.
and just what does this have to do with the article. your ignorance is showing again

Congrats-don't forget, taxes, thithe then spend
leeward lolo

Elgin, IL

#54 Nov 22, 2008
jasmine wrote:
you know it's ok if you wanted to copy me. a young girl from waipahu who wins the wheel of fortune in the california hotel, that's great. but why did you have to one up me by winning more and being younger. now that stung a little. haha. if you want to know what happens after you win and how much taxes they actually take you can write to me on myspace.
Would you mind posting which taxes you had to pay. I am thinking just federal but that is just a guess.
A previous big winner

Ewa Beach, HI

#55 Nov 23, 2008
Don't listen to anyone except one that has been there.. Like me years ago... live simple, don't change and remember uncle sam and hawaii will take most of it... don't reward family unless this money starts working for you... invest wisely... help when someone is in desperate need only... igt give you 60 days to decide to take a 60% lump sum before taxes... 38% federal and 8.75% state... regardless you live in hawaii you'll have to pay for it if you are filing hawaii taxes... after taxes you'll end up with around $800,000... you're young I would take the annuity and move to washington or oregon where you don't pay state taxes... hawaii will always be home but your money will go farther else where... and those hungry family vultures will back off... trust me money changes every one else around you... Your dad knows how to get in touch with me if you need advice... 60 days will fly by fast... NOBODY knows unless they've been in your shoes
alice

Honolulu, HI

#56 Nov 23, 2008
True..taxes will eat most of the winnings. I love the misleading article based on a PR release from Boyd gaming trying to convince Hawaiians to keep gambling and losing money because one out of 100,000 wins a little.
Keola

Honolulu, HI

#57 Nov 24, 2008
A previous big winner wrote:
Don't listen to anyone except one that has been there.. Like me years ago... live simple, don't change and remember uncle sam and hawaii will take most of it... don't reward family unless this money starts working for you... invest wisely... help when someone is in desperate need only... igt give you 60 days to decide to take a 60% lump sum before taxes... 38% federal and 8.75% state... regardless you live in hawaii you'll have to pay for it if you are filing hawaii taxes... after taxes you'll end up with around $800,000... you're young I would take the annuity and move to washington or oregon where you don't pay state taxes... hawaii will always be home but your money will go farther else where... and those hungry family vultures will back off... trust me money changes every one else around you... Your dad knows how to get in touch with me if you need advice... 60 days will fly by fast... NOBODY knows unless they've been in your shoes
dam...only $800,000 left after taxes...not much left to give to relatives after you buy a home in hawaii..
good advice to move to washington state...

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