Name of $134 million MEGA Millions wi...

Name of $134 million MEGA Millions winner released

There are 42 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Mar 9, 2010, titled Name of $134 million MEGA Millions winner released. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

California Lottery officials today announced the winner of the $134 million MEGA Millions jackpot.

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go into hiding

Los Alamitos, CA

#1 Mar 9, 2010
Records show that a John Dalkos lives in Long Beach just a few blocks from Country Donuts. No one answered the door today when the Press-Telegram visited the home.
I actually feel sorry for this man. He and his family are going to be hounded by the media and everybody else that wants to get some of his money.
sarah dalkos

El Cajon, CA

#2 Mar 9, 2010
We no longer live there Thats Why HAHAHAHAHAHA
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Los Alamitos, CA

#3 Mar 9, 2010
sarah dalkos wrote:
We no longer live there Thats Why HAHAHAHAHAHA
Good for Mr. Dalkos! I don't want to know where he is, but confess it would be interesting to know how Mr. Dalkos plans to spend his winnings. Please share that information if you can, but don't disclose your location. Only wish you the best. Thanks and congratulations!

Note that your posting shows the city of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) address because the media is relentless in their pursuit of a story. You will need to take security precautions from now on. Hope you and your family stay well and safe.

Best regards from Long Beach.
Ricardo in Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

#4 Mar 9, 2010
Wonder if he used his own numbers or a quick pick to buy the ticket
kcito

Thousand Oaks, CA

#5 Mar 9, 2010
I want to win too. I've been buying for every single draw for months.
kcito

Thousand Oaks, CA

#6 Mar 9, 2010
I want to win it too.
I've been buying for every single draw for months without any success.

Please let me hit the JACKPOT.!!!
either mega or lotto plus is sufficient.
Croak

San Jose, CA

#8 Mar 9, 2010
First thing I'd do with rhe money? Trade in that annoying Sarah for a couple of Victoria's Secret models.
Kelly M Bray

United States

#9 Mar 9, 2010
Can you remain anonymous if you win? Can you request the lottery to not release your name? Do you have to have your picture taken holding that giant check?
Mike

Canoga Park, CA

#10 Mar 9, 2010
Get armed protection.. 24/7. Sorry to say, but this is true. I had a relative win $6 million years ago in NJ. In three months, he was broken into four times, shot at twice, and had two cars stolen.

He had to hire private protection and moved.
Mike

Canoga Park, CA

#11 Mar 9, 2010
You can not remain anonymous. Your name and city will be public. Part of the integrity of the game.
Kelly M Bray

United States

#12 Mar 9, 2010
But Long Beach is so much safer than New Jersey...right?....
Mike wrote:
Get armed protection.. 24/7. Sorry to say, but this is true. I had a relative win $6 million years ago in NJ. In three months, he was broken into four times, shot at twice, and had two cars stolen.
He had to hire private protection and moved.
Mike

Canoga Park, CA

#13 Mar 9, 2010
Kelly M Bray wrote:
But Long Beach is so much safer than New Jersey...right?....<quoted text>
As I have been to both Long Beach and NJ... I would say it is a toss up.
Croak

Arlington, TX

#14 Mar 9, 2010
So a man in his 70s has to decide whether to take the 20-year payout or $82 million now.

Duh.
Tacos de Dog

Chino Hills, CA

#15 Mar 9, 2010
Ransom ?
Croak

Fort Worth, TX

#16 Mar 9, 2010
He should cash the check and take it all home in $5 bills. He could use the currency as toilet paper and for blowing his nose and he still wouldn't be able to use it all up during his lifetime.
Croak

Fort Worth, TX

#17 Mar 9, 2010
kcito wrote:
I want to win too. I've been buying for every single draw for months.
Don't want to disappoint you, but I've bought tickets for every single Super Lotto Plus draw going back to the beginning of the lottery in the 1980s. I've probably never won more than $20 in any given year.
James

Long Beach, CA

#18 Mar 9, 2010
Poor old guy, he didn't even know that he won until someone kind enough stopped him from throwing the ticket away. Just shows that the most unlikely of people win these things
Love

Laguna Niguel, CA

#19 Mar 10, 2010
sarah dalkos wrote:
We no longer live there Thats Why HAHAHAHAHAHA
People when they win should get a lawyer, set up a trust and have that lawyer claim the prize in the name of the trust. The whole Dalkos family is going to get hounded I suspect as most of the family members, I suspect his kids, have housing info online in the white pages and I am sure they all haven't moved. Looks like if he did move he has three rental properties on that street in a trust in his family name.

I just do the research since I am curious about the effects of winning the lottery and want to do a documentary on the subject someday so I keep a record of all the big winners.
rosie

Cerritos, CA

#20 Mar 10, 2010
sarah dalkos wrote:
We no longer live there Thats Why HAHAHAHAHAHA
Yeah apparently you live in san marcos now. Very smart, if of course that is you and not some idiot.
hank

Fairfield, CA

#21 Mar 10, 2010
If you read the press releases about winners at the California lottery website, there are some that say the winner preferred to remain anonymous, and the name is not given. On the other hand, I've never seen that happen for these really huge jackpots, so who knows...

I hope it is not really true that this person was so confused that they were about to throw the ticket away - that's scary. I wish him well - he's going to need lots more luck from here on out.

Also, love, I don't think California will let a blind trust claim a lottery prize, so that route to staying anonymous is probably closed. I sure don't remember any winner being declared that was not a person, anyway, and I'd think by now that would have happened if it was an available option.

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