Missourian Wins $258.5 Million Powerball

Missourian Wins $258.5 Million Powerball

There are 46 comments on the Fox2Now story from Apr 22, 2010, titled Missourian Wins $258.5 Million Powerball. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

Powerball officials say the winning ticket in Wednesday's $258.5 million Powerball jackpot was purchased in Missouri.

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Terry

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Apr 22, 2010
Hurray finally someone from Missouri
Nicole

Wentzville, MO

#2 Apr 22, 2010
I totally agree with you Terry... FINALLY!!:)
Yea

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Apr 22, 2010
Looks like I am off today
jimmy

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Apr 22, 2010
good luck no more worries
itoldyouso

United States

#5 Apr 22, 2010
As long as they keep a level head and invest the majority of their winnings in safe stuff, they won't have to worry about much. It's too bad they have to have their name published.

It would have been great to be the winner but to whom ever did, congratulations!
Donna L - STL

Waterloo, IL

#6 Apr 22, 2010
Amen.....Finally someone in Missouri! I heard it was a school teacher....Hooray! Teachers are our unsung heroes! I'm sure they will do something powerful with all that money!
ItsOurMoney

Ballwin, MO

#7 Apr 22, 2010
Share the wealth. You may have thought you won. Under Obama's plan you will be sharing more of those winnings than anticipated.
itoldyouso

Blue Springs, MO

#8 Apr 22, 2010
ItsOurMoney wrote:
Share the wealth. You may have thought you won. Under Obama's plan you will be sharing more of those winnings than anticipated.


Come on ya party pooper! Even if they take the cash option, after taxes the winner will still walk away with 82+ million dollars! The average schmuck would not earn a 10th of that amount in an entire lifetime. This lucky person and immediate family should be set for some time to come.
Another Teacher in SLPS

Chesterfield, MO

#9 Apr 22, 2010
I agree Itoldyouso lets keep the politics out of this.

Lets start off with "If I won the lottery I would ..."

For me I wouldn't have to worry about having art supplies anymore (at least for a while anyway).
luvhaterz

Irving, TX

#10 Apr 22, 2010
itoldyouso wrote:
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Come on ya party pooper! Even if they take the cash option, after taxes the winner will still walk away with 82+ million dollars! The average schmuck would not earn a 10th of that amount in an entire lifetime. This lucky person and immediate family should be set for some time to come.
As long as they don't piss it away on cars , clothes and malt liquor!
itoldyouso

Blue Springs, MO

#11 Apr 22, 2010
luvhaterz wrote:
<quoted text>As long as they don't **** it away on cars , clothes and malt liquor!


Although your comment is a bit abrasive, I agree. Most people that come into a great deal of money suffer from sudden wealth syndrome and do tend to waste huge amounts on frivolous things. A good financial planner can help guide them down the right path. A good, honest lawyer can be of help too.
songsinger

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Apr 22, 2010
wish it was me but congrats to who won it! It is so nice to hear that someone from our state won! I hope it is someone who deserves it!
Brandi-RN

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Apr 22, 2010
My guess is that a college kid won and I'm sure that the slacker is out buying every pair of baggy cut-off denim shorts and skateboards that they can get their hands on right now.
SikUvTheRite

Saint Charles, MO

#14 Apr 22, 2010
Anybody else besides me starting to get suspicious about this, too? In a country as presently corrupt as ours, I'm getting awfully suspicious that even though probably 5 to 10 times as many tickets are sold in urban areas as rural, that somehow these winners are almost always in sleepy, conservative rural towns. And when urban areas do produce a winner, they are always in the ultra-conservative areas, again in spite of the sheer number of tickets sold in the city proper.

This IS a lot of money - it would give somebody with, say, a liberal bent, quite a lot of power! It could make a difference in the hands of an activist! So, it would not be all that difficult to "pick" a number that was unique to a ticket bought in rural, conservative areas, knowing these people are likely to just put it in the bank with the other inherited $250,000 and life goes on.

I did my research and Missouri Valley College, while being a "liberal arts" college, is a very conservative school with a more-conservative-than-average clientele run by the Presbyterian Church.

So I guess another conservative will have $250,000 to play with! By design?
SikUvTheRite

Saint Charles, MO

#15 Apr 22, 2010
Oops, that's $250 MILLION to pour into conservative causes!
Take the Money and run

Irving, TX

#16 Apr 22, 2010
Congrats!
good luck

Hermann, MO

#17 Apr 22, 2010
good going to the winner and good luck you will have friend you never new you hade
congrats

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Apr 22, 2010
Get a financial counsler and good attorney before you come forward and you should fair well...AND CHANGE YOUR PHONE# everybody is going to be your long lost friend...
Way To Go Obama

Ballwin, MO

#19 Apr 22, 2010
Another person who has to help pay for goverment funded healthcare. Yeah!!!!!!! With the taxes you have to pay Obama will be able to extend government handouts longer. Yeah!!!! I don't have to go out job hunting this week. Yeah!!!!
Glenn

Saint Peters, MO

#20 Apr 22, 2010
I think that is my cousin.......lol

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