vegas
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March 4th, 2019 at 5:06:28 PM permalink
A person from South Carolina has come forward to claim the record prize. The winner elected to take a one time payment of 878,000,000. They wish to remain anonymous
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March 4th, 2019 at 5:14:30 PM permalink
Quote: vegas

A person from South Carolina has come forward to claim the record prize. The winner elected to take a one time payment of 878,000,000. They wish to remain anonymous



I would bet they fail. Too many people will have access to the information. Lawyers (and their staffs). Bankers (and their staffs). Brokers (and their staffs). Relatives. Friends. Lottery officials. IRS employees. Etc.
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March 4th, 2019 at 5:37:29 PM permalink
At least the government won't be getting it all. I wonder what took so long.
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March 4th, 2019 at 5:59:07 PM permalink
Hopefully the delay was intentional so that winner could get all his ducks in a row. You need to get an attorney to draft a blind trust, move, change your name, etc. Not doing that is a recipe for disaster because every scammer and relative you never knew you had will come to you with their hands out.
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March 4th, 2019 at 6:04:07 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

At least the government won't be getting it all. I wonder what took so long.


Nothing stops Congress from passing a bill, and the President then signing it into law, changing the tax code to tax all multistate lottery wins in the past 10 years over $100 million to an additional 90% tax. It just has to be broad enough so that the Supreme Court won't consider it singling out one person and declared a bill of attainder.
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March 4th, 2019 at 6:26:21 PM permalink
The winner seems smart and wise. Keeping his secret for so long AND coming forward in complete anonymity. Kudos to him! On a side note,he has to be a USA record for one of the longest hold outs, since he waited 5 months to claim his prize. :)
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March 4th, 2019 at 6:26:21 PM permalink
Duplicate post.
In both The Hunger Games and in gambling, may the odds be ever in your favor. :D "Man Babes" #AxelFabulous "Olive oil is processed but it only has one ingredient, olive oil."-Even Bob, March 27/28th. :D The 2 year war is over! Woo-hoo! :D I sometimes speak in metaphors. ;) Remember this. ;) Crack the code. :D 8.9.13.25.14.1.13.5.9.19.14.1.20.8.1.14! :D "For about the 4096th time, let me offer a radical idea to those of you who don't like Nathan -- block her and don't visit Nathan's Corner. What is so complicated about it?" Wizard, August 21st. :D
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March 4th, 2019 at 7:20:32 PM permalink
That's crazy it took so long. Must be a somewhat wealthy person already. No way a poor person wo hi old holdout that long. I would have driven to the lottery place right away and waited there for them to open.
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March 4th, 2019 at 7:36:32 PM permalink
It had to be claimed by mid April, I believe. If it was me there is no way I could have waited that long. I agree the name will get out soon enough.
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March 4th, 2019 at 9:03:43 PM permalink
I'd anonymously hire a person to collect it for me. Give him ten million for his troubles. Funnel it through a couple newly set up holding companies and no one will know you are worth five hundred million.

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