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January 29th, 2019 at 9:28:51 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

The person who won 1.6 billion before taxes on a $2 investment Mega Millions Lottery ticket is LAUGHING at what you said. In fact, they are LAUGHING so hard they on rolling on the floor! ;)



They couldn't care less beause a) that money only represents the prize after they took out thier rather sizable cut b) they'll put a huge tax on the money if the winner takes it up front instead of a 20 year annuity (always take it up front) and c) They knew that someone would win it sooner or later- that's why it's there in the first place.

Trust me, they laugh all the way to the bank week after week.

According to Google, as of 11/2018 nobody has claimed it. Hopefully they have moved and found a way to form a blind trust or other instrument to keep them anonymous.

They have 180 days to claim it and the only one who's getting annoyed about it is the merchant who sold it because he gets 50K once the winner steps forward. He's still waiting. :-).
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January 29th, 2019 at 9:42:00 AM permalink
Quote: unJon

Did that ticket ever get cashed?



No, it has not. At this point you have to wonder if the ticket has been lost, which would be a huge win to all the states offering Mega Millions. But there is still time to claim it. They have roughly until April 22nd. I would be paranoid to wait that long to cash if I was lucky enough to possess the ticket.

So contrary to what Nathan thinks, lottery commissions certainly didn't say "Oh Crap" when someone won. They have PLENTY of money to cover it. A winner was a certainty unless you abruptly halted the game nationwide. And now there is a chance that the member states of Mega Millions get to split it all themselves if the ticket remains unclaimed.
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January 29th, 2019 at 9:43:30 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

I imagine the state of Florida Lottery Commission stopped laughing in middle of rambunctious laughter when the 1.6 billion dollar ticket won. The Florida Lottery Commission. "HA HA HA HA HA.... "The 1.6 Billion dollar ticket has been pulled up today." OH CRAP!'



No, they didn't. The states still made a crapton of money on people making a bad bet. No one was even concerned, because the prize was calculated just the same as every other one. In fact, they were probably happy that it was won in their state. More good publicity for a crappy bet. Why would I say they may have been happy? There is a store in a nearby town that has a reputation for having some winners. they have a brand new store location (they sold the other one to the government for a highway project) that now includes a drive through lottery window so you can get tickets even more easily now.

You have seen the math on the lotteries, haven't you?

I do buy tickets; I could win...but the fact that it is a bad bet still does not change.
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January 29th, 2019 at 9:51:06 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

I imagine the state of Florida Lottery Commission stopped laughing in middle of rambunctious laughter when the 1.6 billion dollar ticket won. The Florida Lottery Commission. "HA HA HA HA HA.... "The 1.6 Billion dollar ticket has been pulled up today." OH CRAP!'



That is not at all how it works.
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January 29th, 2019 at 12:20:57 PM permalink
The way I see it, once that 1.6 billion dollar ticket is pulled up, the frenzy is OVER. Even people who were talking crap about how bad Lottery Odds were were buying tickets themselves when it reached the billion dollar mark. So, no more Frenzy=less people playing money in the Lottery=Oh crap from The Florida Lottery Commission. ;)
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January 29th, 2019 at 12:32:30 PM permalink
Quote: Nathan

Highest Ranking Members, can I make THIS thread my Florida Lottery Numbers Predictions thread? ;) I nearly ran my Nathan's Corner Thread into the ground when I began making a bunch of Florida Lottery Numbers Predictions Posts on there when the point of NC was supposed to be my RANDOM thoughts and feelings thread. A bunch of Florida Lottery Numbers Predictions is kind of specific, not random. ;)


My vote's for No. But I won't take action until I have opinions from other mods.
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January 29th, 2019 at 12:33:48 PM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

My vote's for No. But I won't take action until I have opinions from other mods.



Come on, it's better than cluttering up Nathan's Corner with my Florida Lottery Numbers Predictions! :P
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January 29th, 2019 at 12:42:33 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

No, it has not. At this point you have to wonder if the ticket has been lost, which would be a huge win to all the states offering Mega Millions. But there is still time to claim it. They have roughly until April 22nd. I would be paranoid to wait that long to cash if I was lucky enough to possess the ticket.

So contrary to what Nathan thinks, lottery commissions certainly didn't say "Oh Crap" when someone won. They have PLENTY of money to cover it. A winner was a certainty unless you abruptly halted the game nationwide. And now there is a chance that the member states of Mega Millions get to split it all themselves if the ticket remains unclaimed.



Itís crazy to think that if it was indeed lost by the original buyer , and it was not somehow lit on fire or torn up or destroyed , that a 1.6 billion dollar lottery ticket could be in existence and not be known about.

Maybe people are scouring landfills within a certain radius of the store it was sold in.

I also wonder if the store could release surveillance video of the person actually purchasing it. They know the time of day, just a matter of syncing up the store video
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January 29th, 2019 at 1:16:40 PM permalink
Quote: Nathan

Come on, it's better than cluttering up Nathan's Corner with my Florida Lottery Numbers Predictions! :P

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January 29th, 2019 at 1:44:20 PM permalink
in effect a casino takes twenty six cents fro your five dollar roulette bet and lets you gamble with the rest.

The lottery takes ninety seven cents of your dollar and lets you gamble with the three cents.

not a good bargain.

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