Lottery officials announced Friday that a married man in his 30s from a wealthy Phoenix suburb has claimed his half of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot, deciding to collect the winnings now and not next year because of the nation´s looming fiscal cliff. The man decided to remain anonymous after he bought $10 worth of tickets and kept the winning slip in the visor of his car overnight before realizing he was a multimillionaire. (snip)After the man and his wife learned of their good fortune, the husband pulled together a team of financial
IIRC, the couple bought the ticket at a store in Fountain Hills, Az. It´s actually a suburb of Scottsdale and abuts the Fort McDowell Indian Rez. Although the town has some affluent developments, there are also pockets of low-middle class homes built when the town was being developed by MCO Properties back in the 70´s.
The question here is he already in the 1%? If so, why does he need this money? Really now, he should give it all away, that ole trickle down effect. And he´s NOT allowed to bestow it upon his kids when he dies like the Romney´s will do. This man should NOT have even been allowed to play in the lottery because he already had enough money. He should have bought 10 tickets and given those tickets away to the less fortunate.
Congratulations to this winner who put together a team of financial advisors, established a charity fund and declared he would take ALL of his winnings at once. He will pay his taxes now .... before the government can come up with new laws and bills which demand more.
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God of Irony, 12/8/2012 8:59:49 AM (No. 9055037)
As one of the above posters said the Fort McDowell Reservation adjoins Fountain Hills and the indians that live there are in absolute poverty. But then again that goes against the "attack the rich" theme of the statists.
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Rather Read, 12/8/2012 9:48:16 AM (No. 9055126)
I wish them well. A few weeks ago, I read an article about people who won the lottery. Some lived happy lives and others were destroyed by it. It seemed to me that those who were sensible and smart before their win prospered and those who were loutish and greedy didn´t.
Exactly what a smart person would do. Remain anonymous,(especially regarding grasping, blabbermouth relatives) and get the best tax lawyers and CPA you can find.
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