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(WTSP)   No one has claimed the giant $590 million Powerball jackpot yet in Florida. What could have possibly happened?   (on.wtsp.com) divider line 49
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2013-05-30 09:13:13 AM
If I had the winning ticket, I'd do everything I could to stay the hell out of the public eye.  That would certainly include retaining an attorney at once and quite possibly delaying the claim for a few weeks.
 
2013-05-30 09:18:52 AM
They're probably waiting until all the hysteria dies down.
 
2013-05-30 09:37:47 AM
I haven't had time to cash it in yet.
 
2013-05-30 09:47:09 AM
I'm betting that the ticket got thrown in the trash, or pulped in a washing machine, and the purchaser had no clue they had the winner.
 
2013-05-30 09:50:30 AM

nekom: If I had the winning ticket, I'd do everything I could to stay the hell out of the public eye.  That would certainly include retaining an attorney at once and quite possibly delaying the claim for a few weeks.


Pretty much that.  It would easily take me this long to get all my shiat in order for such a significant life-changing event.  And I would definitely be going mobile as soon as I made the claim - which would mean a class-A RV so I would need to spend time obtaining my license, vehicle, etc.  I would be "on the road" for at least a year until most people forgot about me and I only had to deal with family.
 
2013-05-30 09:52:54 AM
If you win $590 million, and immediately run into the spotlight to grab it, it's not going to last long.
 
2013-05-30 09:57:25 AM
They have 60 days from the drawing if they want the cash option, otherwise they have 180 days.
 
2013-05-30 10:05:25 AM
It's been said like 10,000 times here already but

BLIND TRUST....

/Oh and don't be a douche and spend it all
 
2013-05-30 10:05:50 AM
I already called dibs with the folks at powerball if it goes unclaimed, sorry people.
 
2013-05-30 10:06:33 AM

UberDave: nekom: If I had the winning ticket, I'd do everything I could to stay the hell out of the public eye.  That would certainly include retaining an attorney at once and quite possibly delaying the claim for a few weeks.

Pretty much that.  It would easily take me this long to get all my shiat in order for such a significant life-changing event.  And I would definitely be going mobile as soon as I made the claim - which would mean a class-A RV so I would need to spend time obtaining my license, vehicle, etc.  I would be "on the road" for at least a year until most people forgot about me and I only had to deal with family.


Screw that; I'd leave the country.

But not before setting up some investments, etc. That kind of money overnight brings all sorts of people out of the woodwork.
 
2013-05-30 10:13:36 AM
To lazy to Google it, but I wonder how long you have to claim it.
 
2013-05-30 10:13:51 AM
Wait a minute...what's that slideshow doing up there?...<<clicks>> unexpected fap encounter ftw

http://www.wtsp.com/news/photo-gallery.aspx?storyid=318204
 
2013-05-30 10:16:33 AM
Let's see- there's finding an attorney, hiring an accounting firm, maybe looking into a good investment broker...

...Plus the week-long bender I'd go on, in anticipation of becoming independently wealthy.
 
2013-05-30 10:18:51 AM
Probably too busy arranging for the murders of all the co-workers in on the lucky ticket.
 
2013-05-30 10:18:52 AM

ChipNASA: It's been said like 10,000 times here already but

BLIND TRUST....


Supposedly you can't get away with that in Florida.
 
hej
2013-05-30 10:22:07 AM
Given Florida's demographics, the winner probably died of old age.
 
2013-05-30 10:23:02 AM
Probably either ignorance, or bliss.  And it's the sensible kind of bliss, they're getting a secure retreat set up in Belize, to which they will bail.  And as noted above, let the lawyers, bankers and lottery people sort things out for awhile.

I mean, what's the worst that could happen?  Paparazzi pic in the tabloids, hanging out with Jimmy Buffett?  That's what I would be doing, now that FARK made me consider what I would do, if I hit that kind of jackpot.

/doesn't buy lottery tickets

//didn't win
 
2013-05-30 10:26:44 AM

Gonz: Let's see- there's finding an attorney, hiring an accounting firm, maybe looking into a good investment broker...

...Plus the week-long bender I'd go on, in anticipation of becoming independently wealthy.


Not to mention the time involved getting the trust (or trusts) and the investment accounts set up exactly how you want them after finding the right people to work with.
 
2013-05-30 10:28:12 AM
Waking Ned Divine
 
2013-05-30 10:28:28 AM
The smart thing to do is to get everything in order ahead of time...attorney, financial planner, shell company, fake your death, and then claim the prize. I think there was a winner that took a few weeks to do that last time.

I am rooting for the opposite of course. I want anther chain smoking redneck family to line up and claim the prize like the girl from Georgia a few years ago.
 
2013-05-30 10:30:21 AM

Gonz: Let's see- there's finding an attorney, hiring an accounting firm, maybe looking into a good investment broker...

...Plus the week-long bender I'd go on, in anticipation of becoming independently wealthy.


My plan is to not claim the prize until I have spent every last dime I have now. I have often wondered how long my current bank account will last me if I just went on a big ole bender.
 
2013-05-30 10:40:27 AM
Trayvon had the winning ticket.
 
2013-05-30 10:40:48 AM
Florida tag susplain's it all.

...and tonight's number are:

 10     13   14     22     55  and P11
-/v-----/v----/v-----/v----/v--/v-/v-/vvvvv-----------------------
 
2013-05-30 10:40:59 AM
If it were me with that ticket, I'd be trying to act as normal as possible, all the while setting up an accountant, attorney, setting up a private moving company to come to the house at a certain date, and contacting the company selling that missile silo converted into a home in upstate New York.

Only after I've contacted all these people would I announce I'd won that lottery.

/yes I'd buy that converted missile silo
//or the one over in Colorado
///wife is ok with it too
 
2013-05-30 10:45:12 AM

ManRay: Gonz: Let's see- there's finding an attorney, hiring an accounting firm, maybe looking into a good investment broker...

...Plus the week-long bender I'd go on, in anticipation of becoming independently wealthy.

My plan is to not claim the prize until I have spent every last dime I have now. I have often wondered how long my current bank account will last me if I just went on a big ole bender.


See, you and I see things the same way. There's time to live the good life once you're rich.

Until then, there's time to enjoy the simple pleasures while they're still pleasures.
 
2013-05-30 10:45:28 AM
Let's see... 590 million.  Lump sum would be about 300, after taxes let's call it 195.  The first thing I'd do is book This cruise (the Cunard Lines 119 night World Voyage) at the Queen's Grill level, with my departure date set for as soon as possible after the public announcement.  Once I'm on it, no phone, e-mail, or snail mail.  Unless an immediate family member dies, at which point they can call the cruise line in order to get in touch with us.  Second thing, I'd talk to a good lawyer.  I'd set up a trust with 25 million for "friends" and family.  Let them know, via registered letters they'll receive an hour after my plane takes off for Southampton that if they want so much as $2.50 for a snow cone from me, they have to talk to the firm managing the trust, who will make the final decision on handing out the money, I will have no control over it whatsoever.  Then I'll toss another 25 mil into a charitable trust, with the same rules as the family and friends trust.  Using a hired mail service to check all mail I receive, anyone asking for money that isn't a family member or friend will have their letter directed to that trust, and they can deal with it.

Take 2 million with me for the trip, the rest will be split between a few different funds, managed by a few different firms.  Hopefully when I get back, the initial frenzy will have died down, the friends with really stupid ideas will have been shot down by my trustees and would be no longer talking to me, and the rest will have had time to adjust and come to an understanding.  Some of the nut jobs looking for a handout will have moved on to other suckers, and my wife and I can settle in to our final plan.  We've always said if we won that kind of money we'd find a good sized university with lots of course options, then buy a small house in town, and donate 20 million with thecaveat that we have free tuition and early registration and guaranteed for any classes we want for the rest of our lives.
 
2013-05-30 10:48:36 AM
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2013-05-30 11:13:01 AM

devildog123: Let's see... 590 million.  Lump sum would be about 300, after taxes let's call it 195.  The first thing I'd do is book This cruise (the Cunard Lines 119 night World Voyage) at the Queen's Grill level, with my departure date set for as soon as possible after the public announcement.  Once I'm on it, no phone, e-mail, or snail mail.  Unless an immediate family member dies, at which point they can call the cruise line in order to get in touch with us.  Second thing, I'd talk to a good lawyer.  I'd set up a trust with 25 million for "friends" and family.  Let them know, via registered letters they'll receive an hour after my plane takes off for Southampton that if they want so much as $2.50 for a snow cone from me, they have to talk to the firm managing the trust, who will make the final decision on handing out the money, I will have no control over it whatsoever.  Then I'll toss another 25 mil into a charitable trust, with the same rules as the family and friends trust.  Using a hired mail service to check all mail I receive, anyone asking for money that isn't a family member or friend will have their letter directed to that trust, and they can deal with it.

Take 2 million with me for the trip, the rest will be split between a few different funds, managed by a few different firms.  Hopefully when I get back, the initial frenzy will have died down, the friends with really stupid ideas will have been shot down by my trustees and would be no longer talking to me, and the rest will have had time to adjust and come to an understanding.  Some of the nut jobs looking for a handout will have moved on to other suckers, and my wife and I can settle in to our final plan.  We've always said if we won that kind of money we'd find a good sized university with lots of course options, then buy a small house in town, and donate 20 million with thecaveat that we have free tuition and early registration and guaranteed for any classes we want for the rest of our lives.


Let me get this straight: if you won $590 million dollars you would go to college?
 
2013-05-30 11:27:00 AM
I'd goto vegas and let it ride.
 
2013-05-30 11:35:22 AM

I'mThatGuy: devildog123: 

Take 2 million with me for the trip, the rest will be split between a few different funds, managed by a few different firms.  Hopefully when I get back, the initial frenzy will have died down, the friends with really stupid ideas will have been shot down by my trustees and would be no longer talking to me, and the rest will have had time to adjust and come to an understanding.  Some of the nut jobs looking for a handout will have moved on to other suckers, and my wife and I can settle in to our final plan.  We've always said if we won that kind of money we'd find a good sized university with lots of course options, then buy a small house in town, and donate 20 million with thecaveat that we have free tuition and early registration and guaranteed for any classes we want for the rest of our lives.

Let

me get this straight: if you won $590 million dollars you would go to college?


I'm not sure I would go about it the same way as him, but there are things that I would like to do where additional education would be helpful.such as welding and auto body for the cars I would restore, some sort of electronics courses because I would like to do things such as building guitar amps and effects pedals and actually understanding what I'm doing beyond, "oh look I have a parts list and circuit diagram, I hope this works". I don't think that taking classes to better yourself is that crazy an idea. you'll have plenty of free time at that point.
 
2013-05-30 11:39:13 AM

I'mThatGuy: Let me get this straight: if you won $590 million dollars you would go to college?



Yes. I'd take a class or two every semester until I died. I'd take classes on all kinds of stuff.
 
2013-05-30 11:42:37 AM

ChipNASA: It's been said like 10,000 times here already but

BLIND TRUST....

/Oh and don't be a douche and spend it all



Why? I'd prefer to have some input over how my assets are invested.
 
2013-05-30 12:01:34 PM

Car_Ramrod: If you win $590 million, and immediately run into the spotlight to grab it, it's not going to last long.


Only if you don't have an idea of what to do with it.  I would have immediately set that money to getting my ranch built and starting a development company to put assisted living homes all over the country.  20 million for a ranch and 15-20 million per facility. Time's a wasting, let's build.
 
2013-05-30 12:15:33 PM
The money would not change me. Smithers, release the hounds.
 
2013-05-30 12:23:36 PM
it was me guys.

/shhhh plz
 
2013-05-30 12:31:05 PM
Since I am single, everything would go into a trust since funds held in trust won't be considered community property in case I ever did get married. I would estimate how much I would need annually to still live comfortably if I blew all of the money and put that into a deferred fixed annuity, to be annuitized if I lost everything else. I would then set aside some for my nieces and nephew, to be used only for education expenses or to buy a house until they are 40, then they can have access to the remainder.

The rest would buy a nice home, hire a housekeeper, and fund specific charities.
 
2013-05-30 12:46:12 PM

ChipNASA: It's been said like 10,000 times here already but

BLIND TRUST....

/Oh and don't be a douche and spend it all


bada bingo
 
2013-05-30 01:01:19 PM
give me doughnuts I'm betting that the ticket got thrown in the trash, or pulped in a washing machine, and the purchaser had no clue they had the winner.

Intriguing theory, Mega winner bought a winner off the Pearblossom Highway here, forgot about it, & the authorities had to release security camera footage to track her down
http://theavtimes.com/2012/11/02/mystery-23-million-lotto-jackpot-wi nn er-revealed/
I'm That GuyLet me get this straight: if you won $590 million dollars you would go to college?

THey won the lottery, they can do anything...even dorm sex

/2 "Waking Ned Devine" references & no "Office Space"/2 Chicks
//Farker be slippin'
 
2013-05-30 01:03:03 PM

catmandu: Since I am single, everything would go into a trust since funds held in trust won't be considered community property in case I ever did get married. I would estimate how much I would need annually to still live comfortably if I blew all of the money and put that into a deferred fixed annuity, to be annuitized if I lost everything else. I would then set aside some for my nieces and nephew, to be used only for education expenses or to buy a house until they are 40, then they can have access to the remainder.

The rest would buy a nice home, hire a housekeeper, and fund specific charities.


If you're already planning an exit strategy maybe marriage isn't for you.
 
2013-05-30 01:14:56 PM
I'm suprised the woman that worked at the Mcdonalds in Baltimore isnt claiming she has the ticket hidden at work.
 
2013-05-30 01:35:04 PM

mdeesnuts: catmandu: Since I am single, everything would go into a trust since funds held in trust won't be considered community property in case I ever did get married. I would estimate how much I would need annually to still live comfortably if I blew all of the money and put that into a deferred fixed annuity, to be annuitized if I lost everything else. I would then set aside some for my nieces and nephew, to be used only for education expenses or to buy a house until they are 40, then they can have access to the remainder.

The rest would buy a nice home, hire a housekeeper, and fund specific charities.

If you're already planning an exit strategy maybe marriage isn't for you.


Not an exit strategy, just a way to deter those who would think that they could get their hands on my millions by marrying me.
 
2013-05-30 02:05:50 PM

catmandu: mdeesnuts: catmandu: Since I am single, everything would go into a trust since funds held in trust won't be considered community property in case I ever did get married. I would estimate how much I would need annually to still live comfortably if I blew all of the money and put that into a deferred fixed annuity, to be annuitized if I lost everything else. I would then set aside some for my nieces and nephew, to be used only for education expenses or to buy a house until they are 40, then they can have access to the remainder.

The rest would buy a nice home, hire a housekeeper, and fund specific charities.

If you're already planning an exit strategy maybe marriage isn't for you.

Not an exit strategy, just a way to deter those who would think that they could get their hands on my millions by marrying me.


I found it funny that's the first thing you thought of. I'm with you about family, though. Appart from the blind trust, etc etc, I'd dole out a few million to each of my closest loved ones.

Of course, I'd let them have it outright. I'd hope the younger benefactors would prove wrong the old saying, "Youth is wasted on the young."

Because I know me and the older ones will be partying our arses off!
 
2013-05-30 02:10:51 PM

mdeesnuts: catmandu: mdeesnuts: catmandu: Since I am single, everything would go into a trust since funds held in trust won't be considered community property in case I ever did get married. I would estimate how much I would need annually to still live comfortably if I blew all of the money and put that into a deferred fixed annuity, to be annuitized if I lost everything else. I would then set aside some for my nieces and nephew, to be used only for education expenses or to buy a house until they are 40, then they can have access to the remainder.

The rest would buy a nice home, hire a housekeeper, and fund specific charities.

If you're already planning an exit strategy maybe marriage isn't for you.

Not an exit strategy, just a way to deter those who would think that they could get their hands on my millions by marrying me.

I found it funny that's the first thing you thought of. I'm with you about family, though. Appart from the blind trust, etc etc, I'd dole out a few million to each of my closest loved ones.

Of course, I'd let them have it outright. I'd hope the younger benefactors would prove wrong the old saying, "Youth is wasted on the young."

Because I know me and the older ones will be partying our arses off!


I work in financial services and have seen people lose family fortunes because the money wasn't protected well enough before the marriage. Prenups can be thrown out. Trusts are more secure.
 
2013-05-30 03:24:22 PM

I'mThatGuy: devildog123: ... We've always said if we won that kind of money we'd find a good sized university with lots of course options, then buy a small house in town, and donate 20 million with thecaveat that we have free tuition and early registration and guaranteed for any classes we want for the rest of our lives.


Let me get this straight: if you won $590 million dollars you would go to college? 

And awful lot of money to do two (or more) chicks at once.
 
2013-05-30 04:03:18 PM
Reminded me of this:

www.coverbrowser.com

Scary read.
 
2013-05-30 05:51:11 PM

washington-babylon: Reminded me of this:

[www.coverbrowser.com image 191x313]

Scary read.


I liked that book. It's better than the drivel he usually writes.
 
2013-05-30 07:11:58 PM
Nobody knew he or she bought the winning ticket. When the person learned that the numbers were right, the person suffered a massive heart attack and died. Friends and co-workers just thought it was a normal heart attack, but didn't know that the person was keeping the winning ticket, still kept in a drawer or shelf.

If you a relative of yours died during the time the numbers were announced, it might be best to check the drawers, shelves, and wherever else a winning ticket could be kept hidden.
 
2013-05-30 07:24:07 PM

Intoxoman: washington-babylon: Reminded me of this:

[www.coverbrowser.com image 191x313]

Scary read.

I liked that book. It's better than the drivel he usually writes.


You are absolutely correct. Most of his stuff is rather crappy, almost like he isn't even trying. With that one however, he actually seemed to put a bit of effort in and it turned out rather well.
 
2013-05-30 11:52:57 PM

wademh: [s3.amazonaws.com image 448x252]


Yep.

/great movie
 
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