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2013-05-30 12:23:16 PM  
I don't believe this. I gotta go get the papers. Get the papers.
 
2013-05-30 12:26:19 PM  
The photo if him holding up the novelty check with a microphone facially jabbed is just too surreal.  I call bullshiat. Definite Kids in the Hall skit.
 
2013-05-30 12:26:36 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: I don't believe this. I gotta go get the papers. Get the papers.


You glorious bastard.

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2013-05-30 12:27:09 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: I don't believe this. I gotta go get the papers. Get the papers.


didn't realize that I came for this...but I totally just came for this...
 
2013-05-30 12:27:40 PM  
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2013-05-30 12:28:49 PM  
Just to rub it in...

He gets 100% of the money.  All at once.  No annuity required.  No reduced lump-sum option.

Oh.....

and NO TAXES.
 
2013-05-30 12:29:43 PM  
It's happened before.  A couple bought identical tickets (based on family birth dates), and both won.

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2012-06-08/lottery-winners-double- ta ke/
 
2013-05-30 12:31:30 PM  

"While it's not known how many people buy identical tickets for a draw, it is the first time in the company's recollection that we've had this unique sort of win."


Um, it happened like 2-3 years ago with the same lottery. Some old lady bought her ticket twice because she forgot she had her numbers. It was a three way split with her getting 2 shares. Sure the other guy got like 7 million but if it was me, I couldn't help feeling cheated out of millions because some old fogey couldn't remember they had their ticket.

 
2013-05-30 12:32:19 PM  

Highroller48: Just to rub it in...

He gets 100% of the money.  All at once.  No annuity required.  No reduced lump-sum option.

Oh.....

and NO TAXES.


And he sat on them for a month while he planned everything out. Canadian lottery is Bizarro American lottery.
 
2013-05-30 12:36:38 PM  
So... always buy more than one ticket?
 
2013-05-30 12:38:45 PM  
And another thing. People who win tens of millions and say they aren't quitting their jobs are delusional this guy included.

a few months go by...

Millionaire: Hey Boss, I'm planning on take a 2 week vacation in Jamaica next month.
Boss: Yeah, I'm going to need your to come in to work instead. We have a big deadline that needs to be done. Weekends too, probably 80 hours a week for the next 9 weeks. You know, so I can get a big bonus and you can feel good about getting me that bonus.
Millionaire: I quit.

There was even a janitor who said he wasn't going to quit. How long do you sweep up puke before you say, I'm out.
 
2013-05-30 12:39:09 PM  

Highroller48: Just to rub it in...

He gets 100% of the money.  All at once.  No annuity required.  No reduced lump-sum option.

Oh.....

and NO TAXES.


That's why I love the lottery in the states.  It's set up to maximize on the stupid/predatory nature of lotteries.  It's like they went to a prison and found the best netting white collar criminals and had them design it.
 
2013-05-30 12:46:40 PM  

swaxhog: And another thing. People who win tens of millions and say they aren't quitting their jobs are delusional this guy included.

a few months go by...

Millionaire: Hey Boss, I'm planning on take a 2 week vacation in Jamaica next month.
Boss: Yeah, I'm going to need your to come in to work instead. We have a big deadline that needs to be done. Weekends too, probably 80 hours a week for the next 9 weeks. You know, so I can get a big bonus and you can feel good about getting me that bonus.
Millionaire: I quit.

There was even a janitor who said he wasn't going to quit. How long do you sweep up puke before you say, I'm out.


I've always said that if I win a big lottery prize or the WSOP, I'm not quitting.  However, my tolerance for bullshiat will greatly decrease.
 
2013-05-30 12:47:22 PM  
So the guy wins two tickets for a lottery? or did he have two lottery tickets that won?
 
2013-05-30 12:49:05 PM  

swaxhog: And another thing. People who win tens of millions and say they aren't quitting their jobs are delusional this guy included.

a few months go by...

Millionaire: Hey Boss, I'm planning on take a 2 week vacation in Jamaica next month.
Boss: Yeah, I'm going to need your to come in to work instead. We have a big deadline that needs to be done. Weekends too, probably 80 hours a week for the next 9 weeks. You know, so I can get a big bonus and you can feel good about getting me that bonus.
Millionaire: I quit.

There was even a janitor who said he wasn't going to quit. How long do you sweep up puke before you say, I'm out.


Meh.  I bet in reality its more like:

Millionaire:  Hey boss, I'm going to Jaimaica for a few weeks.  Want to come?
Boss:  Yes.  All you other shiat heads take over
Millionaire:  I love being rich.
 
2013-05-30 12:49:33 PM  

swaxhog: And another thing. People who win tens of millions and say they aren't quitting their jobs are delusional this guy included.

a few months go by...

Millionaire: Hey Boss, I'm planning on take a 2 week vacation in Jamaica next month.
Boss: Yeah, I'm going to need your to come in to work instead. We have a big deadline that needs to be done. Weekends too, probably 80 hours a week for the next 9 weeks. You know, so I can get a big bonus and you can feel good about getting me that bonus.
Millionaire: I quit.

There was even a janitor who said he wasn't going to quit. How long do you sweep up puke before you say, I'm out.



I don't know. After five years they give you a brush, though. Which is nice.

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2013-05-30 12:49:52 PM  

Tricky Chicken: So the guy wins two tickets for a lottery? or did he have two lottery tickets that won?


he bought two identical tickets.  Each winning ticket was worth $15m, so he got 30 total.
 
2013-05-30 12:52:37 PM  

Alonjar: Tricky Chicken: So the guy wins two tickets for a lottery? or did he have two lottery tickets that won?

he bought two identical tickets.  Each winning ticket was worth $15m, so he got 30 total.


Actually a pretty clever strategy (if there is such a thing when it comes to the stupid-tax that is the Lottery).  It doesn't change your odds of winning, but it doubles your prize stake if you end up splitting a big payout.
 
2013-05-30 12:55:49 PM  
Another source gave a better explanation.  He always played the same set of numbers.  This drawing was for a record amount for this lottery.  He bought one ticket but then misplaced it and/or couldn't remember that he had bought it for sure.  To avoid the heartbreak of missing out on his lucky number winning, he bought another ticket just to make sure.  Then he found the first one again.  So forgetfulness/carelessness netted this guy and extra $15M.
 
2013-05-30 01:14:34 PM  

Highroller48: Just to rub it in...

He gets 100% of the money.  All at once.  No annuity required.  No reduced lump-sum option.

Oh.....

and NO TAXES.


true.. Id much rather have 31 million CDN dollars tax free then 300 Million american dollars and pay taxes on that.
(also.. being CDN.. if I did win Powerball.. I would pay very limited amounts of taxes on it :)  )
 
2013-05-30 01:18:26 PM  
Winning the lottery didn't help Hurley
 
2013-05-30 01:20:15 PM  

GoldDude: Another source gave a better explanation.  He always played the same set of numbers.  This drawing was for a record amount for this lottery.  He bought one ticket but then misplaced it and/or couldn't remember that he had bought it for sure.  To avoid the heartbreak of missing out on his lucky number winning, he bought another ticket just to make sure.  Then he found the first one again.  So forgetfulness/carelessness netted this guy and extra $15M.


It netted him an extra $10m. If he hadn't bought the second ticket the total payout would have been divided by 3. Instead it was divided by 4 but he had two shares of that so he got half.
 
2013-05-30 01:30:52 PM  

Highroller48: Just to rub it in...

He gets 100% of the money.  All at once.  No annuity required.  No reduced lump-sum option.

Oh.....

and NO TAXES.


That's correct, in Canada winnings from lotteries are not considered income.  There isn't even a place to put the winnings on your income tax form... and there's a place for "income from bills you've sent but don't expect to be paid with regards to Canadian-owned foreign-situated farms"
 
2013-05-30 01:31:11 PM  
That's nothing.  I've won the Canadian lottery dozens of times.  Can't afford to pay the taxes though.
 
2013-05-30 01:37:26 PM  
So that's, what, a few thousand American dollars?  Now that the exchange rate is more even?

That's pretty nice.
 
2013-05-30 02:18:32 PM  

entropic_existence: GoldDude: Another source gave a better explanation.  He always played the same set of numbers.  This drawing was for a record amount for this lottery.  He bought one ticket but then misplaced it and/or couldn't remember that he had bought it for sure.  To avoid the heartbreak of missing out on his lucky number winning, he bought another ticket just to make sure.  Then he found the first one again.  So forgetfulness/carelessness netted this guy and extra $15M.

It netted him an extra $10m. If he hadn't bought the second ticket the total payout would have been divided by 3. Instead it was divided by 4 but he had two shares of that so he got half.


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Actually, I did the same thing for this draw, not remembering whether or not I had played my "lucky numbers".  The only difference is that I won 2 times zero.
 
2013-05-30 02:28:21 PM  

buckeyebrain: swaxhog: And another thing. People who win tens of millions and say they aren't quitting their jobs are delusional this guy included.

a few months go by...

Millionaire: Hey Boss, I'm planning on take a 2 week vacation in Jamaica next month.
Boss: Yeah, I'm going to need your to come in to work instead. We have a big deadline that needs to be done. Weekends too, probably 80 hours a week for the next 9 weeks. You know, so I can get a big bonus and you can feel good about getting me that bonus.
Millionaire: I quit.

There was even a janitor who said he wasn't going to quit. How long do you sweep up puke before you say, I'm out.

I've always said that if I win a big lottery prize or the WSOP, I'm not quitting.  However, my tolerance for bullshiat will greatly decrease.


If I won a big jackpot I wouldn't quit either. But I'd almost certainly get fired very quickly...
 
2013-05-30 03:00:45 PM  
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2013-05-30 03:11:52 PM  

kvinesknows: Highroller48: Just to rub it in...

He gets 100% of the money.  All at once.  No annuity required.  No reduced lump-sum option.

Oh.....

and NO TAXES.

true.. Id much rather have 31 million CDN dollars tax free then 300 Million american dollars and pay taxes on that.
(also.. being CDN.. if I did win Powerball.. I would pay very limited amounts of taxes on it :)  )


Aside from the fact that your comparison is ludicrous, if only becaquse you have 10 times the population buying tickets in the U.S. and so naturally will sometimes see larger prizes, you overlook the fact that ALL winnings are tax free in Canada.  That includes lotteries, game shows, casinos, and sweepstakes in general.  Remember when Oprahg gave a bunch of people cars?  They all had to pay tax on them.  Not here.

Ever win, say, $10K in a Vegas casino?  They take the taxes off on the spot.  Enjoy your $5500 or whatever it is.  Here the winnings are 100% exempt.

drewbob21: That's nothing.  I've won the Canadian lottery dozens of times.  Can't afford to pay the taxes though.


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There's a myth that Canada's tax burden is disproportionally huge compared to the U.S.  That's completely false.  Our family's net income for 2012 was just over $150K.  Total income taxes after a few deductions for daycare and a vehicle used for work: $34K.  Just a hair under 20%.  And we don't get hospital bills.
 
2013-05-30 03:16:36 PM  

Highroller48: Ever win, say, $10K in a Vegas casino?  They take the taxes off on the spot.  Enjoy your $5500 or whatever it is.  Here the winnings are 100% exempt.


all you have to do is apply for it and you get it back.

its pretty common knowledge
 
2013-05-30 03:18:57 PM  

Flint Ironstag: buckeyebrain: swaxhog: And another thing. People who win tens of millions and say they aren't quitting their jobs are delusional this guy included.

a few months go by...

Millionaire: Hey Boss, I'm planning on take a 2 week vacation in Jamaica next month.
Boss: Yeah, I'm going to need your to come in to work instead. We have a big deadline that needs to be done. Weekends too, probably 80 hours a week for the next 9 weeks. You know, so I can get a big bonus and you can feel good about getting me that bonus.
Millionaire: I quit.

There was even a janitor who said he wasn't going to quit. How long do you sweep up puke before you say, I'm out.

I've always said that if I win a big lottery prize or the WSOP, I'm not quitting.  However, my tolerance for bullshiat will greatly decrease.

If I won a big jackpot I wouldn't quit either. But I'd almost certainly get fired very quickly...


I wouldn't just quit.  That's not spectacular enough.  I would land in the parking lot (it's 7 acres) in a helicopter, with a bikini-clad model on each arm, stroll into the boss' office, grab a sharpie, and write "I Resign" in big letters on his whiteboard.  I would then grab my office swag (model trucks, etc.) off my shelves, plunk a case of good champagne on the reception desk for all to share, get back on the chopper and fly home.

"Home", of course, is now a non-extradition country where my wife will never find me.  I hear Buenos Aires is lovely this every time fo year.
 
2013-05-30 03:21:42 PM  

kvinesknows: Highroller48: Ever win, say, $10K in a Vegas casino?  They take the taxes off on the spot.  Enjoy your $5500 or whatever it is.  Here the winnings are 100% exempt.

all you have to do is apply for it and you get it back.

its pretty common knowledge


Dude, I KNOW we Canadians get it back.  I'm talking about AMERICANS and how they get screwed twice by lotteries...once by playing in the first place, and a second time by paying taxes on money they win!  Do try and keep up.
 
2013-05-30 04:05:11 PM  
Boy, I bet he's kicking himself because he didn't buy three tickets. AmIright?
 
2013-05-30 04:36:25 PM  

Highroller48: kvinesknows: Highroller48: Ever win, say, $10K in a Vegas casino?  They take the taxes off on the spot.  Enjoy your $5500 or whatever it is.  Here the winnings are 100% exempt.

all you have to do is apply for it and you get it back.

its pretty common knowledge

Dude, I KNOW we Canadians get it back.  I'm talking about AMERICANS and how they get screwed twice by lotteries...once by playing in the first place, and a second time by paying taxes on money they win!  Do try and keep up.


and you do know its not rubbing it in their faces at all, not even one single bit when the net result is their mega lottery is 10 times what our is, after taxes
 
2013-05-30 05:06:01 PM  

kvinesknows: and you do know its not rubbing it in their faces at all, not even one single bit when the net result is their mega lottery is 10 times what our is, after taxes


I'm not so sure.  After all, most of their "big" winners are in the 1-10 million range, just like ours. Casinos are an even better example.  The winnings are the same, but the take home for a U.S. Citizen is way less.

To be honest, for me it's really more about pointing out how silly it is when Americans use arguments about high taxes to knock our social programs or health care.  Americans are taxed as much (and in many ways far more) than we are, but the myth that Canada's taxes are exorbitant continues to be believed.
 
2013-05-30 08:38:20 PM  
Came for Jimmy Two-Times reference. Leaving happy. Leaving happy.
 
2013-05-31 12:32:59 AM  
He is 66 and has been playing the same numbers for 53 years? You can play the lottery in Canada when you are underage? I think some of this story is BULLSH*T!
 
2013-05-31 07:53:19 AM  

bratface: He is 66 and has been playing the same numbers for 53 years? You can play the lottery in Canada when you are underage? I think some of this story is BULLSH*T!


In the good old days before everyone got a stick up their butt anyone could buy lottery tickets. If they won, a parent or guardian would have to claim it for you. It wasn't until 1997 that they made it mandatory to be 18 or over to buy them.  So it's entirely possible he's been playing since he was 13.
 
2013-05-31 02:41:44 PM  

swaxhog: bratface: He is 66 and has been playing the same numbers for 53 years? You can play the lottery in Canada when you are underage? I think some of this story is BULLSH*T!

In the good old days before everyone got a stick up their butt anyone could buy lottery tickets. If they won, a parent or guardian would have to claim it for you. It wasn't until 1997 that they made it mandatory to be 18 or over to buy them.  So it's entirely possible he's been playing since he was 13.


Even in the  80's the age limit was only 16.
 
2013-05-31 02:45:51 PM  

Highroller48: swaxhog: bratface: He is 66 and has been playing the same numbers for 53 years? You can play the lottery in Canada when you are underage? I think some of this story is BULLSH*T!

In the good old days before everyone got a stick up their butt anyone could buy lottery tickets. If they won, a parent or guardian would have to claim it for you. It wasn't until 1997 that they made it mandatory to be 18 or over to buy them.  So it's entirely possible he's been playing since he was 13.

Even in the  80's the age limit was only 16.


but there has not been choose your own numbers lotteries for that long

has there?
 
2013-05-31 02:58:48 PM  

kvinesknows: Highroller48: swaxhog: bratface: He is 66 and has been playing the same numbers for 53 years? You can play the lottery in Canada when you are underage? I think some of this story is BULLSH*T!

In the good old days before everyone got a stick up their butt anyone could buy lottery tickets. If they won, a parent or guardian would have to claim it for you. It wasn't until 1997 that they made it mandatory to be 18 or over to buy them.  So it's entirely possible he's been playing since he was 13.

Even in the  80's the age limit was only 16.

but there has not been choose your own numbers lotteries for that long

has there?


I'm 40, and as long as I can remember they've been around.
But...you made me curious enough to look it up!
SO....Lotto 6-49 dates all the way back to 1982.  That's the first national-level one.  Some provinces had choose-your-own-number formats even before that.
 
2013-05-31 03:04:07 PM  
Here's some nostalgia for the Canucks.  First draw in 1975.
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-31 03:05:19 PM  

Highroller48: kvinesknows: Highroller48: swaxhog: bratface: He is 66 and has been playing the same numbers for 53 years? You can play the lottery in Canada when you are underage? I think some of this story is BULLSH*T!

In the good old days before everyone got a stick up their butt anyone could buy lottery tickets. If they won, a parent or guardian would have to claim it for you. It wasn't until 1997 that they made it mandatory to be 18 or over to buy them.  So it's entirely possible he's been playing since he was 13.

Even in the  80's the age limit was only 16.

but there has not been choose your own numbers lotteries for that long

has there?

I'm 40, and as long as I can remember they've been around.
But...you made me curious enough to look it up!
SO....Lotto 6-49 dates all the way back to 1982.  That's the first national-level one.  Some provinces had choose-your-own-number formats even before that.


I recall western lottery (you purchased at banks) and it was just here is your ticket.  no choosing allowed.
and they drew the numbers live on TV.

i guess there may have been localized choose your own number lotteries before that.
 
2013-05-31 03:07:35 PM  

Highroller48: Here's some nostalgia for the Canucks.  First draw in 1975.
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 480x360]


dont think it was a choose your own number one though.
 
2013-05-31 03:43:07 PM  

kvinesknows: Highroller48: Here's some nostalgia for the Canucks.  First draw in 1975.
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 480x360]

dont think it was a choose your own number one though.


No, they were pre-printed tickets.  Singles or books of 5.  6-49 was the first nation-wide lotto where you chose your own.  That was 1982.  Best I can figure out, the earliest provincial ones only beat this by a couple of years.
 
2013-05-31 03:51:40 PM  

Highroller48: kvinesknows: Highroller48: Here's some nostalgia for the Canucks.  First draw in 1975.
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 480x360]

dont think it was a choose your own number one though.

No, they were pre-printed tickets.  Singles or books of 5.  6-49 was the first nation-wide lotto where you chose your own.  That was 1982.  Best I can figure out, the earliest provincial ones only beat this by a couple of years.


yeah so unless the dude  was playing some local u pick em lottery..  no way he was playing the same numbers for that long.
 
2013-05-31 04:01:30 PM  

kvinesknows: Highroller48: kvinesknows: Highroller48: Here's some nostalgia for the Canucks.  First draw in 1975.
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 480x360]

dont think it was a choose your own number one though.

No, they were pre-printed tickets.  Singles or books of 5.  6-49 was the first nation-wide lotto where you chose your own.  That was 1982.  Best I can figure out, the earliest provincial ones only beat this by a couple of years.

yeah so unless the dude  was playing some local u pick em lottery..  no way he was playing the same numbers for that long.


(unless he is also a time traveler and used his knowledge of the numbers and realized he would get a better share if he purchased two tickets instead of one)
 
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