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Olympia, WA - Lottery Jackpot Winner Claims Winnings in Wash.

Published on: January 6, 2011 05:42 PM
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Olympia, WA - The man who bought one of the two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery on Wednesday claimed his half of the second largest jackpot in history.

Jim McCullar then promptly handed over the oversized check to his wife, Carolyn.

“We’ve been married 41 years,” he said, as his family looked on. “I know what to do with this check.”

While the McCullars stepped forward to get their prize in the state capital in Olympia, officials and residents in neighboring Idaho were still awaiting for whoever has the other winning ticket to claim their winnings.

Jim McCullar bought his ticket at a supermarket in Ephrata in eastern Washington.

No state taxes would apply in Washington, where the lump sum payment would be $90 million after the 25 percent federal tax.

In Idaho, the lucky winner also has the option of taking a nearly $81 million lump sum payment after state and federal taxes are withheld, said Jeff Anderson, executive director of the Idaho Lottery.

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The winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25 and 47, with the Mega ball number of 42.


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 Jan 06, 2011 at 06:32 PM mj00056 Says:

Are they Yidden, these winners, maybe they will give some money to a worthy Tzedakah.

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 Jan 06, 2011 at 07:11 PM The_Truth Says:

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mj00056 Says:

Are they Yidden, these winners, maybe they will give some money to a worthy Tzedakah.

From the looks of it no they are not, but try sending them a tzedoka envelope or three - hey, you never know!

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 Jan 06, 2011 at 07:44 PM skvererebbe Says:

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mj00056 Says:

Are they Yidden, these winners, maybe they will give some money to a worthy Tzedakah.

a dream and maybe a dollor !

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 Jan 06, 2011 at 09:45 PM Anonymous Says:

she can use a new sheitel..

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 Jan 07, 2011 at 09:59 AM cool masmid Says:

I know many wouldn't go on record saying this (even though many would agree with me) that if only a yid with a big heart (doesn't have to be me) could have one this money, how many mosdos and how many institutions and how many nitzrochim would have benefited from this amazing amount of money going in one direction. But now we all know where the money is NOT going.....

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 Jan 07, 2011 at 10:36 AM Anonymous Says:

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cool masmid Says:

I know many wouldn't go on record saying this (even though many would agree with me) that if only a yid with a big heart (doesn't have to be me) could have one this money, how many mosdos and how many institutions and how many nitzrochim would have benefited from this amazing amount of money going in one direction. But now we all know where the money is NOT going.....

Did you stay up all night thinking of this profound thought that you thought the VIN readers must read before Shabbos?

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 Jan 07, 2011 at 10:36 AM Anonymous Says:

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mj00056 Says:

Are they Yidden, these winners, maybe they will give some money to a worthy Tzedakah.

No, they are good clean Christian people.

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