Mega Millions Winner Says He Ain’t About To Blow All That Dough On Bullsh*t

- By Bossip Staff

We would have a heart attack too:

Jim McCullar said his wife thought he was having a heart attack when he realized he’d just won the big Mega Millions lottery jackpot. “I was pale, shaking,” he said Thursday. “She said, ‘Are you OK?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’m perfect, but you need to get out of bed.’ ”

McCullar, 68, and his wife Carolyn, 63, of Ephrata, Wash., claimed half of the $380 million prize, the second largest jackpot in history, with state officials in Olympia. A second winning ticket, sold in Idaho, has not yet been claimed. Surrounded by his family, McCullar, who is retired from Boeing, immediately handed the oversized check to his wife. “We’ve been married 41 years,” he said. “I know what to do with this.”

McCullar bought his ticket at a supermarket in Ephrata in eastern Washington. McCullar had picked the numbers based on his birthday — 8/15/42 — and his wife’s birthday — 4/25/47. The winning numbers were 4, 8, 15, 25 and 47, with the Mega ball number of 42.

McCullar, who has a history of heart problems, said he was watching late-night news when he heard the numbers and woke up his wife. They both checked the ticket. “Tears started flowing and I looked at her and I started crying and all she could say is, ‘Is this real?’ ” he said.

No state taxes apply in Washington, where the lump sum payment would be $90 million after the 25% federal tax. In Idaho, the winner also has the option of taking a nearly $81 million lump sum payment after state and federal taxes are withheld, said Jeff Anderson of the Idaho Lottery. The Mega Millions game is played in 41 states. The largest jackpot — $390 million — was shared by two winners in Georgia and New Jersey in 2007.

At the news conference, McCullar said he doesn’t plan to blow the money on purchases and sees the jackpot as a legacy for their six children and 23 grandchildren. “I’m not going to fly all over the world and buy my own jet,” he said. “What this means to me is the legacy is going to go generation after generation after generation. … We’re not going to blow this.”

A former lottery winner warns of drawbacks. Allen and Violet Large of Nova Scotia won $11.3 million in the Atlantic Lottery in Canada in July. It took the couple about a week to figure out they didn’t want the headache of a big windfall.

Violet, who was undergoing ovarian cancer treatment at the time, said they put 2% of the winnings in a rainy day fund and gave the rest to charity.

Damn…MUST BE MOTHERFUGGIN’ NICE!!!!

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  • REAL REAL TALK

    THEY SHOULD GET A GOLD CASKET THEY ANT GOT MUCH TIME LEFT ANYWAY????

    REAL REAL REAL TALK

    • Lucy

      HAPPY NEW YEAR !
      My friend Vanessa, a 25 yrs lady, has announced her wedding with a m’illionaire young man Ronald who is the CEO of a MNC. It’s amazing, she said she just posted her profile on a m’illionaire d’ating s’ite called ———-RichMatchmaker. ℃○M——– – and received his chat invitations a few days later. Then, everything went so well that I can’t believe it’s true! Every love story will unfold on it’s own..——-
      Wow must be real nice. Oh well I wouldn’t had none of those numbers. I wonder how much they spent to win that 3 hunned?

  • such and such

    Wow must be real nice. Oh well I wouldn’t had none of those numbers. I wonder how much they spent to win that 3 hunned?

  • such and such

    oh I misread only half

  • Glok..Woke up this morning screaming,...Fuk Da World !!!

    FUKEM BOTH ..I WISH I KNEW WHERE THEY AZZ LIVED ,..ME AND MY GOONS WOULD COME PAY A VISIT!

    • such and such

      Glok why you so angr all the time? too early in the monin for that

    • Glok..Woke up this morning screaming,...Fuk Da World !!!

      WHOz ANGRY ID BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO SHARE THE WEALTH WITH YA!

    • miamac

      okay, lol i guess some people really do wake up angry. life must be a bear (substitute your own angry word here, lol)

      Get SAVED! Laugh, cry and shout at the characters of Mt. Caramel Baptist. Remember that one guy who used to shout down the aisles like he was holding a guitar? What about the big-breasted woman who used to hike up her skirt showing all her ‘blessings’? Check it out – saved-miamac.blogspot.com

    • tommykimon

      @ Glok I agree it’s always some old a$$ people winning a bunch of money.

  • http://bossip GAT TURNER buuudddat!!!!

    It’s funny…..money won’t prolong thier legacies….That’s like saying you have more power than god.

    • DR.FUNK

      God ‘aint real…but good multi-generational money management is. Good for them.

  • DR.FUNK

    They really kill you tax-wise with that lump-sum payout.

    • tommykimon

      I would deal with it, I would rather have all the money upfront than dealing with yearly payments.

  • Yup I Said It

    Why old white people always winning? SMH. Good for them I guess.

  • Honut Sinti

    Knew the winner would be in Sawback Idaho or some place like that. 😦

  • mixed bad chick

    Old ppl always win because they are retired and have time to stand around in stores all day playing numbers. Good for them even if its late in life after they have worked all of their good years away and won’t be around much longer, but they still have money to help their kids n grandchildren out. Tht way they won’t have to bust their azz all their life.

  • Glok..Woke up this morning screaming,...Fuk Da World !!!

    MIAMAC…COME SPRINKLE SOME OF YOUR HOLIER THAN THOU AZZ ON ME ,..I WANNA BE SAVED !

    TOMMY HEY THERE, IT ALWAYS SEEMS THAT WAY INNIT!?

    • tommykimon

      Hey Glok 🙂

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