Saturday, January 25, 2014

Powerball Winner Seizes the Day

A US Powerball Winner in Nebraska has decided to remain anonymous and is taking their privacy so seriously they have created a legal entity to hide behind.

The mystery winner bought their £$1 million-winning Powerball ticket in Kearney, on December 21, and successfully matched five of the six numbers in the draw held that night, but failed to match the Powerball.

The Kearney Hub says the ticket holder has been working with an attorney and created a legal entity called Carpe Diem LLC. Carpe Diem is a Latin phrase that means "Seize the day".

Nebraska Lottery representative Neil Watson says a $700,000 check will be made payable to Carpe Diem LLC and be sent out in about two weeks.  A further $300,000 will be withheld for state and federal taxes.

The estimated jackpot for tonight's Powerball draw is $152 million.