The ticket for the billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Michigan!

Millions of people used after-tax dollars to buy tickets, and after the winner is declared, the federal government and the state will tax the same dollars again at 37% and 4.25%, respectively. The winner will walk away with $587 million dollars.

Here’s to hoping the winner was just your average citizen that actually needed the money. Congratulations!

The issue I have now is whether the media and intelligentsia believe it is OK for me to applaud this person’s good fortune, or should I hate them because they are rich now? Who knows, maybe a windfall is good? We have constantly been told risk, blood, sweat, and tears isn’t.

Michael Sodano

Decatur

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(1) comment

Sam Cat

Horary to the winner. Hope they do well. I have always wanted to win the lottery . . like everyone. If I do I will move to TN, GA or FL before I claim the prize. No way in *%@& I will let Alabama get taxes on something they do not allow in this state.

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