Attorney Kurt D. Panouses, referred to as “Lottery Lawyer CPA” in Indialantic, is representing another champion within the Florida Lottery.

The most recent person claimed a $15 million top prize in the Florida 100X The Money scratch-off game.

“They are all exciting and fun, also it always seems like winning myself,” stated Panouses, 62, an attorney who also is surely a CPA and it has been featured on “Hello America.” “It was pretty much routine.”

Lottery officials stated the claimant, who wanted to stay anonymous and whose trust fund is named ABIDE7LIWA, chose to get the winnings like a one-time lump-sum payment of $11,175,000.

The winning ticket was bought at Racetrac, found at 1722 James L. Redman Parkway in Plant City. The store will get a $30,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

Panouses did repeat the claimant doesn’t reside in Brevard County.

Panouses grew to become well-known within the lottery arena after representing Brevard’s biggest  winners, David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Cruz of Melbourne Beach, who won another from the greatest prize ever, the $1.5 billion Powerball on Jan. 13, 2016.

They opted to accept winnings in a single lump sum payment, as many as about $327.8 million.

“I recognized at that time I’d lots of experience carrying this out, also it would be a huge chance, like getting the opportunity to participate in the Super Bowl,” Panouses stated.

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He’s been practicing law in Brevard in excess of 3 decades as well as has a Powerballlawyer.com website, where lots of lottery winners can locate him.

“It’s as an inheritance, where your wealthy uncles dies leaving you $5 million,  and it is exactly the same process,” Panouses stated. “The main difference, Florida and large amount of states, require full disclosure … and, as with this situation, I will be the manager … nothing will get available.”

The $30 game, launched in Feb 2018, features eight top prizes of $15 million, the biggest scratch-off top prize provided by the Florida Lottery.

Panouses stated it was the eighth and final major champion for the reason that $30 game. The likelihood of winning the $15 million prize is 1-in-4,050,000.

That game also provides 20 prizes of $a million. Overall likelihood of winning any prize are 1-in-2.59.

Panouses’ first representation of the lottery champion arrived the late 1980s on the referral, and it was a few who claimed a $seven million prize and who’d to take installments more than a 20-year period.

Panouses and The Panouses Law Group offer plenty of recommendation on lump sums and annuities, but possibly his most significant lesson: He does not suggest signing the rear of check in because that name would then need to “claim the ticket” and become openly uncovered.

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