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  • n  the final payment of a debt
  • n  payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
  • n  the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
  • n  a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

  • To Mario Montuoro, cash payoffs usually mean trouble.
  • The only officials he did not advise bribing were police because, he said, "if you pay off a cop, they keep coming around every month, like flies, looking for a payoff.
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  • Va. Beach couple buys 5 winning lottery tickets, wins $500,000
    There was an Ohio Buckeye 5 player who played the same numbers on 52 lines and believed he won $5.2 million because the prize was $100,000. But the lottery rules limited the aggregate payoff to $1 million so he sued the lottery and lost.
    June 24, 2013 - Lottery Post
  • Burglary suspect says loot was his
    A Boise man accused of lifting $803,000 in silver bars and coins while burglarizing an Eagle home bordering the BanBury Golf Course claims the loot was part of a payoff from a 2008 sex abuse case involving a prominent businessman and two underage girls.
    June 23, 2013 - The Idaho Statesman

  • Roger Penske in
    It's worked out,owner Penske said. "I think the payoff today is not only for him but for everybody on this team that never, never blinked an eye."
  • Andrew Cuomo in New York Post
    This is an old-fashioned payoff of state officials,Cuomo said.
  • Jeff Gordon in USA Today
    It's one of the reasons that leading the points like we are right now, it's where the payoff is,Gordon said after capturing his sixth pole this season and 62nd of his career. "It's just one of those days. I was in the pace car riding...

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