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$310 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot in rare territory

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Posted: February 9, 2012, 8:48 am - IP Logged

Noticing a high number of member "Conspiracy Theory" agenda's. Whatever happen to common sense? Because numbers do not come out to your perceived patterns or expectations don't go crazy with the "rigged" cope outs.

Sorry clicked on wrong post; meant for Reign22.


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    I also hit the 33 PB! Can I now make the claim I won the Powerball???    Banana


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      Posted: February 9, 2012, 9:12 am - IP Logged

      TwitchI think I hear the numbers laughing @ us all Twitch

      I can't begain to fathom what to do with all that loot

      The numbers are alway's laughing at us. LOL While we sleep........eat..........work. They enjoy taunting us with their clever "stick it to you" patterns of deceit.    Poke

       

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        I also hit the 33 PB! Can I now make the claim I won the Powerball???    Banana

        You won the POWERBALL but you didn't win the JACKPOT. Does that work for you? Lol!

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          You won the POWERBALL but you didn't win the JACKPOT. Does that work for you? Lol!

          I like the way I say it better!   Dance

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            How does $125,710,000 + after Federal Taxes sound?

            Sounds like fun to me! Thumbs Up


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              How does $125,710,000 + after Federal Taxes sound?

              Sounds like fun to me! Thumbs Up

              As usual dpoly you did your math. Almost $20 Million for state taxes though....OUCH!!! Still sounds good however. Enjoy.    Hyper

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                Posted: February 9, 2012, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                Really starting to believe that it's rigged...I mean come on people:

                 

                Mega Millions Winning Numbers 2/7/2012   17-23-30-37-45 (04)

                Powerball Winning Numbers 2/8/2012        17-28-38-39-51  (33)

                 

                The number schemes are nearly identical! What are the odds that two separate lotteries with different numbers picks & crazy odds draw almost the same identical number pattern on consecutive days?! A: ASTRONOMICAL!!!!! But I'm sure they will LET someone win when it reaches at least a $400m advertised annuity! That's why I haven't spent a dime in this run yet!!!

                One of these states will win the powerball..idaho, washington state, iowa, west virginia, south dakota, north dakota, maine, new hampshire, maine, oregon, nebraska, wyoming, vermont. 300 million is a lot of money to fall into the hands of the wrong demographic. If it doesn't hit in one of those states..it will hit in a store that caters to certain demographics.

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                  Posted: February 9, 2012, 10:04 am - IP Logged

                  $310 million, now we are cooking with gas. 

                  I wonder if this thing might go to $500 million, that would be something.

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                    Posted: February 9, 2012, 10:17 am - IP Logged

                    we all believe reign 22 that you are insane. those numbers are nothing alike except 1. it is not fixed. what would be their reasoning to fix it and how could they. please tell us what state hospital you are residing in so we can stop your trips to the lottery store. you are bonkers. totally completely gone in the head.

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                      Posted: February 9, 2012, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                      I had 17, but as the Powerball number.

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                        One of these states will win the powerball..idaho, washington state, iowa, west virginia, south dakota, north dakota, maine, new hampshire, maine, oregon, nebraska, wyoming, vermont. 300 million is a lot of money to fall into the hands of the wrong demographic. If it doesn't hit in one of those states..it will hit in a store that caters to certain demographics.

                        Not sure what you mean by the "wrong demographic".  The lottery is random, so everyone has an equal chance of winning, no matter where they live. 

                        A state or a store does not win the lottery, people do.  I will never understand the obsession with a particular "state" winning the jackpot, other than it being fun to see someone close to home win it.  Saying that a particular "state" won to support the notion that the lottery somehow controls who wins is the same as saying that the lottery is rigged.  And that is not supported by a shred of evidence.

                        Since lots of jackpots are won in liquor stores, does that mean the "drunk demographic" is targeted by the lottery to win a lot?  Or does it mean that a lot of lottery tickets happen to be sold in liquor stores?  What about the jackpot that was sold in the porn shop?  Did the lottery decide that they needed a winner from the "porn demographic"?

                         

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                          One of these states will win the powerball..idaho, washington state, iowa, west virginia, south dakota, north dakota, maine, new hampshire, maine, oregon, nebraska, wyoming, vermont. 300 million is a lot of money to fall into the hands of the wrong demographic. If it doesn't hit in one of those states..it will hit in a store that caters to certain demographics.

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                            Not sure what you mean by the "wrong demographic".  The lottery is random, so everyone has an equal chance of winning, no matter where they live. 

                            A state or a store does not win the lottery, people do.  I will never understand the obsession with a particular "state" winning the jackpot, other than it being fun to see someone close to home win it.  Saying that a particular "state" won to support the notion that the lottery somehow controls who wins is the same as saying that the lottery is rigged.  And that is not supported by a shred of evidence.

                            Since lots of jackpots are won in liquor stores, does that mean the "drunk demographic" is targeted by the lottery to win a lot?  Or does it mean that a lot of lottery tickets happen to be sold in liquor stores?  What about the jackpot that was sold in the porn shop?  Did the lottery decide that they needed a winner from the "porn demographic"?

                            Yes lotteries have been won everywhere, including my hometown. 30 mill, 50 mill, 80 mill, etc, but 300 million takes it to another level. When it hits 300 million, people say wow! When it gets this high, those states i listed usually wins. I forgot to include minnesota.

                            If i am wrong, i will be the first to admit it, but if i am right, my conspiracy theory looms on.

                            200 to 300 million states that i know of..min, sd, idaho,washingon state, west virginia

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                              Yes lotteries have been won everywhere, including my hometown. 30 mill, 50 mill, 80 mill, etc, but 300 million takes it to another level. When it hits 300 million, people say wow! When it gets this high, those states i listed usually wins. I forgot to include minnesota.

                              If i am wrong, i will be the first to admit it, but if i am right, my conspiracy theory looms on.

                              200 to 300 million states that i know of..min, sd, idaho,washingon state, west virginia

                              I guess you think the lottery is rigged then.  You are certainly entitled to that opinion.  I just don't think there's any evidence for it.

                              Sure, the jackpot could be won in any of those states.  You included several states on your list, and accumulatively I'm sure the players in those states will purchase quite a few tickets so they have a good shot at winning.  But any player in any state has an equally good chance of winning, so I'm not sure what it proves. 

                              The funny thing is that there are just as many conspiracy-minded people who say that when someone in a big state like New York wins, that's the lottery controlling where it is won.  But you say that when a jackpot is not won in a big state, then that's the lottery controlling it.  So no matter what happens, I guess the lottery is controlling it, and a cinspiracy exists.  Whatever.

                               

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