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$325 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot goes through the roof

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Posted: November 22, 2012, 8:51 am - IP Logged

It only means that your a  Turkey

If the 3 of us had hit the JP. I think the story would already be out. lol. lol. lol.


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    Posted: November 22, 2012, 8:52 am - IP Logged

    I wonder if anyone else here played those numbers and didn't say anything??????


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      Posted: November 22, 2012, 8:52 am - IP Logged

      I wish...I  wish...I wish...

      I pray...I pray... I pray....

       

      This is a huge amount...I am hoping that the money will end up with the most deserving person/s on the planet..

      So it probably won't be you.  Sad


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        Posted: November 22, 2012, 8:57 am - IP Logged

        So it probably won't be you.  Sad

        I vote mcginnin56  as "most deserving" in the graduating class of 2012...........Yes Nod

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          Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:00 am - IP Logged

          Good questions. 

          The article says "This is the third $300+ million jackpot Powerball has produced in a single year — the first time any lottery game has accomplished that feat."  Of course, people who post here understand that's because of PB's January price increase to 2 dollars.

          I run a lottery pool at work.  (I know...bad idea, but I do it anyway)  We play MM or PB when either of them gets up to over 100 milion.  A guy who regularly partcipates in the pool mentioned to me not too long ago "It seems to me like there's been a lot of big jackpots lately. It seems like we're playing more than we used to."  He's a good guy, and he's liked by everybody in the office.  If it wasnt for the pool, he probably wouldnt buy himself a ticket. Without elaborating, I just said "Yeah, I think that too."

          And the sentence right before that (which you did not include in your quote) was, "Love it or hate it, Powerball's pricing and prize structure changes that went into effect in January have indeed paid off for those wanting to play for big jackpots."

          So people reading the article would understand why this is the third $300+ million Powerball jackpot this year.  Because of the price and prize changes.  Love it or hate it.

          BTW, just make sure you have some kind of rules in writing for your pool at work.  You need something in there about how if a person doesn't pay one drawing, they are not included.  It has to be really specific around payments, how it is run, and how it is determined who is playing each drawing.  Otherwise, you'll end up with gray legal issues and valid lawsuits.

          Or just play solo.  My own preferred approach.

           

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            And the sentence right before that (which you did not include in your quote) was, "Love it or hate it, Powerball's pricing and prize structure changes that went into effect in January have indeed paid off for those wanting to play for big jackpots."

            So people reading the article would understand why this is the third $300+ million Powerball jackpot this year.  Because of the price and prize changes.  Love it or hate it.

            BTW, just make sure you have some kind of rules in writing for your pool at work.  You need something in there about how if a person doesn't pay one drawing, they are not included.  It has to be really specific around payments, how it is run, and how it is determined who is playing each drawing.  Otherwise, you'll end up with gray legal issues and valid lawsuits.

            Or just play solo.  My own preferred approach.

            I Agree! As do all JP lovers (and haters) everywhere.....


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              Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:09 am - IP Logged

              I vote mcginnin56  as "most deserving" in the graduating class of 2012...........Yes Nod

              Although clearly I am the most deserving, my humility prevents me from excepting this most prestigious award.  Cool

              Rather let it go to someone who least deserves this jackpot. Paris Hilton would get my vote.  Hurray!


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                And the sentence right before that (which you did not include in your quote) was, "Love it or hate it, Powerball's pricing and prize structure changes that went into effect in January have indeed paid off for those wanting to play for big jackpots."

                So people reading the article would understand why this is the third $300+ million Powerball jackpot this year.  Because of the price and prize changes.  Love it or hate it.

                BTW, just make sure you have some kind of rules in writing for your pool at work.  You need something in there about how if a person doesn't pay one drawing, they are not included.  It has to be really specific around payments, how it is run, and how it is determined who is playing each drawing.  Otherwise, you'll end up with gray legal issues and valid lawsuits.

                Or just play solo.  My own preferred approach.

                Excellent point,

                we live in a world where a "pool member" should NEVER be disenfranchised for not paying their due.


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                  Although clearly I am the most deserving, my humility prevents me from excepting this most prestigious award.  Cool

                  Rather let it go to someone who least deserves this jackpot. Paris Hilton would get my vote.  Hurray!

                  Your political correctness is right on target as always mcginnin56, keep those intuitive powers flowing.


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                    Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:15 am - IP Logged

                    Your political correctness is right on target as always mcginnin56, keep those intuitive powers flowing.

                    Cheers


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                      Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                      Cheers

                             Cheers


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                        Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:19 am - IP Logged

                        Cheers

                        Just sayin..... With those kind of extraordinary powers your next 5 of 5 will no doubt include the bonus...

                                                                               Banana

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                          Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:24 am - IP Logged

                          Good questions. 

                          The article says "This is the third $300+ million jackpot Powerball has produced in a single year — the first time any lottery game has accomplished that feat."  Of course, people who post here understand that's because of PB's January price increase to 2 dollars.

                          I run a lottery pool at work.  (I know...bad idea, but I do it anyway)  We play MM or PB when either of them gets up to over 100 milion.  A guy who regularly partcipates in the pool mentioned to me not too long ago "It seems to me like there's been a lot of big jackpots lately. It seems like we're playing more than we used to."  He's a good guy, and he's liked by everybody in the office.  If it wasnt for the pool, he probably wouldnt buy himself a ticket. Without elaborating, I just said "Yeah, I think that too."

                          Almost thought you were a coworker until you mentioned office. If our pool wins you will see the largest lawsuit in lotto history. The guy running it only writes down first names.

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                            Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:28 am - IP Logged

                            If the 3 of us had hit the JP. I think the story would already be out. lol. lol. lol.

                            3 of those numbers came within a digit of the infamous combination. Lottery gods love teasing players. Thats for sure.


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                              Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:29 am - IP Logged

                              Almost thought you were a coworker until you mentioned office. If our pool wins you will see the largest lawsuit in lotto history. The guy running it only writes down first names.

                              Perhaps you could be a news story WITHOUT winning....  What?

                                 
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