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$325 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot goes through the roof

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Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:30 am - IP Logged

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

Yes they do, but every once in a while the joke is on them...... lol. I'm going to play them again.... lol.

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    Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:32 am - IP Logged

    Yes they do, but every once in a while the joke is on them...... lol. I'm going to play them again.... lol.

    Good luck man. If you get lucky I get lucky lol

    It's a futile effort.

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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.

      Very sound advice on the pool. 

      But do I actually do it?   (That's just a rhetorical question that doesn't require an answer.  I think you already know the answer to it.) It's on my to-do list... to put the rules in writing... hopefully soon.... 

      I've already run into a sticky/awkward situation. There are enough partcipants that I can usually play all 35 Power Ball numbers, thus generating a 4 dollar win.  All of the partcipants have verbally agreed it would be rolled into the next drawing. 

      One day, a new guy showed up at my desk, he had heard there was a lottery pool, and asked could he join.  I said "Sure" and I took his two bucks.  It was then that I realized if we win big off those two lines we bought with the 4 bucks we won in the previous draw, what does that mean for the new guy? What if we won just a $10,000 prize???  He hadn't contributed to the 4 dollar win, yet his two bucks would be in the pool that might win  $10,000.... not good.

      Winning a Jackpot - unlikely but POSSIBLE!


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        Very sound advice on the pool. 

        But do I actually do it?   (That's just a rhetorical question that doesn't require an answer.  I think you already know the answer to it.) It's on my to-do list... to put the rules in writing... hopefully soon.... 

        I've already run into a sticky/awkward situation. There are enough partcipants that I can usually play all 35 Power Ball numbers, thus generating a 4 dollar win.  All of the partcipants have verbally agreed it would be rolled into the next drawing. 

        One day, a new guy showed up at my desk, he had heard there was a lottery pool, and asked could he join.  I said "Sure" and I took his two bucks.  It was then that I realized if we win big off those two lines we bought with the 4 bucks we won in the previous draw, what does that mean for the new guy? What if we won just a $10,000 prize???  He hadn't contributed to the 4 dollar win, yet his two bucks would be in the pool that might win  $10,000.... not good.

        Like I said.... everyone in "the pool" gets an equal share regardless if their current on "dues" or not.

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          Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:42 am - IP Logged

          Like I said.... everyone in "the pool" gets an equal share regardless if their current on "dues" or not.

          YOU think that way, and so do I.  But I can guarantee you, there's folks in that pool who dont sahre our opinion.

          Winning a Jackpot - unlikely but POSSIBLE!


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            YOU think that way, and so do I.  But I can guarantee you, there's folks in that pool who dont sahre our opinion.

            Then let them be the ones to pay attorneys fees and court costs to fight it.

            Hopefully it wont hold up collecting the winnings.......

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              Like I said.... everyone in "the pool" gets an equal share regardless if their current on "dues" or not.

              "Dues or not?"

               

              I guess those abled individuals on government assistance  hold to the same philosopphy!

              "Everything works  ONCE!"

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                Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:47 am - IP Logged

                Forget powerball, I'm playing mega millions instead. I'll settle for a measly 41 million dollars LOL

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                  Posted: November 22, 2012, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                  "Dues or not?"

                   

                  I guess those abled individuals on government assistance  hold to the same philosopphy!

                  Its a new day in America. "Dues" are not required of anyone.

                  Everyone employed by the company should get a share based on the fact that it's a "company" pool...What?

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                    Its a new day in America. "Dues" are not required of anyone.

                    Everyone employed by the company should get a share based on the fact that it's a "company" pool...What?

                    This is what political psychiatrsits refer to as Election Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. You are identfiying with the "dictator"! Oogle

                    "Everything works  ONCE!"

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                      Posted: November 22, 2012, 10:09 am - IP Logged

                      Right on my birthday Hurray!

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                        Forget powerball, I'm playing mega millions instead. I'll settle for a measly 41 million dollars LOL

                        Yeah, I'm playing Mega Millions on Friday because it is on the sixth draw in the current run, and the last jackpot won was on the fifth draw, and seeing that game is still only $1, that is good enough for me.  Powerball, I will only play if the advertised jackpot is revised and ends in 2-, 3-, or 4- million (today being the 22, tomorrow the 23, and Saturday the 24), since that game is $2, that condition AND the condition that it is at or past the level where it was last won (which it was on only the second draw last time).  An exception to this rule is if the Powerball CASH jackpot rolls to a record (currently $474 million, which is still at least two rolls away), then I will play regardless of the advertised jackpot single millions digit.

                        On another note, considering the numbers picked, I'm surprised there were only THREE second place winners, when the ticket sales suggests there should have been eight winners.  I'll bet the MUSL folks are doing the happy dance because of this!  Now, if Saturday's jackpot is not won, imagine how high the pot will go.  We may very well see it double!!

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                          Right on my birthday Hurray!

                          Happy Thanksgiving Birthday conduit


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                            This is what political psychiatrsits refer to as Election Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. You are identfiying with the "dictator"! Oogle

                            Does this mean I could randomly start taking "dictation" in public...........What?


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                              Right on my birthday Hurray!

                                                       

                                 
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