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$500 MILLION: Powerball jackpot increased to a half-billion dollars

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Posted: November 27, 2012, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

I've always wanted to be a half billionaire. 

A one billionaire is just too much money, one half is just right!

This is the Goldilocks of lottery jackpots.

1. If you want to be a half-billionaire you'd better hope the jackpot gets raised to about $910 million.

2. Don't you mean this is the porridge of lottery jackpots? Or the bed? Probably the latter, because who wouldn't want to roll around naked in half a billion dollars?

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    Posted: November 27, 2012, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

    WOW!!!!!!!!!White Bounce

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      Posted: November 27, 2012, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

      Coming from a mentor who's achieved the lofty status of "experienced"  that means so much to me.

       From the infamous words of Jimmy Hendrix "Are You Experienced"? 

      I would have to say not at this time. In title only. But thank you for the suggested inference.Guitar

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        Posted: November 27, 2012, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

        Powerball's increases suck. lol  Why is it that Mega Millions cost less but they are much more generous with increases?


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          Posted: November 27, 2012, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

          1. If you want to be a half-billionaire you'd better hope the jackpot gets raised to about $910 million.

          2. Don't you mean this is the porridge of lottery jackpots? Or the bed? Probably the latter, because who wouldn't want to roll around naked in half a billion dollars?

          Porridge or beds would be fine, I just like to say Goldilocks name!  Lover

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            Posted: November 27, 2012, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

            I think the biggest reason why this jackpot hasn't raised as much is because, there's no california in the pot..

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              Posted: November 27, 2012, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

              Now that they increased it to  500 million and they think that most of the combinations will be selected I guess I will go throw a few more dollars at this and choose two of my own numbers since most of my tickets are Quick picks and only one self pick so far.

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                Posted: November 27, 2012, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                I did a reverse Donald, 3 QP + 1 self pick, then did 4 manual QP (let my hand do the pickin quickly). But I'm not sharing. I'm selfish and greedy. White Bounce

                 

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                  Posted: November 27, 2012, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

                  I will not buy a single ticket....

                  Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                  The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                    Posted: November 27, 2012, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

                    i freaking Knew it be 500m

                    my quote form 425 thread:

                    " lotto fever is back and there no telling how high this pupply will fly before drawing time

                    500+ million  easy i say by draw time"

                    easy indeed, 

                    we only had 2 jackpots get above 300m,and when they hit 400m mark for so called next roll, ,   they speed past 400m, Way freaking Past the first guest of lotteries.

                    if jackpots could talk

                    this one be saying : what u think this is, a school zone?   am going right thro your 400m zone, by like a lot....... "speeds past 400m sign"

                     

                    glad to see lotto fever is strong with this one

                     

                    2 major record breaking jackpots this year    2012 has been Great

                     

                    i agree with tod thro, so many people are playing same numbers, i say its less then a 5% chance it rolls

                    but if it does, holy hell we will see monster of all time appear , everyone wallets should be scared of this small chance.

                     

                    all in all i say around 540m by draw time, am thinkin lottery guest is good one now that  they had 2 days of sales to base this New guest off 

                    they always understate it a lot

                    sense  there sure no telling  spot on with these monsters jackpots form hell

                    , there way to much money to take a guest and be anywhere close by 40m or so, so they downplay it.

                    so 540m sounds about sweet spot come draw time.

                     

                    212,550,000 cash atfer the 35% Full tax bill,

                     

                     

                    212m after fed taxes, my god,  u be flying your own g6 around

                    and to poor folks in CA,   you state is last one not joining PB

                    how does it feel now, CA ,want to join now, i bet u do,  and i bet your lottery ceo going <snip> it now too :P

                     

                     

                    people this is more then life changin, this is right up there with "rules?  ,screw the rules i have money! that's what this amount of money does

                    ever thing poor people do, u do without the bull<snip>

                     no tsa touching your junk, no govt pushing u around. u are a god unto your self, as your money does talking for u.

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                      Posted: November 27, 2012, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                      I will not buy a single ticket....

                      No just ten.  Wink

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                        Posted: November 27, 2012, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

                        I will not buy a single ticket....

                        Liar! 

                         

                        No I did not lie...I bought multiple tickets, so that was a true statement. I want to join that 1%, and then jump ship from USA...I hear there are some Caribbean islands, East Asian and African countries a seeking wealthy expats. Cash value of course! So really it is just less than 230 million after Obama's I.R.S. hit squad get their fair share.

                        Why even China might welcome me with open arms!

                        Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                        The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                          Posted: November 27, 2012, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

                          Liar! 

                           

                          No I did not lie...I bought multiple tickets, so that was a true statement. I want to join that 1%, and then jump ship from USA...I hear there are some Caribbean islands, East Asian and African countries a seeking wealthy expats. Cash value of course! So really it is just less than 230 million after Obama's I.R.S. hit squad get their fair share.

                          Why even China might welcome me with open arms!

                          Multiple personalities?

                           

                          Priests and nuns are playing so I know every LP member will be in on this one even where it requires a road trip. Before 2009 I drove from Florida to GA for far smaller Jackpots.

                          "Everything works  ONCE!"


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                            Posted: November 27, 2012, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                            The $425 million thread had 423 replies to date, wonder how long before this thread exceeds that. What?

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                              Posted: November 27, 2012, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                              Hey 3 people this year alone involved in some clean up activity won Jackpots. I'm here wondering if I can parlay that into success this Wednesday.

                               

                              Thinking of...

                              "Everything works  ONCE!"