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$208 MILLION: Massive Powerball jackpot to be drawn Wednesday

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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: February 5, 2013, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

Hard to believe but this amount use to cause a media frenzy. Now 208 mill is barely mentioned.

I remember back in the mid to late 90's the local TV stations would go film long lines waiting to buy tickets when it was 200 mil.  Now the only time I read about that level of jackpot is here on LP.

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    Posted: February 5, 2013, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

    I remember back in the mid to late 90's the local TV stations would go film long lines waiting to buy tickets when it was 200 mil.  Now the only time I read about that level of jackpot is here on LP.

    208 is an amazing jackpot... but i would be quite content with the 19M MM-jp and let another LP'er take the PB


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      Posted: February 5, 2013, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

      208 is an amazing jackpot... but i would be quite content with the 19M MM-jp and let another LP'er take the PB

      I would be happy with either side of that trade off.......LOL

        mightwin's avatar - questns

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        Posted: February 5, 2013, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

        I guess its time for the rich to "pay back" ???

        I think the real point is that no one "class" should have the burden of bringing in the $$$. It's funny that when they redid the bankruptcy laws your required to go through a credit counseling course to understand the concept of " don't spend more than you bring in." Yet the same people who put that into law can't seem to follow those same basic principles.

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          Posted: February 5, 2013, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

          @Cletus2,

           

          Are you kidding me? Who are these evil people that come to take away your minimum wage earning? Lol, some of you are laughably delusional. Ironically enought its your class of people (the one that spend insane amount of their earnings on lottery) that this goes to help. You guys are complaining of being taxed of the millions you haven't won and have one in over 170 million chance of wining? 

           

          Are you kidding me? Talk about pure delusion. Cut down on the Fox News and go outside or travel a bit. Stop demonizing the segment of a population you or some in your family unknowingly represent. The rich laughs while delusional poor fights on their behalf. I have news for you. You'll never be as rich as the people you think are being "robbed" to benefit the "parasites" You vehimnetly despise. Well at least you have 1 in 170million chance so I guess that's something. So relax and when you become rich then start demonizing others because right now you're only insulting your own intelligence.

          I'm not talking about minimum wage earnings,doofus.I'm talking about winning the lottery and the people who come out of the woodwork expecting a handout.If anyone is delusional its you.Yeah,I have a one in 170 million chance of becoming so rich that I can pretty much do what I want,the same chance that EVERYONE who plays the lottery has.And people do win so I guess that my chances of winning are no worse than anyone elses.I'll demonize ANYONE that thinks they are entitled to my money.And I'll demonize you because you seem to me like you are one of those parasites that stand around with your dirty little hands out expecting a free ride from people that work for a living.Get a job,deadbeat!

          When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

          There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

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            Posted: February 5, 2013, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

            Many people despise the class warfare (labeling rich people as "greedy", etc.) because they believe that in America, success should never be punished or derided.  Even though most people will never reach the 1%, that doesn't mean that there should be a mob mentality of trying to take all of the money acquired by the people who have reached that success.  That's what socialist governments do, not governments of free people.

            Your comment basically says that because you or I will never be one of the 1%, we should not defend their right to keep their money.  My reply to you is that I would strongly defend their right to keep their money, because nobody should be subject to that kind of treatment in America.  In this country everyone is treated the same.  At least they should be.

            In a free society there is equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.

            I Agree!

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              mightwin's avatar - questns

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              Posted: February 5, 2013, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

              So the last time we were near this point it took only what, 3 rolls to get to madness. Anyone think it could do it again?

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                Posted: February 5, 2013, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                So the last time we were near this point it took only what, 3 rolls to get to madness. Anyone think it could do it again?

                Counting on it to happen one more time before cali gets in the game.

                Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                  Posted: February 5, 2013, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

                  Counting on it to happen one more time before cali gets in the game.

                  Whatever makes the jackpot increase faster is ok with me! Hopefully it helps with the extra sales.

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                    Posted: February 5, 2013, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

                    @Cletus2,

                     

                    Are you kidding me? Who are these evil people that come to take away your minimum wage earning? Lol, some of you are laughably delusional. Ironically enought its your class of people (the one that spend insane amount of their earnings on lottery) that this goes to help. You guys are complaining of being taxed of the millions you haven't won and have one in over 170 million chance of wining? 

                     

                    Are you kidding me? Talk about pure delusion. Cut down on the Fox News and go outside or travel a bit. Stop demonizing the segment of a population you or some in your family unknowingly represent. The rich laughs while delusional poor fights on their behalf. I have news for you. You'll never be as rich as the people you think are being "robbed" to benefit the "parasites" You vehimnetly despise. Well at least you have 1 in 170million chance so I guess that's something. So relax and when you become rich then start demonizing others because right now you're only insulting your own intelligence.

                    People who think like you (Crazy) are running the country now, so calm down.

                    Go to your happy place.

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                      Posted: February 5, 2013, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                      I vote for a LP member to WIN that money.

                      That would be awesome!

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                        Posted: February 5, 2013, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

                        @Cletus2,

                         

                        Are you kidding me? Who are these evil people that come to take away your minimum wage earning? Lol, some of you are laughably delusional. Ironically enought its your class of people (the one that spend insane amount of their earnings on lottery) that this goes to help. You guys are complaining of being taxed of the millions you haven't won and have one in over 170 million chance of wining? 

                         

                        Are you kidding me? Talk about pure delusion. Cut down on the Fox News and go outside or travel a bit. Stop demonizing the segment of a population you or some in your family unknowingly represent. The rich laughs while delusional poor fights on their behalf. I have news for you. You'll never be as rich as the people you think are being "robbed" to benefit the "parasites" You vehimnetly despise. Well at least you have 1 in 170million chance so I guess that's something. So relax and when you become rich then start demonizing others because right now you're only insulting your own intelligence.

                        Nobody likes a Debbie Downer. Go somewhere else with your negative vibes please.

                        And thank you, Todd, for getting it right to the point with this " In a free society there is equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. "

                         

                        Good luck everybody! I'm putting up about 5 of those 1 in over 170 million (1 in 175,223,510) chances for the Wednesday draw. Plus I got another 5 of those 1 in 175,711,536 chance for the MM tonight. 

                         

                        Party on!

                         

                        White Bounce

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                        singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                          Posted: February 5, 2013, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                          Nothing like a brand new pair of shoes. But honestly- that kind of cash is mind boggling and to think that some folk have burned through millions of $$$$  and ended up bankrupt is beyond me.

                          ** May fortune smile down on you.

                          I agree.

                          You're right ... that amount is mind boggling!  I seriously think that MOST people don't have a concept of what a million is, let alone $208 million.

                          Personally, I wouldn't want that much.  I would really like to win about $5 million.  I don't have to worry about winning the $208 M, because I don't even play MM or PB.  I refuse to play a game with odds as absurdly high as those games, as long as I have a better option.  My game is Hot Lotto.  I have to cross into Kansas to play ... but one plus is that WHEN I win, I can collect anonymously in KS.

                          I spent many many years playing Missouri Lotto, but finally felt like I wasn't winning enough of the smaller prizes, so decided to change my game.  I do feel like I need to at least play a game that starts at a million ... so I have the possibility of retirement.  I'd be nervous to quit my job if it weren't at least 1.5 - 2.0 million.

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                            Posted: February 5, 2013, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

                            CALIFORNIA will be joining soon in APRIL. will have lots of winners!

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                              Posted: February 5, 2013, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                              Many people despise the class warfare (labeling rich people as "greedy", etc.) because they believe that in America, success should never be punished or derided.  Even though most people will never reach the 1%, that doesn't mean that there should be a mob mentality of trying to take all of the money acquired by the people who have reached that success.  That's what socialist governments do, not governments of free people.

                              Your comment basically says that because you or I will never be one of the 1%, we should not defend their right to keep their money.  My reply to you is that I would strongly defend their right to keep their money, because nobody should be subject to that kind of treatment in America.  In this country everyone is treated the same.  At least they should be.

                              In a free society there is equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.

                              I Agree!

                                 
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