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Posted: November 8, 2005, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

2 couples share $340 million Powerball jackpot,and again the people are either retired or business owners. How come I never or rarely hear about a struggling person or someone who really deserves it winning?

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    Posted: November 8, 2005, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

    2 couples share $340 million Powerball jackpot,and again the people are either retired or business owners. How come I never or rarely hear about a struggling person or someone who really deserves it winning?

    No NodAnybody who bought a ticket deserves to win. 

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      Posted: November 8, 2005, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

      Being retired doesn't mean a person isn't struggling or deserve to get lucky. 

      * you don't need more tickets * 
      * just the right ticket * 
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        Posted: November 8, 2005, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

        I guess "Luck" doesn't care if your Rich,Poor,Criminal or other!!!!

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          Posted: November 8, 2005, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

          2 couples share $340 million Powerball jackpot,and again the people are either retired or business owners. How come I never or rarely hear about a struggling person or someone who really deserves it winning?

          OK - here you go.  I was on my last dollar, when I borrowed twenty-five cents from four people on the subway.  Then I hitched a ride to the local lottery store and bought a ticket.  It was a Quick Pick, because I can't count.   The $225M will keep me out of the dumpster for several weeks.  For Christmas I will spread flowers over the grave of the only friend I ever had. He died at the age of 87, riding a hummer.  He would have lived longer if he had liked General Motor products.

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            Posted: November 8, 2005, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

            It might clue you in to the likelihood that winning the huge multi-state lotteries requires that a player buy a relatively large number of tickets to shorten the odds. 

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              It might clue you in to the likelihood that winning the huge multi-state lotteries requires that a player buy a relatively large number of tickets to shorten the odds. 

              Why? The PB family didn't say how many they bought, but the guy claimed $40.00 total weeks ago; that would be $20.00 per family.  The last MM winner, from New Jersey spent $10.00 on their win (that week anyway). I've spent $20.00 on EM and $15.00 on MM this week.  I didn't buy a PB, think I have a few weeks of rest left on it.  Should put me right in the ball park.

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                Posted: November 8, 2005, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

                2 couples share $340 million Powerball jackpot,and again the people are either retired or business owners. How come I never or rarely hear about a struggling person or someone who really deserves it winning?

                Anyone can win or lose if they put in a dollar or two. That's how it goes.

                Dance like no one is watching.

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                  Posted: November 8, 2005, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                  It takes money to make money.

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                    Posted: November 8, 2005, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                    It might clue you in to the likelihood that winning the huge multi-state lotteries requires that a player buy a relatively large number of tickets to shorten the odds. 

                    I am clued in and I've heard of many people buying obscene amounts of tickets only to win peanuts. Their $40 hardly constitutes a large amount.

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                      Posted: November 8, 2005, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

                      OK JoeinPA, what about the guy in New York who was on his last .67 cents in the bank and hit the lottery for over 200 million! Now you have the story of hardship you were asking for and he spent his last 5 dollars on the lottery and won! Yes, he would have had $5.67 in the bank, but took the chance and it paid off big time for him! So JoeinPA, suck it up that others in this world (rich, poor, business owners or just the average person) has won the lottery and you haven't! The next drawing gives you the same chance at winning as the next person, but you have to be in the game to win the game!

                      Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                        Posted: November 8, 2005, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                        There was the Parking Lot Attendant who hit in NYC also. Of course his wife got half, but half is more than I got.

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                          Posted: November 9, 2005, 9:19 am - IP Logged

                          OK JoeinPA, what about the guy in New York who was on his last .67 cents in the bank and hit the lottery for over 200 million! Now you have the story of hardship you were asking for and he spent his last 5 dollars on the lottery and won! Yes, he would have had $5.67 in the bank, but took the chance and it paid off big time for him! So JoeinPA, suck it up that others in this world (rich, poor, business owners or just the average person) has won the lottery and you haven't! The next drawing gives you the same chance at winning as the next person, but you have to be in the game to win the game!

                          So that was one example of a guy who spent his last dollar. But more often than not most of the big winners were people who,like I said,were either retired and/or already successful business owners. And what about the guy in West Virginia a couple years ago who hit the big one and turns out he was already a millionaire. The issuse here is not that I'm jealous or whatever that others have won,because I know if fate has it I'll win,but it just seems a little peculiar is all. I think I saw a couple of other threads on here also questioning some sort of validity of drawings. Perhaps it's just the continuing case of the rich getting richer.


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                            Posted: November 9, 2005, 9:22 am - IP Logged

                            That's probably because the players that have money can afford to play more often than the players that don't have much money

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                              Posted: November 9, 2005, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                              JoeinPa, what you are suggesting is that these big jackpots have eyes and that it was determed by someone to make only the rich or the well-off to get richer. I don't know about the other States, but most of the winners here in Maryland have claimed only spending appoximately $3-$5 when they have gone to claim their prizes, and only an extreme few of them I would have put in the "well-off" catogory.

                              I think that the winning is random and luck plays a big part in it. Good luck on your next purchase of tickets.

                              litebets