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Posted: August 25, 2012, 11:53 am - IP Logged

North Carolina is going to start selling some more win for life tickets starting this tues. ( but Ive already seen and bought some)....5,000 a week 2,500 a week, 1,000 a week and 500 dollars a week..I think I'd like the annunity on this small a prize...but I dont kow what would you do...i mean the lump sum on the 500 a week for life is like $73,000 or some where in that ball park..hehehe I think it would be kinda funny to take the annuity on that just for shiggles LOL

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    Posted: August 25, 2012, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

    Thats a tough call I would probably take the annunity myself just because no matter how much I muck up at least I know I have something coming in every week for the rest of my life. :-)

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      Posted: August 25, 2012, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

      The whole point of a win for life game IS that you win for life, hence the name.  I couldn't imagine NOT taking that option, even if you had the choice not to.  And for older people who think they'd get the short end of the stick by not living long enough to collect a decent amount of money, these games usually have a minimum payout equivalent to 20 years or so of payments, so your estate would collect whatever was left.

      States do not win the lottery.  PEOPLE win the lottery.

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        Posted: August 25, 2012, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

        Currently in NC and will give those a try. Can't seem to find any big winners here. Only one paying off is the 20x the money.

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          Posted: August 25, 2012, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

          North Carolina is going to start selling some more win for life tickets starting this tues. ( but Ive already seen and bought some)....5,000 a week 2,500 a week, 1,000 a week and 500 dollars a week..I think I'd like the annunity on this small a prize...but I dont kow what would you do...i mean the lump sum on the 500 a week for life is like $73,000 or some where in that ball park..hehehe I think it would be kinda funny to take the annuity on that just for shiggles LOL

          Virginia has a Win For Life game but it's a terminal game (6/42) with a top prize of $1,000 a week for life.

          How often do people win, you ask?

          Almost never.

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            Posted: August 25, 2012, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

            Virginia has a Win For Life game but it's a terminal game (6/42) with a top prize of $1,000 a week for life.

            How often do people win, you ask?

            Almost never.

            "How often do people win, you ask?"

            Win for Life was a multi-state game that was replaced with the $2 Decades of Dollars and the new game finally had a jackpot winner a year later. Virgina still offers both games, probably because there were few jackpot winners when it was multi-state.

            The jackpot while small compared to the other multi-state games, gives the winner a $13,000 check every three months for the rest of their lives.

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              Posted: August 25, 2012, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

              "How often do people win, you ask?"

              Win for Life was a multi-state game that was replaced with the $2 Decades of Dollars and the new game finally had a jackpot winner a year later. Virgina still offers both games, probably because there were few jackpot winners when it was multi-state.

              The jackpot while small compared to the other multi-state games, gives the winner a $13,000 check every three months for the rest of their lives.

              Sounds like you might know somebody who won it, Stack.   Wink

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                Posted: August 26, 2012, 12:21 am - IP Logged

                I know a kid who's grandma won, she was like 80 years old, and she let him cash it in, he was 22.  Smart thinking :)

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                  Posted: August 26, 2012, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                  I know a kid who's grandma won, she was like 80 years old, and she let him cash it in, he was 22.  Smart thinking :)

                  Hope he does his mamaw right now.

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                    Posted: August 28, 2012, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

                    North Carolina is going to start selling some more win for life tickets starting this tues. ( but Ive already seen and bought some)....5,000 a week 2,500 a week, 1,000 a week and 500 dollars a week..I think I'd like the annunity on this small a prize...but I dont kow what would you do...i mean the lump sum on the 500 a week for life is like $73,000 or some where in that ball park..hehehe I think it would be kinda funny to take the annuity on that just for shiggles LOL

                    These should be out wed/thur. Thats what the clerks are saying. Stopped at a few places and no one has them.


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                      Posted: August 29, 2012, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

                      They were at the Shell/Alco station on camden past the millstone movie theater when I stopped there the other day

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                        Posted: August 29, 2012, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                        Currently in jacksonville,nc. Got a 100$ of the 10,5,2 & 1$ wfls and made back 64$. Got 15$ on one of the 10$. Pretty pathetic. Strange, but i hit on the first ticket of the 5 & 2$ tickets. Gonna wait a few days and try again.

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                          Posted: August 29, 2012, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                          I know a kid who's grandma won, she was like 80 years old, and she let him cash it in, he was 22.  Smart thinking :)

                          I don't play WFL often, but if i win I plan on giving it to my daughter and she can give me back a 50% net after tax portion,

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