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Second-largest lottery jackpot in US history won

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Posted: October 20, 2005, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

Yes it will be the next cap will be at $365,000,000

Brad

More than likely it will.

There's always the possibility though, that the jackpot for one drawing will land between $340 and $365 million, say $357 million.  So the cap would occur next time, at $382 million.

  That's what happened the first time there was a record jackpot after they introduced the "cap" rule.  The "cap" rule was in effect when Whittaker won the $315 million jackpot - the previous record before Whittaker's was $294 million, so Whittaker's wasn't high enough over the previous record to trigger the Match 5 bonus pool then.

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    Posted: October 20, 2005, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

    By the way, congratulations also goes to all the residents of Oregon.  In addition to all the excess  money spent on lottery tickets, your lucky state is picking up between $13 million and $14 million in state tax revenue on the jackpot prize, should the winner take the cash option.

    Almost all of that money is all coming from other states into the State of Oregon.

    I don't know much about the politics in Orgeon, so I hope your state is run by fiscal conservatives, who won't blow it all on entitlement programs.

     

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      Posted: October 20, 2005, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

      NY Lotto also hit last night by one person. Guess $17M annuity isn't as exciting.

      How do you manage to always see the dark side of things?

       

      Congratulations to the person who won in New York and to the Powerball winner as well.

      Mainly because there are other things in life besides illusions. The real world is not surrounded by sunshine twenty-fours a day. Polyanna was a fictional movie. Walt Disney was not a nice guy. The list goes on.

      Cheers

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        Posted: October 20, 2005, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

           Party  Congrats to the winner(s)!!!!  Good for you!!!  Party

        Good luck to everyone!

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          Posted: October 20, 2005, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

          NY Lotto also hit last night by one person. Guess $17M annuity isn't as exciting.

          How do you manage to always see the dark side of things?

           

          Congratulations to the person who won in New York and to the Powerball winner as well.

          Mainly because there are other things in life besides illusions. The real world is not surrounded by sunshine twenty-fours a day. Polyanna was a fictional movie. Walt Disney was not a nice guy. The list goes on.

          That doesn't mean you can't have a positive attitude, at least some of the time. Do you take "grumpy" pills? You seem to be an eternal pessimist.

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            Posted: October 20, 2005, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

            By the way, congratulations also goes to all the residents of Oregon.  In addition to all the excess  money spent on lottery tickets, your lucky state is picking up between $13 million and $14 million in state tax revenue on the jackpot prize, should the winner take the cash option.

            Almost all of that money is all coming from other states into the State of Oregon.

            I don't know much about the politics in Orgeon, so I hope your state is run by fiscal conservatives, who won't blow it all on entitlement programs.

            Hello Todd:

            Do you know ( or could you narrow) the location of the winning in Oregon!??? I don't know, I have some  relatives and friends in the state?

            By the way, as a  former resident of Oregon state, I thank you for your congratulations!! The 9% of tax from the jackpot will help Oregon government .

            It is amazing, for a long time, Oregon residents didn't win much (even the second prize). And now they make the big surprise. I can say " what a life" and "who knows"Sun Smiley

             

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              Posted: October 20, 2005, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

              The winning town:  http://www.jacksonvilleoregon.org/

               

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                Posted: October 20, 2005, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

                NY Lotto also hit last night by one person. Guess $17M annuity isn't as exciting.

                How do you manage to always see the dark side of things?

                 

                Congratulations to the person who won in New York and to the Powerball winner as well.

                Mainly because there are other things in life besides illusions. The real world is not surrounded by sunshine twenty-fours a day. Polyanna was a fictional movie. Walt Disney was not a nice guy. The list goes on.

                That doesn't mean you can't have a positive attitude, at least some of the time. Do you take "grumpy" pills? You seem to be an eternal pessimist.

                I never considered buying a house next to water and not realizing three things can happen. It can stay pretty, water can recede and I now own a mud hole, or the water can rise, and I now own a useless houseboat. My outlook is to know the possibilities and prepare for them. In almost every single case in life, when there are three choices, two are not good ones. Burying my head in the sand and igoring reality was never an option.

                 

                That makes me a realist. Neither a pessimist nor an optimist. Pollyanna was a fictional movie. To think otherwise is to ignore life. Study life in Africa, and you'll see that is true. Those people are pessimistic; with justification! Most will never reach your age before they are killed or die of disease. Want to ignore life as it really is, have at it. Ask some one in Africa if they took a happy pill or a grumpy pill. Or, would that burst the bubble of happiness?

                 

                Cheers

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                  Posted: October 20, 2005, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                  Congratulations to the winning ticket in Oregon. I was pleased that 2 of the tickets who played Power Play ended up getting 1.6 million thanks to the Match 5 bonus prize. If 49 tickets won $653,492 more for the Match 5 bonus prize, how much was in the Match 5 bonus pool?

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                    Posted: October 20, 2005, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

                    Just multiply....49 people times $653,492 each gives you $32,021,108 in the pool.

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                      Posted: October 20, 2005, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

                      NY Lotto also hit last night by one person. Guess $17M annuity isn't as exciting.

                      How do you manage to always see the dark side of things?

                       

                      Congratulations to the person who won in New York and to the Powerball winner as well.

                      Mainly because there are other things in life besides illusions. The real world is not surrounded by sunshine twenty-fours a day. Polyanna was a fictional movie. Walt Disney was not a nice guy. The list goes on.

                      That doesn't mean you can't have a positive attitude, at least some of the time. Do you take "grumpy" pills? You seem to be an eternal pessimist.

                      I never considered buying a house next to water and not realizing three things can happen. It can stay pretty, water can recede and I now own a mud hole, or the water can rise, and I now own a useless houseboat. My outlook is to know the possibilities and prepare for them. In almost every single case in life, when there are three choices, two are not good ones. Burying my head in the sand and igoring reality was never an option.

                       

                      That makes me a realist. Neither a pessimist nor an optimist. Pollyanna was a fictional movie. To think otherwise is to ignore life. Study life in Africa, and you'll see that is true. Those people are pessimistic; with justification! Most will never reach your age before they are killed or die of disease. Want to ignore life as it really is, have at it. Ask some one in Africa if they took a happy pill or a grumpy pill. Or, would that burst the bubble of happiness?

                       

                      Looks to me like you spend 2/3rd's of your life thinking about doom and gloom. It comes through in your responses as loud as a bell. I spend most of my life working on ways to improve it. Guess what? It works.

                       

                      Lotteries are just amusement for me. Yes, I wager a few bucks just to be in the game. If I'm fortunate enough to win a jackpot or a major prize someday, I'll just count my blessings rather than wringing my hands about annuity versus cash or whether the lottery powers that be are screwing me.

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                        Posted: October 20, 2005, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                        $340M may be the second largest US lottery jackpot now, but with MegaMillions in the chase, it won't be true in six months.  Mark this post and remember I said it first (I think).

                        RJOh

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                          Posted: October 20, 2005, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                          Looks to me like you spend 2/3rd's of your life thinking about doom and gloom. It comes through in your responses as loud as a bell.

                          You might want to refrain analyzing my life. You know as much about me as you do about a used prophylactic floating in the Euphrates River. The knowledge of neither will help you sleep at night.

                          Cheers

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                            Posted: October 21, 2005, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

                            NY Lotto also hit last night by one person. Guess $17M annuity isn't as exciting.

                            I was away October 10 through today. I'm glad somebody hit NY Lotto because it will discourage people from throwing their money away on this terrible paying game (despite the cash option.) Hopefully in NY everyone's focus will be on Mega Millions. I played $3 Wednesday in West Virginia PB and won zilch.