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Euro Millions Lottery Sparks Buying Frenzy With $224 Million Top Prize

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Posted: February 3, 2006, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to the jackpot winners! I won £7.10 (about $12.50) - or I should say I only lost $7.50. I guess that's better than losing the full $20.00 I paid to Prime Ticket Service. (Looking on the bright side)

Plus, it was fun. I'll play EM again if the jackpot gets that big! It was my first time and I chose my own numbers. Anyway, there's always the MM tonight (I have go to CA to get tickets) and PB tomorrow night (I live in AZ, so no need to border jump )! I'll win a multi-million $ jackpot yet!

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    Posted: February 3, 2006, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats to the winners!

    Cant wait to read the winners stories!

    I can proudly say I aided in putting a smile on their faces, because I didnt win a half' pence or a pound.

     

     

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      Posted: February 4, 2006, 12:10 am - IP Logged

      3 winners? Those odds are not blind. The get so high then spit out 3 winners instead of one rich ...

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        3 winners? Those odds are not blind. The get so high then spit out 3 winners instead of one rich ...

        Hmm...I need to go back and read all the posts because I must have missed something, unless you are saying that 3 people splitting the winning jackpot will not be stinking, filthy rich. In American dollars isn't that over $75 million each, tax free (and they don't have to take it in an annuity!)  So that's equal to one of our mega jackpots of over $700M.  A 50% lump sum would be $350M less state & federal tax.  I wouldn't mind splitting that with 2 people.

          "So many people tried to buy tickets in the final hours before the draw that the National Lottery website crashed."  TimesOnline

        Does this mean they didn't get a chance to play? Most of these people probably saved money they would have lost anyway, but this is one reason not to wait until the last minute if you're serious about buying tickets for any online game.  In hurricane preparedness training they always tell people to buy plenty of bottled water, flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food & a can opener. I always add "and my lottery tickets for the week!"

        Banana Congrats to the lucky winners!

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          You skeptics about PTS always ask if there is proof if they will pay off.  For PTS, prove to me they have never paid off on a jackpot.  You remind me of the anti-gun crowd asking if anything I own is worth a persons life.  The thief has to ask himself, is what I own worth his life.  If you're too gutless to shoot some one, don't own a gun.  If you're afraid to gamble, stay away from PTS.  The more of you who live in fear, the better my chances of winning!

          On the one hand, I'm on Chewie's side.  It's a form of gambling, so it's all a crap shoot anyway. If I ran a service like PTS, I would not appreciate being judged as unreliable, especially if no complaints had been registered against me.

          On the other hand, KY Floyd makes some valid points.  A winner would have little or no legal recourse if they didn't pay up. Obviously, if a huge jackpot was won through one of these services it would put a much brighter spotlight on it and I wonder if you'd get your money. I'm not talking about PTS stealing it, I'm talking about the guys in the black robes and gavels creating a lot of red tape, because that's what they love to do.  This article in PC Word answers several questions about these services and if they're legal.

           http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,115957,00.asp

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            Posted: February 4, 2006, 6:39 am - IP Logged

            I also won $12.51Sun Smiley

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              I take it you did'nt win mr Chewie

              Actually, I hit on three of the 8 tickets I bought.  Obviously not the big one.  HOw well did you do?

              Cheers

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                "justxploting" has a valid point about the robe wearers.  The laziness in Congress has allowed them to become law writers, answering to no one, and the lazziness of the voters, have made both of them untrustworthy.  I have more faith in PTS being honest then I do in my representative being honest.  At least if I am screwed by PTS, it was a choice I made, not a choice thousands of  "wanna-be like a sheep"  people made.

                Cheers

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                  thanks"""justxploting"" for that pcworld web sight.and thank you "chewie"" i'm new here but you guys are teaching me alot about the lottos out there

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

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                    You skeptics about PTS always ask if there is proof if they will pay off.  For PTS, prove to me they have never paid off on a jackpot.  You remind me of the anti-gun crowd asking if anything I own is worth a persons life.  The thief has to ask himself, is what I own worth his life.  If you're too gutless to shoot some one, don't own a gun.  If you're afraid to gamble, stay away from PTS.  The more of you who live in fear, the better my chances of winning!

                    On the one hand, I'm on Chewie's side.  It's a form of gambling, so it's all a crap shoot anyway. If I ran a service like PTS, I would not appreciate being judged as unreliable, especially if no complaints had been registered against me.

                    On the other hand, KY Floyd makes some valid points.  A winner would have little or no legal recourse if they didn't pay up. Obviously, if a huge jackpot was won through one of these services it would put a much brighter spotlight on it and I wonder if you'd get your money. I'm not talking about PTS stealing it, I'm talking about the guys in the black robes and gavels creating a lot of red tape, because that's what they love to do.  This article in PC Word answers several questions about these services and if they're legal.

                     http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,115957,00.asp

                    Great article from PC World.   More evidence the do-gooders have more influence then the average person is aware of.   People who want to control your life because it makes them feel better themselves!    Do-gooders always think the worse in a person, regardless of the situation.  Whatever you do is be bad – at least for them.   The lottery can't be good, do-gooders don't like it.    As long as they say the right thing, regardless of the results, they have superiority.   If they don't get their way, they'll pressure the lawmakers to re-write the law.  Another curve in the slipping of personal freedom in America.

                    Cheers

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                      thanks"""justxploting"" for that pcworld web sight.and thank you "chewie"" i'm new here but you guys are teaching me alot about the lottos out there

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      Nice of you to say gocart1.  I've learned a lot too.   

                      Chewie, You just reminded me of a bizarre episode on an 80s tv show "LA Law" where a man made an excellent living being "tossed" at bars. He was born with dwarfism and had trouble supporting his family when he came across this opportunity. With the money he earned he was able to send his children to college and give his family a nice life. But the liberal lawyers thought it was prejudice and discrimination against the physically challenged and tried to stop the activity they said was undignified. Don't ask me why I suddently thought of this (I know..because I'm strange!)  since it's been about 15 or 20 years, but when you said people want to control your life because it makes them feel better, I remembered this show where the man was begging the do-gooders to leave his job alone, but they thought he was being unjustly humiliated because of his size.  As long as it's not drug dealing, child pornography, animal abuse or the like, when we become adults we should have the right to choose our own poison which means living the way we want and dying the way we want.

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                        does prime ticket service ever read this stuff thats written about them?????????

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                          I doubt PTS has the time or inclination to be impressed about what is said here.  It isn't worth their time or money to pay some one to monitor LP. 

                          Cheers

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                            justxploting,

                            I hope you're not insinuating that PTS is anything like Lottery Universe, who is the target of that slanted article.  Lottery Universe is a scam site; PTS is a legitimate company, run by a quality organization.

                            PC World is not known for their expertise in the lottery industry.  They are a so-so computer magazine that had their heyday several years ago.  It's also not a recent article.  If I were you, I would not apply that article to real life today.

                            Anyone who gains their primary understanding of the online lottery industry from that article is highly misinformed, and it certainly has nothing to do with PTS.

                            Chewie, you are correct about PTS, and they certainly have earned the trust of many people here.  Anyone who has actually taken the time to write to them and find out a shred of information would learn that they have delivered multiple 2nd-prize tickets worth $175,000 and up.

                            Anyone reading this should also keep in mind that over the past several months I have had to terminate Lottery Post accounts created by PTS competitors, who sign up and try to spread negative thoughts about that excellent company, because they don't really have any other way to compete.

                            There are lots of scam sites out there, but that is not one of them.

                             

                            Check the State Lottery Report Card
                            What grade did your lottery earn?

                             

                            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                            Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                              justxploting,

                              I hope you're not insinuating that PTS is anything like Lottery Universe, who is the target of that slanted article.  Lottery Universe is a scam site; PTS is a legitimate company, run by a quality organization.

                              PC World is not known for their expertise in the lottery industry.  They are a so-so computer magazine that had their heyday several years ago.  It's also not a recent article.  If I were you, I would not apply that article to real life today.

                              Anyone who gains their primary understanding of the online lottery industry from that article is highly misinformed, and it certainly has nothing to do with PTS.

                              Chewie, you are correct about PTS, and they certainly have earned the trust of many people here.  Anyone who has actually taken the time to write to them and find out a shred of information would learn that they have delivered multiple 2nd-prize tickets worth $175,000 and up.

                              Anyone reading this should also keep in mind that over the past several months I have had to terminate Lottery Post accounts created by PTS competitors, who sign up and try to spread negative thoughts about that excellent company, because they don't really have any other way to compete.

                              There are lots of scam sites out there, but that is not one of them.

                              Sorry, I just enjoy reading posts on your site and participating in the discussions. I never intended to suggest that PTS was dishonest and I believe I've said that in other posts. I even said, in their defense, I'd resent someone judging my business as unreliable when there is no evidence to prove otherwise. I only pasted that link to the PC World article because of the information on the legal issues regarding buying tickets online. Actually I didn't think it was very negative, but maybe I read it too quickly. This is your web site, so I respect your right to allow or reject members, but I never pointed a finger at PTS. Honestly, I never heard of them before I signed on to your site a few months ago.

                              Nancy