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Single winner in $314M Powerball lottery drawing

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: August 26, 2007, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

wow! 36 players matched 5 + 0 ! Is that some sort of record?

No, the fortune cookie episode had 110.

 http://www.lotterypost.com/news/112702

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    Posted: August 26, 2007, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

    At the Circle K store on the corner of U.S. 231 and Chestnut Street in Crawfordsville, assistant manager Teresa Aguilar said she's noticed a steady increase in lottery sales throughout the week.

    "I had about eight people on Wednesday tell me, 'If I win, I'll come back and get your name,' " Aguilar said.

    That one is almost as old as "The check is in the mail", but why get a stranger hopes up?  It could be a binding contract, however simply getting a person name doesn't mean you're going to give them some money.

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      Posted: August 26, 2007, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

      I agree with you Todd

      Particularly on the "don't have financial problems.  Thats a lot of cheese and they could do good for themselves and for so many people if they chose to!  Well, I have my bundle of mega Millions, but I think it will roll two more times.  I believe this is the year of the double recordbreaker!

      i am staying positive like you and i still have my megamillions future for tuesday.

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        Posted: August 26, 2007, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

        No congrats here, I am bitter...I hope they never even claim it.

         

         

         

         

         

        Smile  Just trying to change it up some.

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          Posted: August 26, 2007, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

          No congrats here, I am bitter...I hope they never even claim it.

           

           

           

           

           

          Smile  Just trying to change it up some.

          No congrats or bitterness, I didn't play, I don't know the person/people personally who won and I probably never will, and what they do with their winnings is not likely to effect me so life will go on.  I hope I'm as lucky some day.

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            Posted: August 26, 2007, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

            Don't forget that the winner must first step forward...Big Smile

             

                                           

                          

             

             

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              Posted: August 26, 2007, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

              Don't forget that the winner must first step forward...Big Smile

              If a winner doesn't step forward there will be plenty of pretenders ready with a sad story of how their ticket came up missing.  They're probably preparing their stories now, learning what they can about the actual winning ticket just in case.

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                Posted: August 26, 2007, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                Well, the big game is over now and we have a winner or maybe winners. Players came out in droves -- from far and near, and even the dead ressurected for this big payday! Now, let's see who the real, standby die-hard players are: the ones who play weekly and consistently -- even when the game is $15 million.

                Sure, I bet most of the sales will drop, now! Hum, make you wonder if the average player can go to the bank and withdraw $4 or $5 million -- and don't even grunt (usually after taxes). I play everyWednesday and every Saturday, regardless if the payout is $15 million or $300 million.

                Finally, in my opinion, if a player is age 40+, he or she can retire off the interest of $4 or $5 million and never touch the principal! Then, again, I might be crazy: some people dream of retiring if they win $300 million!

                See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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                  Posted: August 26, 2007, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

                  Correction, MegaMillions the original BigGame is at $250M and climbing.  Its cash value is even bigger than PowerBall was at $300M.

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                    Posted: August 26, 2007, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

                     "Finally, in my opinion, if a player is age 40+, he or she can retire off the interest of $4 or $5 million and never touch the principal! "

                     

                    I agree.  I could live on a lot less.  If I won $1 or $2 million I'd retire very comfortably.  Life doesn't have to be expensive.  I'm not talking about anyone in particular, but I always get a kick out the posters who say "I couldn't live on $10 million."  These people obviously are making over $500K a year at their jobs! 

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                      Posted: August 26, 2007, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                      I'm so happy I didn't win. Money doesen't buy me happiness. Chair

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                        Posted: August 26, 2007, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

                         "Finally, in my opinion, if a player is age 40+, he or she can retire off the interest of $4 or $5 million and never touch the principal! "

                         

                        I agree.  I could live on a lot less.  If I won $1 or $2 million I'd retire very comfortably.  Life doesn't have to be expensive.  I'm not talking about anyone in particular, but I always get a kick out the posters who say "I couldn't live on $10 million."  These people obviously are making over $500K a year at their jobs! 

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                        I always get a kick out the posters who say "I couldn't live on $10 million."  These people obviously are making over $500K a year at their jobs! 

                        Most of these people obviously are posting a line of BS.  People making $500K a year don't come to LP hoping to pick up some tips for winning a lottery.

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                          Posted: August 27, 2007, 12:50 am - IP Logged

                          Well, the big game is over now and we have a winner or maybe winners. Players came out in droves -- from far and near, and even the dead ressurected for this big payday! Now, let's see who the real, standby die-hard players are: the ones who play weekly and consistently -- even when the game is $15 million.

                          Sure, I bet most of the sales will drop, now! Hum, make you wonder if the average player can go to the bank and withdraw $4 or $5 million -- and don't even grunt (usually after taxes). I play everyWednesday and every Saturday, regardless if the payout is $15 million or $300 million.

                          Finally, in my opinion, if a player is age 40+, he or she can retire off the interest of $4 or $5 million and never touch the principal! Then, again, I might be crazy: some people dream of retiring if they win $300 million!

                          The perfect lottery win would be the $15 million prize on Wednesday. Everyone will be so focused on who won the $314 million that it would take the heat off.

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                            Posted: August 27, 2007, 1:18 am - IP Logged

                            The perfect lottery win would be the $15 million prize on Wednesday. Everyone will be so focused on who won the $314 million that it would take the heat off.

                            By Wednesday, they could also be focused on who won the MM $250M jackpot the night before.

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                              Posted: August 27, 2007, 1:18 am - IP Logged

                              Yeah I knew it would be last night. Skeptical I don't think it will ever reach $400 million.Skeptical 

                              Nope, it will not.  No sireee!  WIll not.