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$275M Powerball lottery jackpot goes to W. Virginia player

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wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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Posted: March 17, 2008, 10:41 am - IP Logged

Congrats to the lucky winner/s! Thumbs Up

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    Posted: March 17, 2008, 10:49 am - IP Logged

    Okay, I'll go ahead and say it...it truly is bad that I didn't win that jackpot.  And it really blows that an office pool won.  I like stories of a single winner winning that kind of a big jackpot...makes for a more interesting story whether that person will squander the winnings or invest and spend wisely.  I could care less about how a person is going to spoil their children and grandchildren.  Who cares about the kind of toy you'll buy.  Just be quiet and enjoy your winnings in peace.  Don't wave the ticket around in all the losers faces...if I'm nearby, I might just snatch it and run (just kidding)!

    Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

    The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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      Posted: March 17, 2008, 11:07 am - IP Logged

      This can not be happening...

      Do you see the irony of the latest movie "Batman"

      people don't pay me no attention i am just rambling...

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        Posted: March 17, 2008, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

        Okay, I'll go ahead and say it...it truly is bad that I didn't win that jackpot.  And it really blows that an office pool won.  I like stories of a single winner winning that kind of a big jackpot...makes for a more interesting story whether that person will squander the winnings or invest and spend wisely.  I could care less about how a person is going to spoil their children and grandchildren.  Who cares about the kind of toy you'll buy.  Just be quiet and enjoy your winnings in peace.  Don't wave the ticket around in all the losers faces...if I'm nearby, I might just snatch it and run (just kidding)!

        I was kind of sad at first, but it's all luck so I don't think about it much after it's over. I just know that I got to keep trying and maybe one day it will be my turn. I am actually glad to see a group of people win because that is alot of money and it has helped a good amount of people not just won person. I never understand why people feel that more then one person winning is such a bad thing.

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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          Posted: March 17, 2008, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

          I was kind of sad at first, but it's all luck so I don't think about it much after it's over. I just know that I got to keep trying and maybe one day it will be my turn. I am actually glad to see a group of people win because that is alot of money and it has helped a good amount of people not just won person. I never understand why people feel that more then one person winning is such a bad thing.

          There was only one winning ticket so lots people are saying it would be better if there were more winning tickets on a $275 million jackpot, but would they say the same thing if they had that a winning ticket?

          When the Ohio lotto was 6/40 with a starting jackpot of $1 million there were many jackpots with multiple winners of 5 or more. There was only one winning ticket when a jackpot was $1,536,984 and 2 drawings later, there were 15 winning tickets on a $2,689,920 jackpot so timing was everything. Compared to the previous jackpot winner, having more winners was a bad thing.

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            Posted: March 17, 2008, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

            Okay, I'll go ahead and say it...it truly is bad that I didn't win that jackpot.  And it really blows that an office pool won.  I like stories of a single winner winning that kind of a big jackpot...makes for a more interesting story whether that person will squander the winnings or invest and spend wisely.  I could care less about how a person is going to spoil their children and grandchildren.  Who cares about the kind of toy you'll buy.  Just be quiet and enjoy your winnings in peace.  Don't wave the ticket around in all the losers faces...if I'm nearby, I might just snatch it and run (just kidding)!

            One can't worry about offending losers because there will always be losers even if there are no lottery winners.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: March 18, 2008, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

              The odds are misleading because it is based on having only one ticket in the drawing, most people on a big jackpot played multiple tickets, and especially a group. I like if a group wins because more people are made happy and usually you don't hear horror stories because no one person gets all the attentions. Also, Jack Whittaker in an interview last year I think said that he keeps playing just to show that he can, or something to that effect. The story of him winning 10K I only saw on the WV Lottery site under Winners, otherwise it was nowhere else to be found. And even the location is weird because "Rocky Gap" normally means Maryland (maybe just south of the resort?) and very far from his usual "territory". I guess any good stories about JW get buried or ignored?

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                Posted: March 18, 2008, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

                There was only one winning ticket so lots people are saying it would be better if there were more winning tickets on a $275 million jackpot, but would they say the same thing if they had that a winning ticket?

                When the Ohio lotto was 6/40 with a starting jackpot of $1 million there were many jackpots with multiple winners of 5 or more. There was only one winning ticket when a jackpot was $1,536,984 and 2 drawings later, there were 15 winning tickets on a $2,689,920 jackpot so timing was everything. Compared to the previous jackpot winner, having more winners was a bad thing.

                "15 winning tickets on a $2,689,920 jackpot " -Was that before taxes or after. Ouch, that got to hurt!Unhappy

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                  Posted: March 19, 2008, 2:29 am - IP Logged

                  "15 winning tickets on a $2,689,920 jackpot " -Was that before taxes or after. Ouch, that got to hurt!Unhappy

                  Before taxes and before the cash option.