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D.C. lottery ticket wins $144M Powerball jackpot

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One lottery ticket sold in Washington, D.C. matched all 6 numbers in the Wednesday evening Powerball drawing, and is now worth $144 million to the lucky ticket-holder.

The holder of the winning ticket will now have to decide whether to take the 29-year, 30-installment annuity, or the one time cash "lump sum" amount of $79,681,116.

There were a total of 903,448 additional winning tickets in "America's Game" Wednesday evening. Those tickets won prizes totaling $8,450,412.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 1, 6, 48, 52, 56 and the Powerball was 9. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Other big winners Wednesday evening included one ticket sold in Florida that matched all 5 white ball numbers with the Power Play for a $1 million cash prize.  This is part of the new game feature that guarantees a 5X multiplier on all match 5 white ball winners that also have the Power Play option pushing the prize to $1 million cash.

Three additional tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000.  Those tickets were sold in Indiana, Louisiana, and Wisconsin.

25 tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.  Four additional players not only matched 4+1, but also purchased the Power Play option for a total win of $50,000.

A total of 161,046 winning Powerball plays were multiplied by 5 Wednesday evening.  Winners were able to do so by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar.  With Power Play players can multiply their winnings, except for the jackpot, from 2 to 5 times.  Before each Powerball drawing a computerized random number generator chooses that night's multiplier.

Players purchased $36,195,180 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The jackpot for Saturday, April 11th will be reset to its starting point of $20 million.

Powerball is played in 30 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Posted: April 9, 2009, 9:32 am - IP Logged

Yeah I am the first one to comment...............................

 

Congrats to the winner(s).....That is a cool check, do your thing before claiming......

Now back to Mega Millions......Party

"Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

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    Posted: April 9, 2009, 10:19 am - IP Logged

    There is an absolute irony in materialism. When we focus our efforts on acquiring material possessions, it is with the intention of making ourselves happier, but instead we are feeding an obstacle to happiness.

    Acquiring material possessions merely suspends dissatisfaction. This dissatisfaction is perpetuated by a culture of advertising that is designed to convince us that we are not happy and need to purchase something that will make us happy. If you examine most any advertisement on television, radio, newspaper, billboard, etc., you will recognize that most are designed to point out a perceived deficiency or urgent problem and position a product as a solution.

    The most important thing to recognize is that your material possessions will never bring you happiness. No matter what or how much you have, there will always be more that seems to be needed. In fact, the more "stuff" you have, the more you will need to maintain and the more you will have to buy to maintain what you already have. It's a self-perpetuating cycle. The larger and more extravagant the vehicle you drive, the more gas it will use. The larger the house you own, the more stuff you will have to acquire to fill it up.

    These material concerns tend to divert our time and energy away from personal development, relationships and spirituality. These are elements that make up a satisfying life.

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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      Posted: April 9, 2009, 10:36 am - IP Logged

      There is an absolute irony in materialism. When we focus our efforts on acquiring material possessions, it is with the intention of making ourselves happier, but instead we are feeding an obstacle to happiness.

      Acquiring material possessions merely suspends dissatisfaction. This dissatisfaction is perpetuated by a culture of advertising that is designed to convince us that we are not happy and need to purchase something that will make us happy. If you examine most any advertisement on television, radio, newspaper, billboard, etc., you will recognize that most are designed to point out a perceived deficiency or urgent problem and position a product as a solution.

      The most important thing to recognize is that your material possessions will never bring you happiness. No matter what or how much you have, there will always be more that seems to be needed. In fact, the more "stuff" you have, the more you will need to maintain and the more you will have to buy to maintain what you already have. It's a self-perpetuating cycle. The larger and more extravagant the vehicle you drive, the more gas it will use. The larger the house you own, the more stuff you will have to acquire to fill it up.

      These material concerns tend to divert our time and energy away from personal development, relationships and spirituality. These are elements that make up a satisfying life.

      Thinking of...

                     Type and thanks for the wet blanket Roll Eyes

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        Posted: April 9, 2009, 10:48 am - IP Logged

        There is an absolute irony in materialism. When we focus our efforts on acquiring material possessions, it is with the intention of making ourselves happier, but instead we are feeding an obstacle to happiness.

        Acquiring material possessions merely suspends dissatisfaction. This dissatisfaction is perpetuated by a culture of advertising that is designed to convince us that we are not happy and need to purchase something that will make us happy. If you examine most any advertisement on television, radio, newspaper, billboard, etc., you will recognize that most are designed to point out a perceived deficiency or urgent problem and position a product as a solution.

        The most important thing to recognize is that your material possessions will never bring you happiness. No matter what or how much you have, there will always be more that seems to be needed. In fact, the more "stuff" you have, the more you will need to maintain and the more you will have to buy to maintain what you already have. It's a self-perpetuating cycle. The larger and more extravagant the vehicle you drive, the more gas it will use. The larger the house you own, the more stuff you will have to acquire to fill it up.

        These material concerns tend to divert our time and energy away from personal development, relationships and spirituality. These are elements that make up a satisfying life.

        um...so then why do you play the lottery?

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          Posted: April 9, 2009, 11:35 am - IP Logged

          Maybe the poster played the lottery to pay their bills or to donate the money to a worthy cause like me,lol.

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            Posted: April 9, 2009, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

            There is an absolute irony in materialism. When we focus our efforts on acquiring material possessions, it is with the intention of making ourselves happier, but instead we are feeding an obstacle to happiness.

            Acquiring material possessions merely suspends dissatisfaction. This dissatisfaction is perpetuated by a culture of advertising that is designed to convince us that we are not happy and need to purchase something that will make us happy. If you examine most any advertisement on television, radio, newspaper, billboard, etc., you will recognize that most are designed to point out a perceived deficiency or urgent problem and position a product as a solution.

            The most important thing to recognize is that your material possessions will never bring you happiness. No matter what or how much you have, there will always be more that seems to be needed. In fact, the more "stuff" you have, the more you will need to maintain and the more you will have to buy to maintain what you already have. It's a self-perpetuating cycle. The larger and more extravagant the vehicle you drive, the more gas it will use. The larger the house you own, the more stuff you will have to acquire to fill it up.

            These material concerns tend to divert our time and energy away from personal development, relationships and spirituality. These are elements that make up a satisfying life.

            Who is this, and what have you done with Raven?  What?

             

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              There is an absolute irony in materialism. When we focus our efforts on acquiring material possessions, it is with the intention of making ourselves happier, but instead we are feeding an obstacle to happiness.

              Acquiring material possessions merely suspends dissatisfaction. This dissatisfaction is perpetuated by a culture of advertising that is designed to convince us that we are not happy and need to purchase something that will make us happy. If you examine most any advertisement on television, radio, newspaper, billboard, etc., you will recognize that most are designed to point out a perceived deficiency or urgent problem and position a product as a solution.

              The most important thing to recognize is that your material possessions will never bring you happiness. No matter what or how much you have, there will always be more that seems to be needed. In fact, the more "stuff" you have, the more you will need to maintain and the more you will have to buy to maintain what you already have. It's a self-perpetuating cycle. The larger and more extravagant the vehicle you drive, the more gas it will use. The larger the house you own, the more stuff you will have to acquire to fill it up.

              These material concerns tend to divert our time and energy away from personal development, relationships and spirituality. These are elements that make up a satisfying life.

              Thanks for the advice.

              Now off to buy my Mega Millions tickets for Friday's drawing......

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                Posted: April 9, 2009, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                Sounds like Raven62 is just a wee bit mad about having driven all the way to a neighboring powerball state and came up empty....

                Well here's hoping the next Mega Millions and Powerball winner comes from the Midwest...namely the states that I play in...and specifically the store I buy my tickets from....and hopefully the tickets I bought for that drawing...that is what I call channeling my inner power to achieve a desireable outcome...and you are darn skippy I will be very materialistic....Can you say Bentley, Maserati, Brooks Brothers here I come?!!!  I would do my best to stimulate the economy as follows:

                Let's say I win this Friday's Mega Million with the sole winning ticket.  I would take the cash sum of $51 million.  After accounting for federal and state taxes, I would be left with approximately $35 million (maybe less as I used the old tax bracket rates...now I guess I would probably have to fork over an extra $5 million to Daddy Obama and the liberal spending Democrats---don't raze me...I happen to be a black man...one of few who didn't vote for the present President).  So let's say I would have $30 million (still thankful!).  I would put 80 percent of it in a predetermined investment mix.  I would put 10 percent in a trust I would use to fund charitable giving.  Then the remaining 10 percent would be my play money (that's right $5 million).  I would give the local economy a little jolt by infusing $1 million into auto purchases, home renovation, clothing retailers, and air travel (okay, that part wouldn't be local unless I planned to fly on United...which I would but not exclusively...more like 25 percent of the time as I would fly Delta and American as well as Emirates Air---I read that their first class is kick ass).

                So yall local folks in Chicago should be pulling for me to win the big one!  Let's all channel that energy for MY big win...and yes I would remember the little guys :)

                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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                    I kinda liked,  Ravens comments,

                         Can anyone imagine a time,  when you'd  have to clear, your own Land,

                               Raise your animals,  Grow your own food,  Have big Happy Families?  Build yourown Houses?

                                  Now we just rely, mostly, on those little Green peices of paper.

                   

                                         Congrat's to the winner.

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                    $144 million?

                    That's gross...

                    Sorry - reallly, really bad pun.  Probably bad enough to get me kicked off as a member...

                    Have mercy....

                    I wanna die in my sleep - like my grandfather. 

                    Not screaming and yelling - like the passengers in his car. Confused

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                      Posted: April 9, 2009, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

                      Sounds like Raven62 is just a wee bit mad about having driven all the way to a neighboring powerball state and came up empty....

                      Well here's hoping the next Mega Millions and Powerball winner comes from the Midwest...namely the states that I play in...and specifically the store I buy my tickets from....and hopefully the tickets I bought for that drawing...that is what I call channeling my inner power to achieve a desireable outcome...and you are darn skippy I will be very materialistic....Can you say Bentley, Maserati, Brooks Brothers here I come?!!!  I would do my best to stimulate the economy as follows:

                      Let's say I win this Friday's Mega Million with the sole winning ticket.  I would take the cash sum of $51 million.  After accounting for federal and state taxes, I would be left with approximately $35 million (maybe less as I used the old tax bracket rates...now I guess I would probably have to fork over an extra $5 million to Daddy Obama and the liberal spending Democrats---don't raze me...I happen to be a black man...one of few who didn't vote for the present President).  So let's say I would have $30 million (still thankful!).  I would put 80 percent of it in a predetermined investment mix.  I would put 10 percent in a trust I would use to fund charitable giving.  Then the remaining 10 percent would be my play money (that's right $5 million).  I would give the local economy a little jolt by infusing $1 million into auto purchases, home renovation, clothing retailers, and air travel (okay, that part wouldn't be local unless I planned to fly on United...which I would but not exclusively...more like 25 percent of the time as I would fly Delta and American as well as Emirates Air---I read that their first class is kick ass).

                      So yall local folks in Chicago should be pulling for me to win the big one!  Let's all channel that energy for MY big win...and yes I would remember the little guys :)

                      Have you ever seen or heard news reports about lottery winners becoming broke? Can you imagine? They have no money left!

                      Many lottery winners, especially those who take a lump sum are now poor. How could that possibly be? Many people think that if they could just win the lottery, their whole life would change for the best. They think that once they win all that cash, then all their problems will disappear. Therefore, week after week they buy lottery tickets, hoping to win.

                      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                        Blah Blah yeah sure there was one winner. I also bet it was another pool who plans on "nothing changing much" too. Same old same old.  Yawn

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                          Have you ever seen or heard news reports about lottery winners becoming broke? Can you imagine? They have no money left!

                          Many lottery winners, especially those who take a lump sum are now poor. How could that possibly be? Many people think that if they could just win the lottery, their whole life would change for the best. They think that once they win all that cash, then all their problems will disappear. Therefore, week after week they buy lottery tickets, hoping to win.

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                            Posted: April 9, 2009, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

                            Geez Louise, I've never heard such depressing comments after a jackpot win of this size. Did everyone's Prozac prescription run out at once?

                            Congrats to the winner or winners!  Nice to hear about a win from D.C.

                             

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