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Powerball lottery jackpot cracks $200M mark

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Posted: August 14, 2009, 11:21 am - IP Logged

I wish it would get to Arkansas a little sooner

I know what you mean, would be nice for Arkansas people to play right now without going over the border.

Plus, when it comes to Arkansas, it looks like Powerball will be the only game available with a real lottery drawing.  Sadly, Arkansas will begin life with an "F" on the State Lottery Report Card.

 

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    Posted: August 14, 2009, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

    PartyGood luck to all.........I just got my tickets today all the way from K......nice.....This Saturday is mine yeah........

    Thanks be to GOD at all times. 

     

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    "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: August 14, 2009, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

      All you need is a dollar and a dream. For instance, Someone might play for a $1,000 and another person play for $1, and the person who play for the dollar match all the numbers for the jackpot, and the other person win nada.

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        Posted: August 14, 2009, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

        I Just bought my mega tickets for tonight's drawing.  Although my chances are very slim, I have a better chance than not buying at all.  I have been day dreaming all day long what to do with the money.  First pay all my debts off.

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          Posted: August 14, 2009, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

          I Just bought my mega tickets for tonight's drawing.  Although my chances are very slim, I have a better chance than not buying at all.  I have been day dreaming all day long what to do with the money.  First pay all my debts off.

          I feel exactly the same way.  I wish you all the luck in the worldCheers

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            Posted: August 14, 2009, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

            Good Luck Ya All Ive been playing for 35 years with no luck now maybe on august 15,2009 I will be lucky so I can help my family and 4 grand kids.

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              Posted: August 14, 2009, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

              I feel exactly the same way.  I wish you all the luck in the worldCheers

              Thank you.  I also wish you good luck!!

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                Posted: August 14, 2009, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

                Good luck all! I bought myself some tickets, and I'm participating in a Powerball pool at work. Here's hoping for something good :)

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                  Posted: August 14, 2009, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

                  I could use some good news Sunday Morining !

                  A Powerball win could help alot !

                  Didn't get very good news from the Doctor today !

                  Sleepy

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                    Posted: August 15, 2009, 1:50 am - IP Logged

                    I just saw that:

                    Mega Millions has rolled to 170mil with a cash option of 106mil

                    Powerball is 213mil with a cash option of 104mil

                    There is a $43 million dollar difference between the two jp but only an $2 million dollar difference in the cash option...

                    Can someone explain.....I am just curious as why there is a hugh difference in the jp but a small difference in the cash options...

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                      Posted: August 15, 2009, 5:07 am - IP Logged

                      I'm going to win.

                      Gonna win.Big Smile

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                        Posted: August 15, 2009, 5:51 am - IP Logged

                        I just saw that:

                        Mega Millions has rolled to 170mil with a cash option of 106mil

                        Powerball is 213mil with a cash option of 104mil

                        There is a $43 million dollar difference between the two jp but only an $2 million dollar difference in the cash option...

                        Can someone explain.....I am just curious as why there is a hugh difference in the jp but a small difference in the cash options...

                        Powerball's annuity is spread over 30 years, Megamillions over 25, that's the main reason for the difference. MM requires more money in the cash option to push the annuity up.

                        You can't predict random.

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                          Posted: August 15, 2009, 9:25 am - IP Logged

                          I just saw that:

                          Mega Millions has rolled to 170mil with a cash option of 106mil

                          Powerball is 213mil with a cash option of 104mil

                          There is a $43 million dollar difference between the two jp but only an $2 million dollar difference in the cash option...

                          Can someone explain.....I am just curious as why there is a hugh difference in the jp but a small difference in the cash options...

                          All I know that winning the MM in my state (Ohio), and choosing this cash option nets you $68 million after taxes.

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                            Posted: August 15, 2009, 11:05 am - IP Logged

                            Powerball's annuity is spread over 30 years, Megamillions over 25, that's the main reason for the difference. MM requires more money in the cash option to push the annuity up.

                            Hi DC81..........and Thanks for the info!!!

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                              Posted: August 15, 2009, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

                              Powerball states  are going through a summer "fever". This Saturday is Powerball's spotlight, but Mega Millions will steal the limelight back next Tuesday. Who will take home to giant stimulus checks? Good luck everyone!