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Mega Millions, Powerball lottery ticket cross-sales begins today

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: January 31, 2010, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

BananaPowerball comes to michigan.

Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

For a lead role in a cage?

 

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    Posted: January 31, 2010, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

    They will be able to tell because (probably) the tickets look different but more because the serial number on the ticket I assume is also linked to where/when the ticket is sold (or even using the Agent # on the ticket). What will BE confusing is people not knowing which game is which. I urge all Stores put up big signs explaining the difference!

    Nice to have in nj because my prg. does better if using the most current info. This is hard to do when PB requires a 40 mi. trip to PA meaning playing way ahead to be in future drawings. However there WILL be future PA runs because PA has Megaplier and we don't! I told them put a sign up saying that so people from nj keep coming!

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      Posted: January 31, 2010, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

      thank god tennessee has mm now, i use to cross state lines to Georgia to play mm

      , sense my state"tn" has 0% tax rate and  Georgia: 6% State Tax on jackpots

      you can go screw your self now georgia, you never catch me buying lotto tickets  in georgia anymore

      i really hate tax's,  govt should funding should be ran like charity funding"donations"

       

      if the govt does not do a great job, no more money for them,

      it would be the ultmate check and balance of power

      the pocket book,

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        Posted: February 1, 2010, 12:42 am - IP Logged

        Got my powerball ticket and my lucky numbers!  I think I was the first at that store to buy PB because the clerk wasn't aware they sold them until I bought them.  I hope I have better luck on powerball than I have Mega Millions.  And I hope I can do it with just one set of numberss.  Big Smile

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          Posted: February 1, 2010, 12:45 am - IP Logged

          I bought a $1 qucik pick tonight for Wednesday's draiwng. I hope its  the winner! The quickpick gave me power ball # "1"

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            Posted: February 1, 2010, 12:51 am - IP Logged

            I picked up some Powerball tix in NJ tonight.  Very strange to see those familiar pink tickets with "Powerball" at the top.

             

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              Posted: February 1, 2010, 1:32 am - IP Logged

              I bought 5 Powerball tickets here in Michigan with power play. I spent 10 dollars. Remember everybody to use the power play! We never know.

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                Posted: February 1, 2010, 10:35 am - IP Logged

                I have a strange, well for me it is, question.  Since Washington has just started allowing Powerball which has been only available in Oregon, how will the states be able to tell where there tickets were purchased?  Oregon has 8% tax while Washington has no tax.  I see a lot of folks rushing off to Washington who normally buy in Oregon to try and bypass the taxes.  Does anyone have opinion/insight about this?

                Sorry, Bagent--the only thing universal lotttery will do is keep out of state winners from having to pay taxes to both where they live AND where they bought the tkt. 

                The government and states are already WAYYYYYYY ahead of us poor wanna-be winners and have figured all the tax wrinkles--besides--why would you want to cheat any government out of their fair share for roads, health care, industry tax abatement for industry, fact finding missions to China--hmmmm--on the other hand maybe I better rethink that--LOL. 

                 If you play it right--any win is a life changing amount--and trying to manage your own money rather than handing it over to a REPUTABLE money manager is the fastest way to a grave in the backyard of some chickie's boyfriend's backyard.    Before you pick up the money, MOVE, change your phone. . .contract with a bank to take over paying your bills so your address isn't on ANY data base.  I heard that after that Florida guy won his money, the crowd around his mother's house was in the hndreds, looking for a handout. 

                 I also know a lottery wineer of 25 yrs ago in OH who won a small pot ($536,000 after taxes) and got a good money manager at their bank--they bought a slightly nicer house and he continued to work, but was able to retire early after assuring that both their kid's college fund was taken care of--ran into her at the gym last year and she told me that they initially got several mailbags full of requests for money, and all the 'in person' requests were referred to their bank--eventually the notoriety died down--but this was on a relatively small jackpot.  Also was in my LLS (local lottery store) when someone won $5500 last week and the guy in back of him tried to hit him up for free lottery tkts.

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                  Posted: February 1, 2010, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                  I haaaate yooouuu, FLORIDA!!!!!

                  Boooooo Booooo Hoooo.....

                  "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                    Posted: February 1, 2010, 11:24 am - IP Logged

                    I picked up some Powerball tix in NJ tonight.  Very strange to see those familiar pink tickets with "Powerball" at the top.

                    Hey Todd,

                    I just had a scary thought...

                    What happens if you win a huge jackpot and move to Bora Bora to sip rum on the sand? Will that be the end of LP?? NOOOOO!!!!

                    "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                      Posted: February 1, 2010, 11:45 am - IP Logged

                      I bought 5 Powerball tickets here in Michigan with power play. I spent 10 dollars. Remember everybody to use the power play! We never know.

                      Yep, powerplay is the way to go.  An average of 3.5 times the amount of normal prizes for only twice the amount.  At the very least, you'll double your prize.  Instant million IN CASH for matching all five without the bonus.  What's not to like about that?

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                        Posted: February 1, 2010, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

                        I am soooooooo jealous.  California will be the last holdout.  My only chance is going to my husband's family reunion with him  in Texas and get a few powerball tickets with the powerplay but thats months away.

                        Don't worry.  You're not missing much.  At odds which are worse than 195 MILLION to ONE, you'll never win.  In fact, the Powerball odds are even WORSE than the Mega-Millions.  Stick with the Super Lotto Plus.  At 41 million to 1 odds, at least you have a chance of winning in your lifetime... if you play $1,000!!!  Thud

                         

                        At 176 million to 1 odds, I rarely play Mega-Millions.  I only play when the jackpot is above $200 million.

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                          Posted: February 1, 2010, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

                          Hey Todd,

                          I just had a scary thought...

                          What happens if you win a huge jackpot and move to Bora Bora to sip rum on the sand? Will that be the end of LP?? NOOOOO!!!!

                          I started this site because I wanted to do something I loved.  Why would I close it if I won a jackpot? 

                          I might have to run it from an island though... Big Grin  (Just gotta make sure it has a fast Internet connection!)

                           

                          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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                            Posted: February 1, 2010, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

                            I started this site because I wanted to do something I loved.  Why would I close it if I won a jackpot? 

                            I might have to run it from an island though... Big Grin  (Just gotta make sure it has a fast Internet connection!)

                            Thanks Todd for being a standup guy if you win.And i hope you do win one day.Thanks again for all your efforts for making this website so informative..

                             

                            On another note ,now i can sleep late on saturday mornings because the old lady and i don't have to drive to Connecticut any more.It was interresting to see the ruckus that started when i asked a few times on this website about how the taxes would work out being that i live in New York and hit the jackpot in Connecticut..PartyUS FlagParty

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                              Posted: February 1, 2010, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                              Just brought our groups Mega Million tickets with Megaplier in Oklahoma today when I got off work we play both Powerball & Mega Millions.