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$304 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery in rare territory

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fwlawrence's avatar - Yavill
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Posted: March 23, 2011, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

I just bought my ticket. By Friday I hope the jackpot gets bumped up to *gasp* $305 million!

    DC81's avatar - batman39
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    Posted: March 23, 2011, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

    To avoid that scenerio why not handle your own money. I wouldnt need someone else to handle my money for me.

    Simple, lack of experience and the fact that things get a good bit more complex when you're a millionaire, even those who do have the experience have others working for them to help manage their assets. It's not letting them handle it and especially not given control, it's assisting in managing it. You certainly shouldn't give someone else free reign to do what they want and you certainly should educate yourself as much as possible so you don't get in over your head and remain ignorant.

    You can't predict random.

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      Posted: March 23, 2011, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

      Simple, lack of experience and the fact that things get a good bit more complex when you're a millionaire, even those who do have the experience have others working for them to help manage their assets. It's not letting them handle it and especially not given control, it's assisting in managing it. You certainly shouldn't give someone else free reign to do what they want and you certainly should educate yourself as much as possible so you don't get in over your head and remain ignorant.

      DC81

      You are absolutely correct. Its hiring people to assist you with handling your money; and believe it or not, no matter how smart or good you are with money, this sum of money is extremely too much for one person to handle along with all the extraordinary challenges that come with being an "ULTRA HIGH NET WORTH person."

      Its one thing to dream but its another thing to live at this level.

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        Posted: March 23, 2011, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

        it will , it is just the start, see how people scramble on friday to buy limps of tickets

         

        Cool  Clown

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          Posted: March 23, 2011, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

          i bought my ticket on monday for tues. & Friday, i always play at the same spot.

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            Posted: March 23, 2011, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

            Just bought a qp with a multiplier. I might but another number if it rolls before friday.

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              Posted: March 23, 2011, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

              That's right..! me and my cousins each pool $10.00 for a total of 150.00 for last night game and only won $4.00 bucks! matching only 2 of the megaball. With all that ticket we should atleast get like $20.00 back.

              I should have stay with the $5.00 that I bought for myself at first. Now I wasted another 10 which should have been for this draw. 

              304 is a lucky number! 3 + 0 + 4 = Lucky 7

              The megaball runs from 1-46 and you only need $46 dollars to make sure you hit it once and win $2. The $150 can get you had could of got you guys at least $6 had one person took time to fill the numbers 1-46 three times.

              Anyways, I just spent about $10 bucks on fridays game. We'll see who got the door thats painted in blood.

              That money's gone fo ever


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                Posted: March 23, 2011, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                I've been playing Megamillions ever since I turned 18, doesn't matter if it is $12 million or $300 million I still put in 1 or 2 dollars per drawing. But the most I ever win is $10.00. Sometimes I wonder if I ever gonna hit it big in this life time...hmm....probably not..! As a matter of fact sometimes I have this thought what if I do win? Will people treat me different? will money change me or the people around me? am I gonna be able to manage that much money? with all these thoughts in mind, I'm glad I didnt win.. but hey why am I still playing then? maybe for the fun of it..! :D

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                  Posted: March 23, 2011, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

                  It'd be cool if we could have a double whammy of $300M+ jackpots if Powerball keeps rolling.

                  Gonna win.Big Smile

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                    Posted: March 23, 2011, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm buying my ticket later today, before the big rush Friday.

                    there are no rushes anymore.

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                      Posted: March 23, 2011, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

                                                        nope,  still not going to change over into desperation nation.

                                                still the same consistent character choice as the last 9 years at LP,   so only.......

                                                                  1 QP

                        ( $20 - $100 in tickets wouldn't give me any better "odds / chances" at $304 million,  than it does at $12 million)

                      THE HOUSE IS HAVING A HARD TIME WINNING AGAINST YOU OVER THE LONG HAUL.I'M AIMING AT THE TARGET WITH 5 CHANCES. 1 QP AFTER THE JACKPOT IS WON.

                      LUCKY $5 DOLLAR BILL

                        starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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                        Posted: March 23, 2011, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

                                   The next winner will be out of Washington state and the winner will be from Alaska. Remember you saw it here first!Dance                         

                                                                 "You make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

                                                                                                                               Sir Winston Churchill

                        the last i remember alaska does not have a lottery. so are you living in washington and are from alaska? or are you flying down just for a ticket?

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                          Posted: March 23, 2011, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                                                            nope,  still not going to change over into desperation nation.

                                                    still the same consistent character choice as the last 9 years at LP,   so only.......

                                                                      1 QP

                            ( $20 - $100 in tickets wouldn't give me any better "odds / chances" at $304 million,  than it does at $12 million)

                          good point. i do the same thing but i just get another 10 drawing ticket. 300 million is nice but i can live well off a 12 million.

                            starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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                            Posted: March 23, 2011, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

                            I'm calling it right now...if no one wins Friday, we WILL have our first $400 million jackpot ever.

                            i agree.

                              starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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                              Posted: March 23, 2011, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

                              That's right..! me and my cousins each pool $10.00 for a total of 150.00 for last night game and only won $4.00 bucks! matching only 2 of the megaball. With all that ticket we should atleast get like $20.00 back.

                              I should have stay with the $5.00 that I bought for myself at first. Now I wasted another 10 which should have been for this draw. 

                              304 is a lucky number! 3 + 0 + 4 = Lucky 7

                              it only takes one to win. LOL. only play what you can afford to lose.