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$200 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot heats up

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Grovel's avatar - f800e6a39fbfea795d1dcbb09f2244
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Posted: June 1, 2011, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

I am thinking of maybe spending another $1 for tonight's Powerball .................... don't want to be too ostentaious !

Woo Hoo ........ about $68,000,000 after 35% Federal Tax ......... maybe I should reserve a Bentley !

I am also thinking about getting a Bentley if I win, but I have to split the money with my sister since we buy our tickets together. 35,000,000 is still a lot though.

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    Posted: June 1, 2011, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

    NEW YORK FIRST POWERBALL JACKPOT WAS WON WITH 1 QUICK PICK TICKET

     THRIFTY my dear, please do not discourage anyone, we want the prize amount significantly increase come drawing hour, don't we?Big Smile

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      Posted: June 1, 2011, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

      I am also thinking about getting a Bentley if I win, but I have to split the money with my sister since we buy our tickets together. 35,000,000 is still a lot though.

       I can tell you one thing for sure a small portion of that money would eliminate, student loans (adios loans!), then maybe a Bentley might cross my mind or 2 or 3.....nah, just 2; myself and brother included, I am not sure about my parents, they are retired and financially settled in their own right.Approve

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        Posted: June 1, 2011, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

        I bought a $1 qp like i usually do, don't expect to win anything i usually don't but if i did i know myself, my husband, our kids and our family will not have to worry so much about making ends meat anymore. If it is won i hope it goes to someone who will be smart and use the money wisely, and i won't complain if that person is me lol.

         

         

        DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Blue Angel

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          Posted: June 1, 2011, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

          This is Nc week for a winner and im the one Sorry but thanks for the donation

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            Posted: June 1, 2011, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

            So ready for a nice win for Pennsylvania .............. actually spent more than $1 ............. but not a large amount !

            See Ya! see ya later  ........................

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              Posted: June 1, 2011, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

              im just wondering what makes you feel very confident about your $1 ticket? it's like you just purchased the winning ticket! i spent $30 and kinda felling of doubt

              It's all about positive thoughts. Actually the closest I've gotten to a major win I had a $1 QP and very positive thoughts (hit 3 numbers and were 1-4 digits off on the others). Though since then no matter how positive I've been my numbers have struggled to being hit.

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                Posted: June 1, 2011, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                I have come to the conclusion that the jackpot amount of any lottery is so not newsworthy.  Here is why I think that way:

                1)  The amount of the jackpot only matters once there is a winning ticket or winning tickets; until then, the actual value to all non-winning lottery players is ZERO.

                2)  Those who really want to win have the best chance of winning if they have a ticket for every drawing, not just when the jackpot reaches a certain level; you've heard the saying, "You can't win if you don't play." Well it is true...unless you are a store clerk that rips off a winning ticket! Smash

                3)  The only thing the jackpot level really affects is people's emotions surrounding possibly winning that amount of money; I have never seen the news clamoring to cover the in's and out's of companies looking to hire a CEO...I would say getting hired as a CEO is actually way better than winning the lottery!

                4)  Everytime the local news channel covers a growing lottery jackpot, that is nothing more than free advertising for the lottery.  Just let the players who support the lottery regardless of the jackpot amount be in peace to actually reap some reward rather than some infrequent player happening to pop in line and buy the lucky ticket...and then smear the fact that was either the person's first time or first time in a long time buying a lottery ticket.  Such stories just make me want to hurl...on that person's shoes!!!

                Yes I am happy for others...but not at the expense of genuine lottery players' happiness.  And I consider myself an OG lottery player!

                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: June 1, 2011, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                   I can tell you one thing for sure a small portion of that money would eliminate, student loans (adios loans!), then maybe a Bentley might cross my mind or 2 or 3.....nah, just 2; myself and brother included, I am not sure about my parents, they are retired and financially settled in their own right.Approve

                  Student loans would definitely be one of the top things I'd pay off once the money came in. One of the first things I'd get though, with the help of my lawyer, is a loan through WellsFargo so I can purchase a new Mustang. I could get the car by Friday and since I've been speaking with friends about getting one lately it wouldn't throw anyone off, especially since I would be getting it before the lottery ticket was redeemed, and I could pay the loan off as soon as I received the money from the commission.

                   

                  If I were to get an extremely expensive car I would wait a while longer and until after I moved so that it wouldn't completely give me away. There's hardly any really nice cars here in my town so it'd be a dead giveaway, especially for the area I live in which is more medium class. Both neighbors have new Dodge Challengers though so I think my Mustang would fit in with the other American muscles just fine.

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                    Posted: June 1, 2011, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

                    It's all about positive thoughts. Actually the closest I've gotten to a major win I had a $1 QP and very positive thoughts (hit 3 numbers and were 1-4 digits off on the others). Though since then no matter how positive I've been my numbers have struggled to being hit.

                    Dude, I feel your pain.  I recently bought an Illinois lotto ticket and my $1 mixed pick (self pick on one panel and QP on the other) had 3 of the winning numbers and was one off on the other 3...but with the lottery, close does not count for anything.  Oh well, I just rolled right back to the store and bought $2...this time, I hope my numbers all match.  And yes I have tickets for the Powerball, but I don't fixate on it.  If it is hit and the report is that it was won in northern Illinois, then I will start to let my heart beat a little faster, but not too much.  If I read that the store where I buy all of my tickets now sold the winning ticket, then I will get a bit more optimistic.  And if when I check my number and I start with the Powerball number and it matches, then I will be even more optimistic.  And if the rest of the other 5 match, then I will just remain seated, mutter "no way" to myself, give the air a little fist pump like MJ or TW, turn my ticket over and sign it, place it in my safe, call my attorney to make an appointment, call banks, interview tax accountants, and until meeting with attorney, act like I haven't won anything.

                    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: June 1, 2011, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

                      Dude, I feel your pain.  I recently bought an Illinois lotto ticket and my $1 mixed pick (self pick on one panel and QP on the other) had 3 of the winning numbers and was one off on the other 3...but with the lottery, close does not count for anything.  Oh well, I just rolled right back to the store and bought $2...this time, I hope my numbers all match.  And yes I have tickets for the Powerball, but I don't fixate on it.  If it is hit and the report is that it was won in northern Illinois, then I will start to let my heart beat a little faster, but not too much.  If I read that the store where I buy all of my tickets now sold the winning ticket, then I will get a bit more optimistic.  And if when I check my number and I start with the Powerball number and it matches, then I will be even more optimistic.  And if the rest of the other 5 match, then I will just remain seated, mutter "no way" to myself, give the air a little fist pump like MJ or TW, turn my ticket over and sign it, place it in my safe, call my attorney to make an appointment, call banks, interview tax accountants, and until meeting with attorney, act like I haven't won anything.

                      Ya I'm off in a little bit to get some PB and Texas Lotto tickets. I always check the txlottery.org website first and on there it will tell you what store the jackpot ticket was sold (if won in Texas like the MM was the other draw) or the second placed one. A few months ago when the PB jackpot was high I had my heart race for a second when I saw a 2nd place ticket had won here in my city but then I saw it was at a different store.

                      And same here, I will be meeting with an attorney and try to hide the fact I've won for some time (except of course the purchase of the Mustang but that's a $35,000 car). The builidng that the law firm I would go to is actually right across the street from the gas station i stop at so if I do win it would be funny being in their office about what to do while TV crew is across the street wondering who the winner is and where they are.

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                        Posted: June 1, 2011, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                        Hey guys -

                        GOOD LUCK to all the lottery players 2nite Hat

                        I hope one of us LP'ers WINS!!

                        Wooo Cheers

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                          Posted: June 1, 2011, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

                          I'm young with not too many respondsibilities at the moment and ppl waste way more money on other things like beats by dr dre head phones iphone 4's ect so since being i don't make a boat load of purchases like that, I like I'll CHANCE $2000.00 bucks (yes 2000.00) on a CHANCE of A LIFE TIME CHANGING ANNUITY bc at 23 in 15 payments in the state of Louisiana and at age 38 I would've have cleared 70 million dollars after taxes!!! talk about LIFE CHANGING?! Beats by Dr Dre Headphones 299.99 Iphone 4 499.99 Mac Book Pro 1499.99. Winning the Powerball @200Million @23 PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cool

                          YoungNRich (???),

                          hopefully you're just joking about gambling $2,000 on the PowerBall jackpot.  Let's look at the math:  The odds of winning the PowerBall jackpot are approximately 197,000,000 to 1 AGAINST you.  Yes, that's 197 MILLION to 1 AGAINST you.  Even if you played $2,000 on a single game, your odds are still 98,500 to 1 AGAINST you.  In other words, even if you played $2,000, it's about a HUNDRED THOUSAND to 1 that you'll win.  Now, if you make lots of money and you can waste $2,000, by all means, go ahead.  However, if you are not rich and don't make lots of money, it would be better if you don't throw away your money.

                          As a personal example, I have played the Fantasy 5 in California.  The odds are 500,000 to 1 against me.  I sometimes, not often, played $35 so the odds on those particular games were 14,286 to 1 against me.  I never won a penny, all thrown down the toilet.  {whoosh, splash}.  The fact is, these lotto games, run by your STATE of all organizations, are cruel hoaxes where you have little to no chance of winning at all.

                          Perhaps you have $2,000 burning in your pocket.  I don't know.  Save your money for harder times which are sure to come.  BTW, while a MacBook Pro might cost $1,500, you can get an excellent Lenovo Ideapad Z560 09143YU 15.6-Inch Laptop with Windows 7 for only $640 and free shipping!  Put your new Lenovo in your new $62 Targus A7 - TSB167US Backpack for 16-Inch Widescreen Laptops.

                          I'm not sure why you would want "Dr Dre Headphones", except perhaps for name recognition.  I've been using $50 Denon AH-D210 headphones for over 15 years and they still sound great!  Don't get the Denon today, get the $86 Sony MDR7506 instead.  However, it's still NOT $300.  As for the iPhone4, I'm sure you can find a better deal with another smartphone with a contract with one of the major mobile phone providers.  I'm not going to do any searches for smartphones because it'd take forever.  I'll let you do that.

                          There's a dirty little secret in America:  MANY jobs have left the USA and there aren't enough good jobs left to go around.  Best you spent your money on college, go with your new Lenovo laptop loaded with inexpensive academicly discounted software, put all your textbooks in your new Targus A7 backpack, and get a bachelor's degree.  Don't forget to bring your new $50 prepaid Nokia flipphone.    Wink


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                            Posted: June 2, 2011, 1:20 am - IP Logged

                            The Powerball jackpot reached $201.9 million and was won - one winning ticket. Unfortunately our group did not win.

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                              Posted: June 2, 2011, 1:22 am - IP Logged

                              it said new york won the jackpot.  man, i am so done playing mega an powerball if new york is the only state that ever wins.

                                 
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