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$200M Powerball lottery jackpot won by N.Y. Costco workers

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Absolutely, yes, it would be life changing if I won Mega Millions with my own individual ticket.

But the problem is, it is extremely difficult to win Mega Millions or Powerball. Playing in a group though makes it easier to win. NOT easy, just easier.

I paid $20 to join a group to play Mega Millions and Powerball. The group will end up buying at least 680 tickets. Plus we spend the money we win on the small prizes on more tickets. We will end up with around 750 tickets. It is easier to win Mega Millions or Powerball with 750 tickets than it is with only 20 tickets. Still not easy though.

"There's a sucker born every minute."   ~ P.T. Barnum ~   LOL


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

 

 

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    so are you saying that if you, as an individual, won Mega Millions at it's lowest point of $12 million, you wouldn't consider that life changing? Even after taxes, you would still net well over $3 million.

    OwlCreekBridge,

    I was replying to Mario38 replying to OldSchoolPa here:

    OldSchoolPa,

    The main reason for playing the lottery is to win enough money to make a life style change. And for that reason, I play when the jackpot is large. Winning a couple of grand is not life changing. Winning a couple of millions is. So when it comes to group play, a good strategy is to play when the jackpot is large enough so each member of the group wins enough to make it life changing. Which leads to the most important strategy and that is match the number of the members in the group to the size of the jackpot.

    For the group I am currently in, that means playing Mega Millions and Powerball when the jackpot is $200 million or higher. The jackpots get that large often enough for me.

    My point was if the goal was for the group to win $200 million what if they happened to win it the night there was another winning ticket or two out there. Personally I would consider any amount that let's you do what you want to do when you want top do it, buy what you wanyt to buy, live "heat, eat, and taxes" (no debts other than utilities, food and taxes) life changing.

    That and never spend another day working for someone else, and perhaps looking up everyone you ever did work for.

    Smile

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

    Lep

    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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      what the <snip> man i wudve won $10,000 last night if i played the same numbers i played for the $200M drawing for christ sakeMad

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        Posted: June 5, 2011, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

        what the <snip> man i wudve won $10,000 last night if i played the same numbers i played for the $200M drawing for christ sakeMad

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        Look on the bright side, at least it wouldn't have been a million dollar ticket. Now that would have really sucked. This is the reason why I don't look at old tickets after I checked they were losing numbers.

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          Look on the bright side, at least it wouldn't have been a million dollar ticket. Now that would have really sucked. This is the reason why I don't look at old tickets after I checked they were losing numbers.

          i dont usually play when the jack pots are small but i will give it a shot this wednesday, i will look on the bright side i will

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            personally i wouldnt get a lawyer sign the back of the ticket. i can think of other entities to sign it before a lawyer.

             

            like SATAN himself.

            2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

            keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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              personally i wouldnt get a lawyer sign the back of the ticket. i can think of other entities to sign it before a lawyer.

               

              like SATAN himself.

              He's most likely a lawyer too.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                lucky people, but the the one that is going to continue working at that cement floor costco warehouse is a fool...must have a terrible home life  and wants to work to escape that...what possible reason would someone continue to work after winning that much...life is too short to waste at a cruddy job like that...just the risk of driving to work or having the costco warehouse hit by a tornado or plane doesn't seem worth it...what an idiot...why did they join the pool for? so that if they hit it they could continue working at that oversized and overpriced big box store... please help me i don't get it....


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                  lucky people, but the the one that is going to continue working at that cement floor costco warehouse is a fool...must have a terrible home life  and wants to work to escape that...what possible reason would someone continue to work after winning that much...life is too short to waste at a cruddy job like that...just the risk of driving to work or having the costco warehouse hit by a tornado or plane doesn't seem worth it...what an idiot...why did they join the pool for? so that if they hit it they could continue working at that oversized and overpriced big box store... please help me i don't get it....

                  I can help you. While he is at work at the Costco warehouse, a tornado or plane could hit his house. Working could save his life. Big Smile

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                    lucky people, but the the one that is going to continue working at that cement floor costco warehouse is a fool...must have a terrible home life  and wants to work to escape that...what possible reason would someone continue to work after winning that much...life is too short to waste at a cruddy job like that...just the risk of driving to work or having the costco warehouse hit by a tornado or plane doesn't seem worth it...what an idiot...why did they join the pool for? so that if they hit it they could continue working at that oversized and overpriced big box store... please help me i don't get it....

                    Tornadoes and planes are nothing!

                    What if there was a cataclysmic paradox and the Costco was sucked up into a fiery vortex and dropped on Jupiter?

                    Their stock options would be null and void! Think about it!

                    I wasn't born yesterday ya know.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

                    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                --Edmund Burke

                     

                     


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                      get real... don't you think for a minute that all the lottery winner returning to his job co-workers are not going to resent this slob for returning to work acting high and mighty and waving his good fortune in their faces?  there will be some who want to poison his lunch and the rest who suck up to him just want a handout...he doesn't belong there anymore with the hourly wage earners. will he have to buy lunch everyday for everyone or be called a cheap you know what? why did he get into the pool in the first place? it makes no sense.

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                        get real... don't you think for a minute that all the lottery winner returning to his job co-workers are not going to resent this slob for returning to work acting high and mighty and waving his good fortune in their faces?  there will be some who want to poison his lunch and the rest who suck up to him just want a handout...he doesn't belong there anymore with the hourly wage earners. will he have to buy lunch everyday for everyone or be called a cheap you know what? why did he get into the pool in the first place? it makes no sense.

                        I think little mario likes you.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

                        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                          One of the important rules with group play is to limit the size of the group. This way, each player knows what their target win is. The other important rule is to pick the minimum size of the jackpot to play for. Rather than play every draw, a better strategy is to save up the weekly or monthly dues until the jackpot reaches the minimum amount. When it comes to lottery group play, "patience is a virtue".

                          The problem with mario's plan is that he has somehow "lost" the pool members' money he was saving up on two occasions. He never bought the tickets. Now he pretends that he isn't running it. But he is.

                          I'm sure he just misplaced the money and will return it all someday.  Yeah, right. LOL


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                            The problem with mario's plan is that he has somehow "lost" the pool members' money he was saving up on two occasions. He never bought the tickets. Now he pretends that he isn't running it. But he is.

                            I'm sure he just misplaced the money and will return it all someday.  Yeah, right. LOL

                            Stop spreading lies and follow the Lottery Post rules.

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                              Stop spreading lies and follow the Lottery Post rules.

                              mario, what an ugly thing to say. I abhor ugliness, does this mean we're not friends anymore? You know, little guy, if I thought you weren't my friend, I just don't think I could bear it.

                              There. Now we can be friends again.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

                              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke