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Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $180 million

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Posted: August 5, 2011, 9:24 am - IP Logged

$180 million ................. Bentley Continental Supersports can run on E85 ............... I am willing to go Green !

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    Posted: August 5, 2011, 10:41 am - IP Logged

    $180 million ................. Bentley Continental Supersports can run on E85 ............... I am willing to go Green !

    Crazy

    I'm sure with that kind of money, you can make any car go green.

    While the value of a dollar is substantial, hope is priceless. But if you ain't got a dollar, then it's hopeless.

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      Posted: August 5, 2011, 11:05 am - IP Logged

      I got my 2 tickets!!! I may even buy another one!

      Woohoo - big spender! But you can't win unless you have at least one!

      "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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        Posted: August 5, 2011, 11:37 am - IP Logged

        I'll get 10 quick picks and wait for the drawing.

        With this kind of bread, you can disappear and enjoy your life for years  if you follow these 9 steps;

        a) Confirm you have the winning tickets on the lottery website

        b) Get a good financial manager from Fidelity or wherever and plan your financial life

        c) Secretly move from your apartment and change telephone numbers and discard your car.

        d) Delete your facebook accounts and things like those 

        e)Go claim your jp and leave the news scene asap.

        f) Quit your job

        g) Help out the people you care for and then tell them "no more!"

        i) Live happily ever after.

        What do you guys think? did I miss anything?

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: August 5, 2011, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

          I got my 2 tickets!!! I may even buy another one!

          Woohoo - big spender! But you can't win unless you have at least one!

          I Agree! Thumbs Up

          I got my $2 worth!

          Maybe an extra $1 ............... I will claim as soon as I rent a hiding place!

           

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            Posted: August 5, 2011, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

            I'll get 10 quick picks and wait for the drawing.

            With this kind of bread, you can disappear and enjoy your life for years  if you follow these 9 steps;

            a) Confirm you have the winning tickets on the lottery website

            b) Get a good financial manager from Fidelity or wherever and plan your financial life

            c) Secretly move from your apartment and change telephone numbers and discard your car.

            d) Delete your facebook accounts and things like those 

            e)Go claim your jp and leave the news scene asap.

            f) Quit your job

            g) Help out the people you care for and then tell them "no more!"

            i) Live happily ever after.

            What do you guys think? did I miss anything?

            Yes after a) should read something like:
            A).1: Setup a generic corporation to mask your true identity.

            Why do u recommend getting rid of your car?

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              Posted: August 5, 2011, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

              Yes after a) should read something like:
              A).1: Setup a generic corporation to mask your true identity.

              Why do u recommend getting rid of your car?

              In MA they won't let a corporation/trust claim your jackpot. They would die before they let you do that. Delaware is awesome.

              I drive a rusty 2004 chevy cavalier. It depresses me everytime I think about it.

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: August 5, 2011, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

                Too bad we don't have something like Euromillions where the advertised jackpot IS the actual amount.

                Advertising the annuitized jackpot is like consumer packaging that states in the small print:

                "Enlarged to show detail" or "Serving Suggestion".  In other words, what is shown is not exactly what you get.

                How many winners elect to take the annuitized amount? Very few to none it appears.

                When the recently won Euromillion jackpot  was advertised at 185,000,000 euros,  that's what it was.

                (And tax free to boot).

                185,000,000 euros is about US$263,000,000, but that would be advertised as a "$472,000,000" jackpot.

                Odds for winning Euromillions jackpot:  1 in 116,531,800   Cost of ticket:  2 euros (about  US$2.84)

                Odss for winning Powerball jackpot:      1 in 195,249,054   Cost of ticket: $1 ( increases to $2 in January 2012)

                There have been rumors of a US national lottery with tickets costing $5.

                Possibly the cross-selling was a market test for that. If consumers would purchase tickets for both multi-state lotteries then perhaps they would be willing to purchase one ticket (at a higher price) for one lottery with larger jackpots.

                If you rolled Megamillions and Powerball jackpots int one MegaPower jackpot  you might see jackpots (annuitized) advertised up to $500,000,000  (with an actual cash value just slightly over half that amount)

                Is the 2012 increase in cost of PB tickets to $2 a market test to see if there is support for a $5 ticket cost??

                What are the odds of a US national lottery jackpot being tax-free?

                Lump sum. Tax free. The way a lottery ought to be.

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                  Posted: August 5, 2011, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

                  I'll get 10 quick picks and wait for the drawing.

                  With this kind of bread, you can disappear and enjoy your life for years  if you follow these 9 steps;

                  a) Confirm you have the winning tickets on the lottery website

                  b) Get a good financial manager from Fidelity or wherever and plan your financial life

                  c) Secretly move from your apartment and change telephone numbers and discard your car.

                  d) Delete your facebook accounts and things like those 

                  e)Go claim your jp and leave the news scene asap.

                  f) Quit your job

                  g) Help out the people you care for and then tell them "no more!"

                  i) Live happily ever after.

                  What do you guys think? did I miss anything?

                  "What do you guys think? did I miss anything?"

                  Yeah, you left out the party bus with all the booze and broads!


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: August 5, 2011, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                    Really I didnt know they wont allow trusts to claim in MA. I'd get rid of my car too which is a 1993 Corolla. With all that money I think I would go crazy trying to decide what brand new car I want.

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                      Posted: August 5, 2011, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

                      I'll get 10 quick picks and wait for the drawing.

                      With this kind of bread, you can disappear and enjoy your life for years  if you follow these 9 steps;

                      a) Confirm you have the winning tickets on the lottery website

                      b) Get a good financial manager from Fidelity or wherever and plan your financial life

                      c) Secretly move from your apartment and change telephone numbers and discard your car.

                      d) Delete your facebook accounts and things like those 

                      e)Go claim your jp and leave the news scene asap.

                      f) Quit your job

                      g) Help out the people you care for and then tell them "no more!"

                      i) Live happily ever after.

                      What do you guys think? did I miss anything?

                      I can think of a few things ...... but nutting all that important Roll Eyes

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                        Posted: August 5, 2011, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

                        Really I didnt know they wont allow trusts to claim in MA. I'd get rid of my car too which is a 1993 Corolla. With all that money I think I would go crazy trying to decide what brand new car I want.

                        Oh my goodness! I spoke too soon. I checked the website and saw a few jp winners of the megabucks game have claimed it as a trust.

                        I am so glad I was wrong. But what I dont understand is this, if people can form trusts, why do we have so many of them on the websites frontpage

                        with their pictures and names? its a mystery.

                        That money's gone fo ever

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                          Posted: August 5, 2011, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

                          180 million im gonna crack open my piggy bank tomorrow and take my chances :-)

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                            Posted: August 5, 2011, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

                            "What do you guys think? did I miss anything?"

                            Yeah, you left out the party bus with all the booze and broads!

                            my wife will not let me do this ! Smash

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                              Posted: August 5, 2011, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                              Hey, what about Tennessee?

                               

                              T for Texas

                              T for Tennessee

                              T for Thelma

                              The gal that made a wreck outta me.

                              Oh hell no. Tennessee doesn't even have the right color of orange. They got that halloween orange instead of the burnt orange color of a gorgeous setting sun. Embarassed

                               

                              Texas needs a Powerball winner. I volunteer to be the first victim. See Ya!

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