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Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $173 million

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Posted: October 24, 2011, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

MINE ALL MINE!!!!Dance

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    Posted: October 24, 2011, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

    Lottery Groups can be ok as long as they're composed of family or friends or in your workplace.

    When you get in with people you don't know or connect via mail or online it can be risky.

    And if you send money outside the country, especially to Canada, pfffftttt, kiss it goodbye.

    I dunno ridge, I've read plenty of stories about friends and family turning on each other once their group wins. The greed takes over in the end, and it's also harder to keep it a secret when it's a group win. Maybe I just have trust issues, but I prefer to go it alone.

    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: October 24, 2011, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

      I wouldn't say don't get in a lottery group that you don't know.......The main thing with groups is to have everything in writing before $1 dollar is played. 

      What's the value of having something in writing if you don't know who wrote it or who's all involved?

      When I say "HAVE EVERYTHING IN WRITING", that means everything.  I wasn't trying to list what all that included.  You meet, you have names and phone numbers, essentially you have by-laws, etc.  As I said before, I've done this several times without problems.  If I start another one, if you're in the Atlanta area, you're more than welcome to join.  Good Luck!

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        Posted: October 24, 2011, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

        I dunno ridge, I've read plenty of stories about friends and family turning on each other once their group wins. The greed takes over in the end, and it's also harder to keep it a secret when it's a group win. Maybe I just have trust issues, but I prefer to go it alone.

        I Agree!

        Money tempts most people.

        Most family and friends stories remind me of the short fiction story by Mark Twain - The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg.

        Good Luck!
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          Posted: October 24, 2011, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

          When I say "HAVE EVERYTHING IN WRITING", that means everything.  I wasn't trying to list what all that included.  You meet, you have names and phone numbers, essentially you have by-laws, etc.  As I said before, I've done this several times without problems.  If I start another one, if you're in the Atlanta area, you're more than welcome to join.  Good Luck!

          Before I retired I played in a group of co-workers and we never had a problem either and it wasn't because we had everything in writing but rather because we never won a jackpot.  We usually had 20-25 members and and the most we ever won was $1500 three times.  After taxes $1500 amounted to $50-$70 for each member which wasn't worth anyone arguing about, but had we won a jackpot and some one thought they could get a half million dollars by complaining, we would have had problems because there was someone dropping out or joining the group all the time.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: October 24, 2011, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

            hardly ever play PB but, at this level maybe i'll  get a couple, w/ the multiplier of course.LOL

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              Posted: October 24, 2011, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

              Got 3 today.  Might do a self pick by Wednesday.  Good thing I'm from the state with big Powerball wins.  :)

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                Posted: October 24, 2011, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                You got that right LottoGuyBC, come on!!!

                Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                  Posted: October 24, 2011, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Hey, ya never know Weshar..Good luck...

                  Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                    Posted: October 24, 2011, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                    I would like to thank everyone that has donated to my Multi-state Retirement Plan, further donations are still accepted!

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                      Posted: October 24, 2011, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

                      I dunno ridge, I've read plenty of stories about friends and family turning on each other once their group wins. The greed takes over in the end, and it's also harder to keep it a secret when it's a group win. Maybe I just have trust issues, but I prefer to go it alone.

                      I wasn't recommending groups and I don't recommend them.

                      I was just saying if you're going to be in one, it's best not to go in with people you don't know intimately.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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

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                        Posted: October 24, 2011, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                        $173 million?

                        Let it roll once more.

                        Then it's hammer time.

                        Oh its gonna roll three more times. Get ready. Here are the upcoming numbers according to an insider *02-12-19-38-54 powerball 20*  Powerplay: 3

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                          Posted: October 24, 2011, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                           No Powerball here In Califonia-- have to drive all the way to Oregon again to buy ticket D---P***ed

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                            Posted: October 25, 2011, 3:40 am - IP Logged

                            And we thank you too dpoly1..:)

                            Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                              Posted: October 25, 2011, 9:23 am - IP Logged

                              I guess that I am in a group with my wife ............  Green laugh

                              just waiting to be green with money ................

                              I have had a vision of the 2012 "Extreme Silver" Continental GT @ Bentley Pittsburgh parked in my driveway .......... and then I drive past "Occupy Pittsburgh" and blow the horn at the Neo-Commies!