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1 ticket sold in Connecticut wins $254.2M Powerball lottery jackpot

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Posted: November 3, 2011, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

so the new jackpot is only 20 million, i guess that's not enough for everyone here, who seem to only want to play when it reaches over 100 million. illogical, as you only have so many chances to hit it. (104 times a year) i say play every drawing (maybe for less in the beginning) but play it twice a week religously. it would really be a terrible thing if you only won 10 million in cash some day. you are all too greedy.

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    Posted: November 3, 2011, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

    Dude, I'm pissed. lol

    Sorry you are pissed but I no longer get caught up in the hoopla of what the current jackpot amount is anymore.  It is totally irrelevant unless you possess a ticket that matches all six numbers.  Otherwise, it is all just a fantasy game and does not belong to you or anyone else not possessing a winning ticket.  So why get emotionally wrapped up around what the jackpot is and who won it?  There are better things to focus on, but such is life!  I just buy a ticket, momentarily hope for the best, then go on about my day/night.  I don't watch the ball drawing and I don't get on the website to see what the "score" is.  I just casually go through my emails and click on the one from the lottery of the drawing results.  If someone won, no big deal as even $11milliion cash value before taxes (Powerball) or $7million cash value before taxes (MegaMillions) is more money than I started with today, so I am still going to have a ticket in for the next drawing.  If it wasn't hit and rolled over, then I might purchase a few extra tickets (i.e. $5 QP), but I won't go beserk laying down $100 or more in hopes of hitting it big.  Again, that plays into the uncontrolled gambling hysteria that serves no one except the lottery and the lucky sap that happens to win the jackpot.  So don't be pissed; be glad you're alive today and have another chance to win tomorrow.  Peace.  Oh and just say NO to Occupy.  Go work and earn what you want and stop being envious of others.

    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: November 3, 2011, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

      Sorry you are pissed but I no longer get caught up in the hoopla of what the current jackpot amount is anymore.  It is totally irrelevant unless you possess a ticket that matches all six numbers.  Otherwise, it is all just a fantasy game and does not belong to you or anyone else not possessing a winning ticket.  So why get emotionally wrapped up around what the jackpot is and who won it?  There are better things to focus on, but such is life!  I just buy a ticket, momentarily hope for the best, then go on about my day/night.  I don't watch the ball drawing and I don't get on the website to see what the "score" is.  I just casually go through my emails and click on the one from the lottery of the drawing results.  If someone won, no big deal as even $11milliion cash value before taxes (Powerball) or $7million cash value before taxes (MegaMillions) is more money than I started with today, so I am still going to have a ticket in for the next drawing.  If it wasn't hit and rolled over, then I might purchase a few extra tickets (i.e. $5 QP), but I won't go beserk laying down $100 or more in hopes of hitting it big.  Again, that plays into the uncontrolled gambling hysteria that serves no one except the lottery and the lucky sap that happens to win the jackpot.  So don't be pissed; be glad you're alive today and have another chance to win tomorrow.  Peace.  Oh and just say NO to Occupy.  Go work and earn what you want and stop being envious of others.

      finally, someone who gets it. laying down 100.00 because the jackpot is high isn't going to get you anything but broke sooner. and stay away from those workplace pools. it doesn't give you a better chance at all. maybe a miniscule chance to get a smaller prize which you have to split.

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        Posted: November 3, 2011, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

        faber98 I have been playing every Mega Millions drawing faithfully twice a week since the year 2000, I have been playing Powerball twice a week no matter the jackpot since it came to my state.It does not matter the jackpot,I have not won nothing worth discussing in over a decade of playing.Their are people who never play or rarely play and hit it big!Their are people who are finacially set for life who play and hit it big.Only thing i can do is dust my self off and try again lol!Big Grin

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          Posted: November 3, 2011, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

          I play via season tickets so I am covered year round. I love MA lottery season tickets discount, its $90 for a 104 games only during Christmas

          season. My budget is gonna inflate because powerball is hiking the ticket price but I say its well worth the hustle. $2 for a chance to win millions? I'll

          spend that $2 if its the last money I had!

          That money's gone fo ever


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            Posted: November 3, 2011, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

            I spent $1,000 on ticket and all i won in return was $220. I should have kept my money. damm man the lottery is a rip off

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              Posted: November 3, 2011, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

              Powerball's biggest cash value in 5 years

              Powerball's biggest jackpot in 18 months — $254.2 million — was up for grabs Wednesday night.

              It was won by a single ticket sold in Connecticut that matched all the numbers drawn: 12, 14, 34, 39, and 46, with Powerball number 36.  The Power Play number was 4.

              The cash prize, about $150 million, was the biggest in five years.

              Just missing, by failing to match only the Powerball, were tickets in a dozen states. One in Arkansas is worth $1 million for matching five numbers while having the Power Play multiplier option. Winning $200,000 were four Florida tickets, three each in New York and Illinois, two in Ohio, and one each in Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, and Wisconsin.

              The jackpot goes back to $20 million for Saturday night's drawing.

              It's still the biggest jackpot around, however, because Mega Millions rebooted Tuesday night, after a single ticket purchased in Paso Robles, Calif., matched all the numbers drawn: 27, 31, 39, 40, and 46, with Mega Ball number 36.

              The annuity jackpot was worth $78 million.

              In the Mega Millions drawing, one Texas ticket won $1 million by matching the first five numbers, while having the Megaplier multiplier option. Also matching five were two tickets sold in Ohio, another two in Kentucky, and one each in New York and Arizona. Each won at least $250,000.

              The same night, a Philadelphia ticket hit for $225,000 in the Pennsylvania Lottery's Cash 5 drawing. Sold at the Adams Beer Distributor at Adams and Howland Streets in the city's Crescentville section, it matched all five of the numbers: 5, 9, 35, 36, and 41.

              A $475,000 Pennsylvanie Cash 5 jackpot was hit Sunday in Wilkes-Barre. The place of purchase was a Mini Mart at 94 S. Pennsylvania Ave. The ticket was the only one in the state with all the numbers: 4, 6, 20, 23, and 30.

              "pa. cash 5 tic. won 225g at adams beer"

              used to buy my tics. there when i lived in philly.

              gotta call my buddy ray,who still lives near there.

              theres a bar next door called "the empty glass"

              cool name for a bar, aye?

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                Posted: November 3, 2011, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                I spent $1,000 on ticket and all i won in return was $220. I should have kept my money. damm man the lottery is a rip off

                that is painful, especially when we find out the guy who won probably bought only 1 ticket.  usually i buy 5 tickets an when the jackpot is very large near 200M i will buy 20 tickets.  plus think about how many total losing tickets there were... probably 20 million losers or more so buying 100 or 1000 tickets really doesnt increase ur odds much at all.

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                  Posted: November 3, 2011, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

                  What a wonderful early christmas present!!!!congrats!!!!!!!!!!!MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!

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                    Posted: November 3, 2011, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                    It doesn't really matter how many tickets you buy unless Lady luck is on your side. When the Mega hit 300 millions I bought over 20 dollars in two seperate tickers, and I couldn't even get the mega ball.  I came close of winning the whole thing when I picked my own numbers back in December of 2009. I only came short by two numbers. There is not question that there will be two major jackpots before christmas. ( Mega and  Power). Once Powerball start the new program 1 ticket costing two dollars in January  I will not longer play that game.

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                      Posted: November 3, 2011, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

                      I would've won if it wasn't for just those 6 numbers I had wrong.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        Posted: November 3, 2011, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

                        I needed that jackpot for a new life!Hurray!

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                          Posted: November 3, 2011, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                          I spent $1,000 on ticket and all i won in return was $220. I should have kept my money. damm man the lottery is a rip off

                          Twitch you know what they say about a fool and his money..........

                           count yer bloomin onion blessings you didn't throw away the whole Grand  

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                            Posted: November 3, 2011, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

                            I would've won if it wasn't for just those 6 numbers I had wrong.

                            dang, did you pick the same 6 nos. i did ?

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                              Posted: November 3, 2011, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

                              so the new jackpot is only 20 million, i guess that's not enough for everyone here, who seem to only want to play when it reaches over 100 million. illogical, as you only have so many chances to hit it. (104 times a year) i say play every drawing (maybe for less in the beginning) but play it twice a week religously. it would really be a terrible thing if you only won 10 million in cash some day. you are all too greedy.

                              Well, since they take half of it from you, playing only when it's high is a good thing. You also save more money when you only play when it's high.