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

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Posted: November 4, 2011, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to the winner. They also made lottery history as that's the last time $1 will have won that much since the tickets are going up in January and theree's no way the jackpot will have grown near $254 million.

It sure sounds like a player is far better off throwin another dollar at the Powerplay or Megaplier than another line of numbers.

From the OP:

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.

Bet those who hit 5 + 0 for $1 are kicking themselves. Nice to win $200,000 but that other dollar they didn't play on PP or MP was worth another $800,000.

Bang Head

They would have, had an cool million with the extra $1.00 .Banana 2 bad! Congrat to winner whoever they are good going.

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    Sorry, but I'd rather win the $20 or $12 million dollar jackpots than something this large.  Too much money brings too many crazies out and too many problems.  If I won the smaller jackpot, it would allow me to live nicely, but my husband would still have to work.  He would get bored in a millisecond, being at home.  We could have a nice home, nice cars and nice vacations, but wouldn't have the money to go crazy.

    So, no thanks, but congrats to the winner.

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      Posted: November 4, 2011, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations to this jackpot winner in Connecticut. It's strange that both Mega Millions and Powerball sold their jackpot winning tickets on back to back days with Paso Robles, California won the Mega Millions Jackpot of $78 million the previous day.

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        Posted: November 4, 2011, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

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

        rdgrnr, yous what we call a comedian!  And yes, I did say "yous" as in country slang!

        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 4, 2011, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

          i spent 5 thousand bucks on this draw and only got 12 free qps...dang...I stick to pick 3 from now.

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            Posted: November 4, 2011, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

            i spent 5 thousand bucks on this draw and only got 12 free qps...dang...I stick to pick 3 from now.

            No Pity!

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              No Pity!

              I not know you play violin. how long you play now? very difficult to learn huh?

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                Posted: November 4, 2011, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                Sorry, but I'd rather win the $20 or $12 million dollar jackpots than something this large.  Too much money brings too many crazies out and too many problems.  If I won the smaller jackpot, it would allow me to live nicely, but my husband would still have to work.  He would get bored in a millisecond, being at home.  We could have a nice home, nice cars and nice vacations, but wouldn't have the money to go crazy.

                So, no thanks, but congrats to the winner.

                Please. The cost of living is getting too high to not want a huge jackpot. This isn't the '50s. Unlike your husband, many people would love to retire. My stepfather comes to mind. You can go crazy with 5 million dollars. Shocking, I know.

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                  Posted: November 4, 2011, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                  i spent 5 thousand bucks on this draw and only got 12 free qps...dang...I stick to pick 3 from now.

                  I hope that is a joke because if you're telling the truth then that must put a knot in your stomach...lol

                   

                  I probably spent $1500+ on all lotteries this year and maybe won back $300-400. I usually only spend $80-150 the whole year but ever since Powerball joined my state and my Local state lotto carried over their jackpot millions for over  a year I got carried away with the spending.

                  Now I look at this big pile of lotto papers and just think about all the money that I could have saved or spent elsewhere.

                  It hurts, but to lose $5000 all at once would probably put me in a heart attack..

                   

                  I would never spend that kind of money all at once on a lottery even if I had won the $254 million but that's just me.

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                    Posted: November 4, 2011, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

                    i spent 5 thousand bucks on this draw and only got 12 free qps...dang...I stick to pick 3 from now.

                    Which state are you playing in that offer QPs as prizes in the PowerBall game?

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: November 4, 2011, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

                      Please. The cost of living is getting too high to not want a huge jackpot. This isn't the '50s. Unlike your husband, many people would love to retire. My stepfather comes to mind. You can go crazy with 5 million dollars. Shocking, I know.

                      Sure, you can go crazy with 5 million...if you're stupid!!

                      I think winning a smaller jackpot increases your odds of staying grounded and normal.  It would allow my family to have a new house, cars, nice vacations and "extras" that aren't affordable now...but it isn't enough to quit a job and have to go into hiding for fear of being kidnapped. 

                      My husband would love to not work.....for a few days!  He would get so bored, having nothing to do.

                      I don't need to roll around naked in millions of dollars.  I would be happy with no mortgage, no car payments and have a few million in a nest egg.

                      Again, congrats to the winner---no thanks, tho!

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                        Sure, you can go crazy with 5 million...if you're stupid!!

                        I think winning a smaller jackpot increases your odds of staying grounded and normal.  It would allow my family to have a new house, cars, nice vacations and "extras" that aren't affordable now...but it isn't enough to quit a job and have to go into hiding for fear of being kidnapped. 

                        My husband would love to not work.....for a few days!  He would get so bored, having nothing to do.

                        I don't need to roll around naked in millions of dollars.  I would be happy with no mortgage, no car payments and have a few million in a nest egg.

                        Again, congrats to the winner---no thanks, tho!

                        Winning a smaller jackpot does not increases your odds of staying grounded and normal! No matter how you cut, you're still now a freaking millionaire! You're now a rich person. Many have went wild with 2 million dollars. Have you ever had a million dollars or more? I'm guessing no, so  you don't know what that feels like to have that kind  of cash, which why some many cannot even handle 2 million dollars, because they never had it before. It's not just lottery winners. That also goes for entertainers. The cost of living is really high and it's getting higher, so winning a big jackpot would be pretty sweet. Many people dream of retiring when they play, and if not retiring, they dream of working for themselves. Starting their own company.

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                          Posted: November 4, 2011, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                          Winning a smaller jackpot does not increases your odds of staying grounded and normal! No matter how you cut, you're still now a freaking millionaire! You're now a rich person. Many have went wild with 2 million dollars. Have you ever had a million dollars or more? I'm guessing no, so  you don't know what that feels like to have that kind  of cash, which why some many cannot even handle 2 million dollars, because they never had it before. It's not just lottery winners. That also goes for entertainers. The cost of living is really high and it's getting higher, so winning a big jackpot would be pretty sweet. Many people dream of retiring when they play, and if not retiring, they dream of working for themselves. Starting their own company.

                          We're entitled to our own opinion.  :)

                          You're right, I've never had a million dollars, which is exactly why when I win, I wouldn't lose it.  I know the situations I've been in in the past and I would NEVER go back to that place again.  (being broke)

                          Is it possible to go crazy on $1 million, $2 million dollars?  Of course it is, if you're a moron.  (case in point, Leroy Fick's son)

                          Yes, the cost of living is high due to the economy.  Who in their right mind 'dreams' of starting their own business in this economy?  Too risky, especially with this current administration in office.

                          If I had the choice, I would much rather win a smaller jackpot than a larger one.  I want to keep my life as normal as possible.  A larger jackpot just makes life that much more crazier.  No thanks!!

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                            Posted: November 4, 2011, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

                            Which state are you playing in that offer QPs as prizes in the PowerBall game?

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                              Hawii

                              somer wins free powerball plays in a state that has no lottery. interesting concept. brand new idiot.