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$173 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot rolls

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Posted: December 21, 2011, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

I just luv to hear people say oh when I I win I will give large donations(which is b.s.) hoping this will help them win. Let me ask u this. If a stranger approached u while u were at say  a fast food joint and said " can u buy me. Sandwich because I'm starving"? Would u or have u? I. Didn't think so. Everyone says I will do this and that for others when I win but already have more than others but look down at someone if they asked for a #1 off the value menu. Keep it real.

donations are tax deductible so it would make sense financially to do so... and in the process a charity will benefit.  i also disagree with your negativity.

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    Posted: December 21, 2011, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

    I just luv to hear people say oh when I I win I will give large donations(which is b.s.) hoping this will help them win. Let me ask u this. If a stranger approached u while u were at say  a fast food joint and said " can u buy me. Sandwich because I'm starving"? Would u or have u? I. Didn't think so. Everyone says I will do this and that for others when I win but already have more than others but look down at someone if they asked for a #1 off the value menu. Keep it real.

    You have a good piont there......kyokubhin187......I Agree!

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      Posted: December 22, 2011, 12:57 am - IP Logged

      See one thing about the united states lotteries they will let 1-2 people win when the jackpots are extremely high.

      I think the lottery should be divided because they do control it and they know when they want the jackpot to be hit.

      I think it will keep rolling as well as the mega millions.

      What is your control theory? Multiple draw videos so they can cross reference with their database of picks currently in play?  Tweak possible future outcomes with the help of remote-viewers?

      Will MegaMillions go to December 30th or January 3rd?  Those would be nice news worthy dates too.

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        Posted: December 22, 2011, 1:12 am - IP Logged

         If I win, I will never donate directly from the winning prize. I will set up the nest egg, then I will donate the portion of monthly investment income to the charity. Or, I will just set up my own. After seeing an Aston Martin with the logo of a school for blind, I stopped believing in ANY charity foundation.

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          Posted: December 22, 2011, 1:44 am - IP Logged

          I play but wait till cash option is $100 million. Probaly wait till New year's drawing. This has been beat to death revived at beat agian, but I'm gonna throw my 2 cents in. Cash option of course, Why pay max taxes for 26 years on returns that barely beat inflation? Verify that I did win. Hire cpa, lawyer(tax ,estate both?) and a fee-based cfp that I trust. Put $750,000 - $1 million in a seperate CDARS accopunt. that will be my Wheww! I won money initial expence money( car, house ,vacation, etc.) and to pay them. Was gonna say $500,000 but they might cost me more than I assume. Then tell him\her to invest in bonds ,blue chip stocks etc.  mostly relativly safe investments (yes risk is involved with all of them) to get ~10% returns each year using munis to keep taxes down. Then put myself on a salary of $50,000-$100,000  a year to be put in the seperate CDARS account and roll rest back in investments. Never touch principal and watch it grow.

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            Posted: December 22, 2011, 6:49 am - IP Logged

            I just luv to hear people say oh when I I win I will give large donations(which is b.s.) hoping this will help them win. Let me ask u this. If a stranger approached u while u were at say  a fast food joint and said " can u buy me. Sandwich because I'm starving"? Would u or have u? I. Didn't think so. Everyone says I will do this and that for others when I win but already have more than others but look down at someone if they asked for a #1 off the value menu. Keep it real.

            I Agree! so true   kyokushin187.  ACTIONS speaks LOUDER than WORDS.

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              Posted: December 22, 2011, 9:06 am - IP Logged

               Hello guys, I'm sorry to budge in with a question that has  nothing to do with this thread.

               BUT...................

                 Here's my question, the powerball price per ticket, is going to increase to $2 and the starting jackpot prize would be $40 million, in early January. Let's say for all intents and purposes, no one wins the Powerball this year and it rolls until the enacment date, would the price still be values at $2 a ticket and the continous rolling jackpot, increase by the average amount of $40 million as stated, barring the prosperous estimated increase that usually occurs?

                 Thank you for answering my question if you can.

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                Posted: December 22, 2011, 9:10 am - IP Logged

                I just luv to hear people say oh when I I win I will give large donations(which is b.s.) hoping this will help them win. Let me ask u this. If a stranger approached u while u were at say  a fast food joint and said " can u buy me. Sandwich because I'm starving"? Would u or have u? I. Didn't think so. Everyone says I will do this and that for others when I win but already have more than others but look down at someone if they asked for a #1 off the value menu. Keep it real.

                I have been the hungry person ................ and I would,and have, purchased food for someone .................

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                  Posted: December 22, 2011, 9:12 am - IP Logged

                  The "obvious conspiracy" continues ............... nobody won the Powerball ..................  Evil Looking

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                    Posted: December 22, 2011, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                    For your information there are a lot of people who buy sandwiches for people who claim they are homeless, myself included.   So we are "keeping it real".

                     

                    TO everyone else, the best of luck to you!   May someone here find the winning ticket under their tree, or in their stocking, or best of all in their hand.....

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                      Posted: December 22, 2011, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

                      For your information there are a lot of people who buy sandwiches for people who claim they are homeless, myself included.   So we are "keeping it real".

                       

                      TO everyone else, the best of luck to you!   May someone here find the winning ticket under their tree, or in their stocking, or best of all in their hand.....

                      I Agree!  Thumbs Up  Noel

                      Someone with a positive comment ! How refreshing !

                      Great Wealth means Greater Opportunity .................  Dance

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                        Posted: December 22, 2011, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

                         Hello guys, I'm sorry to budge in with a question that has  nothing to do with this thread.

                         BUT...................

                           Here's my question, the powerball price per ticket, is going to increase to $2 and the starting jackpot prize would be $40 million, in early January. Let's say for all intents and purposes, no one wins the Powerball this year and it rolls until the enacment date, would the price still be values at $2 a ticket and the continous rolling jackpot, increase by the average amount of $40 million as stated, barring the prosperous estimated increase that usually occurs?

                           Thank you for answering my question if you can.

                        I asked the same question to the Iowa Lottery.They told me that no matter what happens the price of a Powerball ticket will go up to $2 per ticket.If it should get hit between now and the middle of January,the starting date for the price increase,they will adjust the prize "UP" so that it starts at 40 million dollars.If it doesn't get hit,they'll just start it at 40 Million dollars the next draw AFTER it gets hit.Either way,we are going to pay $2 for a ticket starting in the middle of January.$3 if you are going to add the power play option.

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                          Posted: December 22, 2011, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

                          I asked the same question to the Iowa Lottery.They told me that no matter what happens the price of a Powerball ticket will go up to $2 per ticket.If it should get hit between now and the middle of January,the starting date for the price increase,they will adjust the prize "UP" so that it starts at 40 million dollars.If it doesn't get hit,they'll just start it at 40 Million dollars the next draw AFTER it gets hit.Either way,we are going to pay $2 for a ticket starting in the middle of January.$3 if you are going to add the power play option.

                            Thank you Cletus, that answers my question. Good Luck on the upcoming lottery.

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                            Posted: December 22, 2011, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

                            The "obvious conspiracy" continues ............... nobody won the Powerball ..................  Evil Looking

                            Yes, of course. The MUSL, like the state lotteries, has teams of people who do nothing but see what sets of numbers have been played and then make sure everything is in place to make sure none of those sets hit, except of course when they want them to.

                            This is why no one should ever play a subscription ticket for any game, by doing so you are unknowingly having 'them' :TIN HAT: program everything for that set of numbers never to hit during the length of the subscription :TIN HAT:

                            Even the ping pong ball drawings are actually just holograms of RNG drawings.

                            Now you know.....

                            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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                              Posted: December 22, 2011, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                                Thank you Cletus, that answers my question. Good Luck on the upcoming lottery.

                              No problem.And good luck to you,too.Happy holidays!!