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$250 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot ramps up

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Posted: February 5, 2012, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

guess that means were only 2 or 3 drawings away from a heafty 400,000,000.00 annuityEek  Id be replacing my mailbox with a trashcan if i hit that.

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    Posted: February 5, 2012, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

    I was wondering at what point I would get back in to buying Powerball tickets after they raised their prices. Apparently I found it, and it's $250M. USAMega's Powerball Jackpot Analysis tells me that's $110,214,000 with cash-payout and after taxes. I would like to thank all the people who have built the jackpot up to that amount for me in my absence. See Ya!

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      Posted: February 5, 2012, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

      I was wondering at what point I would get back in to buying Powerball tickets after they raised their prices. Apparently I found it, and it's $250M. USAMega's Powerball Jackpot Analysis tells me that's $110,214,000 with cash-payout and after taxes. I would like to thank all the people who have built the jackpot up to that amount for me in my absence. See Ya!

      You're welcome!


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: February 5, 2012, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

        chances are higher but no one has hit yet!!! give me a break!!!

        wish me luck - im going in!

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          Posted: February 5, 2012, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

          It did not hit yesterday, the jackpot that is. Now it is in a range give or take, should it have been through the consecutive rollovers, at half the current ticket price. I expected the rollover to have been a bit higher. The executives failed to execute their well intentioned plan, I suppose. Nonetheless, not many people will turn their nose on the lovely jackpot price, the increase in ticket price be darned!

             Best of luck, should it not hit this coming wednesday, I will like to see a rollover be increased MORE significantly.

              Thinking of...

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            Posted: February 5, 2012, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

            I was wondering at what point I would get back in to buying Powerball tickets after they raised their prices. Apparently I found it, and it's $250M. USAMega's Powerball Jackpot Analysis tells me that's $110,214,000 with cash-payout and after taxes. I would like to thank all the people who have built the jackpot up to that amount for me in my absence. See Ya!

            Green laughBS

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              Posted: February 5, 2012, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

              I just bought my two tickets for wednesday with powerplay so come on $2 million or jackpot.  Good luck to all who play.-weshar75

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                Posted: February 5, 2012, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                I was wondering at what point I would get back in to buying Powerball tickets after they raised their prices. Apparently I found it, and it's $250M. USAMega's Powerball Jackpot Analysis tells me that's $110,214,000 with cash-payout and after taxes. I would like to thank all the people who have built the jackpot up to that amount for me in my absence. See Ya!

                I was wondering if I was the only one who stayed away after the changes. Good luck man!

                That money's gone fo ever

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                  Posted: February 5, 2012, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

                  I can't imagine one person winning a jackpot if it surpassed $400million.  It would likely go to a large pool or multiple persons.


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                    Posted: February 5, 2012, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

                    I can't imagine one person winning a jackpot if it surpassed $400million.  It would likely go to a large pool or multiple persons.

                    I agree!

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                      Posted: February 5, 2012, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

                      I can't imagine one person winning a jackpot if it surpassed $400million.  It would likely go to a large pool or multiple persons.

                      Not to mention remaining anonymous. The winner(s) may attempt keep his/her mouth shut on the subject, but with that much money, there is bound to be someone that will uncover their secret.

                       Surrender 

                      A name change and a move to another state might be in order to preserve one's sanity.

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                        Posted: February 5, 2012, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

                        Well if you don't get a play in for the next two drawings, your waiting is going to be a bit too late unless you are looking to jump in when the jackpot rolls back down to 40 million!  I will be happily looking at my winning ticket for a few weeks while I take care of prior commitments (yup, just because I am going to win the jackpot does not mean I just quit my obligations), meet with my team of lawyers and accountants, and get a medical checkup (hey, getting a physical examination is just as important as making sure you got all your financial ducks in a row...don't believe me, then just ask the family of that big Mega Millions lottery win from Michigan who died of an apparent heart attack some years ago just 3 or 4 years after hitting it big!).  Then I would call Springfield to set up a news conference, purchase a plane ticket and book a limousine to pick me up at the airport, check in at a nice hotel there, and then come in the following day for the claiming process.  I figure if I be the spoiler to win within the next two drawings, I would likely claim the prize in March (nope, I won't be waiting a long time as curiousity only intensifies with each passing month).  Now when I do win, I am torn between using a deguise of Jamaican dreadlocks and that typical touristy Caribbean knit cap or a Obama mask.  But there has been a guy going around robbing places using the latter disguise, so I think I won't do that...plus, there are people in Illinois who worship the man, so I may be asking for trouble (and liberals call conservatives bullies...look at me feeling bullied by the libs!).

                        But should I not be the spoiler and the jackpot continues to roll and reach astronomical record levels, I won't buy any additional tickets besides my subscription and an advanced play (I travel to places where I can't play the lottery).

                        seeing you have a subscription, i hope you win the 250M  next draw, and the $40M  the following week,

                        just for the giggles.

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                        keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                          Posted: February 5, 2012, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

                          I can't imagine one person winning a jackpot if it surpassed $400million.  It would likely go to a large pool or multiple persons.

                          Actually, statistics show that pools very rarely win compared to individuals.

                          And when they do it's always a big nightmare getting your money.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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

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                            Posted: February 5, 2012, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                            Bought one 2 dollars quick pick and I got

                             

                            15 as the first number of the white row, and 7 as the red ball . I almost had a heart attack this morning because it looks like I had it, but then again it was a total winning of 4 dollars.

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                              Posted: February 5, 2012, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

                               Hey Ridge, now it's your chance to own your personal nuclear arsenal. :D