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$250 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot ramps up

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kyokushin187's avatar - evildead2
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Posted: February 7, 2012, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

I was referring to mcginni's comment about Asians.


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    Posted: February 7, 2012, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

    I was referring to mcginni's comment about Asians.

    Are your referring to how China (the country not the people), are violating the human rights of their youngest workers?

    How is that racist.  What?

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      Posted: February 8, 2012, 6:35 am - IP Logged

      No one can say with certainty, but if it were to roll 2 more times with no winner, we would very likely tie or break the old record.



      Wed. Feb. 08, 2006 - $210M

      Sat. Feb. 11, 2006 - $250M - up $40M from previous draw

      Wed. Feb 15, 2006 - $300M - up $50M from previous draw

      Sat. Feb 18, 2006 - $365M - up $65M from previous draw

      Wow how strange today is the 8th and we are @ 250M ... almost the same as 2006... 

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        Posted: February 8, 2012, 8:12 am - IP Logged

        Were they all just quick pick's?

        Yeah, they were all quick picks.  I do not want the responsibility of picking the numbers for the group.  It is one thing to gamble with my money, but much more stressful using someone else's.

        Life's Too Short To Be Unhappy Cool


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          Posted: February 8, 2012, 9:09 am - IP Logged

          Yeah, they were all quick picks.  I do not want the responsibility of picking the numbers for the group.  It is one thing to gamble with my money, but much more stressful using someone else's.

          Statistically, most wins including lotto pools, are with QP's. Just gotta keep on pluggin away.  Dance

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            Posted: February 8, 2012, 9:41 am - IP Logged

            The dpoly1 lottery pool has 5 quick picks ............... more than usual, but I wanted to ...........

            Sun Smiley

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              Posted: February 8, 2012, 9:48 am - IP Logged

              Wow how strange today is the 8th and we are @ 250M ... almost the same as 2006... 

              Things that make you go hmmm...

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                Posted: February 8, 2012, 4:23 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).

                Hello, OldSchoolPa, perhaps now would be a good time to flip your Illinois purchased Powerball ticket over.  You'll need to read and realize that you can't use a mask (and probably not a colorful wig), because a person who signs the ticket is agreeing to the above paragraph that contains a sentence which reads:  "grants permission to use his/her name and LIKENESS in Lottery advertising."

                Remember, that each STATE gets to write and ENFORCE what is required in their prize claiming process.  If one covers up and/or disguises their "LIKENESS" they may not receive their prize.  OldSchoolPa, in this case it may be a bad idea to be a creative claimer ... just do EACH thing that is necessary to receive the $$$; the $$$ to you is the most fun way to begin a more "creative" lifestyle.

                Noel So, don't hide your "likeness," less the lottery headquarters cite such to LEGALLY never transfer your ticket's prize $$$!

                Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                Disney

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                  Posted: February 8, 2012, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

                  OMG people like you crack me up. 

                  The Republicans spend trillions of dollars on defense and other contracts, where do you think that money comes from, out of the thin air?

                  Newsflash, they want your money just as bad, more actually.

                  Tax rate is the lowest rate it has ever been and more guns have been sold then ever, but yeah right, Democrats are taxing us more and taking away our guns..

                  Do you people every pick up a book or read a newspaper?

                  BTW, if the dollar is collapsing it is because companies have sent lots of jobs overseas to other countries like China, including Wal Mart probably the biggest offender, which just happens to be owned by Republicans.

                  I Agree!, VenomV12, what you said is an example of you being a good general observer, in regards to the political repercussions of hiring expensive, yet ultimately unhelpful, government employees. 

                  If one observes what "leaders" have done (apparently, doesn't matter which party they had been half or non-heartedly affiliated with) with monies received from county, state, and federal tax residential spenders; not much has been beneficial to the populace these past 120+ years!

                  That is the reason that fewer 18-100 year old people are taking time out of their schedule to vote or support those who run for ANY office.  That is also the reason why I've been entertaining the idea of reduced government employees, raises, and unmonitored actions.  If these positions can't become totally eliminated, then perhaps a reduction would be okay for the United States of America, which are currently bankrupt or near bankrupt.  It's a bad idea to hire employees and then not be able to fire them for not doing their job and/or ignoring their work and seeking for the next "promotion" (which they won't learn and excel at either)!  It's been a depressing, exhausting, and demeaning treadmill.  Nobody knows how to jump off and thus end the insanity that our Founding Fathers started?

                  What?

                  Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                  Disney

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                    Posted: February 8, 2012, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

                    Take the cash! The entities that hold the "guarantied" annuities, can go broke!  And the Dollar can crash! A friend of mine saw a $ trillion bill in Zimbabwe, and the money has an expiration date!
                    $101,000,000+ wire transfer in 4 to 6 weeks, here in Pennsylvania!


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                      Posted: February 8, 2012, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                      By Todd Northrop

                      There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $250 million for Wednesday's drawing.

                      Saturday was the 12th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.

                      The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $156 Million.  After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state lottery games.

                      Players should note that jackpot amounts are conservative estimates provided by the lotteries, and are often somewhat higher by the time the drawing occurs.

                      Even though there were no jackpot winners, 5 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Arizona, 1 from Colorado, 1 from Florida, 1 from New York, and 1 from North Carolina.

                      Two of the second-prize tickets — from Colorado and Florida — were purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1, and their prizes were increased to $2 million each. 

                      This is the first drawing in which a player won second prize with the Power Play since the Powerball prize structure changed on Jan. 18.

                      50 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.  Of those tickets, 7 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000.

                      The Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, February 4, were 15, 23, 43, 45, and 56, with Powerball number 7.

                      When a Powerball ticket is purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1 per ticket, any non-jackpot prize is increased according to a fixed prize schedule, which can be found on the Powerball Drawing Detail page at USA Mega, as well as on the Powerball Prize Payouts page at Lottery Post.

                      Powerball is now played in 42 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Tickets cost $2 each.

                      Powerball lottery results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega.

                      Tonight Imma win the Jackpot! woooooo. Here is the number thats gonna come out 02 07 12 31 39 28

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                        Posted: February 9, 2012, 2:53 am - IP Logged

                        and for Saturday ............ Dance

                        $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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                          Posted: February 9, 2012, 6:36 am - IP Logged

                          Dear Santa. I'm sorry to bother you while you're on vacation, but it's time for us as in my family to win this! I promise I will not blow the money. That's not even in me. I will admit some years back, my parents, not me(I was still too underage to play) would have definitely blew the money, but they're smarter and live better lifestyles now. I just want a luxury apartment in the sky, a black on white drop top(outside black, inside white) some more pets and a new wardrobe to go with my old one of course.Bed

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                            Posted: February 9, 2012, 6:53 am - IP Logged

                            Now at 310 Million !!!!!!!!................$125 million( and change) after taxes !!!!!..........   I can live comfortably on that   Naughty

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