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$310 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot in rare territory

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Posted: February 10, 2012, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

thanks for clearing that up, i'll try not to use that in mixed company.

I use it in mixed company all the time.I like to see the look of confusion on the faces of women's libbers.Yes,their still out there babbling about how they can do anything a man can do.Anything but piss up a rope,that is.

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    Posted: February 10, 2012, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

    Back to thread topic.

    Isn't it kind of rare to get a $300 million from one ticket? When the jackpot is that big, a lot more people throw their name in the hat.

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      Posted: February 10, 2012, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

      Back to thread topic.

      Isn't it kind of rare to get a $300 million from one ticket? When the jackpot is that big, a lot more people throw their name in the hat.

       It almost never happened. Probably once or twice. I am not sure.

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        Posted: February 10, 2012, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

        Well, Jack Whitaker comes to mind, for one.

        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: February 10, 2012, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

          Back to thread topic.

          Isn't it kind of rare to get a $300 million from one ticket? When the jackpot is that big, a lot more people throw their name in the hat.

          Actually if you exclude thiscurrent jackpot, it went over $300m 12 times and of those 12 - 50% (6) of those wins were by individuals or single ticket holders (accounting for instances where groups won)

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            Posted: February 10, 2012, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

            Well, Jack Whitaker comes to mind, for one.

             I saw his interview a couple of years ago and gave me the impression that he is not the sharpest guy in the bunch. Actually a lot of businessmen succeed with tenacity and guts, not much with intelligence.


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              Posted: February 10, 2012, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

              $310m is OLD NEWS. The Powerball just went up another $15m!!!!!!

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                Posted: February 10, 2012, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

                SKY HIGH POWERBALL® SALES LEAD TO SATURDAY'S JACKPOT
                JUMPING TO $325 MILLION!

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                  Posted: February 10, 2012, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

                  I can see the future 2/12/2012....... I won three hundred and twenty-five million dollars. I am in shock somebody dial 911 I will be excited scared overwhelm...Party

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                    Posted: February 10, 2012, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                    Thanks. I did not know that! I assumed I just paid VA and federal taxes. So I understand then if you buy a ticket in DC (non resident), I have to pay the difference in the state tax rate (5% VA...DC is 8%)...so my "surcharge" is 3% more!  I will try to stick to buying tickets in Virginia now.

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                      Posted: February 10, 2012, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                      Funny thing is if you look at the high PB jackpots vs. the high MM jackpots the MM ones seem to be hit by multiple winners and the PB ones tend to be solo winners.

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                        Posted: February 10, 2012, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

                        Thanks. I did not know that! I assumed I just paid VA and federal taxes. So I understand then if you buy a ticket in DC (non resident), I have to pay the difference in the state tax rate (5% VA...DC is 8%)...so my "surcharge" is 3% more!  I will try to stick to buying tickets in Virginia now.

                        You're welcome, Artist77. Yes, I think you have that about right.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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

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                          Posted: February 10, 2012, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

                          Ah, no thanks. I think I'll keep coming back. I understand you might be used to running people off on here. Ain't happenin' this time, Cisco...Big Smile Good luck! With the Powerball, I mean...

                          Oh, we all know you'll keep coming back, Princess. Afterall it's free and you're a lib and libs love free stuff because you're all cheapskates. So kindly tell us something we don't know now. Your cheap ass wouldn't be here if you had to part with a dollar. If there's one place you'll never be, it's somewhere you actually have to pay to get in.  You must be a real hit with the ladies, scrooge.

                          And I ain't never run anybody off here but I'd end your tenure in one second flat if I was runnin' the show just for what you said about our Constitution, punk.

                          Fact of the matter, Princess, is that calling our Constitution and Bill of Rights "pap and nonsense" might be considered slick in your limp-wristed democrat circles up there in Ohio, but waltz yer pansy-ass down here to east Tennessee and it'll get yer teeth kicked in.

                          Believe that.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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

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                            Posted: February 10, 2012, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                            I agree!

                             

                            We go from talking about a $310 million powerball jackpot to Obama..Osama and somebody's Mama.

                             

                            Talk about a DERAILER

                            Show me where I took the topic from a $310 million Powerball Jackpot to Obama, Osama or your mama and I'll kiss your ass, you lying little lib S. O. B.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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

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                              Posted: February 10, 2012, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                               I saw his interview a couple of years ago and gave me the impression that he is not the sharpest guy in the bunch. Actually a lot of businessmen succeed with tenacity and guts, not much with intelligence.

                              Careful,your jealousy is showing.

                              When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

                              There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

                                 
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