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$310 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot in rare territory

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Posted: February 9, 2012, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

This may be only the 13th highest jackpot size.  But to me what the lottery people advertise as "jackpot" is really irrelevant.  What counts is the cash value of that jackpot.  So how does this compare with the highest winning cash value?

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    Posted: February 9, 2012, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

    I told you the new Powerball will go above $300 million. 

    Predictions: The New Powerball Jackpot will reach $300 Million!

     

     

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      Posted: February 9, 2012, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

      One of these states will win the powerball..idaho, washington state, iowa, west virginia, south dakota, north dakota, maine, new hampshire, maine, oregon, nebraska, wyoming, vermont. 300 million is a lot of money to fall into the hands of the wrong demographic. If it doesn't hit in one of those states..it will hit in a store that caters to certain demographics.

      Sorry to break the bad news to those states, but I already have a winning ticket for the next drawing here in Illinois.  P BHO connection karma....bring me those winning numbers.  Oops...I haven't donated to his cause so I guess I am SOL and DOL...but then again that latter category puts me in the same boat as that guy who won Illinois Lotto with last bucks in his pockets (disclaimer: I am not that down on my luck, but things sure could be $190 million better come Sunday!).

      Also, check the stats...It is Illinois' time to shine with a single winner.

      I would be a bit bummed to be one of those 64 waking up this morning and seeing I only missed one of the field of five numbers!  Would be homicidal if the missed number was 1 +/- from the drawn number!  What I would want to kill are the 'lottery gods'. (I had to insert that so the FBI, DEA, ATF, CIA, IRS, FCC, etc did not come knocking on my door or even the TSA putting me on the 'no fly' list!)

      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: February 9, 2012, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

        Oh and the whole thing about the Powerball being rigged is ignorant.


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          Posted: February 9, 2012, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

          That is the withholding. Come tax day 2013 you'd owe Uncle Sam another $19.34 million more or less, depending on your tax situation (charity and other deductions could reduce your taxable income).

           

          But until tax day (14 months away) you'll have that additional 20 million to do something with and earn some income off of.

          Thanks Babel, you have educated me well.

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            Posted: February 9, 2012, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

            TwitchI think I hear the numbers laughing @ us all Twitch

            I can't begain to fathom what to do with all that loot

            Live a normal daily life for the next month, and have a little fun watching big media go nuts trying to find the winner.Red Devil


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              Posted: February 9, 2012, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

              This may be only the 13th highest jackpot size.  But to me what the lottery people advertise as "jackpot" is really irrelevant.  What counts is the cash value of that jackpot.  So how does this compare with the highest winning cash value?

              Based on cash value (which I agree is the better comparison), the current Powerball jackpot is the 6th largest. The list of the top 46 jackpots is posted on my blog. By the way, I only list jackpots that were won.

              Good luck.

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                Posted: February 9, 2012, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

                Live a normal daily life for the next month, and have a little fun watching big media go nuts trying to find the winner.Red Devil

                Make anonymous phone calls to convenience stores telling them that you bought the winner there but it was lost or stolen.


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                  Posted: February 9, 2012, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                  Based on cash value (which I agree is the better comparison), the current Powerball jackpot is the 6th largest. The list of the top 46 jackpots is posted on my blog. By the way, I only list jackpots that were won.

                  Good luck.

                  Thanks!

                  It's all about what I am taking home at the end of the day.

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                    Posted: February 9, 2012, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Predictions: One of these 5 numbers can show for Sat. draw: 

                    18, 29, 39, 40, and 52. Good luck everyone!

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                      Posted: February 9, 2012, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                      Make anonymous phone calls to convenience stores telling them that you bought the winner there but it was lost or stolen.

                      Hehe, imagine all the people trying to use that excuse at the store where the ticket was bought, if the winner decides to hold off a little while before filing a claim.

                      It can't be all that bad for media by choosing to claim privately under a trust. There would still be tons to write about on all the opportunists coming forward, lol!Jester Laugh

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                        Posted: February 9, 2012, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                        I guess you think the lottery is rigged then.  You are certainly entitled to that opinion.  I just don't think there's any evidence for it.

                        Sure, the jackpot could be won in any of those states.  You included several states on your list, and accumulatively I'm sure the players in those states will purchase quite a few tickets so they have a good shot at winning.  But any player in any state has an equally good chance of winning, so I'm not sure what it proves. 

                        The funny thing is that there are just as many conspiracy-minded people who say that when someone in a big state like New York wins, that's the lottery controlling where it is won.  But you say that when a jackpot is not won in a big state, then that's the lottery controlling it.  So no matter what happens, I guess the lottery is controlling it, and a cinspiracy exists.  Whatever.

                        Todd, i can take this states thing a step further,i joke around that in jersey all winning tix are sold in bergen,essex,and hudson counties,

                        i know its not true cause i can recall at least  2 big winners in cape may county,and 1 in atlantic county,

                        that tic. was sold in a store less than a mile from my house,

                        but in the news it seems like its always the first 3,

                        i suppose thats cause they sell more tix in those counties that are closest to nyc. 

                        for anyone that thinks the lottery is rigged i wish they would explain the mechanics of the riggings,

                        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                          Posted: February 9, 2012, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                          Based on cash value (which I agree is the better comparison), the current Powerball jackpot is the 6th largest. The list of the top 46 jackpots is posted on my blog. By the way, I only list jackpots that were won.

                          Good luck.

                          Thanks for the info, but - your blog?  When I click "Mario38" then "View Mario38's blog" on this site I get the following:  "Mario38's Blog has 0 entries (0 private) and has been viewed 0 times."

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                            Posted: February 9, 2012, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

                            Thanks for the info, but - your blog?  When I click "Mario38" then "View Mario38's blog" on this site I get the following:  "Mario38's Blog has 0 entries (0 private) and has been viewed 0 times."

                            It's probably better not to encourage him.  It only leads to him throwing the thread off-topic, since he finds it impossible not to try and get the last word on everything.

                             

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                              Posted: February 9, 2012, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

                              keep tryin you wont win if you dont play....good luck..

                                 
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