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Posted: February 9, 2012, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

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

don't do it, if the lottery thinks the tic. was stolen it could complicate  making your claim.

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    don't do it, if the lottery thinks the tic. was stolen it could complicate  making your claim.

    Great point. It is interesting to contrast the lost ticket claims from Connecticut and the mystery from Iowa. No need to stir the pot. I'm sticking with the plan mentioned in another thread about keeping a store receipt that shows  the location, date and time.

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      the lotteries are almost  as rigged as carnival games.

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        the lotteries are almost  as rigged as carnival games.

        Come to think of it, I never win that water pistol game where you try and pop the balloon before everyone else, and I also never win the lottery jackpot, so maybe you're right.  Jester

         

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          the lotteries are almost  as rigged as carnival games.

          Hey kyokushini87, Your almost as rigged as Bernie Madoff, except he looked a lot prettier than you.   Confused

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            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.

            So is his statement that the cash value of the current PB the sixth highest cash value correct?  And is there some place that does list that kind of information?  Sorry, but until the past week I hadn't been around much for a couple of years, and I've not been familiar with what's been going on either on Lottery Post or in the lotteries in general.


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              So is his statement that the cash value of the current PB the sixth highest cash value correct?  And is there some place that does list that kind of information?  Sorry, but until the past week I hadn't been around much for a couple of years, and I've not been familiar with what's been going on either on Lottery Post or in the lotteries in general.

              According to the list I maintain, it is correct. I only list jackpots that are won. For example, the previous Powerball jackpot was large enough to make the list but was not included because it was not won.

              The current Powerball jackpot is only $0.6 million behind 5th place. It will most likely reach 5th place by draw time. To find the list, search for "Mario's largest jackpots".

              Good luck.

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                According to the list I maintain, it is correct. I only list jackpots that are won. For example, the previous Powerball jackpot was large enough to make the list but was not included because it was not won.

                The current Powerball jackpot is only $0.6 million behind 5th place. It will most likely reach 5th place by draw time. To find the list, search for "Mario's largest jackpots".

                Good luck.

                Stop being such a cheapskate little guy.

                The advertising rates are very reasonable here.

                And before you try to trick anybody into sending you money out of the country, remind them of how much you hate Christians as you stated in a thread saying you wish they'd all be raptured so you wouldn't have to deal with them anymore.

                So I'm sure you wouldn't want any Christians sending you money out of the country where they'll never be able to get it back.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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

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                  Stop being such a cheapskate little guy.

                  The advertising rates are very reasonable here.

                  And before you try to trick anybody into sending you money out of the country, remind them of how much you hate Christians as you stated in a thread saying you wish they'd all be raptured so you wouldn't have to deal with them anymore.

                  So I'm sure you wouldn't want any Christians sending you money out of the country where they'll never be able to get it back.

                  Ah, now I better comprehend what is going on.  Sometimes one has to be around a bit before one understands the positions from which different individuals are speaking.

                  Personally, I tend to ignore anything that refers to online lottery sales since Washington State prohibits online lottery ticket sales and Internet gambling.  I have no idea how many other states do so as well.


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                    Ah, now I better comprehend what is going on.  Sometimes one has to be around a bit before one understands the positions from which different individuals are speaking.

                    Personally, I tend to ignore anything that refers to online lottery sales since Washington State prohibits online lottery ticket sales and Internet gambling.  I have no idea how many other states do so as well.

                    Uff Da!, you are wise to avoid buying lottery tickets online. It is hard enough to win the lottery. But to find out later the lottery company will not pay out the prize because the ticket was bought online would be the greatest of disappointments.

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                      I just realized... MM is listed 8 times in the Top 10; PB only 2! I always thought it was the other way around! I guess PB does a better PR/advertising job.

                      Isn't that why Powerball made the big change this year, to ensure they were going to have bigger jackpots?

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                        Ah, now I better comprehend what is going on.  Sometimes one has to be around a bit before one understands the positions from which different individuals are speaking.

                        Personally, I tend to ignore anything that refers to online lottery sales since Washington State prohibits online lottery ticket sales and Internet gambling.  I have no idea how many other states do so as well.

                        Yep, the little guy's here to drum up business but he's so friggin' cheap he doesn't wanna pay for advertising so he just uses his little innuendoes to direct unwary members to contact him and get them to send money out of the country to him. And once your money's out of the country, that's it, it's gone. And he knows nobody's gonna get a lawyer to get 50 or 100 bucks back through international legal channels. And he hates Christians.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: February 9, 2012, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

                          So is his statement that the cash value of the current PB the sixth highest cash value correct?  And is there some place that does list that kind of information?  Sorry, but until the past week I hadn't been around much for a couple of years, and I've not been familiar with what's been going on either on Lottery Post or in the lotteries in general.

                          Mario38 is correct that this is the 6th highest cash jackpot from MM & PB. I was curious what the answer was before he had made his post so I took Todd's list and tracked down the cash option on those drawings.  Here's the list, sorted by cash (the first number on each line). Towards the bottom it could be missing a few that had lower annuities but higher cash prizes but the top 15-20ish should be reliable.

                           

                          240M - Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 - Idaho, Washington
                          233M - Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 - Georgia, New Jersey
                          210M - Mega Millions: $336 million, Aug. 28, 2009 - California, New York
                          208.3M - Mega Millions: $330 million, Aug. 31, 2007 - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
                          202.9M - Mega Millions: $319 million, Mar. 25, 2011 - New York
                          193.4M - Powerball: $310 million, Feb. 11, 2012 - (preliminary estimate, not won yet)
                          185M - Mega Millions: $315 million, Nov. 15, 2005 - California
                          180M - The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 - Illinois, Michigan
                          177.3M - Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
                          176.7M - The Big Game: $331 million, Apr. 16, 2002 - Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
                          170M - Powerball: $314.9 million, Dec. 26, 2002 - West Virgina
                          166M - Powerball: $295 million, Aug. 25, 2001 - Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
                          166M - Mega Millions: $294 million, Jul. 2, 2004 - Massachusetts
                          166M - Mega Millions: $275 million, Feb. 22, 2008 - Georgia
                          165.2M - Mega Millions: $266 million, May 4, 2010 - California
                          164.4M - Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
                          161.5M - Powerball: $295.7 million, Jul. 29, 1998 - Indiana
                          160M - Mega Millions: $270 million, Feb. 28, 2006 - Ohio
                          149M - Mega Millions: $265 million, Apr. 18, 2006 - Ohio
                          147.2M - Powerball: $261.3 million, Jul. 9, 2003 - Missouri, Pennsylvania
                          144.3M - Powerball: $314.3 million, Aug. 25, 2007 - Indiana
                          135.7M - Powerball: $276.3 million, Mar. 15, 2008 - West Virgina
                          134.2M - Powerball: $261.6 million, Jun. 2, 2010 - Ohio
                          129.5M - Powerball: $259.9 million, Aug. 19, 2009 - South Carolina
                          124.9M - Powerball: $258.5 million, Apr. 21, 2010 - Missouri

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                            Come to think of it, I never win that water pistol game where you try and pop the balloon before everyone else, and I also never win the lottery jackpot, so maybe you're right.  Jester

                            think about this dood.

                            if someones willing to rig a game for $2 plastic cupie doll, imagine what efforts they would go to to rig a $100M game?

                            2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                            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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                              Mario38 is correct that this is the 6th highest cash jackpot from MM & PB. I was curious what the answer was before he had made his post so I took Todd's list and tracked down the cash option on those drawings.  Here's the list, sorted by cash (the first number on each line). Towards the bottom it could be missing a few that had lower annuities but higher cash prizes but the top 15-20ish should be reliable.

                               

                              240M - Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 - Idaho, Washington
                              233M - Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 - Georgia, New Jersey
                              210M - Mega Millions: $336 million, Aug. 28, 2009 - California, New York
                              208.3M - Mega Millions: $330 million, Aug. 31, 2007 - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
                              202.9M - Mega Millions: $319 million, Mar. 25, 2011 - New York
                              193.4M - Powerball: $310 million, Feb. 11, 2012 - (preliminary estimate, not won yet)
                              185M - Mega Millions: $315 million, Nov. 15, 2005 - California
                              180M - The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 - Illinois, Michigan
                              177.3M - Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
                              176.7M - The Big Game: $331 million, Apr. 16, 2002 - Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
                              170M - Powerball: $314.9 million, Dec. 26, 2002 - West Virgina
                              166M - Powerball: $295 million, Aug. 25, 2001 - Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
                              166M - Mega Millions: $294 million, Jul. 2, 2004 - Massachusetts
                              166M - Mega Millions: $275 million, Feb. 22, 2008 - Georgia
                              165.2M - Mega Millions: $266 million, May 4, 2010 - California
                              164.4M - Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
                              161.5M - Powerball: $295.7 million, Jul. 29, 1998 - Indiana
                              160M - Mega Millions: $270 million, Feb. 28, 2006 - Ohio
                              149M - Mega Millions: $265 million, Apr. 18, 2006 - Ohio
                              147.2M - Powerball: $261.3 million, Jul. 9, 2003 - Missouri, Pennsylvania
                              144.3M - Powerball: $314.3 million, Aug. 25, 2007 - Indiana
                              135.7M - Powerball: $276.3 million, Mar. 15, 2008 - West Virgina
                              134.2M - Powerball: $261.6 million, Jun. 2, 2010 - Ohio
                              129.5M - Powerball: $259.9 million, Aug. 19, 2009 - South Carolina
                              124.9M - Powerball: $258.5 million, Apr. 21, 2010 - Missouri

                              Babel, where did you look to find the cash values for those draws? Some of your numbers are different than mine. I got my numbers from the news stories that were published at the time of the draw.

                              Thanks.

                                 
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