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'Ordinary' Louisiana couple claims $1M Powerball prize

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Posted: February 15, 2012, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

Lol awesome story and LOL @ Mike shaking, on the computer. WTG couple! Dance

Just surfing through LP forums, noticing you are now officially "Platinum" New York, it's about 10:12PM.

Congrats again!

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    Posted: February 15, 2012, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

    Mary Roberts of Boyce, Louisiana, became the Louisiana Lottery's first millionaire of 2012 when she claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the Feb. 11 drawing at Lottery headquarters on Tuesday, accompanied by her husband, Mike.

    The win also marks the first $1 million "match-5" prize for the Louisiana Lottery since the Powerball game changed in January.

    "I came home from the grocery store and found Mike at the computer shaking," said Roberts, "Then I saw that he was checking the winning numbers on the Lottery's website. We couldn't believe it!"

    Regular Powerball and Lotto players, the Roberts have always used their kids' birthdays to choose their numbers, but the couple opted for a Quick Pick ticket for the Feb. 11 drawing, meaning the numbers were randomly generated by the Lottery's system.

    The winning ticket matched all five white ball numbers, but missed the red Powerball number, to win $1 million. The Boyce couple received $700,000 after state and federal taxes were withheld. The winning numbers were 01-10-37-52-57 and the Powerball number was 11.

    Mike Roberts said his first order of business is to purchase his wife her dream car, a Mustang convertible. The self-proclaimed "ordinary" couple said they plan to use their winnings to move closer to their children in Shreveport.

    The couple purchased the winning ticket at Super 1 Foods #601 on MacArthur Drive in Alexandria. The store will receive a bonus of $10,000, which is 1 percent of the prize, for selling the Roberts' their winning ticket.

    The Powerball game underwent several enhancements last month to create bigger jackpots, more millionaires and better odds of winning. In addition to a price increase to $2 per play, the game's "match-5" prize quadrupled from $200,000 to $1 million.

    News story photo(Click to display full-size in gallery)

    From the Article:

    "The Powerball game underwent several enhancements last month to create bigger jackpots, more millionaires and better odds of winning. In addition to a price increase to $2 per play, the game's "match-5" prize quadrupled from $200,000 to $1 million."


    It didn't QUADRUPLE it QUINTUPLED! LOL .... Just thought I would point that out. 


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      Posted: February 15, 2012, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

      That picture just makes me smile. What a nice win for these people.

      What made me smile was seeing BOTH of their names on the check (which means that perhaps they went with a 50%/50% split on the claim form).

      Cheers

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

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        Posted: February 15, 2012, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

         Congratulations to them, oh what a conspiracy, an "ordinary" couple, winning the second tier prize.Thumbs Up

           Lol, no, truly it must have been  a really  ecstatic win. Lol on the poster stating the 50/50 share, I'll keep mine while you keep yours.

           Tonight's powerball, I hope it does not hit. I want to see whether we are going to have a rollover of close to or more than $80 million. In every true sense, this is the real beginning of bigger jackpots for the $2 prize.

         I hope I am making sense, lol.

           All the same, good luck to all......

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          Posted: February 15, 2012, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

          The second prize for Powerball is now a game changer for most people. Used to be with the old second prize of $200K you could pay off some bills, get a sweet ride throw some green towards family & friends; but for most people could still not consider retirement.

          $1,000,000.00 is serious money, and if invested wisely, it could lead to a nice "happily Ever After" lifestyle.   Hyper

          Well, no. However, if a lottery ticket gambler pays an extra $1 to turn the ticket into a Powerplay ... a second prize win by them would be instantly upped to $2,000,000.  NOW THAT amount (after taxes) would be enough for retirement -- no matter one's age; if one invested the entire remainder amount, then only lived off of the annual interest (minus annual Capital Gains taxes) each of the following years of their lifetime thereafter.

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

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            Posted: February 16, 2012, 12:12 am - IP Logged

            Well, no. However, if a lottery ticket gambler pays an extra $1 to turn the ticket into a Powerplay ... a second prize win by them would be instantly upped to $2,000,000.  NOW THAT amount (after taxes) would be enough for retirement -- no matter one's age; if one invested the entire remainder amount, then only lived off of the annual interest (minus annual Capital Gains taxes) each of the following years of their lifetime thereafter.

            Banana

            I was just commenting on the Louisiana couple who won the million with the standard $2 ticket, in relation to the older second tier prize of $200K.

             

            Obviously for a $1 more you could double that with Powerplay and retire instantly. Or better yet just take all the marbles and call in rich 2-nite!

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              Posted: February 16, 2012, 12:50 am - IP Logged

              Wait a minute, the PB annuinitized (I am nit certain I spelled that correctly), increased by just $10 million?! Hmm, might be, fewer sales were made.

                 Well, let's see if we might get a next rollover and watch for a significant increase.

               

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                Posted: February 16, 2012, 12:53 am - IP Logged

                I like Mike, he chose a Mustang.Hurray!

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                  Posted: February 16, 2012, 1:38 am - IP Logged

                  I like Mike, he chose a Mustang.Hurray!

                  Was just reading this. They never gave up.

                  February 14, 2012– A group of 16 players from the Omaha area will share a $1,000,000 Nebraska Powerball prize.

                  Each week for almost a decade, Christopher Braun of Omaha and his 15 co-workers at the City of Omaha Roads Department have pooled their money together to purchase Powerball tickets. For the Wednesday, February 8 drawing, the group purchased 16 quick pick tickets at Kwik Shop, 7525 Cass Street in Omaha. One of these tickets contained all five the winning white ball numbers (17, 28, 38, 39, 51) for a corresponding prize of $1,000,000.

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                    Posted: February 16, 2012, 6:05 am - IP Logged

                    Congrats to the "ordinary couple"!!  That money should help make their Golden Years truly golden!  Sun Smiley

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                      Posted: February 16, 2012, 7:19 am - IP Logged

                      Wait a minute, the PB annuinitized (I am nit certain I spelled that correctly), increased by just $10 million?! Hmm, might be, fewer sales were made.

                         Well, let's see if we might get a next rollover and watch for a significant increase.

                       

                      Unhappy

                      Yeah mega and powerball had no winners and increased pretty much the same amount .It would be interesting to know how many tickets were sold for each game. Powerball had to have low sales............


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                        Posted: February 16, 2012, 8:40 am - IP Logged

                        What made me smile was seeing BOTH of their names on the check (which means that perhaps they went with a 50%/50% split on the claim form).

                        Cheers

                        Yeah. Good call out. Nice to see MONEY didn't create negative drama but poistive change.

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                          Posted: February 16, 2012, 8:44 am - IP Logged

                          Wait a minute, the PB annuinitized (I am nit certain I spelled that correctly), increased by just $10 million?! Hmm, might be, fewer sales were made.

                             Well, let's see if we might get a next rollover and watch for a significant increase.

                           

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                          After a big win trend data supports that sales in the following play are low. We gamblers are all pissed and spending are money on beer only that week- lol. If i flips again and flips by the minimum $10m then its safe to assume that sales are dipping.

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                            Posted: February 16, 2012, 9:39 am - IP Logged

                            Congrats to my fellow ordinary people!

                            My headline will talk about the ordinary guy that won & drove home in his brand spankin' new Bentley .............

                            Dark Sapphire 2008 Bentley Continental Flying Spur - Pittsburgh PA - SCBBR93W78C054668 (10)

                            My dream since I was 10 years old. I recognized a true work of art at an early age .......... the only thing missing ........... was good fortune

                            I have always played for fun .............. and it is not the end of the world when I don't get the Jackpot ................

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                            Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

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                              Posted: February 16, 2012, 10:03 am - IP Logged

                              Congrats to my fellow ordinary people!

                              My headline will talk about the ordinary guy that won & drove home in his brand spankin' new Bentley .............

                              Dark Sapphire 2008 Bentley Continental Flying Spur - Pittsburgh PA - SCBBR93W78C054668 (10)

                              My dream since I was 10 years old. I recognized a true work of art at an early age .......... the only thing missing ........... was good fortune

                              I have always played for fun .............. and it is not the end of the world when I don't get the Jackpot ................

                              A picture of the new Bentley .......... but not of me .............. wouldn't want to scare anyone Embarassed

                              Oh ...... and it takes over 170 hours to create the interior of a Mulsanne ......... I am not sure if it takes quite that long to do the inside of a Cadillac ........ sorry to be cheeky about it ............... Big Grin

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                              Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!