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2 W.Va. veterans pull off incredible Powerball win worth $14M

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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Posted: March 6, 2012, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

I recall reading somewhere in the forums where someone said it might be multiple tickets from the same person (same numbers).  I thought...nooooooooo.....good guess to whomever said that!  I am learning a lot here.

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    Posted: March 6, 2012, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

    Way to go WV VETS!

    I M ROTFLOLING!

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      Posted: March 6, 2012, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats to the lucky winners. The secret to winning is playing.

      Guess Who's Back?

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        Posted: March 6, 2012, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

        I sometimes play my set of numbers twice when Powerball or Mega M goes over 100 million. My mind set is that if my numbers hit, I can give the other winning ticket to a family member so the Jackpot is split within my family and I don't have to be the only one to feel the pressure of such a large sum of money.

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          Posted: March 6, 2012, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

          Glad to see a couple vets won it and that they're gonna help other vets.

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            Posted: March 6, 2012, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

            Congratulations to fellow veterans! i never intentionallly bought several tickets with the same number for the same play.  Sometimes, i overlap dates when i tried to buy some for each month- a set of birthdays i like to play.

             

            oh well, quick picks or birthdays-  same chance to me????

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              Posted: March 6, 2012, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

              What a neat thing to happen to two very deserving guys. 

              Couple of years ago 2 2nd tier  MegaMillion prizes were won in Ohio from the same grocery store in Toledo--turns out someone was playing with his Mega Ball but keeping the same field of numbers--turns out the guy also had a few lower tier prizes as he was playing with all different combinations.  That's probably the worst thing to have happen as from then on--if it were me--I would be chasing the dragon to the tune of a hundred or so per drawing and my winnings would soon be gone--LOL

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                Posted: March 7, 2012, 1:15 am - IP Logged

                Thats a great ideal as a family gift. Tickets with everyones b-day.

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                  Posted: March 7, 2012, 1:21 am - IP Logged

                  Congrats to fellow vets.  When I hit the jackpot, I plan to do this except I would play $300 each time. Can you imagine Powerball paying out $200M on a second tier hit AND the annuitized/cash value jackpot amount?  I am sure the director would have some choice words for such a winner behind closed doors!  Would probably see the minimum jackpot amount for a few rollovers!

                  No, I can't imagine Powerball paying out $200 million on a 2nd  place prize.

                  They've got the right to pay it as a parimutuel prize if there are an unusually large number of winners, and you can be pretty sure that's what they'd do in that case. If the winner of such a prize didn't win a jackpot there's a chance they'd pay out more than was actualy allotted to the 2nd place prize pool, but if that winner also won the jackpot I think the chance of collecting anything more than the cash they actually had in the prize pool is about the same as the chance of winning the jackpot in the first place.

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                    Posted: March 7, 2012, 1:32 am - IP Logged

                    Congratulations Michael and Ronald on your exciting, net multi-million dollar Powerball w/Powerplay 2nd prize multiple wins! 

                    I wonder how long this two-man team has been using this strategy? Embarassed

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

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                      Posted: March 7, 2012, 5:07 am - IP Logged

                      That's pretty lucky. Lucky number 7 .

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                        Posted: March 7, 2012, 11:43 am - IP Logged

                        Green laughLet the beer flow.. LOL ...Big Grin Angel

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                          Posted: March 7, 2012, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

                          Congratz to the winners Cheers

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                            Posted: March 7, 2012, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                            No, I can't imagine Powerball paying out $200 million on a 2nd  place prize.

                            They've got the right to pay it as a parimutuel prize if there are an unusually large number of winners, and you can be pretty sure that's what they'd do in that case. If the winner of such a prize didn't win a jackpot there's a chance they'd pay out more than was actualy allotted to the 2nd place prize pool, but if that winner also won the jackpot I think the chance of collecting anything more than the cash they actually had in the prize pool is about the same as the chance of winning the jackpot in the first place.

                            It depends the rules of each individual state lottery. Since WVA is paying out $14 their cap may be higher or they have no rule limiting the number of 5+0 wins. The KY site says:

                            "The set prize amounts listed above are based on the probable number of winners sharing the prize pool. In some cases, these prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, and could be lower than published prize levels. In this case, the Powerball set prize and Power Play prize amounts will be announced by the Powerball Product Group following the drawing."

                            Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other states have similar rules.


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                              Posted: March 8, 2012, 1:11 am - IP Logged

                              Another Rhode Island WINNER! Wow

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