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

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Posted: March 8, 2012, 1:34 am - IP Logged

Another Rhode Island WINNER! Wow

I hope all future winners come from RI, It's our "smallest" state, don't they deserve the "BIGGEST" jackpots?    Lep

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    Posted: March 8, 2012, 2:58 am - IP Logged

    At least PowerBall is doing one thing it promised with the new changes, it's making more millionaires.  I hope they don't run out of money making so many so close together.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: March 8, 2012, 5:09 am - IP Logged

      Another Rhode Island WINNER! Wow

      I guess more winners mean more East Coast winners as if there weren't enough.

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        Posted: March 8, 2012, 5:17 am - IP Logged

        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.

        "prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, and could be lower than published prize levels"

        Sounds like weasel words to me. Angry

        If there's a prize cap, then it should be published beforehand.

        In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
        Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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          Posted: March 8, 2012, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

          yeah here it goes again.......more of the minimum increases lol. Other than the good size jackpot a little bit ago(which it has gotten up that high when the game was only $1) powerball is looking pretty dismal lately.   For some reason powerball doesnt list the Feb 25 $70 million on their list of 2012 winners but the have the other 2 listed. So now the average jackpot won is stated as being $255 million with the old being $141 million. So far this year the average jackpot amount comes out to roughly $155 million (336+70+60 divided by 3 =155)....Curious to see what it is going to be at the end of the year.

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            Posted: March 9, 2012, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

            "prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, and could be lower than published prize levels"

            Sounds like weasel words to me. Angry

            If there's a prize cap, then it should be published beforehand.

            "If there's a prize cap, then it should be published beforehand."

            If there is a prize cap then it was published before hand. It's right there on the back of your ticket, where it says something along the lines of "there are official rules, and they apply to every game we offer." It's not their fault if you don't bother finding out what the rules are before giving them your money.

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              Posted: March 9, 2012, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

              At least PowerBall is doing one thing it promised with the new changes, it's making more millionaires.  I hope they don't run out of money making so many so close together.

              It will all even out in the long run, but they're probably losing somewhere around $7 million on this one.

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                Posted: March 10, 2012, 7:47 am - IP Logged

                "If there's a prize cap, then it should be published beforehand."

                If there is a prize cap then it was published before hand. It's right there on the back of your ticket, where it says something along the lines of "there are official rules, and they apply to every game we offer." It's not their fault if you don't bother finding out what the rules are before giving them your money.

                With enough digging, some of the game prize caps can be found on a state's website, mileage varying by state.

                When they publish the prize cap info with the same "enthusiasm" as they publich the annuity prize info, then I'll take the "It's not their fault ..." defense more seriously. Roll Eyes

                In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
                Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                  Posted: March 11, 2012, 5:27 am - IP Logged

                  Good for them!Hurray!

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                    Posted: March 11, 2012, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                    With enough digging, some of the game prize caps can be found on a state's website, mileage varying by state.

                    When they publish the prize cap info with the same "enthusiasm" as they publich the annuity prize info, then I'll take the "It's not their fault ..." defense more seriously. Roll Eyes

                    I Agree! Well put.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: March 13, 2012, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                      That's the kind of news I like to hear about. Great news!

                      If you think you can or if you think you can't you are right!

                      Today could be the day!