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$356 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot nears record

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Posted: March 24, 2012, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

I've got a crock pot full of pulled chicken cooking up... I'm thinking to add some beans to some and make some chicken chili. But no lima beans. Adding beans in chili is sacrilege here in Texas, but chicken chili you can get away with it.  That does it, chicken chili for dinner it is.

Sounds mighty tasty!

We get the Goya Rancheros Refried Pinto Beans now off of a tip from some of my Wife's friends, mix that with a can of Fiesta Nacho Cheese for a simple but delicious bean dip. Dance

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    ok now you all made me put a pot of red beans/rice on the stove & cornbread....LOL....

    Beans and cornbread had a fight. "Beans," said cornbread, "That's all right! Meet ya on the corner on Saturday night!"

    LOL.  Nothing better than beans and cornbread.

    Pulled chicken might not be ready to make it as chili tonight. Will have to save for tomorrow. Missing a couple ingredients, so I'll have to go out and get them tomorrow... and pick up a couple more lottery tickets for Tuesday's draw.

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      Posted: March 24, 2012, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

      And that much money id be happy to take it in 26 payments!

      There is not a single good reason to take the annuity in these times. Take the cash, invest with the help of investers, stash some away in a safe.

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        Posted: March 24, 2012, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

        Beans and cornbread had a fight. "Beans," said cornbread, "That's all right! Meet ya on the corner on Saturday night!"

        LOL.  Nothing better than beans and cornbread.

        Pulled chicken might not be ready to make it as chili tonight. Will have to save for tomorrow. Missing a couple ingredients, so I'll have to go out and get them tomorrow... and pick up a couple more lottery tickets for Tuesday's draw.

        LOL....Piaceri you so crazy.....ROFL nothng like a bowl of chicken chili on a Sunday afternoon..Wink

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          Posted: March 24, 2012, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

          There is not a single good reason to take the annuity in these times. Take the cash, invest with the help of investers, stash some away in a safe.

          Yep take the cash!!!!Thumbs Up

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            Posted: March 24, 2012, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

            If it was to make it to 4/20 it would probably be over 1 billion! Nice bit of monery!

            Absolutely no doubt it would be over 1 billion. If no one wins this Tuesday the MM jackpot will exceed $500 million for Friday's drawing and have a cash lump sum value of over $350 million.

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              Posted: March 24, 2012, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

              That is my point. I do not want to deal with all the attention. It will change my current life, and I do not want that. I love the job that I do etc. Winning a lottery jackpot will change all that.

              Better you or somebody else in lotterypost than me.

              My dream is to win a MM or PB second prize, that is the reason I play.

              I'm gonna win $356,000,000 on Tuesday and I'll take all the attention that comes with it.

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                Posted: March 24, 2012, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

                I'm gonna win $356,000,000 on Tuesday and I'll take all the attention that comes with it.

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                  Posted: March 24, 2012, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

                  I'm gonna win $356,000,000 on Tuesday and I'll take all the attention that comes with it.

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                  Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
                  Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.

                  Yet mystery and manifestations
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                    Posted: March 24, 2012, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                    There is not a single good reason to take the annuity in these times. Take the cash, invest with the help of investers, stash some away in a safe.

                    You don't want cash in your safe! You want gold, platinum, paladium & silver in your safe!
                    I will read about all of the attention that I am being given for winning the big cash, from the very comfortable hiding place! And be ROTFLOLing!

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                      Posted: March 24, 2012, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                      There is not a single good reason to take the annuity in these times. Take the cash, invest with the help of investers, stash some away in a safe.

                      Oh I dunno.  There are several people I know who would lose it all immediately, as they always spend exactly what they have, no more no less and NEVER save, but when put on a manditory budget (taking the annuity), they would only lose the amount they have, (not going into debt) and that would guarentee them to have ALOT for the length of the annuity.

                      Other than that situation, I cant think of a reason, unless the winner were unconvinced that they or their experts could do a better return than the annuity percentage (which would be a pretty sad commentary).

                      Personally?  Take the cash baby!

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                        Oh I dunno.  There are several people I know who would lose it all immediately, as they always spend exactly what they have, no more no less and NEVER save, but when put on a manditory budget (taking the annuity), they would only lose the amount they have, (not going into debt) and that would guarentee them to have ALOT for the length of the annuity.

                        Other than that situation, I cant think of a reason, unless the winner were unconvinced that they or their experts could do a better return than the annuity percentage (which would be a pretty sad commentary).

                        Personally?  Take the cash baby!

                        split hair here and thar ........ with no real answer in sight

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                          Oh I dunno.  There are several people I know who would lose it all immediately, as they always spend exactly what they have, no more no less and NEVER save, but when put on a manditory budget (taking the annuity), they would only lose the amount they have, (not going into debt) and that would guarentee them to have ALOT for the length of the annuity.

                          Other than that situation, I cant think of a reason, unless the winner were unconvinced that they or their experts could do a better return than the annuity percentage (which would be a pretty sad commentary).

                          Personally?  Take the cash baby!

                          People like that are the first to sell their annuity to the annuity brokers that will hound them from the git-go, not realizing that by selling the annuity it does not absolve them from future tax liabilities. Then they get IRS problems. IF someone takes the annuity, they better be darn disciplined enough to live within the annuity limits, and smart enough to listen to advisors. Taking the annuity does not make an over spender into a budget conscious individual.

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                            Posted: March 24, 2012, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

                            If no one wins tuesday i think it will go well over $400 Million

                            that would be nice KSplayer....Thumbs Up

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                              Posted: March 24, 2012, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                              People like that are the first to sell their annuity to the annuity brokers that will hound them from the git-go, not realizing that by selling the annuity it does not absolve them from future tax liabilities. Then they get IRS problems. IF someone takes the annuity, they better be darn disciplined enough to live within the annuity limits, and smart enough to listen to advisors. Taking the annuity does not make an over spender into a budget conscious individual.

                              I Agree!

                                 
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