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$363 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised due to heavy sales

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Posted: March 27, 2012, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

I went to the store a little while ago for milk. I had $1 in change, but not for long. Just a little extra ticket.

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    Posted: March 27, 2012, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

    if you're that astute and financially well off why are you even bothering to play lottery tickets. these people you "trust" will turn on you in a new york minute if you don't carve out a decent slice of your "winnings to them", either directly or allow them to manage some of it. not that you really have to worry about this happening (because it won"t) but human nature is predictable in cases like this and at least you will have each other because your allleged "friends in high finance" will snub you.

    Wow, so what you're saying is anyone who is successful and finacially well off shouldn't bother playing the lottery? I play periodically but my husband will not participate in any of these games. I think it's fun and I don't mind spending a few dollars when the game gets to these levels. None of our friends have ever turned on us but it sounds like you've had a very negative experience on your end and I'm sorry to hear that.

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      Posted: March 27, 2012, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

      Like I said I won't need any extra returns. I don't need to live a super high-end lifestyle, although I would be anyway with that much money even after the FIRST year's payment. I have no need for even more money, taxes, and risky investments. Plus I would continue to work because I am an artist who does what he loves. This money would just allow me to do it or anything else whenever I chose to, as opposed to "having" to do it to survive. It would buy me all the financial security that I needed. I don't see why anyone else would care how someone else spent their lottery jackpot, unless they had some hidden agenda or personal plan of coming after your money. If someone else won I really could care less how they spent it. But with this much money the last thing I need is more returns, and to deal with more people looking for hand outs and scamming opportunities. Unless I am trying to become a billionaire, and just have someone else inherit it all. The only investing I need to do is in myself and my own business. I will make my own my charity also as opposed to giving it to thieves and people who I can't track how they spent it.

      Sounds like you are well grounded and I applaud you for that. If the stars line up for you this evening and you win the big one, I am sure you will be just fine with which ever decision you go with. Thumbs Up

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        Posted: March 27, 2012, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

        When I win, I wanna do the right thing and buy three chicks to become beautiful hens!  Turkey

        That transformation would be an awesome display to observe Lurking

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          Posted: March 27, 2012, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

          Hey mcginnin56, no luck yet on the visit from the  UFO lotto wizards. If they visit me after the jackpot gets reset to 12 million though....its all out war!!

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            Posted: March 27, 2012, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

            just don't trust people who use OPM to make a living. "all" of these investment counselors are shysters and are not to be trusted with your cash. hire these two if you want to but jill and her lay about hubby only want their percentage for basically doing nothing but playing with your dough. also, who wants a multi-millionaire to win the lottery or some wall street tycoon. stay away and let someone who needs it win.

            Like I mentioned earlier you must have suffered some pretty deep scars with the advisors/money managers in your area and I do feel your pain. FYI, my husband and I only invest our own funds and not "OPM". In the past several years, we have been solicited by a large number of people seeking advice and were more than happy to have given our opinion/advice on many issues...all without charging a fee.

            Not everyone involved in the financial field is corrupt or dishonest, you just haven't met them yet.

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              Posted: March 27, 2012, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

              if the jackpot is won today how much will the start of the next draw be worth?

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                Posted: March 27, 2012, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

                if the jackpot is won today how much will the start of the next draw be worth?

                $12,000,000

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                  Posted: March 27, 2012, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

                  if the jackpot is won today how much will the start of the next draw be worth?

                  $12,000,000

                  I wish I may, I wish I might...
                             Win the Powerball jackpot THIS big night!!!

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                    Posted: March 27, 2012, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                    I am leaning towards one of those nice residents of FL taking home this bundle of $$....namely me !! ..Besides, I asked Santa and he said OK.

                    Wouldn't that be nice! I hope Santa fulfills your wish Smiley Santa

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                      Posted: March 27, 2012, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                      I live to read winners' stories though I have yet to come across one where the person or group spent that much to secure the win.

                       

                      Winning the lotto is like death. When it's your time it's your time. Only difference is we all will see death we won't all win the lotto but $200? If it were for advance plays I can begin to swallow that but on a one night stand?

                      That's quite an analogy! Smiley

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                        Posted: March 27, 2012, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                        I've placed a bulk order for T-shirts to wear to the check giving ceremony.  Please let me know your sizes!!  LOL!!

                         

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                          Posted: March 27, 2012, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                          Great resume' faber. Now your telling folks that it's a "waste" of their time to play the "BIG" games. Don't get me wrong, I hit $200K for the

                          Powerball a few years back. But do not assume that everyone has the same range of gambling expectations that you do. If you were that confident

                          in your wagering skills, I would expect that you would be much more lucrative than you are now. Jill and her husband are probably still working

                          and investing like you and I should be. They have a family, have worked a lifetime to get where they are now, so please do not knock them.

                           

                          On a side note: Best of luck to you this evening faber98.       Lep

                          Thank you mcginnin! Good luck tonight and I hope someone is watching over you Blue Angel

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                            Posted: March 27, 2012, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

                            I've placed a bulk order for T-shirts to wear to the check giving ceremony.  Please let me know your sizes!!  LOL!!

                             

                            I will take an XL  Evil

                            Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                              Posted: March 27, 2012, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

                              Just a smidge  ROFL

                              We drove from the Orlando area but it was well worth it! On the way back from GA we met up with a group of friends in Jax and enjoyed some wonderful seafood Big Grin

                                 
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