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$540 MILLION: Mega Millions buying frenzy sparks another jackpot increase

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Bahamas
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Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

Yea that wouldnt leave much for profit...under 2 million a peice after taxes...ouch!!!

I would sooner play scratch offs. No real player plays to win 2mil

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    Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

    $279,000,000 after taxes. Woohoo!

    Party

    When , I win the lottery , I'll be sharing my money with Families , Friends , Organizations ....

    I'll be Blessed ,  Appreciated , Thrilled , Excited , Happy , Overwhelmed , Surreal

    to the Lottery Officials ..............

    PartyX    536 Million Dollars 

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      Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

      Although any person wouldnt mind...in this day and age..2 million is not much after paying off bills, buying a new house/cars ect...and of course helping family members..

      you'd be back to square one..broke lol

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        Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

        Just a guess but I think by the time all of us weary headed dreamers wake up, this MONSTER will have been raised again.  Brilliant strategy to BOOST sales!!!

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          Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

          Don't be to harsh on the college lad max, weren't you and I college students once?  Roll Eyes

          mcginnin - was I a college student...

          shoot when I was in school we used coal and the back of a shovel to write our notes...

          you actually 'spect me to remember that far back? ...

          and I called him 'sweetie'... I guess I could have tossed in there 'ubbie-doobie-sweetums' just to make sure he knew I wasn't bad-talking him... but I didnt want to go into a diabetic coma.  **insert heavy dramatic sigh here**

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            Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

            Our news station interviewed a Company GROUP. SO far 135 members are in the lottery pool. They each chimed in with there "dream" winning ideas. Seriously with that many they are cutting the pie to thin.....

            No doubt! roughly 2mil a piece. If they all chipped in $20 each, I wonder how long it took to get the ticketsSleep

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              Lavender Rocket

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              Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

              At some point someone has to win

              And if this theory had any validity, the Powerball is doing a POOR JOB of RIGGING because over the last three jackpot wins they have lost money!

              I Agree!


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                Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                someone is standing in line for quite awhile..imagine being the clerk and making sure you get it right! THE PRESSURE!

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                  Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                  My group has 100 people. I've managed it via spreadsheets since 2004. $5 Each - $255 tomorrow night - another $250 in reserve just in case.

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                    Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                    what if there is 1 winner?

                    I would hope to not see the lone winner with the big goofy check in less than a week. If we do see the press conference next week, we'll know they aren't an LP member.

                    Sometime this summer, I'd love to hear a radio story, "lottery officials are confirming that six weeks ago, an attorney representing a now defunct LLC claimed and collected last spring's blockbuster Mega Millions jackpot. No other details are available."

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                      Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                       My family members will NOT know , I'm a winner until all business is taken care of .

                       In time , they will know , but not before . To much planning goes into this .

                       "A person , with a plan ".......

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                        Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                        I just blew my total mega millions yearly budget on the big drawing coming up.

                        $1.00

                        Jack-in-the-Box

                        MAGA


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                          Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

                          My group has 100 people. I've managed it via spreadsheets since 2004. $5 Each - $255 tomorrow night - another $250 in reserve just in case.

                          Good luck..this time around i picked every number...$50 worth..but my wife says she will throw in an extra $25 worth of quick picks..so none the less

                          "we are happy" with that decsion

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                            Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:44 pm - IP Logged
                            My prediction:
                            2 winning tickets.
                            1 from a pool of 20 people.  1 individual.

                              Bahamas
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                              Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                              I just blew my total mega millions yearly budget on the big drawing coming up.

                              $1.00

                              Jack-in-the-Box

                              Wow!

                              Above all else self control. I wish I had warning you would be this wreckless - lol! Join a support group

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