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

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Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

Don't you remember?  I was in the Yugo that was broken down by the side of the road.  You mooned me as you drove past and threw a beer bottle and as I dodged it I slipped in that culvert.  Fortunately, the downpour washed the mud off.

LOL... you so crazyGreen laugh

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    Man!  Those were the days hmm?

    That they were.  Hey, do you know where I can  get some used parts for my Yugo?  I would like to have something to drive again.  Thud

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      That they were.  Hey, do you know where I can  get some used parts for my Yugo?  I would like to have something to drive again.  Thud

      Saddly we sold all our lawn ornaments...er... broken down Yugo's already to feed our habit for MM tickets.  Roll Eyes

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        Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

        The MM home page has an odd topper right now.  108M is what is listed as the new jackpot... with draw date = March 2, 2012

        hmm... think they are gearing up for another increase and someone messed up?

        108M is what it was for the 03/02/12 drawing.  Interesting... I'm still calling it at $624M with one other winner besides myself.   Lep

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          Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

          Saddly we sold all our lawn ornaments...er... broken down Yugo's already to feed our habit for MM tickets.  Roll Eyes

          Considering how rare Yugos probably are now these days, they are probably actually worth a lot of money.

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            Considering how rare Yugos probably are now these days, they are probably actually worth a lot of money.

            You are probably right Venom!  I can go claim my lottery jackpot in rare style!!!  Ummm... can somebody help push?

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              Considering how rare Yugos probably are now these days, they are probably actually worth a lot of money.

              Too bad I didnt really have any then.  Bummer... I didnt invest in Gold before it went so high... I missed buying MicroSoft when it had its big dip and now I have missed out on the 3rd great investment opportunity... the Yugo.  I best get myself a drink for consolation... Sun Smiley

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                Too bad I didnt really have any then.  Bummer... I didnt invest in Gold before it went so high... I missed buying MicroSoft when it had its big dip and now I have missed out on the 3rd great investment opportunity... the Yugo.  I best get myself a drink for consolation... Sun Smiley

                I am sure you are speaking of pu'ehr from your vintage tea room.  You did purchase it before it became $1000 an ounce didn't you?

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                  Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                  I am sure you are speaking of pu'ehr from your vintage tea room.  You did purchase it before it became $1000 an ounce didn't you?

                  Ok for those of you who didnt know (like me)

                  Pu'er, Pu-erh, Puer, also Po Lei or Bolay is a variety of post-fermented tea produced in Yunnan province, China.  Post-fermentation is a tea production style in which the tea leaves undergo a microbial fermentation process after they are dried and rolled.  This is a Chinese speciality adn is sometimes referred to as dark tea. (thank you wiki-p)

                  LL - you got me... you go from Yugo's to fermented tea.  Actually (truth be told) my 'drink' is a glass of water with a tablespoon of apple cidar vinegar in it.  (arent you glad I overshared?)

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                    Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

                    Louisiana only joined MegaMillions recently and we haven't had a big winner yet. Louisiana needs its first big winner and this would be the perfect jackpot for that. I have a dozen tickets of my own, as well as my lottery pool with my coworkers. At the level it's at now, I'll take either one.

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                      Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                      You are probably right Venom!  I can go claim my lottery jackpot in rare style!!!  Ummm... can somebody help push?

                      please tell me LL your Yugo isn't sitting on 20's...LOL...Green laugh

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                        Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                        Thanks Jill34768, Man the government gets their chunk in the beginning and if I wanted to be nice and give my parents some, it wouldnt be worth it.

                        You can include your parents in your trust/LLC and dictate how much you want them to have. That would resolve any future transfer tax issues.

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                          please tell me LL your Yugo isn't sitting on 20's...LOL...Green laugh

                          I'm not sure what that is but I bet it is something cool!   Big Grin

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                            Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                            Heating/cooling cost on a conventionally built 17,000 sq.ft. depending on location would most likely run $2,000-$2,500 per month. Incorporating ICF, Geo thermal, quality gas filled clad windows, smart home automation, Solar panels could easily cut cost down to the $600-$800 range.

                            Just a few tips we have picked up from building a few homes. Wink

                            My McMansion will have ZERO fuel costs.  My Shack will be totally self sufficient.

                            I'm sure that it won't be about money. Having $233,700,000 after taxes cost won't be an issue.

                            But security WILL be. Imagine sitting in your  palace, then a power outage hits.

                            Not so nice. In may place when the power goes out life will go on  exactly as it did before the outage.

                            I will stay cool or warm. I will have a cool beverage and sit back watching TV, or take a nice dip in the pool.

                            I will have a long range electric car which will be fully powered up.

                            Me and my battery bank will keep me happy!

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                              Posted: March 29, 2012, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

                              Louisiana only joined MegaMillions recently and we haven't had a big winner yet. Louisiana needs its first big winner and this would be the perfect jackpot for that. I have a dozen tickets of my own, as well as my lottery pool with my coworkers. At the level it's at now, I'll take either one.

                              I'm sorry PS but I am sure the rules state that Louisiana must pay their dues before anyone from there can win a jackpot.  I believe the date of eligibility is March 31, 2012.  Banana

                                 
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