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$640 MILLION: MEGA MANIA!

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Posted: March 30, 2012, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

Ohh here's a little tip of optimism I have every time I throw down a few dollars on these odds. Those numbers on your ticket are in that Mega Millions container no matter what...$640 million on 6 balls that are in that little container. I guess it sounds a little better than 1:176 million odds. That may sound stupid and obvious but think about it and it makes you feel a little better haha.

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    Posted: March 30, 2012, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

    At least $346,500,000 in the bank here in Pennsylvania when collect this one!
    Woo Hoo!

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      Posted: March 30, 2012, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

      Time to work on the numbers.

      I suspect all lottery site with mega million game will be down due to high traffic.


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        Posted: March 30, 2012, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

        The people over at the Powerball offices must want to blow their brains out this week. lol

        I haven't purchase any since they raise the bet. Good ridden!Red EyesCrying

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          Posted: March 30, 2012, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

          http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/y-big-story-mega-millions-long-odds-unreasoning-170021558.html

           

          Lawyers available lol. They even say to sign the ticket, and then talk about climing it through a trust. You would think they would know since it is their job.

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            Posted: March 30, 2012, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

            Do You think they will raise it again before the draw tonight???

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              Posted: March 30, 2012, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

              You're right.

              A winner that wants to go the Trust route would be best off taking a bunch of close up photos, both front and back of the ticket.

              Then lock the ticket up in a bank safe deposit box.

              Take the one copy of the photos and put them in an envelope addressed to yourself. Seal it and get the local post office to stamp a post mark over the sealed portion of the envelope. Store it somewhere safe.

              Look for a attorney or law firm with a long and reputable history that specializes in Trusts and Estates. Shop around and always get a 2nd or 3rd opinion.

              Look for several top notch finanncial advisors and plan to diversify your investments.

              Always get your legal and finanncial ducks in a row before signing the ticket with the name of your trust.

              I would never trust a bank safe or deposit box for the largest winning jackpot ticket in history. Nor do I see why a plastic bag is necessary for a ticket in a safe. Most of this is just excessive paranoia. The ticket would not leave my sight, and I have no family living with me so no one would know anyway. I would not be able to sleep as it was let alone knowing my ticket is in a bank somewhere where others have copies of the keys. It is easy to tell others do this but would you actually do it? I wouldn't. My goal is to get that cash rolling in as soon as possible I already waited too long for it. Then gradually build my empire slowly and invisibly.

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                Posted: March 30, 2012, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

                OOoooOO but I LOVE shoes Kumo!  High-heeled strappy ones!  I just can't wear them as long as I could back in the days of my youth.  :) (size 8 to 8.5 depending on the shoe/designer)

                LOL!!!

                Ok, my feet grew 2 sizes in my early 30's. Up to size 14 to 15 now, makes finding new ones in the style or color I want a real pita. Frown

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                  Posted: March 30, 2012, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

                  Yap.  It's probably time to make peace with your enemies... in case they win.

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                    Posted: March 30, 2012, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                     With all this money talk , I'm ready to Win The Mega Millions ........

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                      Posted: March 30, 2012, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

                      I'm taking this one tonight!

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                        I would never trust a bank safe or deposit box for the largest winning jackpot ticket in history. Nor do I see why a plastic bag is necessary for a ticket in a safe. Most of this is just excessive paranoia. The ticket would not leave my sight, and I have no family living with me so no one would know anyway. I would not be able to sleep as it was let alone knowing my ticket is in a bank somewhere where others have copies of the keys. It is easy to tell others do this but would you actually do it? I wouldn't. My goal is to get that cash rolling in as soon as possible I already waited too long for it. Then gradually build my empire slowly and invisibly.

                        The question is, if something happens to the ticket at the bank, wouldn't the bank be held liable? I don't know if it's covered by insurance or if you could only recover a portion of it, but I would feel safer with it in the bank. 

                        I think of the ticket like cash, and I'm not keeping 640 million in my apartment.

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                          The question is, if something happens to the ticket at the bank, wouldn't the bank be held liable? I don't know if it's covered by insurance or if you could only recover a portion of it, but I would feel safer with it in the bank. 

                          I think of the ticket like cash, and I'm not keeping 640 million in my apartment.

                          Does it matter if they are "liable"?  They aren't going to pay you 640 million, so it's irrelevant.  Just like if you decide to take the annuitized prize and MM goes bankrupt some day, do you think they are going to pay you the rest of your money?

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                            Posted: March 30, 2012, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

                            Who's using a toddler to pick the winning numbers for them?

                            I have one set of numbers that a neighbor's child drew for me out of the "Bingo" balls.   Does that count?  She had a blast. 

                             

                            Spent $5 instead of $2 this time.   Good luck to everyone.

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                              Posted: March 30, 2012, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

                              The question is, if something happens to the ticket at the bank, wouldn't the bank be held liable? I don't know if it's covered by insurance or if you could only recover a portion of it, but I would feel safer with it in the bank. 

                              I think of the ticket like cash, and I'm not keeping 640 million in my apartment.

                              The most a bank will owe you if something happens to an item in a safe deposit box is the rental fee. Of course the chances of something happening to items in a safe depoit box, especially in a relatively short peroid of time, are very small. It's much safer than any place you have in your house.

                                 
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