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$640 MILLION: MEGA MANIA!

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Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

I think it's all about mind games... making people buy more so they have a better chance to win, thus proving to people that they could handle and keep their winnings for 5+ years.

Even just putting 50-75 million away and never touching the principal( after blowing the rest of it )  would still  keep you in the $1-3 million + a year in interest alone... If you went through that kind of money than you deserve lose it !!

Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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    The problem I have with those numbers is - from watching the shows - they report any decent sized lottery win as being a "lottery winner". So if you won $10,000 or $250,000 or $1,000,000 or $250,000,000 you're treated the same way. And if you think about how many more lower amount winners there are it's not too surprising that they've spent it. Also there are flaws in their research, such as the inability to know how those unnamed (those claiming in a trust or some such thing) winners are doing.

    Yea, it may still be a high number of JACKPOT lottery winners that burn through their money, but I doubt it's 90% of them.

    ttech10, i think you're spot on.

    "you know the bubble head bleach blond comes on at 5,

    she can tell bout the plane crash w/ a gleem in her eye,

    ya know the boys in the news room got a runnin bet,

    get the widow on the set,

    we need dirty laundry"

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      Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

      Keep telling you, the solution to all your problems is a 1993 Plymouth Voyager in money green with 180,000 miles on it and one hubcap missing. 

      No one will ever bother you if you drive that around town.


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        Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

        ttech10, i think you're spot on.

        "you know the bubble head bleach blond comes on at 5,

        she can tell bout the plane crash w/ a gleem in her eye,

        ya know the boys in the news room got a runnin bet,

        get the widow on the set,

        we need dirty laundry"

        Loved that Don Henley song! Rings even more true today. It's all about "ratings" and "dirty laundry" gets the job done quite nicely!    Yes Nod

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          Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

          I just purchased some tickets at a mom and pop and the clerk said "It ain't gonna do you any good 'cause I have the winning ticket already".  Thinking she was kidding I said "I'm sure there will be more than one winner and I don't mind sharing".  The clerk went off the handle and yelled "I ain't gonna share with anybody, it's all mine"... with a few expletives thrown in, then turned around and walked off.   Kind of freaked me out!

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            Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

            Keep telling you, the solution to all your problems is a 1993 Plymouth Voyager in money green with 180,000 miles on it and one hubcap missing. 

            No one will ever bother you if you drive that around town.

            i'll just keep drivin my new truck, a 96 chevy,i've had since new, i call it my new truck cause my other truck is a a 80 elcamino.

            Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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              Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

              I just purchased some tickets at a mom and pop and the clerk said "It ain't gonna do you any good 'cause I have the winning ticket already".  Thinking she was kidding I said "I'm sure there will be more than one winner and I don't mind sharing".  The clerk went off the handle and yelled "I ain't gonna share with anybody, it's all mine"... with a few expletives thrown in, then turned around and walked off.   Kind of freaked me out!

              Whoa... ok then.  obviously the manager/owner was not around.

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                Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                Whoa... ok then.  obviously the manager/owner was not around.

                I'm not so sure that it wasn't the owner!


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                  Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                  I just purchased some tickets at a mom and pop and the clerk said "It ain't gonna do you any good 'cause I have the winning ticket already".  Thinking she was kidding I said "I'm sure there will be more than one winner and I don't mind sharing".  The clerk went off the handle and yelled "I ain't gonna share with anybody, it's all mine"... with a few expletives thrown in, then turned around and walked off.   Kind of freaked me out!

                  One of the casualties of lotto mania!   Green laugh

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                    Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

                    ok... so **if** its going to roll again... when do y'all suppose it would need to do so in order to escalate the feeding frenzy?

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                      Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

                      Loved that Don Henley song! Rings even more true today. It's all about "ratings" and "dirty laundry" gets the job done quite nicely!    Yes Nod

                      yea, if memory serves, it came out right around the time that news programs became very competitive,

                      followed by an explosion of cable/satellite channels and 24 hrs. news cycle.

                      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                        Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                        ok... so **if** its going to roll again... when do y'all suppose it would need to do so in order to escalate the feeding frenzy?

                        Do you really mean "roll again?"  Or do you mean have an increase in the jackpot?

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                          Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                          Just me thinking out loud ; couldn't 99% of the combinations be played and still not have a winner because of the mega-ball.  By the way I would rather be one of those who spent all of the winning in lest  tthan  5 years than to continue to be a weekly playing loser. I 'm just saying.

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                            Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

                            Do you really mean "roll again?"  Or do you mean have an increase in the jackpot?

                            oops... have an increase in the jackpot

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                              Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

                              yeah but since the odds are 1 in 175M... i would guess there will more than likely be 1 winner for every 200M tickets sold.  so they're claiming there have been about 600 million sold so far

                                 
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