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$305 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot in rare territory

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Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

how many lines did you get mcginnin?

Any plans on how you would invest the money should by some miracle you win? It could happen.

I am waiting until wednesday when the ticket frenzy is at an all time high.  Then I stroll into to Circle K on third street here in Mcminnville, Oregon and fill out a play slip so that idiot behind the counter doesn't ruin my powerball ticket.  Two lines my pick and one line QP all with powerplay for a total of $9 spent on this jackpot.  Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!!!-weshar75

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    Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

    If you're smart (and it sounds like you are) you could invest the money to setup your family for generations and never run out of money. At least not for several hundred years anway. The interest alone would conservatively net you around $4-5 million a year without ever having to touch the principal. That's more than some of the best doctors and lawyers make a year. You would literally be the 1% of the 1%

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      Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

      hey, I'm playing local Take 5 in NY today for 5 lines. If I win the first prize, which is $57,000, it will get me though playing for a long time.

      If, I don't win, I already have 5 lines for Mega Millions on Tuesday.

      If, I don't win, I already have 5 lines for Power Ball on Wednesday.

       

      My predictions to win: Free play on Take 5, then $2 on Mega Millions and Second Prize on Powerball.

       

      I don't mind if all of you get the jackpot and split 1000 ways, as long as I have my Second Prize.

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        Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

        hey, I'm playing local Take 5 in NY today for 5 lines. If I win the first prize, which is $57,000, it will get me though playing for a long time.

        If, I don't win, I already have 5 lines for Mega Millions on Tuesday.

        If, I don't win, I already have 5 lines for Power Ball on Wednesday.

         

        My predictions to win: Free play on Take 5, then $2 on Mega Millions and Second Prize on Powerball.

         

        I don't mind if all of you get the jackpot and split 1000 ways, as long as I have my Second Prize.

        There is enough second prizes so I can have my two million here in Oregon and you still get paid too!  Good luck!-weshar75

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          Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

          I'm just curious, if anyone of you guys and gals get the jackpot, will you come here back to tell us this or you'll just disappear?

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            Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

            I'm just curious, if anyone of you guys and gals get the jackpot, will you come here back to tell us this or you'll just disappear?

            noooooooooooooo but I won't disappear either.


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              Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

              I am waiting until wednesday when the ticket frenzy is at an all time high.  Then I stroll into to Circle K on third street here in Mcminnville, Oregon and fill out a play slip so that idiot behind the counter doesn't ruin my powerball ticket.  Two lines my pick and one line QP all with powerplay for a total of $9 spent on this jackpot.  Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!!!-weshar75

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              Don't get me started on the "idiots' behind the counter" Yes, some of them can be nice and wish you "good luck" but I've had my share of clerks who give you the stink eye or smirk, looking at you like your're a fool to play the lottery. Yes, the lottery may have silly odds but it's also buying into the dream of winning. And it's no worse than throwing money away on other garbage the convenience stores sell. Besides, I'm not the one working behind the counter in a convenience store either. LOL


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                Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

                If you're smart (and it sounds like you are) you could invest the money to setup your family for generations and never run out of money. At least not for several hundred years anway. The interest alone would conservatively net you around $4-5 million a year without ever having to touch the principal. That's more than some of the best doctors and lawyers make a year. You would literally be the 1% of the 1%

                That's a nice thought, if I want to support several generations of my family. Lovies

                My plans are a little more aggressive however. I will be definitely be spending a LOT  more of the principal!

                My future family members must know what it's like to work hard, go to school, and earn their own way in life. Nothing to be given on a silver platter. 

                 

                No Nod

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                  Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                  so, you'll be like the rest of us here, praying for the jackpot?


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                    That's a nice thought, if I want to support several generations of my family. Lovies

                    My plans are a little more aggressive however. I will be definitely be spending a LOT  more of the principal!

                    My future family members must know what it's like to work hard, go to school, and earn their own way in life. Nothing to be given on a silver platter. 

                     

                    No Nod

                    I agree. However, I would still set aside a sizeable amount for them to live on. In this economy and especially if the Mr. O is re-elected there might not be much of an economy or jobs left in the country no matter your education. Best bet is to buy a business or franchise and have them work there.


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                      Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                      so, you'll be like the rest of us here, praying for the jackpot?

                      Pray and believe and you SHALL receive! Faith is all we have! God can create miracles if you believe in him.

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                        Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

                        Just got back from my favorite shop with 4000 tickets.Lets win this thing people.


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                          Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

                          so, you'll be like the rest of us here, praying for the jackpot?

                          Who is this question being directed to?   Roll Eyes   You didn't hit the reply button.


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                            Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                            Just got back from my favorite shop with 4000 tickets.Lets win this thing people.

                            I thought I was being bold and daring with a $1,000 gamble. I wish you luck my friend. Hope you didn't spend more than you can afford to lose. 

                            Best of luck!

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                              Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                              Who is this question being directed to?   Roll Eyes   You didn't hit the reply button.

                              yea, sorry. It was for Artist77. About coming back here and holding the truth back about jackpot.

                                 
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