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$305 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot in rare territory

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Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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Posted: August 12, 2012, 11:45 am - IP Logged

You should demand to be allowed in the pool in case they win.

Then you can sue them for some kind of discrimination and have swarms of slimy, squirming, slithering lawyers descend on them and envelope them in an undulating, squirming, writhing, slithering ball of slime.

And become very rich.

Along with the lawyers.

Ha! That's the status quo for office pools.

The last office pool I was in was for the big MM - two draws worth. I normally don't do pools, hate them with a passion. On the 2nd draw, one gal out of the office of 25 was on vacation.. I paid her $1 to get her in the draw. No, I didn't get it back either. Whatever. Disapprove

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    Posted: August 12, 2012, 11:48 am - IP Logged

    You should demand to be allowed in the pool in case they win.

    Then you can sue them for some kind of discrimination and have swarms of slimy, squirming, slithering lawyers descend on them and envelope them in an undulating, squirming, writhing, slithering ball of slime.

    And become very rich.

    Along with the lawyers.

    LOL......Don't care for lawyers much either rdgrnr??    People have offered to "let" me join their lottery pool before and it's about all I can do to not laugh at them.


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      Posted: August 12, 2012, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

      I think I'll splurge this month and purchase one ticket. Maybe, not sure yet.

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        Posted: August 12, 2012, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

        The temptation to spend more is haunting  me too. Thank god tho, they made POWERBALL $2.00 otherwise I'd prob spend $20-30 bucks on this game at the current jackpot prize level but that extra dollar keeps me in check and actually helps me budget to spend less.

         

         

        I went crazy and spent $127 when Mega Millions got over 600 MILLION and I never spend more than $5-$10 per game EVER when it's below $300 MILLION.

        My rule of thimb is that I play 10% of the amount of millions.

        For a 20 million dollar jackpot, I play $2, or in this case 2 picks.

        For a 200 million dolar jackpot, I play $20.

        For a 300 million dollar jackpot, I play $30; so on and so on.

        I have several slips that are already filled out and numbered 1-4 which are ranked in importance. For a 10 million dollar jackpot I will play 1 & 2.

        I'm sure that you can see the pattern and there is no need to over explain, but believe in playing the same numbers over and over it increases my chances of hitting the jackpot.

        Of course I also play a few extra Easy Picks or Quick Picks. You never know.

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          Posted: August 12, 2012, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

          The balloon is still swelling!  Somebody is going to be very rich soon.  Sucks to be an Alabamian - I may just win.  On paper.

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            Posted: August 12, 2012, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

            The balloon is still swelling!  Somebody is going to be very rich soon.  Sucks to be an Alabamian - I may just win.  On paper.

            I'd be gettin' over to Georgia or up to Tennessee if I was you and at least get one multi-draw ticket for as many draws as you can get in case it keeps rollin' for a while.

            Hell, you're just as likely to win as anybody else.

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              Posted: August 12, 2012, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

              keep your cool people, remeber the chance to win isnt significantly increased buying 2 tickets or 100, keep some powder dry incase it jackpots.

              2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

              keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: August 12, 2012, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

                My rule of thimb is that I play 10% of the amount of millions.

                For a 20 million dollar jackpot, I play $2, or in this case 2 picks.

                For a 200 million dolar jackpot, I play $20.

                For a 300 million dollar jackpot, I play $30; so on and so on.

                I have several slips that are already filled out and numbered 1-4 which are ranked in importance. For a 10 million dollar jackpot I will play 1 & 2.

                I'm sure that you can see the pattern and there is no need to over explain, but believe in playing the same numbers over and over it increases my chances of hitting the jackpot.

                Of course I also play a few extra Easy Picks or Quick Picks. You never know.

                You seem very ordered and regimened and disciplined - until we get to your last sentence and realize that you're just like the rest of us, LOL.  Thumbs Up


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                  Posted: August 12, 2012, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                  I'm holding on tightly for this joy ride.   Yes Nod   Don't want it to be over for a few more weeks!   Banana

                   

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                    Posted: August 12, 2012, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

                    LOL......Don't care for lawyers much either rdgrnr??    People have offered to "let" me join their lottery pool before and it's about all I can do to not laugh at them.

                    Nah, they ain't my favorite kinda people. 

                    Lawyers got a nasty habit of takin' all my houses and givin' 'em to all my ex-wives.

                     

                    Alimony, alimony

                    I thought I bought steak

                    And it was all baloney

                    Me oh my, oh goodness sakes

                    I'm payin' for my mistakes

                    Same old song

                    With a little more blues in it

                    I'm payin' for it

                    While someone else is usin' it

                    Me oh my, oh goodness sakes

                    I'm payin' for my mistakes

                    ~ Bobby Bare

                      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                      Posted: August 12, 2012, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                      I think I'll splurge this month and purchase one ticket. Maybe, not sure yet.

                      Go for it! Dare to dream! Spend the two bucks with reckless abandon and a swashbuckling devil-may-care attitude!

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                        Posted: August 12, 2012, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

                        Yep, too bad I have no way to get to Georgia or Tennessee since I am without a car at the moment.  But one day, I'll be going over to play.

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                          Posted: August 12, 2012, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

                          Really need to expand the variety of headline titles...

                          You can't predict random.

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                            Posted: August 12, 2012, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                            In reference to Cash 5, it clearly states on the ticket you can win ten dollars on just two numbers until the end of August.  I have two tickets rejected that this is not a winning ticket.  It states  every  one in ten tickets are winners.  Tried to cash them in, the machine rejected them as winning tickets   Tried to email the lottery no response!

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                              Posted: August 12, 2012, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

                              I am buying tickets in three states!!!

                              Three states? Such as Mental State , Natural State , ANd State of Confusion? I've been there , Good luck and may you cash in!

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