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$320 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased before draw date

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Arrowhead's avatar - underground
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Posted: August 15, 2012, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

Lots of people who never won a lottery jackpot have a nice home and a nice luxury car.   Having these things wouldn't be flaunting your wealth if you lived in a neighborhood where others had the same things.

The concept of 'flaunting your wealth' has to do more with family and friends and their reaction to how you'd respond to a win this size. I don't have a luxury car, although I'd probably buy one if I won. One, not five. I already have a 'nice' house and I might buy a 'nicer' house, but not three or four.

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    Posted: August 15, 2012, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

    So, who's taking the annuity?

    Me, ha.

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      Posted: August 15, 2012, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

      And what are your predictions for powerball?  However, it doesn't matter. Here is what you have to do, if you are so certain:

       

      To match 5 white balls, your numbers can produce 8568 possible combinations, so if you invest $17,000 tonight, you are going to be a millionere. Don't forget to add powerplay to hit 2 millions.

       

      Good luck and tell us how it went.

      I don't care about the white balls, all I care about is finding the perfect 6 and play 3-4 tickets with the same numbers.

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        Posted: August 15, 2012, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

        I just spend $24 dollars for 12 self pick tickets and I know I've won at least $100.

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          Posted: August 15, 2012, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

          you'd hold off claiming millions of dollars for almost 4 months? Where would you store the winning ticket? How would you get any sleep from now until November 6th? Something might happen to the ticket while you're waiting to turn it in to the lottery officials.

          you could put it in a safety deposit box at the bank and over the next few months you could make plans an avoid impulsive mistakes.

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            Posted: August 15, 2012, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

            So, who's taking the annuity?

            You have to understand that you are insane in order to take annuity and protect yourself from yourself. In many cases insanity runs unnoticed to the carrier. 

             

            Let me ask you back, how many people in your life told you "yes", when you exclaimed "Are you an idiot?" The rate of people taking annuity is approx the same.

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              Posted: August 15, 2012, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

              My recently bought two QPs plus a self pick I have for tonight's draw all have 28 for the powerball.  Weird.  But okay...come on, 28.

              28 showed up last saturday so it will not show up today.

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                Posted: August 15, 2012, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

                The concept of 'flaunting your wealth' has to do more with family and friends and their reaction to how you'd respond to a win this size. I don't have a luxury car, although I'd probably buy one if I won. One, not five. I already have a 'nice' house and I might buy a 'nicer' house, but not three or four.

                The trouble with the concept of 'flaunting your wealth' is there can be no objective definition of it. Which means the concept is entirely arbitrary and subjective. Ask different people what 'flaunting your wealth' means and you'll get a different answer everytime. Ask an amish what 'flaunting your wealth' means he might answer back 'flaunting your wealth' means driving one of those horseless carriages. Ask a Somali what 'flaunting your wealth' means he might answer back, having a t-bone steak dinner. I think the term shouldn't be used at all be cause it's so presumptuous.

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                  Posted: August 15, 2012, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                  All I have to say is I would take care of my family. I would buy my mom a house to call her own -65 years old and she has never owned a home- nothing fancy but simple and safe, I would be able to tell my husband he can retire - he has been roofing for 18 years- I would give back to our community, and most importantly I would enjoy my family and friends. Money isn't everything but like Forest Gump says "just one less thing to worry about ya know?" :) Good luck to all of you

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                    Posted: August 15, 2012, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

                    The trouble with the concept of 'flaunting your wealth' is there can be no objective definition of it. Which means the concept is entirely arbitrary and subjective. Ask different people what 'flaunting your wealth' means and you'll get a different answer everytime. Ask an amish what 'flaunting your wealth' means he might answer back 'flaunting your wealth' means driving one of those horseless carriages. Ask a Somali what 'flaunting your wealth' means he might answer back, having a t-bone steak dinner. I think the term shouldn't be used at all be cause it's so presumptuous.

                    The question becomes how much in your life changes besides your net worth if and when you win a JP of this size.

                    Personally, although I'd certainly have some nicer things than I currently have, I'd have no desire whatsoever to 'hang' with the super-wealthy and accumulate the typical toys the super-wealthy love to acquire.

                    And it's not a referendum on the mega-rich. It's a matter of changing or not changing the person you are now and if you want the same people you value to remain part of your life.

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                      Posted: August 15, 2012, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

                      Once I seal my victory tonight, I'm going to open a bank account, plan my trip to tallahasee, etc. If they force me to do the life threatening press conference, I'm going to cover myself up big time from head to toe so no one knows who I am. After that, I'll take the annutity since I'm 20 and the jackpot is over 100 mill and slowly turn into another Richard Lustig,lol.

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                        Posted: August 15, 2012, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                        you could put it in a safety deposit box at the bank and over the next few months you could make plans an avoid impulsive mistakes.

                        and putting it in a safety deposit box at the bank means the ticket is 100 percent safe? What about if the bank catches on fire? What about a crooked bank employee trying to steal your ticket during the 4 months your waiting for election day? Yes I'm aware the odds of those scenarios happening are astronomical but think about it this way, you just won Powerball meaning you beat astronomical odds (1 in 175223510) in order to win. Something happen to you despite astronomical odds once, who's to say it won't happen again? I'd collect that money ASAP and deal with the media later.

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                          Posted: August 15, 2012, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

                          and putting it in a safety deposit box at the bank means the ticket is 100 percent safe? What about if the bank catches on fire? What about a crooked bank employee trying to steal your ticket during the 4 months your waiting for election day? Yes I'm aware the odds of those scenarios happening are astronomical but think about it this way, you just won Powerball meaning you beat astronomical odds (1 in 175223510) in order to win. Something happen to you despite astronomical odds once, who's to say it won't happen again? I'd collect that money ASAP and deal with the media later.

                          If things go as they have since I've been coming here for the last 10 years then no LP member is going to have to worry about that.  Every drawing, several LP members are worry about how they will claim the jackpot and avoid the press but most are lucky if they win even a small prize.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: August 15, 2012, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                            If things go as they have since I've been coming here for the last 10 years then no LP member is going to have to worry about that.  Every drawing, several LP members are worry about how they will claim the jackpot and avoid the press but most are lucky if they win even a small prize.

                            There are LP members that haven't posted in months or even years. What do you think happened to them? Who's to say one or two of them haven't won big, collected the money anonymous and are now out enjoying their wealth?

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                              Posted: August 15, 2012, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

                              Turning $2 into $320 Millions is a great return on investment.

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