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$337 million Powerball jackpot ticket sold at gas station in small Michigan city

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Posted: August 16, 2012, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

well, lucky him.  i dont think ive even won 2 dollars in 8 months in this game of false hopes.


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    Posted: August 16, 2012, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

    mcginnin 56 , very nice saying- patience is a virtue and a very nice picture of guru nanak dev ji's  and good luck to the winner,or a group of winnersParty

    Thank you nanaimo! Appreciate the kind feedback. Yes Nod

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      Posted: August 16, 2012, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

      Anyone else pissed ?I am .

      Yeah...

      sad face puppy

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        Posted: August 17, 2012, 1:02 am - IP Logged

        Poor joe Jackson. He's cursed by his own name.

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          Posted: August 17, 2012, 7:55 am - IP Logged

          I hope whoever won this powerball is not coming forward because he/she is consulting with an attorney.  I also hope that he/she has a lot more common sense than what we've seen with some other powerball winners, and doesn't turn into a jack whittaker, dave edwards or Mr. fick.

          Someone should do a 5-10 year follow through with this winner, to show the typical problems that arise when someone wins millions.  The state governments & the lottery are apparently happily oblivious to the life changing forces that come at a lottery winner hard, which is why they require disclosure of the winner's name & city.  If it can be documented how horribly a lottery winners life changes (no privacy, assailed by money grubbing relatives, scam artists, beggars, sellers of high end items, charities, subject to stalking, theft of mail & car, burglary, kidnapping, death threats, lose friends, lose family, etc) by being forced to be a public figure, maybe they can finally stop with this idiotic disclosure requirement.

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            Posted: August 17, 2012, 7:57 am - IP Logged

            well, lucky him.  i dont think ive even won 2 dollars in 8 months in this game of false hopes.

            And, yet, you've taken the time to post 181 separate instances in a lottery forum.  Something to think about...

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              Posted: August 17, 2012, 8:56 am - IP Logged

              well, lucky him.  i dont think ive even won 2 dollars in 8 months in this game of false hopes.

              if you're playing to win one of the multi state lottery games and pinning your hopes on it, you're most likely going to be disappointed. The way I like to look at it is a $1 or $2 ticket provides me more excitement and entertainment than most hollywood blockbusters being shown at the local movie theatre at a fraction of the price and yes there is a small possibility I might win.


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                Posted: August 17, 2012, 10:43 am - IP Logged

                Hearse that "Star Spangled Banner" recital was an emotional experience for me.  Crying   God bless America!!!  US Flag    Patriot   LOL


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                  Posted: August 17, 2012, 11:28 am - IP Logged

                  And, yet, you've taken the time to post 181 separate instances in a lottery forum.  Something to think about...

                  that's nothing. that mcginnin (who lives on here) has posted over 3000 non-sensical posts in just over a year. talk about no life.


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                    Posted: August 17, 2012, 11:33 am - IP Logged

                    I hope whoever won this powerball is not coming forward because he/she is consulting with an attorney.  I also hope that he/she has a lot more common sense than what we've seen with some other powerball winners, and doesn't turn into a jack whittaker, dave edwards or Mr. fick.

                    Someone should do a 5-10 year follow through with this winner, to show the typical problems that arise when someone wins millions.  The state governments & the lottery are apparently happily oblivious to the life changing forces that come at a lottery winner hard, which is why they require disclosure of the winner's name & city.  If it can be documented how horribly a lottery winners life changes (no privacy, assailed by money grubbing relatives, scam artists, beggars, sellers of high end items, charities, subject to stalking, theft of mail & car, burglary, kidnapping, death threats, lose friends, lose family, etc) by being forced to be a public figure, maybe they can finally stop with this idiotic disclosure requirement.

                    tough to screw up winning this amount of money. and impossible for people not to find out whether there is a disclosure law or not. so stop dreaming about being able to win anonymously, it is not even remotely possible to do it.

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                      Posted: August 17, 2012, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                      I have been told the best way to stay as anonymous or almost anonymous is to form a trust and have the trust turn in the winning ticket.  Boy 244.6 million cash payout makes the holder up in that 1% of the richest people everyone loves to hate.  I hope they leave this country and have some peace in their lives one can dream!!!

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                        Posted: August 17, 2012, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

                        I like hearing about major jackpots being won out of some little joint out in the middle of nowhere cuz that's where I buy my tickets.

                        So if you ever hear of a winner being sold at "Buford's Septic Sludge Pumping & Cafe", it might just be me.

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                          Posted: August 17, 2012, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                          that's nothing. that mcginnin (who lives on here) has posted over 3000 non-sensical posts in just over a year. talk about no life.

                          hahaha man it seems you're swinging punches at everyone lately lol what's up with that?

                          Some people love to discuss lottery topics. I prefer to read than to comment but thats just me.  I ain't bothered by active commenters. 

                          They contribute to the conversation and you should thank them otherwise this website would be another boring forum.

                          I personally like mcginnin56 as he does not drag everything into politics. I come here to escape politics Wink

                          That money's gone fo ever

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                            Posted: August 17, 2012, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

                            tough to screw up winning this amount of money. and impossible for people not to find out whether there is a disclosure law or not. so stop dreaming about being able to win anonymously, it is not even remotely possible to do it.

                            1)  Wrong.  You can screw up winning this amount of money; it's been done before.  Please google the story of Jack Whittaker, who screwed up winning $312 million.

                            2)  Wrong again.  Each state is different with their disclosure laws; some states such as Maryland do not require disclosure of your name when you win the lottery, meaning you can win anonymously based on where you live (ex - see AP story:http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/04/big_lottery_winners_often_deci.html) .  That's what makes it inequitable; people in certain states are exposed to all the hellish problems the lottery generates due to their state's required name disclosure, while others in other states are not.  It's pretty easy to look this kind of stuff up before posting, it'll save your being corrected.

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                              Posted: August 17, 2012, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

                              well, lucky him.  i dont think ive even won 2 dollars in 8 months in this game of false hopes.

                              If you had ever cashed in a win of any size, you would probably remember it.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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