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$202M Powerball ticket sold at suburban Des Moines convenience store

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Posted: September 28, 2012, 11:58 am - IP Logged

 May I be first on the list to get a $1 million. please?

 my 1st Stop is Reno Dance so i would say YES!

if u can come there to get the $$$$$$$$ i will be Looking at Houses

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    Posted: September 28, 2012, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

    I've now uncovered the secret to winning Powerball.  Buy your tickets in Iowa, you're guaranteed to win!

    This proves that which numbers you pick doesn't make a difference.  The state you buy your tickets in is the determining factor on any multi-state lottery win.

    I live in Iowa and I never win,so that blows your theory!

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      Posted: September 28, 2012, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

      Whoever won, I hope he/she plays it smart.  Unlike the guy who won $337 million, and is now publically trolling the internet looking for "BBW Women"...

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        Posted: September 28, 2012, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

        I only buy any lottery tickets from a mom & pop store!! I don't give the big name corp. store the time of day when it comes to buying lottery tickets!!! They (big name corp. store) sure as heck don't need the bonus cash for selling the winning ticket!!!! The mom & pop stores need that bonus cash!

        I believe that most big name corporations, if not all that I am aware of, tend to give away their  bonus commissions for selling a winning Jackpot ticket, to charities and community causes around them.

        It is an image booster for them, and buying from them has in fact, the added advantage of indirectly and invisibly influencing the potential directing of a large sum of a store's bonus commission to charities, should the ticket turn out to be a winner.

        At the end of the day, a single lottery game is subtly many games lumped and presented as one, and played as one. However, the net results of a lottery ticket purchase action, is a net purchase for the player aiming for the jackpot, and an accompanying linked free ticket purchase for the retailer that sells and prints the ticket, with the latter aiming for the winning retailer's bonus commission.

        I generally prefer to buy my tickets from the large corporations for all the reasons cited in above.

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          Posted: September 28, 2012, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

          I remember when Ohio used to always win the Mega Millions jackpots, now Ohio hardly ever wins any jackpot, not even it's own state lottery Classic Lotto. Classic lotto rolls for over a year before it gets hit and when it does get hit it's from someone out of town who bought a ticket in the state.

          First of all Welcome to this forum at the Lottery Post, Erzulieredeyes!

          Shortly after Ohio started to sell Powerball tickets, I beleive that they had at least two Powerball Jackpot winners very early on, and I believe that events gradually slowed down for them for a while.


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            Posted: September 28, 2012, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

            I believe that most big name corporations, if not all that I am aware of, tend to give away their  bonus commissions for selling a winning Jackpot ticket, to charities and community causes around them.

            It is an image booster for them, and buying from them has in fact, the added advantage of indirectly and invisibly influencing the potential directing of a large sum of a store's bonus commission to charities, should the ticket turn out to be a winner.

            At the end of the day, a single lottery game is subtly many games lumped and presented as one, and played as one. However, the net results of a lottery ticket purchase action, is a net purchase for the player aiming for the jackpot, and an accompanying linked free ticket purchase for the retailer that sells and prints the ticket, with the latter aiming for the winning retailer's bonus commission.

            I generally prefer to buy my tickets from the large corporations for all the reasons cited in above.

            And don't forget the benefits of Illuminati participation!!


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              Posted: September 28, 2012, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

              I live in Iowa and I never win,so that blows your theory!

              You need to be ugly AND live in Iowa   Cletu$2

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                Posted: September 28, 2012, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

                This is MM & PB but I'm not seeing a whole lot of Iowa here.

                http://www.megamillions.com/winners/

                http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_stories.asp

                I guess where using a new form of lotto math where twice means 'always'.

                By some of the posts in this thread you would think that just playing in Eye-oh-way is an automatic jackpot winner.

                Oh the unwarranted envy.

                Bang Head

                You're right hawkeye. Maybe its because Iowa lottery has been on the news a lot lately.

                The strange occurance with the Hot Lotto ticket, then the huge jackpot win by the

                Quaker Oats factory workers then this latest jackpot win.

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                  Posted: September 28, 2012, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                  I agree with you, but spending $10 for a free $2 ticket makes more sense. The fact is that a the $14M jackpot was won with a $2 free play.

                  Not exactly, for the simple reasons that the $2 free play, one of which held the winning set of numbers, could not have happened without the $10 MM tickets purchased.


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                    Posted: September 28, 2012, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                    Awesome, I'm a couple hours away in Phoenix which has flights there several times a day...... 

                    I will be using the money to play the lottery,,.,.,.,., (Im sure you understand) 

                    May the Illuminati illuminate your path......

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                      Posted: September 28, 2012, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

                      Not exactly, for the simple reasons that the $2 free play, one of which held the winning set of numbers, could not have happened without the $10 MM tickets purchased.

                      I agree with you. The $14M Mega millions Jackpot was won with the $10 MM tickets.

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                        Posted: September 29, 2012, 10:00 am - IP Logged

                        Who would be the luckiest person on the planet at this time?  Maybe that person is still amazed and shocked of what had happened to him.  Anyway, my congratulations to you pal.  Enjoy your money, but don't forget to help those who are in need.

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                          Posted: September 30, 2012, 1:59 am - IP Logged

                          It wasn't me.  Why didn't life lead me to Iowa? lol