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$475 MILLION: Powerball jackpot nears a half-billion dollars

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Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

U are right. Geesh, $75 million in less than 24 hours...maybe 700 mil by Saturday night

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    Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

    Let it roll on Saturday :)

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      Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

      Couldn't have sold that many tickets 14 hours since announcing no winner. Maybe they're jumping the gun to garner more sales early on as it is inevitable it was going to reach 550+ anyways Cool

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        Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

        At this amount---and still climbing for two more days---I'm taking the annuity. Don't everybody pile on me at once Wink....

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          Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

          Let it roll on Saturday :)

          That would be really interestion to see happenUS Flag

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            Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

            I was thinking the same thing. Great minds think alike. I couldn't such a windfall all at one time. My family would drive me completely insane.

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              Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

              oh hell i can see a billion jackpot   if it rolls.  i need to win that jackpot,.  i have bills.

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                Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

                Let it roll on Saturday :)

                $75 million jump in half a day???? 

                Is that really possible?

                If it rolls Saturday, it'll be a billion by next Wednesday. At the very very least. People will be taking out loans to buy as many tickets as they can. 

                In which case, let's beg all the states to not make revealing the winner's name mandatory. I don't want to get poisoned when I win Party

                On the plus side, whoever wins the MM any time soon will not have the media frenzied attention they normally would. Silver lining.

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                  Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

                  U are right. Geesh, $75 million in less than 24 hours...maybe 700 mil by Saturday night

                  That would be great to see

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                    Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

                    Just hoping .....anyone's two dollars could be the winner..

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                      Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                      Someone waking up sunday is going to be really happy...lol

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                        Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                        Powerball website indeed has it at $550 million.

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                          Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                          I was thinking the same thing. Great minds think alike. I couldn't such a windfall all at one time. My family would drive me completely insane.

                          ROFLMAO. I think it's cute you think they won't drive you insane if you take the annuity instead. 

                          I'm sure the reasoning will go something like: you can give me $X now. You're set for life and you'll get it back next year anyway. ROFL

                           

                          I've been always against the annuity. Mainly because I'm paranoid. But now...now I'm rethinking. A billion dollars will probably have a cash value of $600M give or take. That'll be $360M after taxes. I'm not sure I can fathom that amount all at once. NOT THAT I WOULD EVER COMPLAIN about getting it. Just, it'll take a while to wrap my brain around it.

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                            Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

                            $75 million jump in half a day???? 

                            Is that really possible?

                            If it rolls Saturday, it'll be a billion by next Wednesday. At the very very least. People will be taking out loans to buy as many tickets as they can. 

                            In which case, let's beg all the states to not make revealing the winner's name mandatory. I don't want to get poisoned when I win Party

                            On the plus side, whoever wins the MM any time soon will not have the media frenzied attention they normally would. Silver lining.

                            Anything is possible still. Yes people will be taking out loans. LOL

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                              Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                              The powerball, Va Lottery,  & NC Lottery webistes ALL say the jackpot is now $550 MILLION with aw $350 cash option.  Can we get a clarification...