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$600 MILLION: Biggest Powerball jackpot ever

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Closer to 2 minutes I'd say.

Lol! with the current Federal budget at close to 4 trillion. Our Government spends about $450 million per hour Eek

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    The Federal tax obligation alone is almost $150 million! some folks out there will still think that is not enough of their fair share.

    Our beloved Government will burn through that amount in 20 minutes.

    Cause I earned that $376.9 million dammit!

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      That would mean about 150 mill tickets sold. Pretty wild.

      How do you know the number of tickets?  I've been wondering what percentage of sales goes back into the pot.

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        How do you know the number of tickets?  I've been wondering what percentage of sales goes back into the pot.

        http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/econ/lottery-payouts-and-state-revenue.aspx

        Sales are available at

        http://<snip>/powerballsales.htm

         

         

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          Now what the chances the Powerball will roll again now?

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            Now what the chances the Powerball will roll again now?

            At least below 20%


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              Love that people can put little sayings under their posts. You can really see who the mentally ill on here are. 

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                At least below 20%

                Ok still a chance it can roll.

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                  Heck Yeah, shoot I'll take $1 million even $250,000Wink

                  Hurray!I Agree!

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                    How many days old tickets win? It's always the ticket the person bought on game day. It's extremely hard to win the lottery, but most winners are sold on the day of the drawing.

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                      How many days old tickets win? It's always the ticket the person bought on game day. It's extremely hard to win the lottery, but most winners are sold on the day of the drawing.

                      That's because most people rush to buy tickets on the last day, so most tickets are sold on the last day.

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                        hmm....  as i read the article i note:

                         

                        "In the meantime, lottery players dreaming about what $640 million means to them after taxes have been withheld can check USA Mega'sJackpot Analysis page, which provides the information for each individual state."

                         

                        640... and Todd... you trying to tell us something here? 

                         

                        GO POWERBALL!!!

                        It was a typo.  I'm glad you found it, but probably best just to send me a quick note.

                         

                        Check the State Lottery Report Card
                        What grade did your lottery earn?

                         

                        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                        Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                          Hi Todd-

                           

                          You do an outstanding job running this site.  Especially in times like these.  So, I dont want anyone to go over the stupid mountain, and think Im criticizing you.  But there is a typo in the article.  See quote below:"In the meantime, lottery players dreaming about what $640 million means to them after taxes have been withheld can check USA Mega's  Jackpot Analysis page, which provides the information for each individual state.

                          Keep up the great work.

                          Please just send me a note if you find a typo - thanks.

                           

                          Check the State Lottery Report Card
                          What grade did your lottery earn?

                           

                          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                            That's because most people rush to buy tickets on the last day, so most tickets are sold on the last day.

                            Spot on. Many of the lotto retailers down here near I-45 and the major streets in the Houston area get absolutely packed with customers the evening of the draw.

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                              Spot on. Many of the lotto retailers down here near I-45 and the major streets in the Houston area get absolutely packed with customers the evening of the draw.

                              Got my ticketsBig Smile

                                   

                                 
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