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$600 MILLION: Biggest Powerball jackpot ever

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Posted: May 17, 2013, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

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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    Posted: May 17, 2013, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

    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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      Posted: May 17, 2013, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

      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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        Posted: May 17, 2013, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

        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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          Posted: May 17, 2013, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

          Now what the chances the Powerball will roll again now?

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            Posted: May 17, 2013, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

            Now what the chances the Powerball will roll again now?

            At least below 20%

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              Posted: May 17, 2013, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

              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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                Posted: May 17, 2013, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

                At least below 20%

                Ok still a chance it can roll.

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                  Posted: May 17, 2013, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

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

                  Hurray!I Agree!

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                    Posted: May 17, 2013, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

                    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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                      Posted: May 17, 2013, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

                      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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                        Posted: May 17, 2013, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

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

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                          Posted: May 17, 2013, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

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

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                            Posted: May 17, 2013, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

                            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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                              Posted: May 17, 2013, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                              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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