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$600 MILLION: Biggest Powerball jackpot ever

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That guy is nothing but a modern day snake oil salesman. System my a(s)s. If his system was all that effective he'd have won more than $1M by now and disclose how much he spends on tickets. His number of wins isn't that impressive to me without knowing the stats. Fine, he won 7 times, how much did he spend to get that? Especially since so many of the wins are $25k. And why hasn't he won any more since. He's been at 7 wins for years now. 

What he's really selling is his book, not useful information. His book is where he's making the money. Someone may sue him soon because I have yet to read of any winner thanking him for helping them win.

One of the most stupid advice he gave was that you have more chance to win if you pick your own numbers instead of Quick Pick. Every possible combination has equal chance of winning, regardless how you pick it.

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    Have you noticed just how little media attention is with the 600 million dollars jackpot? The attention is a far cry from 656 million MM jackpot last year.
    Moreover, there was no line when I bought a ticket in my location today.

    I have a feeling that once a record jackpot was reached, it would take another record to get media attention. If the jackpot rolls over and reaches 1 billion dollars, then the media would be all over it.

    I have a feeling that now that the MM JP got claimed, more people will be focused on PB tomorrow. But you're right, seems there was more media interest for last year's $587 PB than there is now. 

    That'll be good for anyone who wins tomorrow.

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      Have you noticed just how little media attention is with the 600 million dollars jackpot? The attention is a far cry from 656 million MM jackpot last year.
      Moreover, there was no line when I bought a ticket in my location today.

      I have a feeling that once a record jackpot was reached, it would take another record to get media attention. If the jackpot rolls over and reaches 1 billion dollars, then the media would be all over it.

      You kidding? It was on CNBC every hour during the day and ABC national news for sure when I was watching. Then I know based on Google News it's a headline, in addition to each of the local news stations youtube segments posted under that headline.

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        You kidding? It was on CNBC every hour during the day and ABC national news for sure when I was watching. Then I know based on Google News it's a headline, in addition to each of the local news stations youtube segments posted under that headline.

        Last year, the lottery jackpots were the leading stories on AOL, MSN and Yahoo. Last night I had to go looking for it. It wasn't even one of the top trending stories on Yahoo much less a news story. They started showing more interest today, but Beyonce's possible pregnancy, Maria Carey's lip synching, and Kim Kardashian's swollen feet were apparently much more important. It seems really odd compared to how it was last year

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          Guy in line two places ahead of me: $200 on Powerball, $100 on Mega. Eek

          Those are the ones that makes the jackpot rolling.  Gotta thank them when you win.

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            Last year, the lottery jackpots were the leading stories on AOL, MSN and Yahoo. Last night I had to go looking for it. It wasn't even one of the top trending stories on Yahoo much less a news story. They started showing more interest today, but Beyonce's possible pregnancy, Maria Carey's lip synching, and Kim Kardashian's swollen feet were apparently much more important. It seems really odd compared to how it was last year

            as jackpots of this size happens more and more, the frenzy dies down. When we see 3 bil, 5 bil jackpots, most people won't bat an eye on the little 600m

            jackpots anymore.

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              as jackpots of this size happens more and more, the frenzy dies down. When we see 3 bil, 5 bil jackpots, most people won't bat an eye on the little 600m

              jackpots anymore.

              "When we see 3 bil, 5 bil jackpots, most people won't bat an eye on the little 600m jackpots anymore."

              I don't see 3 or 5 billion dollar jackpots with tickets at $2 each and this current 5/59 + 1/35 matrix.

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                Congrats to the MegaMillions winners, go collect quick, no ones looking lolLOL

                ...the secret to Luck is never to trust it...

                2022 Jan $0/$32  Feb $0/$14 Mar $0/$8 April $0/$0 May $0/$0 June $0/$0

                         July $0/$0 Aug $0/$0 Sept $0/$0 Oct $0/$0 Nov $0/$0 Dec $0/$0

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                  Congrats to the MegaMillions winners, go collect quick, no ones looking lolLOL

                  true dat.

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                    "When we see 3 bil, 5 bil jackpots, most people won't bat an eye on the little 600m jackpots anymore."

                    I don't see 3 or 5 billion dollar jackpots with tickets at $2 each and this current 5/59 + 1/35 matrix.

                    Maybe not. But I don't think people would be much more excited if MM reached 1 billion rather than powerball.

                     

                    So if a game was changed to say $3 and 7/59 or something, people would still be excited about a billion jackpot for the first few times, until it becomes 

                    common. Even if the games don't change, and 600M jackpots happen more often, while reaching 1 bil occasionally, people will stop caring about 600M 

                    jackpots. It'll become kind of like 275M jackpots these days. At that point, since not so many people will buy tickets for that one draw, it's more likely

                    to roll over.

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                      I don’t know if we’ll see $700 million tonight but I think PB will break the current annuity record set by mega millions at $656 million.

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                        I don’t know if we’ll see $700 million tonight but I think PB will break the current annuity record set by mega millions at $656 million.

                        Yes, I don't see it not surpassing $656M, especially with the MM gone. Such a pity their cash option is so much less than MM. We might have had 2 records broken.

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                          Yes, I don't see it not surpassing $656M, especially with the MM gone. Such a pity their cash option is so much less than MM. We might have had 2 records broken.

                          It would be great to have both the annuity and lump sum record broken tonight. I'm going to get a few more tickets today to help the cause. LOL

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                            Hi brees. I don't know what state you're in so I'll tell you the best way to figure it out. 

                            The money you receive from a jackpot payment, isn't entirely yours. They take 25% of federal taxes right away, but what you'll really owe is a total of 39.6%, so it's best to calculate what that extra 14.6% is, subtract that amount, put it aside as you'll owe it later. If you're in a state that doesn't tax you, then the 39.6% is all the taxes you'll owe on the jackpot. 

                            Once they've verified your information, they'll deposit the funds in an account you provide or forward you a physical check (do they still send physical JP checks?) that takes about 3 weeks or so to hit your account. 

                            If you need money to tide you over until then, you can get a loan against the jp, either before or after you come forward. It's best to get the loan ahead of time, IMO.

                             Teddi ..............Thank you ..........

                            Ready To Win ....

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                                   1.   I read in the past ....."Certain States wins more WHY ? EXAMPLE , Va , SC , NJ , NY , PA , Calif ???

                                   2.   Just wondering why ? MM  2 person's  won on the East Coast ......

                                   3.   Read to These Games are Rigged true / false ?  ........

                                 

                              Ready To Win ....

                                 
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