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Powerball lottery jackpot storms back to $203 million

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Posted: September 5, 2013, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

I enjoy reading some of the posts on this webiste and I finally decided to join.  I live on the East Coast and I just wanted to say "Hi" to all the members of the Lottery Post.  Maybe it is just me, but am I the only one that finds it weird that the Powerball jackpot is $203 million but the take home is only $86 million. A blessing is a blessing but that doesn't seem fair.  I really wish Mega Millions had this jackpot, at least, it would probably be almost half of the $203 million.

I Agree! but it is still FREE Money for a $1.00 if you Win rightSmiley

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    Posted: September 5, 2013, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

    I still say Megamillions should split the megaplier in two and have the smallaplier and the bigaplier.  It is taking forever for the Jackpots to roll now and it will probably take even longer once the odds get longer.

    It also shows that adjusting the ticket price wasn't a bad idea...if you want to buy the same stuff with todays inflated currency you need inflated ticket prices too so the prizes get bigger.

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      Posted: September 5, 2013, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

      I already got my ticket for Saturdays drawing. Its a QP with some strange combination. It has PP just in case Naughty

      That money's gone fo ever

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        Posted: September 5, 2013, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

        I still say Megamillions should split the megaplier in two and have the smallaplier and the bigaplier.  It is taking forever for the Jackpots to roll now and it will probably take even longer once the odds get longer.

        It also shows that adjusting the ticket price wasn't a bad idea...if you want to buy the same stuff with todays inflated currency you need inflated ticket prices too so the prizes get bigger.

        "...the smallaplier and the bigaplier."

        That's what my Italian mechanic calls his tools.

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          Posted: September 5, 2013, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

          "...the smallaplier and the bigaplier."

          That's what my Italian mechanic calls his tools.

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            Posted: September 5, 2013, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

            Californians got about half of what the secondary and lesser prize winners in the rest of the country got.

            I think I'd be a little p*ssed off if I was one of 'em.

            If any of those winners in Cali can't take the shame of it, I'd be happy to assuage the anguish of their disappointment and take the $555,690 winnings on their behalf. Big Smile

            Actually, I've played at one of those winning stores:

            POWER DISCOUNT STORE
            325 W 5TH ST,
            LOS ANGELES CA 90013

            It's right across from the Metro station at Pershing Square and nearby Skid Row in downtown LA. I'll bet 50/50 odds it was a homeless person.

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              Posted: September 5, 2013, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

              $203 million Hurray!

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                Posted: September 5, 2013, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                I enjoy reading some of the posts on this webiste and I finally decided to join.  I live on the East Coast and I just wanted to say "Hi" to all the members of the Lottery Post.  Maybe it is just me, but am I the only one that finds it weird that the Powerball jackpot is $203 million but the take home is only $86 million. A blessing is a blessing but that doesn't seem fair.  I really wish Mega Millions had this jackpot, at least, it would probably be almost half of the $203 million.

                Welcome to the LP islandgirl5

                I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                  Posted: September 5, 2013, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

                  I Agree! but it is still FREE Money for a $1.00 if you Win rightSmiley

                  IF you mean powerball is $2.

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                    Posted: September 6, 2013, 1:57 am - IP Logged

                    If any of those winners in Cali can't take the shame of it, I'd be happy to assuage the anguish of their disappointment and take the $555,690 winnings on their behalf. Big Smile

                    Actually, I've played at one of those winning stores:

                    POWER DISCOUNT STORE
                    325 W 5TH ST,
                    LOS ANGELES CA 90013

                    It's right across from the Metro station at Pershing Square and nearby Skid Row in downtown LA. I'll bet 50/50 odds it was a homeless person.

                    Oh, I'd be happy to get the money too.

                    But I'd also be thinkin', "What if that was my big score for life? What if having those 5 numbers was the luckiest I'm ever gonna get? What if that was my only turn ever at being one of the very few to win big?"

                    And then my thoughts would turn to something like, "Why does CA have this stupid @zz system? What's wrong with the way everybody else does it?"

                    Don't get me wrong, I'd still play cuz it's the only game in town but I'd still be p*ssed getting a half million for the same deuce that got everybody else a million and maybe 2 million with an extry buck.

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                      Posted: September 6, 2013, 7:32 am - IP Logged

                      Oh, I'd be happy to get the money too.

                      But I'd also be thinkin', "What if that was my big score for life? What if having those 5 numbers was the luckiest I'm ever gonna get? What if that was my only turn ever at being one of the very few to win big?"

                      And then my thoughts would turn to something like, "Why does CA have this stupid @zz system? What's wrong with the way everybody else does it?"

                      Don't get me wrong, I'd still play cuz it's the only game in town but I'd still be p*ssed getting a half million for the same deuce that got everybody else a million and maybe 2 million with an extry buck.

                      I Agree!

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                        Posted: September 6, 2013, 10:42 am - IP Logged

                        I enjoy reading some of the posts on this webiste and I finally decided to join.  I live on the East Coast and I just wanted to say "Hi" to all the members of the Lottery Post.  Maybe it is just me, but am I the only one that finds it weird that the Powerball jackpot is $203 million but the take home is only $86 million. A blessing is a blessing but that doesn't seem fair.  I really wish Mega Millions had this jackpot, at least, it would probably be almost half of the $203 million.

                        Welcome to the Lottery Post.

                         

                        Cash Value is $115.5 Million. I think the 86 mill was Saturdays cash value

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                          Posted: September 6, 2013, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                          I enjoy reading some of the posts on this webiste and I finally decided to join.  I live on the East Coast and I just wanted to say "Hi" to all the members of the Lottery Post.  Maybe it is just me, but am I the only one that finds it weird that the Powerball jackpot is $203 million but the take home is only $86 million. A blessing is a blessing but that doesn't seem fair.  I really wish Mega Millions had this jackpot, at least, it would probably be almost half of the $203 million.

                          Welcome islandgirl5.  It's amazing more people don't put up a fuss when they take 2/3rd's of it.   But remember its "for the children" or "your greedy" if the take home is more than a million and you complain.   

                          cheersBig Grin

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                            Posted: September 6, 2013, 11:47 am - IP Logged

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                              Posted: September 6, 2013, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

                              Jill34786, love the saying below all your posts. Chaps my ass everytime I send a check to the goverment.......

                              Love your saying because it's SOOOOOO true, I am in a field where people literally use their kids SSI as income to qualify for the service we provide.  Some of these people have MORE kids just so they can get more money for each kid monthly on SSI and they too get SSI, foodstamps, and what other crap the government hands out to keep them content.  Bizarro land to me.......

                              Unfortunately that is the voting base that our current Government is preying on. These low information voters actually believe the Government is their ticket to prosperity.

                              ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **