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$400 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot explodes

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HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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Posted: September 16, 2013, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

I have my numbers already picked out and plan to go crazy and buy TWO TICKETS!!!!

I Agree!, Artist77, I'm going to do the same and double my usual tickets purchased, now buying two tickets ... it's a huge jackpot and merits such action for me!

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    Posted: September 16, 2013, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

    Time to pay a visit to THRIFTY. Got two tickets with pplay already. HAVE FUN Y'ALL.

    I'm also going to be buying the powerplay option add-on to both of my Powerball tickets! Banana

    Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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      Posted: September 16, 2013, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

      I Agree!, Artist77, I'm going to do the same and double my usual tickets purchased, now buying two tickets ... it's a huge jackpot and merits such action for me!

      I think Thrifty might agree with two tickets. lol

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        Posted: September 16, 2013, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

        What would I do with 500 acres of land? Enjoy the peace and quiet, raise my animals and then some, set it up to go off grid if neccessary. Have some place to go to live life simpler.

        banderabanderadays

        Swim in a crystal clear creek, unpolluted by people.

        jacobswellswim

        Enjoy the miles of view without seeing rooftops.

        viewview2

        Count the stars at night, rediscover the milky way.

        milkyway

        Just enjoy the great outdoors. It's a beautiful world out there. Some would live the high life, others choose to be simpler. I'd travel in style and come home to simple. :)

        the outdoor photos are definitely beautiful, i love road trips and enjoying the beauty of nature.  that's what i'd do, besides travel abroad, i 'd take a 50 state road trip with a couple of my buds in a nice RV!

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          Posted: September 16, 2013, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

          Powerball: $224.7�million cash, Aug.�15,�2012 ($337�million�annuity)�- Michigan
          Powerball: $223.6�million cash, Sep.�18,�2013 ($400�million�annuity)�- Preliminary estimate

          They clearly have been playing around Estimate numbers to make it seem make a higher jackpot how can $337 have a higher cash value than $400 ?????

          They have been lowballing the Estimated Jackpot number it appears

          This may have already been answered... the government bond yields are higher than in 2012 and early 2013. The higher the bond yield, the less cash is needed for a larger payout over 20-30 years; if this was May 2013 the actual annuity value would be 370 million... 61% of the annuity would be cash, because bond yields were less. I think and I am probably going to jinks myself by saying this but it will roll again possibly twice. Most people never pay attention to the cash value they only see the annuity. and right now the cash value is around 56%... it's amazing what a 5% difference would do to a cash value of 300 million+. For example the 590 Million jackpot won in May had a cash payout of 370 million divide that by current rates .559 and it would be 661 million which on paper would beat Mega Millions advertised jackpot by 5 million.

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            Posted: September 17, 2013, 12:42 am - IP Logged

            ARTIST77,

            Glad you're OK.

            geerod2001,

            A guy named Irwin Schiff had people going around the country teaching the same kind of tax info. you posted. I'm not sure if he's still in the joint or not but that's where he went. It would be ridiculous to risk losing a jackpot by such a tax ploy. Don't forget the difference betwen tax avoidance and tax evasion - about 5 to 15 years. I'm with Teddi on this, not sure you were serious, but if so going the sovereign citizen route when hitting a jackpot isn't a real good idea!

            armin5683,

            One example of lotto math is simply not carrying totals over in addition.

            Regular

                156

            +  329

            ________

            =  485

            Lotto math:

                156

            + 329

            ________

            = 475

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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              Posted: September 17, 2013, 1:25 am - IP Logged

              God Wiling I will win the Powerball, MegaMillion and Take 5 this week or in weeks to come.. If not now hope some1 here who really needs it will win..

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                Posted: September 17, 2013, 2:04 am - IP Logged

                Wow Pia, I looked at your link. I wouldn't know what to do with all that land. What would you do with 500 acres of land?

                If it was a perfectly circular 500 acres you could stand in the center and think about how buying 3 more acres would have let you keep your nearest neighbor half a mile away until you invited them to visit.

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                  Posted: September 17, 2013, 3:34 am - IP Logged

                  Glad your ok Artist.

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                    Posted: September 17, 2013, 8:44 am - IP Logged

                    God Wiling I will win the Powerball, MegaMillion and Take 5 this week or in weeks to come.. If not now hope some1 here who really needs it will win..

                    Good Luck to you Lep

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                      Posted: September 17, 2013, 8:54 am - IP Logged

                      Thanks All!  I am home from work now. That is about 3.5 miles from where I work...I work in NW, that is SE. I come through the Pentagon on the way home (and in the morning) and take a bus there or from there and they were on full alert while ago. The Pentagon has a major bus commuting area with hundreds or thousands of buses a day going through there.

                      Hopefully it was just one guy and they got him. At the Pentagon they would have got him much sooner. They killed a guy there in 2010 who starting shooting at a security checkpoint (about 10 yards from where I catch my bus).

                      I was thinking about you, glad your okay

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                        Posted: September 17, 2013, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                        God Wiling I will win the Powerball, MegaMillion and Take 5 this week or in weeks to come.. If not now hope some1 here who really needs it will win..

                        Thanks! I really need it.

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                          Posted: September 17, 2013, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                          the outdoor photos are definitely beautiful, i love road trips and enjoying the beauty of nature.  that's what i'd do, besides travel abroad, i 'd take a 50 state road trip with a couple of my buds in a nice RV!

                          That sounds really great {lottoguy}...Ice cold buds and a road trip.. I need to get off this island in the Bronx..Best of luck to everyone.

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                            Posted: September 17, 2013, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                            That sounds really great {lottoguy}...Ice cold buds and a road trip.. I need to get off this island in the Bronx..Best of luck to everyone.

                            I just was reading that  Bil Gates is worth 72 Billion ....Thats 72 billion...so this would be like a little poker game for him to win...PartyUS FlagParty

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                              Posted: September 17, 2013, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

                              I was wondering if they were going to raise the jackpot before the drawing again or if $400 million is going to be the final jackpot amount.-weshar75

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