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$189 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot rolls again

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Posted: September 30, 2013, 8:47 am - IP Logged

Given the astronomical odds of winning, I understand that if one cannot afford to play every drawing, a seemingly logical tactic would be to jump in once the jackpot hits a certain level. Of course, if that person only can spend $5 per week on lottery, a more sensible strategy would be to play the mega jackpot games (PB/MM) once a week and throw the other $2 toward state lottery or daily games. But most of the people I observe that buy lottery tickets "in the hood" play multiple combos on pick 3 or pick 4 and then a few QPs on whatever is trending the highest in terms of jackpot amount. So they play the most for cigarette and drinks money, and a few dollars toward an unimaginable dream. I also see longtime numbers lottery players driving same vehicle for past 5 or 6 years (and it was 10 years removed since being new even then) get out with their plastic sleeve protected lottery slips you know they spent hours meditating over, then walk in and drop either a Jackson or a Grant on all of their lottery plays. And for good measure when the clock is ticking ever so close to the sales cutoff time, they verbally ask for certain pick 3 or pick 4 combos while the few folks waiting in line to snap up a few QPs roll their eyes, fold their arms, and tap their feet, knowing this is their only chance to buy ticket for that night's drawing because the nearest other lottery selling convenience store is 5 minutes away and it is 2153. 

I don't care about the jackpot until I have a winning ticket. So if mega is at $12 million, I play. If Powerball is at $40 million, I play. My only criteria for exchanging my dollar for a dream with jackpot games is that I end up a multimillionaire AFTER I have paid all applicable taxes. An ill-equip person accustomed to living paycheck to paycheck will blow through $200 million just as quickly as they would $10 million because the locust cloud that follows them will be larger at the higher amount. I use pesticide to repel such pests and this is my pesticide: if you did not contact me to check up on how I was doing before I won, do not bother to contact me after I win. Also, I do not respond to calls or visits to contribute to your charitable endeavor. Feel free to send me literature...I may or may not take time to look at it. Before I contribute to any charitable organization, I want to see the tax filings, all employee and director compensation, and pictures of the head honchos houses. I think many charitable organizations, including the Susan G Kommen Breast Cancer Foundation would fail my litmus test.

Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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    Posted: September 30, 2013, 11:10 am - IP Logged

                                                                           I Agree!

    Believe in the heart of the lottery ticket.

    shana

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      Posted: September 30, 2013, 11:58 am - IP Logged

      Given the astronomical odds of winning, I understand that if one cannot afford to play every drawing, a seemingly logical tactic would be to jump in once the jackpot hits a certain level. Of course, if that person only can spend $5 per week on lottery, a more sensible strategy would be to play the mega jackpot games (PB/MM) once a week and throw the other $2 toward state lottery or daily games. But most of the people I observe that buy lottery tickets "in the hood" play multiple combos on pick 3 or pick 4 and then a few QPs on whatever is trending the highest in terms of jackpot amount. So they play the most for cigarette and drinks money, and a few dollars toward an unimaginable dream. I also see longtime numbers lottery players driving same vehicle for past 5 or 6 years (and it was 10 years removed since being new even then) get out with their plastic sleeve protected lottery slips you know they spent hours meditating over, then walk in and drop either a Jackson or a Grant on all of their lottery plays. And for good measure when the clock is ticking ever so close to the sales cutoff time, they verbally ask for certain pick 3 or pick 4 combos while the few folks waiting in line to snap up a few QPs roll their eyes, fold their arms, and tap their feet, knowing this is their only chance to buy ticket for that night's drawing because the nearest other lottery selling convenience store is 5 minutes away and it is 2153. 

      I don't care about the jackpot until I have a winning ticket. So if mega is at $12 million, I play. If Powerball is at $40 million, I play. My only criteria for exchanging my dollar for a dream with jackpot games is that I end up a multimillionaire AFTER I have paid all applicable taxes. An ill-equip person accustomed to living paycheck to paycheck will blow through $200 million just as quickly as they would $10 million because the locust cloud that follows them will be larger at the higher amount. I use pesticide to repel such pests and this is my pesticide: if you did not contact me to check up on how I was doing before I won, do not bother to contact me after I win. Also, I do not respond to calls or visits to contribute to your charitable endeavor. Feel free to send me literature...I may or may not take time to look at it. Before I contribute to any charitable organization, I want to see the tax filings, all employee and director compensation, and pictures of the head honchos houses. I think many charitable organizations, including the Susan G Kommen Breast Cancer Foundation would fail my litmus test.

      Wow Pa, that was deep. I loved it though. Yes Nod

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        Posted: September 30, 2013, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

        Given the astronomical odds of winning, I understand that if one cannot afford to play every drawing, a seemingly logical tactic would be to jump in once the jackpot hits a certain level. Of course, if that person only can spend $5 per week on lottery, a more sensible strategy would be to play the mega jackpot games (PB/MM) once a week and throw the other $2 toward state lottery or daily games. But most of the people I observe that buy lottery tickets "in the hood" play multiple combos on pick 3 or pick 4 and then a few QPs on whatever is trending the highest in terms of jackpot amount. So they play the most for cigarette and drinks money, and a few dollars toward an unimaginable dream. I also see longtime numbers lottery players driving same vehicle for past 5 or 6 years (and it was 10 years removed since being new even then) get out with their plastic sleeve protected lottery slips you know they spent hours meditating over, then walk in and drop either a Jackson or a Grant on all of their lottery plays. And for good measure when the clock is ticking ever so close to the sales cutoff time, they verbally ask for certain pick 3 or pick 4 combos while the few folks waiting in line to snap up a few QPs roll their eyes, fold their arms, and tap their feet, knowing this is their only chance to buy ticket for that night's drawing because the nearest other lottery selling convenience store is 5 minutes away and it is 2153. 

        I don't care about the jackpot until I have a winning ticket. So if mega is at $12 million, I play. If Powerball is at $40 million, I play. My only criteria for exchanging my dollar for a dream with jackpot games is that I end up a multimillionaire AFTER I have paid all applicable taxes. An ill-equip person accustomed to living paycheck to paycheck will blow through $200 million just as quickly as they would $10 million because the locust cloud that follows them will be larger at the higher amount. I use pesticide to repel such pests and this is my pesticide: if you did not contact me to check up on how I was doing before I won, do not bother to contact me after I win. Also, I do not respond to calls or visits to contribute to your charitable endeavor. Feel free to send me literature...I may or may not take time to look at it. Before I contribute to any charitable organization, I want to see the tax filings, all employee and director compensation, and pictures of the head honchos houses. I think many charitable organizations, including the Susan G Kommen Breast Cancer Foundation would fail my litmus test.

        WORD!!!  OldSchoolPa   Thumbs Up Charity begins at home.

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          Posted: September 30, 2013, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

          WORD!!!  OldSchoolPa   Thumbs Up Charity begins at home.

          Where does it begin for the homeless? Unhappy

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: October 2, 2013, 12:01 am - IP Logged

            No one won. The jackpot over 200 millions for this Friday Mega Millions.

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              Posted: October 2, 2013, 12:06 am - IP Logged

              Where does it begin for the homeless? Unhappy

              At the local shelter? LOL

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                Posted: October 2, 2013, 12:32 am - IP Logged

                There was one winner sold by the Maryland Lottery for the last drawing's $189,000,000 grand prize. I guess I was wrong. I was hoping someone from Michigan.

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                  Posted: October 26, 2013, 7:17 am - IP Logged

                  Who could be the lucky winner for this huge jackpot prize?! I wonder when I am going to win this huge jackpot prize. I need to enhance my strategies to uplift my chances of winning.