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$247 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot set for Saturday

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Posted: February 8, 2014, 8:18 am - IP Logged

LOLOL @ dp

silly boy, its for redistribution and debt reductionPuke

Shoot they can seize, redistribute, reduce debt, and/or wipe ther bare behinds with $100 bills......I couldnt care less cause Im walking away with 80 million....That more than all of us here on lottery post put together could earn in all our lives. I think I'd take it and run

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    Posted: February 8, 2014, 11:02 am - IP Logged

    Our work pool of 10 people has 5 tickets on tonight's draw. It's the only time I'll play PB & MM in 2014;  when invited to join the work pool. And even then it has to be only $1 or $2 per participant.

    That money's gone fo ever

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      Posted: February 8, 2014, 11:59 am - IP Logged

      ABSOLUTELY

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        Posted: February 8, 2014, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

        Jackpot fatigue for sure....no posts since noon lol

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          Posted: February 8, 2014, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

          Jackpot fatigue for sure....no posts since noon lol

          no worries, i'll glady take tonights "little" jackpot and carry on smartly lol

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            Posted: February 9, 2014, 12:05 am - IP Logged

            Jackpot fatigue for sure....no posts since noon lol

            It's not an insignificant amount, but the thing is that it is an amount that we've seen quite often. New ground has been broken. News stories have run on this amount numerous times. 

            The kicker is, what is left to say? The questions are always the same and the answers are always the same. Then the media trots out the same fame hungry past winners, and discuss the "dark side of the lottery" by throwing out a 5 second soundbite about Jack Whittaker or Abraham Shakespeare. 

            So not sure if it's fatigue or simply "been there done that" and it will start taking ridiculous amounts for people to get buzzing. How weird is it that we don't even blink at a quarter of a million dollars anymore? We're actually unimpressed by that amount. Not even sure what that says about us. I'm afraid to ponder that. So I'll simply say "ROLL BABY ROLL".

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              Posted: February 9, 2014, 6:32 am - IP Logged

              It's not an insignificant amount, but the thing is that it is an amount that we've seen quite often. New ground has been broken. News stories have run on this amount numerous times. 

              The kicker is, what is left to say? The questions are always the same and the answers are always the same. Then the media trots out the same fame hungry past winners, and discuss the "dark side of the lottery" by throwing out a 5 second soundbite about Jack Whittaker or Abraham Shakespeare. 

              So not sure if it's fatigue or simply "been there done that" and it will start taking ridiculous amounts for people to get buzzing. How weird is it that we don't even blink at a quarter of a million dollars anymore? We're actually unimpressed by that amount. Not even sure what that says about us. I'm afraid to ponder that. So I'll simply say "ROLL BABY ROLL".

              Bull's eye Teddi !!

              couldn't have put it any more clear if I had tried

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                Posted: February 9, 2014, 6:42 am - IP Logged

                Congrats to the 8 people that won 1 million... I'd easily leave my job with 1 mil, thats around 750 after taxes.  I'd buy 4 more rentals and run that full time.

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                  Posted: February 9, 2014, 7:56 am - IP Logged

                  It's not an insignificant amount, but the thing is that it is an amount that we've seen quite often. New ground has been broken. News stories have run on this amount numerous times. 

                  The kicker is, what is left to say? The questions are always the same and the answers are always the same. Then the media trots out the same fame hungry past winners, and discuss the "dark side of the lottery" by throwing out a 5 second soundbite about Jack Whittaker or Abraham Shakespeare. 

                  So not sure if it's fatigue or simply "been there done that" and it will start taking ridiculous amounts for people to get buzzing. How weird is it that we don't even blink at a quarter of a million dollars anymore? We're actually unimpressed by that amount. Not even sure what that says about us. I'm afraid to ponder that. So I'll simply say "ROLL BABY ROLL".

                  Darn auto correct. That should be quarter of a billion...not million.

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                    Posted: February 9, 2014, 9:28 am - IP Logged

                    It's not an insignificant amount, but the thing is that it is an amount that we've seen quite often. New ground has been broken. News stories have run on this amount numerous times. 

                    The kicker is, what is left to say? The questions are always the same and the answers are always the same. Then the media trots out the same fame hungry past winners, and discuss the "dark side of the lottery" by throwing out a 5 second soundbite about Jack Whittaker or Abraham Shakespeare. 

                    So not sure if it's fatigue or simply "been there done that" and it will start taking ridiculous amounts for people to get buzzing. How weird is it that we don't even blink at a quarter of a million dollars anymore? We're actually unimpressed by that amount. Not even sure what that says about us. I'm afraid to ponder that. So I'll simply say "ROLL BABY ROLL".

                    Teddi...Could it also be that when we look these prizes people are realizing its not as advertised and they are waiting for it to grow because it will probably roll based on past history. ?....For Example, the upcoming drawing next Wed for Powerball is set with 284 MILLION(cash 162.7)....very much a large sum in my opinion even though we all know if you live in a state with state income tax(plus the feds at 39.6), you are going to lose ALMOST 50% of the cash option.That is still a phenomenal amount after, to take home.....However when you look at its cousin Mega Millions for next Tuesday its a whopping 122 million/67.3 cash..Take away almost 50% and you're down in the 35 million range. Still a wonderous amount that I would enjoy winning and I am not minimizing it one bit!! I personally don't play PB or MM until they break 100 million because  consistant rollovers and newer odds but thats my choice.
                    I think we have developed the idea that "more/bigger is better" rather than accepting, "thats enough"

                    Last winner of the PB was on 12-25-13 for 39 million cash...before that was a cash split of 68 Million on 12-11
                    Last Winner of the MM was on 1-03-14 for 33 million cash...before that was the split on 648 Million on 12-17

                    Just my humble opinion, no facts

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                      Posted: February 9, 2014, 10:22 am - IP Logged

                      Teddi...Could it also be that when we look these prizes people are realizing its not as advertised and they are waiting for it to grow because it will probably roll based on past history. ?....For Example, the upcoming drawing next Wed for Powerball is set with 284 MILLION(cash 162.7)....very much a large sum in my opinion even though we all know if you live in a state with state income tax(plus the feds at 39.6), you are going to lose ALMOST 50% of the cash option.That is still a phenomenal amount after, to take home.....However when you look at its cousin Mega Millions for next Tuesday its a whopping 122 million/67.3 cash..Take away almost 50% and you're down in the 35 million range. Still a wonderous amount that I would enjoy winning and I am not minimizing it one bit!! I personally don't play PB or MM until they break 100 million because  consistant rollovers and newer odds but thats my choice.
                      I think we have developed the idea that "more/bigger is better" rather than accepting, "thats enough"

                      Last winner of the PB was on 12-25-13 for 39 million cash...before that was a cash split of 68 Million on 12-11
                      Last Winner of the MM was on 1-03-14 for 33 million cash...before that was the split on 648 Million on 12-17

                      Just my humble opinion, no facts

                      Oh, I absolutely believe that has something to do with it. I don't even look at the advertised amount any more. I go straight to the cv and half that amount as my going point.

                      But there was a time not so long ago, when taking home $30, $40 or $50 million dollars was unreal. Unbelievably outrageous. 

                      We're now looking at a take home amount of $80-$90 million and we are barely able to garner any excitement over it. An amount that would have us living in luxury for the rest of our lives and we simply shrug and hope this one will make it to the billion dollar mark. And it isn't as if any one of us wouldn't be ecstatic to win and take home $80 million dollars. But it's simply no longer an amount big enough to get people buzzing with excitement.

                      I personally think we're desensitized to anything under $500 million. It seems that's the mark that gets everyone's attention.

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                        Posted: February 9, 2014, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                        I recon $250 Million is the new standard to get the fever going again.   What house will ya buy?  What Car will ya buy?  Or....in the words of David Lee Roth "I wonder what the teacher is gonna look like this year!?!"  Big Grin

                        Vegalife125 stop beefing up with these high Powerball lottery jackpots. You are not going to win any money.

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                          Posted: February 9, 2014, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                          Time for the fun to begin again. Already got my personal and pool tickets for two draws.

                          It is fun to play the lottery. What about losing?

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                            Posted: February 9, 2014, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                            Ha ha!  The usual states that win constantly ain't getting any of my money.

                            You are buying ZERO lottery tickets?

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                              Posted: February 9, 2014, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

                              Yep!! Its warming up. Just a little, but its getting warm!!! I hope no winner until March 15 or later.... Smash

                              Are you spending $10-$20 per drawing?

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