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California lottery ticket wins $425 million Powerball jackpot

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Posted: February 21, 2014, 7:53 am - IP Logged

If a jackpot winning MM ticket is sold in California tonite will the conspiracy theorists commit suicide? I hope not.

That money's gone fo ever

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    Posted: February 21, 2014, 8:03 am - IP Logged

    If a jackpot winning MM ticket is sold in California tonite will the conspiracy theorists commit suicide? I hope not.

    Dang, I hope they do! LOL.

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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      Posted: February 21, 2014, 9:26 am - IP Logged

      Dang, I hope they do! LOL.

      No, we need them. I'm not sure how lol. Maybe they should go on hunger strike for a day

      That money's gone fo ever

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        Posted: February 21, 2014, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

        HUH??? A few things: We were discussing the POWERBALL from last night right??? Not sure what you are talking about in regards to me looking at the PB website when the info i provided was directly lifted from THAT very website....I included a link in the subsequent post taken directly from the PB website, did you bother to look at it or again chose to ignore FACTS??

        There are so many factual points i could highlight to refute your persistent gripe but why bother, its clear your mind is made up to believe that which you want to believe. Stop the whinning. Cali, Florida, NY, Texas are the most populous States in the nation and they are not even the States with the most Powerball JACKPOT winners. That title goes to INDIANA!!! And if we choose to add a bit of common sense in the mix, we'd be able to conclude with no great surpise for those with a brain, that the States with greater population size = greater number tickets sold = greater number of overall winners (not necessarily Jackpot winners).

        Good luck to you!

        The fact of the matter is,  that you choose to believe that the lottery isn't biased, and or rigged.   If it was truely random,  the same states wouldn't be winning the MM or PB constantly.

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          Posted: February 21, 2014, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

          The fact of the matter is,  that you choose to believe that the lottery isn't biased, and or rigged.   If it was truely random,  the same states wouldn't be winning the MM or PB constantly.

          "To interpose the threat of physical destruction between a man and his perception of reality is to negate and paralyze his means of survival; to force him to act against his own judgement is like forcing him to act against his own sight."....Ayn Rand.

          "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision."....Helen Keller

           

          The quotes above will be my final response to you. For all the right reasons, i yield.  And thus leave you alone with your thoughts and perception of reality.

          Good Luck and keep playing PB/MM, you never know when your time will come. Stay positive and all the best.

          "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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            Posted: February 21, 2014, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

            The fact of the matter is,  that you choose to believe that the lottery isn't biased, and or rigged.   If it was truely random,  the same states wouldn't be winning the MM or PB constantly.

            If it was truely random,  the same states wouldn't be winning the MM or PB constantly.

            Random doesn't necessarily mean inconsistent; if you've ever been to a casino and watched roulette, it is easy to get convinced that a certain number or color is always showing up. With regards to certain states winning often, as has been posted by others elsewhere, it basically boils down to higher sales.

            If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
            If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

            2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
            P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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              Posted: February 21, 2014, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

              The ticket was a quick pick ?

              Party Quick picks Rule Party

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                Posted: February 21, 2014, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

                I am so happy for the winner. I don't take other people opinion to heart. I don't think anybody on here is seriously angry or bitter because they didn't win or the state of California yields yet another msul winner. I have my own opinion and I would be a disgrace to humanity if I insult someone else because they expressed an opinion that I disagree with. 

                I live in Florida. We have the Florida Lottery, Mega Money, and Fantasy 5 Jackpot games and most of the winners come from south florida usually a quick pick. I was very curious about why this was, well it happens. I talked to a professional lottery player so to speak and he said because there are more people in South Florida and they buy the most tickets. So if there is a state that is winning more than others could it just be the population/tickets sold or just plain old chance?! I use to think some stores sold better numbers than others, like there is some dude working for the lottery saleing certain stores certain numbers that have better oddsGreen laugh...I am happy for the winner. The first thing that had come to my mind was I hope he or she get all of their money because California is a state that don't match the jackpot they go off of tickets sold or something..I'm not sure...Alright people...let's win!!!

                I agree! Here are more things to consider-

                SW Florida is a major vacation destination and alot of these vacationers play, probably hoping to make their

                vacation permanent. Lurking

                Florida is big snowbird territory-I can tell you, some of them are big time players. Crazy

                Regarding the Quick Pick vs. the Self Picked numbers. I constantly check the PDF's of the winning stores

                along with which system was played. I have found they are about even in the daily drawn Fantasy 5 game.

                Best of luck to the newest PB winner. Hurray!

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                  Posted: February 21, 2014, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

                  Green laugh

                  Hurray!

                  No 0ne told you to buy that many so it's your own fault dude.


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                    Posted: February 21, 2014, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

                    Party Quick picks Rule Party

                    Serious that's ill I buy your chances of winning are way more better with qpsI Agree!

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                      Posted: February 21, 2014, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                      A smart winner would move out of California!

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                        Posted: February 21, 2014, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

                        Hopefully, this jackpot was won by a pool of hardworking people.

                        Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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                          Posted: February 21, 2014, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                          Here's the ticket sales summary (taken from the CA Lottery website):

                          Powerball  Ticket Sales 
                          (February 16-19)

                          Nation: 91.5 million
                          California: 10.3 million
                          Bay Area: 4 million

                          As was previously mentioned California sold more than 10% of all tickets, and the Bay Area itself sold more than 4% of all tickets.

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                            Posted: February 22, 2014, 2:03 am - IP Logged

                            I'm done with Powerball.  Too expensive.  Will only play MM.  Congrats to the winner.

                            I play only one combination in the Powerball because of its being expensive. I can play up to four combinations with the Megamillions per week because of the cheapness of the game.

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                              Posted: February 22, 2014, 2:12 am - IP Logged

                              Yea Hah, Another Gas station has produced another millionaire. Should consider   

                              buying  my tickets at the WAWA gas and convenience store in central N.J.

                              We have other gas stations throughout  the state that sell lottery tickets. We don't need to just patronize one brand or company.

                              That's an awesome bonus for Dixon Landing Chevron selling the winning ticket. Congratualtions to them and all the other million dollar winners.

                               

                              Wonder how long it will take for the grand prize winner to show up to claim their prize and be famous? 

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                              It  seems gas stations/convenience stores often produce big winners i the lotto games rather than supermarkets ofr grocery stores. Maybe that is one way God rewards these oftentimes struggling stores. For example the convenient store that prodeced this winnning ticket in a way won a Jackpot within the larger Jackpot win!!!