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California lottery ticket wins $425 million Powerball jackpot

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Posted: February 22, 2014, 2:24 am - IP Logged

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.

I consulterd Astrology.com,  and I was told I would never win a Lotto Jackpot. However, even that was the case there are other prizes such as $1m prizes that someone can win at some me point.

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    Posted: February 22, 2014, 3:31 am - IP Logged

    Can we stop using facts and common sense? You're just confusing everybody.

     

    Congrats to the winner in Cali.

    Some people are confused no matter how much help they get. And some people have no clue what random is.

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      Posted: February 22, 2014, 11:16 am - IP Logged

      A smart winner would move out of California!

      I agree 110% DP....the state income tax for big lottery winners would be atrocious the next year after the initial payout. Can you imagine giving up 12.3% to the state on your interest income just to live there and 39.6% to the feds ???? ALMOST 52% just handed back to the government every year til you no longer alive, just to reside in that state !!!    There's democracy in action for you !     Let me think for a minute....... almost 52% orrrrrr 39.6% ??? Hit With Stick...
      NOOOO THANK YOU. I will take a tax free state anytime !

      And yet, California is 132 billion(approx) in debt....

      2014 California Income Tax Table
      2013 - 2014

       

      Tax Bracket (Single)Marginal Tax Rate
      $0+1.00%
      $7,582+2.00%
      $17,976+4.00%
      $28,371+6.00%
      $39,384+8.00%
      $49,774+9.30%
      $254,250+10.30%
      $305,100+11.30%
      $508,500+12.30%

       

      Tax Bracket (Couple)Marginal Tax Rate
      $0+1.00%
      $15,164+2.00%
      $35,952+4.00%
      $56,742+6.00%
      $78,768+8.00%
      $99,548+9.30%
      $508,500+10.30%
      $610,200+11.30%
      $1,017,000+12.30%

       

      California has eighteen marginal tax brackets, ranging from 1.00% (the lowest California tax bracket) to 12.30% (the highest California tax bracket). Each marginal rate only applies to earnings within the applicable marginal tax bracket.

      And now some are trying to divide the state up ?
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/02/21/plan-to-divide-california-into-6-states-will-begin-gathering-signatures/

      Best of luck Californians...Best of luck  Patriot

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        Posted: February 22, 2014, 11:46 am - IP Logged

        I agree 110% DP....the state income tax for big lottery winners would be atrocious the next year after the initial payout. Can you imagine giving up 12.3% to the state on your interest income just to live there and 39.6% to the feds ???? ALMOST 52% just handed back to the government every year til you no longer alive, just to reside in that state !!!    There's democracy in action for you !     Let me think for a minute....... almost 52% orrrrrr 39.6% ??? Hit With Stick...
        NOOOO THANK YOU. I will take a tax free state anytime !

        And yet, California is 132 billion(approx) in debt....

        2014 California Income Tax Table
        2013 - 2014

         

        Tax Bracket (Single)Marginal Tax Rate
        $0+1.00%
        $7,582+2.00%
        $17,976+4.00%
        $28,371+6.00%
        $39,384+8.00%
        $49,774+9.30%
        $254,250+10.30%
        $305,100+11.30%
        $508,500+12.30%

         

        Tax Bracket (Couple)Marginal Tax Rate
        $0+1.00%
        $15,164+2.00%
        $35,952+4.00%
        $56,742+6.00%
        $78,768+8.00%
        $99,548+9.30%
        $508,500+10.30%
        $610,200+11.30%
        $1,017,000+12.30%

         

        California has eighteen marginal tax brackets, ranging from 1.00% (the lowest California tax bracket) to 12.30% (the highest California tax bracket). Each marginal rate only applies to earnings within the applicable marginal tax bracket.

        And now some are trying to divide the state up ?
        http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/02/21/plan-to-divide-california-into-6-states-will-begin-gathering-signatures/

        Best of luck Californians...Best of luck  Patriot

        That hopefully should cut back the constant wins!  DanceParty

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          some of you need to get over the fact that a certain state (in this case ca) win so often. maybe they  sold 50x as many tickets as your dismal midwestern tornado strewn state did. that means that there are 50x as many losers in cal as in your state. no such thing as a lucky state or store, gas station, or wherever you can buy them. the only thing that matters is your set of numbers or a clerks hesitant or non-hestitant finger on a quick pic lottery machine. nothing else matters especially where you live. less tickets sold in a state means the winner is less likely to come from there. i estimate there are probably 500x more tickets sold in ca, ny, fla, ma than in nebraska for example, thus the preponderence of more winners there. that's all it means. also stop complaining about the differences in the 2 games. if you don't like one or the other don't play it. many of you don't realize how much better off your chances would be winning your own state lotto or cash 5 games. facing 175 million to 1 odds twice a week isn't the way to go with your average life span of only 70 something years. especially those that don't play unless it's 300 million or more thus limiting your chances even more. what's wrong with 40 million if that's they type of prize you're looking for. can't scrape by with that. no one would be hounding you as much for sure. ohio people should be focusing on that 56 million state lotto instead of these insidious mm or pb jackpots. percentages are much more in your favor there. so shovel your way out and play that one if you're "lucky" enough to be in that state.

          Dang you brining up logic and facts to a rather silly argument. Massachusetts and it's educated populace always using their brain. 

           

          All jokes aside, it's beyond moronic to say California is lucky when in fact it is selling 5x times more tickets. Do people on here never took a statistic class or something? Lol

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            I agree 110% DP....the state income tax for big lottery winners would be atrocious the next year after the initial payout. Can you imagine giving up 12.3% to the state on your interest income just to live there and 39.6% to the feds ???? ALMOST 52% just handed back to the government every year til you no longer alive, just to reside in that state !!!    There's democracy in action for you !     Let me think for a minute....... almost 52% orrrrrr 39.6% ??? Hit With Stick...
            NOOOO THANK YOU. I will take a tax free state anytime !

            And yet, California is 132 billion(approx) in debt....

            2014 California Income Tax Table
            2013 - 2014

             

            Tax Bracket (Single)Marginal Tax Rate
            $0+1.00%
            $7,582+2.00%
            $17,976+4.00%
            $28,371+6.00%
            $39,384+8.00%
            $49,774+9.30%
            $254,250+10.30%
            $305,100+11.30%
            $508,500+12.30%

             

            Tax Bracket (Couple)Marginal Tax Rate
            $0+1.00%
            $15,164+2.00%
            $35,952+4.00%
            $56,742+6.00%
            $78,768+8.00%
            $99,548+9.30%
            $508,500+10.30%
            $610,200+11.30%
            $1,017,000+12.30%

             

            California has eighteen marginal tax brackets, ranging from 1.00% (the lowest California tax bracket) to 12.30% (the highest California tax bracket). Each marginal rate only applies to earnings within the applicable marginal tax bracket.

            And now some are trying to divide the state up ?
            http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/02/21/plan-to-divide-california-into-6-states-will-begin-gathering-signatures/

            Best of luck Californians...Best of luck  Patriot

            You guys kill me with this stuff. Not everyone wants to live in a backward state. In fact, the opposite is true which is why states like Callifornia are the most populated and expensive. Anyhow, I'm sure I would stay in California if I was living there to begin with prior to turning a $2 dollars bet into $90+ million.

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              Educated?  Good grief, I don't think that person has ever heard of capital letters...or paragraphs, for that matter.

              "using their brain"? No, the majority of people in that state are the most ignorant people in America;  they kept voting in John Kerry and Teddy K., didn't they?


              A people that elect corrupt politicians, impostors, thieves and traitors are not victims...but accomplices.
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                You guys kill me with this stuff. Not everyone wants to live in a backward state. In fact, the opposite is true which is why states like Callifornia are the most populated and expensive. Anyhow, I'm sure I would stay in California if I was living there to begin with prior to turning a $2 dollars bet into $90+ million.

                Some of us prefer to not live in a progressive nanny state and giving our money to liberals who think they "know better".........But, I will never try to fix gormless...Give a man enough rope, he will eventually feel the noose tighten....Best of luck with your next lottery drawing  Patriot

                Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                  Educated?  Good grief, I don't think that person has ever heard of capital letters...or paragraphs, for that matter.

                  "using their brain"? No, the majority of people in that state are the most ignorant people in America;  they kept voting in John Kerry and Teddy K., didn't they?

                  Mike, don't forget Gov Dukakis of the late 80s...Thats one of the reasons that we other residents of New England called the state "Taxachussetts" and the residents were refered to as "mass...holes"... just sayin' Big Smile

                  But all is well now Blue Angel

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                    You guys kill me with this stuff. Not everyone wants to live in a backward state. In fact, the opposite is true which is why states like Callifornia are the most populated and expensive. Anyhow, I'm sure I would stay in California if I was living there to begin with prior to turning a $2 dollars bet into $90+ million.

                    One state I would never live in is Florida.  That "Stand Your Ground" law along with anyone who doesn't have a record being able to get a Concealed Weapons Permit makes me cringe.

                    Every time I hear about a murder on the news, it's in Florida.  Add to that, you have the alligators, those large Tegu lizards, large pythons, poisonous snakes, hurricanes, flooding, it's all very uninviting.  Plus, let's not forget the cocaine smuggling business, the marijuana smuggling business.

                    To top it all off, they also have HUGE quarter-sized mosquitos and that's pretty much it.  NO THANKS!  I'll pick somewhere else to live.

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                      Mike, don't forget Gov Dukakis of the late 80s...Thats one of the reasons that we other residents of New England called the state "Taxachussetts" and the residents were refered to as "mass...holes"... just sayin' Big Smile

                      But all is well now Blue Angel

                      Oh, I HAD forgotten about him.  Thank goodness.

                      When I first read that post with the "dismal midwestern tornado strewn state" it made me angry, but I let it go because I try to not make fun of functional illiterates unless they insult me directly.  Still, it's that sort of thinking that makes me despise the elitist prog-tards like that person and thaencyder...who is most likely another sock puppet. (such as B2B/Shelby Mustang).  I'd rather have a tornado go down my street every day than live next door to a prog-tard.


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                        Some of us prefer to not live in a progressive nanny state and giving our money to liberals who think they "know better".........But, I will never try to fix gormless...Give a man enough rope, he will eventually feel the noose tighten....Best of luck with your next lottery drawing  Patriot

                        Says the guy on a lottery board. How cute. Cut down on the Fox News garbage. It clearly is affecting you.

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                          Educated?  Good grief, I don't think that person has ever heard of capital letters...or paragraphs, for that matter.

                          "using their brain"? No, the majority of people in that state are the most ignorant people in America;  they kept voting in John Kerry and Teddy K., didn't they?

                          Oh the irony.

                           

                           

                          Anyhow, good luck everyone.

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                            Oh the irony.

                             

                             

                            Anyhow, good luck everyone.

                            Is that you, Alanis?

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                              Says the guy on a lottery board. How cute. Cut down on the Fox News garbage. It clearly is affecting you.

                              Well, lets see where the info & figures came from shall we ?

                              http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2013/09/06/californias-current-debt-load-132.html

                              http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/California-Governor-Jerry-Brown-Budget-Spending-Plan-239454101.html

                              Food stamps program: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/research/res/pdf/DFA256/2013/DFA256Dec13.pdf
                               or http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/29snapcurrpp.htm
                              or
                              http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-california-debt-clock.html
                               
                              Dont see one bit of Fox news to support YOUR statement of "Fox News garbage". BUT, if you can prove/dispute the findings otherwise, by all means please do.

                              I am very glad that the winning ticket was sold in California, perhaps they will donate a majority of their winnings to "help the state out" as any dedicated progressive person would gladly do.

                              Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way