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$450 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot nears record

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Igamble's avatar - spider
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Posted: February 8, 2015, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

Its amazing that players put in an adittional  almost 60mil. $ (394.5 to 450mil) but  only 12mil out of the aditional 60mil  which is about 10%  made a real difference to only 112people total !! 12 got about 1mil each and 100 got 10grand each.

so this draw millions have played and only 112of them  won something significant.that's about 0.0005%winners of 10grand+5/0 match  for this draw if we put 5million players !!

the rest of them got fooled again  like me Wink,

    Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: February 8, 2015, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

    We are all already know whats going to happen. As usual we are going to see and old lady or an old man or some rich folk who already have million of dollar came forward to claim the prize. Whoever dont know this before must be slow or something. I still believing the lottery was design to make the rich get richer and the poor people living at the bottom to get poorer.

    Sounds like you've been couped up too long in that box of yours....Jack.

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      Posted: February 8, 2015, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

      @jack27, this is true for the simple fact that those who can least afford to gamble/play the lottery are those that spend the most.  I'm not rich, or particularly what I would call well-off so, I only buy ONE ticket (usually with power-up option) per drawing when the jackpot gets BIG.  I can comfortably afford to lose (in probability) my $2-3 per ticket.  I do not, however, spend my whole paycheck or even a large(r) portion on the lottery.  That way lies madness.

      I, like many, have a child to put through college somehow, not to mention I would like to be able to retire and not have to work well into my 70s-80s and beyond.  The lottery is just a fun 'what-if' for me - not a hope, necessity or habit.  Take care of your family & future first before spending money you may not have to spend, on what is essentially a pipe-dream for everyone but the winner.

      Not preaching - everyone is individual and will do as they see fit.  Good luck to all of you and God bless each and everyone.

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: February 8, 2015, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

        Its amazing that players put in an adittional  almost 60mil. $ (394.5 to 450mil) but  only 12mil out of the aditional 60mil  which is about 10%  made a real difference to only 112people total !! 12 got about 1mil each and 100 got 10grand each.

        so this draw millions have played and only 112of them  won something significant.that's about 0.0005%winners of 10grand+5/0 match  for this draw if we put 5million players !!

        the rest of them got fooled again  like me Wink,

        Sounds like you've been playing a long time and not winning big so how could you have been fooled again?  Did you expect this time to be different? Unhappy

        I'm in the same boat but the only thing that would surprise me is that I win a nice prize. Wink

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: February 8, 2015, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

          Todd, what's your plan Thursday morning when you realize you have the only winning ticket?

          1. Lump sum or annuity?
          2. Who are you hiring? Lawyers, financial advisors, rabbi, judo coach?
          3. If your state doesn't allow anonymity, do you send a hired gun to collect or are you giving a press conference?

          "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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            Posted: February 8, 2015, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

            Pro Tip:

            Buy your ticket(s) early. This 450 million jackpot is going to attract long lines at lottery retailers. There probably won't be too many people buying tickets today or tomorrow.

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              Posted: February 8, 2015, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

              Pro Tip:

              Buy your ticket(s) early. This 450 million jackpot is going to attract long lines at lottery retailers. There probably won't be too many people buying tickets today or tomorrow.

              yeah get to the store early, you don't want to end up like this guy http://www.lotterypost.com/news/285551

              "Canadian man loses $27 million lottery jackpot by 7 seconds"

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                Posted: February 8, 2015, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                Let it roll, $600,000,000.00 is the number it will roll too.......Smile

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                  Posted: February 8, 2015, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

                  My birthday is on the 11th of February so instead of a birthday bash I'm thinking of a lotto bash.

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                    Posted: February 8, 2015, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

                    It's best to make that a way-belated birthday bash, majestic1070, as it could take 45 days to receive the electronic transfer into your checking account, after you've officially claimed the win!

                     Jack-in-the-Box

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

                    Disney

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                      Posted: February 8, 2015, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

                      My husband and I are spending the weekend in Kentucky next weekend,cant wait to play the Lottery.So excited.Wish us luck in another state....

                        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                        Posted: February 8, 2015, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

                        Pro Tip:

                        Buy your ticket(s) early. This 450 million jackpot is going to attract long lines at lottery retailers. There probably won't be too many people buying tickets today or tomorrow.

                        Don't have to worry about that in my area, they is a lottery retailer for every 1500-2000 players.  Not like before PB was sold locally and I have to travel over the state line to buy a ticket.  Last night I bought my tickets about 9:50PM, ten minutes before cut-off time and I was the old customer at the drive-thur.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: February 8, 2015, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

                          Don't have to worry about that in my area, they is a lottery retailer for every 1500-2000 players.  Not like before PB was sold locally and I have to travel over the state line to buy a ticket.  Last night I bought my tickets about 9:50PM, ten minutes before cut-off time and I was the old customer at the drive-thur.

                          "I was the old customer at the drive-thur."

                          Don't sell your self short, RJ. You're that old. Smile

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                            Posted: February 8, 2015, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

                            We are all already know whats going to happen. As usual we are going to see and old lady or an old man or some rich folk who already have million of dollar came forward to claim the prize. Whoever dont know this before must be slow or something. I still believing the lottery was design to make the rich get richer and the poor people living at the bottom to get poorer.

                            WHEN you can explain how some mysterious lottery person can arrange for a rich old lady or old man win,and the lottery is designed to make the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, THEN you will have the credibility to make such a statement.

                            UNTIL such time, you are simply blowing smoke out your a$$.

                            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                              Posted: February 8, 2015, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

                              Ima going to get my ticket!

                              Ah the simple pleasures of life .................

                              Dpoly now THAT is a gorgeous car.  Hmmmmmm may have to add a car to my planned one car and a truck thoughts.  White Bentley, how very pretty.  All it needs is to have a white interior.

                                 
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