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Winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $310 million sold in Michigan

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Posted: October 2, 2015, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

Goodbye to Powerball.   It was a fun game, but with these new odds, well, it's pretty silly to play, not that it wasn't silly before.


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    Posted: October 3, 2015, 9:42 am - IP Logged

    Goodbye to Powerball.   It was a fun game, but with these new odds, well, it's pretty silly to play, not that it wasn't silly before.

    Just buy your powerball tickets in Michigan, it will still be way too easy to win there.

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      Posted: October 3, 2015, 10:33 am - IP Logged

      Yeah, today is my last purchase of Powerball tickets. Gonna buy $20 worth of tickets and say farewell. Sad Wavey

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        Posted: October 3, 2015, 10:36 am - IP Logged

        I'll still be in it for each draw. Even 2nd prize is life changing. Especially at my age.

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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          Posted: October 3, 2015, 11:00 am - IP Logged

          Congratulation to the winner. This town of Three River is so small, blink twice & you gone through the entire town. LOL  NO JOKE!

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            Posted: October 3, 2015, 11:10 am - IP Logged

            Congratulation to the winner. This town of Three River is so small, blink twice & you gone through the entire town. LOL  NO JOKE!

            LOL I'd believe it

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              Posted: October 3, 2015, 11:28 am - IP Logged

              Congratulation to the winner. This town of Three River is so small, blink twice & you gone through the entire town. LOL  NO JOKE!

              LOL! LOL  I live in Michigan and never even heard of that city.  Googled and thought it looked like a town stuck in the 70's, laughed when I saw a Walmart! 

              Well, hopefully a large group of people from that American Axle plant won, that would be a good story.   

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                Posted: October 3, 2015, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

                Yeah, today is my last purchase of Powerball tickets. Gonna buy $20 worth of tickets and say farewell. Sad Wavey

                Yup, already have my last ticket, bought it weeks ago as part of a advance draw.

                Also glad to see the JP start over, so we can see how slow... it builds w/less players,

                as it  circles the drain.

                Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                  Posted: October 3, 2015, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                  Not sure how true this is but.....Our  Detroit local newspaper just reported this;

                  The winner is a supervisor at a manufacturer in Three Rivers. The company said she left her third-shift job last night after finding out she had the winning numbers. The company said it wasn't sure if she'd be back for her next shift.

                  Bontrager, the Shell gas station worker said she knows the winner, described as a younger woman and a regular customer.

                  Hmmm...What do we all say, "DON'T TELL ANYONE YOU WON"!!

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                    Posted: October 3, 2015, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                    Not sure how true this is but.....Our  Detroit local newspaper just reported this;

                    The winner is a supervisor at a manufacturer in Three Rivers. The company said she left her third-shift job last night after finding out she had the winning numbers. The company said it wasn't sure if she'd be back for her next shift.

                    Bontrager, the Shell gas station worker said she knows the winner, described as a younger woman and a regular customer.

                    Hmmm...What do we all say, "DON'T TELL ANYONE YOU WON"!!

                    If it is indeed true then she needs to make plans to relocate to a far away state and start a brand new life. This is probably the only sure fire way to actually keep your sanity and enjoy your life and winnings without being hounded.

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                      Posted: October 4, 2015, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                      Yup, already have my last ticket, bought it weeks ago as part of a advance draw.

                      Also glad to see the JP start over, so we can see how slow... it builds w/less players,

                      as it  circles the drain.

                      ...and that's the issue involved in the wonderful way you put it, "circling the drain."

                      You think the lotteries would have learned their lesson with Megamillions, where it recently took 20 draws, two and a half months to get to $260M, a large jackpot, but not one likely to generate "Lotto Fever" these days.

                      In 2013, under the old lottery, in the jackpot that went to $636M in 22 draws, they were at $257M in 18 draws, at $344M in 20 draws.

                      The number of draws has a big effect on the probability that the lottery jackpots will grow to large amounts.    Some people think that this change will result in larger jackpots being more frequent.    Probably the opposite is true.

                      The problem began with the $2 Powerball ticket.   It generated some large jackpots, but it eroded sales in both MM and Powerball over the long term.

                      I expect that eventually both games will continue to decline and possibly disappear.

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                        Posted: October 4, 2015, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                        What about "in a nut house" or " Betty Ford clinic", "captured by aliens", "lost in the Amazon Rain Forrest" or possibly hog tied by JJthePrince and taken to buy tickets in Michigan to be assured of a win on the PB next time ?

                        PartyUS FlagPartyYou got me..IT was the Betty Ford clinic...I'm addicted to cars...lol

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                          Posted: October 5, 2015, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

                          Yeah, today is my last purchase of Powerball tickets. Gonna buy $20 worth of tickets and say farewell. Sad Wavey

                          So the new Matrix is in effect...yet the prize amount only jumped $10 million, like it always did with the last 'upgraded Matrix'.  Curious to see what happens after this Wednesday if nobody hits the big one...still $10 million more???

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                            Posted: October 5, 2015, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

                            ...and that's the issue involved in the wonderful way you put it, "circling the drain."

                            You think the lotteries would have learned their lesson with Megamillions, where it recently took 20 draws, two and a half months to get to $260M, a large jackpot, but not one likely to generate "Lotto Fever" these days.

                            In 2013, under the old lottery, in the jackpot that went to $636M in 22 draws, they were at $257M in 18 draws, at $344M in 20 draws.

                            The number of draws has a big effect on the probability that the lottery jackpots will grow to large amounts.    Some people think that this change will result in larger jackpots being more frequent.    Probably the opposite is true.

                            The problem began with the $2 Powerball ticket.   It generated some large jackpots, but it eroded sales in both MM and Powerball over the long term.

                            I expect that eventually both games will continue to decline and possibly disappear.

                            Parody of the "row, row, row your boat" song

                             

                                   Slow, slow, slow your growth, gently down the drain,

                                           merrily merrily merrily merrily

                                                Powerball is lame.  LOL

                            Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                              Posted: October 5, 2015, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                              So the new Matrix is in effect...yet the prize amount only jumped $10 million, like it always did with the last 'upgraded Matrix'.  Curious to see what happens after this Wednesday if nobody hits the big one...still $10 million more???

                              That's because regardless of matrix the game operates in the red for the first couple draws of a new cycle. Total PB sales for Saturday and this coming Wednesday likely won't even equal the advertised prize. We will not be able to see the true effect of the new matrix until the higher jackpots.

                              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?

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