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$334 MILLION: Powerball jackpot rolls into the new year

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Posted: December 31, 2015, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

Skeptical I think I'd rent a private island for a month once a year

I tell my wife that we would be buying a private island in the Caribbean.

CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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    Posted: December 31, 2015, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

    Skeptical I think I'd rent a private island for a month once a year

    Some place warm for several months, just disappear, maybe Tahiti.  See Ya!

    Happy New Year LP members.  And of course, Good Luck for the next two major games!

    Dance

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      Posted: December 31, 2015, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

      Is Powerball starting to get air time on tv? Has everyone started jumping in the game?

      May the balls bounce in your favor!

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        Posted: December 31, 2015, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

        I tell my wife that we would be buying a private island in the Caribbean.

        On the one hand I really appreciate the appeal of that idea, but I'm not sure I'd want to deal with the inconveniences. Unless you're planning on a short camping trip you'll need an adequate power supply, a suitable source/supply of water, and you'll need to replenish food on a regular basis. They certainly aren't insurmountable problems, and the idea is obviously predicated on having plenty of money to pay the bills, but they're hassles you need to deal with.

        Perhaps the real kicker is that there's a very good chance your private island won't really be as private as you may think. In many places all beaches are either owned by the public or there's an easement allowing the public to use the beach. The upside of having your not-really-private beach on an island is that  you won't have people just strolling by. The downside is that  anybody who  shows up will come by boat instead of walking, and that gives them easy access to the best beach on your island, which may be the one you prefer to use.

        I'm inclined to think a fairly large piece of property on a larger, developed island is the better choice. It doesn't have as much romantic appeal when you're planning, but I think it's much more practical to really have. I've also considered that a boat might be an even better (or additional) choice, since it doesn't tie you to one place.

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          Posted: December 31, 2015, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

          My desires are modest. Someone won the CA SuperLotto Sat so it dropped down to the starting amount of 7 mil.  I went ahead and bought one ticket and what do you know someone won again last night. 7 mil translate into about 2.2 mil take home. Nothing to sniff at.  I wd be more than happy with a modest home and a new car.  If I won PB or Mega, I would buy a nicer house (but not too much nicer - property taxes are horrible), a truck and a car, take a vacation, and then set up charities.

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            Posted: December 31, 2015, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

            My desires are modest. Someone won the CA SuperLotto Sat so it dropped down to the starting amount of 7 mil.  I went ahead and bought one ticket and what do you know someone won again last night. 7 mil translate into about 2.2 mil take home. Nothing to sniff at.  I wd be more than happy with a modest home and a new car.  If I won PB or Mega, I would buy a nicer house (but not too much nicer - property taxes are horrible), a truck and a car, take a vacation, and then set up charities.

            taxes are high

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              Posted: December 31, 2015, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

              My desires are modest. Someone won the CA SuperLotto Sat so it dropped down to the starting amount of 7 mil.  I went ahead and bought one ticket and what do you know someone won again last night. 7 mil translate into about 2.2 mil take home. Nothing to sniff at.  I wd be more than happy with a modest home and a new car.  If I won PB or Mega, I would buy a nicer house (but not too much nicer - property taxes are horrible), a truck and a car, take a vacation, and then set up charities.

              Who cares about property taxes when you've won Powerball/Mega Millions at the estimated prize amount they are advertised at right now.

              You must already live in a mansion if you're worried about property taxes after winning millions.

              Ohio has very high property  taxes. If I won I would buy a nice luxury home and could pay the property taxes off in advance for the next 30 years and still go on vacation, set up a charity, buy brand new cars and still have the majority of my millions left.

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                Posted: December 31, 2015, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

                That's the difference between you and me -- I dont want to unnecessarily give money to the gov so they can waste it. I could find much better uses for it charity wise.  I love how some people always have a bug up their butts about how others spend their imaginary winnings.  smh

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                  Posted: December 31, 2015, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

                  Is Powerball starting to get air time on tv? Has everyone started jumping in the game?

                  Yes, saw it on the local and national news today.  Good luck and Happy New Year!

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                    Posted: December 31, 2015, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

                    Yes, saw it on the local and national news today.  I think my favorites are from Manhattan showing hordes of people buying tickets, though hadn't seen that yet.  Good Luck and Happy New Year!

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                      Posted: December 31, 2015, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                      EEks!  If I ever bought tickets for someone else, I'd make sure to play the same numbers for myself.

                      OH YES.  Get a duplicate while you're at it.

                      La Maga Della Spaziometria

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                        Posted: December 31, 2015, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

                        Skeptical I think I'd rent a private island for a month once a year

                        Oh, at least a month.  In the endlessly sunny season, preferred.  Sun Smiley

                        But would there be wifi for electronically reporting such states of bliss to the Lottery Post forum?

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                          Posted: December 31, 2015, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

                          It won't be won until EVERY possible number combination is sold, bank on it.

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                            Posted: December 31, 2015, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

                            Party

                            Happy New Year to all!

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                            Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

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                              Posted: December 31, 2015, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                              Party

                              Happy New Year to all!

                              Partysame to you too,Dpoly1 Party

                              lets hope 2016 will be a lucky year 4 all of us

                              'cept for the whiners and trolls