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$334 MILLION: Powerball jackpot rolls into the new year

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Posted: January 2, 2016, 7:28 pm - IP Logged
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    Posted: January 2, 2016, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

    The Powerball win is already mine so you all can stop playing or continue playing adding to the jackpot.  I'll invite all LP players to a big party to celebrate.  Todd can be the master of ceremonies.

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      Posted: January 2, 2016, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

      Well, Mike, you say you love your country but wished it evolved like the Founding Fathers intended.   Personally, I wouldn't want to live in the world they envisioned, where lots of human beings were treated like farm animals, for one thing among many others.    The people who founded the country had huge disagreements among themselves, and I'm sure they didn't regard themselves as infallible and thus were careful to include provisions in their constitution that would correct their self acknowledged imperfections, as was specifically stated in the Federalist papers, specifically and unambiguously in Federalist #85.

      Federalist #85

      But I have no doubt that you still would prefer living in the 18th century; and I'm happy that even though you won't win the lottery, that if you did, your first purchase would be horses and a real wonderful plantation with porcelain seats in the outhouses, just like the ones James Madison had. 

      I'm quite sure too, while you don't live in Iraq, you feel nothing at all for the fact that tax dollars were used to blow the lives of human beings living there to little bits, because of your ex-Governor had something to work out with his Daddy.   I assume the children there who had their arms or heads blown off were just casualties of your Christian love.

      Some of us feel otherwise about all of that; we actually value human beings in reality, and not in the mindless chanting in churches about love and peace until we can get outside the door to shoot the neighbors we just said we loved full of holes.  We feel that when simpletons blow things apart with no plan to build things to replace them, they are making the lives of everyone on the planet more dangerous.

      And you're right, the entire lottery sales for the entire history of the lottery wouldn't pay very much for the two trillion good time party we had between 2000 and 2008 blowing up "infidels."

      Basically, you and I may live in the same country - and I question whether you really love it although I'm sure you wave the flag a lot - and I definitely see that you do, in fact, want to form your own militia of one with 50 calibre ammunition on a Toyota truck.

      It's a lucky thing you won't win the lottery, and you won't.   You wouldn't last three weeks before someone with the same mentality blew you away in a gun battle, probably taking down lots of innocent people in the cross fire.

      This is the disturbing thing about the lottery at the end of the day; anyone can win it; even fools and nothing is worse than a fool with power.

      As for the people who work in Government, many of them are highly educated and hard working.   Somehow I doubt that you are actually their equal in working for this country or for the world.    I've had lots of interactions with government employees, my children's teachers for instance, who love their country and work hard for it in ways that you are clearly incapable of imagining.

      Holy crap. What the f are you talking about. You just wrote the biggest pile of tripe in all of LP. 50 call in the back of a Toyota truck here?

      YOU ARE AN IDIOT.

      Since you are still in your parent'so basement why don't you go tell your mama she's calling you for dinner.

      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

      A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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        Posted: January 2, 2016, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

        A $57 million mark up just for their development? What exactly was the development? Hotels? A mini-theme park? Diamond mining?

        http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/int/private-island-type#eng/sales/int/private-island-type

        These are much more reasonable. Buy a Cay from the Bahamas and save yourself tens of millions by building exactly what you want.

        lol....the advantage of owning real estate is that you can list it for whatever you want....doesn't mean someone will pay it.

        I have been looking at rentals in my area and I inquired about a house that is over 30 years old and property value assessed at only a couple hundred Ks. I couldn't believe the realtor is asking $3K a month to rent this place. It doesn't even have a garage. She claimed it has a market value of half a million. Would you believe people are actually stupid enough to pay the asking price to rent this place? The reason, apparently, is that it is located in a good school district.

        On an unrelated note, I bought my first lottery ticket of the year today and won 3x my money (2x profit). No Powerball for me :)

        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: January 2, 2016, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

          I hope it continues to roll and set a new Power ball record jackpot.

          I want it to roll to a billion dollars

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            Posted: January 2, 2016, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

            Uh oh, looks like birthday numbers were drawn tonight... I don't know anything at this point, but my guess is a winner.  Winning numbers are 5-6-15-29-42, and the Powerball is 10.

             

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              Posted: January 2, 2016, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

              Uh oh, looks like birthday numbers were drawn tonight... I don't know anything at this point, but my guess is a winner.  Winning numbers are 5-6-15-29-42, and the Powerball is 10.

              Yep, my birthday is on the 42nd of the month Big Grin

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                Posted: January 2, 2016, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

                Uh oh, looks like birthday numbers were drawn tonight... I don't know anything at this point, but my guess is a winner.  Winning numbers are 5-6-15-29-42, and the Powerball is 10.

                You may be onto something....looks like actual annuity @ $359,300,000 and cash @ $219,900,000.....so with sales higher than expected and birthday numbers....

                We'll see

                Edit:

                Rolling :-)

                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: January 3, 2016, 12:19 am - IP Logged

                  Whoa...$400 million. 

                  Rolling rolling rolling

                  I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                  The odds are about the same.

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                    Posted: January 3, 2016, 12:43 am - IP Logged

                    Whoa...$400 million. 

                    Rolling rolling rolling

                    Rawhide!

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                      Posted: January 3, 2016, 12:49 am - IP Logged

                      And now the insanity shall really start.

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                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                      Lep

                      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                        Posted: January 3, 2016, 12:54 am - IP Logged

                        And now the insanity shall really start.

                        Bang Head

                        Heeeeerrre we go....!  Ha  Drum

                        I didn't play it but I will watch the rollovers with some amusement.

                        Interesting, the 5-15-29 also came up in our Wild Card game (Idaho).

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                          Posted: January 3, 2016, 6:33 am - IP Logged

                          let it roll till it hits $600 million then let ME win it all

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                            Posted: January 3, 2016, 8:09 am - IP Logged

                            A $57 million mark up just for their development? What exactly was the development? Hotels? A mini-theme park? Diamond mining?

                            http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/int/private-island-type#eng/sales/int/private-island-type

                            These are much more reasonable. Buy a Cay from the Bahamas and save yourself tens of millions by building exactly what you want.

                            I didn't make it clear, the only development was the price as far as I can tell. There was a small house on it but I think it was there before.

                            Bahamas has the added benefit of tax savings. Good thinking there!

                             

                            Nice to see it rolling again.

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                              Posted: January 3, 2016, 8:19 am - IP Logged

                              No winner. Time to buy a ticket with powerplay. What do you think it will roll to now?

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