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$500 MILLION: Powerball jackpot explodes in ticket-buying frenzy

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Posted: January 6, 2016, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

BananaDisneyDanceHurray!Big Grin AngelPartyHyper

 

come on rollover

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    Posted: January 6, 2016, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

    $500 Million I got my tickets Banana Dance White Bounce

    I Love Pink & Green 1908

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      Posted: January 6, 2016, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

      So can we all agree that winning a $500 million annuity makes someone a half-billionaire? Yes or no?

      Nope.  That's like saying if I'm working for $50K per year, then I'm a millionaire.  It'll take 20 years of working, but you will have earned a million.  No way you're a millionaire though.

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        Posted: January 6, 2016, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

        Eh, I'd still happily take the million dollar second prize and quietly disappear into the night. Thumbs Up

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          Good-golly-miss-Molly!  I just spent $100 on tickets and now it's increased to $500M!  There was a long line of buyers and it took me about 40 minutes standing in line before I was able to get mine.   If no one wins tonight I am certain it will reach the billion mark for Saturday.  My husband and I have agreed to spend $500 on tickets if it does rollover.  With all those zeros we may have to buy walkers to minimize getting dizzy and falling over.....ha....

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            Posted: January 6, 2016, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

            Gee, I blew $18 bucks on tickets and thought it was excessive. Hurray!

             

            Good luck to you, tho.

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              Posted: January 6, 2016, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

              Car wish list

              Ferrari 355 Berlinetta 

              Porsche GT3 

              Lamborghini Diablo Old School Bull

              Aston Martin DB7 

              BMW Z8 

              Shelby Mustang GT350

              1967 427 Corvette Stingray 

              1963 Corvette Spilt Window 

              Now I need a storage building to fit 8 cars.... :-(

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                Posted: January 6, 2016, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

                 Found a lottery machine that dispenses all the games including scratch offs, a.k.a "refrigerators"  in a chain drug store.

                Must have been dinner time because there were few people in the store at 4:50 PM  and no line at the machine. Banana

                If a lottery pool wins won't be surprised if there will be difficulties that arise, as is often seen in the past. Dead

                Anyone have any idea how many lottery pools were formed for this drawings? What?

                How many pool organizer's provide its members with a a copy of the pool tickets before the drawing? Evil Uhh

                We should have a winner somewhere with all the tickets being sold but if there is no winner tonight, it will be another week

                of Power Ball Craze in the Media. Jester Laugh

                Good Luck LP Players

                Lep

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                  Posted: January 6, 2016, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                  Man, I hope somebody win dis mufugga t'night, 'n' shee.
                  I'm sick of sein nobody win dis mufugga.
                  Da jackpot go up, but atda same time, so do da splits.

                   

                  (please pardon the use of jive talk.  I get that way, when I get frustrated, following the lotto, draw after draw after draw after draw)

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                    Posted: January 6, 2016, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

                    BananaDisneyDanceHurray!Big Grin AngelPartyHyper

                     

                    come on rollover

                    I promise you, I will be the one rolling over in their sleep,
                    if no one hits this thing.  It's too high for anyone's good, as it is.


                    Think of the splits.

                    Right now, Amma setting inside, wif all my lotto tickets, jessa waiting, and waiting, watchin' all kindsa shows, and not even be payin' attenshn, ma mind is focused on dat doggone lotto.

                     

                    Please, if you win it all, could you see your way to giving me .5 million.  Das all I need. And I'm going to stop playin'.


                    (no party happening here)


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                      Posted: January 6, 2016, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

                      i want it to rollover because then that would be big news for the next few days, the press, the attention, and a possible 1 billion dollar jackpot, it'll make things more interesting for a while rather than the same old news but good luck to all.

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                        Posted: January 6, 2016, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

                        Gee, I blew $18 bucks on tickets and thought it was excessive. Hurray!

                         

                        Good luck to you, tho.

                        Ha Ha... I wagered $3 less than you and thought the same thing...

                        Let "the whales" bet away... I'm just krill in this betting pool LOL

                        -RC

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                          Posted: January 6, 2016, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                          Yes, good luck to you, as well.


                          But when it turned 300 million, that's all the big news I needed.

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                            Posted: January 6, 2016, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                            Sales are on fire (over $100 million in excess of my estimate), cash starting at around $413 million if no winner tonight.

                            Believe it or not, ~60% chance no winner. 100% chance I am not participating tonight. LOL

                            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 6, 2016, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                              No way it goes to 1 billion like so many says. If rolls over tonight, then likely 650-700MM on saturday.