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$700 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot raised just hours after initial estimate

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Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

How long is the press conference when you win the powerball and how be for I receive my money?

Rock on!  I admit to fantasing more about how I could have fun at the press conference than the actual dinero. Lol!!!

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    Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

    Did you have a strategy other than a bunch of quick picks?

    Most were quick picks.  Some were specific numbers above 31.  I don't play birthday numbers.

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      Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

      How long is the press conference when you win the powerball and how be for I receive my money?

      Not all states require a press conference.  Idaho doesn't.  I believe Illinois encourages their winners to do one, but you can get out of it if you really want to.

      "In Illinois, big jackpot winners are compelled to make themselves public to prove the lottery is paying out its prizes — something that wasn't done decades ago when such games of chance were scams, Illinois Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones said. Though the lottery could insist winners do a news conference, Jones said officials offer some wiggle room to those who want privacy.

      "We will work with whoever the prize-winner is," he said. "But we would publicize as much as we can about the winner as is needed," and "ultimately an enterprising reporter can find out who that person is."

       

      It takes MUSL time to gather up all the proceeds from each state, so from what I've heard, it can take 2 weeks or so to get your money.

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        Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

        How long is the press conference when you win the powerball and how be for I receive my money?

        30+ days.  They do a background check on you to see if you have any back taxes due, missed child support payments, unpaid driving tickets, etc....if so, they deduct that from your winnings before you get your money.

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          Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

          Most were quick picks.  Some were specific numbers above 31.  I don't play birthday numbers.

          Gotcha. 

          Just want to point something out to you though- you could have wheeled all 26 power balls 9 times for $500 guaranteeing that you would at least hit $36.  :)

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

            Read my signature!

            Show me the money!

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              Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

              Did you have a strategy other than a bunch of quick picks?

              What other 'strategy' could she possibly need? LOL

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

                What other 'strategy' could she possibly need? LOL

                Analyzing past draw results, looking for trends, patterns, or at least organizing selected numbers i.e. Wheeling.  Not everyone is a fan of wheeling though.

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                  Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

                  Three way split..

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                    Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                    Three way split..

                    Pinko.Surrender

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                      Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                      30+ days.  They do a background check on you to see if you have any back taxes due, missed child support payments, unpaid driving tickets, etc....if so, they deduct that from your winnings before you get your money.

                      That a long time to wait, when you have a clean record

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                        Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

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                        Thank you NBC news for just reporting the Powerball jackpot sans negative aspects i.e. greater chance of getting hit by lightning, etc.  Just once I wish they would report say on the amount of millionaires it has created over the past five years.  No, that would be a feel good story that wouldn't sell too well.

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                          Posted: January 7, 2016, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

                          Thank you NBC news for just reporting the Powerball jackpot sans negative aspects i.e. greater chance of getting hit by lightning, etc.  Just once I wish they would report say on the amount of millionaires it has created over the past five years.  No, that would be a feel good story that wouldn't sell too well.

                          Oh that is a pet peeve of mine too!  Also some people have won multiple times.  Lol. Just sayin'. :-). How about a little positivity?  As our lottery slogan here in ga says "Today could be the day!"  :-)

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                            Posted: January 7, 2016, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                            They might as well jack it up to 1 billy and get it over it. I'm sure some people will sell their first born, figuratively speaking, just to get in the $1B game.

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                              Posted: January 7, 2016, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                              I think it will happen.

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