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$900 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot to create unimaginable wealth

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Posted: January 9, 2016, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

I gave in a bought some more tickets today.

 

I wonder if Bill Gates or Warren Buffet thinks this billion is "chump-change."   Anyone want to change their name to "Chump"?

LOL

You are joining the lottery pool right?

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    Posted: January 9, 2016, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

    The winner will not be a billionaire unless the pot is a least 1.7 billion  ..

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      I think Steve Harvey should announce the winner of this!LOL

      LOLAnd you got jokes Ha Ha.  Even with his mistake, Steves got more money than you would ever dream of, and is invited back to host it next year.   

      Get over yourself & focus on getting the powerball numbers right or clock in on Monday morning like the rest of us.  Now LOLat that.

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        Posted: January 9, 2016, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

        Glad I don't live in ILL & win.  Wow I'll hate to win an later get a IOU   LMAO.

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          Posted: January 9, 2016, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

          If you don't buy any tickets, you are 100% guaranteed not to win anything!

          Got to be in it to win itParty

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            But, that's such a doggone rip-off.  Why should over half go to taxes.

            I don't care if half go to taxes.  I only paid $2.00.   "I didn't wake up this morning a millionary did you?"    I'll take 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 right now.  Even 500,000  would suit me fine lol.   I'm not greedy lol.

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              Posted: January 9, 2016, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

              If you don't buy any tickets, you are 100% guaranteed not to win anything!

              Got to be in it to win itParty

              I Agree!"What you said"     Can't win if you don't play.

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                Posted: January 9, 2016, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

                Curious if you match 5 numbers and win 1M ,, Is that the actual value of prize or is the actual cash value lower like in scratch off game (Say for instance 670k) and then after taxes you end up with well under half mil?


                Or is that 1M the actual prize and after taxes you end up with 650k or so?

                It's a $1 million cash prize for 5 numbers without the Powerball number.

                Then you have to pay taxes on the $1 million, so you end up with anywhere from 60.4% to roughly 51% of the $1 mil after taxes depending on the state you live in.

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                  Posted: January 9, 2016, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                  If I won the jackpot, I'd keep 10 milllion and donate the other 890 (minus taxes) to random people.

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                    Posted: January 9, 2016, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

                    If you don't buy any tickets, you are 100% guaranteed not to win anything!

                    Got to be in it to win itParty

                    So TrueHurray!

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                      If I won the jackpot, I'd keep 10 milllion and donate the other 890 (minus taxes) to random people.

                      Hi Nice to meet you. My name is Random.

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                        Posted: January 9, 2016, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

                        Whoever won mega last night, flying under the radar....lol

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                          Whoever won mega last night, flying under the radar....lol

                          was thinking the same thing!

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                            If you win $1 million, you will get maybe 380k after taxes as a lump sum. Maybe around 600k or something if you take the annuity.

                            There is no annuity offered for prize levels 2-9 only for the jackpot.

                            If you win second prize of $1 million for matching the 5 numbers without the powerball, you get $1 million in cash before taxes are taken out.

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                              There is no annuity offered for prize levels 2-9 only for the jackpot.

                              If you win second prize of $1 million for matching the 5 numbers without the powerball, you get $1 million in cash before taxes are taken out.

                              Right I was thinking it would be like winning a million on a scratch off.

                                 
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