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$900 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot to create unimaginable wealth

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travelintrucker's avatar - morph
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Posted: January 9, 2016, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

My birthday is the 21st.

May the balls bounce in your favor!

    sully16's avatar - sharan
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    Posted: January 9, 2016, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

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

    And the winner is Eddie Tipton, lol

    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

    For a lead role in a cage?

     

                                                From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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      Posted: January 9, 2016, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

      Putting "estimated" or an asterisk may be sufficient, but not necessarily in regards to deceptive advertising. Worse, not all Powerball jackpot advertising even includes those elements...

      For example, see NY Lottery website. http://nylottery.ny.gov/ - "NEXT JACKPOT: $900 MILLION". Notice what's not included next to the $900 million. No "estimate", no asterisk, nothing. At first glance, it appears the Powerball jackpot is definitely $900 million. And that's just one example out of many.

      I hate deceptive advertising. But, I may not think it's too impossible.

      When I think of all the people betting tonight, losing sleep over how much they'll play, thinking about the food they're taking of their kids mouths, etc. (I have no kids).

      I got my tickets, and I don't even know how many. I got enough to make me feel guilty, and still left believing/knowing I won't win a dime.

      So, why do I do it?  That's the question.

      Because, it's the biggest thing going on today! 
      Nothing compares to this event, this evening, at 11:00 PM Eastern Time.

      This is History.  I've never been part of a historical thing. 

      Remember to save your tickets, tonight, if they're not significant winners.
      Or, at least remember to ask for a receipt.  It should be worth something on ebay some day.

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        Posted: January 9, 2016, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

        If you take the lump sum, they take 25% out in taxes before you even get it, then the following April, it's something like another 15%, provided you live in a state with no taxes or one that doesn't tax lottery winnings and provided you're the only winner, you come home with roughly $355,725,000. I don't know about anyone else, but I wouldn't complain.

         The winner will need to ask the IRS about "estimated quarterly tax payments". This is a common tax payment by businesses. The amounts will be incredible.

         BDUB211, I agree with your figure of $355,725,000.00 Lump Sum for this $900 million jackpot.I Agree!

         I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

         Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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          Posted: January 9, 2016, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

          Howdy Frank

          Wicked curve ball at all those dreamers?  Ouch Frank

          So it's simple- can you back that up with some facts and figures... 10-20 seems kinda high to me Disapprove

          I Agree!

           

          I  think some people look at the size of the current jackpot and think that number of tickets was sold in the current drawing. The odds are 1 in 292+million. 10 people won't beat those odds. I say 6 at best.

          "Everything works  ONCE!"

            sully16's avatar - sharan
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            Posted: January 9, 2016, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

            My birthday is the 21st.

            Happy Birthday.

            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

            For a lead role in a cage?

             

                                                        From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

              HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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              Posted: January 9, 2016, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

              And the winner is Eddie Tipton, lol

              Green laugh

              That does it, if I win this jackpot tonight I was planning to change my name to remain anonymous.  My new name WILL be Eddie Tipton.

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                Posted: January 9, 2016, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

                And the winner is Eddie Tipton, lol

                Sully, now that is funny AND scary, all at the same time! Good one though. Good Luck to you tonight.

                  travelintrucker's avatar - morph
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                  Posted: January 9, 2016, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

                  I had a long day. I got up at 4:30 and drove down across the Florida line to play 10 lines of Florida Lotto for 20 draws. Then drove home to South Carolina. I stopped at my favorite store to load up on Mega and PB. The Travelintrucker is officially in the 900 Mil jackpot draw tonight. Good luck players!

                  May the balls bounce in your favor!

                    Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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                    Posted: January 9, 2016, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                    Didn't she take the lump sum anyway?

                    Who Gloria? She was 84 years old, she had to take the lump sum lolLOL

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                      Posted: January 9, 2016, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                      Green laugh

                      That does it, if I win this jackpot tonight I was planning to change my name to remain anonymous.  My new name WILL be Eddie Tipton.

                      Is that any relation to Glenn Tipton, guitarist of Judas Priest?

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                        Posted: January 9, 2016, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

                        "By early Saturday afternoon, officials with the lottery calculated that tickets were selling, on average, at a pace of more than $7,700 a second, or almost $28 million an hour."

                        Cut and Paste from NY Times article today Crazy

                        -RC

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                          Posted: January 9, 2016, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

                          I had a long day. I got up at 4:30 and drove down across the Florida line to play 10 lines of Florida Lotto for 20 draws. Then drove home to South Carolina. I stopped at my favorite store to load up on Mega and PB. The Travelintrucker is officially in the 900 Mil jackpot draw tonight. Good luck players!

                          Good luck Mr. Travelin'Trucker,

                          I know what it's like to have to drive that big 18 wheeler. I hated it. I'd rather be rich too.

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                            Posted: January 9, 2016, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

                            Bought myself a few more lines from machine ($10) all QP

                            So I am playing overall one line of my #'s and six QP... As for tax discussion at end of day you will still be filthy rich if you win so just hire some good advisors and keep you head on straight after win and you should be more then set for life


                            All I would want is a home (800k-1M) and to take care of my family (Parents/Brother/Sister + Her Husband) and a few select extended family and then I would be happy man


                            It would be great to never have to worry about $ again

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                              Posted: January 9, 2016, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

                              Good luck to everyone!  im still  holding out for 1 or more winners from LP.

                                 
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