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POWERBALL CREATES WORLD'S FIRST BILLION-DOLLAR JACKPOT

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Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

Played one ticket (stopped playing PB when it went to $2) but the frenzy was enuff to get into the mix, matched only two numbers, 16 and 57, no win.  Question is why does the MSM keep on comparing this massive PB jackpot with "El Gorda"?

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    Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

    Played one ticket (stopped playing PB when it went to $2) but the frenzy was enuff to get into the mix, matched only two numbers, 16 and 57, no win.  Question is why does the MSM keep on comparing this massive PB jackpot with "El Gorda"?

    I read that is not a true lottery, it is a raffle with many folks getting some good money.

     

    On a side note, went to PB website to view a few states PB amount listed.  The website builders will be busy tomorrow updating their sites to fit in $1,300,000,000.00.  Some said 1300 million, two others 999 million, and some states were down altogether.

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      Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

      The money is already collected from ticket sales and needs to only be consolidated to the winners state lottery comission. Prize money is not budget money.

      Ever hear of the state of Illinois? They didn't pay for a long time because of budget.

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        Well folks, I think I will buy a 2.00 dollar today, 2.00 on Monday, 2.00 on Tuesday and a 2.00 dollar on Wednesday! 8.00 bucks will be enough for me. All QP too! California had a total of 2,267,503 winners and 6 of those was 5 numbers right! Florida had 1,494,110 and only one win for 5 numbers correct! New York had 1,394,328 winners last night! 3 of them had a match 5.. Now Texas had a total of 1,462,985 winners, and only one person to match 5 right! But the total winners from all 44 states that play the lottery was   18,315,365. Woweee!! Check it out, go to www.powerball.com and click on winner breakdown by lottery. Check out each state winners. Good Luck everyone! Have a nice Sunday!Smile

        Texas had 3 second prize winners, 2 with powerplay. All qp.

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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          Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

          FL signs LOL.....

           

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            Ever hear of the state of Illinois? They didn't pay for a long time because of budget.

            That's because the comptroller couldn't release the fund. They still weren't state money.

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              Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

              Long time lurker, and figured I'd finally sign up.

              It doesn't matter where you buy the ticket (except for one group of people). 

              Your state is getting the cut no matter what (unless you have no income tax at all or no tax on lottery winnings). Going to a no tax state to buy your ticket will not protect you from having to pay income tax on your state's taxes.

              The only people that should worry about which state they buy their tickets are those people living in no tax states. 

              Don't be the person that lives in a no-tax state that buys it in a tax state. As you will owe the taxes in the state you purchased the ticket as it will be income you earned in that state.

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                Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

                Texas had 3 second prize winners, 2 with powerplay. All qp.

                Thanks! I missed that!Smile

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                  Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

                  $1.3B???

                  That's like buying 1,300 One Million Dollar Mansions...

                  That's like having 1,300 One Million Dollar Bills...

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                    Texas had 3 second prize winners, 2 with powerplay. All qp.

                    That is what they want to...all QUICK PICS...that really has no chance to win unless lightening strikes...that creates millions and millions and millions of dollars worth of sales

                    WHEN DOES IT BECOME A CRIME for MUSL to increase the ticket sales to 2 $...add an unholy amount of numbers to the set that does actually cover just about every man woman and child in the U.S...population 330 million..powerball set is what 290 million combinations

                     

                    NOW IF YOU TAKE INTO ACCOUNT every person playing in the U.S it is more than the POPULATION of the U.S. because only adults can play...

                     

                    YOU SAW THE GRAPH since POWERBALL CHANGED THE MATRIX of numbers...all jackpots has been going up and up and up ...

                     

                    NOW THIS IS THE TRUTH RIGHT HERE...higher ticket sales = more MONEY...more combinations in the set = MORE MONEY...more combinations in the set = HIGHER JACKPOTS....PRETEST DRAWS AND POST TEST DRAWS = you lose and more quick pics sold which = MORE MONEY!!!!!

                     

                    WHEN DOES A DREAM OF WINNING RICHES OUT RANK STEALING ON A COLOSSAL SCALE...if I  meet an untimely departure from this planet you will know why...

                     

                    I am the only one on this Planet that could go into the FBI'S OFFICE and then go in front of a FEDERAL JUDGE and prove to them beyond any shadow of doubt that this is TAMPERING, MANIPULATION  AND STEALING!!!!!

                    "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

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                      Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

                      this is really stupid because no matter who wins the next jackpot, we now know that same thing can happen again. another long run to a big jackpot that takes peoples money just to make a few millionaires (or one single billionaire)..what is really the purpose of this isht... to make money for the lottery and the states that allow it...median individual income in us is $24,000..median household is $52,000..just dangle a billion dollar carrot jackpot and suckers will buy it at $2 a ticket. there is a sucker born every minute.

                      So Ben, how many tickets you gonna get? Wink

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                        Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                        That is what they want to...all QUICK PICS...that really has no chance to win unless lightening strikes...that creates millions and millions and millions of dollars worth of sales

                        WHEN DOES IT BECOME A CRIME for MUSL to increase the ticket sales to 2 $...add an unholy amount of numbers to the set that does actually cover just about every man woman and child in the U.S...population 330 million..powerball set is what 290 million combinations

                         

                        NOW IF YOU TAKE INTO ACCOUNT every person playing in the U.S it is more than the POPULATION of the U.S. because only adults can play...

                         

                        YOU SAW THE GRAPH since POWERBALL CHANGED THE MATRIX of numbers...all jackpots has been going up and up and up ...

                         

                        NOW THIS IS THE TRUTH RIGHT HERE...higher ticket sales = more MONEY...more combinations in the set = MORE MONEY...more combinations in the set = HIGHER JACKPOTS....PRETEST DRAWS AND POST TEST DRAWS = you lose and more quick pics sold which = MORE MONEY!!!!!

                         

                        WHEN DOES A DREAM OF WINNING RICHES OUT RANK STEALING ON A COLOSSAL SCALE...if I  meet an untimely departure from this planet you will know why...

                         

                        I am the only one on this Planet that could go into the FBI'S OFFICE and then go in front of a FEDERAL JUDGE and prove to them beyond any shadow of doubt that this is TAMPERING, MANIPULATION  AND STEALING!!!!!

                        QP have always outsold self picks. Personally I play QP sometimes, and sometimes I pick my numbers. Sometimes I use LP ' s RNG.

                        So I'm curious. If you are the only one on  the planet that can prove it's tampering, manipulation,and stealing, beyond any shadow of doubt, what's stopping you? If it's money, then you need to win PB or MM jackpot?

                        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                          Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                          A guy told me yesterday that if it rolled, he would be using his entire pay check for this one. Went into Publix Supermarket this morning around 9am to pick up some groceries and the lines were there. I thought it was just people checking tickets but EVERYONE had cash in one hand ready to buy. INSANE!!!...but cool. hahahaha

                          Even if it was humanly realistic to purchase every combination, which it isn't, it is a very foolish endeavor.  If just ONE OTHER TICKET wins, then you lose BIG on the investment.

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                            Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

                            how can i buy a ticket online?

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                              how can i buy a ticket online?

                              On <snip> or lottosend.com . They are unofficial courier services. They buy tickets or you and scan them. I make no guarantees for their trustworthiness. also they might be closed due to high demand.

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