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POWERBALL CREATES WORLD'S FIRST BILLION-DOLLAR JACKPOT

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Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

So Ben, how many tickets you gonna get? Wink

Not only funny, also certainly a valid possibility of being true!

Green laugh

  I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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    Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

    Whoever wins can't spend it in their lifetime, like I said yesterday... generational wealth.  I am also happy for the 28 people who won 1 million matching 5 numbers.

    Watch me!

     

    I don't think touching the principal is a bad thing, can't take it with you. Just don't run out before you bite it.

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      Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

      One Ticket

      One Winner

       

      Party

      Don't you mean;

      Dance

       

      (Thanks for supporting my win!)

        I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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        When I visit Stateline, Nevada always walk down the street to play lottery in California. They have no self service machines were I go.

        Yesterday they showed that Primm, CA Lotto store with a three hour wait to get their tickets. 

        In the background you could see a row of self service lottery machines with a bunch of scratchers.  My question for someone in California do the self service machines allow you to play MM & PB??  Not a soul was @ any of them.  Just curious, every other state I've played with those machines are multi-functional.

         

        I'd sure hate to be a clerk @ that store!!

        I've never been to Primm so I don't know about that store specifically. Generally the older machines are either draw games or scratchers. Normally there's one machine of each type right next to each other. The new machines do both. The new machines also let you confirm your picks for draw games, the old ones just print after you input the last mega. I always use the new machine since that one time I hit the 09 when I wanted the 08.

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          Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

          If you had any idea how the Halogen machine works, you would see that your post is obviously flawed. To start, the balls are mixed by a turntable at the bottom of the machine. The shaft does not contain a vacuum inside it - it has an opening the size of one ball. As soon as the shaft goes down, gravity pulls one, and only one, ball into the shaft. The shaft rises and extracts the ball from the machine by a small stick inside the machine. This process is repeated 5 times. Not even computers can control gravity.

          Please understand physics before posting such baloney.

          Nah there is a guy hidden inside and he is placing the unplayed balls on the stick from underneath. LOL Dupe Alert

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            Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

            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.

            Thanks for the response. Although, the MSM keeps on equating "El Gordo" with the PB.   Hopefully, Todd can send out "FYI's" to various media outlets to let them know the difference. 

            Anyway, my concern with the PB, is not  the change of algorithm by increasing the numbers to select (from 1-69) and the PB (01-25) but was on the increase on the play amount $2.00 to be in the game.  The two dollar bill was never a hit, when it was originally instituted by the Feds.   I think that it is much more exciting to note that one hit 1.3 billion on a one dollar bill.  This is why the mega millions still appeals to me to play once in awhile.  Two dollars, I think is too much unless it is all or nothing where the odds are one matches or does not match.  That is much more fair. 

             

            Still think that I have better chances/odds in winning Cash 5; P4 or P3  on the local level --amount will not be the same as 1.3 billion.   So where does that leave one?  Join in the frenzy knowing the odds, just because, or hold that $2.00 for a chance at two tickets on the mega millions?

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              Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

              Nah there is a guy hidden inside and he is placing the unplayed balls on the stick from underneath. LOL Dupe Alert

              Sirbrad, you have just disclosed confidential information vital to the entire operation of MUSL.  You need to come with us please.  Don't bother to grab your coat...

              Cool Oogle Cool ...................................................................  Yellow Eyes

                I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

                I hope someone wins this jackpot.

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                  Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                  I hope someone wins this jackpot.

                  Hopefully, it will be me on Wednesday!  Will remember you!

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                    Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                    Nah there is a guy hidden inside and he is placing the unplayed balls on the stick from underneath. LOL Dupe Alert

                    Its true...

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                      Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

                      Thank you for visiting theLotter!

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                      Note: I am in the USA lol!

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                        Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

                        Welcome to the LP family!

                        May the balls bounce in your favor!

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                          Nah there is a guy hidden inside and he is placing the unplayed balls on the stick from underneath. LOL Dupe Alert

                          On a serious note, I would like to see underneath….

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                            Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                            Read what you are typing. It doesn't matter what the MUSL does. You don't have to play.

                            May the balls bounce in your favor!

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                              Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

                              Read what you are typing. It doesn't matter what the MUSL does. You don't have to play.

                              Yep, that is what I am doing...what say you?  $1.3billion is a staggering amount. 

                                 
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