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GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY 

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    GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY 

    Mr./Ms. Thrifty,

    Are those all the numbers you played for this Wednesday?

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      Posted: January 10, 2016, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

      so the pb was 13 - and now the jackpot is up to 1.3B - and the next draw is on the 13th.  So... maybe PB is trying to tell us that there will be a winner (or maybe 13?) on the Wednesday 13th?

      Good observation, Mr./Ms. Maximumfun,

      I shall keep that in mind.

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        I do not think they will sale enough tickets by WED to get the annuity up to 2 billion. For it to get that high it would need a cash value of around 1.24 billion. The cash value ended up being about 589 million last night and they had total sales for last nights drawing ending up around 880 million. My math may be wrong here but for the cash value to increase 635 million i think it would take 2 billion in ticket sales for this to happen. I know ticket sales will be very high but do not think they will total 2 billion. I am guessing some people who spent way more then they should have might be unable to spend what they did the last 3 days.

        Yes, and that's sad.
        Just thinking about what people may have done, which will negatively affect their credit scores.

        TO ALL SUCH FOLKS OUT THERE:

        Please, relax. If you've spent too much, just relax for a day or two.  It will blow over.

        Do NOT allow the Satanic idea of suicide to overwhelm you.
        Is your life not worth more than a measly billion dollars?

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          Some states have reciprocity agreements with each other with regards to taxes, where as if you work in one state and live in another you'll get a credit for taxes paid to another state. Not sure if George and Florida have that being Florida has no income tax, but wherever you buy the ticket that states going to withhold the taxes because its income earned in that state. And if I buy the tickets in Florida with no income tax my home state is going to want a piece of it because it earned income.

          ok now that would seriously stink.  buying a ticket not in home state whilst on vaca in say - Hawaii  - then flying home - finding out I won in Little Rhodie - AND that there was no reciprocity between Hawaii & RI so I would end up paying state taxes in BOTH states - couple that with the horror of falling pray to the Pease Limitation (if it is still in affect for 2016) and having my accountant basically tell me that my itemized deductions dont count (or only count 20% of every dollar of itemized deduction).

          Yes - I would still be thrilled with my win.  Yes - it would still be way MORE than I could ever hope to earn in the balance of my lifetime.  and YES - I would be "tax-saddened".

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            Initial estimate is $1.3 billion, but will undoubtedly go higher

            By Todd Northrop

            Is it even possible to imagine what it would be like to win more than $1 billion?

            Millions of people around the nation will get the chance this Wednesday night, when Powerball is set to offer the largest lottery jackpot prize ever awarded in history.

            The country came to a standstill Saturday night, as the Powerball lottery drew five numbers plus one Powerball number.  Those numbers were 16, 19, 32, 34, and 57, with Powerball number 13.

            Amazingly, not one single ticket sold for Saturday's drawing matched all of the numbers drawn, so the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has set the initial Powerball jackpot estimate for Wednesday to $1.3 billion.

            Yes, that's billion, with a "B".

            After the Saturday estimate was raised three times after it's initial estimate of $675 million, finally landing at $949.8 million by draw time, it is a sure-fire bet that Wednesday's jackpot will similarly spark so many ticket sales that MUSL will push up the estimate once or twice — or three times — before Wednesday.

            At this point it's almost quaint to think of the previous world record set by Mega Millions in March, 2012, of $656 million.  That jackpot was won by three tickets sold in Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland.

            The initial estimate for the lump-sum cash option for Wednesday's Powerball drawing is $806 million.  Again, this easily crushes the previous Mega Millions cash value record of $471 million.

            Doubtless, there will be a rush of media pundits clamoring to cite the tiny chance each player has of winning.  There will probably be a thousand different analogies designed to explain how small the chances are.  Maybe this time the odds are actually better of getting struck by lightning while at the same time being eaten by a shark than it is to win the Powerball jackpot.

            But no matter how hard they try to convince people to resist the urge to play, the pundits are up against a simple fact: there is enough money at stake to make even the most pessimistic person line up at the lottery ticket counter this week.

            If you're not sure where to buy your tickets, or if you're traveling out of state to buy tickets, head right over to the Lottery Places website to download the free app on your phone or Windows 8 or Windows 10 computer. Lottery Places is the only app on the market that will locate lottery retailers in every state and jurisdiction throughout the United States.

            Following the Saturday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $350.2 million from its previous amount of $949.8 million. The cash value was raised by $217.1 million from its previous amount of $588.9 million.

            When a Powerball ticket is purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1 per ticket, any non-jackpot prize is increased according to a fixed prize schedule, which can be found on the Powerball Drawing Detail page at USA Mega, as well as on the Powerball Prize Payouts page at Lottery Post.

            Lottery players seeking to check the winning numbers Wednesday night are urged to use USA Mega (www.usamega.com). State lottery Web sites are normally brought to a standstill during busy periods, while USA Mega normally remains responsive. That was the case Saturday night, when USA Mega delivered the winning numbers to hundreds of thousands of lottery players immediately following the drawing.

            Powerball drawing results will be posted immediately after the 10:59 pm Eastern Time drawing at USA Mega (8:59 pm Pacific Time). The number of winners and new jackpot will be announced after all participating Powerball states have reported their data, which normally occurs within a couple of hours after the drawing.

            Players are advised not to wait until the last minute to buy their lottery tickets.  Sales will remain open until around 10:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, although players should check with a lottery retailer in their state for the exact sales cutoff time.

            The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 292 million. The odds of winning any of the Powerball prizes are approximately 1 in 24.

            Powerball features nine different prize levels, ranging from $4 all the way up to the jackpot. Players can win even if they just match one number — the Powerball number.

            Powerball is now played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  Tickets cost $2 each.

            Powerball lottery results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com).  The USA Mega Web site provides lottery players in-depth information about the United States's two biggest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball.

            Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

            Wednesday's Powerball jackpot currently stands as the largest lottery jackpot of all time worldwide.  The amount of the jackpot may rise even further before the drawing Wednesday night, as lotteries are typically conservative in their initial estimates, and brisk sales will certainly continue to push the jackpot estimate higher by draw time.

            1. Powerball: $1.3 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
            2. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
            3. Mega Millions: $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013 - California, Georgia
            4. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 - Florida
            5. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
            6. Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 7, 2015 - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
            7. Powerball: $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
            8. Powerball: $425.3 million, Feb. 19, 2014 - California
            9. Mega Millions: $414 million, Mar. 18, 2014 - Florida, Maryland
            10. Powerball: $399.4 million, Sep. 18, 2013 - South Carolina
            11. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 - Georgia, New Jersey
            12. Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 - Idaho, Washington
            13. Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
            14. The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 - Illinois, Michigan
            15. Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
            16. Powerball: $338.3 million, Mar. 23, 2013 - New Jersey
            17. Powerball: $337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 - Michigan
            18. Powerball: $336.4 million, Feb. 11, 2012 - Rhode Island
            19. Mega Millions: $336 million, Aug. 28, 2009 - California, New York
            20. The Big Game: $331 million, Apr. 16, 2002 - Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
            21. Mega Millions: $330 million, Aug. 31, 2007 - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
            22. Mega Millions: $326 million, Nov. 4, 2014 - New York
            23. Mega Millions: $319 million, Mar. 25, 2011 - New York
            24. Mega Millions: $315 million, Nov. 15, 2005 - California
            25. Powerball: $314.9 million, Dec. 25, 2002 - West Virginia

            For those keeping score, the number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

            • Powerball: 13
            • Mega Millions: 10
            • The Big Game: 2

            The Big Game is the original name of Mega Millions, from the game's first drawing on Sep. 6, 1996 through May 14, 2002.  The name was changed to Mega Millions starting with the May 17, 2002 drawing.

            Top 25 cash value jackpots

            Since many lottery winners collect their winnings in cash, the lump-sum payout is an important measure of what a winning ticket could be worth.

            The new Powerball jackpot ranks as the largest lump-sum cash value jackpot in history.

            1. Powerball: $806 million cash, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.3 billion annuity) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
            2. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
            3. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
            4. Powerball: $381.1 million cash, Feb. 7, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
            5. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
            6. Mega Millions: $347.6 million cash, Dec. 17, 2013 ($648 million annuity) - California, Georgia
            7. Powerball: $258.2 million cash, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.4 million annuity) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
            8. Mega Millions: $240 million cash, Jan. 4, 2011 ($380 million annuity) - Idaho, Washington
            9. Mega Millions: $233.1 million cash, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) - Georgia, New Jersey
            10. Mega Millions: $230.9 million cash, Mar. 18, 2014 ($414 million annuity) - Florida, Maryland
            11. Powerball: $227.8 million cash, Feb. 19, 2014 ($425.3 million annuity) - California
            12. Powerball: $224.7 million cash, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) - Michigan
            13. Powerball: $223.3 million cash, Sep. 18, 2013 ($399.4 million annuity) - South Carolina
            14. Mega Millions: $214 million cash, Aug. 28, 2009 ($336 million annuity) - California, New York
            15. Powerball: $211 million cash, Mar. 23, 2013 ($338.3 million annuity) - New Jersey
            16. Powerball: $210 million cash, Feb. 11, 2012 ($336.4 million annuity) - Rhode Island
            17. Mega Millions: $202.9 million cash, Mar. 25, 2011 ($319 million annuity) - New York
            18. Mega Millions: $197.5 million cash, Nov. 4, 2014 ($326 million annuity) - New York
            19. Powerball: $197.4 million cash, Sep. 30, 2015 ($310.5 million annuity) - Michigan
            20. Mega Millions: $194.4 million cash, Aug. 31, 2007 ($330 million annuity) - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
            21. Mega Millions: $185 million cash, Nov. 15, 2005 ($315 million annuity) - California
            22. The Big Game: $180 million cash, May 9, 2000 ($363 million annuity) - Illinois, Michigan
            23. Mega Millions: $177.3 million cash, Jan. 16, 2015 ($270 million annuity) - Illinois
            24. Powerball: $177.3 million cash, Feb. 18, 2006 ($365 million annuity) - Nebraska
            25. Powerball: $170.5 million cash, Dec. 25, 2002 ($314.9 million annuity) - West Virginia

            The number of jackpot cash values in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

            • Powerball: 13
            • Mega Millions: 11
            • The Big Game: 1

            Some states,such as Nevada, don’t have lotteries, which leads to strange scenes of people who drive miles and queue up to buy tickets.


            Nevadans Rush The California Border


            Elizabeth Watson woke up Friday feeling lucky, and good thing. The Las Vegan and her daughter Sandy Love planned to drive from Las Vegas to the Primm Valley Lotto Store, in neighboring California, for a shot at the record Powerball jackpot

             


            I like the Massachusetts lottery, the revenue raised is distributed to local governments and they can spend it as they wish. It is also the only US lottery that offers subscriptions throughout the United States, including in the six states that don’t have state lotteries. If you live in the US, check them out.

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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              Posted: January 10, 2016, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

              so the pb was 13 - and now the jackpot is up to 1.3B - and the next draw is on the 13th.  So... maybe PB is trying to tell us that there will be a winner (or maybe 13?) on the Wednesday 13th?

              Maybe 13 winners!

              Lep

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                so the pb was 13 - and now the jackpot is up to 1.3B - and the next draw is on the 13th.  So... maybe PB is trying to tell us that there will be a winner (or maybe 13?) on the Wednesday 13th?

                Hold up Max, we can't even get 1 winner much worse 13. LOL

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                  Thursday is going to be a tough day back to work for 99.9999999% of us.

                  Stratospheric for just a one or a few...

                  We'll at least have MM jackpot of 20MM to look forward to on Friday LOL

                  Yes, and I for one, as I've stated, would be more than happy with winning just a portion of the MM jackpot.

                  Just one million samolians.

                  Just one million leaves.

                  Just one million Pesos.   ( a peso is a dollar, right?)

                  Just one million Washingtons.

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                    Can't quit reading these comments. I'm ready to win this! Good luck guys!

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                      Thank your lucky stars that the top tax rate is just under 40% Federally. If a guy like Bernie Sanders became President, he'd try to move that rate as close to 90% as possible. That's one of the reasons you take the cash option. America is almost at 20 Trillion in debt. The future for America will be higher taxes...

                      GYM RICE,

                      I thought that taking the annuity saved one from excess taxes.

                      If you wouldn't mind, please explain the way you see it,
                      so a 5 year old can understand it.

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                        Can't quit reading these comments. I'm ready to win this! Good luck guys!

                        It will roll!Dance

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                          This is why they changed the format. Money!  Record sales!

                          Yes, but who wants to see this, every doggone draw?
                          Better to go backwards with it, back to the time, when having 1 million was worth it.

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                            If I'm a resident of a state with state tax but I buy my tickets in a tax free state do I still have to pay my state taxes?

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                              Yes, but who wants to see this, every doggone draw?
                              Better to go backwards with it, back to the time, when having 1 million was worth it.

                              I vote for Mega Billions!Drum

                                 
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