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POWERBALL CREATES WORLD'S FIRST BILLION-DOLLAR JACKPOT

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Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:23 am - IP Logged

Sirbrad, sense you like looking at piles of money. Here you go:

No bees, no honey.

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    I got the following as "lottery advice" emailed me today from a friend:

    If Wednesday night you find you are holding the winning ticket - (before anyone finds out) - immediately call everyone you know.  Tell them you have an emergency and need to borrow $500.  They will likely all ignore you.  This will come in handy in a few weeks when they find out you won and will do 2 things for you.

    1.  it will make it much harder for them to ask to borrow money from you &
    2.  it will tell you who your real friends are so you can share with those in the 2nd column.
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      Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:33 am - IP Logged

      I'm hoping for one winning ticket and one winner.

      .

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        Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:36 am - IP Logged

        That's a great song for this jackpot.

         

        Keep rollin, rollin, rollin, rollin (What?)
        Keep rollin, rollin, rollin, rollin (Come on)
        Keep rollin, rollin, rollin, rollin (Yeah)
        Keep rollin, rollin, rollin, rollin

        Now I know yall be lovin' this [Jackpot] right here

        1.3 Billion is right here

        Yeah it is but I was referring to this one lol. 

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          Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:40 am - IP Logged

          Want to take home One Billion dollars cash? The Cash Option sans taxes. (no, not the Annuity)

          Well first you need to make the following assumptions:

          You must pay 39.6% to the IRS as Federal Tax

          You must pay taxes in your individual state if applicable. Lets go with the highest in the country according to LP which is 8.82% so we will calculate by that (thanks New York)

          And lastly we will assume the most recent Cash Option percentage which is $806 million divided by the jackpot $1.3 Billion which is 62%.

          You would need the jackpot to rollover to $3,126,993,459 and of course be the sole winner.

          Your Cash Option would be $1,938,735,945 (the 62%)

          and you will pay $767,739,434 in Federal Taxes and (the 39.6%)

          assuming you're in New York you will pay the State of New York, $170,996,510 (the 8.82%)

          leaving you the nice chunk of change of $1,000,000,000 also known as One Billion Dollars......Crazy mind boggling.

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            Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:42 am - IP Logged

            I kind of feel that when the jackpot gets really high, like over $500 million, the second prize should go up also, at least three to five million dollars. 

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              Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:56 am - IP Logged

              I would probably drive around blasting this song after I won, which I already do anyway lol. 

               

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                Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:02 am - IP Logged

                After seeing $1.3 Billion show up on LP and USA Mega as $1300 Million, I have gone through and hopefully fixed everything to show "$1.3 Billion".

                Please do me a favor and if you see any more "$1300 Million" please send me a PM to let me know.  (I may not see it if you post it in this thread.)

                Thanks!

                The 3 states I follow/watch all have 3 different listings for the rollover jackpot!

                Maryland has it correct as 1.3 billion.

                New York is listing it as 999 million so it can't handle the billion - LOL!!!

                Delaware is still showing 900 million, which is about right they are like the red headed stepchild of lottery's 

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                  Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:09 am - IP Logged

                  Want to take home One Billion dollars cash? The Cash Option sans taxes. (no, not the Annuity)

                  Well first you need to make the following assumptions:

                  You must pay 39.6% to the IRS as Federal Tax

                  You must pay taxes in your individual state if applicable. Lets go with the highest in the country according to LP which is 8.82% so we will calculate by that (thanks New York)

                  And lastly we will assume the most recent Cash Option percentage which is $806 million divided by the jackpot $1.3 Billion which is 62%.

                  You would need the jackpot to rollover to $3,126,993,459 and of course be the sole winner.

                  Your Cash Option would be $1,938,735,945 (the 62%)

                  and you will pay $767,739,434 in Federal Taxes and (the 39.6%)

                  assuming you're in New York you will pay the State of New York, $170,996,510 (the 8.82%)

                  leaving you the nice chunk of change of $1,000,000,000 also known as One Billion Dollars......Crazy mind boggling.

                  And if u lived in nyc, the jackpot would have to be even higher as we get taxed locally 3.876%

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                    Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:12 am - IP Logged

                    I got the following as "lottery advice" emailed me today from a friend:

                    If Wednesday night you find you are holding the winning ticket - (before anyone finds out) - immediately call everyone you know.  Tell them you have an emergency and need to borrow $500.  They will likely all ignore you.  This will come in handy in a few weeks when they find out you won and will do 2 things for you.

                    1.  it will make it much harder for them to ask to borrow money from you &
                    2.  it will tell you who your real friends are so you can share with those in the 2nd column.

                    I love that idea. Will definitely try it should I ever come into money.

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                      Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:16 am - IP Logged

                      DELotteryPlyr, the jackpot is incalculable.

                      I screenshotted the NY website before they fix it later today so you all can see the magnificence of this jackpot. I enjoyed the "CHECK BACK SOON" sign the most.

                      No bees, no honey.

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                        Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:33 am - IP Logged

                        I had 3 numbers and won only $21

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                          Posted: January 10, 2016, 5:04 am - IP Logged

                          Those who matched all 5 and missed the PB be like. PukeLol.

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                            Posted: January 10, 2016, 5:08 am - IP Logged

                            Do you think if their were one winner that they would be safe? Only everyone in America is after that jackpot. A lot of people are feeling pretty lucky and have ideas of how the jackpot should be spent. I'm sure with all the people spending so much money on the lottery, and walking away with nothing at the end, (but in debt) someone is bound to get angry and set out to take revenge. What do you think?
                            I pray anyone who is playing especially if they win will keep a level head and except how the luck had come to them or anyone else. I hope it is pleasant for everyone who is involved.
                            Be sure to get protection not only for you but all the people you love too. Get professional help to be able to handle all the new demands you have not known or thought of until you won. Get all your ducks in a row before you claim your prize.
                            I'm sure this moment will never end. Your name will instantly become a household name as soon as you are found out. People will always remember you no matter where you go, until you die. The news will keep tabs on you, and give regular updates, at least, whenever they are talking about billionaires. I'm not sure how you prepare for a moment like this but try your best. Get professional help and not from anyone you know. Don't promise anything to anyone yet. Good luck to all and have fun. I do hope it is a pleasant experience for everyone. Keep it safe and enjoyable.

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                              Posted: January 10, 2016, 5:09 am - IP Logged

                              I had 2 tickets in this draw, any more than that and would have felt foolish.

                              Well, I will raise the limit to 10 for the next draw. And I am very confident that there will be one or more winners.

                              Cheers

                              HIGHER LOTTERY JACKPOTS=HIGHER LOTTERY SALES.

                               

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