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$1.5 BILLION: Wednesday Powerball record jackpot still rising

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duckman's avatar - ducklogodrake64x64
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Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:26 am - IP Logged

From the Florida Lottery -> "The world record $1.5 billion POWERBALL draw produced a Florida jackpot winner! Plus, we had 11 $1 million winners and a $2 million winner. That's 13 new Florida POWERBALL millionaires! The jackpot winner will share the prize with winners in California and Tennessee."

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    Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:27 am - IP Logged

    Which is why they made it harder to win....jackpots grow quicker ( no slow climb)....and bigger....and then EVERYONE plays, not just the usual wagerers...not sure if I'll ever buy more than one ticket of PB or MM again.... I'll still play the better odds games....

    Yeah but you got many saying "I'll wait until it get to a billion again before I play." Waiting does not make the pot go up it slows it down. It blew up fast once it got to $700 million because then people REALLY started playing. As if that much money is not enough. LOL Just goes to show you how gullible most are and how they fall for marketing hype. I will take $40 million no problem. But as I said the cost does not make sense when I can play MM for a dollar with better odds and still a huge jackpot. Also the most this happens the less fuss will be made. This is the first time and whoever won is going to get the most attention EVER. But it will dwindle over time as it becomes more common. We might see 10 billion jackpots easily. But honestly no one person needs that much, I would rather have several hundred million and build my own billions in wealth from there and have way less attention.

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      Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:33 am - IP Logged

      There's gonna be 4 winners tonight.

      Nope, unless a group played.

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        Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:35 am - IP Logged

        How would 100s of people know the 7-11 in Ca sold one of the tickets. Do they find out way before the east coast.

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          Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:37 am - IP Logged

          How would 100s of people know the 7-11 in Ca sold one of the tickets. Do they find out way before the east coast.

          Also why would those idiots storm the store? If I did not win I would not bother leaving the house even if the store was across the street. Either way at least one person in CA won't be getting any sleep for a few days. LOL Coffee

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            Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:38 am - IP Logged

            It was fun rightSmiley Fun to dream...LOL!!!

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              Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:43 am - IP Logged

              Last Saturday night, I had a nightmare that I won. I think all my fears collided: kidnappings, threats, family breaking up, you name it.

              You know...now that I think about it, I wonder how many newspaper articles I read before bed that were all negative winner stories. That would explain that dream!

              Yet, I am buying less tickets this time. When no one won on Saturday, it psychologically made me realize how bad the odds are. I spent about $30 and my husband spent $20. This time I'm spending maybe $12. That way, at least I still have a chance but I'm not going to blow a wad of cash on it. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be.

              And I'd like to win to prove that dream wrong!

              (Note: just found out hubby bought bought $20 again. Oh well!)

              You can wake up now it was ALL a dream. LOL Back to sleep...Bed

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                Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:48 am - IP Logged

                This jackpot won't be won until Wednesday the following week.  Players have thrown millions at it and they got disappointed when they didn't win.  Interest has died down a bit.  She will roll.  The jackpot will reach $2+ billions.

                Nope. So close to $2 billion too. Watch them add 5 white balls 3 red balls and start the jackpot at $100 million now just to have several billion dollar jackpots. LOL

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                  Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:50 am - IP Logged

                  All three winners get around $500m each rightWhat?

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                    Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:51 am - IP Logged

                    81 tickets got 5 without the powerball. That's 81 new millionaires. I hope the social justice warriors are happy.

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                      Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:52 am - IP Logged

                      All three winners get around $500m each rightWhat?

                      Each will get equal shares of the $1,586,400,000 jackpot...cash value is less of course.

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                        Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:55 am - IP Logged

                        All this frenzy but has anyone asked themselves this question: 

                        "Why do you deserve to win? Why do you want to win so bad?"

                        What goals do you have? And please, refrain from saying "I'm going to buy a house and a Mercedes" 

                        you don't need a billion to buy a house or a Mercedes :)

                        You got to ask yourself just one question, do you feel lucky? Well do ya punk?! Only questions I'll be asking after I win is "When will my check be deposited in my bank account, and when will my mansion be ready for me to move in?"

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                          Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:56 am - IP Logged

                          81 tickets got 5 without the powerball. That's 81 new millionaires. I hope the social justice warriors are happy.

                          More like 81 hundred thousandaires. LOL But I would take it.

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                            Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:57 am - IP Logged

                            From the Florida Lottery -> "The world record $1.5 billion POWERBALL draw produced a Florida jackpot winner! Plus, we had 11 $1 million winners and a $2 million winner. That's 13 new Florida POWERBALL millionaires! The jackpot winner will share the prize with winners in California and Tennessee."

                            California also has 12 $1million winners! wow! Those two states really cashed in tonight!

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                              Posted: January 14, 2016, 3:05 am - IP Logged

                              California also has 12 $1million winners! wow! Those two states really cashed in tonight!

                              Lots of million dollar 2nd prize match-5 winners for sure, but none in California. The 12 California winners lost out and will only receive $638,146. Still a bundle though.

                              It's even worse for CA 3rd tier winners who instead of receiving $50,000 will only get about 1/4 that: $13,903.

                              On the bright side, all those winners, presumably, won far more than they wagered on the drawing, defying the odds.

                              Was nice to see so many additional winners, and that the jackpot was split; spreading the wealth around a bit.

                                 
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