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$1.5 BILLION: Wednesday Powerball record jackpot still rising

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Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:04 am - IP Logged

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Well, I'd prefer Mendocino, Ca.

(Lots of nice, white people there, doing their thing.)

2nd Preference: Pretty much anywhere in the Southwest.
Even Scottsdale would be fine.

Aah the medicinal pot capital of the west coast. It's pretty up there. 

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:09 am - IP Logged

    Thrifty: seems you are going all out this drawing as I counted 250 self picks. $500 and quite sometime to fill out all those slips!

    i will be using LP's RNG to get me 10 picks to go along with the qp's I have already bought. It will be a long time before I play again so that is my justification for the extra tickets.

    Good luck to you as well!

    DO YOU REALLY THINK THRIFTY HAVE DECIDED TO BECOME ONE OF THE FINANCIALLY DESPERATE, IGNORANT, GREEDY AND LAZY PEOPLE PLAYING THE LOTTERY?

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      Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:10 am - IP Logged

      already got my tickets in for this payout bonanza. Just the thought of a cash lump sum of over a Billion Dollars gives me goose bumps...Lol

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        Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:11 am - IP Logged

        So how many lines in this drawing have people purchased?

        I spent $20 for 10 lines

        I really cant justify going any higher when I already have committed $9 weekly to regular Illinois lotto. It also is slightly disturbing to see some people in my area (A poor area) throwing away hundreds or even higher on PB tickets


        Not going to get preachy with them but I saw a guy put down $500 on draw and comment he had spent $500 more hours earlier on PB tickets
         
        I spend $9 a week on regular lotto and $20 on scratch offs weekly. The idea someone just spent 2/3 of my yearly Lotto budget on this PB alone (Probably spent more) makes me cringe a bit

        This guy who I saw isn't well off and is a regular buying tickets ,, So I really think its a bit concerning to see the hype related to this lotto and how some people seem to be losing there senses given odds

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          Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:23 am - IP Logged

          Funny how so many only focus on the potentially negative and taxes, even though the chances of of things happening is minuscule. Not to mention you should already have more money than you will ever need after  a year and on anyway unless you are a complete idiot.  Chances are you will get every payment as it is shown with a 5% increase every year. I don't give a crap about the taxes, I am thinking about how much money I will have after them regardless of what method I take. The PB is not going to go bankrupt, look how much money it makes and how long it has been going on. So this kind of obsessive negative thinking is totally necessary. People are more worried about the taxes than the HUGE principle left. The amount is just so high that it is warping people's minds. But most likely everything will be fine, REALLY fine.

          I agree that the "OMG taxes" or "OMG the attention" stuff is a bit much

          At end of day you will be rich and set for life while the publicity/attention will fade away like it does for every lotto winner (Unless you do something stupid to get in news)

          I know exactly what I would do if I won tonight

          1) Get the hell out of my area (Use what little $$$ i currently have to rent somewhere for a few months)

          2) Hire professionals (Lawyer/Financial advisor/etc)

          3) Claim prize

          4) Buy mom + dad new house

          5) Set up my sister (+ her family) and brother so they never have to worry about money again

          6) Donate to a few charities I always wanted to help

          After that I would just sit back and enjoy good life chasing a few modest dreams and finding a hobby to pass the time or start a business

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            Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:27 am - IP Logged

            Up here in Toronto a bakery is advertising a free Powerball ticket to the first 500 customers who purchase 20 dollars worth of goods. 

             

            From the customer's point of view spending $20 is less than the cost of gas to drive down to Buffalo and back, plus you get baked goods. 

             

            Interesting way to drum up business.

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              Posted: January 13, 2016, 11:09 am - IP Logged

              It doesn't look like there will be a mid-day jackpot increase today, but the final jackpot tally announced this evening could certainly be more than $1.5 billion.

              If there is no Powerball jackpot winner tonight, Saturday's estimated jackpot will be $2 BILLION with a cash option of $1.24 BILLION.

               

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                Posted: January 13, 2016, 11:11 am - IP Logged

                It doesn't look like there will be a mid-day jackpot increase today, but the final jackpot tally announced this evening could certainly be more than $1.5 billion.

                If there is no Powerball jackpot winner tonight, Saturday's estimated jackpot will be $2 BILLION with a cash option of $1.24 BILLION.

                So Todd.  They would no be winner tonight.  Since the jackpot didn't grow at least 300 million dollars today drawing.

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                  Posted: January 13, 2016, 11:13 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 :)

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                    Posted: January 13, 2016, 11:13 am - IP Logged

                    It doesn't look like there will be a mid-day jackpot increase today, but the final jackpot tally announced this evening could certainly be more than $1.5 billion.

                    If there is no Powerball jackpot winner tonight, Saturday's estimated jackpot will be $2 BILLION with a cash option of $1.24 BILLION.

                    Thank youLurking

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                      Posted: January 13, 2016, 11:14 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 :)

                      I don't think it works that way or else that woman who won the Mega Millions in NC wouldn't have won. She's using her millions to bail her baby daddy out of jail.

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                        Posted: January 13, 2016, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                        DO YOU REALLY THINK THRIFTY HAVE DECIDED TO BECOME ONE OF THE FINANCIALLY DESPERATE, IGNORANT, GREEDY AND LAZY PEOPLE PLAYING THE LOTTERY?

                        Oh yeah!!!

                        He bought every one of those lines he posted. LOL.

                        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                          Posted: January 13, 2016, 11:20 am - IP Logged

                          I don't think it works that way or else that woman who won the Mega Millions in NC wouldn't have won. She's using her millions to bail her baby daddy out of jail.

                          Generally I don't care who wins a jackpot because if they paid for the tic, they have skin in the game.

                          Having said that, please please don't let another Marie win this jackpot.

                          CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                          A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                            Posted: January 13, 2016, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                            Generally I don't care who wins a jackpot because if they paid for the tic, they have skin in the game.

                            Having said that, please please don't let another Marie win this jackpot.

                            What happened to Marie? Sounds interesting!

                            2016 Won/Lost

                            EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                            UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                            2016 Total: -£24

                            Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                             

                            EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

                            EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

                            UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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                              Posted: January 13, 2016, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                              Oh yeah!!!

                              He bought every one of those lines he posted. LOL.

                              I just bought 5 copies of all of Thrifty's tickets. Who wants a 50/50 split? Looks like 83/17 for us Thrifty. Big Smile

                                 
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