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$508 MILLION: Mega jackpot to spark ticket-buying frenzy

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Posted: July 6, 2016, 11:17 am - IP Logged

Just another day to play/be in the game.

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    Posted: July 6, 2016, 11:31 am - IP Logged

     Thank You, Todd, for this post.

     A certain winner in California will have a cake walk this upcoming Friday night. Thank You to all you who participate in this draw.Lurking

    " A certain winner from California".. How kind of you to include your fellow State residents in your post Music. If l win,count on me to throw a sizable bone in your direction.Big Smile 

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      Posted: July 6, 2016, 11:39 am - IP Logged

      At least Two ticket Will win the Jackpot

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        Posted: July 6, 2016, 11:58 am - IP Logged

        At least Two ticket Will win the Jackpot

        Gloria Mackenzie....  The 900 Million Powerball........ There's always a chance for everything. Hell there was in the list of Powerball winners a 3 way split of a 50 Million baby pot.

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          Posted: July 6, 2016, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

          I have always wondered why rich people don't take this approach to make an extra few bucks.

          For example, if I had the money, I would visit the lottery headquarters and come across with something like, "hey, here's the payment for ALL possible combinations, hence give me some sort of MASTER ticket in return". Once the game plays, I know I will be the winner. However, most times, you are risking of sharing your money (not if someone had done this on Tuesday's game). At the end, you're gambling your money. Ha.

          Two reasons:

          1. If two people did this, they'd both lose money.
          2. The reply at lottery headquarters would be "No. You need to buy your tickets like everyone else, one combination at a time."
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            Posted: July 6, 2016, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

            One of the times California actually paid off, but there have been recent California 2nd prize winners where they were getting 500K or less... pari-mutuel giveth.... pari-mutuel taketh away.

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              Posted: July 6, 2016, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

              Finally, we have reached "Frenzy" status. Now I can go ahead and win Powerball tonight, and all the attention can remain on this evergrowing Megamillions jackpot.Cool Nothing to see here folks. Don't mind me. Doo doo doo $$$$ Come on Powerball $$$$Lep

              (Im sure I will partake in the ticket buying frenzy for Megamillions, too.)

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                Posted: July 6, 2016, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

                I have always wondered why rich people don't take this approach to make an extra few bucks.

                For example, if I had the money, I would visit the lottery headquarters and come across with something like, "hey, here's the payment for ALL possible combinations, hence give me some sort of MASTER ticket in return". Once the game plays, I know I will be the winner. However, most times, you are risking of sharing your money (not if someone had done this on Tuesday's game). At the end, you're gambling your money. Ha.

                While that's not likely to happen with one of the multi-state games, such opportunities exist all the time with many state games like Ohio Classic Lotto (6/49) when its jackpot reached $70M with only 14M possible combinations to win it.  But if big spenders had such an advantage regular players wouldn't play and the game would end as Massachusetts Windfall did when such advantages were exposed.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  I find it incredibly ridiculous that people are excited by this. After each win the jackpot starts off at 7million dollars. Is that not enough to excite people? the same people who can barely afford to buy food or pay next months rent. The same people who are the pawns of the corporate elite who pay you pennies while they rake in hundreds of billions of dollars in profits. But hey lets hang a banner announcing you can win 500 million, even though you will give half away in taxes that will go into the elites pockets, lets double the odds every 2 years until you have a better chance of having dinner with space aliens from across the galaxy than winning, then lets watch these same people who can barely afford to eat a sandwich spend half their paycheck of pennies to pick a combination out of 258,890,850 so they can "win" some money. The human species is the stupidest species on this planet. I have never seen any other animal do anything close to as stupid as I see humans do.

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                    Posted: July 6, 2016, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

                    Todd - You write like a true journalist and that's a high compliment. I love those opening lines.

                     

                    Thanks for all you do!

                     

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                      Posted: July 6, 2016, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

                      Todd - You write like a true journalist and that's a high compliment. I love those opening lines.

                       

                      Thanks for all you do!

                       

                      OB

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                        Posted: July 6, 2016, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

                        Time for Texas to have a jackpot winner. DancePartyDance

                        Have not bought tickets yet, but will later after work today, and then again on Friday. Some quick picks, some picks. 

                         

                        I totally understand the excitement for this large of a jackpot, but I also play every draw for Mega Millions, Powerball, and Texas Lotto. Annuity does not matter to me, just the cash option. Even at the lowest starting point (~$3m cash option for Tx Lotto), a win secures a very, VERY nice retirement. If anyone asks me how much the jackpot is, I only mention the cash option. Screw the annuity! Go for the cash!

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                          Posted: July 6, 2016, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                          I didn't hit any numbers Tuesday night maybe next time

                           

                          Good Luck everyoneSee Ya!

                           

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                            Posted: July 6, 2016, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                            nice to see the jackpot off of the $10m increase ea draw and something substantial. going to be won soon, but i hope it rolls till my numbers come up,
                            GL everyone

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                              Posted: July 6, 2016, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

                              Finally, we have reached "Frenzy" status. Now I can go ahead and win Powerball tonight, and all the attention can remain on this evergrowing Megamillions jackpot.Cool Nothing to see here folks. Don't mind me. Doo doo doo $$$$ Come on Powerball $$$$Lep

                              (Im sure I will partake in the ticket buying frenzy for Megamillions, too.)

                              "Frenzy" is the word. The media has discovered Mega Millions.

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