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$311 MILLION: Here comes Powerball

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TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
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Posted: July 10, 2016, 11:01 am - IP Logged

I quit this game when the upped the matrix last Oct.

 did play 1 line back when it went over 1B

...maybe buy another when that happens again !

As the saying goes....A winner never quits and a quitter never wins!

I buy at least ONE ticket for each drawing.

Since ...

  1. you never know when that one ticket might be a winner.
  2. how ever low the jackpot (even a the starting amount of $40 mil for PB or $15 mil for mega) might seem to some, it's more than I have now and would gladly accept the check. 
  3. it's a cheap price to pay for a big dream of what I would do with the money if I won.
  4. most important...can't win it if you're not in it!

The Meatman

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    Posted: July 10, 2016, 11:03 am - IP Logged

    Nice... Don't like it when both get hit over the same weekend.

    Also PB restarts are easier on the eyes at 40m... Mega's are kinda rough at 15m

    -RC

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      Posted: July 10, 2016, 11:10 am - IP Logged

      I quit this game when the upped the matrix last Oct.

       did play 1 line back when it went over 1B

      ...maybe buy another when that happens again !

      Understand that.

      But..... second prize is a million bucks. App 1 in 11 million. Is that not worth $2? Or 2 million bucks for $3?

      It is to me.

      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

      A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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        Posted: July 10, 2016, 11:14 am - IP Logged

        As the saying goes....A winner never quits and a quitter never wins!

        I buy at least ONE ticket for each drawing.

        Since ...

        1. you never know when that one ticket might be a winner.
        2. how ever low the jackpot (even a the starting amount of $40 mil for PB or $15 mil for mega) might seem to some, it's more than I have now and would gladly accept the check. 
        3. it's a cheap price to pay for a big dream of what I would do with the money if I won.
        4. most important...can't win it if you're not in it!

        Amen. Either of those is retirement money!

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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          Posted: July 10, 2016, 11:36 am - IP Logged

          Meatman and RCBuckeye

          I should have mentioned that I'm spending the $ on CFL and L4L 

          for better odds and don't really want to chase the big games anymore.

          The smaller JPs are enough for me.

          To each his own and good luck W/ those.

          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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            Posted: July 10, 2016, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

             I think that these sagging interest rates may push a young winner into choosing the lump sum instead of the annuity. Most twenty-year-old winners are not ready for the $211 million. I hope they get professionals on their side. The same goes for all the winners.

             I will now share a Dave Ramsey quote,"Some people are lighthouses when they warn of rocks ahead". These past winners who blew through their winnings are warning all of us about the rocks ahead. I hope that any Lottery Post winner will not have a shipwreck.

             May fortune smile upon us all.Dance

            OMG! You are right on!Star

            I always think of Cynthia Stafford. The amount of lessons Cynthia has shared (although she doesn't know it) is astounding.

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              Posted: July 10, 2016, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

              I'd be content to win KY  Cashball $200K pre-tax; it would take  care of everything I need.  Sure, still playing with the big dogs is never an option not to play.   You can't win if you don't play.

               

              My Sister, who does not buy lottery tickets, emailed me because she saw something that people don't win  the big jackpots.  All Lottery Post members et al know this not the case.  Otherwise the jackpots would be in the billions.

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                Posted: July 10, 2016, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

                I find it very amusing how we all talk about millions of dollars as if it is just peanuts anymore. Let me put in perspective for everyone. If you have a job that pays you $50,000.00 per annum, you will have to work for 20 years to make a million dollars . Picture yourself working at a job you don't like for 20 years just to make a million. Come to think of it, a good percentage of posters on this site, don't even make close to that amount{$50,000.00} a year and some unfortunate ones, don't even have a job. Ladies and gentlemen, let's show some respect to a million dollars. IT STILL PACKS A PUNCH AND STILL GOES A LONG WAY.

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                  Posted: July 10, 2016, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                  I find it very amusing how we all talk about millions of dollars as if it is just peanuts anymore. Let me put in perspective for everyone. If you have a job that pays you $50,000.00 per annum, you will have to work for 20 years to make a million dollars . Picture yourself working at a job you don't like for 20 years just to make a million. Come to think of it, a good percentage of posters on this site, don't even make close to that amount{$50,000.00} a year and some unfortunate ones, don't even have a job. Ladies and gentlemen, let's show some respect to a million dollars. IT STILL PACKS A PUNCH AND STILL GOES A LONG WAY.

                  You are absolutely correct.

                  But looks like most of America wants to "hang out with Oprah and the Queen" as sung by Bruno Mars.

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                    Posted: July 10, 2016, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                    I agree with mypiemaster also, greed is out of control in america.  Most or all of us will never hit the jackpot the way the mm and pb is setup.  I will gladly take a milion dollars and end up putting about $400,000 in the bank.

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                      Posted: July 10, 2016, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                      It's a good thing you're not a used car salesperson. 100% chance????

                      "Since Mega Millions was just won, there's a 100% chance Powerball will be won tonight."

                      Nothing in life is 100% except for 3 things.

                      Being born Coffee, paying taxes Patriot and dying Thud.

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                        Posted: July 10, 2016, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

                         I think that these sagging interest rates may push a young winner into choosing the lump sum instead of the annuity. Most twenty-year-old winners are not ready for the $211 million. I hope they get professionals on their side. The same goes for all the winners.

                         I will now share a Dave Ramsey quote,"Some people are lighthouses when they warn of rocks ahead". These past winners who blew through their winnings are warning all of us about the rocks ahead. I hope that any Lottery Post winner will not have a shipwreck.

                         May fortune smile upon us all.Dance

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                        Very kind. Thank you

                        • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                        • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                        • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                                  (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                          Posted: July 10, 2016, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

                          I agree with mypiemaster also, greed is out of control in america.  Most or all of us will never hit the jackpot the way the mm and pb is setup.  I will gladly take a milion dollars and end up putting about $400,000 in the bank.

                          .

                          BigBear29,

                          I believe it (the greed) really, truly is a sign of the times.
                          Especially so, are the things I see, when watching peoples' personal conflicts, from around the world, on Youtube.

                          I've seen so many, collected in a video compilation, where I could only shake my head.
                          Others actually get off on the junk.

                          PEOPLE, PLEASE, let's all get along.  And, if it's not too much, if we could just do the "right", "decent" thing.
                          I feel sort of alienated, when I see example after example of people acting worse than animals, to their neighbors.

                          But, I too will MOST GLADLY settle for one million samolians (that's the mis-spelled slang for dollars).

                          Mr. Groppo

                          • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                          • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                          • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                                    (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                            Posted: July 10, 2016, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

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                            Very kind. Thank you

                             Groppo and jacintasc, You both are very welcome. Thanks to you for your dedication to Lottery Post.

                             As they say, "You should only have to win the lottery once".

                             I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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                              Posted: July 10, 2016, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

                              I find it very amusing how we all talk about millions of dollars as if it is just peanuts anymore. Let me put in perspective for everyone. If you have a job that pays you $50,000.00 per annum, you will have to work for 20 years to make a million dollars . Picture yourself working at a job you don't like for 20 years just to make a million. Come to think of it, a good percentage of posters on this site, don't even make close to that amount{$50,000.00} a year and some unfortunate ones, don't even have a job. Ladies and gentlemen, let's show some respect to a million dollars. IT STILL PACKS A PUNCH AND STILL GOES A LONG WAY.

                              Excellent post.  Cheers