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$333 MILLION: Powerball offers up summertime riches

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Posted: July 17, 2016, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

Right...I could blow $110 million in 3 months or less if I really wanted to...couple of mansions, a fleet of $250K+ cars, a jet, a yacht, lavish gifts to friends and family & POOF $110 mil gone!

Living a middle class lifestyle at most is the best way to go for lottery winners if they don't want to go broke.  buying a $500,000 home and a $50,000 car would make me worry about overextending myself even on $110 mil after taxes.

who is idiotic enough to buy all that crap. i know some have done it but most have caught on that you can't or shouldn't even if you can. i guess you wouldn't so 110m should tide you over just fine. and those concerned about the cash value not rising fast enough. well, less people playing due to fatigue or whatever means less tickets out there that can beat you out of it. the greed on here is incomprehensible


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    I live well below my means, but I have $0 debt!  I have a modest place that works for me, but I've lived in worse conditions.  I lived out of a car by choice for close to a year just so I could save $20K to put down on a place to live.

    sure you did. if the village idiot was an elected position you would win in a landslide.

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      Posted: July 17, 2016, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

      summer slow down....

      Interest seems to pick up again around the holidays when the powers that be have us all day dreaming about a bountiful thanksgiving, Christmas or new years

      For now, I am fatigued by all these jackpots and their slow rise....and that is saying something. I am a die hard-committed player.

      I am sticking to my advance play tickets for now. If it gets to my "new" threshold of $650 million.....I will then start adding a line or two. Until then, all I have to really pay attention to is the date my tickets are up so that I can make my drive to the nearest anonymous state (Ohio.....for me) and  repeat that after every 10th draw.

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        I live well below my means, but I have $0 debt!  I have a modest place that works for me, but I've lived in worse conditions.  I lived out of a car by choice for close to a year just so I could save $20K to put down on a place to live.

        Life has its ups and downs.

        I remember a time when my parents decided to cut waaaaay back because of the financial stress the family was under. It was all good in the end.

        Cutting back meant not selling their house to keep rent coming in. Moving in with my mothers parents and consolidating their expenses to only what is necessary. 

        jjtheprince.....a prince after my own miser (when the time calls for it) heart  Banana  Wink Smile


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          sure you did. if the village idiot was an elected position you would win in a landslide.

          No way!  I plan to become famous if I'm a winner.  I will go down as being the most frugal and successful winner of all time.  I will be the opposite of David Lee Edwards or Jack Whitaker.

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            Posted: July 17, 2016, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

            Wow! I'm surprised that Todd has not updated this story yet with the new jackpot!

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              Posted: July 17, 2016, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

              Wow! I'm surprised that Todd has not updated this story yet with the new jackpot!

              If I were Todd, I'd be @ the beach and not worrying about updating the Powerball for the time being.  He'll get around to it, because as we all know, Todd rocks!


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                Posted: July 17, 2016, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

                No way!  I plan to become famous if I'm a winner.  I will go down as being the most frugal and successful winner of all time.  I will be the opposite of David Lee Edwards or Jack Whitaker.

                you just got elected to another term. you can be frugal as you want without money. why bother to try to win this if you are planning that. you would receive more negativity by hoarding if anyone actually cared or bothered to know than if you reacted normally. spending, but not overspending.


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                  Posted: July 17, 2016, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

                  Wow! I'm surprised that Todd has not updated this story yet with the new jackpot!

                  he's waiting for it to move up a position on his lifetime lottery jackpot standings. can't wait to see if it gains 1 or 2 positions especially on that annuity list that no one ever takes.


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                    you just got elected to another term. you can be frugal as you want without money. why bother to try to win this if you are planning that. you would receive more negativity by hoarding if anyone actually cared or bothered to know than if you reacted normally. spending, but not overspending.

                    Why would hoarding bring negative publicity?  If anything people would say "Wow that guy has it right, smartest lottery winner ever!"

                    I'd need to hoard because I'm not old like most winners who receive sweet government freebies like Medicare and Social Security.

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                      Posted: July 17, 2016, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                      Why would hoarding bring negative publicity?  If anything people would say "Wow that guy has it right, smartest lottery winner ever!"

                      I'd need to hoard because I'm not old like most winners who receive sweet government freebies like Medicare and Social Security.

                      Freebies from Social Security?  It is a non-government funded entity and I intend to start getting mine once I turn 62.  Please don't call my military retirement a freebie either.  Please and thank you.


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                        Military retirement?  Yeah not exactly a freebie, but you apparently won the job lottery.

                        Very few people have a good retirement like that.

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                          Military retirement?  Yeah not exactly a freebie, but you apparently won the job lottery.

                          Very few people have a good retirement like that.

                          I was very fortunate @ the time they the Army only allowed to Respiratory Therapists early retirement--me being one of them.  This was back in '97.  Part of the deal was if I wanted full retirement I could only work in an approved not for profit place, not a government/VA job type.  Mine was approved and have been working in a sad place for kids called a PICU.  I was blessed that though i work for a very very major hospital chain in Louisville, KY they approved me for heart surgery @ my beloved Cleveland Clinic almost six years ago. 

                          I have never used the VA but will for the interim in 17 months when I have my last retirement.  Also never go to Ft. Knox either.

                          My parents instilled a very strong work ethic and have worked in some degree for fifty years. 

                          What scares me is the 'younger generation' that I witness has little work ethic and want things handed to them on a silver plate.  My parent's four kids worked for what they wanted, not just given things like I see so many kids these days.  It is definitely a different world out there, but since it doesn't directly affect me...who cares?

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                            I was very fortunate @ the time they the Army only allowed to Respiratory Therapists early retirement--me being one of them.  This was back in '97.  Part of the deal was if I wanted full retirement I could only work in an approved not for profit place, not a government/VA job type.  Mine was approved and have been working in a sad place for kids called a PICU.  I was blessed that though i work for a very very major hospital chain in Louisville, KY they approved me for heart surgery @ my beloved Cleveland Clinic almost six years ago. 

                            I have never used the VA but will for the interim in 17 months when I have my last retirement.  Also never go to Ft. Knox either.

                            My parents instilled a very strong work ethic and have worked in some degree for fifty years. 

                            What scares me is the 'younger generation' that I witness has little work ethic and want things handed to them on a silver plate.  My parent's four kids worked for what they wanted, not just given things like I see so many kids these days.  It is definitely a different world out there, but since it doesn't directly affect me...who cares?

                            Forgot one thing, I get my full retirement @ 62, like another 4.6% due to working in a not for profit job.

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                              Freebies from Social Security?  It is a non-government funded entity and I intend to start getting mine once I turn 62.  Please don't call my military retirement a freebie either.  Please and thank you.

                              They aren't freebies, they're Socialism.

                                 
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