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$359 MILLION: Powerball jackpot heats up

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Posted: November 20, 2016, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

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    Posted: November 20, 2016, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

    l personally volunteer to win this jackpot to prove that a lottery Post member can pull it off. 

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

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      Posted: November 20, 2016, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

      In the past few roll overs the annuity value has far outpaced the cash value. It was close to 70% now the past two have been about 50% od the annuity value.

      They are simply trying to inflate the annuity value but most people only care about the cash value.

      If you had been watching the markets since Trump won the presidency and the Fed rate hike in December becoming more certain, you would know that it's because interest rates have climbed considerably over the past two weeks.

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        Posted: November 20, 2016, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

        Last Wednesday I woke up and correctly predicted $320 million.

         

         Couldn't think of what it had climbed to as the #'s didn't sound too promising this morning.

         

        Is it my imagination or do big jackpots seem to come around Holiday time (sans $1.6 billion Powerball!).

         

        Happy Thanksgiving to all.

        You are correct Bleudog! Jackpots do tend to swell up around the holidays. Check out what I found for you:

         

        PB - $1.5864B, won on 1/13/16 (built up from 11/5/15 to 1/13/16, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).

        MM - $165M, won on 1/8/16 (built up from 11/14/15 to 1/8/16, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).

        PB - $564M, won on 2/11/15 (built up from 11/29/14 to 2/11/15, Christmas, New Years).

        MM - $265M, won on 1/16/15 (built up from 11/5/14 to 1/16/15, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).

        MM - $648M, won on 12/17/13 (built up from 10/2/13 to 12/17/13, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).

        PB - $580M, won on 11/28/12 (built up from 10/4/12 to 11/28/12, Halloween, Thanksgiving).

        MM - $208M, won on 12/27/11 (built up from 11/2/11 to 12/27/11, Thanksgiving, Christmas).

        PB - $128M, won on 12/24/11 (built up from 11/20/11 to 12/24/11, Thanksgiving, Christmas).

        MM - $308M, won on 1/4/11 (built up from 11/10/10 to 1/4/11, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).

         

        Good luck to you this Holiday Season!!!!

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          Posted: November 20, 2016, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

          The pots used to rise during the summer, for the past few years its been
          around the holidays. I don't know if its the peoples mindset that makes
          them play more during these times, or the lottery officials having
          some kind of hand in it....

          "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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            Posted: November 20, 2016, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

            Thinking about doing me some potblocking this coming Wednesday.

             

            Yes Nod

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              Posted: November 20, 2016, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

              hearsetrax, A very beautiful penciled art work. Good Luck to you!

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

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                Posted: November 20, 2016, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                hearsetrax, A very beautiful penciled art work. Good Luck to you!

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                Music*,

                Did hearsetrax draw that?  That is impressive. I like kitty cats.

                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: November 20, 2016, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Thank you golfer1960; time for New Jersey to get back in the thick of things and start hitting some jackpots again.

                   

                  Checked my Indiana tickets on the way to the casino, all said 'Sorry, not a winner'.  I was able to cash out $500 @ the casino for a change!

                   

                  Have a great week/Holiday.

                   

                  Jeffrey

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                    Posted: November 20, 2016, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

                    I could use a nice win like this

                    My furnace stopped working last month when I was in the hospital, and now I am very cold .............

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                    Dpoly1,

                    That sounds harsh. You're in PA too, where it gets unimaginably cold.
                    They should have some kind of thing, where they provide you portable heaters and stoves and such.

                    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: November 20, 2016, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

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                      Music*,

                      Did hearsetrax draw that?  That is impressive. I like kitty cats.

                      Groppo

                      Groppo,  I do not know who drew the pretty kitty cat. sorry.  Happy Thanksgiving to you.

                      music*

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

                       Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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                        Posted: November 20, 2016, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

                        If you had been watching the markets since Trump won the presidency and the Fed rate hike in December becoming more certain, you would know that it's because interest rates have climbed considerably over the past two weeks.

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                        Mr./Ms. Toronto,

                        I never understood the posted amounts.
                        Like we see on Usamega.com (the "hover over" amount displayed).

                        What you're saying is the first thing I've heard that sort of makes sense, BUT, I never thought things like Trump being elected had anything to do with it. Or anything Federal for that matter.  Yes, Yes, I know, that there have been tax discussions and so on, on here but I really had no idea.

                        I'm not a tax person, and any clues I get on such matters, come from here.

                        I wonder if it would be asking Todd too much to post a special article on the how/why the posted annuity value differs from the cash value.  I don't want to ask him myself.  He may be too busy.

                        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: November 20, 2016, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

                          You are correct Bleudog! Jackpots do tend to swell up around the holidays. Check out what I found for you:

                           

                          PB - $1.5864B, won on 1/13/16 (built up from 11/5/15 to 1/13/16, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).

                          MM - $165M, won on 1/8/16 (built up from 11/14/15 to 1/8/16, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).

                          PB - $564M, won on 2/11/15 (built up from 11/29/14 to 2/11/15, Christmas, New Years).

                          MM - $265M, won on 1/16/15 (built up from 11/5/14 to 1/16/15, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).

                          MM - $648M, won on 12/17/13 (built up from 10/2/13 to 12/17/13, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).

                          PB - $580M, won on 11/28/12 (built up from 10/4/12 to 11/28/12, Halloween, Thanksgiving).

                          MM - $208M, won on 12/27/11 (built up from 11/2/11 to 12/27/11, Thanksgiving, Christmas).

                          PB - $128M, won on 12/24/11 (built up from 11/20/11 to 12/24/11, Thanksgiving, Christmas).

                          MM - $308M, won on 1/4/11 (built up from 11/10/10 to 1/4/11, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).

                           

                          Good luck to you this Holiday Season!!!!

                          Appreciate the past feedback.  Only a matter of time someone hits this.

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                            Posted: November 20, 2016, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                            I will take the $2 million since I got powerplay on my ticket today.-weshar75

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                              Posted: November 20, 2016, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

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                              Mr./Ms. Toronto,

                              I never understood the posted amounts.
                              Like we see on Usamega.com (the "hover over" amount displayed).

                              What you're saying is the first thing I've heard that sort of makes sense, BUT, I never thought things like Trump being elected had anything to do with it. Or anything Federal for that matter.  Yes, Yes, I know, that there have been tax discussions and so on, on here but I really had no idea.

                              I'm not a tax person, and any clues I get on such matters, come from here.

                              I wonder if it would be asking Todd too much to post a special article on the how/why the posted annuity value differs from the cash value.  I don't want to ask him myself.  He may be too busy.

                              Groppo

                              The cash value is the REAL jackpot. They post the annuity for the jackpot because it looks better, it's bigger.

                              To get the annuity amount, they take whatever the cash value is and calculate the percentage based on the current interest rate. The annuity is the amount the cash value is worth with interest over a 30 year period.

                              I probably didn't explain it very well. Frankly, most people choose the cash, and I always choose the cash when I buy my tix. In Texas we have to make the choice when we buy our tix, unlike other states.

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