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# NJ man claims \$315.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot

Topic closed. 33 replies. Last post 2 years ago by Bleudog101.

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 music*USN United States NavyFresno, CaliforniaUnited StatesMember #157851August 2, 20143959 PostsOffline June 10, 2018, 1:02 pm⮟ "Basically there never was a \$315.3 million jackpot to claim." Since I will be taking the Cash Lump Sum because of my age and health I do the math. I divide the Annuity by three and add a couple of million to get close to my correct lump sum.  I am in California and do not pay any State taxes on lottery winnings. That saves me 13.3% Plus President Trump cut taxes on lottery winnings from 39.6% down to 37%. When we talk about large lottery winnings that 2.6% makes a big difference.  We could see MM & PB jackpot amounts become equal in size soon. PB lags behind MM by \$23 million. good luck  "We are all in this together!"
 paymentplan-manDMVUnited StatesMember #183847August 18, 2017284 PostsOffline June 10, 2018, 1:51 pmQuote: Originally posted by music* on June 10, 2018 "Basically there never was a \$315.3 million jackpot to claim." Since I will be taking the Cash Lump Sum because of my age and health I do the math. I divide the Annuity by three and add a couple of million to get close to my correct lump sum.  I am in California and do not pay any State taxes on lottery winnings. That saves me 13.3% Plus President Trump cut taxes on lottery winnings from 39.6% down to 37%. When we talk about large lottery winnings that 2.6% makes a big difference.  We could see MM & PB jackpot amounts become equal in size soon. PB lags behind MM by \$23 million. good luck  Ive only been playing the lottery for about 19 months but as far as I've seen so far the PB always increases in pot size at a far quicker rate than that of the MM. Perhaps its due to having that 1Billion dollar plus pot two years ago. The funny thing is that I didn't even here about it until roughly October. Thinking back on it it's quite funny how I never paid much attention to any lotteries before I bought my first ticket. Im 28 now and before I bought that ticket in Oct of 2016 the ONLY other time I can recall hearing anything about a lottery was when my next door neighbor's step mom Elicia Battle lied about winning that jackpot in early 2004. I was in 8th grade at the time. But yeah since then maybe my mind just blanked it out because I don't even remember seeing any billboards or posted notes outside of the local 7 elevens. Im really trying to cut down on my spending for MM/PB because for me it's turned into a bad obsession. Like my minds seeing numbers everywhere. For now Im going to try to only play if the jackpots reach at least 300 M and each month increase that amount by 25M until I either win enough to quit or just quit. Also congrats to the winner
 music*USN United States NavyFresno, CaliforniaUnited StatesMember #157851August 2, 20143959 PostsOffline June 10, 2018, 4:24 pmpaymentplan-man, You can find Elicia Battle, Lou Eisenberg, Curtis Sharp and Dennis Sanfilippo in The Ticket - Full-length documentary film 1:07:25  on YouTube. I do not understand when you will increase the amount by 25mil. Will it be each month after the jackpot has reached 300mil? I am a little confused.  "We are all in this together!"
 SoledadNew York, NYUnited StatesMember #140630March 23, 201310645 PostsOffline June 10, 2018, 9:09 pmInteresting. To say the least. Save it. For real.Sometimes you do the right thing just because it’s right.
 paymentplan-manDMVUnited StatesMember #183847August 18, 2017284 PostsOffline June 11, 2018, 11:21 amMusic* Yeah what I meant to say was that I would start playing at 300M and then once it is won I would start again at 325M then 350M and so on and so forth. Just as a way to eventually quit playing since it takes about 16 weeks to reach 300M and its usually won from the 16-21 week period. So after a year I would start playing at 375M roughly then after another year 450M, then 525M, Well to be honest I'd probably just stop at 600 M and play any time it gets that high. But that doesn't happen all too often so I wont feel bad about that. It's actually more of the playing every week that I'm getting tired of personally. This plan helps to get rid of that and only play when it gets big.
 music*USN United States NavyFresno, CaliforniaUnited StatesMember #157851August 2, 20143959 PostsOffline June 11, 2018, 12:46 pmQuote: Originally posted by paymentplan-man on June 11, 2018Music* Yeah what I meant to say was that I would start playing at 300M and then once it is won I would start again at 325M then 350M and so on and so forth. Just as a way to eventually quit playing since it takes about 16 weeks to reach 300M and its usually won from the 16-21 week period. So after a year I would start playing at 375M roughly then after another year 450M, then 525M, Well to be honest I'd probably just stop at 600 M and play any time it gets that high. But that doesn't happen all too often so I wont feel bad about that. It's actually more of the playing every week that I'm getting tired of personally. This plan helps to get rid of that and only play when it gets big.Thank You for your clarification paymentplan-man. It looks like a good plan. Stick with it. Good Luck to you!  "We are all in this together!"
 Tucker BlackReno, NVUnited StatesMember #173299February 25, 2016334 PostsOffline June 11, 2018, 2:21 pmQuote: Originally posted by paymentplan-man on June 11, 2018Music* Yeah what I meant to say was that I would start playing at 300M and then once it is won I would start again at 325M then 350M and so on and so forth. Just as a way to eventually quit playing since it takes about 16 weeks to reach 300M and its usually won from the 16-21 week period. So after a year I would start playing at 375M roughly then after another year 450M, then 525M, Well to be honest I'd probably just stop at 600 M and play any time it gets that high. But that doesn't happen all too often so I wont feel bad about that. It's actually more of the playing every week that I'm getting tired of personally. This plan helps to get rid of that and only play when it gets big.Why wait? Stop playing now and you will stop losing money. Casinos are far better places to gamble.
 noise-gateChasing \$ Millions.White Shores- CaliforniaUnited StatesMember #136473December 12, 20126313 PostsOffline June 11, 2018, 3:38 pmQuote: Originally posted by Tucker Black on June 11, 2018Why wait? Stop playing now and you will stop losing money. Casinos are far better places to gamble.” Stop losing money?” Are you imply that players do not lose money in Casino’s TB? * Voice of Reason *    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.
 Tucker BlackReno, NVUnited StatesMember #173299February 25, 2016334 PostsOffline June 12, 2018, 12:52 amQuote: Originally posted by noise-gate on June 11, 2018” Stop losing money?” Are you imply that players do not lose money in Casino’s TB?I said casinos are a BETTER place to gamble. I didn't say you can't lose, because that's not true. It's less likely you lose, and if you do lose, at least you get to make a lot more wagers with your bankroll.
 paymentplan-manDMVUnited StatesMember #183847August 18, 2017284 PostsOffline June 12, 2018, 1:22 amQuote: Originally posted by Tucker Black on June 12, 2018I said casinos are a BETTER place to gamble. I didn't say you can't lose, because that's not true. It's less likely you lose, and if you do lose, at least you get to make a lot more wagers with your bankroll.You do have a point there but for me playing the PB and MM is in it's own way fun. Or at least it was fun but as I said earlier Ive been playing now closing in on 2 yrs so the fun has worn off quite a bit. I don't simply want to just gamble but as you said there's much better ways of going about it. Even the state draw games offer significantly better odds but the PB specifically was what drew me into all things lottery.
 Bleudog101SimpsonvilleUnited StatesMember #163184January 22, 20152256 PostsOffline June 12, 2018, 11:14 amQuote: Originally posted by Tucker Black on June 12, 2018I said casinos are a BETTER place to gamble. I didn't say you can't lose, because that's not true. It's less likely you lose, and if you do lose, at least you get to make a lot more wagers with your bankroll.Got upgraded on my Caesars card to Diamond status which means I've gambled too much.  About 7 weeks ago won \$10K, but it had been years since a jackpot was won by me. Several weeks ago sent the Michigan Lottery an email about their tickets not having an expiration date if you do advance play for say 30 draws max.  They finally responded and said it was a good idea and MAY incorporate it.  That is the only state that does this to my knowledge and then you have to get a calendar to figure it out.Interesting enough went to the Powerball on how to play.  Forgot that the Powerplay is null and void if it comes in 10X and jackpot is over \$150 million.  What a rip-off, how often does 10X come in...very rarely.  Most times it is stuck on 2X.  Also think it is not like Megaplier that goes from 2-5 and applies to the secondary prize so you could theoretically win \$5 million.  Not so with Powerplay, it stays \$2 million no matter what the multiplier ends up being.
 paymentplan-manDMVUnited StatesMember #183847August 18, 2017284 PostsOffline June 12, 2018, 12:20 pmBleudog101- Yesh....hic!! I agree with you about the second tier prize for PB and the fact that you really only see the 10X once if that a year it seems last time we've seen it was Jan 31, 2018 but before that was Mar 1, 2017. Or even if they removed the cap. Although I can understand why that don't. Just imagine back on Jan 13, 2016 when 934 people won the 3rd tier prize of 50k. Lets pretend that everyone played the power play and received the 100k from the 2x Power play. That would have been \$93.4 Million payed out. Now lets pretend that all those 934 persons had still played with the power play option but the power play had been a 10X. That would have been \$467M payed out. They save so much money by capping it at \$150 million. As far as the Megaplier I often times fantasize of just winning a match 5 while its a 5X only because that amount of money realistically sounds much easier to handle on my own and I imagine it comes without all the crazies and extra attention.
 Bleudog101SimpsonvilleUnited StatesMember #163184January 22, 20152256 PostsOffline June 12, 2018, 12:36 pmQuote: Originally posted by paymentplan-man on June 12, 2018Bleudog101- Yesh....hic!! I agree with you about the second tier prize for PB and the fact that you really only see the 10X once if that a year it seems last time we've seen it was Jan 31, 2018 but before that was Mar 1, 2017. Or even if they removed the cap. Although I can understand why that don't. Just imagine back on Jan 13, 2016 when 934 people won the 3rd tier prize of 50k. Lets pretend that everyone played the power play and received the 100k from the 2x Power play. That would have been \$93.4 Million payed out. Now lets pretend that all those 934 persons had still played with the power play option but the power play had been a 10X. That would have been \$467M payed out. They save so much money by capping it at \$150 million. As far as the Megaplier I often times fantasize of just winning a match 5 while its a 5X only because that amount of money realistically sounds much easier to handle on my own and I imagine it comes without all the crazies and extra attention.Head on the nail; that's all I've ever wanted was to win the five #'s and I'd be set.   That's why I like Lucky 4 Life and the occasional Cash 4 Life; the secondary prizes are enough AND the odds are much better than the 'big guys'.
 music*USN United States NavyFresno, CaliforniaUnited StatesMember #157851August 2, 20143959 PostsOffline June 12, 2018, 5:17 pmBleudog101, I finally found out what the name, "Bleudog" came from. It is Bleu cheese. Right? After I win I will post a big old sign on my door that reads, "GOD LOVES YOU"  That should be an icebreaker.  "We are all in this together!"
 Bleudog101SimpsonvilleUnited StatesMember #163184January 22, 20152256 PostsOffline June 12, 2018, 5:56 pmNo, Bleu was the same of my late Jack Russell/Blue Heeler dog.  Miss him like crazy. I like your sign idea.

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