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Mega Millions sets world record with $1.6 billion lottery jackpot for Tuesday drawing

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With all of this hullabaloo, it hadn't even occurred to me to pick up a PB ticket for tonight. It's scary/sad when a $470M jackpot seems so insignificant that you lose track of it, like a set of car keys.

Poke............. You ARE in IL... Your state does have some unique things happen....No No  Don't be tempting fate

Integrity: There is no substitute.

"If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals . . . recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last."

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    Poke............. You ARE in IL... Your state does have some unique things happen....No No  Don't be tempting fate

    Haha! You're right! When you're right, you're right! What else can I say? I tell ya another thing, my state sure could use the tax revenue from my impending big win, but I don't trust them to spend it wisely once they get it. It would be one thing if they had an ounce of common sense, heck, I'd be happy to help. Some folks just can't be helped. I'm talking about Chicago, of course, not my beloved down state folks. ;)

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      .

      Has anyone actually sat down and tried to figure out why the numbers are so elusive,
      that has left the big prize still at bay (or maybe adrift somewhere in the Pacific) ?

      I mean the whole world has to be in on this game. 
      I could sit here and say "OK, TUESDAY IS IT, somebody better win it.", but will it be won?

      DO WE WANT TO FIND OUT THAT SOME ICELANDIC FISHERMAN HAS WON IT?
      PLEASE FOLKS, DO YOUR BEST TO KEEP THE WINNERS IN THE USA. 

      I'm too old to take this excitement  much longer.
      I'm not even excited anymore, I'm starting to get annoyed.

      I’m just annoyed it’s not up to 1.85 Billion yet.  LOL

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        I’m just annoyed it’s not up to 1.85 Billion yet.  LOL

        Now JJ...................just kidding.........  2 weeks perhaps ?

        Integrity: There is no substitute.

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          Because we understand the risks that will come from inflation, taxes and retroactive changes in federal law, all of which have negatively impacted annuity winners in the past. And since the best predictor of future events is past events, add to that the fact that the annuity is backweighted, and I'll be saying no thank you to an annuity. Besides, when invested properly, the lump sum amount will almost always outpace the annuity, so no one is leaving anything on the table and you have the benefit more autonomy and control of the funds. As far as I can tell, the only reason to choose the annuity is because one is too afraid to receive that much money at one time, which I see as absurd.

          Thanks. Makes it clear for anyone who considers it or not.

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            Poke............. You ARE in IL... Your state does have some unique things happen....No No  Don't be tempting fate

            A neighbor-friend of mine just snapchatted me, said she was going to the store and do I need anything... I said yes, since you mention it, pick me up a PB w/powerplay option... Fortune smiles upon me yet again! ;)


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              The more money you have, the BIGGER the toys!

              I wish. Maybe an operation? :)

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                A neighbor-friend of mine just snapchatted me, said she was going to the store and do I need anything... I said yes, since you mention it, pick me up a PB w/powerplay option... Fortune smiles upon me yet again! ;)

                You know you play a lot when your friends know what PB w/power play option is lol.

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                  You know you play a lot when your friends know what PB w/power play option is lol.

                  Lol, true! But, full disclosure, I had to explain the powerplay thing to her (on snapchat), and then I texted the explanation to her (because snapchat "forgets", lol). But she just now dropped it off. Mission Accomplished! She (not a lottery player) actually bought two tickets, one for me and one for her!

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                    You nailed it. There are stories of past lottery winners who sold out their annuities because they blew through the annual payments before the first quarter and knew more money was there for the spending. Even people with expert consultants put them on blast when the financial team's advise runs contrary to their whims.

                    Yup, exactly. Which is why I'm always so surprised when people keep insisting that a person should take the annuity if they don't know how to budget. If they don't know how to budget, they won't miraculously learn how when come into a large sum of money even if the money comes once a year. They either sell off future payments or borrow against it to cover their overspending.

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                      Someone win the Powerball already. It's a distraction. 

                       

                      Thank you for your cooperation.

                      "Do everything you can. Then, leave the rest to luck."

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                        Someone win the Powerball already. It's a distraction. 

                         

                        Thank you for your cooperation.

                        No problem.  I volunteer to take the PB Jackpot tonight.  Wink

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                          No problem.  I volunteer to take the PB Jackpot tonight.  Wink

                          It's incredible to think that you'd be able to win it and ride off into the sunset while everyone else is worried about the "big" Mega Millions jackpot winner.

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                            I Love STATS.. So if we based the sales to be at 80% coverage, then there is  a 20% chance of a roll? or 1 in 5?

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                              Somebody justify needing the sums this jackpot would provide, either way,annuity or cash.

                              I hope the record jackpot brings a record split.

                              ONE TICKET!

                              ONE WINNER!

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                              Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

                                 
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