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You just won a huge lottery jackpot! Now what?

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That my friend, is exactly why we hire the professionals

Yep... I don't even want to know the details. I just hate injustice, I guess. They need to simplify the tax laws. It surely doesn't need to be so complicated that a person needs a professional to navigate the murk.

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    Best of luck to you, Stack47! Yesterday I went to buy my tickets (I went to a town about 40 minutes away, just because I had to go to Home Depot anyway, I figured it would draw some of the heat away if I won. lol) I walked up to the counter and told the girl "I'm going to test your E.S.P. abilities... What am I here to purchase?" She just looked at me and asked how many I wanted. Three road construction dudes were behind me, and I could hear them saying how they'd never bought a lottery ticket before, they just couldn't see the point in it. I could tell that they were building up to giving me crap for wasting $21, and they would've if they'd known me, but I guess they decided that discretion is the better part of valor, and besides, I could've been the wrong kind of psycho as far as they knew... lol... 

    I agree about getting your ducks in a row. I'm fortunate in that my bank is privately owned, and I'm friends with the two loan officers there. I know them to be discrete, and they'd loan me a couple hundred grand with a handshake and a signature (that goes double if I showed them a copy of my winning ticket! lol) So I'd be able to get set up somewhere warm and distant before I ever had to worry about turning in my ticket or cashing that big fat check!

    A guy in front of me was buying 50 QPs $100 worth of.....................PB tickets. I chuckled, but the thing I noticed was how slow the terminal was. Maybe the terminals are programmed to work together. What else could cause one terminal to be so slowl?

    I decided to play some self picks because if most of the ticket sales are QPs, not one QP has won a jackpot in the last 25 drawings. Self picks are the best way to go.

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      A guy in front of me was buying 50 QPs $100 worth of.....................PB tickets. I chuckled, but the thing I noticed was how slow the terminal was. Maybe the terminals are programmed to work together. What else could cause one terminal to be so slowl?

      I decided to play some self picks because if most of the ticket sales are QPs, not one QP has won a jackpot in the last 25 drawings. Self picks are the best way to go.

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      I don't know what would slow it down like that, could be that the sales traffic slowed it down, I guess. I always figured the machine picked the numbers and sent them in to the mother ship after the fact, but it could be that the mother ship has to approve or confirm the set of numbers before the ticket can be printed.

      Anymore I always just play QPs. Also, the numbers drawn lately have been really ugly. I cannot imagine anyone choosing a set of numbers that random, lol. I'm not judging anyone for picking their own, but it seems kinda fruitless to me because any number I'd choose would be far less "random" than the ping pong ball machine selects.

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        A guy in front of me was buying 50 QPs $100 worth of.....................PB tickets. I chuckled, but the thing I noticed was how slow the terminal was. Maybe the terminals are programmed to work together. What else could cause one terminal to be so slowl?

        I decided to play some self picks because if most of the ticket sales are QPs, not one QP has won a jackpot in the last 25 drawings. Self picks are the best way to go.

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        On several of mine I picked two of the 5 and let the machine QP the rest and the mega ball.  Lep

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          On several of mine I picked two of the 5 and let the machine QP the rest and the mega ball.  Lep

          If a player wanted to throw enough money at it, he/she/it could just select all of the mega balls and let the machine QP the rest. At least then he/she/it would be guaranteed to win a prize! ;)

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            I'm noticing jackpot fatigue here.  Come on folks!!!!  Keep it rolling!!!! Party

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              If a player wanted to throw enough money at it, he/she/it could just select all of the mega balls and let the machine QP the rest. At least then he/she/it would be guaranteed to win a prize! ;)

              You would spend $50 and guaranteed to win $4 (minimum).

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                I'm noticing jackpot fatigue here.  Come on folks!!!!  Keep it rolling!!!! Party

                I can't help but wonder what would happen if she rolls tonight. Would everyone lose their minds, or would it even sell as many tickets as this drawing? A $600M bump is not minor league, but I honestly thought folks would mortgage their children to catch this jackpot! I figured it would hit $2B by now.

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                  You would spend $50 and guaranteed to win $4 (minimum).

                  Yes! SCORE! lol

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                    I can't help but wonder what would happen if she rolls tonight. Would everyone lose their minds, or would it even sell as many tickets as this drawing? A $600M bump is not minor league, but I honestly thought folks would mortgage their children to catch this jackpot! I figured it would hit $2B by now.

                    My office did a little pool (under $100) when it hit a billion, but we didn't do it again for this drawing (we did roll the $4 we won into another couple of tickets, but that's all). I suspect a lot of groups did the same.

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                      My office did a little pool (under $100) when it hit a billion, but we didn't do it again for this drawing (we did roll the $4 we won into another couple of tickets, but that's all). I suspect a lot of groups did the same.

                      Yeah, that is definitely frustrating when you buy all of those sets of numbers and they don't come close... It reminds you of how long those odds are. I think a lot of folks came to the same conclusion after the last drawing: It's just too hard to win, so why bother? That's the sentiment I've been hearing for the past couple of days, anyway.

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                        Sorry, no lottery winner at this location  Bang Head

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                          Sorry, no lottery winner at this location  Bang Head

                          I had 2 - $10 tix and won $6

                          1+MB $4

                          MB $2

                          That either 3 more tix if it rolls or 3 more PB tix

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                            One winner in South Carolina.

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                              My opinion - if I win Powerball jackpot I'm going to use the common sense; why would I spend money on some CPA's and whatnot - that money is MINE and MINE only so I'll spend it the way I want and just like someone already said - my plan would be only mine and nobody would know what is it  Smile

                                 
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