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Posted: February 23, 2005, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

Hello Lotterypost,

Longtime lurker, first time poster here.

I play Powerball every drawing but I'll only play Oregon's Megabucks if the Jackpot is 10 million or more. I figure that if I win less than a couple million it will turn out to be a curse rather than a blessing. I want enough to be sure I can live comfortably for the rest of my life without running through my money and having to return to workforce. Since I'm 20 years old that could be 50 years or more. "Only" one million probably wouldn't do that unless I live a very spartan lifestyle.

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    Posted: February 23, 2005, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

    I play no matter what. Doesn't care if it's $ 100,000 or $ 5 million



    Even $ 100,000 will change your life enough to make it a lot better financially.

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      Posted: February 23, 2005, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

       


      Welcome!!

      Good Luck Lep

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        Posted: February 23, 2005, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

          welcome to lp, i play no matter what the jackpot amount is. if invested right  1-2 million could bring a sizeable return back..

                                                     

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          Posted: February 23, 2005, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

          welcome.  i'm a cheap date - play for $1 mil.  more than i have now. 

          love to nibble those micey feet.

           

                                       

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            Posted: February 23, 2005, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

            it depends on the game, matrix, odds, and price. should the game be mega millions or poewrball, anywhere from $50 million and up. should it be super lotto plus, $10 million or better. should it be match 6 lotto, $2 million and up. also, the number of tickets i buy depends on the jackpot.

            I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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              Posted: February 23, 2005, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

               

              I play the lottery every day looking for 500.00 or better.
              I played the S.C. cash 5 tonight for a paltry 100 thou. That would put me in the lap of luxury.
              At least for a couple weeks.

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                Posted: February 23, 2005, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                For NY Lotto I won't play until $35m or so because of the TERRIBLE lower prizes.

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                  Posted: February 23, 2005, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                  I only play powerball and I play no matter what the jackpot is at.  Of course, I get more excited thinking about what I would do with 30-40 million rather than 10 million after taxes, but either way I'm never working a day in my life again if I win.

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                    Posted: February 23, 2005, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

                    no offense, but even the biggest of winners wind up having to keep working. you will either have one of two possile situations:



                    1. due to bad investments, taxes, oppulent spending, etc., you go broke, and wind up having to work to pay off debts.



                    2. you win so much, and make it work for you, that you need to spend most of your time managing it.



                    either way, you will need to work again.

                    I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                      Posted: February 23, 2005, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

                      I usually dont start to play until the prize is greater than the odds of winning it.

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                        Posted: February 23, 2005, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                        It shouldn't be too much work to manage the money. Put the money you plan to spend in the near future in a money market fund. Put the rest in a few different no load indexed mutual funds.

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                          Posted: February 23, 2005, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                          you'd be surprised how many people make bad investments with lottery winnings, and end up where they started.

                          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                            Posted: February 24, 2005, 12:37 am - IP Logged

                            It depends on the odds of the game. For powerball / megamillions than 300 million. Right when the cash prize is greater than the odds. For the Washington state Quinto (odds 1:2.6 million) then I play when it breaks 2.6 million

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                              Posted: February 24, 2005, 12:42 am - IP Logged

                              it's broken 2.6 million for quite some time now. I wonder what the average cashpot is going to be once this one is hit.

                              I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.