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would it irritate you if....(multiple jackpot winners on one jackpot)

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Posted: May 24, 2007, 1:23 am - IP Logged

would it irritate you if you checked your powerball or mega millions numbers and found out you won BUT the jackpot was still low in the 30 or 40 million range and the numbers were low numbers so there were like 35 jackpot winners so that huge payday you were looking for at first ends up being dwindled by multiple winners.then the taxman takes a chunk out and your looking at having won 400 or 500 thousand dollars.would this bring you down or would you still be very excited.explain!!

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    Posted: May 24, 2007, 1:28 am - IP Logged

    would it irritate you if you checked your powerball or mega millions numbers and found out you won BUT the jackpot was still low in the 30 or 40 million range and the numbers were low numbers so there were like 35 jackpot winners so that huge payday you were looking for at first ends up being dwindled by multiple winners.then the taxman takes a chunk out and your looking at having won 400 or 500 thousand dollars.would this bring you down or would you still be very excited.explain!!

    I get excited when I win $40.00

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      Posted: May 24, 2007, 1:33 am - IP Logged

      me too emily!  i would be happy if i won period.some people would get flustered if they found out they were ONLY getting a half million for getting a powerball or mega jackpot.i would be very excited and satisfied....

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        Posted: May 24, 2007, 3:04 am - IP Logged

        I won't lie, I wouldbe upset.  I want enough to retire on plain  and  simple.

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          Posted: May 24, 2007, 4:09 am - IP Logged

          It's hard to answer this question.  I bought my 4 regular Lotto tickets and 1 Fantasy 5 ticket (a QP) tonight with a $5 win. It's 4AM and I just checked my numbers for Wed and would have been pleased to see another 3 out of 6 so I won't have to spend money again on Saturday.  On the other hand, winning an amount like $100,000 would really be fantastic, and a million would change my life.  So would I be upset if I had to split a jackpot with a lot of people?  Both yes & no.  I'd be grateful and excited if I walked away with the amount you mentioned above ($500,000 is a heck of a lot of money!) but after all these years, I'd really want to win enough to retire comfortably.  Again, if I could net $500,000 I would never complain.  I'd be able to pay off all my debts and own a home mortgage free. 

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            Posted: May 24, 2007, 8:46 am - IP Logged

            It would be bittersweet.

            I would like enough to change my life forever and $500K, while a good amount to work with, will not enable me to do what I want to- retire to a beach house...

             

                                           

                          

             

             

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              Posted: May 24, 2007, 9:37 am - IP Logged

              Oh it is the challenge of getting 5/5.... it is the challenge..

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                Posted: May 24, 2007, 9:45 am - IP Logged

                why would you even entertain this thought? Please, don't even think of it... after all, you know what thoughts do. AKA, the secret., lol, so shush!!!! I don't want this to happen at all.

                I mean, how would you log that into your tracking system?

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                  Posted: May 24, 2007, 10:10 am - IP Logged

                  I think the only honest answer is of course it would irritate you.

                  The one time you pick six correct numbers and so do several other people would be more than irritating.

                  "Hey, didn't you win the lotto?"

                  "Yeah, but 15 other people had the same number, and after taxes...."

                  Remember the scene in Bruce Almighty whne he answered everyone's prayer to hit the lottery?

                  Like Justxploring said, it'd still be nice picking up six figures- but seven or eight is so much nicer!

                  I think the "moral of the story" here is don't play all low numbers.

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                    Posted: May 24, 2007, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                    I would be happy to win anything. Everything happens for a reason,I believe. If you "only" won 400 or 500 thousand instead of millions maybe something's telling you that you don't need all of that,or you couldn't handle it. Be thankful for whatever you get in this life,it's all an extra bonus. Life itself is our real prize.

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                      Posted: May 24, 2007, 10:54 am - IP Logged

                      I would be happy to have won...  5/5 is the challenge.. That is what I play for...

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                        Posted: May 24, 2007, 10:59 am - IP Logged

                        Yeah, it would annoy me. I'd be prepared for 1 or 2 other winners to  split with, but 35?  Has that ever even come close to happening?

                        What would really annoy me is if the multiplier was 5 and peeps who matched only the first 5 balls were winning a million, and me who matched 5 plus the powerball only got $500K. 

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                          Posted: May 24, 2007, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                          It would be bittersweet.

                          I would like enough to change my life forever and $500K, while a good amount to work with, will not enable me to do what I want to- retire to a beach house...

                          I Agree!

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                            Posted: May 24, 2007, 11:55 am - IP Logged

                            If I'm not irritated when I'm one of multiple losers, why would I be irritated to be one of a few winners?  I don't see sharing a lottery jackpot as something to be upset about.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: May 24, 2007, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

                              I wouldn't be real happy, but I would'nt be giving the ticket away either.