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20/20 Special Lotto Frenzy: Be Careful What You Wish For

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Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:53 am - IP Logged

Tonight on ABC there be a special about the largest jacpot in history. Mega Millions mania… one of the largest jackpots in history — now estimated at a staggering half a billion dollars – is up for grabs on Friday night.  But does winning all of that money really buy happiness?  Right before the live lotto drawing at 11 pm on Friday, “20/20″ looks at past lottery winners and losers, as well as the scammers and swindlers who vie for a slice of the winner’s pie.  Why do so many lottery winners end up broke?  What about the office pool?  Can you play the odds to win?  Anchored by Barbara Walters with reports from Dan Harris, Jay Schadler, John Berman, Nick Watt and Cecilia Vega, “Lotto Frenzy: Be Careful What You Wish For” airs on “20/20″ on FRIDAY, MARCH 30 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

I bet the lottery officials who run the Powerball are regretting they raised the price to $2. They will never get this kind of publicity for Powerball. Remember A Dollar and A Dream.

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    Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:22 am - IP Logged

    Tonight on ABC there be a special about the largest jacpot in history. Mega Millions mania… one of the largest jackpots in history — now estimated at a staggering half a billion dollars – is up for grabs on Friday night.  But does winning all of that money really buy happiness?  Right before the live lotto drawing at 11 pm on Friday, “20/20″ looks at past lottery winners and losers, as well as the scammers and swindlers who vie for a slice of the winner’s pie.  Why do so many lottery winners end up broke?  What about the office pool?  Can you play the odds to win?  Anchored by Barbara Walters with reports from Dan Harris, Jay Schadler, John Berman, Nick Watt and Cecilia Vega, “Lotto Frenzy: Be Careful What You Wish For” airs on “20/20″ on FRIDAY, MARCH 30 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

    I bet the lottery officials who run the Powerball are regretting they raised the price to $2. They will never get this kind of publicity for Powerball. Remember A Dollar and A Dream.

    Hey win500quick thank you so much for the info.

    I will watch it and dvr it. This is history you know.

    I also want to wish the best of luck to all tonight

    on the big drawing. I hope someone from LP gets

    it.Smile

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      Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:48 am - IP Logged

      Thanks for the info Win....Thumbs Up

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        Posted: March 30, 2012, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

        Tonight on ABC there be a special about the largest jacpot in history. Mega Millions mania… one of the largest jackpots in history — now estimated at a staggering half a billion dollars – is up for grabs on Friday night.  But does winning all of that money really buy happiness?  Right before the live lotto drawing at 11 pm on Friday, “20/20″ looks at past lottery winners and losers, as well as the scammers and swindlers who vie for a slice of the winner’s pie.  Why do so many lottery winners end up broke?  What about the office pool?  Can you play the odds to win?  Anchored by Barbara Walters with reports from Dan Harris, Jay Schadler, John Berman, Nick Watt and Cecilia Vega, “Lotto Frenzy: Be Careful What You Wish For” airs on “20/20″ on FRIDAY, MARCH 30 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

        I bet the lottery officials who run the Powerball are regretting they raised the price to $2. They will never get this kind of publicity for Powerball. Remember A Dollar and A Dream.

        I agree that Powerball might just be second guessing the price raise to $2...However, if there is ever a game that could go to 1 Billion, it just might be Powerball.

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          Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

          will have to remember to watch tonite...thx WIN Hurray!

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            Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

            Sweet, I will definitley tune in.

            Thanks for the info, last time there was a special I missed it.

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              Posted: March 30, 2012, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

              Tonight on ABC there be a special about the largest jacpot in history. Mega Millions mania… one of the largest jackpots in history — now estimated at a staggering half a billion dollars – is up for grabs on Friday night.  But does winning all of that money really buy happiness?  Right before the live lotto drawing at 11 pm on Friday, “20/20″ looks at past lottery winners and losers, as well as the scammers and swindlers who vie for a slice of the winner’s pie.  Why do so many lottery winners end up broke?  What about the office pool?  Can you play the odds to win?  Anchored by Barbara Walters with reports from Dan Harris, Jay Schadler, John Berman, Nick Watt and Cecilia Vega, “Lotto Frenzy: Be Careful What You Wish For” airs on “20/20″ on FRIDAY, MARCH 30 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

              I bet the lottery officials who run the Powerball are regretting they raised the price to $2. They will never get this kind of publicity for Powerball. Remember A Dollar and A Dream.

              I bet the lottery officials who run the Powerball are regretting they raised the price to $2.

              Really? http://www.musl.com/musl_games.html

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                Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

                I'm bumping this up as a reminder, though I probably won't be checking my tickets till tomorrow.  It'll be a long day of sorting out the few bucks I won from the couple hundred I'll be losing.  Oh well. Big Grin

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                  Posted: March 30, 2012, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                  8 minutes till showtime!! lol

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                    Posted: March 30, 2012, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                    watching it now......

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                      Posted: March 30, 2012, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

                      20/20 did a good job putting together a great special at the last minute. I was not shock when I saw Joe the Nascar millionaire has already blown through half of his winnings in less than three years. I don't know what to think about the lady who gave away a winning ticket worth $260,000 to a stranger on camera. Good luck everyone on tonight's drawing.

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                        Posted: March 31, 2012, 12:59 am - IP Logged

                        Watching it on youtube atm.

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                          Posted: March 31, 2012, 1:10 am - IP Logged

                          20/20 did a good job putting together a great special at the last minute. I was not shock when I saw Joe the Nascar millionaire has already blown through half of his winnings in less than three years. I don't know what to think about the lady who gave away a winning ticket worth $260,000 to a stranger on camera. Good luck everyone on tonight's drawing.

                          The Nascar guy will be broke in 5 years. He sounds like he is in total denial about his spending. You could tell that B. Walters was looking at him like "dude, your about to go broke"...

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                            Posted: March 31, 2012, 1:13 am - IP Logged

                            20/20 did a good job putting together a great special at the last minute. I was not shock when I saw Joe the Nascar millionaire has already blown through half of his winnings in less than three years. I don't know what to think about the lady who gave away a winning ticket worth $260,000 to a stranger on camera. Good luck everyone on tonight's drawing.

                            Looked pretty obvious on camera that she bought the tickets and handed them to the people behind her. I've seen this done so many times where people buy a couple tickets for the people in line. And the icing on the cake is the store owner/worker saying she's lying. I bet she's done many times. Probably buys the clerks tickets all the time.

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                              Posted: March 31, 2012, 7:27 am - IP Logged

                              I enjoyed the 20/20 special. It was like watching the pages of LotteryPost come to life. Sort of like when a book you like gets made into a movie and you can't wait to see who is cast in what roles.