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I bought my Powerball tickets in Iowa, why didn't I win?

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Posted: September 30, 2012, 11:48 am - IP Logged

I drove up to Iowa to buy Powerball tickets for last nights drawing.  I only matched 4 white balls.  Why didn't I win the jackpot?  I thought for sure I'd win if I bought in Iowa.

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    Posted: September 30, 2012, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

    You better discuss this with Pattel. GL!

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      Posted: September 30, 2012, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

      I drove up to Iowa to buy Powerball tickets for last nights drawing.  I only matched 4 white balls.  Why didn't I win the jackpot?  I thought for sure I'd win if I bought in Iowa.

      The lottery did not pick one of your combinations as the jackpot winner. lol

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        Posted: September 30, 2012, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

        I drove up to Iowa to buy Powerball tickets for last nights drawing.  I only matched 4 white balls.  Why didn't I win the jackpot?  I thought for sure I'd win if I bought in Iowa.

        In the first place you needed to play the 8 ball which I said would hit in the next few draws. But other than that a rumour is going around that you need to be real ugly to win a JP. We are talkin butt ugly here.

        You must not qualify... What?

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          Posted: September 30, 2012, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

          In the first place you needed to play the 8 ball which I said would hit in the next few draws. But other than that a rumour is going around that you need to be real ugly to win a JP. We are talkin butt ugly here.

          You must not qualify... What?

          Some lottery players have gotten surgery done to look like a horse ass in order to qualify. I haven't done it yet.lol

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            Posted: September 30, 2012, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

            Sorry to hear about your bad fortune.

            It is unbelievable that you only hit for four numbers. Like a good fisherman who throws back the small ones, hopefully you donated the small

            morsels you won to a good charity.

             

            Next time try New York, then California. When you hit the jackpot, let us know what state it was from.

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              Posted: September 30, 2012, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

              I would never spend my lottery dollars on another state. Jimmy freeman played the lottery for years in Massachusetts and he won.The only problem is that he can barely cross the streets by himself.He improved his odds of winning the powerball by not traveling too far to buy his tickets. Maybe he was afraid of being hit by a meteor.lol

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                Posted: September 30, 2012, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                Four white balls should be an accomplishment.  Many people match one or two white balls, which doesn't win anything.  Four match wins $150.

                The lottery is NOT a tax on the poor.  By calling it a tax, you are calling it mandatory, which is what taxes are.  But the lottery is NOT mandatory, therefore calling it a tax highly inaccurate.


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                  Posted: September 30, 2012, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

                  Four white balls should be an accomplishment.  Many people match one or two white balls, which doesn't win anything.  Four match wins $150.

                  Trouble is you can't retire and live the good life on $150. At least some people can't. I could probably do it on $500, if invested properly.  Thumbs Up

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                    Posted: September 30, 2012, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

                    I drove up to Iowa to buy Powerball tickets for last nights drawing.  I only matched 4 white balls.  Why didn't I win the jackpot?  I thought for sure I'd win if I bought in Iowa.

                    You felt entitled to win and you didn't do what it takes to win and that is pick the winning numbers.  I'm sure you weren't the only player to feel that way, there seem to be more Americans feeling that way every day and they usually blame it on the government.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: September 30, 2012, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                      You felt entitled to win and you didn't do what it takes to win and that is pick the winning numbers.  I'm sure you weren't the only player to feel that way, there seem to be more Americans feeling that way every day and they usually blame it on the government.

                      Yeah why doesn't Obama guarantee everyone who plays the lottery, can be a big jackpot winner?

                      We need a new president who is more sympathetic to us lottery losers. Were entitled, dam it!  Cussing Face

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                        Posted: September 30, 2012, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                        Yeah why doesn't Obama guarantee everyone who plays the lottery, can be a big jackpot winner?

                        We need a new president who is more sympathetic to us lottery losers. Were entitled, dam it!  Cussing Face

                        Do not worry mc. I will become the USA president someday. We will work together by sharing resources for the common good of the aliens race.lol

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                          Posted: September 30, 2012, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                          Do not worry mc. I will become the USA president someday. We will work together by sharing resources for the common good of the aliens race.lol

                          You must be running as an independent. Based on your personal pledges, and love of the alien races, I for one will cast my vote for you.  Patriot

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                            You must be running as an independent. Based on your personal pledges, and love of the alien races, I for one will cast my vote for you.  Patriot

                            Mc, I might have some financial backing from the Catholic church. The Vatican published something where they said that they believe in the existence of aliens. I need to be adopted by the aliens first in order to become the USA president.I wonder if I would rule the world from planet earth from the aliens planet. lol.

                            There is so much trouble in the world today that I would rather pursuit my lottery dreams.

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                              Posted: September 30, 2012, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                              I drove up to Iowa to buy Powerball tickets for last nights drawing.  I only matched 4 white balls.  Why didn't I win the jackpot?  I thought for sure I'd win if I bought in Iowa.

                              You didn't win the jackpot cuz there was no jackpot winner.

                              You would have won the second prize though if you had driven to  Connecticut, Florida,
                              Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas or Virginia.

                              So do that next time.