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If in the future there was a $1 BILLION Mega Millions or Powerball Jackpot..

Topic closed. 63 replies. Last post 4 years ago by jerryb*49.

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How many winners of the jackpot would you like?

I hope a lottery pool with 5 or more people win [ 13 ]  [19.40%]
4 winning tickets, the JP gets split 4 ways [ 11 ]  [16.42%]
3 winning tickets, the JP gets split 3 ways [ 2 ]  [2.99%]
Two winning tickets, the jackpot get split in half [ 3 ]  [4.48%]
One winning ticket, one owner of the ticket [ 36 ]  [53.73%]
Other - I want something else to happen. (comment) [ 2 ]  [2.99%]
Total Valid Votes [ 67 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 5 ]  
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Posted: May 20, 2013, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

Even if there was one winner, the net would be way less than $1 billion, so the winner will not be a real billionaire.  But th lottery will still make you hold the big faux check for $1 billion so they can call you a billionaire.

The media always love to glorify things by bending the facts. Think about all those that won $1 million jackpots and are now portrayed as millionaires.

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    Posted: May 25, 2013, 3:11 am - IP Logged

    EDIT: Ignore this, your response in the other thread touches on what I originally wrote here.

    I Agree!

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      Posted: May 25, 2013, 7:04 am - IP Logged

      I thought I had read from news reports or what not that if there was a rollover the EST Jackpot would have been 925Million. That is close enough and perhaps with the many more sells the EST Jackpot would have been $1billion. I'd say anywhere from a 650-700million cash value

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        Posted: May 26, 2013, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

        There was an author on GMA or Today show who wrote a book about money  and happiness.  I will have to check it out of the library when I win the $illion jackpot.

        Jerry B