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Would you prefer the PB jackpot be won this Saturday or roll toward half a Billion and beyond?

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Posted: August 3, 2013, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

I think if it goes above 500 mill they should have 10 or 20 drawings And split it. No one needs 500 mill to their self.

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    Posted: August 4, 2013, 12:05 am - IP Logged

    My hope is for more people to win a million but with the odds working against all, I think no one should play and see what happens.Dance

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      I imagine the folks who say, "Congratulations latest jackpot winner" are those who stick to their game plan and only buy a sensible number of tickets for the drawing.  And no sensible person would say they are happy the jackpot got hit unless that person has the winning ticket.

      So I am happy to see it roll over since I won ZERO dollars.  But truthfully, I don't get too wrapped up into the dynamics of Powerball or Mega Millions drawings and jackpot amounts.  I just hope that someday, I might wake up to find that the jackpot has been hit by some lucky person from state I purchased tickets, then read news release about place where winning ticket was purchased (my city and store I buy tickets from), and then I pull out my tickets and see no winners on on play, but then notice number after number matching on the next play ticket.  When I realize I have won mondo millions, then I will just say, "Thank you" and "Yes".  Then I will call my brother to fly up first class and that would be the only person I tell.  We will meet with attorneys, tax accountants, and financial advisors with that company that used to be a part of Citi.  I would donate my entire wardrobe to charity since I will just start anew.  Then after I claim the money, I will go visit all of my family that I want to see all over the world (no I won't take my family with me everywhere I go...I will merely fly to visit those I want to see).  Interpersed in family visits will be travel to places I always wanted to visit.  So I can foresee a lot of frequent flyer miles and hotel stays in my first 2 years after winning.  I will also consider applying to some school somewhere...business school, here I come.  Either during or after completion of business school, I will undertake a number of business ventures. 

      This is not dreaming...this is merely a plan I will build on to ensure this jackpot win truly helps me to accomplish great things.

      Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

      The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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        Posted: August 4, 2013, 3:32 am - IP Logged

        I think if it goes above 500 mill they should have 10 or 20 drawings And split it. No one needs 500 mill to their self.

        I love liberalism! I am not a fan of El Gordo, the mondo Spanish lottery that tops billion dollars but in which most people only win a few hundred thousand.  Although I would prefer to be the sole winning ticket of half a billion (before taxes), I do get a strange sense of satisfaction when lottery pools of 100 or more come forward to claim a large jackpot amount (the satisfaction is my solace in not having the winning ticket).  In my opinion, half a billion or a quarter of a billion to a single person is a life changing sum of money whereas the same amount split among 100 folks is merely a nice safety net.  There is a big difference in taking home $138 million after taxes and $1.3 million after taxes. $1.3 million would allow me to semi retire and travel occasionally to nice places, but $138 million or even $69 million would enable me to fully retire, travel whenever and wherever I desire, and to pursue a few entreprenueurial opportunities.  $1.3 million would make my life good, but $138 million would make my life grand!  So speak for yourself that you perhaps do not need 500 mil to yourself, but I know that I both need and want 500 mil to myself.

        Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

        The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!


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          Posted: August 4, 2013, 7:07 am - IP Logged

          I think if it goes above 500 mill they should have 10 or 20 drawings And split it. No one needs 500 mill to their self.

          LOL just force a split huh...No one needs 500 mil to their self?? Then why are there tens of hundreds of billionaires all over the country?? Heck the world? Just because they made it doesn't make them any more rich than someone who has won the lottery.....I say I'd love it to go to one person...especially if that someone was me LOL...but if you won, I wouldn't begrude you...it would just mean I'd have to wait that much longer til it was me...LOL

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            Posted: August 4, 2013, 10:45 am - IP Logged

            LOL just force a split huh...No one needs 500 mil to their self?? Then why are there tens of hundreds of billionaires all over the country?? Heck the world? Just because they made it doesn't make them any more rich than someone who has won the lottery.....I say I'd love it to go to one person...especially if that someone was me LOL...but if you won, I wouldn't begrude you...it would just mean I'd have to wait that much longer til it was me...LOL

            With this being only the forth time a US lottery jackpot has been $400M or more in history, how long do you figure you would have to wait before it was you?  Ten or twenty life times, maybe?

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: August 4, 2013, 11:02 am - IP Logged

              If a jackpot ever approached half a billion or a billion the thread about it in the News forum would turn into more of an insane asylum than the jp fever threads already are.

              Amen to that! LOL.

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                Posted: August 4, 2013, 11:04 am - IP Logged

                I think if it goes above 500 mill they should have 10 or 20 drawings And split it. No one needs 500 mill to their self.

                Ahhhhh. the old "spread the wealth concept". Thank God Obummer isn't in charge of the lottery.

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                  Posted: August 4, 2013, 11:10 am - IP Logged

                  If a jackpot ever approached half a billion or a billion the thread about it in the News forum would turn into more of an insane asylum than the jp fever threads already are.

                  There is a magical number that draws out the Mirlandes as well.  I bet we will see people falsely claiming they won once it gets in the high 500's.

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                    Posted: August 4, 2013, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                    I think if it goes above 500 mill they should have 10 or 20 drawings And split it. No one needs 500 mill to their self.

                    Considering previous winners of jackpots this size, there's a good chance there will be more than one winner.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: August 4, 2013, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                      There is a magical number that draws out the Mirlandes as well.  I bet we will see people falsely claiming they won once it gets in the high 500's.

                      Or claiming the actual winner cut in line ahead of them.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: August 4, 2013, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                        Or claiming the actual winner cut in line ahead of them.

                        Since cutting in line has proven to be a "winning strategy" for super sized JP's... things could get a little crazy in the check out lanes this week LOL

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                          Posted: August 4, 2013, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                          Since cutting in line has proven to be a "winning strategy" for super sized JP's... things could get a little crazy in the check out lanes this week LOL

                          I prefer "Brad Duke strategy", he didn't win as much as Gloria but when the jackpot exceeds $300M who cares I would be happy to win it regardless of the amount.Thumbs Up

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                            Posted: August 5, 2013, 8:08 am - IP Logged

                            I can imagine the big 0's  comment,,  " you didnt win that jackpot, your gov did "

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                              Posted: August 5, 2013, 8:15 am - IP Logged

                              whoever wins spend wisely

                              Good Luck everyone Smiley