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I think that powerball has crossed the line what do you think?

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Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

I believe that this could be disastrous results in the end once this jackpot is over people will get frustrated and not buy like they used to when they realize the odds and how it is almost impossible. I think back to Abraham and Whitaker 2 people that should have never won the lottery who changed so many peoples lives for the worse and one who is dead and the other who wishes he was dead. I know that most people just care about the bottom line but not everyone is built to have money. I know this first hand. I have lived it and have dictated it very well in my life. But I am the exception not the rule. It is just facts that spell out trouble if people do not know hot to handle themselves. Good luck though.

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    OMG Teddy, nobody here has the ability to infringe on you or your choices...people are merely sharing their opinions lighten up. Why do you have to make your responses soo personal towards other posters opinions and take the attitude like they have some power or authority over yours...geesh!!...these are merely opinions.. thoughts on the matter being shared nothing more.

    "Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip, conflict calms down.

    Like adding charcoal to embers or wood to fire, quarrelsome people kindle strife."

    Proverbs 26: 20-21

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      Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

      If they do that.  People will stop buying lottery ticket and lose interest fast.  People love to see Record to be broken?

       

      It's like Star Wars Broke Avatar Record?

      People used to get excited at 200 million JP's, now it may take approaching or exceeding 1 Billion to do that.

      JP fatigue in not good for players or the game... more matrix changes Puke

      -RC

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        Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

        Mega million have no choice to make their game harder like 1 in 400 million.

        Same cost 1 dollars per play.

         

        New matrix 1-100

        red ball 1-85

         

        Mega million want to reclaim their old record jackpot.

         

        If someone won 166 million dollars in mega million. Nobody care since it's only under 200 millions.

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          Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

          I would love to win , I'll worry above the rest latter, but it would be nice if t least 15 states win with that kind of money, have to include MD and DC, LOL in the 15 states

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            Posted: January 10, 2016, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

            OMG Teddy, nobody here has the ability to infringe on you or your choices...people are merely sharing their opinions lighten up. Why do you have to make your responses soo personal towards other posters opinions and take the attitude like they have some power or authority over yours...geesh!!...these are merely opinions.. thoughts on the matter being shared nothing more.

            In that case I suggest you take your own advice and lighten up since I did exactly what you're doing now and shared my thoughts. This entire thread is geared towards one set of people thinking that it would be better for all mankind if these types of lotteries didn't exist. One person trying to label others as greedy for them wanting to see a bigger jackpot is personalizing things. Especially when there are so so so many other jackpots out there that do exactly what they want.

            Why should the cowards or the self-righteous get to take swipes at others and no one get to swipe back? Hypocritical much?

            I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

            The odds are about the same.

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              Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

              I believe that this could be disastrous results in the end once this jackpot is over people will get frustrated and not buy like they used to when they realize the odds and how it is almost impossible. I think back to Abraham and Whitaker 2 people that should have never won the lottery who changed so many peoples lives for the worse and one who is dead and the other who wishes he was dead. I know that most people just care about the bottom line but not everyone is built to have money. I know this first hand. I have lived it and have dictated it very well in my life. But I am the exception not the rule. It is just facts that spell out trouble if people do not know hot to handle themselves. Good luck though.

              Abraham is dead because DeeDee was greedy and he was uneducated. Jack Whitakker's granddaughter is dead because she's a drug addict and he thought showering a drug addict with money was a smart decision.

              Considering that Jack still plays the lottery, he obviously doesn't hold the same view on his win that you do. Jack was given a lot of advice, including some from law enforcement that he opted not to take. That wasn't the lottery's fault. That wasn't the money's fault. That was his fault. 

              You're right about one thing; many people can't handle money. Humans have a well documented history of mismanaging windfalls in all forms, but unless you want to advocate for the limitation of large job bonuses, the sale of self-starter companies and stop inheritances, your issue rings hollow.

              If someone like Shakespeare had gotten his money through a football contract instead of the lottery, would we say that the NFL was evil for paying him that much money? 

              I've worked with brilliant doctors who have no clue how to manage their 6 figure paychecks. Should the doctors who do know how to handle that much money have their salaries limited because of those who can't? 

              Why does a big paycheck only become an issue when the money comes from the lottery?

              I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

              The odds are about the same.

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                Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                Lottery winner is no different than profession athlete.

                The majority profession athlete go broke when they retired.

                 

                A lot of sports athlete gone broke in five years. It's like lottery winner.

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                  Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                  I'll risk the "injury" of winning this Powerball jackpot.

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                    Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                    Lottery winner is no different than profession athlete.

                    The majority profession athlete go broke when they retired.

                     

                    A lot of sports athlete gone broke in five years. It's like lottery winner.

                    Type newbies like small children,should be seen but not heard

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                      Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

                      Type newbies like small children,should be seen but not heard

                      They have a point though.

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                        Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

                        Abraham is dead because DeeDee was greedy and he was uneducated. Jack Whitakker's granddaughter is dead because she's a drug addict and he thought showering a drug addict with money was a smart decision.

                        Considering that Jack still plays the lottery, he obviously doesn't hold the same view on his win that you do. Jack was given a lot of advice, including some from law enforcement that he opted not to take. That wasn't the lottery's fault. That wasn't the money's fault. That was his fault. 

                        You're right about one thing; many people can't handle money. Humans have a well documented history of mismanaging windfalls in all forms, but unless you want to advocate for the limitation of large job bonuses, the sale of self-starter companies and stop inheritances, your issue rings hollow.

                        If someone like Shakespeare had gotten his money through a football contract instead of the lottery, would we say that the NFL was evil for paying him that much money? 

                        I've worked with brilliant doctors who have no clue how to manage their 6 figure paychecks. Should the doctors who do know how to handle that much money have their salaries limited because of those who can't? 

                        Why does a big paycheck only become an issue when the money comes from the lottery?

                        I've read in interviews with previous lottery winners and professional wealth managers that people tend to treat money earned or inherited and money won as extremely different.  People who would never dream of asking for money from you if you had a high paying job or inherited money had no problem asking for money won.

                        It seems like a similar phenomena is at work here with the people who are complaining about the high jackpot.  They would never call you greedy or think you are not competent/smart enough if you worked and earned a huge amount but boy are you greedy if you seek it in the form of Wednesday's powerball ticket.  Oh, and let's not forget you are also rendered immediately incompetent to handle your own affairs once you turn in your winning billion dollar ticket.  Confused

                        Money has its own psychology and it is obviously a weird one.

                        Lotto Lucy

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                          Posted: January 10, 2016, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                          Good points Lucy.

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                            Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

                            I have no issue with larger JP's and what people do with their winnings is of no concern to me. I just have a issue with PB making the odds worse to win and at the same not increasing odds of winning better smaller prizes. I think PB is throwing themselves under the bus because people have to have some glimmer of hope or motivation that when they spent $2 bucks they at least stand a reasonable chance of winning something decent beyond a few bucks. I just think it's a bad call for PB to not better the odds and winnings on small wins if they were gonna lessen the odds for the JP...which is probably why sales were down to begin with...there was no motivation to spend on such bad odds all the way around...not just with the JP...that's just me though.

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                            Like adding charcoal to embers or wood to fire, quarrelsome people kindle strife."

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                              Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                              Fun to play but scary if you win.

                              Never give up.  Banana