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$500 million jackpot...when?

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The 1st $500m jackpot (in ANY game)?

2003 [ 13 ]  [40.62%]
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Posted: March 29, 2003, 2:05 am - IP Logged
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    Posted: March 29, 2003, 2:58 am - IP Logged

    dreaming aloud. i will "take" $20 million (lol)

    but you never know. with me the glass is half full, not half empty even though that means nothing UNLESS i am "meant to".

    VDQPLS

                "i am .........."meant to"       

    P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

             until further notice,  it's  france everyday


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      Posted: April 3, 2003, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

      The "international" lottery game that is supposed to begin next year, involving most US lotteries, probably will create the first $500 million jackpot available within the US.


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        Posted: April 3, 2003, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

        500 million ... sure lot of money.  Think Annuity Folks! 

        Don't blow all your winnings in one place - Choose Annuity


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          Posted: April 3, 2003, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

          Think annuity? Annuity STINKS!


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            Posted: April 15, 2003, 5:51 am - IP Logged

            I hear Pepsi is planning a promotion with a potential BILLION-dollar prize (their _would_ be a cash option) that would have a MONKEY pick the winning number!

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              Posted: April 16, 2003, 4:51 am - IP Logged

              That pepsi thing is still in the planning stages. The prize is a million bucks to the winner with a chance to win a billion. The odds of winning the billion will be about 1000:1. Which is like choosing the correct Pick 3 number with only one pick. Possible, but not likely.


              Okay, now I believe you can predict lottery numbers


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                Posted: April 22, 2003, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                I suppose a monkey can be trained to pick a certain number.


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                  Posted: April 23, 2003, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                  Even a monkey is smart enough to choose ANNUITY over cash I hope

                  Don't blow all your winnings in one place - Choose Annuity


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                    Posted: April 23, 2003, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                    I don't care WHAT picks the numbers, as long as I pick CASH.


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                      Posted: April 23, 2003, 11:42 am - IP Logged

                      Pick what you want.





                      But if you want a smart pick, choose annuity.  It makes total sense.

                      Don't blow all your winnings in one place - Choose Annuity


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                        Posted: April 25, 2003, 2:28 pm - IP Logged
                        If we're going to have a $1 billion LOTTERY jackpot, perhaps the annuity should be lengthed to 40 annual payments, with the final installment consisting of most of the prize ("balloon").

                        Of course, _almost_ nobody would choose the annuity.


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                          Posted: May 25, 2003, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                          What if annuity interest rates fall to ZERO?


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                            Posted: June 16, 2003, 2:40 pm - IP Logged
                            Unless Mega Millions crosses $400 million in the current rollover series, I wouldn't bet on a $500 million jackpot.

                            Interest rates have a LOT to do with "jackpot potential".

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                              Posted: June 17, 2003, 8:52 am - IP Logged

                              Annuity only should be th