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How Much Are You Willing To Spend

The Usual Amount [ 12 ]  [54.55%]
Only Need One Ticket [ 5 ]  [22.73%]
As Much As I Can [ 4 ]  [18.18%]
Gone Completely Overboard?Break the Bank [ 1 ]  [4.55%]
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Calscorp's avatar - dnk st
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Posted: July 7, 2003, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

This Powerball Is Huge And May Continue To Grow. Wouldn't You Just Love To Get Your Hands On It?  So, how much are you going to spend to try to get your hands on it? I am green with envy. Wish I were there playing with all of you. Best of luck to all of you. Let's hope someone from the post wins.

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    Posted: July 8, 2003, 5:34 am - IP Logged

    Calscorp,

    Why not try online?

     

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      Posted: July 8, 2003, 6:18 am - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by Todd on July 08, 2003



      Calscorp,

      Why not try online?




      Is that a legit service?  I wonder about these online lotteries. I bet if you won you would not receive the money at all.  There is nothing to bind the  company to hand over the money.  Since you are unable to sign the  tickets yourself. 
        Calscorp's avatar - dnk st
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        Thank you Todd.  I did check out the site.  Interesting. But a no go for me. I don't use credit cards.  We just don't seem to get along.  I did try a couple of years ago with my debit card/Visa.  But the bank would not put it through. And powerfever makes a good point. you never know about some of the sites on the internet. And you really have to watch for security reasons. Make really sure it is a secure site. Someone got my debit card number of the internet and ordered $60 worth of magazines a couple of years ago. Of course, I got my money back but the bank will not put anything through on the internet since then.  That was on AOL.  It is not a secure site. So  I will just have to be content wishing everyone else the best of luck.

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          Posted: July 8, 2003, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

          Good Luck

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            Posted: July 8, 2003, 11:16 pm - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by powerfever on July 08, 2003



            Quote: Originally posted by Todd on July 08, 2003



            Calscorp,

            Why not try online?




            Is that a legit service?  I wonder about these online lotteries. I bet if you won you would not receive the money at all.  There is nothing to bind the  company to hand over the money.  Since you are unable to sign the  tickets yourself. 




            Yes, it is legit, although I understand your hesitation.  However, saying that "there is nothing to bind the company to hand over the money" is incorrect.  That is like saying that when you enter a sweepstakes, the company running it is not bound to live up to the terms & conditions of the sweepstakes.  Also, I would suggest that if you are especially worried, that you order the service that shows you a scanned copy of the ticket that you can print & save.  (More proof of your ticket legitimacy & ownership.)

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
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            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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              Posted: July 8, 2003, 11:19 pm - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by Calscorp on July 08, 2003



              Thank you Todd.  I did check out the site.  Interesting. But a no go for me. I don't use credit cards.  We just don't seem to get along.  I did try a couple of years ago with my debit card/Visa.  But the bank would not put it through. And powerfever makes a good point. you never know about some of the sites on the internet. And you really have to watch for security reasons. Make really sure it is a secure site. Someone got my debit card number of the internet and ordered $60 worth of magazines a couple of years ago. Of course, I got my money back but the bank will not put anything through on the internet since then.  That was on AOL.  It is not a secure site. So  I will just have to be content wishing everyone else the best of luck.




              Rather than give up on credit cards, you should find a bank that offers an e-card, which is specifically designed for online use.  It gives you a different temporary card number every time you make a purchase, so that you're never giving your real credit card number.

               

              Check the State Lottery Report Card
              What grade did your lottery earn?

               

              Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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                Posted: July 9, 2003, 1:01 am - IP Logged
                Quote: Originally posted by Todd on July 09, 2003



                Quote: Originally posted by Calscorp on July 08, 2003



                Thank you Todd.  I did check out the site.  Interesting. But a no go for me. I don't use credit cards.  We just don't seem to get along.  I did try a couple of years ago with my debit card/Visa.  But the bank would not put it through. And powerfever makes a good point. you never know about some of the sites on the internet. And you really have to watch for security reasons. Make really sure it is a secure site. Someone got my debit card number of the internet and ordered $60 worth of magazines a couple of years ago. Of course, I got my money back but the bank will not put anything through on the internet since then.  That was on AOL.  It is not a secure site. So  I will just have to be content wishing everyone else the best of luck.




                Rather than give up on credit cards, you should find a bank that offers an e-card, which is specifically designed for online use.  It gives you a different temporary card number every time you make a purchase, so that you're never giving your real credit card number.




                Also, check this out:

                color=#800080https://www.epassporte.com

                I've never used them before, but I do know people who have. They give you a visa card number (but no actual card - this is for use online only) and an account. You load the account up with money (as little or as much as you want) and use it online like a regular card. It's tough for someone to steal that and rack up the charges if you only fund it little by little.

                I'd say it's definitely worth checking out, in my opinion.

                  Calscorp's avatar - dnk st
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                  Posted: July 9, 2003, 10:09 am - IP Logged

                  Thanks fo the info.  I have never heard of this before. I'm sure others have probably not heard of it before either.

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                    Posted: July 9, 2003, 10:37 am - IP Logged

                    a buck will do just fine.

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                      Posted: July 9, 2003, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

                      As we grow older, thoughts of retirement become very major. Future generations may not even have Social Security.  At your age, I hope you are setting something asise for the future.  So, alot of have our dreams and are wondering in we still have times to fulfill them.  Still, quite awhile to go before reaching senile. lol  So I am sure there are  lot of older people out there that have very high dreams of winning the powerball tonight.  I wonder how many people would put their very first dollar on the game tonight and saying a prayer to win.  But you never know.  Could the headline say.  "60 year old man plays powerball for the first time and wins  $250 mil on playing 1 ticket".  If someone wins tonight I hope they say how much they spent and how they won it.    But , perhaps there will be a rollover again.  I do know when jackpots get really high a lot more people are playing for a chance to win.  And people are investing alot more money.  Plus, all the groups of people who pool their money.  Do syndicates get in on this kind of thing.  Seems like I heard something about that.  But, I would be extremely delighted if someone frm the lotterypost won it.

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                        Posted: July 9, 2003, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

                        There is a poll floating around the internet that says 27% of the people polled are depending on lottery winnings for their retirement. WHOA! Dreaming about winning the big one is fun, but don't base your life on it.


                        Okay, now I believe you can predict lottery numbers

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                          Posted: July 9, 2003, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                          Of course not. Hey, I've been in the same job for 20 years. I enjoy my security but I certainly wouldn't mind retiring early and fulfilling my dreams.  If I ever settle on what they are.  But like I said, people aren't thinking clearly when there is a huge jackpot.  Some people lose everything they own plus their families just on banking on winning.  I have certainly heard alot of stories about it.  And I am sure you probably have too.  People have to be realistic.  But you know how many people on the post and off who actually believe they are going to win the lottery oneday.  And that powerball has people in a frenzy.

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                            Posted: July 9, 2003, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                            Back when I lived in Florida, when the Florida Lottery Jackpot got up to 50 or 60 million, I heard of people taking out loans on their houses to play. Now 60 million is nothing.


                            Okay, now I believe you can predict lottery numbers

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                              Posted: July 9, 2003, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                              Isn't that the truth.  You have to know what your limits are.