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Official or not? Powerball or Mega Millio

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Posted: August 29, 2003, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

I was just looking to play the Powerball for the first time Online, I am always worried about something being fake ect.... However, I was wondering if this was an Official Company of a Lotto store or something, and if you do win any kind of money weather it be the jackpot or $175,000 or whatever amount, do you get the money? 

I read the FAQ, it says you do, but then again, Im always worried!  I wanted to play $1.00, should I? Would the Official lottory Company, like in Michigan accept an Online ticket as the winner? I know they do in the stores..... But online? 

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    Posted: August 29, 2003, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

    I've played a couple of times but, even though i did not win, everything seem legit....I pretty sure Todd has played a few times on line...

    "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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      Posted: August 29, 2003, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

      A few is quite the understatement!  I find it great, especially when jackpots get large.  A ticket is a ticket, no matter how it's purchased.  If you're worried, you can spend a little more and get a scanned copy of the ticket.  Feel free to PM me for more info.

       

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        Posted: August 29, 2003, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

        Kristin,

        Before the BigGame became Megamillions and I retired I bought tickets on line here a couple of times.  I never won anything so I never had a problem with collecting my winnings.  I charged everything to my credit card and I was satisfied with the service.  When I retired and had more time, I drove to Michigan to get my tickets because I was also getting some for some of my former co-workers.  The tickets are bought at a state-licensed lottery agent and I know that tickets have to be redeemed in the state of purchase.  When I used the service the minimum purchase was $20 / $10 ticket and $10 service charge.  Some of that has changed over the years.  If you read the FAG then you know the rules.  If gas prices go over $2 gal, I might start buying my PB tickets on line.  Good luck to you.

        RJOh

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          Posted: August 29, 2003, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

          I hope you mean "FAQ"

           

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            Posted: August 29, 2003, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

            Todd,

            I did, the spell checker didn't catch that error.  Thanks for reminding me.

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              Posted: August 29, 2003, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

              Thanks everyone! I also had another question. For personal reasons, I was wondering if I chose to create an Online account with Powerball, and if I do happen to win a big lump sum of let's just say $80 ( fat chance ) but hey! Anyway, if I chose to have it mailed to me, and not keep it in the account, can I put it in someone elses name beside my own?  Even if the account is under my own?

               

              By the way, what are the prize winning amounts anyway?

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                Posted: August 29, 2003, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

                1. Prize amounts for Powerball are here

                2. I don't see why you wouldn't be able to do anything you want with your prize.  You should contact them using the e-mail address on their Web site.

                 

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                  Posted: August 30, 2003, 8:23 am - IP Logged

                  "Fa*" is a word-in fact you PROBABLY would be able to play it in SCRABBLE (R).