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$310 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot in rare territory

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In response to Todd

Skepticalcuriouser and curiouser........

 

I wonder when and whar the next lucky strike will be .......

 

good luck to all of us here @ LP Cheers

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For only the 13th time in history. Love that number 13! Has alway's been lucky for me, not to mention I was born on the 13th.

Any predictions for Saturday's jackpot? I would conservatively say $400 Million. That would be a $251 Million lump sum. In my "LIVE, FREEZE THEN DIE"

state that translates to about $188 Million after federal taxes only.   Lovies Wouldn't that be a nice Valentine's gift?

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I had forgotten about some of those larger JP's.  Had a $4 winner, so I'm closing in on it . . .

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Really starting to believe that it's rigged...I mean come on people:

 

Mega Millions Winning Numbers 2/7/2012   17-23-30-37-45 (04)

Powerball Winning Numbers 2/8/2012        17-28-38-39-51  (33)

 

The number schemes are nearly identical! What are the odds that two separate lotteries with different numbers picks & crazy odds draw almost the same identical number pattern on consecutive days?! A: ASTRONOMICAL!!!!! But I'm sure they will LET someone win when it reaches at least a $400m advertised annuity! That's why I haven't spent a dime in this run yet!!!

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In response to Reign22

The numbers are nothing alike, plus you are looking at them in sorted order.  You are going to make the claim the Mega Millions and Powerball drawings are both somehow rigged to produce similar number sets?  How does that make any sense at all?  Why in the world would the lotteries even want to do such a thing?

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I'm definitely buying a ticket today!

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Well, at least I picked the powerball (33)  Yes Nod    I had one other number also (17).  Bummer that I didn't have more.

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In response to NightStalker

I had a $4 winner too ... maybe we'll share that $310M. Smile

The thing is, my $4 winner was a 1+1, not just the PB.  I wonder why Powerball counts 1+1 as a separate prize level in the new prize structure when the prize is identical to 0+1.  There should be something extra for matching one of the main draw numbers in addition to the Powerball.

 

[Edit]:   MissDiana, I had the same - 17 and 33..

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Had nothing BUT my dry streak ends this saturday with a jackpot win. Cool

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I just realized... MM is listed 8 times in the Top 10; PB only 2! I always thought it was the other way around! I guess PB does a better PR/advertising job.

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In response to Reign22

As someone who plays one QP at a time and never used a system, I guess I need a little lesson. How are those two sets of numbers "nearly identical"? If you can break it down for this newbie in a few sentances, I'd appreciate it. I don't see it.

$300M makes me dizzy. Good luck this week. I say two winners next Wednesday. Please sign your tickets.

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Because they can if they wanted to. And it's people like you that believe that it can't occur is the very reason they make so much money!!! It's like they are laughing at the masses! Keep believing if you want to!!!

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In response to Todd

Noticing a high number of member "Conspiracy Theory" agenda's. Whatever happen to common sense? Because numbers do not come out to your perceived patterns or expectations don't go crazy with the "rigged" cope outs.

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In response to mcginnin56

TwitchI think I hear the numbers laughing @ us all Twitch

I can't begain to fathom what to do with all that loot

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In response to haymaker

I use it in mixed company all the time.I like to see the look of confusion on the faces of women's libbers.Yes,their still out there babbling about how they can do anything a man can do.Anything but piss up a rope,that is.

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Back to thread topic.

Isn't it kind of rare to get a $300 million from one ticket? When the jackpot is that big, a lot more people throw their name in the hat.

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In response to Brcebrce

 It almost never happened. Probably once or twice. I am not sure.

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Well, Jack Whitaker comes to mind, for one.

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In response to Brcebrce

Actually if you exclude thiscurrent jackpot, it went over $300m 12 times and of those 12 - 50% (6) of those wins were by individuals or single ticket holders (accounting for instances where groups won)

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In response to Coin Toss

 I saw his interview a couple of years ago and gave me the impression that he is not the sharpest guy in the bunch. Actually a lot of businessmen succeed with tenacity and guts, not much with intelligence.

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$310m is OLD NEWS. The Powerball just went up another $15m!!!!!!

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SKY HIGH POWERBALL® SALES LEAD TO SATURDAY'S JACKPOT
JUMPING TO $325 MILLION!

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I can see the future 2/12/2012....... I won three hundred and twenty-five million dollars. I am in shock somebody dial 911 I will be excited scared overwhelm...Party

Artist77's avatar - batman14

Thanks. I did not know that! I assumed I just paid VA and federal taxes. So I understand then if you buy a ticket in DC (non resident), I have to pay the difference in the state tax rate (5% VA...DC is 8%)...so my "surcharge" is 3% more!  I will try to stick to buying tickets in Virginia now.

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Funny thing is if you look at the high PB jackpots vs. the high MM jackpots the MM ones seem to be hit by multiple winners and the PB ones tend to be solo winners.

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In response to Artist77

You're welcome, Artist77. Yes, I think you have that about right.

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In response to Arrowhead

Oh, we all know you'll keep coming back, Princess. Afterall it's free and you're a lib and libs love free stuff because you're all cheapskates. So kindly tell us something we don't know now. Your cheap ass wouldn't be here if you had to part with a dollar. If there's one place you'll never be, it's somewhere you actually have to pay to get in.  You must be a real hit with the ladies, scrooge.

And I ain't never run anybody off here but I'd end your tenure in one second flat if I was runnin' the show just for what you said about our Constitution, punk.

Fact of the matter, Princess, is that calling our Constitution and Bill of Rights "pap and nonsense" might be considered slick in your limp-wristed democrat circles up there in Ohio, but waltz yer pansy-ass down here to east Tennessee and it'll get yer teeth kicked in.

Believe that.

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In response to rad242

Show me where I took the topic from a $310 million Powerball Jackpot to Obama, Osama or your mama and I'll kiss your ass, you lying little lib S. O. B.

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In response to gogidolim

Careful,your jealousy is showing.

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