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$425 MILLION: Largest Powerball lottery jackpot in history

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Mary mother of Jesus!

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This has been an insane year for lottery jackpots. first the 656 million one in march and now this one..

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Sweet Jesus...

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Too bad I live 400 miles away from the nearest state.

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The people running the Powerball might let it roll one more time to get bragging rights over Mega Millions and to make the $656 MM forgettable.

I'm sure by Wednesday this Jackpot will be well over 500 million, it would have been over that amount if POWERBALL increased their jackpots like Mega Millions and did not hold back their secret stash.

Anyway, game is on. Will be buying $10 for this game maybe a little more.

OHIO needs a PB win!!

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In response to C0w Pi3

You can say that again!!

I'm happy for PowerBall, now it's their turn for the really really big prizeSmile

This just might get bigger than MegaMillions!!

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I am buying my tickets early so I don't have to wait for others in line.  Good luck to me!-weshar75

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Well, I will surrender and play one ticket.

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In response to weshar75

Ditto. I'll be out before church in the morning to pick some up. May still pick up more later in the week. Got to hit the lucky spots around here.

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Christmas 2012 and New Years 2013 will be Fabulous for Somebody or Somebodies

 

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In response to Libra0926

Happy Sunday....:Lurking

BTW...I have been a Member since June 2002 but recently had to change my password..I am still Libra 0926  Lurking

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In response to CAL-LottoPlayer

This service is very reliable, and provides scanned images of your actual tickets.

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I've said it hundreds of times, so why not once more? 

What difference does it make if you win $40 million or $425 million?   I suppose it would be great to keep a few million and start a charity with the rest, but I will never understand the buying frenzy that starts every time the jackpot gets to these astronomical levels.   Only 1 person in the entire State of Florida got the 5 white balls, winning a million with a $2 ticket.  That should tell you something about the odds of hitting all 5 numbers and the PB. 

However, somebody's going to win the jackpot, so I wish everyone here a lot of luck!  Smiley

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I'll get my usual one set of numbers for $2. I've always been baffled at why people spend "real" amounts of $$$, like $20 on 10 sets of numbers, when that's only covering 10 of more than 175 million combinations of numbers. Tonight on my one set, I got 2 of 6 numbers, and 2 others were 1 digit off. I know someone who spent $10 on 5 sets, and got only 1 number on 1 of the 5 sets. Plus I've been in past work lottery pools with anywhere from 50 - 100 sets of numbers, and typically that resulted in 3 or 4 lines being powerball or powerball plus 1 number, but they were always a far less payout than total money invested.

On the other hand, since there's no law that I know of, of how many times you can win the lottery, or how many tickets you can buy, here's my dream plan of being the first lottery winning billionaire. After winning this Wednesday, with the one time cash payout after taxes being almost 200 million, that would buy almost 100 million sets of different numbers, covering more than 50% of the possible combinations of numbers. In not long from now, with how often since 2012 with the changes that the powerball jackpot goes high, there's bound to be a cash payout soon (after taxes) of 250 million or higher. By winning that, it would increase my winnings from about 200 million into 250 million or more. Repeat that process a handful of times, and I'm a billionaire. Of course, I may the lose the 1 : 2 bet and leave myself with next to no money left, but those are <snip> good odds. Even better, nobody wins this Wednesday and the jackpot increases to a win of 350 million (or more) in one time cash payout. Then I'd have enough money to play every combination of numbers and be guaranteed to win the jackpot. The one issue there being not knowing if I'd be the sole winner, or have to split it 50/50 with one other person, or only get 33% with two other people, etc. I'd still do it though even if I were 1 of 3 winners. In that scenario, if the cash payout was 400 million, I'd wind up 50 million ahead if I were the only winner, or at "only" 133 million if I were 1 of 3 winners. Plus, since there's so much press and hounding of large lottery winners, I might as well go all out and be known as the biggest lottery winner who keeps betting all his money to keep winning more lotteries.

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In response to Ronnie316

Is it time for  Bedyet.  What?

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In response to mcginnin56

Not yet....... I unclogged 5 toilets today and I'm feeling flush.............Yes Nod

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In response to Ronnie316

Jester Laugh  My faithful plumber!

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In response to LottoBoner

He said his picks were random and without forethought. I believe him and have been buying them that way.

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In response to ressuccess

I Agree! I htink it would be amazing if only one person won.

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If JP winners are 50/50 self pick/QP, it makes a big case for self picks considering most tickets sold are QP.

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In response to Ronnie316

Did you look for the Patriot

I would be upset if another one percenter besides you won Ronnie.

If you are going to spend big money, I would  maybe suggest playing three 30 dollar wheels,

where you have some 'hot' numbers in common.

I will be possibly posting a Matrix Dancesoon, as I want "Us" to win, as opposed to a tibetan buddhist in the himalayas, who is using the lotter gambling website and communist china funds.

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In response to KSplayer

I think it would be amazing if multiple LP members shared the JP.........

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In response to mcginnin56

Just because the Sun Smiley has gone down, does not mean the Sun Smileyits not still shining.Roll Eyes

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In response to LottoBoner

Excellent point LottoBoner, give me three $30. wheels and I will go play them right now.......

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In response to Original Bey

Okay thanks.

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In response to Frank12449

Numbers I would consider "hot" would be 13 and 44...........

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In response to LottoBoner

Time to rise and shine sunshine Sun Smiley

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These are my "Donald classics"................................

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In response to Ronnie316

Now try the "Donald" after washing down a couple of Big Macs with a few shots of JD.

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