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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Feb 12, 2015.

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  1. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    I didn't win. 3 winners.

    I had bought $10 worth of tickets.

    ***I just noticed. I can't even spell powerball. No wonder I lost.
     
  2. Jane42

    Jane42 Low-Roller

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    Does anyone else that didn't buy a ticket sit there and say "ohhhh, THOSE were the numbers I would have picked"?!?! lol
     
  3. merlin

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    I almost won, didn't actually get any numbers but like 3 of them were only 1 or 2 off.
     
  4. CosmoGold

    CosmoGold Low-Roller

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    I never play, so I bought $50 worth -- not a single hit.
     
  5. rhinoman7

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    Hey, Breeze! How the heck are ya??? Long time no talk!

    BTW...I didn't win either.
     
  6. Big Tip

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    Too bad they had to split it three ways. That messes up my day dreaming a little bit.
     
  7. Joe Strummer

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    I bought $5 worth.
    I hit The Powerball on one ticket.......what'd I win ?....$2 or $4 ?
     
  8. Thor

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    Ha...cause it sucks getting 175 million before taxes and such...
     
  9. bu$hman

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    You must have played the Power Play, with a purchase of $5 (each play is $2.) Here you will find what you won.
     
  10. Breeze147

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    Hey, Dude. Still on that mean Brit site? This place is way better.
     
  11. Aces and Eights

    Aces and Eights VIP Whale

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    There was a $1.4M dollar winner who got five numbers on this last Power Ball, and the ticket was bought where I bought mine. Damn, it wasn't me. The best I ever did was win a $57k Fantasy Five a few years ago which I had to split with twelve other people. That was a nice surprise. This is from our Millionaire Makers Lottery Club which is still on-going today. A couple of years ago he e-mailed us, "I guess lightning does strike twice in the same place! We hit another Fantasy Five for $350k!" He wrote us right after that, "Look at the date I sent this." . . . It was April 1st.
     
  12. Big Tip

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    lol, yup.

    500 million is have a jet on standby all the time rich.
    I don't think 175 million is.

    I might have won. The news said someone in central Texas has one of the tickets. My wife told me to look. I said I will get more entertainment value out of it by waiting and hoping.
     
  13. GVR

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    I will sometimes wait several weeks without looking at my numbers / ticket. It's all about the day dream.
     
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    Hey, maybe it's me. I haven't looked at mine yet. If it is, that trip next month is going to be a lot different. :evillaugh
     
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    Yup, still messin' around over there. I may hang around here for a while, see how it goes. Any trips to Vegas this year?
     
  16. Joe Strummer

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    175 million ?
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    I don't think so ---
    Here's my shot at THE MATH .....on being one of 3 winners.
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    550 million
    divide in half ( lotto takes 50% up front )
    225 million divided 3 ways = 72 million
    Now take 30% taxes --
    I'm guessing....they took home ?......55 million ?
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    The winner jackpot was probably posted - but I don't the time to look it up -
    Is my guess close ?
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    If it is ?
    That's quite a difference from thinking you have a winning ticket for 550 million !!!
    just sayin'....
     
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    The cash option(which is based on interest rates and the net present value of a future stream of payments), is more like 60% of the stated amount. In this case it was closer to 325 million, divided by 3, minus taxes(which varies due to state tax levels).

    The net result is a lot of money.

    I looked it up and currently the cash option on the new prize of 40 million is 27 million - which is 67% of the listed prize...they're getting richer by the second!
     
  18. Big Tip

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    The checks you get for the cash option in lotteries are about half of what the stated jackpot is. That accounts for 25% federal tax already taken out. Your state might take a little more.

    https://www.usamega.com/powerball-jackpot.asp
     
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    double post.

    Dang technology!
     
  20. Aces and Eights

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    Taxes would be close to 40% as most of the winnings would be in the higher tax bracket. Here in California there is no state tax on lottery winnings. So take-home cash value after the three-way split and taxes would be around $65M. With that money I would get a remanufactured water pump for my 1998 Ford Fiesta. I may even get a brand new water pump.
     
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