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$161M Up For Grabs In Powerball Jackpot
NBC 10 ^ | August 9, 2007 | Money

Posted on 08/09/2007 12:37:51 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Powerball prize goes to an estimated $161 million Saturday.

None of the tickets sold for Wednesday night's night drawing matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 9-16-21-30-52 and Powerball 9. The Power Play number was 2.

Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $140.6 million jackpot. Click here to find out more!

One ticket that matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball was sold in Pennsylvania. That ticket holder will win $200,000. Eight other similar tickets were also sold, two each were sold in North Carolina and Wisconsin and one each in Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri and South Carolina.

There was one Power Play Match Five winner in Louisiana.

Powerball is played in Pennsylvania, 28 other states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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KEYWORDS: lotto; luck; money; powerball; rich
Okay, I really need to win the $161 million on Saturday. So, could one of you good Freepers please provide me with the winning numbers that I should play? I'll even buy you a nice gift after I win.

Now, I just need to plan on how I'll spend the $74.7 million cash value, or at least the portion of that I'll have after taxes.

1 posted on 08/09/2007 12:37:53 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

No, I’m going to win. I’ve already bought the winning numbers. :)


2 posted on 08/09/2007 12:39:50 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: lilylangtree

No fair! Didn’t you mother ever teach you about sharing.


3 posted on 08/09/2007 12:41:20 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
I’m in. My chances are as good as a tornado hitting Brooklyn.
4 posted on 08/09/2007 12:41:36 PM PDT by AU72
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To: lilylangtree
No, I’m going to win. I’ve already bought the winning numbers. :)

You've been misinformed-I have the winning ticket! :)

5 posted on 08/09/2007 12:42:39 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
No matter how high the odds are, somebody always wins!

I might have an extra $10 dollars to gamble this week.

Good Luck! .....to me.

6 posted on 08/09/2007 12:44:06 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
No matter how high the odds are, somebody always wins!

I might have an extra $10 dollars to gamble this week.

Good Luck! .....to me. :)

7 posted on 08/09/2007 12:44:39 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Everytime crap like this makes news, more boobs line up to buy tickets. Your chances of winning remain 1 in 140 million or so no matter how big the jackpot may be. And if the jackpot is too high, there is a greater possibility the winnings will have to be split with more than one winner.

The main winners will always be those that sell the tickets and rake off the taxes.

8 posted on 08/09/2007 12:44:56 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: processing please hold

I’m not much of a lottery player but when the jackpot gets into the 9 digits I will buy one ticket for the drawing. I’ve probably bought less than 50 tickets in my life, but just once I’d like to at least match the power ball and win a buck or two. I don’t think I’ve ever done better than matching one number. But I find the dollar spent always makes for some good times day dreaming about what I would do with the money.


9 posted on 08/09/2007 12:46:27 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Vigilanteman

Yeah, lotteries are a tax for those that are poor in math. Buy hey, just trying to have a little fun here today.


10 posted on 08/09/2007 12:48:27 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
This should increase your chances by offering you my choice:
24 33 6 47 plus powerball 9....I have purchased one ticket for myself which has varied the above numbers by only one digit relative to one of the numbers.
11 posted on 08/09/2007 12:49:46 PM PDT by givemELL (New AlQaeda tactics)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

The multi-state Mega Million jackpot is also over $100 million tomorrow. Wish Powerball and Mega Million would merge. Seems like $100 million doesn’t excite me much anymore. Need that half billion dollar jackpot!


12 posted on 08/09/2007 12:50:28 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Vigilanteman
Your chances of winning remain 1 in 140 million or so

Or, as I told my boss, infinitely better than getting rich working for you.

13 posted on 08/09/2007 12:51:38 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: LibWhacker

Well I’m curious, how would you spend half a billion dollars?


14 posted on 08/09/2007 12:52:24 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Yeah, lotteries are a tax for those that are poor in math.

Don't believe it! Math professors buy tickets.

15 posted on 08/09/2007 12:53:20 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I wouldn’t. After taxes, it’d only be about $150 million! :-(


16 posted on 08/09/2007 12:54:04 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Hubby doesn’t get them very often either but this jackpot was just tooooooooo big for him not to waste 5 dollars on. Besides, if he hits, I got plans! lol


17 posted on 08/09/2007 12:56:14 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold
Besides, if he hits, I got plans!

Like, say, a divorce ;-)
just kidding

18 posted on 08/09/2007 12:58:58 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Like, say, a divorce ;-)
just kidding

LOL, nope, he's my soul mate. We're gonna blow it together. Maybe buy an old government missile silo and convert it. ;)

19 posted on 08/09/2007 1:06:48 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: LibWhacker
Need that half billion dollar jackpot!

And if you hit it, you still wouldn't be as rich as what John Kerry married.

21 posted on 08/09/2007 1:40:27 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I like to play, but I’d be really scared if I won, given the track record of those that have.


23 posted on 08/09/2007 1:46:02 PM PDT by Clam Digger (NO REAL THAN YOU ARE!)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Now you’re in for it—you’re going to be inundated with the holier-than-thou who will lecture you on the terrible odds and that only idiots play the lottery.

We don’t have powerball in Florida but if we did, I’d sure take a chance on a nice big jackpot. A dream is worth a buck!


26 posted on 08/09/2007 1:50:41 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Calling illegals "undocumented workers" is like calling drug dealers "unlicensed pharmacists".)
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To: arbooz

LOL! But what makes you think Lurch actually sleeps with Teresa?


27 posted on 08/09/2007 3:15:55 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: LibWhacker
I still remember when MegaMillions went to US$364 million--good thing I bought my tickets the day before the draw because every California Lottery terminal was packed with customers the day of the draw. I won US$189 from the draw, though.
29 posted on 08/10/2007 5:24:29 AM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: LibWhacker
The multi-state Mega Million jackpot is also over $100 million tomorrow.

Here in NH we have Powerball, and in Mass they have Mega Millions. So it's easy to get tickets for both. I wonder what the odds are of one person winning both jackpots in the same weekend?

30 posted on 08/10/2007 7:06:32 AM PDT by Living Free in NH
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To: Clam Digger
If you win I will be more than happy to be your financial advisor.

:-)

(and I am in for two bucks)....

:-)
31 posted on 08/10/2007 7:10:57 AM PDT by cgbg (Hillary's mob has plans for our liberties--hanging fruit.)
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To: Living Free in NH
Using the old product rule (i.e., you multiply probabilities for independent events), it's 25.7 quadrillion (25,672,854,424,849,631, to be exact) to 1 against.

I hear the typical lotto winner gets lots of death threats. I bet they'd really pour in if anyone won both these jackpots!

32 posted on 08/10/2007 10:10:52 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

It’s funny how every one calls the lottery a tax on the stupid until the jackpot goes up to 100,200,or 300 million. I’m gonna buy a couple bucks worth and enjoy the dream while it lasts. That’s about all expect for my $2 bucks is some excapism for a few days.


33 posted on 08/14/2007 1:41:27 PM PDT by jakerobins
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