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Did anybody win that Mega Lottery?
3/30/2012 | Me

Posted on 03/30/2012 8:42:35 PM PDT by Dallas59

I'm tired of waiting 10 minutes in line at the gas station just to buy cigarettes.


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KEYWORDS: lottery; megamillions
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1 posted on 03/30/2012 8:42:39 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

I bought my ticket early in the morning so as to avoid the possibilty of lines.


2 posted on 03/30/2012 8:43:51 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Dallas59

Maybe it’s time for you to quit smoking?

I’m kind of hoping someone won, I’m tired of making trips to the store just to buy lottery tickets :-).


3 posted on 03/30/2012 8:45:19 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: Impy

4 posted on 03/30/2012 8:45:46 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Impy

I hope it hasn’t.

I want the world’s first billion dollar lottery prize to go to one winner.

Me.


5 posted on 03/30/2012 8:46:10 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: psjones

Everybody was in a good mood tonight though. Now I’m waiting for the rash of bank robberies.


6 posted on 03/30/2012 8:46:49 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Impy

I’d be bloody rich, if I could win for having zero white balls and zero mega balls.

Maybe that did not come out the way I had meant.

Meanwhile, if there are no winners today, next Tuesday’s jackpot could be $975,000,000


7 posted on 03/30/2012 8:48:30 PM PDT by garyb
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To: Dallas59

I didn’t ven get one number!


8 posted on 03/30/2012 8:48:49 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Dallas59
I'm rich! I'm rich!

(No, I didn't win and I don't have much money but yeah I'm rich)

9 posted on 03/30/2012 8:48:57 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Would you sing if someone sucked YOU up the vacuum cleaner hose?)
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To: Dallas59

I think Marl Levin won. He was saying he was going to on his show tonight.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 8:49:31 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: Jonty30

They could beat out Soros and Mitt too buy the Presidency for themselves!


11 posted on 03/30/2012 8:49:35 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: Dallas59

2-4-23-38-46 MB-23


12 posted on 03/30/2012 8:49:42 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: garyb
Meanwhile, if there are no winners today, next Tuesday’s jackpot could be $975,000,000

If that happens...count me in

:)

13 posted on 03/30/2012 8:50:04 PM PDT by Irish Eyes (ayers)
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To: Dallas59

There’a a vrey good posibility that no one won since there were 2 23s drawn.

The results won’t be up for at least another hour and a half or so.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 8:50:04 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Perdogg

Wonder if Obammy will claim it. For the hooded childrens.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 8:51:20 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

Waiting for my sis to get home to find out if she won anything, doubt it though, what are the odds that someone actually chose the #23 twice. I didn’t play but the winning numbers were not numbers I would have chosen anyway


16 posted on 03/30/2012 8:51:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Dallas59
If I won that lottery, I would probably hold on to that ticket for about a year just so all the commotion would die down. Last thing I need is to be on TV as winning a $600m jackpot. I would have all sorts of lost cousins and ne'er-do-wells from my past climbing out of the woodwork to be my best buddy. Not to mention all the shyster lawyers and scam artists that would hunt me down 24/7.

No way do I want all that kind of attention. That would just irritate the hell out of me. So if I am the winner, I will just sign the back of the ticket and store it away for a while until all the hubbub dies down. Then, when the coast is clear, I will quietly show up at the Lottery headquarters, take it in a lump sum and move to some warm, tropical place where I can change my name and live out my remaining days sitting on the beach with a good book and one of those umbrella-type drinks in my hand, served up by those voluptueus island-women and yes, I will tip well.

Yes, my wife and dog can come too.

17 posted on 03/30/2012 8:54:21 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 44 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

One never knows.

In Canada, for their 6/49 lottery, the numbers drawn for one lottery were something along the lines of:

40, 41, 42, 44, 47, 49

And somebody won.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 8:55:14 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Perdogg

Damn, now I have to go back to work Monday.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 8:55:35 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: SamAdams76

Those in the know advise claiming your prize and then disappear for 6 months.

Go anywhere, just get out.


20 posted on 03/30/2012 8:57:39 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30; Dengar01

After taxes it would be less than a billion. And the shown jackpot is the inuity which I think most people would not take.

After taxes (federal withholding of 25% plus state income tax) with the cash option is about half the shown jackpot.

It’s funny how everyone, including me usually only buys them when the jackpot is huge, because you know a cool 20 mil would change your life almost as much as 400 million.

Now if it gets around several billion then you’re talking enough to buy major sports franchises. I wonder what the least vauable MLB team is, The Royals are worth 350 mil.


21 posted on 03/30/2012 9:02:05 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: SamAdams76
People who win those jackpots are pummeled by "charities" looking for cash.

Many radio sports talk show hosts with event tickets to give away (to good callers who "bring something to the table") routinely announce that any caller who asks for the tickets is automatically disqualified.

Similarly, the first thing I would do if I won the lottery jackpot is announce loud and clear that anybody, including charities, who asks for money is automatically barred from receiving so much as a single dime.

22 posted on 03/30/2012 9:03:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SamAdams76

No need. Use layers of Trusts and no one need know you ever won...well almost no one.


23 posted on 03/30/2012 9:07:11 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Dallas59

The tribes around here are allowed to spear walleye in the spring. They are also allowed to catch the SUCKERS pretty much all year long in their casinos.

One in several hundred chances of winning in this gamble...SUCKERS!


24 posted on 03/30/2012 9:07:16 PM PDT by Principle Over Politics (Romney 2012 is McCain 2008. No more RINOs!)
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To: Dallas59

I did.

Now I can donate to FR, move, build a house, bribe some family members to stay away, buy some expensive guns and a used jetfighter, a small nuke, a George Foreman Grill, and a ring so I can ask that mean chick to marry me (hey babe!).

(I can dream, can’t I??)


25 posted on 03/30/2012 9:09:09 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO)
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To: Dallas59

Nope. If I did win, I sure as hell wouldn’t advertise it either.


26 posted on 03/30/2012 9:09:23 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

23 is Michael Jordan. One of his fans may have made it. I heard that Floyd Merriweather sent someone out to buy 20,000 worth of tickets.Might not be true..but I suspect there were many people out in Hollywood playing this one.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 9:10:14 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Dallas59
Sorry people... I won!
First thing I do is send Rev.Al 6 ton of Skittles....
Build a fortress and start my own Jedi School..
And Have a harem of beautiful Asian women who will do nasty things to me...Maybe I need to take my meds....
28 posted on 03/30/2012 9:11:12 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Impy

I’d still take the one time payout.

A cheque in the hand is always better than the promises of future payout.


29 posted on 03/30/2012 9:11:27 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

http://www.palottery.state.pa.us/index.html


30 posted on 03/30/2012 9:11:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dallas59

I live in a town of 14k. Bought 2 numbers last evening about 7:00 p.m. Other than the clerk, I was the only one in the store.

Checked the numbers — didn’t win.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 9:12:11 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Dallas59
I know I did not. You have to play to win.

Yet, as the W O P R computer learned,"the only winning move is not to play."

32 posted on 03/30/2012 9:13:18 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Lancey Howard

If you did that, you wouldn’t have to give a dime away.

You’d have it taken from you by unscrupulous people.


33 posted on 03/30/2012 9:13:53 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Dallas59
i got a chance, in ky. :)

34 posted on 03/30/2012 9:16:46 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists, protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Dallas59; Dengar01; Perdogg; Jonty30; garyb; GOPsterinMA

Yeah it was starting to rain as I walked to the gas station by my house and I thought to myself, it’d have a better chance of getting hit by lightining walking there and again on the way back. ;D

Odds of being hit in your lifetime (80years) are 1 in 10000

In a year it’s 1 in 775000, much better than lotto odds even if you buy a ticket twice a week.

But every lucky bastard who has won the lotto had one thing in common, they bought a ticket. Unless you can invent a new computer thing your odds of making that kind of scrach on your own aren’t any better than the lotto odds.

Targeting rich old ladies sounds like the best bet.


35 posted on 03/30/2012 9:17:32 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Dallas59

If I win I promise to double my donation to FR. Heck, Ill double everybodys donation to FR.

Checking my ticket now. Stand by...


36 posted on 03/30/2012 9:17:40 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Dallas59; a fool in paradise

I wouldn’t tell ya that I won, I ain’t that stoopid, but I’ll tell ya that I’m going to Disneyworld. IN PARIS! Woo hoo!


37 posted on 03/30/2012 9:17:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: baddog 219

You’ve got it wrong. Didn’t you hear Rev Al talking about IT and Skillets. I hadn’t laughed so hard in awhile as I was listening to his inability to read a teleprompter.


38 posted on 03/30/2012 9:18:14 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Dallas59
No. I am spending my cash right. I need a 1969-73 Imperial this year. No need to waste it on a Lotto ticket.


39 posted on 03/30/2012 9:19:23 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Jonty30

I’m originally from BC and many years ago, one of our family friends won the BC/49. Young dude. I was invited to one of the most “memorable” nights that will make Caligula blush.

But one thing about canada is that YOU keep EVERYTHING and nothing goes to the feds in taxes.


40 posted on 03/30/2012 9:20:09 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Dallas59

Love the irony: sure are a lot of 99%ers who want to be a 1%er.


41 posted on 03/30/2012 9:20:18 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: SamAdams76
"I will quietly show up at the Lottery headquarters, take it in a lump sum and move to some warm, tropical place"

What a boring life. No more Red Sox, No more Bruins, No more nothing.

Me, I bought myself a few beers instead of betting.

42 posted on 03/30/2012 9:21:13 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Lancey Howard

You broke the PA lottery home page!

The odds of the big win 1/175,711,536
http://www.durangobill.com/MegaMillionsOdds.html

Odds of being struck by lightning in a given year (reported deaths + injuries) 1/1,000,000
http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/medical.htm


43 posted on 03/30/2012 9:21:17 PM PDT by garyb
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To: dalereed

Interesting, I did not notice that


44 posted on 03/30/2012 9:21:27 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: SamAdams76
You have 180 days to claim the prize, not 364 days.

45 posted on 03/30/2012 9:21:37 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists, protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: SamAdams76

I’d probably enjoy getting my ass kissed.

Good luck with your quest to outlive Phil Hartman. That wife of his is burning in hell.


46 posted on 03/30/2012 9:21:44 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
I wonder what the least vauable MLB team is, The Royals are worth 350 mil.

Yeah, but then you would have to actually spend time in Kansas City. :)

47 posted on 03/30/2012 9:22:19 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Jonty30

I agree. Society might collapse before they pay you all your money.


48 posted on 03/30/2012 9:23:16 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Yes.

You are far better to take the lump sum, set yourself up in a nice homestead, that you can protect, then live the simple life.

At least, that’s my plan.
No sports cars, cheap babes, or booze.

Hopefully, no headaches.


49 posted on 03/30/2012 9:25:36 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: max americana

Yes, but the tradeoff are much smaller prizes.

On the upside however, no requirement to share.


50 posted on 03/30/2012 9:27:11 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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