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Looking for sanctimonious to inform me about this "tax on stupid"

Guess I have to work Monday...

1 posted on 02/19/2006 4:13:01 AM PST by dakine
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To: dakine
Looking for sanctimonious to inform me about this "tax on stupid"

...and then tell us about some hot stock tip. ;-)

2 posted on 02/19/2006 4:15:54 AM PST by rhombus
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Tax on stupid?

Nah, but I believe it was P.T. Barnum who had something to say about it.


3 posted on 02/19/2006 4:16:58 AM PST by leadpenny
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I have family in Nebraska. Gosh, I miss them. Think I'll give them a call.......


5 posted on 02/19/2006 4:19:43 AM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: dakine
the cash option worth $177.3 million

Minus taxes - $109 million remaining

Take that $9 million for immediate use - $100 million remaining

A very safe 4% return - $4 million a year pre-tax income.

I could live on that.

6 posted on 02/19/2006 4:20:28 AM PST by Flyer (Send Beer)
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Here in Illinois the lottery was touted as a cure for public education funding, Guess what? They are still whining for more money and the lottery money is not going where they said it would.

I play but Illinois is not a power ball state. We have "mega Millions".


7 posted on 02/19/2006 4:20:45 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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Hey, im in Nebraska and just got off of work. I bought three tickets.........you dont think?


8 posted on 02/19/2006 4:28:47 AM PST by Husker24
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A big fuss is being made over a sports figure's wife betting on sports. But government has put the stamp of approval on gambling, except government does not like competition.

The real question is whether government should be encouraging gambling? Down through history gambling has not been one of man's highest virtues. Even government calls it "gaming" to avoid the appearance of approving of gambling.

Government is supposed to work for the best interest of the governed. It's not clear that a government monopoly on gambling makes gambling OK.

It's ironic that after the state sets up its gambling numbers game, it then publishes a hot line for people who are addicted to the state-sponsored idea that you can get rich quick.
10 posted on 02/19/2006 4:33:59 AM PST by R.W.Ratikal
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"The numbers drawn Saturday night were 15 - 17 - 43 - 44 - 48 and the Powerball was 29. The Power Play multiplier was 4. "

Funny, those were the exact numbers I was gonna play, but I was a day late and a dollar short.


11 posted on 02/19/2006 4:36:13 AM PST by garyhope (Peace through superior firepower, A-10's, C-130 gunships, rational thought and pragmatism.)
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I didn't win anything...But then I didn't buy a ticket...


12 posted on 02/19/2006 4:36:46 AM PST by Iscool (Start your own revolution by voting for the candidates the media (and gov't) tells you cannot win.)
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These lotteries are nothing more than another way for the government to steal your money. 2/3-3/4 will go to the governments involved for taxes. This is money that is already taxed. America is the most corrupt country on the face of the earth today and it is done in the name of the law.



15 posted on 02/19/2006 4:49:00 AM PST by gunnedah
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I know a guy who lost loads of money, and his marriage, by betting on the Packers against the Broncos.

In lottery, the payoff is equal to the odds of winning. You can bet $3 and win a million. I'll never miss the $3.


23 posted on 02/19/2006 4:58:59 AM PST by Loud Mime (Republicans protect Americans from terrorists, Democrats protect terrorists from Americans)
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I'm glad it was won in a red state.


32 posted on 02/19/2006 5:18:19 AM PST by reg45
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I'm sour:-(


43 posted on 02/19/2006 6:00:45 AM PST by geege
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It must be Bush's fault we did not win !!


47 posted on 02/19/2006 6:10:16 AM PST by Pedrobud (Wake up you liberal morons. Bush is not the enemy !!)
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Guess I have to work Monday...

I won't have to work on Monday even though I didn't have a winning Powerball ticket... seems as though I just received an e-mail from someone in Nigeria that needs my assistance... too bad the banks are closed tomorrow, I'll have to wait until Tuesday to authorize the transaction and get my $30M.

48 posted on 02/19/2006 6:24:22 AM PST by fuquadukie (If you can't hang with the big dogs, then don't jump off the porch.)
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Hey if you want to throw away money and you support higher taxes in the states that run lotteries versus the states that don't run lotteries, go for it.


61 posted on 02/19/2006 10:13:07 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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HERE IT IS.
Winning Powerball ticket sold at O Street U-Stop
BY COLLEEN KENNEY / Lincoln Journal Star

The record $365 million winning Powerball lottery ticket was sold on Friday afternoon at the U-Stop at First and West O streets. The winner has not come forward yet, although officials think they’ve narrowed it down to five people based on a security camera tape.


Someone in Lincoln bought a record $365 million Powerball ticket. The odds for winning were 1 in 146.1 million.


“I can’t believe it,” Bus Whitehead, an owner of U-Stop Inc., said this morning. “Who would think this would happen to the city of Lincoln? It’s pretty shocking. It’s wonderful. As yet we don’t know who won. But we’re very excited for them.”

The winning ticket was sold at 3:09 p.m. Friday, according to Mick Mandl, co-owner of the U-Stop franchise at 110 W. O St.

Based on security cameras viewed by store and lottery officials, Mandl said they believe the purchaser was one of five people who were in the store at the time, including four men and one woman.



“It’s exciting,” Mick Mandl said. “It will put some excitement back in the Powerball. It’s not what it used to be.”

If the winner chooses a lump sum payment, the check would be for more than $124 million.

Whitehead said he’s been getting calls from around the nation.

“This is sure going to get a lot of publicity for Lincoln.”

Mandl said he’s had calls this morning from Good Morning America, CNN and CBS .

“Everyone wants to talk about it,” Mandl said.

There were 795 tickets sold at his O Street U-Stop on Friday.

Mandl said the business gets a check for selling the winning ticket.

“If I sold the ticket to ’em I hope they’d share in the winnings — at least, even one-tenth of a percent would suit me just fine,” Stacey Carey, a clerk at the store, said.

Only one winning ticket was sold for Saturday’s jackpot, according to the Powerball Web site.

The chances of winning the jackpot by matching all six numbers were 1 in 146.1 million. The winning numbers drawn Saturday night were 15-17-43-44-48 and Powerball 29.

If the winner takes a cash payment they would be paid $177.3 million, and after withholding of 25 percent federal and 5 percent state tax, the prize would be $124.11 million.

The winner has six months to come forward, according to Tom Johnson, a spokesman for the Nebraska Lottery.


66 posted on 02/19/2006 12:35:54 PM PST by Bluepool (Lincoln Journal Star)
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The winner will now have to decide between the 29-year, 30-payment annuity, and the cash option worth $177.3 million

What's the reason for this?
71 posted on 02/22/2006 8:42:52 PM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11. Restore Hagia Sophia! Ultra-Catholic)
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