Guess I have to work Monday...
...and then tell us about some hot stock tip. ;-)
Tax on stupid?
Nah, but I believe it was P.T. Barnum who had something to say about it.
I have family in Nebraska. Gosh, I miss them. Think I'll give them a call.......
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.
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".
Hey, im in Nebraska and just got off of work. I bought three tickets.........you dont think?
"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.
I didn't win anything...But then I didn't buy a ticket...
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.
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.
I'm glad it was won in a red state.
It must be Bush's fault we did not win !!
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.
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.
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 theyve 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 cant believe it, Bus Whitehead, an owner of U-Stop Inc., said this morning. Who would think this would happen to the city of Lincoln? Its pretty shocking. Its wonderful. As yet we dont know who won. But were 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.
Its exciting, Mick Mandl said. It will put some excitement back in the Powerball. Its 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 hes been getting calls from around the nation.
This is sure going to get a lot of publicity for Lincoln.
Mandl said hes 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 theyd 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 Saturdays 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.