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No Powerball winner sends jackpot to record $425 million
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Posted on 11/26/2012 8:15:29 AM PST by jakerobins

Edited on 11/26/2012 8:31:51 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

CNN) — No one hit the jackpot in the latest Powerball drawing, pushing the next prize of $425 million into the history books.

The prize for Saturday night’s Powerball was $325 million — the fourth-largest in the game’s history.

For the 15th consecutive time, no winners matched the numbers, which were 22, 32, 37, 44, 50 and Powerball 34.


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Last Chance at a big jackpot before King O gets his tax increases on Millionaires and Billionaires! Of course I would take care of family, friends, Charities...then I guess End Freepathons....donate large amounts of money in 2014 to Conervative Primary challengers of Republican Incumbents. LOL....
1 posted on 11/26/2012 8:15:33 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

I don’t normally get into this type of thing but even I may buy a ticket.


2 posted on 11/26/2012 8:19:54 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator

If I lived within 50 miles of the US border, I’d hop down to buy a powerball ticket everytime it hit $300 million.


3 posted on 11/26/2012 8:21:38 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: napscoordinator

22, 37 and powerball 34


4 posted on 11/26/2012 8:22:42 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: jakerobins

Fools. Every dime you throw into this waste basket feeds the beast.


5 posted on 11/26/2012 8:24:24 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: napscoordinator
I don’t normally get into this type of thing but even I may buy a ticket.

Yeah that paltry 325 mil last week wasn't worth the effort.

6 posted on 11/26/2012 8:25:03 AM PST by Starstruck
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To: jakerobins

All the proles in Oceania waited eagerly for the Ministry of Plenty to announce the lottery winner.


7 posted on 11/26/2012 8:26:53 AM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: Starstruck

I don’t normally get into this type of thing but even I may buy a ticket.
Yeah that paltry 325 mil last week wasn’t worth the effort

SNICKER...LOL


8 posted on 11/26/2012 8:27:46 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

My retirement plans are finally starting to see fruition. Just when I was losing hope.


9 posted on 11/26/2012 8:32:14 AM PST by BipolarBob (Occupy Las Vegas! Join the "save the strippers and hookers" movement.)
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To: jakerobins

Buying lottery tickets is a complete waste of time and money.


10 posted on 11/26/2012 8:34:26 AM PST by albie
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To: jakerobins

Look for 2 days of news covering the long lines to purchase ticket.

[I got 2 at a local convenience store early this morning. No lines at all. $4 at a chance for $425 million. Sure, why not.]


11 posted on 11/26/2012 8:34:54 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: DManA

Not for Nothing but after the Supreme Ct. Decision on Obamacare you apparently DON’T have a choice on feeding the beast. But at least the lottery money goes to the individual states and you have a choice....you get to decide to buy or not buy lottery tickets. So if it’s your choice not to induldge in buying lottery tickets I respect you decision.


12 posted on 11/26/2012 8:35:16 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins
"the lottery; i$ a tax on the poor, who can't do the math"
and ye$...I bought $ome Powerball ticket$.
I did donate to the present FR'athon.i can do the math! :-D

13 posted on 11/26/2012 8:36:45 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: jakerobins

The ticket’s the cost of a beer. I’ll skip my afternoon beer for a couple of days and have fun dreaming. No harm, no foul!


14 posted on 11/26/2012 8:37:37 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: jakerobins

The ticket’s the cost of a beer. I’ll skip my afternoon beer for a couple of days and have fun dreaming. No harm, no foul!


15 posted on 11/26/2012 8:37:48 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: jakerobins
Play the Powerball Simulator!
16 posted on 11/26/2012 8:39:10 AM PST by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: jakerobins

$425 million

With that kind of money, I could pay most of my bills!


17 posted on 11/26/2012 8:40:15 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: jakerobins

I do not respect that decision. It is asinine to put your money into this scam. Anyone who does is a fool and I lose a tiny but finite amount of respect for anyone who does.


18 posted on 11/26/2012 8:40:15 AM PST by DManA
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To: jakerobins

It’s not much of a retirement plan, but it is what it is.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 8:42:38 AM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: albie
"Buying lottery tickets is a complete waste of time and money."

"Complete" implies they are 100% a waste. I would argue that they're probably only a 99% waste of time and money. Certainly, somebody sooner or later will win it. For those who don't win it, it's the opportunity to dream about winning for a few days, and to think about how one would use the money. For some people that can be a healthy endeavor carefully examining and evaluating one's priorities, wants and desires and the actions they would take given virtually unbridled economic freedom.

I haven't played in years precisely for having done the above :-)

20 posted on 11/26/2012 8:44:12 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: jakerobins

Meh, as I frequently tell the Libbie relatives (if I ever hit the jackpot),

“I love ya, but I’m sure going to miss ya”.


21 posted on 11/26/2012 8:46:55 AM PST by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: jakerobins

Darn, I was going to play those exact numbers, but I forgot.


22 posted on 11/26/2012 8:47:17 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Cut the cable today!)
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To: DManA
Every dime you throw into this waste basket feeds the beast.

Until you win...

23 posted on 11/26/2012 8:49:18 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Graybeard58
With that kind of money, I could pay most of my bills!

After Obamaflation, that might buy a cartful of groceries, if you skip the meat department.
24 posted on 11/26/2012 8:52:18 AM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: Libloather

A tiny fraction of the proceeds are paied back to the suckers to keep the suckers money coming. Every dime domped in feeds the beast.


25 posted on 11/26/2012 8:54:06 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

paied = paid. domped = dumped.


26 posted on 11/26/2012 9:01:00 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
A tiny fraction of the proceeds are paied back to the suckers to keep the suckers money coming.

Five numbers scores one million bucks. Not a bad return.

27 posted on 11/26/2012 9:01:34 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

If someone here on FR wins they should fund FR for their own lifetime.
Even after the marxist scum drive us underground.
But in the end we will prevail.


28 posted on 11/26/2012 9:03:07 AM PST by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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To: albie
Buying lottery tickets is a complete waste of time and money.

Tell that to all the lottery winners.

29 posted on 11/26/2012 9:03:50 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: jakerobins

Lump-sum payout, looking at in the neighborhood of $145M cash after taxes. Worth the $2 just for the entertainment value of dreaming about having that kind of scratch.


30 posted on 11/26/2012 9:05:13 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Libloather

It is not a “return” in the usual sense of the word. Dumping money into a State lottery is not an investment. It is a destructive act of idiocy.


31 posted on 11/26/2012 9:07:37 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
I will go to Publix and get a ticket..no ticket no chance,..I buy about five a year... I would set up a charity for poor people who still work...after I buy a second home in Northern Idaho or Montana
32 posted on 11/26/2012 9:15:02 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: DManA

Do you use toll roads or take the alternate route?


33 posted on 11/26/2012 9:15:15 AM PST by CygnusXI (Im back!)
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To: certrtwngnut; All
If someone here on FR wins they
should fund FR for their own lifetime.
that's socialist; wouldn't that be detrimental to FR...

34 posted on 11/26/2012 9:16:22 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: kevkrom
about having that kind of scratch.
I like that kind of "scratch"...

35 posted on 11/26/2012 9:18:03 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: DManA
Anyone who does is a fool and I lose a tiny but finite amount of respect for anyone who does.

When I buy my ticket at lunch I'll give the loss of your respect for me the attention that it deserves.

36 posted on 11/26/2012 9:20:11 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: CygnusXI

Not analogous.

If I perceive the benifit to driving on a tollway exceeds the cost I take the tollway. And the bulk of the tolls are used to maintain the road (generally speaking).

There is no benefit to dumping money into a lottery and virtually all the proceeds are wasted (at best) or used against us (at worst) by the beast.


37 posted on 11/26/2012 9:20:18 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
It is a destructive act of idiocy.

Until you win...

38 posted on 11/26/2012 10:09:14 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Even if you win. The winning just encourages other fools.


39 posted on 11/26/2012 10:16:30 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
The winning just encourages other fools.

Running a business in the black in Minnesota ?

40 posted on 11/26/2012 10:50:19 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Trying to run a business is on a completely different moral plane from “playing” the lottery.

If you particpate in the lottery you are attempting to use the power of the state ( all lotteries are state monopolies) to transfer money from your fellow citizens to you. In that respect buying a lottery ticket is no different than voting for a democrat. You are trying to get something for nothing.


41 posted on 11/26/2012 11:01:35 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
just having a little fun;)

staring a business at this time in MN, would be similar to playing the lotto, in that odds are, the State will win.

42 posted on 11/26/2012 11:15:55 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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I love the lotto haters!..‘it’s a stupid tax people”! ...“it’s a tax on people who can’t do math”.. So pompous and self-righteous. For the past couple of years I have played Mega Millions and Powerball to the tune of $6 whole dollars a week (total)…big friggen deal! Yes, I have heard “smart” guys explain how much all that money would amount to if I just saved it and earned interest on it…really?

Look, for a few bucks a week I get to dream about wonderful things I could do for my family and friends that I simple couldn’t do otherwise. It’s fun to “be in it” even if the odds of winning are slim.
And about those odds,….How much time, money and effort do you spend on presidential elections? Hmmm…..and how many presidential “winners” have there been in the history of the country? Talk about “feeding the beast”! I guess we should teach our children that aspiring to be president is just stupid since the odds are extremely slim.

For me, it’s an easy bet and a happy day dream…even if I never win.


43 posted on 11/26/2012 11:30:20 AM PST by lapr
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To: lapr

I suspect your life would be hell if you won. Unless you are a very strong personality willing to avoid almost every person and institution you knew prior to winning.

The demands would be overwhelming.


44 posted on 11/26/2012 11:33:21 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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The demands would be overwhelming.
not really...Salvation Army / Hillsdale College / Heritage Foundation BSOA & of course; FR....

45 posted on 11/26/2012 11:41:20 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: lapr

Guess what, you can dream for free.


46 posted on 11/26/2012 12:17:14 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Yes, but the dream is more enjoyable when I know I have a chance however slim, of actually winning.


47 posted on 11/26/2012 12:57:23 PM PST by lapr
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To: jakerobins

With my luck I have a great chance of winning. Of course 425 million other people would all have the same numbers.


48 posted on 11/26/2012 1:03:29 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I don’t know what the odds would be of 425 Million people hitting the same number combo! LOL It would have to be in the Billions to one..... Still to hit a Million Bucks for spending $2 wouldn’t be bad at all....in my state you would probably clear over $600 grand! I could do pretty well living a nice lifestyle for several years and have bills paid off with that kind of dough!!!! (Still not the $400 Million buy an island type money though....HAHAHA)


49 posted on 11/26/2012 1:17:44 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: nascarnation

Shut down your life, as much as possible, and take off for a year. The parasites usually move on to other easy targets by then.


50 posted on 11/26/2012 2:04:30 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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