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Powerball selling 100,000 tickets per minute!!!

 
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Powerball selling 100,000 tickets per minute!!!
Half-billion dollar jackpot generating unprecedented sales

MUSL also expects to award $70 million in non-jackpot cash prizes Wednesday

By Todd Northrop

Player enthusiasm nationwide for Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot, the largest in Powerball history, has resulted in record sales leading to an increase today in the estimated jackpot amount to $500 million — currently the largest in the world, and the second largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.

Besides the jackpot, Powerball is expected to award nearly $70 million in cash prizes from Wednesday's draw.

"Nationally, Powerball is selling at an average rate of 105,000 tickets per minute," said Chuck Strutt, Director of the Multi-State Lottery Association. And, we expect sales to remain strong until game close for Wednesday night's drawing."

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The lottery = tax on stupidity
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11/28/2012 12:49 AM
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Lottery: a tax on people that can't do math.
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The lottery = tax on stupidity
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what state? I might want my 1$ chance if I can get there. I might stand a chance if I am out of state! lol
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The lottery = tax on stupidity
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Lottery: a tax on people that can't do math.
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There will always be a never-ending supply of mediocre minds.
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11/28/2012 12:57 AM
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Re: Powerball selling 100,000 tickets per minute!!!
powerball tickets do not cost $1.

They cost $2 for one ticket. The prices went up sometime in the past year.


I do not play regularly, as I feel that is not mathematically in my best interest. However, a $2 outlay, for a chance at approximately $150 million cash (assuming only 1 jackpot winner, lump sum, after taxes) is worth it, IMNTBHO.
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11/28/2012 01:01 AM
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Maybe I'll play the "Lost" numbers for $2.
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Re: Powerball selling 100,000 tickets per minute!!!
powerball tickets do not cost $1.

They cost $2 for one ticket. The prices went up sometime in the past year.


I do not play regularly, as I feel that is not mathematically in my best interest. However, a $2 outlay, for a chance at approximately $150 million cash (assuming only 1 jackpot winner, lump sum, after taxes) is worth it, IMNTBHO.
 Quoting: The Sonic Dreamer


a extra $1 for power play! groucho
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11/28/2012 01:04 AM
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If they don't spend it on lottery, they'd give it away to the rich. So the lottery is better.
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Odds are 1 in 175 million, doesn't make a difference if machine picks or you pick. I just watched a little segment on it on nightline. Odds increase if you buy a lot more tickets, but not by as much as would make that much of difference. Lump sum would be about 320 million (est).
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Nope! A powerball ticket with powerplay costs $3 now!!!
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I bet there will be over five winners due to all the tickets they will sell so expect to see a news article around noon saying that all the combinations of numbers has been played
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The math guy on the Nightline segment, took the 58 balls and divided by 5 to get the odds (somehow, I'm not clear on the math) but I could see how all the numbers could get used. Ah hell, I'm going buy a ticket tomorrow!!!
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Maybe I'll play the "Lost" numbers for $2.
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they have won before
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11/28/2012 01:35 AM
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I have 2 tickets

not like ill fucking win but ill give it a shot

fuck its almost the end of the world!

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The winner will either be a rich businessman/woman, or a scumbag criminal just recently released from prison.

damned
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I'm only human, it's my biggest flaw.

We must all realize a sink a chair and a pillow are all luxuries of home and a soldiers helmet takes the place of all three.
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The winner will either be a rich businessman/woman, or a scumbag criminal just recently released from prison.

damned
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I was thinking a 90 year old man would win.
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YOLO! ill buy one
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Typical American materialism and greed. Why not give your lottery dollar to some homeless guy on the street? Turds.
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The lottery = tax on stupidity
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27245451


Lottery: a tax on people that can't do math.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23017670


There will always be a never-ending supply of mediocre minds.
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So not one of you three would spend $6 on a rare occasion like this for a chance to win $500 million? Unless you're homeless, I can't see a few dollars/euros making that big of a difference in your life. As improbable as it is that you will win, someone has to win. But I'm guessing your posts have little to do with the actual math behind winning the lottery and more to do with the fact that you're all really insecure about yourselves and feel the need to come off as intellectually superior to boost your fragile egos.
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The winner will either be a rich businessman/woman, or a scumbag criminal just recently released from prison.

damned
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well i can forget about the first thing, so i better go get arrested quick
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The winner will either be a rich businessman/woman, or a scumbag criminal just recently released from prison.

damned
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well i can forget about the first thing, so i better go get arrested quick
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lol
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The news told me everyone was getting powerball tickets so I bought one.

sheeplebah
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Typical American materialism and greed. Why not give your lottery dollar to some homeless guy on the street? Turds.
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and he'll go and buy a lottery ticket, lol
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I got 5 of those!
One of these days... A *REAL* rain is gonna come and wash all this scum off the streets.
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The winner will either be a rich businessman/woman, or a scumbag criminal just recently released from prison.

damned
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28622847


I was thinking a 90 year old man would win.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28304865


How much you wanna bet that its some "inner city" (Black) mooch that gas never worked a day in their life? To make matters even more fucked up...the money she/he used to by the ticket...was taxpayer money....Happens all the time. ITS FUCKED UP!
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11/28/2012 02:19 AM
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It's okay to buy just one.

I am not sure if the people who won before,
bought a lot of tickets or just one.
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11/28/2012 02:25 AM
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Lol at all the people scoffing at those who buy a lottery ticket. Yeah of course there are dumbshits out there who spend 50$ a month on it but there are many more people who just buy one occasionally. I play maybe 5-6 times a year when I am at the register and have a few crumpled singles or too much change in my pocket. Will I win? Almost certainly not. If I did would I be stoked? Fuck yah.

Can you imagine how many tomato plants I could buy with that cash? Hell I could have a doom detecting robot to automatically bring them into the bunker!
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All these idiots buying $100 worth of lottery tickets at horrible odds is great, yet if I want to play a $5 online poker tournament for entertainment from the comfort of my couch on a Saturday night, it's a moral hazard and illegal.

This country is filled with idiots, and at the head of the line are 535 politicians.
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The lottery = tax on stupidity
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