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Mega Millions Lottery Up To $500 Million  
User currently offlineJakeOrion From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1253 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

Quote:
Friday Mega Millions jackpot rewrites the record books as the largest lottery prize the world has ever seen

UPDATED 11:50 am: Jackpot revised to $500 million ($359.4 million cash)
http://www.lotterypost.com/news/244183

Oh man oh man oh man. Would be nice to win that. Half a billion in winnings...

EDITED: thread title clarity

[Edited 2012-03-28 11:59:29]


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

I'll need to stop and pick up a ticket before the drawing, just need to remember to get some cash out beforehand.



I think if I won I might take the next day of work off.



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User currently offlinembmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 1):
I think if I won I might take the next day of work off.

Wo, dude! Don't you think that's a little extreme?

 

You could buy an A-380 with your winnings.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

Quoting mbmbos (Reply 2):
Wo, dude! Don't you think that's a little extreme?

I know right.

Quoting mbmbos (Reply 2):
You could buy an A-380 with your winnings.

And then not have enough money to afford to operate it. I think my MegaMillions winnings would be better spent on a fractional jet ownership.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4470 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

This is a case where the odds say play the lottery, of course time doesn't really factor into the odds.


Older than I just was ,and younger than I will soo be.
User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7119 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 3):
And then not have enough money to afford to operate it. I think my MegaMillions winnings would be better spent on a fractional jet ownership.

Fractional makes sense for a GV but I would probably slowly work up a fleet with the more flying experience I get finishing off at a 10-12 passenger biz jet.

No Mega Millions in FL but wow what I would do with that money. 350 million in cash pay out.

Certainly buy a penthouse condo, a few cars come to mind, a first class trip around the world, some donations here and there and plenty of savings and investment. Government bonds, high quality stocks. And hey I would take 5 million and play around with the market for fun too. And of course buy myself a brand new 172 start flight training and make my way up to buying a TBM-850



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 5):
Fractional makes sense for a GV but I would probably slowly work up a fleet with the more flying experience I get finishing off at a 10-12 passenger biz jet.

Now learning to fly would be on the plate should I win the Mega Millions. Seeing as I'd have the time and money to do it. But for some of the longer stuff I'd rather somebody else fly --- but I'd be more than willing to putt around in a little plane looking for $100 hamburgers.

Quoting flymia (Reply 5):
Certainly buy a penthouse condo, a few cars come to mind, a first class trip around the world, some donations here and there and plenty of savings and investment. Government bonds, high quality stocks. And hey I would take 5 million and play around with the market for fun too.

I think for a large chunk of it, $300+ million is a metric shit ton of money, I'd set up a foundation to spread the money out to causes and organizations I believe in. Otherwise leave a decent chunk of it around to generate a good annual salary for myself and blow a good chunk of it on toys for myself.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5349 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

I need new brakes for the truck.....

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 3):
I think my MegaMillions winnings would be better spent on a fractional jet ownership.

I still wouldn't buy an airplane, or part of one. A frigging hole in the air that you throw money into.

After the cash option (I use 65%, should be close) and taxes (40%), the check should be just south of $200M. Provide 10% (pre-tax) to endow the Fr8Mech Philanthropic Fund, so the check is reduced to about $165M.

Take care of the immediate family, and yes, that will include the in-laws. Set aside some 'blow off steam' money and there is still a sizable chunk for 'living off the interest'.

One thing, I would do my absolute best to disappear, and I mean drop off the face of the earth, before I (or more correctly, my attorney) submits the claim.

Ah.....to dream.



When seconds count...the police are minutes away. Never leave your cave without your club.
User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7119 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 6):
I think for a large chunk of it, $300+ million is a metric shit ton of money, I'd set up a foundation to spread the money out to causes and organizations I believe in. Otherwise leave a decent chunk of it around to generate a good annual salary for myself and blow a good chunk of it on toys for myself.


Thats a good idea with the fund.

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 7):
$165M.


Crazy how much money the government takes.

Anyway, lets say 165m I am easily spending at least 10mil in a few months. But after that first urge to buy things I would make sure to put a good 40% of the money into secure investments which I would be able to live off of just the interest or pay outs very nicely.



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User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5349 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 8):
Crazy how much money the government takes.

Remember, that's off the cash option. The taxable amount would be about $325 (assuming a 65% payout on the full amount). Then 40% for Ceasar from the $325.



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User currently offlineGingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Strange how you guys get taxed on lottery winnings.

The largest lottery win you'll see over here however will touch just over £100million, but it's completely tax free.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21514 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Be careful what you wish for....



-Mir



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User currently offlinevin2basketball From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 7):
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fr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 2915 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted Wed Mar 28 2012 16:45:52 your local time (2 hours 22 minutes ago) and read 79 times:

I need new brakes for the truck.....

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 3):
I think my MegaMillions winnings would be better spent on a fractional jet ownership.

I still wouldn't buy an airplane, or part of one. A frigging hole in the air that you throw money into.

After the cash option (I use 65%, should be close) and taxes (40%), the check should be just south of $200M. Provide 10% (pre-tax) to endow the Fr8Mech Philanthropic Fund, so the check is reduced to about $165M.

Take care of the immediate family, and yes, that will include the in-laws. Set aside some 'blow off steam' money and there is still a sizable chunk for 'living off the interest'.

Quoting Gingersnap (Reply 10):
Strange how you guys get taxed on lottery winnings.

The largest lottery win you'll see over here however will touch just over £100million, but it's completely tax free.

How perverse. Somebody who makes 100 million pounds by working hard, building up a company, employing others, improving the economy of the country gets taxed through the roof. Somebody who wins 100 million pounds out of sheer dumb luck without a merit component gets it tax free.

     

Also 100 million pounds = ~220 million dollars, so that's actually larger than the net post-tax winnings from a $500 million lotto here in the US.

With 250 mil, I'd buy a 51% stake in IT from Mallya and run it the way it should be (IMHO)


User currently offlineGingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

Quoting vin2basketball (Reply 12):
How perverse. Somebody who makes 100 million pounds by working hard, building up a company, employing others, improving the economy of the country gets taxed through the roof. Somebody who wins 100 million pounds out of sheer dumb luck without a merit component gets it tax free.

     

Also 100 million pounds = ~220 million dollars, so that's actually larger than the net post-tax winnings from a $500 million lotto here in the US.

I get what you're saying, but it's part of the Europe wide Euromillions lottery. So it's across a number of European countries, and the majority of wins are within the £30-70million range.

Also not to be pedantic but at current rates I found £100million = $158.9million



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

No matter how you decide to take it if you won (In some states, if you chose the cash option and won the jackpot, you can opt for the annuity and vice-versa. Other states don't, so if you chose the cash option and won, you cannot change your mind and go for the annuity.), it's a lot of cash for one person to have to deal with. If I were to win it, I would actually opt for the annuity, which based on the current $500 million jackpot to a single winner would be paid out in 26 installments of $19.23 million before taxes. Even if I had to split it with a few other winners, I would still opt for the annuity.

If I were to win it, of course the job would be history immediately. I think in this situation, they would understand completely if I quit without notice. I would definitely buy myself a nice place, but nothing too over the top, as that's a trap too many fall into, as they don't realize that a large house or penthouse apartment requires a lot of routine maintenance that gets expensive fast. As for a new car, nothing too flashy there either, something that wouldn't get me noticed. I would pay off the bills for members of my family and also put some money back in a trust for my cousin's two daughters, as they are the closest I'll probably have to ever having kids. I would definitely travel quite a bit, and no I wouldn't buy a private plane, as the ownership costs for one do get a bit expensive. I'd buy a Delta Private Jets card, which gives you automatic Diamond Medallion status and would use them for many domestic trips.

Considering how huge of a jump the jackpot made after last night's drawing (initially going from $363 Million to $476 Million), and the fact that it went up another $24 million within several hours, I would not be surprised if before this drawing is held, this jackpot could be $600 Million+. I think that theycould potentially talk about a $700 million jackpot if early sales are any indicator.

I doubt that this jackpot rolls over again, but if it does, it will definitely be over a billion dollars. The $476 Million jackpot was already a record, and as it grows, it makes the $390 million record it surpassed look like chump change.


User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

I threw away $3 today on three sets of numbers. Yay. Haven't thrown money away on a lottery in 5 years, since the last $300M+ jackpot I heard about.

Quoting mbmbos (Reply 2):
You could buy an A-380 with your winnings.

Not after taxes on the lump sum amount. More like a 787.



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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

Shame Puerto Rico doesn't participate in it, but if the jackpot does go up again I might just hop aboard an ATR or a Cessna402 to purchase some tickets next door. I made a program that gives me random numbers and I can ask for it to give me a "lucky number".

Even with just $2 million I'd be satisfied for some time, enough to get me the essentials for a career, like a house and a car.



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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21474 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 14):
If I were to win it, of course the job would be history immediately. I think in this situation, they would understand completely if I quit without notice. I would definitely buy myself a nice place, but nothing too over the top, as that's a trap too many fall into, as they don't realize that a large house or penthouse apartment requires a lot of routine maintenance that gets expensive fast.

You would have after taxes $10 million a year. How expensive a house are we talking about? Where I live, a 2 mil house isn't so big it requires a staff.



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User currently offlineSmittyOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

If I hit the mega millions the first thing I would do is reduce the price on an empty house that I have been trying to sell for the better part of a year...

to ONE DOLLAR.


Other than that nothing immediately comes to mind...I guess I need to work on my dreams?


User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5349 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 14):
it's a lot of cash for one person to have to deal with. If I were to win it, I would actually opt for the annuity, which based on the current $500 million jackpot to a single winner would be paid out in 26 installments of $19.23 million before taxes. Even if I had to split it with a few other winners, I would still opt for the annuity.

The business person/economics minor person in me can't choose the annuity.

It all comes down to the time value of money. $19.23 million today is worth more than $19.23 million next year or in 20 years. I'm pretty sure, that with conservative investing, I can come away with more than $500 million (before taxes) in 26 years.

There is also a bit of uncertainty (though, I'll grant you, not much). Will the lottery be solvent in 10, 15, 20 years. Yes, the money is kept in trust (I think), but what about the trustee? What if you die? Can the future payments be willed?

I do understand the concern about blowing through the cash, but I just can't bring myself to take the annuity.



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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13033 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

The odds of a single set of numbers being the winning numbers for the superprize is 1 : 187,000,000.
Those are probably the same odds of ever becoming a multi-billionaire.

I am of the thinking that maybe these mega-jackpots are not really good. If the cash before taxes payout was 300 Million, wouldn't be better to create 300 Millionaires vs. 1 super-millionaire? I also think these mega-jackpots encourage a lot of low income people to spend way too much money on lottery tickets instead of things they really need. The States that offer lotteries are addicted to the relatively small revenues from them, often only 2% or less of general state revenues.


User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

I'd call every casino on the Vegas Strip, and arrange two weeks in each hotel's ultimate suite if I somehow win. That is of course after I pay off every one of my credit cards and student loans. Then, I'd get my parents' house fixed up, and move out and into a condo in NYC.

I'd also go visit my best friend in Israel.

Marc


User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2422 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 20):
I am of the thinking that maybe these mega-jackpots are not really good.

I know when they get this big I at big part of me would be scared of winning. Suddenly your life gets turned upside down. I know what I'd do short term and mid term if I hit this one. Absolutely nothing. Outside if financial and legal advice. Oh, and change my phone number to an unlisted number. OK, so maybe not quite nothing.   Point being, I'd sit on it for a long time. Soak in what's happened. Be smart about it. Then start to enjoy it the way I want, not the way others think I should.

Oh, I would have to get a custom C-210T at some point.   I have to say, it is kinda fun dreaming about this stuff though.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19385 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 3):
And then not have enough money to afford to operate it. I think my MegaMillions winnings would be better spent on a fractional jet ownership.

Netjets.

And I'd fly F-class on SQ to NRT and back just for fun.

Quoting srbmod (Reply 14):
If I were to win it, of course the job would be history immediately. I think in this situation, they would understand completely if I quit without notice. I would definitely buy myself a nice place, but nothing too over the top, as that's a trap too many fall into, as they don't realize that a large house or penthouse apartment requires a lot of routine maintenance that gets expensive fast. As for a new car, nothing too flashy there either, something that wouldn't get me noticed. I would pay off the bills for members of my family and also put some money back in a trust for my cousin's two daughters, as they are the closest I'll probably have to ever having kids. I would definitely travel quite a bit, and no I wouldn't buy a private plane, as the ownership costs for one do get a bit expensive. I'd buy a Delta Private Jets card, which gives you automatic Diamond Medallion status and would use them for many domestic trips.

I'd have to keep working for a bit. I can't just dump my patients. But I don't think it would be possible for me to continue to practice medicine in the USA because the malpractice lawyers would be all over me like white on rice since they'd know that I was loaded. I'd probably start doing charity clinics in third-world countries so that I didn't lose my skills.

I'd:
*Buy a really phat house in San Francisco
*Buy an even phatter house on a huge plot of land around Tomales Bay with sailboats and kayaks galore.
*Buy a ginormous plot of land in Hawaii and build a nice house there, too. Maybe Maui?
*Open up a huge dog rescue ranch.
*Donate generously to Stanford, my old house there, the co-ops at University of Michigan, and my residency program.
*Donate generously to the SF-SPCA.
*Work very hard to provide services to runaway and at-risk youth with a focus on sexual minority youth.
*Buy a car for each of my houses.
*NetJets. Never fly commercial again.
*Get the nicest Prius I could buy, put faux wood paneling on the side, and give it to Superfly with a big, pink bow on top.  


User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 23):
And I'd fly F-class on SQ to NRT and back just for fun.

I'd fly all of Emirates's network that sees an A380...in F-class as well.



"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
25 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Is this Mega Millions lottery available to US residents/citizens only or can any foreigner living outside of the US participate as well?
26 luv2fly : I believe anyone of legal age can buy tickets in one of the states that sells them.
27 KiwiRob : Golly what would I do with whatever I'd get after taxes. Buy a yacht, around 70-80ft I'd move back to NZ, the money is going to go a lot further in NZ
28 DesertJets : Since nobody has done it yet..... What would you do with $500 million? Two chicks at the same time. /officespace Problem is that the winnings, even af
29 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I would place the most part of the money (after taxes) at Compagnie Monegasque de Banque which would probably get me immediate lifetime tax free resid
30 KiwiRob : It's an interesting proposition, if I didn't have a wife I'd probably do it, many, many times, with hot young 20 somethings. Why rent, you've just wo
31 Post contains images DocLightning : Been there, done that. Several times. Well, they weren't chicks, but they were hot 20-somethings. And there were more than two... (Beginning to wish
32 Braniff747SP : I'm under 18, so I can't buy lottery tickets... But my parents sure can. Frankly, being able to pay for my education would be the upmost important thi
33 srbmod : Since it would just be me in the place, an apartment/condo/loft with 2 maybe 3 bedrooms (one bedroom as a guest bedroom, the other as an "office" if
34 casinterest : Apparently the jackpot has hit 540 million 540 million after about 35% in taxes is 350 million or so. Invest that at a cool 3% is about 10.5 million a
35 fr8mech : Actually, you'd need to take the cash option in order to fully invest. Figure 65% and and 35% in taxes and you'll have about $230M, give or take. Say
36 KiwiRob : Nope, I'd like my bottom to remain virginal.
37 casinterest : I forgot to take the cash optiojn into consideration. that's still about 16,1xx more than I make a day.
38 jetblueguy22 : Just grabbed a couple numbers for the drawing! Can't turn down the chance! I think I'd take it annually since I'm still young. Fund my college tuition
39 fr8mech : You know, somehow my wife and I would have to figure out how to keep our daughter from becoming Paris Hilton and our son from becoming the male equive
40 sccutler : Meh - don't tell her you won. Were I to win such a thing (tough to do if one does not buy a ticket), I believe I would try very hard to maintain the
41 Silver1SWA : Is that even possible though? The one thing that scares me most about the thought of winning is that I would have no control over the fact that it wi
42 tugger : I would have to review and see what "end amount" I would want/need to live on for the rest of my life. Ultimately I think I would want to be left with
43 Post contains images DFWHeavy : I just bought a few tickets and the ticket now says the jackpot is up to $540 Million.... not like an additional $40 mil is going to make or break you
44 canoecarrier : I'll probably throw some money at this tonight. The Mrs. and I talk about this kind of thing all the time. I'd: Pay off all our debt Buy my mom a dece
45 Post contains links and images YYZflyer : Anyone know if this website is legit? I might have to purchase myself some tickets if it is. http://congalotto.com/index.php
46 ltbewr : Probably not. Certain State and Federal laws prohibit sale outside the state or to outside the USA of State lottery tickets through other than by lic
47 Post contains images YYZflyer : Damn. A huge red flag went up when I read that the agreement shall be governed by laws from Uruguay. If I lived in or near Niagara Falls I would have
48 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Let's be realistic for a bit. Are these lotteries rigged? I found something interesting here. The giant multi-state and individual state lotteries are
49 srbmod : Do you have proof that isn't from some fringe website that looks like it was designed by an amateur?
50 Post contains images MadameConcorde : To be honest, no but i could ask you the same question the other way around. [Edited 2012-03-30 03:33:45]
51 something : Buying a plane ticket to commit suicide (hoping the plane you are on will crash) is a couple hundred thousand times more likely to work out than this
52 fr8mech : My wife used to work for one of the accounting firms that verified the local lottery and witnessed the draw. I've been a couple of times. Depending o
53 SW733 : I will say, I have never bought a lottery ticket in my life (I am 28, so it has been legal for a decade), but I was at the convenience store and decid
54 casinterest : Mega Millions is now a 640 Million dollar jackpot.
55 Post contains images MadameConcorde : All I can say is... I hope the winner will be a A.netter!!!! Good luck to all A.net participants !!!! M M M M M M M M M
56 fr8mech : According to the news, that is a $472 million dollar cash option.
57 Post contains images SW733 : With that, I shall buy the Diamond suit from How I Met Your Mother
58 Mike89406 : I won $3.00 for having the Mega number on Tuesday. The news reported someone in Imperial Beach (about 10 mins from me) had 5 numbers but no Mega numbe
59 casinterest : Just to be Contrarian I think I might buy a Powerball ticket.
60 JakeOrion : I think there will be a winner tonight. If not, it will easily surpass a billion. Wow, billionaire by lottery. That would be crazy insane.
61 SW733 : I didn't have a line at all today. Picked it up at QuikTrip while I was picking up a donut (my Friday "end of the week" unhealthy treat). QuikTrip wa
62 Post contains images ikramerica : There are plenty of million dollar lotteries as well, though, run every week. California has a scratcher game with a $1M payout, with 31 winners in t
63 Post contains images sf260 : What an awful lot of money that is... I know some (very) wealthy people, and money = problems you otherwise won't have. I think I'd rather win somethi
64 Post contains links srbmod : Considering the huge scandal here in the US in the 1950s involving rigged TV game shows, I highly doubt that the lottery drawings are rigged. While t
65 aerorobnz : So technically if for some reason it didn't get won tonight (unlikely) would it roll over again next week??? or is it at a "must win" threshold? I wou
66 canoecarrier : If I win, you and all the others here will never know. Other than maybe I'd buy a lifetime premium membership. I think every lottery has a rule that
67 srbmod : It would roll over as there is not any sort of a "must win" threshold as the jackpot amount is based on predicted sales for that drawing. I know here
68 Post contains images ltbewr : Even with the Mega and Powerball, certain number patterns are limited too. The 'quick pick' numbers as set up to not choose popular number combos and
69 Post contains images PC12Fan : With all the fanatic demand, I don't see how all possible combinations of selections won't be played. Somebody will hit it tonight. You and me both.
70 NorthstarBoy : FWIW, the jackpot is up to 640 Million. The news was suggesting that this is the largest jackpot in the history of the world, but, isn't El Gordo some
71 ltbewr : The numbers are out ! 2 - 4 - 23 - 38 - 46 Mega # 23 I didn't even have one number. Guess I will be going back to work Monday.... Hopefully by tomorro
72 gocaps16 : So, anyone else be able to afford an A380? And don't even think that tomorrow is April's Fools Day.
73 Post contains links gocaps16 : According to CNN: A winning ticket for the record-breaking $640 million U.S. lottery was sold in Maryland, state lottery officials said. A story on ya
74 stratosphere : Please oh please don't let the winner be a DC politician...
75 Post contains images Silver1SWA : There must be some kind of mistake. They didn't pick the right numbers!
76 Mike89406 : Well I had the first two numbers 02 04 what a tease.
77 NorthstarBoy : The sad thing is that we'll probably never know who the winner (s) really is (are). The check will probably be claimed by a trust with some name like
78 srbmod : There may be at least 3 winning tickets sold, as the Tennessee Lottery site is showing 3 winners (as is the Illinois lottery site). Meanwhile, the Geo
79 Post contains images hOMsar : I wonder who the lucky winner is. On a completely off topic note, does anybody know any good business jet pilots, or know of any mansions for sale? A.
80 Post contains images caliatenza : If i ever won that much money...i would pay my parents back in full...for everything they have given me, including my education costs. After that, i w
81 Dreadnought : It all depends on how smart you are. It is very telling that the vast majority of big lottery winners end up going bankrupt, after buying themselves
82 ltbewr : Apparently there are 3 winning tickets so far, 1 sold at a 7-11 in Baltimore County, Maryland, the other 2 in Kansas and Illinois. Some states are sti
83 Post contains images PC12Fan : I know what you mean! I'm thinking of suing the lottery for false advertisement! I mean, they always say, "pick you're winning numbers today!" I do e
84 DocLightning : What, because you "only" won $100M? I told my mom that and she said: "What for? I can't take it with me." I guess she has a point.
85 ikramerica : Why do mathematicians misstate the odds of things when being interviewed about the lottery? For example: Odds of being hit by lightening 1:300,000. WR
86 Post contains images something : What a sensible investment
87 Post contains links einsteinboricua : Reminds me back when I matched 5/6 numbers in our local lottery a few years ago. Match...look at line C I got $1,000 for that. What makes it a bitter
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