Power Ball jackpot is now worth winning


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Power Ball jackpot is now worth winning

Postby Rye Catcher » Sat May 18, 2013 8:21 am

The current cash payout is $376,900,000. The winner will pay $149,200,046 in federal taxes leaving him with $227,699.954. Not bad. The odds of winning the big jackpot, playing one $2 ticket are 175.1 million to one. I have 10 tickets, so my odds are reduced to 17.5 million to one. What would you do with that much money?
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Re: Power Ball jackpot is now worth winning

Postby lonewolf » Sat May 18, 2013 7:47 pm

Back during the 80s oil boom in Oklahoma astronomical prices were paid for oil/gas leases. Farmers who had barely survived from year to year were suddenly multi-millionaires.. A classmate of mine, one of the few who stayed on the family farm(s) in SW Oklahoma, when asked what he was going to do with all that money, drawled, "Waalll, I reckon I'll just farm it up."
I reckon I would just drill it up.
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Re: Power Ball jackpot is now worth winning

Postby bambam » Sun May 19, 2013 3:57 am

Driving back from an ortho meeting yesterday at Hilton Head I bought 2 Powerball tickets when I stopped for gas - what the hell, right?

I did not win. I'm very disappointed.
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Re: Power Ball jackpot is now worth winning

Postby Dutra5 » Sun May 19, 2013 7:06 am

Winning ticket sold about 15mi from where I sit now. Unfortunately I did not visit that particular store this week. :(
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Re: Power Ball jackpot is now worth winning

Postby scottmitchell74 » Sun May 19, 2013 7:51 am

My wife and LOVE to travel, and I particularly like seeing the world's ancient buildings/temples/works, so we would do a lot of traveling. That's the big thing we talk about.

I'd never mow grass or weed-eat again, my wife would never cook again (I don't mind cooking) and I'd probably own a number of classic and modern muscle cars.
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Re: Power Ball jackpot is now worth winning

Postby Master Po » Sun May 19, 2013 9:15 am

well, I also didn't win. Oops, I forgot to buy a ticket. Next time. In any case, were I to win a mega-jackpot, I would give most of it away, because the tiny bits of philanthropic-charitable donations I can make now are satisfying, and I have always wished I could do more in that area. As for what I kept for myself, I would travel as much as possible, starting with T&F-related and arts-related travel, which I have mostly been unable to do.

In the meantime, I will continue to travel, but mostly to work...
:)
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