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$1.5 Billion Dollar Powerball

Postby Tsar » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:04 am

Approximately $500 million Cash Value.

I hate the lotteries and know it's a waste of money but I decided since it's at a record number and so high, I might as well play $4 (two tickets) on it even though I know I'm going to lose and will post about losing.
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby IraqVet2003 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:11 am

Tsar wrote:Approximately $500 million Cash Value.

I hate the lotteries and know it's a waste of money but I decided since it's at a record number and so high, I might as well play $4 (two tickets) on it even though I know I'm going to lose and will post about losing.


Tsar, have you ever seen the movie "Lottery Ticket" (2010)?
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby Tsar » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:22 am

IraqVet2003 wrote:
Tsar wrote:Approximately $500 million Cash Value.

I hate the lotteries and know it's a waste of money but I decided since it's at a record number and so high, I might as well play $4 (two tickets) on it even though I know I'm going to lose and will post about losing.


Tsar, have you ever seen the movie "Lottery Ticket" (2010)?


No but it looks good. I will watch it sometime tomorrow.
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby IraqVet2003 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:41 am

Wow!!! $800 million dollars is a LOT of money!!! Unfortunately here in Alaska where I live my state doesn't participate in this Mega Million Powerball. But even though I know the odds of winning that jackpot are astronomical, if I were a resident of one of those states that has the lottery and were to win, I would use that money to pay all my bills and then leave America first (after paying the IRS). I would consider possibly moving (and expatriate) to Brazil and buying a beach house (or have one built). Then I would love to have both a Range Rover Sport and a Ferrari in my garage. Then have a wide flat screen television/w satellite service, a PlayStation 4, my own art studio, and a Jacuzzi. Also, from there I would love to either fly First Class, Business Class, or charter a PRIVATE JET (Gulfstream III) towards destinations such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Brisbane, Greece, Hawaii, Munich, Frankfurt, London, Paris, and Madrid. The other countries I have considered expat to if I won that amount of money would be to Spain or maybe Switzerland.
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby Tsar » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:08 am

Since you posted what you would do if you were to win, I will post what I would do.

Assuming a miracle happened and I won, this is what I would do:

First, if I win, it would be like this would be echoing. All the things I would do would be flashing before me and it would be like a dream. I would shine brighter than the sun. I would be triumphant and victorious.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adihoql9n0Q[/youtube]

1. Buy my own villa in Italy ($1,000,000-$3,000,000)
2. Buy a very nice home in Russia or have one built ($5,000,000)
3. Buy a grand home in America (maximum price $1,000,000).
4. Have a Ferrari and a Lamborghini
5. Buy a lot of gold and silver
6. Fund my own grand gala (part of my film project) and film the project to find my ideal bride(s).
7. I would probably be in the news every single week with either a comment, a new story, or some other thing because I would be a celebrity
8. Wear Gucci and other luxury designer clothing
9. Have a tiara of gold made for my princess
10. Have my own entrance song composed so whenever I go somewhere, my theme song will play. It will be elegant, majestic, and magnificent. Something along the lines of this song:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tmot7ddD_8[/youtube]
11. Launch the world's most premiere match-making service
12. Launch my own MMORPG.
13. Buy enough passive-income generating assets to earn 1,000,000 dollars or euros annually. (The MMO cash shop would also generate income)
14. Way before that I would have changed my legal name because I hate my legal name. My new name would be elegant, majestic, and magnificent
15. I would have disowned my family. I'll let most of them rot in debt, poverty, and if they live long they can live poor. I will burn any bridge I want and never have to see any of them again. I will post pictures of myself drinking a $25,000 alcoholic beverage with my princesses, my Ferrari and Lamborghini, my villa, $100,000 cash, and me wearing a Gucci luxury designer suit with a golden Rolex, while my princess wears her tiara and one of the best evening gowns around. Everything would be great for me and I would be like a king.
16. Open a gaming establishment in Italy
17. In one year I would earn more than people earn in their life-times, while I give orders and live a life of leisure. It would be perfect.
18. Maybe I would get my own reality TV series which would be awesome

What I wouldn't do:
1. I wouldn't help out anyone in my family. Except maybe one or two of them with one time gifts. But my parents would get nothing. Let them be burdened by debt and poverty. They would be far beneath me. I would be second only to billionaires and royalty.
2. Not give anything to any religion
3. Not donate anything to any charity
4. Not donate to any cause
5. Not help anyone except myself
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby tom » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:30 am

The odds of winning is 292,201,338 to 1
However it might be some mathamatically advantages to play now as the pot has become so large,
Attempt to make casino gambeling obsolete,
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby jamesbond » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:28 am

This is the largest lottery in history. If Winston were to win, what do you think he would do with all that money?

I think he would visit a lot more brothels in the Philippines, Russia, Ukraine and Las Vegas. :P
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby Tsar » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:02 pm

If no one wins tonight's drawing (very unlikely since a record number of tickets will probably be sold and there will probably be multiple winners), then next drawing probably reach $1.2 Billion annuity value but that's unlikely to happen that no one wins.
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby Tsar » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:10 pm

The Powerball is now at an estimated $900 Million annuity jackpot ($558 Million one-time payment). I think there is still some time before the drawing so it could go even higher.
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby Tsar » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:17 pm

I didn't win as expected but according to the lottery homepage, no one else won either. I was correct in my estimate that it would reach $1.2 Billion. The lottery homepage is showing $1.3 Billion Dollars annuity value ($806 Million cash payment value, almost $500 million after taxes) as the estimated jackpot for the upcoming drawing. The upcoming jackpot is probably the largest in world history. I bought two tickets for this past drawing just because it was at a world record but I will buy a few more than two since it surpassed $1 Billion in prize money breaking it's own world record (assuming the lottery is right and no one won the jackpot).

The $1.3 Billion will probably reach $1.5 Billion by the next drawing. The annuity payment is paid over 29 years.
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby jamesbond » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:49 pm

Tsar wrote:The $1.3 Billion will probably reach $1.5 Billion by the next drawing. The annuity payment is paid over 29 years.


It's best to take it in one lump sum, not over 29 years. Can you imagine getting a check so big you could buy an entire country with it? :lol:
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby Tsar » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:14 pm

jamesbond wrote:
Tsar wrote:The $1.3 Billion will probably reach $1.5 Billion by the next drawing. The annuity payment is paid over 29 years.


It's best to take it in one lump sum, not over 29 years. Can you imagine getting a check so big you could buy an entire country with it? :lol:


I know. The present value of money is always greater than the future value of money.
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby Tsar » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:55 pm

http://www.mail.com/news/us/4065826-powerball-jackpot-worlds-largest-13-billion.html

Powerball jackpot world's largest at $1.3 billion


I will be buying $20 dollars worth of tickets for Wednesday's drawing just because it's so high and I never gamble.
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby jamesbond » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:42 am

Tsar wrote:
http://www.mail.com/news/us/4065826-powerball-jackpot-worlds-largest-13-billion.html

Powerball jackpot world's largest at $1.3 billion


I will be buying $20 dollars worth of tickets for Wednesday's drawing just because it's so high and I never gamble.


Just imagine all the women that will be interested in you if you win the lottery! Women who wouldn't give you the time of day will suddenly want to date you and marry you. :roll:
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Re: $800 Million Powerball

Postby Tsar » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:14 am

It's at $1.4 Billion and rising. I bought $4 worth of tickets (2) tonight. I'll play another $20 tomorrow. That's my limit.

Currently:
$1,400,000,000 (Annuity Value)
$858,000,000 (One-Time Cash Payment)
Approximately $500 Million after Taxes are paid
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