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$325M Powerball Drawing Tonight
ABC News, by Alyssa Newcomb

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/24/2012 12:58:47 PM

A $325 million Powerball jackpot, the fourth largest in the lottery’s history, could make this holiday season especially sweet for a lucky winner, if there is one. Despite the swelling jackpot, ticket sales have been lower than usual, likely because of the holiday weekend, Powerball officials said. In Colorado, one of 42 states where Powerball tickets are sold, only 1.9 million of the tickets have been purchased. By comparison, 3.5 million tickets were sold in the state before a big drawing in August. To entice players in Idaho, the state lottery offered a Black Friday special offering

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Reply 1 - Posted by: gollyneds, 11/24/2012 1:57:06 PM     (No. 9032054)

if i win i will accept graciously and make a generous contribution to the republican party in hopes we´ve seen the last maggot in the white house of decades to come

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 11/24/2012 2:03:51 PM     (No. 9032065)

Powerball - get an enormous fortune without earning it. A monument for our times.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/24/2012 2:37:45 PM     (No. 9032099)

Dibs.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/24/2012 3:11:35 PM     (No. 9032132)

I should get a share on any winnings since there´s little doubt that my tax dollars are being used to buy most of the tickets.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: dixieboy1, 11/24/2012 3:18:27 PM     (No. 9032138)

The girl who loaded my groceries into the car said she was not permitted to accept a tip, so I bought a Powerball ticket with the $2. Here´s looking at you, Kid.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: neanderthal, 11/24/2012 5:30:26 PM     (No. 9032300)

I have never seen anyone buying a lottery ticket that looked even remotely intelligent. Signature characteristic: I´d like to know the %age of players that smoke. It´s gotta be really high.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Simple Simon, 11/24/2012 6:30:25 PM     (No. 9032356)

Real classy #6. I happen to know several very successful businessmen who buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot exceeds $150m as it is a statistically safe utility bet. This type of righteous glare on people you don´t know assigning motives you dont understand is unfortunately exactly why conservatives are in trouble now.

The overused cliche that the lottery is a tax on ignorant or poorpeople is about as absurd as Pepsi is a tax on poor people. They are both voluntary purchases by the way.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: neanderthal, 11/24/2012 10:14:41 PM     (No. 9032539)

voluntary doesn´t necessarily mean smart.

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