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  1. Joined
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    17 Dec '13 21:36
    Has reached its second ever highest total.

    $656 million 😲
  2. Joined
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    17 Dec '13 22:001 edit
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Is/Are there one or more winners?
  3. Joined
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    17 Dec '13 22:35
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    I would be willing, for a price, to help you find it again.
  4. Joined
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    17 Dec '13 22:38
    Odds to win are 259/1. Not very often that you actually get the odds to play the lotto.
  5. Unknown Territories
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    17 Dec '13 23:02
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Has reached its second ever highest total.

    $656 million 😲
    So check it out.

    The current cash payout is $341M.
    Then you get taxed. Call that tax $130M.
    That leaves you about $211M as your little nest egg.
    Figure you can get 10% return on that.
    That puts you at $21.1M/year.
    But good ol' Uncle Sam wants his 38% for capital gains.
    That leaves you with $13M after those taxes.
    So now, you are tasked with spending $1M every month of the year for the rest of your life, without ever touching your nest egg!

    Good luck.
  6. Joined
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    17 Dec '13 23:12
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    So check it out.

    The current cash payout is $341M.
    Then you get taxed. Call that tax $130M.
    That leaves you about $211M as your little nest egg.
    Figure you can get 10% return on that.
    That puts you at $21.1M/year.
    But good ol' Uncle Sam wants his 38% for capital gains.
    That leaves you with $13M after those taxes.
    So now, you are tasked with spen ...[text shortened]... month of the year for the rest of your life, without ever touching your nest egg!

    Good luck.
    Hardly worth buying a ticket.
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    18 Dec '13 02:11
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Odds to win are 259/1. Not very often that you actually get the odds to play the lotto.
    That's 1 in 259 million.
  8. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    18 Dec '13 02:12
    Originally posted by lolof
    Is/Are there one or more winners?
    Drawing is tonight at 11:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
  9. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    18 Dec '13 02:14
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Drawing is tonight at 11:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
    No, I don't have a ticket. 🙂
  10. Joined
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    18 Dec '13 02:30
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    That's 1 in 259 [b]million.[/b]
    That's what i meant of course. Just left out the MILLION ... minor error 😵
  11. Joined
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    18 Dec '13 02:34
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    No, I don't have a ticket. 🙂
    You have 500 tickets, right? 😉

    How much is a ticket anyway? Been watching people queue (how do you say that in American English? I'm sure you spell it differently) for them on TV today. I'd buy a few tickets, but not if it meant queuing for more than 5 mins.
  12. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    18 Dec '13 02:48
    Originally posted by Trev33
    queue
    ¿Que?
  13. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    18 Dec '13 02:492 edits
    Originally posted by Trev33
    How do you say that in American English?
    That 😕
  14. Joined
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    18 Dec '13 02:52
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    ¿Que?
    ¿Como se dice cola en americano Inglés? Creo esperar en línea, ¿no?
  15. Joined
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    18 Dec '13 02:54
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    That 😕
    Bofetada 😛
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