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  • piene2 Nov 29, 4:57 p.m.

    "I don't gamble.
    Crew Dog"

    Every time you leave your house you gamble. The payoff is just a lot smaller.

  • WASP Nov 29, 2:10 p.m.

    I don't gamble.

  • piene2 Nov 29, 12:12 p.m.

    Well since I did not win, I canceled the booze, drugs and floozies.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 29, 10:20 a.m.

    "I've never been out of the country, so that's what I would like to do," said Sonya Watson of Raleigh."

    Join the Navy. You get free room and board and a paycheck.

  • dontstopnow Nov 29, 10:14 a.m.

    I didnt win so back to work for me. Been at it since 5am this morning. Taking a quick break. :)

  • foghat001 Nov 29, 9:52 a.m.

    If I won the lottery, I'd want to do something to help homeless/abused strawberries.

    :-D

  • cruzinlong Nov 29, 9:36 a.m.

    the powerball is simply the luck of the draw.
    Scratch tickets maybe another story, sometimes I think they intentionally send those winning cards to certain areas.

  • Disabled Veteran Nov 29, 9:10 a.m.

    Never mind. I found the answer. If you take the annuity route. A single winner of $580 million will recieve about $15 million a year for 29 years. It sounds like the safest option in the long run!

  • Disabled Veteran Nov 29, 8:59 a.m.

    @cletus - no, if you take the cash option, it is a lesser amount than the jackpot. The full jackpot value is only if you go the annuity route.

    I wonder what the annuity amount is and if it's yearly or monthly?

  • Strawberry Letter 23 Beth Wilson Nov 28, 7:41 p.m.

    If I won the lottery, I'd want to do something to help homeless/abused pets.

    Beth

  • Wolfpack Joe Nov 28, 7:12 p.m.

    Your odds of winning the powerball as oppose to mega-millions are slightly better by roughly 500,000.

    Powerball chances are 1:175,223,510 vs Megamillions at 1:175,711,535

    I wonder if even 175m individual people play. That would be almost half the U.S. population.

  • justcommonsense Nov 28, 6:52 p.m.

    @cletus - no, if you take the cash option, it is a lesser amount than the jackpot. The full jackpot value is only if you go the annuity route.

  • dontstopnow Nov 28, 6:47 p.m.

    Oh the wonderful dream of not having to watch people you love struggle anymore is so nice. The dream only last for the days that you hold the ticket and winning is so far from reality but it is a nice thought. :)

  • Cletus Nov 28, 6:37 p.m.

    Shouldn't this report say "$327 million AFTER taxes?"

  • sjb2k1 Nov 28, 5:12 p.m.

    ehhhhhh not even a couple hundred million dollars could get me to move to the flyovers.

  • beach2011 Nov 28, 4:20 p.m.

    I'd move if I won!! : 0 )

  • makemyday Nov 28, 1:08 p.m.

    I might buy the midwest after I win it.

  • baracus Nov 28, 12:20 p.m.

    "It's more than hyperbole - there's little merit to the claim that moving will improve your chances of winning."

    And yet this is the top story. Ridiculous!

  • jrfergerson Nov 28, 11:50 a.m.

    So us in North Carolina need not waste our money on lottery tickets now do we

  • Sumo Vita Nov 28, 11:37 a.m.

    It's more than hyperbole - there's little merit to the claim that moving will improve your chances of winning. For that to be true, there's need to be some kind of "fix" in - intentional or otherwise - that favored the midwest, rather than the more obvious reason pointed out, more people buying lottery tickets.

  • BigUNCFan Nov 28, 11:16 a.m.

    I suspect that would correlate to the fact that there was more per person buying of tickets there than in other places. Also many southern states have only recently enacted lotteries so that would be a factor of sample size and time of existence of the lottery allowing for more winners over time.

    I don't think moving to another locale will increase odds one bit for a player. You still have the mathematical odds of picking 6 numbers and a powerball. That does not change.

    This article is thusly just hyperbole.

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