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Re: Powerball

Postby ilikebeans » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:57 pm

Is it even possible to win a significant amount (say, at least a million) from the lottery and remain completely anonymous?
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Re: Powerball

Postby david cohen » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:29 pm

It is possible to win and remain anonymous in some states, but not in Wisconsin. And then there is this poor guy who literally cashed out the day he cashed in:(

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/07/justice/i ... ?hpt=hp_t2

A greedy relative, a jilted lover or a jealous stranger? It's not like your average person knows where to get cyanide, let alone actually being able to obtain and deliver it.
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Re: Powerball

Postby kurt_w » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:27 pm

Winning the lottery sure seems like a good way to ruin your life. It'd be interesting to know how many people, if any, are actually happier a year after winning than they were before they won.

Maybe human beings just aren't all that good at figuring out what makes them happy.

In chapter 47 of Sense and Sensibility, Elinor Dashwood very insightfully diagnoses this problem in John Willoughby. Austen is a very, very keen observer of human nature.
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Re: Powerball

Postby bdog » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:26 pm

Mega millions jackpot is estimated at 400 million.

Next drawing is Friday night.

Who's in?
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Re: Powerball

Postby david cohen » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:36 pm

Me! I have a serious list of charitable causes I'd like to endow....and just as big a jones to feed;)
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