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Has anyone purchased a powerball lottery ticket?

Discussion in 'North American Land Based Casinos' started by barbara12, Jan 10, 2016.

    Jan 10, 2016
  1. barbara12

    barbara12 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canada
    I have been trying to purchase it online but the site is crashing. I am going to keep trying -- $1B -- now that is a life altering win!
     
  2. Jan 10, 2016
  3. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Old bag lady with a laptop
    We buy ours at the local service stations but since you are in Canada, I imagine you have to get them on-line.

    I didn't know foreign countries could buy them.
     
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  4. Jan 10, 2016
  5. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    Would you really, really want that much money though? The publicity will be such that there is no way you could keep it quiet and everyone will want a slice. Dangerous territory IMO. Surely it would be better to win a "normal" one that no-one else pays much attention to.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2016
  7. barbara12

    barbara12 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canada
    I'll take my chances Simmo. I would live in Portugal for a while (maybe Italy too seeing as I speak the language). US Feds take 30% off right away.

    Yes Weesie -- I only found out myself that we can purchase these tickets. It was on the radio yesterday. Apparently Europe can purchase as well.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2016
  9. lnspin

    lnspin Senior Member webmeister

    Occupation:
    Webmaster - Mygamblinglife.com
    Location:
    WorldWide
    6 of the 44 states that offer it allow you to collect in secret. The others allow you to set up a company, then collect thru company name, so you can remain anonomus
     
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  10. Jan 10, 2016
  11. rena35

    rena35 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    writing/poetry
    Location:
    cyber space
    I played and matched nothing :what:. Maybe next time :oops:. Good luck to all who play :D:p.
     
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  12. Jan 11, 2016
  13. slotmaster

    slotmaster Ueber Meister

    Occupation:
    Being great and stressed
    Location:
    stressville
    Played last draw, won 2 $ 4 prizes:rolleyes:.

    Can't get on the site to purchase for the next draw. :(
     
  14. Jan 11, 2016
  15. Steviedoo

    Steviedoo Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Writer
    Location:
    South
    Where do you buy them? Some sites are not legit. Thx
     
  16. Jan 11, 2016
  17. barbara12

    barbara12 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canada
    Nor can I. Site must be flooded with us Canadians. LOL. I am going to try early morning.
     
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  18. Jan 11, 2016
  19. barbara12

    barbara12 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canada
    Hi Stevedoo. I believe the best site for this is thelotter.com. The other sites look kind of fishy
     
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  20. Jan 11, 2016
  21. shewoff

    shewoff Senior Member webby mm1

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    northeast
    Yep bought 2 and nada:lolup:But wow $1.3 billion! Now that,s a whole lot of money.:DI can just imagine what the tax man will do with just 1 winner at that much money? But even if they take 50% It,s still a hell of a lot of jingle.I could play with a $1,000.00 deposit and play for the big win,s No bonus of course.Peace Out! Out Of The Mist! shewoff​
     

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  23. slotmaster

    slotmaster Ueber Meister

    Occupation:
    Being great and stressed
    Location:
    stressville
    Got some tickets, Saying that I am a lil nervous about this buying tickets online and won't be doing this on the regular.
     
  24. Jan 11, 2016
  25. psychogene

    psychogene Senior Member

    Occupation:
    This and That
    Location:
    Australia
    I saw this on the news where I live in Australia, no-one won the jackpot in the U.S so now its something like $1.3 BILLION DOLLARS ($1.85 Billion Australian Dollars !!!!!)

    OMG that is just an insane number - here in Australia we just had a $70 million powerball and that was considered quite huge. If I have $1.8 billion AUD I might be able to buy the whole of Tasmania lol.

    I wish I had some relatives in America so I can send them some money to buy me a ticket but then again if they ever won I'm not sure I would ever see them again lol.

    Good luck to those participating!
     
  26. Jan 11, 2016
  27. prindi

    prindi Senior Member

    Occupation:
    huh?
    Location:
    Valencia, CA
    I am a gambler, but that powerball is one ticket that doesnt boil my blood. I don't get it. Chances of winning is one a to many digits to even bother with. When I tell ya I play online for entertainment value I mean it! There is no entertainment value for me in the powerball. My parents go crazy with it. My dad starts in on all the things he wants to do with the money he wins and has every dollar accounted for as if! Then when he doesnt win which is 2x a week....he gets all bummed out. He actually has the scenarios of what he would do if....I tell him its not healthy for him because he gets so upset over not winning.....He says but what about the day I do win? I tell him at his age ( hes almost 90) he would drop dead of a heart attack if he won.
     
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  28. Jan 11, 2016
  29. Steviedoo

    Steviedoo Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Writer
    Location:
    South


    Thank you. The website is temporarily out due to high volume. I'm gonna try early in the morning....this lottery has garnered so much media attention it will probably get as high as 2 billion if no one wins it this week. 1.3 billion usd is 1.8 billion Canadian. Not a bad dream.....
     
  30. Jan 11, 2016
  31. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

    Occupation:
    Maggot Farmer
    Location:
    Republic Of West Yorkshire
    Just got a free entry on a site called Lottoland for signing up.
    Its betting on the outcome but it says you get the same prizes as if you bought a ticket.
    Its UKGC registered, and its free so sod it.
    No commitment after you have used the ticket
     
  32. Jan 11, 2016
  33. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    I'd gladly throw away $5 or so for such a monster jackpot... but I live in a sanctimonious state where gambling is illegal ... and I'm not driving a 70 mile round trip to the state line (into Georgia). So... no... no chance for the mousey. :(

    Good luck to those playing! :thumbsup:
     
  34. Jan 11, 2016
  35. deadoralive23

    deadoralive23 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    worker
    Location:
    uk
    Multilotto.com

    I would recommend this site to play the Powerball.
    They also offer free spins no deposit required on their casino slots from time to time.

    £960m wow, I'd create my own online casino and offer everyone £100 no deposit with x1 wagering and no max cashout. :thumbsup:
     
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  36. Jan 11, 2016
  37. PaaskeDenmark

    PaaskeDenmark Always think positive CAG PABnoaccred webmeister

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    I can also suggest and reccomend you use well known EuroLotto dot com website. It is from well established Betsson Group so no problems there. Unfortunately they do not allow UK but allow many other countries. I think you might be more safe using them than "RipOff Lotterdotcom) Reason I say that is the amount they charge for buying the tickets (price of them) Also I am not really sure about Multilotto. (PS ticket price at EuroLotto site is only €3.50 so not to bad compared to thelotter and other ripoff sites or scam sites)

    But I would not suggest anyone to chase a win in this at all. Better wait for a bigger jackpot in your own country and play that. As Seriously what would u spend over 1 Billion Dollars on?? Just winning 10 million dollars would do you for life. It is just all this hype because it has reached this astronomical height/amount. There is a reason and the reason is your chance of winning 1:292 201 338 YES chance is 1 to 292 million :p
     
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  38. Jan 12, 2016
  39. GGW Laurie

    GGW Laurie Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Self Employed
    Location:
    In the Beautiful South !!
    Bought 40 with power play for some friends in Canada and over nighted them today , hope they hit , me , I just bought 18 , will throw one hell of a party and remember my friends if I were to win , wonder if they win if they would remember me.................Hum:D

    Someone in my town was on the news and they pooled 5K and bought as far as it would go , no powerplay:what:

    Time for a Powerball winner from Tennessee , just say'n:)



    Laurie
     

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