Then one day [Abraham Shakespeare] bought a quick-pick Florida lottery ticket. Cue wasteful spending leading to bankruptcy...
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Yesterday, she sounded strangely serene despite the ticket's mystifying disappearance - leaving her fate to faith. Federal and jurisdictional income taxes apply to both jackpot prize options. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Your numbers won't be among them.
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Power Play 3x. You are more likely to die from an asteroid strike. The 30 payments added up equal the value of the annuity.
Virgin Islands for Powerball; Mega Millions sells in all of those places except Puerto Rico — to respective state lotteries within 24 to 48 hours, Rosenbrough said. Traditionally, game sales are stronger for a Saturday drawing versus a Wednesday drawing.
Experts also have strong views on not wasting money by buying a lot of tickets, given the vanishingly slim odds. But that's a good thing.