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Three Winning Tickets Sold in Powerball Lottery with $564 Million Jackpot

Feb 11, 2015  •  Post A Comment

“Three tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas match the Powerball jackpot numbers, [according to] the Powerball website,” reports the Chicago Tribune.

The story continues, “The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing were 11-13-25-39-54, with a Powerball of 19 and a Power play of 3.

“There was one Match 5 winner with the Power Play bonus for $2 million in Pennsylvania. Match 5 winners were reported for Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Those Match 5 winning tickets are worth $1 million each.”

This was the fifth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, the article notes.

One Comment

  1. Lottery tickets are a tax. I call it a “fool’s tax” because only fools choose to pay a tax that otherwise they would not have to pay.

    Seriously – I can’t think of a bigger waste of money than a lottery ticket. No wonder we have debt/budget issues. Americans are financially stupid.

    I’m just gonna make smart decisions with my money so I don’t end up with an empty bank account:

    1) Paying off my debts as they come to me. Never holding a credit card balance longer than a month. If this means living in a small studio apartment and eating ramen, rice, and beans, so be it.

    2) I will always buy small, fuel efficient and durable cars. I drive a 2006 Honda Civic now. It costs me nothing to fill up and next to nothing to insure ($25/month from Insurance Panda). I will not drive when I don’t need to, and use public transportation whenever possible.

    3) Developing multiple revenue streams. Doing side jobs. Building up small businesses. Doing contract work. Basically doing whatever I can to generate income from multiple sources.

    4) Grow my revenue and assets no matter what. Make sure I am always expanding and develop them to the point that they consistently generate reliable cash flow.

    5) The most important one – make as much as I can. Save as much as I can.

    Lottery tickets… iPhones… ecigarettes… Starbucks… Chipotle Burritos…new clothes.. organic lipgloss… expensive yoga classes. Why not try living in your means for once? No wonder we have a debt crisis

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