40 Relatively Unhappy People Missed Powerball #40

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  1. Joseph S

    Joseph S Cinematographer

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    http://www.powerball.com/powerball/wintiers.asp

    There were exactly 40 people that missed by the Powerball (40) of winning a share of $250+ Million. Apparently they will get $100K, but that's nothing compared to what might have been. [​IMG]

    In other news, I won -$10.
     
  2. David Preston

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    So close yet so far away. One number away from being rich.
     
  3. SteveA

    SteveA Supporting Actor

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    I'd be perfectly content winning 100k. It's enough cash to give you a serious financial shot-in-the-arm, but probably not enough to make random 2nd-grade classmates start calling and hitting you up for money.
     
  4. LewB

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    I sort of understand the feeling. A few years ago, I was playing a game called 'Caribbean Stud Poker' at a casino in Atlantic City. The progressive jackpot for a royal flush was $240K. A guy sits down next to me and within about 5-10 hands he starts poking me in the ribs 'look at this!' he says. Sure enough he had a royal flush in diamonds. Turkey won $2K on his table bet plus the $240K jackpot. He came back to the table a short time later after filling out the tax paperwork and dropped a $5K toke (tip) for the dealers. Unfortunately he forgot about his fellow players, including yours truly who had a black and blue mark to show for his good fortune. I was 1 chair or about 3 feet from what I consider 'the big one'. [​IMG]
     

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