Hephzibah store sells lottery winner

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:54 PM
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A Hephzibah store sold one of many winning tickets in Wednesday’s $425 million Powerball drawing, according to a news release.

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A ticket worth $10,000 was sold at McTeer Food Mart, 4150 Windsor Spring Road. Stores in Albany and Macon also had $10,000 wins.

The name of the local winner has not been released.

Stores in Atlanta and Macon sold tickets winning $1 million. More than 77,000 Georgia players won prizes between $4 and $300. Five more took home winnings in the thousands to millions.

The lone winning ticket for the Powerball jackpot was sold at a Northern California convenience store. The winning numbers were 1, 17, 35, 49, 54 and a Powerball of 34.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 02/20/14 - 02:06 pm
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More importantly

Remember
Millions of Georgians spent over $30 Million on the Power Ball and Won NOTHING.

Note: Out of the 75,000+/- winners, about 60% (42,467)
were $4 winners. That figure includes ALL STATES not just GA.

WHO ARE THE REAL WINNERS
A lottery company gets around 15% of the collected intake for operations.

The State of GA get well over 40% of the collected intake and only around 20% to 25% seems to get paid out to the few winners.

The GA lottery like other State lottery system has gotten out of hand.

Most GA Lottery ads Scream NEW GAME, MORE CHANCES TO WIN, BIG PAY OUTS, loaded new tickets etc... for 30 seconds , then whisper "Play Responsibility" for a fleeing second.

Next time you are in line purchasing your tickets look around and ask yourself how many of these people should be buying food?

BTW: We now have $30 Scratch off Tickets.

Remember:
"Play Responsibility" Ga needs the $$$$.

triscuit
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triscuit 02/20/14 - 02:33 pm
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I stood behind a young woman

I stood behind a young woman in Fifteenth St. Kroger a month or so ago. She paid for her groceries with EBT card, then went over the the Lottery Vending machine and put in her cash and bought numerous game tickets. Oh yeah, there are those that say "you don't know the story of her or her circumstances..."....well, yeah, I think I pretty much saw it.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 02/20/14 - 06:20 pm
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WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE POWERBALL VS:

POWERBALL = 1 in 175 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Assn.

NOW SOME OTHER ODDS: (complements of Funny2.com)

Odds of bowling a 300 game: 11,500 to 1 - Never done it

Odds of getting a hole in one: 5,000 to 1 - Never done it

Odds of getting canonized: 20,000,000 to 1 - Never done it

Odds of being an astronaut: 13,200,000 to 1

Odds of winning an Olympic medal: 662,000 to 1

Odds of an American speaking Cherokee: 15,000 to 1

Odds that a person between the age of 18 and 29 does NOT read a newspaper regularly: 3 to 1

Odds that an American adult does not want to live to age 120 under any circumstances: 3 to 2

Odds of injury from fireworks: 19,556 to 1

Odds of injury from shaving: 6,585 to 1

Odds of injury from using a chain saw: 4,464 to 1

Odds of injury from mowing the lawn: 3,623 to 1

Odds of fatally slipping in bath or shower: 2,232 to 1

Odds of drowning in a bathtub: 685,000 to 1

Odds of being killed sometime in the next year in any sort of transportation accident: 77 to 1

Odds of being killed in any sort of non-transportation accident: 69 to 1

Odds of being struck by lightning: 576,000 to 1

Odds of being killed by lightning: 2,320,000 to 1

Odds of being murdered: 18,000 to 1

Odds of getting away with murder: 2 to 1

Odds of being the victim of serious crime in your lifetime: 20 to 1

Odds of dating a supermodel: 88,000 to 1

Odds of being considered possessed by Satan: 7,000 to 1

Odds that a first marriage will survive without separation or divorce for 15 years: 1.3 to 1

Odds that a celebrity marriage will last a lifetime: 3 to 1

Odds of getting hemorrhoids: 25 to 1

Odds of being born a twin in North America: 90 to 1

Odds of being on plane with a drunken pilot: 117 to 1

Odds of being audited by the IRS: 175 to 1

Odds of having your identity stolen: 200 to 1

Odds of dating a millionaire: 215 to 1

Odds of dating a supermodel: 88,000 to 1

Odds of finding out your child is a genius: 250 to 1

Odds of catching a ball at a major league ballgame: 563 to 1

Odds of becoming a pro athlete: 22,000 to 1

Odds of finding a four-leaf clover on first try: 10,000 to 1

Odds of a person in the military winning the Medal of Honor: 11,000 to 1

Odds of winning an Academy Award: 11,500 to 1

Odds of striking it rich on Antiques Roadshow: 60,000 to 1

Odds of getting a royal flush in poker on first five cards dealt from a shuffled deck: 649,740 to 1

ALL of these things are more likely to happen to you than winning a POWERBALL.

YES, ALL OF THEM COMBINED TOGETHER.

NOW THAT YOU ARE INFORMED WITH FACTS, I HOPE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS
THE MEANING OF: "PLAY RESPONSIBLY"

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 02/20/14 - 08:35 pm
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That was a pretty good post,

That was a pretty good post, nocnoc.

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 02/20/14 - 11:39 pm
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It seems...

It seems that a scam is OK as long as the government has their meathooks in it. If anyone but the state comes up with a scam like they have going with the lottery, they'd be billed as the biggest crooks since Bernie Madoff. "Education" lotterys are the biggest scam of all. They hand out scholarships to people to buy education from: guess who? The State. Who also charges 6% tax on players' winnings. People get addicted to the lottery like they do drugs and the states know it, they DEPEND on it. If people truely "PLAYED RESPONSIBLY"" the Ga. Lottery would have never sold the first ticket. lol.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 02/21/14 - 06:52 am
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It's a voluntary tax. It

It's a voluntary tax. It worked great until the GOP took over control of the state, cut funding to higher education, and made the HOPE worthless. Also, the pre-K never should have been started with it. That just sucked even more funds from the HOPE.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/21/14 - 07:24 am
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See- Winner in Heph.

The Southside gets everything............

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 02/21/14 - 07:46 am
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jtf

ROFLMAO. That is one way to stay on topic.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 02/21/14 - 08:14 am
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Thank you GAD for the comment.

We started looking into the GA Looter System (Lottery) after we accidentally won some money. Another Story in itself

The State of GA, besides getting between 30+% of the Intake
GA, also gets to collect State Income Tax on the Winnings.

My Winning ticket NET result was a 65% payout, once they were done skimming state and federal.

So, I figured I had a GA Lottery issued Check and I could run down to my bank and cash it.

NO, The Bank ("South Trust") placed a 5 business day hold on the check and only released $500.

It seems even the Bank did not trust GA Lottery to pay up.

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BTW: State Lotteries have been proven over and over, to be little more than a added Tax on Low Income Wage Earners.

The best quotable figures I have http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview....

WALL STREET
calls the lottery a "stupidity tax". When the average family income is about $32,000, and they are spending $40 to $50 a week on Lottery fits the PC Cleaned up statement: "The poor make the poor choices."

BTW: I am part of that group, as I play $4 to 6 a week.
However in my own defense I started avoiding Powerball 2 years ago and now Mega Millions.

NOTE: Mega-million recently increased the odds of wining smaller prizes, with their recent numbers changes.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/21/14 - 08:39 am
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Well now nocnoc

That is one way to lick the sugar off my lollipop...dang!!

:)

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