Same rules as last time. The Lottery Drawing is Friday night 10/19/2018, 10:00PM USA EST
Tomorrow morning USA time, I will purchase (20) tickets and we will give them away randomly. Same rules as last time. All this was cleared in advance with Glen
Any members who want to take part, are to post below here.
For the purposes of counting, this post is number #1. Rog's post is number #2 etc. All posts "count" in this thread, even 'chit chat' type ones below, for ease of judging.
Margo will run a "random number generator" after we know how many entrants there are. And will do that BEFORE the draw.
If 2000 posts are made here, Margo will generate TWENTY numbers from those 2000 and post a screen capture of that here.
If those numbers generated are 16, 68, 126, 167, 187, 782, 1847, 2043, 3695 and 5841 etc. Then post 16 on this thread gets ticket #1 that Barry posts, and post 187 gets ticket #5 etc.
This will all be done BEFORE the draw, so everything is open and up front. 8)
Legal boilerplate etc. All and any taxes and bank fees etc that might accrue, to any foreign winner are to be complied with and paid by them. If you live in a state or country etc where entering a powerball type deal is forbidden etc, do NOT enter. All powerball rules are to be complied with etc.
stampboards has nothing to do with this offer, other than to serve as a vehicle for Barry to pass on 20 tickets for free, he bought to give away to 20 stamp buddies! Barry agrees he has donated these tickets, and waives his right as owner, if they win anything etc. If he suddenly vanishes to Paraguay, Ve Haf FRIENDS!
Any members who want to take part, are to post below here. But do it FAST, as the clock is ticking.
There is a maximum of FIFTY posts you can make here - the more you make, the higher your chances of WINNING!
So lets get on with the posting.
The Mega Millions jackpot ballooned to a record high: $900 million for Friday night's drawing. It's the second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The increase comes a day after no ticket matched all six winning numbers drawn Tuesday night and dwarfs the Powerball $345 million jackpot up for grabs when those numbers are chosen 10 p.m. ET Wednesday night.
Tuesday's Mega Millions winning numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 with a Mega Ball of 9 for a jackpot worth $667 million at the time. It had increased early Wednesday to $868 million and officials again raised the jackpot. They say the estimated cash value for Friday's jackpot is $513 million.
If the winner chooses the annuity option, the jackpot would be paid out over 29 years. The cash option is usually favoured by the winners.
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Admin update from another post downstream - seems like folks can get their 50 entry guesses in to about 11am Sydney time Saturday or about 9pm NYC time Friday night, or whatever those are in YOUR time zone.
Great gesture Barry!barryfe wrote:Here are the (20) tickets. Good Luck everyone.
OK but my googling I see it is now just after 9pm your time.
Local time result
Thursday, 18 October 2018 (GMT-4)
Time in New York, NY, USA
The draw you tell us is at 10pm NY time on October 18. More than 24 hours away.
So well before that draw - probably a half hour before, Margo will post up the 20 random numbered generated number between 1 and where our post count is at that time.
And then she will nominate which 20 lucky members get each of these picks.
So 24 hours to tip - go for it folks!
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MargoZ wrote:Here below are the twenty numbers randomly generated from the number posts on this thread until we called a stop to new entries.
Going out to work now - be great if someone could work out who has what post, to add a list here so we can see who the billionaire is. 8)
Thank you Barryfe for a real Fun Competition - in the true spirit of the stampboards COMMUNITY!