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(CNN)   Somebody in a place called Lexington just became rich enough to buy us all a beer   (cnn.com) divider line 22
    More: Spiffy, South Carolina, Lexington, Powerball, cash value  
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4999 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Sep 2013 at 8:24 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-09-19 08:25:25 AM  
Thanks, Drew.
 
2013-09-19 08:29:11 AM  
Sorry Drew. Wrong Lexington. No can haz.
 
2013-09-19 08:41:20 AM  
O-o I could potentially know someone who got that ticket. Wonder if my sister bought a ticket this  go-round.

/In one of the next towns over.
 
2013-09-19 08:44:35 AM  
Hahaha I can't believe that farking idiot played the lottery, they obviously failed math.
 
2013-09-19 08:46:15 AM  
Was scared for a moment that Drew finally sold Fark to Newscorp.
 
2013-09-19 08:56:02 AM  
Not after the US government gets it's hand on the money...he'll be lucky if he can buy himself a beer
 
2013-09-19 09:29:51 AM  

cajunns: Not after the US government gets it's hand on the money...he'll be lucky if he can buy himself a beer


they'll only take about half, so still have $200 million, if they go with cash option then probably around 120 million or so
 
2013-09-19 09:34:43 AM  

cajunns: Not after the US government gets it's hand on the money...he'll be lucky if he can buy himself a beer


You really think someone's going to be upset about paying taxes on $400,000,000?

You probably think people lose money by moving into a higher tax bracket, too.
 
2013-09-19 09:36:25 AM  
Could be someone from Columbia who just happened to buy the ticket in Lexington.

That's the closest I've ever come to having a winning Powerball ticket -- being in the same state as someone who did. Of course, the fact that I buy a lottery ticket about twice a year may have something to do with this, too. :p
 
2013-09-19 09:46:15 AM  
Fake story. I've been told time and time again on fark that it's impossible to win the lottery so this obviously isn't true.
 
2013-09-19 09:49:24 AM  
Prior to this win, the last big one was won by a group of mechanics in NJ.  At the shore.  A place that has been struggling to get itself back together thanks to mother nature.  Bunch of hard working people, who apparently deserved it.  So good for them...  I know it doesn't do anything to change our odds, but I feel it's a statistical longshot for NJ to have another winner for a while.

//Only invested a $10 roll of quarters for this drawing.  Go nuthin.
 
2013-09-19 10:06:21 AM  

Worldwalker: Could be someone from Columbia who just happened to buy the ticket in Lexington.

That's the closest I've ever come to having a winning Powerball ticket -- being in the same state as someone who did. Of course, the fact that I buy a lottery ticket about twice a year may have something to do with this, too. :p


What?  No one from Cayce or West Columbia could've bought the ticket.  Man, Lexington and Columbia always be hatin' on Cayce and West Columbia.

/Go Bearcats!
//In that whole state, BCHS was the only place I didn't feel like I was in the hick south.
 
2013-09-19 10:12:26 AM  
In the meantime

"Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream."....

80 Percent Of U.S. Adults Face Near-Poverty, Unemployment: Survey

July article from the Huffington Post.
 
2013-09-19 10:24:33 AM  
Arr. It be possible that he not able to buy us all a beer. What be the highest-priced beer?
 
2013-09-19 11:18:15 AM  

indarwinsshadow: In the meantime

"Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream."....

80 Percent Of U.S. Adults Face Near-Poverty, Unemployment: Survey

July article from the Huffington Post.


That was in July,  everything is better now!
 
2013-09-19 11:40:11 AM  
I bought a ticket at that same gas station yesterday.
 
2013-09-19 12:03:13 PM  

USCLaw2010: I bought a ticket at that same gas station yesterday.


Did you check your ticket before or after hearing where the winner was purchased?
 
2013-09-19 12:08:45 PM  

freak7: USCLaw2010: I bought a ticket at that same gas station yesterday.

Did you check your ticket before or after hearing where the winner was purchased?


Before, I'm not too bummed
 
2013-09-19 01:52:39 PM  

king_nacho: cajunns: Not after the US government gets it's hand on the money...he'll be lucky if he can buy himself a beer

they'll only take about half, so still have $200 million, if they go with cash option then probably around 120 million or so



Hardly seems worth the trouble
 
2013-09-19 02:02:40 PM  

lack of warmth: Worldwalker: Could be someone from Columbia who just happened to buy the ticket in Lexington.

That's the closest I've ever come to having a winning Powerball ticket -- being in the same state as someone who did. Of course, the fact that I buy a lottery ticket about twice a year may have something to do with this, too. :p

What?  No one from Cayce or West Columbia could've bought the ticket.  Man, Lexington and Columbia always be hatin' on Cayce and West Columbia.

/Go Bearcats!
//In that whole state, BCHS was the only place I didn't feel like I was in the hick south.



I edit the local weekly Cayce - West Columbia Newspaper (but I live out by Irmo) we all ignore them because we don't want to deal with the Meth-heads . . . Bo . . . No lie two weeks ago I processed not one, not two, but three meth lab busts in the area, two of which were in the same farking hotel in West Columbia. Third was closer to Lexington. So it might not be beer the winner buys us . . .

My bet is the money goes to meth or Jesus. Both are equally possible.
 
2013-09-19 03:30:18 PM  

Boudyro: (but I live out by Irmo)


Wo0t! Harbison represent!

//Lived there for about three years, and enjoyed it. Buy something at Bi-Lo in my honor, would ya?
 
2013-09-19 05:40:15 PM  

king_nacho: cajunns: Not after the US government gets it's hand on the money...he'll be lucky if he can buy himself a beer

they'll only take about half, so still have $200 million, if they go with cash option then probably around 120 million or so


Or if they're smart they'll take the annual payments which comes out to a little over 15 million before taxes each year. They'll also be much less likely to suffer the cure of the lottery and end up bankrupt within 5 years.
 
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