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  • Yes, every week.

    3 5.00%
  • No, never! What a waste of money!

    17 28.33%
  • If it gets high enough, I'll spend a couple bucks.

    27 45.00%
  • I'll join in if we have a pool at work to buy tickets.

    4 6.67%
  • Who needs that money, I'm rich in other ways (I have RedsZone).

    6 10.00%
  • Life is enough of a lottery for me, baby.

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    Dunnilicious creek14's Avatar
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    Do you play the lottery?

    Mega Millions will be 267 (or is it 276?) million on Friday. Do you play? And what would you do with that much money? After taxes, of course.
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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    Here's how a mathematician friend of mine describes the lottery (lotto, to be more exact): "Your chances of winning are the same, whether you purchase a ticket or not."

    I don't play the lottery, mainly for the same reason. And I don't go to casinos either, but I have thrown a handful of twenty dollar bills off the Suspension Bridge, which was probably just about as much fun.
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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    I play about 5 or 6 times a year, cause that is about as often as I can remember to buy a ticket.

    Down the road about two miles there is a nice house that sits up on a hill. It was built by a local family who won 16 mil a few years ago. So real people do win. Sometimes.

    We go to a casino every couple years. My limit it $40. Yeah, I'm a big spender. Once I won $600. And a few months ago I went while on a business trip. I spent $20 and walked out 45 minutes later with $300.

    If I ever won the lottery I would share with my family, then give some friends some money, then buy four Diamond seats every season between now and when I die.
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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    My office does a lotto pool when it gets up around $150M-ish. I can't not chip in on the off-chance we hit. I'd kill myself if I was that one guy who didn't join the pot as they all quit their jobs.

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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    I used to buy about $5 worth of tickets for the Super Lotto whenever it got to $20M or more. I figure if I'm going to win, it ought to be a significant amount. Don't want to waste my winning on a $1M ticket

    But I haven't played in a couple years now. I'm not sure why. I'm not even sure where to buy Mega Millions tickets.

    The way I looked at it, I was paying $5 for the entertainment value of that one 5-10 seconds moment when I looked up the winning numbers and thought "you never know".

    I figured $5 for that 5-10 second rush was better than smoking crack.

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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    I play every now and then. I always buy one ticket.

    I figure that the only way I'll win is with God's intervention. And that should only take one ticket. Buying more would be an insult.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    That's kinda my theory, too, RFS62.
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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    Nope. I think of all that money I have saved since it's inception.

    And since studies have shown you have a better chance of getting hit by lightning then winning the lotto, I'm not taking any chances.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post

    And since studies have shown you have a better chance of getting hit by lightning then winning the lotto, I'm not taking any chances.
    Good thing, because we all know that is exactly what would happen to you after winning the lottery.

    That or falling out of a tree.

    Or blowing your eyebrows off again.
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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    for about a year, a group of my coworkers chipped in a buck a week to play the lottery...we never really won much of anything...then it just got to be a pain the butt for the person collecting the money each week...the bad thing about work pools, is that if you don't chip in and it hits, you're screwed as gik already mentioned...luckily, we finally all decided to give up...now i only play when the pot gets to be a good size...this week, i'll definately be playing
    creek, i'll have four more diamond seats next to you

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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    Your odds wouldn't be much different if you'd never been born.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Your odds wouldn't be much different if you'd never been born.
    You just blew my mind

    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    I play when it gets high(thanks for reminding me, I'll have to get a ticket later lol).

    Spending a buck or two here and there for the chance to win millions is worth it to me.

    If I won, RedsZone would probably get its largest ever donation.

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    You can have more $$$ than PayRod

    Megamillions jackpot on Fri night: $267 million.

    http://www.megamillions.com/

    If you take the cash option - which you always should - and assume you clear 40%, that's about $107 million.

    That would be a pretty sweet return on a $1 ticket.

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    Re: You can have more $$$ than PayRod

    I'd buy an island ..... and a boat. I'd never see anyone again.
    "I've never understood the term "women and children" as if their lives are somewhat more important than men."


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