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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?

    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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    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.
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    Re: You can have more $$$ than PayRod

    $107 million - id be buying some properties around the U.S. primarily in warm climate areas, along with some nice cars and by nice I mean ferrari/lamborghini.
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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    Nope, waste of money.
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    Re: Do you play the lottery?

    My father calls the lottery, and I quote, "a tax on stupidity."

    No offense intended. I don't play, myself. That's beer money.
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