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Old 03-29-2012, 11:48 PM   #21
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Seems the consensus on the 'net is that I'm wrong....the odds of me admitting it are better than that of winning the MM, however.

I can't wait to see the math "whiz" at work who convinced me of it. He's anti-lottery, so I should've seen it.

I'm still buying only ONE ticket tho...

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I was taught that the lottery is an idiot tax. You guys all buy as many tickets as you like and let me know if any of you win. Lol

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So, you're telling me that nobody with that much dough is willing to spend it for a GUARANTEED eight figure payday?

South had the right idea...an extra "chance" does not increase the odds.
Just because you win does not mean you will be the only one to win and if multiple people hit the jackpot you split the prize. Subtract roughly 30% of the jackpot for taxes. Then you have to figure that it's more likely that multiple people will hit the jackpot numbers because of all the attention these jackpots get (more people will play this Friday than last) and it becomes far from a guarantee that you will make money. That doesn't mean that there are not groups that attempt to beat the lottery by buying tickets in mass. However you also have to get 175 million unique tickets and you only have 3-4 days to accomplish this.
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I would buy them ALL!
+100,, why limit yourself when money is not a factor.
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I was taught that the lottery is an idiot tax. You guys all buy as many tickets as you like and let me know if any of you win. Lol
We all know it is an idiot tax. I live in the south, therefore it is part of my dna. Seriously I have played the lottery 3 times in the last year. Something about record amount turns on a sleeper mechanism. I have to turn loose of 5 bucks when that happens. I have to say, it's alot of dreaming for 5 bucks.
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A dollar and a dream. Id grow a weird beard and disappear. Ha.

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A dollar and a dream. Id grow a weird beard and disappear. Ha.
Imagine what kind of prepper you could become. NSA wouldn't find my azz. Well atleast my in laws wouldn't........

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Imagine what kind of prepper you could become. NSA wouldn't find my azz. Well atleast my in laws wouldn't........
Easily able to buy an old nuclear silo and live through anything except for an invasion by Mole Men.
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Imagine what kind of prepper you could become. NSA wouldn't find my azz. Well atleast my in laws wouldn't........
Not only would your in~laws find you, so would cousins, aunts, uncles, etc, some you never met.
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We all know it is an idiot tax. I live in the south, therefore it is part of my dna. Seriously I have played the lottery 3 times in the last year. Something about record amount turns on a sleeper mechanism. I have to turn loose of 5 bucks when that happens. I have to say, it's alot of dreaming for 5 bucks.
Ha ha...yeah, me too! When it hits 250 mil, I buy a ticket. A buddy of mine buys every week, he says "why just buy @ 250 mil? You couldn't use an extra 15 mil?"

Another guy I work with made fun of me when he saw me buy a PB ticket. On my way out the door, he said "dude you're a moron". Then turns to the clerk, still snickering, and says "I need three packs of marlboro lights".

Moron, right.
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