Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 102
  1. #1
    Pro
    Points: 79,367, Level: 87
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 783
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    SNEDDS3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    3,200
    Points
    79,367
    Level
    87
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 818
    Given: 566

    MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    $586 million this morning. I'm in a pool at work, just 5 of us. Just curious who all is taking a shot at it?


    *Rest in peace corn dog chick and #Hoiball

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    No way, man...we should never give up on corn dog chick!

    #TeamCornDogChick
    #TeamMeowingCows

  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 108,284, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    CRcyclone6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    7,267
    Points
    108,284
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 725
    Given: 2,116

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    I have a couple.


    Are you a member?

  3. #3
    All-Star
    Points: 14,588, Level: 36
    Level completed: 68%, Points required for next Level: 262
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    JWIL4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    1,007
    Points
    14,588
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 196
    Given: 48

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    poor people



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 66,723, Level: 80
    Level completed: 18%, Points required for next Level: 1,327
    Overall activity: 42.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    CloneinWDSM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    6,245
    Points
    66,723
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,087
    Given: 61

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    When's the drawing? I could settle for 100K. Pay off my loans, buy a car, down payment on house. Dang that'd be nice.



  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 22,960, Level: 46
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 590
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1,493
    Points
    22,960
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 287
    Given: 995

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    I'll purchase 1 ticket later tonight, you got to be in it to win it.



  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 54,570, Level: 72
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 980
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    dahliaclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    1,543
    Points
    54,570
    Level
    72
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 243
    Given: 329

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Will be getting some tonight



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 119,513, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Beaverdale hood
    Posts
    8,322
    Points
    119,513
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,030
    Given: 1,629

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    I'm in. I only play when the jackpots get to the point where if you win you could legitimately put a dent in world hunger. I play for the kids.


    Rhoads out!

  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 105,506, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pourcyne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    2,583
    Points
    105,506
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 859
    Given: 547

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    No offense, but Powerball is a punishment for people who don't understand probability. Your chances of being struck by lightning are far greater. On the other hands, the odds of you being killed by a falling coconut are worse. So, unless you live on a tropical island or plan to visit the Botanical Center, go ahead, have some fun. Cheaper than a movie or a beer, so there's that.

    In other words, no, I do not, nor have I ever, played the lottery.

    Your Powerball odds: Better than death by coconut, worse than shark attack | Detroit Free Press | freep.com



  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 30,415, Level: 53
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 435
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Social25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Buster28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,265
    Points
    30,415
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 212
    Given: 185

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    You can't win if you don't play. I figure I'd waste a few bucks a week on something equally fruitless, so why not? I'm not going to be able to afford to move to/early retire to where I want to go on my own. Doesn't hurt anything to try...


    All people who make sweepingly generalized, stupid, uninformed comments are idiots.

    (maybe)

  10. #10
    Legend
    Points: 270,840, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second ClassSocial
    Bret44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Des Moines River Valley
    Posts
    12,095
    Points
    270,840
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,211
    Given: 4,482

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by pourcyne View Post
    No offense, but Powerball is a punishment for people who don't understand probability. Your chances of being struck by lightning are far greater. On the other hands, the odds of you being killed by a falling coconut are worse. So, unless you live on a tropical island or plan to visit the Botanical Center, go ahead, have some fun. Cheaper than a movie or a beer, so there's that.

    In other words, no, I do not, nor have I ever, played the lottery.

    Your Powerball odds: Better than death by coconut, worse than shark attack | Detroit Free Press | freep.com



    #Team Prohm #ProhmanEmpire #ProhmanColiseum

  11. #11
    Rookie
    Points: 8,481, Level: 27
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 269
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    377
    Points
    8,481
    Level
    27
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 93
    Given: 35

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by pourcyne View Post
    No offense, but Powerball is a punishment for people who don't understand probability. Your chances of being struck by lightning are far greater. On the other hands, the odds of you being killed by a falling coconut are worse. So, unless you live on a tropical island or plan to visit the Botanical Center, go ahead, have some fun. Cheaper than a movie or a beer, so there's that.

    In other words, no, I do not, nor have I ever, played the lottery.

    Your Powerball odds: Better than death by coconut, worse than shark attack | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
    Stop being that guy.

    Everyone in his thread, and I dare say 99% of the people who are buying a ticket(s) know the odds. I plan on buying $5 worth and if I win, I'm buying CF and changing your avatar to a monkey throwing feces. If I don't win? Meh, ok.



  12. #12
    Legend
    Points: 270,840, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second ClassSocial
    Bret44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Des Moines River Valley
    Posts
    12,095
    Points
    270,840
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,211
    Given: 4,482

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by somecyguy View Post
    Stop being that guy.

    Everyone in his thread, and I dare say 99% of the people who are buying a ticket(s) know the odds. I plan on buying $5 worth and if I win, I'm buying CF and changing your avatar to a monkey throwing feces. If I don't win? Meh, ok.
    Thank god I don't have to pay for the SEZ now. I kinda like the idea of Bret44 Agricultural Research/Beach Volleyball Complex.


    #Team Prohm #ProhmanEmpire #ProhmanColiseum

  13. #13
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 89,852, Level: 93
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 1,398
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    VTXCyRyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3,536
    Points
    89,852
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 297
    Given: 186

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    I'm in the pool at work, no way I'm being left behind. I would hate to have them win and me be that guy that told them what the odds of winning were.



  14. #14
    All-Star
    Points: 43,591, Level: 64
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 659
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    JY07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,281
    Points
    43,591
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 81
    Given: 86

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by pourcyne View Post
    No offense, but Powerball is a punishment for people who don't understand probability. Your chances of being struck by lightning are far greater. On the other hands, the odds of you being killed by a falling coconut are worse.
    Terrible post.

    gambling is more than probability: it's about determining whether the payout vs probability of winning is justifiable. I.e. if you have a 10% chance to win $10 on $1, that is a reasonable bet... it's not a good bet, but it's not terrible either

    I believe the odds for this game were 1 in 250m+ or so to win.. if the tickets cost $1, and the payout is over 250m (or whatever it is), then that's a fairly justifiable wager



  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 79,367, Level: 87
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 783
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    SNEDDS3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    3,200
    Points
    79,367
    Level
    87
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 818
    Given: 566

    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Threw in $5 for tonight's drawing. If I win......great investment, If I don't.......one less beer this weekend.


    *Rest in peace corn dog chick and #Hoiball

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    No way, man...we should never give up on corn dog chick!

    #TeamCornDogChick
    #TeamMeowingCows

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM