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    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?


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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    I have a couple.


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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    poor people



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    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.



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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

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



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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Will be getting some tonight



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    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.


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    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.

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    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...


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    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.

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    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.

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    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.



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    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.


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    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.



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    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



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    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.


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