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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.

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



    “They're very, very hard to guard,” Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey said. “They're really good. And with Niang in the middle kind of wheeling and all those guys spreading you out, they're kind of a nightmare matchup. And they're men. They're really men.”


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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.

    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.



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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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