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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Mostly East-siders.


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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Anyone want to give me some of their winnings?


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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmjh10 View Post
    Anyone want to give me some of their winnings?
    I'd give you a dollar



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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmjh10 View Post
    Anyone want to give me some of their winnings?
    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I'd give you a dollar



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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I'd give you a dollar


    Edit: Damn you Brett


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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    It's estimated to be up to $636 million now.

    Mega Millions jackpot soars to $636 million - SFGate


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

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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by JY07 View Post
    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
    Except that you didn't factor in the possibility of multiple winners.

    Or the fact that the Lotto is no more than a regressive tax on the poor.


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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Except that you didn't factor in the possibility of multiple winners.

    Or the fact that the Lotto is no more than a regressive tax on the poor.
    Doesn't $.35 of each dollar go to the state? They'll get it all back in their welfare checks anyway.



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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    I hope I win. Then I can finally splurge on the fancy Digiorno pizzas instead of the totinos party pizzas.

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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    I'd build a house with a Casey's pizza in the living room.

    And pay an evil scientist to devise a way to push the tectonic plates together so Nebraska and Kansas get swallowed up



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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Except that you didn't factor in the possibility of multiple winners.

    Or the fact that the Lotto is no more than a regressive tax on the poor.
    This tired old nonsense? It is no way a tax, as no one is forced to buy.



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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    I just about bought one when I was grabbing a Coke earlier. So if the winner comes from the little convienence shop like place in the Skywalk in Des Moines run by the old guy and the asian lady, I will be ******.
    Dude I seriously bought my tickets there this morning.


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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    So, lump sum or annual?

    I am assuming that with that much money you should be able to get a 5% return relatively easily, so I am going with the lump sum.



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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    So, lump sum or annual?

    I am assuming that with that much money you should be able to get a 5% return relatively easily, so I am going with the lump sum.
    I've also heard annual is good because it keeps you from using the money up really quickly, and because for those first few years lots of people will be asking for money, but after that they forget about you.



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    Re: MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

    Give me the lump sum.



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