MEGAMILLIONS - Who's is buying tickets?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by SNEDDS3, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. SNEDDS3

    SNEDDS3 Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    3,987
    276
    83
    Being "The Man!"
    Bellevue, IA
    Ratings:
    +500 / 23 / -0
    $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?
     
  2. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member
    Bookie

    Dec 27, 2007
    9,141
    348
    83
    Male
    Recruiting
    Cedar Rapids
    Ratings:
    +688 / 28 / -0
    I have a couple.
     
  3. JWIL4CY

    JWIL4CY Active Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    1,350
    15
    38
    Insurance
    Urbandale
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0 / -0
    poor people
     
  4. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2013
    11,560
    860
    113
    Male
    Ratings:
    +2,748 / 138 / -0
    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. ISUME

    ISUME Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2012
    1,889
    41
    48
    Ratings:
    +92 / 4 / -0
    I'll purchase 1 ticket later tonight, you got to be in it to win it.
     
  6. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    2,508
    232
    63
    Minneapolis
    Ratings:
    +715 / 33 / -0
    Will be getting some tonight
     
  7. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    19,880
    1,760
    113
    Cheddar Production
    DSM
    Ratings:
    +6,470 / 423 / -0
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. pourcyne

    pourcyne Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    2,840
    62
    48
    Ratings:
    +119 / 0 / -0
    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. Buster28

    Buster28 Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2011
    1,918
    206
    63
    Male
    Ames
    Ratings:
    +421 / 4 / -0
    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...
     
  10. Bret44

    Bret44 Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2009
    15,372
    1,348
    113
    Ag Ed Teacher
    Des Moines River Valley
    Ratings:
    +2,910 / 91 / -0

    [​IMG]
     
  11. somecyguy

    somecyguy Active Member

    Jun 19, 2006
    917
    64
    28
    Ratings:
    +325 / 6 / -0
    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. Bret44

    Bret44 Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2009
    15,372
    1,348
    113
    Ag Ed Teacher
    Des Moines River Valley
    Ratings:
    +2,910 / 91 / -0
    Thank god I don't have to pay for the SEZ now. I kinda like the idea of Bret44 Agricultural Research/Beach Volleyball Complex.
     
  13. VTXCyRyD

    VTXCyRyD Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2010
    4,178
    260
    83
    Male
    Ratings:
    +485 / 5 / -0
    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. JY07

    JY07 Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    1,493
    106
    63
    DSM
    Ratings:
    +140 / 4 / -0
    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. SNEDDS3

    SNEDDS3 Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    3,987
    276
    83
    Being "The Man!"
    Bellevue, IA
    Ratings:
    +500 / 23 / -0
    Threw in $5 for tonight's drawing. If I win......great investment, If I don't.......one less beer this weekend.
     
  16. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    11,638
    1,042
    113
    Ratings:
    +3,084 / 116 / -0
    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 ******.
     
  17. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    11,638
    1,042
    113
    Ratings:
    +3,084 / 116 / -0
    You drink nicer beer than I drink.
     
  18. SNEDDS3

    SNEDDS3 Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2010
    3,987
    276
    83
    Being "The Man!"
    Bellevue, IA
    Ratings:
    +500 / 23 / -0
    I should clarify, $6 pitcher on Sunday.
     
  19. cydline2cydline

    cydline2cydline Active Member

    Sep 17, 2011
    971
    97
    28
    Male
    Altoonaville
    Ratings:
    +292 / 4 / -0
    This x500 million
     
  20. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    11,987
    879
    113
    Hilton
    Ratings:
    +2,612 / 93 / -0
    I think I will get some, won $110 off the Hawks so might as well.
     

Share This Page