Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RadiomanATL, Jan 4, 2011.
Ok, so who here bought a mega-millions ticket?
Taxation for the mathematically challenged.
I bought one. First time ever. Lady at the grocery store had to explain it to me (how to play).
I got 5 earlier and some wine.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume the wine was the more lucrative purchase.
Yeah, no doubt.
But when it gets that high.....eh....what's a buck?
I bought a Powerball ticket....Once.
Won $100 and called it good.
A buck wasted, since your odds of winning are better when it's a lower jackpot.
Last year or maybe the year before, someone won a mega millions jackpot in the 300 millions, and the winning ticket was purchased 2 miles from my house.
My girlfriend's (at the time) parents both bought tickets at that exact location, too.
Ever since then I figured the odds of ever hitting with a ticket purchased anywhere even in the remote vicinity of me were less than slim to none.
But you're right. $5 is $5. If I don't win I think I'll still be alright
odds are the same.
The odds of having to split it goes up, but the odds of my numbers being pulled are the same everytime. Mathematically speaking.
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