Estimated jackpot $355 million

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    Ok, so who here bought a mega-millions ticket?
     
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    Taxation for the mathematically challenged.
     
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    I bought one. First time ever. Lady at the grocery store had to explain it to me (how to play).
     
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    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.
     
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    Yeah, no doubt.

    But when it gets that high.....eh....what's a buck?
     
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    I bought a Powerball ticket....Once.

    Won $100 and called it good.

    True story.
     
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    A buck wasted, since your odds of winning are better when it's a lower jackpot.
     
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    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 :lol:
     
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    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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