How much did you spend on the Mega Game?

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How much did you spend on the 640 million dollar lottery?

Poll closed Apr 2, 2012.
  1. 1. 1 to 10 dollars.

    5 vote(s)
    71.4%
  2. 2. 10 to 25 dollars.

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. 3. 25 to 50 dollars.

    0 vote(s)
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  4. 4. 50 to 75 dollars.

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  5. 5. 75 to 100 dollars.

    0 vote(s)
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  6. 6. More than 100 dollars.

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. Big Black Dog
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    So, how much did you spend on the Mega Game Lottery that is now up to 640 million dollars? Take the poll...
     
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    I buy one ticket when ever I have the cash to do so. No reason to spend more the odds are something like 1 in 140 million so unless you plan to spend a few million you are not effecting any meaningful chance to win with a couple bucks.
     
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    Unless you're buying hundreds of thousands of tickets you're not changing your odds of winning so you might as well buy just 1
     
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    Even then you are only increasing it marginally.
    I saw a few years back an economist showing a curve of how many tickets = what % chance to win.
    Wow. To get to even a .1% (1 in a 1000) chance of winning you could buy 3 or 4 homes instead.
    Let's say they only sell 10 million tickets (and it is waaaaaay more than that)

    If you bought 1000 tickets your chances would only be .01% (1 in 10,000)
    Closer to reality...if they sell 40 million tickets...and you spent $50,000...you bought 50,000 tickets you chances are about 1 in 8,000.
     
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    $20, gave the son $10 and I kept $10.
     
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    Where is the option for zero?
     

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