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    I was just wondering if anyone here ever plays the lottery. The Powerball for here in Wisconsin and else where was $215,000,000.00, and I bought $20 worth on it and didn't hit jack shit. But I see no one won the jackpot and it's up to $245,000,000.00 for the Wednesday drawing. Call me a fool but I might drop $50 on that game. I mean hey, $50 for a chance to win $245,000,000.00? That's a drop in the bucket.

    Good Lord.... what would I do with a one time payment of $104,700,000.00? Whew... I don't know, but I'd sure like to find out.
     
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    Damn, thought this was a Shirley Jackson thread...


    I haven't rolled the dice in a lottery for many years, but I do know what I would do with the money...
     
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    Be nice to win and never have to worry about money again.
     
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    most people who win...dont do well with the money...but i would take my chances...but no i dont play the lottery
     
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    I'd just buy one ticket.

    Your chances are so slim that they are statistically the same if you buy 1 ticket or 100 tickets.

    Just saying

    I will buy one ticket maybe if the jackpot gets big like that, not that I'll ever win, i just consider it a donation to the state

    I did buy a 5 dollar red sox ticket while i was on cape cod this weekend and won 50 bucks!!!! Although i probably bought 60 dollars worth of them so far this year. so now im down like 10 bucks :lol:
     
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    Yeah pretty slim, but your odds are better, and when you're betting, anything you can do to get better odds, do it.

    Lottery Math
     
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    *shrug*

    I'd probably drop a dollar on it. No more than $5. I keep meaning to do that in the lottery here when it gets above $100M, but since I don't usually play the lottery I always forget.

    Since I moved to Georgia I've never played the lottery once. I did find a winning scratch-off on the ground once though. Does that count? (Only won another free scratch-off though)
     
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    I know people that will play hundreds on it. What they do is pool their money and then split any winnings. Usually if the winnings are small they just play it again. I used to do this when I worked at the Supermax Prison. We won $10,000 one time but divided up between 40 people, we all only got like $170 each after taxes. Still, we were only playing $5 a piece, so I came out ahead, and we'd only play when the jackpot got above $100M.
     
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    A woman in the building I work in just won the lottery.

    She claims she always wanted to go to Paris, has she gone to Paris?

    No, she is still working and doing what she always did.

    I want to kill her.

    I may kill her, if only to retain some sense of justice in the Universe.
     
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    How much did she win?
     

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