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#1 duncan

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:19 AM

Pick the numbers. I'll buy the ticket.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:20 AM

Er- first six. 1-50 something. Well split the coin

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:35 AM

Sadly winning the lottery is my only real dream in life.

A big one like that I wouldn't even know what to do with the interest much less the principle.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:27 AM

Ahh yes, the stupidity tax.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:31 AM

Sadly winning the lottery is my only real dream in life.


I hope not.

Try my shoes on and that think about your statement........................

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:30 AM

Yeah, I've got my ticket. How many boats would I buy? One of each.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:55 PM

Sadly winning the lottery is my only real dream in life.Posted Image

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:31 PM

Ahh yes, the stupidity tax.


There's lots of those. The lottery is the most fun one. $1 and suddenly you've got a potential nightmare in your hands.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:34 PM

Makes ya wonder why anyone would claim the prize outright - it's a bearer instrument, I'd sell it for some portion of the post-tax value and go away w/my money and anonymity intact.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:38 PM

Yeah, I've got my ticket. How many boats would I buy? One of each.


I only wish for one, measly, tp52.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:18 PM

tell ya what, if I win, it's El Toro's all around.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:23 PM

just pick a freakin number already

jeesh

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:25 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6


same odds as anything else

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:37 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6


same odds as anything else


not even numbers - just symbols

but.... the probability pressure is really building up

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:43 PM



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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:47 PM


Yeah, I've got my ticket. How many boats would I buy? One of each.


I only wish for one, measly, tp52.


It's a Hobie 33 for me.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

Makes ya wonder why anyone would claim the prize outright - it's a bearer instrument, I'd sell it for some portion of the post-tax value and go away w/my money and anonymity intact.


wtf... trust me, everyone could know me, but they wouldn't find me..

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

just pick a freakin number already

jeesh




38 22 32 7 11 9

#19 duncan

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:53 PM

a number-

dreaded yr in with 38 (power ball last)

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:58 PM

power ball is different than mega millions...

btw

cash option after taxes is 189 million..

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

You'd walk away with ~$80 million?

Yeah, I could make that work.




I'd spend a couple of years traveling the country with a big f-ing toyhauler. Stuff a boat, motorcycle, and a Rhino in there and spend a couple years messing around North America. I'd send relatives post cards of places I'd been, never where I was.
After that I'd probably build a cool house. Just for a project, then sell it off and go search for something else to keep me entertained.




I don't understand the people who go broke after winning the lottery. I'm too cheap to even comprehend that.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

thats a lot of loot. I will have to play $5 worth.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

a single number- jessh

38, 4

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

42 - because it's the answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything ... and because Catherine is 42 :wub:

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

Bought my ticket.

In the extremely rare chance that I win, first thing I'm doing is meeting with a trusts/estates lawyer and a financial planner to figure out how to protect as much of the money from myself and my new best friends that will come crawling out of the woodwork.

Once that's all taken care of, I'll get myself a few toys and a new pad. Then it's back to work.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

http://gma.yahoo.com...--abc-news.html

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

Out of the 15 Mega Millions jackpots winners in California, 12 have played Quick Pick numbers...what I could do with that kind of cheese yum!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:28 PM

Quick Pick baby .

Now that the jury is out in Newark, NJ regarding the group that won not too long ago,
You gonna have to share if you like it or not.

Then again, I owe you.
Sail safe!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

38,4,42 three left

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:16 PM

25 for your interest.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:36 PM



Yeah, I've got my ticket. How many boats would I buy? One of each.


I only wish for one, measly, tp52.


It's a Hobie 33 for me.


Kiss Mustang__1's ass like you owe him money. His daddy just plunked down for one.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:37 PM

38,4,42,25

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:45 PM

22

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

38,4,42,25,22 now the last ball(1-46,i think)

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:10 PM

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#36 duncan

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:13 PM

boom
38,4,42,25,22 19

pinch
dacap
windward
bowgirl
hating
dreaded

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:20 PM

boom
38,4,42,25,22 19

pinch
dacap
windward
bowgirl
hating
dreaded
duncan


There - fixed it for you.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:25 PM

We had a crew member win 1/2 of $30,000,000 USD in the Lotto. Things changed, not good, not bad, but this crew member doesn't sail anymore, and didn't buy a boat.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

We had a crew member win 1/2 of $30,000,000 USD in the Lotto. Things changed, not good, not bad, but this crew member doesn't sail anymore, and didn't buy a boat.



Did he quickly take guitar and singing lessons, walk into work and sing the Johny Paycheck song?



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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

thanks BG! tik in hand

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

Ahh yes, the stupidity tax.


Really? Compare the expected return on a $1 lottery ticket (I think it's somewhere around $0.40) with the expected return on a $8 ticket to see a movie, which is $0.00.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:30 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6


same odds as anything else


Same odds, yes, but same return, no, because the pot is split among all those with the winning numbers, and the distribution of numbers played is not random. For example, if a lot of people are in the habit of playing their birthday, then numbers less that 13 will be slightly over represented.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:16 AM

power ball is different than mega millions...

btw

cash option after taxes is 189 million..


I think thats the cash option before taxes.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:25 AM

1-5-3-6-2-4

The firing order of my old Ford

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:56 AM

One Word.


Gunboat


One number

90


Someone has to build that thang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:04 AM


power ball is different than mega millions...

btw

cash option after taxes is 189 million..


I think thats the cash option before taxes.

Nope. That's is what you take home after. $259,800,000 cash option.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:33 AM

Winning numbers -

9, 19, 34, 44 and 51, Mega Ball 24

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:40 AM

Winning numbers -

9, 19, 34, 44 and 51, Mega Ball 24

No winner. Next drawing will be worth $476 million. How many TP52's can you get for half a billion dollars?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:53 AM


Winning numbers -

9, 19, 34, 44 and 51, Mega Ball 24

No winner. Next drawing will be worth $476 million. How many TP52's can you get for half a billion dollars?

Screw a TP 52, I'll buy a ticket Friday, win it and buy a ticket for Catherine to the Space Station. I'd like her to check out the view and make sure there's nothing she'd like changed. There might be other stuff she wants to look at as well, I'll call Saturday morning and check. We haven't met yet but that seems like a great way to spend a windfall. Stay tuned!!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:59 AM

We had a crew member win 1/2 of $30,000,000 USD in the Lotto. Things changed, not good, not bad, but this crew member doesn't sail anymore, and didn't buy a boat.

ghey


Winning numbers -

9, 19, 34, 44 and 51, Mega Ball 24

No winner. Next drawing will be worth $476 million. How many TP52's can you get for half a billion dollars?

all of them

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:13 PM

I'd fake my own death, and quietly re-appear as someone else, working in the sailing industry, living aboard, and in general, being a marina bum.

Life would be grand.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

I'd fake my own death, and quietly re-appear as someone else, working in the sailing industry, living aboard, and in general, being a marina bum.

Life would be grand.

or you could just change your name...

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:55 PM

I'd buy everyone custom cabinets from Hate'n and fled in my new db9...

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:07 PM

So if you buy two tickets of the same number you must win two shares of the jackpot. So any serious lotto players would take this option as an insurance against others playing the same numbers.
Is that a correct statement?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:31 PM

So if you buy two tickets of the same number you must win two shares of the jackpot. So any serious lotto players would take this option as an insurance against others playing the same numbers.
Is that a correct statement?


"Serious lotto players" ???!!! :lol: (my great grandma was foreign)

ps... sign off the highway showed $500m this morning in OHio

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

I'd buy everyone custom cabinets from Hate'n and fled in my new db9...


Seems like a win-win to me!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

doublin' down

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

Just bought 10 easy picks. $500 million is too good to pass up a chance...

Hroth

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:01 PM

So if you buy two tickets of the same number you must win two shares of the jackpot. So any serious lotto players would take this option as an insurance against others playing the same numbers.
Is that a correct statement?


I think you're better off spending that money doubling all of your numbers, on more tickets. I'd rather have more chances at half the prize(or eve less) than less chances at a higher one. I guess it depends on what you figure is "enough" money.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

I'd buy everyone custom cabinets from Hate'n and fled in my new db9...


and change your name to James Bond too? :P

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:36 PM

"Serious lotto players" ???!!!


In my hometown, there's this guy (kind of looks like a washed up Morgan Freeman) who would always be behind the counter at the local Mobil I go to around 8:30-9pm every night I got off work. Always chatting up Johnny, the guy at the counter, buying tickets like no ones business. The guy always seemed like he knew what he was doing and paid out of pocket with a wad of cash thicker than my fist.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:40 PM

1/2 a Bil gets you 1/4th Ownership of the Dodgers.

Winning!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:01 AM

Just bought 10 easy picks. $500 million is too good to pass up a chance...

Hroth


Same here, WTF I don't play this thing but geszzzzz my son's school could sure use some money as some other causes I stand behind that could use some financial help.

Oh! And a new boat too. But I guess that goes with our saying...

1/2 a Bil gets you 1/4th Ownership of the Dodgers.

Winning!


Better be able to get along with Magic Johnson

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:59 AM

What's this "maximize" thing about? Is it worth adding it to the ticket?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:40 AM

What's this "maximize" thing about? Is it worth adding it to the ticket?


if you win a lesser amount, you get the x factor times your winning.. you don't get the x factor if you win the whole schebang..

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:47 AM

Gotcha, thanks.

Will have to grab another one tomorrow.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:10 AM

I never understood buying more than one. To me, the whole entertainment value in a lottery ticket is in holding a piece of paper that might potentially be worth a metric shitload of money. It's not like holding two of them, making your odds a zillion to two against you instead of a zillion to one, is twice as entertaining or anything....

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:36 AM

I never understood buying more than one. To me, the whole entertainment value in a lottery ticket is in holding a piece of paper that might potentially be worth a metric shitload of money. It's not like holding two of them, making your odds a zillion to two against you instead of a zillion to one, is twice as entertaining or anything....


pretty much that

although some analysis say when it gets big that more entries make sense - not sure I get that

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:42 AM

I never understood buying more than one. To me, the whole entertainment value in a lottery ticket is in holding a piece of paper that might potentially be worth a metric shitload of money. It's not like holding two of them, making your odds a zillion to two against you instead of a zillion to one, is twice as entertaining or anything....


Makes perfect statistical sense. 1/1,000,000 + 1/1,000,001 is still better than 1/1,000,000.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:53 AM


I never understood buying more than one. To me, the whole entertainment value in a lottery ticket is in holding a piece of paper that might potentially be worth a metric shitload of money. It's not like holding two of them, making your odds a zillion to two against you instead of a zillion to one, is twice as entertaining or anything....


Makes perfect statistical sense. 1/1,000,000 + 1/1,000,001 is still better than 1/1,000,000.


You know how I know you don't know statistics...

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

I never understood buying more than one. To me, the whole entertainment value in a lottery ticket is in holding a piece of paper that might potentially be worth a metric shitload of money. It's not like holding two of them, making your odds a zillion to two against you instead of a zillion to one, is twice as entertaining or anything....



This.

While multiple picks increase the odds of a winner you are still looking at very slim odds at 1:175,711,536 for a single ticket. In any case, it's a bad bet so if you play, do it for the entertainment or the dream, not as your retirement strategy.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:26 PM


I never understood buying more than one. To me, the whole entertainment value in a lottery ticket is in holding a piece of paper that might potentially be worth a metric shitload of money. It's not like holding two of them, making your odds a zillion to two against you instead of a zillion to one, is twice as entertaining or anything....



This.

While multiple picks increase the odds of a winner you are still looking at very slim odds at 1:175,711,536 for a single ticket. In any case, it's a bad bet so if you play, do it for the entertainment or the dream, not as your retirement strategy.


Word. NOT a retirement strategy, but like the Canadian slogan says "Just imagine..."

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

I never understood buying more than one. To me, the whole entertainment value in a lottery ticket is in holding a piece of paper that might potentially be worth a metric shitload of money. It's not like holding two of them, making your odds a zillion to two against you instead of a zillion to one, is twice as entertaining or anything....


For the sake of a dollar or 2 (compared to the 5 or 6 dollars that a Lottomax costs me back home) it's not a big deal.

For me personally, the "entertainment value" comes from checking them. Every Saturday morning, i run to the store and get the paper and winning numbers, and check my ticket, and my sweeties, with my coffee. That's what's "fun" for me. 2 tickets, twice the fun.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

Fuck the lottery. Except I'm grateful to it for providing my idealistic high school mind with a good dose of cynicism back in 1984. And there's this cool song:


and then there's my shitty rhyme I made up a few days back after finding a spent ticket on the ground at my dog-walkin' park:
Well, I hate the fucking lottery
ain't nothing that it ever bought for me
keeps poor people in poverty
that's one reason why I hate the lottery

I'm at the liquor store in a bit of a hurry
yer buying ten tickets with your welfare money
your directions are unclear, so is your purpose
unlike my time, that ticket is worthless

feel free to add.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:37 PM

640 now- i hope one person wins it all

unreal

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:46 PM

640 now- i hope one person wins it all

unreal


dibs on adding them to the death pool

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

640 now- i hope one person wins it all

unreal


Ya know, it's really too big now. Sounds like 640 million problems at that point. I'd keep 4 and the rest would buy up land and made into waterfront parks.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

The 7/11 near our house had a line out the door and cars parking out on the street curb this morning. Guessing everyone buying tickets! Geeze. I bought one ticket last year and I bought one ticket this year LOL. Just to say I played at least once.

Though I can honestly say I'm far ahead of the curve given in college the one time I dropped $1 on a ticket I won $500!!! I bought another $1 ticket with the same number and won another $20 then called it quits. Doubt I've spent more than $40 on tickets since.

Wife and I have both said if we ever won 8-10mill after taxes we would retire manage some of our own funds ie money - find some cool community activities to get involved in and spend more time with our kids and family. No big houses - or fancy cars though both of us agreed a nice fast cruiser built for double handed efforts would be on the shopping list LOL.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:31 PM

i wonder what it would be if no-one hits

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:38 PM

i wonder what it would be if no-one hits


A mention on the Forbes list?

It's too big. In a world where punks commit home invasions to steal a $1,000 tax refund, can you imagine the magnitude of the security risks that would come as a result of winning? Is giving up your life as you know it worth half a billion?

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:39 PM

i wonder what it would be if no-one hits


I bet it grows again to over 700 by the drawing tonight. If it doesn't go off tonight, it'll be over $1B on Tuesday.

I picked up a ticket at a local bottle shop. No one in line but they had an extra counter person just for lottery sales and she said it has been steady most of the day with only a few $100+ sales. Most people doing 5 or 10.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:43 PM

i wonder what it would be if no-one hits


Almost $975 million if no winner tonight according to boston.com.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:18 PM


i wonder what it would be if no-one hits


A mention on the Forbes list?

It's too big. In a world where punks commit home invasions to steal a $1,000 tax refund, can you imagine the magnitude of the security risks that would come as a result of winning? Is giving up your life as you know it worth half a billion?


The security people I would hire to watch over the security people that I hired would watch over my security people.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:24 PM

Im heading out now to buy a few tickets. 640 mil is really too much. 250 mil would be just about right.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

Just went downstairs to the store to buy a bag of cashews, I've never seen a line for lottery tickets that long. Cashews satisfy every time.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

Just went downstairs to the store to buy a bag of cashews, I've never seen a line for lottery tickets that long. Cashews satisfy every time.


ya know - its a dream.

If you decided to throw some money away (and I'm not the winner) I hope you get it.

It'd be nice to know someone who picked up that much lettuce and not be accused of stealing it from widows and orphans.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:35 PM

I reiterate my last offer. If I win, el toros all around. Shoot, I might get enough el toros out there in the hands of kids that the Optis will die. One can hope...

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:41 PM

I reiterate my last offer. If I win, el toros all around. Shoot, I might get enough el toros out there in the hands of kids that the Optis will die. One can hope...


from your lips to god's ears.

If you could toss a Tempest or two in that would be cool.

Community Centers for sailing would be really cool too.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:54 PM


Just went downstairs to the store to buy a bag of cashews, I've never seen a line for lottery tickets that long. Cashews satisfy every time.


ya know - its a dream.

If you decided to throw some money away (and I'm not the winner) I hope you get it.

It'd be nice to know someone who picked up that much lettuce and not be accused of stealing it from widows and orphans.

Nope. Guess I just lack imagination.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:04 PM

I think there will be a winner tonight. I'd imageine the winning combination has been played by someone by now.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

I would buy an island in the area of Tahiti, surround it with security and populate it with naked Tahitian girls. Then I would buy a Wally 90 and have them roller blade up and down the decks after the lesbian orgy.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

and I promise if I win....

I'll spend it (if my sweetie says its ok).

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:19 PM

There are only 175,711,536 possible combinations. So to buy one of every possible combination would only cost you a fraction of the total payout if you won everything alone. Also, that's not far from 1 ticket for every other person who lives in the USA. How likely is it that someone has not chosen the winning combination yet?

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

I would buy an island in the area of Tahiti, surround it with security and populate it with naked Tahitian girls. Then I would buy a Wally 90 and have them roller blade up and down the decks after the lesbian orgy.


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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:00 PM

Is giving up your life as you know it worth half a billion?


yes

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:34 PM


640 now- i hope one person wins it all

unreal


dibs on adding them to the death pool



We were talking about that last night.

First order of business is to put a for sale sign in the yard, and put sold underneath.

"We're the new owners, no idea where the Lotto winners went."

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:37 PM



640 now- i hope one person wins it all

unreal


dibs on adding them to the death pool



We were talking about that last night.

First order of business is to put a for sale sign in the yard, and put sold underneath.

"We're the new owners, no idea where the Lotto winners went."



First thing I'd do is buy either a dozer, or an excavator and level my house. That'd be gratifying as hell.
Then maybe a map of the world, a blindfold, and some darts to figure out where I'm going to be going for a while.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:40 PM

OK so you wake up Saturday morning an your 1/2 Billionaire - now what?

Anyone have the phone number to Blackwater Security Consulting just in case

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:49 PM




640 now- i hope one person wins it all

unreal


dibs on adding them to the death pool



We were talking about that last night.

First order of business is to put a for sale sign in the yard, and put sold underneath.

"We're the new owners, no idea where the Lotto winners went."



First thing I'd do is buy either a dozer, or an excavator and level my house. That'd be gratifying as hell.
Then maybe a map of the world, a blindfold, and some darts to figure out where I'm going to be going for a while.


As your tax advisor I'm going to have to say that you will no doubt need a few deductions...give it away.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:50 PM

Just tie it up in investments that have lots of potential sadly sailboats is not a good place to put money lots of truth to that old saying. How do you make a million dollars building sailboats? Spend 2million.

Might be cool to purchase some Bay front property and build a small marina with the intent of hosting some really epic regattas and giving some sailing buddies a great place to keep their boats. That idea sounds pretty good to me.




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