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So, Today I bought one of those Megamillions lottery tickets.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mike Money, Jan 16, 2006.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Then I ate it.

    Just to tempt fate.
     
  2. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    To quote a bumpersticker...

    The lottery is a tax on people with poor math skills.
     
  3. Did you write down the numbers?
     
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    the clerk did. i'll see her around the next drawing... is it tommorow?
     
  5. Sippy

    Sippy

    Aug 1, 2005
    Stuart,Florida
    I bought a lottery ticket for my little nephew 2 years ago.. he was 14 and thought it was "cool" to play the lottery so I bought him a ticket... he won $700... using MY NUMBERS....I still think I'm gonna sue ;)
     
  6. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    I work with a woman who just won $10,000 on a scratch ticket, and then the next day won $1,000 on another.

    She's one of the few who play alot and win big quite a bit. This is atleast the second time I know of that she's won $10,000.
     
  7. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    How many tickets do you think it took her do that, though? ;)
     
  8. Wesley R

    Wesley R Supporting Member

    on a scratch off, he really needed a different car and had been looking for a while in the 3-5k range. Ended up with his first brand new car. My mom totaled it 3 weeks alter.

    I have been told the odds of winning the lottery are better if you buy a ticket, just not by much.

    Best of Luck,
    Wesley R.
     
  9. Maverick Blues

    Maverick Blues Being a Thumper is all about ATTITUDE!

    Apr 28, 2005
    Richmond, VA
    No kidding? :)

    There are two ways of looking at high-odds games like Megamillions and Powerball.

    1) The odds against you winning approach "astronomical."

    2) Eventually someone WILL win, and your chances are as good as anyone else's.

    If it gives you pleasure and you can afford it, go for it. Just hope you don't win the jackpot on that ticket, or you're going to have no end of fun with the porcelain god. :eek: :p

    'rick
     
  10. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Thanks Mike. Somewhere a pothole can now be filled, a school textbook can now be printed.
     
  11. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    :bassist: :bassist:
     
  12. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    I'd say at least :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
     
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

  14. Ericman197

    Ericman197

    Feb 23, 2004
    Iowa
    guys some day i'm going to be rich and famous and i'm going to buy all the lottery tickets and i'm going to win the lottery and i'll be rich
     
  15. Maverick Blues

    Maverick Blues Being a Thumper is all about ATTITUDE!

    Apr 28, 2005
    Richmond, VA
    Hahaha... you'll need to be rich before you buy "all the lottery tickets" (unless you're talking like Pick3). Do the math. :)

    Anyways... an Australian group tried that about a decade ago with the Virginia Lottery's "Lotto" game. They had tons of people working for them and there still wasn't enough time to purchase all the numbers. And Lotto (no longer around) was way, way fewer combinations than Megamillions or Powerball.

    And Virginia law has since been changed to make it virtually impossible for anyone to even try it again (you have to use Lottery playslips now, not self-printed ones like they did). I wouldn't be surprised if other states and the multi-state consortiums have similar rules.

    I think you're better off relying on luck. :)

    'rick
     
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member


    I thought it was a Tax on the stoopid!!?? :eyebrow:
     
  17. I respect a guy who likes to live on the edge.

    I have bought exactly two scratch off tickets in my life. One of them got me on the lotto show here in Ohio. I won a brand new car and $6000. I haven't bought a ticket since. I figure I'm up.
     
  18. Maverick Blues

    Maverick Blues Being a Thumper is all about ATTITUDE!

    Apr 28, 2005
    Richmond, VA
    Right on the mark!

    "To beat the lottery, win early, then quit." -- Obi

    'rick