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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mike Money, Jan 16, 2006.
Then I ate it.
Just to tempt fate.
To quote a bumpersticker...
The lottery is a tax on people with poor math skills.
Did you write down the numbers?
the clerk did. i'll see her around the next drawing... is it tommorow?
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
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.
How many tickets do you think it took her do that, though?
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,
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.
Thanks Mike. Somewhere a pothole can now be filled, a school textbook can now be printed.
I'd say at least
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
That is soooo punk, Mikey
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.
I thought it was a Tax on the stoopid!!??
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.
Right on the mark!
"To beat the lottery, win early, then quit." -- Obi