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MegaMillions anyone?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by VEGASBJ, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. VEGASBJ

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    This Friday's drawing is up to $415 million. Anyone plan on playing?

    I am not a regular Lotto player, but when the amounts get this high, I sometimes take a shot by buying a few tickets. Can't hurt as someone has to win and how many times do you get a chance to win this kind of money for just a few $$ investment. Yes, the odds suck, but are you going to give it a try??
     
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    Funny thing before we moved to Vegas I bought two tickets a week. Vegas has no lottery, so I just kind of lost interest. We moved back here and when Powerball goes up to the $400 mil range, I buy some, but that's about it. Now I have to go find out if WI has Mega Millions. If it does, sure I'll buy $10 worth.
     
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    I am a lotto player when the jackpot gets up to FU money. Typically I buy $10 a draw. The last three draws my return has been $7, $1, and $1. But it is fun to dream for that day or two of what you would do. First thing would be to call the boss and say "Remember when I used to work for you, those were good times....".

    As a low roller, it would be fun to see how the hosts would be lined up to fawn all over me when you send in $1M in front money. The big bonus is that I would have the bankroll to gamble with Nate and Shifter and Bronco and not feel like a bastard calf at the registered bull sale.
     
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    I hate it when it gets this big. Because I have to play $10 or $20. Never win and too high of odds but you just can't NOT play and try.

    I played Powerball last night and didn't win. LOL

    guess I need to throw my $10 or $20 in trash for MegaMillions.

    If I ever win. Crab legs at the Mansion for everyone.
     
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    How come when it is 10 million, which I would consider FU money, I rarely play it? But when it's a couple hundred million, I always do. Stupid.
     
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    several yrs ago, at work, we bought total 350 tickets from 10 different stores.
    We won $14 total. split between 35 people?
    I also bought myself 2 tickets. I won $3 dollars. You never know~
     
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    The local magistrate here in PA was partners with his two friends while they went on a golfing trip in FLA,and got back found out they hit the bigone.
    This was in march and they flew in private jet to go cash in ticket and he iscstill working,and he is in his sixties.
     
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    When I win the 400 million, everyone on this board gets a free roundtrip airfare to Vegas.....

    You're very welcome.!
     
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    My rationale for playing when it gets big is that it is close to the point where you are getting odds on your bet. Ticket costs $1, odds are 276M to 1. So if the pot is over that then mentally I can go with it. Of course the lump sum value is less, and uncle sam is going to get his cut, so in reality you are still getting the worst of it.

    I look at it the same as roulette. You get paid 35-1 on a true 38-1 shot. Would you place a bet on a single number if it only paid 2:1?
     
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    $20 invested and caught two Mega balls. Two lousy dollar return. You'd think with two Mega balls, you could catch at least one other number for a $5 winner. And now crap, i have to waste another $20 on Tuesday's drawing for 449 million.
     

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