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Offline Capler

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Who is going to buy a Powerball ticket?
« on: November 27, 2012, 02:59:01 PM »
I have not bought one since the price went up, but now $500 million is very, very tempting. I may spend $2 for 1 number.  I look at it this way, if lady luck is going to smile on me, it will make no difference how many numbers I have.

What would you do with $500 million?
« Last Edit: November 27, 2012, 04:31:52 PM by Capler »

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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 03:19:14 PM »
Will spend about $40.00. If won I will pay all the people I could until the money ran out then the others would have to wait until I won again>>>>>
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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 03:19:51 PM »
I might make another donation to education.
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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 03:25:54 PM »
The lottery is simply a tax on those intellectually deficient.


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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 03:32:05 PM »
I'm not one of those weekly lottery players, but as the saying goes,

...you can't win it, if you ain't in it...  ;)

so with that being said, heck yeah,

 I'll blow $2 for a chance to win $400+ million!  :nod:

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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 03:36:40 PM »
Are buying lottery tickets tax deductible?  For me it is a contribution to education.
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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 03:42:40 PM »
The lottery is simply a tax on those intellectually deficient.


Just admit it if you can not afford to buy a ticket.
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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 03:57:30 PM »
I have not bought one since the price went up, but now $500 million is very, very tempting. I may spend $2 for 1 number.  I look at it this way, if lady luck is going to smile on me, it will make no difference how many numbers I have.

What would you do with $500 million?

you net about $680K per million won. So you looking at about $340 million after taxes

actually, you need more than one number, but I understand your logic.  Don't bet what you can't afford to lose.  That said.  I have 2 numbers I play all the time.  Plus I'm in a small group at work - that's another 5 numbers.

I spent close to $60-70 when the Mega Millions was $600+ a few months back.  I didn't even get back $10.  NOT doing that this time.
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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 03:59:31 PM »
The lottery is simply a tax on those intellectually deficient.



SO......

you wouldn't risk x dollars at winning a small fortune?  Ignorance is bliss.

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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 04:09:14 PM »
The lottery is simply a tax on those intellectually deficient.


Just admit it if you can not afford to buy a ticket.

Student loan debt  :(

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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2012, 04:12:26 PM »
The lottery is simply a tax on those intellectually deficient.


Just admit it if you can not afford to buy a ticket.

Student loan debt  :(

all the more reason to risk $2

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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2012, 04:15:26 PM »
The lottery is simply a tax on those intellectually deficient.



SO......

you wouldn't risk x dollars at winning a small fortune?  Ignorance is bliss.

The chances of winning are so miniscule on even the most conservative of scales, that you are literally throwing away your money.

Peep this:

The Average person on this earth, is doing good to make 2 dollars a day, much less have 2 dollars just to Piss away on the 1 in a nearly billion chance you have at winning.

2 dollars you could give to a person in the Congo,Kenya, or even India to save a life, educate a child, and really do something other than giving more to a government which already taxes the crap out of you.

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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012, 04:20:50 PM »
The lottery is simply a tax on those intellectually deficient.



SO......

you wouldn't risk x dollars at winning a small fortune?  Ignorance is bliss.

The chances of winning are so miniscule on even the most conservative of scales, that you are literally throwing away your money.

Peep this:

The Average person on this earth, is doing good to make 2 dollars a day, much less have 2 dollars just to Piss away on the 1 in a nearly billion chance you have at winning.

2 dollars you could give to a person in the Congo,Kenya, or even India to save a life, educate a child, and really do something other than giving more to a government which already taxes the crap out of you.

Peep this: SOMEBODY WILL WIN.  I'd be satisfied with the 2nd and 3rd prize.

I already give to charity.  You could too if you weren't so busy trying to convince people of how smart you think you are.

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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2012, 04:25:30 PM »
The lottery is simply a tax on those intellectually deficient.



SO......

you wouldn't risk x dollars at winning a small fortune?  Ignorance is bliss.

The chances of winning are so miniscule on even the most conservative of scales, that you are literally throwing away your money.

Peep this:

The Average person on this earth, is doing good to make 2 dollars a day, much less have 2 dollars just to Piss away on the 1 in a nearly billion chance you have at winning.

2 dollars you could give to a person in the Congo,Kenya, or even India to save a life, educate a child, and really do something other than giving more to a government which already taxes the crap out of you.

Peep this: SOMEBODY WILL WIN.  I'd be satisfied with the 2nd and 3rd prize.

I already give to charity.  You could too if you weren't so busy trying to convince people of how smart you think you are.

The charity was a moot point.

People work all day to earn less than 2$ worldwide, yet you throw it away on something you know you wont win, and brings nothing of substance to you. That was the point. You have more chance at being struck by lightening than winning.

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Re: Who is going go buy a Powerball ticket?
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2012, 04:31:16 PM »
Yes Neymar, the odds are very great but the odds of winning is equal for everybody.  Of course you will increase your chances the more numbers you play.

 

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