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GandJ
post Nov 28 2012, 05:59 PM
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Did you buy a ticket or two? Must admit we did. It's not a frequent thing for us and we had no idea
that it now costs $2 to play. When did that start?

What are you going to do when you win? Fun to think about it, eh?

Anyway, good luck to all who are playing.

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post Nov 28 2012, 08:18 PM
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Did you buy a ticket or two? Must admit we did. It's not a frequent thing for us


Interesting human behavior. When a jackpot is only five or ten million, no one gets excited. But when the jackpot is 100 or 500 million people stand in line for a chance. I guess if you win only one or ten million it would not be enough to take a chance on.

I have played the same five sets of numbers twice a week since the first drawing. If I do not win something soon I will be in the hole (I had a couple of real good years). But then I have been known to do crazy things like bet hard eights on the craps table or draw to an inside straight once in a while.
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post Nov 29 2012, 06:58 AM
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I bought 2 tickets as I do each week now. After the last big win I went in to buy my tickets and the clerk said "are you sure you want to do that since the jackpot is only $20 million now?" I told her I thought I could survive on that much if I won.
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post Nov 29 2012, 10:00 AM
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I worked on a software project for the California State Lottery (CSL) back when it first started. As a contractor, I was not allowed to play the lottery. I asked another programmer, who was a CSL employee, whether it bothered him that he couldn't play.

His response was, "Dave, the chances of winning a big jackpot are essentially the same whether you play or not, so I don't mind."

Want to win a big jackpot? Quick, think of a number between one and 175,000,000!


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post Nov 29 2012, 10:07 AM
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QUOTE(Denali @ Nov 29 2012, 11:00 AM) *
I worked on a software project for the California State Lottery (CSL) back when it first started. As a contractor, I was not allowed to play the lottery. I asked another programmer, who was a CSL employee, whether it bothered him that he couldn't play.

His response was, "Dave, the chances of winning a big jackpot are essentially the same whether you play or not, so I don't mind."

Want to win a big jackpot? Quick, think of a number between one and 175,000,000!


Tell that to the two winners and the rest that got a mill. You have to be in it to win it. The odds are definitely against you, but one never knows.


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post Nov 29 2012, 02:26 PM
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QUOTE(Denali @ Nov 29 2012, 11:00 AM) *

Want to win a big jackpot? Quick, think of a number between one and 175,000,000!


9!!!!!!! Did I win? Oh well. I always pick 9 for some reason and it never wins.

Needless to say, we did not win the mega-big lottery. Was worth a couple bucks to
day-dream and what-if though.

Bottom line: Sorry guys....I won't be hiring Santana to give a free RVParkReviews
members-only concert. Maybe next time smile.gif


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post Nov 29 2012, 02:49 PM
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I don't know when it went up to $2.00 a ticket either. Don't bother to play. Did when it first came out but quit after a year. I had a better chance of getting hit by lightening then winning the lottery.


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post Nov 29 2012, 04:37 PM
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This kind of stuff just doesn't do anything for me, I think I've bought about 3 lottery tickets in the past 25 years....though this time I was planning on buying a ticket, but I forgot...believe me I didn't loose any sleep! tongue.gif

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post Nov 29 2012, 04:58 PM
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I've played the same set of numbers since the first Florida lottery drawing. Won a little, lost a lot. I'd love to quit, but I'm afraid that as soon as I do, my numbers will come up. So, I get a ticket with my one set of numbers for 52 weeks and check it periodically. Maybe one day......
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post Nov 30 2012, 08:59 AM
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Several years ago the fellow that sold me lottery tickets and I were talking about never winning so we decided that each week we would each put our $5 in a jar and at the end of the year pretend we won the money in the lottery.


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post Nov 30 2012, 12:11 PM
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I think I pay enough taxes as it is now, so I'm not going to pay a voluntary tax on top of that!
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post Dec 1 2012, 01:13 PM
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I haven't played the lottery for over 20 years, but admit was starting to think about it. I was waiting for it to reach 600 million to make it worthwhile!

Could you imagine what one could do with $550m. You could even afford one of those fancy new rigs, AND the gas to operate for a few years. Of course if I won I'd more than likely still watch the pennies....checking into an RV park "hey, don't forget my Good Sam discount" etc. Then again, I suppose you could buy the RV park if you really liked it! laugh.gif laugh.gif
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post Dec 1 2012, 05:37 PM
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Well, the family in Missouri that won half of the jackpot are "only" getting $192 million after taxes. That would really limit your options quite a bit. blink.gif biggrin.gif


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post Dec 1 2012, 06:19 PM
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Yeah, "only" $192m...what a bummer. Would likely mean only one Newell for
us instead of "his and hers". laugh.gif

MO winners seemed like a very nice family on TV. Hope the winnings won't
change that.

Rumor is that the other winner is a guy in the DC area, but it might be hoax.


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post Dec 10 2012, 12:57 PM
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I am retired and get enough people trying to sell me stuff I don`t want now.If I was down and out I mite would like to win.But I have all I need and the bills are paid and even have a RV trailer to go camping so better than a lot of people retired and so thankful for that.I think I all ready have about a hundred junk mails a week selling hearing aids to cemetery plots.Hope I don`t need either soon.


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