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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    You miss the point of buying a ticket. No one reasonably expects to win. When you buy a ticket (or tickets), you're essentially making a wish. Let people enjoy the dream, rather then calling them all idiots.
    Saying nobody expects to win is equivalent to saying everyone expects to lose, which is mathematically reasonable. But if that's the case, you're admitting that these people are willingly throwing away money. Wasted money adds up.

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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    People aren't limited to one ticket. I'll bet you $100 that someone collecting welfare or food stamps spent $100 or more on lottery tickets.
    yes there might be ONE person on welfare/food stamps that might have spent 100 dollars on the lottery. their lose!!
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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    yes there might be ONE person on welfare/food stamps that might have spent 100 dollars on the lottery. their lose!!
    Based on the number of tickets sold, you want to say maybe one?

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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    You miss the point of buying a ticket. No one reasonably expects to win. When you buy a ticket (or tickets), you're essentially making a wish. Let people enjoy the dream, rather then calling them all idiots.
    That's the pernicious problem with the lottery and gambling in general, that wish for a better life that will never be fulfilled. As a Hitchens fan I'm surprised you advocate such fruitless shows of faith, especially since they cost money.
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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    i got the powerball right, so i at least recouped my $4 investment.

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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    yes there might be ONE person on welfare/food stamps that might have spent 100 dollars on the lottery. their lose!!
    There are possibly many thousands of people on government assistance that play all forms of state lotteries/games to the tune of 100 dollars a week, maybe more. Go ask the proprietors of liquor stores in the hood that sell lottery tickets, they'll tell you.
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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    You miss the point of buying a ticket. No one reasonably expects to win. When you buy a ticket (or tickets), you're essentially making a wish. Let people enjoy the dream, rather then calling them all idiots.
    i almost never play; just when it gets really big. i look at it as spending a few bucks so i can walk around thinking "what if" for a day. doing that all of the time wouldn't be wise, though.

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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    Lottery is a waste of money.
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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    doing that all of the time wouldn't be wise, though.
    ...and that's why gambling is bad, lottery in particular. It increases your dissatisfaction with your own life, but requires no actual effort on your part to improve your life. Catholics have no problem with gambling but I'm with the fundamentalist Christians in being against it.
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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    I never play the lottery but I admit I did this time. Bought $10 worth, and... Lost it, but hey $10 bucks for a chance at 600 million seemed like a good idea at the time.

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