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

    I live near the winning location and bought a few tickets here and there in my driving about. Maybe I should check my tickets?

    If I won what would I do with it? Donate it all to DP of course.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    If you die does it carry on to your family? If it doesn't I would say take the lump. Otherwise if you know you're irresponsible, take the yearly payout.
    Thats what I would probably do if I won the lottery.Because I can speculate and plan all I want what I would do if I had such money,but there is no telling how responsible I would be with such money until I got it.
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    $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    I buy a couple of lottery tickets once or twice a year (I spend about $6 total per year on it). I don't look at it as throwing money away, I see it as donating money to 'older Pennsylvanians', as the PA Lottery commercials tell me the proceeds go to. So I'm not an idiot, I'm a philanthropist!

    I never play Powerball or Megamillions though.

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

    as much as winning would salve all my problems etc., id hate to let my name be plastered all over the place for having had come into a large sum of money.

    and yes you bet your ash I bought a ticket, which is far from the worst thing ive ever wasted money on..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    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.
    Go there often do you?
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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    People who play the lottery are mostly idiots, he's right. Instead of spending money on something you have 1 in 100 million chance of winning, you could take it down to the roulette table and have MUCH better odds. Say you took that $100 in question, put it on say, a 30:1 shot, then kept rebetting the money.

    1st win: $3,000 (1 in 30 shot)
    2nd win: $90,000 (1 in 900 shot)
    3rd win: $2.7 million (1 in 27,000 shot)
    4th win: $81 million (1 in 810,000 shot)
    5th win: $218 million (1 in 24.3 mil shot)

    The lottery is a tax on people who are really bad at math.
    That ignores the fact that most roulette tables have a maximum bet that is FAR less than several million dollars.

    And I think that far fewer lottery players are idiots than most people assume. Oh don't get me wrong, there are plenty out there, but I think there are a lot of people who play who realize their chances of winning are miniscule, and do it because it's entertaining. As long as you understand that, it's no different than paying for any other form of entertainment.

    I've gotten a lot more fun spending $2 for a powerball ticket and dreaming about what I'd do with $200 million if I won it than I've gotten out of things that cost considerably more.
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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Go there often do you?
    They don't sell malt liquor at the grocery store.
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    Re: $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    They don't sell malt liquor at the grocery store.
    And when buying malt liquor, how many times have you witnessed lottery purchases in excess of $100 by someone you know is on some sort of welfare?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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

    I wonder why the person hasn't stepped forward to claim his/her prize yet? Maybe hiring a lawyer and an accountant or something? Maybe even changing their name.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I buy a couple of lottery tickets once or twice a year (I spend about $6 total per year on it). I don't look at it as throwing money away, I see it as donating money to 'older Pennsylvanians', as the PA Lottery commercials tell me the proceeds go to. So I'm not an idiot, I'm a philanthropist!

    I never play Powerball or Megamillions though.
    Those are the only ones I play, and I only play when there is a big jackpot. I never buy scratch tickets though.

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