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

    my advice, take all the money over 25 years.

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    my advice, take all the money over 25 years.

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.

    $590M-plus Powerball: 1 winning ticket sold in Fla
    My advice is to point out all the idiots who wasted money instead of focusing your attention on the newest millionaire who became such on pure dumb luck.
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    "It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    My advice is to point out all the idiots who wasted money instead of focusing your attention on the newest millionaire who became such on pure dumb luck.
    I'd wager that spending $2 on a ticket requires less effort than all of your posts calling people idiots.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I'd wager that spending $2 on a ticket requires less effort than all of your posts calling people idiots.
    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.
    "With me everything turns into mathematics."
    "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
    "It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes

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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.
    It's good to know that you don't look down on people from your high horse.

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

    I didn't win.

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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.
    Hey, one less person on welfare now.... One at a time, one at time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    my advice, take all the money over 25 years.

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I'd wager that spending $2 on a ticket requires less effort than all of your posts calling people idiots.
    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.

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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.
    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.

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