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Okay you GUYSnGALS

hands up - who has actually BOUGHT a Ticket ??

I've seen both $476 MILLION && $500 MILLION :eek:

So - which one is right & DiD You BUY a Ticket ????


Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:17 am
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I'm broke. So the 140,000,000 to 1 chance I'd have I'll give to someone else.

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lucky9 wrote:
I'm broke. So the 140,000,000 to 1 chance I'd have I'll give to someone else.

Actually, the odds of hitting the jackpot are 1 in 175,711,536. :p

I'd be perfectly happy to hit 5 numbers for just $250,000 (1 in 3,904,701 chance). That would pay off the house and leave me debt free.

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kapookee wrote:
I'd be perfectly happy to hit 5 numbers for just $250,000 (1 in 3,904,701 chance). That would pay off the house and leave me debt free.


You must be single.

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uncle mark wrote:
kapookee wrote:
I'd be perfectly happy to hit 5 numbers for just $250,000 (1 in 3,904,701 chance). That would pay off the house and leave me debt free.


You must be single.


Ditto:

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Yes, I bought a ticket. It was my first time. No, I didn't get the winning numbers.
Bummer. Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if the odds were 180 million to 1 against me. Still, I thought up about 384x10^24 quadrillion ways to spend it in the two hours before the drawing.


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That's a ton of meditation.

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I offered a friend $20 for her ticket before the drawing as an experiment in human behavior. She refused being willing to take a chance at 174 MIL, or so, to one odds rather than a sure $20. I wonder what the tipping point would be $50, $100?

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I don't understand why people flock (stay in line) to get tickets when there's a huge jackpot... my poor attempts to explain the behavior:
1. people are so greedy that 10 millions or so from a regular jackpot is not enough for them
2. people not only want to win millions, but they want other people to talk about them as being the winner of the Big one.
3. constant media attention reminds people of lottery existence
4. all of the above (except for no. 3 all the other explanations are pretty disgusting to me).


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richb wrote:
I offered a friend $20 for her ticket before the drawing as an experiment in human behavior. She refused being willing to take a chance at 174 MIL, or so, to one odds rather than a sure $20. I wonder what the tipping point would be $50, $100?


Wow. The tipping point for me would have been $10. Maybe $5. :happy:

I didn't buy a ticket, although I thought about it. What usually stops me is thinking about how glad I'll be that the winner didn't get a single dime from me.


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