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Old 08-27-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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Just bought 2 scratchers and a Mega Millions ticket. One scratcher won $3, another one won $50. Fingers crossed for that Mega Millions ticket!
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Well? Are you a mega millionaire? Or a mega bandwidth waster?
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To me I would feel like I would have worse luck, seeing as I already used up two lucky moments.
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yeah... quick pick FTL. not even a single number
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I would consider winning mega millions of $$$ a curse. I kind of like the way my life is now. If we were talking about winning $250,000 then that would be a different thing but I don't want to win $200 million.
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I would consider winning mega millions of $$$ a curse. I kind of like the way my life is now. If we were talking about winning $250,000 then that would be a different thing but I don't want to win $200 million.
So if you win $200 million, you will give me 199,750,000 of it? I'd like my life a lot more being able to do whatever I wanted to every day, not having to worry about making ends meet or waking up to go to work. I could find numerous ways to kill time and cure my boredom with $200 million. Though honestly, after sharing it with family, the other $150 million would probably go to charities of my choice, or maybe set up my own charities to be sure the money goes where I want it to go. Maybe I would donate it to NASA and have a probe named after me, lol.
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So if you win $200 million, you will give me 199,750,000 of it? I'd like my life a lot more being able to do whatever I wanted to every day, not having to worry about making ends meet or waking up to go to work. I could find numerous ways to kill time and cure my boredom with $200 million. Though honestly, after sharing it with family, the other $150 million would probably go to charities of my choice, or maybe set up my own charities to be sure the money goes where I want it to go. Maybe I would donate it to NASA and have a probe named after me, lol.
That's the problem. I haven't won it yet and you are already begging for money. Besides destroying my life and yours, it will also destroy the lives of everyone who comes begging for the money. Do you think your family will fight over the money? I found out a while back that I am related (distant cousin) to that girl pilot that was shot down in Iraq 10 years ago (Jessica something or other I think - she was in the news every day for a couple of weeks). I've never even met the girl but I am sure she would track me down and hound me for money. If I gave her some my parents would be shitting at me because I could have given them her share. It would get pretty ridiculous. In the end I would be a coke addict living alone with every friend and family member pissed at me. Not worth it in my book.

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The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.
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The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.
Aw, come on! It's has 1:175,000,000 odds for the jackpot! I would imagine that would be more likely if you always played the same numbers. By doing quick picks you are changing your numbers and you could play it a 100 billion times and never hit the jackpot. Same applies for using the same numbers too, you may never hit on your numbers. My dad plays and gets me to pick him up tickets whenever I go to Georgia, but I rarely ever play.

I guess I can kind of see the whole family bothering you think, but I already don't see most of my family much anyway, nor do I have many friends that I couldn't do without, so I would just give them "their share" and tell them to get lost if they kept bothering me. I most certainly wouldn't live like a multi millionaire though, I would buy a modest house (or a few, one in each region maybe) a few cars and other toys, then pretty much leave the rest alone. Hell, I'd probably even still work on the side, for myself probably though, not working for someone else if I'm that rich.

But again, you are probably right, $200 million is a bit too much. I would feel much better with just enough to get by for the rest of my life with. Maybe 2 or 3 million. Live off the interest. Then again, I could make that $200 million into 2 or 3 by giving most of it away to charity like I said before.
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Aw, come on! It's has 1:175,000,000 odds for the jackpot! I would imagine that would be more likely if you always played the same numbers. By doing quick picks you are changing your numbers and you could play it a 100 billion times and never hit the jackpot. Same applies for using the same numbers too, you may never hit on your numbers.
That's called "The Gamblers Fallacy" each number picking is completely independent of the one before. That's why the roulette number board is so effective.
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I'd buy a solid gold jet-ski.
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I would watch your solid gold jet-ski sink.
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I would watch your solid gold jet-ski sink.
It would look good at the bottom of my 3 acre 15ft deep swimming pool.
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Im going to win the mega millions or powerball because of synchronicity.
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