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"The Lottery" #1250493 Thu Jan 11 2018 06:58 PM
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We heard about this up here on the news last week.

Me and the boys were talking about it in the 'local' and wondering how hard it would be to handle; and what part of the world the winner would need to fly to immediately in order to "hide".

The consensus was that that none of us would know what to do with a big jackpot, and none of us are badly off, so just play the small "scratch-n-wins".

Personally I don't think a jackpot would do me that much good at my age, like it would have back in my younger days. My kids would get most of it.
But I'd find it interesting to win just out of sheer curiosity.
I'd like to see how many "long lost family" come out of the woodwork; or better yet how many "old friends" that I haven't seen or heard from for the last 40+ years. grin

Speaking of "hiding", are there any commercial flights to Antarctica? wink




Re: "The Lottery" [Re: Old 'Burb Lover] #1250511 Thu Jan 11 2018 08:40 PM
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I play from time to time. I really don't need the money that bad but it would be nice to have a million or 2 after taxes. I experienced what it is to come into more money than you had experienced at one time. 15 years ago I went through a divorce and because if Indiana law I came out very well. But when you have a large lump sum like that you have a tendency to do things that you should be more cautious about. I was 59 at the time so I decided to retire early at 61. I paid off my sons masters degree and furnished is new home. Paid off my home and paid cash for a new car, The major expenditure was the 54 which already had. BTW I am still trying to buy a 1930's Plymouth. I am 74 1/2 and still have some of that mentality. Only time will tell if I should have been more cautious. Still will be nice to win. I heard the way to do it is to set up trust and pay yourself out of that.What to do. Or just send it to me I have a big backyard and a lot of Mason jars.


Ron, The Computer Greek
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Re: "The Lottery" [Re: Old 'Burb Lover] #1250515 Thu Jan 11 2018 09:30 PM
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Shoot ,I didn't get one ,,now what if I had won ,, I was wondering why even I have bought tickets when it's 5-6-7 or 700 hundred million,, the odds is about the same arn't they?










Re: "The Lottery" [Re: Old 'Burb Lover] #1250521 Thu Jan 11 2018 11:21 PM
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Lottery: "A tax on poor people who are really bad at math!"


Scoring a multi-million dollar win is considerably less likely that getting hit by lightning, but when the jackpot gets around 200 million, I have a tendency to spend the same amount of money on computer-selected numbers that I used to waste on a week's worth of cigarettes. Nobody ever offered me a few million dollars to gamble on getting lung cancer, emphysema, or a few other deadly diseases- - - -and I wasted that money for 40-something years! It's entertaining, and I'm not likely to starve to death over it, so why not buy a ticket occasionally?
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: "The Lottery" [Re: Old 'Burb Lover] #1250522 Thu Jan 11 2018 11:46 PM
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I have been to a casino one time.
Waste of time and money.

I did play the powerball at work. Five bucks each, if it was over fifty million.
I had to play, if all my work buddies would happen to win, then I would have to do their jobs.
So I played.

Retired now and haven't bought a ticket since
Don


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Re: "The Lottery" [Re: Old 'Burb Lover] #1250523 Thu Jan 11 2018 11:55 PM
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Lotteries aren't my thing. I have never ever bought a lottery ticket.

Re: "The Lottery" [Re: Old 'Burb Lover] #1250526 Fri Jan 12 2018 12:24 AM
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Once they hit 500 million I will buy 2 tickets. The price of a couple of cups of coffee. Won’t break me. Someone has to win sooner or later, might as well be me.💸


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Re: "The Lottery" [Re: Old 'Burb Lover] #1250531 Fri Jan 12 2018 01:27 AM
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The story is told about the very religious man who got down on his knees every night and prayed that he would win the lottery. No luck! After saying the same prayer every night for ten years, he heard a voice from out of nowhere as he knelt down to pray- - - - -"Help me out, son- - - - -go buy a ticket!"

Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: "The Lottery" [Re: Hotrod Lincoln] #1250534 Fri Jan 12 2018 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
Scoring a multi-million dollar win is considerably less likely that getting hit by lightning...........


I saw a documentary about lotteries a few years ago.They interviewed a mathematician who explained what one-in-14-million odds means.
They were on the roof of the Empire State building, and the mathematician handed the interviewer a coffee cup, then pulled out a dime.
He explained that if the interviewer would go down and stand on the sidewalk anywhere with the cup, then he (the mathematician) would flick the dime over his shoulder at random.

He then said that the dime would have a better chance of landing in the cup than anyone has of winning a lottery.

It was an eye-opener.




Re: "The Lottery" [Re: Old 'Burb Lover] #1250537 Fri Jan 12 2018 03:30 AM
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One of my friends favorite saying was ...."you got to spend it to win it".

......I'm not addicted to gambling so I can discipline myself to a ticket now and then. Since I don't smoke, drink or chase ugly women I think I'm ok to spend $2 once in a while, and besides, I might just win. Just think, a barn full of Stovebolts. So much to do, so little time....and money. hehehe


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