Skip to comments.Did anybody win that Mega Lottery?
Posted on 03/30/2012 8:42:35 PM PDT by Dallas59
I'm tired of waiting 10 minutes in line at the gas station just to buy cigarettes.
I bought my ticket early in the morning so as to avoid the possibilty of lines.
Maybe it’s time for you to quit smoking?
I’m kind of hoping someone won, I’m tired of making trips to the store just to buy lottery tickets :-).
I hope it hasn’t.
I want the world’s first billion dollar lottery prize to go to one winner.
Everybody was in a good mood tonight though. Now I’m waiting for the rash of bank robberies.
I’d be bloody rich, if I could win for having zero white balls and zero mega balls.
Maybe that did not come out the way I had meant.
Meanwhile, if there are no winners today, next Tuesday’s jackpot could be $975,000,000
I didn’t ven get one number!
(No, I didn't win and I don't have much money but yeah I'm rich)
I think Marl Levin won. He was saying he was going to on his show tonight.
They could beat out Soros and Mitt too buy the Presidency for themselves!
If that happens...count me in
There’a a vrey good posibility that no one won since there were 2 23s drawn.
The results won’t be up for at least another hour and a half or so.
Wonder if Obammy will claim it. For the hooded childrens.
Waiting for my sis to get home to find out if she won anything, doubt it though, what are the odds that someone actually chose the #23 twice. I didn’t play but the winning numbers were not numbers I would have chosen anyway
No way do I want all that kind of attention. That would just irritate the hell out of me. So if I am the winner, I will just sign the back of the ticket and store it away for a while until all the hubbub dies down. Then, when the coast is clear, I will quietly show up at the Lottery headquarters, take it in a lump sum and move to some warm, tropical place where I can change my name and live out my remaining days sitting on the beach with a good book and one of those umbrella-type drinks in my hand, served up by those voluptueus island-women and yes, I will tip well.
Yes, my wife and dog can come too.
One never knows.
In Canada, for their 6/49 lottery, the numbers drawn for one lottery were something along the lines of:
40, 41, 42, 44, 47, 49
And somebody won.
Damn, now I have to go back to work Monday.
Those in the know advise claiming your prize and then disappear for 6 months.
Go anywhere, just get out.
After taxes it would be less than a billion. And the shown jackpot is the inuity which I think most people would not take.
After taxes (federal withholding of 25% plus state income tax) with the cash option is about half the shown jackpot.
It’s funny how everyone, including me usually only buys them when the jackpot is huge, because you know a cool 20 mil would change your life almost as much as 400 million.
Now if it gets around several billion then you’re talking enough to buy major sports franchises. I wonder what the least vauable MLB team is, The Royals are worth 350 mil.
Many radio sports talk show hosts with event tickets to give away (to good callers who "bring something to the table") routinely announce that any caller who asks for the tickets is automatically disqualified.
Similarly, the first thing I would do if I won the lottery jackpot is announce loud and clear that anybody, including charities, who asks for money is automatically barred from receiving so much as a single dime.
No need. Use layers of Trusts and no one need know you ever won...well almost no one.
The tribes around here are allowed to spear walleye in the spring. They are also allowed to catch the SUCKERS pretty much all year long in their casinos.
One in several hundred chances of winning in this gamble...SUCKERS!
Now I can donate to FR, move, build a house, bribe some family members to stay away, buy some expensive guns and a used jetfighter, a small nuke, a George Foreman Grill, and a ring so I can ask that mean chick to marry me (hey babe!).
(I can dream, can’t I??)
Nope. If I did win, I sure as hell wouldn’t advertise it either.
23 is Michael Jordan. One of his fans may have made it. I heard that Floyd Merriweather sent someone out to buy 20,000 worth of tickets.Might not be true..but I suspect there were many people out in Hollywood playing this one.
I’d still take the one time payout.
A cheque in the hand is always better than the promises of future payout.
I live in a town of 14k. Bought 2 numbers last evening about 7:00 p.m. Other than the clerk, I was the only one in the store.
Checked the numbers — didn’t win.
Yet, as the W O P R computer learned,"the only winning move is not to play."
If you did that, you wouldn’t have to give a dime away.
You’d have it taken from you by unscrupulous people.
Yeah it was starting to rain as I walked to the gas station by my house and I thought to myself, it’d have a better chance of getting hit by lightining walking there and again on the way back. ;D
Odds of being hit in your lifetime (80years) are 1 in 10000
In a year it’s 1 in 775000, much better than lotto odds even if you buy a ticket twice a week.
But every lucky bastard who has won the lotto had one thing in common, they bought a ticket. Unless you can invent a new computer thing your odds of making that kind of scrach on your own aren’t any better than the lotto odds.
Targeting rich old ladies sounds like the best bet.
If I win I promise to double my donation to FR. Heck, Ill double everybodys donation to FR.
Checking my ticket now. Stand by...
I wouldn’t tell ya that I won, I ain’t that stoopid, but I’ll tell ya that I’m going to Disneyworld. IN PARIS! Woo hoo!
You’ve got it wrong. Didn’t you hear Rev Al talking about IT and Skillets. I hadn’t laughed so hard in awhile as I was listening to his inability to read a teleprompter.
I’m originally from BC and many years ago, one of our family friends won the BC/49. Young dude. I was invited to one of the most “memorable” nights that will make Caligula blush.
But one thing about canada is that YOU keep EVERYTHING and nothing goes to the feds in taxes.
Love the irony: sure are a lot of 99%ers who want to be a 1%er.
What a boring life. No more Red Sox, No more Bruins, No more nothing.
Me, I bought myself a few beers instead of betting.
You broke the PA lottery home page!
The odds of the big win 1/175,711,536
Odds of being struck by lightning in a given year (reported deaths + injuries) 1/1,000,000
Interesting, I did not notice that
I’d probably enjoy getting my ass kissed.
Good luck with your quest to outlive Phil Hartman. That wife of his is burning in hell.
Yeah, but then you would have to actually spend time in Kansas City. :)
I agree. Society might collapse before they pay you all your money.
You are far better to take the lump sum, set yourself up in a nice homestead, that you can protect, then live the simple life.
At least, that’s my plan.
No sports cars, cheap babes, or booze.
Hopefully, no headaches.
Yes, but the tradeoff are much smaller prizes.
On the upside however, no requirement to share.
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