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Millions and millions of losers validated in Power Ball Lottery

Posted on 11/28/2012 10:39:21 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

Just sayin'


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: ball; power; vanity

1 posted on 11/28/2012 10:39:26 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Ya got a better chance at stroking out on the way to buy the ticket.


2 posted on 11/28/2012 10:42:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I admit I buy one, I don’t go overboard, I might buy two plays, that’s about it. If I’m meant to win, I’d win if I play two games or two hundred. I have nothing against gambling if it is done in a responsible manner. losing a couple of bucks in one thing, betting the farm on it is another.


3 posted on 11/28/2012 10:44:59 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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I like the lottery. It’s the only tax poor people pay. I do buy a couple when I’m working in a state that has it and the pot is big, why not?

The best thing about the lottery is when poor people win it, and they become poor again within a year or two.


4 posted on 11/28/2012 10:48:49 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.


5 posted on 11/28/2012 10:52:08 PM PST by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: dsrtsage

Back at uni, one of my classes was statistics and the reason why students took it was really to find out if they can crunch the numbers on the lottery.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 10:55:52 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Don’t participate but I guess it is more fun to pay taxes that way then in your paycheck!


7 posted on 11/28/2012 11:00:39 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

I lost too.


8 posted on 11/28/2012 11:03:19 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs (The Ameritopian Motto: Gov The Sheeple, Buy The Sheeple, Bore The Sheeple)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.

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But if the gods wish to be Good to me...........


9 posted on 11/28/2012 11:08:35 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (That Queer Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: dsrtsage

“It’s the only tax poor people pay.”

I’ll remember that! I used to feel bad for the poor old lady buying a pack of smokes and a few lottery tickets.

I would have won this time, but I forgot to buy a ticket! (Would have made my third or fourth lottery ticket ever.)


10 posted on 11/28/2012 11:11:52 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I heard yesterday that here in Germany the Lotto winners with 6 numbers right got 80,000 euros.

I said good thing I didn’t win, I’d be pissed!


11 posted on 11/28/2012 11:13:43 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (sotto voce)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I bought my first lottery ticket in 15 years last night. I had zero numbers right, which is about my average. A waste of two dollars.

It was Bushs’ fault I lost, and I’m a racist. :)


12 posted on 11/28/2012 11:14:26 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

I’m thinking of a number between 1 and 175,223,510.

Only two bucks per guess!


13 posted on 11/28/2012 11:16:33 PM PST by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The odds of winning the Lottery are the same as getting hit by lightning seven days in a row.


14 posted on 11/28/2012 11:16:42 PM PST by BooBoo1000 ( Your life is like a coin, you can spend it on what ever you want, but you can only spend it once.)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

I’m good at math and I know the odds are horrendous but I have one chance rather than none. At least in my state the proceeds go to college tuition.


15 posted on 11/28/2012 11:19:05 PM PST by tiki
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Lottery is horrible if you actually look at the %. State takes from the pool, taxed on the winnings, Annuity for full payout or like 50% for lump sum, nobody talks about what happens to winning tickets not turned in.

But for $10 bucks 4-5 times a year, I get a nice sleep laying in bed at night dreaming about being the chosen one for that week.


16 posted on 11/28/2012 11:22:56 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I wasted 2 bucks and if no one hits, I’ll waste another 2 bucks Saturday, LOL.


17 posted on 11/28/2012 11:25:08 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
How many times do you get a chance to not win a half a billion dollars?

Its worth a ticket to say you were a contender :~)

18 posted on 11/28/2012 11:25:17 PM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
What idiots!!!

They have about as much chance of winning the lottery as ... retiring and living off their 401K.

19 posted on 11/28/2012 11:29:40 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn

lol!


20 posted on 11/28/2012 11:31:05 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
If you won this record jackpot twice - before taxes you would almost have enough to fund obama phones for a year.

Just think of all the brotha's you could help out enable more than you unwillingly do already!

21 posted on 11/28/2012 11:31:56 PM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: Nowhere Man

There is no point going overboard and getting crazy about it.

I play one box with the numbers I want and then the second box with numbers that are + or - 1 to 3 from the numbers in the first box.

Ah? Eh? Ah- Ha! Ah-Ha-Ha-Ha!!


22 posted on 11/28/2012 11:41:41 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (sotto voce)
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To: meadsjn

or living in a free democratic republic.


23 posted on 11/28/2012 11:45:57 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

If God wants me to win it He’ll arrange it no matter what I do or don’t do, so I don’t bother buying tickets.

OTOH, I do tell him that if He does arrange it, then I’ll pay a double tithe on it. So far, no ticket has anonymously showed up.


24 posted on 11/28/2012 11:47:28 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Usagi_yo
Yep. My dreams are full of having a Diner in the hill country.
Winning would help me there, and three tickets for that chance.

Maybe if people didn't over analyze they might find the excitement of possibility refreshing.

25 posted on 11/28/2012 11:52:06 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: ApplegateRanch
If a ticket I buy ever comes up - the family is coming out West towards you Applegate in low-tax country!

Good to see you by the way, its been a while!

26 posted on 11/29/2012 12:05:23 AM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: voteNRA

It sure has, but not because I haven’t been here; just haven’t crossed thread-paths for awhile. Best to you & the family.


27 posted on 11/29/2012 12:19:29 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Millions of losers but two big winners.


28 posted on 11/29/2012 12:41:56 AM PST by iowamark
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To: ApplegateRanch

Thank you Applegate, you have incoming mail


29 posted on 11/29/2012 12:43:17 AM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Sorry, guys - it’s a tax on stupidity. Knock yourselves out.


30 posted on 11/29/2012 12:43:37 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: BooBoo1000
The odds of winning the Lottery are the same as getting hit by lightning seven days in a row.

Actually you had a higher chance of winning last night's lottery than being hit twice by lightning in a year.

31 posted on 11/29/2012 12:47:58 AM PST by wideminded
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I’d rather see 500 smaller pot winners. This is stupid.


32 posted on 11/29/2012 1:05:15 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Usagi_yo

nobody talks about what happens to winning tickets not turned in.....It’s amazing how many are thrown away, lost, misplaced,etc. Point in case: As a cop, one of our officers was called to a house where the dead old man was suspected of being beaten up and robbed (he died a painful natural death but tore himself and the house up doing it). While looking in a dresser drawer which had been torn out and scattered on the floor, he found lottery tickets in the sock drawer that were three years old and expired. One was found out by relatives of the deceased to be a $500,000 winner!


33 posted on 11/29/2012 1:19:12 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

You can’t lose if you don’t play.


34 posted on 11/29/2012 1:25:04 AM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I win a dollar every week.


35 posted on 11/29/2012 1:31:52 AM PST by oblomov
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To: DigitalVideoDude
The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.

For many people their life would be a million times better if they won $550 million and only 0.01% worse if they lost $2. It's not so clear that buying a single ticket is a bad investment.

36 posted on 11/29/2012 1:40:28 AM PST by wideminded
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To: dsrtsage
The best thing about the lottery is when poor people win it, and they become poor again within a year or two.

And all their new friends are gone within a year or two as well.

37 posted on 11/29/2012 2:02:26 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Cut the cable today!)
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To: 21twelve

I bought one last night. first ticket i bought in a year.


38 posted on 11/29/2012 2:14:46 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: BooBoo1000
The odds of winning the Lottery are the same as getting hit by lightning seven days in a row.

And, yet, people do win.

39 posted on 11/29/2012 2:40:54 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: BooBoo1000

Check this out.

I did ‘win’ a Million $$ prize here. I only had to play 2 games a week for 6,341 years and spent over 2,000,000.00 to get it. Lots of fun, though.

Powerball Simulator

http://justwebware.com/powerball/powerball.html


40 posted on 11/29/2012 3:16:57 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: Donnafrflorida

“I bought one last night.”

I did the same while buying gas last night. There were eight people ahead of me buying them. One guy spent $20.


41 posted on 11/29/2012 3:19:27 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
Six-figure businesses built for less than $100.

Just sayin'.

42 posted on 11/29/2012 3:31:31 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I had to take a statistics course two times before I passed it. But I did pass it, so I don’t buy Lottery tickets.


43 posted on 11/29/2012 4:04:33 AM PST by Makana
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To: mylife

Wow...I understand the odds, but can’t I buy into the dream? Jeez, you suck the fun out of the room. Next you will tell me that ice cream is bad.


44 posted on 11/29/2012 4:55:32 AM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: ctdonath2

bflr


45 posted on 11/29/2012 5:17:41 AM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: panaxanax

Cool toy.


46 posted on 11/29/2012 7:03:11 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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