Mega Millions Lotto

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  1. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    Anyone in the States grab some tix?

    540$ Million ...insane!

    i got $10 of tix from the local liquor store.
     
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    I dropped a buck on it.

    I figured since technically my odds of whining don't improve if I dropped lots of $$, I figured I'd win or lose on one dollar.

    At the very least it keeps the dream alive :p
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Same with me. It is almost unbelievable. I've heard that the lump sum payment is approximately $359,000,000.
     
  6. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    I mean it was already huge, but all this press is pushing up last minute sales through the roof.

    I bought $2/2 tickets as a total joke and the only reason I bought them is the IL state lotto introduced online purchases just the past week or so. I wouldn't have ever bothered to go into a store to buy any. It was the first time I ever spent money on the lotto, period. No instant or scratch off games or anything, ever. Did one random quick pick and one pick my own.

    Best of luck to any MR purchasers. If you win, feel free to toss me a grand to upgrade my Late 2006 MacBook, kthanks.
     
  7. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I'm in Toronto Canada and even I have a few tix ... wow, a half billion dollars?
     
  8. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I think your odds of whining improve a lot if you drop tons of $$$ and then don't win. :D:p
     
  9. iamjose macrumors regular

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    These are the numbers I'm playing... 4 8 15 16 23 42, if you know them, you'll know why.:cool:
     
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    I paid $10 in Stupid Tax a couple days ago, and then when no one won, I paid another $5 in Stupid Tax this morning. Plus I'm in a pool of Stupid Tax payers at work to the tune of another $5 each.

    Call me stupid.
     
  12. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    Everyone at my office is putting ten bucks each. So I have to pitch in too. I don't wanna imagine if they won and I hadn't participated.
     
  13. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    As much as these things are a waste of money, I'll probably grab one tomorrow on the way to work. I mean, the expected value of a ticket has got to be close parity with such a high jackpot, right?:cool:

    Of course with multiple winners possible, the more tickets that are bought the lower the expected value becomes......
     
  14. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    stupid

    exactly, hey google 'conagra' those guys did the same
     
  15. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    I spent $10 on tickets today and getting another $10 worth tomorrow.
     
  16. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    I bought one, because why not? Buying more than that seems like a waste, though. I read a statistic on this particular drawing that says you're 33% more likely to be killed by bees within a year than you are to win this thing.

    Fun to imagine what I'd do with it, though.
     
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Lol, same here. Bought just one... I mean, why buy 2? Odds of winning do not increase by much with 2...
     
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    #21
    "It's a wise man who knows himself". :)

    Still, tossing away a couple of bucks allows you to participate in the dream.

    Much cheaper than going to a movie.
     
  20. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'm in with $10, even though I realize I probably have a better chance of being struck by lightning, finding Bigfoot, dying in a plane crash and being abducted by aliens all in the same day.

    Not in that order obviously. I'd have to recover very quickly from that lightning strike and be returned to earth by the aliens before I could die in the plane crash.
     
  21. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Add resurrection to the end of that story-line and you are still light on the odds. :rolleyes:
     
  22. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    I'm joining a pool at work today. Can't be one that doesn't this time.
     
  23. Illuminated macrumors 6502a

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    My mom gave me 30 bucks to spend on the Mega Millions. I'm buying on behalf of my family. If we do have the winning numbers, everyone on this message board gets a Macbook Air!*







    *The entry level $999 one.
     

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