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  posted on 3/30/2012 at 08:37 PM
But I will be damned if I am gonna see a $640,000,000.00 jackpot go by without giving myself at least a couple of chances. Yep. Contrary to the norm, I went out and purchased a few tickets. The odds against a win are completely staggering. Someone, though, has to win at some point. I would feel sort of silly if it was announced that someone bought a ticket from the same store where I buy my gas and beer... The funny part about it is that I know I won't win, but I bought three of them anyway. Some lady in front of me bought 50, and the guy behind me was waving around several Benjamins... If I were a thief, that would have been the perfect time to perform a stickup. Walk in the store, hold everyone up and then leave. That's about the only way the lottery will pay off!!!

Good luck to those who are dreaming!!!

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  posted on 3/30/2012 at 08:57 PM
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Call me crazy....

You are crazy.

Statistically speaking, your expected winnings, which are small to begin with, get even smaller as the jackpot gets larger because the number of tickets sold increases at a rate higher than the jackpot increases. In other words, your chances of having to split the pot between multiple winners will leave you with less than if you were the sole winner of a smaller jackpot.

Good luck!

 

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  posted on 3/30/2012 at 09:04 PM
P.S. A friend of mine once described the lottery as "a tax on people who don't understand statistics". I though that was a pretty good description.

 

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  posted on 3/30/2012 at 09:12 PM
P.P.S. If you win I hope you'll remember that I was the first to wish you good luck!

 

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  posted on 3/30/2012 at 10:42 PM
I got one plus the mega ball.

No ABB playing in my back yard at the celebration party.

 

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  posted on 3/31/2012 at 06:44 AM
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Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Maryland
By Associated Press

ChicagoŚ An official with the Maryland lottery says a record $640 million winning lottery ticket has been sold in Maryland, and there could be others nationwide.

Friday night's numbers were 2, 4, 23, 38, 46, and the Mega Ball 23.

Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland Lottery, says the winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased at a retailer in Baltimore County. She said it's too early to know any other information about the lucky ticket-holder or whether others were sold elsewhere in the nation.

Everett says the last time a ticket from the state won a major national jackpot was 2008 when a ticket sold for $24 million.

According to the Michigan Lottery website six tickets matched five numbers of the jackpot but not the Mega Ball. Those tickets win $250,000 each.


From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120331/NATION/203310366#ixzz1qh5JOtA4

 

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  posted on 3/31/2012 at 09:13 AM
I was give six numbers in 1978 in a dream. When the time is right, I will be blessed by that. This was not my time.

 

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  posted on 3/31/2012 at 09:31 AM
It was the topic du jour at the office yesterday. My department went in on some tickets. Had lots of "what ifs" discussions and plenty of laughs. Of course we all agreed we'll be at the office Monday morning... to work... not collect!

 

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  posted on 3/31/2012 at 12:04 PM
I picked one set of numbers, and two quick picks.... not a single number matched, cant lose if ya dont play.

 

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  posted on 3/31/2012 at 12:06 PM
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I was give six numbers in 1978 in a dream. When the time is right, I will be blessed by that. This was not my time.
when your time does come, were getting married right! .

 

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  posted on 4/1/2012 at 07:45 AM
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I was give six numbers in 1978 in a dream. When the time is right, I will be blessed by that. This was not my time.
when your time does come, were getting married right! .


Are you willing to move to Iran?

 

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I was give six numbers in 1978 in a dream. When the time is right, I will be blessed by that. This was not my time.
when your time does come, were getting married right! .


Are you willing to move to Iran?


If I could sneak over the border and trek through Pakistan and Afghanistan and have tea with the Commander of the Faithful!

 

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  posted on 4/1/2012 at 09:06 AM
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I picked one set of numbers, and two quick picks.... not a single number matched, cant lose if ya dont play.


I checked my numbers they have not ALL come in during the past several years but several of them come up consistently, so anyday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgNYXZL2fB4

 

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  posted on 4/1/2012 at 02:22 PM
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I picked one set of numbers, and two quick picks.... not a single number matched, cant lose if ya dont play.


The odds of getting even one number is 1-56.

 

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  posted on 4/1/2012 at 02:23 PM
Damn. I thought maybe I could afford Island Exodus IV.

 

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