Powerball $700 Million

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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,237
    after someone takes the lump sum payout and then taxed it's not even worth playing....




    :blush::lol:
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 20,135
    Odds, people.

    Odds.
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,237
    hedonist said:

    Odds, people.

    Odds.

    Meh, it's a measly $2
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  • hedonist said:

    Odds, people.

    Odds.

    Meh, it's a measly $2
    Exactly!
    I have not played Powerball in a year or so.
    For $700 million, I will gladly pay my $2, and take my chances.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 20,135
    Ummm.

    Mentioning odds doesn't mean I'm not buying a fucking ticket or three =)
  • FrankieGFrankieG Abingdon MDPosts: 9,090

    hedonist said:

    Odds, people.

    Odds.

    Meh, it's a measly $2
    Shit, Joe this reminds me I never bought that Win-For-Life lottery ticket from Colbert taping...

    I would but the scratch off before the powerball though... 1/292,000,000

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  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 31,013

    after someone takes the lump sum payout and then taxed it's not even worth playing....




    :blush::lol:

    You must be subject to state income tax...

    ...I am not.

    :smiley:
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 10,241
    Now up to $800 Million estimated
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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,237
    FrankieG said:

    hedonist said:

    Odds, people.

    Odds.

    Meh, it's a measly $2
    Shit, Joe this reminds me I never bought that Win-For-Life lottery ticket from Colbert taping...

    I would but the scratch off before the powerball though... 1/292,000,000

    I've gotten two "LIFE"'s so many times, but never that needed third one! :lol:
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    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7
    2018: Fenway 9/2+9/4

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  • fanch75fanch75 Posts: 3,730

    hedonist said:

    Odds, people.

    Odds.

    Meh, it's a measly $2
    Exactly!
    I have not played Powerball in a year or so.
    For $700 million, I will gladly pay my $2, and take my chances.
    Smart. Pay $2, and you have 1 in a trillion or whatever odds of winning.

    Pay $200, and you have 200 in a trillion or whatever odds of winning. These are the same odds as with $2.

    People who spend lots of money on powerball tickets aren't very good at understanding odds.
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  • Sprunkn7Sprunkn7 Posts: 5,179
    edited January 2016
    Ok, so here is my Powerball dilemma! lol...it's my moms birthday tomorrow, so I got her a ticket. My Aunt is coming to visit her and I feel like I should give her at least one draw?

    I went in with peeps from work. My boss rubbed our tickets, saying its good luck....I texted him when it hit 8 mil and said go rub them again...lol
    Thank you fellow 10 clubber for saving my ass....again!!!
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 2,091
    I was at the supermarket earlier and overheard an exchange between two customers in line to buy tickets.

    Customer 1: "I wish so many people wouldn't buy tickets when the jackpot gets big. It fucks up my odds of winning."

    Customer 2: "No it doesn't. It just increases the chance that you'll have to share it with someone else."

    Customer 1: "Fuck you."

    I bought a ticket.........
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  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,267
    fanch75 said:

    Smart. Pay $2, and you have 1 in a trillion or whatever odds of winning.

    Pay $200, and you have 200 in a trillion or whatever odds of winning. These are the same odds as with $2.

    People who spend lots of money on powerball tickets aren't very good at understanding odds.

    :lol:
    One of my co workers was trying to convince us all to go in together at $20 apiece. I told him that didn't increase my odds any more than if I just buy one ticket and then I wouldn't have to share.
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  • I bought 10 chances today. Why not, I don't play the lottery, but this is kind of fun!
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 17,404
    800 million
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  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 21,162
    One of my co workers sister lives in US and we got her to buy us a ticket and I live in Canada lol
    We even got her to take a picture of the ticket and txt it to us
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 21,916
    im playing my usual $5 and my wife who is driving down to West Virginia tomorrow will play it down there , if i win ah never mind it can never happen but fun still to day dream ....
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  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,843
    I guess I don't understand odds. I bought a $2 ticket from the grocery store (the cashiers had envelopes of pre printed tickets and we're offering to every customer as they paid. Fucking smart.

    Then I bought a $10 ticket a little later from another store.

    How do I have the same odds of winning as someone who only bought one ticket, if I have six? I mean I don't really care either way, I'm not expecting to win, but I would be happy if I hit $20 in the Powerball or something.
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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,237
    ldent42 said:

    I guess I don't understand odds. I bought a $2 ticket from the grocery store (the cashiers had envelopes of pre printed tickets and we're offering to every customer as they paid. Fucking smart.

    Then I bought a $10 ticket a little later from another store.

    How do I have the same odds of winning as someone who only bought one ticket, if I have six? I mean I don't really care either way, I'm not expecting to win, but I would be happy if I hit $20 in the Powerball or something.

    You have better odds of winning after you spent the additional $10. But you still have extremely tiny chance of winning and in the grand scheme of things you helped yourself percentage wise, but you still won't win lol.
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  • EnkiduEnkidu So CalPosts: 2,962
    It's so silly we're going to do it. Why not?
  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,843

    ldent42 said:

    I guess I don't understand odds. I bought a $2 ticket from the grocery store (the cashiers had envelopes of pre printed tickets and we're offering to every customer as they paid. Fucking smart.

    Then I bought a $10 ticket a little later from another store.

    How do I have the same odds of winning as someone who only bought one ticket, if I have six? I mean I don't really care either way, I'm not expecting to win, but I would be happy if I hit $20 in the Powerball or something.

    You have better odds of winning after you spent the additional $10. But you still have extremely tiny chance of winning and in the grand scheme of things you helped yourself percentage wise, but you still won't win lol.
    I don't even want the whole 800 million. that just sounds like a headache. I'm aiming for:
    3 + Powerball $100 1 in 14,494.11


    Here's the whole table since I've bothered to look it up:

    Numbers Matched Prize Odds of Winning
    5 + Powerball Jackpot 1 in 292,201,338.00
    5 $1,000,000 1 in 11,688,053.52
    4 + Powerball $50,000 1 in 913,129.18
    4 $100 1 in 36,525.17
    3 + Powerball $100 1 in 14,494.11
    3 $7 1 in 579.76
    2 + Powerball $7 1 in 701.33
    1 + Powerball $4 1 in 91.98
    Powerball only $4 1 in 38.32
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 13,339
    6/18/03, 5/17/06, 6/30/06, 8/5/07, 6/22/08, 8/23/09, 8/24/09, 5/7/10, 9/3/11, 9/4/11, 7/19/13, 11/21/13, 11/23/13, 11/24/13, 10/17/14, 10/20/14, 4/18/16, 4/20/16, 5/2/16, 5/3/16, 8/20/16, 8/22/16
  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,843
    wait - the powerball is national? That said CA lottery - as in California?
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  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 31,013
    Powerball is in all states EXCEPT Nevada, Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Alaska and Hawaii. And D.C.
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  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,843
    RKCNDY said:

    Powerball is in all states EXCEPT Nevada, Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Alaska and Hawaii. And D.C.

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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 17,404
    ldent42 said:

    wait - the powerball is national? That said CA lottery - as in California?

    yea it's been around before it came to NY
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  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,843
    igotid88 said:

    ldent42 said:

    wait - the powerball is national? That said CA lottery - as in California?

    yea it's been around before it came to NY
    that's some bullshit.
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  • JWPearlJWPearl Posts: 19,893

    ldent42 said:

    I guess I don't understand odds. I bought a $2 ticket from the grocery store (the cashiers had envelopes of pre printed tickets and we're offering to every customer as they paid. Fucking smart.

    Then I bought a $10 ticket a little later from another store.

    How do I have the same odds of winning as someone who only bought one ticket, if I have six? I mean I don't really care either way, I'm not expecting to win, but I would be happy if I hit $20 in the Powerball or something.

    You have better odds of winning after you spent the additional $10. But you still have extremely tiny chance of winning and in the grand scheme of things you helped yourself percentage wise, but you still won't win lol.
    no chance
    number 6...
  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 31,013
    JWPearl said:

    ldent42 said:

    I guess I don't understand odds. I bought a $2 ticket from the grocery store (the cashiers had envelopes of pre printed tickets and we're offering to every customer as they paid. Fucking smart.

    Then I bought a $10 ticket a little later from another store.

    How do I have the same odds of winning as someone who only bought one ticket, if I have six? I mean I don't really care either way, I'm not expecting to win, but I would be happy if I hit $20 in the Powerball or something.

    You have better odds of winning after you spent the additional $10. But you still have extremely tiny chance of winning and in the grand scheme of things you helped yourself percentage wise, but you still won't win lol.
    no chance
    No, you have 'no chance' if you don't buy a ticket.

    Obviously you have a better chance of getting squished by a falling vending machine than winning the jackpot, but you have a chance.
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  • JWPearlJWPearl Posts: 19,893
    lol
    number 6...
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