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Your odds of winning Mega millions! (over half billion)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by hateandbreak, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. hateandbreak

    hateandbreak Supreme Member

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    If you bought a ticket(s)

    Just want to let you guys know that you
    20,000 times more likely to get struck down
    by lightning or 8,000 more times more likely to be
    murdered! Aha According to Yahoo.

    Did you guys buy a ticket and what will
    you do if you win?!

    :D
     
  2. jmoney48

    jmoney48 Registered Member

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    45 people in my office chipped in $5 to play :)
     
  3. 2011nfl

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    I bought 100 tickets. And I never play. The millions are too far up there to pass up this one though, its worth the $100 risk lol. :D
     
  4. timmylang

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    call me crazy, but i'd actually rather work for my money... more satisfying for me in the end is the journey
     
  5. hillsb

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    When is the drawing?
     
  6. cookizz

    cookizz Newbie

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    $640 million to be exact, what a huge sum of money. Sadly, i don't live in the US..
     
  7. nothingmore

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    It boggles my mind that people, like my parents, bought some tickets when they are always complaining about the cost of bread and gas.
     
  8. iwantl00t

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    I spent $100 ...only won $4 LOL. Oh well ...back to work!
     
  9. 2011nfl

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    you're crazy :D
     
  10. AngryBirdsFlock

    AngryBirdsFlock Registered Member

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    I lost :( $3 down the drain! I could of had 3 McChickens with that money lol
     
  11. Bizmarkie40

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    EXACTLY! No Offense to the previous posters who bought a ticket but it defies any sense of logic and reason how easily intelligent people will be suckered into the worst scam perpetrated on the American people. I even heard a very smart radio talk show host bought $15 of tickets.

    There is almost no chance of you winning anything. People complain about high taxes, gas, bread and how the government & corporations do not care about the little guy and then the little guy buys into the worst gambling game there is.
    I have an idea. Next time take your $5 or whatever and put it into one of the following:
    - your retirement plan
    - a money market or other interest bearing account you have
    - under your mattress (no interest there but at least it's not lost)
    - give it to someone who is known to make smart bets on football games, basketball or some other event - at least you have a shot of winning

    any of these options have a better chance of rewarding you then buying a lotto ticket. There's a reason why most people who play are low income blue collar types. Smart and rich people don't put their money on one in a zillion ventures.
     
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  12. AngryBirdsFlock

    AngryBirdsFlock Registered Member

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    You know this is funny because I said the same thing to my wife but I used the word gratifying. I wouldnt feel successful in life if I just got handed money and didnt work for it. Plus it goes so fast because you dont know the value of working hard for it.
     
  13. mhatter

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    The media hyped this big time. I actually bought 5 tickets and I never play. Yea I knew the odds. Haters gunna hate. I saw an interview the other day about the dude who won the lottery 7 times. He said to always pick your own numbers. I didn't :p
     
  14. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    It's called a "Sin Tax on the Stupid" for a reason.

    It's also immoral for a list of reasons, primarily because government-sponsored lotteries are intrisically bound to the system of values that allow them. A lottery, and gambling in general, is an activity that promises that a person can get something for nothing, and however "true" it may be, the person that "get something" rarely keeps it, and the mass of people that gamble actually lose.

    This is why gambling has been historically made illegal. It promotes a philosophy that for the most part is doomed to failure, and it takes those that practice it with them.

    My personal belief system is that if a person wants to gamble, that is their business. It's not my job to protect the stupid from themselves, unless the situation is very clear and it doesn't cost too much. But when it's your government that sponsors the gambling, it's giving a "green light" to the system of belief that allows it to happen. That's your government that's encouraging you to believe that you can have something for nothing, and maybe hard work and being better than the next guy isn't so important. You can be a lazy, non-productive ZERO, and if you buy the right lottery ticket, you can still become a "success".

    I want my government advocate hard-work and productivity. Also the intelligence to understand how unlikely it is that a person is going to win the lottery. That's another component. That's your governmnet (the one you pay taxes to) encouraging people to be too stupid to understand how unlikely they are to win. Quite the opposite, your government denies the existance of the hard math and promotes the existance of easy money. It's the same lazy and stupid thinking and belief system that criminals use. They don't work. They think they can get something for nothing. They are stupid and, that's why they get cauight.

    And taxpayers that DO work, produce and pay taxes are then obligated to pay for their criminal existance among us. One reason why they exist is because our own government has contributed to the lazy and stupid thinking that led them to crime and dependency in the first place.

    I'd like to see a statistical breakdown of who it is that plays the lottery, classed by income level. I bet the vast majority of the lower end pay the most money into the lottery, and the vast majority of the wealthy people never play the lottery. You don't get rich by being stupid, and you don't get rich by putting money into endeavors that have almost no chance for success.

    Stupid people do this, and stupid people pay the lottery. And the taxpayers have to pay for the stupid people that the government created. The government should be encouraging poeple to exersize good judgement, and invest their money wisely into constructive endeavors that have at least some chance of success, instead of giving them an opportunity to practice losing.
     
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    Lottery tickets support your local government. Roads, parks and such are built with part of the profits. So it's not a total loss to go out and spend a few bucks on one.
     
  16. joeemslie

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    ^ True stuff that! :)
     
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    Invest it in IM and you actually have a chance to get rich someday ;)
     
  18. axus_auto

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    I'd say those are pretty good chances :D
     
  19. cataratas

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    BBC news reports a winner in Baltimore.

    If only...
     
  20. royal2b

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