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  1. LizMac

    LizMac Android Enthusiast
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    Okay, not really.

    I just bought my first ever lottery/powerball ticket because I just love throwing away money that could have been used for apps or coffee. Anywho, now what?

    Is this thing broadcast on TV or what? And if so....... when?


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  2. AMOCO

    AMOCO The Computer Guy
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    Got mine today and I never play the lottery.
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  3. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Android Expert

    Same here, you almost have to when the pot is so ridiculously big.
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  4. LizMac

    LizMac Android Enthusiast
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    Honestly it's a waste of time and money. I won't win it and if I did I would seriously freak out. Not in a good way. I mean..... wth would I do with that much dough? I'm grateful for everything I have now.

    Okay, I would pay for my kids college upfront and not sweat about the payments......
  5. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    For the most part,you're absolutely right.But,on the other hand,there's the lottery industry mantra:
    Ya can't win if you don't play! :D

    I would most certainly freak out......................In a good way.............. ;)
    One thing I definitely WOULD NOT DO:KEEP MY DAY JOB !
    To those that win & do keep their day job,you obviously have no use for the winnings.
    Send it to yours truly,where it'll get some much-needed TLC.................... :)
  6. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    You've got to be in it, to win it.
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  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I haven't bought a lottery ticket in 10 years.
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  8. olbriar


    I've never played. I've never purchased a scratch ticket either. My wife will buy some however. I hope she keeps me around if she hits the big one. :eek:
  9. Revenant Ghost

    Revenant Ghost Android Expert

    If I won the big one, it would solve all of my immediate problems (and create new ones).
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  10. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Here ya go,good luck........................
  11. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    NO winner! New jackpot is $1.3 BILLION :eek:
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  12. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    YESSSS! :thumbsupdroid:
    Glad it rolled over,I wasn't too sure if I could get by on $900,000,000 ............................. :D
  13. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    That is an unreal amount of money. Over here in Euro land we get excited when a jackpot approaches 100 million. The biggest EuroMillions jackpot win was £161 million.
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  14. dynomot

    dynomot Android Expert

    Indeed we do :) In fact the regular UK lottery reached it's maximum amount of rollovers last night. It had to be won (all six numbers first obviously, then five + bonus ball and down). As it happens two tickets got all six numbers and landed themselves just over £33million each tax free. (approx $48million). Not too shabby. But not $1.3billion dollars which is insane. You could give 1300 people a life changing $1million with that.
  15. LizMac

    LizMac Android Enthusiast
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    I WON !!! I doubled my money getting one correct number. Should I buy another one and come out even, or splurge on a fancy coffee? :cashdroid:
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  16. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    Oh. You HAVE to roll your winnings into more tickets. Or at least part of them, you can't just walk away with a cup of coffee for a (free?) chance at 1.3 BILLION.

    I got the powerball on my ticket so am going to re-invest that, because why not?
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  17. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    +1 MOS DEF!

    Gotta roll over & then some,Brew your own coffee. ;)
  18. LizMac

    LizMac Android Enthusiast
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    I guess you're right. If I win -------[​IMG] ---------- then I'll buy everyone on here a cup of fancy coffee!!
  19. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Your heart's in the right place,not to mention having a healthy sense of humor. :thumbsupdroid:
    Gotta share,what fun would it be keeping it all to yourself. :)
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  20. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Count me in, I Love COFFEE! too.
  21. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    Lotteries are nothing more than a regressive tax.
  22. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Yeah but if LizMac wins we get COFFEE!
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  23. steve

    steve Developer

    I bought multiple tickets, I can't believe I didn't win. :thinking:
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  24. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    if I win... hit me up for some free coffee too!

    that is some crazy amount!!! but I did some thinking.. (yeah I know it is dangerous).
    the odds of winning the Power ball... 1 in 292million!
    correct me if I am wrong.. that means there are 292,000,000 possible combinations of the numbers.
    so, if Mark Zuckerberg (or someone like that with deep pockets) wanted too... he could invest $292 million and purchase all combinations.
    and guarantee a win!!!!! for 1300 million.

    so at 1300 million..
    how many crazy rich will try this?
    big corporations?
    if not this Wed.. what about next time if no-one wins?
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  25. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    I'm wondering where the multi-millionaires are, not buying every single numerical combination. If the odds are 1:292,000,000, just buy $292 Million in tickets and WIN it. Even if you have to split it with some other lucky soul, you'll still double your money.

    Problem is, buying tickets fast enough for Wednesday's draw will be tricky. We only have 3 days, and my poor overworked, underpaid clerk would have to scan 1,162 ticket numbers a SECOND to have them all run before the draw. But you know what? That's a sacrifice I'M willing to make.

    Anybody want to loan me $292,000,000 USD? I'll do the legwork, standing in line at the Kangaroo mart :p
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