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nist7 10-17-2018 02:35 PM

Mega millions lottery jackpot now at 1000 MILLION dollars!
 
edit: now at 1600 million dollar jackpot!

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...dcbcec107a.png

snide 10-17-2018 02:36 PM

:yawn: It's only money. :yawn:

Jughead 10-17-2018 02:36 PM

odds of winning? 700 Trillion to 1?

nist7 10-17-2018 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by snide (Post 1598176031)
:yawn: It's only money. :yawn:

But but....you can buy ALL the things with lots of money! :cheers:


Originally Posted by Jughead (Post 1598176033)
odds of winning? 700 Trillion to 1?

haha, I think its better than that. Something like 1 in 300 million or there abouts.

Swany00 10-17-2018 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by Jughead (Post 1598176033)
odds of winning? 700 Trillion to 1?

I got this

Dusty Rhodes 10-17-2018 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by snide (Post 1598176031)
:yawn: It's only money. :yawn:

While it may be true that money isn’t everything, it’s still the best way of keeping score. So I wliil prolly by a ticket if I happen to be someplace that sells them, with the understanding that my odds of being struck by lightening and surviving are about 100 times greater than winning the jackpot.

Edit: I was wrong. The odds are longer than that.

The Mega Millions odds are 1 in 302.6 million. That's more than 2,000 times less likely than being killed by a lightening strike or an earthquake.
https://money.cnn.com/2018/01/04/new...dds/index.html

nist7 10-17-2018 02:46 PM

What's crazy is people DO win jackpots. If you look at historical winnings...usually there are about 10-12 people per year that win these huge jackpots...and if no one wins for like 2-3 mo...then it gets huge like this.

04 commemorative 10-17-2018 02:46 PM

I will buy one ticket,if I was meant to win......the one ticket will be the winner for me..................................righ t ? :skep:
And yes it's true, someone will win even if it's 100 trillion to one.....someone will win :yesnod:

nist7 10-17-2018 02:46 PM


Originally Posted by Dusty Rhodes (Post 1598176103)


While it may be true that money isnít everything, itís still the best way of keeping score. So I wliil prolly by a ticket if I happen to be someplace that sells them, with the understanding that my odds of being struck by lightening and surviving are about 100 times greater than winning the jackpot.

Having financial freedom can be HUGELY rewarding and happiness-inducing.

Obviously winning this much money comes with a whole another set of problems on its own....

1Patriot 10-17-2018 03:33 PM

And the millions who buy the tickets still believe the lotteries are not internally managed. Dreamland occupants for sure.

MAD IN NC 10-17-2018 03:39 PM


04 commemorative 10-17-2018 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by 1Patriot (Post 1598176390)
And the millions who buy the tickets still believe the lotteries are not internally managed. Dreamland occupants for sure.

So what.....someone still wins.

Swany00 10-17-2018 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by 1Patriot (Post 1598176390)
And the millions who buy the tickets still believe the lotteries are not internally managed. Dreamland occupants for sure.

your life must be boring as hell

my02cents 10-17-2018 03:51 PM

I bought 3 tickets with the megaplier. The estimated cash is $513,400,00.00. I won't be able to quit my day job, but that should help.

nist7 10-17-2018 03:58 PM


Originally Posted by my02cents (Post 1598176531)
I bought 3 tickets with the megaplier. The estimated cash is $513,400,00.00. I won't be able to quit my day job, but that should help.

And after Uncle Sam takes his cut...it's gonna be like 250M or so from the cash lump sum....I'll be able to make a dent in my student loans at this rate.....

:rofl:


Dusty Rhodes 10-17-2018 04:02 PM


Originally Posted by 1Patriot (Post 1598176390)
And the millions who buy the tickets still believe the lotteries are not internally managed. Dreamland occupants for sure.

I used to work with a guy who refused to buy lottery tickets, but not for any reasons like stated above. He didnít like the fact that effectively he would have to give up 50% or so in the form of taxes.

I always figured WTF?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...4968080ec.jpeg

If youíre winning 50-300 milllion and you have to pay that kind of tax, youíre still 25-150 million ahead of where you were........

nist7 10-17-2018 04:06 PM


Originally Posted by Dusty Rhodes (Post 1598176589)


I used to work with a guy who refused to buy lottery tickets, but not for any reasons like stated above. He didn’t like the fact that effectively he would have to give up 50% or so in the form of taxes.

I always figured WTF?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...4968080ec.jpeg

If you’re winning 50-300 milllion and you have to pay that kind of tax, you’re still 25-150 million ahead of where you were........

Hello sir, we want to give you 1 BILLION dollars!

No, sorry....if I'm gonna get taxed 50% you can keep your billion dollars and I won't take my 500 million dollars cause you know I could've made 1 billion dollars!!!!


....seriously...how do people that stupid manage to stay alive for that long? Absolutely amazing.

GEODON 10-17-2018 04:08 PM

I hope nobody I know wins unless its someone that I know will give me some of that money. Everyone else I ever came in contact with whether in person or online I hope none of them win anything

Scoob 10-17-2018 04:12 PM


Originally Posted by nist7 (Post 1598176614)

....seriously...how do people that stupid manage to stay alive for that long? Absolutely amazing.

irony

snide 10-17-2018 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by GEODON (Post 1598176632)
I hope nobody I know wins unless its someone that I know will give me some of that money. Everyone else I ever came in contact with whether in person or online I hope none of them win anything

If in the unlikely event I win, I'll let you know that I won, and I won't give you a fricking dime. Sound good? :thumbs::thumbs:

:cheers:


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