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Old 03-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #81
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I haven't bought lotto tickets in years, but went to the grocery store today to get a gallon of milk, and left there with a gallon of milk, a corned beef & Swiss on rye from the deli, and $10 worth of Mega Millions tickets!

"IF" we did win it, there's really nothing that we want or need, so a lot of the money would go to some charities that we already contribute to. And I know that there are a few of my close, long-time friends who would never again need to struggle to try to make ends meet!!!
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #82
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This picture is insane!
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012...rehensible-am/

This is from the Las Vegas Sun online newspaper. I did not know Nevada does not participate in the lottery. So they are lining up outside the stateline lottery place to get their ticket. Ya, I admitted I bought 5 of them, but it was only because I bought gas and I was the only person there. I would not have waited five minutes, let alone hours. This is past crazy.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:19 PM   #83
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I feel sorry for the poor soul(s) who wins the mega as you know, they'll have friends and relatives that they never knew
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #84
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$640 million is a ridiculously large amount of money for a person to suddenly acquire. Unless it goes to someone accustomed to managing sums of this magnitude (unlikely), it represents cruel and unusual punishment.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #85
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I feel sorry for the poor soul(s) who wins the mega as you know, they'll have friends and relatives that they never knew
I believe youmcan claim winnings anonymously through an LLC. Probably the best way to avoid blood in the water.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:01 PM   #86
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I believe youmcan claim winnings anonymously through an LLC. Probably the best way to avoid blood in the water.
This would be a good idea for the winner(s) of the jackpot.
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Darn it.. I was so close to winning. I got one number right.
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That's still one number better than what I've got.


Wait! I do not have any number. I did not buy. I thought the drawing would be tomorrow.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:42 AM   #89
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Hundreds of dreamers line up for nanoscale shot at $640 million lottery jackpot - Friday, March 30, 2012 | 2 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun

This is from the Las Vegas Sun online newspaper. I did not know Nevada does not participate in the lottery. So they are lining up outside the stateline lottery place to get their ticket. Ya, I admitted I bought 5 of them, but it was only because I bought gas and I was the only person there. I would not have waited five minutes, let alone hours. This is past crazy.
Kind of funny that Nevada has gambling galore and does not participate.

The other funny thing are the quotes from the people waiting in line to but the lotto tickets:

"We work in the casino, so we know about the odds"
"We need the money, times are hard"
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:01 AM   #90
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Nope...I did not win, either. However, in 1 year 9 months I will feel like I have won the lottery...my retirement!
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Dagnabbit, I didn't win, again! What am I doing wrong?
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Kind of funny that Nevada has gambling galore and does not participate.
Nevada's a virtuous state. They only have games that offer reasonable odds.

I didn't win either. Not a single number matched. And I was so sure...lol!
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The dream lasts longer if you don't check your tickets. I do know someone in my state had the number.
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The dream lasts longer if you don't check your tickets. I do know someone in my state had the number.

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I like to dream a bit longer even though I know it won't be a jackpot prize it could still be nice bucks!
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I like to dream a bit longer even though I know it won't be a jackpot prize it could still be nice bucks!
I guess I won the price of a lottery ticket, since I didn't buy one. Actually I don't think I have ever bought one.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:42 AM   #96
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I guess I won the price of a lottery ticket, since I didn't buy one. Actually I don't think I have ever bought one.
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You/me are "frugal" (nah, we're just cheap ).

I've never been lucky in life (but I've been lucky in love - no "ticket" in that area).
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My husband will buy a ticket or two on the mega millions thing but I don't normally. However I did buy 6 this time. Won on 2 tickets. One ticket matched 2 numbers and matched the mega ball. The other was a match on 3 numbers with a multiplier. My husband had to explain to me what the multiplier was.
Won $51 dollars. I would have thought it would be a bit more but oh well. All of that for $51 dollars. Felt sort of stupid scouring the tickets for that amount! My husband bought I think about $60 worth so that is what I meant by "scouring the numbers". Lots of numbers to go thru.
But hey...I guess one can't win if one doesn't play.
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Good thing I did not buy any tickets because I would not have chosen any of the numbers drawn! WHEW! Therefore, as I have written before, the outcome for most people who played the lottery is the same as the outcome for those like me who did not play - ZILCH!

I have spent maybe $20 on lottery tickets in the last 20 years, most of which in office pools when I was working. ER=no more office pools, a small plus in addition to all the other perks of not working.
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Kind of funny that Nevada has gambling galore and does not participate.
Perhaps the citizens of Nevada know something about gambling that many of us don't.
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You/me are "frugal" (nah, we're just cheap ).

I've never been lucky in life (but I've been lucky in love - no "ticket" in that area).
Me too, but I have found it to be way more expensive than lottery tickets
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