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How to Read Your Losing Powerball Ticket
Old 11-29-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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How to Read Your Losing Powerball Ticket

Well, OK, those of us who are debt free and have no car payments can crow about it, but...

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Good one!
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:33 PM   #4
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Very nice, Ziggy! Thanks for posting it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:48 PM   #5
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some coworkers suckerred me into joining the mass dream of winning.

I am now 10 dollars poorer.

I printed this off and stuck it on their desks.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:52 AM   #6
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Instead of buying a Lotto ticket I put the equivalent cash in the Salvation Army collection bucket.

Much better return on my investment.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:44 AM   #7
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Every week, DW buys a lottery ticket.

Every week, I laughingly remind her that it's a voluntary tax on the statistically illiterate.

Eventually, one of us will probably change our behavior.

I strongly suspect it will be me.
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