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Title: Wildcard
Post by: beerocd on January 19, 2010, 09:42:34 PM
I think this is the only way a thread can possibly not go off topic. It's Seinfeld-ish; a thread about nothing. I'll start....


Anybody else here throw away their money on Lottery tix? I think it's worth it every now and then to plop down a fiver and then kick back with a beer and fantasize about what you'd do with the winnings.

Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: denny on January 19, 2010, 09:45:17 PM
I do occasionally.  Like you say, it's worth a few bucks to dream!
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: mikeypedersen on January 19, 2010, 09:48:36 PM
Anyone want to go in on some powerball tix?  ;D
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: glitterbug on January 19, 2010, 09:53:05 PM
I'll get a scratch off once or twice a year. I like to dream  ;D

I would like to win a smallish sum, enough to pay off a house and set aside some money for retirement. I think a large pot would bring too much unwanted attention.
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: tygo on January 19, 2010, 10:23:01 PM
Yeah, I do it occasionally for the few days of fantasizing about what I'd do with all that money.  $10M or so after taxes would be nice  ;)
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: mikeypedersen on January 19, 2010, 10:29:24 PM
$10 mil after taxes.  I might have to build a house that had a 7 barrel brewery in the basement, a refrigerated room (with at least 7 serving tanks), and an awesome custom bar that opened up to a patio next to the pool.   ;D

Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: tom on January 19, 2010, 11:56:52 PM
Can't win if you don't play!
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: blatz on January 20, 2010, 12:13:42 AM
we play every drawing.  its a combination of our birthdates and some other important numbers to us.  I think I would implode if I ever found out that those numbers won, so I am obligated to play for insurance against that event.

we typically hit 3 numbers a few times a year, so it really only costs us like $30-$40.  Have hit 4 twice, so I figure thusfar we're not too far behind.

yes, I know its an idiot tax.
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: bluesman on January 20, 2010, 01:29:49 AM
Hell yeah!

Count me in.

I sure don't want to lose out on purchasing that muti-million dollar ticket.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhpMMIOccSo&feature=related
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: beerocd on January 20, 2010, 03:05:59 AM
Anyone want to go in on some powerball tix?  ;D

OK, you coordinate, and figure out how much we actually have to pay via paypal to end up with the right amount.
Five dollar buy in, plus the paypal tax. Scan and email all lottery tix to each participant.
We need to know who you are and where you live - you know to make sure you pay up. ;)
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: a10t2 on January 20, 2010, 05:27:50 AM
I put that $5 a week in my sock drawer and go to Vegas every year or so, to lose some *real* money...  ;D
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: mikeypedersen on January 20, 2010, 05:36:24 AM
Anyone want to go in on some powerball tix?  ;D

OK, you coordinate, and figure out how much we actually have to pay via paypal to end up with the right amount.
Five dollar buy in, plus the paypal tax. Scan and email all lottery tix to each participant.
We need to know who you are and where you live - you know to make sure you pay up. ;)

I can see the headline now: "Homebrewers hit the lotto & Open brewery in Aruba"  :D
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: rabid_dingo on January 20, 2010, 05:49:12 AM
I just want $300,000. Enough to burn the mortgage, buy a couple of new cars, and stash some away for a sunny day to play in.

I can waste a good commute in or out just dreaming of the big win...I don't frequently buy tix unless the jackpot is over $50-75M...
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: beerocd on January 20, 2010, 02:18:25 PM

I can waste a good commute in or out just dreaming of the big win...I don't frequently buy tix unless the jackpot is over $50-75M...

Cuz $20MM just wont do? The thresholds people use to play are funny sometimes. Don't forget you could be the sole winner of 20MM or be a partial winner of 80MM and actually get less. I play sporadically too - for various wacky reasons.
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: pinnah on January 20, 2010, 03:36:11 PM
I have never played,
but still like the fantasy from time to time.

You dreaming boys in Colorado sure do fund some kickin projects though,
Great Outdoors Colorado funded from lottery proceeds makes it all worthwhile IMO.

Don't forget to play ;D
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: wzl46 on January 20, 2010, 04:08:19 PM
I put that $5 a week in my sock drawer and go to Vegas every year or so, to lose some *real* money...  ;D

The other residents of Nevada and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your contributions to our state so we don't have to pay state taxes.  Tourists rule!
Title: Re: Wildcard
Post by: rabid_dingo on January 22, 2010, 05:52:29 AM

I can waste a good commute in or out just dreaming of the big win...I don't frequently buy tix unless the jackpot is over $50-75M...

Cuz $20MM just wont do?

Oh no! Don't get me wrong, I am just reining in my greed (or balancing it with my desire for a soda). I figure the odds of winning are the same whether the jackpot is $12M or $315M.The only change in odds is the odds of sharing the jackpot go up. Might as well aim (dream) big! I have to admit that there is no method to my madness. It is one of those things that I don't actively do. I don't watch the jackpot and wait for it to pass my "Threshold" I just walk by a powerball/lotto kiosk every day at work and it would be so easy to waste a ton of money on. If it happens to occur to me to look at the jackpot and it happens to have gone up(No winners in a while) I'll throw a couple of bucks at it.

Weird thing though. I don't dream of "what I could/would do with a ton of money unless I have bought a ticket."
and for everyone that says you cant win unless you buy a ticket...people have found winning tkts. I bet the odds are the same. Buying the winner vs. finding the winner. It has happened.