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« on: January 19, 2010, 02:42:34 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.

The moral majority, is neither.

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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 02:45:17 PM »
I do occasionally.  Like you say, it's worth a few bucks to dream!
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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 02:48:36 PM »
Anyone want to go in on some powerball tix?  ;D

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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 02:53:05 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.
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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 03:23:01 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  ;)
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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 03:29:24 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


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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 04:56:52 PM »
Can't win if you don't play!
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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2010, 05:13:42 PM »
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.
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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010, 06:29:49 PM »
Hell yeah!

Count me in.

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

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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 08:05:59 PM »
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. ;)
« Last Edit: January 19, 2010, 08:08:34 PM by beerocd »
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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 10:27:50 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
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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 10:36:24 PM »
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

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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2010, 10:49:12 PM »
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...
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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2010, 07:18:25 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? 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.
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Re: Wildcard
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2010, 08:36:11 AM »
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