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Old 11-27-2012, 08:22 AM
 
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for those that have done this before... where is the best place to go to buy the power ball lottery tickets?

off the 93 or 95? is it better to drive in further so you dont have to wait in a long line? how far is it to kingman?

 
Old 11-27-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:05 AM
 
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Find a family member out of state to play for you or use Congo Lottery online to put in your order. Only cost an extra dollar per ticket. Worth not having to drive and wait in line for hours.


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Old 11-27-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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I'm of the mind that if I wanted to throw a few bucks away, my chances are considerably higher on the Lion's Share machine than they are at lottery. Winning the lottery has roughly the same probability as surviving two lightning strikes.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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so you're saying there's a chance...
 
Old 11-27-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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Of course there's a chance. There's also a chance that I will be hit by lightning, twice, and survive.

Lotto:

Probable outcome: Loss of $1
Unlikely outcome: Gain of a few dollars to several thousand dollars
Extremely unlikely outcome: Gain of enough money to start collecting fine art.

Lion's Share:

Probable outcome: Loss of $3
Unlikely outcome: Gain of a few dollars to several hundred dollars
Very unlikely outcome: Gain of enough money to buy twenty houses


I never play, and I know two people who have won the lottery. One of them was a professor who used the lottery as his retirement plan, and actually won. (He wasn't a math professor, obviously.) The other were a couple barflies who won. Within a year one was dead and the other was in jail.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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Find a family member out of state to play for you or use Congo Lottery online to put in your order. Only cost an extra dollar per ticket. Worth not having to drive and wait in line for hours.


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Thanks for the suggestion. I just called a friend in NY.

Strange that you can bet on anything in Nevada except Power Ball.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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Here's the link to an earlier thread:

Closest place to buy a lottery ticket?
 
Old 11-27-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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The Poor Mans Tax Lottery. I was from NYS and I am still trying to figure out how the lottery has lowered any of my taxes when I lived there. First off the odds on any lottery are so out of balance compared to legalized gambling. Second if you win the Fed and State take about 48% of the money. In Canada your lottery winnings is tax free!!! Third it is sickening to listen to all of these states praise and promote their lotteries while they run down Nevada for having gambling. The lottery is just a legalized form of the old numbers game that organized crime used years ago except the Mob let more people win. To start with the winning limit for one ticket should be about 100 million then in increments of 20 million new winners are drawn. All that matters now is the states just want their cut of the $$$. It's a suckers bet to play the lottery.
 
Old 11-27-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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Of course there's a chance. There's also a chance that I will be hit by lightning, twice, and survive.

Lotto:

Probable outcome: Loss of $1
Unlikely outcome: Gain of a few dollars to several thousand dollars
Extremely unlikely outcome: Gain of enough money to start collecting fine art.

Lion's Share:

Probable outcome: Loss of $3
Unlikely outcome: Gain of a few dollars to several hundred dollars
Very unlikely outcome: Gain of enough money to buy twenty houses


I never play, and I know two people who have won the lottery. One of them was a professor who used the lottery as his retirement plan, and actually won. (He wasn't a math professor, obviously.) The other were a couple barflies who won. Within a year one was dead and the other was in jail.

Who let debbie downer in this thread... GTFO with your hyperbolic probability statements that fail to take into account ROI. there would be no place in the world that can possibly even come close to those factors.

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Closest place to buy a lottery ticket?
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