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Old 02-11-2015, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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I play when the jackpot is large like tonight's Powerball. I probably spend less than $20 a year on Lottery tickets and I never buy the scratchers. I prefer 'gambling' in Las Vegas.

I would be very happy to win $10,000. Anything over $10,000 would be great. I would add to my current stock positions.

I've always wondered about all the people that only needed ONE number from hitting the lottery. That one number is the difference between a few hundred dollars and MILLIONS. ONE NUMBER. Do these people fall into depression? Honestly, I don't know what I would do or how bad I would feel if this happened to me.

-Cheers.
Actually, for Powerball, if you don't match the big money power whateveritis ball but get all the others, you win a million bucks. Which isn't a couple hundred million, but ain't half bad.

OTOH, if you match 4 of 5 plus the bigmoneypower ball, you only get $25,000. That's better than nothing, sure, but yeah, that would kinda hurt. "Only ONE more, and..."
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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The odds of winning the Powerball are the same as being struck by lightning 400 times.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:18 PM
 
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Three winners, $83 million each, lump sum, after taxes.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Oh, wow! I thought those results would come in later! Well, congratulations to the winners! I'm going to cry myself to sleep. (Just kidding!)
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