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Cincinnati Reds formed Mega Millions lottery pool

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Cincinnati Reds formed Mega Millions lottery pool

Several members of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team pooled their money and purchased $1,000 worth of Ohio Lottery tickets for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The estimated jackpot on Tuesday was $168 million.

"There was some talk about looking into buying a share of the team," Kearns said. "We're pretty confident."

Ken Griffey Jr., Adam Dunn, Sean Casey and Rich Aurilia also were part of the group.

There were no winning tickets in the Tuesday Mega Millions drawing.

The Friday Mega Millions drawing is worth $205 million.

Cincinnati Enquirer

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Posted: April 21, 2005, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

$200 each?  C'mon...these guys each earn the equivalent of a state lottery win every year.  Throw in at least $2000 each.

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    Posted: April 21, 2005, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

    I wonder how much they won on Tuesday night.

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      Posted: April 21, 2005, 3:24 pm - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by JAG331 on April 21, 2005


      $200 each?  C'mon...these guys each earn the equivalent of a state lottery win every year.  Throw in at least $2000 each.



      One's salary does not determine how many lottery tickets to buy.  It's almost certainly a losing proposition, so although it's good to have a chance to win, it doesn't make sense to commit $2,000!

       

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        Posted: April 21, 2005, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

        it takes money to make money..and it seems some dont ever have enough money.

        have a great winning day!

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          Posted: April 21, 2005, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

            i will "bet"  .....that pete rose put them up to this

            and i will also "bet"  ...that when he finds out about this, that major frustration will set in because he can't join his teammates (his alma-mater) on something he has expertise in.  maybe he can re-join the reds now in a gambling "instructional" league.

            and maybe just maybe, he is reading this.  hey pete, slide on in here partner (head first).  don't worry about us.  we can take a hit just as well as ray fosse...

           p.s.  you can tell that all those guys that ponied up $200 for MEGA are nothing but dumb jocks on steroids.  anyone who has sensibilities knows it only takes a $1 quick pick to "jack" one out of the park...

           20/20

                      "i am .........."meant to"       

          P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                   until further notice,  it's  france everyday

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            Posted: April 21, 2005, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

            According to USA Today baseball salaries for the 2005 season are:

            Adam Dunn      $4,600,000

            Sean Casey      $7,800,000

            Ken Griffey Jr.   $12,500,000

            Austin Kearns  $930,000

            Rich Aurilia        $600,000

            Total                $24,430,000

            I think they are already well on their to owning part of the team.

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              Posted: April 21, 2005, 4:18 pm - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by Todd on April 21, 2005



              Quote: Originally posted by JAG331 on April 21, 2005


              $200 each?  C'mon...these guys each earn the equivalent of a state lottery win every year.  Throw in at least $2000 each.



              One's salary does not determine how many lottery tickets to buy.  It's almost certainly a losing proposition, so although it's good to have a chance to win, it doesn't make sense to commit $2,000!



              Right, salary doesn't determine how many tickets you should buy, but it does influence how many tickets you can buy, and how much it hurts your wallet. 

              I was making fun of the Cincy publication, which presents the $1,000 expenditure as an extravagant purchase for the ballplayers.  Whether they spent $1,000 or $10,000, it's a lot smaller drop in the bucket for them than it would be for most of us.

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                Posted: April 21, 2005, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                why would these guys want to bet in the first place????  they already have the millions us common people are striving to get.....one more thing isn't it illegal to gamble in baseball??  didn't pete rose get thrown out forever for his "gambling"

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                  Posted: April 21, 2005, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                  That would have been funny if they had won to see if they would of fought over the money or if they really would have split it fairly.

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                    Posted: April 21, 2005, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

                    Lottomike:

                    Pete Rose was thrown out of baseball for gambling on the outcomes of baseball games.  It only makes sense, you shouldn't be allowed to bet on an dvent over which you have control, a game you can intentionally lose.  In baseball this stems from the Chicago Black Sox scandal of 1919.

                    Baseball players are not prohibited from gambling in general. 

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                      Posted: April 21, 2005, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                      They have enough money. I hope they don't win.

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                        Posted: April 21, 2005, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

                        yeah. it's like that episode of "gary and mike" in which mike bought a ton of lottery tickets, and the winner was oprah.

                        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                          Posted: April 21, 2005, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                          or the episode of "the simpsons" in which homer buys a ton of lottery tickets, and kent brockman wins the jackpot.

                          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                            Posted: April 21, 2005, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

                            Quote: Originally posted by visiondude on April 21, 2005



                            it only takes a $1 quick pick to "jack" one out of the park...




                             

                            ... the lottery never fails to surprise!