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Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised to $262 million

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Posted: November 9, 2005, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

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NOCOMP:....".For example, they tell you you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning, getting in a car crash, or worse, being in an airplane crash. WHY WOULD I WANT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF DYING THAN HITTING MM????"

I totally agree w/ that point....why are they always using such dramatic Analogies to compare winning the MM OR POWERBALL.....????Getting struck by lightning, always something horrendus...my goodness, why can't they use an analogy like..."you have a better chance of getting a promotion or pay raise at your job, or better chance of finding true love...LOLOLOLOL

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    Posted: November 9, 2005, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

     

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    belleyace:  "I think it will be hit on Friday also. If not it will be hit when it gets to 300 million"

    Well as long as we are able to play....it's got to hit one way or another.....I would just like to think that if it does hit, perhaps we can be in the  "line of fire".

    That's one "fallout" in the "line of fire"  Bellyace,  that I could certainly use....... LOLOLOLOLOL

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      Posted: November 9, 2005, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

      When I was in 'Nam, the famous quote was, you were safer here than walking on the LA Freeway.  I always mentioned that I prefered the LA odds.

      Cheers

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      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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        Posted: November 9, 2005, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

        You have a better chance of having this or that happening to you, blah blah...yet someone always still wins. I am not sure really if these other analogies encourage, or discourage play? No one cares regardless, if a jackpot is in the hundred millions, money is going to be spent for a chance at it. Their odds calculations simply make for a better story, and just "how lucky" the person was.

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          Posted: November 9, 2005, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

          how many times do you have to hit 21 in a row to =175 million to 1    and i feel like i've been hit by lighting 6 times next tue 365+

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            Lurking11/09/05

            NOCOMP:....".For example, they tell you you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning, getting in a car crash, or worse, being in an airplane crash. WHY WOULD I WANT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF DYING THAN HITTING MM????"

            I totally agree w/ that point....why are they always using such dramatic Analogies to compare winning the MM OR POWERBALL.....????Getting struck by lightning, always something horrendus...my goodness, why can't they use an analogy like..."you have a better chance of getting a promotion or pay raise at your job, or better chance of finding true love...LOLOLOLOL




            This should make everyone feel better.



            I read somewhere that you are more likely to win powerball or MM than get killed by a shark.

            With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                              In futility.


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              Posted: November 9, 2005, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

              Here is the real deal--------------The odds are 50/50 that it will be hit Friday.

              Either it will or it will not...  I hope it rolls again and again just so we can steal the West's thunder..............

               

              Boo Yah !!!!!!

               

                                             

                            

               

               

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                Posted: November 9, 2005, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

                Here is the real deal--------------The odds are 50/50 that it will be hit Friday.

                Either it will or it will not...  I hope it rolls again and again just so we can steal the West's thunder..............

                 

                Boo Yah !!!!!!

                I could care less if it rolls over or not.. Regardless I will not win..

                 

                I am sticking to take 5, numbers and Win4

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                  Posted: November 9, 2005, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                  I have a feeling it will be hit on Friday.

                  Big Smile that will be me.

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                    Posted: November 9, 2005, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

                    It will roll again. ROFL

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                      Posted: November 9, 2005, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

                      Lurking11/09/05

                      NOCOMP:....".For example, they tell you you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning, getting in a car crash, or worse, being in an airplane crash. WHY WOULD I WANT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF DYING THAN HITTING MM????"

                      I totally agree w/ that point....why are they always using such dramatic Analogies to compare winning the MM OR POWERBALL.....????Getting struck by lightning, always something horrendus...my goodness, why can't they use an analogy like..."you have a better chance of getting a promotion or pay raise at your job, or better chance of finding true love...LOLOLOLOL

                      I Agree!  Thank You!!!!!!! 

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                        Posted: November 9, 2005, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

                        You have a better chance of having this or that happening to you, blah blah...yet someone always still wins. I am not sure really if these other analogies encourage, or discourage play? No one cares regardless, if a jackpot is in the hundred millions, money is going to be spent for a chance at it. Their odds calculations simply make for a better story, and just "how lucky" the person was.

                        What I don't understand is why the media has to use such grizzly analogies as to what could happen to you versus you hitting the big jackpot. I would prefer not to hear various ways that I have a better chance to get killed over winning MM.

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                          Posted: November 9, 2005, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

                          Do you also have a better chance of someone mailing a winning jackpot ticket for $300 million to your house randomly? As you can see, there is hope...

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                            Posted: November 9, 2005, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

                            You have a better chance of having this or that happening to you, blah blah...yet someone always still wins. I am not sure really if these other analogies encourage, or discourage play? No one cares regardless, if a jackpot is in the hundred millions, money is going to be spent for a chance at it. Their odds calculations simply make for a better story, and just "how lucky" the person was.

                            What I don't understand is why the media has to use such grizzly analogies as to what could happen to you versus you hitting the big jackpot. I would prefer not to hear various ways that I have a better chance to get killed over winning MM.

                            I guess since these bad things are not happening to you, neither will the windfall. That is basically what they are saying. Yet when there is a winner, the media eats it up, and milks it for all it is worth. So their analogies are kind of contradicting, and don't make any sense. But maybe they are playing off the fact that people secretly want to beat the odds, and be known to have done so. Regardless of what they say "publicly."

                            I wonder if their chances increase that all those bad things will happen after they win the lottery? They already beat the most impossible odds, so after I beat them, I will be careful not to go outside during storms.

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                              Posted: November 10, 2005, 12:07 am - IP Logged

                              You have a better chance of having this or that happening to you, blah blah...yet someone always still wins. I am not sure really if these other analogies encourage, or discourage play? No one cares regardless, if a jackpot is in the hundred millions, money is going to be spent for a chance at it. Their odds calculations simply make for a better story, and just "how lucky" the person was.

                              What I don't understand is why the media has to use such grizzly analogies as to what could happen to you versus you hitting the big jackpot. I would prefer not to hear various ways that I have a better chance to get killed over winning MM.

                              I guess since these bad things are not happening to you, neither will the windfall. That is basically what they are saying. Yet when there is a winner, the media eats it up, and milks it for all it is worth. So their analogies are kind of contradicting, and don't make any sense. But maybe they are playing off the fact that people secretly want to beat the odds, and be known to have done so. Regardless of what they say "publicly."

                               

                              I wonder if their chances increase that all those bad things will happen after they win the lottery? They already beat the most impossible odds, so after I do I will be careful not to go outside during storms.

                              Just because they are not happening to me, including the windfall, does not mean they could not happen. Yes, I admit, none of it has, but I certainly do not like to have someone tell me that my odds of having a power line randomly snap and fall on me (1 in 2,000,000) are better than me hitting a big jackpot. There's things in life called taking chances. Sometimes they cost money, sometimes they don't. I prefer to live on the safe side and place bets on how much money I could win, and not on how long I will live or by what method I will get killed by. I love my life, and prefer to continue to live it (hopefully rich beyond my wildest dreams).