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International super lottery to create jackpots of $500 million or more

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Posted: September 20, 2008, 10:38 am - IP Logged

The odds against hitting the jp on something that is designed to produce those size jps is going to stagger the players when they finally see it.   Personally, I wouldn't bother playing.  Five hundred million is way, way WAY more than anyone needs anyway.

I agree,

I would not play a global lottery.  I truely believe that $500 million is just too much for me.  I know it sounds silly,  but I think about the super wealthy in this country,  I mean they still push after be liquid at 2, 5 or 10 BILLION.  I mean how much is enough?  The way I live now,  If I were to win a minimum 10 million,  (final payout, taxes and fees)  I truly think I would be set for life.  My dream home would still only cost around $500k my dream car, around $35k.  Even helping my family wouldnt cost much.  I would still work (at a job I love) and live normally,  I think most people would too.  I think that in present  days,  many of us have learned to do without and I for one have reevaluated a dollar's worth and would not just go crazy after the big win.  I have learned that when you have it, you prepare for when you don't.  NO, I would not need $500 million or even $100 million.  Even If I were to win a tiny $100,00  scratcher right now,  It would help my current situation.

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    I agree,

    I would not play a global lottery.  I truely believe that $500 million is just too much for me.  I know it sounds silly,  but I think about the super wealthy in this country,  I mean they still push after be liquid at 2, 5 or 10 BILLION.  I mean how much is enough?  The way I live now,  If I were to win a minimum 10 million,  (final payout, taxes and fees)  I truly think I would be set for life.  My dream home would still only cost around $500k my dream car, around $35k.  Even helping my family wouldnt cost much.  I would still work (at a job I love) and live normally,  I think most people would too.  I think that in present  days,  many of us have learned to do without and I for one have reevaluated a dollar's worth and would not just go crazy after the big win.  I have learned that when you have it, you prepare for when you don't.  NO, I would not need $500 million or even $100 million.  Even If I were to win a tiny $100,00  scratcher right now,  It would help my current situation.

    Yeah i agree too...With those 500 million i'll use on experiment on how to change the world, like how to better improve the flora situation in Africa, like how to grow plants in Africa and Haiti, and creating places that will teach kids math, how to create books that will explain math easier, how to place money in the bank and letting the interest pay people to plant treets, all over the world, etc a bunch of projects in mind, the money will solely be used for this project not for me...On All the projects and theories not counting the hundreds of websites i am going to open advocating my theories, plans, projects and other stuff, like lottery prediction website, etc...My dream car is a BMW and is not the newest edition but instead an old edition...90's to be specific, depite that i am going green after i hit that jackpot....

    What i'll like is for my entire family to live in one neighboorhood or within 20 seconds from each other...Huge mansion i don't want...The most expensive thing i might buy for me, which would be for my hobby is a supercomputer and it will not even be a supercomputer but a semi supercomputer or mini supercomputer the size of a wardrobe....

    And it doesn't sound silly to say that 500 million is TOO MUCH, because it is too much...Also for this Global Lottery, i'll surely play only quick picks...

    i'll give the woman of my dream something who knows 8 million and 8 million respectively if i can't have them which are that girl in celeste shorts and the woman who work in the bank, as a gift...

    By the way flora means all plant life occuring in an area.... 

    The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


     


     


     

     


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      Yeah i agree too...With those 500 million i'll use on experiment on how to change the world, like how to better improve the flora situation in Africa, like how to grow plants in Africa and Haiti, and creating places that will teach kids math, how to create books that will explain math easier, how to place money in the bank and letting the interest pay people to plant treets, all over the world, etc a bunch of projects in mind, the money will solely be used for this project not for me...On All the projects and theories not counting the hundreds of websites i am going to open advocating my theories, plans, projects and other stuff, like lottery prediction website, etc...My dream car is a BMW and is not the newest edition but instead an old edition...90's to be specific, depite that i am going green after i hit that jackpot....

      What i'll like is for my entire family to live in one neighboorhood or within 20 seconds from each other...Huge mansion i don't want...The most expensive thing i might buy for me, which would be for my hobby is a supercomputer and it will not even be a supercomputer but a semi supercomputer or mini supercomputer the size of a wardrobe....

      And it doesn't sound silly to say that 500 million is TOO MUCH, because it is too much...Also for this Global Lottery, i'll surely play only quick picks...

      i'll give the woman of my dream something who knows 8 million and 8 million respectively if i can't have them which are that girl in celeste shorts and the woman who work in the bank, as a gift...

      By the way flora means all plant life occuring in an area.... 

      i'll give 2 million to the beautiful girl from Santiago,Chile named "Paola Sobando"....And i'll take some money and beging a beauty paegant here in Panama but according to my standards based on certain qualifications hobbies, etc...I'll do it every Christmast or once a month....I might give 100,000 as a gift, all coming from money placed in the bank...

      The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


       


       


       

       


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        i'll give 2 million to the beautiful girl from Santiago,Chile named "Paola Sobando"....And i'll take some money and beging a beauty paegant here in Panama but according to my standards based on certain qualifications hobbies, etc...I'll do it every Christmast or once a month....I might give 100,000 as a gift, all coming from money placed in the bank...

        I'll also some of the money and beging bribing governments across the world into placing 2 lotteries in their countries and they are West Virginia Cash25, and Washington Match4...If Match4 can be in washington state, i am sure it can be in other countries....

        The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


         


         


         

         


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          I agree with RJOh.

          I also think this will create a lot more lottery scams.

             I agree, Coin Toss.

             Given the huge amounts of money at stake, corruption in such a lottery would be rampant and unavoidable. Those currently charged with running state lotteries in America are now beginning to whine that it's too hard to make a profit, and that it would be easier and more profitable to privatize this significant stream of state revenue.

             If the top prize is $500 million, they'd need to generate two or three times that amount in ticket sales and, from what I read in the article, there are just too many fingers in the pie. Our government probably doesn't realize this, but America has no authority over foreign nations. So what's to be done when greed rears its ugly head, and we discover that officials from two other countries have siphoned off a substantial amount of money from ticket receipts? Will America take them to World Court and charge them with Misappropriation of Public Funds?

             What if the United States is the culprit? A ridiculous notion, since we only elect the most honest people to serve us, but what if a crook penetrates our political armor and gets himself elected? What if this duly-elected crook decides that we don't pay him enough money, and he procures a seat for himself on the World Lottery Commission for the sole purpose of looting it? Of course, this could never happen; not here, not in America.

             Then there's the other side of the coin. Players are going to try to beat the game, and if they can't do it by winning, they'll do it by cheating. There will be tens of thousands of fraudulent tickets presented for payment, and tens of thousands of people will go to jail for varying terms of confinement. In addition, I can already see the myriad of lawsuits filed in this country and others, charging that the lottery refused to pay their legitimate winning tickets.

             I think a better model would be a lottery with lower jackpot prizes and lower odds. A multi-national lottery will result in more personal bankruptcies and more mortgage foreclosures in America because many novice players believe they'll have a lock on the jackpot if they buy enough tickets. Some members will recall that this actually happened the first time the PowerBall jackpot reached $100 million; people borrowed money against there homes to buy thousands of tickets (one guy spent $48,000 buying tickets for ONE drawing, and he didn't win anything significant). Many were forced to default on those loans once reality made itself apparent, and they found themselves homeless, but with their dreams of financial independence still intact and waiting to be fulfilled.

             For the record, I'm against it, and I won't play, so there's one less competitor in the player pool. Personally, I don't need $500 million; I would be just as happy with a measly $30 million after taxes. At 5%, the interest would be just over one million dollars a year, and I could live on that if I gave up drinking and smoking crack.

             This is a Bad Idea with capital letters, but when politicians begin throwing around figures like the ones outlined in the article, they get starry-eyed thinking about all that money and how they're going to spend every dime of it. I can't speak for other countries, but American politicians and officials are notoriously short-sighted, and they don't consider the long-term ramifications of their actions. This is due to the total and complete lack of government accountability in America; they don't have to think about those things because they won't be held responsible for it unless it succeeds, in which case they'll be only too happy to take the credit.

             I can see by the number of responses that this is a popular topic, and most of the posts I've read seem to support the idea (although I haven't read them all). I wish those members the very best of luck, and I truly hope that the first winner is an LP.com member. However, it's my opinion that the only winners from this lottery will be those who set it up and operate it. 

             It will be interesting to learn who gets the franchise once they decide it's too expensive to run and that it must be privatized. Maybe Mark Cuban will buy it, or Bill Gates. Actually, this would be a nice addition to Dubai International's portfolio, or for any other foreign corporation who has a substantial stake in American business. 34% of American companies are currently owned outright by foreign governments and corporations, and an alarming number of our public works are owned and operated by foreign nations.  

            Someday in the not-too-distant future, our currency could contain the words, "The United Arab States of America ..." It's a scary thought, but if we don't give our government's leash a good, hard jerk, it could easily become a reality in just a few short years.

          Come, Pinky; we must prepare for tomorrow night...

          Jim

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            Please people of the world if you can read this please listen....There is a way to win that Global Lottery...You will not know about it but there is a way to win it...Please believe me...You can call this my alert call....Most people of the world will never know about it, but there is a way and Americans know the key also but it is a specific group...Lots of people may laugh at me, but the one doing the laughing is me, because 99.9% of people if you went to their houses when they are not there and you was to change the font of one letter in their wardrobe they will not notice it again who is really doing the laughing...Most people will not notice that their email is read, i do notice that my email is read...Just so you know people of the world....The Mafia and the Drug Cartel is going to be after this also after the key to win it...

            The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


             


             


             

             


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              i'll give 2 million to the beautiful girl from Santiago,Chile named "Paola Sobando"....And i'll take some money and beging a beauty paegant here in Panama but according to my standards based on certain qualifications hobbies, etc...I'll do it every Christmast or once a month....I might give 100,000 as a gift, all coming from money placed in the bank...

              I'll give 2 million to Daisy Palacios a girl i used to like and 2 million to Nadia Melgar another girl i used to like, they were both honor students first in the entire school respectively and 2 more to a girl that used to live in a luxurious building close to where i used to work....

              Having that much money sort of put a price to your head, the more you have the higher the price for your head is...You may not notice this in the U.S because the U.S is sort of very quiet but anywhere else in the world is different..

              The rest of the money will go to trying to lobby and bribe governments of the world into creating a Washington State Match 4 game and West Virginia Cash25 in their respective countries...

              And not only that i am telling you this because i've seen it, not that i have won a lot of money...When you get that much money people around you and your surrounding beging to temp you, out of no where you begin to see hotter than normal woman walking around you mysterious friendships beging to appear, traffic back up for miles in front of you, is all plan of the devil...

              The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


               


               


               

               


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                I'll give 2 million to Daisy Palacios a girl i used to like and 2 million to Nadia Melgar another girl i used to like, they were both honor students first in the entire school respectively and 2 more to a girl that used to live in a luxurious building close to where i used to work....

                Having that much money sort of put a price to your head, the more you have the higher the price for your head is...You may not notice this in the U.S because the U.S is sort of very quiet but anywhere else in the world is different..

                The rest of the money will go to trying to lobby and bribe governments of the world into creating a Washington State Match 4 game and West Virginia Cash25 in their respective countries...

                And not only that i am telling you this because i've seen it, not that i have won a lot of money...When you get that much money people around you and your surrounding beging to temp you, out of no where you begin to see hotter than normal woman walking around you mysterious friendships beging to appear, traffic back up for miles in front of you, is all plan of the devil...

                The rest of the money is going to go also into creating a UNIVERSAL ENGLISH TEACHING CHANNEL if is possible....I'll take a lump sum of money place it in the bank and the interest is going to power this Global English Teaching Channel....

                The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


                 


                 


                 

                 


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                  More important than that Global Lottery is a Universal English Teaching Channel taught all over the world and to plant take a hundreds of millions place it in the bank and letting the interest power the salary of people working to plant trees....

                  The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨


                   


                   


                   

                   


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                    A Gambling addiction, is like an invisible enemy, that closes in on us, in ways we do not perceive. In California, we have 5 games already! All but one being computerized drawings! I have played all 5 simultaneously for a prolonged period. That is, long enough to get in trouble!! You have to have enough sense, to rein yourself in, when you know you're exceeding bounds just a bit! I left off playing all games except Mega Millions, just for that reason. Now, here comes another game, and this time a $500 Million pot!!! Excitement is already swirling about the game, even though it doesn't even exist, and may never! Opinions are offered, calculations are made, and the History of the world is unfolded before us. These games are so addictive, I think most do not realize, with what zeal they are playing. This is why, I have become more careful with my play. Things can so easily get away from us. So,  I only play MM now, and in fact, I hope this game never finds the light of day. These are terrible times, and there are far more pressing needs, than throwing hard earned cash at a ghost. Oh yeah! almost forgot, I may throw a few dollars at pick 3 this month! I know, I know, I know. But it's still an improvement!!!

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                      A Gambling addiction, is like an invisible enemy, that closes in on us, in ways we do not perceive. In California, we have 5 games already! All but one being computerized drawings! I have played all 5 simultaneously for a prolonged period. That is, long enough to get in trouble!! You have to have enough sense, to rein yourself in, when you know you're exceeding bounds just a bit! I left off playing all games except Mega Millions, just for that reason. Now, here comes another game, and this time a $500 Million pot!!! Excitement is already swirling about the game, even though it doesn't even exist, and may never! Opinions are offered, calculations are made, and the History of the world is unfolded before us. These games are so addictive, I think most do not realize, with what zeal they are playing. This is why, I have become more careful with my play. Things can so easily get away from us. So,  I only play MM now, and in fact, I hope this game never finds the light of day. These are terrible times, and there are far more pressing needs, than throwing hard earned cash at a ghost. Oh yeah! almost forgot, I may throw a few dollars at pick 3 this month! I know, I know, I know. But it's still an improvement!!!

                      I'm not even sure that this "super lottery" game is coming to the USA, or if it does, which states will sell it.

                      Just because they are in discussions does not mean it will happen.  Remember, these kinds of talks have happened many times before, and nothing ever came of them.

                      There is no lottery operated or controlled by the federal government, so any international games would have to be implemented on a state-by-state basis.

                      I can tell you that many states will not go for it.  Especially the ones that saw a significant drop in revenues for the local state games after adding a multi-state game.

                      I guess what I'm saying is that it is good to think about the issues that will face people if a huge international lottery game is added, but don't also make the leap that adding the games is 100% certainty.

                       

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                        I'm not even sure that this "super lottery" game is coming to the USA, or if it does, which states will sell it.

                        Just because they are in discussions does not mean it will happen.  Remember, these kinds of talks have happened many times before, and nothing ever came of them.

                        There is no lottery operated or controlled by the federal government, so any international games would have to be implemented on a state-by-state basis.

                        I can tell you that many states will not go for it.  Especially the ones that saw a significant drop in revenues for the local state games after adding a multi-state game.

                        I guess what I'm saying is that it is good to think about the issues that will face people if a huge international lottery game is added, but don't also make the leap that adding the games is 100% certainty.

                        If I'm not mistaken, the Federal government would by right have the sole jurisdiction regulating money going outside the States in this manner (gambling). Therefore, it would have to be federally approved. Only then would it be up to individual states.

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                          I need to know more details before I get excited........

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                            I'm not even sure that this "super lottery" game is coming to the USA, or if it does, which states will sell it.

                            Just because they are in discussions does not mean it will happen.  Remember, these kinds of talks have happened many times before, and nothing ever came of them.

                            There is no lottery operated or controlled by the federal government, so any international games would have to be implemented on a state-by-state basis.

                            I can tell you that many states will not go for it.  Especially the ones that saw a significant drop in revenues for the local state games after adding a multi-state game.

                            I guess what I'm saying is that it is good to think about the issues that will face people if a huge international lottery game is added, but don't also make the leap that adding the games is 100% certainty.

                            It's good to know this, as I am satisfied with Mega Millions in it's current state, and I hope there are no matrix changes.