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12 Michigan women + 2 men share $12.7M lottery jackpot

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Posted: July 11, 2009, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

None,yet.But when I do I won't be sharing it with a bunch of other folks.The ENTIRE jackpot will be mine!

I agree as far as splitting the pot...would never go in a pool myself. If i were ever to win, I would want to share with my family..........

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    Posted: July 11, 2009, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

    Anyone who says that buying one ticket gives you the same odds as buying 10 or more is not using common sense.  Sure, I agree that only one ticket wins the jackpot, but 10 gives you 10 shots at it.   Even better, if everyone pitches in $5, then you've got 50 chances instead of 5.  The odds, depending on the game, are still astronomical, but the more tickets you buy, the better your odds, even if the difference seems insignificant. 

    I'd like to add that if someone here wins $450,000 and doesn't want it because it's not a lot of money, I'll be happy to take that stretch limo for you.  I'm sure the thousands of families who are losing their homes would take half.

    Well said! Yes Nod

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      Posted: July 11, 2009, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

      Anyone who says that buying one ticket gives you the same odds as buying 10 or more is not using common sense.  Sure, I agree that only one ticket wins the jackpot, but 10 gives you 10 shots at it.   Even better, if everyone pitches in $5, then you've got 50 chances instead of 5.  The odds, depending on the game, are still astronomical, but the more tickets you buy, the better your odds, even if the difference seems insignificant. 

      I'd like to add that if someone here wins $450,000 and doesn't want it because it's not a lot of money, I'll be happy to take that stretch limo for you.  I'm sure the thousands of families who are losing their homes would take half.

      Mixed emoptions on the number of tickets.

      On the surface that's a very sound and logical argument, but the thing is with lotto we're attempteng to remove 176,000,000 or so grains of sand from the beach, so does it matter if you personally remove one or ten?

      As for the $450,000, yeah it's a nice score, but other people's perception of these winners will be, "Hey, you hit a jackpot, you're a millionaire now, gimme some, share the wealth."

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: July 14, 2009, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

        Anyone who says that buying one ticket gives you the same odds as buying 10 or more is not using common sense.  Sure, I agree that only one ticket wins the jackpot, but 10 gives you 10 shots at it.   Even better, if everyone pitches in $5, then you've got 50 chances instead of 5.  The odds, depending on the game, are still astronomical, but the more tickets you buy, the better your odds, even if the difference seems insignificant. 

        I'd like to add that if someone here wins $450,000 and doesn't want it because it's not a lot of money, I'll be happy to take that stretch limo for you.  I'm sure the thousands of families who are losing their homes would take half.

        You told it like it is. The more tickets a person buys the higher the probability that one of the tickets will hit.

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          Posted: July 17, 2009, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

          a 15 passenger van would do all i need it to do.  Get me from point a to point b and back home.

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            Posted: July 18, 2009, 2:17 am - IP Logged

            a 15 passenger van would do all i need it to do.  Get me from point a to point b and back home.

            Banana

            I think a van for 15 people would pretty much be a bus.

            Heh, they should have rode a short bus to Lansing.

            You can't predict random.

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              Posted: August 12, 2009, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

              Piaceri right now with a 30 year annuity it is more like $330,000 per person before taxes.

              I wouldn't turn down $330,000.  However, if you are going to  take 10,000,000 to 1 odds  you might as well try for more than that  since it would almost certainly be your only big jackpot win ever.

              I bumped into one of the winners who was in town on a shopping spree.

              I asked and it was $346,000 a piece.

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                Posted: August 12, 2009, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

                I bumped into one of the winners who was in town on a shopping spree.

                I asked and it was $346,000 a piece.

                SHOPPING SPREE??

                 

                sounds like they are off to a good start Bang Head

                 

                I have my own pool as well...me myself and I.