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Posted: February 14, 2012, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

The thing I like most about the new Powerball is that you could easily retire and live at quite a high level no matter what the powerball is at. Not to say 20 million wasn't a lot.. But by the time you take lump sum and taxes you really couldn't fulfill a truley insane lifestyle. Jets, yachts, etc. That's why I play. I don't play to win a few million and retire happily. I play to win a fortune and live unlike most. Don't we all?

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: February 14, 2012, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

    Yes, I did that the other week when I spent $50 on 25 powerball tickets.
    I would have been better off flushing it down the toilet.
    Would have saved myself the time and gas money driving to get the darn
    tickets from the idiots behind the counter, who usually give you a dirty look to boot.

    They could raise the price of powerball to $10 a ticket and people would still
    play and fantasize about winning. Reality is, you will NEVER win anything more than
    a few bucks or your money back...unless you're WHITE and already rich..
    like the latest powerball winner from Newport RI and the Putnam ave winner
    from CT. Just sayin'.

    The only reason someone ever wins something like the powerbal anyway with
    1 in 175million odds is because enought tickets are bought by suckers that it eventually
    overwhelms the odds and some white person wins.

    I have even wondered if it's a way to take money out of certain communities and
    certain demographics and transfer it to others. All under the guise of being a fair,
    legal, unpredictable lottery, of course. No Nod

    "...you will NEVER win anything more than a few bucks or your money back...unless you're WHITE and already rich..."

     

    LOL!  Did you ever consider the prospect that it may be a conspiracy against incredibly stupid people?   LOL


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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      ashabug725's avatar - Yavill
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      Posted: February 14, 2012, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

      "...you will NEVER win anything more than a few bucks or your money back...unless you're WHITE and already rich..."

       

      LOL!  Did you ever consider the prospect that it may be a conspiracy against incredibly stupid people?   LOL

      Bahahaha... well said!!!!!!

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        Posted: February 14, 2012, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

        Yes, I did that the other week when I spent $50 on 25 powerball tickets.
        I would have been better off flushing it down the toilet.
        Would have saved myself the time and gas money driving to get the darn
        tickets from the idiots behind the counter, who usually give you a dirty look to boot.

        They could raise the price of powerball to $10 a ticket and people would still
        play and fantasize about winning. Reality is, you will NEVER win anything more than
        a few bucks or your money back...unless you're WHITE and already rich..
        like the latest powerball winner from Newport RI and the Putnam ave winner
        from CT. Just sayin'.

        The only reason someone ever wins something like the powerbal anyway with
        1 in 175million odds is because enought tickets are bought by suckers that it eventually
        overwhelms the odds and some white person wins.

        I have even wondered if it's a way to take money out of certain communities and
        certain demographics and transfer it to others. All under the guise of being a fair,
        legal, unpredictable lottery, of course. No Nod

        hawk,

        Me-thinks you are an idiot. I remember a fellow that worked at a convenience store making minimum wage who won the Powerball. It so happened the news media and a rep from the lottery was there when the winner showed up and told his boss he thought he won. I assure you, that dude was white, but definitely not rich. Then there was a guy I believe in South Dakota, or maybe North Dakota who won, with playing his last few bucks. Don't think he was rich either. There have been many winners that were in serious need of a win, but you spout off about race because of where the last couple jackpots have been won. All you have managed to do is show your lack if intelligence.

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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          Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

          Yes, I did that the other week when I spent $50 on 25 powerball tickets.
          I would have been better off flushing it down the toilet.
          Would have saved myself the time and gas money driving to get the darn
          tickets from the idiots behind the counter, who usually give you a dirty look to boot.

          They could raise the price of powerball to $10 a ticket and people would still
          play and fantasize about winning. Reality is, you will NEVER win anything more than
          a few bucks or your money back...unless you're WHITE and already rich..
          like the latest powerball winner from Newport RI and the Putnam ave winner
          from CT. Just sayin'.

          The only reason someone ever wins something like the powerbal anyway with
          1 in 175million odds is because enought tickets are bought by suckers that it eventually
          overwhelms the odds and some white person wins.

          I have even wondered if it's a way to take money out of certain communities and
          certain demographics and transfer it to others. All under the guise of being a fair,
          legal, unpredictable lottery, of course. No Nod

          WOW!!!!!!!...... not again.........

            dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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            Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

            "...you will NEVER win anything more than a few bucks or your money back...unless you're WHITE and already rich..."

             

            LOL!  Did you ever consider the prospect that it may be a conspiracy against incredibly stupid people?   LOL

            LOL..... I can't stop laughing..... be careful though we don't want you to be accused of being a racist AGAIN!!!!! because we all know the R in your name stands for racist... ROFLROFL

              sandia's avatar - disney24
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              Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

              Yes, I did that the other week when I spent $50 on 25 powerball tickets.
              I would have been better off flushing it down the toilet.
              Would have saved myself the time and gas money driving to get the darn
              tickets from the idiots behind the counter, who usually give you a dirty look to boot.

              They could raise the price of powerball to $10 a ticket and people would still
              play and fantasize about winning. Reality is, you will NEVER win anything more than
              a few bucks or your money back...unless you're WHITE and already rich..
              like the latest powerball winner from Newport RI and the Putnam ave winner
              from CT. Just sayin'.

              The only reason someone ever wins something like the powerbal anyway with
              1 in 175million odds is because enought tickets are bought by suckers that it eventually
              overwhelms the odds and some white person wins.

              I have even wondered if it's a way to take money out of certain communities and
              certain demographics and transfer it to others. All under the guise of being a fair,
              legal, unpredictable lottery, of course. No Nod

               I almost sympathized with your first two paragraphs, the latter two just made me go Bang Head.

                Do yourself a favor please, for the sake of your intelligence or not.

                 "Best to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove ALL doubt"

               Comprendre mi amigo?

                sandia's avatar - disney24
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                Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                WOW!!!!!!!...... not again.........

                 He is a victim of the lottery system, don't ya know?

                  How dare does the lottery go by a simple basics of C-H-A-N-C-E.

                  Travesty I tell ya, travesty!

                Scared

                  sandia's avatar - disney24
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                  Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                  "...you will NEVER win anything more than a few bucks or your money back...unless you're WHITE and already rich..."

                   

                  LOL!  Did you ever consider the prospect that it may be a conspiracy against incredibly stupid people?   LOL

                   Ridge, it hasn't sunk in yet for the poor fellow. Do take him under your whip and explain to him the basics of the world we live in. He is still wet behind the ears, I tell ya....

                   

                     Poke........

                    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                    Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

                    LOL..... I can't stop laughing..... be careful though we don't want you to be accused of being a racist AGAIN!!!!! because we all know the R in your name stands for racist... ROFLROFL

                    Yep, I'm usually the whippin' boy, dallas, LOL.

                    Some of these guys though, whoa, I just gotta scratch my head and wonder if they're really serious about what they're saying or joking.

                    And the best part?

                    Even though he "knows" it's "rigged", he'll go play it again.

                    And then come back here again and complain about it. Crazy


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

                    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                --Edmund Burke

                     

                     

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                      Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

                       He is a victim of the lottery system, don't ya know?

                        How dare does the lottery go by a simple basics of C-H-A-N-C-E.

                        Travesty I tell ya, travesty!

                      Scared

                      LOL....

                        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                        Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

                         Ridge, it hasn't sunk in yet for the poor fellow. Do take him under your whip and explain to him the basics of the world we live in. He is still wet behind the ears, I tell ya....

                         

                           Poke........

                        I think that one's too far gone, sandia.

                        Like the Warden said in Cool Hand Luke - "Some men you just can't reach."

                        And I can't remember who said this one but it fits - "You can't fix stupid."


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

                        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

                         

                         

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                          Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

                          I think that one's too far gone, sandia.

                          Like the Warden said in Cool Hand Luke - "Some men you just can't reach."

                          And I can't remember who said this one but it fits - "You can't fix stupid."

                          ron white, stand up comic,also could'nt recall

                          on another thread some one else had to tell me.

                          i remember cuz i use the ladder sayin on a daily basis at the hotel,

                          come to think of it, the former works at the hotel also.

                          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                            Posted: February 14, 2012, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

                            Yep, I'm usually the whippin' boy, dallas, LOL.

                            Some of these guys though, whoa, I just gotta scratch my head and wonder if they're really serious about what they're saying or joking.

                            And the best part?

                            Even though he "knows" it's "rigged", he'll go play it again.

                            And then come back here again and complain about it. Crazy

                            I really thought he went away.... so much for wishful thinking...LOL...

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                              Posted: February 14, 2012, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

                              lotta talk about riggin,in another thread i asked someone to explain the mechanics of the riggin,

                              no replies,from poster that says its "rigged"

                              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

                                 
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