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Forget Powerball - Go for Mega Millions

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Posted: October 18, 2005, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

Like everyone, I have been caught up in the Powerball frenzy. Why forget about the Mega Millions? It is sitting there at $90M maybe someday money and $53M real money. How much do I really need? I'm thinking that $53M, minus some chnage for taxes, would go a long way to finding Uptopia. Besides that, with a win, I could sneak in, under the radar of all the Powerball hoopalah, and no one would know I even exist. Is there something unclean about $53M? No one seems interested in it.

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    Posted: October 18, 2005, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

    Like everyone, I have been caught up in the Powerball frenzy. Why forget about the Mega Millions? It is sitting there at $90M maybe someday money and $53M real money. How much do I really need? I'm thinking that $53M, minus some chnage for taxes, would go a long way to finding Uptopia. Besides that, with a win, I could sneak in, under the radar of all the Powerball hoopalah, and no one would know I even exist. Is there something unclean about $53M? No one seems interested in it.

    I Agree!

    Although those 1 in 146,107,962 Powerball odds are SO MUCH BETTER than the 1 in 175,711,536 Mega Millions odds!  LOL

     

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      Posted: October 18, 2005, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

      I Agree! about the better odds with PB over MM!

      Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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        Posted: October 18, 2005, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

        29,603,574 better odds I might add! And that's nothing to sneeze at these days!

        Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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          Posted: October 18, 2005, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

          I wonder if the MM jackpot's been won?!

          Like I said in another post this morning I got just one number..am a case of sour grapes right now...anything would have been welcome...hope one of you wins something..

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            Posted: October 18, 2005, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

            I don't have MM in my area, so I play powerball. If MM was in my area, I'd play it to. =)

            Dance like no one is watching.

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              Posted: October 18, 2005, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

              I have PB where I am (Delaware). But I can play MM too, If i'm willing to make the 20 mile trip (40 round trip) to Marydel, Maryland! I didn't play MM tonight, but you can bet your bottom dollar if it wasn't hit tonight I'll be playing my numbers on Friday the 21st. Big Grin

              Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                Posted: October 19, 2005, 12:17 am - IP Logged

                When either PB or MM jackpots get around $300M, even people who don't regularly play the lotteries like to have a ticket just to be in the game.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: October 19, 2005, 12:41 am - IP Logged

                  Very true

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                    Posted: October 19, 2005, 1:41 am - IP Logged

                    29,603,574 better odds I might add! And that's nothing to sneeze at these days!

                    I said my comment about the odds with tongue firmly in cheek.  Yes, Powerball's odds are better, but it's like saying that Pluto is farther away than Neptune.  Yes, it's farther, but both are unimaginably far away.

                     

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                      Posted: October 19, 2005, 2:03 am - IP Logged

                      Actually Pluto can be closer than Neptune since Pluto's orbit is eliptical. Really you are right on the odds though. They are both very, very unlikely so the difference is pretty much meaningless.

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                        Posted: October 19, 2005, 2:30 am - IP Logged

                        MM is on a roll again and thats great...another chance for all of us.