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Do You Think You'll Win The Lottery?

Topic closed. 56 replies. Last post 11 years ago by BevsPicks.

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Do you honestly think you'll evern win the lottery?

Yes. [ 45 ]  [71.43%]
No. [ 7 ]  [11.11%]
Not sure. [ 11 ]  [17.46%]
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Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

I hold on to some optimism. 

People who don't want lump sum actually are pessimists. Why they still play I don't know.

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    Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

    We play to win.  I haven't found any other people who are for annual payments like I am.  I even had a cashier verify that I wanted annual payments and sort of asked why lol.  it was funny =)


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      Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

      We play to win.  I haven't found any other people who are for annual payments like I am.  I even had a cashier verify that I wanted annual payments and sort of asked why lol.  it was funny =)

      Wherever you live, you'll be lonely.

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        Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

        No, I live here and I'm not lonely.  I love it :-)

        Quit jinxing me!  U make it sound like u don't want me to win =(


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          Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

          No, I live here and I'm not lonely.  I love it :-)

          Quit jinxing me!  U make it sound like u don't want me to win =(

          I only root for people who want lump sum. If the game is annuity-only, then I want NOBODY to play it.

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            Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

            Money is money.  I have to admit that I'd be just as happy winning Cash as I would annual payments.  And you would too =)


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              Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

              Money is money.  I have to admit that I'd be just as happy winning Cash as I would annual payments.  And you would too =)

              Then why don't you join the majority?

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                Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

                Because I think annual payments would be better for me.  I'd actually get the advertised jackpot minus taxes, not 1/4 of it.


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                  Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Because I think annual payments would be better for me.  I'd actually get the advertised jackpot minus taxes, not 1/4 of it.

                  There you go again. You do NOT get less money for choosing lump sum.

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                    Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

                    yeah u do.  I did the math.  Add up all the payments and u come out with considerably more.


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                      Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                      yeah u do.  I did the math.  Add up all the payments and u come out with considerably more.

                      But you're not figuring in INFLATION.

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                        Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                        Yes, I considered inflation.  I always figured, for example, $800,000/year will always be enough to live very comfortably on, at least in our lifetimes.


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                          Yes, I considered inflation.  I always figured, for example, $800,000/year will always be enough to live very comfortably on, at least in our lifetimes.

                          What if we have HYPERinflation, like in some Third World countries?

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                            Posted: March 3, 2006, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

                            Oh, well then i'll have more money than everybody with $800,000/year. 

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                              Posted: March 3, 2006, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

                              I'll have most or all transferred to Euros anyway because I want to move to europe one day.