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Gotta love the Michigan Lotto!! LOLOLOL.

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Posted: January 20, 2010, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

So.... 50 of us employees bought 50 raffle tickets at $20 each.  Raffles have the best odds, right? Wow! We didn't even win the lowest prize..... now everyone is blaming me because I was head of the lottery group. hhahahhhhahaa.

 

Talk about bad "luck".

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    Posted: January 20, 2010, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

    sorry smoothjuice i had 6 and didn't win a thing. i got a ticket last night it was in the 58s. how did they sell that many tickets overnight.

    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

    For a lead role in a cage?

     

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      Posted: January 20, 2010, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

      sorry smoothjuice i had 6 and didn't win a thing. i got a ticket last night it was in the 58s. how did they sell that many tickets overnight.

      Well Sully,

       

      Next time, I will just buy one ticket for my self..... good luck to both of us.

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        The bad thing about a lottery pool is that most members are looking for a cheap way to win a lot of money, I'm surprised you got $20 from each of them.  When they spent that much they were probably thinking it's a sure thing and were going be upset if they won less than they spent.  Generally people who join lottery pools think $5 is over doing it.  If you're willing to spend more than $5, you're probably better off going it alone.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: January 20, 2010, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

          The bad thing about a lottery pool is that most members are looking for a cheap way to win a lot of money, I'm surprised you got $20 from each of them.  When they spent that much they were probably thinking it's a sure thing and were going be upset if they won less than they spent.  Generally people who join lottery pools think $5 is over doing it.  If you're willing to spend more than $5, you're probably better off going it alone.

          Well I was 5 off $500 prize. You're right. With something that big, better to have everyone just chip in a buck and not put too much faith on it.

           

          So when is the next raffle drawing? Smile

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            Posted: January 20, 2010, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

            we will keep you posted rowen, maybe we will all have better luck next time.

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            For a lead role in a cage?

             

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              Posted: January 20, 2010, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

              So.... 50 of us employees bought 50 raffle tickets at $20 each.  Raffles have the best odds, right? Wow! We didn't even win the lowest prize..... now everyone is blaming me because I was head of the lottery group. hhahahhhhahaa.

               

              Talk about bad "luck".

              Well, raffles have the best odds of winning the top prize, but generally have terrible odds at winning any prize. Though Michigan's raffle is one of the better ones at overall odds at 1:99.7 (as opposed to say, 1 in 1,000). But even then, with 50 tickets, you're still looking at roughly 50/50 odds at getting anything back. So the best odds argument the lotteries use really is a misnomer, because it's only good when looking at the top prize odds in comparison to other games.

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                Posted: January 20, 2010, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                I have learned over the years to gamble by yourself..No splits no buying tickets with someone..It just don't pay..

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                  Posted: January 20, 2010, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

                  The way I see it they had a choice.....take a chance and play to win or they could have chose not to play. Anyone who plays the lotto knows the odds are against them. In this case they chose to play anyway. I think that most people play in pools because they're afraid that if the pool wins they don't want to be left behind. It would have been nice if you did get a win!

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                    Posted: January 21, 2010, 11:42 am - IP Logged

                    Lived in Ypsilanti Mi for about 25 years..Anybody got any friends there?..Anyone ever hit any big money there you you Michiganders know of?..

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                      Posted: January 21, 2010, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                      no. i wish i could hear of someone here hitting it big. but if i win i will keep my mouth shut.good luck tiggs95

                      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                      For a lead role in a cage?

                       

                                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                        Posted: January 21, 2010, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                        Thanks Sully not many people say that to me,good luck?..I've been to Livonia many times in the 60's..Played the horses there at one time if I remember right..Good luck to you too..

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                          Posted: January 21, 2010, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

                          PS : I also lived in Wayne in the late 40's and early 50's when I was little..