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Posted: February 2, 2012, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

If hundred's of countries would participate, would you be interested in a world wide lottery that could generate jackpots up to $100,000,000,000.000 (100 billion dollars)???  CrazyCrazyCrazy

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    Posted: February 2, 2012, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

    no...next!!..

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      Posted: February 2, 2012, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

      no

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        Posted: February 2, 2012, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

        No.

        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: February 2, 2012, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

          Hey this is great........I have all you LP members trained to say NO!  That was to easy.     Green laughGreen laughGreen laugh

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            Posted: February 2, 2012, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

            we cant keep corruption under control in our own country,  yeah lets send our money to crooks overseas as well as here.

            nah as much as i like hte idea, of massive massive pools of money. every country will be wanting the money as theirs and scheming ways to steal it, even before its won.

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              we cant keep corruption under control in our own country,  yeah lets send our money to crooks overseas as well as here.

              nah as much as i like hte idea, of massive massive pools of money. every country will be wanting the money as theirs and scheming ways to steal it, even before its won.

              Good point savagegoose, but hypothetically if we could work out the bugs and designate neutral countries to collect and dish out the cash payments,

              (Such as US, Switzerland, UK, etc.) and corruption were not an issue, do you see a demand for lotto tickets for say $1 or $2 that could command $100 billion jackpots, with 2nd & 3rd tier prizes of $500-250 million?  What?

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                Posted: February 2, 2012, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                i like to work out the dividend payments on wins, based on a %10 return and a 30% tax,

                so a 1 mill win gets me a $70k a year income. this is aussie numbers, and yea theres some shares still returning %10 div yields.

                anyhow then i look at euro millions or  the power ball, jackpot. lets just use $100M cash after all costs to invest

                that $7M a year after taxes in income. or $134k a week after taxes!

                anything over  10 million really is over kill, unless we are talking pools winning and having to split the pot. 10 mill means 700k a year income for me. way more than i know how to handle. $1 mill win would put me on a retired for life, and good living regime. 

                there are corporations that dont have billions. even countries. $1-10 mill will suit me grandly. but having said that i would play a multi national one for a buck or 2 on the gotta be in it to win it theory.

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                  Posted: February 2, 2012, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                  i like to work out the dividend payments on wins, based on a %10 return and a 30% tax,

                  so a 1 mill win gets me a $70k a year income. this is aussie numbers, and yea theres some shares still returning %10 div yields.

                  anyhow then i look at euro millions or  the power ball, jackpot. lets just use $100M cash after all costs to invest

                  that $7M a year after taxes in income. or $134k a week after taxes!

                  anything over  10 million really is over kill, unless we are talking pools winning and having to split the pot. 10 mill means 700k a year income for me. way more than i know how to handle. $1 mill win would put me on a retired for life, and good living regime. 

                  there are corporations that dont have billions. even countries. $1-10 mill will suit me grandly. but having said that i would play a multi national one for a buck or 2 on the gotta be in it to win it theory.

                  Thank you for your input. I agree with your #'s. Maybe all said and done, it's just to much money for most people to fathom....except for the Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, or Third World Dictator types?   I Agree!

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                    Posted: February 2, 2012, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

                    Nah, too many crooks in the world that would be harder to keep track of than the crooks in the UN.

                    And if you caught them cheating, the same thing would happen as when the UN crooks get caught stealing - nothing.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: February 3, 2012, 5:34 am - IP Logged

                      We'd probably never see a jackpot in the U.S.

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                        Posted: February 3, 2012, 6:40 am - IP Logged

                        Lottery with the USA and numerous other countries ??? (scratching head) Dont we give billions away each year to other countries anyway ?

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                          Posted: February 3, 2012, 6:25 pm - IP Logged
                          A few years back the government played with that idea and it didn't pan out because they didn't want terrorist countries involved in the mix.

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                            Posted: February 3, 2012, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

                            yeah why not? Powerball is getting way too easy to beat with 170 million to one. It's just not hard enough for me as a challenge, i need something even harder like 10 billion to one.