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Old 01-08-2021, 05:07 PM   #1
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Lottery

Let's see, $2 to have a 1:14-million chance to win half a BILLION dollars?!?!

Well, yeah, this time...

(Just think of perusing the "Interesting Boats" thread with that!)
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Old 01-08-2021, 05:52 PM   #2
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Let's see, $2 to have a 1:14-million chance to win half a BILLION dollars?!?!

Well, yeah, this time...

(Just think of perusing the "Interesting Boats" thread with that!)
Actually it's currently 1:292million.

https://wlos.com/news/local/mega-mil...ekend-drawings
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:01 PM   #3
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I just bought tickets thinking I had better chances.... Damn.
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Who was it again that said: "Gambling is a tax on stupid people."

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Old 01-08-2021, 06:11 PM   #5
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Greetings,
Along the same lines as the stock market IMO.
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:21 PM   #6
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When it comes to the Stock Market:
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Old 01-08-2021, 08:10 PM   #7
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$2 people!

TWO. Dollars. Really?

Sheesh! How.much was that last beer you bought?

Unreal.
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Someone who spent $2 has to win it, right?
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Old 01-08-2021, 09:27 PM   #9
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Someone who spent $2 has to win it, right?
I'll let you know.....
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Old 01-08-2021, 10:05 PM   #10
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Nobody else bother to buy tickets, we're winning this one. We plan to buy a custom Nordhavn 80. As a tender for our superyacht.

How much do helicopters cost? I have to have a boat big enough to have a giant "H" on the foredeck, and that doesn't stand for hot dogs.
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Old 01-09-2021, 02:43 AM   #11
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The big lotteries are the only games where buying a ticket doesn't do much to actually improve your chances of winning.
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Old 01-09-2021, 06:16 AM   #12
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A lottery is great entertainment at low cost.

A "Dollar a Dream" ,,, even cheap at two bucks.

I don't play but I understand the hopes of the folks that say if you don't play you cant win.
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Old 01-09-2021, 08:11 AM   #13
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Who was it again that said: "Gambling is a tax on stupid people."

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In 2008 we sold our "big" house in Connecticut to a guy who just won 1 million on a scratch off ticket. He paid us cash so it was a very easy and quick sale.
He bought a car, then pissed and gambled away every last penny. He never paid any of his taxes and 4 years later the city auctioned the house for less than 1/3 of what we sold it for.

yes some are stupid people.
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At my previous marina one boat owner had won the lottery, he bought a Cadillac CT paint in shiny mirror gold. Seeing this I understood that there are things money can't buy

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I think if I won $360 million net cash I might do a few stupid things as well!
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Then there's this from recent news:

"A couple in Maine paid it forward after winning a $1 million lottery jackpot, giving a few thousand bucks to the supermarket staff members who helped them on the fateful day they bought the winning ticket.

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In a generous gesture, the couple returned to Food City soon after, giving $1,000 each to the manager and store clerk who sold them the life-changing ticket.

They were in shock and couldn’t believe it," Lemieux remembered. "The cashier began to cry and couldn’t speak. It was such a great feeling.
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I'd rather OTB a $2 wager if that's doable. At least then you can enjoy the race or game.
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Wifey B: My hubby made fun of me playing every week......until.......
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We play 5-10 times a year when the pot is full. Well worth the 5.00 for a few days of day dreaming. The current prognosis is to keep the current boat and go though everything, but keep it 100% factory original. I can’t honestly say I would want a larger boat, as then it would require a crew. And 3/4 of the point in boating for us is to get away from people out on our own. I feel that a 48 is about as big as we can go with just 2. I would probably buy a nice Nortic tug to keep on the East Cost. But the current Egg will reside right where it is now in the PNW. Far as houses/cars... ya I would have a place with a dock in the front yard, and a nice garage in the back. Full of American classics in driver condition! Always wanted a 68-69 big block 4 speed Corvette, and a clean 39 Studebaker dictator.
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No winners!

Up and up they go!

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