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Old 11-28-2012, 09:34 PM
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$500 million prize tonight. Did you buy tickets? I didn't. I was too tired after work and I won't win anyway.

http://www.channel3000.com/news/You-...z/-/index.html

"The chance of a ticket winning a Powerball jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510 (slightly better than the chance of winning a Mega Millions jackpot, which is 1 in 175,711,536). Here are a few unlikely scenarios that, we're sorry to say, are much more likely than you taking home this jackpot.
From the Harvard School of Public Health:
-- Dying from a bee sting: 1 in 6.1 million.
-- Dying from a lightning strike: 1 in 3 million.
From U.S. Hole in One, which insures golf prizes for holes in one:
-- An amateur golfer making a hole in one on a par-3 hole: 1 in 12,500.
-- A golfer hitting a hole in one on consecutive par-3 holes: 1 in about 156 million.
From a 2011 State Farm study on collisions between vehicles and deer:
-- Hitting a deer with a vehicle in Hawaii, the state where State Farm says deer-vehicle collisions are least likely: 1 in 6,267.
From the National Weather Service:
-- Being struck by lightning over an 80-year lifetime: 1 in 10,000.
From the Florida Museum of Natural History, based on U.S. beach injury statistics:
-- Drowning and other beach-related fatalities: 1 in 2 million.
-- Being attacked by a shark: 1 in 11.5 million."
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:05 PM
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I've never participated in any lotteries. Can't buy tickets here in Utah, and I'm not so sure I would. I guess I might try it once if it was at every gas station I went to. lol.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:56 PM
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Like the millions out there I brought into a dream and for some lucky person a dream come true.

Should I win Sansa Clips for everyone.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:55 AM
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Everyone at my work went in on one big pot for the store (me included, hope springs eternal), I think we had about 12 tickets total, so if one wins we all win! Though the money is split 12 different ways, still more than enough for me!
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:25 AM
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We did a pool at work as well, and my wife and I spent a total of $4. We didn't win squat!!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:37 AM
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I didn't bother....although it would have been nice to go into work and tell the boss to go scratch if I had won.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:12 AM
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a dream for a buck and that's about all you'll get
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:55 PM
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a dream for a buck and that's about all you'll get
It's $2 for a solo shot now. I don't know why that pisses me off so much, I only rarely get one when the jackpot gets crazy.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:53 PM
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It's $2 for a solo shot now. I don't know why that pisses me off so much, I only rarely get one when the jackpot gets crazy.
2 bucks! Well that's how often I buy them, lol. That said, I noticed it went down here and they didn't even give away the full amount just because 2 peeps hit 5 numbers but no powerball, there's the scam ... advertise big bucks and when one hits 5 numbers only pay out 1 million, sure wouldn't mind having that racket myself
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:55 AM
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All of us a my store won 20 cents a piece! Lol, looks like were still working for awhile longer!
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