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Posted 1/13/16
Just a curious question and yes i am only got 2
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Posted 1/13/16
Yes. This is the first time I've bought lottery tickets.
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23 / M / AZ
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Posted 1/13/16
Yes
I bought five tickets
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31 / M / Bellingham WA, USA
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Posted 1/13/16
Nah. Being a near billionaire would be pretty cool though. Could buy a lot of anime.
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I'm planning on buying tickets too.

also check this out:

http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2016-01-12/much-of-us-seeks-powerball-jackpot-but-6-states-opt-out

People are traveling 3+ hours to buy tickets
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No.
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Nope. And the more hype there is, the less likely it will be that you'll win.

It's easy to visualize the slimness of a 1/100 or even 1/100 chance, but 1/100,000,000 is harder even though it essentially means practically 0.
Posted 1/13/16
in the end u will only get 200 million not 1.5 billion...buuut hey thats still a shhhiiitt ton of the money ^_^
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nope, good luck.
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Posted 1/13/16
Nope.

Have to remember, just like with any gambling system that is still around, they're making money by more people putting money in than what people win. I'll rent a movie for my entertainment value instead, since entertainment is all I expect to get out of Powerball or similar systems.
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Posted 1/13/16
No. The odds are 1 in 292 million. Million. Most people can't comprehend how infinitesimally small that is.

Besides, this huge jackpot is just a response to slowing lottery ticket sales. The people that run Powerball lowered the odds last summer to increase the space between jackpot wins and the resulting buildup. After all, bigger pots mean bigger sales.
Posted 1/13/16
My family bought 10

I got to fill out 1.

Tho If I were to win (Which is never going to happen)

Welp time to go on an anime buying spree.


That would be the first thing i'd do XD
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Posted 1/13/16

ssj4sasuke wrote:

in the end u will only get 200 million not 1.5 billion...buuut hey thats still a shhhiiitt ton of the money ^_^


Depends on the state you live in, and if you take lump or payments.

My state doesn't have an income tax and the feds take their percent.
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Posted 1/13/16
Same here.
Posted 1/13/16
yes! actually no
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