Mega Millions
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cnelk 29-Jul-22
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Old Bow 29-Jul-22
scentman 29-Jul-22
SIP 29-Jul-22
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TGbow 29-Jul-22
t-roy 29-Jul-22
Joey Ward 29-Jul-22
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Mule Power 29-Jul-22
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JL 29-Jul-22
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Ucsdryder 29-Jul-22
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JL 29-Jul-22
SIP 29-Jul-22
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fubar racin 29-Jul-22
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cnelk 29-Jul-22
JL 29-Jul-22
Matt 29-Jul-22
KHNC 29-Jul-22
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cnelk 29-Jul-22
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JL 29-Jul-22
Old Bow 29-Jul-22
JL 29-Jul-22
Cornpone 29-Jul-22
gflight 29-Jul-22
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drycreek 29-Jul-22
Shug 29-Jul-22
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Stix 29-Jul-22
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From: cnelk
29-Jul-22
I typically don’t buy lottery tickets but…. Today I just might

$1.1 billion

From: Inshart
29-Jul-22
Yeah, wife and I talked about that too. Might have to spend $10.00

From: DanaC
29-Jul-22
Buy me a nice little island...like...Anticosti ;-)

From: 70lbDraw
29-Jul-22
You’d have a better chance at harvesting a world record buck with an atlatl.

From: thedude
29-Jul-22
I have never bought a lottery ticket but I spend more money on diet coke. Might have to buy a ticket

29-Jul-22
I hardly ever get tickets. Never buy scratch tickets. But when the price gets this high, I’m in.

29-Jul-22
tax on stupidity but you never know...

From: Will
29-Jul-22
I'm with MAPA. Not a lotto person, but I just recycled a bunch of can's and got like 5.35 back, so to the local minimart I go! Worst case, I just took a lighter to 2 bucks.

I deer hunt and flyfish/tie flies. So I'm used to taking a lighter to money ha ha ha!

From: Old Bow
29-Jul-22
the Leader of Ukraine has won the lottery without buying a ticket .

29-Jul-22
70lb draw

“ So what your saying is there’s a chance” :>))))

From: scentman
29-Jul-22
No thanks, like my life as is... I need to change a couple issues, but winning a lottery is not my dream.

From: SIP
29-Jul-22
I’m not a big lottery guy either former mayor God want to get in my life. But I’ll probably grab one or two today if I’m in a store because I like my life the way it is, but to be able to do it put a big chunk of change in each of my nieces and nephews account and take care of my parents and brothers and cousins and aunts and uncles buddies that are out there Busting their butts every day to squeak out a living, that would be pretty nice. No it’s not very likely at all to happen, you never know…

Nothing makes me laugh inside like the guy that says buying a lottery ticket is a complete waste of money… As he’s puffing on a heater…lmao

From: BowSniper
29-Jul-22
Seems like a tax on people who are bad at math.... ??

From: TGbow
29-Jul-22
It's a voluntary tax. Be a chunk of money though, even after the gov gets through rapping it

From: t-roy
29-Jul-22
The sign I drove by yesterday said it was only $999 million….

From: Joey Ward
29-Jul-22
I'd like to try "rich" just once before I check out.

But looks like I'd have a better chance wining the lottery.

From: deerhunter72
29-Jul-22
It's a complete waste of money and I hardly ever by tickets but I have spent $12 this week on the mega millions. It has been worth that much just thinking a little about what you could accomplish and who you could help with that kind of money. Someone eventually will win some big money, but it won't be me. Probably ruin my life anyway...

From: Mule Power
29-Jul-22
Old Bow get over it man! Why don’t you get an apartment with AzAhole so you guys can talk about it all day and night. Get a life man!

From: greg simon
29-Jul-22
I'm in! I want some GrizzlyStik arrows and Bishop broadheads!!!

From: JL
29-Jul-22
I view it as a "what if" entertainment expense. Just like going to the casino. If you go (or play) expecting to hit the big one....plan on being disappointed. Go (or play) for entertainment only. Win or lose....it's a form of entertainment just like spending bucks to go see the newest Top Gun flick and hoping it's good. It's a lot less stressful that way and you don't get caught up in the cycle that ruins people.

I'll buy some tickets today hoping it leads to a win...if not...that's cool, it was fun to talk about it.

From: Bou'bound
29-Jul-22
My threshold has always be 2.5B. Not wasting my money for only 1.1B upside.

From: Ucsdryder
29-Jul-22
I’ll play for 10.

From: JohnMC
29-Jul-22

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Come by I'll sell you some. I bought one for this one and the last. But almost never buy them and technically I get them at a discount.

From: JL
29-Jul-22
BTW.....if I came across a large chunk of coin like this.....I'd donate to

Several USCG foundations/orgs/VFW/DAV that help the guys and gals

A scholarship for military spouses and kids

The military Chaplin Corp....need more of them

Tunnels to Towers/Wounded Warriors

A couple of nice places where disabled vets can go for free to hunt and fish. Hire Uncle Ted to run them.

Charities that help kids....St Judes, the Tim Tebow Foundation, etc.

From: SIP
29-Jul-22
Tons of worthy options to donate money to. But the first thing I’d do is PM t-Roy and find out what the bottom line is for one week in one of his stands…… I’ll pay double…??

From: JohnMC
29-Jul-22
If I win I am buy Troy's farms!

From: SIP
29-Jul-22
Id also buy RutNut a trained mongoose to take with him all his travels.

From: Dale06
29-Jul-22
I rarely buy lottery tickets. Rarely as in never have bought one. And that won’t change in this lifetime.

From: CTBobcat
29-Jul-22
$3 not $2. silly not to play the multiplier

From: TGbow
29-Jul-22
I think I will try identifying as a rich white dude..think that will work? Lol

From: smarba
29-Jul-22
I've always been of the school of thought that the odds of BUYING the winning ticket are almost the same as FINDING the winning ticket. If it's meant to be, I'll see a scrap of paper blowing across the parking lot as I walk to the truck one day and bingo! LOL

29-Jul-22
John buy a farm with some 200”ers walking around! Troy shoots em all at 196-198 ;) hahaha!

From: tobywon
29-Jul-22
If I win, I'd buy t-roy and his farms. I'll need him to maintain the plots of course :). I'll probably also buy Dale06 a lottery ticket :)

From: deerhunter72
29-Jul-22
smarba, I think you're right! I bet the odds of finding a winning ticket are BETTER than buying one:)

From: fubar racin
29-Jul-22
I almost never buy tickets also but one of our firefighters was in a horrible accident last weekend and that money could get her worries on trying to heal and not on medical bills prosthetics ect

From: JohnMC
29-Jul-22
Orion will be along shortly to explain how picking the winning mega millions tickets has better odds than some one drawing a CO moose tags with 20 weighted points.

From: cnelk
29-Jul-22

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Even 2nd Prize pays out $5million

From: JL
29-Jul-22
I'm not greedy.....I'll take a 9th place.

From: Matt
29-Jul-22
"tax on stupidity but you never know..."

Yeah, I've heard it termed a tax on people who are bad at math.

From: KHNC
29-Jul-22
I got 5 on Wednesday. I only get them when its up over 600 mil or so. My brother buys the hell out of them all the time. Maybe if he wins , he will help a brotha out!

From: Vaquero 45
29-Jul-22
We go in a pool when the game gets huge . Hundred bucks a pop each man . A lawyer , couple deputies , a pilot , restaurant owner , and some other business men . You just never know . I see it as money well spent . I don't plan on leaveing when I go my old lady's new found younger boyfreind much of my money too play with her , and travel the world etc . LOL ! Get the picture ? Drawings not till 11est . Some of you's still in time to buy a couple tickets , no guts no glory !!! .......

From: cnelk
29-Jul-22

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I’m in for $6! ;)

From: bigswivle
29-Jul-22
Not worth it, you’ll only get like 600million

From: deerhunter72
29-Jul-22
Up to 1.28 billion now. The cash option will be right at $750 million to a single winner.

From: JL
29-Jul-22
Like I said......I'm not greedy. I'll settle for 1% of 1.28 billion.

From: Old Bow
29-Jul-22

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Mule sh#t

From: JL
29-Jul-22

From: Cornpone
29-Jul-22
At the local bar where I got two tickets already told the hot barmaid if I win she's got a million LOL. Of course if I had to split she'd only get half of that!!

From: gflight
29-Jul-22
Like going to a casino for me. How much am I willing to pay for a little entertainment?

.

Not much entertainment with a lotto ticket so if I was in the store today I might buy one.

My sister in law loves some scratch offs. She hit 100g once.

Good luck to those taking a shot....

29-Jul-22
It’s always stupid to buy a lottery ticket, but sometimes it’s crazy not to.

Actually about 25 years ago there was a math professor in Denver who came home with a couple of lottery tickets and his wife called him out on it. And he said “but dear, you don’t understand. These tickets have positive anticipated value.“

Apparently the odds of winning were 12 million to one, and the jackpot was up to 13 million. So he bought the tickets. And he won.

So these tickets have like a four dollar anticipated value, so that’s pretty good. Reminds me, though, of the Bruce almighty movie, when the guy becomes god and says yes to all the people who were praying to win the lottery, and they all won it in the same drawing.

But the drawing is on SATURDAY night, yes?

From: Grey Ghost
29-Jul-22
I enjoy gambling on things I know a little about, like sports for example. The lotto is nothing but pure chance. I’ve never wasted any money on it.

Matt

From: drycreek
29-Jul-22
Never bought one in my life but eventually someone wins it. It just ain’t gonna be me. ;-)

From: Shug
29-Jul-22
So you have any idea what kind of headaches come with $600,000,000…

No thanks

From: Grey Ghost
29-Jul-22
If I have to wait behind another lotto ticket buyer to pay for my coffee at the gas station, I’m likely to make a scene.

Matt

From: Stix
29-Jul-22
I win a dollar on every drawing. I dont buy a ticket.

From: DanaC
29-Jul-22
"So you have any idea what kind of headaches come with $600,000,000… "

I got a bottle of aspirin and I'd like to find out ;-)

From: SIP
29-Jul-22
I figured I’d be the kinda guy that goes to the middle of the forest, climbs a coffee bean tree and sniffs out each one to fine the best of the best. Then harvests them, takes them back and grinds them with a rock that you found yourself and brews ur own cup of coffee. On your ebike of course…. Gas station coffee??? Seems sooooo beneath you

From: Grey Ghost
29-Jul-22
At 4:30 am, gas station coffee seems like a luxury, until you wait on some lotto ticket bozo with a debit card that doesn’t work.

Matt

From: greg simon
29-Jul-22
Lottery is cash only in my state. Don’t know about others. BTW I’m in for the win!!!!

From: Grey Ghost
29-Jul-22
He paid for his lotto tickets in cash. It was his donuts and cigs that he couldn’t pay for with his debit card. I nearly lost it.

Matt

29-Jul-22
What are the 5 most common Mega Millions numbers? USA Mega, which tracks Mega Millions statistics, says the most common Mega Millions numbers are 17, 10, 14, 31 and 4 for the first five numbers.

29-Jul-22
1 in 303 million The jackpots start at $20 million and grow based on game sales and interest rates. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 303 million. All Mega Millions members encourage responsible play – please enjoy the opportunity to play the game while keeping your play in balance.

29-Jul-22
Is it better to pick numbers for Mega Millions? Of course choosing your numbers or relying on the machine to pick them does not change your odds of winning the jackpot. which are 1 in 302,575,350. For comparison, you have about a 1 in 2 million chance of getting attacked by a bear, according to the National Park Service.

29-Jul-22
Where are the most Mega Millions winners? California takes the prize for the most Mega Millions jackpot winners during that span, with six lucky players. That's followed by five winners in New York, four in New Jersey and three in Illinois. Notably, population heavyweights Texas and Florida have had few Mega Millions winners since 2016.

29-Jul-22
What are the taxes on 1 billion dollar lottery win? The $1.1 billion jackpot payout will be taxed as ordinary income, according to Tom O'Saben, a director at the National Association of Tax Professionals. A single winner would most certainly hit the maximum federal tax rate of 37%, bringing down the prize to about $408 million

From: Tilzbow
30-Jul-22
Drawing was earlier tonight and no winners have been identified yet so maybe it’ll be even higher next week. I worked for the company, IGT, that owns and runs the lottery system for 28 years (GTECH acquired the company I worked for, which was IGT, in early 2015 and kept the IGT name). Before I retired I wasn’t allowed to play but now I can but I haven’t done so, maybe that’ll change if no one won tonight.

I don’t know much about how it’s run but I do know when the jackpots go up this high the revenue generated for states and IGT is astronomical. I also know the IGT service team has a logistical nightmare trying to supply enough paper for tickets.

From: ohiohunter
30-Jul-22
Paul, the lump sum would be 747,000 pre tax.

I think your math is a little off. 37% fed tax rate would take 1.1b to 737m.

From: BULELK1
30-Jul-22
I just sold a 9mm pistol via M&M and I met the guy in Evanston, Wyo as he was from Rock Springs, Wyo.

I thought about buying some Wyo Lotto tix but I just don't buy them, so I didn't.

Good luck to all you that bought and hope ya win it---------->

Big Mon$y,

Robb

From: midwest
30-Jul-22
Sadly, this is some people's retirement plan.

I never play unless somebody pools money at work. If they all won and I had declined to get in, I'd be laying on the railroad tracks out behind the parking lot.

From: Catscratch
30-Jul-22
Lol, I bought $20 worth yesterday. Had the kids pick some numbers and whatnot for fun. Turns out I bought Powerball instead of MegaMillions. I didn't even know there was a difference! Lol, I'm not a lotto guy.

From: DanaC
30-Jul-22
A single jackpot winner in Illinois. Multiple match-5 winners

Cat, Powerball tonight is up to $170 million, you could still afford a new bow ;-)

From: JL
30-Jul-22
I won $4.....congrats to the big winner and good luck going forward.

From: Catscratch
30-Jul-22
Lol, ya but who wants just $170 million? It was funny when I explained to the kids that I had messed up and bought the wrong tickets (that would only be good for the $170M). They seemed ok with it!

From: Shug
30-Jul-22
When I first started as an Electrician ( apprentice) in NYC all the guys on the job chipped in when the lottery was a fair amount and bought tickets.

We lost but the foreman had me go buy a ticket for next week with last week’s winning numbers and stick it in the pile…

He had another apprentice check the numbers mayhem ensued… he was so excited he called him mom and told her to quit her job that’s when the foreman stepped in…

From: midwest
30-Jul-22
haha....Shug! I did that to my wife-at-the-time. Snuck the ticket out of her purse and wrote the numbers down. Told her I got the numbers off Powerball when they ran the numbers that night on TV and read them off to her. Realized this wasn't going to be funny for her at all when seeing the look on her face thinking she'd won. That may have been the beginning of the end of us.

30-Jul-22
"Yeah, I've heard it termed a tax on people who are bad at math."

there are lots of taxes on folks who are bad at math...lottery tickets and buying coffee at a gas station are just two examples.

From: SIP
30-Jul-22
Lmao rickey

From: Lost Arra
30-Jul-22
I've bought three lottery tickets in my life. The first while visiting Nacogdoches Texas for a cycling event in the 90's. The state lottery (no powerball yet) reached a record so I bought one chance. I won $70. The drawing was pretty exciting as I had the first four numbers. The little old lady at the convenience store who paid my ticket gave me this advice: "Don't play again! Don't give the money back! And for God's sake don't think for a second that you are GOOD at playing the lottery".

I did buy two more tickets since. One loser and a $20 winner in Fla that I gave to my daughter to buy lunch.

From: Shug
30-Jul-22
That’s just mean Nick

From: DL
03-Aug-22
About the same odds as a desert ram tag.

From: bigswivle
03-Aug-22
Guy got 5/6 from the same damn store I bought my tickets from. 2 million I think

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