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1. Don't cash the ticket.  Instead, frame it with one of the numbers obscured, and hang it in your office. 
2. Give it to someone you can trust, like me to cash in.

Author Topic: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?  (Read 36415 times)

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #210 on: January 13, 2016, 10:36:08 AM »
So now you're more likely to win back a $4 prize for which you'll give back 10 cents to everyone?

You would get the same dreams of grandeur with 1 ticket as with 40 tickets, except you saved $78 from being thrown away.
I'd argue your "odds" would be better if you donated the $78 difference to a worthy charity rather than state coffers and used $2 for a single ticket.

I was thinking more like $100 prize  but we (people in the pool lol) will only know later tonight...

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #211 on: January 13, 2016, 10:37:47 AM »
I was thinking more like $100 prize  but we (people in the pool lol) will only know later tonight...
You do realize that a $100 prize is 1 in 15K, yes?
And that even if you win that that's a whopping $2.50 refund per person...
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #212 on: January 13, 2016, 10:43:24 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/Nitroautoleasing/posts/1178484458831717:0
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« Last Edit: January 13, 2016, 10:52:52 AM by Dawie »

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #213 on: January 13, 2016, 10:48:52 AM »
You do realize that a $100 prize is 1 in 15K, yes?
And that even if you win that that's a whopping $2.50 refund per person...

well 1 in 375  with 40 plays.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #214 on: January 13, 2016, 11:01:58 AM »
well 1 in 375  with 40 plays.
So it's logical to spend an extra $78 to have a 1 in 375 chance of making a $22 profit?
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #215 on: January 13, 2016, 11:10:54 AM »
So it's logical to spend an extra $78 to have a 1 in 375 chance of making a $22 profit?

definitely much better case for some good entertainment.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #216 on: January 13, 2016, 11:19:36 AM »
So it's logical
There is nothing logical about the lottery. It's about the dreams.......
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #217 on: January 13, 2016, 11:20:48 AM »
Do you guys really not get it or are you messing with me?

$2 buys the same dream that $80 buys. Nobody is playing PB to win the $4 or the $100 prize.
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #218 on: January 13, 2016, 11:21:43 AM »
There is nothing logical about the lottery. It's about the dreams.......

Like i said its mainly about the entertainment.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #219 on: January 13, 2016, 11:25:57 AM »
They say not to pick your own tickets like using birthdays and anneversaries and ect. Because  those numbers add up to 1-32 and the numbers range 1-69 and even though u might use numbers 32-69 by your year you were born, you would only use a big number once or twice saying its annerversary  or birthday .so the other 3 numbers your leaving out the chance for it to be 1-69 .
+1. Higher numbers have less of a chance of splitting pots because of human sentimentality.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #220 on: January 13, 2016, 11:38:53 AM »
Do you guys really not get it or are you messing with me?

$2 buys the same dream that $80 buys. Nobody is playing PB to win the $4 or the $100 prize.
Both odds and dreams aside, part of the fun for me is checking my numbers against the winning ones. I'd rather be in a pool so I have many numbers to check, not just one set. But yes, the dreams and odds remain the same.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #221 on: January 13, 2016, 12:04:57 PM »
Both odds and dreams aside, part of the fun for me is checking my numbers against the winning ones. I'd rather be in a pool so I have many numbers to check, not just one set. But yes, the dreams and odds remain the same.
All the fun without the cost:
http://graphics.latimes.com/powerball-simulator/
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #222 on: January 13, 2016, 12:13:28 PM »
Dan you are not right. look what the the מחנה חיים writes in ח״ב יח "עדה קטנה שהיה להם גורל בשותפות והצליח ד׳ שעלה גורלם וקיבלו כמה אלפים"

What's your point? where do you see that one should buy more than one ticket?

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #223 on: January 13, 2016, 12:16:24 PM »
If we win, will we have an ORD shallots DO?

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #224 on: January 13, 2016, 12:29:34 PM »
All the fun without the cost:
http://graphics.latimes.com/powerball-simulator/
Kinda loses the fun factor when there's nothing on the line. Yes, I get that the odds of winning are statistically zero, but the potential for fulfilling the dream x40 is what's fun.