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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. 
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Author Topic: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?  (Read 42539 times)

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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.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #225 on: January 13, 2016, 12:36:48 PM »
Amazing how feeble the human mind is. This thread is eye-opening for me and not much does that to me anymore.
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #226 on: January 13, 2016, 12:38:25 PM »
What time is the deadline to purchase a ticket in NJ? Im thinking of pulling the trigger

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #227 on: January 13, 2016, 12:40:52 PM »
Amazing how feeble the human mind is. This thread is eye-opening for me and not much does that to me anymore.

When I win a billion and half, I'll be able to pay you to retract that.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #228 on: January 13, 2016, 12:43:45 PM »
Amazing how feeble the human mind is. This thread is eye-opening for me and not much does that to me anymore.
In other words, you just called everybody on this thread and everyone that bought a ticket stupid.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #229 on: January 13, 2016, 12:44:01 PM »
Amazing how feeble the human mind is. This thread is eye-opening for me and not much does that to me anymore.
What Americans spend their entertainment dollars on.
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #230 on: January 13, 2016, 12:46:04 PM »
When I win a billion and half, I'll be able to pay you to retract that.
Fair enough.

In other words, you just called everybody on this thread and everyone that bought a ticket stupid.
Nope, just the ones who continue to disagree with me by bringing the most ridiculous of arguments.
And not stupid, just illogical and argumentative for the sake of being argumentative.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #231 on: January 13, 2016, 12:46:27 PM »
What time is the deadline to purchase a ticket in NJ? Im thinking of pulling the trigger
What's your rush ? If there's no winner you'll have saved another $2. :)

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #232 on: January 13, 2016, 12:54:46 PM »
What's your rush ? If there's no winner you'll have saved another $2. :)
How much will it be if no winner?
Maybe worth it to wait it out.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #233 on: January 13, 2016, 01:02:38 PM »
How much will it be if no winner?
Maybe worth it to wait it out.

Exactly. You win more if you wait.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #234 on: January 13, 2016, 01:15:42 PM »
Doesn't need to be for me.

Just a waste of yiddishe gelt. Buying 1 ticket or 40 tickets doesn't change the odds from being statistically insignificant and it shows a lack of emunah that would be most useful in a case like this.
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I take it you're buying 1 ticket?

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #235 on: January 13, 2016, 01:16:58 PM »
How much will it be if no winner?
Maybe worth it to wait it out.

In my estimation, the chances of that happening are 10-15%

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #236 on: January 13, 2016, 01:19:47 PM »
I bought 2 tickets this time, with the same numbers on both tickets. My cheshbon is that there are so many people playing this time around that there will definitely be more than 1 winner (likely to be 3). When I win, I want to have 2 shares of the jackpot and double my take.

I really wanted to keep this quiet, but decided to share my strategy to see how much hana'ah Dan gets from it.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #237 on: January 13, 2016, 01:23:47 PM »
I bought 2 tickets this time, with the same numbers on both tickets. My cheshbon is that there are so many people playing this time around that there will definitely be more than 1 winner (likely to be 3). When I win, I want to have 2 shares of the jackpot and double my take.

I really wanted to keep this quiet, but decided to share my strategy to see how much hana'ah Dan gets from it.

Probably negative hann'ah..  Another 2 yiddeshe dollars down the drain...  :'(

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #238 on: January 13, 2016, 01:30:21 PM »
In my estimation, the chances of that happening are 10-15%

So about the same as my chances of winning.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #239 on: January 13, 2016, 01:33:12 PM »
With all the talk about hishtadlus. - Buying even one ticket is probably baal tashchis