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PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: January 12, 2021 04:27PM
Tonight's MEGA MILLIONS (est) Jackpot: $625,000,000 with a cash
option of $458.8 Million. [www.megamillions.com]

Wednesday's POWERBALL (est) Jackpot: $550,000,000 with a cash
option of $411.4 Million. [www.powerball.com]

Either 'game' cost $2 per play.
{I neither encourage or endorse gambling and your chance of winning
a jackpot is basically nill.}
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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: January 12, 2021 04:41PM
Hey there naysayer!

Someone else can't win if you don't play!
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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 12, 2021 04:53PM
You've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya?
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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 12, 2021 05:13PM
those are insane jackpots. too late for tonight probably (I have no idea, actually, but my motivation is making dinner and doing school meetings), but I'll go for Wednesday's $2.
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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: PeterB
Date: January 12, 2021 05:40PM
Unfortunately, my state doesn't allow buying tickets online. (I really have no other way to buy tickets at this point...)




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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: January 12, 2021 06:10PM
Do *any* states allow buying lottery tickets online? If so, I never knew.

I will say that as I passed a scratch off lottery ticket dispenser at the grocery store a couple days ago, I had a passing thought to buy one for a buck to give to my daughter, but I didn't have any cash (as is typically the case). They need to make those machines accept Apple Pay (and credit cards). Maybe they already do, but I've not noticed. I only buy a scratch off once or twice a year at most (as a stocking stuffer, for example).



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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: Michael
Date: January 12, 2021 06:46PM
Bought one of each.

When I win, I'll pay for a round!
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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: wave rider
Date: January 12, 2021 08:38PM
I’m in.

Weak morals…



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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 12, 2021 08:40PM
.....spent two bucks......on chuck.....



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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: PeterB
Date: January 12, 2021 08:46PM
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The UnDoug
Do *any* states allow buying lottery tickets online? If so, I never knew.

I will say that as I passed a scratch off lottery ticket dispenser at the grocery store a couple days ago, I had a passing thought to buy one for a buck to give to my daughter, but I didn't have any cash (as is typically the case). They need to make those machines accept Apple Pay (and credit cards). Maybe they already do, but I've not noticed. I only buy a scratch off once or twice a year at most (as a stocking stuffer, for example).

Yup, some states do allow buying tickets online. Example from the MegaMillions website:

"If you are a resident of Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania or Virginia, you may buy Mega Millions tickets online by registering with the lotteries of those states. You may also purchase subscriptions for Mega Millions online in New York. You must be residents of these states to participate in these purchase options. Details may be found on those lotteries' websites (see Where to Play)."

... of course, as a resident of my particular state, I am screwed. angry smiley




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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: AllGold
Date: January 12, 2021 08:51PM
Quote
The UnDoug
Do *any* states allow buying lottery tickets online? If so, I never knew.

I will say that as I passed a scratch off lottery ticket dispenser at the grocery store a couple days ago, I had a passing thought to buy one for a buck to give to my daughter, but I didn't have any cash (as is typically the case). They need to make those machines accept Apple Pay (and credit cards). Maybe they already do, but I've not noticed. I only buy a scratch off once or twice a year at most (as a stocking stuffer, for example).

Michigan does. I'm not sure exactly for how long it's been available, but it's been at least a year or two. You can buy draw games (like Powerball) and they have a bunch of online games you can play/buy. Obviously, they don't sell scratch tickets online.



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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 12, 2021 09:11PM
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The UnDoug
Yup, some states do allow buying tickets online. Example from the MegaMillions website

Hey, I'm in an online state!

Also, BTW does anyone know how quickly a 401k loan payout arrives? Asking for a friend.
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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: richorlin
Date: January 12, 2021 09:33PM
Virginia allows single plays AND subscription online. I’ve been subscribing for both powerball and mega million twice a week for the last two years. Just throwing my money away. I win two or four dollars every month or so.



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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 12, 2021 10:08PM
{...and your chance of winning
a jackpot is basically nill.}



A former co-worker used to say 'Your odds of winning, statistically are not increased by playing'.

It always makes me laugh when thinking of that.




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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 12, 2021 10:16PM
I want to thank all of you who pay this voluntary tax! Double thanks to those who pay a voluntary tax by getting vanity car license plates.



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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 13, 2021 10:23AM
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RAMd®d
{...and your chance of winning
a jackpot is basically nill.}



A former co-worker used to say 'Your odds of winning, statistically are not increased by playing'.

It always makes me laugh when thinking of that.

And yet, someone DOES win... Numbers "lie" when you use rounding.



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Re: PSA: Got two bucks?? Lotteries gone nutz!
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: January 13, 2021 08:24PM
I always say buying one ticket raises your chances infinitely. Buying more than one increases them infinitesimally.
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