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Title: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Savannah on August 25, 2011, 04:00:58 PM
Well people, i looked for it but couldn't find a similar thread.

As you could understand from the title, this is the thread to talk about the dreams of the things you need a big money to realize.

Me, today i dreamed about opening my own traditional food restaurant abroad. I'd try to cook everything as much as i could, but my grannie would be the master chef.

And with the rest of the money, i'm not sure what i'd do, but i'd probably make some charities to child health organizations and animal shelters.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: N.U. on August 25, 2011, 04:05:44 PM
I'd first set up a family trust so no child in my extended family will ever have to pay for school (trade, college, or technical) again. Beyond that, I'd buy property in North Beach, San Fran, and turn it into an art commune.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: imaginary friend on August 25, 2011, 06:12:30 PM
split into equal shares with my sibs, parents and best friend. then put a week's worth of clothes into a duffel bag and light out into the world for a couple of years.

something really huge, like $250 million or more...would get divvied up a lot more. nobody would be seeing more than $10 million, including me.

#@!
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Captain Oblivious on August 25, 2011, 06:23:45 PM
I would like to pay for my mum to go to college in France so that she and Dad could be together. I would give my sister some money to set herself up in Australia, maybe a year's or few year's rent on an apartment she liked. I would go clothes and shoe shopping because that is a luxury I have not been able to afford in years and I would also buy myself a laptop. I would give some money to my extended family, especially for school and college for my cousins. I would put myself through uni and a PhD. I'd travel a lot and buy a castle.

I fear I'd be quite selfish with my money, but not totally. I want to help people as much as I can, but I also want to make sure I'm set up.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Cheddars Cousin on August 25, 2011, 06:24:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/GbK_KMKHp6Q&feature=related
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Savannah on August 26, 2011, 02:40:59 AM
I'd first set up a family trust so no child in my extended family will ever have to pay for school (trade, college, or technical) again.

Quite logical.
Anyway, while i was studiying at the university, we were going through a really hard time. I had to work a lot to pay my university fee since my mother had a lot of debt. And though how much my mother had helped my cousines in their university fees and stationery expenses, nobody gave a damn about mine. They all graduated nearly 9-10 years before me, they had regular jobs, they all got rich enough to buy their own houses and cars. Yet none of them even spended some time asking me if i needed something. So i had to work so much that i couldn't graduate at the right time, and i had to receive loans with high interests from the national bank. So i don't think i would let my cousines have their shares from the money, but i'd help my brother to graduate with the best financial possibilities, i'd buy him a car i'd pay his rent and fees.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Mockery on August 26, 2011, 02:05:03 PM
I used to think I'd spend it all on me but I have things that are more important than me.

First, I would buy my mother a new car. Second, I'd help me sister out if her money problems. Then, if I have some left over, I'll use it for school as needed and then save the rest for my future car, my future dog and my future apartment.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: absynth aura on August 26, 2011, 09:47:43 PM

I fear I'd be quite selfish with my money, but not totally. I want to help people as much as I can, but I also want to make sure I'm set up.

I'd be the same.

I mean, I'd give money to my parents and grandparents. But other than that, the rest of it would be setting myself up for life.

I've always thought about this. I'd buy a section, on a hill, over looking the ocean, and build a sprawling house made of mostly glass.
Which, I'd put my parents up in probably.
And then I'd spend a few years traveling the world.
After paying off my student loan, car, and my parents mortgage and stuff.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Katherine May Williams on November 13, 2011, 11:02:15 AM
I would help people.

A lot.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: lentower on November 13, 2011, 02:23:54 PM
Invest in figuring out the future.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Half Mar on November 13, 2011, 05:50:36 PM
I'd give quite a lot to my parents. They can use it. My brother would also get a part.

With the rest, I would buy some stuff to expand my drumkit. I'd probably also end up buying another electric guitar (or two) and a good amp plus some effect pedals. If I still have money after that, I would get all the games I still want, and then go on a little trip (I don't really have the need to travel that far, so a little trip is fine). I guess after that there wouldn't be any money left ;)
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: lentower on November 13, 2011, 06:19:52 PM
Invest in figuring out the future.

i also do more traveling to see a & b, solo & together ; - }
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Mockery on November 14, 2011, 11:42:32 AM
You know what else I would do if I won the lottery? Start saving up for my children's college fund. Yeah it's kinda cliche but college costs a lot of money.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: CeeGBee on November 14, 2011, 11:36:02 PM
You know what else I would do if I won the lottery? Start saving up for my children's college fund. Yeah it's kinda cliche but college costs a lot of money.
Depends on your context...

If you actually have, say, a million dollars, you can pay cash for pretty much any major, and masters program, and doctorate,
including books, room and board, and in all likelihood, travel for a semester or two at some exciting foreign school, with a lot
left over.

My interpretation of "a Big Lottery" is at least in the 8-figures, and expenditures would include whatever
college expenses might be required for all the college-bound folk on the beneficiary list.

...and I'd probably start with just plopping a pile of dollars into 529 plans.  That'd take care of the basics right there.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Cirque on November 16, 2011, 08:29:19 AM
Pay fox to please stop making Simpsons. The horse as been dead for almost a decade, stop beating it.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Mockery on November 16, 2011, 12:42:21 PM
Pay fox to please stop making Simpsons. The horse as been dead for almost a decade, stop beating it.

This is the smartest idea ever!
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: CeeGBee on November 17, 2011, 12:03:17 AM
Pay fox to please stop making Simpsons. The horse as been dead for almost a decade, stop beating it.
This is the smartest idea ever!
I seem to recall reading that FOX agrees and they're closing up shop after this season.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Cirque on November 17, 2011, 05:28:53 AM
Pay fox to please stop making Simpsons. The horse as been dead for almost a decade, stop beating it.
This is the smartest idea ever!
I seem to recall reading that FOX agrees and they're closing up shop after this season.

I recall them recently being renewed for 3 more seasons, but god I hope you're right.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: slyvia k on November 17, 2011, 06:32:13 AM
first, i'd buy a house/apartment for me and my gf (but not spending TOO much, i mean, a normal house) because the long distance relationship thing sucks...
then i'd open an artsy second hand book shop with a small cafè where i would cook select meals and sweets...
and we would go on holiday very often.

ah...
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Mockery on November 17, 2011, 02:50:53 PM
Pay fox to please stop making Simpsons. The horse as been dead for almost a decade, stop beating it.
This is the smartest idea ever!
I seem to recall reading that FOX agrees and they're closing up shop after this season.
We can only pray that they do. The show has ceased to be entertaining.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 28, 2012, 06:09:10 PM
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/28/10902508-mega-millions-jackpot-rises-to-record-500-million

Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: CeeGBee on March 28, 2012, 06:15:37 PM
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/28/10902508-mega-millions-jackpot-rises-to-record-500-million

Gee thanks, a**hole...  I hadn't checked my ticket yet, and you totally spoiled the illusion for me.



[note to self: buy MM ticket for Friday...]
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: buttercup. on March 28, 2012, 11:06:50 PM
I've wanted my own tea house for a long time, and I'd also love to sell chunks of cheese and bread, because seriously, some days I just want a chunk of cheese.

What would probably actually happen is that it would fund my education, I would buy drinks for people constantly, I'd either just visit or move to Iceland. I'd also pick up a dozen more hobbies, things that take lessons.
And probably get my purple El Camino with the unicorn on it.
And get a bitchin' house somewhere amazing.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: absynth aura on March 29, 2012, 02:22:31 AM
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/28/10902508-mega-millions-jackpot-rises-to-record-500-million



See our jackpot for this weekend is 26.8million. And that's the third highest jackpot.

I'm buying a ticket for sure.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: N.U. on March 29, 2012, 08:00:51 AM
Don't bother buying a MM ticket; I have the winning one already! ;D
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 29, 2012, 11:02:58 AM
hell, I'd be happy with $150 right now.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: N.U. on March 29, 2012, 11:05:49 AM
What I will do with the winning total hasn't changed:

1. Trust so none of my extended family have to pay for education ever again.
2. Buy a block in the North Beach area of San Francisco on Grant Street between Green and Stockton.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 29, 2012, 04:08:02 PM
it's $540 million now...and they're selling a million tickets every hour.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on March 29, 2012, 04:24:46 PM
O.o thats crazy. i think i would be completely lost getting that much money all at once

the euro millions lottery draw is tomorrow, though, but there's "only" 15 million...
and if i win that i will QUIT MY FUCKING JOB!!
(not that i hate it but you know)
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Savannah on March 30, 2012, 01:39:11 AM
O.o thats crazy. i think i would be completely lost getting that much money all at once

the euro millions lottery draw is tomorrow, though, but there's "only" 15 million...
and if i win that i will QUIT MY FUCKING JOB!!
(not that i hate it but you know)

I know, i know. But you also know that arbeit macht frei :P

I guess i would not quit working, but i would open my own place.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: CeeGBee on March 30, 2012, 02:08:17 AM
O.o thats crazy. i think i would be completely lost getting that much money all at once

the euro millions lottery draw is tomorrow, though, but there's "only" 15 million...
and if i win that i will QUIT MY FUCKING JOB!!
(not that i hate it but you know)

I know, i know. But you also know that arbeit macht frei :P

I guess i would not quit working, but i would open my own place.
Keep in mind where one finds that expression prominently displayed.....  
(Google-image it if you don't already know...)

I was just reading an article about how so many winners of big lottery jackpots manage
to lose it all in a fairly short time....
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Savannah on March 30, 2012, 02:22:50 AM
O.o thats crazy. i think i would be completely lost getting that much money all at once

the euro millions lottery draw is tomorrow, though, but there's "only" 15 million...
and if i win that i will QUIT MY FUCKING JOB!!
(not that i hate it but you know)

I know, i know. But you also know that arbeit macht frei :P

I guess i would not quit working, but i would open my own place.
Keep in mind where one finds that expression prominently displayed.....  
(Google-image it if you don't already know...)

I was just reading an article about how so many winners of big lottery jackpots manage
to lose it all in a fairly short time....

I already know where the expression had been used.

Some of my Crimean ancestors had been banished from the fucking Russia during the WW II.

I was just being ironic about how demanding and despoting most of the company owners / managers are. It's as if the whole work environments turned into concentration camps.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: absynth aura on March 30, 2012, 02:36:31 AM
If I did win. I wpuld quit my job. But only so I could study more and not have to worry about finding part time work.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: N.U. on March 30, 2012, 08:09:02 AM
I was just reading an article about how so many winners of big lottery jackpots manage
to lose it all in a fairly short time....

It's not surprising. Most people don't know how to truly deal with that sort of windfall.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: imaginary friend on March 30, 2012, 01:02:34 PM
it's up to $640 million now.

 :o
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: CeeGBee on March 30, 2012, 02:36:31 PM
Okay...  When I win, I'll have a big party and you are all invited...


...but it's strictly bring-your-own.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Indja on March 30, 2012, 05:19:23 PM
I actually can't get my head around that kind of money. Surely you couldn't ever run out, with the interest it'd generate? It's like when people tell you how many people died in WW2, it's just too big to get your head round.

But, if I won a shit-ton of money, I'd get my mum and step-dad a nice cottage in the Cotswolds, my dad and step-mum a nice cottage in Cornwall or possibly a narrow boat, depending on what they'd prefer, give a decent but equal chunks to my brother and step-sisters, give something to Seamy to help him get out of debt, and then I'd have to wait a while but after my degree I'd buy a house in the Lake District miles from anyone but right near a lake - it'd have it's own jetty and everything - and get a little dinky sailboat and set up my little farm. I'd have three pigs, two sheep, six chickens, a rooster, two horses and a cow. I'd also get three dogs, four cats, two chinchillas and a tank of fish. Then I'd spend the rest of my life farming, sailing and writing. Oooh, and I'd bribe Steven Moffat to let me on the writing team of Doctor Who, but under the understanding that I could do all my work from home so I wouldn't have to go to Wales or Cardiff or wherever. Or they could come to me - I'd pay for their travel expenses, obviously xD And I'd hire a chef, and a gardener, and before the farm I'd go and travel for a year or so to see all the places I've always wanted to. And I'd go to the theatre a lot.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: sangrebloom on October 30, 2012, 02:18:34 PM
We need this thread back to life.  I love overly fantastic daydreams of windfall money and paying off all my debts in full and sending my creditors an extra twenty dollars in the shape of a middle finger.

Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: N.U. on October 30, 2012, 03:14:34 PM
If I hit it big, I'd get a financial advisor tyo start getting that money working for me.

Next, I'd buy a square block in San Francisco in the North Beach Section around the Grant and Green intersections. Basically it straddles Little Italy (North Beach) and Chinatown. I have a friend who owns a tattoo shop in that block and I'd LOVE to be her new landlord.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: SpookyTwigg on October 30, 2012, 03:44:39 PM
I would buy myself a decent (but not huge) house and a little comic book store, I'd keep enough aside to keep my stock ticking over without having to worry about actual sales and I'd give the rest of my money to friends, family and causes that seemed like they might actually know what to do with it.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Captain Oblivious on October 30, 2012, 03:56:27 PM
I'd like to start some sort of scholarship for students who want to do what I want to do; move abroad without having to worry about tuition or any of that. I'd look over each of the applications myself and give the money to the people I like :P
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: NikosGr on October 30, 2012, 04:33:26 PM
i would invest in every AFP related kickstarter project on any pledge level i liked the most (and that's usually the most expensive one)
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: sangrebloom on October 30, 2012, 05:29:30 PM
I'd be all over that idea! ^ 

I'd also host a party, the kind of party where you have to shut down streets.  I'd get every juggler, stilt walker, face painter I could find and pay them to wander around the closed down streets and preform for the people that wander into the party. Food and drinks will abound and I'd pass out glow sticks to everyone.  Live music at one end of street and it will be the kind of shit I want to listen to and a DJ at the other end also playing awesome music. 
For epic people, I'd send invitations with wax sealed envelopes and there will be announcements of their epic-ness.  It would be a gallery show for artist around me, and they will sell as much of their work as they want because the air will be filled with amazing.  :D

If I won the lottery. 
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: imaginary friend on November 27, 2012, 02:10:28 PM
Powerball at $500 million; drawing's tomorrow night:  http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/27/15484725-powerball-fever-spikes-as-jackpot-rises-to-500-million?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=2
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: CeeGBee on November 27, 2012, 02:40:59 PM
I actually bought a ticket (with the $17 I found I'd won when I checked all the lottery tickets
I've bought over the last three months or so yesterday).  Dunno what I might do. That is a LOT
of money for one person to play with.  Maybe I could become a Republican, or a Scientologist...

Is half a BILLION enough?
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Miranda. on November 27, 2012, 03:05:07 PM
Maybe I could become a Republican, or a Scientologist...

Is half a BILLION enough?

1stly -  LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
2ndly - not to be contrary but  's not really half a billion after taxes and all


@Topic I would put money aside for my niece & nephews. I would get a new home where I live now. Probably a 2nd home or condo somewhere away. I would go to Disney World... a lot. I would give some to siblings and parents. I imagine I would have to give lots to charity. Um, I have a friend or 2 I would possibly help pay off school loans (ok maybe just the 1 friend). Animals. I would buy all the land and save all the animals. Maybe in a no kill shelter sort of way or a sanctuary or idk what but: animals. Books too lots of them.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: N.U. on November 27, 2012, 04:07:52 PM
I'd have to set aside a trust to make certain nobody in my immediate family ever has to pay to go to school again. That won't take more than about $10,000,000 for seed money.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: CeeGBee on November 28, 2012, 10:21:44 PM
Maybe I could become a Republican, or a Scientologist...

Is half a BILLION enough?

1stly -  LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
2ndly - not to be contrary but  's not really half a billion after taxes and all
Oooh, good point... If you take the lump-sum up-front, after taxes,
it's likely to be only about, what, $170 mil?
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: music box on November 29, 2012, 01:07:14 AM
The answer is simple. I would disappear. You would be able to find me sitting on a beach somewhere with a bottle of rum.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: absynth aura on November 29, 2012, 01:12:56 AM
The answer is simple. I would disappear. You would be able to find me sitting on a beach somewhere with a bottle of rum.
Fuck the bottle.
I'd buy a rum factory.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: music box on November 29, 2012, 10:48:29 AM
The answer is simple. I would disappear. You would be able to find me sitting on a beach somewhere with a bottle of rum.
Fuck the bottle.
I'd buy a rum factory.

Excellent idea.  :headbang:
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Indja on November 29, 2012, 10:51:58 AM
I'd go and live on it fairly modestly and use the time I have spare because I don't have to work to write and write and write.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: N.U. on November 30, 2012, 10:17:18 AM
If I won the lottery I sure as heck wouldn't be here talking with you rabble!  >:D
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: imaginary friend on November 30, 2012, 05:56:45 PM
I liked how the guy who bought one of the winning tickets lost his shit in a gas station when he finally checked his ticket and found out he'd won.    ;D
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: music box on November 30, 2012, 11:43:59 PM
I was laughing at the Facebook hoax of the guy claiming he'd give a random $1 million if he got enough likes. His winning ticket was photoshopped.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: imaginary friend on May 16, 2013, 02:31:45 PM
Nobody hit Powerball last night, when the jackpot was $370 million. At 2 AM, this Saturday's jackpot was set at $450 million.

...12 hours later, this Saturday's jackpot is already up to $550 million. damn. At that rate, somewhere over $800 million by 11 PM Saturday's not out of the question.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: N.U. on May 17, 2013, 05:21:04 PM
Over $600 million, now.

Again, if I win, nobody in my immediate family will have to pay to go to school ever again. The caveat to that is, "Hey, rest of family, don't F%^*&%^ ask me for anything else. I'm not an ATM."
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on May 17, 2013, 05:49:16 PM
wow 600 is a lot. i don't think i'd be able to handle that much money. it deosn't matter, lost my bet at euromillions again...

if anyone on the shadowbox ever wins millions they should organise a shadowbox party and have everyone flown in  8)
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: CeeGBee on May 18, 2013, 10:32:37 PM
Quote
Dear Mr. Gaiman,
I know you care about a lot of meaningful issues, and you have a lot of money.
Would you mind telling me how you balance these two conditions so that the
second isn't erased by the first overnight?

Thanks for any advice.
Yours,
Cee

Seriously, I could give away a giant pile of money in no time at all, and I'd really
like to achieve some long-term good, rather than just band-aid some superficial
problems...
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: sangrebloom on May 19, 2013, 05:27:11 AM
First of all, I'd get the rubber grippy things for the bathtub, so I don't slip and fall again, and then Shit Will Go Down.  It will be amazing. End of Dream.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: imaginary friend on May 19, 2013, 08:39:05 AM
One winning ticket sold in Zephyr Hills, Florida. Hopefully, it was bought by my mom's younger brother, who lives there.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on May 19, 2013, 04:23:08 PM
Quote
Dear Mr. Gaiman,
I know you care about a lot of meaningful issues, and you have a lot of money.
Would you mind telling me how you balance these two conditions so that the
second isn't erased by the first overnight?

Thanks for any advice.
Yours,
Cee

Seriously, I could give away a giant pile of money in no time at all, and I'd really
like to achieve some long-term good, rather than just band-aid some superficial
problems...

did you just invent the "quote" or was the question really posed to Mr. Gaiman? i would like to see that answer...
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: CeeGBee on May 21, 2013, 11:44:02 PM
Quote
Dear Mr. Gaiman,
I know you care about a lot of meaningful issues, and you have a lot of money.
Would you mind telling me how you balance these two conditions so that the
second isn't erased by the first overnight?

Thanks for any advice.
Yours,
Cee

Seriously, I could give away a giant pile of money in no time at all, and I'd really
like to achieve some long-term good, rather than just band-aid some superficial
problems...
did you just invent the "quote" or was the question really posed to Mr. Gaiman? i would like to see that answer...
It's just a question that pops into ye old brain whenever the lotto gets up there.
I don't plan on ever actually being wealthy enough to write million-dollar checks,
but how would I restrain myself if I were? and how to avoid feeling like an asshat for
NOT donating however-much to whatever good cause, even though it's there in the
bank...
I mean, there are plenty of very-well-to-do philanthropists out there, and I'm
sure Warren Buffett and Bill Gates get this question all the time, but it seems
like Mr. AFP's philanthropic views are similar to my own.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Miss Sahara on May 22, 2013, 06:12:22 PM
i see. well, there is a lot of responsibility that comes with such a huge amount of money...

i once heard that most people who win our national lottery (which is often "only" one million €) are broke after a few years. when they win, they get advice on how to invest well, but then they apparently still spend it all because it feels endless...until it's gone.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: imaginary friend on December 14, 2013, 11:26:44 AM
it's comin' back around again - Mega Millions will be at least $550 million this Tuesday night.

The game's format was changed back in late October so the odds are significantly longer now. They've gone from 175 million to one to 259 million to one under the new system.

Of course, the odds of winning without purchasing a ticket remain at zero.

 :D
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: Rob on December 18, 2013, 08:34:52 PM
Once again, I went with the sure thing...
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: sangrebloom on December 19, 2013, 12:44:59 AM
I'm getting a dollar ticket.  I figure if I'm lucky enough, I don't need to spend a ten spot on a ticket.
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: imaginary friend on December 19, 2013, 12:48:29 AM
I'm getting a dollar ticket.  I figure if I'm lucky enough, I don't need to spend a ten spot on a ticket.

well, 2 winning tickets were sold for last night's drawing, so the pot's back down to $15 million now.

one was sold in San Jose. fingers crossed for Blue Canary!
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: sangrebloom on December 19, 2013, 01:00:10 AM
I got one in my wallet right now. If I won just one million, that'd be cool.  I'd be out of debt and with a bit extra!
Title: Re: the If You Won a Big Lottery thread
Post by: imaginary friend on January 06, 2016, 03:12:32 PM
Powerball's $500 million tonight.