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Old 03-09-2013, 09:00 PM   #26 (permalink)
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My Uncle Elroy in Rancho Cucamonga won a million playing the lotto. He's broke as a joke now though.. he did have enough to buy a house and invest in a BBQ restaurant though.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:20 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Guess I was ignorant...

god damn... my time will come! it will come soon! i'll be a millionaire!

so shane how much did you get after taxes etc?
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When I was 18 (17 years ago) I ended up scratching off 3 TV's and went to the Wisconsin Money Game Show. Didn't get picked as a contestant, but the total was split between the audience at around $1200 per person.
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My Uncle Elroy in Rancho Cucamonga won a million playing the lotto. He's broke as a joke now though.. he did have enough to buy a house and invest in a BBQ restaurant though.
Haha! Classic line.
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Most I've won on a scratch off was $50.

It was a $1 one as well
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:51 AM   #31 (permalink)
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When I was 18 (17 years ago) I ended up scratching off 3 TV's and went to the Wisconsin Money Game Show. Didn't get picked as a contestant, but the total was split between the audience at around $1200 per person.
I loved watching that show back in the day.

My dad won 10k a while back in Powerball.

I won around $1400 in my first ever poker tournament at the age of 19. Then went to the blackjack table to win another 400. That was a good trip for me.
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If I ever win the lotto, kiss your arses goodbye as that will probably be the end of the world.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:49 AM   #33 (permalink)
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My mother won 250,000 on a deal or no deal 10 dollar scratch off Thank goodness she was nice and gave me AND my brother each $1,000. Im not bitter at all! Can you tell? lol
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False. I played enough online poker against inferior opposition to understand that it was not a tax on a mathematically ignorant person. Not all forms of betting is a mathematically losing proposition.

Also consider that MOST people who play the lottery and scratch-offs don't know the odds and don't have the money to throw away. Some do, sure, but I doubt most do.

And to to the guy who $250k and says he guesses he was ignorant? Well, clearly you don't understand the odds STILL, so ...
The odds you talk about come with extremely large potentials. High risk/high reward is the name of the game for lotteries. Rightfully so.

If you wish to play poker and turn $50 into $500 over a span of 40hrs while assuming risk, by all means go ahead.

Im willing to assume a $10 risk with virtually no time invested to hit $250k at astronomical odds.

To each their own their risk threshold.

Lucky for us north of the border, all lotteries are Tax free.
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The odds you talk about come with extremely large potentials. High risk/high reward is the name of the game for lotteries. Rightfully so.

If you wish to play poker and turn $50 into $500 over a span of 40hrs while assuming risk, by all means go ahead.

Im willing to assume a $10 risk with virtually no time invested to hit $250k at astronomical odds.

To each their own their risk threshold.

Lucky for us north of the border, all lotteries are Tax free.
I think you miss the point. The vast majority of people who play the lottery really have no business assuming the risk you suggest to hit big. And if they do have the money to spare, they likely don't have any desire to play the lottery. I am far too lazy to do the research, but I would bet that of the billions of dollars generated from lotteries, almost none of it would come from families with a total household income of, say, $125,000 or more. Most people would be much better off if they didn't play, instead of just throwing their money away.
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I think you miss the point. The vast majority of people who play the lottery really have no business assuming the risk you suggest to hit big. And if they do have the money to spare, they likely don't have any desire to play the lottery. I am far too lazy to do the research, but I would bet that of the billions of dollars generated from lotteries, almost none of it would come from families with a total household income of, say, $125,000 or more. Most people would be much better off if they didn't play, instead of just throwing their money away.
Probably. Its assumed that most that "Chase" the big one are usually those who are in need of it moreso than those who are not. But thats probably a probable case and not an absolute one. I was basing it on the example of myself. While im not in dire need of $$, I play the lottery all the time. I probably play $100/week on average eventhough Im not "hurting" for money.

While people would be better of not playing it, its the same as saying everyone is better off never risking any money to make money? right?
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Probably. Its assumed that most that "Chase" the big one are usually those who are in need of it moreso than those who are not. But thats probably a probable case and not an absolute one. I was basing it on the example of myself. While im not in dire need of $$, I play the lottery all the time. I probably play $100/week on average eventhough Im not "hurting" for money.

While people would be better of not playing it, its the same as saying everyone is better off never risking any money to make money? right?
If the game is purely chance and there is literally no skill to it at all, then yes, I would say it is better to not risk the money. If there is some degree of skill involved, ie poker or the stock market or real estate, then I would definitely say that it can be wise to risk the money to make money. Just my opinion though.
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Lottery and scratch-offs are taxes on the mathematically ignorant. Stop playing these games.
Jeez, sometimes it's fun to go buy $5 worth of lottery tickets. Same thing with going to a casino, just plan on having fun with a budget and it's no big deal.

The odds will be stacked against you with most anything you attempt in life. Doesn't mean you stop living.



I hit $100 a long time ago. The only time I ever play the lottery now is when someone gets me tickets for my birthday. My mom won a trip to Vegas on a scratch off a while back. Was pretty cool, they stayed at Caesar's Palace and got $500 to spend.
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While I don't agree with playing the lottery personally - would you rather pay a dollar and have a 1:1,000,000 chance or keep the dollar and have a 0:1,000,000 chance?

I remember an interview I heard on the radio a while back where they were speaking with a homeless woman. She plays the lottery every week - just a single dollar. She stated that she never expects to win, but that dollar does buy her a whole lot of hope for a week. She also stated that she considered it a form of entertainment, as she would go over the scenario of winning in her head (what she would do with the money, etc.).

I guess for some people that couple of dollars a week buys them hope where they would otherwise find despair.

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If the game is purely chance and there is literally no skill to it at all, then yes, I would say it is better to not risk the money. If there is some degree of skill involved, ie poker or the stock market or real estate, then I would definitely say that it can be wise to risk the money to make money. Just my opinion though.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:41 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I like how some people are saying "Don't play the lotto", how about people work for their own money and they can do as they please with it. Who gave you the right to tell other people what to do?
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Gambling is a form of entertainment. THe outcome is apart of the value. Calculated risk, whether its extremely high or low, its still risk at the end of the day. Maybe people dont play it for ROI but EV?

To each their own. But high risk odds have high payouts. Luck is apart of every game you play that has risk
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thats awesome. went up and visited old friends and my friend bought his first ever lottery ticket and won $1000
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Had a dream last night where I went to the convenience store and bought some lottery tickets and won $205. So woke up today and went to a local store and they didn't have the ones that were in my dream so I went to another store. Bought 5 $20 $4,000,000 Gold Bullion Scratch Offs. Scratched the first one and won nothing. Scratched the second one and won $30. Scratched the next two and won nothing. Scratched the last one and this is what I won.



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Had a dream last night where I went to the convenience store and bought some lottery tickets and won $205. So woke up today and went to a local store and they didn't have the ones that were in my dream so I went to another store. Bought 5 $20 $4,000,000 Gold Bullion Scratch Offs. Scratched the first one and won nothing. Scratched the second one and won $30. Scratched the next two and won nothing. Scratched the last one and this is what I won.



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So did you win 40? Or more..
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So did you win 40? Or more..
$400 $40 x 10
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nice hit mike.

Are you guys taxable for scratchie hits? Im lucky that we dont get taxed on any lottery or casino winnings at all.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:15 PM   #47 (permalink)
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nice hit mike.

Are you guys taxable for scratchie hits? Im lucky that we dont get taxed on any lottery or casino winnings at all.
Here in Iowa if its under $600 the cashier should/can pay you. Anything over you have to take it to the lottery office
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Had a dream last night where I went to the convenience store and bought some lottery tickets and won $205. So woke up today and went to a local store and they didn't have the ones that were in my dream so I went to another store. Bought 5 $20 $4,000,000 Gold Bullion Scratch Offs. Scratched the first one and won nothing. Scratched the second one and won $30. Scratched the next two and won nothing. Scratched the last one and this is what I won.



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nice hit mike..I have won a good amount on scratch-offs, but never more than $400. the time I won $400, hit it the same way you did...$20 ticket, hitting 10 numbers for $40 each

While scratch-offs are strictly chance, do some reaserch and find out the odds of every different game and the odds for each winning $$ amount for each game. I have been doing this in new york state for a while and it makes a big difference.
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nice hit mike.

Are you guys taxable for scratchie hits? Im lucky that we dont get taxed on any lottery or casino winnings at all.
Anything under $600 and you can get it at any retailer. Over $600 you have to go to the lottery offices and they take the taxes out there. You are supposed to self report any winnings when you will file taxes.
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I won 1k on a ten dollar ticket once. Good times.
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