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Old 12-16-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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I've been trying to win the Lotto since the 70's, and it hasn't happened yet.

I used to work with a guy who said you stand about the same chance with or without a ticket, but he bought one each week because "You can by a dream for a dollar". Imagine being able to travel in any vehicle you wanted and not have to consider expenses. To me, that's a nice dream.

That said, I've been told I'm a very utililitarian person. I am, and I'm comfortable with that. If I did win the Lotto, I'd probably still get my next pair of jeans at Kmart. But then I'd start shopping for a new Jayco - and it would be a dandy. And it wouldn't stop very often except at the most desirable places.

I wonder where you would go if you won the Lotto, and what you would be travelling in.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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I would hope I wouldn't change my lifestyle too much but money does change things a lot
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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I run a pool at work. I collect money from everyone once a year and I prepay the entire year. We play $10 each drawing with 104 drawings a year. That amounts to us paying $1,040 for the entire year. Last year we won a grand total of $87. lol

For what it's worth, I vaguely know a family that won over $160 million a few years back. I know more of them then I know them. Must be nice. lol
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:12 PM   #4
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I used to work with a guy who said you stand about the same chance with or without a ticket, but he bought one each week because "You can by a dream for a dollar". Imagine being able to travel in any vehicle you wanted and not have to consider expenses. To me, that's a nice dream.

That said, I've been told I'm a very utililitarian person. I am, and I'm comfortable with that. If I did win the Lotto, I'd probably still get my next pair of jeans at Kmart. But then I'd start shopping for a new Jayco - and it would be a dandy. And it wouldn't stop very often except at the most desirable places.

I wonder where you would go if you won the Lotto, and what you would be travelling in.
I would take a leave of absence from work and I wouldn't be seen from or heard from in a year. Most of my time would be spent camping in my new MH in Yellowstone NP and Zion NP. I don't think that's too much to ask for, is it? Happy Camping!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:24 PM   #5
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A guy at work once won $4.5 million in the Virginia Lottery. He bought the ticket on a training assignment while out of town. He worked awhile before he retired. I was reissued his brief case after he left.

That's my lottery claim to fame...a reissued cheap brief case!
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:04 AM   #6
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I would take a leave of absence from work and I wouldn't be seen from or heard from in a year. Most of my time would be spent camping in my new MH in Yellowstone NP and Zion NP. I don't think that's too much to ask for, is it?
No, it's not. It's a great plan and I hope it happens for you. I see you're from Michigan. My plan would include plenty of summer time on the UP. When I was on the west side it would be fresh perch or walleye from Lake Gogebic, and on the east side many meals would come from the Fish House in Paradise, MI.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:49 AM   #7
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If I won I would volunteer my time as a moderator to this forum for free.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:51 AM   #8
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How kind Crabman. Maybe you could spring for our new stickers.lol
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:12 AM   #9
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Chances of winning without a ticket 0 (no matter what those emails say) Chances of winning with a ticket 0.00000001... but for a buck or two... its ok your chances dont increase much when you buy more tickets... but to me it is still cheaper than smoking or drinking.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:30 AM   #10
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Sure seems strange that there are often no winners even on the bigger wins with so many tickets sold. Or the'll be only one or two winners tops. I know it can't be rigged because its the way the balls fall right. ya right. I limit mine to ten bucks week.
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