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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by boogenman, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. boogenman

    boogenman Turbo Monkey

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    Just chipped in $5 at work for $110 worth of tickets.

    I figured my chance of winning is as good as the next tool. :)
     

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  2. johnbryanpeters

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  3. boogenman

    boogenman Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah you are right, blowing $5 to potentially make it turn into $5M+ is stupid. Should have spent it on a bike tube instead.:bonk:

    I love leaving my family 5 days a week to spend the time with strangers at work.
     
  4. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    Meh, coughed up $10, figured it's worth it for the dream of someday buying RM and bringing back Premium accounts... Double the Rep power and fewer requirements to "spread some around".
     
  5. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    do that....

    and chase the fall season all year for the rest of my life......
     
  6. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Ha, nobody ever wins those things. Except for my aunt's sister who won $25 million.
     
  7. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I don't buy the multi state things, but when I am bored I will buy a Megabucks ($1M+ Oregon only) because there is a lot of lotto money funneled into wilderness areas, trail systems, and other nice things.

    If I win, cool. If not, the trails I ride appreciate the $5.
     
  8. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    I got 2. I'd buy RM and ban everyone.

    Your mom?
     
  9. sstalder5

    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    Dad won $4 from the lottery the other day.. Miracles do happen.
     
  10. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    I'm 1 of 2 people not in the work lottery pool.
     
  11. mattmatt86

    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    I'm in for $4.
     
  12. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Simply too unlikely for me to participate.
     
  13. Fool

    Fool Turbo Monkey

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    I'd spend it all to stop 650b from happening.
     
  14. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I hope your office doesn't win or your workload might increase a bit. :rofl:
     
  15. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Job security AND a new office w/ windows and a bathroom. :thumb:
     
  16. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    And knowing $5 might have made all the difference....
     
  17. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    i played all the time. just spent my $2 winnings on another ticket
     
  18. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    If I won some sh*t liek Powerball, I would throw a party that would makeMonkeyfest look like Robin Kuklas confirmaion party...bail would be pre arranged (Or cops simply bought off prior to...) Lary Flynt and some of his best girlsbought in, and Lindsey Lohans connections surveyed for availabilty...


    I may even invite MMike.
     
  19. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    fresh off a losing trip to the casino, why stop now! I'm in for $36.
     
  20. Kevin

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    Mucho win in this thread...
     
  21. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    I used the two dollars for gas to go night riding instead of buying a ticket. I win.
     
  22. 6thElement

    6thElement Schrodinger's Immigrant

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    Apparently I need to retract my "I quit" email and go to work in the morning.
     
  23. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Let's keep the mom jokes out of this.
     
  24. johnbryanpeters

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    Mom is the word.
     
  25. Polandspring88

    Polandspring88 Superman

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    I believe, good sir, that the bird is the word.
     
  26. mantispf2000

    mantispf2000 Turbo Monkey

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    Contacted my Mom and middle brother to buy me 2 tickets. Used 2 sets of numbers I always use on any lottery. No, I won't change them because of their meaning. Saw that AZ had a winning ticket (family is in AZ), and since I didn't get a call, knew it meant I didn't win. Once again, the dreams of financial freedom come crashing down, haha.

    1 number did hit, though..................
     
  27. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    I am $10 richer than everyone else in my office was at the beginning of the week.

    SUCKERS!
     
  28. boogenman

    boogenman Turbo Monkey

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    I should have bought that bike tube:think:
     
  29. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    No powerball here. I usually chip in a few bucks because I couldn't be the only schmuck to be cut out. Back in Oct, I was at my buddy's office for lunch when one of his clients came by. She had just won $1.9M at the slots that weekend. Makes you want to believe more when you stare at stacks of hundreds in person. Funny thing is, she had been talking divorce with her husband previously and they decided to wait until after the holidays for the kid. Lucky bastard.
     
  30. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    So I was bored last night and decided I would toss a few bucks for fun.

    Go to the machine, put in $4 for 2 tickets, picked 1 draw 2 tickets, not 2 draws 1 tickets.

    Haven't checked the numbers, but if I didn't win something this round, I'm already in for the next one. :fans:

    Powerball fail.
     
  31. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    One of the two tickets that won was some assbag in Fountain Hills, AZ. They didn't need the money, even if they were just living in the servant's quarters.
     
  32. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Wait... so *nobody* here won the jackpot?

    I'm shocked, I tell ya... SHOCKED.
     
  33. Kevin

    Kevin Turbo Monkey

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    I have this one.