41,763 Hurleys Win $150 in Mega Millions Lottery

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  1. The Naughty List

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    Awesome, although it's not a good idea to play a popular series of numbers like that if you intend to win big.

    These people should keep an eye on the sky for stray meteorites. ;)

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  2. Dream

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    There's no rule that says you can only have one thread on a subject for the entire board. There are people in Miscellaneous who might not post in GTV&M. I rarely post there. Plus, since this is real world news, it also applies here and not exclusively to GTV&M.
     
  4. Kestra

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    I think it's cute, even if they didn't win all that much. Alas. I don't really have a set of numbers that I'm attached to.

    I can picture Hurley yelling at all of them for playing the numbers though. :lol:
     
  5. TorontoTrekker

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    Apparently he did - or, rather, Jorge Garcia did:

    (From the L.A. Times story.)
     
  6. RJDonner&Blitzen

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    That's hilarious.

    LA should brace itself for a massive meteor shower. :eek:
     
  7. DeafPoet

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    I rarely play the lottery unless the jackpot is obscenely large. On a few occasions I was tempted to play The Numbers. And then I envisioned this scenario and reconsidered.

    Not that it matters. Even if this weren't a "true" drawing of the numbers, the odds against it happening in my lifetime were still ridiculous.
     
  8. wamdue

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    yeah that was dumb, why play numbers that loads of others are playing, even if you win, you win small, not big.
     
  9. Gil T.Azell

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    But even if you play your own numbers you never know how many others play that set.
    A friend of mine won once by having 5 of 6 + the bonus,, but because so many had the same numbers he played it was only $47,000+ normally its somewhere between $130,000 to $160,000.
     
  10. Lindley

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    But the odds of winning small are a lot better than the odds of winning big. I'll take $150 if I can get it!
     
  11. B.J.

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    Heh. We recently had some Chinese takeout, and I laughed when I turned over my daughter's fortune and noticed the lottery numbers on the back: 4, 15, 16, 23, 31, 42.
     
  12. wamdue

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    this is true of course, but at least your not playing numbers you know thousdands if not millions of others are playing. You know people are playing the Lost numbers, I think it came very close to it in the UK lottery.

    I also agree the odds are very low, which is why I only play a handful of times a year.
     
  13. Guartho

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    If playing lotto is anything more than a really rare thing for you, you could just not by lotto tickets and you'd probably save a lot more than $150.
     
  14. Lindley

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    It is rare actually. Just a bit of fun.
     
  15. Starbreaker

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    I don't have a problem with playing Megamillions twice a week. $104 dollars or so a year and you might win millions.... pretty good trade off.
     
  16. Holdfast

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    Something similar happened in the UK lottery some years ago. All the numbers were below 31, which meant lots of people playing their/family birthdays as their numbers won. I think the jackpot was about £15 million, split more than a thousand ways. Still a tidy sum, but you'd still be a bittersweet I'd have thought.

    That'll never happen to me. My numbers are spread out. I use the same ones every time, because a choir of singing and dancing monks with a fondness for ABBA tunes told me to play them in a dream. THAT'S the way to pick numbers, fools.
     
  17. Guartho

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    How many times have you, or someone you know, been struck by lightning and survived?