Montana Millionaire....should I buy a Ticket?

Kris_LTRMa

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Nov 17, 2006
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NY had one of those back in June. My sister & I have an agreement that we don't buy gifts for each other, but I bought her a ticket since I always feel guilty on my birthday that my nephews "bought" be a gift. Great gift - she lost..not even one number
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
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fuck yea buy a ticket, hell buy 5 of them. im a big fan of the fools tax
 

Kris_LTRMa

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Nov 17, 2006
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so that's a no......... even with the 1 in 13000 chance?
NY's had some ridiculously low odds as well. This is my philosophy - there's usually about $20 a week that I've pissed away and can't really account for, so if I piss away $20 on a lottery ticket, at least I know where it went and who knows, I might actually win.

Go for it!
 

BravoSierra

Why do people keep calling me?
Jun 27, 2005
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I almost never buy lottery
maybe twice a month and then only 5 bucks.
Twice a month is hardly ever? What the fuck? Hudson, are you in denial? Do you need an intervention? :icon_mrgr
 

Your_Moms_Box

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Dec 20, 2004
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So, If they sell all the tickets, the state keeps about 1.43 million dollars from the ticket sales.

They rake in probably close to another half million in taxes also.


Good deal for them... Sell 3 million dollars worth of tickets and keep more than half the money.


It's your basic 50/50 drawing
 

abudabit

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$1,000,000 1 1:150,000
$100,000 5 1:30,000
$10,000 5 1:30,000

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Factor in taxes:


$600,000 1 1:150,000
$60,000 5 1:30,000
$6,000 5 1:30,000


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$600,000 1 1:150,000 x $20 = $600,000 : $3,000,000
$60,000 5 1:30,000 x $20 = $60,000 : $600,000
$6,000 5 1:30,000 x $20 = $6,000 : $600,000

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Pays : Takes
1:3
+1:10
+1:100

Total Ratio
1:2.26

So in other words it takes more than twice what it pays out (after taxes, lesser prizes not factored in). I would advise against this gamble.