Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Tiapet, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Tiapet

    Tiapet Old Hand

    So how many of you are going to join the band wagon and play the record breaking jackpot megamillion drawing for Friday? Are you playing it on your own or part of a work pool? How many tickets will you buy if you do play? Just curious on who wants in. I generally never do lottery but as a joke I said to SO that we should play it.

    I'll take the ticket to the counter and hand it to them but when the lottery ticket is printed and handed back, I'm not touching it! I'm going to let youngest difficult child get it and hold onto it and put it somewhere. I'm telling you that kid has the luck o' the Irish or something. I don't know what it is but anything that has to do with luck, like school prizes in contest, finding money this kid has it! He has won prizes or found money I can't tell you how many times. IF ONLY this could be one of those times it would be amaaaaaaazing wouldn't it be???

    Well I can dream can't I? LOL:fantasysmiley:
  2. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I keep hearing about it...I should play it, what the heck. A dollar and a dream, right? Gotta be in it to win it!
  3. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I wonder how far half a billion dollars would go toward helping our kids...
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Do they tell you how to do it, cuz I've never done it before............. LOL

    Aw, what's a dollar?

    I only play scratch offs when I have the urge.........cuz when I get the urge, I win, everytime. Used to drive husband nuts. lol (he rarely won) Nichole has the same "gift".
  5. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Hound, just go in with cash and say - I'd like $5 (or whatever) on the megamillions.

    Do you want a kicker? ($1 extra) - I usually say no.

    Used to be they'd ask lump sum or payments, now they don't.
  6. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I wonder if it's a difficult child thing? Mine has the 'gift' also! H always has her choose the horses when he plays the Kentucky Derby!
  7. lmf64

    lmf64 New Member

    I was thinking I need to buy some tickets, but after reading this maybe I should have difficult child buy the tickets. He's on a lucky streak this week, after being hit by the car and not being injured majorly.
  8. Tiapet

    Tiapet Old Hand

    Here ya go hound

    if it's available in your state.

    And, for those of you who want to really dig into this more....

    The were talking about this on Good Morning America this morning what to do if you do play (like what you should do if you should win, etc...)
  9. Tiapet

    Tiapet Old Hand

    They do offer lump or payments by the way.
  10. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    LOL, yes they do offer it in our state (which is good, because after today I'm actually buying a ticket). And I know that they offer it in lump or payments, but they don't ask anymore... Do they just assume lump (you actually get less before taxes) or do they let you choose later?
  11. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I put $5 in a pool at work. We're all hoping to be able to quit our jobs. :raspberry:
  12. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    While we were in Michigan this week (home for the funeral) a bunch of us in difficult child's family all put in $5.00 plus husband is in a pool at work with it-they put in $2 each week.
  13. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Hear ye, hear ye.
    Anybody on this board who lands a mega jackpot like this... had better be coughing up a very sizable donation to the firm that keeps this board running... so that the "board" itself doesn't have to worry about its existance for a long while...

    JMO, of course...
  14. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Well if I did buy a ticket..........
    and if I did win?????

    You'd hear me scream from here.
  15. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Star, you will feel the earth move under your feet...lmao.
  16. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    My monthly W.I.N.E. (Women In Need of Entertainment) group is pooling our money for the drawing today. I try not to think about "what if" -- drives me nuts to do stuff like that. husband, on the other hand, is Mr. What If and will obsess for hours over different scenarios for things.
  17. Tiapet

    Tiapet Old Hand

    So we've decided that everyone here is going to pick 2 sets of numbers and then we'll do 2 quick picks. That should cover it! Oh wait, forgot about the guess we'll have to add on a few for them. Wonder if I can have them put their paws on numbers? I know, I'll have difficult children put numbers on note cards or something like it. Have the fur kitties romp around and play and pick some and then have furpup point to some! Yeah that's the ticket(s). LOL

    Tia whose gone megacrazy this afternoon after IEP transision meeting H*ll
  18. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    OK, I'm in. Our office pool was $10.. so I hesitated.. but wth. You gotta play to win.

    If I win, there will be silence for awhile, while contact my lawyer and financial advisor, and change my phone number :)
  19. Californiablonde

    Californiablonde Well-Known Member

    I just bought my very first mega millions ticket this morning at the donut store. Fridays is our special "donut day" and the lady at the counter always asks me if I want to buy one. I always decline. I finally figured what the heck and spent the dollar and got one. I feel silly for saying this but I don't know when or what channel to watch. I'm a rookie. Will have to ask one of my coworkers.
  20. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Well.... Around here we go to I suspect California has something similar?