everyone help me win the lottery!

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by ezm8, May 31, 2013.

  1. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    I really, really, really, really want to win the lottery. So I bought a ticket.

    statistically, my odds of winning are about 1 in 14 million ... that's where you guys come in

    maybe if everyone focuses on the idea of me winning the lottery, it will actually happen!!!!

    ok, so the drawing will be saturday at 11:20 pm eastern (us).

    if it helps, you can imagine me posting a follow up thread titled, "everyone, this is awesome, I won!"

    ...and, for helping me win, I'll throw everyone an awesome party!
  2. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    If I help you win, you will buy me a year's supply of steak.
  3. cynthy160

    cynthy160 Senior Member

    Pool with a hundred people here on HF (if there are 100 active people still on this board). Then your odds improve from 1 in 14 million to 1 in 140,000. Of course, you have to share the jackpot and only get 1/100th. But hey. That's life.
  4. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    I would actually think about doing something like that if it were practical
  5. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

  6. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    man, ok, please help me win the lottery?
  7. Justin_Hale

    Justin_Hale ( •_•)⌐■-■ ...(⌐■_■)

    I was once told that I'd be more likely to get hit by lightning in broad daylight than win the lottery. But I keep trying anyway.

    There was a lady a few weeks ago that got all the numbers on the Powerball when it was like 40 million. She was rolling in dough (she thought).

    Turned out she bought the ticket a half hour after the deadline and didn't even know it till the next day. Ain't that a hole in the boat.

    Wishing you luck m8!
  8. Heat

    Heat Smile, it's contagious! :) Lifetime Supporter

    Paypal? :)
  9. jimmyjoe1

    jimmyjoe1 toker Lifetime Supporter

    three euro quick pick can be very lucky too.
  10. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    thanks everyone, looks like I didn't win this time though.

    yep, odds are super slim.
  11. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    I kind of look at the lottery as a stupid tax. A tax on those foolish enough to buy in.

    But hey, whatever floats your boat
  12. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    hey! :mad:

    well, you can generally expect to lose your money

    enjoying the fantasy of winning can make it worth a dollar. you might also find the marginal utility of the jackpot adjusted for the odds to be worth more than a dollar.

    besides, I think the only reason I didn't win is because I didn't have a big enough psychic posse to back me up
  13. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    I'm just not a gambling man I suppose. I didn't mean to sound insulting, it's just something I tell myself whenever I feel tempted to indulge.
  14. Just buy 7,000,001 lottery tickets. That way you have over 50% chance to win.
  15. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    That'd be pretty cool.
    I'd like to win the Eurojackpot. I should play.
  16. AceK

    AceK Scientia Potentia Est

    Ur gonna win man! (You gotta believe it...like in the matrix)

    its the law of attraction
  17. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    Whoa, Eurojackpot is 120.000.000,00 HRK o_O
    And 4 more days, I should really play.
    Winning would solve some of my problems.

  18. If you win that, would you still visit the Hipfora?
  19. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    I don't know, probably.
  20. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    it might create some more problems for you too.

    lots of people who win the lottery get kidnapped or killed.

    imho, maybe go for a smaller jackpot with better odds.

    still, I think it's ok to buy a ticket. the value of it is in the not-completely-impossible-but-incredibly-unlikely fantasy that you will win.

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