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$1.6 BILLION Lottery

The Mega Millions

     
1:37 pm on Oct 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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As of this post, the projected payout for Tuesday's US multi-state Mega Millions drawing is $1.6 billion (US). I am sure by then, it will probably reach $2 billion. Yes, I bought a ticket for yesterday's drawing, but I also watched as people were spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on a chance to win. I spent $2.00. How much would you spend and what would you do if you won? Remember, that current $1.6 billion is an annuity payment over around 30 years. If you took the cash instead, it would be around $910,000,000.00 (less taxes of course).
11:00 pm on Nov 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I still do the Lotto, but only because there is no way I could forget my numbers... And I can just imagine how it would feel if I stopped and saw those very numbers being drawn.

If I did win big my nearest and dearest would be taken care of. I would leave enough to live comfortably but not crazily extravagant. Would then see what good use to put some of the money to.

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3:28 am on Nov 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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This is admittedly a very belated question
:: insert “D’oh!” emoticon to taste ::
but how does 1.6bn get to be “mega millions”? Seems to me it’s barely even kilo-millions. Can you ask for it in lire so there are more zeros?
:-(
4:29 am on Nov 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The taxman still wins, no matter what. Sigh.
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