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Did you get your lottery tickets for tonite?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by GAMMA RAY, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    The mega millions jackpot is up to 640 mill. _g
    I do not gamble or buy lottery tickets ever. However, I bought some Mega Millions lottery tickets today at the beer distributor. <>
    I could not help it. I know the odds are ridiculous but I wanted "in" anyways.
    I really can not imagine how it would feel to win 640 mill.
    The first thing I would do is tell a couple people at my place of employment what I really think about them.;)

    I would travel the world with that money and take care of my friends and family. I would prolly be more excited to "give" some of that money away just to see the facial expressions.

    I would throw a mill down to BB even though he don't need it.:cool:

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I think a great use of the money you win Gamma is to make Hearth.com: The Reality Show a reality . . . ;) :)
  3. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    Yup I grabbed a few this morning also.

    Among the first things I'd do - (After someone woke me up lol) ‎1.Offer the owner of that 10 acres of timber (with no water,house or building on it) north of parent's property $25,000 CASH then see what other timber close by in the county is for sale.(I know 100 acres+ with some cropland barely 1 miles north of parent's property,been for sale almost a year now.2. Buy new Cat skidsteer loader with grapple bucket & rubber tracks.3.Remove what little remains of the broken down century old barbed wire fence separating the 2 properties.4. Take a 2 month vacation -2 weeks back to Scotland,remainder in Italy,France & Spain.5.Pay off any debts that parents,brothers & sisters have.5.Retire,spend my days hiking,mushroom hunting in season,cutting timber,traveling,eating & drinking etc.
  4. Lousyweather

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    me too! got 5 today....cant win if I dont play.....I encourage you all to get tickets such that my jackpot will be that much bigger......what will I do.......you know, I really dont know.......hie a good accountant or two, hire a lawyer to fight my greedy ex wife, hire another to get rid of the "gimme some" folks, and maybe a 3rd for "dirty work"...>>
  5. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    'Correctly guessing which five of 56 white balls will be pulled and the one of the 46 red balls carries odds of one in 175 million' :p

    Can someone over in the states buy me a ticket please? ==c

    loon
  6. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    I thought about it and...I don't think I will sell this home. I will keep it and come back now and then. I will buy a nice lil brownstone in Greenwich Village and maybe a house in Hawaii.
    I would maybes "fool around" and create a fashion line of clothing, purses, jewelry and shoes.....with the name of "Gamma."
    I always wanted to design a line of clothing....

    I will tell you what I would not do.....I would not stop burning wood.....no way..;) no how...
  7. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Lotteries are a tax on those with a poor grasp of statistics. :p

    $640 million wouldn't change my life any more than say $5 million, or maybe even $3 million, so I wouldn't be any more excited about this big jackpot than a relatively small one.

    I have, however, daydreamed about what I'd do with a big windfall. I'd quit my day job, make pots, hang with my dogs, and give the rest away. I'd love to be able to preserve wild lands and to change some other people's lives in ways that I can't right now (though I am a donate-or etc).

    I'd have to be smart about it- you don't want to screw up good causes by overfunding, and you want to maximize the benefit. If I gave $1M to the local animal rescue- it would not be near as useful as $25k given to each of 40 different charities.
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  8. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    Whoever 'wins' it won't be any of my money:)

    Slays me how people bi+ch about school taxes (if you're not from NY/NJ you can't comprehend this) yet they will plunk down good coin on a game of {no} chance.;hm
  9. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    We of the Amish faith don't but lottery tickets. It's friday night and we're getting the sheet w/the hole in it out!
  10. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Pfft....
    Bad Gamma bad...for buying a couple lottery tickets....so be it...:)
    5 bucks worth that I would have spent on a box of tampons...so stick that in your pie hole Iseedeadbtu guy...:p ;)
  11. ISeeDeadBTUs

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    Yer still gonna need plugs after you win the $640M

    But you'll be able to pay some stooge to go get them for you;)
  12. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I call TMI on that one :eek:
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Bought one ticket at the grocery store today. I am a casino gambler and poker player. Like the odds of either of those better.

    But if I hit it I will finally be able to afford a six pack of Dog Fish Head. >> And if I ever burned firewood again, the butler would be putting it in the stove.
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    Baahaha - no need to split wood, just use dollar bills. You can still call it "green" energy.
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    I'm in.......
    If I win it all, every hearth.com member with over a thousands posts gets their post count in dollar....yeah, not very generous.....but some will get more!
  16. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Could you make that "Post count x 100". Now THAT would work
  17. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Somewhere someone must have 300 ct Egyptian cotton models....
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    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't worry - you are on the short list for a multiple.....
  19. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Oh great...I have to post 300 times tonight so I can get into the action.
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  20. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Now your talkin....I will take 10 cases of them....AND....I better be on the list......that gits more dammit...:mad:
    Just sayin...
  21. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    How come there are always strings attached to your deals?
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  22. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I just spit water at my monitor.
  23. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    OK...Jack Straw gits 1.5 mil....(DELETE...) ;ex
    add that to BB's account...
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    Not sure how this went to a hygiene product? !! But with that kinda cash Gamma, you could be set for life! :cool:

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  25. webbie

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    Nah, you get 300 credit for being in this thread - really.

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