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Old 03-30-2012, 03:56 AM
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No tickets to witness the Supreme Court in action. But, I did get my tickets to the King Tut exhibit.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:29 AM
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The only ticket I've had lately was from a traffic cop
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:49 PM
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I got a Mega Millions ticket. There's a 1:172,000,000 chance that my tool budget will be healed.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:20 PM
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I got a Mega Millions ticket. There's a 1:172,000,000 chance that my tool budget will be healed.
I forgot who on tv said it, but the chances of getting struck by lighting are about 1:20,000,000 - so figure you will get struck by lightning 8 times before you win Mega Millions.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:47 PM
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I got a Mega Millions ticket. There's a 1:172,000,000 chance that my tool budget will be healed.
Just think, if you were to buy a ticket for every one of the 172,000,000 number combinations you would win for sure. Of course there's no guarantee that you would be the only winner, but if you were it would still be a nice profit.

If you bought 50 tickets a week, it would take only 68,000 years to get every number combination.

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Old 03-30-2012, 04:58 PM
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I got a Mega Millions ticket. There's a 1:172,000,000 chance that my tool budget will be healed.
Looks like the payout is much better than the odds! This is not gambling, it is an investment.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:25 PM
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The real question is: Could the winner possibly catch up to Fred?
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:39 PM
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The real question is: Could the winner possibly catch up to Fred?
That possibility is the main reason I bought a ticket.

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Old 03-31-2012, 02:47 AM
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With such great odds, you'd be mad not to buy a ticket
But as they say, you've got to be in it to win it.

The question is, does money bring happiness?...
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:11 AM
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Today we covered the Domino in detail. This alone was worth the trip. Using a router with one of the guide rails was fun as well. As for the Mega Lottery, no winners in our household, so our tool budget stays in its current state...
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