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(NBC News)   Winning Powerball numbers announced: 05-16-22-....ah, it doesn't matter. You didn't win   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 118
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2012-11-29 12:03:52 AM  
I won $2 in tonight's Hot Lotto, so I'm still a winner. Yay me!!!
 
2012-11-29 12:04:01 AM  
Fark.
 
2012-11-29 12:06:36 AM  
I did better off than a lot of players. :D

My $0 played was better than the negative investment by each loser
 
2012-11-29 12:07:37 AM  
Pretty sure those are the exact numbers I had for the last one. C'est la vie
 
2012-11-29 12:08:03 AM  
I was at the liquor store earlier and everyone in line in front of me bought at least one ticket. I almost bought one. Almost.
 
2012-11-29 12:08:09 AM  
so did someone win it all or is it still going
 
2012-11-29 12:08:13 AM  
I didn't win because I didn't play.
 
2012-11-29 12:09:43 AM  

ltdanman44: so did someone win it all or is it still going


No idea yet. The powerball site is back up apparently, but it says results pending still. I'd shiat bricks if no one wins, the jackpot will end up insanely high.
 
2012-11-29 12:10:08 AM  
it was as though a gabazillion voices cried out together in anguish and then were suddenly silenced....unless no one won and then it's all crazy town
 
2012-11-29 12:10:21 AM  
Yeah, I never win *anything*.

Of course, I never play.
 
2012-11-29 12:10:27 AM  
I wouldn't have picked those numbers anyway so I'm up a couple bucks.
 
2012-11-29 12:12:09 AM  
"rich, mean people"....
 
2012-11-29 12:13:17 AM  

ltdanman44: so did someone win it all or is it still going


Yep, all 417 winners have come forward and the media is in a frenzy!
 
2012-11-29 12:13:49 AM  
No winner here, floridas lottery site is still broken
 
2012-11-29 12:14:53 AM  
I bought one and since none of you fellow liters don't see the TF by your name then you obviously know I didn't win. But the funny part was the store I bought it at had lines at both registers and they had a third clerk sitting at the machine just punching buttons.
 
2012-11-29 12:16:27 AM  

fusillade762: I was at the liquor store earlier and everyone in line in front of me bought at least one ticket. I almost bought one. Almost.


see! your indecision just cost you $550 million!
 
2012-11-29 12:17:26 AM  
All numbers below 31. If nobody wins it will be from people not playing low numbers to avoid splitting the jackpot...

/well, not really, but you get the idea.
 
2012-11-29 12:18:41 AM  
I played, but I lite my ticket on fire the day before (never looked at the numbers, quick pick)... cause fark it Obama was going to take it all anyways amirite?
 
2012-11-29 12:19:11 AM  
$4!!! OMG, suck it biatches!1
 
2012-11-29 12:22:53 AM  

cartmans_evil_twin: All numbers below 31. If nobody wins it will be from people not playing low numbers to avoid splitting the jackpot...

/well, not really, but you get the idea.


I wonder how many people took the advice from ABC News two days ago.

"Stay away from common lucky numbers like 3, 7 and 11 as well as numbers under 31 because they could be popular calendar dates like birthdays and anniversaries and would mean sharing the jackpot." - Looks like they have to eat their own words and probably a substantial amount of hate mail.
 
2012-11-29 12:23:37 AM  
$24 for me. (PB x 2)

/more than I spent, woo!
 
2012-11-29 12:24:46 AM  
If it helps the millions of people who played and lost tonight: It could be worse, you could have won the jackpot causing you to become your own worst enemy. Imagine, friends & family clawing at you for money thus making you turn to drugs and alcohol which then leads you to having a one night stand with a woman who claimed she did porno in the 80s, then she accuses you of rape and tries to sue you. You freak out and move to Tibet and lodge up at a monastery only to find out that your lawyer/friends/family/bookie/drug dealer climbed up those 800 steps to track you down. You panic, attempt suicide via gunshot to the head and fail causing you to become brain dead. Your family then starts to argue about power of attorney while you lay in your hospital bed like a vegetable and late at night when it's all quiet the nurse pees in your mouth and farts in your face.
 
2012-11-29 12:28:05 AM  
If I win, I'm giving it all to Lance Armsrong.
 
2012-11-29 12:29:01 AM  
Or maybe Lance Armstrong.
 
2012-11-29 12:29:09 AM  
I got 1 out of 6 numbers...what do I win?

Tenatra: I did better off than a lot of players. :D

My $0 played was better than the negative investment by each loser


I've played the lotto probably a half dozen times in my life. I did 3 autopicks just because...not that I expected to win anything.
 
2012-11-29 12:29:57 AM  
If I win, me and the boys'll GET THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, MAN!!
 
2012-11-29 12:30:30 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-29 12:30:35 AM  
Spent $4, won $103. I'm not a millionaire, but I'm pretty damn pleased with that haul.
 
2012-11-29 12:31:22 AM  
I won. Send me a hundred grand and you can buy my ticket.

/Seller reserves the right to write winning numbers in crayon on a losing ticket
 
2012-11-29 12:31:56 AM  

LegacyDL: If it helps the millions of people who played and lost tonight: It could be worse, you could have won the jackpot causing you to become your own worst enemy. Imagine, friends & family clawing at you for money thus making you turn to drugs and alcohol which then leads you to having a one night stand with a woman who claimed she did porno in the 80s, then she accuses you of rape and tries to sue you. You freak out and move to Tibet and lodge up at a monastery only to find out that your lawyer/friends/family/bookie/drug dealer climbed up those 800 steps to track you down. You panic, attempt suicide via gunshot to the head and fail causing you to become brain dead. Your family then starts to argue about power of attorney while you lay in your hospital bed like a vegetable and late at night when it's all quiet the nurse pees in your mouth and farts in your face.


I like the direction your thoughts move. Newsletter?
 
2012-11-29 12:32:37 AM  
Reno 911 I won the Lotto! NSFW (potty mouth)
 
2012-11-29 12:32:48 AM  
I just sent the link to my boyfriend. He and his parents drove to Arizona to buy a few tickets (no lotto in Nevada). I know the odds are tiny but it's still fun to fantasize about winning, as long as it's not your "retirement plan" (though retiring at 33 would be nice...)
 
2012-11-29 12:34:47 AM  
Trade the cash for the beef for the body for the hate
 
2012-11-29 12:35:03 AM  

Tenatra: "Stay away from common lucky numbers like 3, 7 and 11 as well as numbers under 31 because they could be popular calendar dates like birthdays and anniversaries and would mean sharing the jackpot." - Looks like they have to eat their own words and probably a substantial amount of hate mail.


Lottery brings out the stupid in people.
 
2012-11-29 12:35:57 AM  

slayer199: I got 1 out of 6 numbers...what do I win?

Tenatra: I did better off than a lot of players. :D

My $0 played was better than the negative investment by each loser

I've played the lotto probably a half dozen times in my life. I did 3 autopicks just because...not that I expected to win anything.


If the one you matched was the Powerball number, you win $3 :)
 
2012-11-29 12:38:03 AM  
I won nothing. NOTHING!

/ can still afford hookers and blow
 
2012-11-29 12:38:03 AM  
Fun experiment: Tell someone that you played the lottery, and tell them that the numbers you chose were 11 11 11 11 11 11 and see if they scoff and say "Oh come on, what are the chances that it would be all 11s?"
 
2012-11-29 12:40:33 AM  

slayer199: I got 1 out of 6 numbers...what do I win?

Tenatra: I did better off than a lot of players. :D

My $0 played was better than the negative investment by each loser

I've played the lotto probably a half dozen times in my life. I did 3 autopicks just because...not that I expected to win anything.


I've played once in my life so I'm still down $2 overall. I didn't expect to win anything either, the cashier had asked if I wanted one so I was like "what the hell, sure"
 
2012-11-29 12:42:39 AM  
I never play the lotto. It is because I can not play my lucky number. The problem is that it is only lucky is hexidecimal format.
 
2012-11-29 12:42:49 AM  
guess I'm going to work tomorrow
 
2012-11-29 12:44:36 AM  
I'm too lazy to walk down to the car to see if I won or not.

I guess I'll check it in a week next time I decide to get gas.
 
2012-11-29 12:46:55 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I won. Send me a hundred grand and you can buy my ticket.

/Seller reserves the right to write winning numbers in crayon on a losing ticket


Nah see your claim could be legit and I'm willing to bet someone would buy it (if the buyout price was a bit lower). Say you had like a $3 winning ticket or such and you write some nonsense about how you don't want your winnings to ruin your life, there has to be more than a few people that would take the bait and actually think you WON WON. Hell people fall for the 419 scams so surely they'd be the same crowd the would fall prey to this.
 
2012-11-29 12:49:57 AM  

Tenatra: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I won. Send me a hundred grand and you can buy my ticket.

/Seller reserves the right to write winning numbers in crayon on a losing ticket

Nah see your claim could be legit and I'm willing to bet someone would buy it (if the buyout price was a bit lower). Say you had like a $3 winning ticket or such and you write some nonsense about how you don't want your winnings to ruin your life, there has to be more than a few people that would take the bait and actually think you WON WON. Hell people fall for the 419 scams so surely they'd be the same crowd the would fall prey to this.


Nah, you gotta say that you're a foreign citizen that bought a ticket on a lark and didn't realize you wouldn't be able to claim it. I dunno if that's true or not, but enough people would fall for it, then go on to say that for a modest sum of $5000 US you'd be willing to let the sucker claim it and keep half the winnings.
 
2012-11-29 12:51:36 AM  
I didn't even come close. Spent $4 and did the quick pick, there was no number on those tickets below 32.
Guess I'll go to class tomorrow.

/Would have gone to class anyway
 
2012-11-29 12:52:52 AM  
I stopped by the store to pick up a couple of things and was thinking about getting a few lottery tickets. There were 5-6 people in line for the ticket machine so I decided to spend my $20 on a sure thing.

Picked up a bottle of Wild Turkey and a 12 pack of Pepsi. Got home and realized the cashier didn't charge me for the Pepsi !!WINNER!!

(What? am I suppose to drive back there and give them $4.85?)
 
2012-11-29 12:53:03 AM  
the Lottery is for people who are bad at math.
 
2012-11-29 12:54:21 AM  

Hollie Maea: Tenatra: "Stay away from common lucky numbers like 3, 7 and 11 as well as numbers under 31 because they could be popular calendar dates like birthdays and anniversaries and would mean sharing the jackpot." - Looks like they have to eat their own words and probably a substantial amount of hate mail.

Lottery brings out the stupid in people.


Honestly, it's not bad advice if you're going to play. A 1 in 1 billion chance* of winning the whole lotto is better than a 1 in 1 billion chance of splitting the lotto a million ways with the other million people who share your birthday.

* Note: I don't know the actual number: (Number of lotto numbers) C (Number of numbers in Lotto) * (Number of Powerball numbers)
 
2012-11-29 12:54:54 AM  

fusillade762: I was at the liquor store earlier and everyone in line in front of me bought at least one ticket. I almost bought one. Almost.


You can't win if you don't play! I blew $10...I don't think I won Had a good time fantasizing about what I'd do with all the money though....
 
2012-11-29 12:55:28 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7458131/80974383#c80974383" target="_blank">Tenatra</a>:</b> <i>Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I won. Send me a hundred grand and you can buy my ticket.

/Seller reserves the right to write winning numbers in crayon on a losing ticket

Nah see your claim could be legit and I'm willing to bet someone would buy it (if the buyout price was a bit lower). Say you had like a $3 winning ticket or such and you write some nonsense about how you don't want your winnings to ruin your life, there has to be more than a few people that would take the bait and actually think you WON WON. Hell people fall for the 419 scams so surely they'd be the same crowd the would fall prey to this.</i>

Nah, you gotta say that you're a foreign citizen that bought a ticket on a lark and didn't realize you wouldn't be able to claim it. I dunno if that's true or not, but enough people would fall for it, then go on to say that for a modest sum of $5000 US you'd be willing to let the sucker claim it and keep half the winnings.


Nah, you have to list it on Ebay and say you haven't looked at it and you keep it in your dirty panty drawer.
 
2012-11-29 12:55:45 AM  

Hollie Maea: Fun experiment: Tell someone that you played the lottery, and tell them that the numbers you chose were 11 11 11 11 11 11 and see if they scoff and say "Oh come on, what are the chances that it would be all 11s?"


Well, the odds are 0 since repeat numbers cannot be drawn in Powerball. I suspect you know this, but I figured I'd mention it in case someone gets confused.

/ I like to play "1 2 3 4 5 PB6" to get the same "ha, what are the chances?" question...
 
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