If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(NBC News)   Winning Powerball numbers announced: 05-16-22-....ah, it doesn't matter. You didn't win   (usnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 26
    More: Obvious, Powerball, cash value, NBC News, ConAgra Foods, Virgin Islands, lump sums, Mega Millions  
•       •       •

5604 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Nov 2012 at 12:01 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2012-11-29 12:52:52 AM
2 votes:
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 12:06:36 AM
2 votes:
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 10:17:45 AM
1 votes:
I'm at work with everyone else, so you know what that means...
2012-11-29 09:06:18 AM
1 votes:

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

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


I'm going to stop being smug about not playing until I get to work and make sure nobody there won...
2012-11-29 08:10:49 AM
1 votes:
I won 3 dollars.
2012-11-29 02:27:38 AM
1 votes:

deanayer: The powerball fever got me.... oh well.


If you'd have won, you probably just would have blown it on a hundred lottery tickets a week for the next 18,000 years.
2012-11-29 02:18:24 AM
1 votes:
Winners in Arizona and Missouri? What are the odds that at least one of them was already insane, and the odds that the insane person is from Arizona?
2012-11-29 01:47:11 AM
1 votes:
$4. A winner is ME ;)
2012-11-29 01:41:52 AM
1 votes:

libranoelrose: you are a puppet: Ha, I love that all the numbers were under 31. All the "lottery winning tips" articles that came out this week were saying to pick numbers bigger than that otherwise you'd have to split jackpots with people who picked birthdays.

Winners in Arizona and Missouri, that sucks. Probably mouthbreathers

What? They haven't announced who won yet.


powerball.com has this text in a box "Jackpot winners on 11/28/12 Arizona, Missouri"
2012-11-29 01:40:32 AM
1 votes:

you are a puppet: Ha, I love that all the numbers were under 31. All the "lottery winning tips" articles that came out this week were saying to pick numbers bigger than that otherwise you'd have to split jackpots with people who picked birthdays.


The stupid thing about that is unless you're splitting it with several people, you're still getting more than the average jackpot. Looks like this one is a twofer which means $290 million which is a lot more than average.
2012-11-29 01:38:03 AM
1 votes:

srelan:


I was waiting for the Office Space reference. Can't believe it took so long.

Bravo!
2012-11-29 01:14:59 AM
1 votes:

WxGuy1: 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...


I actually didn't know that; I don't follow the lottery close enough to know the rules. But I do understand probability enough to know that any one "remarkable" number is no more or less likely than any one number with no patterns in it.
2012-11-29 01:08:53 AM
1 votes:
Well...I'm certainly going to have an awkward conversation with the guy delivering my car carrier full of Aston-Martins in a few hours when the subject meanders to "method of payment."
2012-11-29 01:06:42 AM
1 votes:
tomnast.com
2012-11-29 12:55:58 AM
1 votes:
I usually play the MegaMillions twice a week, but sprang for the extra $2 today. There was a guy behind me who smelled like tar and farts & was wearing an orange construction vest that asked for $100 in tickets.

With the daydreaming I did on the walk home, I figured I got $2.06 in entertainment. Not a bad investment.

Just checked the numbers and I hit the Powerball, which means I win $4. I'm investing half in another ticket, the other half in a soda and taquito.

I come out another $2.06 ahead in entertainment, plus a soda, taquito, and diarrhea.

/You can't win if you don't play.
2012-11-29 12:55:45 AM
1 votes:

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...
2012-11-29 12:54:54 AM
1 votes:

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 12:46:55 AM
1 votes:

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 12:38:03 AM
1 votes:
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 12:35:03 AM
1 votes:

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 12:34:47 AM
1 votes:
Trade the cash for the beef for the body for the hate
2012-11-29 12:30:35 AM
1 votes:
Spent $4, won $103. I'm not a millionaire, but I'm pretty damn pleased with that haul.
2012-11-29 12:24:46 AM
1 votes:
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 12:22:53 AM
1 votes:

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 12:09:43 AM
1 votes:

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 12:08:03 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
Displayed 26 of 26 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report