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(bostonherald.com)   Big Game jackpot nears $200 million. If you win, make sure to donate the 10% tithe to the Fark beer fund.   ( www2.bostonherald.com) divider line
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2002-04-11 10:12:22 AM  
If I win 200 million, I'll buy Fark and post nothing but boobies. Honest.
2002-04-11 10:12:42 AM  
Bought my tickets on the way into work this morning... $5 down the drain, baby!
2002-04-11 10:14:14 AM  
If you win, keep your mouth shut don't tell anybody but a lawyer and invest it. With that kind of money you wont have time for Fark.
2002-04-11 10:19:00 AM  
Thats ALOT of beer
2002-04-11 10:20:28 AM  
10%?!?!?! I might be nice and give them .0001% but there is no way I would give them 10%.

All the years I've been playing it I have only won a top prize of $5. I would literally mess myself if I won the jackpot.
2002-04-11 10:21:24 AM  
If I win, I promise to buy a shi@t load of servers so we can have more photoshop contests. They'll be fast too, so dial-up sufferers won't have to sit for an hour for the friggin things to load. (Knows from experience)
2002-04-11 10:21:36 AM  
I'll buy a swimming pool and fill it with pudding. Then I'll wait till the pudding skin is strong enough and then I'll walk on it! Yeah, PUDDING!!
2002-04-11 10:22:13 AM  
With that kind of money you wont have time for Fark.

With that kind of money, you could hire 500 idiots to do nothing but argue non stop with Harmoania and Rei on the internet.......oh, wait.......
2002-04-11 10:34:48 AM  
Dammit I live too far away!
2002-04-11 10:34:57 AM  
Or I'll just buy a lot of cars.

Mmmmmmmmmmm...McLaren F-1
2002-04-11 10:41:29 AM  
I guess I should waste a few bucks on it. There is, after all, that snowball's chance in hell that I could win it.
2002-04-11 10:45:34 AM  
The odds are only around 858 billion> to 1 against. I bought my tickets, though.
2002-04-11 10:46:12 AM  
Damn these fingers!

Note to self: Close the tags, moron.
2002-04-11 10:49:49 AM  
The odds are actually one in 76 million, and yes I bought tickets.
2002-04-11 11:01:04 AM  
If I won the big gamer, I'd take the money back to Canada, eh! Buy more alcohol to put in your beer.

76 million to one? Damn, wish I had 76 million dollars.
2002-04-11 11:02:56 AM  
76 million to one? so like i said, a snowball's chance in hell.
2002-04-11 11:05:29 AM  
With $200 million, I'd buy first class tickets for Harmonia & Fb- and arrange a Fark Celebrity Boxing show. Sinsurgent can make the posters. On second thought...
2002-04-11 11:10:06 AM  
10% tithe? So 1% total?
2002-04-11 11:23:30 AM  
I'd buy Total Request Live from MTV, and force Carson Daly at gunpoint to play nothing but Styx videos.
2002-04-11 11:27:54 AM  
I'd buy back all that Gold that the Vatican stole from the United States.
2002-04-11 11:28:34 AM  
100*99*98*97*96*100= 903,450,240,000 possible combinations of numbers for the jackpot. (I got the 858 billion figuring the Powerball number can't be the same as the other 5, but I think maybe it can.)
2002-04-11 11:30:08 AM  
the lottery is a stupidity tax.
2002-04-11 11:33:54 AM  
I love those little "Lottery Secrets" books they sell at your local bodega. Now, there's a business that caters only to the hardcore stupid!
2002-04-11 11:34:26 AM  
I don't get it- this is what Biggamelottery.com says the odds of winning are, but I don't see how they get it, unless there's some really complex math involving the order of the numbers and such.Match Prize Odds
5 + 1 Jackpot 1 in 76,275,360
5 + 0 $150,000 1 in 2,179,296
4 + 1 $5,000 1 in 339,002
4 + 0 $150 1 in 9,686
3 + 1 $100 1 in 7,705
3 + 0 $5 1 in 220
2 + 1 $5 1 in 538
1 + 1 $2 1 in 102
0 + 1 $1 1 in 62
Overall odds of winning 1 in 30.8

I mean, if the Powerball number is 0-99, doesn't that give you a 1 in 100 chance of winning that?
2002-04-11 11:39:48 AM  
Okay, I'm an ass, and talking to myself. First 5 numbers are 1-50, last one is 1-36
2002-04-11 11:44:52 AM  
Lottery: While someone does win... mostly it's a tax on those who are bad at math.
2002-04-11 11:47:11 AM  
If I won..... I'd throw a FARK VEGAS party.... it'll go down in history, and I'd donate 15% to FARK.... so... nuuuuauaahhh.....
2002-04-11 12:17:22 PM  
200 million prize likely translates to 20 million one-time-pay out after taxes. What a friggin rip off. I'd be pissed off if I won.
2002-04-11 12:29:15 PM  
I think they pay about 60% of the total for lump sum payouts. That's $120M left. Then, Uncle Sam rapes your ass for at least another 40%. That leaves $72M. I think I am gonna have to say that I would not complain all that much.
2002-04-11 12:32:51 PM  
If I won, I'd donate to the fark Maker's Mark fund...
2002-04-11 12:55:08 PM  
I'd buy new tickets for about 10M if I won.
2002-04-11 01:22:27 PM  
The math is something like 50!/{(50-5)!*5!} * 36

(chose 5 out of 50, plus powerball out of 36)

Thus : 76,275,360 to one..
2002-04-11 01:36:26 PM  
Yes, playing the Lottery is stupid and chances are that you will not win...however, you can't win unless you buy a ticket.

Here's the Big Game website - http://www.biggamelottery.com/
It says that you're supposed to be able to buy tickets online, but it hasn't worked for the last two days. I don't know if it ever did work...
2002-04-11 01:38:48 PM  
you guys are such downers.. i've already begun making plans for what i will do if i win..
who wants a job at my car dealership?
2002-04-11 01:44:35 PM  
wait a min. we're downers ??? and all you can come up with is a car dealership ?? WTF ??

who wants to come to my new strip club for drinks and boobies ?!?!

2002-04-11 01:51:46 PM  
bah, anyways...Megabucks is up to $17.5 million, and it's only $3 a try.... hmmm.. $3 for $17 1/2 million....not bad
2002-04-11 01:59:15 PM  
who says there won't be drinks and boobies at the car dealership?
2002-04-11 03:05:26 PM  
haaaa.... one of those types of dealerships.....ok then.
2002-04-11 03:10:36 PM  
i've taken all the odds computations and multiplied them by zero. the chance of winning is 1 in 2.
2002-04-11 03:29:13 PM  
Will 10% of my winnings get Harmonia banned ?
2002-04-11 03:29:39 PM  
Think of all the politicians you can buy with that money
2002-04-11 06:01:14 PM  
Here's a joke for you all.

A man prayed to God one day saying
"Please God, let me win the lottery."

That week passed and he didn't win

The next week, he asked again,
"Please God, let me win the lottery, I'll be eternally grateful."

Again, he didn't win.

After a few weeks of not winning, he asked God why he wasn't winning. God's voice said to him,

"How do you expect me to help you win if you don't buy a ticket?"
2002-04-11 06:04:45 PM  
Of course, here's one that people have actually been stupid enough to try.

People are just stupid
2002-04-11 11:25:26 PM  
I will never spend money on beer. Beer is evil, beer should be abolished (except for real beer that you can only get in europe).

now vodka or whiskey on the other hand.....
2002-04-11 11:27:40 PM  
And megabucks is $1 for two numbers, not three dollars.
I am right, I sell them every day. Along with the Altria (Phillip Morris) brand lung cancer.
2002-04-12 03:40:05 AM  
I shall render unto Drew that which is Drew's.

100 per cent of the sweat from my scrotum, underneath up at the back.
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