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manleywoman
01-04-2011, 07:36 PM
I bought a ticket. Why not?

http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/04/news/economy/mega_millions_lottery/index.htm?hpt=C2

I could use the cash this year! :lol:

soxxy
01-04-2011, 07:41 PM
Yup, I have mine. (Are there any multi, multi (multi, multi, multi) millionaires posting on FSU? Hmmmmm.....:confused:)

Southpaw
01-04-2011, 07:47 PM
I played last week. No dice (obviously). I'll give it another shot.

manleywoman
01-04-2011, 07:49 PM
Theoretically speaking: is it better to take the lump sum or the year-to-year payment? I would think year-to-year, but then again, with laws constantly changing and companies going bankrupt all the time, perhaps it's just best to get the lump sum while you can get it.

mmscfdcsu
01-04-2011, 07:51 PM
LOL! Someone just dropped off my copy of our office bets. We are a small group with little money...but...maybe one of our 45 bets will hit. ;)

Southpaw
01-04-2011, 07:53 PM
I'm thinking the lump sum would probably cover my living expenses for the rest of my life. :lol:

I only buy one ticket. One golden ticket.

numbers123
01-04-2011, 07:56 PM
Theoretically speaking: is it better to take the lump sum or the year-to-year payment? I would think year-to-year, but then again, with laws constantly changing and companies going bankrupt all the time, perhaps it's just best to get the lump sum while you can get it.

I believe it is the lump sum as you can invest it yourself. And people who win these jackpots generally - note I said generally, not always - forget that if they are not working and contributing to SS they will not have SS at the time of retirement. It is truly sad with that happens.

The graveyard shift workers in Lincoln Ne who won the 300 million lottery jackpot several years ago, I believe have done it the right way. But then I only hear of one of the winners every year at Christmas. He selected a homeless shelter to give thousands to each year. I believe that he designates it for children to get Christmas gifts however I am not completely clear on what he designates the monies for.

Stefanie
01-04-2011, 08:39 PM
I've got my ticket! A bunch of coworkers and I bought a bunch of tickets together. :::fingers crossed that me or one of my other FSUers wins!:::

FunnyBut
01-04-2011, 08:45 PM
I'd take the lump sum. I'd just like to have it in my possesion, as you never know if something could happen to the lottery organization that could prevent it from making good on future payments.

GarrAarghHrumph
01-04-2011, 08:50 PM
I've actually known two people who hit the lotto. One, named Meg, picked the Megabucks to play on her 32nd birthday, and won 32 million dollars. Seriously. She told me she planned to keep working.

She was gone a month later. :lol:

The other is my husband's friend's brother. He, unfortunately, drank and etc. his millions.

Southpaw
01-04-2011, 09:06 PM
I've actually known two people who hit the lotto.

I'll volunteer to be your third.

FunnyBut
01-04-2011, 09:11 PM
I'll volunteer to be your third.

I'm your third. I won 3 dollars :lol:

manleywoman
01-04-2011, 09:26 PM
I believe it is the lump sum as you can invest it yourself. And people who win these jackpots generally - note I said generally, not always - forget that if they are not working and contributing to SS they will not have SS at the time of retirement. It is truly sad with that happens.

Why is it sad, if you have millions to retire on? :P


I've actually known two people who hit the lotto. One, named Meg, picked the Megabucks to play on her 32nd birthday, and won 32 million dollars. Seriously. She told me she planned to keep working.

She was gone a month later. :lol:

A good friend of mine from college's parents almost won the largest in US history . . . they were two digits off the powerball number. They still got the consolation prize of $225,000, of course. They really needed it too, since they were just having to make the very tough decision of putting a parent in a nursing home, and they really couldn't afford a good one, but the affordable ones were scary.



The other is my husband's friend's brother. He, unfortunately, drank and etc. his millions.
That happens a lot. If I won, I guarantee you that would not be me.

AliasJohnDoe
01-04-2011, 09:26 PM
I bought 5 tickets!!!

numbers123
01-04-2011, 09:31 PM
Why is it sad, if you have millions to retire on? :P

because by the time they retire they have spent all of the money. and not usually on things like houses that could be sold for additional money when they have "retired" at age 65/67 whatever it is now