NFR Power Ball Lottery

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by freestoneangler, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Who's in and for how much? I think I overheard on the radio coming home that ticket sales were something on the order of $169,000/minute...can you imagine how much higher that would be if the economy wasn't in the tank? :rolleyes:

    I say if anyone on WFF wins, they take the entire forum out for burgers and beers. Since you will instantly become one of the 2 percenters (recently changed from 1 percenters), it's the least the winner should do.
  2. GAT Active Member

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    I have expensive tastes... I don't know if winning the money would cover everything I want. I'd probably blow the whole works on waders with a zipper and a high-zoot rod... maybe I'd have enough remaining to buy a new hat... but I doubt it.

    I bought six bucks worth... that's all I had on me.
  3. Salmo_g Active Member

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    Never bought a powerball ticket.
  4. GAT Active Member

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    Your chances of winning are greatly reduced.
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  5. S Fontinalis Active Member

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    i'm in for a 10 spot.
  6. Vladimir Steblina Retired Forester...now fishing instead of working

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    My college statistics teacher said gambling (lottery) is a "tax on people that do not understand statistics".
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  7. GAT Active Member

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    Willamette Valley, OR
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    Someone wins. Someone is hit by lightening... more than once. Someone catches winter steelhead with fly gear. Besides, winning the lottery is the only retirement plan I can afford.
  8. Long Rodder New Member

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    Ephrata
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    About 2 yrs ago a local man in our tiny community of Ephrata hit the big one. THE BIG ONE. Holy crap, I've never seen such a media frenzy in my life. It was insane. Pretty cool, too.

    Somebody is going to win. I'm in for $10.
  9. Rob Ast Active Member

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    West Pugetopolis WA
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    I'm not in, but my wife bought $5. If she wins I guess we'll find out if she really loves me :)
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