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  1. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    I was half-reading some story on ideal lotto winnings.

    Does anyone on here buy Lotto tickets?

    I've never bought a ticket, and probably never will.
     
  2. Biz

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    You don't have to, you're on 500k a year Mcfly!
     
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    we have all 'won' with those sort of odds once before
     
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    Your chances do increase if you do buy a ticket. But not by much.
     
  5. Sonamic

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    Yes. I buy one every Saturday night. $8.55 is an "indulgence" I allow myself. Like property, you gotta be in it to win it.
     
  6. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Lotto is a tax on those who are bad at math
     
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  7. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I havent played lotto for maybe 4 years now, but even before this, it would have been a maximum of once per year anyway.

    But I did win a redundancy once.. after 6 years of employment at Amex, it was due to the GFC. But they are a company that did restructures on a regular basis anyway. It was quite a generous redundancy payment, and since I got a job again immediately anyway... it was just an awesome windfall.
    I had a colleague who had been there over 20 years and she too got a redundancy. She was looking so good and refreshed when she came for a visit after being away for a while... having 2 primary school kids meant she could give her kids lots more time. She realised how much kid related stuff she missed when being in the job.

    The sister of a friend of mine won the big one at lotto when she was about 18. But she blew all the money away quite quickly and she ended up financially worse off afterwards.
    So you have to be able to manage your money...
     
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  8. Bran

    Bran Well-Known Member

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    I'm just trying to fit in Biz ;) (You know which one is mine).
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  9. Biz

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    Yellow Ferrari...Heretic.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    @Biz just because he has money doesn't mean that he has taste. ;)
     
  11. Bran

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    Maybe he/she has some red ones at home?

    When I was 15, we had a Ferrari in our garage for a few months (belonged to my uncle) - a red 308 GTS quattrovalvole. I worshipped that thing. It was very cool at the time. I'd still like the same model, just for nostalgic purposes.

    I can't upload a pic for some reason - added it below.
     
  12. Bran

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    We might be related because I had an uncle who had one too!
     
  14. Biz

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    Where is Peter Spann! Get Peter Spann in here!!
     
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    of course he is...his name is mcfly.
    :D
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Build a great empire - there's your lottery winnings.
     
  17. Biz

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    Pfffttt where is the fun in that. I want to strike it rich and blow it like a bogan!
     
  18. Bran

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    Same.
    But I probably need to buy tickets.
     
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    About $22,000 over 50 years. But hey, if only 1 of those 2,600 entries only wins me half a mill who cares? Even if the odds are millions to one of winning.
     
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    I have never bought a lotto ticket. I wouldn't even know how.

    However, I am in a syndicate at work. Costs $1 per week. I figure what the hey. I quit buying coffee shop coffee to afford it. I now drink pods. Blerg! :)
     
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