500 million dollar lottery in California

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    Good luck all of you, the odds of winning this one are reaching 50 times less likely than being hit by lightning.

    Imagine all the people you know who've been struck by lightning (this is a little bit area biased - but I digress, I have only met one person who has been struck by lightning), and now multiply the amount of people you met in between those few individuals by 50. Now imagine that through odds and chances you weeded through those thousands upon thousands of people throughout life have and actually managed to meet said struck individual, and you're now in the bleachers of the lottery ballpark.
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    Sure is. But I assure you I am no criminal and ask my justice studies friends for "favors".

    As for the car topic now, as crazy as the Bugatti is, I'd trade it in for a couple Ferraris (430, Scudi, and a 458), sorry I'm a Ferrari fan:p
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    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_FF

    What about this one? Haha take the kids to soccer practice with this bad boy.
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    Now why you gotta come in here with that reality check:p Lotto represent a sense of hope, let us fly high with hope until the numbers are revealed. If we lose then you can mock us:happy3:
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    I'm too young to have kids:D

    As big of a fan I am of Ferrari that car is a fail. Their 4wd system isn't the kind you think, I believe it only gives 20% of the power to the front tires, at least that's what I recall from TG. Besides if I had kids and was going to drop them off in a supercar it'd probably be a GTR or cram them in the back of a Carrera Turbo:D
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    I've seen my parents have bad experiences with 4 different lawyers in different matters. I'm not a fan of lawyers either.

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    That's a good thing. Its rwd bias which makes the car fun and practical. My car does the same thing. When it needs to transfer power to the back wheels it does. Awd 50/50 is never a good thing.
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    Well I succumbed and bought $5 in tickets. I wasn't planning on it but my mom called me and got mad at me when I told her I hadn't bought any haha.
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    $640 million ......


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    Lost LOL

    EDIT: 2 of my 5 tickets got the megaball number! $4 baby!
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    What was the numbers

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    2, 4, 23, 38, 46, and 23
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    Thanks didn't hit nothing

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    Here in new Hampshire. Its 645 million

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    Didn't get nothing.

    I heard that there is a guaranteed winner tonight due to the amount of players, at least that's why my dad told me. I just told him I knew one thing for sure, I wasn't the winner:frown:
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    I saved myself a dollar :)
    I never would have guessed those numbers.
    Computer geeks never win: they pick numbers like 2,4,8,16,32, and wonder why they can't pick 64 next.
    Lol.

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    Well looks like its back to work for me on Monday :(

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    Got 3 numbers right. Winning like 7 bucks I think.

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    If no one wins it could go up to $1billion next week:hail:
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    Well the real question is what wouldn't I do with the money? With a jackpot of, last I heard, up to $640 Million I could retire and live off an income of $6.4 Million for the next 100 years! Or $12.8 Million for the next 50 years. Yeah, I know that the final payout is more like $400 Million but hey, I'll never even see that much money anyway, so I'm going big :)

    But aside from eliminating all debts and giving some cash to family to help them, I would buy a house (a modest one, not a mansion). I would buy a Ford Boss Mustang, and a jeep or a truck for camping, plus a family vehicle for taking the kids everywhere. I would get a nice gaming computer as well. Some would go to help kids pay for college and weddings, and some would be invested here and there. And I might even start a company making or selling computer hardware.

    Heck, there's enough money to last into several generations of family. My two over-indulgences that I would certainly partake of would be 1) A vacation house in Tahiti (for the wife, not me), and 2) I would buy a ticket for the proposed Space X trip around the moon (something like $500,000 for that). Then I would die a very happy man :)

    But instead it's really going to end up going to some guy that is going to live it up like a multi-millionaire and blow it all on a solid gold Farrari and a house made of platinum that has diamond encrusted doorknobs. Then he'll mismanage all his finances and end up dirt broke in two years.

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