Are you serious me+?
It was a shot at humor. Chance is a funny guy who probably works harder than most to ensure his witty quips are not in the least bit insulting...cept to maybe those with skin so thin they think he meant them personally.
I don't play because I travel a lot and see lots n lots of poor people with holes in their shoes scratching tickets or buying powerball in hopes they'll suddenly have no more troubles... I can't support that sorta thing. But that's just me.
They are the ones Chance was speaking of...the ones who think they won 1.5 billion or maybe $40 grand etc.. unknowing when the lottery and the government get done fleecing them they end up with about 30%...assuming they win...
But if folks want to play...have at it.
Lotteries are a tax on the mathematically challenged.
I find this funny and will not get bent out of "shap" over it. Lighten up folks.People that don't use the quote function are technology challenged.
Yes i'm serious.
I don't play in any lottery myself so I don't feel personally attacked. "It was a shot at humor" No it was not. Don't try to "explain" comments like that as humor. Seriously, how is this "Lotteries are a tax on the mathematically challenged. A quick look at the Powerball website tells you the probability of winning the jackpot is 1 in 292,201,338.00." a shot at humor. Please feel free to explain.
"Chance is a funny guy who probably works harder than most to ensure his witty quips are not in the least bit insulting...cept to maybe those with skin so thin they think he meant them personally." Again, I don't see the correlation between his statement and humor. I in no way, shap or form see how his comments were meant as humor.
"I don't play because I travel a lot and see lots n lots of poor people with holes in their shoes scratching tickets or buying powerball in hopes they'll suddenly have no more troubles... I can't support that sorta thing. But that's just me." That's not just you, hence why I said "However if you don't go mad and spend money you needed to use on something better (like food or clothes or shelter) there is nothing wrong with entering a lottery."
We've probably all read or heard an expression such as, It was a one in a million shot, I tell ya! Or, The odds were against him. It was a million to one he'd succeed. Thoes sayings have always been common and they've always meant the chance of something happening was not bloody likely!
Fastforward to Lotto-Think and we now have millions of people actually believing 1 in 292,201,338 is a "small" chance, but still a possibility. Yeah, it could happen, and monkeys could fly out of my butt. But probably not.
Y'all gotta let it go. I'm proud of the fact that the A&Q forum had needed almost no moderation up this point. I'd really like to keep it that way. Some people act like a post on the internet is akin to someone slapping their mother. Let it go.
^^ lemmee guess...no pun intended?NBP,
Since three tickets matched all of the numbers and it took 18-20 drawing dates to get up to stratospheric money, I'll save my shekels until next time.
As the Lottery always says, "You've got to play to win".
PS, no food or rent money was involved in this game of .......~ Chance.
That would be cool as California was one of four states listed that don't tax lottery winnings. Then again, there's always a first when they see how much money they're losing.^^ lemmee guess...no pun intended?
I hope one was that fella who just joined and his "hello" thread said he was from commiefornia...that would be cool.