Lotto Fever

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3 years ago

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There are 72 posts in topic. You are on page 1 of 2.
3 years ago

If I win the jackpot tomorrow, I'm going to buy the rights (or partner up with PP) to the Bally name and start producing reproductions of MM and AFM at a factory in the Chicago burbs with updated board technology and the new color DMD. I think I could also pick up the Midway Mfg name too since the company is in Chapter 11.

Since I know nothing about pinball design or production I'm going to need to hire a lot of good people. Hopefully the 500 million will be enough.

Wish me luck!


3 years ago

sign me up for a pre-order for both


3 years ago

I think williams is using the afm name on slot machines, so i don't know if they'd sell you the name.

I like your thinking, though.


3 years ago

When I win, expect the price of pinball games in the midwest to go up exponentially as supplies dissappear overnight

Don't worry Dave, I will buy you a HEP restored AFM when I win.


3 years ago
davewtf said:

I think williams is using the afm name on slot machines, so i don't know if they'd sell you the name.
I like your thinking, though.

» YouTube video


3 years ago

I'm sure for the right price some sort of licensing agreement could be made


3 years ago

screw the Adamm's, I always like the Munster's better anyway!


3 years ago

500 million........
that would change one's life


Honch

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3 years ago
BMore-Pinball said:

screw the Adamm's, I always like the Munster's better anyway!

WHAT!!! Are you out of your F'N mind. Everyone knows the Munsters are bush league compared to the Addams Family. Seriously though, anything Munsters would be pretty cool to me as well.

HELLODEADCITY said:

500 million........
that would change one's life

I like when I hear people say they don't play until it gets outrageously high like it currently is. Like 20 million wouldn't do anything for them.


3 years ago
Honch said:

I like when I hear people say they don't play until it gets outrageously high like it currently is. Like 20 million wouldn't do anything for them.

I rarely play because of that reason. I didn't play Tuesday either because $364 million wouldn't be enough, but the jackpot tomorrow is finally enough to interest me. So I bought $5.


3 years ago

if you win you have to make a thousand unit run of Pinball Circus. and send one to me.


RobT

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3 years ago

It's time to take a long hard look at the chances of you winning the lottery. While winning the lottery may be something that you want, to show you your chances we'll take a look at a number of remote occurrences that you probably wouldn't like to have happen to you - and probably don't think will ever happen to you - but are still much more likely to happen to you than winning the lottery.

How about the classic odds of being struck by lightning? The actual probability of this happening varies from year to year, but as a good estimate, the National Safety Council says between 70 and 120 people a year die in the US by lightning - so let's take 100 as our base. With the US population being approximately 265 million people, that means that the chances of being killed by lightning are roughly 2,650,000 to 1. Not very likely. However you are still 6 to 45 times more likely to die from a lightning strike than you would be to win the lottery.

Now nobody really wants to die from flesh eating bacteria, and with odds at about 1 million to 1, the chances that you will die that way are pretty slim. Then again, you are 18 to 120 times more likely to die this way than to win the lottery.

What are the chances that if you're playing with a group of four that two of you will get a hole-in-one on the exact same hole? At 17 million to 1, they're better than the chances of you winning the lottery.

What about dieing from a snake bite or bee sting? It probably isn't a way that you have imagined that you would leave the earth. You're a whopping 180 to 1,200 times more likely to die from one of these incidents than win the lottery. That's because the probability of dieing from a snake bite or bee sting is about 100,000 to 1.

Now I know that you are not a bad person and you don't imagine finding yourself on death row for a crime you committed anytime soon. Still, it's a lot more likely that you will be legally executed than win the lottery. In fact, you are 30,000% to 200,000% more likely to die in a legal execution than to win the lottery.

Or If I told you that you were 450,000 to 3,000,000 times more likely to die in an asteroid collision in the year 2029 than to win the lottery, what would you think? Well, these are in fact the odds according to this report at space.com.

If none of the above has convinced you to stop playing the lottery, then I'll bring out my favorite lottery fact. If you drive 10 miles to purchase your lottery ticket, it's three to twenty times more likely for you to be killed in a car accident along the way than to win the jackpot.

http://www.savingadvice.com/forums/other/5559-probability-winning-lottery-dont-waste-your-money.html


3 years ago

Buzz kill
Let us dream


3 years ago

The $5 was worth it for me to dream big for the day.

RobT > "Killing dreams since March 2012"


RobT

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3 years ago


3 years ago
Whysnow said:

The $5 was worth it for me to dream big for the day.

Me too!


3 years ago

For a dollar me and the dog get to dream.

Compared to going to a movie, gas, food, many other things. It seems like a bargain to me.

LTG


3 years ago

The odds are preposterous, and buying a ticket is worthless. Might as well burn the cash and enjoy the warmth.

That said, if I win tomorrow, I will be starting up my own pinball company, as well. My first title will be Pulp Fiction, and I will have original voice work by every relevant and necessary actor. I will make 200 Jack Rabbit Slim's LEs with 50s theme and original cab art and translite, 200 Zed's Dead, Baby LEs with original cab art and translite, and 100 Ezekiel 25:17 LEs that will be kept secret to all but those who order and sign a non-disclosure until release.. The regular run will be unlimited.


3 years ago

It's officially up to $540 million. That's just insane! No other jackpot has ever been even close to this high. Count me in!


3 years ago

If RobT wins, I'll be pissed!


3 years ago

Fun Fact: You have a 100% chance of NOT winning if you never buy a ticket...


3 years ago

Yes, RobT. The odds are crazy.... but... there is a 100% chance that someone WILL eventually win.

If you don't play, then there is a 0% chance of it being you.


3 years ago
ChadH said:

The odds are crazy.... but... there is a 100% chance that someone WILL eventually win.

I don't know the exact statistics, but I'm guessing with the jackpot being this high, the odds strongly favor not one, but multiple winning tickets.


3 years ago

I got $5 on it. No worries I will not drop the value of your machines I will make it go up.
I will buy high end restores for sure.
Must buy a bigger house first.

Then never see the sun again =-)


3 years ago
gambit3113 said:

The odds are preposterous, and buying a ticket is worthless. Might as well burn the cash and enjoy the warmth.
That said, if I win tomorrow, I will be starting up my own pinball company, as well. My first title will be Pulp Fiction, and I will have original voice work by every relevant and necessary actor. I will make 200 Jack Rabbit Slim's LEs with 50s theme and original cab art and translite, 200 Zed's Dead, Baby LEs with original cab art and translite, and 100 Ezekiel 25:17 LEs that will be kept secret to all but those who order and sign a non-disclosure until release.. The regular run will be unlimited.

Please put me down for #1 Ezekiel


3 years ago

Mo' money mo' problems!


3 years ago

I wouldn't start a new company, I would take 30 million and buy wms industries and re start the pinball division


3 years ago
Anim8ormatt said:

I wouldn't start a new company, I would take 30 million and buy wms industries and re start the pinball division ...

With a current market cap of 1.3 billion, I think it's going to take a little more than 30 million.


RobT

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3 years ago
fattrain said:

Fun Fact: You have a 100% chance of NOT winning if you never buy a ticket...

Fun Fact #2: I have a much higher chance of not losing money by not buying a ticket than by buying one.


3 years ago

Count me in!!,I invest in my future everyday with a daily drawing and other bi-weekly lottery options available to us poor saps here in Colorado.


3 years ago

If I won $500 million, I buy all the pins I want, buy all the cars I want, and save the rest.

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Get rid of the F430 and add more pins.


2 years ago

If I won I would shoot at everyone who looked at me cockeyed. And have Jonny Cochran on my permanent staff so I would be above the law.


2 years ago

Yeah I would also buy all the pins I would want.

Hey Kwiki what is this rest you speak of =-)

Stand up state your name:

Hello everyone I am Shoot Again and I am a pinball addict.


2 years ago
mickthepin said:

If I won I would shoot at everyone who looked at me cockeyed. And have Jonny Cochran on my permanent staff so I would be above the law.

Johnny Cochran is dead. Good luck with that.


2 years ago

nsfw. swearing.

» YouTube video


2 years ago
kwiKimart said:

If I won $500 million, I buy all the pins I want, buy all the cars I want, and save the rest.

Get rid of the F430 and add more pins.

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hahah at first I thought you said get rid of the f40 and I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. then I realized it was the f430 scud and I was okay with that


Honch

Pinball guru
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2 years ago
Pin-Practice said:

I rarely play because of that reason. I didn't play Tuesday either because $364 million wouldn't be enough, but the jackpot tomorrow is finally enough to interest me. So I bought $5.

I have to admit, I don't play very often either. I am however, going to throw a few bucks on this one.


2 years ago

had to wait in line 10 minutes for my 5buck quick pick

Hurry up and take my money for lol. all for just a 20 minute day dream.


2 years ago

Holy crap! It's up to 640 million!!!!!


2 years ago
gweempose said:

Holy crap! It's up to 640 million!!!!!

yeah sick crazy money


2 years ago

fo sho!!

i bought ten tickets..... im gonna dream a lil dream. pinball heaven here i come!!!

TJ141 said:

Mo' money mo' problems!


2 years ago

I bought some tickets, even though I never win a half billion dollars.


2 years ago
cowman57 said:

I bought some tickets, even though I never win a half billion dollars.


2 years ago

Wife bought the winning ticket today now just have to figure out what to spend some money on...


2 years ago

I do know someone that hit an $18 million jackpot back in the mid 80's.


2 years ago

The winners of these big ones always seem to be an older couple who say they are going to travel and help out their church and kids. Not that there is anything wrong with that scenario but this time I would like to see a young single dude win and just announce that he is going to Vegas for hookers and blow. Kids dont try this at home. Drugs are badd. mmmkay?


2 years ago
Silverballer said:

This time I would like to see a young single dude win and just announce that he is going to Vegas for hookers and blow ...

That pretty much describes David Choe, the grafitti artist that got rich off Facebook stock. He was interviewed by Howard Stern a few months ago. Talk about a crazy lifestyle!


2 years ago
gweempose said:

That pretty much describes David Choe, the grafitti artist that got rich off Facebook stock. He was interviewed by Howard Stern a few months ago. Talk about a crazy lifestyle!

That is a crazy story. Dude took a ton of stock in payment for painting the Facebook offices. Then he found out he was a ridiculous Millionaire from the public offering, as he was in a hotel room loading a porn DVD into the machine.


2 years ago
northvibe said:

hahah at first I thought you said get rid of the f40 and I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. then I realized it was the f430 scud and I was okay with that

I would never get rid of a F40. Add the Enzo and you have the Ferrari supercar trio.


2 years ago
gweempose said:

I do know someone that hit an $18 million jackpot back in the mid 80's.

How much do they have left?



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