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winning the lottery
« on: February 10, 2020, 03:43:30 PM »
really really want to win the lottery. million buck cash injection direct into my bank account. dream come true lads always wanted to have fucking tonnes of money.

spent £20 on lottery tickets this weekend. i do not have a gambling problem i am treating myself. fantasising for days on end about leaving my job and becoming a tory. doing all kinds of lotterys, but the most exciting one is 'set for life' - if you win this one you get 10,000 pounds a month for 30 years. would be pretty nice.

how often do you need to play the lottery to win.
have you ever won the lottery

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 03:45:58 PM »
I once won 30 million pounds on the lottery, but spent it all on chips.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 03:47:55 PM »
The caretaker at one of the secondary schools about 8 miles away from where we live won £8million some years ago which I'm pretty sure statistically means that the odds of me winning the lottery are even more ridiculous again by ten-fold.

Course, you have to play it as well...


Most I've ever won is £72 on a single scratchcard that was bought for me.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 03:48:15 PM »
Shouldn't have gone in on different lotteries. Schoolboy error. (Although schoolboys shouldn't be playing the lottery!) Pick one lottery and spend all you have on that. And I don't mean just £20. I mean everything you have.

Do it.

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2020, 03:58:25 PM »
The Set For Life top prize is great. £3.6million overall but in £10k chunks so you don't blow it all on a yacht like a massive twat. Could easily convince family and friends that me and the missus got ace new jobs to cover for it. Lovely job.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2020, 03:59:01 PM »
if i ploughed all of the money i currently own into standard lottery tickets, i could get 103 lottery tickets! i would definitely win. but I'm too much of a coward to actually achieve my dreams. pathetic.

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2020, 04:03:55 PM »
gambling is a sin though, so you will go to hell

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2020, 04:04:58 PM »
gambling is a sin though, so you will go to hell

Not if just before you die you spend some of your winnings on a big hammer to kill God with.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2020, 04:22:14 PM »
The caretaker at one of the secondary schools about 8 miles away from where we live won £8million some years ago which I'm pretty sure statistically means that the odds of me winning the lottery are even more ridiculous again by ten-fold.

Actually don’t Maths Teachers always illustrate Probability by pointing out that the odds are exactly the same regardless?

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Most I've ever won is £72 on a single scratchcard that was bought for me.

I got given scratchcards in the work Secret Santa once. I won 60SEK (about a fiver).

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2020, 04:25:31 PM »
If I won on the lottery, I would achieve my life's dream and buy Port Vale Football Club. If I got 4 numbers, I could buy us some new players as well!

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2020, 04:45:49 PM »


The Set For Life top prize is great. £3.6million overall but in £10k chunks so you don't blow it all on a yacht like a massive twat. Could easily convince family and friends that me and the missus got ace new jobs to cover for it. Lovely job.
I've never played the lottery, and I'm not about to start, but the guaranteed income aspect of that one does capture the imaginationin a way that the bigger jackpots don't. I heard somewhere that casinos also handle big payouts in monthly instalments.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2020, 04:48:18 PM »
i hate to admit it but it's actually extremely unlikely that i am going to win the lottery.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2020, 04:48:24 PM »
Actually don’t Maths Teachers always illustrate Probability by pointing out that the odds are exactly the same regardless?
It's one of those things, like "what are the odds of flipping a coin and getting 50 heads in a row? Exactly the same as getting any other combination of heads and tails" .

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2020, 04:49:13 PM »
i hate to admit it but it's actually extremely unlikely that i am going to win the lottery.

Pffff. It is with that attitude!

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2020, 04:52:22 PM »
Set for life is wank - with inflation you're getting less and less every month. You win the normal Lottery, wack it in an index fund or whatever and get 10 grand piped out of that bad boy straight into your pocket every month, jobs a good'un, you're eating horses and riding lobster with the best of em.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2020, 04:53:22 PM »
Actually don’t Maths Teachers always illustrate Probability by pointing out that the odds are exactly the same regardless?

Possibly.  I've always been rubbish at maths.  I don't think I was doing maths any more when the lottery started.


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I got given scratchcards in the work Secret Santa once. I won 60SEK (about a fiver).

I'd love to win 60 sex, even if it is only a fiver's worth (single tug on the tadge?).


i hate to admit it but it's actually extremely unlikely that i am going to win the lottery.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2020, 04:53:39 PM »
Use Martingale system think about it there are two outcomes to the lottery you either (i) win or (ii) lose. You are going through an unusually lengthy losing streak at the moment, you need to ride it out with a strategy for recouping your losses once your luck changes. You need to double your bet each time to cover both outcomes - winning or losing - so that your win covers your outgoings plus what you would (should) have won originally. So next time £40, £80, £160 if you're really going through a long unlucky streak, might even have to go to £320, £640...
Beg borrow or steal if you have to. It's a system that literally can't fail.

Source: I went to university and I'm really clever.

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2020, 04:54:08 PM »
With interest rates being what they are I sometimes think if you have savings you might as well convert them into premium bonds.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2020, 04:55:39 PM »
With interest rates being what they are I sometimes think if you have savings you might as well convert them into premium bonds.

A sensible suggestion, especially if you have several thousand plus.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2020, 05:14:38 PM »
Set for Life is putting a lot of faith in nothing changing and there not being some reason it stops at some point before the 30 years is up. Also presuming it's non-transferable, if you die your family are going to potentially miss out on a good chunk of cash.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2020, 05:17:49 PM »
These things usually work by offering you a lump sum that works out as a lot less upfront to get around the issues of actually having to pay you every month for thirty years or however long it is.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2020, 05:27:48 PM »
i'm gonna feel terrible if i win set for life now. thanks guys :(

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2020, 05:29:41 PM »
Urrrgh set for life SUCKS what am I meant to do with ten grand a month, buy a VW Polo or timeshare? I want it all I want it all and I want it now! *Brian May guitar solo*
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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2020, 06:10:13 PM »
Happy to help!

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2020, 06:13:39 PM »
For 10,000 a month you could spend 20% of your regular income on renting a mediocre two bed flat in a middling area of London. But just think, only a further 2% would go on utilities, tax and insurance.

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2020, 08:14:46 PM »
Statistically there's a greater chance of being murdered.

I still do it though. Won £3.50 on the Euromillions last Friday. Go me!

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2020, 08:23:49 PM »
Not if just before you die you spend some of your winnings on a big hammer to kill God with.

Unnecessary. You just have to give him a cut (usually around 700 quid) to keep him sweet.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2020, 09:16:32 PM »
Statistically there's a greater chance of being murdered.

I still do it though. Won £3.50 on the Euromillions last Friday. Go me!

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2020, 10:33:36 PM »
The Set For Life top prize is great. £3.6million overall but in £10k chunks so you don't blow it all on a yacht like a massive twat. Could easily convince family and friends that me and the missus got ace new jobs to cover for it. Lovely job.

All fine except that, after Brexit, £10k will just about be enough to buy you a second-hand tuba.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2020, 10:51:32 PM »
The RTP (Return To Player) of the lottery is terrible. You're better off doing high-odds accumulators. Pick ten horses to win and put a quid on, that sort of thing.

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