News Euromillions £112 million next week!

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by cHodAX, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. gohan

    gohan FH is my second home

    I opened my box..... the cat was dead :<
     
  2. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    *fap*

    *fapfap*
     
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  3. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    Next jackpot: £138,000,000 :cool:
     
  4. Overdriven

    Overdriven Not a sandwich

    Lucky dip on 1, my own numbers on the other... The LD numbers were +/- 1 on each number I picked. =|
     
  5. Nate

    Nate FH is my second home

    I'm in! It's my brothers birthday that day!
     
  6. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    €180,000 sounds better.
     
  7. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home

    Ok you have €180k and I'll have £138million!
     
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  8. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    Another rollover. Next jackpot: £148,000,000
     
  9. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Thank fuck. I forgot to buy the winning ticket :)
     
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  10. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    Me too, I had a mini heart attack at 10pm thinking "FUUUUUUUUUU".

    I was actually convinced I would win it.
     
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  11. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    Got my ticket for Tuesday already but grabbed 3 last night with 4 mins on the clock before close. Need to check my raffle numbers shortly.
     
  12. megadave

    megadave I am a FH squatter

    Got an email telling me to check my ticket, a mighty £3.40 :p
     
  13. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    Soul destroying isn't it, had that happen 3 times this year I got way too excited only to crash and burn. BASTARDS!! :D
     
  14. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    Jackpot is £148,000,000 (capped).
    Got your ticket for tonight yet?
     
  15. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    190m euros. Got my own ticket and a syndicate at work. Wonder why they cap the Euromillions? Doesn't happen with the big US ones as far as I know.
     
  16. Litmus

    Litmus Resident Freddy

    Because there comes a point where you can mathematical garantee to win the jackpot and still make money.

    Eg. Buy every single outcome for say 150m and win 190m... Bit shit if someone else wins tho , but it's still possible.
     
  17. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    You'd find it pretty difficult in practical terms to buy 75m tickets, and as you say, the risk is magnified because you're running the risk of just one other person having a winning ticket and halving your prize. I can see the logic in what you say, but wonder why the likes of the Powerball don't seem to care ($364m - biggest ever jackpot).
     
  18. Litmus

    Litmus Resident Freddy

    I dunno, I don't make the rules. But I guess that's the reason.
     
  19. Chilly

    Chilly Balls of steel

    They get scammed, there's guys in canada doing exactly that trick. They had a great court case a while back where the state was trying to tax their winnings saying it was a business. The truth was this guy and his brother would go down their local quickie mart with a boat load of money and spend a few hours with a clerk and a till getting tickets. They won the jackpot, I think, 3 times in a year.
     
  20. Zenith.UK

    Zenith.UK Part of the furniture

    Odds of winning Euromillions is 116million to 1.
    If you bought every combination, it would cost you £232million.
    If you won the jackpot, you'd STILL run at a loss. Sure you'd win on other lines as well but nowhere near enough to get back your "investment".
     
  21. Litmus

    Litmus Resident Freddy

    That's why it's capped, I think you could do it and make a profit when it was £1.50 a go. But not now. It seems other countries system is different, but the risk factor is huge.

    Tbh if you have 150m to spend in the first place the 30m profit really is small in comparison to the risk.
     
  22. Chilly

    Chilly Balls of steel

    If there's no risk then why not take a 20% gain?
     
  23. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    Yep, the risk is someone else getting the jackpot numbers too and having to split the main prize.
     
  24. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    Yeah, its a bitch having to split £148m 3 ways. £49m. How will I cope :p;):D
     
  25. cHodAX

    cHodAX I am a FH squatter

    How would you cope if you spent £150 million and only got £49 million back? :D
     
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  26. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Remember you would also get loads of 2, 3, 4 , 5 numbers too
     
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  27. Litmus

    Litmus Resident Freddy

    Don't know if I worded it wrong, but that was the point I was trying to make, why risk 20% gain when the odds are stacked against you.
     
  28. Chilly

    Chilly Balls of steel

    But they're not stacked against you. You're getting a 3/1 on a coin toss.
     
  29. Lamp

    Lamp I am a FH squatter

    Oh I see what you mean. Yeah. I read it wrong. My bad.
     

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