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1.11.2016

Fox News Advice On The Lottery


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38 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's absolutely the worst advice I have seen since reading that letter to the editor saying trust the Rhome City Council! These people are on drugs!

wordkyle said...

Look at what the graphic says. The only way to "increase (your) chance of winning (the) lottery" is to buy more tickets. It's terrible financial advice, but it's mathematically correct.

Anonymous said...

I am just trying to help the little people.

DF Rupert Murdoch

Anonymous said...

Oh Wordy... you never do quite get it, do you? Yes, it's mathematically correct. That's not the point of the post.

Anonymous said...

You have a better chance of winning the powerball than trusting the Rhome council, that's for sure.

wordkyle said...

1002 - Of course I "get" it. I've been reading LL for a long while now, enough to recognize when our host presents something in a manner designed to mislead the gullible (unemployment rate, cough cough). In this case he's trying to make it appear as though those heathen debbils at Fox News want you to spend the rent and grocery money on lottery tickets. Which is the exact opposite of what the "expert" actually said.

The point of BG's post was to mislead readers.

If you have another interpretation of what our host intended, then please feel free to enlighten us.

Anonymous said...

Think about this---- the population of the United States is roughly 320 million. If one person won, they could give every citizen $1 million and still have over $600 million left for them selves.

Anonymous said...

10:02 Then why don't you tell us what the point of the post is?

Anonymous said...

Wordy has become a parody of himself.

Anonymous said...

Word @ 10:02

Nice try.

You just proved beyond a doubt that you don't get it.

Anonymous said...

11;22-----

You ain't real good at math, are you?

Which brings me to my next observation: The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math

Anonymous said...

11:22

Better redo those calculations. If they split it among 320 million people, that would be about $4.38 each. No zeros. Just four dollars and 38 cents.

Anonymous said...

@11:22

Math is hard, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Maybe, just maybe, it's a funny photo. Posted on a blog about pop culture. Between posts about the Vikings' loss and the Golden Globe awards.

Get a grip.

Anonymous said...

If somebody doesn't win soon, maybe a mega-billionaire will take a shot at buying all possible combinations for about $600 million. With the chance of someone else winning, taxes, lump sum/deferrals, etc....still not a good bet to pay for a guaranteed share. But, if the jackpot swells to multi-billions and you are GUARANTEED to win by spending $600 million? At what point is some crazy rich person going to walk in to the lottery office and say "all possible combinations, please"?

Anonymous 11:22 said...

You dumbasses need to learn to read and not second guess my numbers. I said IF ONE PERSON WON. Lets say one of you half wits (12:30 & 12:38) won it BY YOURSELF, that would mean YOU alone got $1 billion. YOU, by yourself, could then give every person in the US $1 million. (Am I going too fast for you two braintrusts?) which would be what?? $320 millon, give or take, which would leave you with roughly $600 million.

Ass clowns.

Anonymous said...

Fox News is a perfect match for 11:22 and Wordy!

Anonymous said...

11:22

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! BWAHAHAHAHAAAAHAAAA!! BwahahaHHAHAJHAAAHHHAAAHHHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

Sincerely,

Everyone else

Anonymous said...

There is some very fuzzy math going on in some of these posts.

Anonymous said...

I aint gonna pay no tentionn to none of this sipherin. Ifn I win, I gonna keep it all.

wordkyle said...

113 - You could be right. You're not, of course, and we both know it, but it is a possibility. Like all Liberals, our host enjoys ridiculing Fox News at every opportunity, even if he has to misrepresent (through implication in this case) what they say.

1122/138 - How much would it cost to give just 320 people $1 million each?

201 - You probably watch more Fox News than I do.

Anonymous said...

1:38

Did you used to run numbers for Bernie Madoff?

mzchief said...

Ahem...FIRST, even taking the pay-out of approximately 800 millionish, the winner will be lucky to see 400 millionish, since Uncle Sam would take his cut prior to the money being dispersed to the winner.

For the guy who's REALLY bad at math, think of it this way. The winner will end up with 400 million "one dollar bills" NOT 400 million "million dollar bills." Soooooo if the winner was inclined to share the 400 MILLION dollars with 320 million of their fellow Americans each of his new friends would receive $1 DOLLAR and .25 CENTS.

Zeros make everything difficult.

mzchief said...

What do you bet 11:22 is a Trump Chump?

Bear said...

11:22 & 1:38 must have gone to which school?

Anonymous said...

@1:38

YOU, by yourself, could then give every person in the US $1 million. (Am I going too fast for you two braintrusts?) which would be what?? $320 millon

I don't think you're ever going to understand this, but I'll try.

If you gave all 320 million Americans ONE dollar, that would equal 320 million dollars.

Picture 320,000,000 people all holding a one dollar bill. How much money would that be?

Or just do the math

$1,000,000,000 (one billion dollars) divided by 320,000,000 (320 million Americans) equals $3.20. You could give each Aerican three twenty.

If you still don't understand, go ask the smartest person in your trailer park... they might be able to put it in terms you can understand.



Anonymous said...

10:39

Wow. Now you are a Bu mind reader.

Just....wow.

Anonymous said...

You could be right. You're not, of course, and we both know it, but it is a possibility.

What was I not right about? I made four statements. 1. I said it was a funny photo. Is it not a funny photo? 2. I said this was a blog about pop culture. Is it not a blog about pop culture? 3. I said that this post was between posts about the Vikings game and the Golden Globes. Is it not? 4. I told you to get a grip. Should you not get a grip?

wordkyle said...

403 1. no
2. no
3. yep
4. n/a
5. And although you didn't list it, you're also wrong in your overall conclusion.

359 - It doesn't take a mind reader.

Anonymous said...

1:38 If you win the lottery I'd like to be your financial planner!!!

Anonymous said...

I think Mzchief nailed it on 11:22. I bet If you asked him/her what they liked about Trump they would spout some nonsense about Political Correctness, as if that is a legitimate reason to support a candidate. I'm no fan of PC culture myself but I'm quickly learning the Republican version of anti-PC is simply a yearning to hate minorities openly again without repercussions. Bring back the good ol' days, make America strong again, and by God keep the niggers and queers quiet and in their place. Because these things are more important than good policies I guess!

wordkyle said...

"... this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal..." -- If you're looking for crazy things that presidential candidates (and Presidents) have said. You could add "secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth" as things that presidential candidates (and Presidents) have said that they had no intention of doing, but people believed they were going to do.

Trump says a lot of things because they fit his brash public persona, and that he thinks Americans want to hear -- but which he likely has no intention of actually doing.

Anonymous said...

Naught times naught, carry the naught... Nope, can't do it, Uncle Jed.

DF Jethro Bodine
DF Ciphering Genius

Anonymous said...

The stupid tax for the stupid audience that watches Fox News

thelotter review said...

Agree, there is no need to buy more than 1 ticket for a draw for even playing 10 or 20 combinations the chances will be the same way small. Still it is up to you. Wish you luck in tomorrow Powerball draw.

Anonymous said...

If I buy 3 tickets and win can I give everyone in america 3 million dollars each?

Anonymous said...

"Trump says a lot of things because they fit his brash public persona, and that he thinks Americans want to hear -- but which he likely has no intention of actually doing."

All the more reason not to support him!!! He is just another Obama and just like I didn't want to hear Obama's malicious lies, I don't want to hear Trump's either. I want a candidate with a specific, achievable and realistic plan on each and every issue. I don't want anymore of what some billionaire "thinks I want to hear"! We aren't children, so, for once let us quit picking our candidates as if we are and stop praising them for acting a fool!!!

Anonymous said...

cept fer me and the word man there is some dumm sumbiches on here!

DF Sheriff B F Justiss