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Stadium lotto: get unlucky

Comments on Stadium Semantics by Calvin Oaten at ODT Online (Sun, 7 Jun 2009). Mr Oaten posted this item at What if? the same day.

### ODT Online Mon, 08/06/2009 – 3:55pm.
Comment by PaulontheBay on Stadium Semantics

But of course the nay-sayers have forgotten the biggest “What If”:
What if it is an outrageous success. Wouldn’t that be a shame.

### ODT Online Mon, 08/06/2009 – 4:48pm.
Comment by gplusa on What if

So one author would use his last 5 dollars to buy a Lotto ticket. Because, “what if” it wins? Sure, it’s great if that gamble is a howling success. But if it’s not, then you’ve lost everything. It’s about using limited resources in the best way possible with the least amount of risk possible. This is a high risk gamble with no safety net if it doesn’t succeed. Sure, a few millionaires have been made with such gambles, but many more have had their dreams destroyed instead. Few sensible people are going to play that game on a “what if”.

### ODT Online Mon, 08/06/2009 – 7:47pm.
Comment by photonz on Stadium – success or failure?

For the Stadium to be an outrageous success, or even a mild success, first it would need to cover its costs. Costs are at least $13m per year just for DCC loan repayments and depreciation, but forecast profit is just $0.28m.
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