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Do you BELIEVE you will win the Powerball or Mega Millions Jackpot?

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What is your stance on winning a major jackpot in Powerball or Mega Millions?

I BELIEVE I will win (gut feeling) [ 39 ]  [44.83%]
I think positive and hope for the best [ 9 ]  [10.34%]
I think my system gives me an advantage [ 3 ]  [3.45%]
I think I have the same chance as anybody else [ 10 ]  [11.49%]
Kind of doubt it but it would be nice [ 11 ]  [12.64%]
Not a chance - don't know why I bother playing [ 7 ]  [8.05%]
The odds are ridiculous - I don't play at all [ 4 ]  [4.60%]
I play trying to win one of the smaller prizes [ 4 ]  [4.60%]
Total Valid Votes [ 87 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
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Posted: October 18, 2009, 2:26 am - IP Logged

I'm kind of fascinated on people's perception relative to their approach to playing the big jackpot games.

I have a natural instinct that makes me think I'm going to win the big one all the time.

I have heard other people being somewhat negative however and was wondering how most people feel about it.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    Posted: October 18, 2009, 2:46 am - IP Logged

    I'm kind of fascinated on people's perception relative to their approach to playing the big jackpot games.

    I have a natural instinct that makes me think I'm going to win the big one all the time.

    I have heard other people being somewhat negative however and was wondering how most people feel about it.

    I know that instinct you're talking about. I'm in disbelief every time I don't win the big one.

    "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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      Posted: October 18, 2009, 2:56 am - IP Logged

      I just try to think positive and hope for the best. I mean, I'm sure many people believe that they are going to win a jackpot, but really, the odds are against the fact, that all of us are going to win one. Still, I try to think positive and continue to buy tickets for each drawing.

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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        Posted: October 18, 2009, 3:18 am - IP Logged

        Strongly agree! you never will know if you do not play. Get at least 2 tickets every time the jack pot reaches 100 Million!

        "Many Strategies|One Game"

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          Posted: October 18, 2009, 3:19 am - IP Logged

          (John McCain) I couldn't Agree With you More!

          "Many Strategies|One Game"

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            Posted: October 18, 2009, 3:21 am - IP Logged

            "Many Strategies|One Game"

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              Posted: October 18, 2009, 3:22 am - IP Logged

              This is still funny!!!!

              "Many Strategies|One Game"

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                Posted: October 18, 2009, 11:13 am - IP Logged

                I wouldn't play if I didn't believe I was going to win but I'm not the only one who thinks I'm going to win because clerks selling me my tickets and others are always telling me to remember them when I win.

                * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                * your best chance to win a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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                  Posted: October 18, 2009, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                  I just try to think positive and hope for the best. I mean, I'm sure many people believe that they are going to win a jackpot, but really, the odds are against the fact, that all of us are going to win one. Still, I try to think positive and continue to buy tickets for each drawing.

                  Now, if I can just get my post-drawing tickets to agree with my pre-drawing feelings... Clown

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                    Posted: October 18, 2009, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

                    This is still funny!!!!

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                      Posted: October 19, 2009, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                      "I have heard other people being somewhat negative"

                      If buy 1000 tickets every year, you can expect to win once every 175,000 years. If you play for 50 years there's stil only a 1 in 3500 chance that you'll be one of the people to win. Anyone who actually believes they'll win is extremely optimistic at best, and delusional at worst. That's not negativity, it's simple reality.

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                        Posted: October 19, 2009, 5:11 am - IP Logged

                        No, so I will have to prove myself wrong.

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                          Posted: October 19, 2009, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                          We have the Mega Millions and Super lotto, but not a chance because I would know what to do with the money.  You wouldn't see me on some talk show  talking about how I lost millions of dollars with uncontrolled spending sprees or buying houses, cars, jewelry for family and friends.  Yes, I would share, but not to the degree that other people who win do and don't have substantial saving to rely on 5 or 6 years later hence ending up on a talk show, talking about how I lost it all and now I have no friends and family.  Winning large sums of money comes with great responsibility that if you're not careful can cause great heartache, hey, just ask West Virginia Winner, Mr.   Jack Whitaker.  $119 million after taxes!!!!!!!!!

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                            Posted: October 19, 2009, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                            My life is going so bad right now I don't believe in anything anymore.

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                              Posted: October 19, 2009, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

                              I'll believe it when I see it.

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