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Cincinnati Reds formed Mega Millions lottery pool

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Posted: April 22, 2005, 11:55 am - IP Logged

Some people play for the pleasure or thrill of the win. They don't necessarily need the money. Have you ever gone to Vegas or Atlantic City and watched a high roller who is throwing down hundreds to thousands of dollars worth of chips at the crap table just for the thrill. What goes out one hand comes into the other. People bet for different reasons.

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    Posted: April 22, 2005, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

    I have to disagree that God wants us "all" to win.  If that were true everyone who plays would win, which isn't the case.

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      Posted: April 22, 2005, 3:02 pm - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by dvdiva on April 22, 2005


      I find it strange that multi-millionairs would buy tickets. I make below the mean in WA state and would quit my job the instant I won. Those people are millionairs and if you like baseball seems like the job of a life time. I really wonder how many of them would quit if they won.




        I don't think any of them would quit if they won.  However, I probably would still play even if I already won a jackpot once or had such a job of a lifetime that I wouldn't quit even if I won.

        Poor people win lottery jackpots too.  Remember the recent article of a valet parker who barely had any money in the bank won a $149 million Mega Millions jackpot (and ended up splitting it with his wife).


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        Posted: April 22, 2005, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

        I sure would hope they would choose cash.

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          Quote: Originally posted by ineed9million on April 22, 2005


          I have to disagree that God wants us "all" to win.  If that were true everyone who plays would win, which isn't the case.



          God might very well want everyone to win.  But does God have the power to make everyone win?  lol, I'm just pointing something out...not looking for a philosophical discourse here.

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            Posted: April 22, 2005, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

            Let me just clarify my statement without getting into another "UNNECESSARY" debate.Knowing that GOD loves us all naturally he would desire that we WIN at everything we do whether it's winning the Lottery playing in a Tournament,Casino Games,Bingo,Sports,Contests

            TV Game Show etc.....now having said that let me continue by saying GOD does not "CONTROL" or "DECIDE" who wins Lottery games or any other form of games of chance because that would be showing favortism especially when someone wins that's already RICH while someone else in the same city is BARELY making ends meet buys a ticket and loses.Now just because EVERYONE doesn't WIN in the entire USA doesn't have anything to do with GOD and when you get right down to it just about EVERYDAY somewhere in the USA someone has WON a Lottery game Jackpot of some kind whether it's the Pick-4,5 or 6.If no one WINS a Pick-5 jackpot in FL I'm quite sure in the surrounding states some one did

            and if some one didn't win the Lottery in FL I'm quite sure in the surroundin states that have Lotteries on Wed/Sat some one did.Maybe we don't have every single person in America winning jackpots all at once

            but we do have people some where in a State winning a Jackpot almost every single day.And as I stated before GOD has nothing to do with who wins or not it's just the Luck of The Draw and who's determined to try and be the next winner.


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              Posted: April 22, 2005, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

              I truly believe GOD has the Power to make everyone WIN he created us and the earth,but he doesn't need to do that because we have the Power to do it ourselves just look at the people that are WINNING there regular

              people like us of different races,cultures,religions and income levels.

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                Posted: April 23, 2005, 4:38 am - IP Logged

                its all about one thing.....LUCK


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                  Posted: April 23, 2005, 11:37 am - IP Logged

                  If "LUCK" is on your side that day you'll "WIN" if not you'll "LOSE"

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                    Posted: April 23, 2005, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                    God doesn't waste his time with lotteries.  I think the Big Guy has more important things to do with his time.  Besides, He doesn't decide who wins and if you think he did, do you think He picked Jack Whittaker to win?

                    For what?  So the guy could get robbed twice?  Loose over 1.5 million in cash?  So his granddaughter could wind up dead?

                    Go back and read LottoMike's post....It all comes down to L-U-C-K.

                    Who cares who plays?  I don't care if Bill Gates or Ken Griffey Jr play.  If they didn't, that would be $2000 less for the jackpot.  The lottery does not discriminate against sex, race, political preference OR how much money you currently have.


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                      Posted: April 23, 2005, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                      I totally AGREE with you "sergiou2" some players feel that the WINNERS are somehow chosen by a "Higher Power" or a Higher Power possibly controls the numbers that are drawn.Why they think this I have no idea but like you just stated what purpose would a Supreme Being have in doing such a thing when it's quite obvious a "LOT" of people could use a Lottery Jackpot but not everyone WINS a Lottery Jackpot.Your neighbor could win the Lottery playing for the very first time while you've been playing for 10 yrs and never won a dime.

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                        Posted: April 23, 2005, 8:27 pm - IP Logged
                        Quote: Originally posted by whodeani on April 21, 2005



                        According to USA Today baseball salaries for the 2005 season are:

                        Adam Dunn      $4,600,000

                        Sean Casey      $7,800,000

                        Ken Griffey Jr.   $12,500,000

                        Austin Kearns  $930,000

                        Rich Aurilia        $600,000

                        Total                $24,430,000

                        I think they are already well on their to owning part of the team.





                        I swear to God, I should've been a professional baseball player!



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                          Posted: April 23, 2005, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                          Those salaries are "INSANE" that much money just for hitting and throwing a Ball.

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                            Posted: April 23, 2005, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

                            I see you're not a baseball fan

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                              Posted: April 29, 2005, 12:32 am - IP Logged

                              i wonder if the cubs will have better luck with their pool.....