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Dropping out of lottery pool costs teacher millions

Topic closed. 59 replies. Last post 10 years ago by Iesha Kelly.

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Its a sad situation.. especially as he couldnt keep up with the payments. But we are happy for the others.

 

wish them all well.

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    there is no desription on how much they paid , maybe it was $100 a draw ea, maybe the 7 guys thought they could afford the   loss, but the 8th  couldnt.

    maybe he hoped to win big early, and  decided he could no longer   run at a losss of $400 a month?

     

    i know if it was $100 down a week myself i would NEVER join,. and  even tho i would still kick myself  when the  group won in a years time, I would know i couldnt operate at $5200 a year lossses if it didnt win.

     

    this is just hypothetical, but we dont know all the details.

    Players usually join pools to save money, if it was a big spender's type of pool then he should have known from the get go if he could afford it.  I would think any one who could afford $100 a draw wouldn't need to join a pool.

     * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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      Congratulations 2 the Winners !$!$! Cheers

      But, O..M..G.. I would be so cranky if I pulled out ... dude's totally bummin'.....Bang Head  $$$ Down da drain ----

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        yeah im not saying it WAS $100 ea,  just  making an extreme example. i do know of pools that have been higher than that , and others like mine that are $5 a week ea.

        " Still swinging, still missing "
        2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = -1257 ; 2018 = - 1380 =  TOT =  - 6233

        keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 =-427; 2018= -223   TOT = -3968

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          Whoa, bummer.

          He may have been what was holding them back. I believe the old saying that "scared money never wins" and cheapskates are always scared about risking their money. I wouldn't want to be in a pool unless everyone in it was upbeat and positive.

          He thought he was never gonna win.

          And of course he was right.

          That's how it works.

          You are right with that one I know from experience,"scared money definitely never wins".I Agree!

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            AW MAN...SPEECHLESS...SHOULDA JUST HELD ON....LOLCrazyMail For You

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              yeah im not saying it WAS $100 ea,  just  making an extreme example. i do know of pools that have been higher than that , and others like mine that are $5 a week ea.

              I bet there are some who would think even $5 a week for lottery tickets would be better spent on something else.  Everybody make choices and have to live with the results.

               * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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                No, all of nothing. He was out for a year, snooze, ya lose.No Nod

                Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                  If he doesn't get any money, the least his lawyer should settle for is a giant, towering, monolithic obelisk erected in his honor and recognition of this man and his struggles.

                  It's only fair.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

                  "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                    Skepticalwonders if he was the jinx in thar respective lotto pool Stooges

                    funny u should say that....i think we've got one in our pool...LOL...just joking....hmmmmmmmmmm

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                      I bet there are some who would think even $5 a week for lottery tickets would be better spent on something else.  Everybody make choices and have to live with the results.

                      yeah actually that was the point i was trying to make but forgot to.  some think $5 is too much some think $100 is just fine.

                      " Still swinging, still missing "
                      2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = -1257 ; 2018 = - 1380 =  TOT =  - 6233

                      keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 =-427; 2018= -223   TOT = -3968

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                        I don't care if the jackpots a 100,000. if I win it's more than I got in my pocket lol lolGreen laughDude was probably one of those who conplianed all the time, "the lottery is riged"  Hey if you don't wont to play don''t. But when you stoose you loose. Suck it up and go on to back to workGreen laughI bet next time he'll stay in.Bang Head

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                          Smiley Santa We have a Lottery Pool here in Katy, TX and People only stay in it for 3 months then leave.  3 of us and in for the long run and so far we have won 200 and come close but no horseshoe!!

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                            Maybe the guy jinxed the pool in the first place by being a member.

                            By dropping out he allowed the others' good luck to rake it in.

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                              It is possible that they might not have been winning because of him, the bible says that you need to have faith for things to happen and maybe he didn't, if he had faith he would have kept on playing, maybe it was a good thing for the group that he pulled out of the pool.

                              Your post makes me feel sad inside.  The bible says one should place one's faith in god.   This man is better served by having faith that god has a plan for him, and that plan did not include being a partial winner.  That same god would have a plan for the others who did pitch in the one week random chance allowed them to win.  Their faith didn't make them winners, in the first place.

                              I wish that man well.