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US lottery operators worry as fewer millennials line up to play

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My guess is a realization of how long the odds are and therefore play accordingly, an understanding that they are still young and control their destiny in life whereas a lot of older people see at as the only way they will get rich in their remaining years.

Ding, ding, ding!

 

They don't truly understand yet that the only people who really get ahead in life are lottery winners.

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    If it wasn't for the selfish, lazy, stupid brats called "Baby boomers" and "GenX", then we wouldn't need to struggle as hard as we are.

    You don't know what struggling is.

    Never give up.  Banana

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      To quote an ignorant, foolish, misguided, lying young man who thinks he's entitled to a free ride through life:

      "That's not a generality, that's just wrong."

      kingofdearth..."making millennials look bad since the day he was born !

      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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        kingofdearth..."making millennials look bad since the day he was born !

        Lol lol

        HALLELUJAH!!!

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          Started working at 15, my Dad was smart first time job for a kid, as long as you pay them under a certain amount, you can write it off on your taxes. Reasonable wages that you pay to your minor child to work are fully deductible as legitimate business expense. Got an IRA too when I was young. But I've seen what Wall Street and places like Charles Schwabb have done with that. None of it is good. But still I've done a lot of different jobs in my life. Some people have helped while some people have decided to hurt. Since I live in NYC, the truth is that you can never make enough money here. Working is tough, cell phone bills, rent, clothes, FOOD, dating. It all adds up. Parents tell their children save your pennies for a rainy day. Well, what's wrong with listening to your parents? Nothing at all. Good friends good times best money on earth. And stay away at all costs from the scammers. Kids need options, lotto is supposed to be fun. In the words of my Dad, "nobody said life was supposed to be easy."

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            This thread is a hoot!

            The young'ins don't buy into the lottery because it's not attractive to them.

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              It's no different from those so called lottery players who ONLY want to put their money down when the jackpot is high. Yeah, let the regular players keep pumping up the jackpot until they decide it's the right time to get in. I think these folk are the worst. 

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                IMHO

                If they can't play online using their smart phones, they aren't interested!!
                Maybe the politicians will wake up and realize that many potential lottery gamblers can't drive anymore, or have stopped going to the store for a host of reasons.
                Cost and taxes don't have anything to do with it.
                I'm hoping that Texas politicians now in session are smart enough to see that adopting online play is their only option.
                Be a shame if we have to wait another two years.

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                You do realize, though, that it's not just the people who can't drive anymore, that will continue to play lotto.
                I'd feel a lot safer in Texas traffic (the next time I'm driving through there), if they don't pass ANY smart phone gambling bill.

                • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                           (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
                • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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                  It's no different from those so called lottery players who ONLY want to put their money down when the jackpot is high. Yeah, let the regular players keep pumping up the jackpot until they decide it's the right time to get in. I think these folk are the worst. 

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                  Yeah. The "so called" lottery players, who'll only play when the jack pot is "ripe enough".
                  Those players should definitely be "banned".

                  • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                  • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                  • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                             (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
                  • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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                    IMHO

                    If they can't play online using their smart phones, they aren't interested!!
                    Maybe the politicians will wake up and realize that many potential lottery gamblers can't drive anymore, or have stopped going to the store for a host of reasons.
                    Cost and taxes don't have anything to do with it.
                    I'm hoping that Texas politicians now in session are smart enough to see that adopting online play is their only option.
                    Be a shame if we have to wait another two years.

                    I was going to say the same thing.....If they can't play on their phones, forget it.  I Agree!

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                      If it wasn't for the selfish, lazy, stupid brats called "Baby boomers" and "GenX", then we wouldn't need to struggle as hard as we are.

                      Of the generations you mentioned the millennial are most likely to not leave home and stay with mommy and daddy. 

                      If it wasn't for an awful lot of baby boomers you'd be speaking Japanese or German right now, Verstehe  ingrate.

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                      Lep

                      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.


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                        Of the generations you mentioned the millennial are most likely to not leave home and stay with mommy and daddy. 

                        If it wasn't for an awful lot of baby boomers you'd be speaking Japanese or German right now, Verstehe  ingrate.

                        On the plus side you'd then know what this is: Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz.

                        (And yes, it's an actual word)


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                          Of the generations you mentioned the millennial are most likely to not leave home and stay with mommy and daddy. 

                          If it wasn't for an awful lot of baby boomers you'd be speaking Japanese or German right now, Verstehe  ingrate.

                          Also, those boomers fighting in WW2 is quite the feat seeing how they were born after it ended.

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                            MM,

                            Nolege is power is what the N on the University of Nebraska's helmets stands for.

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                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                              Also, those boomers fighting in WW2 is quite the feat seeing how they were born after it ended.

                              haha boomers always trying to take credit for everything good