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Posted: April 14, 2005, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

Why do you play the lottery?  For fun?  To win?  Or to help the state services that the lotto supports?

I play because I think it's fun to play.  I don't play thinking I'm going to win, however, it would be nice to bring in a little money. 

    fast eddie's avatar - lasvegas2
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    Posted: April 14, 2005, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

    I play to win money. I have never watched a drawing or looked at the results afterward and said oh I didn't win but atleast I had fun playing. When I win money I've have fun playing and win I lose money it's not fun playing. It's cut and dry for me.  I ain't happy unless I'm winning, and I'm not all that happy. Except for last night when I hit for $500.00.

    "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"

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      Posted: April 14, 2005, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

      I play for the game. The filling out of the play slip, watching the balls bounce (or in the case of the Criterion, get tossed), the feeling of the ticket in your hand. If I win it's great, and if not it was still a fun ride. If you're just playing to win money, you're probably not having much fun.

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        Posted: April 14, 2005, 5:40 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by fast eddie on April 14, 2005


        I play to win money. I have never watched a drawing or looked at the results afterward and said oh I didn't win but atleast I had fun playing. When I win money I've have fun playing and win I lose money it's not fun playing. It's cut and dry for me.  I ain't happy unless I'm winning, and I'm not all that happy. Except for last night when I hit for $500.00.




        My sentiments exactly! Now if I could emulate your $500 win tonight life would be even better! 
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          Posted: April 14, 2005, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

          It's simple for the money. 

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            Posted: April 14, 2005, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

            I play for the thrill of hunting down a big jackpot and catching it.

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              Posted: April 15, 2005, 6:27 am - IP Logged

                             money

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                Posted: April 15, 2005, 7:05 am - IP Logged

                Let's just say I don't play to support the state. They already grab every nickel they can from us residents and then waste as much of it as they can...then complain they need to raise our taxes again.

                I do get a certain experience of "fun" in trying to determine what digits will fall in the P3. As far as jackpot games go, it's entirely to win some money. I've given up trying to predetermine what will fall in those games, so I just pick my own numbers randomly. (I just don't like the RNGs that give you quickpicks) I figure just picking my own numbers by whatever method I want is no worse than letting the computers do their quickpick thing....I do agree with Fast Eddie though; if you aint winning, it aint fun. You got to get those wins to boost your spirit.

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                  Posted: April 15, 2005, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                  I play because i feel compelled to play ever since i won 5000 then 500 then 9000 then 500 then 40.00 then 500 and another 5000 and then some more 500.00 and the some 7600 and the some more 500 and then some more 5000. If i had played and never won then i would have stopped playing. Like Eddie every time i play i say today is my day to WIN i don't ever lay down my money on numbers  and say i ain't going to win or i don't have a chance at winning . If you are sayng this to yourself then you are allready a loser.

                  now to be more realistic lol i know that when i play the mega millions that i am really trying to get hit by the lottery lightening bolt. I would gladly stand naked in the street with a kite in one hand and a lightenig rod in the other if i thought that would get the jackpot lightening bolt to strike.

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                    Posted: April 15, 2005, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                      Yep, it's simple: You can't win if you don't play.

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                      Posted: April 15, 2005, 11:48 am - IP Logged

                      Just the thought of coming up with that number in your workouts...And nailing it down...Makes you feel great.

                      Mad ALL IN!Mad

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                        Posted: April 15, 2005, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                        wrt jackpot games...i play because despite odds jackpots are won and therefore can be won if you have a ticket...and because they still use numbered balls and mechanical machines for most jackpot draws...and it really isn't that expensive staying active in a jackpot game

                        i also play pick 3 and 4 occasionally because i like the increased complexity and ticket variations offered filling out the play cards

                        currently i  p3 doubles

                        ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                          Posted: April 15, 2005, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

                          Ever hear the theme song to The Jeffersons TV show? That's my reason among many.