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Do you believe you'll win a jackpot?

Topic closed. 72 replies. Last post 11 years ago by kariann.

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Do you actually believe you'll win a jackpot strongly enough to:

Do heavy thinking about how you'd handle it [ 36 ]  [39.13%]
Believe you'll win someday, but then's soon enough [ 15 ]  [16.30%]
Pretty sure I'll win, not planning for it [ 8 ]  [8.70%]
Might win if I buy a ticket [ 12 ]  [13.04%]
Probably won't win, but buy tickets [ 9 ]  [9.78%]
Pretty sure I won't win, but buy tickets [ 8 ]  [8.70%]
Lead pipe cinch I won't win, but buy tickets [ 3 ]  [3.26%]
Don't buy tickets because I know I won't win [ 1 ]  [1.09%]
Total Valid Votes [ 92 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 13 ]  
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Posted: June 19, 2005, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

I would like to believe that I will win again. Some people have won up to 3 times. I beleive I saw where a PA player had won 5 large jackpot prizes over the years. Lottobrain

lottobrain:

I take that to mean you've won a jackpot in the past?

Mind sharing a bit more info?  State, multi-state?  QP or numbers you dreamed or crunched?  Decks of tickets, or just one?  That sort of thing and anything else you want to share would be interesting.

Jack

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    I have had reoccuring dreams that i have won. I'd like to believe that i might win, otherwise why bother to play. 

    Everybody that plays has the same chance at winning. The lottery lightening bolt can hit you at any time now where did i put that lottery lightening rod.


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      (14) is the day-dreamer category.  It would be more interesting to have a survey that covers how much people spend on various activities related to the lottery.  1 - thinking about what to do with the money if they won, 2 - thinking about what game they'll next play, 3 - researching the games they plan to play, 4 - researching the systems they might apply for the games selected,  and 5 - generating the numbers for their ticket that they'll play that day..

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        (14) is the day-dreamer category.  It would be more interesting to have a survey that covers how much people spend on various activities related to the lottery.  1 - thinking about what to do with the money if they won, 2 - thinking about what game they'll next play, 3 - researching the games they plan to play, 4 - researching the systems they might apply for the games selected,  and 5 - generating the numbers for their ticket that they'll play that day..

        It would be more interesting to have a survey that covers how much people spend on various activities related to the lottery.

         I'll bet old Todd would allow you to put up such a thread exactly the way you want it, was you to ask him nicely.

        Jack

         

         

         

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          Posted: June 19, 2005, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

          you can't win it if you are not in it.

          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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            Posted: June 19, 2005, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

            I play one set of numbers every draw of the MM and I will win one day. It only take one ticket to win.Sun Smiley

            Your present situation is not your final destination!
            Good luck...5pennies Dance
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              Posted: June 19, 2005, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

              Probably won't win, but I play anyway.
              You will never know. It might happen. That's why I still play.

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                Posted: June 19, 2005, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                When I stand in line to buy my tickets I tell the people behind me not to bother buying a ticket.
                I tell them I have already picked the winning numbers. So you might as well give me your money right now.
                So after I buy the ticket they all pool their money and give me $1,000.00 dollars for the winning ticket.
                Made 5 grand at 5 different locations that night.Green laugh

                MAGA

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                  Posted: June 19, 2005, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                  I think one grand is very reasonable for a winning lottery number.Big Smile

                  With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                                    In futility.


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                    Posted: June 19, 2005, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

                    JAP69:

                    How's the comp table coming?  Any progress?  Planning on posting a few pics as you go along?

                    Jack

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                      Posted: June 19, 2005, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                      JAP69:

                      How's the comp table coming?  Any progress?  Planning on posting a few pics as you go along?

                      Jack

                      Have not worked on it since my last post in the blog.
                      I do not have a camera to post pics. May decide to get a camera like that.

                      May do some more lumber sawing next weekend. Have been busy with setting up my new lottery tracking for the pick 3. Pretty much done with that.

                      MAGA

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                        Posted: June 19, 2005, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                        Hear ya.

                        Hope you get a camera then.

                        Jack

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                          Posted: June 20, 2005, 10:59 am - IP Logged

                          I play one set of numbers every draw of the MM and I will win one day. It only take one ticket to win.Sun Smiley

                          1 ticket is true. I won $5,000 on powerball just playing 2 tickets. All I play is 2 tickets but I put the Powerplay on them. One reason is the smaller pots are easier to win so I might as well multiply them and usually 5 comes out as the multiplier the most. If the jackpot goes over 100 mil then I might play 5 tickets. I usually go up on ticket purchases with every 100 mil. 

                          I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                            Posted: June 20, 2005, 11:13 am - IP Logged

                            I play one set of numbers every draw of the MM and I will win one day. It only take one ticket to win.Sun Smiley

                            1 ticket is true. I won $5,000 on powerball just playing 2 tickets. All I play is 2 tickets but I put the Powerplay on them. One reason is the smaller pots are easier to win so I might as well multiply them and usually 5 comes out as the multiplier the most. If the jackpot goes over 100 mil then I might play 5 tickets. I usually go up on ticket purchases with every 100 mil. 

                            I surely agree with you that the multiplier is a great option.  Seems to me they'd sell more multipliers, however, if they'd just make it a standard 5 instead of the current method of occasionally throwing in a deuce just to make it appear they're actually doing some kind of draw on it.

                            A constant multiplier of 5 would probably get a lot of people who don't buy it to begin using it.

                            As it stands now, when I buy tickets the clerk who says, "You don't want the Power Play, do you?" to the people ahead of me in line to buy tickets is almost always right.

                            The average ticket buyer thinks it's a ripoff.

                            Jack

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                              Posted: June 20, 2005, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                              I dunno if I'll win, but I BELIEVE I have the potential to win (according to non-QP's only).