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Is the following method worth it (See message below)?

YES [ 3 ]  [9.68%]
NO [ 28 ]  [90.32%]
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Posted: January 20, 2006, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

What if, instead of playing $10 twice a week, you play ($10 x 2 drawings/week) x (4 weeks/month) x (12 months/year) = $960 once a year?  You would have more chances to win, but you would only play on that drawing?  Is it worth it?  Your thoughts......

Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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    Posted: January 20, 2006, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

    Perhaps, but I have a hard enough time playing once a month, then waiting for the next month! It is just too tempting to play each week. Plus while you wait for the next month, the large jackpots are gone by then as well. The lottery is simply lose-lose for the most part.

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      Posted: January 20, 2006, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

      $20 X 52 = $1040

      FYI: Their are 4.33333333 weeks per Month

      If you lose: Will you wait a years to play again?

       

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        Posted: January 20, 2006, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

        The problem with playing a $1000 at one time, you would probably win half your money back and would want to try it again soon and once you did that you would be hooked on playing a $1000 at a time until you had lost several times.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: January 20, 2006, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

          Coming up with that much dough on one day would be a bugger. By the time the day got around I'd probably rather just keep it in the bank as if I'd won $1000. It's more fun if on any given day for a few dollars you can win hundreds. Suddenly that gadget you couldn't afford right now, you can... but my biggest reason is that if I played that many numbers it would severely "water down" my algorithms.. I'd be playing numbers that are at 20% strength.. and since only one number wins you are guaranteed to lose the vast majority of that day's picks.. or maybe some weird number like a Quad comes out that you didn't think of.  MOST TIMES WHEN I WON IT WAS WITHIN MY TWO OR THREE PRIMARY PICKS!

          On the other hand if there were only one time per year that Powerball or Mega was say, half a Bill, that would be where to concentrate that kind of money.

          Ex... for $1000 you would what, play every pick 3 # straight $1.00, you'd at best win back $600 to $700.

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            Posted: January 21, 2006, 12:35 am - IP Logged

            Perhaps, but I have a hard enough time playing once a month, then waiting for the next month! It is just too tempting to play each week. Plus while you wait for the next month, the large jackpots are gone by then as well. The lottery is simply lose-lose for the most part.

            CoffeeIt's like getting paid once a month.

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              Posted: January 21, 2006, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

              I voted no, because a player is going to play.

              Trying to do what you mentioned would be just like when someon tries to stick with a Slim-Fast diet- eventually all that happens is they revert back to their regular way of eating but are also consuming a can or two of Slim Fast in addition to what they've been consuming.

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                Posted: January 21, 2006, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                What if, instead of playing $10 twice a week, you play ($10 x 2 drawings/week) x (4 weeks/month) x (12 months/year) = $960 once a year?  You would have more chances to win, but you would only play on that drawing?  Is it worth it?  Your thoughts......

                Do a test run wheel your perfected set of numbers for 960 tickets and check to see what happens? Of course it's entirely possible that your selected numbers might hit in a wheel that big who knows.

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                  Posted: January 22, 2006, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                  My post was assuming that you are on a lottery budget, and only had that much to spend for one year. Course I am sure some spend huge amounts at one time, and all throughout the weeks/months as well. I wish I had that kind of money, then I would not have to play the lottery!

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                    Posted: January 22, 2006, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                    The problem with playing a $1000 at one time, you would probably win half your money back and would want to try it again soon and once you did that you would be hooked on playing a $1000 at a time until you had lost several times.

                    That's genius. You crack me up.

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                      Posted: January 28, 2006, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

                      I'd break this up into 3 trips at least, unless you're going to europe to get your tix.

                      You'll draw less attention than playing ~$1000 at once (let alone carrying that much $$$)

                      You'll know if the method shows promise. 

                      You can use your less-than-jackpot early wins to set up that trust you're working on.

                      Then when you hit the big one... all the pieces will be in place and "aged"

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                        Posted: January 28, 2006, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

                        Isn't that what the Spanish Lotto is based on?  Make one huge bet one time and sit around for a year for the results, or sit around for a year and make one huge bet one time.  I enjoy the lottery too much to just sit around and watch professional wrestling every week for a year and lottery one time.

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                          Posted: January 30, 2006, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                          Absolutely not as my vote. I don't want to spend too much money on lotto. If CA SLP jackpot is at least $48 million or more, I'll start spending money, but at only up to $5 per play.