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State lotteries and us, the players.

Topic closed. 29 replies. Last post 10 years ago by LckyLary.

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Do the lotteries look at us as customers or chumps?

Customers, it's a business [ 17 ]  [30.36%]
Players [ 3 ]  [5.36%]
Addicted gamblers [ 4 ]  [7.14%]
Dreamers [ 2 ]  [3.57%]
Chumps, marks [ 10 ]  [17.86%]
Both customers and chumps [ 20 ]  [35.71%]
Other, please explain [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 56 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
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Posted: June 25, 2006, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

NYers are the stupidest lottery players in the US if not the world. They (not me) don't give a dam about NY Lotto's 38%-40% payout or its annuity-only scratches.

 

Which is more stupid? -- driving 100 miles and paying over $25 for gas (roundtrip) for a few $1 tickets or just buying tickets at your local convenience store, hoping you'll win 40%?  if I lived in New York, I'd choose the latter and I'm not stupid.

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    Posted: June 25, 2006, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

    Customers and chumps! All of us have been both more often than we'd like to admit!

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      Posted: June 25, 2006, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

      I don't like calling people stupid but tell me something justxploring: Which one shows someone not been smart.
      Why play a pick10 from 1 to 80 and knowing that the jackpot is not even 6% of a game that is available in your state (NY) (megamillions & NY Lotto) and that the second prize pays in mega millions pays 250,000 and as it is right now in NY lotto pays 100,000...If you can't match 6 number you can match 5...

      Why will you play NY pick10 (don't know if is keno) when you know that if you match 9 numbers is 0.05% of the first prize in Megamillions or if you match 8 numbers is going to be 0.0025% of the first prize in megamillions...And the sadest part if that abbreviated wheels for pick10 requires enormous amount of combinations...I don't understand...You can't say now that they are attracted by the big jackpots. Unless i was part of the team in the movie Predator1, (ought to catch this thing) i will not play that game...You first go in stages, you jump to pick7 and then pick8, but you just don't jump from pick6 to pick10 like that....Both players and game creators show lack of i don't know smartness/intelligence...And worse these pick10 games do not offer people money for matching 1, 2 and perhaps 3 numbers....It saddens me to know that the government allow such games to run...If the NY pick10 offered a 400 million dollar starting jackpot/reward for the first prize then i wouldn't complaint, but dear Lord!!..

       

       

      "Keno is "the demon who makes trophies of men"............you can't see it.........and it skins them.........."                                            from movie "Predator 1"......

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        What they need to do is research any lottery before starting one. What most lottery i think do is the following. If the game has let's say 30,000 combinations that are the most likely ones to play, they will still raise it to 800,000 or more so as to secure the game. They are afraid that someone my spend 30,000 combinations and hit the lottery over and over. And my thing is, what percentage of the population can afford to make a 30,000 bet at once over and over, even if he loses the first or second time....Yeah i know it was done before that someone played 100 of thousand of combinations, but the likelyhood of that happening again is so small and i think it was prohibited (some australia guy, so i heard)....There is only so many lottery retailers/bussiness that sell lottery in a state, and so many hours that you can dedicate to playing the playslips and letting the machine chew the bets...Is even worse in foreign countries where they have less bussinessess selling lottery tickets than any U.S state ....

         

         

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          Posted: June 26, 2006, 7:48 am - IP Logged

          I voted customers and chumps. But they probably look at us as more of a nuisance. Interrupts their socializing with the other lottery employees.

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            Posted: June 26, 2006, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

            The people that start lotteries have their glasses (vision/view) sort of distorted. I don't think these people think about the female sex when they start this things. They just think of males when they create any games....They are sort of blind in one section..I am willing to be that i am 100% right...

                 

             

             

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              Posted: July 1, 2006, 12:25 am - IP Logged

              The people that start lotteries have their glasses (vision/view) sort of distorted. I don't think these people think about the female sex when they start this things. They just think of males when they create any games....They are sort of blind in one section..I am willing to be that i am 100% right...

                   

               

               

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              Pumpi:

              Maybe it's all done by females, the business of starting lotteries.  Heterosexual, blossoming, nubile females.  Maybe males are the uppermost thing on their minds.

              I'm betting you're 100 percent right about something, also.  I'm just not certain which area to look for it.

              Interesting post.

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                Posted: July 1, 2006, 12:40 am - IP Logged

                i dont know what they think about females as compaired to men but i will bet that more women collect from the lottery than men do.

                Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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                  four4me I meant to say, when they set the bar on a lottery, they usually have a all-male mentality, i am sure...I don't think that more women collect than men, but i could be wrong. And if they are more women collecting than men, they are older matured women/females but i don't think that women in general surpass men when it comes to lottery betting...

                  Wish women won the million-dollars lotteries instead of men....

                   

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                    Posted: July 1, 2006, 2:21 am - IP Logged

                    especially when the one with long nails is on the phone and gives me that come hither look and as soon as i lay my playslips down looks at me like i'm a loser........

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                      The people that start lotteries have their glasses (vision/view) sort of distorted. I don't think these people think about the female sex when they start this things. They just think of males when they create any games....They are sort of blind in one section..I am willing to be that i am 100% right...

                           

                       

                       

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                      Very good point. I agree -- I've wondered about that in  the past.  There are a LOT of females that play the lottery, seems to me. At least from what I've seen over the years in the stores. At LEAST as many women as men.

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                        Posted: July 1, 2006, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                        As video poker came into being, Gambler's Anonymous saw a lot more females coming to them than they ever had before.

                        Psychological studeis have shown that for some people gambling is a sexual substitute.  

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                          Rip Snorter you said:

                          "....Maybe it's all done by females, the business of starting lotteries......" "..... Maybe males are the uppermost thing on their minds....."

                          ....Is impossible!!, it is impossible that is or was done by females...I don't care what kind of woman it is, is impossible that the bussiness of setting the odds, or of raising the bar is done by a women. Just straight impossible...I don't care what they have on their minds...Is was done by a certain kind of males...You are going to tell me that women, where the ones that push for the creation of powerball or keno [150,000,000 odds, meaning it has 150,000,000 and something combinations]? Please!!...

                           

                                                         

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                            they could have made the bonus balls in Powerball to be 1 to 22-25 but NO!, they opted out a 1-42/44 range for bonus ball. please, that's makes the game the strongest sucker. They don't give the matter consideration....Women: No, Men: yes...





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                              Posted: July 2, 2006, 7:45 am - IP Logged

                              It's something that people enjoy and that provides funds to certain State programs. An alternate and more fun way of giving to charity with sometimes a big reward.