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If you Hit the Lottery Big would you quit playing?

Yes [ 27 ]  [23.08%]
No [ 77 ]  [65.81%]
Not Sure [ 13 ]  [11.11%]
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Posted: August 13, 2006, 6:53 am - IP Logged

If you Hit the Lottery Big would  you quit playing?

 

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    Posted: August 13, 2006, 8:28 am - IP Logged

    if i hit for a half million or more yes i would.....

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      Posted: August 13, 2006, 8:55 am - IP Logged

      Quit playing.    This is an easy way to become financially independent.  Of course the hard part is actually winning.   

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        Posted: August 13, 2006, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

        I would not quit gambling because of a big win.  There will always be jackpots out their to win as long as you are living so why not try to go after them if you have the expendable income to do so.  Come you are going to tell me that after you win a jackpot that you are going to sit there and say,"Hey I am so rich I do not need to play for the next big jackpot".  As long as I have air to breath I will be chasing the jackpots down and I hopefully will get one or two before the big dirt nap.-weshar75

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          Posted: August 13, 2006, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

          I would probably keep playing. I'd want to see if I could do it again. Of course I need to win one first. =)

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            Posted: August 13, 2006, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

            I play the lotteries because I enjoy the challenge of trying to pick the winning combination, that wouldn't change even if I won the top prize several times.  It's  more likely that I would try even harder the second time to prove it wasn't just luck the first time.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: August 13, 2006, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

              I am sorry I didn't say my response I think if I hit for 1million or more I would probably stop.  If I won under that I would still try to do it again!

               

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                Posted: August 13, 2006, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                I voted no I would not stop playing, if I won big, Its fun to play, I might just get into only playing scratch tickets though because I like them! Just won 50 bucks on a 2-dollar ticket yesterday!

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                  Posted: August 13, 2006, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't play to necessarily win the jackpots, I am happy with winning more than I paid for the ticket. So I would not stop playing if I won the jackpot. Would I play as much? That's another question that I guess I would answer later.

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                    Posted: August 14, 2006, 1:11 am - IP Logged

                    If I hit a really large prize I would stop playing once the year I won was over. Playing would become tax-deductible the actual year you win if you take cash. I might even take a trip to Vegas but wouldn't spend too much on gambling there. I also might have gone to Europe but with how bad airports are now I'd skip it.

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                      Posted: August 14, 2006, 1:28 am - IP Logged

                      Stop playing? If I won big I'd play more!

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                        Posted: August 14, 2006, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

                        I voted no I would not stop playing, if I won big, Its fun to play, I might just get into only playing scratch tickets though because I like them! Just won 50 bucks on a 2-dollar ticket yesterday!

                        Congrats on that hit on the $2 ticket!  I also would keep playing and would certainly have a couple of future draw quick-picks in my pocket when I turned in the ticket for validation on a larger win.

                         Despite the odds, I have read a number of stories over the past few years of people who have won a nice second prize as they kept playing the lottery; sometimes several years after the first win.

                        One example that comes to mind is that woman in Colorado (I believe it was Colorado) who won several million twice as she played the same game over the years. If I recall correctly, the story was here in News section a few years ago.

                        ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                          Posted: August 14, 2006, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

                          If I won the Mega Millions jack pot...I would absolutely stop playing.....I am playing for freedom right now.....I am playing for the right to sit by the most beautiful beach any day I wish.....and read a book....watch the waves roll in and pic a coconut from off the tree.Bed

                           

                          Mega Millions can make it all come tru....if they just get about selecting winning numbers from the Bethesda, Rockville area.WinkBig Smile

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                            Posted: August 14, 2006, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                            I would not stop.

                            I enjoy the thrill of the hunt....

                            I might be a little more selective on which games and when , but definitely would not stop.

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                              Posted: August 15, 2006, 5:41 am - IP Logged

                              Thanks everyone for your comments.  Keep them coming.

                               

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