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 buying  5 or 10 tickets every wednesday /saturday which I have been doing for months...makes me feel like  I didn't win because I didn't put enough money.
 
  I kinda want to speed up my chances with the lottery to know if I am lucky or not sooner rather than later, by buying everything now instead of waiting weekly with these 5 or 10 dollar tickets.

 So I have a plan,

So in other words, instead of waisting my money on cars/parties , what if I spend 500 dollars per drawing every wednesday and saturday and give it like 3-4 months...about 20K ) throw all my money at it.

if I dont' win in a few months, yes I would have lost  alot of money

but on the other hand,

 you can be somewhat certian after putting in that much money , you can forget about winning the lottery and lose that hope and move on to more important things ...and since I won't be buying any more tickets the monies will even out over a lifetime

 


what do you think , good idea or bad idea ? Am I gambling addict ?

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    Posted: December 26, 2006, 1:15 am - IP Logged

    I really don't think that you can buy good luck. And not every game is worth throwing that much money at for one drawing.

    On the other hand, if you just want to hit it or quit it, I see nothing wrong with your approach if you can actually afford to bet that much.

    On yet another hand, if you're a gambling addict, you're kidding yourself to think that you'll quit after betting and losing that much or even after winning.

    Good luck to you.


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      Posted: December 26, 2006, 1:18 am - IP Logged

      thanks ....yea you can't buy luck, ....but you can certainly increase your chances :)

       

      alternatively I was thinking of something like this


       in stead of buying tickets 5 or 10 dollar tickets every wed/thursday

      why not just wait until the powerball / megamillions is really big like
      over 100 million and use the collective funds from all the times you didn't buy
      when it was small and just buy once for that one drawing !

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        Posted: December 26, 2006, 1:26 am - IP Logged

        Not a bad idea. I've considered the same strategy myself. Some people prefer the thrill of playing the game for each drawing, but if you can be happy with taking one big ole shot at it, then go for it. There are no guarantees either way, but you could probably at least cover all the 1/42 or 1/46 numbers. Or you might just prefer to go with QPs.

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          Posted: December 26, 2006, 8:04 am - IP Logged

          $500/drawing isn't enough to make much difference at all in the odds against you winning the jackpot.

          Powerball, for instance, is (as I remember) a game where the odds in hitting the jackpot are something like 142 million to one. That means there are 142 million different combinations with the PB that exist. To cover them all you would have to spend $142 million on the game. And that doesn't mean someone else wouldn't buy a quickpick that same day that also hit the jackpot. LOL !

          Each line (combination) stands on its own as to its chance of being drawn. That's 1 chance in 142 million.

          It's always possible that $500 could get you enough smaller tier prizes that it would cover it, but its also equally as possible that it won't.

          It's your money and your choice.  But if I had $20,000 I could afford to throw away, I'd find other uses for it.

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            Posted: December 26, 2006, 8:45 am - IP Logged


             buying  5 or 10 tickets every wednesday /saturday which I have been doing for months...makes me feel like  I didn't win because I didn't put enough money.
             
              I kinda want to speed up my chances with the lottery to know if I am lucky or not sooner rather than later, by buying everything now instead of waiting weekly with these 5 or 10 dollar tickets.

             So I have a plan,

            So in other words, instead of waisting my money on cars/parties , what if I spend 500 dollars per drawing every wednesday and saturday and give it like 3-4 months...about 20K ) throw all my money at it.

            if I dont' win in a few months, yes I would have lost  alot of money

            but on the other hand,

             you can be somewhat certian after putting in that much money , you can forget about winning the lottery and lose that hope and move on to more important things ...and since I won't be buying any more tickets the monies will even out over a lifetime

             


            what do you think , good idea or bad idea ? Am I gambling addict ?

              What da???

              Keep doing the parties and fun thing with your money, unless you need it to live on in a serious, responsible fashion. At least you will be able to look back and say that you have lived and had fun at it. Living poorly and irresponsibly only for that big win is not a noble cause anyways. It should just be an anecdotal sideline for the " just-in-case " files of anyone's life.

              Can you imagine how screwed up your life will instantly become with a large rush of cash that you've never had experience in handling before? Your life will blurr by you so fast that you never knew so many calamities existed in one lifetime...ask all the movie actors. They've acted out so many different characters that they lost sight of which was their own! They can afford to do the dumb things that get them trapped. To correct all of their ills...They overdose...What a worthy goal!

            LottoHackJack

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              Posted: December 26, 2006, 9:27 am - IP Logged

              Marleyone
              "So in other words, instead of waisting my money on cars/parties , what if I spend 500 dollars per drawing every wednesday and saturday and give it like 3-4 months...about 20K ) throw all my money at it."

              Then you'll be "stuck" the $20,000 in months and not over the course of some years. And when the $20,000 is gone in months you'll just know you should keep going, and then instead of skipping parties to keep playing you'll be skipping necessities to keep playing. 

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Posted: December 26, 2006, 9:45 am - IP Logged

                what do you think , good idea or bad idea ? Thumbs Down

                 Am I gambling addict ? I Agree!

                 

                 you already beat the odds of not having money.

                WHATT

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                  Posted: December 26, 2006, 9:45 am - IP Logged

                  I did watch 2 young men do 1,500 2 times a week on the mega for a month and the most they won with all them tickets were 65.00 they did get Q p .... some weeks not even that. hey if you have it and you don't mine throwing it away, than do it . but if it's meant for you , you will get it with 5.00  it has to be meant for you to have. Good Luck  on what ever you do. but If you have that kind of money to throw it away, you don't need the lottery. You already have enough money. Peace be with you.

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                    Posted: December 26, 2006, 9:47 am - IP Logged

                    Get out of here !!!!  Tell you what I will play the lottery for you.........send me your picks along with the money (bout 700 every drawing) I got you BOO!!!!  You should win !! I want a Caddy too!!!  On the real what makes you think if you spend 100's you will win?  Usually jackpot winners only play 1 easypic.  Save that loot

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                      Posted: December 26, 2006, 10:17 am - IP Logged


                       buying  5 or 10 tickets every wednesday /saturday which I have been doing for months...makes me feel like  I didn't win because I didn't put enough money.
                       
                        I kinda want to speed up my chances with the lottery to know if I am lucky or not sooner rather than later, by buying everything now instead of waiting weekly with these 5 or 10 dollar tickets.

                       So I have a plan,

                      So in other words, instead of waisting my money on cars/parties , what if I spend 500 dollars per drawing every wednesday and saturday and give it like 3-4 months...about 20K ) throw all my money at it.

                      if I dont' win in a few months, yes I would have lost  alot of money

                      but on the other hand,

                       you can be somewhat certian after putting in that much money , you can forget about winning the lottery and lose that hope and move on to more important things ...and since I won't be buying any more tickets the monies will even out over a lifetime

                       


                      what do you think , good idea or bad idea ? Am I gambling addict ?

                      I thought the same thing about three months ago.  Instead I was spending $2-$3 every Tuesday/Friday on the Megamillions.  I told one of the my friend's that it doesn't make since to play if I'm not wanting to put more money into.  Such as spending $ 20-$40 per game. 

                      With my crappy bonus that I received last Thursday, I bought $45 worth of Powerball & $45 worth of Mega.  I only had about 5 lines with two numbers on the Powerball tickets meaning that I won nothing.  As for the Mega, I won $4. 

                      My suggestion to you is to keep playing the $ 5- $10 per game.  I won more playing with less money.  I know that you want to hit the numbers, but I belive it's luck. 

                      If it was meant for you to hit the Jackpot, I believe you can do it with $5.

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                        Posted: December 26, 2006, 11:50 am - IP Logged


                         buying  5 or 10 tickets every wednesday /saturday which I have been doing for months...makes me feel like  I didn't win because I didn't put enough money.
                         
                          I kinda want to speed up my chances with the lottery to know if I am lucky or not sooner rather than later, by buying everything now instead of waiting weekly with these 5 or 10 dollar tickets.

                         So I have a plan,

                        So in other words, instead of waisting my money on cars/parties , what if I spend 500 dollars per drawing every wednesday and saturday and give it like 3-4 months...about 20K ) throw all my money at it.

                        if I dont' win in a few months, yes I would have lost  alot of money

                        but on the other hand,

                         you can be somewhat certian after putting in that much money , you can forget about winning the lottery and lose that hope and move on to more important things ...and since I won't be buying any more tickets the monies will even out over a lifetime

                         


                        what do you think , good idea or bad idea ? Am I gambling addict ?

                        It takes about $1.45 million to buy a 1% chance of winning and a 99% chance of losing per draw...

                        $500 per draw will keep you busy checking numbers and buying tickets.....

                        But then you could win it all too......But at those odds,  guess what I would lay my money on...

                         

                        Good Luck!!!

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                          Posted: December 26, 2006, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                          Sorry but I'll have to rate this "strategy" a big fat zero. Save that money (20,000) into a high yielding CD at the bank and win your own lottery!

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                            Posted: December 26, 2006, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

                            If you have that kind of money to throw around, why are you playing in the first place?  Spending that kind of money on lottery tickets is just ludicrous in my opinion.  You could put that 500 into your 401K, and like LL said, it would yield much higher results.

                            Keep it simple 

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                              Posted: December 26, 2006, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                              marleyone,

                              Your idea of throwing that much money at the MegaMillion drawings every month is the same as the amount spent every month by a town of 25-30,000 people.  Many of those towns have never had a  MM winner, what make you think if you spent the same amount of money you would do any better?

                              RJOh

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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